Quarter 4 Week 7 May 11-15, 2020

TeacherMelissa Forney
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #7
Unit of InstructionOral Book Reports, Discussion, Giving Back to our Families, Vocabulary, Researching Entrepreneurship
Standard(s) Taught
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
Classroom Activities

Monday – Oral Book Reports 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00

Points Palooza was such a success last week we are doing it again this week! You must do the first three assignments. Choose three more activities from the rest of the list. Have your parent send me your points on Friday by REMIND or email. Don’t send me each assignment as you do it. Wait until Friday and send me PICTURES ONLY of your work with your parents sending me how many points you earned this week. 

You must do the first 3 assignments:

  1. This week we will learn that kids can enter the business world. You might have a lemonade stand at your local flea market, or you might become a lemonade tycoon! Watch all four videos. Write a short paragraph about each video, explaining what a kid your age did to enter the business world. 40 points
  2. Our vocabulary words this week are: entrepreneur, tycoon, profit, non-profit. Look up and write down the definition for each word. 10 points
  3. Read the story of Darius Brown for 10 points at this URL: https://sullivanfdn.org/this-12-year-old-social-entrepreneur-uses-bowties-to-help-shelter-animals-get-adopted/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2dSqodyq6QIVEsDICh2uNwbTEAAYASAAEgJ4hPD_BwE

Choose at least 3 more assignments:

  1. For 30 points, bake a batch of chocolate cookies for your family using this recipe:

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup salted butter* softened
    • 1 cup white (granulated) sugar
    • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
    • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
    • 2 large eggs
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • ½ tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp sea salt***
    • Instructions

      • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
      • In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder. Set aside.
      • Cream together butter and sugars until combined.
      • Beat in eggs and vanilla until fluffy.
      • Mix in the dry ingredients until combined.
      • Add 12 oz package of chocolate chips and mix well.
      • Roll 2-3 TBS (depending on how large you like your cookies) of dough at a time into balls and place them evenly spaced on your prepared cookie sheets. (alternately, use a small cookie scoop to make your cookies).
      • Bake in preheated oven for approximately 8-10 minutes. Take them out when they are just BARELY starting to turn brown.
      • Let them sit on the baking pan for 2 minutes before removing to cooling rack.2 cups chocolate chips (or chunks, or chopped chocolate)
      • 2. Start a diary to be continued throughout the rest of your quarantine. Enter information of what you did each day this week. Make your entries interesting and meaningful. 15 points
      • 3. Sweep off the front openings of your house. Clean the rugs in front of the doors by hitting them against a tree or banging them upside down on the driveway. Windex the glass panels of the door or windows where people enter your home. Use sanitizer on the door knobs. Your parents now have fresh entryways. 10 points
      • 4. Start reading a new book. 10 points
      • 5. Find a new poem that has meaning for you. Read it aloud to your parent. 10 points
      • 6. Work on iReady for 45 minutes. 20 points
      • 7. Go for a bike ride or a walk with one or both of your parents. Keep the conversation light and happy. Enjoy nature. 10 points
      • 8. Write a note telling your mom (or other important person in your life) how much you appreciate her and the kind things she does to help you and make you happy. Be very specific. Tell her how incredible she is to work two jobs, do the laundry, or whatever it is that pulls your life together. Leave the note on the kitchen counter or on her pillow or dresser. 20 points
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