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.

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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.

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Lesson Plans for the Week of February 18-February 22

Parents, we will be starting Genius Hour on Monday, February 25. Every Monday, students will have time to research, and delve into, something they are passionate about. Throughout this week, please discuss things your child would be interested in learning: a certain animal, war, place, person, how to do or create something, space, science, etc. They will become an expert on their topic and present it to the class. Your help will be crucial throughout this process. I’m looking forward to learning from all our “teachers.”

Monday- NO SCHOOL

Tuesday –  

  • Finish Advertising Slide (partner pairs are using various techniques to persuade us to buy their product)
  • Be thinking of Genius Hour topic you want to learn about

HW:

  • Study new vocabulary (Academic Vocabulary 2) Click HERE to practice words. TEST ON FRIDAY, March 1!
  • Complete the Vocabulary.com assignment titled “Academic Vocabulary 2.”
  • Be thinking of Genius Hour topic you want to learn about

Wednesday-

  • Begin Ruby Bridges mini unit. We will learn about how this amazing little girl endured hate and racism but triumphed and changed history.
  • Begin Ruby Bridges Hyperdoc – story (The Story of Ruby Bridges), videos and enrichment activities

HW: Be thinking of Genius Hour topic you want to learn about and complete Vocabulary.com assignment

Thursday-

  • Ruby Bridges Hyperdoc

HW: Be thinking of Genius Hour topic you want to learn about and complete Vocabulary.com assignment

Friday- VOCABULARY.COM ASSIGNMENT DUE!

  • Ruby Bridges Hyperdoc
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 2/4-2/8

Important Dates to Mark on your Calendar:

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 –

  • Read Max
  • You’ve been hired! Create a Google Slide representing your chosen persuasive technique.

HW: Moby Max (Complete “Understand the Difference Between Main Idea & Topic”) for a grade. **Please sign and return the “Max” PG consent form.

Tuesday –  A SUB WILL BE IN MY ROOM; I WILL BE AT A WORKSHOP.

  • Complete “Full Day/Traveling West”

HW: Moby Max (Complete “Identify Universal Themes”) for a grade  **Please sign and return the “Max” PG consent form.

Wednesday- “MAX” PG CONSENT FORM DUE!

  • Max
  • Advertising – Work on your slide

HW: Moby Max (Complete Prefix Suffix Lesson) for a grade

Thursday-

  • Max
  • Reading Workshop – Read “The Girl Who Dared” from SCOPE magazine

HW: Moby Max (Complete Prefix Suffix Lesson) for a grade.

Friday-

  • Max – finish the novel
  • Finish reading workshop
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Lesson Plans for the Week of January 28-February 1

Important Dates to Mark on your Calendar:

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 –

  • Read Max
  • Vocabulary activities

HW: Complete “The Incredible Shrinking Pyramid” **Prove answers for 5 bonus points. Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, February 1)

Tuesday –

  • Read Max
  • Begin Media Unit- analyze various media for formality/informality and persuasive techniques

HW: Complete “The Incredible Shrinking Pyramid” **Prove answers for 5 bonus points. Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, February 1)

Wednesday-

  • Max
  • Media Techniques

HW: Complete “The Incredible Shrinking Pyramid” **Prove answers for 5 bonus points. Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, February 1)

HW:

Thursday-

  • Max
  • Take up “The Incredible Shrinking Pyramid”
  • Pass out “Full Day/Traveling West” Due to so many being absent
  • Media Techniques

HW: Complete “Full Day/Traveling West” (due next Wednesday) & study vocabulary

Friday- 

  • Max
  • Vocabulary Test
  • Media Techniques
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