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  • Tuesday, April 25

    April 25, 2017 by  
    Filed under Language Arts, Social Studies

    SS 4

    Geography Scavenger Hunt

    Forms of Government video and I.D.E.A notes

    Cubes assignment introduced

    Homework: Study map #25 for Friday’s quiz.

     

    LA 2

    Good, Better, Best game (discussing lower and higher-level questions)

    Socratic Seminar Prep and checking SMM (Say, Mean, Matter) packets

    Totem Pole assignments

    Homework: Socratic Seminar Prep ws due Thursday; Totem Poles due Monday, May 8.

     

    SS 3

    Warm Up: Geography Review

    Forms of Govt video #2

    I.D.E.A notes and Cubes assignment

    Homework: Study for Friday’s map quiz; Cubes are  due Friday, May 5.

    Monday, April 24

    April 24, 2017 by  
    Filed under Language Arts, Social Studies

    LA 1 &  2

    Touching Spirit Bear (TSB) Quiz  (students should have finished the book over the weekend)

    Socratic Seminar #2 prep

    Totem Poles project introduced

    Homework: Complete Seminar Prep worksheet and TSB Quiz.

     

    SS 3

    Geography Scavenger Hunt

    Forms of Government video and I.D.E.A notes

    Government info cubes assignment introduced

    Homework: Finish I.D.E.A notes, if not completed in class;  study map #25 for quiz Friday

    Friday, April 21

    April 21, 2017 by  
    Filed under Language Arts, Social Studies

    LA 1  & 2

    Silent reading or writing

    Passing back graded work

    TSB Vocab-Land activity

    Homework: Finish the novel by Monday (we’ll have a comprehension quiz on that day).

     

    SS 3 & 4

    Map #24 quiz and new maps (#25) labeled. New countries/bodies of water: Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh, India, Indian Ocean, Maldives, and Sri Lanka. Students should be studying older maps to do well on quizzes, as they generally combine both new and old countries/bodies of water.

    Passing back work and turning in Two-page spreads

    Empires results and celebration

    Homework: Finish coloring and labeling the new map.

    Thursday, April 20

    April 20, 2017 by  
    Filed under Language Arts, Social Studies

    LA 1 & 2

    Silent Reading

    Restorative justice simulation and debrief

    Say, Mean, Matter (SMM) justice notes check

    Homework: Finish Touching Spirit Bear by Monday; make sure you have at least 7 excerpts and notes related to our essential questions around justice in your SMM packets.

     

    SS 4

    Practice map quiz

    Final Empires Tally & Two-page spread work time

    Forms of government preview carousel activity

    Homework: Study Map #24 for tomorrow’s quiz; finish Two-page spreads to hand in tomorrow!

     

    Wednesday, April 19

    April 19, 2017 by  
    Filed under Language Arts, Social Studies

    LA 1

    Justice Article and  Say, Mean,  Matter (SMM) notes

    Turn in OSS Thank You letters

    Restorative Justice simulation prep

    Homework: Read Chapters 23-25 of Touching  Spirit Bear; Finish SMM notes.

     

    SS 4

    Map Review

    Day 15 Moves and Tally

    Two-page spread work time

    Homework: Study map for Friday’s quiz; Two-page spreads are due Friday (4/21)

     

    SS 3

    Map Review Practice Quiz

    Final Empires Wealth Tally (results revealed on Friday)

    Forms of Government Carousel Activity

    Homework: Study map; finish Two-page spreads for Friday (4/21)

    Tuesday, April 18

    April 18, 2017 by  
    Filed under Language Arts, Social Studies

    SS 4

    Geography Scavenger Hunt

    Day 15 (last Empires day!) Challenge

    Two-page spreads

    Homework: Study Map#24 for Friday’s quiz; two-page spreads are due Friday (4/21).

     

    LA 2

    Justice article Say, Mean, Matter (SMM) notes

    Turning in OSS Thank You letters

    Restorative Justice simulation prep

    Reading Chapters 23-25 of Touching  Spirit Bear

    Homework: Finish SMM notes and Chapters 23-25.

     

    SS 3

    Map review

    Day 15 Moves and Tally

    Two-page spread work time

    Homework: Study map for Friday’s quiz; Two-page spreads are due Friday (4/21).

    Monday, April 17

    April 17, 2017 by  
    Filed under Language Arts, Social Studies

    LA 1 &  2

    Silent Reading or writing

    New Reading Logs handed out (Due Friday, June 9th)

    Socratic Seminar reflection (worksheets were homework over the weekend, so these should be turned in today)

    Justice article Say, Mean, Matter notes

    Reading Chapters 20-22 of Touching Spirit Bear

    Homework: Finish the two chapters of Touching Spirit Bear. OSS Thank You  letters are due Wednesday 4/19 for LA1, and Tuesday 4/18 for LA2. The worksheet has formatting requirements and instructions for what to include in the three body paragraphs.

     

    SS 3

    Geography Scavenger Hunt

    Empires Day 15 Challenge, Fate, Moves and Tally

    Two-page spreads

    Homework: Study Map #24 for Friday’s quiz. Two-page spreads are due Friday as well!

    Friday, April 14

    April 14, 2017 by  
    Filed under Language Arts, Social Studies

    Happy End of 3rd Quarter!

    LA 1 & 2

    Touching Spirit Bear Socratic Seminar (worksheets from last night’s homework are the ticket into the discussion)

    Seminar reflection

    Reading Chapters 17-19

    Homework: Finish Chapters 17-19 for Monday; OSS Thank You Letters are due Tuesday (LA2) and Wednesday (LA1).

     

    SS 3 & 4

    Map Quiz #23 and adding: Afghanistan, Arabian Sea, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan to our previously labeled countries and bodies of water

    Day 14 Challenge: Ziggurat construction

    Day 14 fate and Trade Day

    Two page spread work time

    Homework: Two-page spreads are due next Friday (4/21); study the new map!

    Thursday, April 13

    April 13, 2017 by  
    Filed under Language Arts, Social Studies

    A final reminder that tomorrow is the end of the quarter, and students should have turned in any missing or late work.

    LA 1 & 2

    New Seats

    Sample Thank You letter close reading

    OSS Thank You letter work time

    Socratic Seminar introduction and questions worksheet

    Homework: Finish Socratic Seminar worksheets for tomorrow’s discussion; Read Chapters 15-16 of Touching Spirit Bear

     

    SS 4

    Geography Jeopardy questions generated

    Day 13 Wealth Tally

    Two-page spread work time

    Homework: Study map for tomorrow’s quiz; Two-page spreads are due NEXT Friday, 4/21

    Wednesday, April 12

    April 12, 2017 by  
    Filed under Language Arts, Social Studies

    A reminder that today was the final day to turn in any missing or late work for the quarter.

    LA 1

    Touching Spirit Bear Scavenger Hunt

    OSS Thank You Letters assignment introduced (due next Wednesday, 4/19)

    Homework: Read Chapter 14 of Touching Spirit Bear; Thank You letters are due 4/19

     

    SS 4

    Map review

    Strategic Moves and Wealth Tally

    Two-page Spread assignment introduced (due Friday, 4/21)

    Homework: Study map for Friday’s quiz; Two-page spreads are due 4/21

     

    SS3

    Map review (coming up with Geography Jeopardy questions)

    Two-page Spread work  time

    Homework: Study map for Friday’s quiz; Two-page spreads are due 4/21