Lesson Plans for the Week of April 29-May 3

Genius Hour presentations start this week. I’m so excited! Our students have learned so much, and I can’t wait for them to share their knowledge with their classmates. Your child will receive a slip stating their presentation date on it. Be sure and ask for that. Thank you for ensuring your child is ready to SHINE!

Monday- 

  • Genius Hour Presentations

HW: Practice before you present. If you already presented, read 20 minutes.

Tuesday –

  • Genius Hour Presentations

HW: Practice before you present. If you already presented, read 20 minutes.

Wednesday- 

  • Genius Hour Presentations

HW: Practice before you present. If you already presented, read 20 minutes.

Thursday-

  • Genius Hour Presentations

HW: Practice before you present. If you already presented, read 20 minutes.

Friday- Genius Hour Presentations

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We FLIP for reading!

Our students “flipped for reading” today. Students worked hard in teams to answer questions after reading a passage. We certainly saw a lot of smiles and bottle flippin’.

Afterward, teams enjoyed learning academic vocabulary- Thanos Style!

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Lesson Plans for the Week of April 22-26

Your child should be adding finishing touches to his/her presentation and visual:/videos/tri board/poster/model, etc. and speech. Presentations are next week. Please have your child present the entire presentation for you and give constructive feedback. Please sign the letter (stating you have seen it), and return the bottom portion of this letter by this Thursday, April 25.

Monday- 

  • No School

Tuesday –

  • Context Clues Bell Ringer
  • Discuss “Composting” & Charlie Joe’s reading passages (grades are coming home today so ask to see them).

HW:

  • Present Genius Hour presentation for guardian and return note stating they have seen it.

Wednesday- 

  • “The Star-Spangled Banner” – in teams (bottle flipping)

HW:

  • Present Genius Hour presentation for guardian and return note stating they have seen it.

Thursday-

  • Genius Hour- final details, get students the day they will present next week

HW:

  • Present Genius Hour presentation for guardian and return note stating they have seen it.

Friday- 

  • Genius Hour- final details (all links, videos, etc. work and are in place)

Get ready for SHOW TIME!

 

 

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Lesson Plans for the Week of April 15-18

Your child should be adding finishing touches to his/her notes and working on a visual:/videos/tri board/poster/model, etc. and speech. Presentations will be the week of April 29th. I can’t wait!

Monday- 

  • Flocabulary “Dictionary Skills” – Video, Quiz, & Read & Respond
  • Begin “Dictionary Skills Review”

HW:

  • Complete GIMKIT assignment “Academic Vocabulary #2” to practice vocabulary for THURSDAY’s test. Click HERE to study words.
  • Continue working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Tuesday – 

  • Finish “Dictionary Skills Review”
  • View a short clip of Adolf Hitler speaking and survivor from Auschwitz Concentration Camp

HW:

  • GIMKIT assignment “Academic Vocabulary #2 (due Wednesday)
  • Continue working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour

Wednesday- GIMKIT HW ASSIGNMENT DUE

  • Enter answers for Charlie Joe’s Reading passage (feedback on ones missed)
  • Begin Context Clues Task Cards
  • Vocabulary practice (test tomorrow)

HW:

  • Continue working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour

Thursday-

  • Vocabulary Test on Academic Vocabulary 2 words
  • Genius Hour

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

 

Friday – School Holiday

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Pennies for Pets Update

Our compassionate students continue to amaze me with their generosity. We have now collected $73.31 for Regard4Life Animal Rescue. We will continue to collect until our Passion Projects are over. Yes, we can make a difference!

PENNIES FOR PETS

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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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Pennies For Pets- Compassion Beyond the Classroom

Our students have been working diligently on 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 constellations, rare diseases, famous people, certain animals, sports, jobs, and more.

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 the amazing Regard4life Animal Rescue. This selfless group of incredible people gives of their time, hearts and love to rescue abused, neglected, and forgotten animals.

Last year, my students paid for the adoption of a dog and a cat. These two animals found their loving, FUR-ever homes, all from the generosity of our students, their friends, and families. We were also able to provide needed supplies to the Longview Humane Society.

This was just announced today, and we have already collected $20. 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

 

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Lesson Plans for the Week of April 1-5

Monday- 

  • Watch Flocabulary’s “Holocaust” Video (quiz & vocabulary game)

HW:

  • Complete “Composting” reading passage **Prove answers! DUE WEDNESDAY!
  • Complete GIMKIT assignment to practice vocabulary for Friday’s test. Click HERE to study words.
  • Start working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Tuesday – 

  • Read “The Girl Who Lived Forever” in SCOPE (Anne Frank’s story)
  • Vocabulary practice (words from “The Girl Who Lived Forever)

HW:

  • Complete “Composting” reading passage **Prove answers! DUE TOMORROW!
  • Complete GIMKIT assignment to practice vocabulary for Friday’s test. Click HERE to study words.
  • Start working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Wednesday-

  • Take up “Composting” reading passage & pass out new reading passage “from Charlie Joe’s Guide to Extra Credit”
  • Complete “Show What You Know Central Ideas & Details”
  • Virtual Learning – Tour the secret annex where Anne Frank & her family hid for over 2 years.

HW:

  • Complete “from Charlie Joe’s Guide to Extra Credit” reading passage **Prove answers! DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY!
  • Complete GIMKIT assignment to practice vocabulary for Friday’s test. Click HERE to study words.
  • Start working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Thursday-

  • Work in partners to analyze text for certain text structures
  • Academic vocabulary review

HW:

  • Complete “From Charlie Joe’s Guide to Extra Credit” reading passage **Prove answers! DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY!
  • Complete GIMKIT assignment to practice vocabulary for Friday’s test. Click HERE to study words.
  • Start working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Friday-

  • Genius Hour – Focus on finishing notes & start on presentation portion of Genius Hour
  • Vocabulary Test

**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 March 4-8

Please return the benchmark and Genius Hour letters if you haven’t. Thank you!

Monday- 

  • Flocabulary – Conflict Quiz
  • Work on 4-Square Biography Poster

HW: Complete “Five Rings Unbroken” reading passage **Prove answers!

Tuesday –  

  • Benchmark review – paired passage “George Washington’s Portrait/The Story Behind the Silmarillion”
  • Biography 4-Square Poster

HW: Complete “Five Rings Unbroken” reading passage **Prove answers!

Wednesday-

  • Benchmark Review “The Raven & the Star Fruit”
  • Biography 4-Square Poster

HW: “Five Rings Unbroken” reading passage (prove answers)

Thursday- FIVE RINGS UNBROKEN DUE!

  • Benchmark Review “Venezuela’s Lightning Storms”
  • Finish Biography 4-Square Poster

HW: Read 20 minutes

Friday- 

  • Genius Hour

I’m wishing you all a fun and relaxing Spring Break!

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