Pennies for Pets Update

Our sixth graders have been collecting “Pennies for Pets” over the last month. With the money collected, they have made a BIG difference in the lives of some precious “fur babies.”

So far they have:

  • sponsored the $100 adoption fee of an older pet named Noodle (he is up for adoption now through Regard4Life)  **I went to see him at Petco this past Saturday. He’s SO cute!
  • Bought $100 worth of necessary items for Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center

Our students have shown great generosity and love that stretches far into our community and the hearts of some loving fur babies. Way to go!

Look at Noodle! He’s ready to be adopted!

Card Received from Regard4Life

East Texas Animal Care & Adoption Center

Supplies bought for Longview Animal Care & Adoption Center

Way to go sixth graders! Your contribution makes a difference!

 

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 2/5-2/9

We will start our Genius Hour with an incredible video that reminds us that we are remarkable, and each of us is a masterpiece.


READING BENCHMARK ON FEBRUARY 14. PLEASE MAKE ALL EFFORTS TO BE AT SCHOOL!

New vocabulary words are HERE.

Monday –

Genius Hour

Hw: Finish “Tomato Harvest”/”A Run to Remember” paired passage (due Wednesday), read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes, and study vocabulary

Tuesday-

  • Finish “What’s the tone?” partner activity – cite evidence for tone in letters from “Finders/Keepers”
  • Finish “Scavenger Hunt” with partner (finding the claim, counterclaim, and rebuttal) in 2 opposing letters

Hw: Finish “Tomato Harvest”/”A Run to Remember” paired passage (due Wednesday), read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes, and study vocabulary

Wednesday- PAIRED PASSAGE HW DUE!

  • Look at similarities/differences in biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, and personal narratives
  • Read Ruby Bridges Through My Eyes and parts of I Am a Star: Child of the Holocaust 

Hw: Read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes and study vocabulary

Thursday–

  • Context Clues Dominoes
  • Watch “Ruby Bridges” Flocab video and take quiz

Hw: Read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes and study vocabulary

Friday- 

  • Discuss hw (paired passage)
  • Vocabulary test
  • Vocabulary loop (if time)
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Pennies for Pets Update

Our incredibly generous students continue to bring in “Pennies for Pets.” I’m super amazed at them for caring about our furry friends. As of now, we’ve raised $222.00.

Last week, I contacted Regard4Life. There were many ways we could help this organization. One of the ways to help was to sponsor an adoption. I let my students vote on whether they wanted to sponsor a cat or a dog. Dog was the winner! I was able to give $100 of our money to Regard4Life in order to sponsor the adoption of an older white Schnauzer named Noodle. Noodle was found running around the streets of Gilmer. He’s been “fixed,” had some teeth pulled, and is now ready for adoption. We can’t wait to post that Noodle had found his fUR-ever home.

Noodle

Way to go kids!

A few of those caring students are pictured below:

 

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 1/29-2/2

READING BENCHMARK ON FEBRUARY 14. PLEASE MAKE ALL EFFORTS TO BE AT SCHOOL!

New vocabulary words are HERE.

Monday –

Genius Hour

Hw: Finish “Sailing to New Horizons” reading passage (due Wednesday) and read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes.

Tuesday- 

  • Hand out new vocabulary words (vocabulary test on 2/9)
  • Introduce debate “Finders/Keepers”
  • Discuss and define 5 vocabulary words from our debate

Hw: Read 20 minutes (Genius Hour Topic) **”Sailing to New Horizons” reading passage due TOMORROW!

Wednesday-

  • Take up hw (reading passage) & pass out new reading passage
  • Read letters from debate and decide which side you’re on
  • Discuss the claim, counterclaim, and rebuttals in each letter

Hw: Complete reading passage “Tomato Harvest/A Run to Remember” paired passage & study vocabulary

Thursday–

  • Complete “Tone” & “Scavenger Hunt” in partners
  • Discuss last week’s hw

Hw:Complete reading passage “Tomato Harvest/A Run to Remember” paired passage & study vocabulary

Friday- Mrs. Lobue will be at a workshop; a sub will be in my room

  • Read “Ruby Bridges: Girl of Courage”
  • Complete the main idea and supporting details activity (give textual evidence)
  • Ruby Bridges Flocabulary video & quiz
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 1/22-1/26

VOCABULARY TEST IS TUESDAY – STUDY HARD!

Monday –

Genius Hour

Hw: Read, finish reading log, and study vocabulary https://quizlet.com/_49nyqt

Tuesday- READING LOG DUE AND VOCABULARY TEST

  • Take up reading logs/cause & effect hw
  • Vocabulary test
  • Flocabulary Video (Dr. Martin Luther King) & Quiz

Hw: Read 20 minutes (Genius Hour Topic) and take notes

Wednesday-

  • Pass out reading hw
  • Review faulty reasoning
  • Groups work together to come up with examples of faulty reasoning

Hw: Complete reading passage “Sailing to New Horizons”

Thursday

  • Universal Screener (Moby Max)

Hw: Complete reading passage “Sailing to New Horizons”

Friday-

  • Finish Universal Screener
  • Share faulty reasoning examples
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Pennies For Pets

Our incredibly generous students continue to bring in “Pennies for Pets.” I’m super amazed at them for caring about our furry friends. As of now, we’ve raised $135.74 for an animal shelter/organization.

Way to go!

A few of those caring students are pictured below:

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

photo credit: youtube WWE

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!

photo credit: law officer

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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