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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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 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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photo credit: https://www.hawaiian105.com/

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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