February 29 – March 4

I hope everyone had an enjoyable long weekend!

Lesson 1 – MAP Testing (Language Test)

Lesson 2 – Students will have about 30 minutes to finish up their compare and contrast paragraphs which will complete the Silk Road Map and Guide Assessment.  Then they will look at some vocabulary that has to do with international trade.  They will do a knowledge rating and then define the words with a partner.

Lesson 3 – CNN Student News Kahoot will start off the lesson.  And then the students will have a chance to share what item they have traded for in the Trading Up activity.  And finally we will do an activity to review the International Trade Vocabulary.

February 22 – 26

I hope everyone had a wonderful time at CWW!  I had a great time working with Papaya Academy and Renovate to Educate.

This week is a short week so not all classes will have the same amount of lessons but we should be able to finish up the Silk Road Map and Guide Assessment this week so we can start fresh next week with International Trade.

Lesson 1 (A & C) – Students will make compare and contrast brainframes that they will use in the following lesson to write some paragraphs.  They are comparing and contrasting their section of the Silk Road that they researched with the other sections researched by other groups.

Lesson 1 (F, G, H) – These students have already completed the brainframes and will begin writing their paragraphs about the comparisons and contrasts between human and physical characteristics along the Silk Road.  G and H will need to finish by the end of class or attend tutorials to finish because this is the only lesson I have with them this week.

Lesson 2 (A & C) – These students  will begin writing their paragraphs about the comparisons and contrasts between human and physical characteristics along the Silk Road.  If the students do not finish the paragraphs they will need to attend tutorials in order to complete their work.

Lesson 2 (F) – For this lesson, students in F Block will have a catch up day.  They will have the class time to complete any part of the Silk Road Map and Guide Assessment that they have not completed.  This includes: Collaboration Evaluation Sheet, Unifying Characteristics Chart or the Compare and Contrast Paragraphs using the brainframes.  If all of the students have completed their assessments then we will play the Silk Road Trading Game.

Lesson 3 – No Students have a third lesson this week due to the time off on Thursday and Friday.  Enjoy the long weekend!

February 9 – 12

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a relaxing 3 day weekend.  This will be our last week before CWW and we do have a lot to get done so it will be pretty busy.

Lesson 1 – Students should come to class prepared with the information and pictures that they are going to place on their Silk Road Map and Guide.  They will have the entire class period to complete their maps.

Lesson 2 – As part of the Assessment for the Silk Road Map and Guide the students will have to identify the human and physical characteristics that unify their section of the Silk Road.  Once they have identified these characteristics they will have to write a paragraph for both the physical and human characteristics and explain how they unify their region.

Lesson 3 –  (Only F, G, H due to missing Monday, Feb 8) – Students will compare and contrast the human and physical characteristics on their Silk Road Map and Guide with other sections of the Silk Road.  They will need to write paragraphs comparing and contrasting the characteristics in the different sections.

*Reminder – Next week is CWW, please turn in your permission slips if you haven’t already.  We will be taking a break from regular classes to focus on Service Learning.  Regular classes will resume on February 22.  

February 1 – 5

I hope everyone enjoyed the record setting weekend for the Bearcats this weekend!  Well done to all the teams participating.

Here is the Assessment Table for Semester 2.  Sorry for the delay in getting this to you, there were some changes that needed to be made before we could send it out.  Please note that while we hope that this is the finalized table, there could be a change later on in the semester if we need to move some things.  I will let you know if this happens.

I would like to congratulate the new Newsmasters of the Month for January.  Well done!  Keep up to date with the current events by watching CNN Student News.

A Block – Misaki

C Block – Hannah

F Block – Lucas

G Block – Yuki

H Block – Gaby (highest score of all the classes!)

This week students will continue working on their Silk Road Map & Guide Assessment.  As this is an assessment the work for this should be done while in class or during tutorials.  Work on this project should not be done at home or with the assistance of anyone outside the group.

Lesson 1 – Students will finish making and answering the research questions about the Human Characteristics for their section of the Silk Road.

Lesson 2 –Students will finish making and answering the research questions about the Physical Characteristics for their section of the Silk Road.

Lesson 3 – Students will find pictures and type out the text that they are going to include on their map.  These items will need to be printed and brought to the next class.  They will not have class time to print, this needs to be done on their break, during lunch or before or after school.

The Silk Road Map & Guide Assessment will be due February 11 (A and C) and February 12 (F, G, & H).