Today we read about Late vs. Early Paleolithic people in EEI. We used the Say Something reading protocol and compared the two cultures using a Venn Diagram. Tonight for homework, I’m asking you to respond to the question in the EEI workbook for lesson 2. Below is the Venn Diagram we discussed today in class.
Today was saw that AnswerGarden is a tool we can use to capture a quick, anonymous reflection. In 20 characters or less, you can respond to a prompt. You may respond more than one time. Try to keep answers to just a few (2 or 3) words. Feel free to respond to this AnswerGarden below. Remember to keep language G-rated and on topic. Inappropriate comments will be deleted.
Go to AnswerGarden
Today we tried out a way to share ideas that build a word cloud as you respond. Check out what we think skillful readers do.
Each year the parent volunteers, who create the school yearbook, make space at the end of the yearbook for families to to leave a special message for their 6th grade children. All submissions for dedications must be submitted (via the attached form) to the FR school office no later than December 19th.
This is a firm deadline. Late submissions cannot be included in the yearbook due to deadlines set by the yearbook company.
If you would like to leave a special message for your 6th grader as they promote the middle school, please do so ASAP! (And don’t forget to order them a yearbook as well!)
Foulks Ranch Yearbook Committee
Students have a bit more homework tonight than the previous week.
Science: Please complete the summary questions in the EEI Student Workbook based on Lesson 1 of the EEI Unit we’re on: Paleolithic People: Tools, Tasks, and Fire. If you forgot your student edition or the student workbook, go to the top of the webpage and click on CURRICULUM, then scan down to EEI SCIENCE then slide over to the unit we’re on. You know where this is, since we watched several animations today related to fishing on this same page.
Math: Independent Math group you have no homework tonight UNLESS you want to play Rational Number Battleship (We need to think of a better name for this.) using the rational number lines you created in class today. Please finish SPB for 3.2
Strategic Math Group (the group I worked with up front today) please finish SPB for 3.2 both front and back.
Reading: As always, please try to read at least 30 minutes something YOU want to read. My daughters and I are on book 3 of Harry Potter. Try this as you read tonight: when you come across a word you don’t know use your iPhone or iPod and the Google App to look it up. We find the definitions are helpful to understand the text, and sometimes the images are even better!
My daughters and I are on book 3 of Harry Potter. Try this as you read tonight: when you come across a word you don’t know use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod and the Google App from the Apple App Store (it’s free) to look it up. We find the definitions are helpful to understand the text, and sometimes the images are even better!
Here are a few words we found last night in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:
And my favorite word…and one of my favorite foods that I never knew this name for…CHIPOLATAS!
Today we were greeted with sad news for Tristan’s family about the unexpected passing of his Dad. An email was sent out with a letter.
When Tristan returns to school we will want to make sure he knows he’s loved, supported, and has the space he needs to grieve.
Students today put together a simple, heartfelt message which I’ll share in this post.
Hug those closest to you.
We have started working on building infographics for homophones. The purpose for this is: To better understand there are a variety of homophones that exist in our language. To practice using the Infographic design sheet. To practice building an informative, creative, and well-designed infographic. To practice using the infographic rubric. To practice revising our thinking […]