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Mrs Haugen's Teaching Page

Page history last edited by Catina Haugen 9 years, 7 months ago

 This is where I store resources for a lesson in class. 




Web Page:





lots of images at above site and orig. Moh. photos

Ideas & Points

  • tour the site

Web Page:


Ideas & Points

  • might be the same as top site








Tide Pool Condo Play







Chuck Close works



http://www.census.gov/dmd/www/maps_1790to2000.html census data over 50 states, maps

images, cool organization,

world history


math videos

displaying data


http://commoncraft.com/search web searches by common craft


youtube video on Boolean operators


bio cube online


youtube terra cotta figures by nat geo


terra cotta museum site--slideshow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UE3CNu_rtY sound of music


The copyright slider:



Old Assignments 2009/2010:

Monday, May 17, 2010

1. STAR Reading

2. Crossword creators: http://www.armoredpenguin.com/crossword/

Title: A Long Way From Chicago (to page ___)

Name: Your name

Then go all the way down to words and clues.  Two word ideas (like County Fair) should NOT have a space between them, spelling words correctly, be descriptive with clues and be specific about a place vs. a person (etc.).

You need at least 20 words/phrases and clues.

Finished? Click Make the Puzzle

Then select Printable PDF and print it.

3.  Done? Go back to April 13th games, math facts in a flash, typing, NLVM...

Monday, May 10, 2010

1. Crossword creators: http://www.armoredpenguin.com/crossword/

Title: Teddy Roosevelt

Name: Group name

Then go all the way down to words and clues.  Two word ideas (like Rough Riders) can have a space between them--the crossword will handle putting it together.

Finished, click Make the Puzzle

Then select Printable PDF and print it.

2. Non-crossword creators: AR quiz on TR, then STAR Math

3.  Done? Go back to April 13th games, math facts in a flash, typing, NLVM...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

1. Create your Teddy Roosevelt BioCube.  Write in complete sentences.  Check your spelling.  You cannot save your work.  Print when finished. Site to use:http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/bio_cube/

2. Complete the Search Engine handout.  KidRex: http://www.kidrex.org/  Bing: http://www.bing.com/  Google: http://www.google.com/  Turn it in near the printer when finished.

3.  Teddy Roosevelt wiki commenting:  Comment on Chapter 6 specifically (complete sentences, say something productive, check your spelling/grammar). 

                    Rough Riders comment on Teddy Bears' page. 

                    Naturalists comment on Rough Riders' page. 

                    National Parks comment on Naturalists' page. 

                    Panama Canal comment on National Parks' page. 

                    Teddy Bears comment on Panama Canal's page.

4. All done?  Go back to April 13th games, math facts in a flash, typing, NLVM...


1.  Tux paint pics on Walker Creek student wiki pages--please get this done

2.  Redo your Persuasive Map (if I asked you to)

3.  Complete the 2 assignments on EnVision.

4.  Use the handout I gave you to experiment with searches and Booleean operators.  When finished, make a pile by the printer.

5.  Optional: go to http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/teddyr Add a post-it about the book or Teddy's life.  You can add another if you already posted one thought.

6.  Remember our guidelines for academic commenting--appropriate spelling and grammar, say something productive.     Rough Riders comment on Naturalist's page. 

                    Naturalists comment on National Park's page. 

                    National Parks comment on Panama Canal page. 

                    Panama Canal comment on Teddy Bears' page. 

                    Teddy Bears comment on Rough Riders' page.

7.  What's left to do?  Teddy Roosevelt wiki (remember: DON'T STEAL THE LOCK)?  AR quiz?

8.  All done?  Go back to April 13th games, math facts in a flash, typing, NLVM...

1.  TR Chapter 2 QUIZ.  Open a Word document, title it Teddy Roosevelt Chapter 2.  Make a bulleted list of 7 events that happened in this chapter.  Type your name & the date at the top.  Print it when you are done. 

2.  Go to typing --about 10 minutes (keep track of the minutes yourself)

3.  Go to EnVision--you have assignments

4.  Optional: go to http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/teddyr Add a post-it about the book or Teddy's life.

5.  What's left to do?  Walker Creek page?  Teddy Roosevelt wiki (remember: DON'T STEAL THE LOCK)?  AR quiz?

6.  All done?  Go back to last week's games, math facts in a flash, typing, NLVM... 

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

1.  This week is National Library Week.  The theme is "Communities thrive @ your library."  What kinds of communities thrive at Grant School's library?  Consider the definition of community we used at Walker Creek.  This is a purely creative assignment--think big, think deep, think broad.  Create a Tux Paint image and imbed it on a Word Document that is titled National Library Week (with the theme) and a sentence or 2 about the community you've represented.

2.  Is your Walker Creek page done?

3.  Who is creating your Collaborative Teddy Roosevelt Wiki page?

4.  Try a game or two: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/%7Esgtatham/puzzles/

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

1. Go to http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/persuasion_map/

2. Create your Persuasion Map using the reasons we brainstormed in class or use some of your own.  WRITE IN COMPLETE SENTENCES.  Print your Persuasion Map when you are finished planning.

3. Go to the Student Wiki

4. Create a New Page, use the Personal Walker Creek Page template, put it in the Walker Creek folder.

5. Begin creating your page from our trip to Outdoor Ed.  Save early & save often!

6. When it feels complete, go to Tux Paint and create an illustration to put on your Personal Walker Creek Page.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

1. Typing

2. Write a letter to yourself at Walker Creek.  What do you think you'll be doing?  Will you meet new people?  What will the food be like?  Will you miss your siblings?  We'll review your letters midweek at Walker Creek.  Print it--make a pile by the printer. 

3. Go to BrainPOP.  Do you remember how to log in the easy way?  Hint: it uses an F Key.  Watch Graphs and then watch Proportions

4. Science Research time--what info are you missing to write your report?  Use trustworthy sites and record your URL's.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

1) EnVision math--do the 3 quizzes I assigned.

2) Use math workbook page 226.  Make a graph for #3 and make both types of graphs described in #5.  Print when you think you are all done--labels, fits on one page, your name is there, etc.

3) Science Research--find an article or two about your chosen science topic.  Read and take notes.  Make note of the URL for your bibliography.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

1) Go to http://factfinder.census.gov/home/en/kids/funfacts/funfacts.html

2) Choose 2 states.  Create an excel spreadsheet and graph to compare 1 piece of data for both 1990 & 2000 for both your states.  Print your spreadsheet with the graph on it.  Don't forget your name.

3) Then head to World Math Day!  Can we add to the Guiness World Record?  Ms. Mason has your log in if you don't know it. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

1) Excel spreadsheets and graphing with World Maths Day data--print your spreadsheet with the graph on it.  Don't forget your name.

2) Then go to www.census.gov and work on the census handout--make a pile near the printer.

3) Then finish up your Ancient Civilizations booklet, work on your CE or head to World Math Day practise! 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

1) Together we'll jump into Excel spreadsheets and graphing!

2) Then finish up your Ancient Civilizations booklet, work on your CE or head to World Math Day practise!

3) Last 10 minutes: reminders about Commenting then comment on 2 or 3 current event questions.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

1.  Use your draft from in class to create your book review page using the Word document already in your folder.  Print it when finished.

2.  Work on your Ancient Civilizations Booklet.  Look under past assignments for printing directions.  Fold it and leave it with me.

3.  Done?  Math Facts in a Flash, Typing, BrainPOP, NLVM, Math Doodles or work on your CE.  

WEDNESDAY: http://awholenotherbook.com/ 


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

1) Finish your Ancient Civilizations Booklet

2) When printing: File, Print, Then choose Preferences.  Back to Back, Flip on the Short Side.  That's what makes it print like a booklet. 

3) Fold your booklet carefully and leave it with Mrs. Webber for me to staple.

4) Done? Math Facts in a Flash, NLVM, Math Doodles (on the math page)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

1. AR Quiz on Maniac Magee

2. Continue working on Ancient Civilizations Booklet. GOAL: 3 more pages complete (that's the cover plus 4 pages since yesterday)

Monday, January 25, 2010--social studies

1. Introduction to Ancient Civilizations Booklet & the handout (don't lose it!)

2. Begin work.  Goals for today: 1) decisions about format, 2) cover plus one page done

3. You will continue working on Tuesday or Thursday (your lab times)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

1.  Quiz on Ghana story from HM

2.  Current Event Questions?  (20 minutes of work time)

3.  Go to http://math.about.com/od/mathematicians/Mathematicians.htm or http://www.mathematicianspictures.com/About%20The%20Mathematicians.htm orhttp://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/grabbag/MathQuiz/ or http://kids.yahoo.com/directory/School-Bell/Math/Mathematicians CHOSE A MATHEMATICIAN YOU'D LIKE TO INVESTIGATE.  BEGIN SOME NOTE TAKING IN BULLETED LIST FORMAT ON LINED PAPER. (25 minutes of work time)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

1.  Current Event Time: Remember the instructions from class?  Create your own Current Event Page using the template.  Use the article I gave you to put together a "first try" Current Event.  Check your handout for guidelines and requirements.


  • to link to another page use "Insert a link to a new page" on the right
  • to add an image you may need to "Upload files" or just cut and paste
  • All images need to be credited with their source
  • To insert something like a Google map: Find your map, clik LINK  above the map, go to Customize & Preview, choose a small map, highlight all of the html info, right click COPY, go to your wiki, choose Insert Plugin (puzzle piece), choose html, paste the hmtl info, preview, OK (It will show up under EDITas a green plug-in, not as a map until you SAVE)  Whew! You did it!

Monday, December 14, 2009

1) Christmas Poetry Book: finish entering your poems, make final font & spacing choices, add clip art, finalize the cover & back, consider the order of your poems

2) We will discuss removing front page #.

3) To print: Under File, chose Print, then choose Preferences.  Select landscape, turn on short edge.  Then Print.  Fold it and staple it--ready to go!

4) EnVision: Topic 9-1, 9-2, 9-3 quizzes

5) Math facts in a flash

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

1) Math Facts in a Flash--10 minutes

2) Open the 12 Days of Christmas template (Haugen file).  SAVE AS to your folder with a clear name. Then make the changes to make it our own.  Consider the perfect font.

3) All together we'll learn how to open our Poetry Book and learn to edit it.  SAVE AS to your folder with a clear name.

4) Move your 2 poems to the Poetry Book and work on cover, clip art, fonts, etc.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

1) AR quiz on The View From Saturday

2) 10 minutes of Math Facts in a Flash

3) Complete the first 3 quizzes for Topic 8 on the enVision site. 

4) Open a Word document.  Type your Family Dada poem.  Consider the perfect font.  Space it exactly how you'd like it to look.  Do you want to give it a title?  SAVE IT!  DO NOT PRINT IT!

5) Free time?  Visit other students' book reviews--can you make any comments?  Have you tried Ladybug Mazes or Tangrams at the Virtual Manipulatives site?  Is there a BrainPOP Video you'd like to watch?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

1) AR Quiz on The Challenge

2) IS THIS FINISHED?  THERE ARE 15 LISTED IN THE BOOK REVIEW FOLDER.  IS YOURS ONE OF THEM?  Book Review Part 2: Go to the student wiki.  Create your own page using the template: Book Review with TuxPaint Illustration.  Title your wiki page with your book title and your name.  Replace all the <xyz> instructions with information.  Do you remember how to add your TuxPaint drawing?  Is it ready for students to comment?

3) Browse through the Book Reviews.  Are there any you can comment on?  Practice your appropriate, complete academic commenting.  Proofread before allowing the comment to post.

4) BrainPOP.  Watch the video earth's structure: http://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/earthsstructure/  Take the quiz on line (DO  NOT  PRINT).

5) Finished?  Make a Thanksgiving Card for a friend or relative.  Write an acrostic or other type of poem or a letter of Thanks.  Add clip art or an original piece of Tux Paint art.

6) Now What?  Virtual Manipulatives, Math Facts in a Flash, Typing.

Monday, November 23, 2009

1) Work through each lesson for Topic 7 in EnVision.  Watching the video is optional. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

1) Go to Library of Virtual Manipulatives.  Go to Grades 3-5, Numbers & Operations.  Complete 7 models for each of the activities listed on your half sheet.  Use tally marks to keep track.

2) Is this finished & turned in?  DO YOU REMEMBER HOW?  Type a one-paragraph summary of the book you are currently reading.  Create a TuxPaint picture to accompany your writing.  Put the 2 together on your Word Document.  Make sure it fits on one page.  Print it.  Make a pile near the printer.

3) Read the comments on your Grantbook page.  Make any changes and/or edits that your comments suggest.  You'll be sharing this page with your parents tonight and asking their permission to allow your page to be posted outside of the log-in. 

4) Book Review Part 2: Go to the student wiki.  Create your own page using the template: Book Review with TuxPaint Illustration.  Title your wiki page with your book title and your name.  Replace all the <xyz> instructions with information.  Do you remember how to add your TuxPaint drawing?  Is it ready for students to comment?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

1) Quiz on Where the Red Fern Grows

2) Typing practice. 10 minutes

3) DO YOU REMEMBER HOW?  Type a one-paragraph summary of the book you are currently reading.  Create a TuxPaint picture to accompany your writing.  Put the 2 together on your Word Document.  Make sure it fits on one page.  Print it.  Make a pile near the printer.

4) If you are finished go to Math Facts in a Flash or Library of Virtual Manipulatives. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2009

1.  Go to http://mathcasts.org/gg/student/angles/angles/angles_index.html

2.  Please complete 3 problems correctly from each level of measuring angles, then complete 3 problems correctly from each level of drawing angles. Remember to move the protractor to the angle.  The colored "buttons" can be moved.

3.  Then go to enVision math.  When you log in, it will say that you have an assignment.  Click on the Premium button to access your assignments.  You can choose to watch the video or go straight to the quiz.  Please quiz on all four lessons.

4.  Finished?  Go to Past Lab Assignments to check for unfinished work.  If you are all caught up go to Typing, Math Facts in a Flash or Library of Virtual Manipulatives.  

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 

1. Open your paragraph about Ropes Course and your Tux Paint picture of the trip.  Listen to Ms. Mason as she walks us through the process of merging the two media.  Print your when ready--one page only!

2. Go to The Library of Virtual Manipulatives:  Grade 3-5 under Numbers & Operations.  Try Circle 0 or Circle 21.  If subtracting was tricky, you can try Number Chips, subtraction also.

3. Visit the 3 Grantbooks pages you're assigned.  Make appropriate, constructive comments based on our in-class discussion.

4. WORK  TO  FINISH: Complete the volcano and earthquake page for Ms. Reynolds.  Stack it near the printer when finished.  Did you Quiz on Seedfolks?  Finish work on your Dinosaur Ghosts chart.  Stack it near the printer.

5. Done?  Return in Virtual Manipulatives--check out what's there.

Monday, October 25, 2009 (bonus lab day)

1. Use your notes from class to write a one-paragraph  summary/description of a morning challenge at the Westminster Woods Ropes Course.  Print your paragraph.

2.  Go to Tux Paint.  Create a scene of this morning challenge that will accompany your paragraph. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

1.  Complete the volcano and earthquake page for Ms. Reynolds.  Stack it near the printer when finished.

2. Did you Quiz on Seedfolks?

3. Finish work on your Dinosaur Ghosts chart.  When everyone's page is open, we'll change the layout a bit and ensure it prints to one page when you're done.

4. Library of Virtual Manipulatives:  Grade 3-5 under Numbers & Operations.  Try Circle 0 or Circle 21.  If subtracting was tricky, you can try Number Chips, subtraction also.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

1.  Open a Word document.  Follow my instructions for aligning your text and setting up a table.  Save your table.

2.  Minimize your Word document and go to AR.

3.  Log on to AR.  Take the quiz for Dinosaur Ghosts.  Then finish your chart.  Print it when finished--1 page only!

4.  Go to: http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/ Look at recent earthquakes in CA and NV and then in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Write in your science notebook the 3 largest earthquakes of the day in CA and their magnitudes.   

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

1) After a demonstration in class of portrait-making in TuxPaint, please start with this--your portrait.

2) IDEA: Consider making a background to your portrait.

3) If you finish early, please go to Typing or Math Facts in a Flash

4) At approximately 11:40, Ms. Mason and I will walk you through the steps to add your portrait to your Grantbook page.  

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

1) Quiz on Small Steps-- be sure to chose the one by Peg Kehret

2) Type for 15 minutes

3) Continue working on Grantbook page (consider the ideas we reviewed in class)

4) Put up your red cup when you are ready for review by Ms. Mason or Mrs. Haugen

5) To Tux Paint for a self portrait? 

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

1.  Type for 15 minutes

2.  Instructions & demo by Mrs. Haugen for creating your Grantbook Page.

3.  Work time. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

1)  AR Quiz on Climb or Die (other reading)

2)  Typing (15 minutes)

3) Discussion of Private and Personal Information

4)  Go to http://cybersmartcurriculum.org/students/. Follow the directions on your handout & complete the chart.  Check out the other sites if you have time.

5) We will have a discussion & take a look at some Grantbook Wiki pages--next week's project. 

Day 1

1.  Sit at the computer that matches your cubby #--ready to listen to Ms. Mason's welcome & guidelines for the lab.

2.  We will start STAR Math all together.  Did you bring scratch paper and a pencil?

3.  When you're finished with STAR Math... go to Accelerated Reader.  Choose "Other Reading".  Take a quiz on Hatchet and Passage to Freedom.

4.  BrainPop - Digital Citizenship - Free Movie 



Old Assignments 2008/2009:

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

1.  Mrs. Reischling has your essays to return.

2.  In the lab today, you'll be typing the final draft.  Be sure you put your name & the date in the upper right corner (using the aligning buttons) and center your essay title.

3.  Print one copy of the essay & staple it to your rough draft and planning.  Turn it in.

4.  If you have time, check out "percentages" under 6-8th grade Number Sense at the Virtual Manipulatives Site. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

1.  Go to http://www.williamsteig.com/index2.htm (if you need to)

2.  Like we did with one of our frog stories, you're going to write an illustrated mini-biography of William Steig.  Requirements: 6 parts with 6 pieces of clip art and 2 sentences per section.  It must fit on one page.

 3. Do you have a question to investigate from your Unanswered Questions page for Abel's Island?  Take a few minutes to investigate that now.

4.  Do you need to work on your current event?

5.  Did you finish the Abel's Island assignment from last week?

Thursday, April 30, 2009

1.  AR quiz on A Kind of Grace & Under the Royal Palms  

2.  Consider what we've read so far in Abel's Island.

3.  Consider the question and quote from class, "I think using animals emphasizes the fact that the story is symbolical--about human behavior," Steig told Higgins.  "And kids get the idea right away that this is not just a story, but that it's saying something about life on earth."  What do you think Abel's Island is saying about life on earth?

3.  Draw a Tux Paint picture to go with your piece of writing.  Ms. Mason will show us how to merge the two items and print.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

1) AR Quiz on A Kind of Grace

2) Walker Creek page: I'll be evaluating them this week and next.  Is yours ready?  We'll be sharing them in class.  Requirements: At least 2 photos, your tux paint picture, correct spelling, complete subtopics, neat appearance.

3) Virtual Manipulatives?  Investigate a current event (we'll be starting again next week)?  

Thursday, April 9, 2009

1) Type for 10 minutes

2) Ms. Mason will speak to us about adding our TuxPaint Creations to our Walker Creek Wiki pages.  Take some time to work on your picture and page a bit more.

3) Then Ms. Mason will talk to us about adding photos from Picasa.  Listening to instructions will be crucial.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

1.  Quiz on Ghana, Mali and Songhay story from HM

2.  Type for 10 minutes

3.  Go to the Student Wiki.  Create a page & choose the template: Personal Walker Creek Page

4.  Fill in the <...> with your own information.  Remember our lesson about Personal and Private Information?  Don't provide specific information about yourself or others.

5.  When you're page feels complete, head to TuxPaint to create an illustration of some aspect of camp.  Do you remember how to put your image on the Wiki page?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

  1. A second session with CARS.  Use the handout to evaluate four of the following websites based on the CARS guidelines.
  2.   ezinearticles.com/
  3. www.ortech-engr.com/jumprope/history.html
  4.  www.jumpropeinstitute.com/history.htm
  5. www.fitness-made-fun.com/jump-rope-history.html
  6. www.usajumprope.org/u_usa_new.asp
  7. www.kangarookids.org/new/About_Us.html 

Remember the "dog icon" we experimented with together in class?  Use Microsoft Word to create a clip art summary of theRibbiting Tales story you read this morning.  Guidelines: 5 pieces of clip art with a caption for each to summarize the story.  Don't forget the story title and author.AR Quiz on The Great Wall.With the time remaining:

  • Do you need to finish the summary from last week (see past assignments)?
  • Do you need to work on your current event?
  • Have you conquered Fantastic Contraption yet?
  • Do you still need to quiz on Aztecs?  Consider going to get your book for a quick review first.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

1. Topic 9 Practice Test: go to enVision Math, log in, go to your assignment list.  The last item says "Practice Test".  You can put the head-set on to listen to each question read to you, if that helps.  You will need a pencil and some scratch paper.

2.  Go to AR, quiz on the Aztec story from yesterday. 

3.  Go to http://www.harris-authors.com/bobs-biography.html 

Carefully read the interview with Robert Harris (he wrote the Old Jim Croaker story).  Remember what we talked about in class, "a summary is a shortened, unique version of the original material."  Paraphrasing is just changing the language around.  Summarizing is turning the information into a unique version of the original.   
4.  Write your summary of the interview on a Word document.  Print it with proper heading, date and title.  Print it

5.  Library of Virtual Manipulatives:

  • If you need more practice with fractions, go to Number Sense, Grades 3-5, Fractions-Adding or Fractions-Comparing or Fractions-Equivalents or Fractions-Visualizing
  • Or explore the grade levels and math strands 

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

1.  Touch typing for 10 minutes.

2.  AR Quiz on The View from Saturday (HM Quizzes are "Other Reading Quizzes"

3.  We practiced evaluating web sites in class.  We used the CARS checklist.  Use your copy of CARS to evaluate the following websites about Hatshepsut:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

1) AR Quiz on The Challenge (under Other Reading Quizzes)

2) Web Search Challenge:

3) Art in the White House (the other side of the page).  Look to Past Assignments for link and instructions.

4) If time, try http://fantasticcontraption.com/index.php  

     Go through the tutorial to know how the game works! 

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

1.  STAR Math Assessment 

2.  Is your practice Current Event (Mummies found in Egypt) complete?  On Wednesday, I will chose a few students at random to present this Current Event using their Wiki page.  


  • Do you have time/is it appropriate to start your own first Current Event?  
  •  Would quizzing on Topic 8 in enVision math be better for you?  Or watching the tutorial video?
  • Have you quizzed on A Year Down Yonder?
  • Do you need to do research for A Year Down Yonder?  Hint: there are a few links under Language Arts on this page

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

1.  Ms. Mason will walk us through creating our own Wiki Current Event based on the article Mrs. Haugen provided.

2.  LISTEN and FOLLOW ALONG.  These instructions are important for your own future Current Event.

3.  If there is time: White House Art (Part 2).  See Past Assignments for the link and instructions.   

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

1. Take a look at your essay and the comments and edits I made.  Make the necessary changes for a final draft.  Print it when you feel it's done.  

2.  Did you take watch both BrainPOP videos and take the quizzes?  Do that.  (see Past Assignments for details)

3.  Art in the White House activity--handout is near the printer.

3.  Go to the following website: www.whitehousehistory.org, to review your favorite piece of art.

4.  Click on ON-LINE SHOWS


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

1.  Type the draft of your Wind in the Willows essay.  REMEMBER: name, date, title and USE THE ALIGN BUTTONS

2.  Ask Mrs.Haugen to take a look at it BEFORE you print it.  Staple your planning to the back and stack by the printer.

2.  BrainPOP: Egyptian Pharoahs and Mummies (2 videos) both are under social studies and ancient civilizations.  (Print your quiz results)

3.  Free time: Virtual Manipulatives Library or update your Grantbook Wiki Page.  New hobbies, interests, pets?

Tuesday, January 19, 2009

No Lab--PJHS Counselors Visit

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

1. Typing (15 minutes)

2. Go to Renaissance Place--take the STAR Reading Assessment

3. Virtual Manipulatives Library (under math on the right)--explore the manipulatives (I love this site!).  

Tuesday, January 6, 2009/Thursday, January 8, 2009

1) Go to the BBC Site on Egypt:http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/#pyramids_and_monuments

2) Choose Pyramid Challenge

3) Follow the steps to build a pyramid--keep notes on a piece of paper for discussion in Social Studies on Friday (your choices, decisions and successes)

4) If you have time, go back and try Mummy Maker (don't skip any steps)  

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

1. Typing: 10 minutes

2. Math Facts in a Flash: 3 tests

3. Geogebra Site: Listen for directions

4. Envision Math: do what's assigned 

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

1.  Ms. Mason will give us directions for a Technology Survey.

2.  Math Facts in a Flash (2 tests)

3.  Continue your animal research from last week, update the date, make changes I indicated on your page from last week.

4.  Print and staple to the top of the old one.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

1.  typing: 15 minutes

2.  math facts in a flash: 10 minutes

3.  Set up your notes chart in Word

4.  Leave your word document open and go to the Internet to begin your research

5.  Research your animal using the notes chart we discussed in class (see below for websites to start with if you get stuck) 

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

1.  Typing--15 minutes

2.  Go to EnVision Math--watch the videos assigned to you

3.  Then try one of the games I've assigned to you

4.  Ms. Mason will give a short lesson on how to appropriately use images from the Internet.  

5.  Add at least 2 images to your Book Review with proper citations.

6.  Take your planning from this morning's questions from The Girl Who Married the Moon and write the 1st draft of your paragraph.  DO NOT FORGET title, name and date!   Staple to your planning and turn in.

7.  Free time?  EnVision Math, Library of Virtual Manipulatives, Work on Book Review, typing 

Tuesday, November 11

Veteran's Day--No school today. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

1.  Typing for 15 minutes--New Frontiers and Warpspeed

2.  Finish Grantbook page--give Mrs. Haugen your evaluation page

3.  Work on book review?

4.  Check out enVision math (from home page)--Mrs. Haugen has your log-in

5.  Check out Library of Virtual Manipulatives (from home page)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

1.  Net-etiquette--refresher from last week

2.  Three student Grantbook pages to comment on:

          Questions to ask: 1) Is it interesting and unique? 2) Are there spelling or grammar errors? 3) Is their      information that needs clarification or details?

3.  Directions for linking student sites to your own page under PEER PAGES I'VE EDITED 

4.  Evaluate your own page IF IT'S DONE

5.  Set up new student wiki page for your Book Review

6.  If you have time, take a look at envision math site (lab home page) and items I've assigned to you (Mrs. Haugen has your user name and login) 

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

1.  Touch type/finish up Grantbook page (15 minutes)

2.  Net-etiquette discussion

3.  Comment on 3 student pages (assigned to you)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

1.  AR Quiz on your book group story

2.  Finish/edit your Grantbook page

3.  Is your portrait done?

4.  Research investigation topic for science--take notes in your notebook 

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

1.  Finish Volcanoes and Earthquakes (handout from Ms. Reynolds)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

1.  Start Volcanoes and Earthquakes (handout from Ms. Reynolds)

2.  Listen to Ms. Mason provide directions and guidelines (private vs. personal) for creating your Grantbook page.

3.  Creating your own page on our student wiki

4.  Don't have a parent signature.  Click here to open a GrantBook template  Remember to save it in your folder under your teacher's name.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

1.  Ms. Mason will walk us through some information about Internet safety: Private versus Personal Information

2.  Visit the four sample site to determine what is private and what is personal 

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

1.  Finish up your Lascaux Cave exploration.  Create a Word document with a table for your notes.  Print when finished.  Staple to original handout.

2.  AR quiz on Passage to Freedom (remember: Other Reading Quizzes)

3.  Typing until we're ready for the next activity.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

1.  A discussion of lab procedures and norms from Ms. Mason

2.  The Caves of Lascaux--handout and online activity

3.  Did you quiz on Hatchet?

4.  Typing practice or explore the Library of Virtual Manipulatives (from Home Page under Math)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

1.  We'll start AM Assessment together.  Have your scratch paper and pencil ready. 

2.  When you finish, get out your silent reading book until we're all ready to move on.

3.  Next we'll do AR Reading Assessment. 

4.  When you finish, take the AR Quiz (Other Quizzes) for Hatchet

5.  Back to SR until we're all done



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