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 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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Lesson Plans for the Week of January 14 -January 18

Important Dates to Mark on your Calendar:

1/21- NO SCHOOL                1/23- Early Release Day

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.

Our students are loving Max. Best Friend. Hero. Marine. We don’t ever want to stop reading. We have also watched several videos of how these amazing military dogs have saved the lives of many soldiers. We owe these “unsung heroes” many thanks!

Monday –

  • Finish analyzing the mid-term exam (students reviewed their papers to see which questions they missed). **For any missed questions, students justified the correct answer, and we discussed why they missed the question (super conversations are happening)!
  • Max
  • Vocabulary activities

HW: Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Thursday, January 17)

Tuesday –

  • SCOPE- Read “Should Alicia Give Up Fortnite?” Persuasion techniques
  • Read Max

HW: Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Thursday, January 17)

Wednesday-

  • Max
  • Take up “Maps/Chart/Timeline/Graphs” hw
  • Pass out new homework: “Three Sides” (due next Wednesday)

HW: Complete “Three Sides” Prove answers for 5 bonus points!

Thursday-

  • Vocabulary Test
  • Max
  • Context Clue Game – Which team will win?

HW: “Three Sides” Comprehension Story

Friday- 

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. activities

 

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Lesson Plans for the Week of January 7-11

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

We are excited about our new novel. Students will learn on Monday that we will be reading Max Best Friend. Hero. Marine  **I can’t wait to see the smiles!

Image result for max best friend hero marine

photo credit: amazon.com

Monday –

  • Watch Flocabulary’s “Year in Review”
  • Introduce new novel, Max, and watch a short video “Dogs of War”
  • Begin Military Dogs web quest with partner
  • Hand out new vocabulary (test is on Thursday, January 17)
  • Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Thursday, January 17)

HW: Vocabulary.com assignment (due Wednesday and this IS a grade)

Tuesday –

  • Finish web quest with partner
  • Begin Max Best Friend. Hero. Marine

HW: Vocabulary.com assignment (due tomorrow and is a grade)

Wednesday-

  • Max
  • Lesson and practice with interpreting information from maps, charts, graphs timelines, tables, and diagrams

HW: Complete “Maps/Charts/Timeline packet (due next Wednesday) & study vocabulary

Thursday-

  • Max
  • Analyze the mid-term exam (students will justify answers)

HW: Complete “Maps/Charts/Timeline packet (due next Wednesday) & study vocabulary

Friday- 

  • Max
  • Word Sneak Game
  • I Have/Who Has Vocabulary Loop
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 12/17-12/20

Parents,

This is exam week! I have posted the exam schedule.

Note that Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are early release days (release at 12:15).

Mid Term Exam Schedule

Monday – 

  • Semester exam review – students can review any past vocabulary on Quizlet for the semester exam

Tuesday – Exams (periods 4 and 5)

Wednesday – Exams (periods 1, 2, and 6)

Thursday – Exams (periods 3, 7 and 8)

Friday, December 21 begins our winter break (NO SCHOOL)

Enjoy your time with family! Stay safe!

Thankful for you,

Mrs. Boo

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 12/3-12/7

Monday –

  • Reading Check – Students will read a passage and answer comprehension questions

HW: Finish “The Tomato Harvest” paired passage

  • Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, December 7)

Tuesday –

  • Reading workshop
  • 9/11 Scope Article -text structure & summary practice

HW:

Finish “The Tomato Harvest” paired passage

  • Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, December 7)

Wednesday-

  • Take up “Tomato Harvest”
  • Pass out “Robot on the Ice”
  • Finish reading workshop

HW: Complete “Robot on the Ice” **Due next Wednesday, December 12  **Students can earn up to 5 bonus points for proving answers!

  • Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, December 7)

Thursday-

  • WOMS UIL

HW -Study for tomorrow’s vocabulary test & complete “Robot on the Ice”

Friday-

  • Quizlet Live & Vocabulary Practice
  • Vocabulary Test
  • I Have/Who Has Vocabulary Loop
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 10/29- 11/2

Monday – 

  • Out of my Mind
  • Kick Me Vocabulary Game (context clues activity)
  • Point of view activities

Click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games.

HW: Study vocabulary and read for 20 minutes

Tuesday – 

  • Point of View and Figurative language activities

HW: Study vocabulary and read for 20 minutes

Wednesday- EARLY RELEASE AT NOON

  • Halloweiner
  • Digital Halloween Breakout

HW: Study vocabulary and read for 20 minutes

Thursday-

  • Review Common Assessment 1
  • Send home letter for parents to sign (Common Assessment 1 results)
  • Out of my Mind

HW: Study vocabulary and read 20 minutes

Friday- 

  • Vocabulary test
  • Out of my Mind
  • Discuss “At the Window” poem

HW: Have a great weekend!

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