Daily Schedule

Friday, December 15, 2017
-VoD:  Wet vs dry tree and cardistry
-school Chromebooks need to be here over vacation

Science
1. Physics Scenarios:  one of each kind per person
    1. read and understand it, then decide on your answer and write it (in pencil)
    2. explain your scenario to your table and get their ideas; alter yours if you get convinced
    3. get with others who had same situation, discuss it, and alter yours again, as needed
    4. create a group demonstration and show/explain it to the class

Social Studies
1.  Current events
2.  Who is "they" and how did they change rules about internet access?

English
1. finish words of vocab slide 8
2. common English errors... let's see how well you taught and/or learned 

Wednesday-Thursday, December 12-13, 2017
-Living History program on Angel Island

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Angel Island
1. be here early tomorrow (7:15) because you have to get to Tiburon by 9:45
2. water bottle, hat, gloves.  Be able to stay warm outside in the middle of the night.
3. changes to groups

Social Studies
1. current events for Tuesday & Wednesday people
2. finish Constitution USA episode 3: Created Equal

Science:
1. shuffle yourselves into groups of 4 at a table
2. "Probes", one of each kind per person
    1. read and understand it, then decide on your answer and write it (in pencil)
    2. explain your scenario to your table and get their ideas; alter yours if you get convinced
    3. get with others who had same situation, discuss/demonstrate it, and alter yours again, as needed
    4. create a group demonstration and show it to the class

English
2. Watch more of Sherlock Holmes, fill in answers & discuss 

Monday, December 11, 2017
-SRI Fall (ha) inventory (your link, my link)
-fill in Samek's homework survey

Social Studies
1. current events sheet #15 (2 people Tuesday, 2 people Friday)
2. Constitution USA episode 3: Created Equal (progression of the right to vote & equal protection for all)

Science:
1. shuffle yourselves into groups of 4 at a table
2. "Probes", one of each kind per person
    1. read and understand it, then decide on your answer and write it (in pencil)
    2. explain your scenario to your table and get their ideas; alter yours if you get convinced
    3. get with others who had same situation, discuss/demonstrate it, and alter yours again, as needed
    4. create a group demonstration and show it to the class

English
1. How to decide on books and groups... can/should we do it today?
2. Review your story and evidence from the "checks" from last week.
3. Narrator to tell story, maybe others to add info... or maybe voice/act it out???
4. Read "A Scandal in Bohemia" as a group

Friday, December 8, 2017

Stella: Hamilton Character Analysis

Mark Alvares: Police work

Thursday, December 7, 2017
-thanks for being so flexible and responsive yesterday (math surprise & buddy games)
-this is a "continue routines, but nothing new added to your workload" day... make the best use of the time.

English
-words of vocab slide 8

Social Studies
-current events Samek, Bitanya, Josh, Panda, Aine, Dominick, Zach
-what did you learn from John Green last night (volunteers or sticks, no repeats)
-lets try this not-fun Kahoot and see what it can teach

Science
-questions (yours and mine) about the reading on gravity
-quiz questions

IDK
-status: topic, areas of research, what have you found out
-worktime... and be sure you link your topic from the right cell on the curiosity slide spreadsheet

After Lunch
-read (or other quiet schoolwork task) until 2
-???

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
P1 math (so parents can set up teacher-lunch in room 2 at 12)


Social Studies (9:45 to 10:40)
-current events
-after December 15, 1791....
-big book 257 to 261 (Washington and Hamilton)

English (11:40 to 11:55)
-next few words of vocab slide 8
-ideas for your next writing assignment (what do you need the most?)

Science (11:00 to 11:40)
-return 5-3 quiz
-how did you react to the video?
-explanation of the effect of "normal force" on friction, and "coefficient of friction"
-continue taking accurate friction readings of friction on various weights on various surfaces

Buddy Time (11:55 to 12:45)
-get set up!
-you'll do your activity with 5 groups of kids, 8 to 10 minutes each
-participate & be kind/fun/personal

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
-buddy class game instruction & materials

English
1. First 5 words of vocab slide 8
2. What mystery books did you find? (here is our list)
3. Common English errors teaching & learning session 2

Social Studies
1. Current events
2. Finish "It's A Free Country"

Science
1. review speed vs acceleration and then turn in scooter graph
2. Friction
-show me notes if you took any
-any questions before quiz?
-how to measure friction?
-how to take a "good" reading of force needed to overcome friction?
-same surfaces, varying weight; same weight, varying surface (make chart & fill it in)

Monday, December 4, 2017
-Happy Birthday Olivia... and others in November-December (Joel organized food for you/us today...)
-passback Lazy Editor papers by group... compare... enter into assignment spreadsheet
-new seats & CE days
-some of you need improvements to the layout of your vocab slide 8

5 squads of 5 and 1 of 6 for Civil War (Angel Island) "Living History Program" (list)


Buddy class activity ideas, groups, preparation, and instructions

IDK worktime

Constitution USA episode 2: It's A Free Country

Data tables & graph types

Scooter ride graph

Book club theme:  mystery
1. Books that have been done before
2. "Checks" activity

Friday, December 1, 2017
-HW passes for Lance, Adi, Samek, Winston, Maya, Ariana, Josh, Bruce (and Maya, Samek, Ben? for last Quizlet live)
-passback CE 17 (fill in spreadsheet) and the Lazy Editor sheets
-fill in your gaps between tasks with IDK work

1. Walkabout Reflection: samples, prompts, time
2. Vocabulary Slide Set 8: trendy/current words (samples)
4. Bill of Rights
-what rights/freedoms do you have here that people in other places don't... and why?
-fill in your Constitution slide with the 10
-start Constitution USA episode 2: It's A Free Country

Thursday, November 30, 2017
-movie all morning (Spiderman Homecoming)
After Lunch
1. reading
2. Walkabout presentations from...
coastal redwoods
coastal towns
coastline
headlands
hostels

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, November 27, 28, 19, 2017
-CalCoast Walkabout

Friday, November 17, 2017
-passbacks

Walkabout Worktime
-the grid, circle-up, and cross-check
-finalize print page, learn the stuff, answer the questions when I come to you

English
1. meet with same-article groups, discuss answers, then turn them in together (remember, all same ≠ all right)
2. last 5 words of vocabulary set 7
3. Quiz for set 7:
1. go to quizlet and then set 7 and then test.  (link?)
2. set options to be 25 word matching (only).  
3. take & repeat until satisfied.  Show me the score page.

Science
-what did you learn from the force vector simulation?
Scooter Races
1. overview & practice timing
2. two timers at 5 meter increments with a clipboard and a three-column chart
3. a few scooter racers; accelerate for first 20 meters, then decelerate for last 20 meters
4. making the chart for one person and starting the line graph

Social Studies
1. CE for anyone who hasn't done it yet, then everyone turn in the sheet.
2. put

Thursday, November 16, 2017
-cards for kids in Mr. Kim's class

Science
1. passback quiz for 5-1 and 5-2 and add phrases to the back
1. motion is relative
2. velocity is speed in a direction
3. acceleration is the change in velocity
4. the newton is a unit of force
2. how did you test your accellerometer and what upgrade did you design (turn in the paper)
3. what did you learn from the force vector simulation
4. practice timing physical events for scooter races tomorrow

Walkabout Preparation
1. printed copy of the packing list
2. joining my "remind" class group
3. tour guide document table of contents and parent invite

Social Studies
1. current events
2. finish Constitution USA episode 1
3. name a copy of the components of the constitution slide (GC)

English
1. List book genre and possible examples
2. passback the literary devices assignment and compare yours with a 7/7 person
3. next 5 words of vocabulary set 7
4. Scope's "Lazy Editor" exercise... one of each kind per table

After Lunch
1. Read until 2

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
-What I felt yesterday at recess and realized after (deflated, thwarted -- mismatch of desired atmosphere)

Social Studies
1. Current events
2. Remind me where we left off

Walkabout Preparation
1. Meal teams (doc)
2. Pizza (doc) and sandwich (doc) preferences
3. Tour guide group minimum questions to answer (link)

English
1. next 5 words of vocabulary set 7
2. Figurative language exercise from Scope magazine "My (Not So) Genius Plan"

Science
1. Please show me your notes and let's discuss successful techniques
2. Any questions about what you read in 5-1 or 5-2?
3. The Quizzes for both sections
4. Discussion of
    1. position and motion
    2. speed (units, instantaneous, average)
    3. velocity (adding, subtracting)
    4. acceleration (understanding, calculation, centripetal)
5. making a simple accelerometer

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
-how my plans get diluted
-what do you give to the class, to the learning environment?

English
-why are there so many words that mean almost the same thing?  video
-next 5 words of vocabulary set 7
-Pay it Forward (2 hrs) as 'kindness' movie AND the basis of your next short-term writing assignment

Monday, November 13, 2017
-JoD: I wondered what my parents did to pass the time before the internet
-Today: HR until 9:20 then intensives.  Assembly, call-out, dance 11:00 to math.
-this week's kindness activities
-who usually deserves high respect, looks out for everyone's good, has no personal agenda?
-passbacks
-CE #13 with current tables (does everyone know their day?)
-first 5 words of set 7

Rm 26
Government & Constitution Intensive (day 22 of 21)
-thanks to many/most of you for 'playing along' during these 21 days and learning/contributing lots
1. Turn in the remaining KD Constitution assignment even if blank (names on 'em)
2. Amendment presentations for all that didn't do it Thursday (what it says, why it was added, and impacts)
3. Use this form to tell me three things that you've learned during our intensive 
4. I'll see you again in here on December 13-14, when Bonnie takes my class to Angel Island

Physics
1. Meter stick activity:  describe, predict, discuss, do, adjust, explain, learn
2. Preview the content for the rest of the year (4 of the 10 units show here)
Forces & Motion (chapters 5, 6, 7)
Work, Machines, Energy (chapters 8, 9, 10)
Electricity & Magnetism (chapters 17, 18, 19)
Waves, Sound, & Light (chapters 20, 21, 22, 23)
3. The reading, review, quiz, activity routine
4.  Learning to take notes so that they serve you (process & product)

Walkabout Work Time
1. Room assignments team
2. Car assignments team
3. Clean-Up coordinators
4. Meal prep & clean teams
5. Tour guide group work time


Thursday, November 9, 2017
-CE or Thursday people

Rm 26
Government & Constitution Intensive (day 21 of 21)
-thanks to many/most of you for 'planing along' during these 21 days and learning/contributing lots
1. Turn in the KD Constitution assignment when you get it done
2. Amendment presentations (what it says, why it was added, and impacts)
-add files to the GC assignment
3. Constitution USA Episode 3: Created Equal

Rm 25
1. Monday's Kindness Day activities:  presentation, call-out, dance, workshops(?)
2. Zach's science demo
3. CE for Friday people snd everyone turn in the pape
4. Walkabout Tour-Guide Preparation
1. Gather by groups, make one doc, make it public, invite me and each other
2. Find a bunch of websites on your topic and paste links into your doc (label the section "Useful websites"
3. Do the same things with images but paste the images into a table
5. IDK investigation time!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
-how were you yesterday?
-current events for Wednesday people

Rm 26
Government & Constitution Intensive (day 20 of 21)
-how were you yesterday, how was the environment, and how much did you get done?
1. Show me how much you've gotten done on the KD Constitution assignment
2. Amendment research & improving your 3 slides (what it says, why it was added, and impacts)
3. Finish episode 2 and maybe start episode 3

Room 25
1. give me your list of three words.  If you like one over the others, please circle it.  You'll make the slide tonight.
2. Walkabout overview and tour-guide groups

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
-Elizabeth Dilley is teaching class this morning
-current events for Tuesday people

Rm 26
Government & Constitution Intensive (day 19 of 21)
1. Amendment research & making your 3 slides (what it says, why it was added, and impacts)
2. Work on KD Constitution for a while if you want to and have time.

Rm 25
1. vocabulary set 6 quiz
2. science demo: Andres, Zach, Avani
3. IDK project research time!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Rm 26
Government & Constitution Intensive (day 18 of 21)
-there are three things left to do in 4 days...
Bill of Rights Scenarios
1. review the Bill of Rights (video)
2. stories, your reaction, connection to Constitution
Amendment Investigations & Presentation
1. get quick glimpse of all and choose yours
2. learn about it!
3. create slides (text & translation, historical context & fiction, impact on life today)
Kids Discover Magazine on the Constitution
1. homework each night; due Thursday (potential copy problem)
2. the pdf is online and questions are on paper

Rm 25
0. I need to update CE spreadsheet with topics from week 10
1. Passbacks & update your percents sheet
2. Grade printouts for social studies and English... home, discuss, sign, return tomorrow
3. Last words from vocab slide 6
4. Book club meeting #4 (of 5 for some books)
5. Reading 1:40 to 2:00
6. Walkabout overview and tour-guide groups
7. The I.D.K.
1. Choose your topic. Move it to column 1 of the chart
2 10(!) initial questions on paper and then into column 2 of the chart
3. choose three initial directions of research
4. begin!
8. Quizlet live is there is time and desire
9. National Park: Panda & Ariana & ?
10.Current Events #12 groups and sheet

Friday, November 3, 2017
-VoD:
-science demo
-next 5 words from vocab slide 6

Rm 26
Government & Constitution Intensive (day 17)
-here is your BoG quiz
-it's a food & (educational on-topic) video day
Constitution USA Episode 2: It's A Free County

Rm 25
Branches of Government quiz (rm 25)
-same as rm 26

Thursday, November 2, 2017
-science demo: Bitanya's lava lamp
-next 5 words from vocab slide 6

Rm 26
Government & Constitution Intensive (day 16)
0. Constitution USA:  finish episode 1 (about 5 minutes)
1. finish posters and questions (set of what you'll all teach)
2. type your question into the form on my computer
3. when you and your row-mates are all 3 ready, start teaching each other
4. 
your view/knowledge about level of government influence/control (GC)
5. citizenship quiz (from US CIS website)
6. try this Balance of Power game from iCivics

Rm 25
1. Branches of Government
-groups of three, each of which will learn about a branch using books, posters, videos, etc
-you'll teach the other 2 what you learned and they will do the same for you
-then you take my "most important stuff" quiz
2. What article did you read for homework and what did you learn?
3. The Cal Coast Walkabout
-overview: itinerary & pictures
-job(s): location tour-guide, car groups, room groups, meal prep/clean, clean-up leader
4. The I.D.K.
-overview and topic ideas (three possibilities and a bit of expansion on each... on paper)
-10(!) initial questions and then three initial directions of research (and a bit about research itself)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
-science demo: Josh's butane bubbles
-next 5 words from vocab slide 6
-buddy time from 9:05 to 9:35 in room 16 (pairing up and paining rocks)

Rm 26
Government & Constitution Intensive (day 15)
-list of topics and your view/knowledge about level of government influence/control (GC)
-citizenship quiz (from US CIS website) 
-finish posters and questions (set of what you'll all teach)
-type your question into the form on my computer
-when you and your row-mates are all 3 ready, start teaching each other
-let's do a simulation:  propose a few ideas for "bills" about a school issue and we'll choose 1 and track it through the system
-OR try this Balance of Power game from iCivics

Rm 25
-National Parks
-Constitution USA: more of episode 1
-start the Branches of Government EOTO

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
-Halloween parade!

Rm 26
Government & Constitution Intensive (day 14)
-poster making and content organizing
-compare to posters from previous years.... visual appeal and content organization
-start your individual m.c. question; something important that everyone will learn

Rm 25
-first 5 words from vocab slide 6
-science demos: Adi, Ariana
-passback Name Essay and 5-1 FiB assignments
-English & history grade sheets (return signed for xc)

Monday, October 30, 2017
-JoD: Buying insect spray
-Demo: Kiya, Adi, Betina, Emma

Rm 26
Government & Constitution Intensive (day 13 of 21... this week and next)
Branches of Government
-created by articles 1-3 of the Constitution
-get into groups of 3
-decide who will learn (then teach) about which branch
-do initial research (book, videos, websites)
-gather with common-branch groups
-gather information and discuss

Rm 25
Book club session 3

Friday, October 27, 2017
-lemme show you the internet problem and the fix
-first 5 done slides of set 6

Rm 26
Government & Constitution Intensive (day 12)
The Constitution
-4 parts:  preamble, articles, bill of rights, amendments
-preamble:  copy (in format I show) then we'll translate together
-Constitution USA, episode 1 "A More Perfect Union"

Rm 25
-quiz on what you (hopefully) read last night
-same as above

Thursday, October 26, 2017
-science demo for Alex and Kiya
-set 6 words chosen and entered onto spreadsheet

Rm 26
Government & Constitution Intensive (day 11)
-add political spectrum line and characteristics to front of sheet
-draw two-axis (social & economical) grid on back during video
The Articles of Confederation
-the founders first government rule-book
-maintained most control at state level, but established a limited central government

Room 25
-same as above (as much as we have time to do)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
-p1 math today

Rm 26
Government & Constitution Intensive (day 10)
-scores on the 5-1 FiB assignment; the problem & solution(s)
-so, the colonists win the war & Britain agrees to their independence.  Now what?
-what do you think they wanted to have and what did they want to avoid?
Types of Government
-portions of a few of the videos listed on this doc
-filling in the chart on your slide (in GC)
Political Spectrum
-what views do you associate with terms like conservative & liberal, right & left (& moderate, wing, extremist)?
-two realms of government involvement:  social & economic
-lets go though the pages from this workbook

Rm 25
-rm 25:  ten things I appreciate about you
-current events #10 (again, discussion with parent)
1. Finish vocabulary quiz if you didn't yesterday
2. Grammar "Challenge Board" (play in pairs, show me scores at the end)
3. National ParksAine, Andy, Ariana, Avani
4. War for Independance
-browse each book's chapter with me, reading section titles only
-discuss History Channel's "Story of Us" episode 2: Revolution

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
-JoD:  Did you hear about the kidnapping in the park?
-vocabulary set 5 quiz (matching on front, 5 sentences on back)

Government & Constitution Intensive (day 9)
-internet down today, so we're gonna use the books...
War for Independence
1. browse each book's chapter with me, reading section titles only
2. History Channel's "Story of Us" episode 2: Revolution

Room 25
1. Bruce's science demo
2. Pooja on Diwali (ppt)
3. finish vocabulary quiz

Monday, October 23, 2017
-new seats
-short days (conferences) until next Thursday
-no intensive rotation today (rm 29 ropes) or Thursday (rm 26 ropes)
-JoD:  Two muffins in an oven
-passbacks (slowly) and updating your (and my) spreadsheet

Science
1. Hayden's demonstration (& Emma?)
2. What have you learned in chem so far?
3. Density and buoyancy (building boats that hold the most cargo per gram of boat)

Social Studies
1. current events sheet #10 (with parent again)
2. History of US episode 1 ("Rebels") from 20 minutes to end

English
1. A few quick rounds of quizlet-live
2. Book club meeting #3 of 5

Thursday, October 19, 2017
-JoD: Rolex and Timex
-graduation letter returns?
-turn in your current events sheet
-what kind of vocab quiz proves your understanding of word and likelihood of use?

Rm 25 and 26 
Government & Constitution Intensive (day 8)
1. John Green on Taxes & Smuggling (CC USH #6)
2. Read this newer version of what I read/skimmed yesterday
and fill in the blanks on your (GC) copy of this document 
3. A Kahoot I found covers this stuff and a bit more (link)

After Lunch
1. Read until 2
2. ????

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
-JoD: what's the last thing to go through a bugs mind when it hits the windshield on the freeway?
-curiosity slides 5-8 not printed (not ready) for many of you
-note from our tech support company
-remaining 6 words from set 5... and Omnibear did the Quizlet set.  Quiz Monday

Rm 26 
Government & Constitution Intensive (day 7)
1. Seeing both sides of the situation:  Englands' issues and actions vs. American attitudes and reactions
2. Story of US: finish the "Rebels" episode (20 min to 43 min)

Rm 25
1. science demo: Maya
2. Rianna and Will and Nikta about high school

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
-graduation committee member
-picture day #2 is Wednesday
-What kind of bagel can fly?
-next 4 words from set 5
-my plan for you and rm 26... same place soon, then back to SS curriculum

Rm 26 
Government & Constitution Intensive (day 6)
1. How do you learn stuff and how do you show it?
2. French & Indian War ("local" part of the Seven Years War)
four videos; post-its, and circles on your table
https://youtu.be/VJ31VuyTWB4?t=14s
http://study.com/academy/lesson/the-french-and-indian-war-causes-effects-summary.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5vCXpG5JxQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuQ5SzExJNc
4 minute discussion as a table
3. cinnamon rolls

Rm 25
1. discussion about yesterday
2. how current events will work this week
3. Lance's science demo
4. 15 minutes of work time then 4 more national parks presenters
5. Santa Rosa fires from firefighter's GoPro (video)

Monday, October 16, 2017
-p1 math
-redwoods hike and ropes course

Friday, October 13, 2017
-jokes:
-weekly check-in
-curiosity slide check-in

Rm 26 
Government & Constitution Intensive (day 5)
British Colonies
1. Each One Teach One
    -when I come to your group and point to you, tell me something important that you'll teach your partners
    -get back into triples and rotate through posters, teaching and leaning
2. video comparing the colonial regions
3. let's try this Kahoot
4. Crash Course US History Ep4 and the Quizizz I made
5. Waffles & Malcolm

Room 25
1. current events
2. next 4 words from set 5
3. science demos: Winston & Benjamin
4. ???

Thursday, October 12, 2017
-JoD: Why is sand yellow?
-ropes forms
-phones/music
-current events

Rm 26 
Government & Constitution Intensive (day 4)
British Colonies
1. Each One Teach One
    -get into groups of 3 and decide who is north, middle, south
    -group with others of your region (double tables)
    -read red or brown book and write group notes/pics/facts on big paper
    -get back into triples and rotate through posters, teaching and leaning
2. video comparing the colonial regions
3. let's try this Kahoot
4. Crash Course US History Ep4 and the Quizizz I made

Rm 25
1. current events
2. next 4 words from set 5
3. lets make cinnamon rolls again

After Lunch
1. reading
2. widening thinking on the space experiment (fill in your row of this chart)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
-any more ropes forms?
-JoD: who said "itself, itself, itself"?
-current events

Rm 26 
Government & Constitution Intensive (day 3)
-return and discuss map questions as well as format, spelling, caps, & neatness in a points-driven world
-geography done now, but yesterday I jumped into early settlements before discussing...

Native Americans
2. flocabulary video, RnR, and quiz (link)
3. John Green's Crash Course: Natives and Spaniards (link)

Early American Settlements
-History Channel's "History of US" episode 1 (first 20 minutes)

Room 25
1. next 4 words in set 5
2. Elizabeth's science demo (set up, do, explain the science, maybe repeat/revise)
3. National Parks: 10 minutes of work time, 20 minutes of teaching time (present or rotate through screens)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
-JoD: A row of books fell on my head
-ropes course forms
-current events

Rm 26 Government & Constitution Intensive (day 2)
-recap yesterday: intreractions & my overarching goal
-finish map questions
-flocabulary class (R63V6F) on US geographical regions (video, quiz, read-respond)
-some introductory videos (JayWalking, Regions, Expansion, StateRap, 25 Maps)

-how do flat maps represent a round planet?

-Projection types; maps & bias, West Wing scene


European Exploration/Immigration to North America

-who was here pre-European exploration?

-why did people come here?

-challenges of those early settlers

-video: The Story of Us: Rebels (first 20ish minutes)

-my fill-in-the-blank notes from CC US History, Ep2


Rm 25
1. vocab process adjustments: 4 words well explained each day & put on hw sheet (set 5)
2. Fall writing benchmark (describe an impactful field trip experience you've had)

Monday, October 9, 2017
-intensives (almost) every morning for the next 5 weeks
-new seats and current events days
-ropes course permission form (due Thursday)
-passbacks & update your spreadsheet

Rm 26 Government & Constitution Intensive (day 1)
-4 people per table, 2 facing forwards, 2 on the sides

-Overview of this intensive and the big-picture questions doc


Geography of the US

1. connection between US history & geography

2. what do we already know about US geography?

3. some basics from two maps (green-edge section of the big book)

4. my 12 questions

Rm 25: English
0. newspaper article week sign-up sheet
1. get into book groups (big ones might choose to split up)
2. create a reading schedule (Oct 9, 23, 30, Nov 6) and each person writes it down somewhere
3. play "Zip-Stop": 
zip pages and stop at a random one.  Read a few paragraphs.  
group tries to guess/create context, backstory, nexts, etc.
4. run out of things to talk about? do a group read aloud somewhere outside


After Lunch
1. book reading until 2
2. vocabulary set 4 quiz
3. write down 3 possible words, get approval, create slide 5

Friday, October 6, 2017

Class Meeting
-you, class, world
-how do you learn and show what you've learned

Social Studies
1. Current Events
2. French & Indian War ("local" part of the Seven Years War)
https://youtu.be/VJ31VuyTWB4?t=14s
http://study.com/academy/lesson/the-french-and-indian-war-causes-effects-summary.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5vCXpG5JxQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuQ5SzExJNc
4 minute discussion as a table
3. National Park work time (2:30 to 3:00)

Science
1. Demonstrations to calendar (by entry approval order)

English
1. Choosing book club books& groups
To Kill A Mockingbird:
Maze Runner:
Ready Player One:
The Darkest Minds:

Curiosity Slides
1. Make sure you have 7 or more) and that 7 is on top
2. Update the spreadsheet

Other
1. Malcolm in the Middle vs. Growing Up Fisher

Thursday, October 5, 2017
-JoD: Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day...
-science packets w/ parent comment/signature = 3xc (2xc tomorrow, 1xc Monday)
-SSEP people go to rm 26 at 2:25 (during PE) for a scientist QnA

English
1. More words from Vocab set 4 (please only add constructive comments  & questions)
2. Let's choose book club books
3. Interview to article work time

Science
2. Science demo status... ideas --> proposal --> approval/revision -->calendar --> perform/present

Social Studies
1. Current events
2. The 7 Years War (aka French & Indian War OR World War 0)
3. National Parks -- make them highly visual and focus on the landscapes

HeadRush:  An Offensive/Insulting Competitive Trivia Game

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Buddy Time (8:50 to 9:35)
1. Get a copy of their roll sheet, a pencil (or pen), and a clipboard.
2. Outside by room 29; set up tables in a long line, us on one side
3. Pairs onto chart paper?

English (9:45 to 10:40)
1. April's newsletter article idea 
2. Writing a newspaper-style article from an interview transcript.  Choose one, read it, and start  (from Scope magazines)
3. More books to our list?

Social Studies
1. Current Events
2. Letter from the School Oversight Board
3. National Park work time and presentation schedule

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
-JoD: Instructions for falling down the stairs
-buddy class is JimmyKim's 5th grade; tomorrow... "speed dating"

Science:
1. Finish candle observation with notes/diagram and claim-evidence (sheet)
2. Assemble unit 1 packet and fill in the cover sheet
3. Science demonstrations (page)

English
1. Next words in Vocab set 4 (please only add constructive comments  & questions)
2. Book proposals and recommendation sheet

Social Studies
1. Current events
2. National Park... good, productive worktime.  Remember the geography focus

After Lunch
1. Reading
2. Curiosity slide(s) and spreadsheet
3. TrT?

Monday, October 2, 2017
-JoD: Beethoven's grave
-why I get mad about doc-tampering

Science
1. SSEP overview and guageing interest
2. passback measurement quiz
3. papers that will go into the unit work packet
4. candle observation with notes/diagram and claim-evidence (sheet)

Social Studies
1. Passback CE 5; avoid overly-biased summaries or discussion
2. Crash Course US History Ep4 and the Quizizz I made

English (11:00 to 11:55)
1. Essay feedback document -- draft needing your feedback
2. Random groups to discuss Thank You Ma'am
3. Discuss your ideas on how to choose book club books & groups this year
4. (after lunch) Vocab set 4:  quiz Friday, quizlet done, first 6 words now or after lunch

After Lunch
1. Read until 2
2. PE until 2:45

Friday, September 29, 2017

Parent Presentations Today
1. April Fuchs on Car Safety (9:00)
2. Robert Hintz on 3d Drawing (11:00)

Things To Do
1. reading time:  read "Thank You Ma'am"
2. finish measurement quiz*
3. turn in photo essay edits if you have them*
4. vocabulary slide 4*
5. "what I learned from you" letter to parent* (& rewards discussion)
6. card, board, and/or word games*

candle observation
curiosity slide 6 and spreadsheet
San Jose scooter trip idea/plans
SRI or Fall writing sample
SSEP interest group
current events
passbacks
percentages spreadsheet

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Two Parent Presentations Today:
1. Marie's Improvisation Games (9:45)
2. Kieran on Social Science Research (2:45)

Social Studies
1. current events
2. video comparing the colonial regions
3. learning more via the E.O.T.O.
4. let's try this Kahoot

English
1. lets see how well you remember the common English errors you were taught
2. vocabulary set 3 quiz
3. photo essay editing & improvement sessions

Science
1. candle observation
2. anything you want to go over again before you...
3. finish the measurement quiz

After Lunch
1. Read until 2:10 (or finish science quiz)
2. PE 2:10 to 2:45
3. Kieran Sullivan until 3:20

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
-P1 math today
-JoD: my racing snail

Science (9:40 to 10:20)
1.  check, review, and collect the lab safety assignment
2. any questions before the quiz... gotta bridge (or three?)

English (10:20 to 10:40)
1. quizlet live for vocab set 3
2. photo essay timeline reminder

Sherri on Procrastination (11:00 to 11:40)

Social Studies (11:50 to 12:50)
1. add and discuss content of your colonies "poster" and come up with the big three
2. teach your partners about your region

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Andrea on Salad Wraps (9:00)

English
1. lets finish the vocab slides (test Thursday)
2. photo essay work time

Social Studies
1. current events for Benjamin, Elizabeth, Kiya, Betina, Lance, Alex
2. scores for last night's Flocab quiz & r-r are in gradebook
3. British Colonies (E.O.T.O.)
    -get into groups of 3 and decide who is north, middle, south
    -group with others of your region (double tables)
    -read red or brown book and write group notes/pics/facts on big paper
    -get back into triples and rotate through posters, teaching and leaning

Teresa on 50/50 (2:00)

Science
1. review then turn in the dimensional analysis problems
2. prepare for measurement quiz (why metrics good, bouncing decimal point, dimensional analysis
3. lab safety

Monday, September 25, 2017
-new seats
-happy birthday dad
-how was your 3-day weekend?
-JoD: How much does it cost a pirate to get his ears pierced?
-do you still have CE4 or the scores on your grade sheet?
-passbacks and grade sheet updates

English
1. teach/learn more vocabulary set 3 words
2. photo essay reads then worktime

Social Studies
2. my fill-in-the-blank notes from CC US History, Ep2

Science
1. Dimensional Analysis (review)
-math agreements:  
    1. anything over itself or its equivalent equals 1; 
    2. one times anything is anything; 
    3. over-under cross canceling
-another way to do metrics if you forget the prefix list
-necessary for most standard conversions
-the easiest way to do between-system conversions (homeland & bridge)
what bridges can we list for each dimension?  choose one to memorize
2. a few more dimensional analysis problems
3. animal races

After Lunch
1. Read until 2
2. Animal races productivity rating (on this scale)
3. PE
4. Candle observation
5. San Jose scooter tour idea (class of 2015 map)

Thursday, September 21, 2017
-VoD:  Jamie "hosts" video on Transgender Kids

Science
1. any questions of the metric mania sheet?
2. how dimensional analysis works
3. making cinnamon rolls by weight (instructions)

Social Studies
1. Current events for Thursday people
2. ???

11:00 Barbara on Oragami

English
1. next 6 words (we skipped this yesterday)

After Lunch
1. Read until 2
2. Current events for Friday people
3. Frank on maps

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Science
1. Lets do some more of the metric math
2. Tomorrow, bring in a product that has both metric and standard values
3. Overview of the SSEP and DCS's involvement

English
1. Passback caps packets and vocab quiz and show spread & scores (="curve")
2. Photo essay work time (where/how are you getting photos?)

Social Studies
1. Current events
2. DWW reflection is due today
3. National Parks work time (and preview of phase 3)
4. Hang Har on Viet Nam (11:00 to 11:45)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
-return curiosity slides 1-4 printout, current events 4

Science
1. lets go over the increments and accuracy sheet
2. TedEd on metrics
3. cutting up a meter to dm, cm, mm, and then visualizing the really small ones
4. how to convert units by jumping the decimal point (direction and number of jumps)
5. how to do the problems on the back: picture, converting units, doing calculations, answer with units

English
-first 6 words of vocabulary set 3
-correcting line for caps packet and vocabulary test
-photo essay worktime

Social Studies
-colonization of North America (quick HC video)
-Story of US, episode 1 as overview of next few weeks' topics
-current events for Betina, Ariana, Maya, Yaseen, Andres, Dominick, Elliot, Josh
-National Park project worktime

After Lunch
1. Reading until 2
2. Diane on China (2:00 to 2:45)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Selecting Selectives

English
Vocabulary set 2 review and quiz
Name essay components & scores
Photo essay topic ideas/choice and next steps

Science
Top 5 why metrics rocks
Making out an amount by weight (vs weighing an amount)
Graduated cylinder, tube diameter, meniscus, & displacement method
Increments, accuracy, and the "ish" factor

Social Studies
-DWW write-up; finish by Wednesday (no need to print this one)
-WWDTM as CE
-National Park phase 2 (and description of phase 3)

Other
1. Aspects of Us information as basis of a Kahoot

Friday, September 15, 2017
-selectives assembly then papers out (we choose on Monday)

Wayne Hall on Online Photo Editing (9:15 to 10ish)

English
1. review sides 5 and 6 of caps packet
2. Next writing assignment... the photo essay

Science
1. measurement systems chart, metric advantages
2. using a triple beam balance and a graduated cylinder

Social Studies
1. current events for Friday people, all turn in sheets
2. National Parks project: phase 2 is making the presentation, phase 3 is presenting the presentation

After Lunch
1. Read 1:40 to 2:00
2. Indoor, f2f games
3. Curiosity Slide #4 (1-4 "due" = printed & scored this weekend)
4. Hang Har on Vietnam (2:45 to 3:15)

Thursday, September 14, 2017
-JoD: What blod type am I? & UK Kids Label US Map

Science
1. Passback & go over lab reports
2. Review results of flocab on measurement tools
3. My measurement ppt; draw the chart; write reasons why metrics rocks

English
1. Sheet 3 of the caps packet and turn it in.  No more cap errors (lazy or otherwise) anymore
2. Books you've read spreadsheet

Social Studies
1. Current events
2. Thomas on Germany (questions)

After Lunch
1. Read 1:40 to 2:00
2. Nate 2:10 to 2:45
3. Curiosity Slide #4 (1-4 "due" = printed tomorrow)
4. Pictures 3:10 to 3:20

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

English
1. Next set of words of vocabulary set 2 (study a few each night)
2. Go over page 2 of the capitalization packet
3. Finish teaching each other from your common English errors sheets (I only have 2)

Social Studies
1. Current events
2. Last thing about Native Americans (CCUSH1)
2. I'll read a bit to you about things in Europe that encouraged exploration west

Science
1. Analysis of the results of the Flocab tasks from last night
2. Measurement tools slides

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
-VoD: Coconut song (JH)
-JoD: Woman walks into a bar with a poodle under one arm and a salami under the other.
-overview of class jobs and see if anyone would be interested and what they want in return
-passback CE#3 and update score sheet

Social Studies
1. Current events
2. An idea: "hosted" documentaries as a way to learn & share learning & build leadership
Sample:  Reggie Yates on South Africa Today (prompts for response in GC)

English
1. Lets go over page 1 of the caps packet
2. Vocabulary set 2... remember, learn & practice a few each day/night instead of all at once

Brian Daniels on coins at 11:00

Science
1. Discuss then turn in apple lab report
2. Discuss then turn in superstition story and testing
4. Tonight:  tools that measure things (fill in your slide with an image and a description)

Kushlani Hall on software at 2:45

Monday, September 11, 2017
-new seats by entry-order numbers
-JoD: I adopted a camel that has no hump
-what I'm willing to restore and not

English
1. First 6 words of vocabulary set 2
2. Capitalization videos  (Brits)and exercises, (join Flocabulary, watch video, do quiz, do read-respond)
3. Capitalization assignment (2 sides per night)

Social Studies
1. table-level agreements about CE topics, presentation, and particpation
2. European exploration of North America
3. National Park: start phase 2

Science
1. "Habits" of scientists
2. Lab report progress?

After Lunch
1. Read until 2:00
2. PE until 2:45
3. ??? until 3:15
4. Clean up until 3:20

Friday, September 8, 2017
-jokes?

Science
-experiment analysis and graphing
-how to write the lab report for your apple preservation experiment

Social Studies
-current events for Friday people
-how to make the CE idea and process better?
-finish DWW (1 hour left)

Afternoon
-reading
-Marina Lamas on Advertising
-small-group games (board, card, word)
-whole-class game?

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Group Cooperation Challenge: 
1. stacking cups with tri-string apparatus
2. making a load-bearing bridge with pieces shorter than the span to be crossed

Social Studies
-CE: Aine, Alex, Elizabeth, Dom, Adi, Avani
-DWW and the writing assignment prompts
-John Greene on The Columbian Exchange

Science
-any problems with your apple thing?

English
-last day to turn in name essays w/o decreased points
-vocab slide 2
-common English errors (how to fill in the form and how you can get xc)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Class Issues Continue/Resurface
-too many of you are "out of control", like one is out of milk -- you don't have any/enough
-new rules and restrictions
1. no more phones on or out; school rules apply. (I'm not willing to ignore/defy school rules for you... yet)  
2. no food in class (too much trash left out or sharing issues too distracting)
3. no more break time during morning block
4. only one person out of the room at a time and use the name-stick clip
5. if you don't have hw done and here, you stay in at recess to do it and/or extra work
6. if you miss current events, you can't make it up (too many of you are forgetting)
7. time wasted = time made up or p.b.q. (except for TPEL people)
-finish logging in scores onto your sheet (vocab slide 1, mouse trap, sequences, sentence improvement, vocab quiz 1)
-HWP for CS if followed directions (slide 2 done, labeled, and at top)

Marina's activity on "culture"

Social Studies
-quiz on the Labor Day & History of Black Labor videos that you watched last night
-Current events (form) for Wednesday people:  Zach, Winston, Emma, Yaseen, Andres, Bitanya
-Assimilation of Native Americans (video)

Science

English
-Hayden, Samek, and Avani in bags
-remaining Name Essays turned in (the five parts)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
-passbacks and update your scores sheet

Hoda & Tessa on Coffee (9:00 to 9:45)

English
-vocabulary quiz
-organize your essay components, use color post-its, and paper clip in chronological order

Social Studies
-Current events (form) for Tuesday people:  Benjamin, Elliot, Betina, Bruce, Lance, and Kiya
-Assimilation of native Americans (video)
-more DWW

Ellen & Pie Crust
-each table will make its own apple pie
-two people prep crust (roll, cut base, strips for top)
-two prep apples (peel, slice, mix w/ sugar)

Friday, September 1, 2017
-Sophia in a bag
-Got any jokes?

Joan's Chickens!

Science
-c.r.c. mousetrap & sequences papers
-engineering challenge: 
    -how to bridge a gap (river, ravine, street, etc) that is wider than your materials are long
    -load-bearing and rule-conforming solution video

English
-finish learning Vocabulary Set 1 words and check Quizlet enrollment
-you in a bag: Dominick & Panda
-increasing sentence complexity (and interest) using this doc (on paper) and put your best sentence here
-status of your essay and what will be turned in Tuesday

Social Studies
-current events for Maya, Josh, Andy, Panda, Hayden, Samek, Jaimie, Ariana (then turn them all in)
Native Americans
-get History Alive book and in 3s at a table (or place)
-preview the maps, migration, lifestyle, and (8) regions
-read about each, clustered by region, putting questions and statements here 
    (if you want to look at last year's doc, look here)

Thursday, August 31, 2017
-JoD: Why does Waldo wear stripes?
-tomorrow, try to have a joke to tell
-Joel & board games

Science
Sequencing Activities
1. sequencing as a science activity (Rube Goldberg mousetrap)
2. sequencing assignment (linear, diverging, converging) my sample

Social Studies
1. Travel plans:  check, review, collect
2. Current events: Aina, Alex, Elizabeth, Dominick, Adi, Avani

English
1. You in a bag; Betina, Dominick, Jamie
2. next set of vocabulary words from Vocabulary Set 1
3. Name Essay: what gets turned in on Friday (or Monday)

Teambuilding
1. Remote cup stacking
2. Stick bridge

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
-more restrictions for some:  ZDYHLA stay separated when not at your seat (back computers, reading, movies)
-JoD:  What's the capitol of Washington?

English
-next set of vocabulary words from Vocabulary Set 1
-how peer editing should look and sound
-as long as you're most/all productive, we'll keep going (up to 40 minutes)
-You In A Bag: Maya, Aine, Andres

Social Studies
-current events for Zach, Winston, Emma, Yaseen, Andres, Betina
-learning local geography by using a map and making a travel plan

Science
Scientific Method assignment:  review then turn in

Code Breaker
-overview of the process
1. gather information about people (on paper) and more than you need
2. decide on your criteria and your people
3. when its your turn, call up your people and put them in order; they field questions
4. others guess at your "code" or progression
-starting with someone who has an easy code
-call up your 5 people & we ask them questions to decipher sequence or commonality

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
-JoD:  Its THAT guy in the red hat
-help me fill in CE topics from last week on this spreadsheet

Science
-any questions or problems on the hw from last night?
-preview sides 3 and 4
-BigBang Theory tests SciMeth

English
1. Bag people:  Bitanya & Alex (no "this is my..." or similar stuff)
2. Outline to draft, focus on style & strength since content is already set (quiet writing time)
3. Vocabulary Set 1: five or six people, use your slide to teach us about your word

History
1. Current Events
2. Early Native American peoples (chapter 1 section 3)... read-aloud?
3. Graham Greene & Kevin Costner movie, if time and atmosphere

Curiosity Slides
1. in your mdk8 account, make a new slide deck
2. change slide layout to "title and body"
3. think of a topic that interests you and put that topic in the title (top) box
4. write 2 things you know, 2 things you wonder, and an image
5. make sure that your slide has a number on it
6. add the topic to this spreadsheet and link your name to your slide-set

Monday, August 28, 2017
-JoD:  Can you help me round up my sheep?
-modifications in my behavior this week to force modifications in (some of) yours:
-futility of reminders/requests and power of accountability/consequences
-non-choice and choice seating (and new current events days)
-name-call tabulation and progressive consequences
-passbacks: US map label & shade, current events, attribute activity, science branches
-create your "Personal Gradebook" sheet (I'll show you how).  Add papers above plus career slide, words about you, map questions

English
1. You in a Bag:  Adi, Bruce, Ariana
2. "Aspects of Us":  Fill in form if you haven't..    Edit your column in the spreadsheet if you want. 

Science
Scientific Method
-science as a verb and science as a noun
-the "traditional" scientific method (ppt & examples), printed notes
-start Scientific Method worksheet (do sides 1 & 2 tonight; what I'll look for on each page)

Vocabulary
-weekly process for learning lots of useful words, usually of your choice
1. start a "useful vocabulary" list (bookmark or other paper or online)
2. choose one word and make a slide (in GC) that contains info & image(s).  See slide 1
3. finish slide by required time so I can print them all (in color) at the same time.  Posted on wall
4. 6 people present/teach their word each day
5. quiz on Friday (or Monday if class decides)

Friday, August 25, 2017
-problems I sense developing
-passback the US map sketch and questions
-chapter book check

Parent Presentation
Shilpa Young manages/plays card games

English
1. Name Essay progress check and outline discussion during card game time
2. You in a Bag for Andy, Zach, and Lance
3. creating the group "LearnLots/BeGood/HaveFun" doc

Social Studies
1. Current events for Andres, Aine, Emma, Jamie & Bitanya, Josh & Hayden, Yaseen...  all sheets get turned in
2. What did you learn about maps (video from yesterday)
3. European exploration towards/of North America (fact-packed video)

Science:
1. Basics of an engine and how/why to add oil

Team
1. line up in various configurations and shapes
2. say-do (them opposite) activity
3. centipede circle

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Social Studies
1. Current events for Zach, Andy, Elizabeth, Kiya, Adi, Dominick (you'll all turn in your sheets on Friday)
2. Finish your US map. Use the Reference Atlas pages from the big red history textbook, or any other resources
3. Check your final product against the grading sheet (here)
4. Watch this Vox video about map types (individually or as a class)

Science
1. Finish presenting the Science Jobs slides

Recess

English
1.  Finish (improve if you say you're done already) your outline for the My Name essay.  Remember, have 3 or four distinct topics.
2. Watch this video about writing single-topic paragraphs, but stop at 6:45.
3.  You can start writing your draft (turning each topic of your outline into a paragraph) if you want, BUT it would be a good idea to meet with Elizabeth (or someone else you trust to be a good writer) first so she/they can confirm that your outline is excellent.

Math & Lunch

Silent reading from 1:40 to 2:00

PE from 2:10 to 2:45

Class game/activity lead by Elizabeth from 2:45 to 3:20

Other things to do if you have extra time:
1. Finish your word cloud (wordart.com) and turn it in using this form.
2. Practice more lettering and finalize how your drawer magnet will look (I'll have them by Monday)
3. Gather more data for your "code breaker" chart if needed, then come up with your code.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
-Elizabeth Lewis is teaching things today and tomorrow.  Help run things smoothly.

Social Studies
1. Current Events fo Benjamin, Maya, Betina, Bruce, Ariana, Samek.  Same routine as yesterday. (8:45 to 9:00)
2. US Map:  each person will color and label a large (11x17) paper map.  (30 minutes today, 30 minutes tomorrow)
  1. Get the 11x17 map from front of the room.  It shows some basic geography and state lines.
  2. Get the big red history book and find the Reference Atlas section (green strip at top)
  3. Label and highlight oceans, lakes, rivers, and other water areas you deem important
  4. Label and lightly shade mountain ranges (colored pencils are on front table)
  5. Label and lightly shade environments (or biomes or climate areas)
  6. Label most of the states and some (about 5) major (big) cities
  7. Label some parts of our bordering countries (ie Canada's provinces, Cuba).
  8. Point to and describe (in the white-space of the margin) 3 things of personal interest and educational value.
  9. Grading sheet is here.  Make sure you have all of the components done well. 
3. Elizabeth Lewis' presentation about her trip to Spain and "The Camino" (9:30 to 10:00)

In-class break time (10:00 to 10:10)

Science
1. Please put the "Life/Earth/Physical" assignment we did in class on Monday into your tray
2. Science Jobs slides:  half of the remaining people need to present their slide today (10:15 to 10:40)

Recess, then go to TLC at 11:00 for a "tour". (11:00 to 11:20)

English
1.  Analyze the pre-write paper that you created for your My Name essay.  Find 3 or four distinct topics.
2. Create an outline on lined paper or a doc.  Write a topic on a line and then put bullet points for the details of that topic.  Repeat 3x
3. Please keep a quiet writing focussed environment for the 30 minutes (11:20 to 11:55)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
JoD: shark tactics

Social Studies
-Pooja Chopra on India & Pakistan
-Current events for  Elliot, Winston, Alex, Lance, Avani, Panda

English
-You In A Bag: Elizabeth, Emma, Kiya
-Name essay pre-write
-name clouds form and slide deck

Science

Other
-learnlots/begood/havefun (fill in your row on this GC doc)
-Say and Do:  outside in a line then in a circle
-"freeze" improv game

Monday, August 21, 2017
-JoD: Pteradactyl
-stable seats for the next 2 weeks
-math and PE (M-Th 2:10 to 2:45) start this week
-eclipse starts around 9 and is at max (75%) cover at 10:15 (NASA's website & Vox Video & TEDvid, NASA live)
-the assignment wall
-preview current events process and choose a person for T, W, TH, F
-Chromebooks distributed and charging if necessary

Preview of the Week
0. Elizabeth Lewis here Wednesday and Thursday
1. General: Aspects of Us, parent presentations start, learn/good/fun doc & poster, curiosity slides, teamwork
2. History: Current events and native cultures
3. English: Vocabulary routine, start the My Name essay 
4. Science: Career slide; definition & divisions; science methods
-loose ends: code breaker, word cloud, name info, drawer magnet, learn/good/fun

-You in a Bag presentations: Winston, Josh, and Benjamin

Science (interrupted/augmented with eclipse viewings)
-define and describe "science" as you see/know it
-divisions, subdivisions, and overlap/integration of science(s)
-front of worksheet together, back is classwork (or homework)
-engineering: science applied to structures, machines, devices, etc

Lunch

SSR (1:40 to 2:00) 

Current Events sheets (2:00 to 2:10)

PE (2:10 to 2:45)

Your Name essay (12:45 to 3:00)
-overview and example
-start your "pre-write" -- unorganized ideas, images, and diagrams

Friday, August 18, 2017
-JoD = afraid not
-name card and question 3
-what planner do you use?

Choosing dates for You In A Bag:  
   5 things that represent or mean a lot to you and provide "material" for your first speaking session.
  1. something soft
  2. a gift you received
  3. a meaningful quote (on paper)
  4. a sealed container with a secret inside
  5. and a family tradition
Geography of the US
1. what do we already know (group knowledge)?
2. some introductory videos (JayWalkingRegionsExpansionStateRap25 Maps)
3. some basics from two maps (green-edge section of the big book)
4. my 12 questions

Recess

You've Changed
-two lines facing each other
-one person takes pose and/or decorates themselves
-other person turns around as first person makes a change
-partner turns around and tries to see the change
-trade roles and repeat

Attribute Activity
-observing common attributes
-finding single and multiple traits and confirming with yes/no cards

Lunch

Reading (1:40 to 2:00)

Science books out.  Get your (purple) number, take home, keep at home

Switch-Up
-circle of chairs with stool in center
-"switch up if you..."
-elimination round:  center person says something true about someone else and takes themselves and chair out

Code Breaker
-overview of the process
1. gather information about people (on paper) and more than you might need
2. from that chart, decide on your criteria and your people (or repeat step 1)
3. when its your turn, call up your people and put them in order; they field questions
4. others guess at your "code" or progression
-starting with someone who has an easy code, we ask them questions to decipher sequence or commonality

Energy Control
1. peak out (increasing energy to half-way then decrease)
2. whoosh, bang, pow

Thursday, August 17, 2017
-JoD: 27!
-name card and question 2
-debrief yesterday
-when expectations and performance are discrepant
-can your table's collective brain reconstruct the path through the grid?
-email list accuracy and additions

Homework Check
-tech use agreement, list of words, have chapter book

Similarities & Differences
-random groups of 4
-get sheet and I'll give instructions
-find the most interesting thing that you all have in common and not in common

Name Plate for Your Drawer
-view videos and try some letters on scratch paper
-bubbleangled block3dFanFold
-tomorrow I'll get your magnet and you can start the permanent one

Recess

Your Letter to Me, My Response, LL, BG, HF
-overall clarity and often details/visuals
-paper with three sections and explanations/intentions for each

Word Cloud
1. go to www.wordart.com, click "get started" and create an account
2. import words and try various options of each feature then choose the best
3. click "save changes" and you can revise/export later (stored in gallery)

Balloon Challenge 
-blow up a balloon (to minimum) and tie it to ankle
-last two balloons alive "win"
-second round, un-popped decide when game over

Your Name essay (12:00 to 12:45)
-overview and example
-start your "pre-write" -- unorganized ideas, images, and diagrams

Lunch

Reading Time

Balloon Towel Toss
-groups of 4 with 4 balloons and one towel
-1. toss and catch a beanbag and then a ball
-2. toss and catch a balloon
-3. toss to another group to catch
-4. simultaneous cross-team toss
-5. challenge another team to the "sitting duck challenge"

Homework Preview, Chairs Up & Clean Up

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
-tell me who you are if I don't check you off the list
-four per table, two with five
-name card (big, bold, both sides) and question 1
-JoD: guy and his giraffe
-welcome assembly 9:00 to 9:15ish

Summer recap conversation (9:30-10:00)
-move tables towards door and chairs into a circle
-tell us, in one minute (not much less, not much more)
-overview or instance

The cyclical pattern of school start attitude & year long consequences

Break (10 minutes)

Following directions practice (link)

The 64 square challenge (10:20-10:40 & 11:00-11:20ish)
-3 groups of 9
-the grid, team locations, the process, and the rules
-trial & error, learning from mistakes, and creating/communicating/revising a system
-discussion afterwards?

Creating Table Configurations (11:50-12:10)
-four forward
-one on each edge
-two and two
-double-table (2 on each edge)
-board room (crates at legs)
-amphi theatre

Make a list of words & phrases that describe you (10 min min)


Lunch