Lab Week #2- Exploring the Rhizosphere

the Crop Partners

Announcements:

  1. EYES Conference here at UAGC on Friday, 3/29 and Saturday 3/30.  Please have a parent sign a permission slip.
  2. Last Call for Permission Slips to the Overnight Farm Field Trip to Oswegatchie Education Center.
  3. Mandatory meeting for Farm Field Trip Students during Lunch on Thursday, March 28, 2019!!!
  4. Floriculture or IPM Group- Consider making a landscape fabric burning template for mastery.

Mini Lesson (10 minutes)  : Intro to Plant Health Care- Living Soil: What is the difference between forest and garden ecosystems?

Unison Reading (15-20 minutes)    

March 2019 Unison Reading/Learning Conference Calendar

A- Hamentashen and Heroset

G- I Can’t Make This Up

E- Child Labor in the Industrial Revolution

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.  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- Order your shrimp/oysters/fish, test your water to make sure it is ready for your animals- They should arrive tomorrow!!!

-Floriculture or IPM Group- Make a Fresh Flower memorial wreath, spray, or flower arrangement for Ms. Maria’s Memorial Service (Due Tomorrow, Wednesday 3/27/19 at 4PM)

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

Livestock (G Block)– Continue Building Chicken Tractor

Soils- Start Running Compost Tea Aerator (Please work over the sink!)

Learning Conferences/Prepare to Share (7 min each)

March Learning Conference Calendar

Block ABlock CBlock EBlock G
Floriculture: Quincy & ArnessaLivestock: Amaris & JustinLuis & EddieFloriculture: Iliana & Reinaldo
IPM: Matthew & AusarBritnee & Oumout
Jarlyn, Yasmin, Clarissa

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- Small Learning Groups


Announcements:

Connie and Lily are almost done building their chicken coop. How far along are you with your lab project?

  1. EYES Conference here at UAGC on Friday, 3/29 and Saturday 3/30.  Please have a parent sign a permission slip.

Mini Lesson (10 minutes)  : No Mini Lesson- Small Learning Group for Livestock, IPM & Aquaculture Groups

Unison Reading (15-20 minutes)    

March 2019 Unison Reading/Learning Conference Calendar

C- Consumers Love Food Delivery; Bigger, Saltier, Fattier Fast Food

E- Building a Bunny Hutch

Work Time (25-40 min)

  1. Please discuss and  choose a hands-on lab and record your Responsibility team’s project here.
  2. Make a list of materials needed for your hands-on lab and email to Ms. Christina by EOD (end of day).
  3. Begin implementing your hands-on lab.  Please take photographs every step of the way that you can use for the Synthesize and Communicate outcomes on the rubric.

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:

-Floriculture- Consider making a sympathy wreath or Standing Spray arrangement

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

Learning Conferences/Prepare to Share (7 min each)

March Learning Conference Calendar

Block ABlock CBlock EBlock G
Aquaculture: Farzana & JuliediLivestock: Brandon and Luis
BritneeFloriculture: Yasmin & Clarissa
IPM: Jason & AusarJanetteSoils: Jarlyn & Justin
Aquaculture: Isabella & LarryJarlyn, Yasmin, Clarissa

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- What is the Relationship between soil Nutrients, pH and Plant Health?

Announcements:

  1. The N is near!  This week, U’s on Jumprope will be changed into N’s. Please make a plan on how you will demonstrate skills for this outcome in Unit 4.  You can focus on these skills during learning conference if you wish.
  2. EYES Conference here at UAGC on Friday, 3/29 and Saturday 3/30.  Please sign up to go!

Mini Lesson (10 minutes)  : What is the relationship between pH, Nitrogen, and Plant Health?

  1. Intro to Plant Health Care– Testing Soil for pH and Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorus.
  2. Apply the knowledge: How does pH and/or Nitrogen testing apply to your responsibility team’s project?  If you don’t know, please add this question to your research notes.
  3. Conduct a soil test/complete a soil test form for the soil sample you tested.

Unison Reading (15-20 minutes)    

March 2019 Unison Reading/Learning Conference Calendar

A- The Power of Flowers and Links to Emotional Health

C- The Fault in Our Stars

E- Building a Bunny Hutch

Work Time (25-40 min)

  1. Please discuss and  choose a hands-on lab and record your Responsibility team’s project here.
  2. Make a list of materials needed for your hands-on lab and email to Ms. Christina by EOD (end of day).
  3. Begin implementing your hands-on lab.  Please take photographs every step of the way that you can use for the Synthesize and Communicate outcomes on the rubric.

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:

-Floriculture- Consider making a sympathy wreath or Standing Spray arrangement

Learning Conferences/Prepare to Share (7 min each)

March Learning Conference Calendar

Block ABlock CBlock EBlock G
Aquaculture: Farzana & JuliediFloriculture: Cay and Destiny,
IPM: Jason & Ausar
Britnee & JanetteFloriculture: Yasmin & Clarissa

Soils: Jarlyn & Justin

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- What is the Relationship between soil pH and Plant Health?


Announcements:

  1. The N is near!  This week, U’s on Jumprope will be changed into N’s. Please make a plan on how you will demonstrate skills for this outcome in Unit 4.  You can focus on these skills during learning conference if you wish.
  2. EYES Conference here at UAGC on Friday, 3/29 and Saturday 3/30.  Please sign up to go!

Mini Lesson (10 minutes)  : What is the relationship between pH, Nitrogen, and Plant Health?

  1. Intro to Plant Health Care– Testing Soil for pH and Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorus.
  2. Apply the knowledge: How does pH and/or Nitrogen testing apply to your responsibility team’s project?  If you don’t know, please add this question to your research notes.
  3. Conduct a soil test/complete a soil test form for the soil sample you tested.

Unison Reading (15-20 minutes)    

March 2019 Unison Reading/Learning Conference Calendar

A- NY Times Crossword Puzzle

G- No One Is Taking Your Hamburgers

E- Raising Rabbits

Work Time (25-40 min)

  1. Please discuss and  choose a hands-on lab and record your Responsibility team’s project here.
  2. Make a list of materials needed for your hands-on lab and email to Ms. Christina by EOD (end of day).

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- The Importance of Sustainable Aquaculture in Our Future | Perry Raso | TEDxProvidence

-Soil Fertility Group/InternshipLivestock Group- Consider watching this film as a resource: Shifting Permaculture paddock system video

-Floriculture Group- Plant Bells of Ireland and Sweet Peas

-IPM Group- Grassroots Example from Abiba & Jianna- Managing the Vitawall

Learning Conferences/Prepare to Share (7 min each)

March Learning Conference Calendar

Block ABlock CBlock EBlock G
Livestock: Kaylin & RichardAquaculture: Isabella & AsaadBritneeIPM: Guerdy & Veronica
Janette

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 Begins- New UR Sign-Ups

Announcements:

  1. EYES Conference here at UAGC on Friday, 3/29 and Saturday 3/30.  Please sign up to go!

Mini Lesson (10 minutes)  : What is the relationship between pH, Nitrogen, and Plant Health?

  1. Intro to Plant Health Care– Testing Soil for pH and Nitrogen.
  2. Apply the knowledge: How does pH and/or Nitrogen testing apply to your responsibility team’s project?  If you don’t know, please add this question to your research notes.
  3. Conduct a soil test/complete a soil test form for the soil sample you tested.

Unison Reading (15-20 minutes)    

March 2019 Unison Reading/Learning Conference Calendar

A- Survive!

C- How to Start Freshwater Shrimp Farming

E- Wildcraft

Work Time (25-40 min)

  1. Please discuss and  choose a hands-on lab and record your Responsibility team’s project here.
  2. Make a list of materials needed for your hands-on lab and email to Ms. Christina by EOD (end of day).

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- The Importance of Sustainable Aquaculture in Our Future | Perry Raso | TEDxProvidence

-Soil Fertility Group/InternshipLivestock Group- Consider watching this film as a resource: Shifting Permaculture paddock system video

-Floriculture Group- Plant Bells of Ireland and Sweet Peas

-IPM Group- Grassroots Example from Abiba & Jianna- Managing the Vitawall

Learning Conferences/Prepare to Share (7 min each)

March Learning Conference Calendar

Block ABlock CBlock EBlock G
Floriculture: Luis & QuincyAquaculture: Isabella & AsaadAhmedIPM: Guerdy & Veronica
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.

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

Time Management for Mastery, Intro to Soils- Research Portfolios due Friday!!

Announcements:

  1. Research Portfolios due Friday, 3/15/19.

Mini Lesson (10 minutes)  

  1. Managing your Time for Successful Mastery of All 5 Outcomes.
  2. Example Lab Project- Damage Journal from Abiba & Jianna in Garden Internship
  3. Intro to Plant Health Care– Choosing the Right Plant for the Right Place- Thinking about environmental effects

Unison Reading (15-20 minutes)    

March 2019 Unison Reading/Learning Conference Calendar

A- Astrology and Farming

C- I Can’t Make This Up, King of Tokyo

G- Survive!, Viticulture

Work Time (25-40 min)

  1. Use the breaches you made on your Study Guide to research and write good research notes or annotate a text.
  2. Begin brainstorming materials for your hands-on lab.

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- The Importance of Sustainable Aquaculture in Our Future | Perry Raso | TEDxProvidence

-Soil Fertility Group/InternshipCollect Garden Soil Samples and Send to Brooklyn College

Livestock Group- Consider watching this film as a resource: Temple Grandin- Thinking in Pictures, Shifting Permaculture paddock system video

-Floriculture Group- Plant Bells of Ireland

-IPM Group- Grassroots Example from Abiba & Jianna- Managing the Vitawall

Stock Market Game

Learning Conferences/Prepare to Share (7 min each)

March Learning Conference Calendar

Block ABlock CBlock EBlock G
IPM: Gray & AorianaLivestock: Luis & Justin,BriannaLivestock 1: Ilyass & Romahar
Aquaculture: Larry & JosephJanetteLivestock 2: Yarianny & Mirza
(Make-ups: Vera)Make-ups: CayMake-up: 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.

Plant Hardiness Zones and Intro to Soil Health- Research Portfolios due Friday!!

Announcements:

  1. New Unison Reading, Learning Conference Calendar, R-Teams & UR Groups for March 2019. (All in one place!)
  2. You must earn 3 Proficients in each of the 5 outcomes to pass this class.  If you have a “U” on Jumprope, please make a plan to submit work to demonstrate mastery on all missing outcomes.  Be creative! You can use UR records and learning conferences, but also lab projects and artistic pieces.
  3. Straw poll: How do you feel about changing the name of our course from “Horticulture” to “Urban Agriculture?”  Maddie has given us the option to switch the title of the course, but I don’t want to confuse you mid-year.  

Mini Lesson (10 minutes)  

  1. Grassroots lesson: Example Research Notes from Kathy Angamarca
  2. Intro to Plant Health Care– Choosing the Right Plant for the Right Place- Thinking about environmental effects

Unison Reading (15-20 minutes)    

March 2019 Unison Reading/Learning Conference Calendar

A- Settlers of Catan

C- Survive!

E- Wildcraft

Work Time (25-40 min)

  1. Use the breaches you made on your Study Guide to research and write good research notes or annotate a text.
  2. Begin brainstorming materials for your hands-on lab.

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- The Importance of Sustainable Aquaculture in Our Future | Perry Raso | TEDxProvidence

Livestock Group- Consider watching this film as a resource: Temple Grandin- Thinking in Pictures

-IPM Group- Grassroots Example from Abiba & Jianna- Managing the Vitawall

Stock Market Game

Learning Conferences/Prepare to Share (7 min each)

March Learning Conference Calendar

Block ABlock CBlock EBlock G
Livestock: Mimi & LiaIPM: Matthew & JasonBritneeLivestock 3: Kyra & Keith
OumouLivestock 2: Connie & Yarianny
(Make-ups: Angela & Vera)Make-ups: Ausar, Cay, Brandon

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.

The Right Plant for the Right Place in the Urban Environment- Creating your R-Team Calendar


  1. Mandatory Overnight Farm Field Trip Information Session for parents during Parent teacher conferences!  Two options:

Overnight Farm Field Trip Information Session #1: Thursday, March 7th, 5:30-6:00 pm in Room 101D

Overnight Farm Field Trip Information Session #2: Friday, March 8th, 3:00-3:30 pm in Room 101D

*****Students who do not have a family member attend an information session will not be permitted to attend the overnight farm field trip.****

  1. New Unison Reading, Learning Conference Calendar, R-Teams & UR Groups for March 2019. (All in one place!)
  2. You must earn 3 Proficients in each of the 5 outcomes to pass this class.  If you have Us on Jumprope, please make a plan to submit work to demonstrate mastery on all missing outcomes.  Be creative! You can use UR records and learning conferences, but also lab projects and artistic pieces.

Mini Lesson (10 minutes)  

  1. Grassroots lesson: Example R-Team Calendar from Larry, Ausar, Christian and Junialis
  2. Intro to Plant Health Care– Choosing the Right Plant for the Right Place- Thinking about environmental effects

Unison Reading (15-20 minutes)    

March 2019 Unison Reading/Learning Conference Calendar

Unison Reading Groups

Block A- So I’m a Spider, So What?

Block C- I Can’t Make This Up, and Apples to Apples

Block G- Vertelis, Survive!

Work Time (25-40 min)

  1. Create an R-Team Calendar with your team to make sure you demonstrate mastery in all 5 outcomes by our Mid-point portfolio check on 3/15 and Final Project due date on 4/12.
  2. Use the breaches you made on your Study Guide to research and write good research notes.  

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:

-Floriculture Group: Planting Zinnias

-IPM Group- Managing the Vitawall

Stock Market Game

Learning Conferences/Prepare to Share (7 min each)

March Learning Conference Calendar

Block ABlock CBlock EBlock G
Floriculture: Arnesa & IzabellaFloriculture: Cay & VidelkaBritnee, OumouSoils: Ethan & Taliah
IPM: Vera
IPM: Javin & Ausar
Floriculture: Clarissa & Josiris
(Aquaculture: Angela & David)(Aquaculture: Asaad & Joseph)Eddie(Livestock: Lily)

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.

Choosing the Right Plant for the Right Place- Creating your R-Team Calendar

Announcements:

  1. New Unison Reading, Learning Conference Calendar, R-Teams & UR Groups for March 2019. (All in one place!)
  2. You must earn 3 Proficients in each of the 5 outcomes to pass this class.  If you have Us on Jumprope, please make a plan to submit work to demonstrate mastery on all missing outcomes.  Be creative! You can use UR records and learning conferences, but also lab projects and artistic pieces.

Mini Lesson (10 minutes)  

  1. Grassroots lesson: Example R-Team Calendar from Larry, Ausar, Christian and Junialis
  2. Intro to Plant Health Care– Choosing the Right Plant for the Right Place- Thinking about environmental effects

Unison Reading (15-20 minutes)    

March 2019 Unison Reading/Learning Conference Calendar

Unison Reading Groups

Block

Work Time (25-40 min)

  1. Create an R-Team Calendar with your team to make sure each team member demonstrates mastery in all 5 outcomes by our Mid-point portfolio check on 3/15 and Final Project due date on 4/12.
  2. Use the breaches you made on your Study Guide to research and write good research notes.  

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:

-Integrated Pest Management Group

-Floriculture Group

Stock Market Game

Learning Conferences/Prepare to Share (7 min each)

March Learning Conference Calendar

Block ABlock CBlock EBlock G
IPM: Michael & Vera (Aquaculture: Angela & David)Floriculture: Cay & Videlka

IPM: Javin & Ausar(Aquaculture: Asaad & Joseph)
Ahmed & Eddie (Brianna & Ziary)Livestock 1: Ljiljiana & Alvi

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.

How is Integrated Pest Management Connected to Plant Health Care?

Announcements:

  1. You must earn 3 Proficients in each of the 5 outcomes to pass this class.  If you have Us on Jumprope, please make a plan to submit work to demonstrate mastery on all missing outcomes.  Be creative! You can use UR records and learning conferences, but also lab projects and artistic pieces.
  2. Poll: Right now we schedule learning conferences by alphabetical order.  How would you like me to schedule learning conferences by responsibility team topic so you can do joint conferences/learn from each other?  Let me know your thoughts.

Mini Lesson (10 minutes)  Grassroots Lesson: How to create good breaches for research notes.

Intro to Plant Health Care– What is the difference between Integrated Pest Management and Plant Health Care?  What do plants need to be healthy?

Unison Reading (15-20 minutes)    

February 2019 Unison Reading/Learning Conference Calendar

Unison Reading Groups

G Block:  Viticulture, Parcheesi/NY Times Group

Work Time (25-40 min)

  1. Unison Read the Standards for Unit 4 with your New Responsibility Team.
  2. Record the breaches you make in UR on your Study Guide.
  3. Write a ✓ check for questions you resolve in UR.  Circle or Highlight the questions you don’t resolve in UR.  Delegate who will be responsible for resolving each question using research notes.  

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:

-Integrated Pest Management Group

-Floriculture Group

Stock Market Game

Learning Conferences/Prepare to Share (7 min each)


Block G: Guerdy, Jarlyn, Yarianny, Mirza, Suriyah, 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.