12/18 Thursday

*Please remember to dress warm for Friday morning’s Holiday Hustle. Please dress in layers and wear gym shoes. Also, remember to bring your own drink for our afternoon snack, NO two liters please!

AM Core:

Science: SWBA to define vocab terms for the energy unit. 

  • I can compare my knowledge of vocab terms with unit expectations
  • Energy Online Quiz 
  • Social Studies: SWBA to define vocabulary terms for Unit 2.
  • I can demonstrate mastery of vocabulary essentials.
  • Final Vocabulary Unit 2 Assessment-please report score to substitute
  • Unit 3 Pretest-please report score to substitute
  • Vocab WS 3.1-due 1/8
  • Online Brochures- Due Monday 1/5!!!!!

PM Core:

Social Studies: SWBA to understand the impact of the Taliban rule on the people of the Middle East.

  • I can give examples of life under the Taliban rule.
  • Story:Malala
  • Taliban Reciprical Reading Activity
  • Venn Diagram

Sci: SWBA to explain energy. 

  • I can explain why energy in neither created or destroyed.
  • Concept Map WS
  • Video Clips:  Question #2: #1, #2, Question #5:  #3, #4
  • Article

 

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Science Investigation- Energy Transfer

Please view the short class video to learn more about energy : Video 

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PM Core-Global Problems Project

Please use the following websites to help you locate information about your project’s topic:

UN Global Issues 

Global Issues 

Google Sites 

National Peace Corps 

Environmental Issues 

Resource Shortage 

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12/10 Travel Brochure Examples

Brochure Project Research

Task:

Today your group will view an online travel brochure for a region of our Earth.   Your task will be to identify the features (components) of the brochure that help the traveler prepare for their trip.  As you complete the worksheet as a group, you will gain knowledge as to how to create your own brochure that displays the features of the world.  Yes, your group’s task will be to create an informational brochure that would explain the Earth to an extraterrestrial visitor!

Step 1: 

  • Please complete the provided worksheet as a group.  Your group # will determine which website you research.

Africa 

Asia 

Europe

Latin America

North America 

 

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12-17 Wednesday

AM Core: 

SS: SWBA to identify how physical features are connected on Earth. 

  • I can make an online brochure of the world.
  • Unit 2 Assessment: Question #4
  • Online Brochure Group Work
  • Online Unit 2 Essential Vocab Quiz tomorrow, please study using blog or hardcopy. 

Sci: SWBA to demonstrate their knowledge of energy concepts. 

  • I can demonstrate my learning of energy.
  • Energy Assessment-Flipbooks due today!
  • Energy Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow, please study using flipbook! 

PM Core: 

SS:SWBA to understand the impact of the Taliban rule on the people of the Middle East. 

  • I can give examples of Taliban rule.
  • Story: Malala
  • Classroom Discussion; Focusing On Learning
  • Vocabulary Quiz 1.4
  • Documentary & WS: Under The Veil
  • Jobs
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Very Important Information- Parents Please Read

Well, to say the least, the holidays are  upon us.  The kids are very excited and are really ready for a well earned break.  Many kids are tired and want today to be Friday, and unfortunately we are just not there yet!  Please continue to support your learner at home and emphasize how important it is that they stay focused, hardworking, and finish strong.  This is an important week for both science and social studies classes, as many assessments will be held this week. Please see below to be informed of our rigorous schedule this week, and remember there are only two weeks left in the 2nd marking period once we return from break!  You can rest assured that I will teaching until 3:00 on Friday !  Bah Humbug!   JK:)

Social Studies 

12-16 Tuesday: Unit 2 Assessment question #2, Online Brochure Project Work-

12-17 Wednesday: Unit 2 Assessment question #4, Online Brochure Project Work

12-18 Thursday: Unit 2 Essential Vocab Final, Unit 3 Pretest, Vocab WS 3.1

12-19 Friday: We will be learning together as an entire group.

  • Rocket Time Seminar
  • Santa Shuffle: 40 minute walk-run on the Meijer Trail (Please dress in layers and gym shoes)
  • Christmas Truce Interactive Lesson: World War One
  • Debate Finals: Legal Ladies vs. Bowties
  • Math Bingo
  • Christmas In Europe-Please bring your own drink.

*Online World Geography brochures are due Monday, January 5th!  

Science

12-16 Tuesday: Finish Potential & Kinetic Energy Investigation

12-17 Wednesday: Energy Assessment, Energy Vocab Flipbook Due!

12-18 Thursday: Energy Vocab Quiz

12-19 Friday: Please see above!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Please let me know if there is any additional things I can do to support your child in their learning.

Merry Christmas,

Amy Niklasch :)

 

 

 

 

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12-15 Monday

AM Core

SS: SWBA to identify the impact of physical features in a region.

  • I can create an interactive brochure displaying the major physical features of the earth.
  • Unit 2 Assessment: Part 3 Physical Feature Connections
  • Online Brochure Project Work: Due Monday, January 5th!
  • Unit 2 Assessment Part 2 Global Grid tomorrow 12-15! Please study using pretest! 
  • Upcoming: Unit 2 Assessment Part 4 Wednesday 12-17!
  • Final Unit 2 Vocab Essential Assessment-Thursday 12-18. Please study using blog or hardcopy. 

Science: SWBA to explain energy. 

  • I can identify how potential and kinetic energy transfer.
  • Sin Entry pages 54-56.
  • Video Clip, Process Questions, and Energy Review
  • Energy Study Guide- Assessment this Wednesday. Please study using guide. 
  • Upcoming- Energy Vocab Flip book due this Thursday as a qualifier for the energy vocab quiz. 

PM Core 

SS: SWBA to understand how global problems impact our world. 

  • I can identify the location of global problems on a world map.
  • Story: Malala
  • Finish Vocab terms and images of list 1.4, quiz this Wednesday. Please study using blog or hardcopy.
  • Vocab Term Sticky Note Group Sort
  • Global Issues Group Project
  • Jobs
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Friday Announcement

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12/12 Friday

AM Core: 

SS: SWBA to identify the impact of physical features on the earth’s surface. 

  • I can create an online world geography brochure.
  • Complete Brochure Inquiry WS and turn in.
  • Project research: Please see the resources on my blog on the lower right hand side of the page.
  • SimpleBooklet : Brochure Project

SCI: SWBA to define key terms for energy. 

  • SIN Entry- Vocab Terms
  • Energy Flipbook- Due Monday

PM Core: 

SS: SWBA to define vocabulary words for unit 1.

  • I can define words for unit 1.4.
  • Story: Malala
  • Vocab WS 1.4
  • Image Creation Vocab WS 1.4

Sci: SWBA to explain energy. 

  • I can explain why energy in neither created or destroyed.
  • Concept Map WS
  • Video Clips:  Question #2: #1, #2, Question #5:  #3, #4
  • Article
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12- 10 & 11 Wednesday & Thursday

AM Core: 

SS: SWBA to identify the impact of physical features in a region.

  • I can create a brochure explaining  the physical features of our world.
  • Online Brochure Inquiry: Qualifier to start brochure research.
  • Brochure Research
  • Vocab Quiz 2.4, Final Unit 2 Vocabulary Essential Assessment next Thursday! 

SCI: SWBA to explain energy.

  • I can explain how height impacts potential energy.
  • SIN Entry pages 49-53
  • Investigations: Ball & Ramp, Ping Pong Bounce Back
  • Process Questions & Discussion
  • Claim Writing, Evidence, & Reasoning
  •  Formative Assessment

PM Core:

SS: SWBA to understand how global problems impact our world.

  • I can explain how population and global problems are connected.
  • Story: Malala & Mimi’s Village
  • SIN Entry page 22-23
  • Video Clips
  • Group Process Questions
  • Article: 7 Billion, Where Do You Stand?
  • Activity: Comic Strip Creation
  • Group Project: Global Issues World Map
  • Map Creation
  • Global Issue Research
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12/9 Tuesday

AM Core:

Social Studies: SWBA to identify how physical features benefit or harm humans. 

  • I can categorize physical features by opportunity or consequence.
  • SIN Entry page 35
  • Group Activity: Region Identification
  • Geography Of Japan Article and Physical Feature Identification WS
  • Group Process Activity: Physical Feature Experts: Consequences & Opportunities
  •  Formative Assessment: Benefits & Consequences of Physical Features
  • Upcoming: Infographic due tomorrow, VWS 2.4 due Thursday, VQ 2.4 on Thursday, please study using blog or hardcopy. 

Science: SWBA to identify how work impacts energy. 

  • I can identify the components of work, which include force and distance.
  • SIN Entry page 44-45
  • Video Clips
  • Interactive Spring Scale Activity
  • Image Dissection: Force, Distance, Potential, & Kinetic
  • Formative Assessment: 6 Ideas of Energy

PM Core:

Social Studies: SWBA to identify how population created global issues.

  • I can understand how 7 billion people impact our world.
  • Story: Malala
  • SIN Entry: If The World Was A Village
  • Process Questions
  • Video Clip

Science: SWBA to compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy. 

  • I can explain when potential and kinetic is at its greatest point.
  • Rollercoaster Simulation
  • Acrostic Poems: Potential & Kinetic Energy
  • Make Up Day

 

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