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Welcome to Ms. Higgins' 6th Grade Block Class!!
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Fourth Quarter is here!
The Notice and Note Strategies we are using in class..
Friday, April 18:
Prefix review "ex" and "in"
Individual presentations of your Greek God/Goddess and myth!
Thursday, April 17:
Wednesday, April 16:
prefix "ex" practice
Finish your myth; prepare your presentation for Friday
Lit. Circle time....
HOMEWORK: Don't forget! Literature Circles are tomorrow. You must have your reading completed along with 2 vocab words, your Reading Reflection and job.
Tuesday, April 15:
*Social Studies Enrichment/Writing:
Create your own Greek God/Goddess
Monday, April 14:
illustrate, diagram, write about your break....we will share shortly!
Entry task: Describe the geography of Greece
Ch. 26: The Rise of Democracy; discussion of four forms of government
HOMEWORK: Continue reading, working on Lit. Circle jobs!
For those of you that need to, finish Ch. 25
Friday, March 28:
*Finish root/affix work...play game!
Research of Greek God/Goddess
Thursday, March 27:
Finish affix/root word review
Research of Greek God/Goddess
Wednesday, March 26:
finish cinquains, haikus
Affix/root word review
Tuesday, March 25:
finish your Haikus, begin cinquains
Literature Circle time, glue Sumi-E painting, affix/root work
Monday, March 24:
CNN Student News...note taking
HOMEWORK: Book talks are due Thursday, at the latest!
Friday, March 21:
Describe an experience where you showed bravery.
Read an article about a teen who climbed the One World Trade Center illegally. Using explicit evidence, make inferences about the boy and the situation.
your plot stories from Wednesday...eek!
Thursday, March 20:
Wednesday, March 19:
What do you know about Greece?
Creative write...picture snapshot to prompt your story. Must have a plot: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
discuss yesterday's performance of "The Odyssey". What traits of a hero did Odysseus represent?
ALL BOOK TALKS ARE DUE MARCH 27!!!
Tuesday, March 18:
Lit. Circle time
Redesign seating arrangement
All 6th grade:
OJP at Washington Center for Performing Arts
Monday, March 17:
complete reflection on process
Sumi-E painting...overview and paint!
Friday, March 14:
Socratic Seminar: Facebook article
Thursday, March 13:
HOMEWORK: make sure you bring your Facebook article and corresponding handout!
Wednesday, March 12:
Article on Social Media...annotate, respond to prompts, generate questions....Discuss!
Context Clue practice/review
Tuesday, March 11:
Sub in AM
present Prezi; provide Rose/Thorn for each student
Time for reading/jobs
Monday, March 10:
Finish Prezi presentation re: Ancient China Inquiry
Time for Lit. Circle reading/jobs
Friday, March 7:
Continue working on Inquiry!
Thursday, March 6:
Our first meeting!
HOMEWORK: AM Research questions are due Monday
PM Research questions are due Friday...tomorrow!
Wednesday, March 5:
Continue working on Inquiry research
Discuss/agree upon a Lit. Circle book!
ANCIENT CHINA QUESTIONS DUE: AM Monday, PM Friday
Tuesday, March 4:
Get your computer and start working on your inquiry!
Monday, March 3:
Ancient China research questions...a bit of time to work on these!
A film on the Forbidden City
Chinese Writing bookmarks
*Discuss/Decide Lit Book:
With your group, decide on what book you will read for our first round of Lit. Circle meetings
--China questions due Monday, March 10;
--China questions do Friday, March 7
Friday, February 28:
continue Ancient China questions
browse Lit Circle books; check out personal books
Thursday, February 27:
free creative write based on two images...make sure you include exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution!!
Work on Ancient China questions
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