Lesson Plans for the Week of April 16-20

Monday –

  • Watch a video on the Kindertransport (a train that saved children during the Holocaust)
  • Read “The Kids Who Escaped Hitler”
  • Begin Holocaust hyperdoc

Hw: Study vocabulary (test on April 27), finish “Liberty’s Greatest Heroes” passage (due tomorrow) and decorate butterfly

Tuesday- READING PASSAGE DUE

  • Take up “Liberty’s Greatest Heroes”
  • Pass out new reading passage
  • Continue working on hyperdoc

Hw: Decorate butterfly, study vocabulary & complete reading passage (due next Tuesday 4/25) **Prove answers for 5 bonus points on grade.

Wednesday- SCHOOL PICTURE DAY

  • Finish and turn in Holocaust hyperdoc

Hw: Decorate butterfly, reading passage, and study vocabulary

Thursday–

  • Flocabulary video – “Holocaust”
  • Flocabulary quiz and read and respond
  • ReadWorks article on the Holocaust

Hw: Decorate butterfly, reading passage, and study vocabulary

Friday- DECORATED BUTTERFLY DUE!

  • Choose a poem from I Never Saw Another Butterfly
  • Share poem and decorated butterfly on Flipgrid
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Monday –

  • Finish any Passion Projects that haven’t been presented.
  • Discuss “The Emperor and the Nightingale” Drama

Hw: Study migration vocabulary by going to vocabulary.com and completing the two practices on there.

Tuesday-

  • Migration Vocabulary Test
  • Pass out new reading passage

Hw: Reading passage (due next Tuesday 4/17) **Prove answers for 5 bonus points on grade.

Wednesday-

  • Camp Gilmont Field Trip

**Wear long pants and tennis shoes. Check the weather to see if sunscreen is needed. Students may wear sunglasses and hats.

Hw: Reading passage and read for 20 minutes

Thursday– 

  • Begin Migration Hyperdoc

Hw: Reading passage and read 20 minutes

Friday-

  • Migration Hyperdoc
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Lesson Plans for the Week of March 26-30

Passion Project presentations will take place April 2-April 6.

Monday –

  • Finish Alcatraz hyperdoc
  • Hand out new vocabulary (this week’s vocabulary comes from Mr. Bohn and will focus on migration terms)  **Study hard- test on Tuesday, April 10
  • Students will start signing up for a day to present their Passion Project (be sure and ask your child when he/she is presenting so they have all materials and items necessary on that day)

Hw: Perform Passion Project for parents/guardian and return bottom portion of letter and finish “The Emperor and the Nightingale”

Tuesday-

  • Vocabulary Jam with migration terms
  • Show a few Genius Hour presentation videos (discuss expectations and point out what makes a great presentation)
  • Watch the first half of “Breakout from Alcatraz”

Hw: Perform Passion Project for parents/guardian and return bottom portion of letter and finish “The Emperor and the Nightingale”

Wednesday-

  • Take up reading passage
  • Finishing touches on any concerns or questions regarding Genius Hour presentations (make sure all links work, links have been sent to Mrs. Lobue, etc.)
  • Watch the second half of “Breakout from Alcatraz”

Hw: Perform Passion Project for parents/guardian and return bottom portion of letter and practice migration vocabulary words on vocabulary.com

Thursday– 

  • Flocabulary Main Idea/Supporting Details Video, Read & Respond, and Quiz
  • Quizizz (context clues, main idea, & author’s purpose)

Hw: Perform Passion Project for parents/guardian and return bottom portion of letter and practice migration vocabulary words on vocabulary.com

Friday-

  • School Holiday
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 3/19-3/23

Passion Project presentations will take place the first week in April.

Monday –

  • Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day

Tuesday-

  • Genius Hour/Visit library for a new book

Hw: Get Passion Project letter signed and get prepared for presentation the first week of April

Wednesday-

  • Watch History of Alcatraz Prison video
  • Begin Alcatraz Hyperdoc
  • Hand out new reading passage

Hw:  Get Passion Project Letter signed, “The Emperor and the Nightingale” Drama (due 3/28) & Alcatraz Vocabulary on Vocabulary.com

Thursday–

  • Watch Brief History of Alcatraz video
  • Alcatraz Vocabulary (Vocabulary Jam)
  • Continue Alcatraz Hperdoc

Hw: Get Passion Project Letter signed, “The Emperor and the Nightingale” Drama (due 3/28) & Alcatraz Vocabulary on Vocabulary.com

Friday-

  • Quiz on Alcatraz Vocabulary
  • Finish Alcatraz Hyperdoc
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 3/5-3/9

Passion Project presentations will take place the first week in April. 

Monday –

  • Genius Hour
  • Review important dates and Google Slide tips
  • Get links on our classroom Google Slide

Hw: Complete “Renewed Hope for Extinct Species” reading passage and work on Passion Project

Tuesday-

  • Complete “I Can Create Analogies” warm up
  • Biography 4 Square Poster (Career & Accomplishments)

Hw: Complete “Renewed Hope for Extinct Species” (due tomorrow) and work on Passion Project

Wednesday-  

  • Take up reading passage
  • Biography 4 Square Poster (Fun facts about person)

Hw: Passion Project

Thursday–

  • Finish Biography 4 Square Poster (colorful, detailed, and neat)

Hw: Passion Project

Friday-

  • Vocabulary Loop
  • Discuss hw (“Renewed Hope for Extinct Species”)

HAVE AN INCREDIBLE SPRING BREAK!

 

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 2/26-3/2

DON’T FORGET THAT WEDNESDAY IS AN EARLY RELEASE DAY at 12:00.

Monday –

  • Genius Hour
  • Review important dates and Google Slide tips

Hw: Complete “Back to First Grade” reading passage (due tomorrow)

Tuesday-

  • Grade analogy hw
  • Take up “Back to First Grade” reading passage
  • Pass out “Renewed Hope for Extinct Species”
  • Complete Analogies Practice
  • Pick out biography book

Hw: Work on “Renewed Hope for Extinct Species” and work on Passion Project

Wednesday- EARLY RELEASE DAY 

  • Discuss Biography Rubric (with the classes I have today)
  • Begin working on Biography 4-Square Poster

Hw: Reading passage and Passion Project

Thursday–

  • Discuss Biography Rubric with the classes I didn’t have yesterday
  • Work on Biography 4-Square poster

Hw: Reading passage and Passion Project

Friday- 

  • Discuss “Back to First Grade” reading passage
  • Work on Biography 4-Square poster

Passion Project presentations will take place the first week in April. 

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 2/19-2/23

Monday –

NO SCHOOL – enjoy your day off!

Tuesday-

  • Start benchmark review – today we’ll go over “Monkey Tales”

Hw: Finish analogy hw if you didn’t – due tomorrow

Wednesday- ANALOGY HW DUE!

  • Take up analogy hw
  • Hand out new reading passage “Back to First Grade”
  • Review benchmark – today we’ll discuss “Five Rings Unbroken”

Hw: Read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes, work on presentation, and complete reading passage (due next Tuesday)

Thursday–

  • Benchmark review – today we’ll discuss the paired passage “Red Crab Invasion”/”Monarch Magic”

Hw: Read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes, work on presentation, and complete “Back to First Grade” passage

Friday- 

  • Benchmark review – today we’ll discuss “Composting” and “From Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Extra Credit”

Each day will include a game of some sort. The students were already asking me last week what games we are going to play. They remember all the games we played last year for review. This should be a fun and informative week that I’m looking forward to!

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 2/12-2/16

MATH BENCHMARK 2/13 & READING BENCHMARK ON 2/14. PLEASE MAKE ALL EFFORTS TO BE AT SCHOOL!

Monday –

  • Reminders/tidbits regarding upcoming benchmarks
  • Genius Hour

Hw: Get a good night of sleep. You may bring a non-messy/no peanut snack and a water bottle (only water and must have a lid) for tomorrow’s benchmark.

Tuesday-

  • MATH BENCHMARK

Hw: Get a good night of sleep. You may bring a non-messy/no peanut snack and a water bottle (only water and must have a lid) for tomorrow’s benchmark.

Wednesday- 

  • READING BENCHMARK

Hw: Read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes and take notes or be working on the presentation aspect of your project.

Thursday–

  • Students will go on a digital quest to review non-fiction text structures
  • Logic puzzles

Hw: Analogies

Friday- I will be at a workshop. There will be a sub in my room.

  • Flocabulary “Text Structures” video & quiz
  • Valentine’s comprehension reading
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 2/5-2/9

We will start our Genius Hour with an incredible video that reminds us that we are remarkable, and each of us is a masterpiece.


READING BENCHMARK ON FEBRUARY 14. PLEASE MAKE ALL EFFORTS TO BE AT SCHOOL!

New vocabulary words are HERE.

Monday –

Genius Hour

Hw: Finish “Tomato Harvest”/”A Run to Remember” paired passage (due Wednesday), read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes, and study vocabulary

Tuesday-

  • Finish “What’s the tone?” partner activity – cite evidence for tone in letters from “Finders/Keepers”
  • Finish “Scavenger Hunt” with partner (finding the claim, counterclaim, and rebuttal) in 2 opposing letters

Hw: Finish “Tomato Harvest”/”A Run to Remember” paired passage (due Wednesday), read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes, and study vocabulary

Wednesday- PAIRED PASSAGE HW DUE!

  • Look at similarities/differences in biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, and personal narratives
  • Read Ruby Bridges Through My Eyes and parts of I Am a Star: Child of the Holocaust 

Hw: Read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes and study vocabulary

Thursday–

  • Context Clues Dominoes
  • Watch “Ruby Bridges” Flocab video and take quiz

Hw: Read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes and study vocabulary

Friday- 

  • Discuss hw (paired passage)
  • Vocabulary test
  • Vocabulary loop (if time)
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 1/29-2/2

READING BENCHMARK ON FEBRUARY 14. PLEASE MAKE ALL EFFORTS TO BE AT SCHOOL!

New vocabulary words are HERE.

Monday –

Genius Hour

Hw: Finish “Sailing to New Horizons” reading passage (due Wednesday) and read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes.

Tuesday- 

  • Hand out new vocabulary words (vocabulary test on 2/9)
  • Introduce debate “Finders/Keepers”
  • Discuss and define 5 vocabulary words from our debate

Hw: Read 20 minutes (Genius Hour Topic) **”Sailing to New Horizons” reading passage due TOMORROW!

Wednesday-

  • Take up hw (reading passage) & pass out new reading passage
  • Read letters from debate and decide which side you’re on
  • Discuss the claim, counterclaim, and rebuttals in each letter

Hw: Complete reading passage “Tomato Harvest/A Run to Remember” paired passage & study vocabulary

Thursday–

  • Complete “Tone” & “Scavenger Hunt” in partners
  • Discuss last week’s hw

Hw:Complete reading passage “Tomato Harvest/A Run to Remember” paired passage & study vocabulary

Friday- Mrs. Lobue will be at a workshop; a sub will be in my room

  • Read “Ruby Bridges: Girl of Courage”
  • Complete the main idea and supporting details activity (give textual evidence)
  • Ruby Bridges Flocabulary video & quiz
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