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4/18/14

Civil War Webquest

Students, click the link below and follow the directions for the task!

Civil War Webquest

4/17/14

Where Did You Get Those Genes?

You will need:
A journal
A pencil
A timer



You will:

Spend 20 minutes at the following site:
http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/WebLessons/ThoseGenes/default.htm#page2

When you are finished, you will write a 75 word minimum, summary of everything you read and learned about genetics and inherited traits.

4/16/14

Compare and Contrast




You Need: 
A graphic organizer like the one above drawn on your paper
a timer
a pencil

You will: 
Set the timer for 20 minutes. You will read the articles below, and as you read you will complete the Venn diagram to compare and contrast the two people you are reading about.

Frederick Douglass

Harriet Tubman





Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms

Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms


You will need:


Your Journal
A timer
Headphones
A pencil
A poster
Colored Pencils or Markers


You will:


Take 10 minutes and check out the websites below. When you are finished, you will be required to complete a poster explaining what homonyms, synonyms, and antonyms are. You must give an example of each, provide and illustration, and a definition.

ReviewHomonym PracticeSynonym Practice

Conduction, Convection & Radiation

CONDUCTION, CONVECTION AND RADIATION

You will need:

Pencil
Journal
Construction Paper
8 Colored Pencils, Markers, or Crayons

Check out the links below to learn more about heat transfer.

When you are finished, create a poster explaining the three different methods of heat transfer. Please be sure to give definitions, provide examples, and illustrate each different method.


http://www.mansfieldct.org/schools/mms/staff/hand/convcondrad.htm



http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001582.shtml

Heredity

Heredity and Genetics

You will need:
A journal
A Pencil


Please click on the link below to learn more about the famous scientist Johan Mendel.

You will read about him, watch videos, and then click on the PROBLEM link and take a short quiz. 

When you are finished, I would like for you to write a 100 word paper about what you have learned from this website regarding heredity and genetics.


Click here to explore HEREDITY

Analyzing Analogies

Today you will work on completing analogies. 


The link below provides you practice, not only on your level, but on middle and high school level
analogies as well.

Remember to try and create a sentence showing the relationship between the two things, and then use the answer you chose to see if it works in your sentence as well.

Example:


Actors:Plays:: ____________: ____________

A. zoos:lions
B. clowns:circus
C. hot:cold
D. Actresses: Women

My Sentence:


Actors perform in plays.

Now try each of the answers in a sentence:

Zoos are in lions.
Clowns are in the circus.
Hot is in cold.
Actresses are in women.

Which sentence works? Yep, that's right! Clowns are in the circus.


So your answer is:
Actors:Plays::Clowns:Circus

Try some on your own   http://www.vocabulary.co.il/analogies/


4/14/14

Word Problem Madness

The best way to solve a word problem is to read it from the bottom to the top.

If you know what the question is and THEN read the information, it helps to make the problem more simple.

Once you know what the question is, then you have to determine the operation or operations.

Then you have to decide how to solve it: equations, pictures, graphs, charts, guessing, etc..


The websites below give you an opportunity to practice with word problems:







3/29/14

Multiple Meaning Words

You will need:

Your journal
A Pencil
A Timer

You will:
You will set your timer for 15 minutes and check out the websites below. Make sure to allow yourself
five minutes to complete the quiz on the last link. You will write your answers on a piece of paper, label the paper Multiple Meaning Words Quiz, make sure your name is on your paper, and turn this quiz in to me.


Online Practice for Multiple Meaning Words

Click on Begin 1 Player Game at this site!


Quiz-Make sure your read the directions above

3/23/14

Context Clues

You will need:
Your journal
Headphones
A Pencil
Your notes


You will:
Watch the following Brainpop Video on Context Clues, and then you will complete the quiz on a separate sheet of paper.

Brainpop

Quiz

SENTENCE FRAGMENTS AND RUN ON SENTENCES

I can identify sentence fragments and correct run on sentences.

You need:

timer
pencil
journal
headphones
one piece of construction paper
colored pencils or markers
your notes


You will:

You will explore the websites below and learn more about sentence fragments and run on sentences. When you have finished, you will create a poster that explains the most common ways to correct run on sentences.

Identifying a Sentence Fragment
Read about correcting run on sentences 
Is this a sentence?
Sentence or Fragment
Brainpop: Run on Sentences

Conjunctions

You will need:
timer
headphones
journal
pencil

You will:
Set your timer for 15 minutes, and then you will check out the websites below. When your time is up, write a paragraph using at least 4 coordinating conjunctions and 2 subordinate conjunctions. Underline each conjunction.

Conjunction Game

Conjunction Exercises

A Lesson on Conjunctions

A Fun Video for You

Commas and Colons

You will need:

a timer
your journal
a pencil
headphones


You will: 

Click on the links below and practice using commas and colons. After 15 minutes, you will stop. Go back to your seat and make a list of rules about commas, reflect on your punctuation mastery, or write me a note about what you need to learn more about regarding commas and colons. 






3/14/14

MATH TCAP REVIEW

EMILY
Estimating Sums and Differences- Take a little quiz
A little help with word problems

GARY
Understanding Division-- Scroll down to the last purple box and click start
Estimating Sums and Differences- Take a little quiz
A little help with word problems


GREG
Estimating Sums and Differences- Take a little quiz
A little help with word problems


DONOVAN
Understanding Division-- Scroll down to the last purple box and click start
Estimating Sums and Differences- Take a little quiz 
A little help with word problems

TK
Understanding Division-- Scroll down to the last purple box and click start
Estimating Sums and Differences- Take a little quiz
A little help with word problems


SKYLIER
Understanding Division-- Scroll down to the last purple box and click start
A little help with word problems


DRAVEN
Understanding Division-- Scroll down to the last purple box and click start
Estimating Sums and Differences- Take a little quiz
A little help with word problems

NATHAN A.Understanding Division-- Scroll down to the last purple box and click start
Estimating Sums and Differences- Take a little quiz

KIRSTEN
Understanding Division-- Scroll down to the last purple box and click start
Estimating Sums and Differences- Take a little quiz

DESTINY
A little help with word problems

DYLAN
Understanding Division-- Scroll down to the last purple box and click start
Estimating Sums and Differences- Take a little quiz
A little help with word problems

NATHAN J.
Understanding Division-- Scroll down to the last purple box and click start
Estimating Sums and Differences- Take a little quiz
A little help with word problems

3/13/14

TCAP PRACTICE

Dylan




Ky'Andra

Lanyshja
Cheyanne


Zachary





Salvador



Gary


Alondra




Skylier



Diamond


Greg




TK


Kyla





Malachi


Emily



Justin



Tarris






3/11/14

Quotation Marks Learning Station

I can use quotation marks correctly.


Quotation marks are an important skill that you need to learn now. Please take a few minutes to read the directions, and then you can begin the activity.


You need:
Pencil
Paper
Timer


You will:

Take twenty minutes to check out the websites below. Please take notes on the rules of quotation marks.
When you are finished, you will write a brief story about something that has happened in your life. Your story must include dialogue between two characters to show that you can use quotation marks correctly, must follow all other NO EXCUSES rules, and must be at least 3 paragraphs long.


When it is complete, you will turn in your completed paragraph to me or put the work in your work folder.

Websites for this Objective:

The Rules: Start HERE and be sure to write some of the rules down if you need them.

Discovery Education Video on Quotation Marks (You will need headphones)

Quotation Marks- Rags to Riches Game

Quick Quiz: Write the complete sentences down, with the correct punctuation, for extra credit.

Brain Pop: Punctuation

Rap about Quotation Marks (You need headphones)




3/4/14

Dictionary Skills

I can use a dictionary or glossary to define unknown words.

In order to master this objective, you might need a little practice with your dictionary skills.

You need:
A pencil
A timer
A sheet of paper

You will:

Spend 15 minutes practicing on the following Dictionary Skills websites. After your time is up, write a brief reflection about your practice time. You can include things you learned, sites you visited, activities you completed, and any other interesting information. 


2/24/14

Drawing Conclusions Learning Station

You need a piece of paper and a pencil.

You also need a timer.

You will spend 15 minutes working on the following websites. When your timer goes off, you will reflect on
what you did and learned while checking out these websites.


What Can You Infer?
Inference Riddles
Making Inferences
Drawing Conclusions Quiz
Drawing Conclusions Pre-Test
Drawing Conclusions Practice
Drawing Conclusions Post Test

I can't wait to read about what you learned this week!

2/6/14

Planet Webquest

Dear Students,


You will be working on this planet webquest that can be found at this website:





http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/planetpj/planetpj.htm#process


You and your partner should choose the same 2 planets, share a computer, and share responsibilities
of note taking.

I have already printed the sheet for you. It will be in your box.



Thanks for working so hard!

Love,
Mrs. Feagins

2/5/14

Grammar Webquest

Grammar Webquest

taken from:http://eastwoodlibrary.wordpress.com/pathfinders-webquests/grammar-webquest/

Welcome to the grammar webquest.  This is an opportunity for you to review your grammar rules and hopefully have a little fun!  Your goal with this webquest is to create a “cheat sheet” for yourself that contains all that you need to know about the rules of grammar.
First, begin by reviewing the eight parts of speech.  You can do that here.   On a separate sheet of paper, list the eight parts of speech.
Next, give a thorough definition of each part of speech.  Explain what it is and give an example. This site will help you with that.
When you have finished the above assignments, look deeper into the definitions to find subcategories.  Click the term to find the definition.   The subcategories you are responsible for are:
  • coordinating conjunction (Please read the beginning part about coordinating conjuctions, and then scroll down to read about beginning a sentence with a conjunction.   On your paper answer the following question:  When is it okay to begin a sentence with a coordinating conjunction?)
You will need to include all these on your cheat sheet!

Webquest: Parts of Speech

WEBQUEST: PARTS OF SPEECH 

taken from http://murielgissel.blogspot.com/p/webquest-parts-of-speech.html




INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the Parts of Speech Webquest ! This is an opportunity for you to review what you have learned and hopefully have a little fun!

Words are everywhere. We use them everyday and it is important that we know how to use them correctly. The parts of speech are essential building blocks of the English language. Each part has its own function and importance in the English grammar.
  
 
TASK:

Your goal with this webquest is to create a "cheat sheet" for yourself that contains the main aspects about the eight parts of speech in English (Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb, Pronoun, Preposition, Conjunction and Interjection). This webquest also allows you to strengthen your technology skills, exercise your creativity, practice your research skills, appreciate the complexity of the English language, experience the fun of language, and visit resource sites to discriminate between different parts of speech.


THE PROCESS

1. Using Microsoft Word Program or any other word processor, elaborate a table like the one presented below:


Part of Speech
Function
Example words
Example sentence

NOUNS





PRONOUNS





VERBS





ADJECTIVES





ADVERBS





PREPOSITIONS





INTERJECTIONS





CONJUNCTIONS






2. Then, using the sites shown below (you may not need them all, feel free to jump around the list), complete your table with the requested information. 

3. Finally, send your document to the teacher´s e-mail (jeniferfeagins@gmail.com)


RESOURCES

Parts of Speech - from Yahooligans

Parts of Speech (Grammar Gorillas) -  note the help definitions given. Practice on the sentences shown and feed the gorillas their lunch.

Parts of Speech (BrainPop) - play the movie, take the quiz.

Parts of Speech (HarcourtSchool) - multimedia grammar glossary; find the part of speech you'd like defined in the list at the left, then click it.

EVALUATION

Your Webquest will be graded using the following criteria:


Punctuality 20%
Design 20%
Content 60%


CONCLUSION


Well done! You have completed the Parts of Speech Webquest! But remember, no matter how much you learn, there is still so much more to know!

For continue learning about the parts of speech, you can practice using the PSGames listed in the sidebar of the Home page of this blog.

Always keep in mind, that learning never stops!

Our Classroom

In our classroom you will find community, consistency, cooperation, tradition and students who are self directed.
We have three basic rules:

1. Respect Yourself
2. Respect Others
3. Respect Your School

We will meet as a class and decide what these rules mean for us and then we will create our own sub-group of rules under each of the three previously stated rules.

Behavioral expectations for the children are clearly defined and the consequences are also explained to each child. In our classroom we operate on a 100 point system each day. At the end of each day, you will receive a behavior report from our classroom notifying you of how many points your child earned for the day. Please sign the report, comment if necessary and return it with your child the following day.