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Classwork and Homework

Week of December 9 - 13, 2019
 
Monday - Today students finished watching the Amoeba Sisters video on meiosis and completed page 59 (Amoeba Sisters - Meiosis) in their science notebook. Students then added pages 60 (Meiosis - Sexual Reproduction), 61 (Meiosis vs. Mitosis), and 62 (Test Review).  Students then read about the process of meiosis and then completed the questions on the outside of pages 60 and 61. Students will wrap up their study of meiosis tomorrow and begin their review to prepare for their test this Thursday.
Homework: Students need to complete their study guide on page 62 by the time they walk into class on Wednesday. Students also need to study pages 54 - 62 to prepare for their test this Thursday (12/12) on both mitosis and meiosis. Students can also use the quizlet on mitosis and meiosis on my "Useful Links" page to help them learn the vocabulary for both types of division. There is also a Mitosis Quizizz that students can access through Google Classroom that they can use to study the process of mitosis. 
 
Tuesday - Today students completed their notes on meiosis and mitosis on pages 60 (Meiosis - Sexual Reproduction) and 61 (Meiosis vs. Mitosis). Students then completed a Quizizz in Google Classroom for a classwork grade that was on both Mitosis and Meiosis (students were allowed to use their notes to complete the Quizizz). Students then had the remainder of class to work on their Study Guide on page 62 in their science notebook. The study guide needs to be completed tonight for homework and is due when they walk into science class tomorrow. 
Homework: Students need to complete their study guide on page 62 and is due by the time they walk into class tomorrow. Students also need to study pages 54 - 62 to prepare for their test this Thursday (12/12) on both mitosis and meiosis. Students can also use the quizlet on mitosis and meiosis on my "Useful Links" page to help them learn the vocabulary for both types of division. There is also the Mitosis Quizizz and the Mitosis/Meiosis Review Quizziz that students can access through Google Classroom to help them study the processes of mitosis and meiosis. 
 
Wednesday - Today students reviewed for their mitosis/meiosis test, which is tomorrow. We went over the study guide on page 62, which there is a link to at the left, for students that were absent today or away for chorus practice. Students also reviewed today by doing the Quizizz practices in Google Classroom and the review game Gimkit.
Homework: Students need to study pages 54 - 62 to prepare for their test tomorrow on both mitosis and meiosis. Students can also use the quizlet on mitosis and meiosis on my "Useful Links" page to help them learn the vocabulary for both types of division. There is also the Mitosis Quizizz and the Comparing Mitosis and Meiosis Quizziz that students can access through Google Classroom to help them study the processes of mitosis and meiosis. 
 
Thursday - Today students took their unit test on mitosis and meiosis. Students were then introduced to the protists they will be learning about in our next unit. They labeled a diagram showing images of the protists and glued it in on page 63 (Protist Images) in their science notebook.
Homework: None. :)
 
Week of December 2 - 6, 2019
 
Monday - Today students began their study of mitosis and the cell cycle. Students glued in page 54 (BP-Mitosis). Students then watched the Brain Pop on mitosis and completed the inside of page 54, which describes the phases of the cell cycle, including mitosis.  
Homework: Review the notes on page 54 (BP - Mitosis).  Students can also begin using the quizlet on mitosis on my "Useful Links" page to begin learning the vocabulary. 
 
Tuesday - Today students glued in pages 55 (Amoeba Sisters - Mitosis) and 56 (Cell Cycle).  Students watched the Amoeba Sisters video and filled in the inside of page 55 (Amoeba Sisters - Mitosis). Students then identified the phases of mitosis on the outside of page 55.  Students also began reading the cell cycle in the text book and started filling in page 56 (Cell Cycle), which they will complete tomorrow. 
Homework: Review the notes on page 54 (BP - Mitosis) and 55 (Amoeba Sisters - Mitosis).  Students can also begin using the quizlet on mitosis on my "Useful Links" page to begin learning the vocabulary. 
 
Wednesday - Today students completed page 56 (Cell Cycle) and we went over the answers in class. Students then glued in pages 57 (Onion Root - Mitosis) and 58 (Cell Cycle Review). Students used the i-Pads today to access an application that shows onion root cells undergoing the different stages of the cell cycle, including mitosis. Students sketched and described each phase on the inside of page 57 (Onion Root - Mitosis).
Homework: Review pages 54 - 57 on the cell cycle and mitosis. Students can also begin using the quizlet on mitosis on my "Useful Links" page to begin learning the vocabulary. 
 
Thursday - Today students reviewed the processes of mitosis and the cell cycle. Students cut out the 6 different stages of the entire cell cycle, labeled each stage, and then glued them onto the outside of page 56 in the correct order. Students then completed page 58 (Cell Cycle Review) and we went over the answers as a wrap up of mitosis. Students will begin learning about meiosis tomorrow. 
Homework: Students need to study pages 54 - 58 to begin preparing for their test next Thursday (12/12) on both mitosis and meiosis. Students can also use the quizlet on mitosis on my "Useful Links" page to help them learn the vocabulary. 
 
Friday - Today students played a Gimkit game on mitosis for 10 minutes as a wrap up of mitosis, then students added page 59 (Amoeba Sisters - Meiosis) to their notebook. Students watched the Amoeba Sisters video on meiosis and added the notes to the inside of page 59.  We will complete the video and page 59 on Monday. 
Homework: Students need to study pages 54 - 59 to begin preparing for their test next Thursday (12/12) on both mitosis and meiosis. Students can also use the quizlet on mitosis and meiosis on my "Useful Links" page to help them learn the vocabulary for both types of division. There is also a Mitosis Quizizz that students can access through Google Classroom that they can use to study the process of mitosis. Another quizizz on both mitosis and meiosis will be added after we have fully studied meiosis.
 
Week of November 25 - 29, 2019
 
Monday - Today we went over the information on page 52 (Microscope/Density) that pertained to density as preparation for the lab today. Then students conducted their density lab. 
Homework: None. :)
 
Tuesday - Today students conducted a microscope lab. Students glued in page 53 (Microscope Use) and learned how to use a microscope by looking at specimens at different magnifications.
Homework: None. :)  
 
Wednesday - No School - Optional Teacher Workday
 
Thursday - Happy Thanksgiving! :)
 
Friday - No School 
 
Week of November 18 - 22, 2019
 
Monday - Today students completed page 48 (Cell Tour) in their science notebook. Students then identified the structures inside the plant and animal cells on page 49 (Plant/Animal Cell). 
Homework: Students need to review pages 42 - 49 in their science notebook to prepare for their unit test this Friday. Students can also use the Cell Theory and Cell Organelles Quizlet on my "Useful Links" page to help them learn the vocabulary for this unit. Students will have a quiz this Wednesday (11/20) where they will have to label the parts (organelles) of the plant and animal cells as shown on the two color coded diagrams on the inside of page 46 (Animal Cell) and the inside of page 47 (Plant Cell).  Cell unit test will be this Friday (11/22).
 
Tuesday - Today students answered 16 cell review questions in Quizizz for a daily grade. Students were allowed to use their notes if they needed them to answer the questions.  Students then cut out 13 strips of paper with the functions of specific organelles on them and had to match the function to the organelle listed on the inside of page 50 (Cell City Analogy). If students had time left over, they were allowed to work on their Cell Test Review (page 51), which must be completed when they walk into class on Thursday. 
Homework: Students that did not finish matching up the strips of paper with cell functions on them and gluing them down on the inside of page 50 were given a Ziploc baggie to put their strips of paper in and instructed to complete it for homework. All students need to study pages 42 - 50 in their science notebook to prepare for their unit test this Friday (11/22). Students can also use the Cell Theory and Cell Organelles Quizlet on my "Useful Links" page to help them learn the vocabulary for this unit. Students will have a quiz tomorrow (11/20) where they will have to label the parts (organelles) of the plant and animal cells as shown on the two color coded diagrams on the inside of page 46 (Animal Cell) and the inside of page 47 (Plant Cell).  
 
Wednesday - Today students took their cell diagram quiz. Students then had the remainder of the class period to complete page 50 (Cell City Analogy), which they began working on yesterday, and page 51 (Cell Test Review).  
Homework: Students that did not complete pages 50 and 51 in class today need to complete them for homework. All students need to study pages 42 - 51 in their science notebook to prepare for their unit test this Friday (11/22). Students can also use the Cell Theory and Cell Organelles Quizlet on my "Useful Links" page to help them learn the vocabulary for this unit. In addition to the Quizlet, there are two Quizizz's in their Google Classroom titled "Cell Organelles Quizizz Review" and "Cell Review Quizizz II", that students can do to help them prepare for the test.
 
Thursday - Today students reviewed for their cell unit test, which is tomorrow. We went over the information on page 50 (Cell City Analogy) and page 51 (Cell Test Review).  With the remainder of class time, students played the review game Gimkit. 
Homework: All students need to study pages 42 - 51 in their science notebook to prepare for their cell unit test, which is tomorrow. Students can also use the Cell Theory and Cell Organelles Quizlet on my "Useful Links" page to help them learn the vocabulary for this unit. In addition to the Quizlet, there are two Quizizz's in their Google Classroom titled "Cell Organelle Test Quizizz Review" and "Cell Review Quizizz II", that students can do to help them prepare for the test as well. 
 
Friday - Today students took their cell unit test. Students also glued page 52 (Microscope/Density) into their science notebook.  Students that finished the test early then watched the BrainPop videos on Microscopes and Measuring Matter and completed page 52 to prepare for their labs next week. On Monday they will have a density lab and on Tuesday a microscope lab. 
Homework: None :) 
 
Week of November 11 - 15. 2019
 
Monday - No School. Veteran's Day! :)
 
Tuesday - Today students completed page 44 (Cells) and then glued in pages 45 (BP-Cell Structures), 46 (Animal Cell), and 47 (Plant Cell).  Students also watched a Brain Pop video on cell structures and began filling in the vocabulary terms on the inside of page 45, which we will finish tomorrow. 
Homework: Students need to review pages 42 - 44 in their science notebook. Students can also use the Cell Theory and Cell Organelles Quizlet on my "Useful Links" page to help them begin learning the vocabulary for this unit.
 
Wednesday - Today students completed page 45 (BP-Cell Structures). Students then watched the Bill Nye video on cells and filled in the viewing guide on the outside of page 47, which the students went over in class.  
Homework: Students need to review pages 42 - 45 in their science notebook. Students can also use the Cell Theory and Cell Organelles Quizlet on my "Useful Links" page to help them begin learning the vocabulary for this unit.
 
Thursday - Today student labeled and color coded the parts of the animal cell on the inside of page 46 (Animal Cell) and also color coded the organelles in the plant cell on the inside of page 47 (Plant Cell). Students were informed today that they will have a quiz next Wednesday where they will have to label the parts (organelles) of the plant and animal cells as shown on these two color coded diagrams.  Students were also informed today that their unit test on cells will be next Friday (11/22), which will cover all the information in their notes from page 42 through all the notes they currently have and the ones we add next week.
Homework: Students need to review pages 42 - 47 in their science notebook. Students can also use the Cell Theory and Cell Organelles Quizlet on my "Useful Links" page to help them learn the vocabulary for this unit. Students will have a quiz next Wednesday where they will have to label the parts (organelles) of the plant and animal cells as shown on the two color coded diagrams on the inside of page 46 (Animal Cell) and the inside of page 47 (Plant Cell).  Cell unit test will be next Friday (11/22).
 
Friday - Today students learned about the differences between a plant cell and an animal cell. Students glued in pages 48 (Cell Tour), 49 (Plant/Animal Cell), 50 (Cell City Analogy), and 51 (Cell Test Review). Students then began filing in page 48 (Cell Tour) as they watched the Amoeba Sisters Grand Cell Tour video. 
Homework: Students need to review pages 42 - 48 in their science notebook. Students can also use the Cell Theory and Cell Organelles Quizlet on my "Useful Links" page to help them learn the vocabulary for this unit. Students will have a quiz next Wednesday (11/20) where they will have to label the parts (organelles) of the plant and animal cells as shown on the two color coded diagrams on the inside of page 46 (Animal Cell) and the inside of page 47 (Plant Cell).  Cell unit test will be next Friday (11/22).
 
Week of November 4 - 8, 2019
 
Monday - Today we wrapped up our study of storms on page 36 and then students read about meteorologists and how they forecast the weather. Students then completed page 37 (Weather Forecasting) in their science notebook.  We began going over the information on page 37 and will finish it tomorrow. Students were reminded they will have a major unit test on weather this Thursday (11/7). 
Homework: Students need to study pages 34, 36, 37, and 38 to prepare for the test. Students can also use the Weather Quizlet II on my "Useful Links" page to help them study the vocabulary in this unit.
 
Tuesday - Today we finished going over the notes on page 37 (Weather Forecasting) and then glued in pages 39 (Weather Webquest) and 40 (Weather Test Review). Students added notes I gave to them to page 39 and used Google Classroom to complete page 39.
Homework: Students that did not get all the notes completed on page 39 today can find them on the link to the left. Students need to complete their weather test review on page 40 for homework tonight so we can go over it as part of their review tomorrow. Their weather unit test is this Thursday (11/7). Students need to study pages 34 and 36 - 40 to prepare for the test. Students can also use the Weather Quizlet II on my "Useful Links" page to help them study the vocabulary in this unit.
 
Wednesday - Today we reviewed for the weather test by going over page 40 (Weather Test Review). A copy of the completed test review (page 40) can be found on the link to the left. Students also answered 15 questions on weather in Google Classroom on one of the Webquest sites (Site 3) and then showed me their score. I will use this score as a classwork grade. Students were allowed to use their notes to help them answer the questions. 
Homework: Students need to study pages 34 and 36 - 40 to prepare for their weather test, which is tomorrow.  Students can also use Weather Quizlet II on my "Useful Links" page to help them study the vocabulary in this unit.  There is also a Weather Quizizz located in Google Classroom that students can take to help them prepare. Please be aware that the Quizizz is NOT the test students will see tomorrow. The Quizizz has similar questions as the test and can help students prepare, but it does NOT cover all the material that will be on the test. Students must be familiar with all their notes, not just the Quizizz.
 
Thursday - Today students took their weather test. 
Homework: None. :)
 
Friday - Today students began their study of cells. Students titled page 41 as "Benchmark Review", which we will be filling in next week when the students see me for Den Time. Students then glued in pages 42 (Cell Theory), 43 (History of Cells), and 44 (Cells). They watched the "Wacky History of the Cell Theory" and filled in page 42, which we went over. They also read the information about the history of cell biology on page 43 and answered the questions.  Students then began reading about cells in their textbook and working on page 44, which they will complete on Tuesday. 
Homework: Students need to review pages 42 and 43.
- *No school Monday.   Veteran's Day
Thank you to all our veterans. :)
 
Week of October 28 - November 1, 2019
 
Monday - No School - Teacher Work Day
 
Tuesday - Today students finished watching the NOVA video titled, "Inside the Megafire". Students filled in the remainder of questions on page 35 and then we went over the answers.
Homework: None :)
 
Wednesday - Today students glued in page 36 (Storms), 37 (Weather Forecasting), and 38 (Pressure Systems). We went over the notes on page 34 (Fronts and Air Masses) and some of the notes on page 38 (Pressure Systems).  We will finish up page 38 tomorrow in class and then move on to storms on page 36.  
Homework: Students that did not get all the notes completed on pages 34 (Fronts and Air Masses) and/or page 38 (Pressure Systems) can find a link to the notes listed to the left of this page. Students need to review the notes on fronts and air masses and pressure systems on pages 34 and 38. 
 
Thursday - Today all students completed page 38 (Pressure Systems). Students then watched a Discovery Education video on hurricanes and used a "Storms" slide presentation in Google Classroom to fill in notes on page 36 (Storms).  Students will finish their notes on storms tomorrow. 
Homework: Students that were absent yesterday or today that did not get all the notes completed on pages 34 (Fronts and Air Masses) and/or page 38 (Pressure Systems), can find a link to those notes listed to the left of this page. All students need to review their notes on fronts and air masses and pressure systems on pages 34 and 38 for homework.  
 
Friday - Today students finished their notes on storms on page 36. We will continue to go over these notes and watch video clips on how these storms are formed through Monday. Students were informed today that their test on weather will be next Thursday (11/7). 
Homework: Students that were unable to finish their notes today on page 36 can access the information in Google Classroom under "Storms" and complete their notes on page 36 (Storms) over the weekend. All students need to review their notes on pages 34, 36 and 38 to begin preparing for their test next Thursday. I have also added a Weather Quizlet to my "Useful Links" page that has terms included on the notes they have learned so far in this unit.  An additional Quizlet on Weather will be added next week to include the additional information they will be learning next week.
 
Week of October 21 - 25, 2019
 
Monday - Today students added page 34 (Fronts and Air Masses) to their science notebook. Students used the information in the textbook to complete page 34. Mrs. Evans was absent today, so the review that was scheduled for today will be tomorrow (Tuesday), which includes a Quizizz on Winds for a daily grade.  Students will still have a quiz this Wednesday that covers the information on pages 30 - 33 in their science notebook (ISN) and their notebook will be taken up the same day (Wednesday the 23rd) for their 1st Quarter Notebook Check. Notebooks will be checked for completion of notes, all papers glued or taped in on the correct page, all pages numbered and titled correctly, and all table of contents filled in for pages 1-33. The notebook grade will count as a minor grade (quiz grade) for the 1st quarter. 
Homework: Students need to study pages 30 - 33 in their ISN for their quiz this Wednesday.
The link to the list of vocabulary terms on the inside of page 31 (Wind Vocabulary) can be found on my "Useful Links" page beside "Wind Quizlet". As part of their review, students will complete a Quizizz on winds tomorrow for a daily grade.
**Students also need to make sure their science notebook is complete and ready to turn in this Wednesday.
 
Tuesday - Today students completed a 23 question Quizizz on winds for a daily classwork grade. Students could use their notes to help them answer the questions on the Quizizz. Students were also reminded that they have a quiz tomorrow and need to study pages 30 - 33 in their science notebook (ISN). Students were also reminded that they will be turning in their science notebook (ISN) tomorrow for their 1st Quarter Notebook grade (counts as as quiz grade) on page 1-33. 
Homework: Students need to study pages 30 - 33 in their ISN for their quiz tomorrow.
The link to the list of vocabulary terms on the inside of page 31 (Wind Vocabulary) can be found on my "Useful Links" page beside "Wind Quizlet". As part of their review, students completed the Quizziz today and played the review game Gimkit.
**Students also need to make sure their science notebook is complete and ready to turn in tomorrow.
 
Wednesday - Today students took their quiz on winds and turned in their interactive science notebook (ISN) for their 1st Quarter notebook grade (which counts as much as a quiz grade). After their quiz today, students were allowed to work on any work they might still owe a teacher for this 1st Quarter. This Friday (10/25) is the absolute last for students to turn in work for the 1st Quarter.  Students were also informed today that they will be taking their 1st Quarter science benchmark tomorrow during science class. Students that score well on their benchmark will have the option of replacing a low scoring quiz from 1st Quarter with their benchmark grade. :)
Homework: None
 
Thursday - Today students took their 1st Quarter Science Benchmark during science class. If a student's lowest quiz score for the 1st Quarter is below their benchmark grade, the lowest quiz score will be replaced with the higher Benchmark grade. :)
Homework: None
 
Friday - Today students got their science notebooks back and their Quarter 1 notebook grade.  They glued page 35 (Megafire) into their science notebook.  Students then watched the first part of the NOVA video titled "Inside the Megafire" and answered the questions on page 35. This video shows the students a real world application of our curriculum (atmosphere, air quality, environmental science, heat transfer, winds, etc.) We will resume watching the video next week. 
Homework: None :) Enjoy your 3 day weekend! No school on Monday.  See you back here on Tuesday (10/29).
 
Week of October 14 - 18, 2019
 
Monday - Today students began their study of winds. Students glued in page 30 (Air Currents), 31 (Wind Vocabulary), and 32 (BN - Winds). Students also read about air currents in the textbook and completed page 30, which we went over in class. 
Homework: Students need to review their notes on page 30 for homework.
 
Tuesday - Today students added some handwritten notes about winds to page 30 (Air Currents), then completed the outside of page 31 (Wind Vocabulary). All students went outside today between 2:00 - 3:00 and heated their s'more using their solar ovens and completed their lab reports. Students were informed that the lab report will be a major grade since we spent two full days in class making the solar ovens and another hour at the end of today cooking the s'mores and writing up the lab reports.  Thank you so much for all the donations of pizza boxes, chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows. We had so many supplies donated, that every student that wanted a second s'more had the opportunity to get one. :) 
Homework: Students need to review their notes on pages 30 and 31 for homework.  The link to the list of vocabulary terms on the inside of page 31 (Wind Vocabulary) can be found on my "Useful Links" page beside "Wind Quizlet".
 
Wednesday - Today students watched the Bill Nye video on winds and filled in the viewing guide on page 32 (BN - Winds). After going over the answers to Bill Nye viewing guide, students then completed the inside of page 32 by defining and labeling the various local and global wind belts.
Homework: Students need to review their notes on pages 30 - 32 for homework.  The link to the list of vocabulary terms on the inside of page 31 (Wind Vocabulary) can be found on my "Useful Links" page beside "Wind Quizlet".
 
Thursday - Today students completed page 33 (World's Winds) and watched a Science Explorer video clip on local winds and global wind belts.  Students were informed that they will have a quiz next Wednesday on the information on pages 30 - 33 in their science notebook (ISN). Students were also informed today that their notebook will be taken up the same day (Wednesday the 23rd) for their 1st Quarter Notebook Check. Notebooks will be checked for completion of notes, all papers glued or taped in on the correct page, all pages numbered and titled correctly, and all table of contents filled in for pages 1-33. The notebook grade will count as a minor grade (quiz grade) for the 1st quarter.
Homework: Students need to start studying pages 30 - 33 in their ISN for their quiz next Wednesday.
The link to the list of vocabulary terms on the inside of page 31 (Wind Vocabulary) can be found on my "Useful Links" page beside "Wind Quizlet".
Students also need to make sure their science notebook is complete and ready to turn in next Wednesday. 
 
Friday - Today students attended the T.A.M.E. program during science class.  
Homework: Students need to study pages 30 - 33 in their ISN for their quiz next Wednesday.
The link to the list of vocabulary terms on the inside of page 31 (Wind Vocabulary) can be found on my "Useful Links" page beside "Wind Quizlet". As part of their review, students will complete a Quizizz on winds on Monday for a daily grade.
**Students also need to make sure their science notebook is complete and ready to turn in next Wednesday. 
 
Week of October 7 - October 11, 2019
 
Monday - Today students completed their notes on precipitation on page 28, which completes all the notes they will need for their quiz tomorrow, which covers pages 22 - 28 in their ISN (Interactive Science Notebook). Students then reviewed their understanding of heat transfer by completing the Heat Transfer Quizizz for a daily grade. Students were allowed to use their science notes to complete the Quizizz. Students then completed their review by playing a review game that covered all the topics on the quiz on Gimkit.
Homework: The students will have a quiz tomorrow (10/8) on the information on pages 22 - 28 in their science notebook. Students can use the Quizlet titled "Heat/Energy Transfer and the Water Cycle Quizlet" on my "Useful Links" page to help them learn the vocabulary.  Students that were absent today can access the Precipitation notes we wrote in today on page 28 at the link to the left titled "Precipitation Notes".
**Students should have brought home a blue half sheet of paper Friday titled "Solar Oven Project" that explains the project they will be working on later this week and the supplies they need for the project.  Any supplies that you can donate for the project will be greatly appreciated. :)  
 
Tuesday - Today students took their quiz. 
Homework: None. :)
**Students should have brought home a blue half sheet of paper Friday titled "Solar Oven Project" that explains the project they will be working on later this week and the supplies they need for the project.  Any supplies that you can donate for the project will be greatly appreciated. :)  
 
Wednesday - Today students were shown a demonstration of a convection current.  Students also made a UV (ultraviolet) bead bracelet that they used in a lab today. Students wore their UV bead bracelets outside to see the effect of ultraviolet light on the beads. Students were allowed to use their notes to help them answer the questions to the lab.  
Homework: None. :)
**Students should have brought home a blue half sheet of paper Friday titled "Solar Oven Project" that explains the project they will be working on Thursday and Friday and the supplies they need for the project.  Any supplies that you can donate for the project will be greatly appreciated. :)  We currently have enough pizza boxes. Thank you to everyone that had already sent some in. If you have already collected some boxes, please feel free to send them in and we can use them next year. :)  We are still in need of chocolate (Hershey's Chocolate Bars (NO almonds), marshmallows, and graham crackers. We will be collecting these food items through next Monday (10/14). 
 
Thursday - Today students began making  their solar ovens.  They will have all of today and tomorrow in class to complete their solar oven.
Homework: None. :)
**Thank you so much for all the donations of pizza boxes, Hershey bars, marshmallows and graham crackers.  We have enough supplies now for every student to have a s'more. :)  If we continue to get more food supplies we will allow the students to have two s'mores. :)   I also want to thank everyone that sent in pizza boxes. We received enough pizza boxes for not only this year's solar ovens, but next year's too!!  Thank you!! :)
 
Friday - Today students completed their solar ovens in class. 
Homework: None. :)
**Thank you so much for all the donations of pizza boxes, Hershey bars, marshmallows and graham crackers.  We have enough supplies now for every student to have a s'more. :)  If we continue to get more food supplies we will allow the students to have two s'mores. :)   I also want to thank everyone that sent in pizza boxes. We received enough pizza boxes for not only this year's solar ovens, but next year's too!!  Thank you!! :)
 
Week of September 30 - October 4, 2019
 
Monday - Today students began their unit on Energy/Heat Transfer and the Water Cycle. Students glued in page 22 (Energy Transfer), page 23 (BN-Heat), and page 24 (Electromagnetic Spectrum). Students watched the Bill Nye video on Heat and filled in the viewing guide on the outside of page 23, which we then went over in class. Students then began reading about energy transfer in the atmosphere in their textbook and filled in the reading guide on page 22 (Energy Transfer). We will go over these answers tomorrow in class. 
Homework: Students need to review their notes on heat on the outside of page 23. 
 
Tuesday - Today students completed the notes on page 22 (Energy Transfer) and we went over them in class. Students also watched a Discovery Education video on the electromagnetic spectrum and filled in the notes on page 24 (Electromagnetic Spectrum).
Homework: Students need to review their notes on heat, energy transfer, and the electromagnetic spectrum on pages 22-24. 
 
Wednesday - Today students glued pages 25 (Energy in the Atmosphere), 26 (Heat Transfer), and 27 (Water Cycle) into their science notebook. Students completed page 25 (Energy in the Atmosphere) and page 26 (Heat Transfer) using the information in a slide show in Google Classroom titled Energy in the Atmosphere. Students also watched a Brain Pop on the Water Cycle and then took the Brain Pop quiz to self assess their understanding. Evans, McKinney, and Griffin Homerooms also completed the chart on clouds and the weather tool definitions on the inside of page 27 (Water Cycle).
Homework: Students need to review their notes on heat, energy transfer, and the electromagnetic spectrum on pages 22-26 in their science notebook (ISN).
 
Thursday - Today students watched the Bill Nye video on the water cycle and filled in the viewing guide on the outside of page 27, then they went over the answers. 
Homework: Students need to review their notes on heat, energy transfer, the electromagnetic spectrum, and the water cycle on pages 22-27 in their science notebook (ISN). Students will have a quiz next Tuesday on the information on pages 22 - 28. Students can use the Quizlet titled "Heat/Energy Transfer and the Water Cycle Quizlet" on my "Useful Links" page to help them learn the vocabulary.
 
Friday - Today we went over the information on pages 25 (Energy in the Atmosphere), 26 (Heat Transfer), and added notes on the water cycle to page 27 (which can be accessed by clicking on the link to the left titled "Water Cycle Notes". Students also began taking notes on page 28 (Precipitation), which we will complete on Monday.
Homework: The students will have a quiz next Tuesday (10/8) on the information on pages 22 - 28 in their science notebook. Students can use the Quizlet titled "Heat/Energy Transfer and the Water Cycle Quizlet" on my "Useful Links" page to help them learn the vocabulary.
**Students should be bringing home a blue half sheet of paper today titled "Solar Oven Project" that explains the project they will be working on next week and the supplies they need for the project.  Any supplies that you can donate for the project will be greatly appreciated. :)  
 
Week of September 23 - 27, 2019
 
Monday - Today students continued their study of air quality (including air pollution) and environmental science (renewable and non renewable natural resources). Skeen and Griffin homerooms finished going over the BrainPop activity on the inside of page 16 today. All students glued the following pages into their ISN (interactive science notebook): page 17 (BP - Natural Resources), page 18 (Problems in the Atmosphere), page 19 (BrainPop Checklist), and  page 20 (Environmental Science). Students then watched the BrainPop on natural resources and fossil fuels. They filled in the inside of page 17 (BP-Natural Resources) and took the quiz at the end of each BrainPop as a self assessment of their understanding of the material. We will go over the answers to the inside of page 17 tomorrow in class. 
Homework: Students need to complete the "Natural Resources" and "Fossil Fuels" BrainPops if they did not complete them in class today. Students also need to complete the inside of page 17 in their ISN and take the quiz at the end of the Natural Resources and Fossil Fuels BrainPops if they did not get them completed in class today. Students were also informed today that there will be a test this Friday (9/27) that covers pages 15 - 20 in their ISN. We will complete these pages by Wednesday of  this week, review on Thursday, and test on Friday. In addition to their notes, students can use the Air Quality and Environmental Science quizlet on my "Useful Links" page to help them learn the vocabulary. 
 
Tuesday - Today we went over the answers to the inside of page 17 (BP- Natural Resources), which covered information on the Brain Pops on natural resources and fossil fuels. Students had the remainder of the class period to work on the rest of the Brain Pops listed on page 19, which we will discuss tomorrow in class. Evans and McKinney homerooms also received page 21 (Quizizz Review), a list of review questions they answered in Google Classroom and on the paper copy they put on page 21.
Homework: Students need to complete any of the Brain Pops listed on page 19 (Brain Pop Check List)  that they did not complete in class today, including filling in the inside of page 18 in their ISN, which goes with the Greenhouse Effect Brain Pop. Students also need to study their notes on pages 15 - 21 to prepare for their test, which is this Friday. In addition to their notes, students can use the Air Quality and Environmental Science quizlet on my "Useful Links" page to help them learn the vocabulary. 
 
Wednesday - Today students read an article about the various problems in our atmosphere and completed page 18 (Problems in the Atmosphere) in their ISN (interactive science notebook).  We also went over the information on the greenhouse effect and global climate change that they learned about yesterday in the Brain Pop videos. Students then began learning about environmental issues and began filling in the notes to the inside of page 20 (Environmental Science).  
Homework: Students need to complete the review questions on the outside of page 20 if they have not already done so. This is due tomorrow. Students also need to study their notes on pages 15 - 21 to prepare for their test, which is this Friday. In addition to their notes, students can use the Air Quality and Environmental Science quizlets on my "Useful Links" page to help them learn the vocabulary. 
 
Thursday - Today students completed page 20 (Environmental Science) and page 21 (Quizizz Review) as part of their review for their test tomorrow. A copy of the notes and the study guide on page 20 can be accessed by clicking on the file to the left titled "Page 20 ISN". 
Homework: Students need to study pages 15 - 21 in their ISN (interactive science notebook) to prepare for their test. In addition to their notes, students can use the Air Quality and Environmental Science quizlets on my "Useful Links" page to help them learn the vocabulary. Tests are NOT solely based on the Quizlets.  Quizlets are a tool to help students learn the vocabulary, but additional questions, charts, tables, and graphs are used on tests to assess a students level of understanding of the content beyond basic vocabulary.  
 
Friday - Today students took their test on air quality and environmental science. 
Homework: None. :)
 
 
Week of September 16 - 20, 2019
 
Monday - Today students completed the outside of page 14 (BN-Atmosphere) and answered 15 questions in School Net as part of their review for their test this Wednesday (9/18).
Homework: Test will be this Wednesday (September 18, 2019).  Students need to study pages 8-14 in their ISN (Interactive Science Notebook). Students can also use the 3 Quizlet sets on the scientific method, weather tools, and atmosphere and air pressure, listed on my "Useful Links" page, to help them learn the vocabulary for this unit. Students were informed today that they will answer questions tomorrow in Quizizz for a daily grade based on the information on pages 8-14 in their ISN.
 
Tuesday - Today students reviewed for the test tomorrow.  Students then answered questions to a Quizizz review for a daily classwork grade. Students also reviewed by playing the Gimkit game made from the Quizlet on my Useful Links page.
Homework: Test is tomorrow (September 18, 2019).  Students need to study pages 8-14 in their ISN (Interactive Science Notebook). Students can also use the 3 Quizlet sets on the scientific method, weather tools, and atmosphere and air pressure, listed on my "Useful Links" page, to help them learn the vocabulary for this unit.  Tests are NOT solely based on the Quizlets.  Quizlets are a tool to help students learn the vocabulary, but additional questions, charts, tables, and graphs are used on tests to assess a students level of understanding of the content beyond basic vocabulary.  
 
Wednesday - Today students took their test.  We will begin a new unit on air quality tomorrow. 
Homework: None. :)
 
Thursday - Today students began their unit on air quality.  Students glued in page 15 (Air Quality) and page 16 (BN-Pollution Solutions) in their ISN (interactive science notebook). Students watched the Bill Nye video on pollution solutions and filled in the viewing guide on the outside of page 16. Students also began reading about air quality in the science textbook and filling in page 15 (Air Quality). We will complete page 15 tomorrow in class. 
Homework: Students need to review their notes on pollution solutions from the Bill Nye video on page 16.
 
Friday - Today students completed the textbook reading and filled in page 15 (Air Quality), which we went over in class.  Students also watched the BrainPop on Air Pollution and filled in the matching on the inside of page 16 (BN-Pollution Solutions). 
Homework: Students in Skeen and Griffin's homerooms that did not complete the BrainPop activity on the inside of page 16 need to complete that for homework. All students need to review their notes on pages 15 and 16 in their ISN (interactive science notebook).  Students can also use the Air Quality and Environmental Science quizlet on my "Useful Links" page to help them start learning some of the vocabulary for this unit. 
 
 
Week of September 9 - 13, 2019
 
Monday - Today students continued their study of the atmosphere by learning about the different layers of the atmosphere.  Students glued in page 12 (Earth's Atmosphere) and filled in the front and the back.  We began going over the inside of page 12 in class and will finish going over the rest tomorrow. 
Homework: Students need to review pages 8 - 11 in their interactive science notebook (ISN) and the information we were able to get through today on page 12.
 
Tuesday - Today students completed both the inside and outside of page 12 (Earth's Atmosphere).  Students then began making their Atmosphere foldable on page 13. Students will complete their foldable tomorrow in class.
Homework: Students need to review pages 8 - 12 in their interactive science notebook (ISN). Students can also use the 3 Quizlet sets on the scientific method, weather tools, and atmosphere and air pressure, listed on my "Useful Links" page, to help them learn the vocabulary for this unit. 
 
Wednesday - Today students in Evans, McKinney, and Griffin homerooms completed an Atmosphere foldable on page 13 of their ISN and received a daily grade for the accuracy and completion of the foldable. Mrs. Skeen's homeroom class has almost finished with the foldable, so I will wait to grade those on Friday since all my classes will be having a lab tomorrow (Thursday).
Homework: Test will be next Wednesday (September 18, 2019).  Students need to study pages 8-13 to begin preparing. Students can also use the 3 Quizlet sets on the scientific method, weather tools, and atmosphere and air pressure, listed on my "Useful Links" page, to help them learn the vocabulary for this unit. 
 
Thursday - Today students completed a measurement lab.
Homework: Test will be next Wednesday (September 18, 2019).  Students need to study pages 8-13 to begin preparing. Students can also use the 3 Quizlet sets on the scientific method, weather tools, and atmosphere and air pressure, listed on my "Useful Links" page, to help them learn the vocabulary for this unit. 
 
Friday - Today students in Mrs. Skeen's homeroom completed their atmosphere foldable on page 13 and then I checked their foldable for a daily grade.  Students glued in page 14 (BN-Atmosphere). Students watched the Bill Nye video on Atmosphere and filled in the viewing guide on the inside of page 14. 
Homework: Test will be next Wednesday (September 18, 2019).  Students need to study pages 8-14 to begin preparing. Students can also use the 3 Quizlet sets on the scientific method, weather tools, and atmosphere and air pressure, listed on my "Useful Links" page, to help them learn the vocabulary for this unit. 
 
 
Week of September 2 - 6, 2019
 
Tuesday - Today students got their safety quiz back in class.  Students then read about the scientific method in their textbook and completed the inside of page 8 (Scientific Method). We completed page 9 (Observations and Inferences) on Friday.  Students put page 10 (Composition of Air) in their notebook and read about the composition of the air in our atmosphere and began filling in the inside of page 10. We will go over page 10 tomorrow in class.
Homework: Students need to review pages 8 and 9 in their science notebook on observations and inferences and the scientific method. If they have not already done so, students need to get their parent/guardian to sign the safety contract, located on page 6 of their science notebook. The safety contract must be signed by a parent for students to participate in their first lab.
 
Wednesday - Today students completed the inside of page 10 (Composition of Air), learning about the gases and particles in our air. Students then began watching a video on Mt. Everest, which teaches about air pressure and acclimatization. 
Homework: Students need to review pages 8 - 10 in their science notebook. If they have not already done so, students need to get their parent/guardian to sign the safety contract, located on page 6 of their science notebook. The safety contract must be signed by a parent for students to participate in their first lab.
 
Thursday - Today students finished watching the video on Mt. Everest. We discussed how the lack of oxygen at higher altitudes affects the body. We also went over the answers to the Everest questions on the outside of page 10, which pertained to the video.
Homework: Students need to review pages 8 - 10 in their science notebook. 
 
Friday - Today students continued to learn about the properties of air, specifically air pressure, by watching the Bill Nye video on pressure. They added page 11 (BN - Pressure) to their interactive science notebook (ISN) and filled in the blanks as they watched the video. We then went over the answers at the end of class. 
Homework: Students need to review pages 8 - 11 in their interactive science notebook (ISN). 
 
 
Week of August 26 - 30, 2019
 
Monday - Today students learned about the rules and expectations of the Avengers Team and those listed in the student handbook, located in the front of the student's agenda.
 
Tuesday - Today students glued in pages 1 - 7 in their science notebook. 1 (Rubric), 2 (Purpose of Notebook), 3 (TOC 1 - 49),  4 (TOC 50 - 99), 5 (TOC 100 - 149), 6 (Safety Contract), 7 (Lab Safety). We will finish going over the lab safety contract (on page 6) tomorrow in class. 
Homework: Students need to ask their parents to sign their safety contract, located on page 6 in their science notebook.  
 
Wednesday - Today we finished going over the lab safety contract on page 6 and students were informed that they need to study the safety contract to prepare for a safety quiz they will have this Friday (8/30).  Students also completed the activities on the outside of page 6 and page 7.
Homework: Students need to get their parent/guardian to sign the safety contract, located on page 6 of their science notebook, and study the safety contract to prepare for their safety quiz this Friday.
 
Thursday - Today students began their study of the scientific method. Students glued page 8 (Scientific Method) into their science notebook.  Students watched a BrainPop on the Scientific Method and completed the BrainPop activity on the outside of page 8.  We will complete the inside of page 8 tomorrow. 
Homework: If they have not already done so, students need to get their parent/guardian to sign the safety contract, located on page 6 of their science notebook.  All students need to study the safety contract on page 6 to prepare for their safety quiz, which is tomorrow. 
 
Friday - Today students took their quiz on lab safety. Students also defined observation and inference on page 9 (Observations & Inferences) and then created a chart to differentiate between the two. Students then observed the "magic candle" demonstration by Mrs. Evans and wrote what they observed and inferred from the demonstration. Skeen, Evans, and McKinney homerooms did not have time to complete the inside of page 8, so they will complete this upon their return on Tuesday (9/3).
Homework: If they have not already done so, students need to get their parent/guardian to sign the safety contract, located on page 6 of their science notebook.