|Wasn't it delightful driving up upon the 8th graders this morning?!? I fancied |
LEARNING TARGET: I CAN demonstrate the characteristics of the science fiction genre of text through project based learning.
Students worked on end of the unit summative projects for the science fiction genre from this menu seen here:
: none- but students may bring electronic devices tomorrow for class. PRINTING PRESS LINK
LEARNING TARGET: I CAN paint a picture with my words to give my readers visualizations.
We learned about the important skill of creating complex sentences. Students created sentence stretchers by starting with a "who" statement ("I went shopping"). Then, they added a where ("I went shopping at the mall"). On the next extension, they added the what or why ("I went shopping at the mall to buy a new bathing suit"). Finally, they extended the sentence by adding the when ("I went shopping at the mall to buy a new bathing suit last weekend"). The purpose of this activity was to emphasize the importance of adding details to sentences to make them more complex and more descriptive. We then used that idea to do an activity entitled, "Show, Don't Tell." We started with a too obvious statement like, "The students were disrespectful to the teacher" and made it into showing this scene, through painting a picture with our words, instead of just telling. Readers like to figure out what we mean instead of us just telling them. This is important as writers to help our reader visualize what we are seeing as we write. Students completed some more practice with this concept and then made a too obvious statement about their memoir. They will be using this too obvious statement to create a show that will become their first paragraph.
HOMEWORK: complete "Show, Don't Tell"; complete first draft of first paragraph of memoir using show, don't tell strategy.
Attached are some words you can use to bump up your descriptive and complex writing:
LEARNING TARGET: I CAN demonstrate knowledge of all concepts of fractions.
I am SO sorry about last night and the homework confusion. I typically begin the blog posts in the morning and add throughout the day as or if needed. I had intended for the students to complete their multiplying and dividing fractions assessment in class and then assign review pages for their cumulative assessment, but they did not finish their tests and I forgot to take off the homework. I am so, SO sorry to my Math 2 kiddos for this error!
HOMEWORK: complete review pages from textbook (TEXTBOOK PAGES, 235 and 236) CUMULATIVE FRACTIONS ASSESSMENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO MONDAY FOR BOTH MATH CLASSES!
Students worked on/ completed their butterfly projects
Students took their assessments over Chapter 7: Lessons 1&2 (American Revolution)
HOMEWORK: STUDY for VOCABULARY and RELIGION assessments
DON'T FORGET:TONIGHT is the parent meeting about our upcoming field trip to Camp Shantituck at 6:30PM! Please make plans to attend :)
TOMORROW is FRIDAY!