August 25

I have pushed the Chapter 1 test-quiz (silver level) to Thursday since I will be out tomorrow.  Students received study guides today in class.  Study guides are due Thursday.

August 21

****Update:  There is a scheduled network outage this afternoon so grades may not be updated until Monday.  Thank you!

We have started the scientific method and are learning the differences between laws and theories.  Next week we will practice identifying manipulated and responding variables and controls in experiments.  Our unit test is still scheduled for next Wednesday, August 26.  It will cover lab safety, classroom procedures and scientific method (basically all things in the notebook).  Study guide will be available on Monday.

Have a great weekend–go Huskies!!!

August 19

Today students took their safety quizzes.  I am excited to see the grades, they will be entered by Friday afternoon.  I am also in the process of grading notebooks and should be finished by Friday.  We are starting scientific method now and our first gold level test is planned for next Wednesday, August 26.  It will cover lab safety and the scientific method.

August 13

We had a great first day back and it was great to meet my students.  I am looking forward to another productive year with these exceptional kids.

We have set up our notebooks and students should have received a packet with lots of information in it.  The pink and yellow sheets are due Wednesday August 19.  The pink sheet is optional, but it helps me to get to know my students.

This year I am not issuing textbooks, although students will have the option to check one out if needed.  I am setting up an online code for students to be able to access the textbook digitally.  The information they really need will be in their notebook.  It is crucial that students have their notebook in class every day.

Quiz on Safety next Wednesday August 19.  It is a bronze level quiz, multiple choice, 15 questions.   Students will receive all the information tomorrow and Monday in class.

Welcome to 8th grade science class 2015-2016

I hope everyone is enjoying the last two weeks of summer and looking forward to another school year as much as I am.  :)  I wanted to post a welcome for those who might be curious about my class and some info for starting the school year right.  Feel free to read over the parent info and classroom procedures pages for more information.

I am looking forward to meeting you soon and working with you this year to learn more about matter and energy and how they interact.  See you August 12.

~Mrs. B

May 18

The last week of school!  This year has flown by!  We will continue to do some hands on activities in science class.  Grades will be posted on Wednesday, I hope to have the last of them entered by tomorrow.  Here is what is going on the rest of the week:

Tuesday- awards ceremony at 10:45 (8th graders)

Wednesday – Husky Day!  Cost is $10 and includes t-shirt, unlimited rides, and a cold drink.

Thursday – Students dismiss at 1:00 pm.

It has been a great and very full year, thank you for being a part of it.  Have a fun and safe summer and all the best for your transition to high school.

~  Mrs. B

May 11

Hard to believe this is our last full week of the school year!

Students are getting a copy of the final exam study guide in class today.  It is also available on the Google drive.  We will be reviewing the next two days and will take the test on Thursday, May 14.  Students may turn in a textbook as soon as their study guides are complete, or on test day.  All textbooks need to be turned in by this Friday, May 15.

Looking ahead:  Tuesday is awards day, Wednesday is Husky Day, and May 21 is the last day of classes.

After our exams are over, we will begin building water bottle rockets that are air-powered.  Students should start to save and bring in a clean plastic bottle, either 20 oz or 2 liter size will be fine.

The last day to turn in make up work will be this Friday, May 15.  :)

May 7

Tomorrow is the Six Flags field trip and I hope all our students have a safe, fun time.  Thanks to Mrs. Stanfield for a great job planning this trip.

Our final exam is Thursday May 14.  Students should turn in textbooks at that time, they may need them to study.

Study guide for the test will be available in Google drive tomorrow, and hard copies will be handed out on Monday.  We will review Monday and Tuesday.  Wednesday is the Baron’s trip.  Students going on the Baron’s trip will be expected to take the test Thursday.  After final exams, we will continue to do lab activities…some will be graded, some will not be, but the learning doesn’t stop May 14.  :)

April 29

Tomorrow is the Chapter 15 test.  Students have a chapter study guide to study, there is a review power point that I shared in the Google drive, and if you look at the April 13 blog post I have a link to the chapter 15 vocabulary quizlet.  Also, we are in need of empty cardboard toilet paper rolls for building spectroscopes next week.  If you have one, set it aside and bring it in!

Looking ahead:

April 27

Tomorrow all Chapter 15 work is due by the end of class.  Students will be taking the Chapter 15 test on Thursday April 30.  To help students prepare, they received a study guide at the start of the unit and there is a link to quizlet vocabulary if you look at previous posts.

Parents:  your child received a pre-registration packet for the high school today in first period.  Please complete the forms and return them to your child’s first period teacher no later than Friday, May 1.

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