Week 36, Grade 6 Humanities: 5/20/19-5/24/19

Monday, 5/20 A Day (SS)

  • CNN 10
  • Mock Legislative Session
    • Participate, be respectful and enjoy!

Tuesday, 5/21 B Day (LA)

  • Short Story Launch
    • Short Story Overview & Rubric distributed in class today
    • Short Story: Story Map assignment sent in LAGC. This is due on Thursday, 5/23 (E.O.C.).

Wednesday, 5/22 A Day (SS)

  • CNN 10
  • Mock Legislative Session
    • Participate, be respectful and enjoy!

Thursday, 5/23 B Day (LA)

  • Short Story Launch
    • Review Short Story Overview & Rubric distributed on Tuesday
    • Short Story: Story Map assignment sent in LAGC. This is due on Thursday, 5/23 (E.O.C.).
    • Get started on your SS Rough Draft (sent in LAGC today). Rough Draft is due on Friday, 5/31 (E.O.C.).

Friday, 5/24 No Classes (Student Release Day)

Looking Ahead…

  • Wednesday, 5/22: CE 8 Due (S.O.C.)
  • Thursday, 5/23: Story Map Due (E.O.C.)
  • Friday, 5/24: No Classes (Student Release Day)
  • Monday, 5/27: No Classes (Memorial Day)
  • Friday, 5/31: Short Story Rough Draft Due
  • Thursday, 6/6: Short Story 2nd Draft Due
  • Monday, 6/10: Short Story Final Draft Due
  • Tuesday, 6/11: Last Day/Canoe Trip

Week 35, Grade 6 Humanities: 5/13/19-5/17/19

Monday, 5/13 B Day (LA)

  • Writers’ Workshop:  Finish peer editing/revising. Submit work on “Final Draft” sent in LAGC.

Tuesday, 5/14 A Day (SS)

  • CNN 10
  • Mock Legislative Session:
    • “Final Bill” assignment is due today. You MUST complete this by the end of class to participate in the mock session that starts on Thursday!
    • Here you can look at a Sample Final Bill
  • Current Events: CE8 was sent in SSGC today. This is due by the start of class next Wednesday, 5/22.

Wednesday, 5/15 B Day (LA)

  • Writers’ Workshop:
    • Today you must complete revising your Bio 2nd draft based on peer feedback, copy and paste you revised work onto the “Bio Final Draft” sent in LAGC and turn in your work.
    • For those who finished the Biography Peer Revision, address the comments I made on your Bio Final Draft. When done, you will grade your work and then turn it in.

Thursday, 5/16 A Day (SS)

  • CNN 10
  • Mock Legislative Session: Session starts today. Senate will select a President and House will select a Speaker. Session protocol will be introduced, dockets set and maybe the introduction of bill.

Friday, 5/17 B Day (LA)

  • Writers’ Workshop:
    • Your Final draft is due by the end of class today. You need to address the comments I made on your work, score your work and then your work needs to be turned in.

Looking Ahead…

  • Tuesday, 5/14, : Final Bill Due (E.O.C.)
  • Wednesday, 5/15: Bio Per Revision Due (E.O.C.)
  • Friday, 5/17: Bio Final Due (E.O.C.)
  • Wednesday, 5/22: CE 8 Due (S.O.C.)
  • Friday, 5/24: No Classes (Student Release Day)
  • Monday, 5/27: No Classes (Memorial Day)
  • Tuesday, 6/11: Last Day/Canoe Trip

Week 34, Grade 6 Humanities: 5/6/19-5/10/29

Monday, 5/6 A Day (SS)

Tuesday, 5/7 B Day (LA)

  • Writers’ Workshop:
    • Continue working on biography assignment; second draft due by end of class today

Wednesday, 5/8 A Day (SS)

  • CNN 10
  • Mock Legislative Session
    • Keep working on the “Bill Planning Sheet” assignment; this is due by the end of class Friday (DEADLINE EXTENDED)
    • Here you can look at a Example Bill Planning Sheet

Thursday, 5/9 B Day (LA)

  • Writers’ Workshop
    • Continue working on biography assignment; peer editing/revision is due by end of class today

Friday, 5/10 A Day (SS)

  • CNN 10
  • Mock Legislative Session
    • Bill Planning Sheet due by end of class today
    • Your “Final Bill” assignment was sent in SSGC today; this must be done by the end of class on Tuesday,5/14
      • Make sure you use the correct template!
      • Here you can look at a Sample Final Bill
      • Minnesota Legislature This site can be daunting, but it is also pretty cool

        Looking Ahead…

        • Tuesday, 5/7: Biography 2nd Draft Due (E.O.C.)
        • Friday, 5/10: Bill Planning Sheet Due (E.O.C.)
        • Tuesday, 5/14, : Final Bill Due (E.O.C.)
        • Friday, 5/24: No Classes (Student Release Day)
        • Monday, 5/27: No Classes (Memorial Day)
        • Tuesday, 6/11: Last Day/Canoe Trip

Week 33, Grade 6 Humanities: 4/29/19-5/3/19

Monday, 4/29 A Day (SS)

  • CNN 10
  • From Idea to Law: Assignment sent in SSGC, due by end of class on Wednesday, 5/1

Tuesday, 4/30 B Day (LA)

  • Writers’ Workshop:
    • Continue working on biography assignment. Rough draft due by end of class on Thursday, 5/2.
    • Finish your rough draft early? Craft your introductory paragraph and your concluding paragraph on a blank document. You will add these to your 2nd draft when we get to that point.

Wednesday, 5/1 A Day (SS)

  • CNN 10
  • From Idea to Law: Assignment sent in SSGC on Monday, due by end of class today

Thursday, 5/2 B Day (LA)

  • Writers’ Workshop:
    • Continue working on biography assignment. Rough draft due by end of class today.
    • Start working on your 2nd draft; doc sent in LAGC today.
      • Use the introductory paragraph and your concluding paragraph to craft the intro and conclusion needed for your 2nd draft.
      • You also need to use EasyBib to create the works cited you need for your 2nd draft.
      • Second draft is due by the end of class on Tuesday, 5/7

Friday, 5/3 No Classes/UMA Gala (Student Release Day)

Looking Ahead…

  • Wednesday, 5/1:  From Idea to Law Due (E.O.C.)
  • Thursday, 5/2: Biography Rough Draft Due (E.O.C)
  • Friday, 5/3: No Classes (Student Release Day)
  • Friday, 5/3: UMA Gala
  • Tuesday, 5/7: Biography 2nd Draft Due (E.O.C.)
  • Friday, 5/24: No Classes (Student Release Day)
  • Monday, 5/27: No Classes (Memorial Day)
  • Tuesday, 6/11: The End

 

Week 32, Grade 6 Humanities: 4/22/19-4/26/19

Monday, 4/22 B Day (LA)

  • MCA Reading Test

Tuesday, 4/23 A Day (SS)

  • CNN 10
  • Writers’ Workshop: Biography Work Day
    • Work on your Biography Notes document (sent in LAGC). Please review the guidelines, remember to cite your sources in EasyBib and let me know if you are having any problems. You should have enough information to put together a 2-3 page paper I will be checking notes today, tomorrow and Thursday, and you should have your notes done by the end of class this Friday, 4/26/18.
    • When you think your notes are done, you need to start writing the body of your biography rough draft. A Bio Rough Draft document was sent to you in LAGC today, and your rough draft is due by the end of class on Thursday,5/2
      • Refer to the Rough Draft Guidelines when you start writing your rough draft, and remember, you want to have a biography that is at minimum 2-3 pages (double spaced) long not including the works cited.
      • It would also be a good idea to review the Bio Guidelines and Rubric and take a look at the Biography Example as you work on this.

Wednesday, 4/24 B Day (LA)

  • Writers’ Workshop: Biography Work Day
    • Work on your Biography Notes document (sent in LAGC). Please review the guidelines, remember to cite your sources in EasyBib and let me know if you are having any problems. You should have enough information to put together a 2-3 page paper I will be checking notes today, tomorrow and Thursday, and you should have your notes done by the end of class this Friday, 4/26/18.
    • When you think your notes are done, you need to start writing the body of your biography rough draft. A Bio Rough Draft document was sent to you in LAGC today, and your rough draft is due by the end of class on Thursday,5/2
      • Refer to the Rough Draft Guidelines when you start writing your rough draft, and remember, you want to have a biography that is at minimum 2-3 pages (double spaced) long not including the works cited.
      • It would also be a good idea to review the Bio Guidelines and Rubric and take a look at the Biography Example as you work on this.

Thursday, 4/25 A Day (SS)

  • CNN 10
  • Writers’ Workshop: Biography Work Day
    • Work on your Biography Notes document (sent in LAGC). Please review the guidelines, remember to cite your sources in EasyBib and let me know if you are having any problems. You should have enough information to put together a 2-3 page paper I will be checking notes today, tomorrow and Thursday, and you should have your notes done by the end of class this Friday, 4/26/18.
    • When you think your notes are done, you need to start writing the body of your biography rough draft. A Bio Rough Draft document was sent to you in LAGC today, and your rough draft is due by the end of class on Thursday,5/2
      • Refer to the Rough Draft Guidelines when you start writing your rough draft, and remember, you want to have a biography that is at minimum 2-3 pages (double spaced) long not including the works cited.
      • It would also be a good idea to review the Bio Guidelines and Rubric and take a look at the Biography Example as you work on this.
    • This is the last SS day you will have to work on your biography

Friday, 4/26 B Day (LA)

  • Writers’ Workshop: Biography Work Day
    • Work on your Biography Notes document (sent in LAGC). Please review the guidelines, remember to cite your sources in EasyBib and let me know if you are having any problems. You should have enough information to put together a 2-3 page paper I will be checking notes today, tomorrow and Thursday, and you should have your notes done by the end of class this Friday, 4/26/18.
    • When you think your notes are done, you need to start writing the body of your biography rough draft. A Bio Rough Draft document was sent to you in LAGC today, and your rough draft is due by the end of class on Thursday,5/2
      • Refer to the Rough Draft Guidelines when you start writing your rough draft, and remember, you want to have a biography that is at minimum 2-3 pages (double spaced) long not including the works cited.
      • It would also be a good idea to review the Bio Guidelines and Rubric and take a look at the Biography Example as you work on this.

Looking Ahead…

  • Monday, 4/22: MCA Reading Test
  • Friday, 4/26: Bio Notes due (E.O.C)
  • Thursday, 5/2: Biography Rough Draft Due (E.O.C)
  • Friday, 5/3: No Classes (Student Release Day)
  • Friday, 5/24: No Classes (Student Release Day)
  • Monday, 5/27: No Classes (Memorial Day)
  • Tuesday, 6/11: The End

Week 31, Grade 6 Humanities: 4/15/19-4/19/19

Monday, 4/15 B Day (LA)

  • MCA Reading Test Preparation: This Wednesday and next Monday you will take the MCA Reading Test. To prepare for this, today you will take a sample test to get an idea of what the real test is like. To do this, simply click on the following link:
  • MCA Reading Sample Test

Tuesday, 4/16 A Day (SS)

UPDATED: BIOGRAPHY WORK DAY

  • CNN 10
  • Writers’ Workshop:
    • Biography Brainstorm and Mini Notes are due by the end of class today.
    • Biography Notes was sent to you in Q3 LA Google Classroom. Use this doc when making notes! Your Biography Notes are due by the end of class on Friday, 4/26.
      • Remember to put all of your sources into EasyBib
      • Do not use Wikipedia as a source
      • Check out the E-Mag page on this blog for some sources that may help you

Wednesday, 4/17 B Day (LA)

  • MCA Reading Test: Please have a book with you when you come to class today.

Thursday, 4/18 A Day (SS)

  • CNN 10
  • Writers’ Workshop:
    • Biography Notes work day
      • Biography Notes was sent to you in Q3 LA Google Classroom on Tuesday. Use this doc when making notes! Your Biography Notes are due by the end of class on Friday, 4/26.
      • Remember to put all of your sources into EasyBib
      • Do not use Wikipedia as a source
      • Check out the E-Mag page on this blog for some sources that may help you
      • I will be checking in on your note making progress today

Friday, 4/19 No Classes (Student Release Day)

Looking Ahead…

  • Tuesday, 4/16: Biography Brainstorm & Mini Notes due (E.O.C.)
  • Wednesday, 4/17: MCA Reading Test
  • Friday, 4/19: No Classes (Student Release Day)
  • Monday, 4/22: MCA Reading Test
  • Friday, 4/26: Bio Notes due (E.O.C)
  • Friday, 5/3: No Classes (Student Release Day)
  • Friday, 5/24: No Classes (Student Release Day)
  • Monday, 5/27: No Classes (Memorial Day)
  • Tuesday, 6/11: The End

Week 30, Grade 6 Humanities: 4/8/19-4/12/19

Monday, 4/8 A Day (SS)

  • CNN 10
  • Current Events 7: 
    • For your CE 7, you will create a podcast based on a news story of interest to you. You need to select a story of interest to you and complete the Podcast Script assignment that was sent to you today in SSGC. The Podcast Script is due no later than the end of class on Friday, 4/12!
    • Podcasts to check out:
      • YR Media  “Comments about present day issues presented my student journalists; viewpoints for students from students.”
      • The Sporkful “For eaters, not foodies.”
      • Bookclub For Kids: Title pretty much says it all!
      • Short and Curly: “An ethics podcast from Australia. The hosts investigate dilemmas relevant to kids, like whether you have to love your sibling.”
      • Brains On: “Co-hosted by different kids, tackling their questions with interviews, fun segments, and the occasional musical number.”
      • 99% Invisible: “Architecture Infrastructure Cities Objects Sounds Visuals Technology History”
    • Podcast examples from last year:

Tuesday, 4/9 B Day (LA)

  • CNN 10
  • Writers’ Workshop:
    • Today the Bio Guidelines and Rubric and first part of your biography assignment (sent to you in LAGCG) will be introduced. We will review this information as we move forward, and, as always, you can find documents and links for this assignment on the Electronic Magazine Project Page by clicking on the appropriate tab at the top of this blog.
    • Remember to use the Electronic Magazine Project page to find resources for this assignment.
    • The Biography Brainstorm and Mini Notes that was sent to you in LAGC is due Thursday, 4/11 by the end of class!

Wednesday, 4/10 (SS)

Thursday, 4/11 (LA)

SCHOOL CANCELLED (WEATHER)

  • CNN 10
  • Writers’ Workshop:
    • Biography Brainstorm and Mini Notes are due by the end of class today.
    • Biography Notes was sent to you in Q3 LA Google Classroom. Use this doc when making notes! Your Biography Notes are due by the end of class on Wednesday, 4/24.
      • Remember to put all of your sources into EasyBib
      • Do not use Wikipedia as a source
      • Check out the E-Mag page on this blog for some sources that may help you

Friday, 4/12 (SS)

Looking Ahead…

  • Thursday, 4/11: Biography Brainstorm and Mini Notes due by the end of class
  • Friday, 4/12: Podcast script due by the end of class
  • Wednesday, 4/17: MCA Reading Test
  • Friday, 4/19: No Classes (Student Release Day)
  • Monday, 4/22: MCA Reading Test
  • Friday, 5/3: No Classes (Student Release Day)
  • Friday, 5/24: No Classes (Student Release Day)
  • Monday, 5/27: No Classes (Memorial Day)
  • Tuesday, 6/11: The End