Westminster Virtual Academy

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  • Chromebook Drop Off

    On Monday, May 24th and Tuesday, May 25th you will be able to drop off your students Chromebook at their homeschool or school most convenient to you. 

    On both Monday and Tuesday you may drop off between the hours of 9am - 3pm. 

    Please contact me with any questions you may have:

    dalopez@westminsterpublicschools.org

  • May 10 - May 14

  • May 4 - May 7

    Tuesday 

  • April 26 - April 30

  • April 19 - April 23

    Team 5 - Unit 3 week 3

    Monday 

    Oral Grammar: Negative Words. 

    • Read: Men and Women In Space.  
    • Discussion:  The Big Question: What can we learn by exploring the solar system? How does the reading relate to the Big Question?
    • *Movement* 
    • Writing: Students will respond to the comprehension questions related to the text. 

    Tuesday 

    Oral Grammar: Continued practice with Negative Words. 

    • Read: Close read: Men and Women In Space.  
    • Discussion: World to text connections. 
    • *Movement* 
    • Writing: Students will complete the writing worksheet from On Our Way to English connected to the text. 

  • April 12 - April 16

    Team 5 - Unit 3 week 2

    Monday 

    Phonics: Vowels controlled by r. 

    • Read: Everyone's Earth, Moon and Sun. 
    • Discussion:  The Big Question: What can we learn by exploring the solar system? 
    • *Movement* 
    • Writing: Students will practice writing unit vocabulary in complete sentences. 

    Tuesday 

    On Our Way to English: Students will continue discussion related to the Big Question "What milestones of space do you know about?". 

    • Discussion: Students will discuss the "Big Question" on Nearpod collaborative board.  
    • Oral Grammar: Contractions with not. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will be able to begin developing ideas for science fiction writing.   
    • Read: Continue reading, Everyone's Earth, Moon and Sun. 

     

    Thursday

    On Our Way to English: Students will continue their focus on the Big Question "What milestones of space do you know about?"  

    • Read: Science fiction book/article of choice. 
    • Writing: Students will begin their science fiction draft

  • March 29 - April 2

    Team 5 - Unit 2 week 4

    This weeks objectives:

    • Use contractions with not. 
    • Read and say vowels controlled by r. 
    • Describe prior experiences related to a theme. 
    • Comprehension strategies. 

    Monday 

    Phonics: Vowels controlled by r (or, oar)  

    • Read: Students will read, Earth, Moon and Sun. 
    • Discussion: Students will be able to discuss prior experiences related to the unit theme. 
    • *Movement* 
    • Writing: Students will practice using this weeks vocabulary words in complete sentences. 

    Tuesday  

    Oral Grammar: Contractions with not.  

    • Read: Students will re-read, Earth, Moon and Sun. 
    • Discussion: Students will be able to discuss prior experiences related to the unit theme/reading. 
    • *Movement* 
    • Writing: Students will be able to respond to comprehension questions related to the reading. 

    Thursday 

    Oral Grammar: Continue working on contractions with not.  

    • Read: Students will read online articles related to space exploration (student choice). 
    • Discussion: Students will discuss the articles they chose related to space exploration (jigsaw activity).  
    • *Movement* 
    • Writing: Students will write a short summary of the article read. 

    Friday

    **Teacher Exchange Day - No School 

  • SPRING BREAK

  • March 15-19

    Team 5 - Unit 2 week 3

    Monday 

    Phonics: Vowels controlled by r (or, oar)  

    • Read: Students will read, Working on the Railroad
    • Discussion: Students will compare and contrast texts related to the unit.  
    • *Movement* 
    • Writing: Students will practice using this weeks vocabulary words in complete sentences. 

    Tuesday 

    Phonics: Continued practice with vowels controlled by r (or, oar)  

    • Read: Students will continue reading, Working on the Railroad. 
    • Discussion: Students will participate in close read and discuss comprehension questions.  
    • *Movement* 
    • Writing: Students will respond to comprehension questions using key details from the text. 

    Thursday

    Oral Grammar: Irregular Verb go, goes. 

    • Read: The Train, A Technologial Inovation. 
    • Discussion: Students will participate in close read and discuss comprehension questions.  
    • *Movement* 
    • Writing: Students will respond to comprehension questions using key details from the text. 

    Friday

    Oral Grammar: Continued practice with Irregular Verb go, goes. 

    • Read: Close read; The Train, A Technologial Inovation. 
    • Discussion: Students will complete their close read and discuss comprehension questions.  
    • *Movement* 
    • Writing: Students will respond to comprehension questions using key details from the text. 

    ENJOY YOUR SPRING BREAK! 

  • March 8-12

    Team 5 - Unit 2 week 2

  • March 1-5

    Team 5 - Unit 2 week 1

     

    Monday 

    Oral Grammar: Direct Object Nouns.  

    • Read: Students will read, Technology Helps!
    • Discussion: Students will interact with Academic Discussion Poster 2.  
    • *Movement* 
    • Writing: Students will be able to close read student models of procedural texts following a rubric. 

    Tuesday 

    Phonics: Vowel Pair, ue. 

    • Read: Students will read, Playing It Safe on the Web. 
    • Discussion: Students will participate in close read and discuss comprehension questions.  
    • *Movement* 
    • Writing: Students will continue to close read student models of procedural texts using a rubric. 

    Thursday 

    Oral Grammar: Continue with vowel parirs, ue.  

    • Read: Students will read, A History of Computers. 
    • Discussion: Students will record their thinking in their vocabulary journals and share out. 
    • *Movement* 
    • Writing: Students will draft a class procedural text. 

  • February 22-26

    Team 5 - Unit 1 week 4

    This weeks objectives: 

    • Categorize actions. 
    • Recognize words that end in es.
    • Identify the vowel pair ow.
    • Describe prior experience related to a theme.  
    • Interpret information in images. 

    Monday

    Oral Grammar: Continued practice with third person -es

    On Our Way to English: Work in activity book practicing this weeks vocabulary: communicate, technology, innovation and satellite 

    • Reading: Chant Poster 2  
    • Discussion: Students will discuss: How did technology help improve lives? 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will work on pages 250-251; First Reading of a Student Model. 

    Tuesday

    Word Analysis: Third singular -es.

    On Our Way to English: Students will discuss, How has technology made our lives easier? 

    • Discussion: Students will continue to discuss the improvements of technology and how it has changed our lives. 
    • *Movement*
    • Read: Students will read, The Many Uses of GPS 
    • Writing: Students will work on Modeled Writing pg. 495. 

    Thursday

    Word Analysis: Vowel Paired Syllables. 

    • Read: Students will read, Playing It Safe On the Web .
    • Discussion: Students will participate in comprehension questions following their close read.  
    • *Movement* 
    • Writing: Students will peer review procedural texts.

    Friday

    Oral Grammar: Past Progressive Tense. 

    • Read: Students will read, A History of Computers. 
    • Discussion: Students will interact with Academic Discussion Poster.  
    • *Movement* 
    • Writing: Students will continue peer review procedural texts.

  • February 16-19

    Team 5 - Unit 1 week 3

    This weeks objectives: 

    • Categorize actions. 
    • Describe prior experiences related to a theme. 
    • Use content specefic vocabulary in discussions. 
    • Interpret information in images. 

    Tuesday

    Oral Grammar: Third person -es

    On Our Way to English: Chant Poster 1 and new vocabulary cards.  

    • Reading: Introduce, Technology Matters. 
    • Discussion: Students will be able to look at the pictures and make inferences related to the pictures/topic.
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will participate in modeled writing of procedural text. 

    Thursday

    Oral Grammar: Direct object nouns. 

    • Reading: Interact with the graphic novel, "Whose Phone?".
    • Discussion: Students will interact with Chant Poster 2 to develop academic language. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will continue modeled writing with procedural text and also identify the "must haves". 

    Friday

    Oral Grammar: Continued practice with object nouns. 

    • Reading: Continue with the graphic novel, "Whose Phone?".
    • Discussion: Students will interact with the academic language builder in On Our Way to English. 
    • *Movement*
    • Writing: Students will continue modeled writing with procedural text.

  • February 8-12

    Team 5 - Unit 1 week 2

    This weeks objectives: 

    • Identify nouns that fit given categories. 
    • Identify vowel sounds short e.
    • Monday

      Oral Grammar: Subject pronouns.

      On Our Way to English: Continued theme, "Road to Freedom". 

      • Reading: They Came to Help 
      • Discussion: Students will be able to discuss language choices used within the text. 
      • *Movement*
      • Writing: Students will use a graphic organizer to develop ideas on a topic related to historical fiction. .Identify words in the selections that have similar meanings. 

      Tuesday

      Oral Grammar: Continued practice with plural nouns.  

      On Our Way to English: Read the text,"Early Thunder". 

      • Discussion: Close read questions - Students will be able to answer comprehension questions in complete sentences. 
      • *Movement*
      • Writing: Students will create a narrative sequence organizer. Demonstrate understanding of key ideas and vocabulary.

      Thursday

      Oral Grammar: Students will work on subject pronoun: they.  

      On Our Way to English: Continued reading,"Early Thunder". 

      • Discussion: Close read questions - Students will be able to answer comprehension questions in complete sentences. 
      • *Movement*
      • Writing: Students will create a graphic organizer that compares and contrasts the readings, Early Thunder and Road to Freedom

      Friday

      Oral Grammar: Students will work on pronouns: she, he, it and they.  

      On Our Way to English: Read,"A Warning In Coal". 

      • Discussion: Students will be able to interact with the text making inferences, identifying the setting and characters. 
      • *Movement*
      • Writing: Students will edit a historical fiction story. 

  • February 1-5

    Team 5 - Unit 1 week 1

    This weeks objectives: 

    • Categorize nouns according to whether they name a person, place or thing. 
    • Develop social language skills. 
    • Describe prior experience related to a theme. 
    • Participate in teacher-led discussion related to the theme. 

      Monday

      Oral Grammar: Nouns 

      On Our Way to English: Introduce students to the theme "Road to Freedom". 

      • Reading: Chant Poster 1
      • Discussion: What causes are important to people?
      • *Movement*
      • Writing: Unit vocabulary words.

      Tuesday

      Oral Grammar: Plural Nouns 

      On Our Way to English: Discuss vocabulary words that will be seen in the text, "The 13 British Colonies". 

      • Reading: The 13 British Colonies 
      • Discussion: K-W-L
      • *Movement*
      • Writing: What is one interesting thing you learned about in today's reading. 

      Thursday 

      Oral Grammar: Use is and are correctly in sentences with singular and plural nouns. 

      On Our Way to English: Discuss vocabulary words that will be seen in the text, "The American Revolution". 

      • Reading: The American Revolution 
      • Discussion: Students will have a whole group discussion interacting with the text, The American Revolution. 
      • *Movement*
      • Writing: Students will compare and contrast the reading, The 13 British Colonies and The American Revolution. 

      Friday 

      Oral Grammar: Continued practice with using is and are correctly in sentences with singular and plural nouns. 

      On Our Way to English: Discuss the remainder of the vocabulary words that will be seen in the text, "The American Revolution". 

      • Reading: Continued reading, The American Revolution 
      • Discussion: Students will have a whole group discussion interacting with the text, The American Revolution. 
      • *Movement*
      • Writing: Students will be able to write a short summary related to the text.  

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