Mrs. Steeves' Class Blog

A Wonderful World of Discovery

AVID: Wednesday 3/6/19

For those of you that were absent today, please watch this video and take notes.  Be prepared to use these skills in class during tutorial.

Ted Talk: Reading minds through body language | Lynne Franklin

Band Information for incoming SHS 9th Graders

Here is a message from Mrs. Bounds, band director at SHS.

Please reference the link as well.


Dear Incoming Freshman Band Students and Families,

Thank-you for your interest in the Sheldon High School Bands & Color Guard. Attached you will find an informational flyer about the many band opportunities we have at Sheldon. 

As you begin your forecasting for your classes I highly encourage you to register for Concert Band when you forecast. You will circle “Concert Band” in the “music section” of the forecasting sheet AND list Concert Band as your first elective choice. As a freshman, you are enrolled in Concert Band, which meets third period all three trimesters. As a member of the Sheldon Concert Band you will perform in 4 school concerts and at least one band festival performance. Students in Concert Band also have the option to participate in our jazz bands and Pep Band opportunities. Joining Concert Band is a great way to “ease” into high school band. More details about our band program and some of the “myths” about joining the Sheldon Band can be found in our Middle School Recruitment Poster

After your freshman year in band, the format of your class schedule will change to incorporate marching band in addition to your regular band class.  However, should you be interested in joining the Marching Band as a freshman (either in the woodwind, brass, percussion, or color guard sections) please contact Ms. Bounds at We would love to have more freshmen join our marching band so if you would like more information in participating in this band please let Ms. Bounds know. 

I know that there may be students who are hesitant to continue in band for many reasons, including they are not sure that they will have room in their schedule. I assure you that we have had many students who have participated in sports, world languages (including Spanish Immersion, Honors Programs, and IHS all whom have also participated in band for four years at Sheldon HS. We are here to support you in this journey as well. All I can recommend to you is to try it. 

This has been my first year as band director at Sheldon HS and I’m so excited for what the future holds for our outstanding band program. If you have any questions about anything please do not hesitate to reach out. I’m here to answer any and all question you may have. 


Julie Bounds

Director of Bands,Sheldon High School

971-808-0341 (google voice number, recommended)

541-790-6672 (office)

Sub Plans: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019

Hello my lovely students, 

I hate to be out again, but I have a District Literacy Team meeting all day today.

Please refer to the Google Classroom for the assignments.  You will need headphones, as you will be watching a video INDIVIDUALLY and answering questions INDIVIDUALLY. 


  1. Book Love – 20 mins
  2. Answer quickwrite via google classroom. (worth credit!)
  3. Watch video and answer quiz questions. (worth credit!)
  4. Watch video sample and write your own analysis of a commercial of your choice. (worth credit!)

This lesson is in preparation for our persuasive speech. Please turn everything in via google classroom.

Thank you for being awesome and helpful for our guest teacher!

Popsicles on Thursday as long as all goes well today!


Sub Plans: Friday, 2/25/19

Sorry guys! I’m out again. Please continue to be good.  I know I can count on you!

Safety Drill

** We will have a safety drill today. Please follow the directions when the announcements come on. I don’t know which period, but have your jacket handy when you evacuate for the fire drill.

Attn: Locker Clean-Out day is today after school.  They will announce it over the speaker system.  Students need to show their assigned teacher that they took all the junk out of their locker (ie. food, library books, trash…etc).


Periods 1/2 and 4/5: Block Class

Students are currently working on their  First Day Cover project.  Things students should have turned in by the end of today:

  1. Typed research summary. Make sure all of the following requirements are met:  
    • One page ONLY.
    • No smaller than 10 pt font
    • Single Space
    • Landscape (Click on “file”, then select “page set up” and select “Landscape”)
    • Two columns (Click “format” and select “columns”. Choose the option for 2 columns)
    • Works cited is a separate page (use easybib to help you, or go to the Purdue site)
    • Write your name on the BACK of your papers. Do NOT staple them together.
    • Turn the research summary and the works cited page into the in-bin.
  2. Originally designed Stamp:
    • Price: Forever
    • Title, Date,
    • Label: United States Postal
    • Use black felt tip pen
    • Color all (including border)
    • Put name on back and turn in
  3. Students should be finishing up their cachet.  They took notes on this yesterday on how to do it.  They must show the teacher their cachet rough draft BEFORE they can pick up the white cardstock to make their final draft. If they finish it, they will turn it into the in-bin also.
  4. If a student finishes all of the above assignments, they may work on the additional Native American Mandala Art -OR- they may work on something from another class. They may NOT play games on the computer.

Period 6: AVID

Students may have a work day. Work on missing assignments from other classes because next Friday is progress report day.  I want you to get anything in that is missing.

IF you can show Ms. Hickok you have EVERYTHING turned in (no missing assignments), then you may play board games from the tall cupboard.  As you’re playing games, you could also have a brief discussion about your week and talk about our month’s theme: kindness.

Period 7: Advisory

 Binder clean up!  Use the hole punch and punch holes in any papers that are thrown in there loosely.  Advise them not to recycle anything until they are sure it is recorded in their grade.

Check your grades on Student vue and write them down on a piece of paper – Don’t forget to put your name on it!!  Turn them in to Ms. Hickok. This is how you  will get credit for the period. If you have missing assignments, you need to make sure to get them in since Friday is progress report day.

Students may play board games during advisory if they have NO missing assignments.  Share with each others groups things that you did that were kind for others and kind things others did for you.  Ms. Hickok may walk around to hear what you have to share. 

1/24/19: Sub Plans

Block Classes

**Please sit in your previous seating arrangement!

  1. Book Love 20 minutes
  2. Cachet Notes
  3. Finish typing your research summary. Make sure you meet the following requirements. 
    • One page ONLY.
    • No smaller than 10 pt font
    • Single Space
    • Landscape (Click on “file”, then select “page set up” and select “Landscape”)
    • Two columns (Click “format” and select “columns”. Choose the option for 2 columns)
    • Works cited is a separate page (use easybib to help you, or go to the Purdue site) 
    • Write your name on the BACK of your papers. Do NOT staple them together. 
    • Turn the research summary and the works cited page into the in-bin.
  4. Begin working on your Stamp. This is due tomorrow (Friday).  If you finish, you may begin working on your cachet.  
    • (Jasmine B has already done hers and her rough draft is on my front table.  She knows how to do it, so she can help in period 4-5).
  5. If you finish all of this, then read silently or work on assignments from another class. Remember, grades are being posted next Friday, 2/1.  Get all your work in! 
  6. ATTN:  period 5 – if you are in AVID, please help the tutors get the classroom set up for tutorial for period 6. Thanks!


  1. Today is Tutorial. Please ask Heather to stamp the TRF’s as you enter.  
  2. Divide into 3 tutorial groups (Taeya will be absent today also.)
  3. Run tutorials. Try your best and be very respectful to our guest teacher and our tutors. They are all here to help you. 
  4. Please put all desks back in order and return dry erase marker boards and easels. 
  5. Put all chairs up on the desks. 

Thank you for being on your best behavior everyone!! I’ll see you on Friday!

1/8/18: Sub Plans

Ahhh! Mrs. Steeves has PINK EYE!!!

I have missed you all so much and was looking forward to seeing you.  I hope you all had a restful break.  I will be back on Wednesday. Be good, helpful, and respectful today!!  

Block Periods 1-2/4-5:

  1. Book Love will occur AFTER you finish today’s assignment.
  2. Read Chapter 1 from the tan/black text books.  
  3. Complete the foldable (Ms. Rocheleau will show you how to fold and cut it before you begin reading). ** Also, there is a large sample one on the bulletin board in my classroom, but it does not have illustrations on the front – so make sure you add illustrations to the front of yours!
  4. Due at the end of the second block period. If you finish early, please read your Book Love book silently. 

AVID: Period 6

AVID Video link: Fault vs. Responsibility by Will Smith

Answer the following questions with COMPLETE sentences.  You will lose points if you do not use correct grammar.

  1. Explain fault vs. responsibility in relation to your own life. 
  2. How can taking responsibility when something is not your fault change your path in life?
  3. Think about some components of your life that are not your fault (i.e. economic status, religion, race, sexuality, family addictions, abuse, missing parents, …etc.). Write down some of the things in your life that are not your fault, but makes it difficult for you to feel successful at times.  How are you going to take responsibility to take control of your future? Explain. 
  4. Turn in this written response to the in-bin.  

Vision Collage

You will now make a vision collage.  What will your vision for 2019 be? Use magazines images, words, and letters to convey your vision.  I focused on certain words that have value to me, in addition to images that help the words come to life.  You may reference mine as an example, but I want yours to be unique to you. 

  • The size of your Vision boards fit on an 8 ½” x 11” sheet of paper.
  • Images/words must cover the entire page.
  • Completed vision boards will be placed in your portfolios after you have presented them.

Due: The end of the period on 1/9/19 (Wednesday).



AVID 12/13/18

As a class, you will watch this video: Screen Time Kids’ Study (all 3 parts).

Take notes during the video.  At the end,  answer the questions below on the back of the paper on which you wrote your notes. Write with complete sentences. 

  1. What do you think about what was said in the three videos? 
  2. What are the rules around technology in your home? How much screen time are you allowed? Are there restrictions on the type of apps you may use? Are you allowed social media? Explain why. 
  3. Do you think you have any issues with technology addiction? Explain how or how not. 



Directions: Use the RED history book (pgs 14-15) and the link to find and label each of the
words below with ink. Color when finished.

Sam Smiley Project

Sam Smiley Case to see the evidence in Sam’s case. 

« Older posts