May 16

It has been a while!  Problems with my log in have kept me from posting, but it is now resolved.  Our final exam is tomorrow.  Students received their study guides last week and had several days in class to prepare.  I think we are ready!

Looking Ahead:

If you have a science textbook at home, please make sure it gets returned before Friday 5/20, when I need to do inventory.  I will have all grades posted by this Friday.  Students will know their final grade by then.  The last day I will accept any make up work for the nine weeks is Wednesday 5/18.

Next week:

5/24- awards day at 1:30 for 8th graders

5/25- Husky Day!!

5/26- Last day of classes, students will dismiss at 1:00 PM.

It has been a truly great year, I am going to miss this wonderful group!  Thank you and have a fun, safe summer break!!

March 23

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.

March 17

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.


March 7

Happy Monday to everyone, our final exam is tomorrow and here are a few reminders:

Reminders for final exam tomorrow:


March 1

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.

Monday- history

Tuesday- Science & Math day 1

Wednesday- ELA & Math day 2

Thursday- Make up day

Friday March 11- Teacher Workday, no school

February 22

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.

February 12

Up and coming info:

February 3

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.

February 1

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!

January 27

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.

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