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Genius Hour - Period 8  

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This class is about changing you, the community, and the world for the better. In the coming year, we will help you discover your passions and create a product, presentation, or demonstration for our community end of the year block party.

We are using Thrively.com a lot for this program.  To access our class's site, go to Thrively.com/login/school/34072

What Did We Do Today?
  • What Did We Do Today?

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    Students worked on their genius hour projects and held meetings with me to discuss progress and needs.

  • What Did We Do Today?

    Thursday - Friday, March 6 - 8, 2018

    Students met with me to check in on their projects.

  • What Did We Do Today?

    Wednesday and Thursday, 2/28/2018 and 2/29/2018

    Students did their first check in on their work for genius hour projects.

  • What are we Doing Today?

    Wednsday, 2/21/2018

    Students began checking in on their work for genius hour projects.

  • What did we do this week?

    Monday, 2/5/2018

    No School due to weather

    Tuesday, 2/6/2018

    Students will work on their projects, and I introduced students to http://ky.makerminded.com/activities  which allows students to document their genius hour experience.

    Wednesday, 2/7/2018 through Friday, 2/10/2018

    Break or tutoring

  • What did we do this week?

    Monday and Tuesda, 1/22/2018 and 1/23/2018:

    Genius Hour
    1.  Work on Project
        - Business Plans/ Planning a budget
        - Lessons you will teach
        - Research you need to do to be successful
          -  Writing letters, scripts, articles, etc.
    Questions to think about:
    1.  Where are you in your project?
    2.  What do you still need to do to be ready on May 1st?
    3.  What skills do you still need to be successful?
    4.  Who do you need to talk to?
    5.  How do you know your project is successful (create a rubric)

    Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 1/24/2018 to 1/26/2018

    Extended Break

  • What Did We Do Today?

    Genius Hour:

    Students watched a video of genius hour projects and determined if the projects had value for the school or community.

  • What Did We Do Today?

    Students were given the class to complete their career projects.

  • What did We Do Today?

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Study Zone today - Students worked on missing assignments or homework

  • What Did We Do Today?

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    We continued pitches today.  Any student who chose not to pitch or was absent has a 0.  Students must complete a pitch to the class before they can earn points for this assignment.

  • What Did We Do Today?

    Monday, October 2, 2017: 

    Students gave their mini project pitches.

  • What Did We Do Today?

    September 25th - September 29th, 2017

    Monday and Tuesday: Pitches were given

    Wednesday and Thursday: Study Zone


  • What Did We Do Today?

    Study Zone today

  • What Did We Do Today?

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    1.  Worked on pitches for their mini career presentation.

  • What Did We Do Today?

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    1)  Students learned what an elevator pitch is and watched three examples of them at:


    2) Students worked on their project pitches or completed homework.

  • What did we do today?

    Wednesday, 9/13/2017

    Study Zone:  Students completed homework.


    Tuesday, 9/12/2017

    Students received their pitch rubrics and started writing their pitches today.  We will pitch next Monday.


    Monday, 9/11/2017:  Students who were here on Friday received an extended break.


    Friday: MAP Tests

    Thursday, 9/7/2017: Study Zone

    Wednesday, 9/6, 2017

    Study Zone: Students worked on homework or read today.

    Tuesday, 9/5/2017

    Students discussed a mini project which will be presenting about a career in which they are interested.  Discussion about different ways to present took place.  Ideas students came up with included a speech, a powerpoint, acting something out, a digital story, or a YouTube video.

    Discussion of the Pitch Rubric took place as well.

    Wednesday, 8/30/2017

    Students worked on homework during Study Zone today. Students who struggled to get on Thrively yesterday received help today.

    Tuesday, 8/29/2017

    Students tried to log onto genius hour, and most were successful.  They started looking at three careers they had interest in.


    Monday, 8/28/2017

    Due to some technical issues, this class was unable to complete the assignment planned.  We will try again tomorrow.

    Friday, 8/25/2017

    Genius Hour - Students continued to work on assessments.

    Thursday, 8/24/2017

    Genius Hour - Students who had not yet completed the Thrively strength assessment did so, and the other students investigated the different videos and readings offered on the site, did homework, or read quietly.

    Wednesday, 8/23/2017

    Study Zone - Students worked on any homework or read quietly.

    Tuesday, 8/22/2017

    Students who had not finished their Genius Hour assessment on www.thrively.com worked to complete them.  If a student finished, he or she read through their five main strengths and wrote a journal entry about them.

    Monday, 8/21/2017 - No School - Solar Eclipse

    Friday, 8/18/2017

    Genius Hour - Students completed the thrively.com strength assessment and began to review their strengths.  

    Thursday, 8/17/2017

    Students had study zone and completed homework OR read quietly for the 20 minute class.

    Wednesday, 8/16/2017

    Students had study zone in the gym due to a teacher meeting. Students were to work on their homework.  If they had no homework, they were to read silently.

    Tuesday 8/15/33027

    1.  Students began taking their strength survey on www.thrively.com

    Monday 8/14/2017

    Most students remembered their passwords and we logged onto www.thrively.com where the interest survey is located students will be taking on Wednesday.



    The first day was a bit hectic, so we didn't get to discuss the content of the class today.  We will start that tomorrow.

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