10/02 – 10/06

Oak Mountain Middle School

STRATEGIC TEACHING LESSON PLAN

Teacher: Bouldin Course:  7th Life Science
Week of: October 2 – 6
Standards:   7.1,  7.2
Resources/Technology Used: doc camera, DVD, projector, whiteboards, journals  

 

Learning Targets – I can: demonstrate understanding of 9 week curriculum: Cells, characteristics of living things, the scientific method

 

 

  Before Strategy During Strategy After Strategy
Monday

 

Science 9 week exam Science 9 week Exam Science 9 week Exam
Tuesday

 

Science World Magazine Guided Reading Science World Writing assignment Science World writing assignment
Wednesday

 

Penny Lab Penny Lab Penny Lab
Thursday

 

Myth-busters Scientific Method Analysis Myth-busters Scientific Method Analysis Myth-busters Scientific Method Analysis
Friday

 

No school No school No school

 

Planned Assessments:

Science World Magazine – Bronze

Formative Assessments:

Myth-busters analysis, Penny Lab Report, class discussions

 

09/25 – 09/29

Oak Mountain Middle School

STRATEGIC TEACHING LESSON PLAN

Teacher: Bouldin Course:  7th Life Science
Week of: September 25-29
Standards:    7.2
Resources/Technology Used: doc camera, DVD, projector, whiteboards, journals  

 

Learning Targets – I can: I can create a model to demonstrate the stages of the cell cycle.

 

 

  Before Strategy During Strategy After Strategy
Monday

 

Cell Cycle Rap Intro Cell Cycle Rap Group Activity Song Presentation
Tuesday

 

Meiosis foldable Meiosis Foldable Meiosis Square Dance
Wednesday

 

Cell Cycle Manipulatives Review Chromo socks AMSTI Chromo socks AMSTI Lab
Thursday

 

Cell Cycle Quiz 9 weeks exam study guide 9 weeks exam study guide
Friday

 

9 weeks study guide Review 9 weeks exam study guide Review 9 weeks exam study guide

 

Planned Assessments:

Cell Cycle Song & Presentations – (Silver) 9/25

Cell Cycle Quiz (silver)  9/28

Journal check  – 9/28

Formative Assessments:

Square Dance, Foldable, notes, class discussions, journal reflections

09/18 – 09/22

Oak Mountain Middle School

STRATEGIC TEACHING LESSON PLAN

Teacher: Bouldin Course:  7th Life Science
Week of: September 18 – 22
Standards:    7.2
Resources/Technology Used: doc camera, DVD, projector, whiteboards, journals  

 

Learning Targets – I can: explain the processes of how cells reproduce by mitosis and meiosis

 

 

  Before Strategy During Strategy After Strategy
Monday

 

Review Study Guide Review Study Guide Kahoots
Tuesday

 

Cells Test Cells Test Cells Test
Wednesday

 

Cell Cycle Foldable – Mitosis Cell Cycle Foldable – Mitosis Cell Cycle Powerpoint / Notes
Thursday

 

Cell Cycle Powerpoint & notes Cell Cycle Powerpoint & notes Cell Cycle Powerpoint & notes
Friday

 

Cell Cycle Packet Cell Cycle Packet Cell Cycle Packet

 

Planned Assessments:

September 19 – Cell Test  (gold)

09/18 – Journal check (bronze)

Formative Assessments:

Foldable, notes, class discussions, journal reflections

Oak Mountain Middle School

STRATEGIC TEACHING LESSON PLAN

Teacher: Bouldin Course:  7th Life Science
Week of: September 11-15
Standards:  7.3

 

Learning Targets –

I can:  

           Describe the structure and function of cells

           Explain the differences in animal cells vs. plant cells.

           Determine if an object is living or non-living based on the characteristics of living things.

           Engage in a debate proving the ideas of cell theory

 

Before Strategy During Strategy After Strategy
Monday Microscope Lab – Plant and Animal Cells Microscope Lab Microscope Lab Report
Tuesday Performance Series Testing Performance Series Testing Performance series testing
Wednesday Testing / Finish Cell drawing and functions Testing / Finish Cell drawing and functions Testing / Finish Cell drawing and functions
Thursday   Cell City Analogies Cell City Analogies Cell City Analogy Presentations
Friday Study Guide Study Guide Bill Nye Cells

 

Planned Summative Assessments:

September 19th – (Gold) Cells Test

Cell City Analogy 14th – Silver

Journal Check  15th – Bronze

Microscope lab – 11th

Formative Assessments:

Powerpoint notes, discussions, Cell drawings, Analogy Presentations, Review Game  

 

Oak Mountain Middle School

STRATEGIC TEACHING LESSON PLAN

Teacher: Bouldin Course:  7th Life Science
Week of: September 5 – 8
Standards:    7.1, 7.2

 

Learning Targets –

I can:  Explain the difference in Prokaryotic / Eukaryotic cells

           Engage in a debate proving the ideas of cell theory

           Label the parts of a microscope and how to use a microscope

           Explain the parts of the eukaryotic cell

 

Before Strategy During Strategy After Strategy
Monday Labor Day Labor Day Labor Day
Tuesday Microscope Powerpoint Microscope Labeling Microscope pictures
Wednesday Cell Theory Textbook Search Cell Theory Ted Talk Eukaryotic Cell Powerpoint
Thursday   Eukaryotic Cell Powerpoint Eukaryotic Cell Powerpoint T – Chart Animal cell v. plant cell
Friday Cell Drawings & functions Cell Drawings Cell Drawings

 

Planned Assessments:

September 19th – (Gold) Cells & Microscope Test

(Bronze) Journal Check on 09/15

Formative Assessments:

Notes, Cell Drawings, Microscope labeling

08/28 – 09/01

Oak Mountain Middle School

STRATEGIC TEACHING LESSON PLAN

Teacher: Bouldin Course:  7th Life Science
Week of: 8.28 – 09.01
Standards:    7.1, 7.2

 

Learning Targets –

I can: Determine if an object is living or non-living based on the characteristics of living things

           Explain the differences in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells

           Engage in a debate proving the ideas of cell theory

           Explain the differences in asexual & sexual reproduction

 

Before Strategy During Strategy After Strategy
Monday Eukaryotic / Prokaryotic Cells Foldable Foldable Prokaryotic reading guide
Tuesday Sexual/Asexual Reproduction Notes & Powerpoint Sexual / Asexual Foldable Study Guide handout
Wednesday Cell Theory Nearpod Biotic / Abiotic Nearpod Prokaryotic / Eukaryotic, Sexual / Asexual Nearpod
Thursday   Work on Study Guide Review Study Guide Review Game
Friday Review for test Unit Test Unit Test

 

Planned Assessments:

Journal Check – Bronze

09/01 – Unit Test – Gold

Formative Assessments:

Foldables, Study Guide, Nearpods

 

08/21 – 08/25

Oak Mountain Middle School

STRATEGIC TEACHING LESSON PLAN

Teacher: Bouldin Course:  7th Life Science
Week of: August 21 – 25
Standards:    7.1, 7.2

 

Learning Targets –

I can: Determine if an object is living or non-living based on the characteristics of living things

           Engage in a debate proving the ideas of cell theory

 

Before Strategy During Strategy After Strategy
Monday Pg. 34 – 40 Answer Questions Pg. 40 Questions Review
Tuesday The Martian and the Car Activity D & T Activity D & T Activity
Wednesday Characteristics of Life Foldable Characteristics of Life Foldable Biotic v. Abiotic Powerpoint
Thursday   Spontaneous Generation Powerpoint Spontaneous Generation Notes Comic Strip
Friday Comic Strip Cell theory Ted Talk Cell Theory Notes

 

Planned Assessments:

D & T Activity – Silver

Comic Strip – Bronze

Journal Check – Bronze

09/01 – Unit Test – Gold

Formative Assessments:

Foldables, Debates, Reading Guide, Notes

 

August 14 – 18 Lesson Plans

Oak Mountain Middle School

STRATEGIC TEACHING LESSON PLAN

Teacher: Bouldin Course:  7th Life Science
Week of: August 14-18
Topic/Essential Question:  How do I use the scientific Method?  
Standards:  Scientific Methods and processes
Resources/Technology Used: doc camera, DVD, projector, whiteboards, journals  

 

Learning Targets – I can: Explain the steps of the scientific method and how to use these steps to solve problems.  

 

Before Strategy During Strategy After Strategy
Monday Journaling Procedures Scientific Method Explanation Scientific Method Foldable
Tuesday scientific method foldable Controls & Variables Controls & Variables
Wednesday scientific method penicillin development   Saving Sam Lab Saving Sam Lab Report
Thursday   Spongebob controls and variables lab D & T Lab D & T Lab
Friday Review Scientific Method Scientific Method Quiz – Gold Scientific Method Quiz – Gold

Syllabus

Mr. Bouldin’s Classroom Expectations

Students will be:

  • Respectful
  • Positive
  • Proactive
  • Improving
  • Involved

Classroom Procedures:

Students will:

  1. Begin class by being in your seat before the bell rings, and completing bell-ringers immediately.
  2. Only raise hands to ask questions. Volunteers are selected with equity cards to answer questions.
  3. Be responsible for making up all content in a timely manner. All journal entries, activities, and assessments will be clearly posted on the board, so it is the student’s responsibility to make up any missing assignments.
  4. Conclude class by completing the daily closing activity, inventorying group supplies, and cleaning up the group area.

Hall Passes: You should make every effort to take care of personal business in between classes. Students must sign out in the classroom and sign their agenda to leave the classroom for any reason.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Due to the community support in fundraising for technology, we have enough technology available in the classrooms so that we will not need BYOD days. Students should not have phones or devices during the school day at any time.

Homework: I expect students to value their time in class and to be active in learning. As long as students continue to meet that expectation, the only homework will be to study and review your materials from class for at least 5-10 minutes each night. Don’t wait until the last night to study for tests!

Grading Guidelines: Grades will consist of unit tests & projects (Gold), Lab Reports (Silver), and daily assignments/Journal checks (Bronze).  

Required Supplies: Science Notebook and a pencil (All other materials are provided through your generous Science Fee donations)

Collaborative Learning Groups: Students will perform the majority of labs and daily learning activities within collaborative groups of 3-4. Groups will be adjusted at regular intervals throughout the year and placed by the teacher to meet student needs. Students are expected to learn collaborative skills and to contribute to the group in rotating, assigned roles as listed below:

  • Chief Executive Officer – Team leader, directs and facilitates activities, group liaison to teacher
  • Courier -Turns in papers, gathers and returns supplies, runs errands
  • Clerk – Records group answers, data, graphs & charts, inventories supplies weekly
  • Public Relations – Spokesperson for the group, presents and shares group results with the class

Textbook: This year you will not be issued a science textbook but will have access to online resources through Google classroom and STEMscopes. There will be a class set of textbooks for students to use to enhance learning and understanding of science content.

Curriculum: 7th Grade Life Science covers four main categories defined from the Alabama State Department of Education: http://alex.state.al.us/standardAll.php?grade=7&subject=SC2015&ccode=LSC7&summary=2

  • From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes  (Cells  to body systems)
  • Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
  • Heredity: Inheritance & Variation of Traits
  • Unity and Diversity

Methods of contact:

  1. Email: jbouldin@shelbyed.org – This is the best way to get in touch with me.
  2. Blog: http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/jbouldin/
  3. OMMS Main office: (205) 682-5210

About Mr. Bouldin

I am currently in my sixth year of teaching, and my second year as an OMMS Eagle! I will be teaching 7th grade Life Science and coaching OMMS Track and Field. I completed my undergraduate studies at Auburn University in 2010 and recently finished my M.Ed. Instructional Leadership degree from the University of West Alabama in August 2017. I value the opportunity to work with each and every student during these formative years of middle school. I am passionate about teaching Science because the processes of scientific inquiry and investigation allow us to continually learn and interact with the world around us in exciting ways!

On a more personal note, I was raised in Cullman, Alabama. I have two siblings, three nieces and a nephew that I love spending time with when possible. I enjoy spending time outdoors, playing tennis and other fitness activities, grilling in the backyard, and being involved in social & volunteer activities in the community.