Archive for February, 2011

Mrs. Butler’s Netbook Basics

The moment we have been waiting for has finally arrived, however,
before you take your Netbook home there are some things you need to know.

BrainPop Assignment:
Please watch the following BrainPop presentations on Internet safety.
Please
take all of the quizzes (send your answers in an email to me
at
jbutler@ltusd.net labeled “Online Safety Your Name”
).
You will not be allowed to take your Netbook home until you have
answered all of the quiz questions correctly.

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Participate in our online class discussion:
1. What are the teacher/student responsibilities?
2. How should the Netbooks be used?
3. How can abuse be minimized or prevented?
Please add your response to our
post-it wall.
Please use correct spelling and grammar. Do not write your full name (initials only).

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Personalizing your Windows Live Page:
Click on the arrow next to your name in the upper right corner of your profile to
choose a new theme for your account (remember to always have your privacy settings set to “private”).
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Mrs. Butler’s Top Ten Netbook Rules:
1. Never put personal information such as your full name, location,
or birthdate on any social network sites including Windows Live.
2. Never put photos of yourself on Windows Live
without written permission from your parents.
3. Never put photos of your friends online.
4. Never use your friends’ full names online.
5. Never give out your password.
6. Never use inappropriate language online.
7. Your Windows Live account is to be used only for school work.
You should use correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Wrong:  “u r gr8!”  Right: “You’re great!”
8. Never bully anybody online.
9. Always use proper online etiquette.
10. Check Mrs. Butler’s Space
to find out about homework and class assignments.

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Week 24 Assignments

March

Kindness: Pass It On  Calendar

1. We are now reviewing all of the sixth grade language arts standards. I have opened a StudyIsland.com account for each of you. Each week, I will assign two to three standards to be reviewed on StudyIsland (please see instructions in homework). If you do not have access to a computer, I have hard copies of all of the assignments.

2. You should be reading 30 minutes every night. Two story maps are due by
March 11.

3. Study all of your flashcards.  Complete word list and definitions.

Online Flashcards Click on Mrs. Butler’s flashcards (bottom of the page), then click on “study.”

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February 28 – March 4   

Homework

This week’s standard
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To view messages, student projects, or links, please visit our class homepage:
mrsbutler2006.com
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Monday
Periods 3/4

Brain Book Review #1
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Literary Devices
Rotations:
StudyIsland
Critical Reading
Essay
Thank you notes 
Tuesday

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Socratic Seminar
Rotations:
StudyIsland
Test Prep
Essay

Wednesday

Brain Book Review
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Multiple Meaning Words
Rotations:
StudyIsland
Test Prep
Essay

Thursday

Type Essay
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Friday

Future spending . . .
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Brain Book Review
Shades of Meaning
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Periods 5/6

Brain Book Review #1
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Literary Devices

Essay
Thank you notes 

Critical Readingimage_thumb4_thumb

Socratic Seminar
Essay

Brain Book Review
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Multiple Meaning Words
Essay

Social Studies

Notes
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Future spending . . .
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Brain Book Review
Shades of Meaning
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PAT/Auction

Period7
SSR – Outsiders
VoiceThread
SSR – Outsiders
VoiceThread
SSR – Outsiders
VoiceThread
SSR – Outsiders
VoiceThread
SSR – Pat/Auction

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Week 23 Assignments

 

2-February_thumbStudy all of your flashcards. It is important that you understand the meaning of the words and concepts you have made flashcards for because they make up the vocabulary you need to know to master the sixth grade language arts standards.  For the next 10 weeks, your homework will be to review all of the sixth grade language arts standards (I will be assigning two to three standards per week).
Complete word list and definitions.

Online Flashcards Click on Mrs. Butler’s flashcards (bottom of the page), then click on “study.”

 Kindness: Pass It On  Calendar

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February 21 – February 25

 

Homework

This week’s standard
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To view messages, student projects, or links, please visit our class homepage:
mrsbutler2006.com
wardrobe2night
Monday
Periods 3/4

Dream a little dream . . .
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Finish Idea Web/Start Storyboardimage_thumb13_thumb1
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Thank you notes 

Tuesday

Critical Reading
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Finish Storyboard/Start Informal Outlineimage_thumb1
Thank you notes

Auction?

Wednesday

Finish Outline

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Start template
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Thursday

Critical Reading
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Write/Type essay

Friday

Future spending . . .
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Socratic Seminar

Type
Edit
Revise

PAT

Periods 5/6

Dream a little dream . . .
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Finish Idea Web/Start Storyboardimage_thumb13_thumb1
Thank you notes 

Social Studies

Test

Finish Storyboardimage
Thank you notes

Finish Blueprint!

Start informal outline/ template
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Social Studies

Preview
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Write/Type Essay

Future spending . . .

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Socratic Seminar

Type
Edit
Revise

PAT

Period7
SSR – Outsiders
VoiceThread
SSR – Outsiders
VoiceThread
SSR – Outsiders
VoiceThread
SSR – Outsiders
VoiceThread
SSR – Pat

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Web Sites

Web Sites

National Geographic Xpedition Hall
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/hall/

Top Marks
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/

PBS
http://pbskids.org/

Sentence Detectives
http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/sentence_detectives/eng/Introduction/default.htm

Media Interactives
http://www.learner.org/interactives

Education Network K-2 Interactives
http://www.uen.org/k-2interactives

Education Network 3-6 Interactives
http://www.uen.org/3-6interactives

Education Network 7-12 Interactives
http://www.uen.org/7-12interactives/index.shtml

Scholastic
http://www.scholastic.com/

Poetry Online for Kids
http://www.magpo.com/kidspoetry/playonline.cfm

Web Tales
http://www.eduplace.com/tales

Central Games
http://www.wordcentral.com/games.html

Thesaurus
http://www.theteachersguide.com/InteractiveLitSitesSmartBoard.htm

School Tube
http://www.schooltube.com

Teachers Domain
http://www.teachersdomain.org

Myth Brainstorming Machine
http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mff/mythmachine.htm

PowerPoint Palooza
http://www.pptpalooza.net/

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vLibrary.html

Everyday Math Resources
http://www1.center.k12.mo.us/edTech/everydaymath.htm

Shape & Space in Geometry
http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/math/geometry/index.html

Circle Theorums
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Maths-Circle%20Theorems/circle-theorems/index.htm

SMART Math Resources
http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-US/Ed+Resource/Math+resources/default.htm

Illuminations
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivitySearch.aspx

PBS NOVA Interactives
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/hotscience

Properties of Matter
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_JamieFidler.cfm

Crayon Physics
http://www.crayonphysics.com

Freeze Ray
http://www.freezeray.com/index.html

Molecular Workbench Database
http://workbench.concord.org/database

Flightplans for Learning: Social Studies Ideas & Elementary Resources
http://eduscapes.com/sessions/pilot/pilotinference.htm#2

Social Studies: Ideas for the Whiteboard
http://eduscapes.com/sessions/smartboard/#9

GeoSpy:
http://www.missmaggie.org/geospy_files/geospy.html

American Memory Collection, Library of Congress
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

Ben’s Guide to US Government for Kids
http://bensguide.gpo.gov

Grammar Site
http://chompchomp.com/

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Week 22 Assignments

 

2 February

We will not have any flashcards this week. You should have all of your flashcards in one place (on a ring or in some sort of container), and you should study them often. It is important that you understand the meaning of the words and concepts you have made flashcards for because they make up the vocabulary you need to know to master the sixth grade language arts standards.  You will be taking vocabulary tests on all of the vocabulary words during the next 12 weeks

Complete word list and definitions.

Online Flashcards Click on Mrs. Butler’s flashcards (bottom of the page), then click on “study.”

. Kindness: Pass It On  Calendar

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February 7 – February 11

 

Homework

This week’s standard
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To view messages, student projects, or links, please visit our class homepage:
mrsbutler2006.com
wardrobe2night
Monday
Periods 3/4

The Writing Process and our topic.

Library
Research and Idea Web
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Critical Reading Activity
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Tuesday

Science Field Trip

Students remaining at school:

Tyler Durham Assembly

Chart critical reading in margins:
Left: What does the author say/Right: What does the author mean.

Notebook

Collage – cave painting – any leftover work

Tyler Durham activities???

WOC – Squares Game

Wednesday

Science Field Trip

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Students remaining at school:

Around the World with flashcards

SSR

Review all board work

Study Island free choice

Clean desks

Thursday

Airband Assembly

Finish idea web and start storyboard.

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Start The Time Machinethe_time_machine_1.jpg

Friday
Thank you notes to science camp.
Finish storyboard
Valentine crafts
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Finish  The Time Machine

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Periods 5/6

The Writing Process and our topic.

Library
Research and Idea Web
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Critical Reading Activity
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Social Studies

Test

Hieroglyphics Maker

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Research and Informal Outline

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Start storyboard for essay.

Social Studies

Science Field Trip

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Students remaining at school will go to another class

Science Field Trip

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Students remaining at school will go to another class.

Period7
SSR – Outsiders
Socratic seminar
using blog questions
SSR – Outsiders
Lit Response Blog
Notebook
SSR – Outsiders Field Trip Field Trip

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