Monday 3/12- Pictures of our goals page 1. We talked about successful people and the failures that they encountered in their lives. We worked on a STEM project to make life jackets for babies.
Monday 3/5- We worked on the Chrome Books in class to plug in the information from our outlines to the brochure in Google Classroom. This project is a gold grade worth 60 points. I graded the outlines that we worked on last week for 10 points today. You will need to work on this project at home and have it ready Wednesday. If you can print your brochure at home, that would be great. The printer that we will use in the computer lab is black and white.
We will grade George questions and DSQ’s tomorrow.
Tuesday 3/6- We graded George questions, DSQ’s, and worked on our brochures. If you can print your brochure tonight, PLEASE do so. We will be in the computer lab tomorrow, but it will be very busy trying to print all of the brochures.
Monday 2/26- We graded our scale models of the solar system and watched part of a video.
Tuesday 2/27- We are going to work on a brochure for our planet missions, so we collected data today and recorded the information on page 20 in our notebooks.
Thursday 3/1-We researched a planet today in class and completed an outline in preparation for our Mission brochure. The outline is due Monday. You may use the following sources for your information.
Solar System Scope
National Geographic solar system
Data pages in my classroom
Monday 2/19- Some classes grade “George” questions – All classes completed the math for the scale drawing of the solar system. No homework.
Tuesday 2/20- Students worked in groups to complete the scale model of the solar system. We will continue working on this project tomorrow. If you have not completed “George” questions through chapter 9, please check a book out and complete the questions in advisory or at home.
Wednesday 2/21- We worked on the “George” questions through 11 today. (Except 4th and 6th periods) and we worked on our solar systems. You may check a George book out if needed.
Thursday 2/22- WE worked on the solar system project. We will continue working on the George questions tomorrow.
Monday 2/12- I was out sick today, but students worked on chapters 5-7 of “George”.
Tuesday 2/13-We graded George questions for chapters 1-4 and we completed our pocket solar system. Students should know the names of the planets in order from the sun.
Monday 2/5- We completed the notes on page 13 to introduce astronomers of the past.
Tuesday 2/6-We read an article in the textbook titled “Alike, yet different”. We split up into groups to analyze the information and present 2 pieces of information that each group thought was important.
Wednesday 2/7- We completed “Alike, Yet Different” article with notes-presented by students. We read and listened to the first chapter of “George’s Secret Key to the Universe” written by Stephen and Lucy Hawking and assigned homework. One paragraph about who Stephen Hawking is.
Monday 1/29-ACT Interim Testing
Tuesday 1/30- Review Day-
Practice answering the essay question from your quiz (notebook page 10) We corrected these in class.
Wednesday 1/31- Test on Volcanoes
Thursday 2/1- Space Title Page – We worked on this in class today and it is due Monday.
Friday 2/2- I returned the tests and we went over them. There is a 15 point essay question that was part of the test, but they are not graded yet. We read about astronomers of the past and an introduction to astronomy.
If you have been absent, please check here first to know what you have missed.
Monday 1/22 We worked on our landforms foldable. Students are welcome to take a red science book home if needed. .
Homework: Foldable will be due Wednesday and we are checking DSQ’s 1-8 and notebook pages 1-10 also.
Tuesday 1/23-We have a test on volcanoes next Tuesday. Notebook pages 2-11. Students may take a book home. Study guide is due Friday
Wednesday 1/24-We graded the foldable (p. 9), Table of Contents, and Notebook pages 1-10. Study Guide due Friday
Thursday 1/25-We read about geothermal energy, hot springs, and geysers. Students wrote a question pertaining to an assigned paragraph. We shared the questions with the class and answered them on white boards. Study Guide due tomorrow. Test is Tuesday.
Friday 1/26- We graded the study guide and I gave those with a completed study guide an answer key.
Friday 1/19- We worked on the “Volcanic Activity Chart” page 8 in the notebook. This is homework if not completed in class. Pictures should be fully colored. We also read and discussed the landforms that are created from lava and ash. Students worked to match the landforms with the example and description. We will complete this Monday and create a foldable.
If you did not take the quiz last Friday, please come to my class Monday morning before school.
Monday 1/8- We did a picture review today where each student had to illustrate one of the 4 pieces of information that we have covered on volcanoes. The information that each student illustrated was determined by their seat number. Seat 1 hot spot, 2 ring of fire, 3 lava and magma, 4 diverging and converging boundaries. Any information that is needed can be found on pages 200-203 of the red textbook. I gave students 20 minutes to work on this and then we placed them up on the board. If students did not finish, they may finish for homework. We will have time to review them all tomorrow. Students also have a very basic reading comprehension page tonight for homework. The reading levels will increase as we move along. We will have a viscosity lab tomorrow.
Tuesday 1/9- We did a great viscosity lab today! No homework, but we will grade last night’s homework tomorrow. (nb page 5 “Famous volcano Eruptions)
Wednesday 1/10- We recorded grades. We used the “picture review” papers to tech our table about the terms we are learning. Red light to let me know if they understand the concepts. We labeled the parts of a volcano and wrote a sentence about what causes a volcano to erupt.
Thursday 1/11- Some classes needed to complete the volcano labeling today and then we learned about explosive and quiet eruptions.
Quiz tomorrow on the terms in the “fortune teller” (nb p. 3) and the following terms: hot spot volcanoes, Ring of fire, lava and magma, diverging and converging plate boundaries (how magma rises at a mid-ocean ridge and how a volcano forms at a converging boundary.
Wednesday 1/3- I love the beginning of a new nine weeks! Let’s start strong and finish even stronger! Here are some of the things we did today.
- Returned graded notebooks
- Returned Open Note DSQ Tests and glued them into notebook with DSQ’s
- Glued in a new DSQ sheet and answered our first question.
- New Table of Contents and wrote first 2 entries
- Created a “Goals” page on page 1
- Glued in “Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics” guided reading sheet and worked on it in class. The remainder is for homework and students were instructed to check out a textbook during advisory and to take it home if needed. This will help us familiarize ourselves with the key terms that we will use. This will be graded tomorrow. Attachment: Section 1-Volcanoes and Plate Boundaries
Thursday 1/4- 10 points for completed goals on page 1. We graded “Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics” p.2 for 15 points. We also made a “fortune teller” “cootie catcher” that helps students learn important key terms. Please start studying these this week.
Friday 1/5- I checked agendas as we do every Friday. We studied our key terms for a few minutes using the “fortune teller” that we made yesterday. We watched a short video on hot spot volcanoes and had a demonstration on hot spot volcanoes. Students have a sheet titled “Types of Volcanoes” for homework.
See attachment: Types of volcanoes