PBMS Cambridge Chess and Robotics

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Welcome to the PBMS Cambridge Program.  Since being recognized as a Cambridge International magnet the students in the program have worked hard on a multitude of assignments that infuses ChessRobotics, Cultural and Global Studies, and the Cambridge Choir. Thanks to Dade Partner Forever Bloom Alliance, Inc. in donating this web space, students have powerful tool for helping them attain academic success throughout the program.

After touring our website you will see that the Paul W. Bell Cambridge Program is a wonderful place that offers an exciting education under the guidance of experienced and talented teachers. To become a part of this exciting program, click on the tab “How to Sign Up for PBMS Cambridge” and enroll today.  

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Surround yourself with smart, dedicated people – to build something isn’t a one-man show. It’s more important to have smart people who really believe in what you’re doing than really experienced people who may not share your dream.

– Niklas Zennstrom

How to Sign Up for PBMS Cambridge

How to Sign Up for PBMS Cambridge

Students currently in the 5th or 6th grade must meet the following criteria:

1. Minimum of 2.0 averages in core Academics and Conduct (e.g. Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies).

2. All effort grades in core academics must be a “2” or higher.

3. No more than 10 unexcused absences for the previous year.

4. Parents must apply online by completing the magnet application before January 15 in order for the student to be considered for admission.

5. At the end of each school year, we review all currently accepted students. If the student’s academic or conduct record no longer meets the admission requirements, the student’s acceptance will be revoked.

Register Online Today!

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PBMS Cambridge Contacts:
Anthony Reid – Lead Teacheranthonyreid@dadeschools.net
Soraya Herran – School Counselor – sherran-flynn@dadeschools.net

Chess and Game Resources and Downloads

Testimonials

“Cambridge gives an amazing experience”- Izayana.G. 2015

“Cambridge makes learning fun”- Emily.S. 2015

“Cambridge has been a very wonderful experience for me and I have only been in the program for two weeks”- Ketsia.L.  2015

“I love the Cambridge Program because I get to interact with students in Germany and all my friends are in it”- Rocio.L. 2015

“This is my first year in the Cambridge Program and it has been a wonderful experience. I’ve met great friends that will stay with me for three special years, as well as creative and understanding teachers.”- Claudia.M. 2015 {Mr. Reid’s favorite student}

“The Cambridge Program is an amazing experience. The Cambridge Program prepares you to be independent. I’m very proud to be a part of it.” – Katherine.R. 2015

“Cambridge is a fun learning academy, where you learn to utilize all sorts of materials and technology” Frank.D. 2015

“Cambridge is fun and exciting. It is interesting and you will be very successful.  It also has many appealing features such as choir, technology and interacting with kids from Germany”- Nicholas.P.  2015

“Cambridge is exciting! Also we learn sufficient information from working with technological machines and software such as robots, computers, and Microsoft office.”- Lazaro.G.  2015

“This course is enjoyable.”- Adilio.M. 2015

“This year that I have been in the Cambridge program has been very successful. When I first heard about this program I knew that whichever teacher was directing the program was also very successful as well. It has been a wonderful experience. I have had the chance to meet intelligent kids who have become my friends. I hope to stay in Cambridge for the next three years.”- Valerie.A 2015

“Cambridge is an exciting program and has many engaging features as choir, show creating, and PowerPoint.”- Anthony.L. 2015 { J Average Student J }

“Cambridge is very exciting and entertaining. In Cambridge we perform tasks. We mainly sing as a choir, construct robots, and work on PowerPoint’s. – Alexander.R.  2015 {Mr. Reid’s’ favorite Student}

“In this program called Cambridge I have the oppurtunity to learn how to become a successful person and to be interactive. Many of my friends are in this program and we have a good time. We acquire information of technology by building robots; make PowerPoints, interacting with kids in Germany, and singing. It has only been 5 months and I feel proud of myself. Also I thank my teacher Mr. Reid”-Isabella.N.  

Class Photo Gallery

Val-PDQ Florida Senator Flores meeting with our Cambridge class.

 

 

 

 

 

Val-PDQ A very joyful Isabella celebrating her good grades.

 

 

 

 

 

Val-PDQ Valerie enjoying a free PDQ lunch thanks to Principal Soto.

 

 

 

 

 

Val-PDQ Izayana and Isabella studying World History.

 

 

 

 

 

Val-PDQ Lazaro and Franlix working the power drill building an Egyptian exhibit for the PBMS Cambridge Fair.

 

 

 

 

 

Val-PDQ Cambridge students showing off the new t-shirts.

 

 

 

 

 

Val-PDQ Cambridge Choir performs “Jingle Bells”.

 

 

 

 

 

Val-PDQ Cambridge Choir backstage at the PBMS Christmas Show.

 

 

 

 

 

Val-PDQ In class rehearsing for the Christmas show.

 

 

 

 

 

Val-PDQ Claudia presenting the Cambridge program to Finlay Elementary students.

 

 

 

 

 

Val-PDQ PBMS Cambridge Class of 2017.

1st Quarter Classwork – Chess & Robotics

Day 1 – 8/21
Course Introduction
Rules and Guidelines
What is the Cambridge Program?

Students will review activities and projects for the course based on the Paul Bell Cambridge program’s goals and objectives: Accelerated Learning, Arts and Culture, Global Education, and Technology Integration.

Day 2 – 8/23
Course Goals: Chess and Robotics
How will the course benefit students and the school? 

Cultural & Global Studies Scope and Sequence

Introduce Class Officers

Introduction to Riddles and Mind Traps

Introduce Class Website and Online Resources

Day 3 – 8/27
OCS Election Day

Gradebook and Grading Policy

Course Supplies Check

Introduction to Chess

Object of the Game, Check and Checkmate

Day 4 – 8/29

Tablet and Folder Distribution

MS Office 365 Workshop 1: Using Email and One Drive

Learning about Chess Pieces: the King & the Pawn 1

Day 5 – 8/31

Learning about Chess Pieces: the King & the Pawn 2

MS Office 365 Workshop 1: Using Email and One Drive

Day 6 – 9/05

Learning about Chess Pieces: the Bishop 1

Day 7 – 9/07

Learning about Chess Pieces: the Bishop 2

Short, Medium, and Long-term Objectives

Day 8 – 9/12

Learning about Chess Pieces: the Rook

Rook Strategies and Practice

Day 9 – 9/14

[Sub Day] Practice playing chess without a Queen and Knight

Day 10 – 9/18

Learning about Chess Pieces: the Queen

Queen Strategies and Practice

Day 11 – 9/21

Learning about Chess Pieces: the Knight

Knight Strategies and Practice

Day 12 – 9/25

Chess Practice: Opening Moves

3 Basic Opening Strategy Principles

Day 13 – 9/27

Chess Practice: Opening Moves

10 Golden Moves

Day 14 – 10/01

School Year Video Journal Initiation

Chess Practice: Finding the Pin 1

Day 15 – 10/03

Introduce Exploring Engineering and Robotics Research Project

ERP-Groups

Chess Practice: Finding the Pin 2

Day 16 – 10/05

Exploring Engineering and Robotics Research Project

ERP-Topics

Chess Practice: Finding the Pin 3

Day 17 – 10/09

Chess and Ethics Essay

Finding the Pin PowerPoint Presentations

Day 18 – 10/11

Vex IQ Robotics Assignments & Workshop

Chess Practice: Finding the Fork 1

Day 19 – 10/15

Chess Practice: Finding the Fork 2

Work on Finding the Fork PowerPoint 

Day 20 – 10/17

Find the Fork Presentations

Exploring Engineering and Robotics Workshop 1

[Click here to access Vex Robots]

Day 22 – 10/19

Exploring Engineering and Robotics Workshop 2

Day 23 – 10/23

Exploring Engineering and Robotics Workshop 3

Day 24 – 10/24

End of Grading Period Housekeeping

Exploring Engineering and Robotics Workshop 4

Chess Practice

Day 24 – 10/30

“Arrow and the Song” Singing Quiz

Practice Arrow and the Song & Danza Danza

Chess Workshop: The Fork

Day 25 – 10/31

Practice Arrow and the Song & Danza Danza

Chess Practice

Day 14 – 9/29

The Clouds: Melody and Text Quiz 

Chess Practice Rounds 2: Piece Development

Day 15 – 10/04

Introduce Cambridge Magnet Fair

The Clouds: Melody and Text Quiz 

Chess Practice Rounds 3: Attack and Defend

Day 16 – 10/06

YVI Final Survey Assignments 1

Chess Practice Rounds 4: Checking the King

Day 17 – 10/10

YVI Final Survey Assignments 2

Chess Practice Rounds 5: What is a Checkmate?

Day 18 – 10/13

Introduce MUN 2017: Student Assignments

Day 19 – 10/17

YVI Excel Workshop

Cambridge Choir “The Clouds” Melody and Text Quiz 

Day 20 – 10/19

YVI Excel Workshop

Cambridge Choir – “Try” Practice

Cambridge Choir – “Noel, Noel” Practice

Cambridge Choir “The Clouds” Melody and Text Quiz 

Day 21 – 10/21

YVI Excel Workshop

Cambridge Choir – “Try” Practice

Cambridge Choir – “Noel, Noel” Practice

Cambridge Choir “The Clouds” Melody and Text Quiz

Day 22 – 10/25

Cambridge Choir Practice

YVI Data Entry – 1

Day 23 – 10/27

Cambridge Choir Practice
 
YVI Data Entry – 2

Day 23 – 10/28

Computer Lab
YVI Data Entry – 3

Day 24 – 11/01

Computer Lab
YVI Data Entry – 4

Day 17 – 10/12

Practice Writing Resolutions – Part 2

Points and Motions

Day 18 – 10/14

MUN Vocabulary Test 2

Day 19 – 10/16
Prepare for Magnet Fair

Day 20 – 10/20
Prepare for Magnet Fair

Day 21 – 10/22
Prepare for Magnet Fair

Day 22 – 10/26
Prepare for Magnet Fair

Day 23 – 10/28
Prepare for Magnet Fair

Day 22
Complete post-Cambridge Magnet Fair Activities: Reflections Essay Questions Clean-up

Day 23
Introduce Gardiner’s Intelligences Intelligence and Team Building Activities 1

Day 24
Intelligence and Team Building Activities 2

Multiple Intelligence Test 1  Multiple Intelligence Test 2

Discuss class activity rotation for 2nd nine weeks 

1st Quarter Homework & Due Dates – Chess & Robotics

8/23  – Signed Rules and Materials Sheet Due

8/27  – Have speeches prepared for OCS Election Day

8/29 – Course Materials and Cambridge T-shirt Money Due

View Chess practice video Checking the King

9/07 – Complete Chess Exercise 1 worksheet. Click here to view video.

9/12 – Complete Chess Exercise 2 worksheet. Click here to view video.

9/14 – Complete Chess Exercise 3 worksheet. Click here to view video.

9/18 – Complete the online Chess Exercise 4 worksheet.

9/21 – Complete the online Chess Exercise 5 worksheet.

9/25 – Complete the online Chess Exercise 6 worksheet.

9/27 – Complete the online Chess Exercise 7 worksheet.

10/01 – Complete the online Chess Exercise 8 worksheet.

10/09 – Finding the Pin PowerPoint Pages Due – Download Chess Board
Create an animated PowerPoint challenging your ability to create Chess pins and your peers’ ability to find them. The PowerPoint must be created on the chessboard that Mr. Reid has provided for you in OneDrive. You may use creative pictures to represent your chess pieces. All Chess pin challenges must be approved by Mr. Reid before being turned into a PowerPoint.

10/11 – Complete the online Chess Exercise 9 – Fork worksheet.

10/17 – Complete and upload Find the Fork PowerPoint Presentation in the Find the OneDrive Fork Drop Folder.

10/23 – Exploring Engineering and Robotics PowerPoints Due [Click here to view template.]

Please save into the “EERP Rough Draft PPP Drop” folder in OneDrive.

10/30 – Exploring Engineering and Robotics Presentations

Please save into the “EERP Final Draft PPP Drop” folder in OneDrive.

 

10/03 – View Coach Dat Video: What is a Checkmate?  Complete a 200 – 250 word summary of the key points featured in the video.  Include at least 2 hand-drawn or computer generated illustrations based on the information in the summary.

10/13 – Complete online Chess Pin Quiz 1 – Click here to access quiz.

10/17 – Complete robot builds due by 5:00pm.

10/23 – Complete online Chess Pin Quiz 2 – Click here to access quiz (Available soon).

 

9/27 – Study for The Clouds Melody and Text Quiz. Download Text and Music and Piano.  New! Bass Part

9/27 – View Howcast.com Video: 3 Basic Opening Strategy Principles.  Complete a 200 – 250 word summary of the key points featured in the video.  Include at least 2 hand-drawn or computer generated illustrations based on the information in the summary.

9/29 – View Howcast.com Video: 10 Golden Moves.  Complete a 200 – 250 word summary of the key points featured in the video.  Include at least 2 hand-drawn or computer generated illustrations based on the information in the summary.

10/04 – View Howcast.com Video: Principals of Attacking and Defending.  Complete a 200 – 250 word summary of the key points featured in the video.  Include at least 2 hand-drawn or computer generated illustrations based on the information in the summary.

10/06 – View Coach Dat Video: Checking the King.  Complete a 200 – 250 word summary of the key points featured in the video.  Include at least 2 hand-drawn or computer generated illustrations based on the information in the summary.

10/06 – View Coach Dat Video: What is a Checkmate?  Complete a 200 – 250 word summary of the key points featured in the video.  Include at least 2 hand-drawn or computer generated illustrations based on the information in the summary.

10/13 – YVI 1st Set of 10 Surveys Due

10/13 – Complete final draft of 2 to 3 minute video clip about the Creation of the Cambridge Program (Video Group with Claudia, Emily, and Rocio Only).

10/13 – Final group submission for video project Name, Slogan, Logo, and Theme Music.  

10/17 – 90 second audition videos for video project hosts due (Extra Credit).  

10/17 – YVI 2nd Set of 10 Surveys Due

10/25 – YVI 3rd Set of 10 Surveys Due

10/25 – Continue Model UN Assignment Background Study

10/31 – YVI 4th Set of 10 Surveys Due

10/14 – Study for MUN Vocabulary Test 2

10/20 – Complete MUN Vocabulary Test sentences for incomplete items.  Check OneDrive MUN sharing folder for test report of questions and test results.  For best viewing results, download the Excel sheet on to your computer.  Then view the sheet while viewing with a 50% zoom.

10/22 – Rough version of Cambridge group activity due.

10/26 – Final version of Cambridge group activity due.

10/29 – Paul W. Bell Cambridge Magnet Fair

1st Quarter Quiz & Study Guides – Chess & Robotics

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2nd Quarter Classwork – Chess & Robotics

Day 25 – 10/30

The 64 Squares Foundation Professional Development Course PPP (Part 1)

Chess Practice

Exploring Engineering and Robotics Workshop 4

Day 26 – 11/01

The 64 Squares Foundation Professional Development Course PPP (Part 2)

Chess Practice

Exploring Engineering and Robotics Workshop 5

Day 27 – 11/05

Exploring Engineering and Robotics Presentations

(A, B, C, D)

Day 28 – 11/08

Exploring Engineering and Robotics Presentations

(E, F, G, H)

Day 29 – 11/13

Exploring Engineering and Robotics Presentations

(I, J, K, L)

Day 30 – 11/15

Vex IQ Robot Building Workshop 1

Day 31 – 11/19

Vex IQ Robot B2ilding Workshop 2

Day 32 – 11/26

Vex IQ Robot Building Workshop 3

Day 33 – 11/28

Vex IQ Robot Building Workshop 4

Day 34 – 11/30

Vex IQ Robot Building Workshop 5

Day 35 – 12/04

Vex IQ Robot Building Workshop 6

Day 36 – 12/06

Vex IQ Robot Building Workshop 7

Reintrduce Sensors

Day 37 – 12/10

Vex IQ Robot Building Workshop 8

Programming Sensors with Modkit

Day 38 – 12/12

Vex IQ Robot Building Workshop 8

Programming Sensors with Modkit

Day 39 – 12/14

Vex IQ Robot Building Workshop 8

Your Robot and the Next Level Challenge

Day 40 – 12/18

Robot Next Level Practice Competition

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Cambridge Choir Practice

Day 45 – 1/17

Sweden & Venezuela Presentations Due

Upload all presentations in the Onedrive share folder named “Venezuela or Sweden Background Presentations”.  The presentation must be completed and uploaded prior to the beginning of class.  Be sure to also save a copy of the presentation in your private Onedrive folder.

Be Prepared to present your presentations based on the objectives in the MUN Country Profile Group Presentation Rubric. (Click here to download rubric).

Day 46 – 1/19

7th Grade Fieldtrip to Court House

Period 3 Complete Global Scholars Worksheet

Day 47 – 1/23

Preliminary and Committee Assignments

Group A: Miguel Quintero – Kevin Gonzalez
Group B: Kelvin Gonzalez
 

Group A: Sabrina Leon – Adanet
Group B: Kayla Diaz & Ashley Urbina

Sweden – Security Council:  Situation in North Korea

Group A: Hailey Perez – Jasmin Gonzalez
Group B:

Sweden – UNDP:  Sustainable Energy for All

Group A: Leah Brache & Orlando Arza
Group B: Joseling Ortega- Annette L.

Venezuela – General Assembly:  Eradication of Poverty

Group A: Katherine Serrano – Jonathan Benigni
Group B: Yessenia Perez – Valerie Quinonez

Venezuela – Human Rights Council:  Freedom of Expression

Group A: Lyanette Balmaseda – Samia Farah
Group B: Patrick – Angel Blandon

Venezuela – UNDP:  Sustainable Energy for All

Group A: Kayla Santiago – Amanda Fuentes
Group B:

Group A: Ashley Izquierdo – Amirah Esquijarosa
Group B: Francisco Rodriguez – Yanerick Berrios

Day 48 – 1/25

 

Day 49 – 1/29

 

Day 50 – 1/31 & 2/01

 

2nd Quarter Homework and Due Dates – Chess & Robotics

10/30 – Exploring Engineering and Robotics Presentations

Please save into the “EERP Final Draft PPP Drop” folder in OneDrive.

11/07 – Exploring Engineering and Robotics Final Draft Presentations Due

12/06 – Vex IQ Robot Builds Due 

12/06 – Vex IQ Engineering Notebook Due

12/14 – Robot program with sensors due. 

12/18 – Robot Next Level Practice Competition

1/09 – MUN: What’s Inside, Critical Thinking, and Questions to Consider Due

1/11 – MUN: Getting to Know Your Country Worksheet Due

11/07 – Complete the GS Workbook assignments on pages 16 & 17

For the discussion post tell the story of a healthy meal in your city. Take a photo of your healthy meal or add photos you find online to your discussion post.  Do not post the photos or text until after Mr. Reid has checked it in class.  

11/14 – “Danza Danza” Singing Test

11/29 – “The Clouds” Singing Test

11/29 – Christmas Performance Test 1  [Click to view Singing Rubric]

12/07 – “Noel Noel” Singing Test

12/07 – Christmas Performance Test 2  [Click to view Singing Rubric]

12/13 – “Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs and Carried Our Sorrows” Singing Test

12/20 – Christmas Show General Rehearsal  – 4:00pm – 5:30pm

12/21 – Practice and master all songs for Christmas Show performance.

Happy New Year!!!

1/12 – Getting to know your Country Worksheets Due

Click here to download worksheet.

1/17 – Sweden & Venezuela Presentations Due

Upload all presentations in the Onedrive share folder named “Venezuela or Sweden Background Presentations”.

Be Prepared to present your presentations based on the objectives in the MUN Country Profile Group Presentation Rubric. (Click here to download rubric).

1/27 – MUN Simulation at MDC Kendall Campus – 8:30am – 3:00pm

11/30 – Paul W. Bell Cambridge Magnet Fair

12/02 – Global Education Map and Profile Exam

12/06 – “And He Shall Purify” Practice Recording Due (See instructions below)

1. To be completed by all 8th graders and 6th grade first row singers only.

2. Click “And He Shall Purify” in the Cambridge Choir Share Folder.

3. Locate your voice (Use the same voice that you sing in Noel Noel)

4. Practice singing with the recording and the sheet music over and over again.

5. Record yourself singing along with the recording.

6. The recording may be broken into up to 4 parts to ensure a small file size.

7. Save the Practice Recording(s) into a private OneDrive folder.

8. If OneDrive doesn’t work, use any other means necessary.

9. Email the song or folder link to anthonyreid@dadeschools.net.

10. Remember to include your name as the “Subject” for the email.

12/12 – “And He Shall Purify” Practice Recording 2 Due (See instructions above)

12/12 – Rough Draft of Christmas Show Routine Due.  

12/14 – “And He Shall Purify” singing test (1st Row Singers Only). 

12/16 – Final Draft of Christmas Show Routine Due.

1/18 – Complete Course 1 Stages 1 – 11

1/20 – Complete Course 1 Stages 12 – 18

1/25 – Complete Course 2 Stages 1 – 9

1/27 –  Complete Course 2 Stages 10 – 19

1/27 – “And He Shall Purify” Test

3/30 – Complete Course 3 Stages 1 – 5

4/01 –  Complete Course 3 Stages 6 – 8

4/05 –  Complete Course 3 Stages 9 – 12

4/07 –  Complete Course 3 Stages 13 – 15

4/12 –  Complete Course 3 Stages 16 – 21

4/12 – Code.org Courses 1 – 3 Vocabulary Test

2nd Quarter Quiz and Exam Study Guides – Cultural & Global Studies

Global Scholars Units 1 & 2 Workbook Vocabulary Quiz

Unit 1: collaboration, culture, e-classroom, food system, international, peer, sustainable

Unit 2:  access, consume, food security, influence, nutritious, processed food, public health

 

 

3rd Quarter Classwork – Cultural & Global Studies

Day 47 – 1/23

Complete Country Background Presentations

Discuss Committee Assignments

Preliminary and Committee Assignments

Group A: Miguel Quintero – Kevin Gonzalez
Group B: Kelvin Gonzalez

Group A: Sabrina Leon – Adanet
Group B: Kayla Diaz & Ashley Urbina

Sweden – Security Council:  Situation in North Korea

Group A: Hailey Perez – Jasmin Gonzalez
Group B:

Sweden – UNDP:  Sustainable Energy for All

Group A: Joseph Londono & Orlando Arza
Group B: Joseling Ortega- Annette L.

Venezuela – General Assembly:  Eradication of Poverty

Group A: Katherine Serrano – Jonathan Benigni
Group B: Yessenia Perez – Valerie Quinonez

Venezuela – Human Rights Council:  Freedom of Expression

Group A: Lyanette Balmaseda – Samia Farah
Group B: Patrick Rodriguez – Angel Blandon

Venezuela – UNDP:  Sustainable Energy for All

Group A: Kayla Santiago – Amanda Fuentes
Group B:

Group A: Amirah Esquijarosa – Ivan Diaz
Group B: Francisco Rodriguez – Yanerick Berrios

Day 48 – 1/25

MUN: Research information corresponding to question in the committee topic guides.

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Cambridge Choir Practice 

Day 49 – 1/29

MUN: Present information corresponding to question in the committee topic guides.

Day 50 – 1/31

MUN: Research information corresponding to question in the committee topic guides.

Day 51 – 2/02

MUN: Research information corresponding to question in the committee topic guides.

MUN Practice Speeches

Day 52 – 2/06

MUN: Research information corresponding to question in the committee topic guides.

MUN Practice Speeches

Day 53 – 2/08

MUN Practice Speeches

Day 54 – 2/12

MUN Practice Speeches

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FLEA Ice Cream Cafe’ Preparation 

Day 55 – 2/14

MUN Practice Speeches

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FLEA Ice Cream Cafe’ Preparation 

Day 56 – 2/16

(Reid Absent)

Complete Global Scholars Worksheets

Day 57 – 2/21

MUN: Research information corresponding to question in the committee topic guides.

MUN Practice Speeches

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Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Test 

Day 58 – 2/23

Writing Resolutions Workshop

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Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Test 

Day 59 – 2/27

MUN Writing Resolutions Workshop

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Practice 

Day 60 – 3/01

MUN Writing Resolutions Workshop

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Practice

Day 61 – 3/05

 

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Practice 

Day 62 – 3/07

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Practice 

Global Scholars Unit: 3 Workbook Activities

Day 63 – 3/09

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Practice 

Global Scholars Unit: 3 Workbook Activities

Day 64 – 3/13

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Test 2

Cambridge Choir: “Accidentally in Love” Study

Global Scholars Gardening Activities

Day 63 – 3/15

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Practice

Cambridge Choir: “Accidentally in Love” Study

Global Scholars Gardening Activities

Day 63 – 3/19

Cambridge Choir: “Accidentally in Love” Singing Test

Global Scholars Activity

3rd Quarter Homework and Due Dates – Cultural & Global Studies

1/23 – Country Background Presentations Due

1/29 – Written answers to MUN Committee Topic Guide “What’s Inside” & “Questions to Consider” Due.

2/02 – MUN Practice Speech 1 Due

2/08 – MUN Practice Speech 2 and Packet Research Due

2/12 – MUN Practice Speeches 3 & 4 Due

2/21 – “And He Shall Purify” Singing Test

[Click to view Singing Rubric]

2/23 – MUN Practice Speeches 5  & 6 Due

2/27 – MUN Practice Resolutions 1 & 2 Due [More Information]

3/05 – “And He Shall Purify” Singing Test 2

[Click to view Singing Rubric]

3/09 – Complete Global Scholars Workbook Pages 41 – 50

3/13 – “And He Shall Purify” Singing Test 2

[Click to view Singing Rubric]

3/19 – “Accidentally in Love” Singing Test 1

3rd Quarter Quiz and Exam Study Guides – Cultural & Global Studies

Code.org Vocabulary

Course 1: algorithm, function, variable, program, sequence, persistence, loop, event, blockly

Course 2: conditionals, binary, digital footprint, data, computational thinking, iteration, bug, debugging

Course 3: decompose, pattern matching, abstraction, algorithm, IP Address, Domain Name Service (DNS), Universal Resource Locator (URL), servers, fiber optic cable, packets, crowdsourcing, digital citizen

Course 4: Tangram, algorithm, interpret, variable, abstraction, meteorologist, interval, for loop, function, parameter, binary alphabet, binary image, if statement

 

3rd Quarter Classwork – Chess and Robotics

Day 47 – 1/23

Chess Reid Relay Practice

Code.org – Complete Course 3 Stages 1 – 4

Complete Code.org Computer Science in Algebra: Course A Stages 6 – 8

Day 48 – 1/25

Chess Relay Practice Continued

Code.org – Complete Course 3 Stages 5 – 8

Complete Code.org Computer Science in Algebra: Course A Stages 9 – 10

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Cambridge Choir Practice 

Day 49 – 1/29

Chess Practice – Recording Moves

Code.org – Complete Course 3 Stages 9 – 15

Complete Code.org Computer Science in Algebra: Course B Stages 1 – 4

Day 50 – 1/31

Chess Practice – Recording Moves

Code.org – Complete Course 3 Stages 16 – 21

Complete Code.org Computer Science in Algebra: Course B Stages 5 – 6

Day 51 – 2/02

Code.org – Complete Course 4 Stages 1 – 4

Complete Code.org Computer Science in Algebra: Course B Stages 7 – 8

Day 52 – 2/06

Chess Practice – Recording Moves

Code.org – Complete Course 4 Stages 5 – 8

Complete Code.org Computer Science in Algebra: Course B Stages 9 – 11

Day 53 – 2/08

Chess Practice – Recording Moves

Code.org – Complete Course 4 Stages 9 – 13

Day 54 – 2/12

FLEA Cafe Prep

Chess Practice – Recording Moves

Code.org – Complete Course 4 Stages 14 – 17

Day 55 – 2/14

FLEA Cafe Prep

Code.org – Complete Course 4 Stages 18 – 22

Day 56 – 2/16

(Reid Absent)

Chess Practice and Recording Moves

Day 57 – 2/21

Introduction to RobotC

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Test 

Day 58 – 2/23

RobotC Programming

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Test 

Day 59 – 2/27

RobotC Programming

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing

Day 60 – 3/01

RobotC Programming

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify”

Day 61 – 3/05

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Practice

RobotC Programming 

Chess Notation Practice

Day 62 – 3/07

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Practice

RobotC Programming

Chess Notation Practice

Day 63 – 3/09

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Practice

RobotC Programming

Chess Notation Practice

Day 64 – 3/13

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Test 2

Cambridge Choir: “Accidentally in Love” Study

RobotC Programming

Day 63 – 3/15

Cambridge Choir: “And He Shall Purify” Singing Test 2

Cambridge Choir: “Accidentally in Love” Study

RobotC Programming

Day 61 – 3/08

Chess Practice

Cambridge Choir Practice

Day 62 – 3/10

Chess Practice

Cambridge Choir Practice

Day 63 – 3/14

Chess Practice

Chess Board Project Planning

Cambridge Choir Practice

Day 63 – 3/16

Chess Practice

Chess Board Project Planning

Cambridge Choir Practice

Day 64 – 3/20

Chess Practice

Chess Board Planning

Cambridge Choir Practice – I Lived

FLEA Cafe Dance Rehearsal

Day 65 – 3/22

Chess Practice

Chess Board Planning

Cambridge Choir Practice – I Lived

FLEA Cafe Dance Rehearsal 
Day 66 – 3/27
Chess Practice

Chess Board Project Planning

“I Lived” Quiz

FLEA Cafe Dance Rehearsal

3rd Quarter Homework and Due Dates – Chess and Robotics

1/23 – Complete Code.org Course 2 Stages 15-19

1/23 – Complete Code.org Computer Science in Algebra: Course A Stages 1 – 5

1/25 – Complete Code.org Course 3 Stages 1-4

1/25 – Complete Code.org Computer Science in Algebra: Course A Stages 6 – 8

1/29 – Complete Code.org Course 3 Stages 5-8

1/29 – Complete Code.org Computer Science in Algebra: Course A Stages 9 – 10

1/31 – Code.org – Complete Course 3 Stages 9 – 15

Complete Code.org Computer Science in Algebra: Course B Stages 1 – 4

2/02 – Code.org – Complete Course 3 Stages 16 – 21

Complete Code.org Computer Science in Algebra: Course B Stages 5 – 6

2/06 – Code.org – Complete Course 4 Stages 1 – 4

Complete Code.org Computer Science in Algebra: Course B Stages 7 – 8

2/08 – Code.org – Complete Course 4 Stages 5 – 8

Complete Code.org Computer Science in Algebra: Course B Stages 9 – 11

2/12 – Code.org – Complete Course 4 Stages 9 – 13

2/14 – Code.org – Complete Course 4 Stages 14 – 17

2/16 – Code.org – Complete Course 4 Stages 18 – 22

2/21 – “And He Shall Purify” Singing Test

[Click to view Singing Rubric]

3/01 – Youth Fair Competition and Banner and Robots Due

3/05 – “And He Shall Purify” Singing Test

[Click to view Singing Rubric]

3/13 – “And He Shall Purify” Singing Test 2

[Click to view Singing Rubric]

3/19 – “Accidentally in Love” Singing Test 1

 

1/24 – Begin PowerPoint Presentations based on Cuba’s or Angola’s general country information (Click here to access the questions), the “What’s Inside”, and “Questions to Consider” found on the 2017 MUN Topic Guides.

Group A must address all odd questions from the country information site and Topic Guide.

Group B must address all even questions from the country information site and Topic Guide.

PowerPoint Criteria

1.  PowerPoint must contain a title slide, a slide for each question (total of 12 to 13 slides), a personal impact slide for each member of the group, and a bibliography slide.

2.  Each slide must include at least one illustration representing the content.

3.  Each question slide may only contain a maximum of 30 words.

4. Each student must briefly explain and illustrate how some aspect of the topic on a personal level relates to or has impacted his or her life. 

5.  The PowerPoint must be followed by a 10 question Kahoot or Socrative quiz based on the presentation’s information.

6.  Save completed powerpoints in Dadeschools Onedrive in the folder labeled “MUN PPP Country Info Drop”

7.  Create a backup file in personal Onedrive folder.

1/27 – MUN Position Papers Due

1/28 – Practice Simulation at MDC North Campus

2/06 – “And He Shall Purify” voice quiz.

2/17 – MUN Vocabulary Quiz

2/22 – MUN speech development 3 Video (Group B)

2/24 – Academic Success Essay 1: What is Academic Success? (Group B)

2/25 – MUN Conference at MDC North Campus

2/28 – MUN speech development 4 Video (Group B)

3/02 – Academic Success Essay 2: Who am I and why do I fail? (Group B)

3/06 – MUN speech development 5 Video (Group B)

3/08 – Academic Success Essay 3: What does School mean to Me? (Group B)

3/16 – Practice Cambridge Choir Song “I Lived” for Quiz

3/22 – Practice “I Lived” for Quiz

3rd Quarter Quiz and Exam Study Guides – Chess and Robotics

4th Quarter Classwork – Cultural & Global Studies

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Spring Break

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Day 64 – 4/02

Cambridge Choir Practice: Thousand Years

Day 65 – 4/04

Cambridge Choir Practice: Thousand Years

Day 66 – 4/06

Cambridge Choir Practice: Thousand Years

Global Scholars: Unit 5

Day 67 – 4/10

Cambridge Choir Practice: Thousand Years

Global Scholars: Unit 5

Day 68 – 4/12

Cambridge Choir Practice: Thousand Years

Global Scholars: Unit 5

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FSA Testing Begins

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Day 69 – 4/16

Cambridge Choir Practice: Deep Peace

Global Scholars: Unit 5

Day 70 – 4/18

Cambridge Choir Practice: Deep Peace

Global Scholars: Unit 5

Day 71 – 4/20

Roll the Dice Song Test

Global Scholars: Unit 5

Day 72 – 4/24

Roll the Dice Song Test

Global Scholars: Unit 5

Day 77 – 5/02

FSA Testing

Cambridge Choir Practice

Day 78 – 5/04

FSA Testing

Cambridge Choir Practice

Day 79 – 5/08

FSA Testing

Vex I.Q. Robotics Workshop

Day 80 – 5/10

FSA Testing

Cambridge Choir Practice

Day 81 – 5/12

Cambridge Choir Practice

Vex I.Q. Robotics Workshop

Day 82 – 5/16

Cambridge Choir Practice

Vex I.Q. Robotics Workshop

Day 83 – 5/18

Cambridge Choir Practice

Vex I.Q. Robotics Workshop

Day 84 – 5/22

 

Concert at Dr. Carlos Finlay Elem.

 

Day 85 – 5/24

Cambridge Choir Practice

Vex I.Q. Robotics Workshop

4th Quarter Homework and Due Dates – Cultural & Global Studies

4/04 – Study Cambridge Choir songs for singing test.

4/06 -Study Cambridge Choir songs for singing test.

4/10 -Study Cambridge Choir songs for singing test.

Complete Global Scholars – Unit 5

Vocabulary – Page 82

Get Inspired  – Page 84

4/20 – Cambridge Choir Singing Test

4/30 – Global Scholars Food Project

Prezi Research Rough Draft Presentations Due

Groups Assignments:

Definition – History  – Chemistry
Ashley, Amanda, & Francisco

Common Methods of Preserving
Patrick & Angel

Negative Impact of Preservatives
Joseling & Annette

Positive Impact of Preservatives
Kelvin & Kevin

Alternatives to Preservatives
Kayla & Yanerick

Preservatives in the Supermarket
Sabrina & Valerie

Preservatives in Restaurants
Yessenia & Adanet

Prezi Presentation Requirements:

1. Title Slide (Topic Title, Student Names, Period, Picture) 

2. Thesis and Overview 

3.  Four to five additional slides with content information. 

4. Three questions (2 lower order and 1 higher order question) 

5. Bibliography using Easybib MLA format. 

 

5/02 – Global Scholars Food Project

Prezi Research Final Draft Presentations & Notes Due

  1. Final Prezi Presentation Shared with antlerman@juno.com
  2. Notes and Text Due
  3. Students must be ready to Present Presentation

5/30  – Spring Concert

4th Quarter Quiz and Exam Study Guides – Cultural & Global Studies

Global Education Map and Profile Exam Study Guide

Study the following geographical information for upcoming map examination:

You must also know the correct spelling for all items mentioned below.

  1.  The locations and profiles* of selected Latin American countries:
Cuba, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nicaragua, Panama,
Puerto Rico, Colombia, Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, and Peru.
  2.  The locations and profiles of selected European Countries:
Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Poland, Italy, Portugal, Netherlands, Russia, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, and Czech Republic.
  3. The locations and profiles of selected Asian Countries:
Iraq, Iran, Israel, China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, Russia, Turkey, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, India.
  4.  The locations and profiles of major African regions and countries:
North Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, Madagascar, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, and Egypt.
  5.  The use of cardinal directions: North, South, East, West, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, etc…
  6.  The use of latitudinal and longitudinal lines on a map.

(*) Profile information include the following: name, continent, geographical land and water feature, type of government, leader, major exports, and major problems.

 

4th Quarter Classwork – Chess and Robotics

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Spring Break

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Day 64 – 4/02

Cambridge Choir Practice: Thousand Years

Day 65 – 4/04

Cambridge Choir Practice: Thousand Years

Day 66 – 4/06

Cambridge Choir Practice: Thousand Years

Global Scholars: Unit 5

Day 67 – 4/10

Cambridge Choir Practice: Thousand Years

Global Scholars: Unit 5

Day 68 – 4/12

Cambridge Choir Practice: Thousand Years

Global Scholars: Unit 5

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FSA Testing Begins

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Day 69 – 4/16

Cambridge Choir Practice: Deep Peace

Global Scholars: Unit 5

Day 70 – 4/18

Cambridge Choir Practice: Deep Peace

Global Scholars: Unit 5

Day 71 – 4/20

Roll the Dice Song Test

Global Scholars: Unit 5

Day 72 – 4/24

Roll the Dice Song Test

Global Scholars: Unit 5

 

Day 72 – 4/17

FSA Testing

Cambridge Choir Practice

Day 73 – 4/19

FSA Testing

Cambridge Choir Practice

Day 74 – 4/21

FSA Testing

Cambridge Choir Practice

Day 75 – 4/25

FSA Testing

Cambridge Choir Practice

Day 76 – 4/27

FSA Testing

Cambridge Choir Practice

Day 77 – 5/01

FSA Testing

Cambridge Choir Practice

Day 78 – 5/03

FSA Testing

Cambridge Choir Practice

Day 79 – 5/05

FSA Testing

Cambridge Choir Practice

4th Quarter Homework and Due Dates – Chess and Robotics

4/20 – Cambridge Choir Singing Test

4/24 – Autonomous Robotics Test – Phase 2 (RobotC)

5/10 – Autonomous Robotics Test – Phase 3 (Modkit)

5/30  – Spring Concert

Soprano – Happy Birthday, Brave

Alto – Happy Birthday, And He Shall Purify, Brave, Across the Sky

Tenor  – Happy Birthday, I Lived, Across the Sky

Bass – Happy Birthday, And He Shall Purify, I Lived, Across the Sky

4/27 – Waldorfschule Letters Due

5/09 – Vex Robotics Unit Lessons 1 & 3 (Vex EDR Lesson Plans)

5/15 – Vex Robotics Unit Lessons 4 & 5 (Vex EDR Lesson Plans)

5/19 – Vex Robotics Unit Lessons 6 & 8 (Vex EDR Lesson Plans)

5/23 – Vex Robotics Unit Lessons 9 & 10 (Vex EDR Lesson Plans)

6/01 – Vex Robotics Unit Lessons 11 & 12 (Vex EDR Lesson Plans)

4th Quarter Quiz and Exam Study Guides – Chess and Robotics