Thursday, February 20th

Schedule for today:


1) Lesson CC 6.2.1 (identifying terms and  order of operations). As a team work on problems #61-64.

2) Today we will also be having a formative over the information from Section 6.1.

The next assessment will take place on Thursday, February 27th and will be covering section 5.3 (Area of Trapezoids, parallelograms, triangles) and section 6.1 (Dividing with fractions, visual representation of division and creating division number sentences from situations). Section 6.2 (an introduction to Algebra concepts) will be assessed on the Ch 7 assessment.


1) Debrief Make Room For Me Lab conclusion questions.

2) Scrapbook Updates. You will have the period to do the final finishes on your Boiling Point Section of your scrapbook. Please Refer to Boiling Point POM Section Reflection Sheet to make sure that you are including all that is expected.

NOTE: If you have not completed Station 2 of the States of Matter Stations….you will need to make sure that you work on this station first before working on your scrapbook.

3) Review and  Study for Summative:  Boiling Point and States of Matter Review

Language Arts:

Prepare for next Tuesday’s visit from “The Conferring Guy,” literacy consultant and author Carl Anderson.

– View “These Are The Five Things,” about the Five Elements of a Story

Plot, Character, Conflict, Theme,
Setting, yes these are the 5 things
That you’re going to be needing
When you’re reading or writing
A short story that’s mad exciting.

– Complete story starters on special padlet pages: Rhinos’ Story Starters and Zebras’ Story Starters

– Choose any story starter to begin writing a short story.

Plot structure posters must be completed today.

Social Studies:

Chapter 21: Three Chinese Philosophies – Together we will read, discuss, and take notes on section 2 about the Zhou dynasty, feudalism, and the Mandate of Heaven.

Plot structure elements

Not sure about the components of plot structure?

“A plot’s not anything but a sequence of events …

You got a story to tell? You better have a plot!
If it doesn’t, am I listening? Um, no I’m not…
First introduce the conflict and characters,
Then the action rises, it may get scarier.
The climax is when things go nuts,
The action falls away, then we wrap it up.
Yup, yup — that’s the conclusion,
Make your plot hot and you’re never losing.”

Check out this fun hip hop video to learn more!

Plot Structure Elements