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 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 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 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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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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Lesson Plans for the Week of October 22-October 26

This is RED RIBBON WEEK!

Monday – WEAR RED

  • Hand out New Vocabulary
  • Out of my Mind
  • Plot Diagram Practice

Click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games.

HW: Study vocabulary words and finish POETRY passage “At the Window”

Tuesday – NERD DAY

  • Review sensory language, multi-meaning words, context clues, and point of view
  • Out of my Mind

HW: Study vocabulary words and finish POETRY passage “At the Window”

Wednesday- TWIN DAY

  • Common Assessment 1 (please make every effort to be at school)

HW: Study vocabulary and read for 20 minutes

Thursday-TEAM JERSEY

  • Vocabulary practice (poetry terms)
  • Analyze “Secrets” by Lola Ridge
  • Out of my Mind

HW: Study vocabulary and read 20 minutes

Friday- DRESS AS YOUR FUTURE

  • Vocabulary Activities

HW: Have a great weekend!

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 10/15-10/19

Bring your library book to school. Students will have an opportunity to return their fiction book and check out another one. I’m encouraging them to read a different type of fiction book this time.

Monday – 

  • Discuss Dialect and examples
  • Informal vs. formal language
  • Out of my Mind novel

Click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games.

HW: Study vocabulary words and read 20 minutes

Tuesday –

  • Poetry lesson (discuss poetic devices used in poetry)
  • Partners will analyze two poems

HW: Study vocabulary words and read 20 minutes

Wednesday- VOCABULARY TEST IS TODAY!

  • Out of My Mind
  • Vocabulary test (this grade will go on the next 9 weeks)
  • Pass out poetry homework “At the Window”

HW: Complete poetry hw **Your child gets bonus points for proving their answers.

Thursday-

  • Visit the library
  • Out of my Mind
  • Poetry quiz (10 question quiz)

HW: Complete poetry hw

Friday-

  • no school for students (enjoy your day off)

HW: Have a great weekend!

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