Westward Movement

We officially kicked off our next unit in Social Studies today. Our focus for the day was having students generate questions about the Louisiana Purchase. I used a research based questioning strategy called “Question Formulation Technique,” or “QFT” for short. Students were given a guiding statement and a photo called a Q-focus. They then worked […]

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Persuasive Essays

Hi! First off, thanks for your joining in during out live stream presentations of your child’s eBook! This was an incredible way to flatten our classroom walls and have you all as part of your child’s learning journey. I am sorry that there was a few technical difficulties, but like anything, we monitored and adjusted […]

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Live Stream Video Archive

Hi, Thanks for joining in. These videos will be archived for 30 days. I will be posting them after each event. Day 1: Mr. Sapia’s Homeroom Owen Mikayla Kayla Michell Christian Day 2: Mr. Sapia’s Homeroom Ayleen Ryan Soraya Luigi Declan Day 3: Mr. Sapia’s Homeroom Jared Najasmine Jacky Anaile Ava Day 4: Mr. Sapia’s […]

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Cell Phones and Children

Yesterday during literacy we read “Cell Phones and Children.” The focus of this lesson was for students to identify the stance of the author on this topic, as well as identifying the reasons and evidence from the text. After explicit modeling on my part, students read the last three paragraphs and completed the above task. […]

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Upcoming Social Studies Unit

Our next unit in Social Studies will focus on the following areas; Louisiana Purchase Lewis and Clark Expedition Oregon Trail California Gold Rush Homestead Act Transcontinental Railroad aka “Golden Spike” Please keep your eye on this website for updates as to how you can support your child’s learning at home.

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Persuasive Writing Unit

Our next unit is persuasive writing. We will be using the graphic organizers below. I just wanted to give you all a heads-up. I will be posting more detailed information on my site as the unit progresses. There will also be helpful links in google classroom once the unit is up and running. Thanks for […]

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