Newspapers

Science

LIFE SCIENCE

04/01/2013 - 07/06/2013

UNIT PLAN:
composting/vermicomposting

3 R's: REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE

04/01/2013 - 04/13/2013

UNIT PLAN:

3 R's: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

"should I throw this out?"

04/01/2013 - 04/02/2013

What can we possibly do with all of these newspapers if we are conscientious citizens and we do not want to be wasteful?

KWL: What is recycling?

04/02/2013 - 04/03/2013

sorting recycleables

04/09/2013 - 04/10/2013

discussion on materials that you recycle

04/10/2013 - 04/13/2013

STATES OF MATTER

04/29/2013 - 06/22/2013

UNIT MAP

mira's recycling experiment

04/29/2013 - 05/01/2013

scholastic video: "solids, liquids, gases"

05/02/2013 - 05/03/2013

KWL about scholastic video

05/03/2013 - 05/04/2013

explore books about solids

05/06/2013 - 05/08/2013

add to KWL chart (reuse)

05/09/2013 - 05/10/2013

exploring different solids in pairs and compose a list of their properties

05/10/2013 - 05/14/2013

sorting solids by their attributes

05/14/2013 - 05/16/2013

build a solid tower explaining which solids they will use and why

05/17/2013 - 05/22/2013

scientific process

video about liquids

05/23/2013 - 05/24/2013

KWL chart: liquids

05/24/2013 - 05/25/2013

explore liquids properties

05/27/2013 - 06/01/2013

explore different liquids in bottles and come up with vocab for their properties

read aloud: "spilt milk"

06/06/2013 - 06/11/2013
  1. read aloud
  2. experiment with spilling milk
  3. describe the results

video on gases

06/12/2013 - 06/13/2013

KWL chart: gases

06/13/2013 - 06/14/2013

explore books about gasses

06/14/2013 - 06/18/2013

experiment with balloons:

06/19/2013 - 06/21/2013

discussion on gas properties (helium, dilium, oxygen)

KWL: properties of gasses (reuse)

06/21/2013 - 06/22/2013

is electronic better than paper? why

06/24/2013 - 06/29/2013

compare and contrast forestry maps;

07/01/2013 - 07/03/2013

look at abundance of trees

field trip: plant a tree

07/04/2013 - 07/06/2013

plant a tree with million trees initiative

Social Studies

HISTORY

04/01/2013 - 04/13/2013

UNIT PLAN:

content area: history

sarah's intro lesson

04/01/2013 - 04/02/2013
  1. physical structure
  2. purpose
  3. read aloud: "Me, My daddy, and the Newspaper"
  4. intro to the unit

field trip: library (history)

04/02/2013 - 04/03/2013

compare and contrast old vs. new papers

04/03/2013 - 04/04/2013

geography

timeline of newspaper (history)

04/04/2013 - 04/05/2013

discussion of our timeline

04/05/2013 - 04/12/2013

discuss for one week

social justice in our timeline

04/05/2013 - 04/12/2013

discuss for one week

CIVICS

04/15/2013 - 05/09/2013

UNIT PLAN:

content area: civics

KWL: What jobs are in newspapers? (Civics)

04/15/2013 - 04/16/2013

read aloud (jobs)

04/16/2013 - 04/17/2013

diagram of all the jobs

04/17/2013 - 04/19/2013
  1. diagram visually
  2. walking field trip to see "route" from job-to-job

prepare questions to interview executive Finn

04/22/2013 - 04/23/2013

Interview Finn

04/23/2013 - 04/24/2013

Make a book about Finn

04/24/2013 - 04/25/2013

different styles of writing

04/25/2013 - 05/03/2013
  1. objective versus subjective writing
  2. freedom of press
  3. libel and slander
  4. abolitionist papers connect to freedom of speech ***writing workshop

prepare questions to interview a journalist

05/06/2013 - 05/07/2013

interview journalist

05/07/2013 - 05/08/2013

mia's lesson plan

Movie: New Sies

05/08/2013 - 05/10/2013

discussion

make a book about journalist

05/08/2013 - 05/09/2013

discuss social justice issues

05/13/2013 - 05/17/2013

prepare interview questions for social justice journalist

05/14/2013 - 05/15/2013

interview social justice journalist

05/15/2013 - 05/16/2013
  1. parent letter: "what social justice issues are you concerned with?"

make a book about social justice

05/17/2013 - 05/18/2013

GEOGRAPHY

05/18/2013 - 05/29/2013

UNIT PLAN:

content area: geography

mira's scavenger hunt (geography)

05/20/2013 - 05/24/2013

field trip out into community to find out where newspapers are located, how much they cost, what types of newspapers are located where.

locational geography: map it out in class

05/22/2013 - 05/23/2013

discussion about our map:

05/23/2013 - 05/25/2013

prices? locations? more vs. less

ECONOMICS

05/27/2013 - 06/08/2013

UNIT PLAN:

content area: economics

where do newspapers get their money? (economics)

05/27/2013 - 05/29/2013

advertising

prepare to interview someone in advertising

05/29/2013 - 05/31/2013

learn why and how advertising works

interview business people

05/31/2013 - 06/01/2013

make a book about business advertising

06/03/2013 - 06/04/2013

talk about pricing for advertising

06/04/2013 - 06/07/2013

PROJECT:

06/10/2013 - 07/06/2013

UNIT PLAN:

project: create a class newspaper

read aloud: "how to make a newspaper"

06/10/2013 - 06/11/2013

interview for jobs and vote

06/11/2013 - 06/15/2013

work in subgroups to choose topics

06/17/2013 - 06/19/2013

two-week work period

06/17/2013 - 06/28/2013

disperse papers

07/01/2013 - 07/03/2013

culminating project KWL on newspapers

07/03/2013 - 07/06/2013