Class Plans


We are participating in the Hour of Code.  

4-1 Technology--

SWBAT use Pages to type a document.

Procedure:  The students type a paragraph reporting a current event.  They include a border and a picture of the current event. 

Evaluation:  Formative:  The teacher circulates the lab helping the students with the border and inserting the image.

4-2 Technology

SWBAT research a topic and use Pages to type a document.

Procedure:  The students research the Internet.  Using Pages, they record their findings. 

Evaluation: Formative: The teacher circulates the lab helping the students.

5th Grade Technology--

SWBAT practice keyboarding.

Procedure:  Using Type to Learn the students practice the keys.  To sharpen their keyboarding and proofreading skills the students read and correct an essay regarding colonial times.

Homework:  Keyboard practice #13.

Evaluation:  Formative:  The teacher circulates the classroom checking the students' form.  Summative:  The homework is graded.  

6th Grade Technology--

Standard: 4 a. Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation

SWBAT: write code to logic and if statements.

Procedure: The students continue to perform activities to write functions using arrays. The students perform exercises and analyze their codes for accuracy. 

Homework:  In the Hour of Code, students write code to arrays.  Copy the commands and picture to a document, explain your steps to solve the problem.  

Evaluation: Formative:  The teacher observes that the students choose the correct commands.   Summative:  The students insert the finish products including the commands and the images. on a document. Type a statement explaining your work.

7th Grade Technology--

SWBAT demonstrate their ability to perform tasks using the applications: Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 

Procedure:  As a final project, the students use all of the applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) they learned this year.  As a group, they plan a vacation to another state.  The students make spreadsheets calculating their budgets.  Each person has $1000 to spend.  The students are give different scenarios to research, journal, and enter on a spreadsheet. In their groups the students choose from the different events.

Evaluation: Formative:  The teacher monitors the students to determine the student's ability to design an accurate spreadsheet and make calculations. As the students show their work, the teacher reviews the spreadsheet for accuracy.  Summative:  The spreadsheet and analytical charts are graded.  The Microsoft Word documents are graded.



8th Grade Algebra and Math--

SWBAT watch their math iMovies.

Procedure:  The students watch their iMovie productions. 

7th Grade Math--

SWBAT practice math using Mathletics.

Procedure: The teacher assigns tasks. 

Evaluation: Formative: The teacher monitors the students for finishing the assigned tasks.

Language Arts:

7th Grade:  English

SWBAT: research information about the Port of Los Angeles as a preparation to writing a research paper using Google Docs. 

Procedure:  The students choose a current problem or event that affects the port.  They construct a thesis and continue to research their evidence. They record their citations. 

Evaluation:  Formative--The teacher circulates the classroom helping students. Summative:  In Technology, progress grades concerning their amount and quality of their research are recorded 

 7th grade Reading

SWBAT: research, make up a script, and begin filming the project about the lives of people in Elizabethan England.  

Procedure:  The students continue watching and evaluating the iMovies about the daily lives of various people who lived in Shakespeare's time. 

Evaluation:  Formative:  The students write about the video, regarding the lifestyle of the time. 

6th Grade:  History

SWBAT: The students watch their iMovies. .

Procedure: The students present their iMovie interviews about the Greek gods and goddesses. 

Evaluation: Formative: The teacher monitors the project advising about the techniques to create the movies.  Summative:  The final movies are graded.