Lesson Plans for the Week of 1/15-1/19

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VOCABULARY TEST HAS BEEN MOVED TO NEXT TUESDAY DUE TO SNOW DAYS – STUDY HARD!

Monday –

Happy Birthday, Dr. King. Thank you for exhibiting love, kindness, and courage.

Tuesday- 

  • SNOW DAY!! Have fun, stay warm and safe!

Hw: Read 20 minutes (Genius Hour topic) & finish reading log (reading about Genius Hour topic)

Wednesday-

  • Analyze Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech
  • Pass out reading passage (due 1/23)

Hw: Complete reading passage “Sailing to New Horizons” & finish reading log (reading about Genius Hour topic)

Thursday– READING LOG DUE!

  • Take up reading logs
  • Discuss faulty reasoning
  • Groups work together to come up with examples of faulty reasoning

Hw: Complete reading passage “Sailing to New Horizons”

Friday-

  • Dr. King Escape Room – teams work together to solve higher-level thinking puzzles
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Happy Birthday, Dr. King!

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As we all take today off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let’s not forget what this incredible man did. He stood for equality, justice, and racial reconciliation. He was brave, determined, and persistent, all those qualities most of us only hope we can be. Enjoy today, but don’t forget Dr. King, all that he stood for, and his dream!

Happy birthday, Dr. King!

 

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Pennies for Pets

Our students recently started their Passion Projects/Genius Hour. During this time each week, students are to research something they are wanting to learn and/or are passionate about, using a driving question. We have students learning about the Marines, certain actors, the history of White Oak ISD, bone cancer, the dangers of smoking, writing their own book, learning how to crochet, choreographing a twirling routine, and the list on and on.

We discussed how nice it would be if our projects could reach outside the four walls of the classroom. To make that happen, our sixth graders are collecting “Pennies for Pets.” At the end of our collection time, we will give the lump sum to an animal organization that needs items/food for animals.

This was just announced on Monday, and we have already collected $31.62! This says a lot about our White Oak kids. I’m so proud of them and their caring hearts!

We CAN make a difference, and they are doing just that!

Pictured below: just a couple of our students who have already donated

Pennies for Pets

We care!

 

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Report Cards

Just a reminder that report cards will come home Tuesday, January 10, ONLY if you requested a HARD copy.  Otherwise, you have access to all of your student’s grades as they are posted throughout the nine weeks via Skyward. Exam grades are also posted in Skyward. Use Family Access to receive weekly notifications of postings.

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 1/8-1/12

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Monday –

  • Discuss Genius Hour guidelines
  • Watch “Be Remarkable”
  • Submit Driving Question for Genius Hour
  • Begin researching and diving into topic that has been approved by me

Hw: Read 20 minutes (Genius Hour topic)

Tuesday- 

  • Hand out new vocabulary (Persuasive Techniques, Biographies & Memoirs)
  • Review semester exam and discuss data

Hw: Read 20 minutes (Genius Hour topic)

Wednesday- 

  • Hand out non-fiction reading log (read on Genius Hour topic) **The back side is cause and effect.
  • Review context clues strategies and begin Black History Context Clues Task Cards

Hw: Read 20 minutes, fill in log, and finish cause/effect activity

Thursday–

  • Finish task cards
  • When finished watch “Persuasive Techniques”
  • Glue “Persuasive Techniques” into interactive notebook
  • Begin “Propaganda Powerpoint”

Hw: Read 20 minutes, fill in log, and finish cause/effect activity

Friday-

  • Continue “Propaganda Powerpoint”
  • Passion Project letter is due (parent should have signed)  **Parents are aware of child’s driving question and topic of study for Genius Hour
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Lesson Plans for the Week of January 4-5

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THIRD NINE WEEKS BEGINS!

Thursday–

  • Hand out graded reading logs and non-fiction task card grades (discuss)
  • Introduce Genius Hour and Passion Projects

What is Genius Hour? You Get to Have Your Own Genius Hour! Ideas for Genius Hour

  • Students will fill in a Google Form, which will give them ideas of interest to study (this form will be brought home so parents can help guide their child into a topic of study)

Hw: Be thinking of something you’re passionate about – something you’d like to create, solve, design, build, and learn more about (use the “idea list” to help you) and get PassionProject Introduction Letter signed

Friday-

  • Discuss reading hw (maps, charts, timelines, etc.)
  • We will watch a couple of videos that answer the question “Why have Genius Hour?”
  • Discuss various ways students can present their information, experiment, design, model, book, tri-board, poster, etc.
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Early Release Mon-Wed & Lesson Plans for the Week of 12/18-12/20

Don’t forget that students have exams each day this week. We’ll also have early release Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 12/15.

See schedule below.

Please make sure your child has a book in case he/she finishes an exam early.  Also, have your child charge his/her computer and bring it to school.

Monday, 12/18 Tuesday, 12/19 Wednesday, 12/20
4th         7:55-9:15 1st         7:55-9:15 3rd          7:55-9:15
2nd        9:20-9:25 2nd       9:20-9:25 2nd         9:20-9:25
5th         9:30-10:50 2nd       9:30-10:50 7th          9:30-10:50
Lunch   10:55-11:25 6th        10:55-12:15 8th          10:55-12:15
Study Hall 11:30-12:15 Grab and Go Lunch Grab and Go Lunch
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: SCHOOL CANCELLED!

 

For the health and safety of our students and staff, White Oak ISD will NOT have school Thursday, December 14 or Friday, December 15.  We will return to school Monday, December 18 for exams.  The choir concert that is scheduled for tomorrow night is canceled.  Middle School will not have any type of practice Thursday or Friday. Our maintenance and custodial staff will spend these two days deep cleaning our buildings and buses. Please see our exam schedule below:

Monday, 12/18 Tuesday, 12/19 Wednesday, 12/20
4th         7:55-9:15 1st         7:55-9:15 3rd          7:55-9:15
2nd        9:20-9:25 2nd       9:20-9:25 2nd         9:20-9:25
5th         9:30-10:50 2nd       9:30-10:50 7th          9:30-10:50
Lunch   10:55-11:25 6th        10:55-12:15 8th          10:55-12:15
Study Hall 11:30-12:15 Grab and Go Lunch Grab and Go Lunch
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Lesson Plans for the Week of December 11-15

{STUDENTS WILL GO ON A QUEST THIS WEEK TO REVIEW ALL CONCEPTS ON UPCOMING SEMESTER EXAM}

Monday –

  • Review elements of poetry
  • Complete Quizalize Lessons

Hw: Complete Quizalize lessons if you didn’t in class

Tuesday- 

  • Review Plot Diagram
  • Read a short story & fill in a plot diagram graphic organizer
  • Begin Study Island Practice Test to review concepts on exam

Hw: If you were absent or behind, work on your Study Island Practice Test

Wednesday- READING HOMEWORK DUE!

  • Take up reading hw
  • Continue Study Island Practice Test

Hw: If you were absent or behind, work on your Study Island Practice Test

Thursday–

  • Finish Study Island Practice Test
  • Continue Quizalize Lessons
  • Hand back and discuss graded papers

Hw: Finish Study Island Lessons if you didn’t in class or you were absent

Friday-

  • Discuss reading hw
  • Introduce Passion Projects (just a little insight into it) since we’ll be starting this when we return from the break
  • Give students time to research ideas, read news headlines, etc. to find topics of interest
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EXAM SCHEDULE


White Oak Middle School will have semester exams December 18, 19, 20.  We will also have Early Release at 12:15 each of those days.  We will not have an official lunchtime 12/19 or 12/20.  Students who need a lunch will receive a hamburger/cheeseburger sack lunch between 11:45-12:15 to go.  Students who do not have an exam last period may be checked out by a parent/guardian.

Please see the schedule below:

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