Monday, October 31, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Week of Oct. 24 root words

script=write
hydro=water
audio=hearing
loca=place
col=with or jointly
clude=shut

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

6th period lit circle reflections

What worked:
Working with helpful, supportive groups of people who liked each other. 
Helping teammates who missed things when they were absent. 
We (mostly) got stuff done.
Everybody taking responsibility. 
We (kind of) used our time wisely.
Connecting to new people.

What did you learn?
Taking responsibility. 
You might get into arguments, but you can solve them. (Don't fight!)

How well did you understand the story?
Good.
Not really.
It was kind of weird.
Boring.
It's understandable.

What could we do differently to understand the next story better?
Pay attention.

Choose a better story. 
Do something more fun- create a game to go with it, create a rap, create a poem, other fun presentation ideas.
Practice reading in front of the class and give positive feedback. 
Reread.
Use stories that are somewhat familiar to the other groups.
Take turns reading to the whole class in your small groups. 
Stop all the talking and separate all the people talking. 
Have other options for jobs or activities to do while reading. 

What should we NOT do next time?
Not talk as much.
Not talk and be distracted.
Not get in groups with your friends (OR people you hate!!)
Be annoying.
Cuss each other out.
Do not talk about off-topic things.
Don't sing (unless it's about the story).
No side conversations.
No walking around the class. 
Keep your hands, feet, and mean comments to yourself.
Don't yell.
Don't tell someone to shut up.
DON'T GET ON THE TEACHER'S NERVES.
Be on time.
And................ don't fart in class.

2nd period Lit Circle Reflections

What worked:
Taking turns reading.
Reading it silently alone or hearing someone else read it.
Answering questions together; finding the information and putting it down together. Working as a team on all the different lit circle roles.
Keeping each other updated; helping each other out with the different jobs.
Having a team to work with instead of working alone.
Having discussions in the group and sharing ideas.

What did you learn?
How to cooperate in a group. 

How well did you understand the story?
Okay.
Very well.
In the middle.

What could we do differently to understand the next story better?
Pay attention more.
Read more.
Add the artist role. Describe and label the artwork to add meaning. We need to visualize things better. 
Add more flexibility- have a discussion leader and then choose from the other jobs instead of going in order.
Everybody read a section.
Mrs. Chapulis create a better planning sheet to keep us focused on daily jobs. 
Present to the class at the end of the story- discuss the details of this further before we start the next story. 

What should we NOT do next time?
Not having side conversations.
Having a sub- do alternate plans on sub days and resume lit circles when Mrs. C. is here. 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Lesson 5

New vowel combinations in this lesson:
ee (deep)
oa (foam)
ou (loud)

Can you read these words with those vowel combinations?
filigree
outboard
cloudburst

New prefixes in this lesson:
ex (example)
en (entail)

Can you read these words with those prefixes?
exceed
enclose

Oct. 17 Journal

Write a poem about friendship. The topic is “That’s What Friends Are For”. Remember previous discussions about friendship and what makes a good poem.

Week of Oct. 17 root words

scope=to view
kalos=beautiful
tacit=silent
capit=head
cent=one hundred
ennial=year

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Lesson 4

New vowel combinations in this lesson:
oi (void)
oy (boy)
or (torn)

Can you read these words with those vowel combinations?
turmoil
boycott
ordain

New prefixes in this lesson:
per (permit)
un (uncover)
a (above)

Can you read these words with those prefixes?
pertain
uncurl
afraid

Lesson 3

New vowel combinations in this lesson:
a-e (make)
o-e (hope)
i-e (side)
e-e (Pete)
u-e (use)

Can you read these words with those vowel combinations?
frustrate
sunstroke
turnstile
obsolete
costume

New prefixes in this lesson:
be (belong)
pre (prevent)
de (depart)
re (return)
pro (protect)
con (continue)

Can you read these words with those prefixes?
beside
prescribe
defraud
reconsider
promote
conclude

Lesson 2

New vowel combinations in this lesson:
er (her)
ir (bird)
ur (turn)
ar (farm)

Can you read these words with those vowel combinations?
verdict
whirlwind
surcharge
garland

New prefixes in this lesson:
in (insert)
im (immediate)
com (compare)

Can you read these words with those prefixes?
indistinct
impair
complaint

Lesson 1

New vowel combinations in this lesson:
ay (say)
ai (rain)
au (sauce)

Can you read these words with those vowel combinations?
waylay
maintain
launch

New prefixes in this lesson:
dis (discover)
mis (mistaken)
ab (abdomen)
ad (advertise)

Can you read these words with those prefixes?
distraught
mislay
abstract
addict





Monday, October 10, 2016

Oct. 13 Journal

Continuing on the topic of friendship: What do friends do? What do friends NOT do? How do friendships start? Why do friendships last? What are the best things about friendship? What do you look for in a friend?

Oct. 10 Journal

Define friendship. What makes a good friend? Why are friendships important?   

Week of Oct. 10 root words

dont/dent=tooth
ortho=straight
dict=speak
mand=to order or to enjoin
counter=against
cogn=to learn or to know
super=over; in addition to
ven=come

Monday, October 3, 2016