Monday: DBQ- Though hurricanes can be devastating natural disasters, how has technology greatly improved the impacts on citizens? Finish analyzing background research on time, place, and story. Begin to analyze primary documents to support this thesis question.
Tuesday DBQ- Using our bucket and chicken foot strategies, we will begin to pull together our primary and secondary source evidence to formulate an informational essay outline.
Wednesday DBQ- Students will complete a rough draft of a 5 paragraph essay with evidence quoted and cited from sources. HW: study your political and physical map features
Thursday DBQ- MAP QUIZ! Students will complete a final draft of their document based question.
Friday: Overview of Climate, Location, and Resources of Latin America.
Monday: Prototype Design! Today we will construct our prototype, innovate our designs, and come up with our Product Name. Each student will finish the last 2 squares on their prototype planner for Homework!
Tuesday: Innovation and Marketing- Today we will finish our prototype designs and we will begin our effective communication of our product with the tri-fold display. A template is provided as students are required to incorporate research, charts/data, digital pictures, and scientific illustrations. The math component will be completed next week.
Wednesday-Thursday: Continue using technology in the marketing design process. First 2 panels of display board should be competed by end of period Thursday.
Monday: Survivor STEM begins. “How can we survive and adapt to natural disasters?” Day 1 Research your tribe’s disaster and investigate the effects it leaves behind. Use the Disaster Data Sheet.30 Minutes Individually, 20 Minutes comparing with your team! Be thinking of your prototype design that could help victims of this weather event. Share the timeline of the lifestraw prototype and innovations. Turn in any finished totem poles.
Tuesday: Turn in final totem poles. Go through the Prototype Planner with real world inventions with Science Scope Magazines. Complete the 5 steps of the engineering design process. Then research some real world kid innovations & inventions!
Wednesday: Complete your own tribe’s Prototype Planner and materials list. Materials due Thursday for most points on your totem!
Thursday: Organize Materials for Monday. Reward Challenge. Review Engineering Design PPT template and Shark Tank Solar Cooking.
Friday: Drought Proofing Australia with STEM Design. Immunity Challenge.
As part of Hightower Trail’s Acts of Kindness Project, we are suggesting that students participate in completing a different act of kindness each day beginning on March 14th until Spring Break. Students will log their acts of kindness on the attached log and as they complete five acts, they will turn the sheet into the box that will be located in the atrium. For every journal of five acts each student completes they will be recognized on our Acts of Kindness Wall. Please encourage your student to participate in this project over the next 17 days.
Below is a list of acts of kindness. Please choose a different act each day and record the act on the attached journal:
Bring hot cocoa to a neighbor
Give away old toys to younger children
Leave a treat for the mail carrier in your mailbox
Give some flowers to someone feeling unwell
Make happy notes on the sidewalk with chalk
Organize an afternoon of games for your neighborhood
Take icewater and cups to the playground to share with others
Hold a Lemonade Stand to donate to a cause you support
Rake leaves (or do gardening) for a neighbor
Take snacks to your local fire department
Donate DVDs to the local Hospital
Read inspiring stories to a group of children
Donate books to a doctor’s or dentist’s office
Take a treat to a bus driver
Educate yourself and your neighbors about recycling
Invite another family over for dinner
Take a Thank You card to the local librarians
Open the door for people entering a shop or restaurant
Bring a meal to a family in need (recent birth, sickness, or loss)
Write a poem for someone you love
Make “Be Happy” notes and put them in mailboxes
Learn a joke to tell to a cashier
Make a list of things you love about someone and send it to them
Send a postcard to a distant cousin or friend who moved away
Pick up trash around the neighborhood or at a park
Sing for the elderly
Make a phone call to a friend or family member far away
Go on an errand and smile at everyone you see
Volunteer in a local animal shelter
Take cans of food to the local Food Bank
Donate old clothes a local organization
Introduce someone who just moved to your neighborhood to new friends
Monday: Review Day! Check your answers on your COMPLETED Study Guide. We should have answered chunks of 6 questions a night last week. Milestones Book Review for a practice test/classwork grade. HW: Review your corrected study guide.
Problem Based Learning, “What are the Reasons for the Seasons?” An introduction to space science. Each day students will complete primary and secondary source investigations, video lessons, and hands on investigations. On Tuesday they will receive a homework packet and on Wednesday they will complete an open note assessment of understanding. This will be their last grade of the 3rd 9 weeks.