Coach Hamilton

About the Teacher

Hello, I am Josh Hamilton. This is my third year teaching at WPM. I teach 7th grade Computer Science. I am the Varsity Boys Soccer and Boys XC head coach. I am a former graduate of West Point, and I received my teaching degree from Athens State University. I have eight years of teaching experience. I also have seven years of experience as a head coach in soccer. This is my fist year coaching cross-country.

I am a former 9-12 math teacher at Anniston High School. I have taught almost every math subject from 8th grade to 12th grade. I have taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Pre-AP Algebra II, Precalculus, and several ACT prep classes. This is my second year teaching 7th graders, and I have enjoyed it very much so far. I have previously taught 8th Grade Math, 6th Grade Math, and 8th Grade Career Prep at West Point.


Weekly Lesson Plans

Week of October 12, 2020

Computer Science

Monday - No school - Fall Break

Tuesday - No school - Fall Break

Wednesday - Virtual Day - No assignment

Thursday - Unit 1: Day 22 - Students will continue working on the Activity Guide (Google Doc)  "Project Guide - Propose an App" located in Google Classroom. Students will begin their App Sketch and complete Steps 1-6.

Friday - Unit 1: Day 23 - Students will finish the Activity Guide (Google Doc)  "Project Guide - Propose an App" located in Google Classroom. Students will finish their App Sketch, submit it on the attached Google Slide, and finish Steps 1-8 (steps 7 & 8 will be done in class together, not on the Activity Guide). Monday, students will create their poster based off of their sketch and Activity Guide.



Week of October 5, 2020

Computer Science

Monday - Unit 1: Day 20 - Students will complete the Activity Guide (Google Doc) on "Storage". (Google Classroom)

Tuesday - Unit 1: Day 20 - Students will finish the Activity Guide (Google Doc) on "Storage". (Google Classroom) Today will also be a makeup day for students to finish any missing assignment after turning in the Activity Guide in Google Classroom.


Wednesday - Virtual Day Assignment

Thursday
 - Keyboarding Skills: Students will complete 30 minutes of Typing Club.

Friday - Unit 1: Day 21 - Students will complete the Activity Guide (Google Doc) on "Propose an App" as  well as create a poster for their proposed app. (Google Classroom) This activity will take multiple days to complete.

Week of September 28, 2020

Computer Science


Monday - Unit 1: Day 17 - Students will complete the Activity Guide (Google Doc) on "What is a Computer". (Google Classroom)

Tuesday - Unit 1: Day 18 - Students will complete the Activity Guide (Google Doc) on "Inputs and Outputs". (Google Classroom)


Wednesday - No Virtual Day Assignment Today

Thursday - Unit 1: Day 19 - Students will complete the Activity Guide (Google Doc) on "Processing". (Google Classroom)


Friday - Unit 1: Day 19 - Students will finish the Activity Guide (Google Doc) on "Processing". (Google Classroom)

Week of September 21, 2020

Computer Science


Monday - Unit 1: Day 14 - Students will complete the Google Doc on the Problem Solving Process. (Google Classroom)

Tuesday - Unit 1: Day 15 - Students will begin the Unit 1 Days 15-16 assignment on Google Classroom (Paper Copy of first two pages).

Wednesday - Virtual Day Assignment

Thursday - Unit 1: Day 16 - Students will finish and turn in the Unit 1 Days 15-16 assignment on Google Classroom. (Paper copy and Google Doc of final 3 pages).

Friday - Makeup Day: Students will finish any  incomplete work this day. If a student does not have any makeup work, students will complete 20-30 minutes of Typing Club.


Week of September 14, 2020
Computer Science


Monday - Unit 1: Day 10 - Students will create a "Techgram" in the style of Instagram about the technology article that they chose on Friday. The Techgram will be created using a Google Drawing. (Google Classroom)

Tuesday - Unit 1: Day 11 - Students will create a "Techgram" in the style of Instagram about the technology article that they chose on Friday. The Techgram will be created using a Google Drawing. (Google Classroom)

Wednesday - Virtual Day

Thursday - Unit 1: Day 13 - Students will complete the Aluminum Foil Boat Activity in class. (Must be done at school)

Friday - Unit 1: Day 12 - Students will take their Vocabulary Test on Google Classroom for Unit 1 Days 1-12 Vocabulary. Afterwards, students will present their "Techgram" to the class. (Google Classroom)

 
Week of September 7, 2020
Computer Science


Monday - No School - Labor Day

Tuesday - Unit 1: Day 8 - Students research vocabulary words and create an online brochure using Google Slides to warn the elderly about online scams (Google Classroom)


Wednesday - Virtual Day Assignment

Thursday - Keyboarding Skills: Students will complete 20-30 minutes of Typing Club. Students may finish Student Brochure if needed.
 
Friday - Unit 1: Day 9 - Students will research technology articles on ACM Technews website. (Google Classroom)



Week of August 31, 2020
Computer Science


Monday - Unit 1: Day 5 - Baseline for Keyboarding Skills (Google Classroom - TypingClub)

Tuesday - Unit 1: Days 5 - Baseline for Keyboarding Skills (Google Classroom - TypingClub)

Wednesday - Virtual Day Assignment

Thursday - Unit 1: Day 6 - Students research and answer questions based on key vocabulary words (Google Classroom)

Friday - Unit 1: Day 7 - Students create an online brochure to warn the elderly about online scams (Google Classroom)



Week of August 24, 2020
Computer Science

Monday - Complete Edmentum Math Diagnostic Exam

Tuesday - Complete Edmentum Math Diagnostic Exam

Wednesday - Virtual Day

Thursday - Unit 1: Day 1 - Classroom and District Technology Use Policies (Google Classroom)

Friday - Unit 1: Day 2 - Classroom and District Technology Use Policies (Google Classroom)


Week of August 20, 2020
Computer Science


Thursday - First Day of School(A-K)!

Friday - 
First Day of School(L-Z)!