10.30.15

END OF THE QUARTER

US HISTORY:

Chapter 3/4 project posters due today. Good news: all were turned in. All met the learning target.

Chapters 5-7 will be the next unit starting Monday

WORLD STUDIES:

Continued discussing climate of Canadian regions:

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MYTH BUSTERS:

Paragraphs analyzing the Paterson-Gimlin footage of Bigfoot were due today.

See you Monday. Conferences are next week.

10.29.15

US HISTORY:

Many groups finished their project posters and began outlining chapters 5-7.

WORLD STUDIES:

Continuing 3.6 (climate). Checking grades/missing work.

MYTH BUSTERS:

Worked on improving our use of evidence in our writing.

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10.28.15

EARLY RELEASE:

US HISTORY:

Continued with our chapter 4 poster projects. These are 20% of final grade for the quarter and they are due Friday.

WORLD STUDIES:

Working on 3.6: climate. Will finish it tomorrow.

MYTH BUSTERS:

Discussed and revised first drafts of paragraphs. Will continue this tomorrow.

10.26.15

US HISTORY:

Reviewed project assignment on the board, DUE NO LATER THAN 10.30.15:

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WORLD STUDIES:

Reviewed 3.4:

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Using film analysis from Friday to write a paragraph:

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We started with looking at our evidence and deciding if Bigfoot was real, fake or if we were uncertain either way. Using this, we wrote a topic sentence to show our central idea.

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10.22-23.15

US HISTORY:

Chapter 4 reading/paragraph assignment due end of class Friday. We discussed the topic sentence/central idea for each paragraph/chapter section:

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WORLD STUDIES:

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MYTH BUSTERS:

Using the SEE-WONDER-THINK strategy to examine the Patterson-Gimlin footage of Bigfoot:

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10.21.15

US HISTORY:

Continued with yesterday’s reading assignment. Reviewed the rubric for the writing portion of the reading assignment:

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WORLD STUDIES:

Discussed and handed in 3.2

MYTH BUSTERS:

Completed and turned in:

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We also reflected on what we have learned so far on our KWL charts.

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10.20.15

US HISTORY:

We completed yesterday’s assignment. Next we began our chapter four unit. It is a series of reading/writing assignments that delve into specific areas of colonial life. This is a group project and so reading assignments are split up between group members:

Anticipation Quiz for group/class discussion

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WORLD STUDIES:

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MYTH BUSTERS:

Discussed yesterday’s reading assignment:

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10.19.15

US HISTORY:

Following our reading assignment from 10.15-16.15, we used the following organizer to tie our evidence into the learning target. Those not done with the reading assignment worked on completing that first before moving onto the organizer.

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WORLD STUDIES:

We discussed and handed in 3.1.

MYTH BUSTERS:

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10.16.15

US HISTORY:

Continued yesterday’s assignment. Due Monday.

WORLD STUDIES:

Discussed 3.1. Discussed how to turn the T-chart evidence into written explanation of the learning target.

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MYTH BUSTERS:

Reading assignment on Bigfoot. We used the questions to preview the reading. Here are the questions:

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