Tuesday, May 22 Scores for Photo Stories

12:30 Book Club Presentations

/ Symphony / Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

12:55 Parts of Speech Sort

1:05 Memory Books

Check next slide for requirements

Begin the Explode a Moment Writing today ~


Write up the most memorable event from your trip or this school year. (6th grade must be from Lanesboro) Explode the moment means to make it last by adding a lot of details from the event. If you finish this - ask someone to proof-read it, looking for grammar mistakes. If still time - you may begin working on the Reflective part:

__________ was transformative because… (how did this experience change you.)

Monday, May 22 Scores for Photo Stories

12:30 Book Club Presentations -

Becoming Maria /Crossing the Line / Symphony / Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

12:55 Parts of Speech Sort

1:05 Memory Books

Check next slide for requirements

Begin the Explode a Moment Writing today ~


Write up the most memorable event from your trip or this school year. (6th grade must be from Lanesboro) Explode the moment means to make it last by adding a lot of details from the event. If you finish this - ask someone to proof-read it, looking for grammar mistakes. If still time - you may begin working on the Reflective part:

__________ was transformative because… (how did this experience change you.)

_____ Title page with name

_____ “Explode a Moment” piece—as free from spelling/grammar errors as possible

_____ Pictures from Eagle Bluff (6th) - - Pictures from the field trip or school year (5th)

_____ Map of Eagle Bluff (6th) - - Map of site from field trip or of school (5th)

_____ Reflective ending—Lanesboro was transformative because…(6th)

Middle School/Field Trip was transformative because…(5th)

_____ Creativity!

Memory Book Checklist

Tuesday, May 16

8:18 Book Club Presentations -

Becoming Maria / Elephant / Crossing the Line / Symphony / My Name’s not Easy / CrazyHorse/ Shadow Hero / Boy Harnessed the Wind

8:45 Review Parts of Speech Quiz

9:00 More Review

Correct Nouns - Verbs - Adjectives - Adverbs

Try Again - Worksheet on your own.

Friday, May 12

12:30 Book Club Groups - work on slides

If you feel you are done: spend some more time on sequencing the events of the plot. You can have more than 1 slide for this ~ you must have 7 events minimum. Also discuss the conflict ~ perhaps there are several big conflicts happening.

12:45 Sparkle ~maybe

1:00 Reading Day! Let’s finish those books.

SLIDE #1 = TITLE

Title, Author, Group Member Names, Insert picture of Book Cover

SLIDE #2 = READING CALENDAR

SLIDE #3 = SETTING - PLACE, include an image

SLIDE #4 = SETTING - TIME, include an image

SLIDE #5 = CHARACTERS - Heroes/Villains

SLIDE #6 = EXPOSITION- Background Information

SLIDE #7 = SEQUENCE EVENTS OF THE PLOT

SLIDE #8 = CONFLICT - Problem faced by the characters.

Most important part of the plot.

SLIDE #9 = CLIMAX - When the conflict of the plot is resolved.

Elements of a Story = Hints to help you remember what each element includes

Thursday, May 11

12:30 Spliterature (Not sure if we played this before = good spelling practice)

12:50 Spelling Bee - part 1

1:00 Parts of Speech Scategories

1:15 Practicing Nouns/Verbs/Adjectives

Wednesday, May 10

12:30 Parts of Speech Sentence-Review

12:40 Finish Presentations

Parts of Speech Projects

- Postponed until tomorrow

1:00 Reading Day! Let’s finish those books.

Tuesday, May 9

12:30 Parts of Speech - Label the sentence in Edmodo

12:40 Skits Work - Final Time (IF done - practice)

12:40 Presentations

1:00 Parts of Speech - project work time

Sampler

Rap Sampler

HW - Keep up on your reading: check your calendar

  • Photo Stories

Photo Stories Scoring:

  • Story - does your piece engage us in a good story? (3)
  • Photo - does your photo enhance your written piece? (3)
  • Photo Technique - is there evidence of some of the photographic techniques we covered in class? (3)
  • Grammar - can you write without error? (3)

12 - A

11 - A-

10 - B

9 - C

8 - D

Check the scores at the bottom of the slide. You may erase after checking.

Or you might find a big mossy rock by the side of a long, steep trail. If you Find a Rock

Notice: Start with conjunction

2nd person narrative = narrator talks to you.

Monday, May 8

12:30 Congrats to those who are done with Spelling~!

Only 2 students have to continue spelling tests.

I am missing tests from Talan, Molly, Cole

12:35 Skits work time

12:50 Book Club Slides

1:20 Parts of Speech - new project

Sampler

HW - Keep up on your reading: check your calendar

Friday, May 5

12:30 Spelling test - Week #14 - Will this be your last one?

12:40

Work on small group skits that focus primarily on one part of speech. A skit that is based mostly on interjections could have the actors speaking in excited tones and using interjections to get their points across. After the groups perform their skits, the other students in class must figure out what part of speech was being emphasized in the play.

1:00 Reading~!

HW - Keep up on your reading: check your calendar

Thursday, May 4
12:30 IVANCAPP = Parts of Speech

------ Poem

------- Kahoot it!

12:50 Come up with small group skits that focus primarily on one part of speech. A skit that is based mostly on interjections could have the actors speaking in excited tones and using interjections to get their points across. After the groups perform their skits, the other students in class must figure out what part of speech was being emphasized in the play. Pick sticks to form groups totally random. 9 groups

1:00 Group work on your slides - Maybe

--See slide for directions.

HW - Keep up on your reading: check your calendar

Monday, May 1

12:30 IVANCAPP = Parts of Speech

------ Poem

------- Kahoot it!

1:00 Group work on your slides

--See slide for directions.

HW - Keep up on your reading: check your calendar
Work hard on the MCAs = See you Thursday

The Nine Parts of Speech Poem

Three little words you often see,
Are articles – a, an, and the.

A noun’s the name of anything;
As: School, garden, toy, or swing.

An adjective tells the kind of noun –
As: Great, small, pretty, white, or brown.

Instead of nouns the pronouns stand –
Her head, his face, your arm, my hand.

Verbs tell of something to be done,
To read, write, count, sing, jump, or run.

How things are done the adverbs tell,
As: slowly, quickly, badly, or well.

Conjunctions join words together,
As men and women, wind or weather.

The prepositions stand before
A noun, as at or through the door.

The interjections show surprise,
As Wow! How pretty! Oh! How wise!

The whole are called nine parts of speech,
Which reading, writing, speaking teach.

Thursday, April 27

12:30

SPELLING Practice Week #14

MCA Scores

12:45 Elements of a Story Today: Exposition and Conflict

1:00 Wrap up discussion - Number the Stars Reflections

Missing: Cole Noah Joe Tanner Elliot Alex Greta Austin Paytience

Need to Add more Substance: Jared Kiersten Brianna Molly Izaak Mason Chloe Makayla Kinlee Kaitlin Cooper Bode Novalee Janessa Jayden Talan Jordan

HW - Keep up on your assigned pages.

Friday, April 28

12:30 Number the Stars - Video Clip

Reflections

12:55?? Maybe:IVANCAPP

1:00 Reading our New Stories

Monday, April 24

12:30 Do I have all of the Number the Stars Books?

SPELLING Pre-test Week #14 (Email results only if score 100% -first try)

I’m missing week #13 tests from:

Brooke, Cole, Molly, Jared, Kaitlin, Greta, Paytience

Please take this test and send results to; 6reich@gmail.com

12:45 Elements of a Story Today: Setting / Characters / Exposition

1:00 Group Work on your BOOKS

HW - Read your assigned pages. Be sure to bring your book along to the MCA test tomorrow.

https://www.learner.org/interactives/story/climax.html

Information / tutorial for the slides they must create on the book they are reading.

MAIN PARTS -- describe the main action

INTRO PARTS -- at beginning, to introduce other parts

IN-BETWEEN PARTS -- fit between other parts, give more information

ADD-ON PARTS -- provide additional information too, usually about the main part

Friday, April 21 Please bring your

12:30 Trailer It’s our last one~! Number the Stars

Did you see any books you’d like to read? Book to class

Spelling TEST - Week #13 Today!

(when done - check comments on Photo Stories)

12:45 MCA Practice - continued

--test next TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY AM

1:00

Number the Stars - Reflections on Edmodo

Final Discussions

HW Finish Number the Stars Reflections

  • Photo Stories - I have put some comments on these ~Please go on and resolve the comments so I know you’ve seen them.

MAIN PARTS -- describe the main action

INTRO PARTS -- at beginning, to introduce other parts

IN-BETWEEN PARTS -- fit between other parts, give more information

ADD-ON PARTS -- provide additional information too, usually about the main part

Thursday, April 20

12:30 Trailer Beware ~ it’s Scary!

12:40 MCA Practice - test next TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY AM

1:10

Number the Stars

Checking in on Google Earth with spots in the story.

HW

  • Photo Stories - I have put some comments on these ~ check them out and update now, before I grade them.
  • Spelling Test tomorrow

https://www.learner.org/interactives/story/climax.html

Information / tutorial for the slides they must create on the book they are reading.

MAIN PARTS -- describe the main action

INTRO PARTS -- at beginning, to introduce other parts

IN-BETWEEN PARTS -- fit between other parts, give more information

ADD-ON PARTS -- provide additional information too, usually about the main part

Wednesday, April 19

12:30 Trailer

12:40 Number the Stars - 30 minute read.

Checking in on Google Earth with spots in the story.

1:10 SPARKLE

HW

  • Photo Stories - I have put some comments on these ~ check them out and update now, before I grade them.
  • Spelling Test this Friday

MAIN PARTS -- describe the main action

INTRO PARTS -- at beginning, to introduce other parts

IN-BETWEEN PARTS -- fit between other parts, give more information

ADD-ON PARTS -- provide additional information too, usually about the main part

Tuesday, April 18

12:30 Trailer

Smog Video

Find the Evidence - correct/collect it

12:55 Number the Stars - Chapter 11/12

Checking in on Google Earth with spots in the story.

Photo Stories HW - I have put some comments on these ~ check them out and update this weekend, before I grade them.

MAIN PARTS -- describe the main action

INTRO PARTS -- at beginning, to introduce other parts

IN-BETWEEN PARTS -- fit between other parts, give more information

ADD-ON PARTS -- provide additional information too, usually about the main part

Thursday, April 13

12:30 Yesterday’s sentence review

4 part sentences today! Let’s write some

12:45 Find the Evidence

1:00 Number the Stars - Chapter 11/12

Checking in on Google Earth with spots in the story.

1:15 SPARKLE

Photo Stories HW - I have put some comments on these ~ check them out and update this weekend, before I grade them.

  • Finally, barely realizing what he was doing, he picked up the phone again, and dialed Jane’s number.
  • Awaking in a daze, unable to recall his name or occupation, Funston staggered out of school, and headed for the airport.

IN BETWEEN---INTRO---ADD-ON---MAIN

3. For the young Eddie, flying was just another discovery about his developing body, like learning that he could reach out his arm and ring the bell on his cradle railing, or finding that he loved the taste of peas.

4. As strange as it may seem, Funston’s trusty dog met him at the airport, carrying a large suitcase in his mouth, and struggling with a small beach umbrella in his curled tail.

  • Copy and paste this onto your Beautiful Sentences
  • Change the MAIN in each sentence to BLUE
  • Underline the Intros
  • Highlight the ADD-ONs in yellow

MAIN PARTS -- describe the main action

INTRO PARTS -- at beginning, to introduce other parts

IN-BETWEEN PARTS -- fit between other parts, give more information

ADD-ON PARTS -- provide additional information too, usually about the main part

Wednesday, April 12

12:30 The computer for the TV is broken: I’m dying to get our photos up! FIXED

I love seeing those great photos on the big screen

Spelling practice 10 min.

12:45 Write ‘15 ~ Reflections on our World

(random thoughts on the world’s refugee crisis)

1:00 Are you ready for the big sentences? 4 part sentences today!

1:15 Number the Stars - Chapter 11

Checking in on Google Earth with spots in the story.

MAIN PARTS -- describe the main action

INTRO PARTS -- at beginning, to introduce other parts

IN-BETWEEN PARTS -- fit between other parts, give more information

ADD-ON PARTS -- provide additional information too, usually about the main part

Tuesday, April 11

12:30 Persuasive Groups

Earthquakes and Internet of Things

12:50 When Home Won’t Let You Stay ~ James Bowey

Choosing Books to read!

1:10 Write ‘15 ~ Reflections of our World.

MAIN PARTS -- describe the main action

INTRO PARTS -- at beginning, to introduce other parts

IN-BETWEEN PARTS -- fit between other parts, give more information

ADD-ON PARTS -- provide additional information too, usually about the main part

Monday, April 10

12:30 Spelling Pre-test Week #13

Edmodo - upload your Poem that you gave the makeover to.

Week #12 SpellingTest missing:

Cole, Joe, Janessa, Alex, Austin

Chalk Talks have been scored.

Best Photos have been scored.

12:50 Persuasive Groups

1:10 Number the Stars - Chapter 11 - Maybe

Checking in on Google Earth with spots in the story.

Chalk Talk Scores

5 - The composition of the photograph deepens the meaning of the Chalk Talk Statement.

3 - The composition of the photograph matches the meaning of the Chalk Talk Statement.

2 - The composition of the photo neither distracts or compliments the Chalk Talk Statement.

1 - The composition of the photo distracts from the meaning of the Chalk Talk Statement.

Technique

5 The picture is well crafted. It uses composition rules to powerful effect. The picture grabs the eye. The picture stands out from the crowd. The picture is just…. awesome.

3 The photographer clearly tried composition rules, even though the overall effect isn’t all that it could be.

1 There is no evidence that the photographer even tried to use photographer’s technique.

BEST PHOTO SCORING

Picture on left, Picture on right, Selfie

The picture is of a real moment in a real place at an instant in time. It is natural. The subject of the picture is not staged. It’s honest. The photographer cares about the subject.

The picture makes viewers think deeper about the subject. Viewers want to put the photograph on their wall as inspiration.

The photograph inspires conversation.

The picture is well crafted. It uses composition rules to powerful effect. The picture grabs the eye. The picture stands out from the crowd. The picture is just…. awesome.

AUTHENTICITY

PROVOCATIVE

DEPTH

TECHNIQUE

MAIN PARTS -- describe the main action

INTRO PARTS -- at beginning, to introduce other parts

IN-BETWEEN PARTS -- fit between other parts, give more information

ADD-ON PARTS -- provide additional information too, usually about the main part

Friday, April 7, 2017

12:30 Work time - 15 minutes

Finish your Poem = adding the musical words - due Monday

Finish your Persuasive Pre-write - due Monday

Study Spelling

12:50 Spelling Test - email: 6reich@gmail.com

1:00 Stalking your Musical Rewrites.

1:15 Number the Stars - Chapter 11

Checking in on Google Earth with spots in the story.

MAIN PARTS -- describe the main action

INTRO PARTS -- at beginning, to introduce other parts

IN-BETWEEN PARTS -- fit between other parts, give more information

ADD-ON PARTS -- provide additional information too, usually about the main part

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

12:30 Trailer

Sharing a few more beautiful sentences. Do they have any music in them?

Writing Musical Sentences Alliteration/Assonance/Rhyme/Onomatopoeia

Transforming your own poem.

1:15 Number the Stars - Chapter 10

HW - Spelling test on Friday + Chapter 9 Number the Stars

MAIN PARTS -- describe the main action

INTRO PARTS -- at beginning, to introduce other parts

IN-BETWEEN PARTS -- fit between other parts, give more information

ADD-ON PARTS -- provide additional information too, usually about the main part

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

12:30 Trailer

Spelling Practice

12:40 Writing Musical Sentences Alliteration/Assonance/Rhyme/Onomatopoeia

Practice: Next slide - -- it’s getting good!

1:00 Number the Stars

  • Who are some of the refugees who have fled political or social tyranny
    and come to the United States in recent decades?
  • Reading Chapter 9

HW - Spelling test on Friday + Chapter 9 Number the Stars

So much depends

Upon

The colorful The colorful seasons and

Seasons all that surrounds them

Shimmering with Shimmering and sizzling

Happiness with enchantment.

Waiting to come

Back

MAIN PARTS -- describe the main action

INTRO PARTS -- at beginning, to introduce other parts

IN-BETWEEN PARTS -- fit between other parts, give more information

ADD-ON PARTS -- provide additional information too, usually about the main part

Monday, April 3, 2017

12:30 Trailer

Correct/Collect your Main Ideas from Alien Hunting Telescope

12:40 Writing Musical Sentences

Practice: Next slide

1:00 Number the Stars

  • Who are some of the refugees who have fled political or social tyranny
    and come to the United States in recent decades?
  • Reading Chapter 9

HW - Spelling test on Friday

MAIN PARTS -- describe the main action

INTRO PARTS -- at beginning, to introduce other parts

IN-BETWEEN PARTS -- fit between other parts, give more information

ADD-ON PARTS -- provide additional information too, usually about the main part

Friday, March 31, 2017

12:30 Trailer

Spelling practice

12:45 Musical Sentences

List the ways to make a sentence musical.

1:00

Number the Stars

  • Who are some of the refugees who have fled political or social tyranny
    and come to the United States in recent decades?

Let’s read chapter 8 together

MAIN PARTS -- describe the main action

INTRO PARTS -- at beginning, to introduce other parts

IN-BETWEEN PARTS -- fit between other parts, give more information

ADD-ON PARTS -- provide additional information too, usually about the main part

Thursday, March 30, 2017

12:30

Alien-Hunting Telescope - Main Ideas

1:00

Number the Stars

  • More background information - the Resistance
  • Charting the “Secret Code Words”
  • Who are some of the refugees who have fled political or social tyranny
    and come to the United States in recent decades?

HW Read Chapter 7

MAIN PARTS -- describe the main action

INTRO PARTS -- at beginning, to introduce other parts

IN-BETWEEN PARTS -- fit between other parts, give more information

ADD-ON PARTS -- provide additional information too, usually about the main part

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

12:30 More on beautiful sentences. . . . . .

  • Write the way we read, not the way we talk.
  • The best sentences, no matter how long and complex they may be, are always easy to read with expression.
  • Pull up your last Write’15 - The Cloud (Insert line - polyline)

Let’s check your sentence lengths. Count the words in each sentences and record the numbers below the writing like this: 4,10,12,8. What do you notice about your own sentences?

4. Practicing sentence patterns.

  • Intro + Main For the first week or so after the party, Eddie stuck to his promise.

b. Main + Add-On He felt embarrassed, ashamed that he had hurt his mother

c. Main + Add-On + Add-On Funston saw himself on the beach, baking in the mid-day sun, his trusty dog trotting to and from the hotel with tasty snacks.

5. Musical Sentences

HW Finish Chapter 6 ~ Number the Stars

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

12:30 Sharing some beautiful sentences. . . . . .

Work Time:

FIRST: Finish your trailer if it is not done! This is the final day.

  • Paste your favorite Write’15 into the assignment on Edmodo Check grammar carefully.
  • Upload your new Photo Story Remove the old work on your slide.
  • Do you have your best 2 photos in these slides? Best Photos I am grading them next.

Requirements: All photos should be in focus, not overexposed. The photos should show that some photographic elements were used, and be creative and interesting.

4. Photography Reflections - Pick up the assignment on Edmodo.

Chalk Talks are here in case you’d like to look through for your favorite photo someone else took. You could also look through the Best Photos above.

1:15 If you have finished everything above: you could read Number the Stars, Write, or read another article in the Science World. We will be working with “You’ve been Hacked,” next week Get a jump on it.

HW Finish Chapter 6 ~ Number the Stars

Monday, March 27, 2017

12:30 1. Beautiful Sentences - look for them when you read today - mark one to share. Put it in Red on your Beautiful Sentences Document.

2. Spelling Pretest: Week #12 (Follow with practice time)

3. Panda Video

12:50 Write ‘15 Turn in Today - turn it in on Edmodo - Watch your Grammar

1:05 Photos checking in on the photos/selfies Start at Kaitlin G

1:15 Number the Stars - Chapter 6

HW Friday - Worksheet on BaoBao due

Monday - Photo Story Due

Friday, March 24, 2017

12:30 Beautiful Sentences - look for them when you read

Spelling Test

BaoBao Worksheet Review

12:50 Write ‘15 Turn in Today - turn it in on Edmodo

Checking in on the Trailers

1:00 Photos checking in on the photos/selfies

1:15 Number the Stars

HW Friday - Worksheet on BaoBao due

Monday - Photo Story Due

Thursday, March 23, 2017

12:30 I stalked your Beautiful Sentences last night. My favorites

  • The cat stared out the window trying to focus but his mind still wandered.
  • Jasmine looks back, her friends staring at her angrily, as a tear drips down her face.
  • He felt the wind on his back, causing him to swing his arms like he was psycho, making people think he was in need of help.

12:50 Bye-Bye, BaoBao!

Finding the main idea and supporting it with details.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

12:30 Meet my new grandbaby - Harper Reichgelt

We will be working on beautiful sentences today

HW Photo Story due Monday

Book Trailers schedule

BEAUTIFUL SENTENCES.Continue writing: work on beautiful sentences as well as main idea/3details . Practice quotation marks and commas on IXL Friday +

makeup Fig. Language quiz + Trailers, who is done?

BEAUTIFUL SENTENCES

  • Convey your ideas in ways that make sense - use good sentence structure.
  • The purpose of grammar is to help you produce correct sentences.

(That’s it. Honest.)

  • Check the words you use to avoid repetitive sentence beginnings. (page 231)
  • Long sentences are beautiful, but readers prefer a mix of:(236)

short(10), medium(20), and long(30) ones.

  • Use rhyme, alliteration, and other sound effects.
  • Read your writing aloud to evaluate the quality of your sentences.
  • Your amazing ideas deserve to be expressed in sentences that are equally amazing.

Sentence parts

On a bitter cold winter morning, Malcolm Maxwell, a young man of simple means but good intentions, left the quiet country town in which he’d been raised and set off on the bold errand he’d been preparing for all his life.

Let’s DISSECT it:

MAIN PARTS -- describe the main action

INTRO PARTS -- at beginning, to introduce other parts

IN-BETWEEN PARTS -- fit between other parts, give more information

ADD-ON PARTS -- provide additional information too, usually about the main part

More Sentence Pattern Practice

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

12:30 Many of you got your selfies up - good work! Some of you have to make them in the circle/oval shape yet. Some of you found yourself missing recess because this wasn’t done -- get it done. I can’t wait to look through those slides together and get them up on the TV - they’re really shaping up. I’ve noticed some of you have changed pictures out for a better one ~ nice. Keep Working! Here’s the link if you need it: Photos

So, on to the next photo shoot!

The picture story.

12:50 Sharing photos at your tables.

12:55 Number the Stars

Review questions Chapters ¾ and taking a look at Tivoli

If time remains: Write ‘15 - The cloud

HW Finish chapter 5 of Number the Stars

Book Trailers schedule

BEAUTIFUL SENTENCES.Continue writing: work on beautiful sentences as well as main idea/3details . Practice quotation marks and commas on IXL Friday +

makeup Fig. Language quiz + Trailers, who is done?

You live in a cloud. Give three tips for how not to fall off. Use those commas you studied yesterday correctly!

Monday, March 20, 2017

12:30 I’m loving the Selfies that I’m seeing in the photo slides. If yours was not up by start of class - I’ll see you in HW room tomorrow. Also, I plan on grading those photos. Does your photo excel in more than one area of this rubric? extraordinary photos If not, put a new photo up. Continue taking photos-the weather is finally nice!

Spelling practice/Redo

If you failed week 10, today is your chance to redo it. Email results: 6reich@gmail.com

If you passed week 10, practice for week 11 - test this Friday

12:45 Write ‘15 - Call it:quotations (check the link if you need help with those)

1:00 IXL Language arts - Practice commas: Grade 6 - A.1 - commas with series,

dates and places.

1:15 Number the Stars

HW Finish chapter 4 of Number the Stars

Book Trailers schedule

Continue writing: work on beautiful sentences as well as main idea/3details . Practice quotation marks and commas on IXL Friday +

Kids makeup Fig. Language quiz + Trailers, who is done?

Create this scene:

A genie grants you three tiny wishes. What are they?

Write this in the 3rd person narrative style. In other words, someone else is telling the story about you and the genie. Use quotation marks and write speaking lines. Speaking lines would include what you ask the genie, and also what the genie says to you. This story is designed for practicing the use of quotation marks. Don’t let the quotes dampen your creativity!

Begin like this:

As our scene begins, Johnnie (use your own name) has been exploring _____________, when he/she finds a lamp. . . . . .

Thursday, March 16, 2017

12:30 Spelling practice - Week 11

Redos for Week 10 - Monday

12:45 Reading together: Science News

Quiz - Worksheet

If Done:

1. IXL - Quotations: Quotations and dialogue H.1 6th grade

2. Work on uploading your selfie to your slide - this is homework - due Monday.

Book Trailers schedule

Continue taking photos all week - Photo Story, Due Friday.

Continue taking some more extraordinary photos

HW Read chapter 3 of Number the Stars

Continue writing: work on beautiful sentences as well as main idea/3details . Practice quotation marks and commas on IXL Friday + Selfies Up and time to reshoot those

Kids makeup Fig. Language quiz + Trailers, who is done?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

12:30 Write’15 - Explode the Moment ~ Finishing the story

1:00 Selfie shots to add to the Photo Slides

2 Best Photos Check out the sweet photo

Turns out it’s easy to insert a photo and

Choose a circle crop.

1:15 Number the Stars

HW Read chapter 3 of Number the Stars

Continue taking photos all week - Photo Story, Due Friday.

Continue taking some more extraordinary photos

Book Trailers schedule

Are you done? Jared, Bode, Izaak, Mason

Continue writing: work on beautiful sentences as well as main idea/3details . Practice quotation marks and commas on IXL

Kids makeup Fig. Language quiz + Trailers, who is done?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

12:30 Check in missing summaries.

Still Missing Week 10 Spelling: Joe, Alex, Tanner

6reich@gmail.com

12:45 Selfie shots to add to the Photo Slides

2 Best Photos (so far)

12:55 Write’15 - Explode the Moment ~ Remember the milk incident?

Read the examples, Create one together, Choose a topic for your own moment.

HW Read chapter 3 of Number the Stars

Continue taking photos all week - Photo Story, Due Friday.

Continue taking some more extraordinary photos

Book Trailers schedule

Finish up today: Jared, Bode, Izaak, Mason, ??Chloe

Continue writing: work on beautiful sentences as well as main idea/3details . Practice quotation marks and commas on IXL

Kids makeup Fig. Language quiz + Trailers, who is done?

Monday, March 13, 2017

12:30 Spelling Pre-Test WEEK 11/16

Missing Week 10: Noah, Joe, Tanner, Cooper, Bode

Novalee, Elliot, Alex

6reich@gmail.com

12:45 Selfie shots to add to the Photo Slides

2 Best Photos (so far)

Selfie Selfie2

1:15 Write’15 - Explode the Moment

HW Continue taking photos all week - Photo Story, Due Friday.

Continue taking some more extraordinary photos

Book Trailers schedule

Continue writing: work on beautiful sentences as well as main idea/3details . Practice quotation marks and commas on IXL

Kids makeup Fig. Language quiz + Trailers, who is done?

Friday, March 10, 2017

12:30 Spelling Test

2 Best Photos (so far)

Selfie

12:50

1:10 Number the Stars --

Next Week’s Mission - Photo Story

HW Continue taking photos all week.

Continue taking some more extraordinary photos

Book Trailers schedule

Continue writing: work on beautiful sentences as well as main idea/3details . Practice quotation marks and commas on IXL

Kids makeup Fig. Language quiz + Trailers, who is done?

Thursday, March 9, 2017

12:30 Spelling Test tomorrow + 2 best photos (so far) due tomorrow

Rewriting our Summaries so they are worthy to turn in - Due Tomorrow

12:50PLOT

Plot the story from the Walk A Mile Article that you read.

1:10 Number the Stars -- Chapter One Discussion, Read Chapter Two

HW Continue taking photos all week. Friday we will submit our best 2.

Continue taking some more extraordinary photos

We will create a new slide: Selfie + your best 2-3 shots next week.

Immigrant stories/share + electronic Plot points

Print their 6 photos small on a single sheet of paper Over the weekend - go out and take photos: We will create a new slide: Selfie + your best 2-3 shots.

Continue writing: work on beautiful sentences as well as main idea/3details . Practice quotation marks and commas on IXL

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

12:30

Slides 2 are missing still

12:35

Write’15 - I’m A Tree

Yesterday you found a Focus for your paragraph ~ today explode that moment

1:00 Photo time today:Sharing best photos

1:20 Number the Stars -- Chapter One Discussion

HW Continue taking photos all week. Friday we will submit our best 2.

In addition, we will submit a photo + piece written earlier (photo story- next week).

Continue taking some more extraordinary photos

We will create a new slide: Selfie + your best 2-3.

Continue writing: work on beautiful sentences as well as main idea/3details . Practice quotation marks and commas on IXL

Tuesday, March7, 2017

12:30

Newsela - collect summaries

Slides chalk talk = I love these~!

12:50

Write’15 - I’m A Tree

Focus your story.

1:00 Photo time today:Sharing best photos

1:10 Number the Stars -- Let’s Begin; First, a look at Denmark’s capital

HW Continue taking photos all week. Friday we will submit our best 2.

In addition, we will submit a photo + piece written earlier (photo story).

Continue taking some more extraordinary photos

We will create a new slide: Selfie + your best 2-3 shots next week.

Immigrant stories/share + electronic Plot points

Print their 6 photos small on a single sheet of paper Over the weekend - go out and take photos: We will create a new slide: Selfie + your best 2-3 shots.

Continue writing: work on beautiful sentences as well as main idea/3details . Practice quotation marks and commas on IXL

Ariel view of La Crescent

Monday, March 6, 2017

12:30 This Weeks Notes: Spelling Week 10 (+) - TEST ON FRIDAY

Newsela - I fixed the link on Sunday aft. Due TUESDAY - Final HW

Slides Upload your chalk talk

Write’15 - I’m A Tree

Pretend You’re a Tree. What are you thinking as they try to cut you down?

Write freely, with abandon. Try from 3 different idea points.

*First~ if needed: (Printing the 6 photos on the Doc. Be sure they are labeled. )

12:50

Photo time today:Sharing best photos and Chalk Talks

1:10 The next read-a-loud - - - Number the Stars -- Would you risk your life?

Where is Denmark?

HW Continue taking photos all week. Friday we will submit our best 2.

In addition, we will submit a photo + piece written earlier.

Continue taking some more extraordinary photos

We will create a new slide: Selfie + your best 2-3 shots next week.

ALSO: Take a photo that supports one of the pieces/poems you’ve written this year.

Immigrant stories/share + electronic Plot points

Print their 6 photos small on a single sheet of paper Over the weekend - go out and take photos: We will create a new slide: Selfie + your best 2-3 shots.

Continue writing: work on beautiful sentences as well as main idea/3details . Practice quotation marks and commas on IXL

Thursday, March 2, 2017

12:30 Spelling Week 10 (+)

Collecting your article summaries - Newsela

Check-in with those not on Newsela - HW

IF you were requested to resubmit Write’15 or Important Thing = due Monday - HW

12:40

Printing the 6 photos on the Doc. Be sure they are labeled. - HW

Slides Upload your chalk talk (tootsie roll to Cole - 1st to upload)

1:00

Photo time today:Sharing best photos and Chalk Talks

1:15 The next read-a-loud - - - Number the Stars -- (Maybe)

HW Take some more extraordinary photos this weekend

We will create a new slide: Selfie + your best 2-3 shots next week.

ALSO: Take a photo that supports one of the pieces/poems you’ve written this year.

Immigrant stories/share + electronic Plot points

Print their 6 photos small on a single sheet of paper Over the weekend - go out and take photos: We will create a new slide: Selfie + your best 2-3 shots.

Continue writing: work on beautiful sentences as well as main idea/3details . Practice quotation marks and commas on IXL

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

12:30 Spelling One who sent me 100% was the wrong week. We are on week 10

Printing the 6 photos - checking in on those photos.

12:45 Sharing your article summaries - Newsela

Moving on with the photos:

Photo time today:

  • Finish up and upload your Chalk Talk
  • Take some more extraordinary photos

We will create a new slide: Selfie + your best 2-3 shots.

  • Take a photo that supports one of the pieces/poems you’ve written this year.

Chalk Talks must be in the file to share by tomorrow Slides (Yes, they are shared)

1:15 The next read-a-loud - - - Number the Stars

Immigrant stories/share + electronic Plot points

Print their 6 photos small on a single sheet of paper Over the weekend - go out and take photos: We will create a new slide: Selfie + your best 2-3 shots.

Continue writing: work on beautiful sentences as well as main idea/3details . Practice quotation marks and commas on IXL

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 NOTE: Click PRESENT for a larger view

12:30 Spelling _I’ve heard from several students that the website for spelling put new words up when they changed the website. Therefore, let’s start new, like this is the first day of our next 2 week unit. We are going to move onto a new week as well - week #10 (15 for some of you that bumped up). Pretest and then Practice today. Email the pretest to me ONLY if you score 100% on your first try.

12:45 On those photos: If you are going to use your phone or iPod for picture taking, you must download the DRIVE app onto your phone while at home. That way you can upload the photos right into the drive’s photography folder. Then go to your chromebook to create a doc and paste those original 6 photos onto a page to print out. Label those photos: VIEWPOINT - RULE OF THIRDS - GEOMETRY This is homework. You may print the doc during class tomorrow. More photo taking opportunities in class tomorrow.

12:50 Back to Write’15 today = Favorite Childhood Toy

Today before you write, create an organizer: You must have 3 details, 3 different reasons you loved that toy.

NEXT PAGE

MAIN IDEA

DETAIL

DETAIL

DETAIL

Immigrant stories/share + electronic Plot points

Print their 6 photos small on a single sheet of paper Over the weekend - go out and take photos: We will create a new slide: Selfie + your best 2-3 shots.

Continue writing: work on beautiful sentences as well as main idea/3details . Practice quotation marks and commas on IXL

Some of you need to retake the Figurative Language Quiz during the Write’15 time. You have been sent an email with the test. You must have completed and turned in the practice packet before taking the test. IF you do not have the packet done - it is homework that must be done tonight - it’s late. You will be put in the HW room until it gets done. If you take the test today - Thanks! - but the Write’15 will then be HW for you.

Remember: Literal = words mean exactly what they say

Figurative = words that add detail, expression, emotion to writing.

1:05 We are going to read today by joining a news service called NEWSELA

  • Paste the link from the HW page into your browser.

2.

3.

4 Click join 4. Click sign-up

5. Click start reading next page

Once you are all in: Search: A Mile In Our Shoes: Refugees

Scroll Down Until you see TEXT SETS

Click that open and choose 1 article to read.

Once your article is open, notice on the right hand side that you can choose an easier/harder reading level if you like.

Read the article.

On a loose leaf piece of paper: Summarize your article.

Remember, we’ve been paraphrasing and summarizing.

Paraphrasing is retelling the story, but in your own words.

We will be summarizing today - Retelling only the main points

of the article. This is HW if not finished in class.

Hopefully, I’ll feel better and see you tomorrow!

TO EDIT

Hi I the president of the USA. Our new allie Kazakhstan invites me into his castle which is red like a strawberry. He has given me the honor to serve the sheep's eyeball and the sheep's tongue to the king and queen, some of the important army members and some of the poor people in this city to eat with us. I serve the sheep's eyeball first it looks like those big white chunks in expired milk. Then I serve the sheep’s tongue as slimy as a snail’s slime trail. Then the kings says time to eat the queen says do you want the sheep’s eyeball or the sheep’s tongue I say no I do not want any eyeball or tongue. The queen says why do you not want the eyeball or the tongue and I say while I just bring with me chinese from China. The army general says YES more for us! At the end of the dinner they all say thank you for stopping by and I take my airplane back home to the USA.

Monday, February 27, 2017 Turning on the TV today!

12:30 Spelling and Figurative Language Tests today!

As you finish your test(s) ~

Create a folder in your LArts folder. Call it Photography CR

Upload your 6 photos into the folder, as well as your chalk talk.

If satisfied with your Chalk Talk: Upload into Slides (ditch the last work)

Print your 6 photos b/b on 1 sheet of paper. Label the element:

VIEWPOINT - RULE OF THIRDS - GEOMETRY

1:00 EDITING, especially those quotation marks. Check Edmodo grades.

1:15 Sharing some of your Chalk Talks.

***HW - get out and take some photos this week!

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

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

Immigrant stories/share + electronic Plot points

Print their 6 photos small on a single sheet of paper Over the weekend - go out and take photos: We will create a new slide: Selfie + your best 2-3 shots.

Continue writing: work on beautiful sentences as well as main idea/3details . Practice quotation marks and commas on IXL

Thursday, February 23, 2017

12:30 All photography today. Spelling and Figurative Language Tests tomorrow!

Sharing some of your Chalk Talks. If done: Upload into Slides

Black and White? Let’s Discuss.

1:00 When done: finish your worksheet from Tuesday. Take 2 photos each of:

RULE OF THIRDS VIEWPOINT GEOMETRY

Create a folder in your LArts folder. Call it Photography CR

Upload your 6 photos into the folder, as well as your chalk talk.

(We will take time to work on that in class tomorrow as well.)

***

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

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

Immigrant stories/share + electronic Plot points

Print their 6 photos small on a single sheet of paper Over the weekend - go out and take photos: We will create a new slide: Selfie + your best 2-3 shots.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

12:30 All photography today.

First - I need to collect your Characterization Sheets- Really.

Second - Don’t forget the Figurative Language Redos - THIS WEEK

Third - Sharing your best photo from yesterday.

1:00

Chalk Talk Photos - Must be black and white.

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.

Immigrant stories + electronic Plot points

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

Thursday,

November 10

12:30

PicMonkey

Create a collage

for your “Where

I’m From” poem.

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

Wednesday, November 9

12:30 Point of View Cartoon

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 26

12:32 Science World Magazine

~ Circle up, just like for a poem

1:15 Bluefish

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recording Books Read - Website

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

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1:00 Love That Boy by Walter Dean Myers

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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