Thursday, April 16, 2015

Just the schedule... more to come... if I have time...

Math, ELA. DAnce

8:45 Student Arrival

Morning Meets, 2 Laps/Stretches, wake up
8:50AM Mini Warm-Up Activity ->
9:15AM BLOCK 1  MATH (SBAC Practice=4th Graders +khan)


10:15-10:30 Morning Recess

BLOCK 2 Literature "National Poetry Month"

11:10 CB (Social Skills Practice)
11:40 Lunch Break

12:50 Silent Reading & sharing
BLOCK 3 Dance, Dance, Dance!! 
1:40 Level Rewards



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tuesday

Tuesday, CCSS practice math, Proofreading, OT centers

Tuesday

 8:45 Student Arrival

Morning Meets, 2 Laps, Stretches
8:50AM Mini Warm-Up Activity -> 
9:15AM BLOCK 1  Math Groups (A+B)
10:00AM Snack
10:15-10:30 Morning Recess 

BLOCK 2 English Language Arts, 3 Groups
11:10 CB (Social Skills Practice)
11:40 Lunch Break
12:50 Silent Reading & sharing
BLOCK 3 Occupational Therapy Centers (Gross/Fine Motors) & Indpendent Projects
1:40 Level Rewards (Behavioral reward incentive)





























9:15AM BLOCK 1  Math Groups (A+B)

A) Table work, math concepts
B) khanacademy fractions/other places




















9:15AM BLOCK 2 Literature
  1. 2nd Graders; Continue DOW and QUOTE response work
  2. 3rd READ/Write SBAC practice
  3. 4th Read/Write SBAC practice
 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday, monday

Monday, Test Practice, Library, CPs

Morning Meets, Greets
8:50AM Morning Work Activity -> Create a Doodle and Sentence
9:15AM BLOCK 1  MATH GAMES
10:00AM Recess
10:15-10:30 Morning Recess 

BLOCK 2 Computer Research Work
11:10 CB (Social Skills Practice)
11:40 Lunch Break
12:50 Silent Reading & sharing

BLOCK 3 Earth Day: Should we eat bugs?
1:40 Level Rewards


Monday, April 13, 2015
04/13/2015

























  9:15AM BLOCK 1  MATH GAMES


 Fraction bingo (review/assess)


BLOCK 2 Computer Research Work



Computer lab work. 

Continuing country/state research (culture focused)

Working independently or with staff support, will utilize the internet to answer a series of questions regarding the students chosen place. 

  BLOCK 3 Earth Day: Should we eat bugs?

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/should-we-eat-bugs-emma-bryce#review








 Objective: To get students thinking about environmental topics, engage them with surprising material, view nonfiction text, responses, and questions.  Interactive lesson.


Activity: Watch Video, (review), students follow along with the quiz questions in front of them for previewing.  Leveled Responses for homework.


Assess: Quiz results, response questions.


Modifications: Verbal responses (dictations), read aloud to, big print, etc.

TED ED Should we eat bugs? - Emma Bryce

Let’s Begin…
What's tasty, abundant and high in protein? Bugs! Although less common outside the tropics, entomophagy, the practice of eating bugs, was once extremely widespread throughout cultures. You may feel icky about munching on insects, but they feed about 2 billion people each day (Mmm, fried tarantulas). They also hold promise for food security and the environment. Emma Bryce makes a compelling case for dining on bugs.
Questions During the Short Video:
How many people eat bugs worldwide?
The ___________ historically enjoyed beetle larvae.
When did our attitude towards eating bugs begin to change?
How many different insect species do people eat around the world? 
Which part of the world currently eats insects the most?
Some insects are made of up to 80% protein (True/False).
List some creative ways for changing people’s perception of bugs as pests.





What negative environmental impacts could be associated with foraging for and farming bugs?




How could insect farming address some of the problems associated with food insecurity?







Response question:


Top of Form
                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Bottom of Form

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Math, ELA. DAnce

8:45 Student Arrival

Morning Meets, 2 Laps/Stretches, wake up
8:50AM Mini Warm-Up Activity ->
9:15AM BLOCK 1  MATH (SBAC Practice=4th Graders +khan)


10:15-10:30 Morning Recess

BLOCK 2 Literature Groups (SBAC Practice + 2nd Grade DOW)

11:10 CB (Social Skills Practice)
11:40 Lunch Break

12:50 Silent Reading & sharing
BLOCK 3 Dance, Dance, Dance!! 
1:40 Level Rewards


























Note to parents:  The last couple of weeks we have had an increase of student contact (hands on each other) mostly starting out in play.  This is seen with typical students as well but they're able to regulate it. Our students lose self-control and it turns into something bigger. I have a strict NO-Hands policy and we are re-visiting this.  Please talk with your child and remind them of this rule and if you can support your own policies and consequences at home.  Thank you.


9:15AM BLOCK 1  MATH (SBAC Practice=4th Graders +khan) 


Obective:  Students will continue to work through multi-step problems, be introduced to the range of math exposures that will be present on the SBAC test to come, and increase their reasoning math skills.


BLOCK 2 Literature Groups (SBAC Practice + 2nd Grade DOW)

Activity:  Students are performing math problems, with coaching, by applying the strategies and skills they've already learned.

Assess: Student work samples

khanacademy.org
Obective (khan):  As of now students are either reviewing or being introduced to the concept of fractions.  Whole piece to part, numerator and denominator.  


Activity:  Through a series of short video clips, the students watch and then practice a recorded assessment practice.


Assess: The program assesses and calculates student answers.






BLOCK 2 Literature Groups (SBAC Practice + 2nd Grade DOW)

Each group is tiered to meet the students needs.  As of now we are working in three different groups, 2 focused on the reading, response, and writing demands of the smarter balance test arriving shortly.
 

Samples:



















Monday, April 6, 2015

Monday, Test Practice, Library, CPs

Morning Meets, Greets
8:50AM Morning Work Activity -> Zentangle practice
9:15AM BLOCK 1  MATH SBAC practice
10:00AM Recess
10:15-10:30 Morning Recess 
BLOCK 2 Library/LAB Reading buddies
11:10 CB (Social Skills Practice)
11:40 Lunch Break
12:50 Silent Reading & sharing

BLOCK 3 Culture Projects
1:40 Level Rewards


Wednesday, April 6, 2015
04/06/2015


















  9:15AM BLOCK 1  MATH SBAC practice




PRACTICE TEST SBAC


BLOCK 2 Library/LAB Reading Buddies and SSR CHOICE BOOK

 
  BLOCK 3 Photography  & Culture Projects
Spring Photography (around the world)

 




WEDS


8:45 Student Arrival

Morning Meets, Laps/Stretches

9:00AM BLOCK 1  Counseling Groups & Small group work (superflex)
10:00 Snack/Recess  
10:30 BLOCK 2 APE
11:10 CB (Social Skills Practice)
11:40 Lunch Break
12:50 Silent Reading & sharing

BLOCK 3 MAP MAKING!
1:40 Level Rewards


Wednesday, April 1, 2015
04/01/2015




















Baby Blue Jays



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 10:30 BLOCK 2 APE

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BLOCK 3 MAP MAKING!


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