FINAL WEEK OF CLASS: Revise work, prepare for Mastery Fair

Announcements:   

A Block- 3 more days of Agriculture Class!

C & E Block- 3 more days of Agriculture class!

G- 3 more days of Agriculture class!

Please plan your projects and mastery work accordingly!

Mini Lesson (10 minutes) :

  1. Straight to Unison Reading (20 minutes).

Unison Reading (15-20 minutes)    

June 2019 Unison Reading/Learning Conference Calendar

A- Rethinking the Grilled Cheese Sandwich

C- Who is Matias Reyes?

E- Wildcraft, Catan

G- Science of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, Viticulture Game

Work Time (25-40 min)

  1. Revise your work for the Mastery Fair.  If you are doing a demonstration, watch some youtube videos that show the best way to make or do your project.  For example, hive inspection video.
  2. Sign up for Hands-On Mastery Opportunities. (optional).  

Work Time Resources

Unit 5 Unit Maps

Grassroots Mentor Texts from Peers

CTE Mastery Rubric (Blank)

UR Expectations for Games

Learning Cultures Format Rubrics

Small Learning Group:

Learning Conferences/Prepare to Share (7 min each)

June Learning Conference Calendar

Block ABlock CBlock EBlock G
Luis GabeDaveBeirobyDestiny R.Destiny C.CayIsabellaAmarisDarrelleLuisEddie, Luis, Michael, OumouIlyass, Mario, Britney, Keith, Yasmin IlianaLily, Elanna, Jarlyn, Romahar

Learning Share (Final 5 min)

Shares will now be chosen at random via popsicle stick (ie. Ms. Babbit).  You can share anything you are learning or working on, or you can rely on your most recent learning conference.

Clean Up!  Please plug in laptops. Please put your work and R-Team folders in the finished box. Notebooks on the shelves please.

Were you absent?  Find a link to lesson plan archives here.

Working on Your Narrative, Final Project Due 3/31!!!

Announcements:   

ALL ARE WELCOME

Thank you to all of the Garden Interns and Volunteered on Saturday’s Love Your Street Tree Day, including:

Arnesa Lekovic

Eimi Pena

Yarianny Vargas

Larry Rivers

Juan Mendoza

Veronical Espinal

Jahiem Robinson

Gaby Montilla

Ethan Guzman

Alvi Khan

Jainabou Danso

Jianna Cubello

Lia Habtemiriam

Cameron Perch

Darrelle Smith

Medhanie Habtemiriam

Abiba Dierro

3. Ramadan Mubarak to all students and community members who are fasting this month.  

Mini Lesson (10 minutes) :

  1. Continue working on your Research Notes.  You need to resolve at least 3 “Why” or “How?” questions to earn an Exemplary.  Do not forget to cite your sources using APA citations.  Please see grassroots example here.
  2. Sign up for Hands-On Mastery Opportunities. (optional).  Check out this week’s weather report to decide when you want to do written work vs. garden work.

Unison Reading (15-20 minutes)    

April 2019 Unison Reading/Learning Conference Calendar

Unison Read the Unit Map with Your Responsibility Team

New UR Leaders choose new texts for Round 14.

A- Bread and Roses (Banana Bread)

C- Vertelis,  Survive!

G- Who Feeds 19 Million New Yorkers Each Day?

E-NY Times Crossword Puzzle

Work Time (25-40 min)

  1. Please update your calendars to reflect the new final project due date: Friday, May 31st.  Revisions Due June 7th.
  2. Continue working on your Research Notes.  You need to resolve at least 3 “Why” or “How?” questions to earn an Exemplary.  Do not forget to cite your sources using APA citations.  Please see grassroots example here.
  3. Sign up for Hands-On Mastery Opportunities. (optional).  Check out this week’s weather report to decide when you want to do written work vs. garden work.

Work Time Resources

Unit 5 Unit Maps

Grassroots Mentor Texts from Peers

CTE Mastery Rubric (Blank)

UR Expectations for Games

Learning Cultures Format Rubrics

Small Learning Group:

Learning Conferences/Prepare to Share (7 min each)

March Learning Conference Calendar

Block ABlock CBlock EBlock G
KaylinQuincyAmarisAndersonBrianna, LuisBritney, Veronica

Learning Share (Final 5 min)

Shares will now be chosen at random via popsicle stick (ie. Ms. Babbit).  You can share anything you are learning or working on, or you can rely on your most recent learning conference.

Clean Up!  Please plug in laptops. Please put your work and R-Team folders in the finished box. Notebooks on the shelves please.

Were you absent?  Find a link to lesson plan archives here.

Choose Round 15 UR Leaders/Texts with Reflections, Community Service Opportunity this Saturday, May 18th 10-2pm

Announcements:   

  1. We need volunteers for this Saturday, May 18th for Love Your Street Tree Day from 10-2 pm.  You can earn up to 10 Mastery points (2 for training on Friday 2-4 and 8 for Volunteering 10-2 on Saturday)   We need people to serve free food, sell honey, hand out plants, compost, and mulch, etc. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form. Also, if you would like to perform music or poetry for Saturday, please meet in room 101D for lunch today.

3. Ramadan Mubarak to all students and community members who are fasting this month.  

Mini Lesson (10 minutes) :

  1. Demonstrate Mastery by making a poster or writing a 2-minute speech/learning share for Saturday’s Love Your Street Tree Day event.  Your audience will be community members who we hope will donate money to the garden/CTE program.  You can raise money for trips, animals, projects– you name it!
  2. Continue working on your Research Notes.  You need to resolve at least 3 “Why” or “How?” questions to earn an Exemplary.  Do not forget to cite your sources using APA citations.  Please see grassroots example here.
  3. Sign up for Hands-On Mastery Opportunities. (optional).  Check out this week’s weather report to decide when you want to do written work vs. garden work.

Unison Reading (15-20 minutes)    

April 2019 Unison Reading/Learning Conference Calendar

Unison Read the Unit Map with Your Responsibility Team

New UR Leaders choose new texts for Round 14.

A- Bread and Roses (Banana Bread)

C- What are Mites?,  Survive!

G- The Science of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, Stadiums Generate Tons of Waster, Here’s How Barclay’s is Trying to Change

E-NY Times Crossword Puzzle

Work Time (25-40 min)

  1. Demonstrate Mastery by Writing a 2-minute speech/learning share for Saturday’s Love Your Street Tree Day event.  Your audience will be community members who we hope will donate money to the garden/CTE program.  You can raise money for trips, animals, projects– you name it!
  2. Continue working on your Research Notes.  You need to resolve at least 3 “Why” or “How?” questions to earn an Exemplary.  Do not forget to cite your sources using APA citations.  Please see grassroots example here.
  3. Sign up for Hands-On Mastery Opportunities. (optional).  Check out this week’s weather report to decide when you want to do written work vs. garden work.

Work Time Resources

Unit 5 Unit Maps

Grassroots Mentor Texts from Peers

CTE Mastery Rubric (Blank)

UR Expectations for Games

Learning Cultures Format Rubrics

Small Learning Group:

Learning Conferences/Prepare to Share (7 min each)

March Learning Conference Calendar

Block ABlock CBlock EBlock G
Gabe & Bryanna, Brandon & LuisVidelka & AhmedAusar, Matthew, JunialisMichael & BritneeJustin & RomaharMedhanie & Jarlyn

Learning Share (Final 5 min)

Shares will now be chosen at random via popsicle stick (ie. Ms. Babbit).  You can share anything you are learning or working on, or you can rely on your most recent learning conference.

Clean Up!  Please plug in laptops. Please put your work and R-Team folders in the finished box. Notebooks on the shelves please.

Were you absent?  Find a link to lesson plan archives here.

Choose Round 15 UR Leaders/Texts, Community Service Opportunity this Saturday, May 18th 10-2pm

Announcements:   

  1. Congratulations!!! Here are photos of our students accepting a Neighborhood Grant Award from the Citizens Committee for New York City last night.  Yarianny Vargas and Alvi Khan, along with teammates Ljiliana Rejkovic, Connie Ortiz, and Suriyah Benjamin (not pictured) applied for a grant to build a chicken coop and raise chickens for fresh eggs for our student farm-stand next school year.  Ms. Christina Zawerucha, Agriculture CTE Teacher, also accepted an award for our PTA/Industry Partners to build a new garden shed for the “Outdoor Classroom” in the UAGC Garden.
  2. We need volunteers for this Saturday, May 18th for Love Your Street Tree Day from 10-2 pm.  You can earn up to 10 Mastery points (2 for training on Friday 2-4 and 8 for Volunteering 10-2 on Saturday)   We need people to serve free food, sell honey, hand out plants, compost, and mulch, etc. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form. Also, if you would like to perform music or poetry for Saturday, please meet in room 101D for lunch today.

3. Ramadan Mubarak to all students and community members who are fasting this month.  

Mini Lesson (10 minutes) :

  1. Demonstrate Mastery by Writing a 2-minute speech/learning share for Saturday’s Love Your Street Tree Day event.  Your audience will be community members who we hope will donate money to the garden/CTE program.  You can raise money for trips, animals, projects– you name it!
  2. Continue working on your Research Notes.  You need to resolve at least 3 “Why” or “How?” questions to earn an Exemplary.  Do not forget to cite your sources using APA citations.  Please see grassroots example here.
  3. Sign up for Hands-On Mastery Opportunities. (optional).  Check out this week’s weather report to decide when you want to do written work vs. garden work.

Unison Reading (15-20 minutes)    

April 2019 Unison Reading/Learning Conference Calendar

Unison Read the Unit Map with Your Responsibility Team

New UR Leaders choose new texts for Round 14.

A- The Avengers Just Took Over Our World

C- What are Mites?,  Survive!

G- History of Pizza (Make pizza dough), 3 Surprising Ways Water Depends on Healthy Forests

E-NY Times Crossword Puzzle

Work Time (25-40 min)

  1. Demonstrate Mastery by Writing a 2-minute speech/learning share for Saturday’s Love Your Street Tree Day event.  Your audience will be community members who we hope will donate money to the garden/CTE program.  You can raise money for trips, animals, projects– you name it!
  2. Continue working on your Research Notes.  You need to resolve at least 3 “Why” or “How?” questions to earn an Exemplary.  Do not forget to cite your sources using APA citations.  Please see grassroots example here.
  3. Sign up for Hands-On Mastery Opportunities. (optional).  Check out this week’s weather report to decide when you want to do written work vs. garden work.

Work Time Resources

Unit 5 Unit Maps

Grassroots Mentor Texts from Peers

CTE Mastery Rubric (Blank)

UR Expectations for Games

Learning Cultures Format Rubrics

Small Learning Group:

Learning Conferences/Prepare to Share (7 min each)

March Learning Conference Calendar

Block ABlock CBlock EBlock G
Gabe & Bryanna, Brandon & LuisVidelka & AhmedMichael & BritneeJustin & RomaharMedhanie & Jarlyn

Learning Share (Final 5 min)

Shares will now be chosen at random via popsicle stick (ie. Ms. Babbit).  You can share anything you are learning or working on, or you can rely on your most recent learning conference.

Clean Up!  Please plug in laptops. Please put your work and R-Team folders in the finished box. Notebooks on the shelves please.

Were you absent?  Find a link to lesson plan archives here.

Demonstrate Mastery Through Community Service this Saturday, May 18th 10-2pm

Demonstrate Mastery Through Community Service this Saturday, May 18th 10-2pm

Announcements:   

  1. We need volunteers for this Saturday, May 18th for Love Your Street Tree Day from 10-2 pm.  You can earn up to 10 Mastery points (2 for training on Friday 2-4 and 8 for Volunteering 10-2 on Saturday)   We need people to serve free food, sell honey, hand out plants, compost, and mulch, etc. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form. Also, if you would like to perform music or poetry for Saturday, please meet in room 101D for lunch today.

2. Ramadan Mubarak to all students and community members who are fasting this month.  

3. CONGRATULATIONS!  Yarianny and Alvi will attend the awards ceremony with the Citizens Committee for New York City on Tuesday, May 14th from 6-8pm

Mini Lesson (10 minutes) :

  1. Demonstrate Mastery by Writing a 2-minute speech/learning share for Saturday’s Love Your Street Tree Day event.  Your audience will be community members who we hope will donate money to the garden/CTE program.  You can raise money for trips, animals, projects– you name it!
  2. Continue working on your Research Notes.  You need to resolve at least 3 “Why” or “How?” questions to earn an Exemplary.  Do not forget to cite your sources using APA citations.  Please see grassroots example here.
  3. Sign up for Hands-On Mastery Opportunities. (optional).  Check out this week’s weather report to decide when you want to do written work vs. garden work.

Unison Reading (15-20 minutes)    

April 2019 Unison Reading/Learning Conference Calendar

Unison Read the Unit Map with Your Responsibility Team

New UR Leaders choose new texts for Round 14.

A- NY Times Crossword Puzzle

C- What are Mites?

G- NY Times Crossword Puzzle

E-NY Times Crossword Puzzle

Work Time (25-40 min)

  1. Demonstrate Mastery by Writing a 2-minute speech/learning share for Saturday’s Love Your Street Tree Day event.  Your audience will be community members who we hope will donate money to the garden/CTE program.  You can raise money for trips, animals, projects– you name it!
  2. Continue working on your Research Notes.  You need to resolve at least 3 “Why” or “How?” questions to earn an Exemplary.  Do not forget to cite your sources using APA citations.  Please see grassroots example here.
  3. Sign up for Hands-On Mastery Opportunities. (optional).  Check out this week’s weather report to decide when you want to do written work vs. garden work.

Work Time Resources

Unit 5 Unit Maps

Grassroots Mentor Texts from Peers

CTE Mastery Rubric (Blank)

UR Expectations for Games

Learning Cultures Format Rubrics

Small Learning Group:

Learning Conferences/Prepare to Share (7 min each)

March Learning Conference Calendar

Block ABlock CBlock EBlock G
Arnesa, Izabella(Aoriana, Angela)Brandon & LuisVidelka & AhmedEddie & BriannaLily & Connie

Learning Share (Final 5 min)

Shares will now be chosen at random via popsicle stick (ie. Ms. Babbit).  You can share anything you are learning or working on, or you can rely on your most recent learning conference.

Clean Up!  Please plug in laptops. Please put your work and R-Team folders in the finished box. Notebooks on the shelves please.

Were you absent?  Find a link to lesson plan archives here.

Unit 4 Final Project Narrative Due Today!!!

Announcements:   Final Unit 4 Project Narrative Due Friday, April 12th.

Please sign THANK YOU CARDS to Maddie & Daphne, Camp Oswegatchie, and Cornell Cooperative Extension for their support with the Farm Field Trip

Extra Credit Tasks for Mastery (Can bump you up one grade):

-Water Vitawall (Be responsible)

-Transplant basil and lettuce to raintower system (Synthesize)

-Repot pepper plants (Be responsible)

-Finish landscape template (Synthesize)

Mini Lesson (10 minutes) :

NO MINI LESSON- STRAIGHT TO UR, THEN WORKTIME

Unison Reading (15-20 minutes)    

April 2019 Unison Reading/Learning Conference Calendar

G- Cocoa has a Poverty Problem, The Truth About Natural and Artificial Flavors

Work Time (25-40 min)

  1. Continue working on and writing/creating your narrative for your Unit 4 Responsibility Team project.  Think about how you will communicate what you learned with numerical data/statistics, industry-specific language, photos, infographics, and diagrams.  See Grassroots Mentor Texts from Peers to guide your creativity.

Work Time Resources

Unit 4 Unit Maps

Grassroots Mentor Texts from Peers

CTE Mastery Rubric (Blank)

UR Expectations for Games

Learning Cultures Format Rubrics

Small Learning Group:

Narrative-Writing Workshop: Essay: Want to write a good essay for your final project?  Ms. Christina will work with you to write an outline that demonstrates mastery in all five outcomes based on a topic/question of your choice.  

Aquaculture: Abiba and Darrelle collected the following data from the shrimp tank and oyster tank.  Analyze/Synthesize: Based on the results, what actions do we need to take? What can we do to prevent this from happening in the future?  Change out 20% of the water from the tank please!  Be sure to add water conditioner to dechlorinate the water.

Floriculture: Check out new garden/floral design books in our classroom library!  Which designs inspire you?

Livestock: Consider interviewing a student who went on the farm trip about what they observed and learned about livestock management.  What new breaches or take-aways do they have after the trip?

Learning Conferences/Prepare to Share (7 min each)

March Learning Conference Calendar

Block ABlock CBlock EBlock G
Floriculture: Desitiny & VidelkaLuisSoils: Jarlyn & Justin
Aquaculture: Larry & JosephJanneteFloriculture: Iliana & Yasmin (Mirza)

Learning Share (Final 5 min)

Shares will now be chosen at random via popsicle stick (ie. Ms. Babbit).  You can share anything you are learning or working on, or you can rely on your most recent learning conference.

Clean Up!  Please plug in laptops. Please put your work and R-Team folders in the finished box. Notebooks on the shelves please.

Were you absent?  Find a link to lesson plan archives here.

Unit 4 Final Project Narrative Due Today!!!


Announcements:   Final Unit 4 Project Narrative Due Friday, April 12th.

Please sign THANK YOU CARDS to Maddie & Daphne, Camp Oswegatchie, and Cornell Cooperative Extension for their support with the Farm Field Trip

Mini Lesson (10 minutes) :

CBM- You will have 7 minutes to write silently about what you have learned, created, or built in this unit.  What have you learned so far about your topic? How have you demonstrated mastery in all 5 outcomes? What have you investigated?  What have you analyzed?  What have you synthesized?  How will you communicate what you’ve learned to your peers?  How have you been responsible?  If you haven’t demonstrated mastery in all 5 outcomes for your topic, how do you plan to show your learning in the next two weeks?

Unison Reading (15-20 minutes)    

April 2019 Unison Reading/Learning Conference Calendar

C- Nipsey Hussle Killing linked to Death of Dr. Sebi, All about Oysters and how to take care of them

E- Building a Rabbit Hutch

Work Time (25-40 min)

  1. Continue working on and writing/creating your narrative for your Unit 4 Responsibility Team project.  Think about how you will communicate what you learned with numerical data/statistics, industry-specific language, photos, infographics, and diagrams.  See Grassroots Mentor Texts from Peers to guide your creativity.

Work Time Resources

Unit 4 Unit Maps

Grassroots Mentor Texts from Peers

CTE Mastery Rubric (Blank)

UR Expectations for Games

Learning Cultures Format Rubrics

Small Learning Group:

Narrative-Writing Workshop: Essay: Want to write a good essay for your final project?  Ms. Christina will work with you to write an outline that demonstrates mastery in all five outcomes based on a topic/question of your choice.  

Aquaculture: Abiba and Darrelle collected the following data from the shrimp tank and oyster tank.  Analyze/Synthesize: Based on the results, what actions do we need to take? What can we do to prevent this from happening in the future?  Change out 20% of the water from the tank please!  Be sure to add water conditioner to dechlorinate the water.

Floriculture: Check out new garden/floral design books in our classroom library!  Which designs inspire you?

Livestock: Consider interviewing a student who went on the farm trip about what they observed and learned about livestock management.  What new breaches or take-aways do they have after the trip?

Learning Conferences/Prepare to Share (7 min each)

March Learning Conference Calendar

Block ABlock CBlock EBlock G
Floriculture: Desitiny & VidelkaLuisSoils: Jarlyn & Justin
Aquaculture: Larry & JosephJanneteFloriculture: Iliana & Yasmin (Mirza)

Learning Share (Final 5 min)

Shares will now be chosen at random via popsicle stick (ie. Ms. Babbit).  You can share anything you are learning or working on, or you can rely on your most recent learning conference.

Clean Up!  Please plug in laptops. Please put your work and R-Team folders in the finished box. Notebooks on the shelves please.

Were you absent?  Find a link to lesson plan archives here.

Mastery Outcome #4: Communicate: Writing/Creating Your Narrative

Announcements:   Final Unit 4 Project Narrative Due Friday, April 12th.

Apply for…

Internship students can clock in to attend!

Mini Lesson (10 minutes) :

Whole Class Share: How was the farm trip?  If you didn’t go on the trip, what did you work on in class last week?

CBM (Block A & G)- You will have 7 minutes to write silently about what you have learned, created, or built in this unit.  What have you learned so far about your topic? How have you demonstrated mastery in all 5 outcomes? What have you investigated?  What have you analyzed?  What have you synthesized?  How will you communicate what you’ve learned to your peers?  How have you been responsible?  If you haven’t demonstrated mastery in all 5 outcomes for your topic, how do you plan to show your learning in the next two weeks?

Unison Reading (15-20 minutes)    

April 2019 Unison Reading/Learning Conference Calendar

A- With Pancakes, Every Day is Sunday

C- A Jury May Have Sentenced a Man to Death Because He’s Gay. Now, the Supreme Court Could Hear His Appeal. Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits

G-Saving Chocolate, Dolphins have Friends Too

Work Time (25-40 min)

  1. Continue working on and writing/creating your narrative for your Unit 4 Responsibility Team project.  Think about how you will communicate what you learned with numerical data/statistics, industry-specific language, photos, infographics, and diagrams.  See Grassroots Mentor Texts from Peers to guide your creativity.

Work Time Resources

Unit 4 Unit Maps

Grassroots Mentor Texts from Peers

CTE Mastery Rubric (Blank)

UR Expectations for Games

Learning Cultures Format Rubrics

Small Learning Group:

Narrative-Writing Workshop: Essay: Want to write a good essay for your final project?  Ms. Christina will work with you to write an outline that demonstrates mastery in all five outcomes based on a topic/question of your choice.  

Aquaculture: Abiba and Darrelle collected the following data from the shrimp tank and oyster tank.  Analyze/Synthesize: Based on the results, what actions do we need to take? What can we do to prevent this from happening in the future?

Floriculture: Check out new garden/floral design books in our classroom library!  Which designs inspire you?

Livestock: Consider interviewing a student who went on the farm trip about what they observed and learned about livestock management.  What new breaches or take-aways do they have after the trip?

Learning Conferences/Prepare to Share (7 min each)

March Learning Conference Calendar

Block ABlock CBlock EBlock G
Aquaculture: Farzana & JuliediLivestock: Luis & JustinLuisLivestock 1: Ilyass & Romahar
Aquaculture: Larry & JosephJanneteFloriculture: Mirza & Josiris

Learning Share (Final 5 min)

Shares will now be chosen at random via popsicle stick (ie. Ms. Babbit).  You can share anything you are learning or working on, or you can rely on your most recent learning conference.

Clean Up!  Please plug in laptops. Please put your work and R-Team folders in the finished box. Notebooks on the shelves please.

Were you absent?  Find a link to lesson plan archives here.

Lab Week #3- Grassroots Lesson: Ethan’s Soil Test Results: Data Collection, Analysis, and Communication Continued


Announcements:

  1. New UR Leaders Choose New Texts Today/New UR Sign-Ups.  Check out stories from Hunter College Food Policy Watch.
  2. FARM FIELD TRIP WEDNESDAY AT 7:00 AM-FRIDAY 7:30 PM.
  3. Oysters have arrived!  Come check out the tank 🙂

Mini Lesson (10 minutes)  : Intro to Plant Health Care- The Soil Food Web

Genre practice-  Analyze the Results from Brooklyn College’s Soil tests Ethan and Taliah’s Soil Samples below.  Think about…

SOIL TEST RESULTS
Pb (ppm)91Organic Content (%)20
pH7.2NPK KitNL
Soluble Salts (ppm)62PM
Soil TextureSandy loamKL

ANALYZE: Based on the data collected, what can we determine about the soils in the UAGC Garden?

INVESTIGATE: Based on the data collected, what new questions do you want to research?

SYNTHESIZE: Based on the data collected and what you have learned so far from your research, what actions need to be taken to improve food and flower production in the UAGC garden?

Unison Reading (15-20 minutes)    

March 2019 Unison Reading/Learning Conference Calendar

A- 12 Things You Should Know About Raising Ducks

G- A Battle to Save the World’s Favorite Treat: Chocolate

E- Building a Rabbit Hutch

Work Time (25-40 min)

  1. Begin implementing your hands-on lab (if you haven’t already.)  Please take photographs every step of the way that you can use for the Synthesize and Communicate outcomes on the rubric.
  2. Begin writing your lab report or Narrative.  What do you hypothesize (think) will happen to your experimental group vs control group?

Work Time Resources

Unit 4 Unit Maps

Grassroots Mentor Texts from Peers

CTE Mastery Rubric (Blank)

UR Expectations for Games

Learning Cultures Format Rubrics

Small Learning Group:

-Aquaculture Group- A block: Oysters have arrived!  Oyster food in the fridge.  Test the water (temperature, pH, salinity, Nitrites/Nitrates etc.)  What needs to be adjusted?

C Block: Troubleshoot the Automatic Feeder (on the shelf next to the oyster tank.)  Shrimp are arriving soon (exact time unknown)- Call to follow-up with our supplier and make a plan:  904-377-0172, order #1092

Floriculture Group- Transplant Zinnias to larger pots.  Consider creating a garden design at www.growveg.com.  Use the Username czawerucha@gmail.com and the password Horticulture.  

IPM Group- List of Species in our Vitawall– Consider analyzing light, water and nutrient requirements for the plants we have there, and what changes need to be made.

Soils- Design an experiment that tests the benefits of compost tea.  (Please work over the sink!)

Learning Conferences/Prepare to Share (7 min each)

March Learning Conference Calendar

Block ABlock CBlock EBlock G
IPM: Michael & Vera Soils: Ethan & TaliahLuisLivestock 1: Ljiljiana & Alvi
Floriculture: Clarissa & JosirisJanette

Learning Share (Final 5 min)

Shares will now be chosen at random via popsicle stick (ie. Ms. Babbit).  You can share anything you are learning or working on, or you can rely on your most recent learning conference.

Clean Up!  Please plug in laptops. Please put your work and R-Team folders in the finished box. Notebooks on the shelves please.

Were you absent?  Find a link to lesson plan archives here.

Lab Week #3- Ethan and Taliah’s Soil Test Results: Data Collection, Analysis, and Communication

Announcements:

  1. New UR Leaders Choose New Texts Today/New UR Sign-Ups.  Check out stories from Hunter College Food Policy Watch.
  2. FARM FIELD TRIP WEDNESDAY AT 7:00 AM-FRIDAY 7:30 PM.
  3. Oysters have arrived!  Come check out the tank 🙂

Mini Lesson (10 minutes)  : Intro to Plant Health Care- The Soil Food Web

Genre practice-  Analyze the Results from Brooklyn College’s Soil tests Ethan and Taliah’s Soil Samples below.  Think about…

Text Purpose:

Text Features:

Audience:

SOIL TEST RESULTS
Pb (ppm)91Organic Content (%)20
pH7.2NPK KitNL
Soluble Salts (ppm)62PM
Soil TextureSandy loamKL

SOIL TEST RESULTS
Pb (ppm)91Organic Content (%)20
pH7.2NPK KitNL
Soluble Salts (ppm)62PM
Soil TextureSandy loamKL

ANALYZE: Based on the data collected, what can we determine about the soils in the UAGC Garden?

INVESTIGATE: Based on the data collected, what new questions do you want to research?

SYNTHESIZE: Based on the data collected and what you have learned so far from your research, what actions need to be taken to improve food and flower production in the UAGC garden?

Unison Reading (15-20 minutes)    

March 2019 Unison Reading/Learning Conference Calendar

A- NY Times Crossword Puzzle for March 18, 2019

C- How to Start Freshwater Shrimp Farming

E- How to build a rabbit hutch

Work Time (25-40 min)

  1. Begin Analyzing data from your hands-on lab. implementing your hands-on lab (if you haven’t already.)
  2. Begin writing your lab report or Narrative.  How will you synthesize what you learned in your research notes with your lab project? How will you communicate what you learned to your audience?

Work Time Resources

Unit 4 Unit Maps

Grassroots Mentor Texts from Peers

CTE Mastery Rubric (Blank)

UR Expectations for Games

Learning Cultures Format Rubrics

Small Learning Group:

-Aquaculture Group- A block: Oysters have arrived!  Oyster food in the fridge.  Test the water (temperature, pH, salinity, Nitrites/Nitrates etc.)  What needs to be adjusted?

C Block: Shrimp are arriving soon (exact time unknown)- Call to follow-up with our supplier and make a plan:  904-377-0172, order #1092

Floriculture Group- Consider creating a garden design at www.growveg.com.  Use the Username czawerucha@gmail.com and the password Horticulture.  

IPM Group- List of Species in our Vitawall– Consider analyzing light, water and nutrient requirements for the plants we have there, and what changes need to be made.

Soils- Design an experiment that tests the benefits of compost tea.  (Please work over the sink!)

Learning Conferences/Prepare to Share (7 min each)

March Learning Conference Calendar

Block ABlock CBlock EBlock G
Aquaculture: Angela & DavidAquaculture: Asaad & JosephBriannaLivestock 1: Ljiljiana & Alvi
Eddie

Learning Share (Final 5 min)

Shares will now be chosen at random via popsicle stick (ie. Ms. Babbit).  You can share anything you are learning or working on, or you can rely on your most recent learning conference.

Clean Up!  Please plug in laptops. Please put your work and R-Team folders in the finished box. Notebooks on the shelves please.

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