Weekly Update: Week of April 18, 2016

Overview this week:

In English and Social Studies, we are beginning into our final unit of the year: Relationships. Our major focus will be the “story of stuff,” otherwise known as the Materials Economy. Students will be learning about sustainable and unsustainable relationships between where “stuff” comes from, how it gets to us, and what we do when we’re finished with it.

The unit will culminate at the end of the year in an interdisciplinary project with English, Social Studies, Science, and Math in which students write and perform a TED talk-style speech about how a specific ecosystem is impacted by the Materials Economy.

In English, students will be learning more about the relationships between various persuasive techniques to support speech writing and performance. Meanwhile, students are still meeting with me individually​ for their compare and contrast reading conference.


 

Need to Know:

  1. “FUTURE FORECAST PRODUCT CONVENTION” this WEDNESDAY, April 20th!​

– Parents are Invited!

      – Please click this link for detailed information


Need to Know:

  1. “FUTURE FORECAST PRODUCT CONVENTION” this WEDNESDAY, April 20th!​

– Parents are Invited!

      – Please click this link for detailed information

​2. Optional: Students can be working on the “countries of the world challenge”

– This quarter is the final round (learn the location of ALL countries).​

– Interested students can check their emails for more information.


Homework this week:

​1. ​Read ​20-​30 minutes a day

​​​2. Genre Wheel Entries (for finished books)


Table Talk:

– What world problem did your task force choose to solve?

– What product did your team design to help solve this problem?

– How is your progress with your genre goal for reading?

​- What are your favorite books that you’ve read so far this semester?​

– What are you currently reading?

– What genre will you read next?

– D​o you need a book recommendation?

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