Another year awaits us, a chance to start anew
We'll take one step and then one more and learn stuff, me and you
We'll explore our potential, old roadblocks we'll review
We'll create challenges for ourselves and work to see them through.
We'll show off all our talents (Yes, we've got quite a few)
We'll dazzle and electrify with all that we can do.
An optimistic attitude, a dream we can pursue--
That and a little "elbow grease," old habits we'll eschew.
If we set goals that matter --things we can commit to
They'll soon become accomplishments -- and a sense of pride; it's true!
Here’s to a healthy, happy, and productive
- Learn about Ancient Egypt through fun and educational interactive games. Visit THIS site and complete the activities. You'll receive a code at the end of each one; keep track of them so that you can submit them when you're done. After you claim your "STAMP," forward it to me. It's worth 100 points!
- Conduct this short CYBERHUNT for another awesome 100 points!
This and all other independent activities must be completed by the completion of the Ancient Egypt unit.
PROJECT 2: Make your own Cartouche. After reading about Egyptian hieroglyphic writing (see packet), use THIS link to write your name in hieroglyphs. THIS link can also be helpful in making your own cartouche. The paper for your final draft will be provided to you.
PROJECT 3: Design a sarcophagus. Trouble getting started? HERE's just one example of how to draw some of the features. A basic pattern will be provided to you. Draw your own face onto the sarcophagus. Divide the lower half down the center or into four sections. Decorate with colorful symbols, patterns, or designs.
VIDEOS WORTH WATCHING!
ALSO. . .
A must-see: Deconstructing History: the Great Pyramid
& The Nile File
TUESDAY: PYRAMID, by David MaCauley, pages 5-13 and associated activities
THURSDAY: PROJECT 2 above
For a quick guide to helping you understand the water cycle, check out Water Cycle in a Nutshell HERE.
HOMEWORK: THE WATER CYCLE on Google Drive. Check your email, then copy and paste the document into your own google doc. DO NOT EDIT MINE.
WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY:
THE HIDDEN WATER WE USE: INVESTIGATION
How much water does your family use each day? Click on THIS link to get an eye-opening rough idea! Record your data on Part 1 of your Investigation.
WHAT IS YOUR WATER FOOTPRINT?
Your goal will be to get a more accurate idea of how much water you use on a daily basis. Check out THIS site and answer the questions in Part 2 of your Investigation.
Ready for a real shocker?? Want to know how much water is embedded in our daily lives? Look HERE, then answer the questions in Part 3 of your Investigation.
LET'S TALK CONSERVATION!
You can find 50 ways to conserve water HERE. Even more water conservation tips can be found HERE. Choose one and create an eye-catching poster or bumper sticker that includes:
* WHAT you can do
* HOW you can do it
* ILLUSTRATE--big and bold!
SPELLING: UNIT 7 DUE FRIDAY
Monday: Pages 107-108 & 3.2
Tuesday: Pages 111-112 & 3.4
Wednesday: Mid-Chapter Test & corrections
Thursday: Pages 117-118 & 3.5
This is a week of beginnings, so let's "begin" here, shall we? We're writers. Amazing, elaborate stories are within each of us, just begging for an audience. Our greatest challenge [in crafting narratives] is "beginning" well--that is, producing the kind of lead that will grab the reader and not let go. It doesn't matter if it's fiction or non-fiction, a strong beginning is what sets the tone, establishes the intent, the purpose, of the piece, and determines the author's "voice." Want to captivate your reader? Begin well.
We'll explore THIS site for some insight (a little word play, here) into writing great beginnings for our own narratives. Want some advice? Pay attention to what good writers do. Play around with different ideas for leads and see what works best for you. Don't be boring. (Sorry; it had to be said. . .)
We'll gather some tools this week and craft our own beginnings to PERSONAL NARRATIVES. Exemplars will be posted on this blog!
Nothing grabs a person's attention like a good beginning. Check THIS out for great examples of how to write a narrative lead.
PERSONAL NARRATIVE WRITING -- STEP-BY-STEP SUPPORT.
Map of Ancient Egypt
Man watering lawn image
Save our water image
What is your water footprint animated duck image
Don't Be a Drip image
Thanks to srrmsmolson.blospot.com for water unit information
Great blog for writing " beginnings"
Positive and Negative numbers image
Calvin & Hobbs Image