When I was trick-or-treating age, I lived in Tampa, Florida, and Halloween was a very different experience. Left to our own devices and with seemingly endless blocks of houses to visit, our tiny troupe of witches, ghosts, and hobos in hand-made costumes wandered through dark and unfamiliar streets for hours, crossing paths with all manner and size of unrecognizable, like-minded revelers. As I think back on it now, I wonder how we ever found our way home safely!
Lesson learned. When my own children began trick-or-treating, it was a family affair. There was usually an entourage of friends and parents strolling familiar neighborhoods together, enjoying a much safer and quite entertaining late fall evening. Often, we'd gather afterwards for cider and cookies while the children surveyed their "loot."
Now-a-days, schools and community centers have Halloween parties in lieu of sending kids out to traipse darkened roadways. Our school's PTA is sponsoring a fun, safe way for children to gather in full regalia and travel "trunk to trunk," celebrating the holiday safely and within the confines of parents and friends. Won't you join us?
'Tis the season to deck your trunk, tailgate or hatch
and be a part of this playful, whimsical holiday experience!
Where: School Parking Lot
When: Saturday, October 31, 2015
Needing ideas for holiday fun? I found a site while browsing that looked like it had a multitude of ideas for those with"Halloween-age" children. You can check it out HERE.
THE WEEK OF
Remember to hit "REFRESH" if the videos
don't load properly or seem out of place.
A LITTLE BACKGROUND:
Beneath the lithosphere is the asthenosphere -- the rocks in this part of the upper mantle are not rigid; they can flow like liquid or break apart like silly putty.
YOUR'E ABOUT TO LEARN THAT:
- Earth's interior is constantly moving through the process of CONVECTION. This movement has a huge impact on the surface.
- Earth's plates move very slowly -- this motion is called PLATE TECTONICS. It forms oceans, continents, and mountains, and helps explain why and where earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes occur.
- Earth's tectonic plates consist of the rocky crust and uppermost mantle.
- Many dynamic geologic changes happen at plate boundaries.
ICE AGE 4:
. . .where Scrat's deranged pursuit of the infernal acorn suddenly has world-changing consequences: a a continental catastrophic geologic phenomenon!
OK,OK, that was silly. Here's a great explanation of Plate Tectonics!
Confused by metrics? Use this Metric Converter -- kilometers to miles.
Tuesday: First read of "A Little Background." Watch videos and discuss. Write 5 things you learned from 2nd video. (Go back and review as needed.)
Thursday: Pangea lab (think flower pot. . .) Complete packet.
For homework: Complete Pangea Puzzle.
Friday: Share puzzles, then, to preview PLATE TECTONICS--read article, then scroll to the bottom to answer 2 questions. We'll also set up Earth Science Interactive Notebooks and include our Pangea puzzles.
Independent Project for the Week:
Creating a TACKK!
Your project will highlight some of the key points we've learned about Ancient Mesopotamia and allow you to present it in a thoughtful, creative way. I will provide you with a paper that includes a Tackk Checklist and Content Options for the project. Use it to guide your work. You will be required to follow the guidelines and include at LEAST 5 items.
LANGUAGE ARTSMonday: Scary stories: are they done?
Tuesday; I'm out today. Let's work on our book projects. You'll get all directions and materials in class! Good luck; make your work positively awe-inspiring! (Don't forget borders. Use rulers for straight lines. . .)
Wednesday: Finish up stories / illustrate them.
Thursday: Get out the campfire and the flashlights! Today we begin sharing! Ooooh, I can't wait!
Friday: More (of our) scary stories to tell in the dark!
A PERFECT HALLOWEEN CLASSIC:
"The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe
Read by James Earl Jones
- Read about THE HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN
- HALLOWEEN FACTS
- BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW: HALLOWEEN
- INTERACTIVE GHOST STORY
- INTERACTIVE SPOOKY STORY LAB
- TONS of fun HERE!
- FRIDAY: "MONSTER MATCH" -- really cool Halloween activity.
6.NS.A.1 Interpret and compute quotients of fractions, and solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions, e.g. by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.
Monday: Lesson 2.5: Model Fraction Division. Share and Show, pgs. 97-98. Homework: pgs. 99-100
Tuesday: More practice with faction division: worksheets packet to complete and correct together. Any free time can be used to silent read
Wednesday: Lesson 2.6: Estimating Quotients. Share and Show, pgs. 103-104. Homework: 105-106.
Thursday: Lesson 2.7: Divide Fractions. Share and Show, pgs. 109-110. Homework, pgs. 111-112
Friday: Lesson 2.8: Model Mixed Number Division. Share and Show 115-116. Homework, pgs. 117-118.
Do the Dance!
Estimating Quotients in Fractions
Model Mixed Number Division
I heard this today. . .
"I'm just not a Math person."
Do NOT perpetuate this pernicious myth!
Believing you aren't good in Math
(or anything else for that matter)
can become a self-fulfilling prophesy.
Thing is, you actually are quite capable!
So prove it!
With hard work, preparation, and self-confidence,
you can learn anything!
Just for fun (and a little extra practice):
Bud Not Buddy
By Christopher Paul Curtis
Along with classroom discussion/activities:
Monday: Chapter 10 -- Complete Exit Ticket.
Tuesday: Chapter 11 -- Complete Exit Ticket.
Wednesday: Chapter 12 -- Complete Exit Ticket
Thursday: Chapter 13 --Complete Exit Ticket.
Friday: Another Boo-Break! Reee-lax!
Friday: Another Boo-Break! Reee-lax!
Not reading enough
makes you cranky!
Finish up your October Book Project
and Contract for Friday!
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