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.

 

 


Week of 9/16/19

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Second Grade

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Endangered Bats Logic

Evaluative: Brushing up on Bats – taken for a grade

R& C: Read Chapter 7 & 8 and answer the questions in complete sentences.

STEM: Sort Micro & Mega bat pictures based on their facial features.

Affective: Read the book, The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes, then we discussed the story & why it’s ok to make mistakes. Then students illustrated a mistake they made and what they learned from their mistake.

Homework:

1.) Finish Chp. 7 & 8 questions from the Truth about Bats, remember to write complete sentences for all circled questions.

2.) Complete Notecard 3 (Food and Drink) and Notecard 4 (Predators)

3.) In-school Field trip information, due by Oct. 3rd

4.) Enjoy Fall Break! 😊

5.) Get your Behavior Chart signed.

***Please try to help your child complete their homework prior to Fall Break so you all don’t have to do it during the break. ***

 

First Grade

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Put the Planes in order

STEM: Timelines- Amelia Earhart, then create a time line for Amelia

R& C: Read Chapter 4 in More than a Flier Algebraic Thinking: Number Puzzles

Evaluative: Word search & sentences

Homework:

1.) Finish word search & sentences

2.) Have a great fall break!

3.) Get your Behavior Chart signed. (Please sign twice to catch us up, we missed Labor Day but I forgot to mark that week out on the B.C.)


Week of 9/9/19

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Second grade

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Bat Scouting Clues Logic

Research: Media Center – lesson and research time

Relationships & Connections: Read Chapter 5 & 6 and answer questions.

Algebraic Thinking: Patterns – Is it a Pattern?, Name the Pattern, Color the Pattern

Homework:

  1. Finish Notecard 1 & 2 ( Description of Bat, and Habitat of Bat.)
  2. Get Step 2 signed on Long Range Planner
  3. Finish Chp. 5 & 6 questions on Truth About Bats (Some students finished this in class) Remember to write in complete sentences and color your picture.
  4. Get your Behavior Chart Signed.

Project: We went to the Media Center today to help us learn how to research our bats. Here are some helpful sights to help you and your child:

 

If your child is having a hard time finding information on their bat, please email me and I will try to find you all some info. Or suggest a different bat that isn’t so hard to locate information on. 😊

First Grade

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Cryptogram – Amelia Earhart quote

Divergent: Share timelines the students created about themselves.

STEM: Label a world map with the 7 continents, 5 oceans, Prime Meridian and the Equator

Relationships & Connections: We read Chapter 3 in More than a Flier and completed a chapter summary, telling about the who?, What? & Where? In the chapter.

Evaluative: Roll a Map Game, to review the continents and oceans on the map. Kashin won today!

Talent Development: We worked on learning and/or practicing how to play Boggle.

Homework:

  1. Finish Chapter Summary for Chap. 3. Don’t forget to draw the most important scene from the chapter and tell why you think it was the most important scene on the back of your paper. The picture should be colored as well.
  2. Read the Amelia Worksheet and answer the question at the end, then do the page about Amelia Earhart.
  3. Get your Behavior Chart signed.

Week of 9/2/19

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No 1st grade this week.

2nd grade

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Looking for Bats Logic

STEM: Discuss Bat Project

Algebraic Thinking: Patterns –what is a repeating pattern, how to name a pattern, how to find the unit pattern

Relationships & Connections: We read Chapter 3 & 4 of our novel, The Truth about Bats.

Affective: The Big Mistake, why is it ok to make mistakes?

Evaluative Thinking: SET

Homework:

  1. Finish Chap. 3 & 4 Questions – Remember all circled questions need to be answered in a complete sentence, also complete sentences do NOT begin with because.
  2. Select 3 bats you would like to study for your Bat project have parents signed project sheet, have Step 1 signed on your Long Range Planner.
  3. Bat Field Trip Info. was sent home last week, money and permission slips need to be returned by Wed. 10/23.
  4. Get your Behavior Chart signed.

Week of 8/26/19

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2nd Grade

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Back to School Logic Puzzles (2).

STEM: Complete the Bat Flip Book from last week. (Tuesday Class Only)

Algebraic Thinking: Bat Math 2.

Relationships & Connections: We read Chapter 1 & 2 of our novel, The Truth about Bats

STEM: Bat-Natomy – we labeled pictures of bat anatomy.

Evaluative Thinking: Completed a Venn diagram comparing a bat wing with a human hand.

Homework:

  1. Finish Chap. 1 & 2 Questions – (Chp. 1 – # 1, 2 & 4 need to be answered in complete sentences. Chap. 2 – # 1, 2, 5 & 6 needs to be answered in complete sentences.)
  2. Off the Bat Part 2 – answer questions in complete sentences. (Remember complete sentences don’t begin with “because.”)
  3. Bat Field Trip Info. was sent home today, money and permission slips need to be returned by Wed. 10/23.
  4. Get your Behavior Chart signed.
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  6. 1st Grade

Our Day:

Brainteaser: Sleds- put the 5 sleds in order based on the clues given

STEM: Map Skills – We watched BrainPop Jr. on reading maps then took the hard quiz over the movie. After the movie we worked on Map Scale some more then we used the globe and map to find names of places for all the letters in the alphabet.

Relationships & Connections: We read Chapter 2 in our book, More than a Flier and also discussed creating a personal time line for ourselves.

Talent Development: We worked on Non-Verbal skills today and played an analogy game.

Homework:

  1. Finish chapter 2 questions, remember to color your picture.
  2. Create your own timeline. One event for each year you’ve been alive. (6-7 years depending on how old your child is)
  3. Get your Behavior Chart Signed.