What are you doing in your classrooms this week?

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  1. TamiJ

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    I had started a thread like this before, but I can't find it. So, let me try again.

    Bible: God picks our families

    LA: Grammar: adjectives that tell how many; Conventional writing

    Phonics: ew/ue/ui ( I have a couple of modified spelling lists because the several different spelling patterns are extra tricky for those two)

    Reading: Focus on story structure

    Math: Creating tables to display data; review area

    Science: Simple machines
     
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  3. czacza

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    I'm not in school this week...but next week, we'll:
    Math: review multiplication facts
    Reading: finish up unit on partnerships, some new comprehension strategy lessons
    Writing:practicing for writing celebration of poetry
    Science: begin water cycle
    Health: cooperative groups create life size human body systems diagrams
    .....and test prep stuff...:dizzy:
     
  4. TamiJ

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    You have this week off?
     
  5. KatherineParr

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    This week we're studying the conservative resurgence in American politics during the 1920s. So we will discuss Harding and Coolidge, the Red Scare, anti-immigrant legislation, and the second rise of the KKK.

    Next week: the Depression.
     
  6. INteacher

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    APUSH - we are behind :( We are testing over 1930's and the Great Depression


    AP Euro - Imperalism and the Road to WWI

    World History - Industrial Revolution

    Reg US History - WWI
     
  7. czacza

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    Yup! Presidents week! We get some sort of break about every 8 or 9 weeks.:D my kids needed this break...after sooooo many weeks of indoor recess they were just tired of each other. We'll go back refreshed and ready for some learning...the new units will help!
     
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    This week...
    - Continuing with poetry for our portfolios - limericks and riddle poems this week :)
    - Reading comprehension with emphasis on main idea & inferences. Summary writing in journal.
    - New vocab unit - play some word games with our new words.
    - Find time for extra help with the kids who didn't do so well on their singular/plural possessive noun test. And a way for them to remember it's an "apostrophe," not a "comma in the air!"
     
  9. MrsC

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    In between the myriad of interruptions because of music festivals, my students are working on an independent novel study. I am hoping to have them finish in the next 2 weeks, so that we can do a "movie study" the first week back from our break.
     
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    This week is nothing special, it is business as usual.
     
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    Concurrent Credit General Literature - Finishing short fiction essays, preparing for our fiction exam, exam

    Concurrent Credit Developmental Psych - Unit 1 review (which is a HUGE unit), unit 1 exam

    English III - Finishing up Of Mice and Men

    English IV - Beginning Angela's Ashes
     
  12. thirdgradebuzz

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    Math: Saxon Math so different skills each day, supplemented with a lot of multiplication facts review and games this week

    Reading: Review of Homophones

    Grammar: Prepositions

    Spelling: vowels in final syllables

    Science: begin unit on Natural Cycles (day and night, seasons, phases of the moon)

    Writing: Young Author's Contest stories
     
  13. Aliceacc

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    Well, THIS week we're off-- it's a badly needed February break.

    Next week I start the chapter on circles with my geometry kids; it's one of my favorite chapters! I have a huge "mega circle" problem that I'll give in about 2 weeks. I shut the door (though, who am I kidding? Kevin across the hall is WAY louder than my 40 sophomores!). They have a period to work on the problem, alone or in groups. The next day, I get a class concensus on the answers, and call it a quiz grade. Last year, they spent a good part of the evening working on it on Facebook.

    With my Algebra kids we're continuing with verbal problems. I love teaching that too. They come in with preconceived notions of how they "hate" verbals and "can't do them" and end up looking forward to seeing them on the trimester exam.

    My SAT prep classes will begin taking another practice exam next week, so no real teaching there.

    Oh, and at some point they'll reschedule my homeroom's retreat. It had to be cancelled to accomodate the wake of the teacher killed in the car accident.
     
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    Film studies - Starting screenwriting!

    Speech - students are presenting their commercials and will start persuasive speeches
     
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    We are working on collective, abstract, concrete, and possessive nouns in grammar.

    In literature, we are starting Romeo and Juliet tomorrow.

    In writing, students are turning in a fictional short story this Friday they've been working on for 3 weeks.
     
  16. DrivingPigeon

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    This week in kindergarten...

    Math: Recognizing 5-groups, telling math stories and writing the corresponding equation

    Literacy: Practicing vowels, ch and sh, practicing the word "two," introduction to word families

    Writing: Learning how to write letters (they write them to other teachers and I am the mail carrier :))

    Taking the week off from SS and science to catch up in math :unsure: (don't hate!).
     
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    This really makes me miss being in high school SS. I had some awesome teachers...
     
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    English 1 - We are starting Of Mice and Men, starting with a cool lesson I made on docsteach.org where they are looking at docs from the Great Depression and answering questions that will help them understand the main characters.

    English 4 - Continuing MacBeth, Act III

    Creative Writing - continuing poetry unit. Today we played the poetry magnet game. For the rest of the week we are going to be doing revision of some of their poems.
     
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    American History: Progressive Presidents - TR and reforms( so much fun!!)

    World History: Greece Democracy and the Peloponisian War
     
  20. KatherineParr

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    Driving Pigeon - me too! That's one reason I'm teaching history.

    My husband and I had the *same* awesome teacher in high school, and both loved her. He even sort-of majored in history (at a tech school!) because of her.
     
  21. teacherintexas

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    The writing test is next week so that has been the focus. Hopefully the kids will peak at the right time.
     
  22. MissScrimmage

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    This week is a bit out of routine because of some guest musicisians in our school. However:

    Math - learning to draw angles for a specified measurement

    Writing/Science - finishing research projects

    Reading - continuing novel study - Hatchet

    Social Studies - beginning a photo essay on WWI
     
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    Reading: ea, ee and e_e (long e), noting details and writing an "adventure" story.
    Math: using the 100's grid and finding patterns in numbers
    Science--we haven't gotten a kit since the beginning of the year, so nothing
    SS-- maps and community helpers
    Art: shapes--organic vs. geometric
     
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    Can you please tell us more about this? Art is one of the areas I struggle with.
     
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    Phonics-making and writing high-frequency (sight words)

    Shared readings focusing on setting, character, fantasy/reality, and beginning/middle/end, story sequencing

    Guided reading and writing workshop as usual

    Math-temperature, weighing objects using a scale (v. basic-I teach kindergarten), review of various concepts

    Sci./SS-recycling, maps/globes, being a responsible citizen
     
  26. Sshintaku

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    We just started Robert Frost...
     
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    Hamlet this and next week. Today I'm running a discussion on the "to be or not to be" speech and showing some video clips. The "play within a play" scene I have is the David Tennant version. It has the neat perspective of Hamlet with a camcorder, so we get to see parts of the action through his eyes. One of my teammates has put together a montage of how Hamlet appears in pop culture. It should be a good gathering if all goes well.
     
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    I am a bit of an anomaly on this board:

    Greenhouse Management - Use and identification of common greenhouse and floriculture tools.
    Ag Science II - Identification of insects, description of family, metamorphosis, and mouthparts. We have 115 insects on our list. They are tested every week. We are also discussing chemical pest control.
    Landscaping - using the architect's scale to determine scale, dimensions, and area
    Ag Science I: proficiency award areas and FFA knowledge
    Ag Management - Interpreting enterprise budgets
     
  29. kcjo13

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    I didn't know you were an ag teacher midwest! Interesting!

    6th Math: Creating and analyzing graphs; mean, median, mode, range.
    7th Math: reviewing properties of quadrilaterals, area formulas, starting circles hopefully by Friday
    8th Math: Factoring radicals, Pythagorean theorem
    6th Social Studies: Geography of Ancient Greece
    6th Science: What causes earthquakes
    6th Writing: A bonus if we get to it, but we're reading a novel and writing a compare/contrast essay.
     
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    Getting ready for THE TEST!!!!!!! Isn't that all there is to do?????
     
  31. TamiJ

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    Lucky!!!! I am very jealous.... :)
     
  32. catnfiddle

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    Totally feel for you on that one. Even though my students have all passed the reading and writing portions of the test, a lot of what I'm trying to do in my class is being overshadowed by test reviews for other subjects. Teaching new content while massive review is going on elsewhere isn't easy.
     
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    Our state assessment is next week, so we've been doing a lot of fine tuning on those skills. We're in the middle of our unit on Revolutionary writers, but we're really pushing them with writing a good "open ended response" to what they read. I can't wait for TAKS to be over...
     

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