Teacher Name: __R.

Hart

Week: Feb. 23-27, 2015______

Main Targeted Standards and Skills:
Reading / Language
Arts:
Math:

ELACC2L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or
speaking.
ELACC2L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling
when writing.
ELACC2RI2: identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text and focus of specific paragraphs.
MCC2.G.2 Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.
MCC2.G.3 Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds,
half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical
wholes need not have the same shape.

Science:

S2L1. Students will investigate the life cycles of different living organisms.

Social Studies:
MOBILE LEARNING DEVICES
(red words indicates the revisions)

iPads will be incorporated into certain lessons. Students at this
age level are not allowed to bring smartphones or iPods to
school. If there are students who do not have a device, they will
pair up with another student to use a device. Students will work
alone, in pairs, and groups using various apps and/or websites.

Spelling Words - er words

Story of the Week

Vocabulary Words

father, over, under, herd, water, verb, paper,
cracker, offer, cover, germ, master, fern, ever,
remember,feather

Penguin Chicks-lesson
21

webbed, waterproof, steer, whistle,
otherwise, junior, slippery, finally

Essential Q:

Reading

Reading / Language Arts

Teacher Name: __R. Hart
What is an
adjective?

Monday
2/232015

Week: Feb. 23-27, 2015______

Introduce spelling words. Discuss
words with er. Introduce vocabulary
words using the vocabulary cards.
Introduce the story, discuss genre
(nonfiction). Read story. Use the first
read boxes in TE to monitor student
comprehension.
Students will use an iPad to
complete the spelling pre-test at the
link below:
http://www.spellingcity.com/taking-aspelling-test.html

Briefly discuss spelling words.
Discuss vocabulary words using the
cards. Read story. Complete circle
map of story.

Tuesday
2/24/2015

Teacher will guide students through pgs.236-237
in student’s Reading book to discuss adjectives.
Work on projectable 21.2 together as a class.
Students will complete 83 from the Reader’s
Notebook and worksheet sent by email during
small group rotation. If time allows students will
watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch/?
v=5hIqdPrH--k Students will also make a
vocabulary flash cards with words. Watch:
https://www.brainpop.com/science/diversityoflife/
penguins/ before writing.
Writing: Write about the life cycle of a penguin.
(Students will create a flow map of the lifecycle of
a penguin) Another possibility for a writing topic is
p.231 in student editions.
Review adjectives by watching or reading Hairy,Scary,
Ordinary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=yLPfamQnK7s Watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBdakwQ7FTg
(Tacky the Penguin)Students will create a circle map
(or bubble map) using adjectives to describe Tacky.
Work on projectable 21.5 together as a class to learn
about adjectives that describe smell and taste.
Students will complete pg.86 in Reader’s Notebook
during small group time independently. Writing: Write
about the life cycle of a penguin. (Students will create
a flow map of the lifecycle of a penguin)

Students will use an iPad individually and
work in the app Grammar Express Series
to practice adjectives.

2/25/2015

Read story. Have students complete a
Flow map of the stages of the
penguin chick. Have them include
examples from the story.

Teacher will review adjectives by watching Grammar
Snap video for lesson 21. Go over PP (sent by email).
Pages will be given in differentiated groups. Students
will also complete Grammar Mini book for L 21.
Writing: Write about the life cycle of a penguin.

Thursday

Read story. Review for tomorrow’s
reading and spelling assessment.

Students will complete p.92 in Reader’s
Notebook. Review pgs. 236-237 in
Students’ text book. Writing: Write about the

Wednesday

2/26/2015

life cycle of a penguin.
Reading and spelling assessment.

Friday

Grammar assessment and publish final draft of
writing.

AUTHOR VISIT @ 9:45!!!

2/27/2015

Essential Q &

Centers

Math

Science

Social
Studies

Teacher Name: __R. Hart
Monday

Week: Feb. 23-27, 2015______

What are equal
parts?

Introduce Equal parts:

IXL: FractionsU1-U10

Mimio Lesson:
http://www.mimioconnect.com/c
ontent/lesson/14842/fractions

2/23/2015

Make Money
fractions in
centers.

Review the meaning of life cycle.
Refer back to the story this
morning. Students will complete
the penguin chick egg, using their
textbooks to find facts about
penguins. Students will write the
facts on the egg along with the page
number from the textbook.

https://www.you
tube.com/watch
?
feature=player_e
mbedded&v=T8
HThyhmkfc
(penguin
hatching) very
short 2 minutes

http://www.sc
holastic.com/t
eachers/articl
e/penguinchicks-life

Small group-Work on textbook
pages: pg432-433

(penguin life
cycle)

https://www.you
tube.com/watch
?
feature=player_e
mbedded&v=lf2
6jtJfL30 (short
penguin life
cycle)

Tuesday
2/24/2015

View: BrainPophttps://www.brainpop.com/math/
numbersandoperations/fractions/
preview.weml

Students will make a vocabulary

Small group-Work on textbook
pages: pg436-438
Whole group can design their
names with markers in their
interactive notebooks- project
this to illustrate example:

Students will work in
small groups to work
in the app Fraction
Helper on an iPad to
practice identifying
fractions.

peng
uin.
Students will write the definition to
each word using their textbook
glossary AND draw a picture for
each word. Cut the boxes out and
glue them onto the penguin.
web
bed

wate
rpro
of

steer

whis
tle

Teacher Name: __R. Hart

Week: Feb. 23-27, 2015______
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rwis
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junio
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slipp
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finall
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Teacher Name: __R. Hart
Wednesday
2/25/2015

Week: Feb. 23-27, 2015______

Students will make a Fraction
flip book with different colors of
construction paper. Discuss the
relationship between each part
and how it makes up the whole.
Small group-Work on textbook
pages: pg439-441

Thursday
2/26/2015

Small group-Work on textbook
pages: pg443-446
Students will work with a
partner, get an iPad and use
the app

Everyday Mathematics
Equivalent Fractions
to practice identifying
equivalent fraction

Students will make their own circle
map. They will draw the penguin in
the middle of a white sheet of
paper. They will circle the penguin.
Draw a larger circle around the
entire paper. Write facts about the
story. Students will then frame the
map and write the sources used for
the facts that were written.

Read “Chick Life Cycle”
(Thornton’s room...set of 20). After
reading the book, display the
anchor charts (email). Students will
then complete one of the following
activities.

Make an anchor chart to cover all
of the parts of a fraction:

or
Students will use manipulatives,
m&m’s or skittles for the
following activity:

Chicken life cycle booklet (hard
copy)

Teacher Name: __R. Hart
Friday
2/27/2015

Week: Feb. 23-27, 2015______

Students will complete Module
Assessment 21 in whole group
for warm-up and then students
will take the Unit 5 Assessment
in student textbooks. (pgs451454)

Students will watch “Happy Feet” .