Reviewing and Looking Ahead

The students really seemed to be sad to see this 2 week section of classes end which is encouraging as a teacher to know they have enjoyed what they have been learning. Here is a review of our week in pictures. Many of these are also on Dojo so make sure you are checking that daily. 

 

Monday begins our third two week schedule. While the names and focus changes, the academic content build from the previous weeks. Monday and Thursday will continue to be focused on Textiles and Tuesday and Friday will focus on Life and Animal Science. As we are getting closer to the end of the quarter, students are developing projects that show what they have learned so far. Below you will find the schedule for the coming two weeks. Feel free to email me with any questions you have. I’m looking forward to a wonderful week!

 

  • Textiles: Monday/Thursday
    • Bible- with Mr. Bargatze
      • Over this two weeks, students will be studying Exodus 19-20.
        • Goals: 
          • To teach that The Law is given in response to chaos within the Israelite community. Laws/rules are to be a blessing to bring order.
          • Talking about The Priesthood - They have an Educational role to teach people the law, and they are to behave differently than everyone else (to be holy - Set apart)
    • Patterns in Subtraction
      • Academic Discipline: STEM
      • Description: This class will focus on learning to subtract and creating patterns. Students will learn how to borrow from the tens or hundreds place and when it is necessary. When they have come to correct answer when subtracting they will use stamps to create a pattern on a piece of fabric. These pieces of fabric will be used to make a class project.
      • Manipulatives: subtraction mats, stamps, paint, dry erase markers
      • Goals: 
        • Students will be able to subtract 2 and 3-digit numbers.
        • Students will learn when they need to borrow from the next place.
        • Students will develop patterns to make a cohesive project.
      • Multiple Intelligences: Kinesthetic, Logical, Spatial
    • Sew, You Want to Read? 
      • Academic Disciple: Language Arts
      • Description: Students will learn the history of sewing and how it varies across cultures around the world. Students will learn how sewing has transformed from ancient cultures to present day cultures. Students will research simple sewing projects and determine what materials are needed in order to implement one simple project. Students will increase their vocabulary by adding terminology related to sew which will include, needle, tread, sewing machine, bobbin, etc. 
      • Multiple Intelligences: Linguistic, Visual/Spatial
      • Main Manipulatives: Books on iPad, library books, pencils, paper
      • 3 Goals: 
        • 1. Students will be able to learn content about a specific topic (sewing) by reading. 
        • 2. Students will be able to quickly read sight words practiced over this two weeks unit on sewing. 
        • 3. Students will be able to write 1-3 sentences using legible handwriting and correct use of capitalization.
    • Thread & Needles
      • Academic Disciple: Creative Arts 
      • Description: Students will have the opportunity to hand sew! Students will learn the basic steps of hand stitching prior to getting started and then they will work to create two projects during this course that will implement the principles of sewing. We will be using different types of textiles that they are able to find at home and at school for their sewing projects in order to work with different textiles and to encourage the use of resources they already have available to them. Depending on student proficiency, students will be introduced to one or two different types of hand sewing stitches.
      • Multiple Intelligences: Visual/Spatial, Interpersonal 
      • Main Manipulatives: Felt, fabric, needle, thread, iPad tutorials 
      • 3 Goals: 
        • 1. Students will be able to use a pattern to trace and cut out fabric to make a final product. 
        • 2. Students will be able to thread a needle. 
        • 3. Students will be able to do a basic whipstitch.

 

  • Tuesday/Friday- Life and Animals Science
    • Team Plants Vs. Team Animals
      • Academic Discipline: Creative Arts
      • Description: This class will focus on helping students to understand that the interrelationships of people, plants, animals and our environment is essential for an ordered and beneficial environment. 
      • Goals:
        • Students will understand how one thing is connected or how it impacts another.
        • Students will be able to tell why and how to be good stewards of our environment. 
        • Students will be able to explain why and how plants and animals work together and the benefits to people.
      • Manipulatives: Rain garden, Pussy Willow clippings
      • Multiple Intelligences: linguistic, naturalistic
    • Plants and Animals Collide
      • Academic Discipline: Language Arts
      • Description: In Plants and Animals Collide, students will take what they learned about plants and animals to research how they work together in a habitat. They will use this research to build a habitat of their choosing. Students will present their habitat project showing what they learned throughout the quarter. 
      • Manipulatives: Book about habitats, iPads
      • Goals:
        • Students will work in a group with 3-5 others to research a habitat.
        • Students will develop a presentation using their research and finished habitat model. 
        • Students present their habitat with a group.
      • Multiple Intelligences: Verbal/Linguistic, Interpersonal
    • Habitat Box Building
      • Academic Discipline: STEM
      • Course Description: In these two weeks students will be building a habitat for one of the animals studied in Plants and Animals Collide. Special attention will be given to the practical nature of this project.
      • MI: LM, Spatial, Interpersonal, Kinesthetic
      • Goals:
        • Students will achieve intermediate proficiency with a hammer.
        • Students will achieve intermediate proficiency with a tape measure.
        • Students will achieve beginner proficiency in Scale.
      • Manipulatives Needed: Hammer and Nails, Wood Glue, iPad, Wood, Sandpaper
    • Fixings of a Good Habitat
      • Academic Disciple: Creative Arts 
      • Description: Like any suitable environment that houses living things, students will learn that animals have their own kind of perfect habitat that is dependent upon the needs of the animal. Throughout this quarter, students will develop in their understanding of plants and animals and eventually how those two affect one another. In this class, students will take their research of habitats paired with the drawings they have previously drawn to create a working model or a healthy habitat for a particular animal with a group of students. 
      • Multiple Intelligences: Visual/Spatial, Interpersonal 
      • Main Manipulatives: Shoe boxes, recyclables, student’s individual school supplies, clay, etc. 
      • 3 Goals: 
        • 1. Students will be able to work as a team of 3-5 students to create a final habitat product to present to the class.
        • 2. Students will be able to repurpose recyclables in order to create a working model of their habitat.
        • 3. Students will be able to create a detailed representation of their animals using clay.