Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thurs Sept 26 Finish BIG Colonies Map...

Good Morning,

I'm not sure how far you were able to get on the BIG colonies map, but I'm hoping you can finish it today.
Go here for the instructions:

When everyone finishes start watching and note-taking on this film:

Be sure to stop so often and discuss

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tues Sept 24 13 Colonies -Group BIG map

Good Morning,

Hopefully you all finished the small map yesterday.

You will be making a BIG map of the colonies. To post on the Inspiration Wall.

Today split the class into 3 groups.
Each group needs a large piece of butcher paper -- different colors are good
Group 1: New England Colonies
Group 2: Middle Colonies
Group 3: Southern Colonies

Each group is responsible to:

  1.  draw the BIG map of their colony group (new england, middle or southern)
  2. Label each colony with
    1. Name of colony
    2. Types of industry (cotton farming, tobacco farming, lumber, coal, etc.)
    3. Major cities
    4. Year founded
  3. Color each colony
  4. Decorate the map as you deem necessary
  5. Pin their map in the appropriate area in relation to the other BIG colony maps.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Monday Sept 23 Characteristics of the 13 Colonies

Good Morning,

As an update, I'm doing okay. I still spend most of my time in bed, but I am glad to be more involved in the lessons this week. Feel free to text if you have anything you want to share.

You will continue learning about the 13 colonies.

Print out this map:
Fill the map with Name of each Colony, draw images to represent the industries for each colony. You will need to use the 13 Colonies Attribute chart below. Color each colony according to their flag.

Use the 13 Colonies Attribute chart template:

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wed Sept. 18 I'm Out

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the delayed post. I've been in an accident while riding my bike over the weekend. I'm alive, and each day seems a little better than the previous. I'm sorry I can't be there with you now, as I would rather be learning with you than lying in bed all day.
 As of now the Dr. wants me to be out for at least 2 weeks, so the earliest I am allowed to return is late September. I'm really glad you have Tova there, be good to her, she deserves it. You can text, call or email if you like.

Enjoy learning!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Sept 13 Retrospective

Good Morning,

Let's finish our Retrospective today in class:

Grab a paper and draw 4 quadrants. It should look like the image below
AgileSchool Credit
After we'll post our Retrospectives on the wall for future reference.

Make a doc titled "Retrospective"
share with your partner(s)
type your responses you've written on the Retrospective paper.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thurs Sept 12 Project Presentations, Sep. 11, Retrospective

Good Morning,

Let's take some time to continue our discussion about Sept. 11, 2001 and share our reflections
Link to the wikipedia article:

After the discussion take 5 minutes to wrap up your project.

Fill out this form after the presentations:

After let's do our first retrospective:
Grab a paper and draw 4 quadrants. It should look like the image below
AgileSchool Credit
Answer the following questions in complete sentences:

  1. Why is it important to appropriately cite your sources? 
  2. Explain why citing "" is not an appropriate source.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tues Sept 10 Time to Iterate

Good Morning,

While you are working on your projects I will collect your written plans.

Presentations are on Thursday, make it BIG and FUN!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Monday Sept 9 Project Iteration Form

Good Morning,
 We are going to iterate our projects.

Homework: Each person will write their plan on how to improve the project. Be specific. Include sketches. Write in complete sentences. Quality counts.

 While listening to another group fill out this form:

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Friday Sept 6 Continue Citing Sources Project

Good Morning,

Please continue your citing sources project. Move your tasks across the Project Canvas.

Near the end of class talk with your group about what tasks you are going to finish over the weekend.

With about 5-10 minutes left in the day please fill out this form:

Thursday Sept 5 Continue Citing Sources Project

Good Morning,

We'll continue working on the project we started on Tuesday. You can read about it here:

Please remember to update the Project Canvas. Move your tasks from the Tasks column to Work in Progress to Done.

Questions? I'll be joining each group.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Netbook Check Out Form

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Tuesday September 3 Citing Your Sources

Good Morning,

Teach others a fun way to remember how to cite sources.
Include: Plaigarism, Quotes, Works Cited

Steps to success:
discuss project with group
make tasks and post on Project Canvas