Distance Learning #5 April 6-13

This week, in addition to your News ELA article (make sure you are getting those done), you will also complete a SCOPE assignment and a fun Scavenger Hunt!! I also made a video for you so you “see” me because I know you’ve all missed my face so much. lol So go on over to Google Classroom! I have missed each and every one of you and I hope I get to see you again in May!

If you do not have internet access, the NewsELA and SCOPE assignments will also be printed out and you can pick those up beginning Tuesday.

**I have put these assignments on separate days, to  maybe help some of you keep track of what we are doing, but if you want to finish it all in one day that is perfectly fine. You work at whatever pace is best for you! Just get it all finished by Friday.

Monday: Complete Choice board Menu from last week (It is due tomorrow)

Tuesday: NewsELA assignments (there are 2 articles this week). Begin working on your scavenger hunt posted on Google Classroom.

Wednesday: SCOPE story paired passages. There will be a link Google Classroom. The class code is roughnecks1. You can read the story yourself or there is also an audio version where it can read it to you. Continue working on any of these assignments you have not completed yet. Scavenger Hunt submission is Due today at midnight.

Thursday: Zoom meeting with Mrs. Fritsche at 2:00!! I will announce the winner of the scavenger hunt and we will go over anything you are not understanding. Also, this will be a time we can just visit and check in. I look forward to seeing you all!

Friday: GOOD FRIDAY!

 

Distance Learning #4 March 30-April 6

Thank you to all of you who are doing your assignments! I know this is a weird time, but the best way for you to be where you need to be when school starts back (whenever that might be) is to do each assignment given. Please let me know if you need help or don’t understand something. I am one email away! ([email protected])

This week will be a little different. I am going to assign you a Choice Menu. It will be posted on Google classroom. The menu will consist of several assignments that you can choose from to complete. They will all be due by Monday, April 6th.

On top of your regular assignments, I hope you are reading books of your choice. Remember, you will never improve if you don’t do it! Here is a link to a tutorial Mrs. Kelley made to help you get access to an online library.https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D0CLT9v5VfyevbbRVsHpIZDP1ymhtFL_/view

Hope you are staying healthy!

Distance Learning Assignment #3

Hello out there in quarantine land! I hope you aren’t going too crazy yet! I know I am ready to get back to normal and to school with all of you. I hope this time away will make you appreciate school and being with friends every day.

After completing the Flocabulary assignments I previously assigned, please complete the Study Sync assignments I shared with you on Google Classroom.

I also shared two more NewsELA articles. These are important for a couple of reasons. First of all, it is expository (non-fiction) reading that everyone needs more practice with. Secondly, I am choosing articles to hopefully make you think about the world around you. The two I chose this week show how even in uncertain times like we are in right now, there is always good that can come from it. Stay positive and find ways you can make the world around you better!

I can’t wait to see you all again soon!

Love,

Mrs. Fritsche

Distance Learning Assignment #2

Good morning everyone! I hope you are doing well. I miss you all! I am planning on setting up an online meeting with everyone on Monday so stay tuned for how that will work!

We are going to start our drama study this week. I have found some really good online resources so I think we can do this! To start off, I have assigned a Flocabulary and vocabulary.com assignment. These will both help you learn the terms you will need to understand drama.

Try to get these done by next Tuesday so you will be ready for the next part.

I know you have work in other classes, so I don’t want to overwhelm you with things.

Remember, email me if you need anything. I’ll hopefully see you all Monday when we “meet” online!

Stay well!

Love, Mrs. Fritsche

Lesson Plans during our “Extended Break”

Wow, what a crazy week it’s been! I’m sure many of you have been following the news and are aware of the Corona Virus issues facing our country right now.

While we aren’t going to be at school for the next couple of weeks, I hope that each of you will continue to learn so that we don’t fall behind. I will be posting lessons to Google Classroom that will keep your minds from turning to mush!  These will hopefully be assignments that are enjoyable and that you can do with your family.

For those of you that may not have internet access, there are workbooks and copies of paper assignments in the office that you can pick up.

ADVANCED Students: You still have an assignment due whenever we get back so don’t forget about that. I’ll post a picture of the Choice Board on Google Classroom in case you forgot it.

Most importantly, I hope each of you stay healthy and try to enjoy this time you have with your families! I will miss you all and if you have any questions about any of the assignments, please don’t hesitate to email me.

We should never stop learning even when our everyday schedule is interrupted!!

I hope to see you all soon!

~Mrs. Fritsche

 

Lesson Plans March 2-8

Monday: Read “Hatchet”

Tuesday: Read “Hatchet”

Wednesday: Class time to finish anything for the 20 book challenge. First 10 books of 20 book challenge are due! Books must be recorded on reading log and also questions answered on Whooosreading.com

Thursday: Complete “Hatchet”. Discuss choices Brian made throughout the book.

Friday: Choose your own adventure survival game!

ADVANCED:

Monday: Explain project choices for Dystopian Novel Study

Tuesday: Work on project or finish reading

Wednesday: Work on project or finish reading

Thursday: Work on project or finish reading

Friday: Work on project or finish reading

Lesson Plans Feb. 24-28

This week students will begin our Enrichment Olympics! They will attend different enrichment classes each day to practice skills they may be weak in or could just get better at. We are excited for this fun, enriching competition that will hopefully boost our students’ confidence and enable them to do really do well on their STAAR tests this year!

Monday: Students will have about 10 minutes to work on Vocabulary.com for “Hatchet” ch. 5-8, then we will continue reading “Hatchet”. Vocabulary.com will be due tomorrow!

Tuesday: Vocabulary quiz over words from ch. 5-8. Quizzizz over first 8 chapters of “Hatchet”. We will take notes over the UNWRAP method. Vocabulary.com  due

Wednesday: 1/2 Day Read “Hatchet”

Thursday: Notes over Expository Text.

Friday: Expository Reading Passage practice (This will be used during Enrichment next week)

ADVANCED:

Monday: Students will work in Novel groups to answer questions over their book.

Tuesday: Introduce Final Project for novels. Plan with group and also decide on individual ideas.

Wednesday: 1/2 Day – No Class

Thursday: Notes over Expository Text.

Friday: Expository Reading Passage practice (This will be used during Enrichment next week)

 

Lesson Plans February 17-21

Monday: President’s Day Holiday

Tuesday: We will continue reviewing our Benchmark and discussing testing strategies. Read to Ch. 7 of Hatchet.

Wednesday: STAAR practice passage. We will work on these in class, but if not completed must be finished for homework.

Thursday: Finish Reviewing Benchmark. Discuss Goals and set some for next test.

Friday: Create a shelter for Brian. Vocabulary for ch. 5-8 is due. Complete vocabulary quiz.

ADVANCED:

Monday: President’s Day Holiday

Tuesday: We will continue reviewing our Benchmark and discussing testing strategies. Read Novels.

Wednesday: STAAR practice passage. We will work on these in class, but if not completed must be finished for homework.

Thursday: Finish Reviewing Benchmark. Discuss Goals and set some for next test.

Friday: Socratic Seminar over Dystopian Novels.

 

Lesson Plans February 10-14

Monday: BENCHMARK…..Math—Students need to bring a water and a snack during test time.   Lunch will be at 12:30pm

Tuesday: BENCHMARK…..Reading—Students need to bring a water and a snack during test time.   Lunch will be at 12:30pm

Wednesday: BENCHMARK…..Writing—Students need to bring a water and a snack during test time.   Lunch will be at 12:30pm

Thursday: Work on Vocabulary.com/Read “Hatchet”

Friday: We will play a vocabulary game to practice the words from ch.5-8. Vocabulary.com will be due next Tuesday and a vocabulary quiz will be given.

ADVANCED:

Monday: BENCHMARK…..Math—Students need to bring a water and a snack during test time.   Lunch will be at 12:30pm

Tuesday: BENCHMARK…..Reading—Students need to bring a water and a snack during test time.   Lunch will be at 12:30pm

Wednesday: BENCHMARK…..Writing—Students need to bring a water and a snack during test time.   Lunch will be at 12:30pm

Thursday: Introduce persuasive techniques. Students will take notes.

Friday: We will learn about socratic seminar and discuss debating a topic