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English and History

6th Grade Leadership

Room : Bungalow 45

Period Class
1 Honors English 6
2 Honors History 6
3  English 6
4  History 6
5 6th Grade Leadership
6 Conference Period

Mr. Kim

Welcome to Mr. Kim's Sixth Grade English, History of Ancient Civilizations, and 6th Grade Leadership !  Email : ysk4725@lausd.net

This is my 21st 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.
  • Host various events in our Leadership 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 year.

( If you are not in my Leadership 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

6th Grade Leadership

 

 

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.

 

 

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

Leadership    Text to 81010  the code  @cg936h

 

You can also email me  at  ysk4725@lausd.net

 

 

 

 

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

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

Final Zoom/Class Together And Summer Resources

06/11/20

( Please look at Schoology updates to see the log in information for our Final Zoom on Friday, June 12, 2020. )

 

Here are some Summer Resources to continue your summer education :

 

ReadTheory.org ( Your account will remain open )

BrainPop.org 

lapl.org ( Los Angeles Public Library )

History.com

Biography.com

Discovery.com

Discoverykidsplus.com

NationalGeographic.com

junior.scholastic.com


All Work Must Be Turned In By Tuesday 6/9

06/08/20

Just a reminder : Tomorrow is the last day to turn in any work for me or Ms. Clark. She is giving you till 1: 30 pm (Does not apply to Leadership students that don't have Ms. Clark). You have till midnight tomorrow for me. ( I don't support you staying up that late but some of you have been turning in work at 11 pm. I've noticed. Well, get some sleep because we are almost done ! ) Friday is our Zoom Class Celebration. Take care.


No Zoom on Friday (6/5). Instead, we will do it next week Friday 6/12.

06/04/20

VERY IMPORTANT (No Zoom Tomorrow) : Students, I began to reflect that due to what is going on right now, I think it would not be the right time to do what we were going to do on Friday. I am postponing our celebration to next week Friday, June 12, 2020. Instead, I give you the option to read the article I posted by Lakers legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's opinion piece about the George Floyd protests. I am here for you if you need to talk. Please email me if you have any questions. (Remember, all work with no late grade penalties are now due Tuesday.) We will have a celebration of our year together, next week Friday, as planned.  I miss you. Stay strong and healthy. 

-Mr.Kim


Week 12 June 1-5, 2020 Study Hall And Extra Credit

06/01/20

Hello, students. I know there's so much going on in this world right now. If you need to talk, you can email me anytime. I am here for you. 

This is our last week and it is Study Hall time to turn in work from Week 1 till Week 11 with any late grade penalties. The last day to turn in work is this  Sunday June 7 by midnight. 

This Friday will be our Farewell Zoom with photos of our year. Please be ready to share around 3 shout-outs to our class with memories and thanks. Have a snack and drink handy while we celebrate our year.

 

Week 12 ( English, History, and Leadership )

 

Study Hall. Please turn in any work from Week 1-11.

 

Extra Credit : 

English/ History : Do a podcast by using the Soundtrap Podcast on the topic of : " Positive Reflections Of This School Year " or  " Highlights Of This School Year. " You can also do an i-Movie instead. It should be at least 1 minute.

 

Leadership : Listen to Ryan's podcast. Extra Credit : After you created a podcast, you may use it as a soundtrack to an iMovie you can make based on what you created. Another Extra Credit option is to create another Soundtrap podcast on one of the other 3 topics.

"Suggestions On How To Be Strong During This Quarantine"

 

 "How I Demonstrated My Leadership Skills This Year"

 

  "The Hope I Still Have And Positive Thoughts About The Future"

You may also use iMovie instead of Soundtrap if you are having a hard time figuring it out. ( Soundtrap finished song has to be downloaded and emailed to me at ysk4725@lausd.net )

 

 


Zoom Info Friday 5/29

05/28/20

Hello. Friday (5/29) is our Zoom at 10 AM for Period 1 and 2 and 11 AM for Period 3 and 4. Please sign on using your real name and turn on your video. 

Please be ready to have questions related to your Career Essay.

We will also play Ancient Greece And Rome Bingo. Download attachment.

Meeting ID : 513-280-0034

Passcode : 345670

 

Leadership :

Hello. Friday (5/29) is our Zoom at 1 pm for Leadership. Please sign on using your real name and turn on your video. 

We have speakers talking to you about their careers for Career Day Zoom in our Leadership Class.

Meeting ID : 513-280-0034

Passcode : 345670

 

Thank you. Take care.

 


Week 11 ( Final Work For English, History, and Leadership )- Due June 7, 2020

05/25/20

Hello. Please look at the assignments on Schoology instead. I posted this just in case there is a Schoology access issue. The video of my persuasive essay instruction is only on Schoology under Discussion. My English students must watch the video and comment or write one question to get points for it. Good luck.

See you on Friday for our Zoom. Take care.  -Mr. Kim

 

English ( Read this on Schoology instead.)

Hello, students. This is the FINAL assignment for English. You are to write a persuasive essay on why you should be hired for a career choice of your dream. 

You need to do the research all the education you need to get this dream job. You are going to pretend you graduated from that education institution like a college or university or trade school and received all the training necessary to get that job position.

You also need to reflect on other two major reasons why you should be hired. Once again, do the research.

You are also making up other qualifications pretending ( or not pretending ) you have these traits to be hired.

Look at all examples before you begin.

Essay should fit the sentence requirements on the Master Copy attachment.

It must be typed. You must show clear evidence of your research for your career choice.

You must highlight or underline what is mentioned in the video.

Before you begin, watch my video of me teaching persuasive essay in the separate post called " Discussion " and write one comment or question for points. ( Video available on Schoology only.)

Best of luck.

( History and Leadership will be posted under that category. )

 

History ( Please look at Schoology instead.)

Look at the PowerPoint on Ancient Rome.

Now, title a Google Slides or Microsoft Powerpoint as "Socratic Seminar On Ancient Rome"

Socratic Seminar is when you learn by asking questions instead of just learning facts.

After looking at the powerpoint, think of 10 different questions you have about Ancient Rome.

Each slide gets its own Socratic Seminar question. But you must also answer your own Socratic Seminar question in 2-3 sentences by doing the research. You are also to paste one picture related to your Socratic Seminar question or/amd answer.

Slide 1 : Title

Slides 2-11 : Socratic Seminar Questions, Answers, and Pictures.

 

 

 

 

Leadership ( Do on Schoology instead.)

"Soundtrap Podcast" ( This is your last assignment for me. Due Sunday June 7, 2020. Notice new extended due date.)

-Go on Schoology. Click Courses under Schoology. On the left hand side, there is a list of things. Soundtrap is close to the bottom. Click that.

-Then, click "Approve" which opens a new window. Click "My Studio" and then "Podcast."

- Record a 1-2 minute music beat that you created.

- Write at least 20 sentences. Choose one of the topics :

 

"Suggestions On How To Be Strong During This Quarantine"

 

 "How I Demonstrated My Leadership Skills This Year"

 

  "The Hope I Still Have And Positive Thoughts About The Future"

 

-As Leadership students, you must be inspirational but you can also be funny.

-Record yourself reading this on Soundtrap.

-Mix the music you created and your voice recording together.

- Save and share it with me at ysk4725@lausd.net

 

 

 

 

 


Zoom Info Friday May 22, 2020 English/History and Leadership

05/21/20

Hello. Hope you're all doing well. You must log in using your real name and please turn on your Video for security's sake.

English : We will play Famous Authors Bingo for prizes. Leadership : We will discuss podcast topics. Take care.

Period 1and 2 : Log on at 9:55. Starts at 10.

Period 3 and 4 : Log on at 10:55. Starts at 11.

Period 5 : Log on at 12:55. Starts at 1.

 

Meeting ID : 513-280-0034

Passcode : 227227


Week 10 Monday 5/18/2020 to Friday 5/22/2020 Work for English, History, and Leadership

05/18/20

Hope you're doing well. I miss all of you. This is Week 10. Next week, Week 11 is the last week of work. Week 12 will be Study Hall to turn in late work ( with no grade penalty) but Extra Credit work will be posted. See you on Zoom this Friday.  Take care.  -Mr. Kim

 

English :

 

- Log on to BrainPOP ( Sign up for the Free Access button at the top of BrainPOP.com. If you are still having access issues, email me.)

- On BrainPOP, click on English and then "Famous Authors and Books." 

-You are to watch four videos each day. ( Each one is under 5 minutes). 4 videos per day times 5 days = 20 videos.

-Title a Microsoft Word Doc or Google Doc as " Brain Pop Famous Authors and Books. "

- For each video, write the title, write 3 facts, one opinion, and a question you have for this book or author. 5 bulletin points in complete sentences for each video.

-Send it to me when you are done watching all 20.

 

History :

 

Part I

-You have to read this from my Palms page at palmsmiddleschool.org to get the textbook and glossary and biography attachments.

- Open a Google Doc Slides and title it : " Ancient Rome Google Slides. "

- For each word, you need to write the word, paste a picture, write the glossary or biography definition ( attached), and write how the book uses the word.

-The word list is on page 323 of the attached Roman Empire Textbook ( if you are reading this on Schoology, go on my Palms site to get the attachments). Do this till the last word, Spartacus (he would be in Biography and not Glossary because he is a person. )

-Email me Google Slides by clicking Share at the top and typing in my email : ysk4725@lausd.net.

 

Part II :

 

Copy and paste this link about Roman Gladiators :

 

https://www.salariya.com/web_books/gladiator/introduction/pages/intro.html

 

On a sheet of paper : draw your design for your Roman Gladiator. Hand-drawn and colored.

Put your name on it. List 5 facts below it.

You may send this to me as a picture (.jpg ) or copy and paste on to a Google Slides or Google Doc or Word.

 

 

Leadership :

 

"Soundtrap Podcast" ( This is your last assignment for me. Due Tuesday June 2, 2020. )

-Go on Schoology. Click Courses under Schoology. On the left hand side, there is a list of things. Soundtrap is close to the bottom. Click that.

-Then, click "Approve" which opens a new window. Click "My Studio" and then "Podcast."

- Record a 1-2 minute music beat that you created.

- Write at least 20 sentences. Choose one of the topics :

 

"Suggestions On How To Be Strong During This Quarantine"

 

 "How I Demonstrated My Leadership Skills This Year"

 

  "The Hope I Still Have And Positive Thoughts About The Future"

 

-As Leadership students, you must be inspirational but you can also be funny.

-Record yourself reading this on Soundtrap.

-Mix the music you created and your voice recording together.

- Save and share it with me at ysk4725@lausd.net

 

 

 

 


Zoom Meeting Info Friday 5/15/2020

05/14/20

Hello. Hope you're all doing well. You must log in using your real name and please turn on your Video for security's sake. Take care.

Period 1and 2 : Log on at 9:55. Starts at 10.

Period 3 and 4 : Log on at 10:55. Starts at 11.

Period 5 : Log on at 12:55. Starts at 1.

 

Meeting ID : 513-280-0034

Passcode : 96301


Week 9 Monday 5/11/2020-5/15/2020 Friday

05/11/20

Hope you're doing well. Stay strong and healthy. Email me for any homework help or for anything. See you on Zoom on Friday.  Take care.   -Mr. Kim

 

English : " Random Photo Stories " 

- You are to find a random photo. It can be a photo you found on the internet or a photo you found in an old magazine or a photo album.

- You are to create a short story based on this photo. Start by describing the setting ( even if you don't see it ). Describe the protagonist of this story and what the conflict is and give it a quick resolution. Give the photo and story a title. It should be in 3rd person. The story should at least be 15 sentences.

 

Each day, paste the photo on a Google Docs or Microsoft Word. Put the random photo on top and then write below it.  5 stories total.

( I have an example on my webpage at palmsmiddleschool.org. )

 

History : " Ancient Greeks and Persian Wars " or " Persian Empire " and "Alexander The Great " YouTube 

You must watch 2 videos on either Ancint Greeks and Persian Wars or on the Persian Empire itself. Type in the above titles but add the word "For Kids" after it or "For Middle Schoolers."

You must also watch 2 videos on Alexander The Great. Type in "For Kids" or "For Middle Schoolers. "

Write the title of the 4 videos you watched on a Google Docs or Microsoft Word. Write a 5 sentences summary about it and one reflection question for each video.

 

Leadership

This is the week for you to get familiar with the Soundtrap Podcast App on Schoology. See if you can create a one-minute beat or song using it. You will write a monologue, next week to read over it.


Parents and students, email me by clicking here.

ysk4725@lausd.net

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.

 

 

Palms Middle School  6th Grade Leadership Class Parent Letter

 

Mr. Kim   Email : ysk4725@lausd.net    Conference period : 6

 

I want to welcome all of you to our Leadership class. I don’t see you as just one of my students but as a 6th Grade Representative of Palms Middle School. You will represent the best of Palms Middle School. You should know this and hold this as something to live up to everyday you are at our school.

 

Here is the course outline of what we will be doing when we are not planning or participating in school events :

 

Monday : Meditation Monday. Socratic Seminar of a Famous Role Model. ( After deep breathing and meditation exercises, students in a Socratic Seminar session will research someone they admire and conduct a role playing interview session. )

 

Tuesday : Broadcast Tuesday ( Students will present the Socratic Seminar Interview as News Hosts. )
 

Wednesday : Wild Wednesday. ( It will either be Game Day of Chess or Comedy Improv or Sketch Comedy Day Or Classic Movie Day-Charlie Chaplin. )

 

Thursday : Broadcast Thursday. ( Students will present Hero Or Heroine Of The Week as News Hosts. )

 

Friday : Volunteer Friday. ( Some students will implement school’s Recycling Program. Other students will assist other teachers, administration, librarian, Special Ed students, etc. in various tasks. Some will host Mr. Kim’s Japanese Anime/KPop Club during lunch. )

 

All of this schedule will depend on various events that we will be hosting such as : 

Geography Bee   Book Fair   Dia de los Muertos Assembly

Winter Dance   Pi Day    Black History Month Assembly   

Chinese New Year   SCRIPPS Spelling Bee   Elementary School Tours  

6th Grade Farewell Picnic    Various Fundraisers

 

Culminating trip : Catalina Sailing Trip for those that qualify. More info throughout the year.

 

Necessary supplies :  Composition Book or One Subject Notebook

pencil   pens   access to printer   art supplies such as paint and brush

markers  

 

RECOMMENDED : All parents and guardians along with their child should sign up for my REMIND ( remind.com ) text homework reminder. You will also get text reminders about important school activities. ( Parents must sign up both for parent and student’s cellphones. ) Also, please check my teacher page at palmsmiddleschool.org.

Leadership      Text to 81010  the code  @cg936h 

Since you are a representative of our school, we expect you to keep up with your grades and be an outstanding, respectful student.

Grades will be based on participation, cooperation, team spirit, and completion of various tasks including the assignments listed above.

 

  •    PLEASE KEEP THIS LETTER FOR REFERENCE. STUDENTS WILL WRITE ME A NOTE STATING THAT YOU HAVE REVIEWED THIS INFORMATION. MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE YOUR CHILD’S NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION AND SIGN IT. Let’s work together.    DUE DATE :