4/6-4/10 Assignments – Emoji Story & Finish Genius Hour Notes

This was sent out early this morning via Remind to parents and through Google Classroom to my students. This week, our children will be writing Emoji stories in a new program called SeeSaw and finishing their Genius Hour notes.

See the video below for detailed information regarding this week.

Stay safe and healthy.

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 3/30-4/3 – Remote Learning

This week, students will be writing their very own fictitious story using the program we were introduced to last week, StoryJumper. Students will plan their stories out in the story map I posted on Google Classroom FIRST. Then, using that planning page, they will then construct their own fiction (can be fantasy or realistic fiction) story using StoryJumper.

Be sure and follow the detailed directions I’ve posted. By Friday, students should have a final draft with million $ words, description throughout the story, a setting, characters (protagonist and antagonist), an ongoing theme, a conflict, and a resolution. Stories should have a title, they can have a dedication page (like our book did last week), and should be checked over for correct spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. I’ve posted examples of themes and great transition resources on Google Classroom. StoryJumper will allow students to add colors, scenes, characters, speech bubbles, props, text boxes, and more.

I’m looking forward to reading all the stories. I will be checking them all week.

Stay safe and healthy, my writing heroes.

This Week’s Assignment

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3/26 – Storyjumper Remote Lesson

Parents & Students,

I have posted the next “Remote Learning” lesson in Google Classroom. This is due tomorrow, March 27. We are using a new program today called Storyjumper. Each student will create his/her own page in our GROUP book. See below for detailed instructions.

Go to www.storyjumper.com (click on the link I provided). 

Click ‘Login’, click ‘Sign in with Google’, and login with your school Google account. You should then see a book titled WORDS WE LIVE BY.

We are creating a GROUP book. Each of you has a page of your own to work on. Do NOT work on anyone else’s page. You will put the quote you found (and shared on Flipgrid) yesterday onto your page. TELL WHY you chose this quote or what it means to you. 

****If you didn’t do yesterday’s QUOTE assignment, go finish that FIRST.

You can play around with the program and add TEXT, PICTURES, CHARACTERS, SCENES, and more. Create a beautiful page of your own. Pay attention to capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. This is a FINAL DRAFT. 

I can’t wait to see everyone’s pages. If a student doesn’t create a page, I will delete it so we have a beautiful FINAL draft of Words to Live By. 

This assignment will get us accustomed to the Storyjumper program, which will help us with next week’s assignment. Enjoy and have fun learning the features of this program. 

Some examples that have already been created:

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Home Safari #4 & Penguin Quiz Contest

Happy Monday! Here’s our latest Remote Learning Assignment. Congrats to Periods 1 & 2 for winning last week’s polls. Today, I have posted a  short Penguin Quiz. You need to watch the penguin safari video in order to answer the questions. Which class will get the most correct answers? I will announce the winning class tomorrow morning. Good luck!

Check out the video below of me announcing this quiz and penguin assignment.

Let’s write some Penguin Poetry. After watching the informational Penguin Safari, write a Penguin Acrostic, using the facts from the video. You may also go to the website I’ve provided in Google Classroom to get additional penguin facts Please pay attention to your writing skills- watch spelling and use million $ words, please.

Mrs. Boo’s Penguin Acrostic

After you finish your acrostic, upload a video on Flipgrid of you sharing your acrostic. We can’t wait to see your final product.

Flipgrid Assignment

Continue to check Google Classroom and my blog daily. Stay safe and healthy!

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Remote Learning Lesson #2

We will join an online Home Safari each day. Yesterday’s safari featured Fiona the hippo. Students were to watch the informational video and post what they learned on Google Classroom (under the video).

Please encourage your child to complete this assignment. Many already have! Also, please remind your child to be detailed and mindful of complete sentences, correct capitalization, and punctuation.

Here’s Fiona!

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Lesson Plans for the Week of March 2-6

Monday-

  • Commas in an introductory phrase mini-lesson and independent practice
  • Comma Book pg. 4 (commas in an introductory phrase)
  • Genius Hour expectations/examples/finalize “driving questions”

HW: Flocabulary “Commas” video & quiz (Daily Grade)

Tuesday –

  • Commas in an interrupting phrase/appositive mini-lesson and independent practice
  • Comma Book-pgs. 6 & 8 (Commas to set off an interrupting phrase and an appositive)

HW: Flocabulary “Commas” video & quiz

Wednesday-

  • Comma book pg. 5 – Commas used to set off a name
  • Mini-Lesson & independent practice

HW: Flocabulary “Commas” video & quiz

Thursday-

  • Comma book pg. pg. 7 -Commas used to set off direct quotes
  • Character Lesson- “Do You Have Fake Friends?”

HW: Flocabulary “Commas” video & quiz

Friday –Flocabulary Assignment DUE

  • Finish comma books – pg. 9 Use Commas to separate the names of cities, states, & countries
  • Make sure all pages are neat, colorful, & decorated

HAVE A WONDERFUL SPRING BREAK! SEE YOU ON TUESDAY, MARCH 17.

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Lesson Plans for the Week of February 23

Parents, I’m introducing Genius Hour this week. Students will choose a topic to learn more about and/or something to create. Students will generate a driving question to “drive” their research. A letter will be coming home. Please sign and return by this Friday, February 28.

Monday- 

  • What is Genius Hour?
  • Genius Hour Expectations
  • Send home Genius Hour Letter

HW: Get Genius Hour Letter signed and return

Tuesday –

  • Begin Comma Books
  • Decorate Front Cover

HW: NoRedInk Commas in a Series and Commas with FANBOYS (Daily Grade) 

Wednesday- EARLY RELEASE at 12:00

  • Watch “The Number on Grandpa’s Arm”
  • Finish Comma Book Cover (if you didn’t yesterday)

HW: NoRedInk Commas in a Series and Commas with FANBOYS (Daily Grade) 

Thursday-

  • Commas in a series mini-lesson and independent practice
  • Comma Book – page 2 “Commas in a Series”

HW: NoRedInk Commas in a Series and Commas with FANBOYS (Daily Grade) 

Friday –No Red Ink Assignments and Genius Hour letter DUE!

  • Character Lesson “Don’t Take Yourself So Seriously”
  • Commas pg. 3 “Use a comma to separate two independent clauses”
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Lesson Plans for the Week of February 10-14

Monday- 

  • MATH BENCHMARK

HW: Students can bring a non-messy snack and water bottle for tomorrow’s reading benchmark

Tuesday –

  • READING BENCHMARK

HW: No homework

Wednesday-

  • Max – ch. 20
  • Mentor Sentence (set off an appositive with commas)
  • Finish FINAL DRAFT of Terezin Butterflies

HW: No homework

Thursday-

  • Read Max – ch.21-22
  • Character Trait Activity

HW: No homework

Friday –There will be a sub in my room.

  • Max ch. 23
  • Flocabulary “President’s Day” Video & Quiz
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Lesson Plans for the Week of February 3-7

Parents, we will be using watercolors this week to design the final drafts of our Terezin Concentration Camp butterflies. If your child doesn’t have watercolors (this was on the school list), please send this in. Thank you!

Monday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 11 are benchmark days. Please make every effort to have your child at school on these days. We appreciate your help with this.

Monday- 

  • Max – ch. 13
  • Partner Pair Editing- students will rotate to different partners and give suggestions/praise and discuss butterflies

HW: “Anne Frank” Flocabulary Video & Quiz (Daily Grade) 

Tuesday –

  • Max – ch. 14-15
  • Edit/revise rough draft of butterfly

HW: “Anne Frank” Flocabulary Video & Quiz (Daily Grade) 

Wednesday-

  • Max – ch. 16-17
  • Butterfly -if done editing rough draft of butterfly, begin final draft (create/design a butterfly to hang on outside board)  **Students will use watercolors on the final draft.

HW: “Anne Frank” Flocabulary Video & Quiz (Daily Grade) 

Thursday-

  • Read Max – ch. 18
  • Butterfly – final draft

HW: “Anne Frank” Flocabulary Video & Quiz (Daily Grade) 

Friday –Flocabulary assignment DUE!

  • Max – ch. 19
  • Character Lesson – “Boundaries”
  • All butterflies should be turned in
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Lesson Plans for the Week of December 2-6

This week, we are learning about Pearl Harbor, “a day that will live in infamy.”

Monday- 

  • Watch “How Pearl Harbor was Attacked” – The true story
  • Read National Geographic’s “Attack on Pearl Harbor”

HW: Vocabulary.com “Pearl Harbor” list (DUE FRIDAY)

Tuesday –

  • Let’s travel to Pearl Harbor National Memorial

HW: Vocabulary.com “Pearl Harbor” list (DUE FRIDAY)

Wednesday- 

  • Pearl Harbor Blackout Poetry
  • Write pen pal

HW: Vocabulary.com “Pearl Harbor” list (DUE FRIDAY)

Thursday- UIL DAY for kids doing UIL

  • Finish Pearl Harbor blackout poetry & pen pal if you haven’t
  • Trustworthiness Character Lesson
  • Vocabulary.com Vocab Jam (if already done with hw)

HW: Vocabulary.com “Pearl Harbor” list (DUE FRIDAY)

Friday –Vocabulary.com due!

  • Pearl Harbor Activity

 

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