August 21-25

Monday- 8/21 We saw the Solar Eclipse!!! It was really cool to see the moon move across the sun and cover most of it. The temperature dropped 12 degrees and we heard the crickets chirping.

  • Homework is to complete the crossword puzzle that you were given Friday. Use pages 2 and 3 in your notebook to answer the questions. Crossword Student Copy
  • Also we worked on the Safety Symbol matching today in class. Most completed it, but if you didn’t, please make sure it is finished before class tomorrow. I am attaching the safety symbol page from the book.

August 14-18

Monday 8/14-

  • We have Open House tonight for 6th grade parents.  Please tell your parents what class you have 1st period and we will give them your schedule.
  • We created a “Faces” picture/puzzle today that helps us get to know one another a little better.
  • We started on our first Daily Science Question (DSQ) in our notebooks. If you were absent, please look at my notebook or a classmate’s notebook tomorrow.
  • We are beginning to learn the steps to the Scientific Method/Scientific Inquiry as we go through the “Egg in a Bottle” demonstration. We started it today, but will complete the demonstration tomorrow.
  • Title pages were assigned last Thursday and are due this Wednesday.

Tuesday 8/15-

  • We completed the “Egg in a bottle” experiment and completed our lab page (1). If you did not complete your conclusion, please do so by tomorrow.
  • We worked on the Inquiry Terms by matching the following terms to the definitions and an illustration. We are studying observing, inferring, and predicting.
  • Homework- Title page due tomorrow and egg in a bottle conclusion is also due.

Wednesday 8/16-

  • We completed the “Inquiry Terms” on notebook page 2.
  • I graded the title page and egg in a bottle.
  • We watched a short video about scientific investigations.

Thursday 8/17

  • We built bridges using craft sticks and masking tape and used the scientific method as we built. I placed weights on the bridges when they were finished to see how well it was built. This is one of many STEM projects that we will do this year.

Friday 8/18

  • We checked agendas today for a ticket and had a drawing for a drink and snack.
  • We watched a short video about the upcoming solar eclipse and discussed the proper use of the solar glasses.
  • We took a few notes on Inquiry (Scientific Method) and highlighted the information that would help with the Crossword puzzle.
  • We started on the crossword puzzle in class, but it is not due until Tuesday. You may finish it this weekend if you choose. All of the answers are in your notebook.

 

OPEN HOUSE IS MONDAY 8/14—6:00-7:30

Tuesday 8/8– I hope your first day was as nice as mine was! I loved meeting all of you and demonstrating our “homemade fire extinguisher”.  We are going to have a fabulous year together. We will have a regular schedule tomorrow….meaning 1-7 in order.

Pease make sure that you have your supplies for science class by Thursday, because we are going to get started!

Supplies needed

5 Subject College Ruled Notebook

pencils

colored pencils

glue stick

scissors

red grading pen

You will need a pencil pouch with your name on it.

Wednesday 8/9-

  • We went over the importance of writing assignments in the agenda in each of your classes.

  • Expectations and Procedures/Syllabus handout was given. There is a form that must be completed and returned ASAP. The handout can also be found at the top of this page in a link.

    We took  tour of the school and had another demonstration today.

    PLEASE HAVE SUPPLIES BY TOMORROW!

    Super 2nd Day!!  What a great group of kids!!

    • Thursday 8/10-We are scientists and every scientist needs a notebook where they record their data. Today we set our notebooks up and we are ready to get moving! Here is what we did today:

      • We glued the instructions for our title page onto the first page and then glued the actual title page on the same page, but only attached it on the left margin. Students can flip the page up to see instructions. We will work on these title pages tomorrow in class, so students were instructed NOT to work on it tonight.  We will use the older textbooks at school to help us with ideas of what to draw.  Title pages are due Wednesday 8/16.

    • We glued in our Table of Contents and had another demonstration.

    • Please return the Red Team Procedures Form tomorrow.

    • Gala tomorrow from 1:00-3:00 —-$5.00 for the ticket
  • FRIDAY 8/11
  • ticket drawing today!!
  • We worked on our title page during class.
  • Gala was 1-3.

 

First Week!

Tuesday 8/8– I hope your first day was as nice as mine was! I loved meeting all of you and demonstrating our “homemade fire extinguisher”.  We are going to have a fabulous year together. We will have a regular schedule tomorrow….meaning 1-7 in order.

Pease make sure that you have your supplies for science class by Thursday, because we are going to get started!

Supplies needed

5 Subject College Ruled Notebook

pencils

colored pencils

glue stick

scissors

red grading pen

You will need a pencil pouch with your name on it.

Wednesday 8/9

  • We went over the importance of writing assignments in the agenda in each of your classes.

  • We made name plates for our desks.

  • Expectations and my basic rules

  • We are going to begin on a title page tomorrow.

  • PLEASE HAVE SUPPLIES BY TOMORROW!

  • Super 2nd Day!!

 Friday 8/14- We are scientists and every scientist needs a notebook where they record their data. Today we set our notebooks up and we are ready to get moving! Here is what we did today:

  • We glued the instructions for our title page onto the first page and then glued the actual title page on the same page, but only attached it on the left margin. Students can flip the page up to see instructions. We will work on these title pages tomorrow in class, so students were instructed NOT to work on it tonight.  We will use the older textbooks at school to help us with ideas of what to draw.  Title pages are due Wednesday 8/16.

  • attached: Title Page Instructions

  • attached: Title Page (notebook p. 1)

  • We set up our Table of contents on pages 2-5.  attached: Table of contents (notebook p.2-5)