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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Results of our 2nd Poll and Assignment for Home Safari #3

Here’s our latest update on Remote Learning while out due to the Coronavirus. Our second poll was guessing the correct characteristics that describe a sloth. Congrats to Period 2 for having the most that guessed the correct answer. Check out the video below of me sharing the results and giving instructions for our next remote learning assignment regarding sloths.

Continue to check Google Classroom and my blog daily. Stay safe and healthy!

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Home Safari #2 and Results of our First Poll

Here’s our latest update on Remote Learning while out due to the Coronavirus. Our first poll was guessing which animal we would learn about on our 2nd home safari. Congrats to Period 1 for having the most that guessed Brazilian Porcupines based on the given clues. Check out the videos below of me sharing the results and giving instructions to this remote learning assignment.

Thank you, students, for completing the Flipgrid Brazilian Porcupine remote learning lesson. I’m enjoying the engaging videos of you sharing at least THREE facts about this amazing animal. So far, we have 44 responses, 12.4 hours of engagement, 974 views, and we practiced speaking skills/listening skills/ and more. I look for our stats to keep increasing. Bravo!

Keep checking Google Classroom and my blog daily. Stay safe and healthy!

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Remote Learning Lesson #2

We will join an online Home Safari each day. Yesterday’s safari featured Fiona the hippo. Students were to watch the informational video and post what they learned on Google Classroom (under the video).

Please encourage your child to complete this assignment. Many already have! Also, please remind your child to be detailed and mindful of complete sentences, correct capitalization, and punctuation.

Here’s Fiona!

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Remote Learning: Begin Genius Hour Research

Parents,

Today, I posted an assignment in Google Classroom for students to begin researching their Genius Hour topics.  I’ve included a video that will explain further.

Please have your child research their topic daily and take notes on the provided note page in Google Classroom. This way I can see all notes and work. If your child has a question, he/she can ask on the note page or in Google Classroom.

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Terezin Concentration Camp Butterflies

 

Children’s Drawings & Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944

We have been studying the Holocaust in writing. We read the amazing SCOPE story, “The Girl Who Lived Forever” (Anne Frank). We culminated this with an opportunity to go through Anne Frank’s secret annex on a virtual tour.

We have also been watching Eva Heyman’s Stories on Instagram to see what it may have been like if there were social media during the Holocaust. Eva’s stories were emotional and gave us an inside look into one of history’s darkest periods.

During our study, we also read poems and viewed artwork from children in the Terezin Concentration Camp from the book, I Never Saw Another Butterfly.  Each child read a poem from the book, analyzed it, and then wrote to, or for, the child. Some wrote letters, prose, and others wrote poems (free verse and rhyming). The activity was very open-ended! I love the wide variety of butterflies on our wall!

Students went through the entire writing process in order to publish the butterflies. They wrote with emotion and carried on the voices of those innocent children who sadly perished and won’t see another butterfly. It was a joy to see the arts included in this activity – they really enjoyed watercoloring their masterpieces!

Enjoy the video to see a sneak peek into their butterfly creations. Way to go!

 

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Lesson Plans for the Week of March 2-6

Monday-

  • Commas in an introductory phrase mini-lesson and independent practice
  • Comma Book pg. 4 (commas in an introductory phrase)
  • Genius Hour expectations/examples/finalize “driving questions”

HW: Flocabulary “Commas” video & quiz (Daily Grade)

Tuesday –

  • Commas in an interrupting phrase/appositive mini-lesson and independent practice
  • Comma Book-pgs. 6 & 8 (Commas to set off an interrupting phrase and an appositive)

HW: Flocabulary “Commas” video & quiz

Wednesday-

  • Comma book pg. 5 – Commas used to set off a name
  • Mini-Lesson & independent practice

HW: Flocabulary “Commas” video & quiz

Thursday-

  • Comma book pg. pg. 7 -Commas used to set off direct quotes
  • Character Lesson- “Do You Have Fake Friends?”

HW: Flocabulary “Commas” video & quiz

Friday –Flocabulary Assignment DUE

  • Finish comma books – pg. 9 Use Commas to separate the names of cities, states, & countries
  • Make sure all pages are neat, colorful, & decorated

HAVE A WONDERFUL SPRING BREAK! SEE YOU ON TUESDAY, MARCH 17.

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Lesson Plans for the Week of February 23

Parents, I’m introducing Genius Hour this week. Students will choose a topic to learn more about and/or something to create. Students will generate a driving question to “drive” their research. A letter will be coming home. Please sign and return by this Friday, February 28.

Monday- 

  • What is Genius Hour?
  • Genius Hour Expectations
  • Send home Genius Hour Letter

HW: Get Genius Hour Letter signed and return

Tuesday –

  • Begin Comma Books
  • Decorate Front Cover

HW: NoRedInk Commas in a Series and Commas with FANBOYS (Daily Grade) 

Wednesday- EARLY RELEASE at 12:00

  • Watch “The Number on Grandpa’s Arm”
  • Finish Comma Book Cover (if you didn’t yesterday)

HW: NoRedInk Commas in a Series and Commas with FANBOYS (Daily Grade) 

Thursday-

  • Commas in a series mini-lesson and independent practice
  • Comma Book – page 2 “Commas in a Series”

HW: NoRedInk Commas in a Series and Commas with FANBOYS (Daily Grade) 

Friday –No Red Ink Assignments and Genius Hour letter DUE!

  • Character Lesson “Don’t Take Yourself So Seriously”
  • Commas pg. 3 “Use a comma to separate two independent clauses”
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