Tuesday, February 21, 2017

12:30 Welcome Back to Alex’s mom: Diane

All photography today.

First - I need to collect your Characterization Sheets.

1:15 Thoughts on where to shoot your Chalk Talk photos- tomorrow

1. Brainstorm areas in the school Why would you choose one location over another?

2. Photography rules (Black and White) 3. Photographic elements

Book Trailers schedule (New group for T, TH, F this week)

Courtesy Hint: Push the chairs in, plug in iPads when done.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

12:30 Great conversation about “BlueFish” yesterday. I love to see you all “thinking!”

3 min review of your Chalk Talk Ideas

Quotes for our Chalk Talks - Brainstorming session

1:00 Write ‘15 - “Missing”

You wake up one morning to find your face plastered all over town on a “Missing” poster. Who posted the signs? Where were you last seen? What were you wearing?

1:15 Thoughts on where to shoot your Chalk Talk photos

1. Brainstorm areas in the school Why would you choose one location over another?

2. Photography rules (Black and White) 3. Photographic elements

Chairs up - it’s Wednesday!

Book Trailers schedule (resumes tomorrow)

Cole - Molly - Izaak - Joe - Novalee

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

12:30 Character analysis

1:00 Quotes for our Chalk Talks

1:15 Book Signing

HW - Finish your Character analysis -due tomorrow

Book Trailers schedule

Cole - Molly - Izaak - Joe - Novalee

Monday, February 13, 2017

12:30 Paraphrasing returned

Summary Vs Paraphrasing

12:45 Practicing Paraphrasing: “Saying it in your own words”

“Bigger Brains, Bigger Yawns”

1:00 “Back to Character” Analysis

Book Trailers schedule RESUMING TODAY!

Bigger Brains, Bigger Yawns.

Humans aren’t the only animals that yawn. Many animals, from parakeets to elephants, exhibit this behavior. But why do they do it? One hypothesis is that yawning may cool off the brain. New findings from scientists at the State University of New York at Oneonta support this idea.

Psychologist Andrew Gallup and colleagues watched You Tube videos of 29 mammals - including mice, cats, walruses, and elephants - yawning. They found that animals with larger brains tend to have longer yawns.

Yawning can cool the brain in a few ways: It increases blood flow, bringing cooler blood up from the heart. And it allows the body to release heat to the outside world through the mouth and airways.

Friday, February 10, 2017

12:30 An introduction to Paraphrasing

12:45 Practicing Paraphrasing: “Saying it in your own words”

1:00 Your Turn

1:15 Peer review/editing help

Book Trailers schedule (postponed until iPads fixed)

ORIGINAL

At just 8.5 square miles, the

Pacific island country of Nauru is one of

the smallest countries in the world. The

island was once rich in phosphate, but

most of the resource has been mined

leaving damage to the environment

behind. Nauru has a population of about

10,000 people

Paraphrased Text

Nauru is a Pacific island country that is only 8.5

square miles in area. It is one of the smallest

countries on the planet and only about 10,000 people live there. Nauru has mined its once plentiful supplies of phosphate. This has damaged the environment on the island.

Paraphrasing

Ever wonder what it takes to be a competitive eater? Just ask Joey Chestnut, eight-time winner of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Joey, who once ate 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes, told Eat It Magazine that being a competitive eater is all about finding your rhythm and getting your hands, mouth, throat, and stomach all working together. Having been competitive eater for almost 10 years now, Joey knows what works. “Jump up and down a little bit,” Joey advises. “It helps the food settle to the bottom of your stomach.” Oh, and don’t forget the Pepto Bismol.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

12:30 Test ~ Figurative Language Review

12:45 Chalk Talks- Brainstorming session for our quotes.

Chalking our quotes.

EXAMPLES

1:00 BlueFish

1:20 “Character” Analysis

Parent Interview Missing - Joe, Mason, Chloe, Elliot

Book Trailers schedule (postponed until iPads fixed)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

12:30 Test ~ Figurative Language

What is the opposite of figurative language, or when words mean exactly what they say?

(If done early - please practice spelling)

12:45 Student Reviews: Chalk Talks- Listen to your interview together. Try to find one phrase out of the answers that describes you. Together, jot down the most intriguing/powerful quotes. Each writes the quote on one side of the paper

EXAMPLES

1:15 BlueFish

Parent Interview Missing - Joe, Mason, Chloe, Elliot, Alexander

Book Trailers schedule (postponed until iPads fixed)

WED CHAIRS

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

12:30 MISSING WORK:

Spelling test - Week 8 spelling tests:

Kiersten, Kaitlin, Bode, Alexander

Parent Interview - Joe, Mason, Chloe, Elliot, Alexander

12:45 Student Interviews: Chalk Talks(Questions - push them to go deep ~ don’t settle for single word answers. Ask all of the questions)

12:45 Write ‘15 - When done with your interviews:

Write a paragraph about the most interesting answer you got from your parent interview. Compare their answer to how you might answer a similar question.

1:15 BlueFish

HW Test Tomorrow on Figurative Language

Book Trailers schedule (postponed until iPads fixed)

M Brooke, Mason, Cali, Julia, Austin,Kaitlin

WED CHAIRS

Monday, February 6, 2017

12:30 Spelling test - Week 9 Pretest

Edmodo quiz on Figurative Language

12:45 Write ‘15 Gunpoint - (see next slide)

1:15 BlueFish

HW Test Tomorrow on Figurative Language

Book Trailers schedule

TH/F Brooke, Mason, Cali, Julia, Austin, Kaitlin

WED CHAIRS

Gunpoint

You are being held at gunpoint, and your assailant says you have 10 seconds to make him/her change their mind about shooting you. What do you say?

Friday, February 3, 2017

12:30 Spelling test

HHH1. 6th grade - Practice Figurative Language on IXL

First look at the Write ‘15.

12:45 An introduction to Chalk Talks ~ Questions

1:15 BlueFish

HW Adult Interview due Monday - recorded in We Video

Finish it - so that I can see you’ve done it.

Book Trailers schedule

TH/F Brooke, Mason, Cali, Julia, Austin

WED CHAIRS

Sheep's Eyeball

I was sitting in a nice restaurant, with sheets over tables, and waitresses who would carry 20 dishes around. I was the Guest Of Honor, and they tried to serve me a sheep’s eyeball. I declined, then I was offered the sheep’s tongue. If was 1 foot long and looked like fish, but a very different color. But it looked bumpy and very moist, even after being cooked. When the waiter looked over, I poked the tongue with a fork. It went through with a wet popping sound, and liquid started coming out of the holes as I pushed the fork deeper. When the waiter turned back my way, I was so disgusted I told them I had to use the restroom, and then I climbed out the window.

Sheep'sEyeball: I have just arrived to this banquet in Kazakhstan. I have been invited as a guest of honor and by the looks of it, it seems pretty fancy. As I walk in I see purple silks draped from white pillars and the floor is marble and to me is what gives it that touch of fanciness. I am seated in a rather comfy seat. But then I am presented with an eyeball! It was served on this fancy platter on top of a lettuce bed and I thought it was a joke until they handed me a fork they told me that it was the traditional “sheep's eyeball” but I wanted nothing to do with it. I respectfully declined and then it got worse, THEY HANDED ME THE TONGUE OF A SHEEP. And my excuse was… I had forgotten that 2 years ago to this very day that my great great great grandpa had invited me to his dogs cousins owners brothers aunts step father’s 64th anniversary brunch and I had to be there tomorrow. They said they understood (and I was surprised), and I rushed out of there as fast as I could.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

12:30 Post your Gifts Figuratively in Edmodo.

When done, practice spelling: Week 8 (13 for some)

12:45 An introduction to Wing Huie

Questions

1:15 BlueFish

HW Adult Interview due Monday - recorded in We Video

Finish it - so that I can see you’ve done it.

Book Trailers schedule

TH/F Brooke, Mason, Cali, Julia, Austin

WED CHAIRS

Wing Huie Questions

More Questions to take us deeper

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

12:30 New Seats, Turn in Vocabulary from Science World

Adult Interview due Monday - recorded in We Video

Questions you might ask (5 required)

12:40 Working with WeVideo - Login-in with Google

Record (sound only) the 5th grader on their chromebook, reading a poem.

6th grader teaches: Upload 2 photos that fit with the poem and play the poem recording as voiceover.

1:15 BlueFish- Doubtful ~ but maybe.

HW: The Best Christmas Gift - Gifts Figuratively

Due Tomorrow - no more class time for this.

Book Trailers schedule

TH/F Brooke, Mason, Cali, Julia, Austin

CHAIRS UP

TODAY

WED CHAIRS

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

12:30 Write ‘15 - Dreams (see next slide)

12:45 Vocabulary - Science World Article

1:15 BlueFish- For sure!

HW: The Best Christmas Gift - Gifts Figuratively

Due on Thursday - no more class time for this.

Book Trailers schedule

TH/F Brooke, Mason, Cali, Julia, Austin

WED CHAIRS

DREAMS

The boy or girl across from you in this classroom:

What did she or he dream last night?

Write a paragraph that tells the story of their dream. You may choose any student who sits close around you. You do not need to name the student in your story - but you can if you like. Your story MUST include one part written with figurative language. Label this part in parenthesis immediately following it, even if in the middle of a sentence.

Monday, January 30, 2017

12:30 A message from our Publisher

12:40 The Best Christmas Gift - Gifts Figuratively

Continue your work using figurative language.

1:00 Polls on Edmodo - Figurative Language

1:15 BlueFish

Book Trailers schedule

M/T Brianna, Noah, Kaitlin, Cooper, Elliot

TH/F Brooke, Mason, Cali, Julia, Austin

WED CHAIRS

Friday, January 27, 2017

12:30 Write ‘15

Choose the best of your Write ‘15s.

PUBLISH it and turn it in on Edmodo - due by Monday

1:00 The Best Christmas Gift - Gifts Figuratively

Described with figurative language.

1:15 BlueFish

Book Trailers schedule

WED CHAIRS

Alliteration - words having the same first consonant sound,

occur close together in a sentence.

A better butter makes a better batter.

Simile - comparison using like or as

He is as cunning as a fox.

Metaphor - develop a comparison without using like or as

My brother was boiling mad. That assignment was a breeze.

Personification - a thing, idea or animal is given human qualities

The flowers danced in the gentle breeze.

Hyperbole - an exaggeration

Your suitcase weighs a ton.

Onomatopoeia - creating a sound effect that mimics the thing described

The buzzing bee flew away.

Irony (see next slide)

Irony - words used in such a way that their intended meaning is different from their actual meaning. It could also be a situation that may end up in quite a different way than anticipated. It’s a difference between the appearance and the reality.

-I posted a video on YouTube about how useless YouTube is.

-The name of Britain’s biggest dog was “Tiny”

-You laugh at a person who slipped stepping on a banana peel and the next thing you know, you slipped too.

The Roomba Robotic Vacuum

My roomba robot radically races around my rooms. Alliteration

It cleans like magic. Simile

It’s a miracle! Metaphor

My roomba runs around the rooms. Personification

My roomba rules the world! Hyperbole

My roomba revs up and goes to work. Onomatopoeia

You can call my roomba Runaway. Irony

Thursday, January 26, 2017

12:30 iPad review.

Creating today/tomorrow in Lancer time:

January 26-27: Noah, Chloe, Makayla, Kinlee, Jayden

12:50 Kahoot - Practicing Figurative Language

1:15 BlueFish

(Travis, would you please stop being so darn shy?)

Book Trailers schedule

WED CHAIRS

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

12:30 Interview Questions

12:40 Cross grade partners

Interviews

  • Choose 3 questions you’d like to answer
  • Have your partner ask you those 3 questions plus one of their choice
  • Give your partner your chromebook - to record you
  • Take a selfie for the Article

1:15 Write ‘15 - The Interview

Write up your favorite answer.

? BlueFish

WED CHAIRS

Tuesday, January 42, 2017

11:30 Book Trailers - Instructional

11:55 Adult Photo Story

What kind of Questions would you ask?

Start thinking about last year / then in poetry book

1:15 BlueFish

WED CHAIRS

Monday, January 23

Welcome to Second Semester!

12:30 Week 8 or (13) Spelling Practice

12:45 Figurative Language PreTEST

12:55 Print your Portfolio Reflections

1:00 WRITE ‘15 (File check)

You should have 3 entries in your Write’15 folder.

  • Weirdest Family Member 2. Instructions from childhood

3. Sheep’s Eyeball

TODAY = 4. Thank your feet

1:15 BlueFish

WED CHAIRS

Thank your feet for somewhere special that they have taken you.

Jan. 23-24 Jan. 26-27 Jan. 30-31 Feb. 2-3 Feb. 6-7

Feb. 9-10

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Had the motivational speaker.

1:00

  • Book Forms
  • Spelling practice WEEK #8

We’ve written in WRITE ‘15, 3 times:

  • Weirdest Family Member 2. Instructions from childhood

3. Sheep’s Eyeball

Choose your best one

Polish it

Edit it

Turn it in on Edmodo - must be turned in by Monday!

1:15 BlueFish

WED CHAIRS

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

12:30

  • Book Forms
  • Their/There/They’re Practice

12:35 How to Write Fiction

1:00 Write ‘15 Sheep’s Eyeball

Share your most vivid words!

1:15 BlueFish

WED CHAIRS

Don’t Eat the Marshmallow

At a banquet in Kazakhstan, you are greeted as a guest of honor and served the traditional sheep’s eyeball. Respectfully, you decline, you are then offered the sheep’s tongue, instead. What’s your excuse this time?

Set up the scene - describe the setting

Retell the action, including the eyeball offer

Finish with your final excuse.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

12:30

  • Spelling practice ( I’m not convinced you got much done yesterday!)

  • THERE THEIR THEY’RE

12:45 Edmodo - Log on and take the quiz and then submit your Important Thing writing.

1:00

Write ‘15 - Childhood Instructions

1:15 Your Turn - write

WED CHAIRS

Learning how to Swim

We live on the Mississippi River, so you must learn how to swim! Preschoolers can learn how to swim. Traditional swim lessons state that you must put your face in and learn to float. Are you kidding me? You have a bunch of 4 and 5 year olds here, who can barely touch the bottom and you want them to do what? I think that the traditional method is totally backward. Kids need to learn to paddle with their arms and kick their feet. They need to be able to move through the water before we ask them to put their face in. So I say, ask them to flex their muscles, slap a floater on them and turn them loose. Day 1 face dunking should be replaced with lap swimming. Kids with a float on their back can move almost immediately through the water. Keep them swimming so that their arms and legs gain strength. When they have developed some strength, then, and only then, can you ask them to put their face in the water and continue with traditional strokes. Meanwhile, they have gained enough strength to keep themselves safe in the water. Most call this type of swimming the Dog Paddle. It may not be pretty, but it’s life saving!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

12:30

  • Collect Book Order papers ~ Hopefully!
  • Spelling practice

12:40 THERE THEIR THEY’RE

12:50

Write ‘15 - Childhood Instructions

1:00 Your Turn + REVISION

1:15 BlueFish

WED CHAIRS and flip the tables that have loose legs

Monday, January 9, 2017

12:30

  • Collect Book Order papers ~ Hopefully!
  • Cover vote today.

12:45

Write ‘15 - Weirdest Family Member

A Thought -- A Description -- A Question

1:00 Your Turn

1:15 BlueFish

WED CHAIRS and flip the tables that have loose legs

A THOUGHT

Jaxon is not your typical 7 year old. I don’t know why he is like he is…….

A DESCRIPTION

At Christmas this year, Jaxon rapped 5 complete songs from the Broadway Musical “Hamiltion.”

All he wanted for Christmas was dress clothes, I’m talking suit coat, ties, and dress pants. What he wanted most was a Navy peacoat with gold buttons. Those were popular when I was in HS. Who wears those anymore?

A QUESTION

This kid is growing up in New York City. His dad grew up there, he’s an actor. You can see him in the first Spiderman Movie. His most recent role was on Blue Bloods last Friday night. I can’t help but wonder what Jaxon would be like if he grew up in Wisconsin, like his mom did.

Friday, January 6, 2017

12:30

  • Class Selfie = group photo for our book!
  • Cover vote today.
  • Read Condor Comeback in the Science World = partners
  • Do the Review Worksheet together with your partner
  • Create a poster (directions on the back of your worksheet)

WED CHAIRS and flip the tables that have loose legs

Thursday, January 5, 2017

12:30

  • Let’s finish up our Poetry Book today ~ Really

Scripsi Login Page

Empty pages: 7,8,9,11 ~ BETTER!

Cover vote today.

2. If you are done with your page:

Finish work on your Important Thing - Due Friday

Practice Spelling

Free Write

Free Read a book or our new Science World Magazine

You may not be out of your seat ! This is a work time ~

3. BlueFish -- we are reading daily until we finish!!

WED CHAIRS

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

12:30

  • Week #7 Spelling Pre-test CHAIRS UP

Congrats to 2 100s = Kinlee and Janessa Today ~ Thanks!

BTW - 6th graders need to study more~!

  • Let’s finish up our Poetry Book today

Scripsi Login Page

Empty pages: 2,4,7,8,9,11,13,14,23,24,29,30 ~ YIKES!

Cover design ideas to submit (collage on picmonkey?)email me

Thanks to all who submitted a design - I will put them together for a vote tomorrow.

3. Finish work on your Important Thing

WED CHAIRS

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

12:30

  • Week #7 Spelling Pre-test

Only if 100% ~ email to: 6reich@gmail.com

  • Let’s finish up our Poetry Book today

Scripsi Login Page

3. Begin work on your Important Thing

WED CHAIRS

Wednesday, December 21

12:30 It’s our last day of LArts for this year!

First: Are Your Portfolio Reflections Done?

Second: Is your Portfolio Folder Complete?

1:00 Let’s work on our Poetry Book today

Scripsi Login Page

Cover design ideas to submit (collage on picmonkey?)

1:15 Bluefish?? Maybe

Have a Ho-Ho-Happy Holiday Break! Give yourself the gift of reading. Be sure to get your parents to sign our Poetry Book order.

WED CHAIRS

Tuesday, December 20

12:30 First: Finishing our Portfolio Reflections

12:45 Pulling together our Semester 1 Portfolios

  • Name on your file
  • Printing all of your work

IMPORTANT:

Put your name on every paper that you print.

1:00 Picking the best piece to publish in our Poetry Book

Cover design ideas to submit (collage on picmonkey?)

1:15 Bluefish

WED CHAIRS

Monday, December 19

12:30 Correct Compare and Contrast assignment

12:45 3Ps - reflecting on our year so far. MAKE A COPY

Put your initials in the title: Portfolio Reflections CR

1:15 Bluefish

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, WED CHAIRS

Friday, December 16

12:30 PRACTICE 4 voice spoken word

12:40 Correct Compare and Contrast -

Compare/Contrast Quiz

Spelling test - Week 6 or 11

Send all scores to 6reich@gmail.com

1:00 6Voices - presentations!

1:20 BlueFish? Maybe

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, WED CHAIRS

Thursday, December 15

12:30 PRACTICE 4 voice spoken word

12:45 More Compare and Contrast -

Cave Video

Read: Creepy-Crawly Cave

1:20 BlueFish

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, WED CHAIRS

Wednesday, December 14

12:30 Working/Revising together

Go through the checklist together.

12:45
“Cassette” 4 voice spoken word

1:00 Begin work on how to present this.

1:20 BlueFish

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, WED CHAIRS

Tuesday, December 13

12:30 Practice spelling Week 6 or 11

12:45Work on Revisions - Consider Kyle G’s ideas.

1:00 Print your poem

1:00 Choose Spoken Word Teams

Pass around reads

Choose your group’s favorite and work together on more

revisions.

1:20 BlueFish

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, WED CHAIRS

REVISIONS -- Ideas from Kyle Guante Myhre

Don’t fall in love with the first draft.

  • Thesis/Theme: this poem has to know what it’s about

  • Is every line necessary? Cut out wordy or repetitive lines.

  • Opening and closing lines must be powerful ~ the best lines you have. Make them pop!

  • Abstract v. Concrete = be sure to show us, don’t tell us.

  • Imagery = paint pictures in the reader’s mind - use metaphor / similes that are unique

  • Read it out loud - does it feel/sound right?

  • Get feedback from someone else.

Monday, December 12

12:30 Video inspirations-WHAT SHOULD I WRITE ABOUT?

“Childhood” Use where I’m from poem

“On Girls Lending Pens”Be silly

“Greatness”Sports poems

Stalking for Ideas

12:50 Free Write

Begin your work on I have an opinion!

Find something that you care

about to write this on!!

1:20 Kyle G on REVISIONS

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, WED CHAIRS

Friday, December 9

12:30 Video inspirations

“What Teachers Make”

12:45 Compare/Contrast - Correcting this

Spelling Practice

1:00 Free Write

Begin your work on I have an opinion!

Find something that you care about to write this on!!

1:15 Read aloud: Bluefish

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, WED CHAIRS

Thursday, December 8

12:30 Video inspirations

1 2

12:45 Compare/Contrast - Define and Charts

Planet Nine Video

1:10 Free Write

Begin your work on I have an opinion!

Don’t write about something that you don’t care about!!

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, WED CHAIRS

NOTES FROM KYLE:

Where do you start?

ABSTRACT CONCRETE

Love a couple holding hands

TELL US SHOW US

a tear rolled down his face

ZOOM IN go deep to a manageable place with your idea

Starting the ideas:

WORD CLOUD - brainstorm, let your mind wander, write ideas, images, fill pages

FRAMING - surround your ideas with a story or experience from real life

FOCUS ON YOU - write what you know about

Wednesday, December 7

12:30 Restate the Question!

Redo today on the Pokemon Go article.

~go back into the article

12:45 Tips from a professional / discussion

1:10 Free Write when done with Pokemon.

Begin your work on I have an opinion!

Don’t write about something that you don’t care about!!

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, WED CHAIRS

Tuesday, December 6

12:30 How did Guante develop “new eyes”

in The Family Business?

Shane K. Instructions for a Bad Day

1:00 Restate the Question! ++Bonus lesson on PRONOUNS

Practice Cards w/partner

Worksheet

1:15 Read Aloud

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, WED CHAIRS

Monday, December 5

12:30 POKEMON GO - is there one in Mrs. R’s classroom?

12:40 What did you learn from your follow up articles?

Augmented Technology use by NASA in Mars Rover

Smartphone Chemistry - The elements within

Augmented Reality - use by Surgeons

GPS - Satellite Signals

12:50 Point of View - Quiz results have been emailed to you.

Spelling Test - Week 6 (or 11) - Pretest

1:00 The Family Business

1:15 Free Write - Begin working on:

I have an opinion.

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, WED CHAIRS

Monday, December 5 SCIENCE

Starter: Brother Eagle, Sister Sky

Lesson: Video: Energy: History/Consequences/Solutions

Back to Atoms: A Crash Course in Particle Physics

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, WED CHAIRS

Friday, December 2

12:30 POKEMON GO - is there one in Mrs. R’s classroom?

12:40 What does it mean when we say:

“restate the question” in your answer? Let’s Find Out~!

12:45

Point of View - Quiz

Spelling Test - Week 5 (or 10)

When finished ~ read your follow up article and answer the questions. Be sure to restate the question in your answer!

Choices for the follow-up article:

Augmented Technology use by NASA in Mars Rover

Smartphone Chemistry - The elements within

Augmented Reality - use by Surgeons

GPS - Satellite Signals

1:15 BlueFish

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, WED CHAIRS

Thursday, December 1

12:30 POKEMON GO

Video

Article - Choral Reading: Pokemon Go, A New Reality

With question breaks included.

Check for Understanding

Choices for the follow-up article:

Augmented Technology use by NASA in Mars Rover

Smartphone Chemistry - The elements withing

Augmented Reality - use by Surgeons

GPS - Satellite Signals

1:00 Point of View - Practice, one more quick look

1:15 BlueFish

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, WED CHAIRS

Wednesday, November 30

12:30 Poem with a message:

Mother to Son

1:00 Point of View - Practice

1:10 Free Write:

  • What message might you like to express?

Share ~ Start a new doc = I have an opinion

Write some ideas down that you are thinking about

Begin to itemize your support for the idea.

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, WED CHAIRS

Mother to Son

By Langston Hughes

Well, son, I’ll tell you:

Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

It’s had tacks in it,

And splinters,

And boards torn up,

And places with no carpet on the floor—

Bare.

But all the time

I’se been a-climbin’ on,

And reachin’ landin’s,

And turnin’ corners,

And sometimes goin’ in the dark

Where there ain’t been no light.

So boy, don’t you turn back.

Don’t you set down on the steps

’Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.

Don’t you fall now—

For I’se still goin’, honey,

I’se still climbin’,

And life for me ain’t been no crystal

stair.

Tuesday, November 29

12:30 5 minutes spelling practice - week 5

SPARKLE SPELLING

1:00 What message might you like to express?

Share ~ Start a new doc = I have an opinion

Write some ideas down that you are thinking about

Begin to itemize your support for the idea.

1:10 Read-aloud:Bluefish

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, WED CHAIRS

Monday, November 28

12:30 Stalking moments on Where I’m From

12:45 POEMS that express an opinion-

New Eyes

1:00 More practice on Point of View:

POLLS on Edmodo

1:15 Free Write

Read some poems

Play with ideas - what message might you like to express?

Rewrite your “Where I’m From” if you’d like to try some of the

suggestions I made or ideas you acquired from the

stalking reviews.

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, WED CHAIRS

Monday, November 21

12:30 Let’s start with the Sci World articles you 4,7,9

Let’s share things you learned! We will take a quick look at the QUIZ too

We will collect your papers from the article and Submit your WCW poem on Edmodo. Stalking moments on your Poems

12:50 Reading Skill Games

  • Syllabication ~ “Smiling Volcano” (no numbers, no repeats)
  • Alpha Sentences ~ “What Sharp Teeth You Have”

Sharks replace their teeth pretty often,” says Farina

3. Which Word? ~ “Back from the Dead”

1:20 Bluefish

1st person 3rd person story - due tomorrow

Words Starting With _

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, WED CHAIRS

Tuesday, November 22

12:30 Reading Skill Games

  • Syllabication ~ “Smiling Volcano” (no numbers, no repeats)
  • Alpha Sentences ~ “What Sharp Teeth You Have”

Sharks replace their teeth pretty often,” says Farina

Words Starting With _

3. Which Word? ~ “Back from the Dead”

Bluefish

1st person 3rd person story - due on Edmodo

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, WED CHAIRS

Friday, November 18

12:30 Point of View TEST

When done: Update Book Covers if Needed/Update books read

12:55 Writing Time

Finish up your WCW poem - due Monday

Continue work on your 1st person 3rd person story - due Tues.

1:15 BlueFish

Who does Velveeta like more:

Turn in work from yesterday, let’s share things you learned!

Bradley

or

Travis

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, WED CHAIRS

Thursday, November 17 Point of View TEST on Friday

12:30 Reading Strategy:

The More we Learn, the More We Wonder

I learned I wonder

  • Choose one of these 4 stories in your Science World:

Back from the Dead / Creep-Crawly Cave / Scream Scientist / or

Batty Ability

READ it with your partner and create a chart like above.

2. Choose one of the short stories and summarize it in one sentence.

Extra Credit for each additional short story summarized. ??BLUEFISH

Mark questions that get answered:

A - Answered later in the text

BK - Our Background knowledge answered it

I - Inferred the answer from the text

R - Research required to find answer

C - Huh? Questions that signal confusion

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Wednesday, November 16

12:30 Read-a-Loud ~ “Say Something” on Edmodo

1:00 The Tree - POEM

1:10

Free Write:

  • Begin your poem banditing William Carlos Williams ~ “Ideas of Things”
  • Work on your rewrite story, revising 1st person to 3rd
  • TEST on point of view = This Friday

CHAIRS UP TODAY PLEASE

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Tuesday, November 12

12:30 IXL - Narrative point of View

Submit your “Where I’m From” on Edmodo today (last chance): Kiersten, Cole, Jared, Kinlee, Bode, Elliot, Payton, Greta, Paytience

12:45 Point of View Comics

1:00 Read-a-Loud

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Monday, November 14

12:30 Poem - Watermelon

13 people have not submitted their “Where I’m From” on Edmodo

12:50Spelling Study 10 minutes.

1:00 Taking a piece from ___ to 3rd person

Pull up your Applefest OR Unusual stories

Homework

  • Finish Point of View Comic - due Tuesday
  • Poem idea: Ideas in Things

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Friday,

November 11

12:30 Spelling Test: Study 5 minutes.

Final Test Week 4 - results: 6reich@gmail.com

When done: WORK DAY

Post collage + poem in slides

  • Finish your “Where I’m From” poem - due Monday

Submit in Edmodo by Monday

  • Finish Point of View Comic - due Tuesday

Last day of work time in class for all of these projects!

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Thursday,

November 10

12:30

PicMonkey

Create a collage

for your “Where

I’m From” poem.

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Wednesday, November 9

12:30 Point of View Cartoon

1:20 If you finish early: Write - finish your “Where I’m from”

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Tuesday, November 8

12:30 Spelling Practice

Be warned~ starting with this test: Spelling Scores are now going into the gradebook!

12:50 Point of View Practice - polls on Edmodo

1:15 Read-a-Loud - Bluefish

With Back channel discussions on Edmodo: listen for the prompts.

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My Aunt Helen was my favorite person in the whole world. She was my mom's sister. She got straight A's when she was a teenager, and she used to give me books to read. My father said that the books were a little too old for me, but I liked them, so he just shrugged and let me read.

First

"Say, Leonie," says Cynthia, "I was wondering. You still know how to do a back handspring?"

Do you know how to do a back handspring? True, you haven't been to Turner Hall in years. . . but every once in awhile in your physical education class, you horse around on the mats enough to knock the rust off. Tumbling is the one activity that allows you to harness your body's potential and power.

From Angelina Mirabella, The Sweetheart. Copyright 2014 by Angelina Mirabella

Second

I like the sound of Rowdy's laughter. I don't hear it very often, but it's always sort of this avalanche of ha-ha and ho-ho and hee-hee. I like to make him laugh. He loves my cartoons. He's a big, goofy dreamer, too, just like me.
From Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian. Copyright 2007 by Sherman Alexie

first

Gary Fulcher grabbed his arm as he went by. "Gonna run today?" Jess nodded. Gary smirked. He thinks he can beat me, the dumbhead. At the thought, something jiggled inside Jess. He knew he was better than he had been last spring. Fulcher might think he was going to be the best, now that Wayne Pettis was in sixth, but he, Jess, planned to give old Fulcher a le-etle surprise come noon. Bridge to Terabithia

Third

Monday, November 7

12:30 Poem: Where I’m From ~ Parent Interviews

12:50 Point of View slide #50

1:15 Free Write

Bandit: Where I’m From poem

Are you keeping up with recording Books READ

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Thursday, November 3

12:32 Finish up Point of View from yesterday

Reading Strategy: Visualizing ~ Sketch to Stretch

12:50 Spelling Practice

1:00 Bluefish

~ Have cross-generational questionnaire done by Monday!

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Wednesday, November 2

12:32 Poem: Where I’m From

12:50 Point of View

1:15 Free Write

~do the cross-generational questionnaire before trying to

bandit the Where I’m From poem

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Tuesday, November 1

12:32 Spelling Pre-Test - lesson#4

~when finished, practice new words

12:50 Character Analysis sheet

-Connecting information (T-T, T-S, T-W)

-need a blank sheet of paper, write down any questions

and/or connections that pop into your brain as I read today.

1:15 Bluefish

~ Stop me at 1:30pm

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Monday, October 31

12:32 Spelling Test

When finished ask for a Fact and Opinion Test

~ when done with both tests, work on your Defining the Magic

poem, then free write or read

1:15 Bluefish

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Thursday, October 26

12:32 Science World Magazine

~ Circle up, just like for a poem

1:15 Bluefish

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Wednesday, October 26

12:32 Poem: Defining the Magic

1:00 Fact & Opinion Review

~ Test Friday

1:15 Free write

~ Work on My Room resubmissions - due Friday

~ If done with My Room: try banditing the Defining the Magic poem:

What is Magic to you? Idea: A good song is like. . . .

A good book is like . . . . . A good pet is like . . . . A good game is like . . .

(PS Bukowski can get away with talking about beer, but you can’t!)

PUT YOUR CHAIRS UP TODAY PLEASE!

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Tuesday, October 25

12:32 Spelling Practice

12:42 Fact & Opinion Practice

Short Quiz

~ When finished read or write

~ Work on My Room resubmissions

1:15 Bluefish

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The word orange doesn't rhyme with any other word in the English language.

Halloween is the scariest holiday all year.

Ballet dancing requires more training than hip hop dancing.

It is illegal to yell out “Fire” in a crowded movie theater.

Diamonds are the hardest substance on Earth.

Pumpkin pie is the best dessert this time of year.

Fact and Opinion practice

The prairie is a beautiful place where plants have lived for hundreds of years. If you see a natural prairie in different seasons, you see bright flowers and tall grasses. In early spring you see shooting stars and violets, and the spring grasses begin to grow. The prairie is very wet then since winter snows melt and leave ponds. There are two kinds of prairie grasses, one that grows a lot in spring, another that grows a lot in summer.

Talk with your table and write down 1 fact and 1 opinion in the passage.

Monday, October 24

12:32 Poem: The Little Boy

Theme? What is the author trying to tell us?

12:50 Stalking “My Room”

We will be reworking these poems - most will receive a resubmit message

Many need more detail.

1:00 Setting Test Review

1:15 Bluefish

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Wednesday, October 19

12:32 Setting Test

1:00 Character Analysis

1:15 Bluefish

* My Room poem due in edmodo

* Put your chairs up today please!

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Tuesday, October 18

12:32 Setting Practice

~ Short quiz, to see where we are

12:45 Fact & Opinion

1:00 Character Analysis

1:15 Bluefish

* My Room poem will be due & setting test tomorrow!

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October arrived, spreading a damp chill over the grounds and into the castle. Madam Pomfrey, the nurse, was kept busy by a sudden spate of colds among the staff and students. Her Pepperup potion worked instantly, though it left the drinker smoking at the ears for several hours afterward. Ginny, who had been looking pale, was bullied into taking some by Percy. The steam pouring from under her vivid hair gave the impression that her whole head was on fire.

Time?

Place?

Time: long ago past (potion) or fantasy

Place: Castle (castle)

Monday, October 17

12:32 Poem: Remembrance of a Friend

1:00 Spelling Pre-test

~Receive a 100%, send results to 6reich@gmail.com

1:10 Free Write

~ Try out banditing the poem

* My Room poem will be due on Wednesday!

Friday Recording Books Read - Website , printing locker signs, stalking the My Room poetry WED CHAIRS

Friday, October 14

12:30 We will begin today with you grading your summary.

Spelling Test

Book Covers/Books Read

1:00 Stalking “your room”

1:10 BlueFish

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One place in the world gets struck by lightning about a million times a year, that’s more than any place in the world. In olden days, these bright flashes guided ships. (Bonus 1) Scientists found this out by studying satellite images taken from the sky. Lake Maracaibo’s location is perfect for storms as it sits in a valley with tall mountains on each side. Currently scientists are trying to figure out what triggers lightning to flash. They feel climate change may play a role too, with warmer temperatures creating more storms.

Thursday, October 13

12:30 Are we ready for a SETTING test or do we need to practice more?

12:35 Science World Today - LIGHTNING

READ

SUMMARIZE

WORKSHEETS

READ the rest of the

magazine if you have

time remaining.

1:15 BlueFish

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Wednesday, October 12

12:30 Poem - My Room (written by a student last year)

1:00 Check your scores from the Setting

Read carefully and look for clues. What are they doing, what “things” are present?

Are you ready for a test or do we need to practice more?

1:15 Write a poem about your room.

We need to put our chairs up on Wednesdays! Thanks

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Tuesday, October 11

12:30 Practice your spelling - test on Friday this week.

1:00 More practice on the setting - Edmodo

1:15 Free Write

WED chairs up https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RcmMZ-p8ioOYcBk3CiBkkep71TNHFSe2aphPacTl-r8/edit My Room

Recording Books Read - Website

The party stopped at a small brook. The woman who was leading the party whispered, “Ok, if anybody’s thirsty, this be a good time to drink. We keep moving from here to the next station.” The wind blew through the thick trees. A young boy in the back of the party looked up at an older man and asked, “Is we really gonna be free?” The old man sighed, as if he could not believe it himself. “You see that star up dere? Dat’s the North Star. We keep following that, we’ll be free alright.” The boy smiled.

“I want Sugar Loops!” Tommy screamed at his mother. She shook her head in distress and then responded, “Look, Tommy. That’s not how you ask for anything, and we’ve already gone over this. You can have Bran Flakes or Dry Os. No Sugar Loops.” Tommy shook his head back and forth violently. He then laid down on the floor and started kicking his feet and

screaming. Clearly he did not accept this answer. Mom grabbed her phone out of her purse. “Tommy, if you stop this tantrum and get back in the cart, I’ll let you watch Tatakai Fighting warriors on my phone.” Tommy looked up excitedly and began gathering himself off of the floor. Mom put the box of Sugar Loops back on the shelf and tossed the Dry Os into the cart.

Monday, October 10

Best Work Slides

12:30 POEM

Stalking Metaphors

Check-in on Edmodo: Look at Quiz and at Metaphor

Some of you have homework.

1:00 Bluefish - what is the setting?

1:15 Buefish discussion on Edmodo

WED chairs up

Recording Books Read - Website

Friday, October 7

12:32 Electronic practicing:

  • IXL for Language Arts = 5th grade, Frequently Confused Words K.K.1 (easier)

K.K.2 (harder).

2. Setting Practice

3. Setting Quiz on Edmodo

4. Turn in your Metaphor poetry on Edmodo

5. Practice your spelling words for Week #2

1:00 Bluefish - what is the setting?

1:15 Buefish discussion on Edmodo

WED chairs up

Recording Books Read - Website

• Travis, Velveeta and Bradley can all be considered outsiders. What are some of the signs that mark them as outsiders? Does being an outsider necessarily equate to being unpopular at school, or is it more complex than that? To what extent do you feel each character chooses to isolate themselves from others, and to what extent is this position thrust upon them? How instrumental is this outsider status to the development of their friendship? •

Thursday, October 6

12:32 Finish our Book Covers

If you need the templates - links are on yesterday’s slide

12:40 Reading Strategies help us understand what we are reading

SETTING =

SETTING

1:00 Bluefish

1:15 Writing -- Finish your Metaphor/Simile Poem for turn in tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 5

12:32 POEM

1:00

Recording Books Read - Website

Book Sleeve Backing

Book Covers

1:15 Writing -- Finish your Metaphor/Simile Poem for turn in tomorrow.

WED chairs up

Tuesday, October 4

12:32 Pat Schmatz: Lives in Wisconsin

Starting writing a picture book about a boy who likes the swamp.

(Working on a story about Velveeta) Other Books

12:45 Journal: Do you know anyone in MS who can’t read well? What do you think - how do you act toward the person?

12:55 Themes Walk - Reading / Disabilities / Friendship / Bullying / Swamps (Post your thoughts-What comes to your mind?) Move in SILENCE

J Make some predictions about what might happen in this story

1:15 Read-a-Loud

Read - a - Loud

Monday, October 3

12:32 Spelling Pre-Test Week #2 Email your score only if you get 100%

12:45 Dogs at Work Video

Quick review of the Article:Pup on Patrol

1:00 Simile/Metaphor Poem - A Book Is

A Dream Deferred

1:15 Writing time take #2

Pup on Patrol - Summary

Birds collide with airplanes on a daily basis. This can ruin equipment and put passengers in danger . Dogs are one way airports are keeping animals out of the way at airports. Other solutions scientists have tried include: removing plants and other vegetation that draws animals in, putting blue lights on planes to warn birds and sending out sound waves as a warning signal.

Complete sentences 10 points total

Check spelling when you turn something in.

Friday, September 30

Hello class, I am gone today for the funeral of Paytience’s great grandma.

My Mother and Paytience’s Great Grandma are sisters. I’d rather be here writing Metaphors with you ~ but duty calls. Be nice to your sub today!

12:32 Spelling Test

12:45 Science World

Video - Read - Summary - Check Understanding - Help Wanted (worksheet)

Consider rewriting the Metaphor poem with Simile

Thursday, September 29

12:32 Poem - A Book Is

12:50 Metaphors on your pet

1:10 Read-a-Loud: Bluefish

Consider rewriting with Simile

My Dog

Guardian of my universe,

barks ferociously at all who enter.

Wednesday, September 28

12:32 Spelling Practice - TEST on Friday

12:50 Free Write

Things to write:

So Much Depends

Love that Boy

Unusual Story

Applefest Story

You Can’t Write a Poem about. . . . .

Anything else - it’s Free Write. Please be writing, not illustrating.

1:10 Read-a-Loud: Bluefish

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ooyAWsVv0Q_YxTGQDlt0DQ3W7U7aq-akyI4Uf0dsJGA/edit

A Book Is -- metaphors

Thursday, September 22

12:32 Collect the HW -Simile

Printing from Chrome Books - print So Much Depends

12:45 Poetry: You Can’t Write a Poem about Mc Donalds

1:05 Free Write

Things to write:

So Much Depends

Love that Boy

Unusual Story

Applefest Story

Anything else - it’s Free Write. Please be writing, not illustrating.

NWEA testing in Language Arts tomorrow

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ooyAWsVv0Q_YxTGQDlt0DQ3W7U7aq-akyI4Uf0dsJGA/edit

A Book Is -- metaphors

Wednesday, September 21

12:32 Since I missed you yesterday, I couldn’t help but stalk you.

Loading up the Slides for TV Add a picture or background color.

Printing from Chrome Books - print It All Depends

12:50 POEM - A Dream Deferred

1:05 Simile Practice + Worksheet

Free Write

HOMEWORK - finish Simile Worksheet

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ooyAWsVv0Q_YxTGQDlt0DQ3W7U7aq-akyI4Uf0dsJGA/edit

A Book Is -- metaphors

Love truth joy Sadness

Fear anger hope generosity

Winter summer spring autumn

People Hate Madness

Tuesday, September 20

12:32 Grade Spelling

You need your ear buds today!

PreTest should be emailed to: 6reich@gmail.com

1:00 Love That Boy by Walter Dean Myers

End 1:32

Wed - more on similies

Love That Boy

By Walter Dean Myers

Love that boy,

Like a rabbit loves to run

I said I love that boy

Like a rabbit loves to run

Love to call him in the morning

Love to call him

“Hey there, son!”

Love That Lady

Like a Mother loves her kids

I said I love that Lady

Like a Mother loves her kids

Love to call her in the evening

Love to call her

“Hey there, mom!”

Love That Game

Love that game,

Like a monkey loves to tease

I said I love that game,

Like a monkey loves to tease

Love to call the plays in the huddle

Love to call

“Hut, Hut, Break!”

Similies to use Like a rabbit loves to run

Like a

Like a

Like a

Like a

Monday, September 19

12:32 Why would I read you the book: Love that Dog?

Love That Boy by Walter Dean Myers

Printing from Chrome Books

1:00 Applefest Grid

End 1:32

Tuesday: Spelling and Love that Boy poem

Friday, September 16

12:32 Logging onto EDMODO - turn in your best of So Much Depends

Printing from Chrome Books

1:00 Exploding the Moment -

Writing: work on the Unusual story - explode the moment

1:20 Read A Loud - Love that Dog

End 1:32

Friday : fPrinting from Chrome Books

Thursday, September 15

12:32 POETRY

Printing from Chrome Books

1:00 Chaining your Sentences - Review Chain Sentences - Example

+ Peer review

1:20 Read A Loud - Love that Dog

End 1:32

Friday : fPrinting from Chrome Books

My dog can do the most amazing things

Amazing things

If I throw a frisbee, he can catch it in his teeth

If I throw a frisbee, he can catch it in his teeth

Catch it in his teeth

He snags it out of the air like a wild beast attacking his prey

He snags it out of the air like a wild beast attacking his prey

Like a wild beast

It reminds me of those shark attack shows I’ve seen on TV

Wednesday, September 14

12:32 Book mark my website into your LArts folder.

Text2MindMap ~ Writing Territories - Electronic Journal

Download your MindMap as an image

12:55 Chaining your Sentences

1:20 Read A Loud - Love that Dog

End 1:32

Friday : fPrinting from Chrome Books

Student Procedure for setting up Cloudprinting from Chromebooks to print to media center copier

1. Students login to their chromebook with the school google apps (Gmail) login.

2. Students check their gmail

3. Students would see an email from papercut Admin user

4. Click on Add printer.

5. Click on Accept at the top to finish configuring the printer.

Students should be able to print from their chromebook once completed.

Tuesday, September 13

12:32 NAMES - quicker review

Starting our Language Arts Journal

12:37 Text2MindMap ~ Writing Territories - Electronic Journal

Download your MindMap as an image

1:00 Chaining your Sentences

1:20 Read A Loud - Love that Dog

End 1:32

Friday : fPrinting from Chrome Books

Monday, September 12

12:32 NAMES - quick review

12:42 Typical / Unusual

1:00 Draw / Label / Caption

1:20 Read A Loud - Love that Dog

End 1:32

Monday : fPrinting from Chrome Books

Friday, September 9

12:32 NAMES

12:45 Searching our Library for a book

12:50 Maybe Dats Your Pwoblem Too

PERCEIVE

~ What did you notice

1:20 Read A Loud - Love that Dog

Poems from the book: Wheelbarrow , Snowy Night

End 1:32

Monday : fPrinting from Chrome Books

Thursday, September 8

12:32 Printing from your Chrome Books

12:42 Preparing for Banditry

PERCEIVE

~ What did you notice

1:10 Library Tour - You will need a book by MONDAY!!

1:20 Read A Loud - Love that Dog

End 1:32