Today students completed a short quiz in math that looked at linear equations, but also had a throwback to our probability unit.
In Science, students had the opportunity to continue working with the different mirrors. Today the students focused on looking at how a plane mirror alters the image in the reflection by looking at shapes, letters, and even sentences.
For Humanities today students completed their second Literacy Circle Meeting. Students were then given time to work on their Facebook profiles for Cortes and Moctezuma.
Spanish Interactive Notebook Section - Monday, February 25
Items for the Spanish Section:
Topic #3 – Spain Looks Westward
- Spanish Vocabulary Foldable
- Map of Spain/World & Questions/Foldable
- High Five Info: The Reconquista
- Event/Effect Chart (Spanish Inquisition)
- Spanish Inquisition Worldviews
Worldviews for Spanish Inquisition:
Today in Science we talked about how the shape of a mirror changes the way objects can be viewed. We looked at both convex and concave mirrors.
In Math we went over and reviewed our probability test.
Today in Humanities we discussed the Aztec perspective of meeting the Spanish people. We talked about how Cortes used the misunderstanding of the Aztecs to his advantage. Finally, we looked at how the smallpox virus made a huge impact on the conflict between the two cultures.
–You will create a Facebook profile page for Moctezuma and Hernan Cortes
–They should be a full page one on either side of an open section
–A profile picture
–Five Facebook-style statuses
–Three interests or likes
–Three comments from fictitious people who would have been in these two men’s inner circles
For Literacy Circles it was Group B's turn to read out loud today. Students will have tomorrow to finish up their work for their meeting on Friday.
Today in Math, students completed a Kahoot for Linear Equations and also received more practice time. Then, in Science, students completed a light lab using ray boxes and mirrors.
Today in Humanities we began looking at the meeting between the Spanish and the Aztecs. We looked at one of the Spanish leaders; Hernan Cortes. In FLEX we also began to create an "Aztec Calendar" depicting the deadly meeting story.
Students also met with their Literacy Circle groups to check in.
Due to the dance we had a shortened Humanities and focused on our first reading lesson for our Literacy Circles. I discussed with students making connections to text and three different ways we can connect (to self, to other texts, and to the world). Students then were given an excerpt and had to make their own connection in each of these categories. In groups they then discussed their connections and shared in a whole-group situation.
Below is the High Five instructions for the Reconquista. My apologies, I thought I had placed these online last week.
Thumb – Something you thought was interesting
Pointer Finger – New fact you now know
Middle Finger – Second new fact you now know
Ring Finger – Your opinion about something we talked about
Pinkie – Question you still have about the topic of the day
You can begin by writing inside the finger, but go outside if you need more room.
Spanish Section of Interactive Notebook - Tuesday, February 19
Today we had a shortened period due to the dance so we mostly focused on Math. Today students learned how to algebraically solve 2-step problems. We worked on a number of examples (including some with integers) and then students had time to work on practicing on their own.
2-Step Equations - Due Tuesday, February 19th
Today in Humanities students completed an activity in their Interactive Notebooks for the Spanish Inquisition. Students are required to come up with four different worldviews, from differing perspectives. In Language Arts, students continued to read their novels and work on their roles that they will hold for the next two weeks.
Spanish Map, Reflection Questions, & High Five - Wednesday, February 13
Spanish Inquisition Worldviews:
In your Interactive Notebook, you will be drafting/writing the following worldviews:
Today in Science the students had a chance to practice more reflection diagrams and we discussed regular reflection further. In Math, students learned how to complete one-step linear equations algebraically without using a model. We did a number of examples before students worked on their own.
Reflection Assignment - Wednesday, February 13
One-Step Equations - Wednesday, February 13