Friday, March 31, 2017

Diary of a Cat - Day 10 Lesson Plan

The Newborn kittens have been happy with their mother, playing and doing kitten things. . . We now go to Day 10!

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Key Terms: 
return - to come back 
punches - to hit hard 
wails - cry very loud 

What has happened in the kitten's lives? 
What do they do?
What sounds do they make? 
How old are the kittens now? 
What would you do in the same situation? 

You are the kitten, write a letter to the mother cat. What would you say?  

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Diary of a Cat Day 6 Lesson Plan

Now the little cat skips to Day 6  She was born blind and found out that she likes milk from her mother and she has a brother.

You can download this book from this link:

Key Terms
teasing  - to play with someone most of the time in a nice way
succeed - to get what you want

What does the kitten do with her brother?
Why does she tease him?
What game do they play?
What bothers her about how he plays?
How does she feel about her brother?

Make up a game that cats can play together

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Learn Social Studies EFL Style! Timelinks Book 5, United States History,

We are studying Social Studies today, Today's lesson is from this book: Timelinks, the United States. Pages 2-5

Here is the link if you want to buy it from Amazon:

Geography - the physical features of a place
enormous - very big
land forms - kinds of lands
plateau - flat area of land 
basin - low area of land 
saltwater - water that has a high concentration of salt in it 
environment - everything that surrounds us -Land 
nonrenewable - can be used up 
ecosystem - how the plants and animals work together to live 
region - a large area of land
climate - the general weather over a large area of land 
arid -  dry land or region 

What are the main regions of the United States? 
Where is most agriculture?  
Where is the largest river in the United States? 
Where are the most important waterways? 
Why was water traffic important 200 years ago? 
Where are the most tornadoes? 
Where are the most hurricanes?

Write a paragraph about where in the United States you would like to live. 
Which climate do you like? Give details about the weather and natural resources in the area that you would like to live in. 

Day of the Dragon King Chapter 6

Key Terms
gong- a big metal cymbal hung up and hit to make a very loud sound
oxcart - a wagon which uses oxen to pull it

bunched  - hard ch
bumped -  blend m and p mp
curved - one syllable

When do the gates close?
What happens if visitors don't leave in time?
Why are the ends of the roofs curved?\
Why are people buying little cages with an animal inside?
Annie asks what are ancestors?  Tell her the answer.
Who is buried in the tomb?
How many workers were working on it?
Why does the scholar yell?
What material are the books written on?
Who is watching the bonfire?

Here is a link about Ancient Chinese Ghosts to do more research about Ancient China

Write a newspaper article about the events in this chapter.  Include a quote from a bystander at the end of your article.

Example:    Look at the first example on this website:

Monday, March 27, 2017

Diary of A Cat Lesson plan

I live in a very interesting part of Jerusalem.  We have lots of synagogues, a big market nearby and very creative people, (including myself of course) 

My downstairs neighbor Bella Yifrah used to be a computer programmer, but now she is an artist as well as a writer.  She is originally from Bukara.  She paints and writes books. 

I did her a favor and translated her book, A Diary of a Cat from Hebrew to English. It is available on Amazon: 

Key Terms 
blind-  not being able to see 
irritating  - it bothers 
nerve - someone who does things that are annoying
arrogant - someone who puts himself above others

How does the cat feel at the beginning?
What does the cat get from her mother? 
Who is pushing her away from her mother?
How does she feel about him? 

Homework: Pretend that you are the mother cat.  Tell your two kittens what they need to know the first few days of life. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Magic Tree House Afternoon on the Amazon Chapter 10 Student Assignment Sheet

Magic Tree House

Afternoon on the Amazon

Chapter 10

Student Assignment Sheet

While Reading Make a chart of the events that happen in this chapter

Background Reading

Pennsylvania Forest facts
Amazon Forest Facts

tagging verb – to run and touch something.
Example: I like to play tag with my friends, we just lightly touch each other, and I am often “it.”

amazing adjective causing great surprise or wonder; astonishing.
I went to an amazing exhibit at the science museum last weekend.

amazing a ma zing
What is interesting about the fruit?
What information did he learn from the book?
Why couldn’t they take the mouse home with them?What time of day was it?
Which forest did they like better?
Which forest would you like better?
What advice does Jack tell Annie about bugs?


Wildlife conservation is very important. Write about an animal that had been endangered and now is doing well.

Choose from this list on this website:


The Shortnose sturgeon fish was almost extinct. They are from the Eastern United States and were endangered because of overfishing, river damming, catching with other fish and poor water quality. In the Hudson River, water quality has been improved and prohibitions against fishing are in place, so that the population of the Shortnose Sturgeon is now increasing.

Alternative homework. You  have just come back from the Amazon prepare a speech that you will give to your class about the Army Ants. Explain what they do.  What Is different about the Army ants from regular ants. What do they eat. How do they travel through the rainforest. 

Tell your teacher next class by heart not using your notes. Practice your speech a few times. 

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