Math: 2x2 inch grid drawn
Social Studies: Begin research for their historic sites
Science: Adaptations presentation improvements
Reading: Research requirement milestones for goal (What must I know?)
Writing: Write a 1 stanza couplet about the sunset.
- Conferences - February 15th (Different format- refer to the beginning of the email)
- Presidents Day (No School) - February 19th
- Library Fundraiser - February 1st - March 2nd
This morning we had students continue working on their 2x2 grid. Students need to have a nearly perfect grid created using rulers. We are looking for straight lines, 2in x 2in squares on their paper, and even lines throughout. We want students to be finished tomorrow so that we can move forward with the next step of the mosaic process. A lot of the issues that keep happening are students not taking their time and rushing through making many mistakes.
In social studies, we showed students what questions they need to answer about their historic sites. Students need to answer: Who? When? How? Why? and Where?. To answer “Where?” we are looking for students to give the latitude and longitude of the location. We showed students how to research for information about locations. We used Niagara Falls as an example. We showed them that they need to read for information and really read sites completely to find the information.
Students had to redo their adaptation presentations on the animals they were given two days ago. Most of the students are not reading to understand the different adaptations their animals have. We want students to be able to defend structural or behavioral adaptations for their given animals. Students will present for the second time tomorrow.
In reading, students have started working on answering the first question for their life map. They need to answer, “What must I know?”. This question includes topics such as education, certification, skills, and knowledge. We are encouraging students to reach out to professionals through email, using their student accounts from school, to gain more understanding of what they need to know to reach their goals. We are also asking students to write professional letter that they can send out in hopes that they receive a response from different professionals.
In writing, we introduced students to a quatrain in poetry. This is a 4 line poem that follows a specific rhyme scheme. Today, students started by writing a 4 line quatrain following a rhyme scheme of their choice about the sunset. This needs to be finished in google classroom by 8:15 tomorrow morning.
Finally, we would like to leave you with a quote today from American advice columnist and eventually a nationwide media celebrity, Ann Landers, “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
IN THIS CLASS, IT IS NOT ABOUT WHAT WE KNOW, IT IS ABOUT WHAT WE DO WITH WHAT WE KNOW!