Only three more school days until spring break. When we return, Aspire testing will begin April 5 and run through April 15. Please make sure your child is in school and has a good night’s sleep before their test day. A schedule will be given to students for their test days.
Tomorrow we have a quiz on Chapter 11: Forces in Fluids. Students have a study guide and a review sheet.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
We will have our first quiz next Wednesday March 23. It will cover Chapter 11: Forces in Fluids and a study guide has been shared in Google Classroom for students to access. While I am still making study guides available, I am no longer giving grades on them.
Our next unit will be on waves. In this unit, students will have a choice of activities to demonstrate learning target mastery. They will choose 3 bronze grades, 2 silver, and one gold for the unit. All students will take the unit test at the end. We will be covering Chapters 15-17.
Spring Break begins March 28
Aspire testing begins April 5 and runs through April 15.
Happy Monday to everyone, our final exam is tomorrow and here are a few reminders:
Reminders for final exam tomorrow:
- Bring a #2 pencil with an eraser. Mechanical pencils are fine. I will provide a scantron and answer sheet for the open response.
- Study guides are due tomorrow before the test.
- The test is 100 points, and a gold grade. There are 35 multiple choice questions for 70 points and 5 open response, which are worth 30 points. Total = 100 points.
- I will give you a few minutes “pencil free” to look over the test and ask any questions.
- The supplement answer key is now posted in Classroom. I fixed it.
- I have also posted a power point I found that reviews speed, velocity, and acceleration in Classroom. There are practice problems in that presentation.
- When working speed or acceleration problems, please do the following for full credit:
- WRITE THE FORMULA ex: speed = dist/time
- SHOW THE SUBSTITUTION ex: speed = 12m/2 sec
- SHOW YOUR ANSWER WITH CORRECT UNITS ex: speed = 6 m/s
I have had to be out unexpectedly this week which has set us back a bit. I have posted a study guide for our final exam in Google Drive. Students will get a hard copy tomorrow (Wednesday) and will work on completing it in class. The final exam schedule for next week is listed below.
Tuesday- Science & Math day 1
Wednesday- ELA & Math day 2
Thursday- Make up day
Friday March 11- Teacher Workday, no school
We have two weeks left in the nine week period. We are working on forces and motion right now, we will investigate forces in fluids (chapter 11) next week and then prepare for our final exam. The emphasis on this unit is on graphing motion and interpreting motion graphs.
We will have a quiz on motion (chapter 10) on Friday February 26. We will have a review and practice session on Thursday before the quiz. I strongly encourage students to see me before school or at lunch for help.
Up and coming info:
- Tuesday 2/16 I will be at a teaching conference. Students will be taking a quiz on Newton’s laws and free body diagrams. We started going over the study guide yesterday and will finish it today. Students should review the study guide, practice sheet, and Newton’s laws foldable to prepare for the quiz. It is a silver grade.
- Wednesday 2/17 I will be at the conference. Students will have a written assignment to complete with the sub.
We reviewed in class today using Kahoot. The study guide is available in Google Classroom if you lose it. Tomorrow’s test is a 50 point gold grade and the study guide is in Google Classroom for those who need it. I also put a link to the Kahoot, but it may not work, some students have had luck and some have not.
Friday will see us working on free body force diagrams and talking more about forces and motion. Next week we are studying Newton’s laws of motion.
We will be taking a gold test worth 50 points on Thursday of this week. I will hand out study guides tomorrow and will also post them in Google Classroom. Solar car project grades should be on Wednesday’s progress reports. I am very proud of the hard work students put into their cars, and cannot wait to display the story boards!
There are not a lot of grades in I Now and I am working on that. We have been building our solar cars the last two weeks and it has been a test of grit and determination, but we are learning a lot. The projects will be finished by the end of this week and we will have our post-assessment done as well. Students were allowed to take pictures of their cars, so please ask to see them! The cars run strictly on solar power and were completely designed and built by students.
We have been working on our solar car designs. Students have tested solar panel configurations, gear arrangements, motor torque and friction. We are finally beginning construction on the cars, we should be ready to test them by next Tuesday and students will take the post assessment on Wednesday. The project is a 50 point gold assignment and the post-assessment is a 35 point silver assignment. We will be finishing energy next week and transitioning to Newton’s Laws and forces.keep looking »