Lesson Plans for the Week of 2/19-2/23

Monday –

NO SCHOOL – enjoy your day off!

Tuesday-

  • Start benchmark review – today we’ll go over “Monkey Tales”

Hw: Finish analogy hw if you didn’t – due tomorrow

Wednesday- ANALOGY HW DUE!

  • Take up analogy hw
  • Hand out new reading passage “Back to First Grade”
  • Review benchmark – today we’ll discuss “Five Rings Unbroken”

Hw: Read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes, work on presentation, and complete reading passage (due next Tuesday)

Thursday–

  • Benchmark review – today we’ll discuss the paired passage “Red Crab Invasion”/”Monarch Magic”

Hw: Read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes, work on presentation, and complete “Back to First Grade” passage

Friday- 

  • Benchmark review – today we’ll discuss “Composting” and “From Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Extra Credit”

Each day will include a game of some sort. The students were already asking me last week what games we are going to play. They remember all the games we played last year for review. This should be a fun and informative week that I’m looking forward to!

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 2/12-2/16

MATH BENCHMARK 2/13 & READING BENCHMARK ON 2/14. PLEASE MAKE ALL EFFORTS TO BE AT SCHOOL!

Monday –

  • Reminders/tidbits regarding upcoming benchmarks
  • Genius Hour

Hw: Get a good night of sleep. You may bring a non-messy/no peanut snack and a water bottle (only water and must have a lid) for tomorrow’s benchmark.

Tuesday-

  • MATH BENCHMARK

Hw: Get a good night of sleep. You may bring a non-messy/no peanut snack and a water bottle (only water and must have a lid) for tomorrow’s benchmark.

Wednesday- 

  • READING BENCHMARK

Hw: Read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes and take notes or be working on the presentation aspect of your project.

Thursday–

  • Students will go on a digital quest to review non-fiction text structures
  • Logic puzzles

Hw: Analogies

Friday- I will be at a workshop. There will be a sub in my room.

  • Flocabulary “Text Structures” video & quiz
  • Valentine’s comprehension reading
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Pennies for Pets Update

Our sixth graders have been collecting “Pennies for Pets” over the last month. With the money collected, they have made a BIG difference in the lives of some precious “fur babies.”

So far they have:

  • sponsored the $100 adoption fee of an older pet named Noodle (he is up for adoption now through Regard4Life)  **I went to see him at Petco this past Saturday. He’s SO cute!
  • Bought $100 worth of necessary items for Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center

Our students have shown great generosity and love that stretches far into our community and the hearts of some loving fur babies. Way to go!

Look at Noodle! He’s ready to be adopted!

Card Received from Regard4Life

East Texas Animal Care & Adoption Center

Supplies bought for Longview Animal Care & Adoption Center

Way to go sixth graders! Your contribution makes a difference!

 

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 2/5-2/9

We will start our Genius Hour with an incredible video that reminds us that we are remarkable, and each of us is a masterpiece.


READING BENCHMARK ON FEBRUARY 14. PLEASE MAKE ALL EFFORTS TO BE AT SCHOOL!

New vocabulary words are HERE.

Monday –

Genius Hour

Hw: Finish “Tomato Harvest”/”A Run to Remember” paired passage (due Wednesday), read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes, and study vocabulary

Tuesday-

  • Finish “What’s the tone?” partner activity – cite evidence for tone in letters from “Finders/Keepers”
  • Finish “Scavenger Hunt” with partner (finding the claim, counterclaim, and rebuttal) in 2 opposing letters

Hw: Finish “Tomato Harvest”/”A Run to Remember” paired passage (due Wednesday), read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes, and study vocabulary

Wednesday- PAIRED PASSAGE HW DUE!

  • Look at similarities/differences in biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, and personal narratives
  • Read Ruby Bridges Through My Eyes and parts of I Am a Star: Child of the Holocaust 

Hw: Read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes and study vocabulary

Thursday–

  • Context Clues Dominoes
  • Watch “Ruby Bridges” Flocab video and take quiz

Hw: Read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes and study vocabulary

Friday- 

  • Discuss hw (paired passage)
  • Vocabulary test
  • Vocabulary loop (if time)
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Pennies for Pets Update

Our incredibly generous students continue to bring in “Pennies for Pets.” I’m super amazed at them for caring about our furry friends. As of now, we’ve raised $222.00.

Last week, I contacted Regard4Life. There were many ways we could help this organization. One of the ways to help was to sponsor an adoption. I let my students vote on whether they wanted to sponsor a cat or a dog. Dog was the winner! I was able to give $100 of our money to Regard4Life in order to sponsor the adoption of an older white Schnauzer named Noodle. Noodle was found running around the streets of Gilmer. He’s been “fixed,” had some teeth pulled, and is now ready for adoption. We can’t wait to post that Noodle had found his fUR-ever home.

Noodle

Way to go kids!

A few of those caring students are pictured below:

 

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 1/29-2/2

READING BENCHMARK ON FEBRUARY 14. PLEASE MAKE ALL EFFORTS TO BE AT SCHOOL!

New vocabulary words are HERE.

Monday –

Genius Hour

Hw: Finish “Sailing to New Horizons” reading passage (due Wednesday) and read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes.

Tuesday- 

  • Hand out new vocabulary words (vocabulary test on 2/9)
  • Introduce debate “Finders/Keepers”
  • Discuss and define 5 vocabulary words from our debate

Hw: Read 20 minutes (Genius Hour Topic) **”Sailing to New Horizons” reading passage due TOMORROW!

Wednesday-

  • Take up hw (reading passage) & pass out new reading passage
  • Read letters from debate and decide which side you’re on
  • Discuss the claim, counterclaim, and rebuttals in each letter

Hw: Complete reading passage “Tomato Harvest/A Run to Remember” paired passage & study vocabulary

Thursday–

  • Complete “Tone” & “Scavenger Hunt” in partners
  • Discuss last week’s hw

Hw:Complete reading passage “Tomato Harvest/A Run to Remember” paired passage & study vocabulary

Friday- Mrs. Lobue will be at a workshop; a sub will be in my room

  • Read “Ruby Bridges: Girl of Courage”
  • Complete the main idea and supporting details activity (give textual evidence)
  • Ruby Bridges Flocabulary video & quiz
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 1/22-1/26

VOCABULARY TEST IS TUESDAY – STUDY HARD!

Monday –

Genius Hour

Hw: Read, finish reading log, and study vocabulary https://quizlet.com/_49nyqt

Tuesday- READING LOG DUE AND VOCABULARY TEST

  • Take up reading logs/cause & effect hw
  • Vocabulary test
  • Flocabulary Video (Dr. Martin Luther King) & Quiz

Hw: Read 20 minutes (Genius Hour Topic) and take notes

Wednesday-

  • Pass out reading hw
  • Review faulty reasoning
  • Groups work together to come up with examples of faulty reasoning

Hw: Complete reading passage “Sailing to New Horizons”

Thursday

  • Universal Screener (Moby Max)

Hw: Complete reading passage “Sailing to New Horizons”

Friday-

  • Finish Universal Screener
  • Share faulty reasoning examples
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Pennies For Pets

Our incredibly generous students continue to bring in “Pennies for Pets.” I’m super amazed at them for caring about our furry friends. As of now, we’ve raised $135.74 for an animal shelter/organization.

Way to go!

A few of those caring students are pictured below:

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