Tuesday, February 27: Today we reviewed the foldable on W. 32. Students then took some picture notes on W. 33. For each section of the foldable, students are to draw two simple pictures. If time, students were introduced to the newspaper assignment on W. 35.
Due: Current Event #3
In Class: W. 33
Thursday, March 1: Today we completed W. 34. Students then were given the instructions for the newspaper assignment (see W. 35). Students began their newspaper rough drafts.
In Class: W. 34, Newspaper Rough Draft
Homework: One newspaper article written for rough draft
Wednesday, February 21: Students completed a Read Stop Write for T. 146-148. Next, they completed W. 26, brainstorming ways the settlers and natives helped & hurt each other. Then they wrote a two voice poem on W. 29, using the perspectives of the settlers and natives. Each perspective must say at least ten things. If they finished, they used the vocabulary words on W. 23 to do the following on W. 22:
1. Write the word so you'll remember it
2. Use it in a sentence
3. Write a synonym
4. Write an antonym
5. Draw a small, simple picture to represent the word.
In Class: RSW 146-148, W. 26, W. 29
Friday, February 23: Students had the opportunity to share their two voice poems with the class. We then made a foldable for W. 32 and started to take some notes on life in territorial Utah. If absent, see a peer or Ms. Nay for the notes.
In Class: W. 32 foldable (started)
Homework: Current Event #3
Monday, February 12: Today we discussed conflict, it's causes, and how to positively resolve it. Students responded to some scenarios and then answered a conflict resolution quiz. If not finished in class, we will finish next time.
Due: M2M Brochure
In Class: Discussion, Conflict Questions
Wednesday, February 14: We completed a Read Stop Write for T. 144-145. Students then were assigned one section of W. 25 and researched & completed it. They then completed a poster on the assigned conflict, using the instructions on W. 24. If absent, choose one of the conflicts on W. 25 to complete the row on W. 25 and create a poster for (W. 24).
In Class: RSW 144-145, W. 25 (one column), Conflict Poster
Homework: Finish poster (instructions on W. 24)
Friday, February 16: Students shared their posters. Students completed W. 25 from the posters. They then went through the textbook to see if there was any important information to add to W. 25. If absent, complete the rest of W. 25 using your textbook or the internet. They were then introduced to the two-voice poem (information on W. 27-28). We read a sample two-voice poem. Students will write their own next class.
Due: Conflict Poster
In Class: W. 25
Tuesday, February 6: Today we reviewed for the test next class. Focus on W. 2-3 and the grid pattern. Students than worked on their Mission to Mars brochures.
Due: Current Event #2, M2M in workbook to W. 16
In Class: Review, M2M Brochure (at least 2 panels should be finished)
Homework: Study for test, workbook ready to turn in
Thursday, February 8: We took the test on Settlement today. If absent, see Ms. Nay ASAP to make it up. Students had the rest of class to work on their M2M brochures. These are due next class.
In Class: Settlement Unit Test, M2M Brochure
Homework: Finish M2M Brochure