Lesson Plans for the Week of April 15-18

Your child should be adding finishing touches to his/her notes and working on a visual:/videos/tri board/poster/model, etc. and speech. Presentations will be the week of April 29th. I can’t wait!

Monday- 

  • Flocabulary “Dictionary Skills” – Video, Quiz, & Read & Respond
  • Begin “Dictionary Skills Review”

HW:

  • Complete GIMKIT assignment “Academic Vocabulary #2” to practice vocabulary for THURSDAY’s test. Click HERE to study words.
  • Continue working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Tuesday – 

  • Finish “Dictionary Skills Review”
  • View a short clip of Adolf Hitler speaking and survivor from Auschwitz Concentration Camp

HW:

  • GIMKIT assignment “Academic Vocabulary #2 (due Wednesday)
  • Continue working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour

Wednesday- GIMKIT HW ASSIGNMENT DUE

  • Enter answers for Charlie Joe’s Reading passage (feedback on ones missed)
  • Begin Context Clues Task Cards
  • Vocabulary practice (test tomorrow)

HW:

  • Continue working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour

Thursday-

  • Vocabulary Test on Academic Vocabulary 2 words
  • Genius Hour

HW: GENIUS HOUR -Get prepared for presentation (week of 4/29)

 

Friday – School Holiday

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Pennies for Pets Update

Our compassionate students continue to amaze me with their generosity. We have now collected $73.31 for Regard4Life Animal Rescue. We will continue to collect until our Passion Projects are over. Yes, we can make a difference!

PENNIES FOR PETS

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Lesson Plans for the Week of April 8-12

Monday- 

  • Hand back 4 Square Biography Posters (ask your child to see this) **Each student perused a biography book to learn about a person of his/her choice.
  • Begin “Text Structures” for “The Girl Who Lived Forever” (hyperdoc)

HW:

  • Complete “Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Extra Credit” reading passage **Prove answers! DUE THURSDAY!
  • Complete GIMKIT assignment “Academic Vocabulary #1” to practice vocabulary for THURSDAY’s test. Click HERE to study words.
  • Continue working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Tuesday – 

  • Finish “Text Structures” for “The Girl Who Lived Forever” (hyperdoc)
  • Watch “Who was Anne Frank?” video

HW:

  • Complete “Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Extra Credit” reading passage **Prove answers! DUE THURSDAY!
  • GIMKIT assignment “Academic Vocabulary #1 (due Wednesday)
  • Continue working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Wednesday- GIMKIT HW ASSIGNMENT DUE

  • Watch short Anne Frank video
  • Watch a few more excellent examples of Passion Project Presentations
  • Vocabulary practice for tomorrow’s test
  • Genius Hour

HW: GENIUS HOUR -Get prepared for presentation (week of 4/29)

Thursday-

  • Take up“From Charlie Joe’s Guide to Extra Credit”
  • Vocabulary Test
  • Genius Hour

HW: GENIUS HOUR -Get prepared for presentation (week of 4/29)

Friday- FIELD TRIP Sixth graders will be going to the Center for Earth & Space Science Education in Tyler. The bus will leave at 9:00 and return by 2:00

**I have shown many examples of finished projects and given expectations of presenting their answers to their driving question in front of the class. A note will come home soon with important information regarding presentations & expectations.

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Pennies For Pets- Compassion Beyond the Classroom

Our students have been working diligently on their Passion Projects/Genius Hour. During this time each week, students are to research something they are wanting to learn and/or are passionate about, using a driving question. We have students learning about constellations, rare diseases, famous people, certain animals, sports, jobs, and more.

We discussed how nice it would be if our projects could reach outside the four walls of the classroom. To make that happen, our sixth graders are collecting “Pennies for Pets.” At the end of our collection time, we will give the lump sum to the amazing Regard4life Animal Rescue. This selfless group of incredible people gives of their time, hearts and love to rescue abused, neglected, and forgotten animals.

Last year, my students paid for the adoption of a dog and a cat. These two animals found their loving, FUR-ever homes, all from the generosity of our students, their friends, and families. We were also able to provide needed supplies to the Longview Humane Society.

This was just announced today, and we have already collected $20. This says a lot about our White Oak kids. I’m so proud of them and their caring hearts!

We CAN make a difference, and they are doing just that!

Pictured below: just a couple of our students who have already donated

 

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Lesson Plans for the Week of April 1-5

Monday- 

  • Watch Flocabulary’s “Holocaust” Video (quiz & vocabulary game)

HW:

  • Complete “Composting” reading passage **Prove answers! DUE WEDNESDAY!
  • Complete GIMKIT assignment to practice vocabulary for Friday’s test. Click HERE to study words.
  • Start working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Tuesday – 

  • Read “The Girl Who Lived Forever” in SCOPE (Anne Frank’s story)
  • Vocabulary practice (words from “The Girl Who Lived Forever)

HW:

  • Complete “Composting” reading passage **Prove answers! DUE TOMORROW!
  • Complete GIMKIT assignment to practice vocabulary for Friday’s test. Click HERE to study words.
  • Start working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Wednesday-

  • Take up “Composting” reading passage & pass out new reading passage “from Charlie Joe’s Guide to Extra Credit”
  • Complete “Show What You Know Central Ideas & Details”
  • Virtual Learning – Tour the secret annex where Anne Frank & her family hid for over 2 years.

HW:

  • Complete “from Charlie Joe’s Guide to Extra Credit” reading passage **Prove answers! DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY!
  • Complete GIMKIT assignment to practice vocabulary for Friday’s test. Click HERE to study words.
  • Start working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Thursday-

  • Work in partners to analyze text for certain text structures
  • Academic vocabulary review

HW:

  • Complete “From Charlie Joe’s Guide to Extra Credit” reading passage **Prove answers! DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY!
  • Complete GIMKIT assignment to practice vocabulary for Friday’s test. Click HERE to study words.
  • Start working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Friday-

  • Genius Hour – Focus on finishing notes & start on presentation portion of Genius Hour
  • Vocabulary Test

**I have shown many examples of finished projects and given expectations of presenting their answers to their driving question in front of the class. A note will come home soon with important information regarding presentations & expectations

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Lesson Plans for the Week of March 25-March 29

Alcatraz Webquest

This week, we will continue our Alcatraz study. Last week, we learned many facts about “The Rock” or Alcatraz (some of its famous inmates, the daily routine of an inmate, and the history of Alcatraz) through a webquest. This week, we are focusing on one of history’s greatest mysteries – Did Frank Morris and the Anglin brothers escape on June 11, 1962?

Monday- 

  • Read “Escape from Alcatraz” in Scope

HW:

  • Complete “To Alexis – Email” reading passage **Prove answers! DUE WEDNESDAY!
  • Start working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Tuesday – 

  • Mini unit on the central idea and supporting details
  • Begin “Show What You Know Central Ideas & Details”

HW:

  • Complete “To Alexis – Email” reading passage **Prove answers!
  • Start working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Wednesday-

  • Take up “To Alexis – Email” reading passage & pass out new reading passage “Composting”
  • Complete “Show What You Know Central Ideas & Details”
  • Watch “Breakout from Alcatraz” Documentary

HW:

  • “Composting” reading passage (prove answers)
  • Work on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Thursday-

  • Finish “Breakout from Alcatraz” Documentary
  • Academic vocabulary review

HW:

  • “Composting” reading passage (prove answers)
  • Work on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Friday-

  • Genius Hour – Continue to focus on finishing research and begin on presentation

**I have shown many examples of finished projects and given expectations of presenting their answers to their driving question in front of the class.

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Lesson Plans for the Week of March 4-8

Please return the benchmark and Genius Hour letters if you haven’t. Thank you!

Monday- 

  • Flocabulary – Conflict Quiz
  • Work on 4-Square Biography Poster

HW: Complete “Five Rings Unbroken” reading passage **Prove answers!

Tuesday –  

  • Benchmark review – paired passage “George Washington’s Portrait/The Story Behind the Silmarillion”
  • Biography 4-Square Poster

HW: Complete “Five Rings Unbroken” reading passage **Prove answers!

Wednesday-

  • Benchmark Review “The Raven & the Star Fruit”
  • Biography 4-Square Poster

HW: “Five Rings Unbroken” reading passage (prove answers)

Thursday- FIVE RINGS UNBROKEN DUE!

  • Benchmark Review “Venezuela’s Lightning Storms”
  • Finish Biography 4-Square Poster

HW: Read 20 minutes

Friday- 

  • Genius Hour

I’m wishing you all a fun and relaxing Spring Break!

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Lesson Plans for the Week of Feb. 25-March 1

Parents, we are starting Genius Hour this Monday. Every week, students will have time to research, and delve into, something they are passionate about. Throughout this process, please ask your child questions. Your help will be crucial throughout this process. I’m looking forward to learning from all our “teachers.”

Monday- Genius Hour – a note will go home to parents explaining Genius Hour

HW:

  • Get benchmark and Genius Hour letters signed.
  • Study vocabulary (test is Friday, March 1). Go HERE to study words

Tuesday –  

  • Pass out homework “Five Rings Unbroken” reading passage  **Please prove answers (5 bonus points)
  • Benchmark review “The Regulars”
  • Introduce Biography 4-Square Poster Requirements

HW:

  • Get benchmark and Genius Hour letters signed.
  • Study vocabulary (test is Friday, March 1). Go HERE to study words
  • “Five Rings Unbroken” reading passage (prove answers)

Wednesday- EARLY RELEASE @ 12:00

  • Vocabulary Games
  • Genius Hour

HW:

  • Get benchmark and Genius Hour letters signed.
  • Study vocabulary (test is Friday, March 1). Go HERE to study words
  • “Five Rings Unbroken” reading passage (prove answers)

Thursday- BENCHMARK LETTER DUE!

  • Biography vs. Autobiography
  • Benchmark Review “Hidden in Abuelita’s Arms”
  • Biography 4-Square Poster

HW:

  • Get Genius Hour letter signed.
  • Study vocabulary (test is Friday, March 1). Go HERE to study words
  • “Five Rings Unbroken” reading passage (prove answers)

Friday- GENIUS HOUR LETTER DUE!

  • Vocabulary Test
  • Biography 4-Square Poster
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Lesson Plans for the Week of February 18-February 22

Parents, we will be starting Genius Hour on Monday, February 25. Every Monday, students will have time to research, and delve into, something they are passionate about. Throughout this week, please discuss things your child would be interested in learning: a certain animal, war, place, person, how to do or create something, space, science, etc. They will become an expert on their topic and present it to the class. Your help will be crucial throughout this process. I’m looking forward to learning from all our “teachers.”

Monday- NO SCHOOL

Tuesday –  

  • Finish Advertising Slide (partner pairs are using various techniques to persuade us to buy their product)
  • Be thinking of Genius Hour topic you want to learn about

HW:

  • Study new vocabulary (Academic Vocabulary 2) Click HERE to practice words. TEST ON FRIDAY, March 1!
  • Complete the Vocabulary.com assignment titled “Academic Vocabulary 2.”
  • Be thinking of Genius Hour topic you want to learn about

Wednesday-

  • Begin Ruby Bridges mini unit. We will learn about how this amazing little girl endured hate and racism but triumphed and changed history.
  • Begin Ruby Bridges Hyperdoc – story (The Story of Ruby Bridges), videos and enrichment activities

HW: Be thinking of Genius Hour topic you want to learn about and complete Vocabulary.com assignment

Thursday-

  • Ruby Bridges Hyperdoc

HW: Be thinking of Genius Hour topic you want to learn about and complete Vocabulary.com assignment

Friday- VOCABULARY.COM ASSIGNMENT DUE!

  • Ruby Bridges Hyperdoc
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We LOVED Max!!

We have finished the amazing movie that accompanied our novel, Max.

We learned that these “unsung heroes” have been in all wars and have saved thousands of lives! We honor these military war dogs for their service and loyalty to our brave men and women in the military.

Check out a few of our favorite memories…

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