Unit 2: The Power of Power

Week of 10/12

Essential Questions

  • Why is my voice valuable to the world around me?

  • How can I use my voice to understand the world around me?

Monday, 10/12

No School!

Tuesday, 10/13

Submit Your Children's Story

Only one group member needs to submit.

In Class:

  • Be sure your Children's Story is submitted
  • SSR
  • Membean - no more than 10 minutes for credit!


Skills of Focus:

  • Reading Stamina
  • Vocabulary Development


Homework:

  • 30 minutes of Membean this week - you must train for at least 3 days per week to receive full credit (90 minutes over 9 days)

Wednesday, 10/14

PSAT (morning only)

In Class:

  • Children’s Story Presentations


Skills of Focus:

  • Listening and Speaking


Homework:
  • 30 minutes of Membean this week - you must train for at least 3 days per week to receive full credit (90 minutes over 9 days)

Thursday, 10/15

In Class:

  • Finish Children’s Story Presentations as needed
  • Introduce Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution


Skills of Focus:

  • Listening and Speaking
  • Research
  • Building Historical Context
  • Allegory


Homework:

  • 30 minutes of Membean this week - you must train for at least 3 days per week to receive full credit (90 minutes over 9 days)
  • Read Animal Farm by October 29!

Friday, 10/16

In Class:

  • Russian Revolution KWL - tinyurl.com/russianrevkwl
  • Finish Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution research activity


Skills of Focus:
  • Research
  • Building Historical Context


Homework:

  • 30 minutes of Membean this week - you must train for at least 3 days per week to receive full credit (90 minutes over 9 days)
  • Read Animal Farm by October 29!

Look Ahead

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Read Animal Farm by October 29.

Updating Your iPad to iOS 9

Please run the update AT HOME while your iPad is plugged into power and on your home WIFI – this will help keep our school wifi from getting bogged down w/ all the update traffic!


Steps to update:

SETTINGS / GENERAL / SOFTWARE UPDATE / INSTALL NOW

  • Wait while the update is loaded and installed… this may take 10-15 minutes or longer!
  • Your iPad will re-start


Once the update is complete

  • Click on CONTINUE
  • Click on GUEST
  • Click to ENABLE LOCATION SERVICES
  • Enter your iTunes password – the one w/ the upper and lower case and at least one number! … click NEXT.
  • At the iCloud Keychain prompt, I would suggest that you click on “Don’t Restore Passwords” / Continue
  • Click Get Started


SETTINGS

  • PRIVACY – Confirm that Location Services are ON
  • BLUETOOTH – it is suggested to turn this OFF unless you need it for a Bluetooth keyboard or other Bluetooth device
  • WI-FI – Change back to CISD Wireless
  • VPN – Confirm VPN turned back ON**