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We try not to call it homework--we prefer BRAINFOOD! I strive to maintain this on a daily basis, but I'm susceptible to the "tyranny of the moment." If you don't see a post and you are concerned that you or your child is missing out on the joy of our work, please drop me an e-mail or give me a call--I don't mind.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

posted Feb 10, 2016, 7:02 AM by Todd Macon

Today's Learning Targets:
  • Skills Learning Target: I can use synonyms and antonyms to clarify the meaning of a word.

  • Core Learning Target: I can “go deep” by researching specific elements of my product.

  • Character Target: I can keep my backpacks out of the hallway.


  • Brainfood: Quiz corrections and independent study time. Greek and Latin Roots Test Friday!


Greek and Latin root Analogies

Greek and Latin Roots Chart.docx


Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

posted Feb 9, 2016, 6:12 AM by Todd Macon

Today's Learning Targets:
  • Skills Learning Target: I can translate and define Greek roots.

  • Core Learning Target: I can “go deep” by research specific elements of my product.

  • Character Target: I can move overcome obstacles and find the next step of a process.

  • Protocol: Quiz


  • Brainfood: No brainfood

Monday, February 8th, 2016

posted Feb 9, 2016, 6:11 AM by Todd Macon

Today's Learning Targets:
  • Skills Learning Target: I can infer the meaning of an unknown work by using its Greek roots.

  • Core Learning Target:  I can produce the major pieces of my projects

  • Character Target: I can put effort into my individual study time.


  • Brainfood: Study Greek roots; Quiz tomorrow.

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

posted Feb 4, 2016, 6:29 AM by Todd Macon

Today's Learning Targets:
  • Skills Learning Target: I can match a Greek word with its definition.

  • Core Learning Target: I can produce the major pieces for my project.

  • Character Target: I can be aware of the small noises I am making.

  • Protocol: Mix and match

  • Brainfood: Study Greek roots on Quizlet for 20 minutes.

Greek and Latin Roots Chart.docx


Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

posted Feb 3, 2016, 6:17 AM by Todd Macon

Today's Learning Targets:
  • Skills Learning Target: I can define Latin roots and use them to decipher new words.

  • Core Learning Target: I can produce the major pieces to my project.

  • Character Target: I can keep my netbook closed until I am expected or asked to use it.

  • Protocol: Quiz

  • Brainfood: Study GREEK roots for 20 minutes.

Greek and Latin Roots Chart.docx


Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

posted Feb 2, 2016, 1:31 PM by Todd Macon

Today's Learning Targets:
  • Skills Learning Target: I can infer the meaning of an unknown word by knowing its Latin roots.

  • Core Learning Target: I can refine my work to add historically accurate details.

  • Character Target: I can keep my netbook closed until I am expected or asked to use it.

  • Protocol: Think, Pair, Share

  • Brainfood: Quiz tomorrow on Latin roots! Study for 20 minutes using Quizlet.


Latin Root Breakdown Words


Monday, February 1st, 2016

posted Feb 1, 2016, 6:18 AM by Todd Macon

Today's Learning Targets:
  • Skills Learning Target: I can match Greek and Latin root word with their translations.

  • Core Learning Target: I can refine my work to add historically accurate details. (See Product Targets document for your specific project.)

  • Character Target: I can work through obstacles with persistence and assistance.

  • Protocol: Mix-and-match

  • Brainfood: Study Latin roots for 20 minutes.

Greek and Latin Roots Chart.docx


Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

posted Jan 27, 2016, 6:29 AM by Todd Macon   [ updated Jan 27, 2016, 7:38 AM ]

Today's Learning Targets:
  • Skills Learning Target: I can create a study guide for Greek and Latin roots.

  • Core Learning Target: I can develop relevant and accurate content for my product.

  • Character Target: I can support my collaborators with my skills.

Brainfood: Complete your Quizlet list of Latin roots. Move on to Greek roots to get a jump on tomorrow's work.

Check out this resource for root words, Learnthat.org. We'll go over how to use this in class.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

posted Jan 26, 2016, 1:37 PM by Todd Macon

Today's Learning Targets:
  • Skills Learning Target: I can define/translate Greek and Latin roots. (See Root List below)

  • Core Learning Target: I can develop relevant and accurate content for my product.

  • Character Target: I can enter the classroom quietly and calmly.


No Brainfood Tonight!

Greek and Latin Roots Chart


Monday, January 25th, 2016

posted Jan 25, 2016, 7:18 AM by Todd Macon

Today's Learning Targets
  • Skills Learning Target: I can relate the events in a plot to actual historical events and themes.


NO BRAINFOOD TONIGHT.

Rise and Demise Product Learning Targets


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