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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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 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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Lesson Plans for the Week of 11/26-11/30

I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving break!

Monday –

  • Hand out new Non-Fiction/Text Structure Vocabulary
    Click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, December 7)
  • Begin “The Flaming Sky” (The Hindenburg Disaster) by watching “Behind the Scenes”
  • Complete “Before Reading” activity

HW: Study vocabulary and finish Vocabulary.com assignment (DUE WEDNESDAY for a grade)

Tuesday –

  • “The Flaming Sky” & “A Survivor’s Story”
  • “Read, Think, & Explain”  Non-Fiction Story Elements

HW: Study vocabulary and finish Vocabulary.com assignment (DUE WEDNESDAY for a grade)

Wednesday-

  • Finish “Read, Think, & Explain” **Students will be writing a summary of the main events.
  • Watch “The Hindenberg Disaster- Real Footage”

HW: Complete “Tomato Harvest/ A Run to Remember” (paired passage) **Due next Wednesday, December 5  **Students can earn up to 5 bonus points for proving answers!

Thursday-

  • Non-Fiction Text Features
  • In partners, complete a text features scavenger hunt

HW: Complete “Tomato Harvest/ A Run to Remember” (paired passage) **Due next Wednesday, December 5  **Students can earn up to 5 bonus points for proving answers!

Friday-

  • Discuss “The Big Jump” drama (students will get their grade returned)
  • Non-Fiction Text Features Race
  • Flocabulary Non-Fiction Text Features video and quiz
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