Can You Break Out?

Our students recently worked very hard to unlock five locks in just 20 minutes. Yes, they were successful. Way to go! We used context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words in order to get numbers for the locks.

Here’s a sneak peek into our fun!

Lesson Plans for the Week of 10/28-11/1

Monday- 

  • Read novel & discuss
  • Point of view mini-lesson – apply by writing own sentences in different points of view

HW: Watch “Point of View” Flocabulary video and complete the QUIZ for a grade (due Friday).

Tuesday –

  • Point of View & Figurative Language Activities

HW: Watch “Point of View” Flocabulary video and complete the QUIZ for a grade (due Friday).

Wednesday- EARLY RELEASE

  • Digital Breakout
  • Halloween Scattergories

HW: Watch “Point of View” Flocabulary video and complete the QUIZ for a grade (due Friday).

Thursday-

  • Context clues task cards
  • Read Halloweiner – discuss literary devices used throughout book

HW: Watch “Point of View” Flocabulary video and complete the QUIZ for a grade (due tomorrow).

Friday –

  • Read novel
  • Mentor Sentence
  • Character Lesson – Online Respect (discuss when and how to post, put your phone down when visiting with someone, don’t post when emotion, you are leaving a digital footprint- be careful)

Red Ribbon Week

White Oak Middle School will participate in the National Red Ribbon Week Campaign this week.

 

Monday- Wear RED; We are proud to be Drug Free!

Tuesday-  DECADE Day; Drugs are old school!

Wednesday-  Wear CRAZY SOCKS; Sock it to drugs!

Thursday-  WESTERN WEAR; Give drugs the boot!

Friday-  TWIN Day; Double-team drugs!

 

Lesson Plans for the Week of 10/21-10/25

It’s SO good to be back after being out for 6 weeks. Thank you for all the sweets notes, comments, and prayers during my recovery from neck surgery. I appreciate all of you!

It’s a new 9 weeks. Be sure and check out your child’s grades in Skyward.

Monday- 

  • Teacher Work Day (no students)

Tuesday –

  • It’s good to be back!
  • Watch Mood video (discuss words that create mood)
  • Discuss (Out of my Mind) and chapters read so far

HW: None

Wednesday-

  • Read “Monkey’s Paw” Scope 
  • Write “mood words” in notebooks

HW: None

Thursday- 

  • Watch short film & discuss similarities/differences to the play
  • Write sentences that contain mood

HW: None

Friday –

  • Vocabulary Activity

Sweet Memories – Solo Cup Team Building

I’ve sure missed my kiddos while being out on medical leave (three more weeks, and I’m back! :). It’s been hard to sit so still and let others care for me after neck surgery. However, I’m following doctor’s orders.

I was looking back at pictures from the first weeks I was with my students. One of my favorite memories was an ice breaker activity we did at the beginning of the year. We learned to listen to others and to work as a team if we wanted to be successful.

Here’s a little sneak peek into that fun day!

See you soon, kiddos! Can’t wait!

Lesson Plans for the Week of September 2-6

Our first middle school pep rally is this Thursday.

Monday- 

  • Happy Labor Day

Tuesday – 

  • Read ch. 5 in novel
  • Discuss “Benefits of Cursive”
  • Begin cursive – Letter Aa

HW:

  • “6th Grade Words” on Vocabulary.com
  • Study vocabulary (test on Friday 9/6) Click HERE to study.

Wednesday-

  • Read ch. 6 in novel
  • Glue in character traits
  • List 5 of our best character traits, choose one and write about a time we used/conveyed that character trait

HW:

  • Finish “6th Grade Words” on Vocabulary.com (due tomorrow)
  • Study vocabulary (test on Friday 9/6)

Thursday- Vocabulary.com (“6th Grade Words” is Due)

  • Read ch. 7 in novel
  • Grammar Time – NOUNS

HW:

  • Study vocabulary (test tomorrow)

Friday –

  • Vocabulary Test
  • Noun practice

This Friday is my last day before I take off for 6 weeks. I will be having my preop appointment on 9/9 and neck surgery on 9/10. Kathy Phillips will be my long-term sub. I will miss my students but look forward to returning pain-free.

Lessons Plans for the Week of August 26-August 30

Make sure your child charges his/her computer each night. Your child needs earbuds or headphones for class.

Monday- 

  • Language Benchmark
  • When done, work on Vocabulary.com “6th Grade Words to Know” list

HW:

  • Finish No Red Ink Assessment if you didn’t in class (due Thurdsay)
  • Fill out “Getting to Know You” Interest Survey in Google Classroom (due Thursday)

Tuesday – 

  • Hand out vocabulary Out of My Mind #1
  • Introduce Sharon Draper, author of Out of My Mind
  • Watch a trailer for the novel we will start tomorrow (Out of my Mind)

HW:

  • Fill out “Getting to Know You” Interest Survey in Google Classroom
  • Study vocabulary (test on Friday 9/6)

Wednesday-

  • Read Ch. 1 & 2 Out of My Mind
  • Being Cerebral Palsy Webquest

HW:

  • Fill out “Getting to Know You” Interest Survey in Google Classroom
  • Study vocabulary (test on Friday 9/6)

Thursday- “Getting to Know You” Interest Survey Due

  • Read ch. 3 Out of My Mind
  • Finish Cerebral Palsy Webquest

HW:

  • Study vocabulary (test on Friday 9/6)

Friday – FIRST HIGH SCHOOL PEP RALLY

  • Read ch. 4 Out of My Mind
  • Vocabulary Practice
  • Cursive Poll & “Benefits of Cursive”

Have a fantastic weekend!

Lesson Plans for the Week of August 19-23

**Parents, be on the lookout for 2 important notes coming home on Monday.

**Students will be getting their computers today. Make sure these are charged each night. Your child will need earbuds or headphones as well.

Monday- 

  • Hand out “Sixth Grade Policies” & “Homework Letter”
  • Set up composition books

HW:

*SEE NOTE THAT WAS SENT HOME: Students will bring in items to decorate the front of their composition books. This can be photos (they won’t be returned in their original form), ticket stubs, stickers, artwork, magazine clippings, clipart, etc. The smaller the items, the more they can fit on the cover. Bring all items in a zip lock bag.  (DUE WEDNESDAY)

*Get “6th Grade Policies” letter signed

Tuesday – 

  • Students will sign up for Google Classroom and all popular sites we use in writing class

HW:

  • Bring items for composition book (due Wednesday)
  • Get “6th Grade Policies” letter signed

Wednesday- Items for Comp Book are DUE TODAY!

  • Begin “A Few Things About Me” – learn about one another

HW:

  • Get “6th Grade Policies” letter signed

Thursday-

  • Finish “A Few Things About Me” – learn about one another
  • Kahoot game – Just how well do you know your teacher and the procedures and expectations of our class?

HW: Get “6th Grade Policies” letter signed

Friday – Blog Subscription (sent last week) and 6th Grade Policies Letters are due today!

  • Go to the library to Modge Podge (and personalize) our composition books

Have a fantastic weekend!

Lesson Plans for the Week of 8/15-8/16

 

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Thursday-

  • Procedures
  • Expectations
  • Organize Supplies
  • Hand out “What to Expect in English” and “Subscribe to my Blog” letters to go home   **Most of you already subscribed to my blog at Meet the Teacher.

Friday-

  • Team Building Activity
  • Read GRIT and Bear It   **Discuss GRIT (Generating Relentless Inner Toughness)
  • Locker/Hallway Champs & Expectations