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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Lesson Plans for the Week of November 18-22

Monday- 

Continue personal narrative of a place we have traveled

  • Rough draft (use last week’s hamburger template for a guide)

HW: Work on rough draft of “Place I’ve Traveled”

Tuesday –

Continue personal narrative of a place we have traveled

  • Revise/Peer Edit our papers

HW: Make changes/suggestions given to your personal narrative

Wednesday- Personal Narrative Due!

Final touches on personal narratives – Submit Final Draft for a grade

HW: “Veteran’s Day” Vocabulary.com List – Due Friday

Thursday-

  • Write 6-word memoirs

HW: “Veteran’s Day” Vocabulary.com List – Due Friday

Friday

  • Sharpie 6-word memoirs – ornaments will hang in the library
  • Character lesson -Be Grateful for What You Have

Have a relaxing and safe Thanksgiving Break! We will be out of school for the week of 11/25-11/29. See you again on 12/2.

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Lesson Plans for the Week of November 11-November 15

 

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TRUE heroes….Thank you!

We remember you this Veteran’s Day and every day!

“My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place–police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces.” Sidney Sheldon

Monday- 

  • “Today We Honor Our Veteran’s” video
  • Character Lesson – Fairness
  • Grammar: Adjectives & Adverbs

HW: Watch “Adjectives” Flocabulary video and complete the QUIZ for a grade (due Friday).

Tuesday –

  • Virtual Tour – Let’s go to Hawaii’s Volcano National Park!

HWWatch “Adjectives” Flocabulary video and complete the QUIZ for a grade (due Friday).

Wednesday- 

  • Mini-lesson – Adding figurative language, adjectives, adverbs, vivid verbs, and sensory language to spruce up our writing
  • Begin planning/brainstorming about an enjoyable place you traveled/been to (recreate the experience for your reader)

HWWatch “Adjective” Flocabulary video and complete the QUIZ for a grade (due Friday).

Thursday-

  • Continue to work on personal narrative
  • Mini lesson-Rockin’ Beginnings (great ways to begin personal narratives)

Friday –“Adjectives” Flocabulary video and quiz due TODAY

  • Continue to work on personal narrative
  • Mini lesson-Million $ words (replace drab words with words that sparkle)
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Lesson Plans for the Week of November 4-8

Monday- 

  • Read novel & discuss
  • Subject/predicate mini-lesson
  • Is it a sentence or not?

HW: Watch “Subject/Predicate” Flocabulary video and complete the QUIZ for a grade (due Friday).

Tuesday –

  • Finish novel (Out of my Mind)
  • Begin Diary Entry from Melody (the main character’s) point of view

HW: Watch “Subject/Predicate” Flocabulary video and complete the QUIZ for a grade (due Friday).

Wednesday- 

  • Diary Entry from Melody’s point of view (revise/edit)

HW: Watch “Subject/Predicate” Flocabulary video and complete the QUIZ for a grade (due Friday).

Thursday-

  • Diary Entry from Melody’s point of view (final draft)

Friday –“Subject/Predicate” Flocabulary video and quiz due TODAY

  • Helping verbs review
  • Flocab’s Helping Verbs – Video & Quiz
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