November 13-17

This week we are working on the Egg Osmosis Lab. Throughout the week, we will also work on our new Word Building Words and finishing the Unit 5 notes. Thursday and Friday students will also work on their conclusion for the Egg Osmosis Lab.

This Friday is a Word Building Test!

November 6-10

Monday – students recieved their new Word Building Words for this week. Then they continued working on their Cell Analogy Project.

Tuesday – students continued to work on their project.

Wednesday – students were supposed to turn in their project at the beginning of class today. Due to the Veteran’s Day Program, our schedule is radically different through the day today, so students will be able to work on their packet and project again. The packet is due before the students walk out of the classroom.

Thursday – students started taking notes as we went through the Powerpoint for Unit 5.

October 30-November 3

Monday, students will make cards for their new Word Building Words for this week. They will then make their own drawings of a plant and an animal cell. Tuesday, students had a “Catch-up Cafe” day, where they could work on assignments they needed to catch up on. On Wednesday, we will go over notes on Cell Organelles while students fill in their guided notes.


On Monday, students will receive an opportunity to earn half-credit back on their test from last Monday. Here is what the students will receive and must complete:

Unit 3 Test Reassessment

The following can be completed to earn half-credit back on each question from the Unit 3 Test.

  1. Do all of the following for each question you answered incorrectly (make sure each part is labelled with “a,” “b,” etc.):
    1. Write the question
    2. Write the your incorrect answer
    3. Write the correct answer
    4. Write the document from the checklist that would help you answer this question correctly
    5. Explain in at least 2 sentences how you can figure out the correct answer, what the correct answer is, and why that is the correct answer; can also include why other answers are wrong

This is due November 3, 2017.

October 23-27

Monday, students will take their Unit 3 Test. Students will also get the new Word Building Words for this week. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, students will be working on creating their own infographic to show the harmfulness of drugs on the human body, in honor of Red Ribbon Week! Friday, students worked on the Key Terms, Reading Checkpoint Questions, and Section Assessment Questions from the textbook, Chapter 2 Section 4.

October 16-20

On Monday, students will make their cards for the new Word Building Words for this week. Then they will finish their fill-in-the-blank notes as we review and finish the powerpoint on Microscopes & Cell Theory. On Tuesday, students used Quizlet to study both their Word Building Words & the vocabulary for the Microscopes & Cell Theory Unit. They also received a crossword puzzle to complete to further test themselves on their knowledge of the unit vocab. On Wednesday, students received the Prokaryote Coloring sheet to complete. They also started working on their Create Your Own Test assignment. On Thursday, students continued working on either the Prokaryote Coloring or the Create Your Own Test. On Friday, students will take their Word Building Words Test, then will have the rest of the period to finish their checklist. The checklist is due Monday. Students may use all materials on test, and will turn in checklist after test is complete on Monday.


Word Building Words test this Friday, October 20th! (4th & 5th period – you are still responsible for the 1st 9 weeks words as well!)

Microscopes & Cell Theory Unit test next Monday, October 23rd!

October 10-13

This week we will be getting through most of our mini-unit on Microscopes & Cell Theory.

On Tuesday, students will made cards on their Word Building Words for this week. Students then went into the lab and worked on how to use a microscope using the Letter E & Thread slides. On Wednesday, students reviewed how magnification works on the microscope, answered the True/False review of the microscope, and labelled and defined the parts of the microscope. On Thursday students studied their Word Building Words for 15 minutes, and then made their checklist for our current unit. Students also labelled the microscope parts and wrote the function of each part. On Friday we began the powerpoint on Microscopes and Cell Theory, and students filled out the fill-in-the-blank notes along the way.

Our first Word Building Words test will be next Friday, October 20! Make sure you are studying!

October 2-5

We will not have new Word Building Words this week. Students will work through the Levels of Organization Stations Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday we will review, and Thursday students will take their test on the Levels of Organization and Intro to Body Systems.

Reviewing notes from Tech It! and the Quizlet for this unit will very much benefit students for their test on Thursday!

Students do not have school this Friday, October 6 or next Monday, October 9! Enjoy the long weekend!

September 25-29

We will be working all week on our stations for this unit, Levels of Organization & Intro to Body Systems. (The only exception is Tuesday – we will be doing ASPIRE Testing.) Students should refer to their Checklist sheets and individual station sheets for details of each station. Most information is on Google Classroom as well.

The test for this unit will be next Thursday, October 5th. If you know you will not be here that day, please be proactive in taking your test early, as that is the last day of the 9 weeks.

September 18-22

Here is the run-down for this week:

Monday: We will finish reviewing our test from last week using the Scientific Community process.

Tuesday-Wednesday: We will begin the powerpoint on the next unit, Levels of Organization. Towards the end of Wednesday, students will receive their packets and we will go over them.

ThursdayStudents will complete the Human Body Ratios Lab and enter their information into a Google Form.

Friday: Students will begin working through the stations in their packet.

Remember, if your child is interested in going to Dauphin Island with us in February, our Interest Meeting is this Wednesday, the 20th at 5:00 in the cafeteria!

Also, due to the extremely short week and test last week, we did not get any new Word Building Words. We did get new words yesterday. Therefore, the WBW Test 3 will be NEXT Friday, September 29th.

September 11-15

I hope you enjoyed your (surprise) 4-day weekend! This week, we will be tackling the Intro to Life Science/Characteristics of Life Test! Wednesday we will review for the test, addressing major issues and talking about the format of the test. Thursday, students will take the test. Friday we will begin the Scientific Community Process, where we reflect on the test, our answers, and how we can have a deeper understanding of this information.