with Leigh Ann Yoder
Planet Mystery Game
The students are beginning to prepare for their final game show in January. In class today they worked in small groups to create a planet game. Each team had to come up with stumping facts about the eight planets studied so far. After finishing making their games each team had an opportunity to play the others. There was some constructive debating and discussing of facts while playing. At the end of the class we went through all of the clues from each team and sorted them together. This activity was an engaging way for the students to review material learned so far by using their books and notebooks.
I discussed again with the class what they should be doing NOW to prepare for the final:
(1) Answer and study the 50 final review questions on pages 163-165 of the Notebooking Journal.
(2) Study pages 173-175 of their textbooks.
(3) Review all highlighted words in the textbook or study the vocabulary using the Notebooking crosswords. This studying should be ongoing over the next month, and should be encouraged even during our break.
Some of the students have had all the library books at this point, so they may not have one this week or the coming weeks. I ask for all books to be returned next week. If your student has lost a book, it will need to be replaced. Please let me know if you need information on your lost book. You can order from Amazon and have it shipped directly to me.
ECA Chapter 12
Lending Library (if you have a book)
Prepare your Pluto statement (either for or against with supporting argument)
Return Library books next week
JK Chapter 7
NB pg. 132, 133, 134, 135, 138, 140