Lesson Plans for the Week of April 8-12

Monday- 

  • Hand back 4 Square Biography Posters (ask your child to see this) **Each student perused a biography book to learn about a person of his/her choice.
  • Begin “Text Structures” for “The Girl Who Lived Forever” (hyperdoc)

HW:

  • Complete “Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Extra Credit” reading passage **Prove answers! DUE THURSDAY!
  • Complete GIMKIT assignment “Academic Vocabulary #1” to practice vocabulary for THURSDAY’s test. Click HERE to study words.
  • Continue working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Tuesday – 

  • Finish “Text Structures” for “The Girl Who Lived Forever” (hyperdoc)
  • Watch “Who was Anne Frank?” video

HW:

  • Complete “Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Extra Credit” reading passage **Prove answers! DUE THURSDAY!
  • GIMKIT assignment “Academic Vocabulary #1 (due Wednesday)
  • Continue working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Wednesday- GIMKIT HW ASSIGNMENT DUE

  • Watch short Anne Frank video
  • Watch a few more excellent examples of Passion Project Presentations
  • Vocabulary practice for tomorrow’s test
  • Genius Hour

HW: GENIUS HOUR -Get prepared for presentation (week of 4/29)

Thursday-

  • Take up“From Charlie Joe’s Guide to Extra Credit”
  • Vocabulary Test
  • Genius Hour

HW: GENIUS HOUR -Get prepared for presentation (week of 4/29)

Friday- FIELD TRIP Sixth graders will be going to the Center for Earth & Space Science Education in Tyler. The bus will leave at 9:00 and return by 2:00

**I have shown many examples of finished projects and given expectations of presenting their answers to their driving question in front of the class. A note will come home soon with important information regarding presentations & expectations.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Lesson Plans for the Week of March 25-March 29

Alcatraz Webquest

This week, we will continue our Alcatraz study. Last week, we learned many facts about “The Rock” or Alcatraz (some of its famous inmates, the daily routine of an inmate, and the history of Alcatraz) through a webquest. This week, we are focusing on one of history’s greatest mysteries – Did Frank Morris and the Anglin brothers escape on June 11, 1962?

Monday- 

  • Read “Escape from Alcatraz” in Scope

HW:

  • Complete “To Alexis – Email” reading passage **Prove answers! DUE WEDNESDAY!
  • Start working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Tuesday – 

  • Mini unit on the central idea and supporting details
  • Begin “Show What You Know Central Ideas & Details”

HW:

  • Complete “To Alexis – Email” reading passage **Prove answers!
  • Start working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Wednesday-

  • Take up “To Alexis – Email” reading passage & pass out new reading passage “Composting”
  • Complete “Show What You Know Central Ideas & Details”
  • Watch “Breakout from Alcatraz” Documentary

HW:

  • “Composting” reading passage (prove answers)
  • Work on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Thursday-

  • Finish “Breakout from Alcatraz” Documentary
  • Academic vocabulary review

HW:

  • “Composting” reading passage (prove answers)
  • Work on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Friday-

  • Genius Hour – Continue to focus on finishing research and begin on presentation

**I have shown many examples of finished projects and given expectations of presenting their answers to their driving question in front of the class.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Lesson Plans for the Week of January 21-January 25

Important Dates to Mark on your Calendar:

1/23- Early Release Day (release at noon)

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 –

NO SCHOOL – MLK Jr. Day

Tuesday –

  • Read Max
  • Listen to Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech

HW: Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, February 1)

Wednesday-

  • Take up “Three Sides” reading passage
  • Student choice – Topic is Dr. King (art or Flip Grid)

HW: Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, February 1)

HW:

Thursday-

  • Max
  • Scope Debate: “Should School Be Shorter?”
  • Activity: Claim, Support, Counterclaim, Rebuttal

HW: Complete “The Incredible Shrinking Pyramid” (due next Thursday 1/31)

Friday- 

  • Max
  • Moby Max (context clues)
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Lesson Plans for the Week of January 14 -January 18

Important Dates to Mark on your Calendar:

1/21- NO SCHOOL                1/23- Early Release Day

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.

Our students are loving Max. Best Friend. Hero. Marine. We don’t ever want to stop reading. We have also watched several videos of how these amazing military dogs have saved the lives of many soldiers. We owe these “unsung heroes” many thanks!

Monday –

  • Finish analyzing the mid-term exam (students reviewed their papers to see which questions they missed). **For any missed questions, students justified the correct answer, and we discussed why they missed the question (super conversations are happening)!
  • Max
  • Vocabulary activities

HW: Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Thursday, January 17)

Tuesday –

  • SCOPE- Read “Should Alicia Give Up Fortnite?” Persuasion techniques
  • Read Max

HW: Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Thursday, January 17)

Wednesday-

  • Max
  • Take up “Maps/Chart/Timeline/Graphs” hw
  • Pass out new homework: “Three Sides” (due next Wednesday)

HW: Complete “Three Sides” Prove answers for 5 bonus points!

Thursday-

  • Vocabulary Test
  • Max
  • Context Clue Game – Which team will win?

HW: “Three Sides” Comprehension Story

Friday- 

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. activities

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email