Monday, February 1st, 2010


1st hr. 4th Handwriting/Spelling- Standard 3.5 A-D, 3.6. Practiced writing Capital Letters. Discussed character quote- Lightheartedness. Pretest over the suffixes ion, ness, able, less, & ful. Students wrote words 3 times each & in their agenda. Retake/makeup test from last week.

2nd hr. 1st P.E.- Capture the Ball.

3rd hr. 3rd P.E.- Basketball.

4th hr. 2nd P.E.- Capture the Ball.

5th hr. Kdg. P.E.- Ball Tag.

6th hr. 4th P.E.- Basketball.

7th hr. 4th S.S.- Standard 5: 1-3. Students worked on assignments from Thurs.

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Team/Individual Projects

  • 8th Grade
    • VFT Development – Worked on Wiki, showed Morgan Freeman clip re; Bass Reeves, refined presenter text, made changes to outline.  Students present form the Fort Smith Museum of History on 2/9 at 8:00 a.m. to 5th graders in Stamford, NY.  Students putting in extra hours this week during recess and afterschool.
  • HS 4th/5th Hour:
  • Evergreen Teams started mini-show production in teams of 3-4
    • Lesson Objectives: students will be able to explain the roles and responsibilities of a field production team; students will be able to identity and demonstrate the use of field production equipment.  Assessment:
    • Students will be able to demonstrate how to work a digital video camera
    • Students will be able to recognize different videotape formats
    • Students will be able to explain the importance of sound and key factors in achieving quality sound
    • Students will be able to identify and use different types of lighting
    • Students will be able to identify the components that make up a video news story
    • Students will be able to identify the various compositions and movements of shots and create a shot sheet
    • Students will be able to plan and conduct a filed production
  • 4th/5th Hour:  EG Teams Students continued shooting/importing footage; writing VO’s and Anchor Script – ALL files due Thurday!!
  • CLE Live! team 1 – Day three – interview questions due – anchor script draft started – video shooting – editing
  • CLE Live! team 2 – Finalizing edits – show mid-week

Homework today:

Show Script; 8th Grade VFT Script

ISTE Student NETS Standard ALL/

Methods to Teach Objectives
Project Based Learning; Inquiry Based Learning

Technology/State/Federal Programs/Classroom

  • Trouble shot couple of student connectivity issues – re-established connection to hps wireless – rebooted other – worked great
  • Gaggle digital lockers
  • Re-submitted ARRA budget to sde
  • Worked with 8th grade VFT team from 1:15 – 2:00 p.m.
  • VFT Permission note
  • EOI Digital Upload for WinterTrimester 0910
  • Coord. VFT details with TX and Bass Reeves Character – and Fort Smith Museum
  • Sent invoice to CBE Tech
  • Quia key for C. Stacy
  • Communication w/ Lerner Pub. re: book permissions
  • Fortiwall exceptions
  • Netbook Contract issues/comm. w/ Mr. C.
  • Netbook Power Cord replacement – via Halls – communicated w/ CT – COord. ordering few extra as needed
  • Started paperwork for STN Convention in Anaheim
  • JOM Committee form faxed to OFC

Team/Individual Projects

  • 8th Grade
    • VFT Development – Quia, Moodle, iWeb, Script, Wiki, Collaboration Tools, Interactive project (wanted poster and disguises), Etc.  Lead class discussion on additional facts about Bass Reeves from Paul L. Brady’s Book – encouraged additional research to “gain deeper knowledge” of the story.  Refined interactive project.
  • HS 4th/5th Hour:
  • Evergreen Teams started mini-show production in teams of 3-4
    • Lesson Objectives: students will be able to explain the roles and responsibilities of a field production team; students will be able to identity and demonstrate the use of field production equipment.  Assessment:
    • Students will be able to demonstrate how to work a digital video camera
    • Students will be able to recognize different videotape formats
    • Students will be able to explain the importance of sound and key factors in achieving quality sound
    • Students will be able to identify and use different types of lighting
    • Students will be able to identify the components that make up a video news story
    • Students will be able to identify the various compositions and movements of shots and create a shot sheet
    • Students will be able to plan and conduct a filed production
  • 4th/5th Hour:  EG Teams Students continued shooting/importing footage; writing VO’s and Anchor Script
  • CLE Live! team 1 – Day three – interview questions due – anchor script draft started
  • CLE Live! team 2 – Assisted on developing stories – several teams were struggling with how to approach story.  WireCast se-up tomorrow and Run-thru – show airs live on Thursday

Homework today:

Show Script; 8th Grade VFT Script

ISTE Student NETS Standard ALL/

Methods to Teach Objectives
Project Based Learning; Inquiry Based Learning

Technology/State/Federal Programs/Classroom

  • 1 to 1 Netbook Contract list updated and emailed to Cammie, Peggy and Mr. Cawhorn
  • re-keyed a Netbook #111 – screen image issue – same problem exists after rekeying – hardware issue
  • Trouble shot couple of student connectivity issues – re-established connection to hps wireless – rebooted other – worked great
  • Worked w/ a couple of students on program questions for Oen Presentation and Open Office
  • Loaded A+ client software on 12 Tech Lab computers for Friday’s training
  • Teacher tech issues: Display settings to mirror when using projector (ARD); Copy/Paste concern
  • Coordinated special guest appearance for 8th grade student-created VFT – follow-up w/ email
  • Moodle adds for off-campus Spanish classes
  • Coord. IVC Test w/ Mobile Commander and NY and 2nd test with Texas – tested all morning into afternoon
  • Edited a HIghlight video for ballgame – worked sound room at ballgame

Reading:
Teacher Table: Made words with Linking Letters
Seat Work: Name Papers
Computers: Free Choice
New High Frequency Word: up
Skills reviewed: Identifying the medial sound in words, segmenting, blending sounds/letters together to make words & learning opposites.
Poem: Wee Willie Winkie
Picture Book: Swing High, Swing Low
Robust Vocabulary Words: contrast, meander, & tidy
Activities: Story Comprehension/Opposites w/s, phonics puzzles, & Computers
Math: We used linking cubes to make and extend longer and more difficult patterns.
Pass Objectives: Reading/Literature: Oral Language: 1, 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: Patterns

1rst hour- Went to a parent’s house and repaired a panel with the students.

2nd hour- The seniors were absent so I reviewed the material that we have been covering.

3rd hour- Parli-Pro day.

5th hour- I worked with the students on welding and cutting in the shop.

6th hour- Shop projects.

Reading:

Picture Book: Swing High Swing Low
Poem: Wee Willie Winkie
New High Frequency Word: up

Seat work: practice writing First and last names
Computer: “Starfall” Review letters and read short stories
Teacher Table: Discuss opposites (students draw pictures of opposites)

Practice music
Journal writing

Math: Making patterns

Reading we started with the question of the day.   We reviewed high-frequency words.  We recognized and blended the r-controlled ear and eer.  We read words with ear and eer and other known letter sounds.  (2.1b,r-controlled vowels) We introduced spelling words with eer and ear.  We used titles, table of contents, and headings to locate information in nonfiction text.  (7.2,analyze/evaluate information)  We set a purpose for listening and listened to a biography to get informaiton and for enjoyment.  We developed robust vocabulary through context clues.  In grammar we recognized and used words that compare.  we used the endings er and est to wrote words that compare.  (3.1g,use adjcetives)

Math we estimated to see if an answer is reasonable.  We did practice pages 259-260.  (2.b, use strategies to estimate and solve sums)

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