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During the month of October our small country school was invaded by flies. We had hundreds and thousands of flies outside and inside our classroom. The school district said it would spray in the coming weeks but the wait was unbearable. Thankfully, our bright students decided to solve the problem themselves. They researched how to make fly catchers and by the end of the day we had over 50 flies in each homemade fly catcher. Below is one of the presentations and examples of their work.

So here is some of the work from our professional fly-killer entrepreneurs.

 

Below is one of our fly-catchers in action! Gross!

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Fly Catching Boys

 

Today’s Lessons

8:25-9:00 Sing Along (in cafeteria)

9:00-9:40 (Independent Work/small group)  For today’s article review I would like for you to click here. Students will be creating an article review, they all work independently except for a small group in the back: Samra, Katie, Jacob, Alexxis, Angel, Arthuro, and Jason.

9:40-10:15 (Class Work) As a class you will work through and read from the Interactive Reader pages 160-165.

10:15-10:30 Recess

10:30-10:50 Students will work at their level on Khan Academy.

10:50-11:10 Review homework pages 147-148 together. Go slowly and make sure they ask questions.

11:10-11:30 During this last time have the choice of finishing work that is incomplete, read quietly, work on computer coding, 3D Tin, hoax news, or Khan Academy.

11:30-12:15 Lunch

 

The entire time I will be next door, if you need me for any reason just reach out.

 

Today’s Lessons

8:15-8:45 (Independent Work)  For today’s article review I would like for you to click here.

8:45-9:15 (Class Work) As a class I want you to read the following article and watch the videos (click here) and (click here). Answer these questions for me typed and then share them to me at home. I will be checking them while you do them, use complete sentences.   1.What are the cat’s adaptation that allows him to prey on the caiman?         2. What are the jaguars defensive adaptations? ? 3.Can a defensive adaptation also be an offensive adaptation? 4. Under what circumstance might the caiman have beaten the jaguar? Or would the jaguar always win?

(9:15-10:15) For math I would like for you to work through the following Khan Academy lessons by clicking here. You started these yesterday, today you will continue to work on them.  If you have your own personal email account please register with that one and add my class with the code JQ3HK2. (If you need help with the problems sit in a group in the back with the substitute, for the rest of you, please work independently.

(10:15-10:30) Recess

(10:30-11:00) Library Time-if there is no library time they can read quietly for 15 minutes and then work on 3D tin for 15 minutes or do computer programming.

(11:00-11:35) You will be watching the following video for history. Answer for me What did you already know? What did you learn? What would you like to learn? If you finish early try and make something you see in the video on 3D tin or by drawing it.

 

(11:35-12:05) Lunch time, teacher will supervise you through lunch.

(12:05-12:20) Continue working on any work you did not finish. If you have a computer at home finish the work for homework.

(12:20-12:30) Abram, Jaziel, Bianey, and Miranda put away computers. Classes line up and teachers walk them to the bus.

For the sub, thanks for taking my class, you have lunch from 12:30-1:30. Then check in with the office to see what they need from you.

 

Today’s Lessons

8:15-8:45 (Independent Work)  For today’s article review I would like for you to click here.

8:45-9:15 (Class Work) As a class I want you to read the following article and watch the videos (click here). Answer these questions for me typed and then share them to me at home. I will be checking them while you do them, use complete sentences.   1.What is the cat’s adaptation that is causing him to be scared when he sees the cucumber?         2. Do humans have similar responses to certain objects? 3.What would make you or your friends jump if it surprised you?  4. Are these defensive or offensive adaptations?(How do you know, give me examples.

(9:15-10:15) For math I would like for you to work through the following Khan Academy lessons by clicking here . If you have your own personal email account please register with that one and add my class with the code JQ3HK2. (If you need help with the problems sit in a group in the back with the substitute, for the rest of you, please work independently.

(10:15-10:30) Recess

(10:30-11:00) Library Time-if there is no library time they can read quietly for 15 minutes and then work on 3D tin for 15 minutes or do computer programming.

(11:00-11:35) You will be watching the following Khan Academy history videos and writing for me on the same sheet you shared me. Click here for the videos. Please answer the following questions for each video:  What did you already know? What did you learn? What would you like to learn?

(11:35-12:05) Lunch time, teacher will supervise you through lunch.

(12:05-12:20) Continue working on any work you did not finish. If you have a computer at home finish the work for homework.

(12:20-12:30) Abram, Jaziel, Bianey, and Miranda put away computers. Classes line up and teachers walk them to the bus.

For the sub, thanks for taking my class, you have lunch from 12:30-1:30. Then check in with the office to see what they need from you.

 

 

History

STANDARDS

History/Social Studies :standard HSS 6.2- Analyze the economy, religion, and politics of Mesopotamia.

ELA: Today your daily reading will help us meet our goal of achieving standard for Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity


 

Introduction- we read as a class.

For history today we will be reading through an article about ancient Mesopotamia artifacts being looted in Iraq during their war.  In the article you will see some of the topics we have been studying, specifically ancient cuneiform on clay tablets.

The article will focus on a story named “The Epic of Gilgamesh” that is written on ancient clay tablets that were stolen. You can read our article if you  CLICK HERE.

For this lesson we will have a group of 6 students working in guided reading with me and everyone else will read the article independently and create an article review.

Rubric

Level 4-includes less than 5 grammar errors, introduction, conclusion, 2 facts from the story, and two details.

Level 3-includes less than 7 grammar errors, introduction, conclusion, 1 facts from the story, and 1 detail.

Level 2-You did your best but had too many grammar errors, did not include a conclusion or introduction.

Level 1-We need to talk…


 

Enrichment

If you finish early you can work on your hoax news story, 3D tin, or Khan Academy coding.  If you work on 3D tin, I want you to make a project similar to Abram’s that is below. He made this great looking ziggurrat.

ziggurat

Below is the story referenced in the article, you can finish viewing it independently. This video was created by students just like you. I want you to think to yourself, is our website and are our videos created at a high quality as well? What can we do to improve our work?

Here is the link to a great story created by our Consuelo, Click Here. She made this for our last history lesson, if you haven’t turned yours in yet I will need those by Friday!


 

Homework

You have 2 options for the following hoax news story:

Option 1. I would like for you to create a hoax news story where students read the cuneiform from a lost tablet and are transported back into “The Epic of Gilgamesh.” Tell me when, where, how, who, and why? This will be in third person.

Option 2. I would like for you to create a hoax news story where you become one of the clay characters in the video above. Tell me who, what, when, where, and why this happens. This will be in first person.

Please use the following words in your short story: Epic of Gilgamesh, cuneiform, Ancient Mesopotamia, cuneiform, ziggurat, and clay tablets.

ELA

Today your daily reading will help us meet our goal of achieving standard for Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

For your daily article, please CLICK HERE.

 

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