This week we will continue our Stories and Storyboards project.
Our goal is to have Checkpoint #1 done by next Monday, October 9th.
Students should also be working on their Book Journal. Entries that are not completed during Project Time (at school) should be completed that night at home.
We also begin new ideas in Social Studies: Egypt!
One Wednesday, students used the following Checklist to explore the upcoming Focus Areas.
Students will sign into Thrively and take a Strengths Test
This week we begin a new project! Click here to see the project overview for Stories and Storyboards!
If you missed the Launch.... go ahead and take a look at this video and fill out
this handout. Then, complete this launch activity.
PLT is very important this week. Students should be preparing for PLT at home so that they may complete Content Assessments during PLT. Each student will also meet with their mentor for the first time this week.
Week 4 and 5 Resources are below:
Socratic Seminar document
We Are Mustangs - Core A click here.
Week 5 Check In
Weslandia book slideshow
This week we continue to survive, and make plans to thrive!
We will learn more about how prehistoric humans evolved as survivors. Click here to view the deck.
We will learn and practice several reading strategies to prepare for the Content Assessment in the Focus Area called Reading Strategies 6. Here's a Reading Strategies print-out, which we used to get started.
We will begin work on an Opinion Paragraph. Here's a description of that assignment.
This week we begin Project Survive!
We will read the novel Hatchet and complete the Summit Focus Area on Early Humans, as well as complete a survival simulation.
We borrowed Hatchet from the school library, but the text is also available online, here.
Survival Map Requirements
Here are some suggested resources for your Survival Map
Map Tea Party Activity
Hatchet Reading Guide
1) Mustang Way Day Survey
Please click on this link to submit your thoughts on our first day of school at Madison.
2) SOAPstone Reading Strategy Document - click File>Make a Copy and Rename the document with your First & Last Name + Core.
3) Weekly Reading Log begins Friday 8/25. Click here to print the document.
4) History Alive Investigation and/or Holt Textbook Investigation
Agenda and Resources:
1) Anything Letter
2) Log in to Chrome books
3) We Are Mustangs Slide Decks
Use the correct link below to find your class deck. Open the slide deck and choose one slide to edit. Edit the heading first by replacing Your Name Here with your name! With Google Slides we can all work on the deck at the same time. Our goal is to have a slide for each member of our core.
We are Mustangs - Core A
We are Mustangs - Core B
4) STAR Reading Test - Choice Reading
5) Peer Interviews
6) To Do List
"If you truly love a book, you should sleep with it, write in it, read aloud from it, and fill it's pages with muffin crumbs."-Anne Fadiman
What do you remember about 6th grade? Any favorite books? Memorable projects? A teacher who helped you learn?
Star Reading Login - Click Here
Remember your Username and Password - hint ABC
Click on the Star Reading icon on the left side of the page.
Raise your hand when you need the monitor password.
This folder contains templates for your Statistics portfolio.
You will share your own folder with us Friday, 6/2, with 3 or more documents.
Be sure to choose File>Make a Copy if you want to use any of the templates. You may also submit digital photos.
The document called "Portfolio Expectations" is important - that's your table of contents.
Please let us know if you have any questions!