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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Lesson Plans for the Week of 2/11-2/15

Monday –

  • Math Benchmark – wear glasses, bring overlays if you use them and come well rested. **Bring a book.

HW: Finish Moby Max from last week if you didn’t (it’s late). You will NOT watch the movie until all assignments are completed.

**Return Max PG consent form (if you haven’t). I must have this in order for your child to watch the movie.

Tuesday –  

  • Reading Benchmark – wear glasses, bring overlays if you use them and come well rested. **Bring a book.

HW: Finish Moby Max from last week if you didn’t (it’s late). You will NOT watch the movie until all assignments are completed.

**Return Max PG consent form (if you haven’t). I must have this in order for your child to watch the movie.

Wednesday-

  • Watch “Max: Best Friend. Hero. Marine” movie

Thursday-

  • Watch “Max: Best Friend. Hero. Marine” movie

Friday-

  • Watch “Max: Best Friend. Hero. Marine” movie
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 2/4-2/8

Important Dates to Mark on your Calendar:

2/11- Math Benchmark   2/12– Reading Benchmark *(These days will be run like STAAR)

**Please make EVERY effort to have your child at school on these days.

Monday –

  • Read Max
  • You’ve been hired! Create a Google Slide representing your chosen persuasive technique.

HW: Moby Max (Complete “Understand the Difference Between Main Idea & Topic”) for a grade. **Please sign and return the “Max” PG consent form.

Tuesday –  A SUB WILL BE IN MY ROOM; I WILL BE AT A WORKSHOP.

  • Complete “Full Day/Traveling West”

HW: Moby Max (Complete “Identify Universal Themes”) for a grade  **Please sign and return the “Max” PG consent form.

Wednesday- “MAX” PG CONSENT FORM DUE!

  • Max
  • Advertising – Work on your slide

HW: Moby Max (Complete Prefix Suffix Lesson) for a grade

Thursday-

  • Max
  • Reading Workshop – Read “The Girl Who Dared” from SCOPE magazine

HW: Moby Max (Complete Prefix Suffix Lesson) for a grade.

Friday-

  • Max – finish the novel
  • Finish reading workshop
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Lesson Plans for the Week of January 28-February 1

Important Dates to Mark on your Calendar:

2/11- Math Benchmark   2/12– Reading Benchmark *(These days will be run like STAAR)

**Please make EVERY effort to have your child at school on these days.

Monday –

  • Read Max
  • Vocabulary activities

HW: Complete “The Incredible Shrinking Pyramid” **Prove answers for 5 bonus points. Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, February 1)

Tuesday –

  • Read Max
  • Begin Media Unit- analyze various media for formality/informality and persuasive techniques

HW: Complete “The Incredible Shrinking Pyramid” **Prove answers for 5 bonus points. Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, February 1)

Wednesday-

  • Max
  • Media Techniques

HW: Complete “The Incredible Shrinking Pyramid” **Prove answers for 5 bonus points. Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, February 1)

HW:

Thursday-

  • Max
  • Take up “The Incredible Shrinking Pyramid”
  • Pass out “Full Day/Traveling West” Due to so many being absent
  • Media Techniques

HW: Complete “Full Day/Traveling West” (due next Wednesday) & study vocabulary

Friday- 

  • Max
  • Vocabulary Test
  • Media Techniques
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Lesson Plans for the Week of January 21-January 25

Important Dates to Mark on your Calendar:

1/23- Early Release Day (release at noon)

2/11- Math Benchmark   2/12– Reading Benchmark *(These days will be run like STAAR)

**Please make EVERY effort to have your child at school on these days.

Monday –

NO SCHOOL – MLK Jr. Day

Tuesday –

  • Read Max
  • Listen to Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech

HW: Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, February 1)

Wednesday-

  • Take up “Three Sides” reading passage
  • Student choice – Topic is Dr. King (art or Flip Grid)

HW: Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, February 1)

HW:

Thursday-

  • Max
  • Scope Debate: “Should School Be Shorter?”
  • Activity: Claim, Support, Counterclaim, Rebuttal

HW: Complete “The Incredible Shrinking Pyramid” (due next Thursday 1/31)

Friday- 

  • Max
  • Moby Max (context clues)
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