Passion Projects – Day 2 2018

Genius Hour

Our students have worked extremely hard learning how to do new things, researching their topics, creating final projects and more. It’s now showtime! Our students (or experts) are busy sharing all the incredible information they’ve learned on their chosen topic.

On Day 2 we learned about the following:

The History of the Dallas Cowboys, the history of music, we heard the first chapter of a book that a classmate created and learned about one of her favorite authors (Kami Garcia), what memes are and who created them, Toyko, the history of Keva Blocks, Amniotic Band Syndrome and the inspiring story of Shaquem Griffin who has this rare condition, the Beatles’ band members, what it takes to become a police officer, VSD (an abnormality of the heart), the Harlem Globetrotters, game hunting weapons and trick shots, Stranger Things and how the Duffer brothers created this popular Netflix show, Bath bombs, Branson, Missouri, how to become a youtuber, Compassion International and how to sponsor a child, Germany, and Ball Pythons.

What an amazing day of learning! Now we’re looking forward to the next day of presentations.

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Friday, April 20th, Regular School Day

photo credit: Pam Cranford

Please make note that Friday, April 20th, will be a regular school day for our teachers and students. This will be the day that we count as our make-up day for the days we missed earlier in the year due to weather. Students and teachers will still have Monday, April 23rd, as a day off. We will see you back on Tuesday!

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Camp Gilmont 2018 Video

We had a blast yesterday in Gilmer at Camp Gilmont learning about migrations and habitats that take place right here in East Texas. Thanks to all the parents who went to help chaperone.

Here’s a peek into our eventful day!

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Camp Gilmont Reminders

Reminders for Camp Gilmont in Gilmer Texas

If sunny, wear sunscreen (especially on face)
Bring lunch in sack/bag that can be thrown away and a drink
Water will be provided along the trail
If you have an inhaler, bring it from home.
Wear long pants that cover your legs/tennis shoes
Can wear hats/visors & sunglasses
Wear WO shirt if you can.
Check the weather the day before we leave to see what clothes will be the best to wear.
Stay with chaperone/assigned group (do NOT wander off)
We have enough chaperones (don’t need any other parents)
Do NOT be late to school. We will be leaving around 8:00.
We will return by 2:30.
Cell phones must be put away at all times unless specifically given permission by your Camp Gilmont teacher. You are responsible for keeping it put away and safe.
Be ready to be active and enjoy nature!
You don’t need your backpack/Chromebook on this day. Don’t carry anything unnecessary.
Meet in Bohn’s room in the morning.
We are representing WO. Be on best behavior (CHAMPS behavior)

 

 

 

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Monday –

  • Finish any Passion Projects that haven’t been presented.
  • Discuss “The Emperor and the Nightingale” Drama

Hw: Study migration vocabulary by going to vocabulary.com and completing the two practices on there.

Tuesday-

  • Migration Vocabulary Test
  • Pass out new reading passage

Hw: Reading passage (due next Tuesday 4/17) **Prove answers for 5 bonus points on grade.

Wednesday-

  • Camp Gilmont Field Trip

**Wear long pants and tennis shoes. Check the weather to see if sunscreen is needed. Students may wear sunglasses and hats.

Hw: Reading passage and read for 20 minutes

Thursday– 

  • Begin Migration Hyperdoc

Hw: Reading passage and read 20 minutes

Friday-

  • Migration Hyperdoc
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Passion Projects- Day 1 2018

Genius Hour

Our students have worked extremely hard learning how to do new things, researching their topics, creating final projects and more. It’s now showtime! Our students (or experts) are busy sharing all the incredible information they’ve learned on their chosen topic.

On Day 1 we learned about the following:

The History of Dunking, BTS (a K-POP Band), The Punnett Square, Noah Schnapp, Fox Red Labs, Mandela Effect, K Pop, Nuclear Bombs, Super Junior, How to Become an Anesthesiologist, Lebron James, What’s the Upside Down in Stranger Things and How Did the Writers Come Up With It, How to Make a Non-Toxic Slime, Types of Bone Cancer and Its History, and Taylor Swift

What an amazing day of learning! Now we’re looking forward to the next day of presentations.

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Important Upcoming Dates

Parents,

Please mark your calendars for these important dates:

April 2-April 6 – Passion Project Presentations

April 11– Camp Gilmont Field Trip

April 18 – Spring Pictures

April 23– SCHOOL HOLIDAY

May 14 – STAAR Math

May 15 – STAAR Reading

May 17 – 6th Grade Band Trip to Canton

May 23 – Last Day of School

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Lesson Plans for the Week of March 26-30

Passion Project presentations will take place April 2-April 6.

Monday –

  • Finish Alcatraz hyperdoc
  • Hand out new vocabulary (this week’s vocabulary comes from Mr. Bohn and will focus on migration terms)  **Study hard- test on Tuesday, April 10
  • Students will start signing up for a day to present their Passion Project (be sure and ask your child when he/she is presenting so they have all materials and items necessary on that day)

Hw: Perform Passion Project for parents/guardian and return bottom portion of letter and finish “The Emperor and the Nightingale”

Tuesday-

  • Vocabulary Jam with migration terms
  • Show a few Genius Hour presentation videos (discuss expectations and point out what makes a great presentation)
  • Watch the first half of “Breakout from Alcatraz”

Hw: Perform Passion Project for parents/guardian and return bottom portion of letter and finish “The Emperor and the Nightingale”

Wednesday-

  • Take up reading passage
  • Finishing touches on any concerns or questions regarding Genius Hour presentations (make sure all links work, links have been sent to Mrs. Lobue, etc.)
  • Watch the second half of “Breakout from Alcatraz”

Hw: Perform Passion Project for parents/guardian and return bottom portion of letter and practice migration vocabulary words on vocabulary.com

Thursday– 

  • Flocabulary Main Idea/Supporting Details Video, Read & Respond, and Quiz
  • Quizizz (context clues, main idea, & author’s purpose)

Hw: Perform Passion Project for parents/guardian and return bottom portion of letter and practice migration vocabulary words on vocabulary.com

Friday-

  • School Holiday
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 3/19-3/23

Passion Project presentations will take place the first week in April.

Monday –

  • Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day

Tuesday-

  • Genius Hour/Visit library for a new book

Hw: Get Passion Project letter signed and get prepared for presentation the first week of April

Wednesday-

  • Watch History of Alcatraz Prison video
  • Begin Alcatraz Hyperdoc
  • Hand out new reading passage

Hw:  Get Passion Project Letter signed, “The Emperor and the Nightingale” Drama (due 3/28) & Alcatraz Vocabulary on Vocabulary.com

Thursday–

  • Watch Brief History of Alcatraz video
  • Alcatraz Vocabulary (Vocabulary Jam)
  • Continue Alcatraz Hperdoc

Hw: Get Passion Project Letter signed, “The Emperor and the Nightingale” Drama (due 3/28) & Alcatraz Vocabulary on Vocabulary.com

Friday-

  • Quiz on Alcatraz Vocabulary
  • Finish Alcatraz Hyperdoc
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