Week of Feb. 10th

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Fifth Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Addlepated Astronauts ( began working on)

H.O.E.: Lesson 6 Review and word problems, introduce adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing with integers plus word problems

Mission to Mars: Activity 4 – what payload are you taking? What does it weigh?

Affective: Review how to write a Mission Statement and Discuss Dreaming Big- what does it cost for your dream? Not just monetary costs

Homework:

  1. H.O.E. L. 6/24 Extra Practice #1-4 & 9-10 and word problems. Test next week over Book 1/Book 3
  2. Write your mission statement. Here is the Stephen Covey Website to help you: https://msb.franklincovey.com/
  3. Get your behavior chart signed.
  4. Enjoy Winter Break! 😊

Third Grade:

Our Day:

HO.E. – Check homework, word problems and quiz

Robot: Complete Mission 1

Affective: Share Courage Poster and Watch Dolphin Tale – complete Hope activities

Homework:

1.) H.O.E. – get quiz signed. Complete word problems #27 & 30

2.) Affective- Complete  Hope Frayer diagram and acrostic poem. Hope Acrostic poem may be typed or written neatly with colored illustrations. Pictures may be hand drawn or from a computer or magazine.

3.) Code.org: Lesson 7 & 8

4.) Enjoy your winter break!

5.) Get your Behavior Chart signed.

Second Grade: 

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Mystery Numbers Con’t.

Relationships & Connections: Heart Anatomy Vocabulary Quiz

STEM: Blood Flow Tournament

R & C: Medical History Timeline

Math: Patterns

Divergent: Heart Acrostic Poem

Homework:

  1. Acrostic Heart Poem – Final Draft Needs to be typed or written neatly and have  illustrations that are colored.
  2. Get Vocab. Quiz signed, if needed (P or D) do corrections on another sheet of paper, write the word with the correct definition.
  3. Study –  quiz over labeling the parts of the heart and putting the steps of blood flow in order will be after break.
  4.  Have a fun Winter Break!
  5. Get your Behavior Chart signed.

Week of Feb. 3rd

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Fifth Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Addlepated Astronauts (didn’t get to)

STEM: Mission to Mars – Complete Activities 1-3

H.O.E.: Lesson 6 (new)/ Lesson 24 (old) and word problems

Affective: Finish & discuss Extreme Dreams

Homework:

  1. H.O.E.- Lesson 6 (new)/ 24 (old) and word problems. Complete problems 1-4 & 9-10 on work page & get quiz signed.
  2. TinkerCad- Complete from scratch  design and save two 3- D creations. These should be moderately complicated designs that show of all the skills you have learned in Tinkercad.  Name them Design 1 & Design 2 so I can easily find them. I am expecting something with some depth to it, not just a circle or a ball.
  3. Field Trip permission forms and money are due next Thursday, Feb. 13th.
  4. Get your Behavior Chart signed.

Second Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Mystery Numbers

R & C: Heart magazine with questions

STEM: Blood Flow game

Math: Pattern Practice

Affective: Be Proactive

Homework:

  1. Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle
  2. Study for Vocabulary Quiz- next week
  3. Target in on Monday next week due to 2nd gr. Performing Arts field trip on Wed. Only for the Wednesday class.

 Third Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Robot Teams Logic Puzzle

H.O.E.: We checked and reviewed our homework, then we learned how to complete lesson 4 and did number word problems

Robots: Worked on Mission 1

Code.Org: Introduced lesson 5 & 6 Loops

Laptop Lounge: Google CS First – game design

Affective: 4 Faces of Courage

Homework:

  1. H.O.E. Lesson 4: 1`-4 & 9-10 complete all work on your work page I gave you. Study there will be a quiz next week over Lessons 1-4.
  2. Code.org: Complete Lesson 5 & 6 all activities
  3. Faces of Courage Poster. Students received a rubric and I showed them examples of what a “good” poster looked like.
  4. Get your Behavior Chart signed.

First Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: How many words can you create from the letters in “Year of the Rat?” Mae and Ruby came in first with 9 points, Asher & Alex came in second with 7 points and Kirtland came in third with 6 points. Way to go! 😊

Relationships & Connections: Chinese New Year Booklet – True and False Sort

Math: Learn the Chinese numbers 1-10, solve addition problems using Chinese numbers

Divergent: Create a rough draft of an Acrostic Poem for the word Lantern, we worked on this together and then they worked with their table partners, I tried to proofread their rough drafts but please double check them prior to their Final Draft.

Evaluative: Zodiac Animals – What animal represents you? Do you have those characteristics- why or why not? What are synonyms and antonyms for some of the traits?

Review: SET Game Online as a class

Homework:

  1. Lantern Poem -final draft your best handwriting or you may type it and print it out. We will decorate it in class next week.
  2. Chinese Addition problems – Create problems but do NOT solve them a peer will solve them in class next week.
  3. Get your Behavior Chart signed.

Week of Jan. 27th

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First grade:

Brainteaser: Chinese New Year Boggle Board

Divergent: Share Snowmen

Math: Grandfather Tang – read story and tried to make animal shapes from the story with tangram pieces.

Evaluative: Yeh-Shen video and Venn Diagram to Compare and Contrast Yeh-Shen and the Original Cinderella Story

Relationships and Connections: The Chinese New Year Flip book- We completed: Let’s Read, Let’s Answer

Homework:

  1. Tangram Picture and Paragraph: Create a picture with all your 7 tangrams and color the picture, then on  the back write about how you created your picture. You can make a flower, robot, butterfly or your own design.
  2. Complete the last page of the Chinese New Year book, Draw a picture of someone celebrating the Chinese New Year then write a paragraph about what you learned about the Chinese New Year. Remember a paragraph is 5 sentences, a topic sentence, 3 detail sentences and a closing sentence.
  3. Get your Behavior Chart signed

 


Week of Jan. 13th

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Second Grade:

Our Day:
Brainteaser:
Crack the Code

Relationships & Connections: Bill Nye Video – The Heart with questions

STEM: Heart vocabulary- artery, vein, capillaries, valve,  inferior vena cava – Make flash cards & picture for each word (pictures should be colored)

Algebraic Thinking: Math Heart puzzle

Divergent: Heart Glyph

Homework:

  1. Finish vocabulary and study your 5 words
  2. Final Draft of the Heart Glyph
  3. Get your Behavior Chart Signed

Third Grade:

Our Day:

Relationships & Connections: Code.org – Graph Paper Programming

H.O.E.: Lesson 1 – Guess and check

STEM: Recon Rovers – label the 8 parts and describe their functions

Convergent: Logic Puzzles

Homework:

  1. Please complete the orange student form.
  2. Logic Puzzle
  3. Create a Robot – See rubric, it must have the 8 parts the Recon Rover has. It may be 3-d or on paper, if you choose to draw it please color it neatly.
  4. Get your Behavior Chart signed.

Open House for Parents of newly qualified 3rd graders will be in Ms. Garvin’s classroom (Room 1310 the last classroom on the 5th grade hallway on the left side) will be on Tuesday, January 28th at 7:45 am. I look forward to meeting all my new parents on the 28th.

First Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Happy Chinese New Year Scrabble

Divergent: Snowman Glyph – rough draft

Relationships and Connections: What is  a Fairy Tale? – graphic organizer, Fairy Tale Glyph, Listened to Yeh-Shen and discussed how it is like the original Cinderella story.

Evaluative: Learn how to play SET, then play SET as a class

Homework:

  1. Student Info. Forms – have parents complete (orange paper)
  2. Final Draft of Snowman Glyph – Complete the Snowman on the construction paper – remember this is your best work! You may “jazz it up” with real buttons and/or fabric for the scarf, add a background for the snowman.
  3. Complete the SET WS
  4. Get your Behavior Chart signed

Open House for Parents of newly qualified 1st graders will be in my classroom Room 1311 (The last classroom on the 5th grade hallway, on the right side) will be on Monday, January 27th at 7:45 am. I look forward to meeting all my new parents on the 27th.

Students received their January Target calendar in class today, I have also attached a copy for the parents as well.


Week of 11/11

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Second Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Scratch – Things that are round, Kylee/Sydney was our fluency winner and Taylor/Gabe was our Originality winner! 😊

Relationships and Connections: Review Vocabulary and check crossword puzzle, then we took our Vocabulary quiz. We also worked on completing our Truth About Bats Book Jacket today.

Evaluative: Bat Books – complete bat books with the correct information and add a picture to each page.

Divergent: Create a Bat Stamp to help save the bats, and write a paragraph describing why you designed your stamp the way you did.

Affective: How to give feedback, glows and grows. Plus we listened to the story Stellaluna and discussed how we can be so different from our friends but still be alike in some ways.

Project Update:

I met with every student today to review their PowerPoint and their ideas for their presentation, if your child was missing something I tried to help them finish it or wrote down what they need to complete at home with you all. We also talked about who was presenting what day- Tuesday, Nov. 19th Koch, Roggow and Sieracki 12:15 pm -1:30pm and Wed., Nov. 20th Brock, Bullis and Lloyd 10:15 am – 11:30 am. If you have questions, please let me know.

Homework:

  1. Finish Bat project and PRACTICE!!!
  2. Finish rough draft of bat stamp – just the picture(Tuesday) picture and paragraph (Wednesday)
  3. Get Step 10 signed on the Long Range Planner
  4. Finish if Needed:
    1. Bat Book
    2. Inside cover of Book Jacket
  5. Get Behavior Chart signed.

First Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Scratch – things that are round. Ruby won for fluency and Mae won for Originality. 😊

STEM: Read the book, Amelia built a Roller Coaster and then began to brainstorm how to build our own roller coaster.

Algebraic Thinking: Solve 3 digit addition and subtraction problems, then based on the answers complete a logic problem.

Relationships and Connections: Reviewed the Amelia’s disappearance WebQuest and discuss what we thought happened to Amelia.

Talent Development: We worked on strategy games, how to complete the shape.

Homework:

  1. Bring supplies to build a roller coaster (Recyclable materials: toilet paper tubes, paper towel tubes, paper plates, cardboard, etc.)
  2. Get your Behavior Chart signed.

Week of 11/4

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First Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: 2 Logic Puzzles about Pets – today we learned how to solve our first logic puzzles using a logic grid, the students did great with this new skill! 😊

Relationships and Connections: We watched 2 short videos about the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and completed a 3-2-1 (3 things I learned, 2 things I thought were interesting and 1 question I still have.)

STEM: Amelia’ Disappearance WebQuest, we started on this and completed the 1st page.  https://mrsjacobsonbrhs.weebly.com/amelia-earhart-web-quest.html

Math: Math puzzles – we started 2 math puzzles we will complete them next week in class.

Talent Development: Continue to work on Divergent Thinking – we worked on a page of doodles/squiggles today. We really worked on making interesting titles and adding details to our pictures.

Homework:

  1. Finish the Amelia WebQuest – here is the link: https://mrsjacobsonbrhs.weebly.com/amelia-earhart-web-quest.html
  2. Get your behavior chart signed.

Week of 10/28

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Second Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: How many words can you make from the letters in Happy Halloween? Congrats to Chase for coming in 1st place with 29 points, 2nd place – Lucas with 25 points and 3rd place – Alex with 24 points. 😊

STEM: Bill Nye Caves video and questions

Divergent Thinking: Max’s Word’s Part 2 – rough draft of story.

Relationship & Connections: Vocab. Review game, Bat Book and final draft of inside cover of Truth About Bats.

Laptop Lounge: Worked on slides 5-8. Thanks to Mrs. Kueven and Mrs. Monsterio for helping us today! 😊

Homework:

  1. Crossword Puzzle & Study for Vocab. Quiz on Tuesday, Nov. 12th.
  2. Get Step 8 signed on Long Range Planner and finish slides 5-8 on PowerPoint. If your child didn’t get their pics for slide 7 done please have them come see me and I will add them in from my flash drive.
  3. Cave Reading – Students don’t have this yet, I will give it to them in the morning – we had a fire drill at the end of the day. SORRY!!
  4. Field Trip next Friday, November 8th be at bus port at 6:45 am, pick up is at 4 pm at bus port. See attached field trip reminders.
  5. Get your Behavior Chart signed.

First Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: How many words can you create from the letters in Happy Halloween? – Congrats to Mae, she won with 29 points! 😊

STEM: Field Trip – Tour of the Paulding Airport

Relationships & Connections: Write a thank you note to Mr. Foster

Homework:

  1. Finish Final Draft of Thank you note
  2. Get your Behavior Chart signed.

Week on 10/21

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Second Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Boggle – Congrats to Chance and Harrison for coming in 1st place with 23 points, 2nd  place – Giselle with 19 place, and 3rd Place – Mason with 14 points. 😊

Relationships & Connections: Bat vocabulary with Frayer Diagrams – migration, diurnal, nocturnal, microbat, megabat and ultrasonic. Work on final draft of Front & Back Cover of Book Jacket.

STEM: Bat Homes – read and answer questions

Divergent Thinking: Max’s Words, create your own word collection

Laptop Lounge: Work on Slides 1-4 for PowerPoint presentations.

Homework:

  1. Finish Vocab. Diagrams – migration, diurnal, nocturnal, microbat, megabat and ultrasonic
  2. Finish Slides 1-4 on powerpoint Slides 1-4 if not finished in class
  3. Finish Book Jacket Final draft of front and back cover
  4. Get step 7 signed on Long Range Planner
  5. Get your Behavior Chart Signed.

First Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Boggle – Mae was our winner with 18 points! 😊

Relationships and Connections: Word Squares with sentences and Amelia Flip book.

Evaluative Thinking: We worked on Comparing and Contrasting ourselves with Amelia and a Venn Diagram.

Algebraic Thinking: Number Riddles

STEM: Parts of a plane – we labeled parts of a plane and reviewed pitch, roll and yaw.

Talent Development: We reviewed the 4 parts of creativity (Fluency, Flexibility, Originality and Elaboration) Then we worked on Doodle Art, turning doodles into a picture using our creativity.

Homework:

  1. Finish coloring Amelia Flip Book – we will finish the last page Accomplishments next week in class.
  2. Postcard – I reviewed how to create the postcard with the students and directions are attached to the postcard.
  3. Get your behavior chart signed.
  4. Send in a booster seat on Monday for our field trip.

Week of 10/14

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Second Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Echolocation – how many words can you create? Congrats to Luca he came in 1st with 39 points, good job to Chance for 2nd place and Katie came in 3rd place. 😊

Relationships and Connections: Bat Vocabulary using Frayer Diagrams – chiroptera, guano, pup, predator, hibernation and mammal . Then we worked on the inside part of our book jacket, important characters – Ralphie, Ms. Frizzle, Ranger Mike and the class, plus our favorite part of the story.

STEM: Echolocation song, echolocation reading and steps.

Divergent Thinking: SCAMPER – learned about how to SCAMPER an object, reviewed FFOE song with the class and the parts of Divergent Thinking.

Homework:

  1. They See with their Ears
  2. Storyboard, slides 5-8 and pictures for slides 5-8. You can skip slide 7 (Picture of your bat) because I have that info. for you.
  3. Get Step 6 signed on Long Range Planner
  4. Get Behavior Chart signed.

Some students need to finish:

  • Bat Vocabulary – Frayer Diagrams Chiroptera, Guano, Pup, Predator, Mammal and Hibernation
  • Echolocation – Steps and pictures.
  • Book Jacket – rough draft of inside cover

Important Information:

Students in Target only receive a progress report twice a year, so your child will receive their Target Progress Report after the 2nd 9 weeks and at the end of the school year.

First Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Costume Lineup and Mystery Number

Divergent Thinking: Share Amelia Poems

Relationships and Connections: Work on Final Draft on Book Jacket book report.

Algebraic Thinking: Mystery Puzzle- with 3 digit addition problems

STEM: Parts of a plane, 4 forces that affect a plane, 3 controllable movements of a plane

Homework:

  1. Kids Scoop – Amelia Earhart -complete starred parts on the front and back
  2. Finish Final Draft of Book Jacket project. Best handwriting and color the pictures.

Important Information:

Students in Target only receive a progress report twice a year, so your child will receive their Target Progress Report after the 2nd 9 weeks and at the end of the school year.

 


Week of 10/7/19

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Second Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Pascal’s Bats -looking for patterns on the bats

Algebraic Thinking: Flying Bat Facts – working on subtraction without grouping

Relationships and Connections: Guess the Answers – Read and answer the questions

STEM: WebQuest- we went to the Laptop Lounge to finish our WebQuest, then we discussed all answers as a  class.

Research: Discussed how to complete a story board and save pictures for Slides 1-4.

R & C: Book Jacket project to wrap up the Truth About Bats. Today we worked on the Front cover (New picture, author and your name as the illustrator )and the Back cover (Summary of the story and how many stars out of 5 you would give it and why.)

Homework:

  1. Finish story board for slides 1-4 and save pictures for slides 1-4 on flash drive. (You need at least 1 picture per slide – name the pictures for the slide where you want to use them in the slide show) Example Title slide pic or Title slide 2.
  2. Get step 5 signed on the Long Range Planner.
  3. Finish rough draft of Front Cover and Back Cover of Book Jacket. Front cover (New picture, author and your name as the illustrator )and the Back cover (Summary of the story and how many stars out of 5 you would give it and why.)
  4. Get Behavior Chart signed

First Grade:

Our Day:

Brainteaser: How many words can you make from the letters in Amelia Earhart? Mae won with 9 points! 😊

Algebraic Thinking: 3 number puzzles -we worked on the 3 number puzzles as a group.

Relationships and Connections: To wrap up our book, More than a Flier, we worked on a rough draft of a book jacket project.

STEM: The Longest Flight – First we made paper airplanes, then we flew the planes 3 times and measured them each time we flew them. Then we figured out the longest and shortest flight, then subtracted the distance. We also discussed why they didn’t all fly the same length.

Divergent: Together we wrote a poem about Amelia Earhart, students will type or write their final draft for homework and add illustrations or pictures.

Homework:

  1. Finish Rough Draft of Book Jacket report. All writing parts should be done, The inside cover should be done – the 4 main characters Amelia Earhart, Anita Snook, Fred Noonan and George Putnam with a sentence explaining their part in the story. The back inside cover – describe what part of the story is your important part. The back cover – a summary of the book (5 sentences.) Also, the last sentence should tell how many stars you would give the book out of 5 stars and why.
  2. Final Draft of Amelia Earhart Poem – Either in your best handwriting write the poem or you may type it. Once your done writing the poem illustrate it with color pictures.