Class Plans


We are participating in the Hour of Code.  

4th Grade Technology--

SWBAT type a document using Pages

Procedure:  Students type, edit, and publish a creative story.  They add a border.

Evaluation:  Formative:  The teacher circulates the lab helping the students with the layout of the document.

5th Grade Technology--

SWBAT practice keyboarding.

Procedure:  Using Type to Learn the students practice the keys.  They perform short typing exercises.

Homework:  Keyboard practice #10

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 animate objects.

Procedure: The students perform activities to write code. They learn to group functions to make their code more reusable. The students perform exercises and analyze their codes for accuracy. 

Evaluation: Formative:  The teacher observes that the students choose the correct commands. Summative:  The students write a program to make a tomato. 

7th Grade Technology--

SWBAT use Excel to design a spreadsheet.

Procedure: The topic of the project is good nutrition choices.  The students research the Internet regarding healthy food choices. They record their findings concerning the food they ate for three days and the nutritional value, i.e. total calories, calories from carbohydrates, proteins, and fat and milligrams of salt and percent of calcium.  The students design spreadsheets to record their information. 

Previous 7th grade homework:  Type a document recording all you eat and drink for 3 consecutive days.  Describe each item in detail.  Have your parent sign the homework:  "This is an accurate account of what my son/daughter, __________, consumed for three days, dated March _________."

Homework:  3/21 and 3/23--Finish the My Plate diagram (table). We started it in Google Docs. Continue the assignment showing one day's nutrition. Include the items you ate of protein, dairy, fruits, grains, oils, and vegetables. Share it with me at 

Evaluation: Formative:  The teacher monitors the students to determine the student's ability to design an accurate spreadsheet. As the students show their work, the teacher reviews the spreadsheet for accuracy.  Summative:  The spreadsheet. is graded. 

8th Grade  

SWBAT:  prepare a diversified financial plan for a professional athlete.
Procedure:  The students are preparing to write an essay for InvestWrite.  After viewing a PowerPoint presentation on the financial needs of a professional athlete, the students create portfolio of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.  To view the presentation go to Student Work to 8 Professional Athlete Diversification InvestWrite 2017 Assignment.  
Evaluation--Formative: The teacher circulates the lab discussing the problem with the students.  At the end of the period the students record their top reasons for diversification.  Summative:  The final essay is graded. 
Homework:  Read the assignment again.  Continue to prepare your the points of your essay.  Include an outline of your ideas. 


5-1 Language Arts--

SWBAT--comprehend the life of people in the colonies. 

Procedure:  To understand what it was like to live in Colonial America, the class is divided into three different technological techniques.  

Evaluation:  Summative-The teacher circulates the lab helping the students use their keyboarding skills. Formative--The final product is graded. 

5-2 Language Arts--

SWBAT--create a document using Pages word processing

Procedure: Students type and edit their five paragraph essays regarding "Humpty Dumpty."  The students add a decorative first letter and draw pictures that show action using Pages.

Evaluation:  The teacher circulates the lab advising the students.  Summative:  The final product is graded. 

6th Grade Language Arts--

SWBAT--create booklets about famous women   

Procedure:  Observing women's achievements, the students research various famous women.  They take notes in their notebooks. 

Evaluation:  Formative: The teacher circulates the lab helping and answering the students' questions concerning the project.  The notes are checked for accuracy. 


8th Grade Basic Math--

SWBAT practice problems using Mathletics. 

Procedure: The students solve Mathletics assignments. 

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

8th Grade Algebra--

SWBAT write code using Algebraic expressions

Procedure:  The students use 

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

7th Grade Math--

SWBAT practice math using Mathletics.


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

Language Arts:

7th Grade:  English

SWBAT: Type an interview using Google Docs. They will insert a picture. 

Procedure:  The students interview a meaningful person who is in their lives. They type the interview/essay.  The students insert a picture of the person.  They type a caption to introduce the person.

Evaluation:  Formative--The teacher circulates the classroom helping students with the keyboarding rules, such as indenting, proofreading, and spacing.  Summative--The final product is graded. 

8th Grade: English

SWBAT: type a document using Google Docs

Procedure: Students begin typing an interview about a wise person. They insert a picture and caption about the person. 

Evaluation: The teacher monitors the project editing the drafts.  The final product is graded. 

7th grade Reading

SWBAT: become knowledgeable of the Renaissance era

Procedure:  The students watch a video regarding Shakespeare's time. In their groups, they choose a character to represent. 

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

8th Grade Reading:
SWBAT: become knowledgeable of Shakespeare and the Renaissance era 
Procedure:  Divided into their groups, the students research their topic. 
Evaluation:  Formative:  The teacher circulates the classroom, determining if the students need 

6th Grade:  History

SWBAT: The students film using iPads and iMovie.

Procedure: The students continue to film their 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.