Palms Middle School

English and History

Reader's Theater

Room : Bungalow 45

Period Class
1 Honors English 6
2 Honors History 6
3  English 6
4  History 6
5 Reader's Theater (Comedy/Improv)
6 Conference Period

Contact Mr. Kim

Mr. Kim

Welcome to Mr. Kim's Sixth Grade English, History of Ancient Civilizations, and Reader's Theater!  Email : ysk4725@lausd.net

This is my 19th year as an educator and I am thrilled to be part of our team effort to experience :

  • Various literature and student writing in English.
  • The diverse tapestry of cultures, innovations, and ideas in Ancient Civilizations.
  • Stage productions of student actors in the Reader's Theater class.

I look forward to working with all of you !

CLICK ON  " CALENDAR " ON THE LEFT COLUMN TO GET ALL HOMEWORK INFORMATION. CLICK ON THE DATE WITH BLUE LETTERINGS. PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE PERIOD THE STUDENT HAS MR.KIM FOR ENGLISH OR HISTORY. MORNING GROUP IS PERIOD 1 FOR ENGLISH ( PERIOD 2 FOR HISTORY ); SECOND GROUP IS PERIOD 3 FOR ENGLISH ( PERIOD 4 FOR HISTORY ).

MAKE SURE YOU ALSO CLICK ON INDIVIDUAL CLASSES.   PLEASE SIGN UP FOR MY REMIND HOMEWORK TEXT. SCROLL DOWN BELOW FOR INFO.

PLEASE BE AWARE : LATE WORK IS NOT ACCEPTED UNLESS IT IS AN EXCUSED ABSENCE OR DUE TO EXTREME SITUATIONS WHERE PARENTS NOTIFY MR.KIM.

Students who are absent : It is your responsibility to turn in missed work when you return and get the missed assignment.

PLEASE look at the classroom supplies list to see what you will need for this upcoming 2016-2017 year.

( If you are not in my Reader's Theater class, please ignore that section. )

( All course syllabus and class rules and expectations will be posted and hard copy will be handed to students for parents during the first week of school. )

Please visit the section for your class:

English

History of Ancient Civilizations

Reader's Theater

Be sure that you have your classroom supplies.

* MUSIC MONDAYS (5 minutes during English or History ) 

Each Monday, while students are working, I will roll out my Music Mondays program as they either read in English class or do classwork in History. We will alternate the following :

  • Mozart Monday ( classical music; and we've all read the studies related to Mozart on a young scholar's mind. )
  • Meditation Monday ( meditation music; Indian sitar or Ravi Shankar; meditation as a means for students to stay focused. )
  • Monk, Thelonious Monday (jazz or/and jazz pianist, Thelonious Monk.)
  • Mash-Up Monday ( World Music from Mexico to Morocco; etc. )

Basic Reminders :

* No Name Folder

There is a No Name Folder in the back on the bookshelf. Sort through it during this conference or/and Break time or when it is not disrupting instruction. Do not disrupt instruction to resolve No Name issues.

 

No Name assignments will be graded but with a grade reduction as a penalty.

For example, an “ A “ assignment will be reduced to a “B.”

 

* Late Work

I do allow late work with no penalty for students with an excused absence or various family or personal situations with a parent note. Without one, I will still receive late work but with a grade reduction as a penalty.

 

* Absent

When you are absent, my homework is on palmsmiddleschool.org

Go under “Teachers,”  “Kim, Yong.” Obviously, you are on it right now.

Look at the front of my web page, as well as click on “ Calendar “ on the left and see the due dates and email me about the assignment you are missing.

 

The best time to get an explanation on an assignment that you missed is NOT during instructional time but during Break time. Tell me or email me you want to see me so I will stay in class during Break.

You are also responsible for turning in Missed Work.

 

Checklist for success :   -Organized notebook/binder    -Student Planner

-Planning your time wisely      -Make school success your priority

-Tell Mr. Kim right away if you don’t understand an assignment. Don’t say, “ I didn’t get it “ on the day it is due.    -Focus during instruction  -Positive attitude

-Don’t whine about new challenges. Take it on with courage and enthusiasm.

-Pick your friends wisely. Pick friends that want to succeed.

-Remember : “ When life knocks you down, you get back up. “ Believe in yourself.   

-Find a relative or friend to help you study for a test.

Lift Every Voice And Sing performance by Mr. Kim's students on 2/24/2017 at Black History Month Program

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Homework and Classwork ( Click on ALL NOTES if it is an old assignment. )

11/14/17

10 Egyptian Gods Project

 

- Draw a medium shot of the god or goddess. Color it. You may Google another picture than the one provided on the handout.

- Below it, write :

  A. Name of god or goddess

  B. Write what he or she is the god or goddess of.

  C. Create 3 bullet points with complete sentences with an IMPORTANT and INTELLIGENT fact. 

 

( EXTRA CREDIT : Do all 18 gods and goddesses from the handout.)

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11/10/17

Go on operationgratitude.com.

Read it carefully.

Write 3 separate letters- see the attached letter format.

 

The body of the letter should be at least 6 sentences.

Typed or hand-written .

Place in envelope with a stamp.

Do not seal until Mr. Kim checks it.

 

Other option :

write 3 letters to family or friends that are veterans.

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Attachments:
11/8/17

Use my Kahoot game I created; the flashcard prep sheet for Monday's Mesopotamia FINALS. We're headed to Egypt next !

 

 

Go on Kahoot.com  Create an account as a Student first.

Log in using your Google mymail.lausd.net  account.

Type in the title of our game.

Using mobile devices, play against each other.

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Parents: Sign up to Receive My Messages

Parents and students ( with parent's permission ) may sign up to receive text messages about upcoming homework or projects through the REMIND ( remind.com ) program.

Before school starts, I encourage all students and parents sign up.

 

English/Ancient Civ   Text to 81010  the code  @h82hd   

Reader's Theater      Text to 81010  the code  @acb4g

 

You can also email me  at  ysk4725@lausd.net

 

 

 

 

See also the Contact Mr. Kim section at the left.

Parents and students, email me by clicking here.

Mr. Kim at Abu Simbel in Egypt

Photo: My visit to Abu Simbel in Egypt, one of the many countries I have visited.

Click to see more of Mr. Kim's Photos.

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