Daily Work

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.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

posted Mar 2, 2015, 12:39 PM by Todd Macon

Today's Learning Targets:
  • Skills Learning Target: I can analyze test questions in order to strategize for a test.

  • Core Learning Target: I can reflect on the success of my project.

  • Character Target: I can us my netbook appropriately.

Tonight's Brainfood:
Complete the project reflection.

Rise and Demise Reflection



Tuesday, February 25th, 2015

posted Feb 25, 2015, 3:59 PM by Todd Macon

Today's Learning Targets:

Skills: I can determine the meaning of an unfamiliar word using my knowledge of Greek and Latin roots.

Core: I can put full effort into the final touches of my documentary.

Brainfood: 
  • TEST on Greek and Latin roots THURSDAY. Use Quizlets to review.
  • Complete unfamiliar words worksheet from in class today.

Greek and Latin Roots Examples





Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

posted Feb 10, 2015, 3:20 PM by Todd Macon

Today's Learning Targets:
  • Skills Learning Target: I can find examples of words that use Greek and Latin roots.

  • Core Learning Target: I can add relevant and interesting details to my writing to maintain the interest of my audience.

  • Character Target: I can transition between classes quietly and calmly.

Tonight's Brainfood: #11-#19 of Greek and Latin Roots Document

Monday, February 9th, 2015

posted Feb 9, 2015, 2:59 PM by Todd Macon

Today's Learning Targets:
  • Skills Learning Target: I can find examples of words that use Greek and Latin roots.

  • Core Learning Target: I can read my writing aloud to find problems in sentence structure.

  • Character Target: I can refine and improve my work even when I think it’s “okay.”

Tonight's Brainfood: Finish the first 10 Greek and Roman root words with examples and their definitions.

Greek/Latin Roots #1



Thursday, February 5th, 2015

posted Feb 5, 2015, 2:30 PM by Todd Macon

Today's Learning Targets:
    • Skills Learning Target: I can identify and use transition words.

    • Core Learning Target: I can refine and revise a piece of writing for logical consistency and flow.

    • Character Target: I can collaborate with an open mind and a common goal to improve the project.


  • Brainfood: Chapters 22 and 23 of Well of Sacrifice. Don't forget to add your choice of the plot's climax to your Skills document.

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

posted Feb 2, 2015, 1:56 PM by Todd Macon

Today's Learning Targets:

  • Skills Learning Target: I can list the major events that lead to the final conflict and climax of a story.

  • Core Learning Target: I can introduce a major claim about my civilization that I can back up with evidence.

  • Character Target: I can raise my hand and wait to be called upon before I speak.

  • Protocol: Discussion Appointments


Brainfood: Ch. 19 WOS

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

posted Jan 29, 2015, 10:56 AM by Todd Macon

We used our core class time to take the NWEA standardized test today.

No brainfood.

Wednesday, January 29th, 2015

posted Jan 29, 2015, 6:45 AM by Todd Macon

Today's Learning Targets:
  • Skills Learning Target: I can interpret Smoking Squirrel’s prophecy.

  • Core Learning Target: I can determine and prioritize the factors that led to the demise of my civilization.


Tonight's Brainfood: Chapter 17 of Well of Sacrifice

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

posted Jan 29, 2015, 6:44 AM by Todd Macon

Today's Learning Targets:
  • Skills Learning Target: I can interpret Smoking Squirrel’s prophecy.

  • Core Learning Target: I can determine and prioritize the factors that led to the demise of my civilization.


No Brainfood

Monday, January 26th, 2015

posted Jan 26, 2015, 1:30 PM by Todd Macon

Today's Learning Targets:
  • Skills Learning Target: I can look for signs of a character’s growth within a plot.

  • Core Learning Target: I can read for specific information in a complex article.

  • Character Target: I can keep my chair flat on the ground and maintain an attentive posture.


Tonight's Brainfood:
  • Chapters 15 and 16 of Well of Sacrifice with reading questions.

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