Think this is spinning, huh? Nope; it's all in your head! While your brain's busy trying to make sense of this wild-and-crazy image, those recurring lines and patterns trick it into thinking that it's actually moving. G'head-look away; did it stop? Boo-yea!
ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE
OCTOBER 5 - 9
Tuesday & Wednesday: Mad Scientist Experiments--guaranteed to drive your teacher crazy!
Never fear; a good night's sleep and I'll be good as new.
Thursday: Write up those lab reports.
Friday: Edit, revise, turn in. Then, on to our next great thing!
Just keep in mind when conducting your own experiments: one dumb mistake can have unforeseen consequences. . .
Wednesday: Next, for the the setting of our adventure we'll need a map!
Use MAP OF MESOPOTAMIA for part of this assignment (the "creating a map" part), and complete the task described at the bottom of the link.
Bring your sunscreen. . . Oh, and look out for camel spiders! (You know me and spiders, so I won't include a picture here, but if you're brave enough and want to know more, HERE'S a link. Eeew!)
Thursday: We'll finish up, and while you're coloring I'll read the next installment of Johnny Rawten. He's back!
Friday: TBA (We'll see. . .)
(Mood: the feeling or "vibe" you get from literature, art, video, or music. It is closely linked with everyday feelings; does it make you feel happy, light-hearted, carefree, peaceful, surprised, depressed, angry, fearful. . . ? Mood can be created through such things as sound, lighting, movement, timing, setting, rhythm, contrast, conflict and more.)
So let's talk about MOOD! The perfect topic for October, right?
Monday & Tuesday: Complete "What Scares Me Most" poems. Type, illustrate... Mwaah-hah-hah!
Wednesday: Create a T-Chart and label the Left-hand column "Mary Poppins" and the second side, "Scary-Mary Poppins." While you watch the first trailer, think of words that describe the mood.
- Jot down the mood you think it is creating and provide specific examples/evidence that create it. Look at the visuals and listen to the music. Watch for colors, fonts, and the way the characters interact.
- Discuss it -- Think-Pair-Share: What is the general mood of the trailer? (Provide examples.)
Then watch the second video. (You may want to watch it more than once!) This is a video where someone took actual footage from Mary Poppins and added captions, scary music, and lighting effects to make a very creepy and haunting version of the once jolly world of Mary Poppins.
- Repeat the same process of describing the mood (visuals, music, colors, character interaction) and discuss it -- citing specific things that created the mood.
- Discuss it -- Think-Pair-Share: What is the general mood of this trailer? (Provide examples.)
- Why was it so easy to detect the mood in these two video clips? What strategies did you use?
- How do we figure out the mood of a story, book, or poem when there is no music, no characters to watch, no special lighting to see?
- Complete a final draft of your T-Chart based on your notes and class discussions.
READY? Set? Go! Video 1:
Hold on to your hats: here's Video 2:
Thursday: We're being pretty MOOD-y this week! This week we're going to discuss Setting & Mood. Here's the website for "Setting & Mood" just in case you lose the paperwork I provide to you. Questions are also written out for your convenience. Please answer in complete sentences using QuEEC.
Friday: Writing Your Own Scary Stories (oooooohhh!)
Writing a scary/mystery story is one of the most exciting ways to improve writing skills. Think about it--it's the kind of fiction you love; the characters are like you, the plot has lots of puzzles to solve, and ooh, the suspense--well, it's just hard to put down!
Here's everything you'll need:
Handout, directions, and nice, mood-enhancing background music. Coooool beans!
We'll share these by flashlight when they're done! (mwaah-hah-hah!)
Monday: Ch. 1. Complete Exit Ticket.
Tuesday: Chapter 2.
Wednesday: Complete Ch. 2 Exit Ticket.
Thursday: Ch. 3. Complete Exit Ticket.
Friday: Share & discuss. Fables!
You can read it online HERE
and the audio can be found HERE!
Monday: Correct practice test from Friday--go over problem areas together
Tuesday: CHAPTER 1 TEST
Wednesday: Finish CHAPTER 1 TEST --Correct & Discuss
Thursday: Introduce CHAPTER 2
Assign "Assessing Prior Knowledge," Correct and discuss. Play "Guess the Word" (page 68A)
Friday: Lesson 2.1 Fractions & Decimals -- Assign pages 71&72. Homework pages 73-74.
Math support for converting decimals to fractions:
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