Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Ag. Comm- The students started working on their article speech due on monday.

Animal Science- I reviewed the semester test and answered questions about the test.

8th Grade- Students worked in two groups giving the opening and closing ceremonies.

Ag. 1- Students memorized the first 4 paragraphs of the creed.

Ag. Mech.- Shop work


Team/Individual Projects

  • 8th Grade
    • Discussed upcoming field trip to Fort Smith History Museum
    • Discussed individual student roles on the VFT team; made assignments
    • Assigned students to Moodle creation; website development in iWeb; interview team; presentation team
    • Reviewed the book, “Bad News for Outlaws” by Vaunda Micheaux – contacted Author for permission to read portions of the book during VFT – learned that she will actuallu be at the Museum Exhibit next Wednesday to!  Wow, so excited!
  • HS 4th/5th Hour:
  • team-building activities – Human Graph
  • new team assignments (Advanced CLE Live! team, evergreen team)
  • discussed goals of the new semester; long-term projects, etc.

Homework today:


ISTE Student NETS Standard ALL/

Methods to Teach Objectives
Project Based Learning; Inquiry Based Learning

Technology/State/Federal Programs/Classroom

  • Fielded several HS tech issues throughout day – Power Teacher issue on A. Horn’s browser, discussed VB issues with Don and A. Martin
  • Sent off C. Brown’s laptop to Apple
  • Discussed solution w/ CB for a laptop that will run OS9 for stats program – to my knowledge, nothing on campus that is available – sent email to Orlando inquiring on cheap solution
  • Updated Title I Video Conference schedules and invited participants – Have several people coming on Wed. and Thursday of this week
  • Spoke briefly to C. Alexander re: Adding P. Decker to Word Press
  • Worked on HS 1 to 1 roll-out
  • Coordinated tasks with New Office aide 5th hour
  • Made a few phone calls re: Bass Reeves VFT

Reading we started with the question of the day.  We recognized and blended the long vowel /e/ sound of ey, y.  We read words with ey, y and other known letter sounds.  We used ey, y and other known letter sounds to spell words.  (2.1b, use short/long/r-controlled vowels)  We identified the characteristics of a genre.  We used genre to identified the author’s purpose in writing.  (5.1c, ask/respond to questions)  We developed robust vocabulary through discussing a literature selection.

Math we used place value models to regroup and find sums to 20.  We used place value to regroup to do addition with greater numbers.  We did practice pages 211-214.  (2.1a)

2nd Hour – Fund. Admin.  Tech:   The students were introducted to Virtual Box and Microsoft Office 2007

3rd Hour – Accounting I:    Students completed worksheets 7-1, creating an Income Statement

4th Hour – Personal Financial Literacy:  The students completed module 11.2 and activity 11.2 about different types of Insurance

5th Hour – Accounting II: worked on downloading Automated Accounting software and reviewed the “Eddie Ortega, Disc Jockey” business simulation.

6th Hour – Yearbook:   The staff made changes to pages based on Editor and Teacher comments.  Also worked on tagging photos.

7th Hour – Fund. Admin. Tech:   The students were introducted to Virtual Box and Microsoft Office 2007

Teacher Table: pgs. 81 & 82 in practice book
Seat Work: Long & Short vowel sound of “O” w/s
Computers: O, o
New Letter: O, o
New Skill: Give students three words; two beginning with the same sound, and one that is different.  Students must identify the word that is different.
New High Frequency Word: you
Picture Book: What Will the Weather Be Like Today?
Poem: Who Has Seen the Wind?
Review Robust Vocabulary Words: fading, arrives, & slumbering
Activities: Practice identifying, reading, and writing the high frequency word “you”, on paper and working on the “O, o” on the computer.

Math: Introduced “Taller & Shorter” & “Longer & Shorter”. The children completed a w/s practicing the new skill.

Pass Objectives: Reading/Literature: Oral Language: 2, 2.2, 3 Reading/Listening: 1.4, 1.7, 2, 3.1, 4, 4.1, 6, 6.1, 6.3 Writing/Grammar: 2.2, 2.2a. Math: Measurement 2.

1st hr. 4th Handwriting/Spelling- Standard 3. 5 A-D, 3.6. Practiced writing paragraph over Collecting Autographs. Discussed character quote- Love Caring/Overcoming Hatred. 3 times each & words in agenda were due. I went over the sound that you hear at the end of the spelling words which are spelled with a y or ey.  Assigned W.S. 61 due tomorrow.

We left for 3rd-4th basketball game with Monroe @ 8:55 & returned @ 11:50.

12:35-1:05- Kdg. P.E.- Fox & Sheep, Cowboys & Indians, Ran races.

1:10- 1:55- 4th P.E.- Basketball.

2:00- 2:50- Gave 4th a spelling bee. First place winner is Nick Stark. Runnerup is Nikki Goodin.

Math:  Adding & Subtracting time St 4:5

Reading:  Vocabulary words definitions and sentences  Read story Oceans. St 3: 1c 5: 1c

English: finish stories from yesterday St 2:1

Science:  Read Ch 8 Lesson 1 Earth’s Resources  and do lesson on Moodle St 3: 1,3,4

Social Studies:  Read Ch 8 Lesson 1 Declaring Independence  St 4:4

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