Lesson Plans for the Week of September 18-22

Monday –

  • Read Out of my Mind novel
  • Finish 9/11 Choice Board
  • Share creations, words learned, and activities from our choice board

Hw: Study vocabulary words (Click on this link to study words with flashcards and games: http://lobuea.wonecks.net/vocabulary-2017-2018/, read, and answer 1 comprehension question on reading log

Tuesday- 

  • Read novel
  • Inferencing Lesson – Let’s take a look at Mrs. Lobue’s trash!
  • All About Inferencing Digital Classroom

Hw:Study vocabulary words, read, and answer 1 comprehension question on reading log

Wednesday- 

  • Read novel
  • Hand out new reading passage for hw
  • Continue inferencing digital classroom

Hw:Study vocabulary words, read, and answer 1 comprehension question on reading log

Thursday- READING LOG DUE!

  • Take up reading logs (this is a grade)
  • Read novel
  • Inferencing digital classrooom

Hw: Reading passage (due 9/27)

Friday-

  • Read Novel
  • Out of my Mind Vocabulary Test
  • Finish Inferencing DC
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Lesson Plans for the Week of September 11-15

 

photo credit: lovethispic.com

Monday –

  • Hand out new vocabulary words (Go to Vocabulary 2017-2018 tab on my blog to practice new words – there are games and flashcards)
  • Read Out of my Mind novel
  • Watch two Kid Friendly videos of what happened on 9/11
  • Discuss the THEME of this tragic event

WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week, read 20 minutes each night, and complete “The Day the Towers Fell” reading passage if you didn’t last week (due WEDNESDAY)

Tuesday – 

  • Read novel
  • Discuss 40 Book Challenge **We are having a contest between 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Let’s win this!
  • Begin 9/11 Choice Board

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week, read 20 minutes each night, and complete “The Day the Towers Fell” reading passage if you didn’t last week (due WEDNESDAY)

Wednesday- READING PASSAGE DUE!

  • Take up reading passage “The Day the Towers Fell”
  • Read novel
  • 9/11 Choice Board

Hw: Read 20 minutes and answer 1 comprehension question

Thursday-

  • Read Novel
  • 9/11 Choice Board

Hw: Read 20 minutes and answer 1 comprehension question

Friday-

  • Read Novel
  • Check hw (showing text evidence)  **Starting next passage and on, I’ll be picking “Text Evidence” superstars!
  • 9/11 Choice Board

**One of the activities students can complete on their choice board is a word cloud. I wanted to share mine.

Mrs. Lobue’s Word Cloud

Students can also chose to create an online timeline of 9/11’s major events. Here’s mine.

Mrs. Lobue’s 9/11 Timeline

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Lesson Plans for September 4-8

Monday –

NO SCHOOL (Happy Labor Day)

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week, read 20 minutes, and fill out reading log

Tuesday – 

  • Read novel
  • Begin filling in plot diagram for novel
  • Review common themes found in literature

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week, read 20 minutes, and fill in reading log

Wednesday- READING LOG DUE!

  • Read novel
  • Get new homework (reading passage – due 11/13)
  • Theme task cards as a whole group for review

Hw: Reading passage (prove answers)

Thursday-

  • Read Novel
  • Theme snapshot to access understanding of this concept

Hw: Study vocabulary words and complete reading passage

Friday-

  • Read Novel
  • Out of my Mind Vocabulary Test
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Lesson Plans for the Week of August 28-September 1

Monday –

  • Introduce and go over new reading vocabulary (test on Friday 9/8)
  • Introduce Sharon Draper (author of Out of my Mind)
  • Watch book trailer
  • Begin Out of my Mind

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week & read 20 minutes

Tuesday – 

  • Read novel
  • Complete character organizer on main character in novel
  • Glue in Plot Diagram into Interactive Notebooks – we will fill this in as we read the novel

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week & read 20 minutes

Wednesday-

  • Read novel
  • Go over and discuss reading log (Due Wednesday, September 6) **Students must read any 5 nights that they choose (100 minutes total)

Students are expected to read 20 minutes each night. This is not meant to be filled in or completed in one night.

Students are to complete it one question at a time.

I will grade the log using a rubric (a copy of this will go home for you to see).

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week & read 20 minutes and fill in reading log

Thursday-

  • Read Novel
  • Begin Cerebral Palsy Webquest

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week & read 20 minutes and fill in reading log

Friday-

  • Read Novel
  • Finish Cerebral Palsy Webquest
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Solar Eclipse Day

We had so much fun today – it was Solar Eclipse Day!

Students watched Flocabulary’s Eclipse video and then wrote a short poem/rap with a partner or partners using three words from Flocabulary’s Lyric Lab. They had to write at least two lines and include three words from the provided list.  After picking a “sick beat” to sing to, they practiced their poem to the music. Several brave masterminds performed for us. See a few of those below. I’m so proud of the teamwork and collaboration!

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Important Back to School Information

This post was originally made from Mrs. Balboa on the Middle School website.

All returning students must register online and in person.

July 24    Returning Student Registration begins on Skyward Family Access

August 1  In person registration for 8th grade; 8:30-12:00, 1:00-3:00

August 2  In person registration for 7th grade; 8:30-12:00, 1:00-3:00

August 3  In person registration for 6th grade; 8:30-12:00, 1:00-3:00;

                    6th, 7th, 8th, 5:00-7:00

August 7-11  New student registration; 8:30-4:30

August 14  6th grade and new student parent meeting, Cafeteria, 5:30-6:00

                      Meet the Teacher; 6:00-7:00

August 17  FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

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