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Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. DEAR.
2. Aust./New Zeal/Pac. Isles Wrap-up discussion.
3. Crossword/Word Search Australia.

Homework
1. Finish crossword/Word Search.
2. Bring your binder to class as usual.

Science

Classwork
1. Take Ch. 17 Test (Weather Patterns)
2. Work on Astronomy packet.
3. View video: Moon Dance and take notes (bullet format).

Homework
1. Finish Astronomy packet.
2. Bring binder and all work to class as usual.

posted on: May 23, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Review HW and prepare for test.
2. Take Ch. 7 Test (Australia/New Zealand/Pac. Isles)

No Homework.

Science

Classwork
1. Review HW and Floods Reinforcement WS.
2. Finish sharing storm safety brochures.

Homework
1. Study for Ch. 17 test. It will be given tomorrow.
2. Begin Astronomy packet. Due Thur. Be sure to bring it to class tomorrow. You will have some class time to work on it as well.

posted on: May 22, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Turn in classification of Australia/New Zealand video notes.
2. Finish labeling map of Australia and submit.
3. Work on study guide for Chap. 7.

Homework
1. Finish study guide and use it to study for tomorrow's test on Ch. 7.

Science

Classwork
1. Collect weather lab observations.
2. Begin constructing a weather map. Due tomorrow.

Homework
1. Finish weather map.
2. Complete Sec. 17-4 (Predicting Weather) WB.
3. Begin studying for Ch. 17 test. It will be given on Wed.

posted on: May 21, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Finish two-column vocabulary definitions on Sec. 7-1/7-2. Submit.
2. View video - Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands: The People and take notes.

Homework
1. Classify your video notes into a minimum of four categories. Make sure that your new list is neat and contains complete thoughts for each fact. Some examples of categories include Food, Agriculture, Exports, etc. Be prepared for a class discusion. Due Mon.
2. Update your gradesheet. I-parent will not be available after midnight on Sun., so please check it that evening for latest updates.
3. Looking Ahead: We will have a test on Ch. 7 on Tue.

Science

Classwork
1. Review/collect HW.
2. Share Storm Safety brochures.
3. Discuss HW (Daily Weather Log) and elements of a weather map.
Reference: Sec. 17-4 (Prediciting Weather).

Homework
1. Take weather observations a minimum of two times daily over the weekend. You should take one observation tonight, two on Sat. and Sun. and one Mon. morning before you come to school. Complete your Daily Weather Log that I provided.
2. Begin listing the symbols you're going to use for your Weather Map on the back of the blank map that I've provided for you. We will do this assignment in class on Mon.
3. Looking Ahead: We will have a test on Ch. 17 on Wed.

posted on: May 18, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. DEAR.
2. Take 2-5/3-2 quiz (US & Canada).
3. Collect US/Canada books.
4. Use two-column format to define key terms for Sec. 7-1/7-2 on Australia/New Zealand.

No homework.

Science

Classwork
1. Finish brochures on Storm Safety and Awareness.

Homework
Complete 17-1/17-2 reinforcment/review WS, both sides. Due Friday.

Reminder: Tomorrow is 6th Grade Field Day. Be sure to bring a towel, bottled water and wear plenty of sunscreen.

posted on: May 16, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Share mini-books.

Homework
Study for tomorrow's quiz on Sec. 2-5 & 3-2. Use your guided reading WS and text for reference.

Science

Classwork

1. Finish fronts/masses presentations.
2. Discuss expectations and requirements for Storm Safety brochures.
3. Work on brochures.

Homework
Conduct research on your own regarding your group's storm topic. Bring it in tomorrow to incorporate it into your brochure.

posted on: May 15, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Mon. 5/14)

Classwork
1. Finish mini-books on Canadian Provinces and/or Australia/New Zealand or Pacific Isles.

Homework
1. Study Sec. 2-5 & 3-2. We will have a quiz on Wed.
2. Update your gradesheet and get a parent signature.

Science

Classwork
1. Finish group projects on fronts and air masses.
2. Share projects.
3. Introduction to Storm Safety and begin brochure project.

The only homework is to update your gradesheet and get it signed by your parent. I will collect all of them tomorrow.

posted on: May 14, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Collect HW.
2. DEAR time.
3. Review Sec. 2-5 & 3-2.
4. Make a Venn Diagram to compare the US to Canada. You should focus primarily on the culture of each country, but may also discuss politics, geography, economies, etc.

Note: The only homework is to update your gradesheet. You may ask your parent to check i-parent after 8:30 pm this evening for updates.

Science

Classwork
1. Review for test.
2. Play Bingo.
3. Take Ch. 16 Test.

Note: The only homework is to update your gradesheet. You may ask your parent to check i-parent after 8:30 pm this evening for updates.

posted on: May 09, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. View video: North America: The People and take notes.
2. Begin 2-5 (Partners & Friends) & 3-2 (Canada) guided reading WS (both sides). Answer Questions to Explore at the bottom of Sec. 2-5 before you read the lesson.

Homework
1. Finish guided reading WS (both sides).
2. Note: Grades will be updated by Wed. evening. Gradesheets will be collected on Thur.

Science

Classwork
1. Complete labs and observations on Hail & Rain in journals.

Homework
1. Study the vocabulary and Sec. 16-1 through 16-5 for tomorrow's test on Chap. 16.
2. Bring your Bingo card and play pieces for review before we take the test.
3. Note: Grades will be updated by Wed. evening. Gradesheets will be collected on Thur.
4. Complete Sec. 16-1 & 16-5 review & reinforcement WS. Due tomorrow.

posted on: May 08, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Sec. 2-1/2-2 Review questions and discussion.
2. Bingo style review for quiz.
3. Take Sec. 2-1/2-2 quiz.

No homework.

Science

Classwork
1. Take two-column notes on Sec. 16-5. Include 3 detailed illustrations.
2. Take quiz on relative humidity and dew point.
3. Begin Bingo review card for Ch. 16. Use the key terms in the Chapter Study Guide at the end of the chapter. Omit terms from Sec. 16-2 and monsoon, wind, psychrometer, rain gauge and anemometer. Be sure to make play pieces and place them in a ziploc bag for easy portability and storage.

Homework
1. Finish bingo card. You should also define the terms and use them to prepare for the Bingo review and the test on Wed.
2. Study for Ch. 16 test. It will be given on Wed.

posted on: May 07, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Collect two-column vocabulary list.
2. Review vocab. during Bingo game.

Homework
1. Study for Monday's quiz on 2-1/2-2 quiz.
2. Finish decorating your vocabulary bingo card and make play pieces for it. Place the pieces in a ziploc bag and bring it to school on Monday.

Science

Classwork
1. Discuss & practice relative humidity. Perform relative humidity lab and record observations for relative humidity and dew point.
2. Finish wind vane lab and observations.

Homework
1. Study for Ch. 16 Test. It will be given on Wed.
2. Quiz on relative humidity on Mon. Know how to find the relative humidity, difference between wet/dry bulb reading, wet-bulb and dry-bulb readings, given two of these.

posted on: May 04, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Collect HW.
2. Map test on capitals of provinces.
3. Finish discussion of Sec. 2-1 and begin discussion of Sec. 2-2.
4. Define vocab. for Sec. 2-1 through 2-3 in two-column format.

Homework
1. Finish vocab. definitions if not done in class.
2. Study for Monday's quiz on Sec. 2-1 & 2-2.

Science

Classwork
1. Perform wind vane experiment and prepare lab write-up with observations.
2. Read Sec. 16-4 (Water in the Atmosphere) and complete #'s 1-8 in class. Review answers.
3. Begin discussion/practice on relative humidity.

Homework
1. Finish Sec. 16-4 WB.
2. Finish lab write-up on wind observations Try This! lab on p. 537. Be sure to draw conclusions and present in paragraph format.
3. Looking Ahead- We will have a test on Ch. 16 on Wed. (5/9).

posted on: May 03, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Collect HW (Sec. 2-1 two-column notes) and capitals of the provinces of Canada.
2. DEAR time.
3. Review capitals.

Homework
1. Read Sec. 2-2 (Growth, Settlement and Civil War) in the U.S. and complete guided reading WS (both sides).
2. Study for tomorrow's map test on capitals of the provinces of Canada.

Science

Classwork
1. Take outdoor observations on pinwheel for peace. Compare to findings for indoor observations.
2. Review during whole class discussion.
3. Collect pinwheels and observations.
4. DEAR time.

No homework.

posted on: May 02, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Fine-tune brochures and share.
2. Label the capitals of the provinces of Canada.
3. Begin reading Sec. 2-1 (The First Americans and The Arrival of the Europeans) and take notes in two-column format (Reading Strategy)
.
Homework
1. Study the capitals for a map test on Thur.
2. Finish notes on Sec. 2-1.

Science

Classwork
1. Review all lab work collected over the past few days.
2. Make pinwheels for peace and discuss significance.

Homework
Finish pinwheel for peace. Remember to answer the reflection questions and discuss whether your pinwheel worked correctly or not. Be sure to state any modifications or adjustments taken to get it to function correctly (if applicable).

posted on: May 01, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Mon. 4/30)

Classwork
1. Update gradesheet.
2. Take map test on Canada.
3. Work on Canada brochure.

Homework
1. Finish brochure.
2. Get gradesheet signed. Use i-parent for updates to scores.

Science

Classwork
1. Finish labs.
2. Review observations.
3. Make a pinwheel for peace.

No homework.

posted on: April 30, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Finish video and notes on Canada.
2. Discuss criteria for brochure on Canada. Be sure to use your notes and the topics provided on the outline for reference.

Homework
1. Study for map test on Canadian provinces and nearby bodies of water. The only capitals that you need to know are Quebec and Ottawa. Map test will be given on Monday.
2. Get your progress report signed.
3. Reminder: gradesheets are due on Tue.

Science

Classwork
1. Teacher demos and labs/observations on mass/pressure/temperature.
2. Discuss gradesheets and expectations.

Homework
1. Get your progress report signed.
2. Update your gradesheet and get it signed and dated in the appropriate place by your parent. Check i-parent on Sun. evening for updates.
3. Complete the Science at Home activity at the end of Sec. 16-1 on notebook paper.

posted on: April 27, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Thur. 4/26)

Classwork
1. View video on Canada & take notes.
2. Use your notes to begin organizing your travel brochure for Canada.

Homework
1. Map test on Canada will be given on Mon. 4/30. Use your decorated map for reference.
2. Organize the notes you have so far on the brochure handout provided in class. Answer the last question on a separate sheet of paper and attach it to your notes and brochure handout.

Science

Classwork
1. Collect Sec. 16-2 homework.
2. Demos on air pressure and factors that affect it.
3. Review Sec. 15-3 on Air Pressure.

Homework
1. Read Sec. 16-1(Energy in the Atmosphere) and complete the review questions at the end of the lesson. Due tomorrow.
2. Complete the Science at Home activity at the end of 16-1 over the next few days. Record your observations on paper. Due Mon.

posted on: April 26, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Tue. & Wed.-4/24-4/25)

Classwork

(4/24)
1. Finish review of Latin America Unit test.
2. Complete (paired) jigsaw activity on The History of Canada. (Reading Strategy).
3. Read Sec. 7-1/7-2 (Australia & New Zealand & Pacific Islands) and complete guided reading WS's.

(4/25)
1. Finish 7-1/7-2 guided reading WS's and submit.
2. Label the provinces and major bodies of water on the map of Canada. Be sure to color it in.
3. DEAR time.

Homework

(4/24)
No homework.

(4/25)
Finish map of Canada.

Science

Classwork

(4/24)
1. Record pre/post-test data for Geology & Hydrology units. Analyze performance on each by identifying areas of strength and weakness in both content matter and study skills. Discuss findings.
2. Review Seasons video discussion questions.

(4/25)

1. View video on Heat.
2. DEAR time.

Homework

(4/24)
Complete Sec. 15-3 (Air Pressure) reinforcement WS.

(4/25)
Complete Sec. 16-2 Review at the end of the lesson.

posted on: April 26, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Mon. 4/23)

Classwork
1. Finish old work.
2. Discuss Maori people and culture.
3. Review Latin America Unit test.

Homework
None other than updating your gradesheet. Check i-parent after 8:30 this evening for updates.

Science

Classwork
1. View Wind video and use notes to create an illustration about "Wind." Be sure to show how wind impacts something else and include at least 15 facts from the video.
2. Collect gradesheet for weekly check.

Homework
Finish wind illustration.
Note: Per. 6 will also need to complete 5 illustrations and a brief description of each for the make-up video on Pressure.

All work is due tomorrow.

posted on: April 23, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Fri. 4/20)

Classwork
1. Collect HW.
2. Review.

No homework. Remember to update your gradesheet for Tues. You may check i-parent on Sun. for updated scores.

Science

Classwork
1. View video on Pressure. Draw 5 illustrations and briefly describe how they're involved. Period 6 will do this on Mon.

No homework other than updating your gradesheets. You may check i-parent Sun. afternoon for updated scores.

All Students: Thanks for the outstanding job and effort all week in preparation for CRCTs. Kudos! to a job well done.

posted on: April 20, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Thur. 4/19)

Classwork
1. View video: How Economic Activities Define a Culture, complete discussion questions and discuss.
2. Review answers to CRCT Prac. #2.
3. Collect HW.

Homework
1. Read article(both sides) about the Maori people and their culture. Write a summary about what you've learned.
2. Use the Internet or other reference to find some pictures of these people. Record what you notice about them. Be prepared to discuss this information tomorrow.

Science

Classwork
1. Discuss "Volume by Displacement or Difference" lab and questions.
2. Review 16-2, 16-3 & 15-3 WB's.

No homework. Thanks for the hard work to prepare for CRCTs.

posted on: April 19, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Tues. 4/17 - Wed. 4/18)

Classwork

(4/17)
1. Finish CRCT Prac. #1.
2. Begin CRCT Prac. #2.

(4/18)
1. View video on Australia & New Zealand and complete KWL.
2. Work on CRCT Prac. 2.

Homework

(4/17)
None.

(4/18)
Read Sec.'s 1-3 (Natural Resources US & Canada) & 2-4 (Settlement & Independence of Canada) and complete both sides of guided reading WS.

Science

Classwork

(4/17)
1. Watch video: Outer Space/Moon and take notes to create questions for Stump Your Neighbor game.

(4/18)
1. View partial video: Weather to identify factors that influence earth's weather.
2. Review methods of volume measurement & introduce the method of displacement or volume by difference. Perform volume displacement lab with partner, record results and answer discussion questions.

Homework

(4/17)
Use your video notes to create 10 challenging questions that you may use to "Stump Your Neighbor."

(4/18)
1. Complete discussion questions for displacement lab, if not done in class.
2. Read pp. 533-535 of Sec. 16-2 (Heat Transfer) and complete WB pp. 192-194 only.
3. Read Sec. 15-3 (Air Pressure) and 16-3 (Winds) and complete both WB's.

posted on: April 18, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Mon. 4/16)

Classwork
1. Collect HW.
2. Watch video and update KWL on Canada.
3. Continue CRCT Prac. #1.

No homework.

Science

Classwork
1. Discuss Sec. 15-1 (Air Around You) and review WB.
2. View video on Earth's Seasons and complete guided discussion questions.

No homework.

posted on: April 16, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Thur. 4/12 - Fri. 4/13)

Classwork

(4/12)
1. Review study questions.
2. Take L. America Unit test.
3. Read Sec. 1-1 (Land & Water: US & Canada) and complete guided reading WS (side 1 only) and use 2-column format to define key terms and key places.

(4/13)
1. Collect HW.
2. CRCT Practice #1.

Homework

(4/12)
Finish 1-1 guided reading WS and definitions for key terms/places.

(4/13)
1. Read Sec. 1-2 (Climate & Vegetation) and complete flipside of 1-1 WS. Update your key terms/places list.
2. Talk with your parent about "political cartoons" and find one in a newspaper or online. Discuss it with your parent and write a summary explaining it. Bring the cartoon and your explanation to class on Monday.

Science

Classwork

(4/12)
1. Finish Hydrology Post-test.
2. Video: Bill Nye (Atmosphere).
3. Use video notes to create an acrostic on Atmosphere. Type it, decorate it and add some graphics that relate to the content.

(4/13)
1. Share acrostics.
2. Begin illustration of the layers of the atmosphere. Use the manila paper provided during class. Use your notes and p. 517 of your text for reference. Be sure to add additional facts from the lesson to your diagram. Color it and add graphics that relate to each layer.

Homework

(4/12)
1. Complete the acrostic.

(4/13)
1. Finish your illustration of the layers of the atmosphere.
2. Read Sec. 15-1 (The Air Around You) and complete your WB.

posted on: April 13, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Wed. 4/11)

Classwork
1. DEAR time.
2. Discuss Venn Diagram on Cuba & conditions of Haiti.
3. Work on supplementary study guide with a partner. All study guides are due tomorrow.

Homework
Use your completed study guides and maps of Latin America to review for tomorrow's unit test on Latin America.

Science

Classwork
1. Review circle graph on Ocean Water Chemistry and review Ocean Floor Graph and discuss significance of each. Discuss real-world applications of data and associated test-taking skills in preparation for next week's CRCTs.

No homework.

posted on: April 11, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (4/9-4/10)

Classwork
4/9
1. Read information about Fidel Castro's Cuba in mini-booklet and respond to discussion questions and write personal narrative.
2. Update gradesheets.

4/10
1. Read Sec. 5-2 (Haiti) and use guided reading WS to record important facts. Complete flipside on Sec. 5-1 (Cuba).
2. Review chronology of Cuba and primary documents to learn about the Bay of Pigs Invasion and Cuban Missile Crisis. Begin Venn Diagram to compare these two events and impact on Cuba.

Homework
4/9
1. Finish classwork.
2. Get gradesheet signed.
3. Note: Unit Test on Latin America-Thurs.

4/10
1. Finish Venn Diagram and be prepared to discuss tomorrow.
2. Work on study guide for unit test on L. America.
3. Collect gradesheets.

Science

4/9
Classwork
1. Complete unfinished work (Ch.13/14 test make-ups, Sec. 13-2 Tides Outline-Inspiration, etc.)
2. Calculate % salts in Ocean Water Chemistry and construct circle graph.
3. Calculate depth of ocean floor features and construct line graph.

4/10
1. Finish all outstanding work.
2. Collect gradesheets.

Homework
4/9
1. Work on graphs.

4/10
1. Complete final update on KWL chart for Hydrology.

posted on: April 10, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Thur. & Fri. 3/29-3/30)

Classwork
(3/29)
1. View video "Peru & Brazil" and take notes on the respective viewpoints of the guest speakers.
2. Finish data collection on the economies of L. American nations and discuss.
(3/30)
1. Use video notes to compare/contrast Peruvian & Brazilian lifestyles and cultures. This should be about 2/3 of a page in length and presented in essay format.

Homework(3/30)
1. Finish essay on Peruvian vs. Brazilian lifestyles & cultures.
2. Use i-parent (check on Sat. 4/7) and recently graded work to update your gradesheets. They are due on Tues.

Science (Thur. & Fri. 3/20-3/30)

Classwork
(3/29)
1. Review HW and review for test.
2. Take Ch. 13 & 14 Test.
3. Continue planning Edible Ocean Floor Project.

HomeworkBring in your designated items for the project.

(3/30)

Classwork
1. Finish tests.
2. Build Edible Ocean Floors and share.

No homework.
Note: Those who were absent on Fri. will need to complete an alternate assignment upon return after Spring Break.

posted on: April 01, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Wed. 3/28)

Classwork
1. DEAR time.
2. View video on Mexico: The People and compare lifestyle to that of N. America.
3. Continue gathering economic data from L. Amer. nations.

Homework

Read Sec. 5-1 (Cuba) and write a letter to an imaginary friend who is a resident in that country. Explain your reaction to what you've learned about her country.

Science

Classwork

1. Review HW.
2. Complete Sec. 13-4 (Currrents & Climates) notes on the graphic organizer provided.
3. Break into groups. Devise a proposal for your edible ocean floor project and submit for approval.

Homework
1. Finish notes(if not done in class). Remember to review the currents map on p. 467 and answer the discussion question.
2. Complete both sides of 13-2/13-3 review & reinforcement WS.
3. Complete Sec. 13-4 WB.
4. Review for Sec. 13-2, 13-3, 13-4 & 14-1 Test. It will be given tomorrow.

posted on: March 28, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Tues. 3/27)

Classwork
1. Collect HW.
2. View video on The Panamanian Way of Life, take notes and include one detailed illustration of something learned.
3. Begin data analysis of Latin American economies and complete discussion questions.
4. Ongoing-Use data for L. Amer. countries to complete WS provided. This is due at the close of Wed. class.

Homework
Finish data analysis of L. American economies.

Science

Classwork
1. Review HW.
2. Draw, label, color and briefly describe the features of the ocean floor on stationery of your choice (p. 462).

Homework
1. Read Sec. 14-1(Ocean Exploration) and complete WB.
2. Finish ocean floor illustration, if not done in class.
3. Test on 13-2, 13-3, 13-4 & 14-1 on Thur.

posted on: March 28, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Mon. 3/26)

Classwork
1. Finish group presentations on Chap. 3.
2. Read Sec. 4-3 (Panama) and complete guided reading WS.
3. Begin data collection for Latin American nations' economies.

Homework
Finish 4-3 guided reading WS and read Sec. 4-1 (Mexico) and complete guided reading WS on flip-side.

Science

Classwork

1. Tides graph and analysis (Sharpen Your Skills, p. 436).
2. Begin HW.

Homework

1. Complete Sec. 13-2 WB (review) and read Sec. 13-3 (Ocean Water Chemistry) and complete 13-3 WB also.
2. Looking ahead- We will have a test on Sec. 13-2 thru 13-4 and 14-1 on Thur.

Note: All classes may check i-parent after 8:30 p.m. for grade updates. All gradesheets w/ parent signatures are due tomorrow. Thank you for your efforts over the weekend. I believe that most of the issues have been resolved.

posted on: March 26, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Fri. 3/23)

Classwork
1. Share Chap. 3 presentations and complete group mini-assessments.

Homework
Update your gradesheet by recording graded work for the past week. Use your agenda, the blog and i-parent for reference. Some grades will be posted after 6pm on Sun. Gradesheets are due (w/ a parent initial or signature)weekly on tuesday, beginning 03/27.

Science

Classwork
Finish Inspiration concept map on Sec. 13-2 (Tides).

Homework
Update your gradesheet by recording graded work for the past week. Use your agenda, the blog and i-parent for reference. Some grades will be posted after 6pm on Sun. Gradesheets are due(w/ a parent initial or signature) weekly on Monday. Beginning 03/26.

posted on: March 25, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Thur. 3/22)

Classwork
1. Finish group projects on Sec. 3-1, 3-2 or 3-3. Use programs such as Culturegrams and Microsoft Word to conduct research about the culture of Latin America and/or create mini-assessments for group projects.

Homework
Read Sec. 3-3 (Cultures of South America) and complete guided reading WS. Due tomorrow.

Science

Classwork
1. Paired teams will take outline notes on Sec. 13-2 (Tides) and then use them to construct a graphic organizer using the Inspiration 8 software application. The final product should be organized, decorated and contain several graphics that depict the content of the lesson.

Homework
Use your online text to compare and contrast Spring vs. Neap Tides. Periods 3 & 4 should do this assignment on the graphic organizer provided during class. Period 6 may write the information on paper and bring it to class tomorrow to transfer onto the graphic organizer.

posted on: March 22, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Thur. 3/22)

Classwork
1. Finish group projects on Sec. 3-1, 3-2 or 3-3. Use programs such as Culturegrams and Microsoft Word to conduct research about the culture of Latin America and/or create mini-assessments for group projects.

Homework
Read Sec. 3-3 (Cultures of South America) and complete guided reading WS. Due tomorrow.

Science

Classwork
1. Paired teams will take outline notes on Sec. 13-2 (Tides) and then use them to construct a graphic organizer using the Inspiration 8 software application. The final product should be organized, decorated and contain several graphics that depict the content of the lesson.

Homework
Use your online text to compare and contrast Spring vs. Neap Tides. Periods 3 & 4 should do this assignment on the graphic organizer provided during class. Period 6 may write the information on paper and bring it to class tomorrow to transfer onto the graphic organizer.

posted on: March 22, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork

(Tue. 3/20)

1. Discuss group project requirements.
2. Begin planning for project.

Wed. (3/21)
1. Go to media center and continue working on project and find additional information about your topic.

Homework
(Tue. 3/20)

Conduct research at home to find articles on your group's portion of the section.

(Wed. 3/21)

Read Sec. 3-2 and complete 3-1 & 3-2 Guided Reading WS. Due tomorrow.

Science

Classwork

(Tue. 3/20)
1. Update and discuss KWL (Water).
2. Vocabulary building & review-Pictionary(teams).

(Wed. 3/21)
1. Finish Pictionary review game.
2. Take quiz.

Homework

(Tue. 3/20)
1. Study for quiz on Sec. 13-1 (Wave Action).

(Wed. 3/21)
No homework.

posted on: March 21, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Mon. 3/19)

Classwork
1. Collect HW (3-1 flashcards and two-column notes).
2. View videos on Latin American culture and take notes.

No homework.

Science

Classwork
1. Collect Sec. 13-1 Notes.
2. View Bill Nye video (Oceanography) and take notes.

No homework.

posted on: March 19, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Make picture flashcards for all key terms in Chap. 3. This includes Sec. 3-1, 3-2 and 3-3.
2. Begin two-column notes for Sec. 3-1.

Homework
1. Finish all CW above. Due Mon.

Science

Classwork
1. Review 13-1 WB.
2. Review 11-1 thru 11-3 Quiz.
3. Begin two-column notes on Sec. 13-1.

Homework
Finish Sec. 13-1 notes. Due Mon.

posted on: March 18, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork

(Wed. 3/14)
1. DEAR time and fill in reading logs.

(Thur. 3/15)
1. Finish and share Sec. 2-5 paired projects.
2. Begin essential question #22. Be sure to write a detailed response at least one page in length. Remember to include some quotes from your reading to support your response.

Homework

(Wed. 3/14)
None.

(Thur. 3/15)
1. Finish essential question 22. Due tomorrow.

Science

Classwork

(Wed. 3/14)
1. Take Sec. 12-1 & 12-2 Quiz.
2. DEAR time and complete reading logs.

(Thur. 3/15)
1. Make-ups.
2. Complete essential question # 26. Be sure to write a detailed response at least one page in length. Remember to include some quotes from your reading to support your response.

Homework

(Wed. 3/14)
No homework.

(Thur. 3/16)
1. Finish EQ #26.
2. Read Sec. 13-1 and complete WB.

posted on: March 15, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Tue. 3/13)

Classwork
1. Discuss main points of Sec. 2-5.
2. Take 2-4 & 2-5 quiz.
3. Finish paired projects.

No homework.

Science

Classwork
1. Complete Sec. 12-1 & 12-2 review and reinforcement WS's and review answers.

Homework
Study for 12-1/12-2 quiz. It will be given tomorrow.

posted on: March 13, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Mon. 3/12)

Classwork
1. Work on paired project for Sec. 2-5.

Homework
Study for Sec. 2-4 & 2-5 quiz. It will be given tomorrow.

Science

Classwork
1. Review 12-1 WB.
2. Review Rocks Test.
3. Review CPR #4(Death of the Unsinkable Titanic) activity. Reading strategy.

Homework
Study for Sec. 12-1 & 12-2 quiz. It will be given on Wed.

All Classes: Use the missing assignments report (periods 4-6; per. 3 will receive them tomorrow) that were provided today and/or i-parent to identify missing work since 2/15. Most classwork and tests/projects or quizzes may be made up, but must be completed and submitted by Wed.

posted on: March 12, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Fri. 3/9)

Classwork
1. Review "Take the Lead" assignments.

Homework
Study for quiz on 2-4 & 2-5, Tues. 3/13.

Science

Classwork
1. Share 12-1 projects.
2. Collect HW.

Homework
Complete Sec. 12-2 WB.

posted on: March 11, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
(Thur. 3/8)
1. Discuss journal responses to Taking the Lead & connect to Sec. 2-4.
2. Complete paired activity regarding similarities amongst the liberators of S. America. Interpret graph on Brazilian slavery and determine factors that influenced it.

(Wed. 3/7)
1. Turn in journal responses to Taking the Lead: Liberators of S. America.
2. DEAR time.

Homework
(Thur. 3/8)

1. Read Sec. 2-5 (Issues of Latin America) and complete guided reading WS and word search (review of Latin American history) on flip-side.

(Wed. 3/7)
No homework.

Science

Classwork
(Thur. 3/8)
1. Finish projects.
2. Death of the Unsinkable (Disasters!) assignment make-ups.
3. Begin 12-2 (Balancing Water Needs) Anticipation Guide.

(Wed. 3/7)
1. Review 12-1 WB.
2. Work on projects.

Homework
(Thur. 3/8)
1. Finish 12-2 Anticipation Guide.

(Wed. 3/7)
No homework.

posted on: March 08, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Tues. 3/6)

Classwork
1. Discuss the pros/cons of slavery in Brazil and primary sources about Latin America.
2. Read "Taking the Lead" mini-book about various liberators of Latin America. Write a reaction response to each article in your journal.

Homework
1. Complete the journal reaction responses to "Taking the Lead".

Science

Classwork

1. Highlight the most important facts and vocabulary on your notes for Sec. 12-1 (Water to Drink).
2. Work with your partner to create a visual presentation of your portion of Sec. 12-1.

Homework

Complete Sec. 12-1 WB. Due tomorrow.

posted on: March 06, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Mon. 3/5)

Classwork
1. Read article on the Treaty of Tordesillas and primary sources regarding slavery in Brazil and mining in Peru. Complete questions and discuss different sources of information.
2. Read Sec. 2-4 (Independence) and complete two-column notes on graphic organizer provided in class.

Homework
1. Complete Sec. 2-4 guided reading WS.
2. Finish notes.
Science

Classwork
1. Update the "L" section of your KWL on Water Distribution. Whole class discussion and review.
2. Mini-lesson- review concept of volume and discuss properties of water, such as surface tension.
3. Read Sec. 12-1 (Water to Drink) and take notes in outline format. Change turquoise-colored headings into questions.

Homework
1. Finish outline notes.

posted on: March 05, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Fri. 3/2)

Classwork
1. DEAR time.
2. Dr. Seuss read aloud in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America Day.

No homework.

Science

Classwork

1. 11-1 & 11-3 Quiz make-ups.
2. Read Death of the Unsinkable Titanic in the Disasters! book. CPR #4: Complete exercises A-D on notebook paper.
3. DEAR time.
4. Dr. Seuss read aloud in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America day.

No homework.

posted on: March 02, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Thur. 3/1)

Classwork
1. Review classwork and homework.
2. Take Ch. 2 Test on Aztecs, Mayas & Incas.

No homework.

Science

Classwork
1. Review HW.
2. Read section on Icebergs in 11-2 and discuss.
3. Take test on Sec. 11-1 & 11-3.

No homework.

posted on: March 01, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Wed. 2/28)

Classwork
1. Collect 2-2 notes on Incas.
2. View video on Conquest of the Americas and take notes.
3. DEAR SS-Read the article "The Story of My People" and review timeline on the Incas to complete graphic organizer and multiple choice questions on the reverse side of each handout.

Homework
1. Complete 2-2 (Incas) guided reading WS and flip-side re: Quipu. Use the information to help you decipher the values.
2. Study for tomorrow's test on Sec.'s 2-1, 2-2, & 2-3.

Science

Classwork
1. Review 11-1 reinforcement & review WS.
2. Finish sharing projects.
3. View video on Rivers & Lakes... and take notes.

Homework
1. 11-3 reinforcement & review WS.
2. Study for tomorrow's quiz on Sec. 11-1 & 11-3.

posted on: February 28, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Tues. 2/27)

Classwork
1. Read Sec. 2-2 (Incas) & take notes using any of the reading strategies learned. Be sure to list all section headings.
2. Discuss significant events on the timeline for Sec. 2-3.

Homework
1. Finish notes on Sec. 2-2.

2. Study for Thur. test on Sec. 2-1, 2-2, & 2-3.

Science

Classwork
1. Finish "Water Distribution" group project and share.
2. Check Sec. 11-3 WB.

Homework
1. 11-1 Review & reinforcement WS.
2. Study for Thur. quiz on Sec. 11-1 & 11-3.

posted on: February 28, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Mon. 2/26)

Classwork
1. Write important events noted in Sec. 2-3 (European Conquest) on notebook paper and use this information to construct a timeline on the green strip of paper provided during class.

Homework
1. Finish your timeline. Be sure to include at least one detailed picture that relates to the information and decorate it. You may also add a colorful border to enhance your timeline.
2. Make regular flashcards for the key terms and key places (Sec. 2-1) and the key terms and key people (Sec. 2-3).
All work is due tomorrow.
3. Looking Ahead-We will have a test on Sec 2-1, 2-2 and 2-3 on Thur.

Science

Classwork
1. Finish group project on water distribution.

Homework
1. Read Sec. 11-3 (Water Underground) and complete WB.
2. Looking Ahead-We will have a quiz on Sec, 11-1 & 11-3 on Thur.

posted on: February 26, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Collect HW.
2. Finish reading Aztec descendants article and use it to compare and contrast the Mayas and Aztecs on a venn diagram.
3. Select one of three pictures of Mayan/Aztec art and color.

Homework
Finish coloring your artwork.

Science

Classwork
1. Review WB.
2. Finish and submit essential questions (23-25).
3. Begin group project on Water Distribution.
Homework

posted on: February 23, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Thur. 2/22)

Classwork
1. Review video WS's.
2. Review video quiz.
3. Read articles on Aztecs/Mayas and complete questions and summaries on paper.

Homework
1. Read Sec 2-3 (European Conquest) and complete both sides of WS.
2. Complete essential questions 21-23.
All work is due tomorrow.

Science

Classwork
1. KWL on Water/Hydrology.
2. Interactive Concept Map of The Water Cycle (Sec. 11-1).
3. Begin two-column notes for Sec. 11-1. Handout given in class. If you were absent, you can do this on paper. Be sure to use outline format so that you can take notes by section and sub-section.

Homework
1. Read Sec. 11-1 and complete WB.
2. Finish two-column notes on Sec. 11-1.
3. Finish essential questions 23-24.
All work is due tomorrow.

posted on: February 22, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Wed. 2/21)

Classwork
1. DEAR time.
2. Essential questions #s 21-23. Due Friday.

Homework
Work on essential questions.

Science

Classwork
1. DEAR time.
2. Make-ups for Geology post-test and Hydrology pre-test.
3. Essential questions #'s 23-24. Due Friday.

Homework
Work on your essential questions.

posted on: February 21, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Fri. 2/16)

Classwork
1. View video on Mayan & Aztec Civilizations. Take outline notes.
2. Discuss video and take video quiz.
3. Turned in signed progress reports and reflections on academic progress and Ritmo Blue performance.

Homework
Complete crossword puzzle and flip-side to review facts from the video. You may read Sec. 2-3 in your text for reference. Due Wed.

Science

Classwork
1. Take pre-test on Hydrology Unit.
2. Play Rock Cycle Game and record observations. Make-up from yesterday's agenda.
3. Turned in signed progress reports and reflections on academic progress.

No homework.

Note: Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

posted on: February 16, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Thur. 2/15)

Classwork
1. View "Ritmo Blue" performing arts performance on music/instruments of Africa and Latin America.
2. Write a brief reflection about what you learned from the presentation.
3. Begin written reflection on academic progress. Be sure to discuss what you've done well and what still needs improvement. Discuss any obstacles or barriers that may be hindering you from maximizing achievement in all subject areas. Identify things that you will do to improve your performance.

Homework
1. Get your progress report signed.
2. Finish reflections about Ritmo Blue performance and academic progress.
Note: All assignments are due tomorrow.

Science

Classwork

1. Complete Geology Post-test.
2. Begin written reflection on academic progress. Be sure to discuss what you've done well and what still needs improvement. Discuss any obstacles or barriers that may be hindering you from maximizing achievement in all subject areas. Identify things that you will do to improve your performance.
3. Turn in DEAR summary from reading session this week.

Homework

1. Get your progress report signed.
2. Use your progress report to record graded work on your gradesheet.
3. Finish reflection of academic progress.

posted on: February 15, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Wed. 2/14)

Classwork
1. DEAR time.

Homework

Get your progress report signed and use it to fill in your gradesheet. I will collect signed progress reports on Friday.

Science

Classwork

1. Make-up tests & DEAR time.
2. Write a summary of what you read. Be sure to provide a detailed, thorough response.

Homework

1. Finish your DEAR summary.
2. Get your progress report signed and use it to fill in your gradesheet. I will collect signed progress reports on Friday.

posted on: February 14, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Tues. 2/13)

Classwork
1. View video on The Aztecs, take notes and discuss.

Homework
Complete Sec. 2-1 Guided Reading (Civilizations of Middle America).

Science

Classwork
1. Take Rocks Test.

No homework.

posted on: February 13, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Independent review for map test.
2. Take Central America/Mexico map test.
3. Begin notes on Sec. 2-1 ( Early Civilizations of Middle America).

Homework
Finish notes on Sec. 2-1.

Science

Classwork
1. Discuss metamorphic rocks.
2. Complete Geology in a Bag lab & observations.

Homework
Study for 3-2, 3-3 & 3-5 test on igneous, sed. & metam. rocks. It will be given tomorrow.

posted on: February 12, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Fri. 2/9)

Classwork
1. Review Central Amer./Mexico map.
2. Create a practice map test and pair w/ classmate to review for test.

Homework
Study for map test.

Science

Classwork
1. Review 3-5 WB.
2. Complete rock observations.
3. Keynote presentation on metamorphic rocks.

Homework
1. Complete 3-5 outline notes. Due monday.
2. Study for 3-2, 3-3 & 3-5 test. It will be given on Tues.

posted on: February 09, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork

1. Review 1-2/1-3 Quiz.
2. Take Chap. 1 Test on Latin American Geography.
3. Begin labeling countries and capitals of Mexico and Central America. You must also color the map.

Homework

Finish labeling map of Mexico & Central America. Due tomorrow.

Science

Classwork

1. Rock observations to identify and distinguish the characteristics of sedimentary rocks. Students will classify unknown rocks and those in their own personal collections.
2. Use a keynote presentation to review Sec. 3-2(Igneous) and 3-3 (Sedimentary).

Homework
1. Complete 3-2 & 3-3 Review and reinforcement WS's.
2. Read Sec. 3-5 (Metamorphic Rocks) and complete WB.
3. Reminder: Test on igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks-Tues. 2/13.

posted on: February 08, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Wed. 2/7)

Classwork

1. Finish 1-2/1-3 quiz.
2. DEAR time.

Homework

Study text, handouts, maps & graphs and notes for Chap. 1 Test tomorrow.

Science

Classwork

1. Highlight important information on Sec. 2-1 and 2-2 review WS.
2. DEAR time.

Homework
Looking Ahead-We will have a test on 3-2, 3-3 & 3-5 on Tue. 2/13. It will cover igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.

posted on: February 07, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Tue. 2/6)

Classwork

1. Review HW and review resources and climate.
2. Take 1-2 & 1-3 quiz.

Homework

Study for Chap. 1 Test. It will be on Thur.

Science

Classwork

1. Review 3-3 WB.
2. Finish rock observations.
3. Begin graphic organizer on Sec. 3-3 (Sed. Rocks). Be sure to make a venn diagram comparing igneous and sed. rocks on the back of the graphic organizer.

Homework
Finish graphic organizer.

posted on: February 06, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Mon. 2/5)

Classwork

1. Finish discussion of Sec. 1-3 review.
2. Complete practice on climate graphs and review answers.
3. Begin HW (1-3 guided reading WS).

Homework

1. Finish 1-3 guided reading WS.
2. Study for quiz on Sec. 1-2 & 1-3. Use your text and handouts for reference.

Science

Classwork

1. Complete video discussion quiz and turn in with notes.
2. Examine each of 4 unknown rocks. Determine whether it is igneous or not and identify individual characteristics. Name it. Apply the same directions to your personal rock collection. Record data/observations on your original rock collection observation sheet.

Homework
Read Sec. 3-3 (Sedimentary Rocks) and complete WB. Due tomorrow.

posted on: February 05, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Fri. 2/2)

Classwork

1. Watch video on Geography of Latin America and take notes.
2. Discuss main features of video and relate to Ch. 1.
3. Discuss Sec. 1-3 (Natural Resources) and Sec. review.

Homework

No homework. Quiz on Sec. 1-2 & 1-3 on Tues.

Science

Classwork

1. Review HW.
2. Watch video streaming clips on "Three Rocks" and "All About Rocks & Minerals" and take notes.
3. Begin video quiz. Use notes for reference.

No Homework. Reminder: Bring your rock collection to class daily for the next week.

posted on: February 02, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Thur. 2/1)

Classwork
1. Reading Climate Map Skills Activity. Answer questions in A-D. Complete the "Apply the Skill" Section, #'s 1-6.
2. Collect practice WS on reading vegetation and climate maps.

No homework.

Science

Classwork
1. Review classroom policies, procedures and classroom expectations.
2. Read Sec. 3-2 (Classifying Rocks) and complete outline notes.

Homework
1. Complete 3-2 WB. Due tomorrow.
2. Bring your rock collection to class tomorrow.

posted on: February 01, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies Wed. 1/31

Classwork
1. Read article re: Amazon Rainforest and discuss the benefits it provides to the region and other countries. Complete/submit discussion questions.
2. Independent DEAR time.

No homework.

Science

Classwork
1. Take Minerals/Rocks Test. If you were absent, be prepared to take it when you return.
2. DEAR time.

No homework.

posted on: January 31, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Tues. 1/30)

Classwork

1. Review HW.
2. Discuss Sec. 1-2 (Climate & Vegetation)
3. Practice climate/vegetation diagrams and graphs.

Homework

1. Finish graphs if not done in class. Due tomorrow.

Science

Classwork

1. Turn in illustrative maps of Rock Cycle.
2. Watch Discovery Channel video "Rocks" and take notes in bullet format.

Homework
1. Study for Test on 2-1, 2-2, 3-1 & 3-2 (Minerals & Rocks).

posted on: January 30, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Finish sharing presentations.
2. Finish Sec. 1-2 Outline Notes on Climate & Vegetation and submit.
3. Read article "A Look at Latin America" and answer questions.

Homework
1. Complete the flip-side of the article. This is practice with map skills and interpretation of graphs.

Science

Classwork
1. Review HW.
2. Turn in rock collection and observation sheet.
3. Discuss criteria for the illustrative concept map of the Rock Cycle. Use p. 95 in the text for reference. Remember that it will be used as a review game for the test on Wed.

Homework
1. Period 4: Complete the 3-1 (Class. Rocks) review WS, located on the flip-side of the crossword puzzle. Due tomorrow.
Note: Per. 5 & 6, you will complete this assignment in class tomorrow because you do not have it.
2. Reminder: Test on Wed. for Sec.'s 2-1, 2-2, 3-1 & 3-6. Use your WB, review handouts, notes and textbook for reference.

posted on: January 29, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Work on Sec. 1-2 (Climate & Vegetation) Notes. Take a sheet of paper and write the two questions from the section entitled Questions to Explore on the first few lines. Then take every heading or sub-heading and change them into questions (you don't have to answer them because once you take notes, they will be answered automatically). Recall the format that I have provided for you many times in the past. Read each sub-section and jot down the key points. Bullet format is fine. Do this for the entire lesson. It is classwork, so you will have some time on Mon. to complete it.

No homework.

Science

Classwork
1. Make-up DEAR time.
2. Complete Minerals Crossword Puzzle for review. Submit.
3. Begin reading Sec. 3-6 (The Rock Cycle) and complete the WB. You must also complete the concept map located at the bottom of page 97 in the textbook. It does not have to be decorated.

Homework
1. Complete your rock collection. Be sure to follow the guidelines provided in yesterday's blog entry. It is due on Mon.
2. Finish 3-6 WB and concept map (p. 97). Due Mon.

posted on: January 26, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Finish Free-form Maps of Latin America (1-1).
2. Take 1-1 Quiz.
3. Collect HW.

No homework.

Science

Classwork
1. Review 3-1 WB.
2. Discuss Sec. 3-1.
3. Begin outline notes (WS) on Sec. 3-1(Classifying Rocks).

Homework
1. Begin collecting samples of rocks. Place them in some type of bag or container for safekeeping. As you collect them, complete a log discussing specific place where it was found, what type of rock it appears to be, noticeable characteristics, and try to name it. Use your textbook (Chap. 3) for reference. Due Mon.
2. Finish outline notes for Sec. 3-1. Due tomorrow.

posted on: January 25, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Wed. 1/24)

Classwork
1. DEAR time.
2. Work on Free-form Map (1-1).

Homework
1. Complete guided reading WS (both sides).
2. Use side 1 of the WS plus your text and outline notes to review for tomorrow's quiz on Sec. 1-1(Land and Water) of Latin America.

Science

Classwork
1. Collect and discuss essential questions 20-22.
2. Discuss Sec. 2-1/2-2.

Homework
1. Read Sec. 3-1 (Classifying Rocks) and complete WB. Due tomorrow.
2. Looking ahead. We will have a test on Sec. 2-1, 2-2, 3-1& 3-2 on Tues. (1/30) or Wed. (1/31).

posted on: January 24, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Collect 1-1 Outline Notes.
2. Begin group Free-form Maps on Sec. 1-1.

Homework
Begin studying for Sec. 1-1 quiz. It will be given on Thurs.

Science

Classwork
1. Finish Free-form Map/Concept Map on Sec. 2-1/2-2. Submit for a project grade.
2. Finish project presentations/peer evaluations for previous absentees.

Homework
Complete essential questions 20-22. Due tomorrow.

posted on: January 23, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Mon. 1/22)

Classwork
1. Finish reading Coral article. Write a summary of the key points in the article and discuss your reaction to it. This should be approximately 1/2 page in length. Submit for a grade.
2. Use Sec. 1-1 (Latin America: Land & Water) to complete the outline handout provided.

Homework
Finish your 1-1 outline notes. Due tomorrow.

Science

Classwork
1. Finish project presentations and discuss observations.
2. Begin work on either a free-form map (all pictures/graphics) or a concept web map (combo of flow chart and graphics) to outline the key concepts in Sec. 2-1 & 2-2. You may do any combination of map types, just as long as you have one per section.

Homework
Continue working on maps. You will have some class time tomorrow to complete them.

posted on: January 22, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Fri. 1/19)

Classwork
1. Collect HW.
2. Discuss Lesson 1-1.
3. Read article regarding Corals.

No homework.

Science

Classwork
1. Continue project presentations and peer evaluations.
2. Collect HW.

No homework.

posted on: January 19, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Write essential questions 18-20 in your journal and respond. Be sure to give detailed responses.
2. Take S. America map test.

Homework
Read Sec. 1-1 and complete the section review (#'s 1-5).
Note: Make picture flashcards for #'s 1 & 2. Answer 3-5 on notebook paper.

Science

Classwork
1. Review HW.
2. Continue science project presentations, discussion and peer evaluations.

Homework
1. Complete Sec. 2-2 review WS, both sides. Due tomorrow.

posted on: January 18, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Wed. 1/17)

Classwork
1. Review Map and submit for a grade.
2. Use the blank template to create a practice quiz for the S. America Map test. Pair up with a classmate, swap practice quizzes and complete. Grade each other's work and submit.
3. DEAR time.

Homework
Use your original map to study for the S. America map test. It will be given tomorrow.

Science

Classwork
1. DEAR time.
2. Continue project presentations.
3. Turn in volume lab reports and project rubrics (if not already done).

Homework
1. Read Sec. 2-1: Properties of Minerals (pp. 46-49) and complete WB, #'s 1-11.
2. Read Sec. 2-2 (Mineral Formation) and complete WB (all). Both assignments are due tomorrow.

posted on: January 17, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Tues. 1/16)

Classwork
1. Finish Eur/Rus unit test.
2. Complete map of S. America. Use new text, pp. 8, 180, and 186 for reference. Be sure to color in the countries and name them on the map. You must also follow the other directions given on the map as well.
3. Complete textbook inventory for Latin America books.

Homework
1. Complete map of S. America. Due tomorrow.
2. Map test on countries and capitals on Thurs.

Science

Classwork
1. Finish volume labs.
2. Discuss projects and begin presentations.

No homework.

posted on: January 16, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies (Fri. 1/12)

Classwork
1. Take Europe/Russia unit test.
2. DEAR time and turn in Eur/Rus. textbook.

No homework.

Science

Classwork
1. Field questions regarding science projects.
2. Complete volume labs.

Homework
Finish science projects and complete rubric. Grade your own project. Due tuesday.

posted on: January 12, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. View video on Moscow and write a 1/2 page journal entry comparing Moscow to Atlanta.
2. Finish study guide questions and pair with another student for review for unit test.

Homework
Use your text and study guide to prepare for unit test on Europe/Russia, which will be given tomorrow.

Science

Classwork
1. Discuss logs and projects and areas of strengths and weaknesses noted so far.
2. Make adjustments to logs.
3. Begin Volumes of Fun lab.

Homework
Continue working on abstract & display boards.

posted on: January 11, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Take 5.4 quiz.
2. DEAR time.
3. Work on developing questions for study guide for unit test on Friday.

Homework
1. Continue working on vocabulary definitions and study questions for study guide facts for Europe & Russia unit test.

Science

Classwork
1. Turn in logs for spot check.
2. DEAR time.

Homework

1. Continue working on projects. You should be drawing conclusions for your project and typing up your abstract at this point. You should also start thinking about how you want to set up your display boards.

posted on: January 10, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Discuss Sec. 5-4 (Russia) and review guided reading WS.
2. View video on Siberia.
3. Distribute study guide for Europe/Russia unit test.

Homework
1. Study for quiz on Sec. 5-4, to be given tomorrow.
2. Begin review for unit test by either defining vocabulary or making some questions for the facts provided in the study guide.

Science

Classwork

1. Review temperature handouts.
2. Field questions regarding science projects.

Homework
1. Continue working on projects. Use packet for reference.
2. Bring in project logs for check tomorrow.

posted on: January 09, 2007

Daily Agenda

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Finish 5-4 Sec. Review and summary of lesson.
2. Complete Sec. 5-4 Guided Reading WS and complete table comparing the Old vs. New Ways of doing things in Russia.

Homework
1. Finish 5-4 Guided Reading/table.
2. Study for Sec. 5-4 quiz to be given on Wed.

Science

Classwork
1. Finish discussion of popcorn experiment (conclusions) and submit. Review project packet and suggested timeline.
2. Complete temperature practice WS that compares three different measurement scales.

Homework
1. Continue independent science projects. Due Tues. 1/16.
2. Finish temperature WS from class and complete HW practice sheet. Note: Use Celsius for all measurements on HW sheet. Due tomorrow.

posted on: January 08, 2007

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork
1. Analyze data from popcorn experiment. Discuss pricing and factors that impact it and quality of product.
2. Use format of popcorn experiment for model of independent science projects.

Homework
1.Draw conclusions about the performance of the brands of popcorn and record them on your popcorn report. This section should be approximately 2 paragraphs in length. Remember to include a statement that accepts or rejects your hypothesis. Click below to review how to organize the popcorn report. It will be collected on Mon. 01/08.
2.Continue independent projects. Refer to timeline provided in the science project packet to stay on track. Reminder:project is due Tues. 01/16. Be sure to refer to your guidelines(in the rear of your log) as you are working on your project.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Read Sec. 5-4 (Russia) and complete the section review. Be sure to give complete, detailed responses for each question.

No homework.

How to Organize the Popcorn Experiment Report

Make a Table of Contents(TOC) with the following information. Make a title page for the experiment and place the TOC directly behind it in the report.

I.Problem.........................page 1
II.Research Ideas.................page 1
III.Hypothesis....................page 1
IV.Research.......................pages 2-3(write # pages you have)
V.Procedure.......................page? (you fill in)
Part A-Materials(list them)
Part B-Steps Taken(use steps I provided in earlier blog entry)
VI.Data & Observations............page?
VII.Table of Results..............page?
VIII.Graph(Average of Results)....page?
IX.Data Analysis..................page?
X.Conclusions.....................page?
XI.Acknowledgements................page?
XII.Bibliography...................page? (use your biblio page/article information for reference)

posted on: December 21, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork
1. Analyzed data from popcorn experiment. Discussed relevant factors and variables such as time taken to pop each bag, cost of product and factors that impact it, and began calculations of %popped kernels and duds.
2. Reinforced the purpose of my blog entries and the importance of reading each line and following through with daily assignments.
3. Encouraged students to become independent thinkers and dedicate much more time to their studies.

Homework
1. Finish calculations for popcorn experiment(include a % average of each brand) and analyze all data & observations. Write down any trends, patterns or relationships noted.
2. Continue independent project investigations.
Reminder: This is an on-going assignment. Project is due Tues. Jan. 16.

Social Studies

Classwork
DEAR time.

No homework.

posted on: December 20, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork ((Tues. 12/19)
Met with guidance counselor to identify potential career choices.

Homework
1. Continue working on your independent projects. Design your procedure and perform your tests. Remember to write everything that you think, say or do pertaining (to your project) in your log.
2. Be sure to write out the information from last Friday's blog entry regarding each class period's data from the popcorn experiment. We will analyze the data and draw conclusions tomorrow.
3. Ask your parents to check i-parent and make sure that you have submitted any missing (CW, labs, tests/quizzes) assignments that have occurred between 11/15 and present. Tomorrow is the deadline to submit late work.

Social Studies

Classwork
Complete Sec. 3-3 Outline notes utilizing Inspiration software and submit.
No homework.

posted on: December 19, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork
1. Finish popcorn research.
2. Continue independent project research in log.

Homework
1. Be sure to have your parent(s) check i-parent for any missing assignments. Any CW, labs, quizzes or tests/projects after 11/15 may be submitted for late credit. You must turn them in by Wed. 12/20.
2. Finish your science project research and begin your actual experiment.
3. If you did not copy the information from Friday's blog entry regarding Steps IV & V of the popcorn experiment, please do so and have it ready for discussion.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Work with a partner to convert your outline notes for Sec. 3-3 to a graphic organizer using the Inspiration software application.

Homework
The only homework is to ask your parent(s) to double-check i-parent for missing work (CW, Maps, Quizzes or Tests/Proj) dated 11/15 to present. All work must be submitted by Wed. 12/20.

posted on: December 18, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork
(Fri. 12/15)
1. Finish popcorn research and record notes in the appropriate place in your lab report. If you were absent, just read the info provided and do your best until you return to school.
2. Make several qualitative observations about your individual bags of popcorn. Use categories such as taste, texture, size, shape of kernel to make your observations. You do not have to count them, unless you simply want to. I have provided the data for each class below.
3. Click below & record Step IV (Experiment, a)Materials, b) Steps taken and Step V (Observations) on your popcorn lab report.

Homework

1. Click below to find the data for your class. Record all of it on your lab report and bring it to class on Monday. See CW above for exactly what needs to be done. :)
2. Identify the independent, dependent and controlled variables and constants used in this experiment. Use all review handouts on the scientific method(p. 5 of your general info section of the binder) for reference. Due Monday. 3. Remember to continue research on your science fair project and record what you've learned in your log. Date all entries and record start/stop times in the margin as well.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Complete Sec. 3-3 (Cultures of Russia) outline notes. Use two-column format like the notes that I've provided for you in the past.

Homework
Finish Sec. 3-3 Outline notes.

Class Project Data-For All Classes

Key: P = popped D = duds
OR = Orville Redenbacher Movie Theatre Butter; 3.3 Oz. bags
PS = Pop Secret Movie Theatre Butter; 3.5 oz bags
Act II = Act II Movie Theater Butter, 3.3 oz bags

Step IV. Test the Hypothesis

A.Materials
1.Orville Redenbacher’s Movie Theatre Butter microwave popcorn
2.Act II Movie Theatre Butter
3.microwave;time taken varies per brand
4.large bowls
5.gloves
6.Ziploc bags

B.Steps
1.Take a bag of ORMTB and remove plastic wrapper.
2.Place into microwave and preset to 3 min (or popcorn button for PS). Be sure to look & listen for slowing down of popping corn.
3.Take caution when removing the bag from the microwave.
4.Count the number of duds and number popped and record in log.
5.Repeat process three more times for ORMTB & ACTIIMTB.

Data
Act II (Time to cook-varied from 1:35 to 2:10) Why do you think this was the case?
OR (Time to cook- 2:50)
PS (Time to cook-varied from 2:20-2:30)
What can you infer about Pop Secret & OR in comparison to the
Act II?)

P. 1

Act II (Time to cook-varied from 1:35 to 2:10) Why do you think this was the case?

1. P =473, D = 6
2. P = 513, D = 17
3. P = 522, D = 7
4. 1 bag burned due to problem with time button on microwave.

OR (Time to cook- 2:50)

1. P = 426, D = 16
2. P = 342, D = 4
3. P = 503, D = 37

PS (Time to cook-varied from 2:20-2:30) What can you infer about Pop Secret in comparison to the other brands?)
1. P = 387, D = 10
2. P = 315, D = 36
3. P = 345, D = 30

P. 2

Act II
1. P = 470, D = 16
2. P = 380, D = 12
3. P = 475, D = 13

OR
1. P = 516, D = 38
2. P = 322, D = 17
3. P = 386, D = 36

PS
1. P = 378, D = 26
2. P = 342, D = 57 (write some observations about what might have happened here)
3. P = 325, D = 18

P. 3

Act II
1. P = 370, D = 22
2. P = 422, D = 10
3. P = 405, D = 28

OR
1. P = 332, D = 20
2. P = 437, D = 16
3. P = 423, D = 18

PS
1. P = 375, D = 21
2. P = 342, D = 17
3. P = 269, D = 46

posted on: December 15, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Thurs. 12/14)
1. Make-up DEAR time.
2. Model appropriate log entries. Focus: research.
3. Conduct research on Popcorn using articles provided in class.

(Wed. 12/13)
1. Review classwork on scientific method(WS pp xiv - xv).
2.Continue research & discussion of Popcorn lab.

Homework (Thurs. 12/14)
1. Continue research on your independent project at home. Be sure to cite your references as you go.
2. Bring a drink (preferably fruit or aide) to complement our in-class Popcorn experiment.

Social Studies

Classwork (Thurs. 12/14)
1. Watch schoolwide Geography Bee.
2. Take 2-4/2-5 Quiz.

(Wed. 12/13)
1. DEAR time.
2. Finish discussion of Lsn 2-5.

(Thurs. 12/14)

No homework.

Homework (Wed. 12/13)
Reminder: Study Lsns 2-4 & 2-5 for quiz tomorrow.

posted on: December 14, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Tues. 12/12)
1. Finish & discuss results of Bugs-a-Copter lab.
2. Pair up w/ a classmate and complete scientific method WS side 2.
3. Begin Popcorn lab and research.

Homework
1. Complete I Propose... project proposal sheets. In ink. Due tomorrow. Use one of the top 3 choices provided on your idea list( returned today).

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Make vocabulary flashcards for Sec. 2-5.
2. Discuss Sec. 2-5(Rise & Fall of the Soviet Union)

Homework
1. Begin preparing for a quiz on Sec. 2-4 & 2-5. It will be given on Thurs.

posted on: December 12, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Mon. 12/11)
1. Take science project spelling test.
2. Discuss project reference packet in detail and assign due dates for certain items.
3. Finish Bugs-a-Copter lab and observations.

Homework
1. Complete handout entitled "Analyzing Elements of the Scientific Method. Page xiv (14) only.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Complete Sec. 2-4 and 2-5 guided reading WS and submit.
2. Map study of p. 56. Click below for questions. Answer on a sheet of notebook paper.
3. Add a list of items which are readily available for purchase by consumers in the American marketplace. How would your life be different if these items were not as easy to access? Use this mindset to answer homework questions.

Homework
Refer to the Reach Into Your Background section of your text for 2-4 and 2-5. Write a paragraph for each question. Due tomorrow.

Map Study p. 56 (Russian Expansion)

1. What is the map about?
2. Define expansion.
3. When did Russia claim the least territory?
4. In what era was the greatest amount of territory claimed?
5. Excluding the answers provided above, state one generalization about the data on the map. A generalization is a broad statement that summarizes information on a map, graph or diagram.
6. Compare any two pieces of information(data) on the map that deals with the content at hand.

posted on: December 11, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Fri. 12/8)
1. Review/discuss homework & finish science fair comic book.
2. Conduct Bugs-a-copter lab report & observations. Small scale model of the scientific method.
3. Briefly discuss the "Popcorn" lab.
4. Distribute the science project reference packet inclusive of project checklist/rubric.

Homework
1. Complete the flip-side of last night's homework (word search). Use it to study for the science project spelling test on Mon.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Watch the Geography Bee.

No homework.

posted on: December 08, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Thur. 12/7)
1. Copy Science Fair Guidelines into your log. Click below for reference.
2. Finish Test and make-up DEAR time.
3. Read & discuss science fair comic books.
4. Begin bugs-a-copter lab.

Homework
1. Based on what you've learned about appropriate ideas for good science fair project ideas, identify at least 5 science fair ideas that you would like to investigate. Write them on notebook paper and bring them in tomorrow.
2. Complete side 1 of scientific method WS for review of key terms regarding the scientific method. This is the flip-side of the word search.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Continue Nicholas & Alexandra video and note-taking.

No homework.

Guidelines for Science Fair Project Log

1. Everything that you think, do, or say about your project needs to be in this log. The first entry should be the introduction to the topic that I am studying.
2. Black ink only. Only permanent, ballpoint pens. All writing should be legible and consistent throughout.
3. How to Organize My Project (my log)
A. Write the introductory information about the topic selected.
B.
1) Research (What did I learn and from what source did I obtain the information?)
2)I Propose…sheet
3)
4. Include all stages of the Scientific Method (save 10 spaces in your log for this, right now). Fill in the steps on your own.
5. Date all entries (left margin).
6. Do not erase or white-out your entries. If you make a mistake, simply cross through it and continue with your intended thoughts.
7. Measurements that you take must have quantitative and qualitative observations. All measurements must be in metric units.
8. Provide an explanation for why you chose this problem and hypothesis.
9.Conclusions should have:
·A statement which accepts or rejects your hypothesis
·A summary of the most significant findings
·About two complete paragraphs

-Include responses to question 4 of "What Happened?" section in your packet.

posted on: December 07, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Wed. 12/10)
1. Take 7-1, 7-2 & 8-1 Test.
2. Finish setting up your data tables for Bugs-A-Copter lab using the data sheets provided in class. We will perform this lab activity tomorrow.
3. DEAR time.

No homework.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Collected Sec. 2-5 review and Sec. 2-4 sequence chart.
2. Continue video and notes on Nicholas & Alexandra.
3. DEAR time.

No homework.

posted on: December 06, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Tues. 12/5)
1. Review Sec. 8-1 reinforcement and enrich WS.
2. Complete introductory scientific method review activity.
3. Set up data tables in science "logs" to prepare for Bugs-a-Copter lab.

Homework
1. Study for test on 7-1, 7-2 and 8-1, which will be given tomorrow. Use a variety of the study guides, outline notes and online text for reference.
2. If you did not bring your science project log today, please remember to bring it in tomorrow. You must bring them to class daily until further notice.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. One day extension given to complete sequence charts on Sec. 2-4.
2. Begin watching video (Nicholas and Alexandra) and take notes.

Homework

1. Read Sec. 3-5 (Rise & Fall of Soviet Union) and complete the review questions.
2. Finish sequence chart for Sec. 2-4. See yesterday's blog entry for details about requirements.

posted on: December 05, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Mon. 12/4)
1. Outline Sec. 8-1 (Changing Earth's Surface) by converting each heading or sub-heading into questions and taking notes within the section. Be sure to underline or highlight any vocabulary terms.
2. Review scientific method to prepare for science fair projects.

Homework
1. Complete outline notes if not done in class. They will be collected tomorrow.
2. Complete 8-1 enrich and review WS.
3. Bring in a different composition book (or comparable tablet) that will be used as a science project log.
4. Study for the 7-1,7-2 & 8-1 test that will be given on Wed.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Use the events in Sec. 2-4 (Imperial Russia) to construct a sequence(of events) chart. Be sure to select important events that influenced the history of Russia. You should have approximately 20 facts or more and a minimum of 3 relevant pictures(of events rather than people). Rough draft should be on paper. Final draft should be placed on manila paper provided during class. If you elect to type it, that's fine, but just cut & paste only the chart and associated pictures onto the manila paper provided. Due tomorrow as you had plenty of time to select your facts and to begin planning the layout of your chart.

Homework
Finish your sequence chart. Be sure to add relevant illustrations and decorate the background. Some examples include adding a border, using print or patterned stationery, adding color to your pictures, etc. Due tomorrow.

posted on: December 04, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Fri. 12/1)
1. Review 8-1 WB (Changing Earth's Surface/Erosion/Deposition).
2. Finish 7-1/7-2 quiz.
3. Finish "Soil System" illustration and submit.

Homework
1. Looking Ahead: Test on 7-1, 7-2 and 8-1 on Wed. 12/6.
Note: Caution: Our online textbook is compatible with internet explorer versions 5 & 6. It will not work with the latest version (7).

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Turn in HW.
2. Complete Sec. 2-4 (Imperial Russia) two-column notes. They will be collected on Monday.

No homework.

posted on: December 01, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Thur. 11/30)
1. Review 7-2 reinforcement and review WS.
2. Review for quiz.
3. Take quiz.
4. Continue working on "Soil System" illustration.

Homework
1. Read Sec. 8-1 (Erosion & Deposition) and complete WB. Due tomorrow,
2. Reminder: Any make-up work from the progress report needs to be submitted by tomorrow.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. DEAR time (30 min).
2. Quiz corrections(Sec. 3-1/3-2).

Homework
1. Read Sec. 2-4 (Imperial Russia) and complete the review questions. Exception: Make regular flashcards for the vocabulary terms. Answer everything else on paper.
2. Reminder: Any missing work from the progress report is due by tomorrow,

posted on: November 30, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Wed. 11/29)
1. Finish soil lab, including answering analyze & conclude questions on p. 228. Discuss.

Homework
1. Finish 7-2 review WS. Due tomorrow.
2. Study for 7-1/7-2 quiz.
3. Continue working on your "Soil System" illustration. Use pp. 225-226 for reference. You will have some class time tomorrow to complete them.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Review Sec. 4-5 and collect HW.
2. Discuss article.
3. Take Sec. 4-5 quiz.

No homework.

posted on: November 29, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Tues. 11/28)
1. View mini-video on soil and garbage.
2. Collect and analyze soil samples.

Homework
1. Complete Sec. 7-2 review and reinforcement WS. Due Thurs.
2. Remember to get your progress report signed and use it to update your gradesheet. Due tomorrow.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Finish reading article and complete review questions and summary on Germany.
2. Begin 4-5 guided review WS.

Homework
1. Finish 4-5 guided review WS.
2. Study notes, handouts and text for quiz on 4-5 tomorrow.

posted on: November 28, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Mon. 11/27)
1. Finish essential questions #'s 16-19 and submit.
2. Complete Sec. 7-2 guided reading notes (SQRRR format).
3. Use progress report to update 2nd nine weeks gradesheet.

Homework
1. Finish guided reading notes if not done in class. Due tomorrow.
2. Get progress report signed and complete missing work (CW or labs). All missing work must be completed and submitted by this Friday (12/1). Progress reports are not due until Wed.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. View video: Germany after 1945 and take notes in bullet format. Class discussion.
2. Finish essential questions 16-17 and submit (if not already done).
3. Begin reading article entitled "Germany: The Industrial Giant" and complete the Review questions and Writing Skill activity. Minimum 2/3 of a page in length.

Homework
Get your progress report signed. Use it to update your gradesheet and complete any missing work from CW or Maps & Skills. All missing work must be submitted by this Fri. (12/1). Prog. reports are due on Wed.

posted on: November 27, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Tues. 11/21)
1. Finish presentations(where applicable).
2. Review 7-2 WB.
3. Finish essential questions #'s 16-19 and submit.
4. Reward Day-game time.

No Homework

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Collect and review Sec. 4-5 anticipation guide.
2. Finish essential questions #'s 16-17 and submit.
3. Complete Sec. 4-5 Review (Germany)-due on Mon,
4. Reward Day-game time.

No Homework.

All classes: Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend.

posted on: November 21, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Mon. 11/20)
1. Essential Questions #'s 16-19. Due at close of class period tomorrow. You may answer on a sheet of notebook paper.
2. Review answers to 7-1 Review & Reinforcement WS.
3. View video-Rocks & Soil and take a minimum of 20 facts. Use them to create at least 5 questions to Stump Your Neighbor.

Homework
1. Read Sec. 7-2 (Soil Formation) and complete WB.
2. Finish Stump Your Neighbor questions if not done in class.
3. Remember to bring a game in to play for our 4 1/2 week reward.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Take 3-1 & 3-2 quiz.
2. Answer essential questions #'s 16-17 on NB paper.
3. Begin Sec. 4-5 anticipation guide. Pre-, during and post- exercises.

Homework
1. Finish anticipation guide. Due tomorrow.
2. Remember to bring in a game for our 4 1/2 week reward.

posted on: November 20, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Fri. 11/17)
1. Finish 7-1 Keynote presentation & discussion.
2. Continue volcanic activity presentations.
3. Begin 7-1 review and reinforcement WS.

Homework
Finish 7-1 reinforcement WS if not done in class.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Complete 3-1 & 3-2 guided reading WS.
2. Collect and return vocabulary flashcards.
3. Review for quiz on Monday.

Homework
1. Study text, notes, handouts and flashcards for 3-1 & 3-2 quiz on Monday.

posted on: November 17, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Thur. 11/16)
1. Share volcanic activity projects.
2. 7-1 (Rocks & Weathering) Keynote presentation & notes.

Homework
1. Construct a Venn Diagram that compares the two types of weathering. Be sure to add details, some type of graphic that supports your response and to decorate it. You may word process it.
2. You must also write a short essay that answers the following three focal questions of today's presentation:
a) What causes mechanical weathering?
b) What causes chemical weathering?
c) What determines how fast weathering occurs?
Be sure to cite examples and evidence from the text that supports your response.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Vocabulary building strategy-make picture flashcards for the vocabulary presented in Sec. 3-1 & 3-2. Be sure to place a picture that depicts the meaning of the term on the front of the card and the word and definition on the back. Use these flashcards to begin to prepare for the quiz (3-1 & 3-2) on Monday.

Homework
Finish vocabulary flashcards and begin studying for quiz. You may use your text, notes and section review responses for additional reference.

posted on: November 16, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Wed. 11/15)
1. Review 7-1 WB (Rocks & Weathering).
2. Finish volcanic activity group projects.
3. DEAR time.

No homework.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Take geography bee pre-qualifying test.
2. DEAR time.
3. Collect 3-2 outline notes and discussion questions.

Homework
Section 3-2 review questions. Please provide detailed, complete responses to questions.

posted on: November 15, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Tues. 11/14)
1. Complete group projects on volcanic activity utilizing i-works(Pages) application.

Homework
Read Sec. 7-1 (Rocks & Weathering) and complete WB.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Finish PowerPoint presentations on European countries and discuss strengths and weaknesses observed. Great job on the projects!
2. Begin outline notes on Sec. 3-2 (The Cultures of Eastern Europe). Use the graphic organizer provided. Make sure that you answer the questions at the end of your notes.

Homework
Finish your outline notes and discussion questions.

posted on: November 14, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Mon. 11/13)
1. Brief in-service of i-work (Pages) publishing program.
2. Work on group projects regarding volcanic activity.

No homework.

Social Studies

Classwork
Continue PowerPoint presentations and discussion.

No homework.

posted on: November 13, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Fri. 11/10)
1. Review Sec. 6-3 WB.
2. Work on group project regarding volcanic activity.

No homework.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Finish essential questions(10-15) and submit.
2. Collect, return and review HW.
3. Continue PowerPoint presentations.

No homework

posted on: November 10, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Wed. 11/8)
1. Review 6-2 WB and discuss volcanic activity.
2. DEAR time.

Homework
Read pp. 193-195 of Sec. 6-3 and complete #'s 1-10 only. Due Friday.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Work on essential questions (#'s 10-15). Be sure to provide a detailed response. Due at the close of class period on Friday.
2. DEAR time.
3. Begin PowerPoint presentations.

Homework
Read Sec. 3-1 (Cultures of Western Europe) and complete the section review. All questions.

posted on: November 08, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Mon. 11/6)
1. Bill Nye Video Notes:Volcanoes + Stump Your Neighbor Review Questions.
2. Complete Discover! Activity on p. 178 and discuss Sec. 6-1.

Homework
Read Sec. 6-2 and complete WB. Due wednesday.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Participate in Cobb Votes online.
2. Fine-tune and submit PowerPoint projects.

No homework

posted on: November 06, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork
1. Finish 6-1 WB (for those who had difficulty accessing online text) and review.
2. Finish CPR #3 and review.

No homework.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Take Chap. 2 Test.
2. Finish PowerPoint projects.

Homework
1. Discuss the candidates for the upcoming election with your parents if you have not already done so. Bring your completed ballot (provided on Thurs.) to class on Monday so that you can participate in the online mock election.

posted on: November 03, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Thur. 11/2)
1. Update second nine weeks gradesheet, if not done in class yesterday.
2. Complete CPR #2 (Listening Skills) with your partner. Evaluate your performance and respond to the reflection questions provided.
3. Begin CPR #3 (Analograms). Continue working with your partner. Each of you should have your own answer document but are permitted to work together. Remember to utilize classroom resources (dictionary, thesaurus or encyclopedia) for reference. You will have a few minutes to finish this exercise tomorrow.

Homework
Read Sec. 6-1 (Volcanoes) and complete your WB.

Social Studies

Classwork
Continue PowerPoint presentations on European countries. Be sure to use the checklist provided in class to triple check your presentation. You should be in the editing phase at this point. They are due at the close of the class period tomorrow.

Homework
1. Interpret the diagram presented on p. 47 of your text and answer the questions located in the section entitled "Apply the Skill."
2. Study for the Chap. 2 test tomorrow. Be sure to use your notes, vocabulary, handouts and text for reference.
3. If you would like a copy of your project, bring in a flash drive(pen drive, jump drive etc.) tomorrow so that you may save a copy on it.

Note: Remember to discuss the election candidates with your parents and complete the ballot provided for you. Bring it in tomorrow so that you can participate in the online "mock" voting session tomorrow.

posted on: November 02, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Wed. 11/1)
1. Project assessment review and submit.
2. Play earthquake safety games.
3. DEAR time.

No homework.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Finish research on selected countries. Begin PowerPoint projects. Most of the work for these projects will be done in class.
2. Collect 2-3 two-column notes and Chap. 2 study guide.

Homework
Study for Chap. 2 Test on Friday.

posted on: November 01, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork
1. Project presentations.
2. Work on project assessments.
3. Review Chap. 5 wordwise.

Homework
Bring in a copy of the article(s) that you used to obtain additional research for your group project. This was originally assigned on thursday. You may staple your notes to it and submit it tomorrow.

Finish your assessments and staple them together as one packet.

Social Studies

Classwork
Continue research (in the media center) on the three countries assigned to your group. Use the graphic organizer provided to you to record your information. Remember that I also provided each of you with a copy of the access information to the Cobb Virtual Library from home.

Some of you may need to gather some information at home if you have fallen a bit behind. The goal is to begin constructing the PowerPoint presentation sometime during tomorrow's class session.

Homework
Finish your Chap. 2 study guide (originally distributed last Fri). These are due tomorrow.
Reminder: We will have a test on Chap. 2 either Thur or Fri dependent upon where we are by the end of tomorrow's class session in terms of the project.

Have a safe Halloween.

posted on: October 31, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Mon. 10/30)
1. Finish projects.
2. Complete Chap. 5 Wordwise in your WB,

Homework
None other than finishing wordwise.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Discuss and begin research for projects European countries.

Homework
1. Work on Chap. 2 study guide. Due Wed.
2. Test on Chap. 2(2-1 through 2-3) tentatively scheduled for Thurs.

posted on: October 30, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork
(Thur. & Fri. 10/26-10/27)
Work on Earthquake Damage/Safety Procedures project. Be sure to bring all necessary information and project materials to class.

No homework other than completing your responsibility for your group which includes conducting mini-research on earthquake damages and safety procedures. Be sure to print out a copy of the article from which you obtained your notes.

Social Studies

Classwork (Thur. 10/26)
1. Complete two-column notes for Lesson 2-3.

Homework
Complete two-column notes.

Fri. (10/27)
1. Complete Sec. 3 Review, p. 53 #'s 1-6 and submit.
2. Complete study guide for Chap. 2

No homework

posted on: October 29, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Wed. 10/25)
1. Finish 5-2 Reinforcement WS.
2. Submit video notes.
3. DEAR time (30 min.)
4. Begin DEAR response. Skill: Character Analysis. Topic: Which character (in your book) would you befriend? Explain why by discussing the character's personality, special traits and attributes. You must also define the word "befriend" on your paper. You may type it and add graphics that support your response.

Homework
Finish DEAR response.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Take quiz on 2-1 and 2-2.
2. DEAR time.
3. Begin DEAR response. Same topic and directions as Science classwork above.

Homework
Finish DEAR response.

posted on: October 25, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Mon. 10/23)
1. Review 5-2 WB (Measuring Earthquakes).
2. Finish Modeling Clay Lab and discuss results.

(Tues. 10/24)
1. Discuss lab questions and answers and submit journal for a grade.
2. Discuss main ideas from Sec. 5-2 and begin 5-2 Review and Reinforcement WS.
3. View video on "Earthquakes" and take notes in bullet-point format including two detailed illustrations.

Homework
(10/23)
Finish Modeling Clay lab questions (p. 153) in section entitled "Apply and Conclude".

(10/24)
Read Sec. 5-3 (Earthquake Safety) and complete WB.

Social Studies

Classwork (Mon. 10/23)
1. Finish 2-1 & 2-2 Review-paired activity.
2. Begin 2-1 & 2-2 guided reading assignment.

(Tues. 10/24)
1. Risky Business review game to prepare for quiz.
2. Review answers to 2-1 & 2-2 guided reading.

Homework
(10/23)
1. Finish 2-1 & 2-2 guided reading if not done in class.
2. Study for quiz on 2-1 & 2-2 tomorrow.

(10/24)
Study for quiz tomorrow. Use text, all handouts, video and outline notes for reference. Be sure to study the vocabulary.

posted on: October 24, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Fri. 10/20)
1. Finish Sharpen Your Skills Lab (p. 149).
2. Begin Modeling Clay "Faults" Lab (p. 152). All drawings should be on the flip-side of your illustrations for the Types of Stress and Motion Along Fault lines. We will make the data table and address the questions on Monday. Some groups will need to finish observations.

Homework
Read Sec. 5-2 and complete the WB. Due Monday.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Finish video and notes on Feudalism, Lords and Vassals.
2. Use the questions you devised for your homework to attempt to "Stump Your Classmate" on the video.
3. Work with your partner to answer the "Focal Reading Questions" for Sec. 2-1 and 2-2. We will finish this on Monday.

Homework
None.

posted on: October 20, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Wed. 10/18)
1. DEAR time (35 min).
2. DEAR response-Write a 1/2 page summary of what you read. Be sure to provide the title, author and number of pages read during this period. You must also provide a detailed, thorough response. Collected at the end of the period.

(Thur. 10/19)
1. Review 5-1 WB.
2. Finish essential questions 12-15 (JE # 6).
3. Complete Sharpen Your Skills mini-lab (p. 149) in journal.

Homework(same for both days)
Continue working on assignments given on Tues. Illustrative maps are due tomorrow.

Social Studies

Classwork (Wed. 10/18)
DEAR time (35 min).
DEAR response-Write a 1/2 page summary of what you read. Be sure to provide the title, author and number of pages read during this period. You must also provide a detailed, thorough response. Collected at the end of the period.

(Thur. 10/19)
1. Collect 2-2 notes in outline format.
2. View video on Feudalism, Lords and Vassals and record notes.

Homework (10/19)
Use your class notes to make 5 questions that you think will "Stump Your Classmate". These are questions that you think no one else will be able to answer. Bring them to class tomorrow.

posted on: October 19, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork
1. Finish 5-1 WB.
2. Work on essential questions #12-15. They will be collected on Thurs.
3. Begin illustrations of types of stress and motion along faults. Use pp. 145-147 for reference.

Homework
1. Continue illustrations of types of stress and motion along faults.
2. Finish 5-1 WB if not done in class.
3. For those of you who either neglected to log on to the online text or were unsuccessful yesterday, please try again tonight. Use the bottom scroll bar to move right in order to fully unveil the Notice Board. Click below for general instructions regarding the website.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Organize 3-ring binder and label tabs.
2. Learn outline format of note-taking. Use to record notes for Lesson 2-2.

Homework
1. Finish outline notes for Lesson 2-2 (Renaissance & Revolution)

Information provided in class which should be noted in yesterday's homework slot.
Directions for access to online text.
1. Enter www.pearsonsuccessnet.com in the web site address box.
2. In the User Name box, enter your lunch number immediately behind CCSD_ .
3. In the password box, enter success.

posted on: October 17, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork
1. Finish Sec. 5-1 WB.
2. Begin JE # 6; Essential Questions 12-15.
3. Begin i-text inservice.

Homework
1. Log on to the online textbook read & follow message from me. Print verification of successful log in.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Finish shields.
2. Re-take Eastern Europe map test(where applicable).
3. Begin working on essential question #9 in journal.

No homework.

posted on: October 16, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Thurs. 10/12)
1. Finish Chap. 4 Test.
2. Begin reading Sec. 5-1 (Earth's Crust in Motion) and begin completing WB. We will finish this assignment on Monday.

No homework.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Work on ancestral/family shield.

Homework
1. Work on your shield.
2. No additional homework.

All students: Please have a wonderful weekend.

posted on: October 12, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork
1. Review classwork and labs.
2. Take test.

No homework.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Discuss four elements of the shield and make a rough sketch of it.
2. DEAR time.

Homework
Remember to gather information about your heritage/ancestry and find out the significance of your last or first name. You must also choose (2) other symbols that represent your family's (heritage/ancestral) culture, values and/or belief systems.

No additional homework.

posted on: October 11, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork

1. Discuss Sec. 4-5 (Plate Tectonics) and review WB.
2. Review Convection Currents.
3. Begin journal entry describing the activity at the plate boundaries.

Homework

1. Study for Chap. 4 Test. Use WB and handouts for reference.
2. Finish journal entry regarding plate boundary activity with Snicker's bar and marshmallow. Remember to answer the following question: How Is a Snicker's Bar like the earth's surface?
Period 3: Remember to think about how you're going to show the (3) types of plate boundaries with the edible items tomorrow.

Social Studies

Classwork

1. Review Chap. 1 Test.
2. Discuss Sec. 2-1 (From Ancient Greece to Feudal Europe) and practice note-taking.
3. Discuss Coat of Arms and its purpose.

Homework

1. Conduct an internet search to find out information about your family's ancestry. Jot down some information on notebook paper. Sketch a rough draft of the country's flag inclusive of colors. Note any symbolism represented by the flag. You should also research your last name to find out its origin. Make notes on this as well. Bring to class tomorrow.

posted on: October 10, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Mon. 10/9)
1. Finish Sea-floor spreading activity.
2. Complete Pangaea puzzle.
3. Read Sec. 4-5 (Plate Tectonics) and complete WB.

Homework
1. Sec. 4-4 & 4-5 Reinforcement WS.
2. Review for Chap. 4 Test which has been moved to Wed. (10/11).

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Take Eastern Europe Map test.
2. Complete Essential Ques. 7-8 in journals(which were provided in class).

Homework
Complete essential questions. Use chapter 1 and both the Eastern and Western Eurpope maps for reference.

posted on: October 09, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork
1. Measurement practice.
2. Sea-floor spreading activity & questions.
3. Begin re-constructing Pangaea.

Homework

1. For those of you who received the copy of the continents, please color the continents and cut them out. Place them in an envelope or ziploc bag and bring to school on Monday. We will finish the activity in class.
2. Complete the 4-2 reinforcement WS.
3. Study for Chap. 4 test on Tues. It will contain main ideas from 4-1 through 4-3, but will focus mainly on 4-4 & 4-5.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Finish video and discuss.
2. Review Eastern Europe Maps.
3. Read Sec. 2-1 & answer Sec. 2-1 Review.

Homework
1. Study for E. Europe Map Test (Mon.).
2. Finish Sec. 2-1 Review.

posted on: October 06, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork
1. Review density practice and lab. Calculate percent accuracy and error and discuss factors that impact these values.
2. Practice with measurement.
3. Begin sea-floor spreading activity.

Homework

Prepare sea-floor spreading materials as instructed in class.


Social Studies


Classwork

1. View "Roman City" video and take notes. We will finish and discuss tomorrow.

Homework
Study for Eastern Europe map test. It will be given on Monday. Use all resources for reference.

posted on: October 05, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science


Classwork
1. Collect HW.
2. Complete density lab.
2. DEAR

No Homework.

Note:
I am proud of my science students as you demonstrated effective lab procedures and listening skills. Most of you came right in and began your lab without any instruction other than what I gave you yesterday and the daily agenda. KUDOS!!!!!


Social Studies

Classwork

1. Take Western Europe Map test.
2. DEAR

Homework
Begin preparing for your Eastern Europe Map test. It will be given on Monday.

Note: I am very proud of my SS class. The majority of you took heed to my recommendations and utilized your resources to prepare for today's test. KUDOS!!!!!

posted on: October 04, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science


Classwork
(Tues. 10/3)
1. Read Sec. 4-4 (Sea-floor Spreading)and complete WB.
2. Discuss Sec. 4-4 and review WB.
3. Take brief notes on density, discuss homework and review purpose and procedure for density lab.

Homework
Complete density calculations practice sheet.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Review answers to Western Europe map.
2. Discuss and practice map study skills.

Homework
Study for map test on Western Europe. It will be given tomorrow. Use your textbook, map and list of countries, capitals and bodies of water for reference. You may also use www.maps101.com as well. Use the username and password provided in class to access the site.

posted on: October 03, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork
(Mon. 10/2)
1. Finish How Do You Measure Up? Lab sheet.
2. Complete Are You a Square? Lab sheet + circle graph of data.

Homework
Finish any part of lab sheets that was not completed during class. They will be collected tomorrow.

Social Studies


Classwork

1. Collect & return Western Europe map.
2. Begin Eastern Europe map. Include a list of the countries with their respective capitals and a separate list for the bodies of water.
3. Discuss various memorization strategies to prepare for map test.

Homework

We will have a map test on Western Europe on Wed. Know where the selected countries and bodies of water are located and the capitals for those countries. Use your map and pp. 202-203 for reference. We will practice memory strategies tomorrow to prepare for the test.

posted on: October 02, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Fri. 9/29)
1. Finish measurement notes and discuss importance of taking accurate measurements.
2. Complete: How Do You Measure Up? lab sheet. It provides practice in making predictions and an opportunity to compare those predictions with actual results. Students are paired for this activity and learn how to select an appropriate metric unit for items being measured. We will complete Part II (Are You a Square?) on Monday.

Homework
Complete all questions for How Do You Measure Up? including the challenge question. If you did not get an opportunity to measure your height and arm span, then you need to finish the sheet on Monday. However, you can begin to answer the challenge question, since it asks you to compare your data with that of a classmate and you should have been able to complete the data table.

Social Studies

Classwork

1. Discuss the importance of identifying the locations of countries contained within Europe.
2. Label the Western Europe map and color the selected countries and bodies of water. Students will use pp. 202-203 and pp. 210-214 for reference.
3. Use your map to make a list of items 1-22(Countries & their capitals) and a list of items A-L (Bodies of water).

Homework
Complete any portion of the classwork that you did not finish in class today.

posted on: September 29, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Thur. 9/28)
1. Finish quiz and DEAR make-up.
2. Finish video (where applicable).
3. Begin discussion on measurement.

Homework

Complete metric measurement WS. Use a metric ruler.

Social Studies


Classwork

1. Brief review of homework and chapter 1 content.
2. Take test.

No homework.

posted on: September 28, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork
(Wed. 9/27)
1. Complete essential question #11 in your journal.
2. Brief review and take quiz.
3. DEAR time.

No Homework.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Review Climate crossword puzzle.
2. Discuss and practice reading & interpreting time zone maps. Text: pp. 22-23. Complete all exercises noted.
3. Begin Chap. 1 Review WS.

Homework
1. Complete Chap. 1 Review WS-both sides. Due tomorrow.
2. Study for Chap. 1 Test, which will be given tomorrow. Use review WS and all other handouts for reference.

posted on: September 27, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science
Classwork (Tues. 9/26)
1. Share projects(where applicable).
2. Review Sec. 4-3 (Drifting Continents) WB and discuss.
3. View Bill Nye video(Earth's Crust) and take notes on foldable paper(as instructed in class). Min. of 10 facts & 2 illustrations.

Homework
Study for quiz on Sec. 4-1 thru 4-3. It will be given tomorrow. Use your WB and notes for reference.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Share projects.
2. Review Sec. 1-2 maps & diagrams.
3. Take Sec. 1-2 quiz.
4. Begin Climate of Europe crossword puzzle. Use colored pencils and the map on p. 3 of your text to accurately depict (show) the climate zones of Europe on the flip-side of the puzzle. Note: If you do not have the same colors, be sure to provide a key identifying the zones. Use the front side and your text to help you find the answers to the puzzle.

Homework
1. Finish crossword puzzle on Climate of Europe.
2. Begin studying for Chap. 1 Test. It will be given on Thurs. Be sure to study all (3) sections in Chap. 1. The primary focus will be on Sec.1-3. Use your section review responses, handouts and your text for reference.

posted on: September 26, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Mon. 9/25)
1. Finish projects and give presentation.

Homework
Begin studying for Sec. 4-1 thru 4-3 quiz, to be given on Wed. Use notes and WB for reference.

Social Studies

Classwork
Finish group projects and give presentation.

Homework
1. Complete all questions in Sec. 1-3 review. Due tomorrow.
2. Sec. 1-2 quiz will be given tomorrow.

posted on: September 25, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Fri. 9/22)
1. Finish Earth's Interior project. You will have 10 min on Mon. to fine tune your project prior to presentations.

No homework.

Social Studies

Classwork

1. Review Sec. 1-1 quiz by making corrections.
2. Begin carousel brainstorming group projects on Climate & Vegetation and Natural Resources of Europe & Russia.

Homework
1. Study your vocabulary, maps/diagrams, Sec. Review HW and any other notes for Sec. 1-2 quiz on Monday.

posted on: September 22, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Thur. 9/21)
1. Work on Earth's Interior Team Project. Click below for a description of the nature of this project.
2. Finish/submit essential questions #7-10.

No Homework

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Discuss Sec. 1-2(Climate & Vegetation). Model active reading strategies and appropriate study skills habits to practice while reading. Interpret maps & diagrams to improve comprehension and analyze relationships between climate zones and vegetation zones.
2. Complete Guided Reading Review for Sec. 1-2.

Homework
1.Complete Sec. 1-3 Guided Reading Review(GRR), the flip-side of the Sec. 1-2 GRR which was done in class. Be prepared to review both sides tomorrow.
2. Sec. 1-2 quiz will be given on Mon. Use your KWL, GRR and Sec. Review homework for reference. Remember to study the vocabulary thoroughly.

In Science, students are demonstrating proficient knowledge of the Earth's Interior and it's impact on Earth's surface by first brainstorming and submitting proposals for a "Candy or Ice Cream" product that adequately depicts the layers of the Earth. Student teams must then create a 2D prototype of their product and draw analogies between it and the Earth's Interior.

posted on: September 21, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Wed. 9/20)
1. Continue Essential Questions.
2. Submit project plan for approval.
3. DEAR time.

Homework
Period 1 only-Get your internet permission slip signed. Due tomorrow.

No other homework.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Review latitude/longitude scavenger hunt.
2. DEAR time.

No homework.

posted on: September 20, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Tues. 9/19)
1. Collect HW and discuss.
2. Complete Essential Questions #'s 7-10 in journals.
3. Review Sec. 4-1(Convection Currents & the Mantle)
4. Discuss nature of the Earth Interior Project, begin brainstorming and devising group plans.

Homework
Periods 2 & 3. Get your internet permission slip signed. Due tomorrow.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Answer Essential Questions #'s 3-6.
2. Complete Latitude/Longitude Scavenger Hunt

No homework.

posted on: September 19, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Mon. 9/18)
1. Finish 4-1WB (Earth's Interior) and review.
2. Read 4-2(Convection Currents & the Mantle) and complete WB.
3. Update KWL with additional questions from each section and information learned from reading/discussion.

Homework
1. Based on what you read in class today, write (2) examples of each method of heat transfer. Be sure to write the name of the method and then provide (2) examples for it.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Discuss Constitution Day,
2. View videos on the U.S. Constitution.
3. Discuss the significance of Constitution Day and the Constitution.

Homework
Reinforcement of Sec. 1-2(Climate & Vegetation): Study(Analyze) and interpret the maps & diagrams in this lesson. Answer all skill questions included in the maps/diagrams. Due tomorrow.

posted on: September 18, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork
(Fri. 9/15)
1. Finish Discover! Activity in Sec. 4-1and review.
2. Begin KWL-graphic organizer regarding Plate Tectonics.
3. Begin Reading Sec. 4-1 on Earth's Interior and completing WB.

Homework: Get progress report signed. Due tuesday.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Review study questions.
2. Take quiz.
3, Complete scavenger hunt for latitude/longitude practice.

Homework: Get progress report signed. Due tuesday.

posted on: September 15, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Thur. 9/14)
1. Finish CPR #1(Observ/Infer) and review.
2. Begin Discover! Activity(4-1) and hypothesize about what is inside of 10 unknown containers.

No Homework

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Read Sec. 1-2 and continue to update your KWL. Be sure to include the title of the lesson.
2. Copy, answer and review study guide questions provided in class.

Homework
1. Study for 1-1 quiz-to be given tomorrow. Use KWL(1-1), section review questions, (1-1) guided reading WS, and textbook for reference.
2. Complete 1-2 Section Review(All)

posted on: September 14, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork
1. Collect HW.
2. Begin CPR #1(Observations and Inferences)
3. DEAR time.

Homework
Find a picture or comic strip from the newspaper, a magazine or other source. Paste it onto a sheet of notebook (or printer) paper and write 6 statements (3 observations and 3 inferences) beneath the picture. Do not state which type each sentence represents. Record the answers to the statements (whether observation or inference) on a separate sheet (preferably on an index card). Due tomorrow.

Social Studies


Classwork
(Wed. 9/13)
1. Discuss KWL and model (using interactive Promethean board) effective use of the reading/note-taking strategy. Content: 1-1 Land & Water of Europe & Russia.
2. DEAR time.

Homework
Begin preparing for quiz on 1-1 which will be given on Friday. Focus on section vocabulary, key land forms and water features.

posted on: September 13, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork
1. Collect HW.
2. Begin CPR #1(Observations and Inferences)
3. DEAR time.

Homework
Find a picture or comic strip from the newspaper, a magazine or other source. Paste it onto a sheet of notebook (or printer) paper and write 6 statements (3 observations and 3 inferences) beneath the picture. Do not state which type each sentence represents. Record the answers to the statements (whether observation or inference) on a separate sheet (preferably on an index card). Due tomorrow.

Social Studies


Classwork
(Wed. 9/13)
1. Discuss KWL and model (using interactive Promethean board) effective use of the reading/note-taking strategy. Content: 1-1 Land & Water of Europe & Russia.
2. DEAR time.

Homework
Begin preparing for quiz on 1-1 which will be given on Friday. Focus on section vocabulary, key land forms and water features.

posted on: September 13, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science
Classwork (Tues. 9/12)
1. Complete WB (pp. 1-4) & review.
2. Discuss observations & inferences.

Homework
Finish CW by making a total of 4 sentences of your own. 2 qualitative observations and 2 quantitative observations. Due tomorrow.
Note: Click below if you need to refer to the information provided in class regarding observations and inferences. Remember: All work should be done on NB paper and that you are supposed to define the first two terms.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Collect HW.
2. Reread 1-1 and answer guide for reading questions provided(WS). Review answers.
3. Discuss how to continue entries in your KWL.

Homework
Use 1-1 (in your text) to add additional facts learned in the "L" section of your KWL. If you think of additional questions that you'd like to learn the answers to, then jot them down on your KWL in the "W" section. Due tomorrow.

Observation or Inference?


Observations -

Inferences -

Qualitative Observations
– observations that use words (only) to describe something

Quantitative Observations – observations that use words and numbers to describe what the object is and how much there is

For the items below: tell whether the sentence is a qualitative or quantitative observation. For homework, make up (4) sentences of your own (two of each type of observation).

1. The clock is oval-shaped and has a diameter of 12 cm.
2. The leaf was yellowish-brown.

posted on: September 12, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Mon. 9/11)
1. Finish discussion of Reading strategies and practice with science content.
No homework.

Social Studies


Classwork
1. Finish discussion of Reading strategies and practice with social studies content.

Homework
Read 1-1 (chap. 1, sec 1) and complete review #'s 1-5. Due tomorrow.

posted on: September 11, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork
(Fri. 9/8)
1. Review Scavenger Hunt for textbook.
2. Discuss Active Reading Skills. Reference-Reader's Handbook

No homework.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Complete textbook Scavenger Hunt and review.
2. Begin discussion of Active Reading skills. Reference-Reader's Handbook.

No homework.

posted on: September 08, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork
(Thur. 9/7)
1. Textbook Inventory-Scavenger Hunt to learn how to find information in the textbook.
2. Assigned textbook numbers.

No homework.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Begin KWL graphic organizer regarding the topic: Europe & Russia.
2. Textbook Inventory-Scavenger Hunt
3. Issued textbooks for Europe & Russia.

No homework

posted on: September 07, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Wed. 9/6)
1. Take quiz.
2. DEAR time.

No homework.

Social Studies

Classwork

1. Complete picture flashcards for geography vocabulary for those who need to re-take the vocabulary portion of the quiz.
2. DEAR

Homework
Those who need to re-take the vocabulary quiz should study the picture flashcards that you made in class.
No additional work.

posted on: September 06, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science

Classwork (Tues. 9/5)
1. Finish discussion of paper towel lab. Use class data table and lab report to review for quiz.
2. Complete journal entry #3, Essential Questions #'s 4-6.

Homework
1. Study for scientific method quiz(to be given tomorrow.) Use notes and handouts for reference.
2. Finish journal entry #3.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Listen to guest speaker's presentation on Australia.

Homework
Complete additional practice WS on latitude and longitude. Due tomorrow.

posted on: September 05, 2006

Daily Agenda

Science (Fri. 9/1)

Classwork
1. Finish Paper Towel lab and discuss results. Begin class data table.

Homework
Study for quiz on scientific method. It will be given on Wed. Use your notes and handouts for reference.
Have a safe holiday weekend.

Social Studies

Classwork
1. Take quiz.

No homework
Have a safe holiday weekend.

posted on: September 01, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 5/24)

1. Review WB.
2. Plate Boundaries:Snickers/Marshmallow Lab.
3. Energy Resources-Free-Form Map-groups.

No homework. Be sure to bring your science binder and a pencil.

posted on: May 24, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 5/23)

1. Finish/share Earth's Interior projects.
2. Discuss types of boundaries & effects on Earth's surface.
3. Take quiz.
4. Begin HW (Sec. 10-1 & 10-2: Energy & Conservation). Read Sec. 10-1 & 10-2 and complete WB for both sections. Due tomorrow.

Homework
Finish reading Sec. 10-1 & 10-2 and complete WB for both sections. Due tomorrow.

posted on: May 23, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 5/22)

1. Read Sec. 4-5 (Plate Tectonics) and complete WB, wordwise and Sharpen Your Skills(p. 133).
2. Finish group projects regarding Earth's Interior.

Homework

1. Review Ch. 4 text and WB exercises for open-book quiz tomorrow.
2. Check i-parent for updates and report any discrepancies tomorrow.

posted on: May 22, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 5/19)

1. Review HW and discuss sea-floor spreading.
2. Continue working on group projects.

No homework.

posted on: May 19, 2006

Daily Agenda

Thursday (5/18)

Great job on field day!

No additional work today. See yesterday's entry for assignments which are due tomorrow.

Note: If you need the essential questions, you may click below.

Essential Questions: Journal Entry #13

19. How do scientists classify rocks?
20. Describe the characteristics of each group of rocks and how they are formed.
21. Illustrate the Rock Cycle. Describe the processes involved.
22. Use a Venn diagram to compare rocks and minerals. Give a detailed response.
23a. How do forces within earth affect the formation of earth's surface?
23b. How do we know earth's crust is moving? Ex. State the evidence.

posted on: May 18, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 5/16)

1. Review and discuss HW.
2. Read Sec. 4-2 (Convection Currents & Mantle).
3. Write essential questions in journal and begin answering them. Due Friday.
4. Finish Discover! Lab on p. 108.
5. Begin Group Diagram-prototype for Earth's Interior.

Homework

Read Sec. 4-3 (Continental Drift) and complete WB. Due tomorrow.

posted on: May 16, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 5/15)

1. Finish Quiz ( 2-1, 2-2, 7-1, 7-2).
2. Finish 7-1 reinforcement (where applicable).
3. Begin Discover! lab on p. 108. Write all observations in your journal.

Homework

Read Sec. 4-1 (Earth's Interior) and complete WB. Due tomorrow.

posted on: May 15, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 5/12)

1. Finish Weathering Lab
2. Complete 7-2 reinforcement (Soil Formation & Composition)-paired
3. Take quiz

No homework

posted on: May 12, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 5/9)

1. Review HW.
2. Finish Ch. 3 Test (where applicable).
3. View video "Minerals"-complete vocabulary & discussion questions (where applicable).
4. Discuss characteristics/properties of minerals and how they compare to rocks.

Homework

Read Sec. 7-1 (Rocks & Weathering) and complete WB. Due tomorrow.

posted on: May 09, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon.5/8)

1. Finish Ch. 3 Test.
2. Make fossil molds.
3. View video on "Minerals" and complete vocab & discussion questions. Periods 4-6 will view video tomorrow.

Homework

1. Read Sec. 2-2 (How Minerals Form) pp. 56-57 only. Complete WB (#1-6 only).
2. Read Sec. 2-1 (Properties of Minerals) and complete WB (all).
Due tomorrow.

posted on: May 08, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 5/2)

1. Finish 3-5/3-6 enrichment.
2. Play the Rock Cycle Game: Assume the role of a geologist and work with your team to complete the activities.

Homework

The only homework is to begin preparing for your Ch. 3 test on Rocks, which will be given on Friday.

posted on: May 02, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 5/1)

1. Finish Ch. 21 Test Analysis
2. Complete 3-5/3-6 Enrichment.

Homework

1. Use your progress report for reference to update your gradesheet for this nine weeks. Get both signed by your parent. I will collect both tomorrow and assign a "record keeping" grade for your gradesheet.

posted on: May 01, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 4/27)

1. View video entitled "Earth's Catastrophic Past" part I, and complete discussion questions.
2. Complete 3-2/3-3 enrichment WS re: Igneous/Sedimentary Rocks and submit.

No homework.

posted on: April 28, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 4/26)

1. Ch. 21 Test analysis.
2. DEAR time.
3. DEAR response-Summary of thirty-minute reading period. Include details about the characters and what happened. Be sure to include at least two quotes directly from your reading and the pages where they are located.

No homework.

posted on: April 26, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 4/25)

1. Review Wordwise.
2. Continue project presentations.
3. View video on Rock formation.

No homework.

posted on: April 25, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 4/24)

1. Share and submit illustrative concept maps on "Rock Classification".
2. Continue project presentations.
3. Begin "Rock Cycle" diagrams. Use p. 95 of the text as a reference to create your own version of the Rock Cycle. I want you to use the words and create your own picture. You should also draw an example of each type of rock and provide at least 2 examples of each type. You also need to complete the wordwise section for Ch. 3 in your WB.

Homework

Finish classwork. Due tomorrow.

posted on: April 24, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 4/21)

1. Finish video on Rocks and Grand Canyon/Geological Past.
2. Work on illustrative concept maps. Use Sec. 3-1 for reference. Check blog entry on 03/23 to review the directions for this assignment.

Homework

Finish illustrative concept maps if you did not do so in class. Due Monday.

posted on: April 21, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (4/20)

1. Begin project presentations.
2. Begin video:Rocks and geologic past.

No homework.

posted on: April 20, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (4/19)

1. Review 3-5 & 3-6 WB and discuss.
2. CRCT practice and test-taking tips.

No homework. Be sure to get plenty of rest tonight. You should also eat a good breakfast in the morning. Good luck on the science portion of the CRCT.

posted on: April 19, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (4/18)

CRCT practice- paired. Astronomy and Geology

Homework

Read Sec. 3-5 and 3-6 and complete your WB for both sections.
Due tomorrow.

posted on: April 18, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (4/17)

1. Wrap-up for science projects.
2. CRCT practice-paired

No homework. Get plenty of rest. CRCT testing lasts throughout the week.

posted on: April 17, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 3/30)

1. Review WB.
2. Discuss graphs and additional data and adjust logs where applicable.
3. Finish research.

Homework

1. Study SVW Group 3 list and science project spelling list for quiz tomorrow.
2. Conduct research on your own regarding facts about popcorn. Be sure to record your references.

posted on: March 30, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 3/27)

1. Review HW.
2. Conduct part of the research and record notes in the appropriate place in your log. If you were absent, you need to see me.
3. Make (3) qualitative observations and (3) quantitative observations about your individual bag of popcorn. You do not have to count them, unless you simply want to. I have provided the data for each class below. If your data is incomplete, we will complete it tomorrow.
4. Begin recording Step IV (Experiment, a)Materials, b) Steps taken

Homework

Click below to find the data for your class. Record it on a sheet of paper and bring it to class tomorrow. Use the data to calculate the % kernels popped and % duds, per brand per trial. Due tomorrow.

Class Project Data
Key: P = popped D = duds
OR = Orville Redenbacher Movie Theatre Butter
PS = Pop Secret Movie Theatre Butter


P. 3

Act II

1. P =437, D = 12
2. P = 314, D = 10
3. P = 333, D = 11

OR

1. P = 342, D = 6
2. P = 335, D = 7
3. P = 478, D = 8

P. 4

Act II
1. P = 290, D = 28
2. P = 282, D = 20
3. P = 296, D = 16

PS
1. P = 449, D = 9
2. P = 134, D = 83 (write some observations about what might have happened here)
3. P = 471, D = 11

P. 5

Act II
1. P = 436, D = 10
2. P = 486, D = 10
3. P = 405, D = 25

OR
1. P = 439, D = 15
2. P = 407, D = 29
3. P = 470, D = 9

P. 6
Act II
1. P = 439, D = 10
2. P = 402, D = 8
3. P = 506, D = 5

PS
1. P = 543, D = 13
2. P = 380, D = 19
3. P = 354, D = 11

posted on: March 27, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 3/24)

1. Review 3-2 WB.
2. Bugs-a-Copter lab/observations (in log).
3. Copy SVW Group 3 into your log (directly beyond your Bugs-a-Copter lab observations).
4. From the rear of your "log", count back 30 pages. On the front of the 30th page, entitle it "Science Fair Project Guidelines". Record the guidelines (provided in class) here. Remember, you need to write on the front and back of each page of the log in black ink (only).

Note: Please click below for SVW Group 3 if you did not get them during class. You may check the following entry for the Guidelines.

Homework
1. Complete the following exercise for SVW Group 3.
Part II
Use the list that you just created to identify steps a, c, and d-1 for our class project. You may use pp. 759-766 of online text and handouts in the general information tab of your binder for reference.
2. Reminder: We will incorporate our reward day into our class project on Monday. You may bring a clear drink (Sprite, Sierra Mist, Lemonade, etc.) to complement your popcorn treat. :)


Science Vocabulary of the Week (Group 3)

Directions: Complete the following by either providing the definition or naming the step (whichever is applicable). Use this information to complete the homework questions that refer specifically to our “class project”.
Note: This section should be placed in the rear of your “log” (on the 10th page back from the rear of the log). Skip two spaces between each part of the question.

Part I

1. Controlled experiment

2.Scientific method (six-step process)

a.

b.

c.

d.

1.

2.

e.

f.


Brief Overview of Class Project

AC Science students will utilize the (six-step) scientific method in order to produce a scientific research project.

Periods 3 & 5 will conduct an experiment that compares the efficiency of two different brands of microwave popping corn, Orville Redenbacher Movie Theatre Butter and Act II Movie Theatre Butter.

Periods 4 & 6 will conduct an experiment that compares the efficiency of two different brands of microwave popping corn, Pop Secret Movie Theatre Butter and Act II Movie Theatre Butter.

posted on: March 24, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 3/23)

1. Review 3-1 WB (Classifying Rocks.
2. Begin illustrative concept map for Sec. 3-1. What comes to mind when you think of Rock Classification? Draw a big picture(on notebook paper)that represents what you visualize when asked that question. Use Sec. 3-1 to make a concept map on top of this picture that adequately presents the content covered in this lesson. This is classwork which is on-going until completed.
3. Begin Bugs-a-Copter Lab and observations.
4. Set-up science project log and record first entry.

Homework

1. Read Sec. 3-2 (Igneous Rocks) and complete WB.

posted on: March 23, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 3/22)

1. DEAR
2. Work on CPR #11: "Food Words" activity.

Homework

1. Read Sec. 3-1 and complete WB. Due tomorrow.
2. Remember 1/2 or 1pint milk (juice) carton.
3. Bring your science "log" book to class beginning Thurs. This is your "other" journal from the beginning of the year.
4. If you volunteered to bring in either Orville Red., Pop Secret or Act II (preferably all must be Movie Theatre Butter, only exception is Act II which can be extra butter if other is too hard to find) microwave popping corn, please bring them to me during HR, by Fri. We will use them for our "in class" science project beginning Mon. 3/27.

posted on: March 22, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 3/21)

1. Share "Life of a Star" free-form maps and performance projects.
2. Work on CPR #11-"FoodWords" activity.
3. Begin Bugs-a-Copter Lab (Scientific Inquiry)-period 3 only.

Homework

1. Remember 1/2 or 1pint milk (juice) carton.
2. Bring your science "log" book to class beginning Thurs. This is your "other" journal from the beginning of the year.
3. If you volunteered to bring in either Orville Red., Pop Secret or Act II Movie Theatre Butter microwave popping corn, you may start bringing them in tomorrow. Bring them to me during HR. We will use it for our "in class" science project beginning Mon. 3/27.

posted on: March 21, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 3/20)

1. Finish Ch. 21 Test.
2. Finish "Life of a Star" free form maps and performance piece.

Homework

No homework.
Save your milk(juice) carton from lunch. Rinse and put your name on the bottom. Bring to class by Thur.

posted on: March 20, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 3/17)

1. Review for test.
2. Take Ch. 21 Test.

No homework.

Note: We will finish projects and share on Mon.
Have a great weekend.

Classwork (Thurs. 3/16)

1. Work on "Life of a Star" group project.
2. Use illustrative flash cards to review for Ch. 21 Test.

Homework

Study for test.

posted on: March 17, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 3/15)

1. Read Sec. 21-5 (History of the Universe) and complete WB.
2. Review 21-3 and 21-5.
3. DEAR time.

Homework

Reminder: Chapter 21 Test is Friday.

posted on: March 15, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 3/14)

1. Review 21-4 WB and submit.
2. Finish Milky Way labs/discuss.
3. Review post anticipation guide/comprehension check(universe).
4. Begin "Life of a Star" free-form map/performance project.

Homework

1. Complete 21-3 WB. Due tomorrow.
2. Complete Star Finder lab. Due tomorrow.
3. Chapter 21 Test on Friday.

posted on: March 14, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 3/13)

1. Take SVW Quiz #2 (items 5-8).
2. Finish Chapter 20 Test analysis.
3. Finish post anticipation guide/comprehension check-Video:Universe
4. Complete Discover (p. 737) and Try This! (p. 739) mini-labs and observations.

Homework

1. Read Sec. 21-4 (Star Sytems & Galaxies) and complete WB.
2. Read only-Sec. 21-3 (Lives of Stars. Be prepared for class discussion tomorrow.
3. Continue "Star Finder" (At Home)lab and observations. Be sure to note time, date, qualitative and quantitative observations and sketch what you see.
4. I am still in need of some shoe boxes. Any size. Please donate one to the class if you can. :)
5. Check i-parent for updates. Submit missing assignments tomorrow.

posted on: March 13, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 3/10)

1. Use Give One-Get One strategy to complete video notes.
2. Complete post anticipation guide and comprehension check for video.
3. Complete Ch. 20 Test analysis.

Homework

1. Study science vocabulary of the week. You may use your journal or click on yesterday's link for reference. Quiz on Mon.
2. Read (only) Sec. 21-4 (Star Systems and Galaxies). Use this information and what we've learned so far to complete "Star Finder" lab observations. You are to follow the directions noted and use the Star Finder and chart to help you find the star constellations. Write down as many as you can and be sure to note the time, draw an illustration and make qualitative and quantitative observations. Tentatively due-Tues. Per. 2 will receive assignment on Mon. Write all observations on notebook paper.
Have a great weekend.
3. Note: i-parent has been updated. Be sure to check and note any discrepancies. I am in the process of grading make-up and late work, so continue to check i-parent throughout the next few days. Any missing assignments must be submitted by Tues. afternoon.

posted on: March 10, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 3/9)

1. View (or finish video) and notes.
2. Complete SVW items 5-8 and discuss. Click below if you do not know the terms.
3. Chap. 20 Test Analysis

Homework

Reminder: SVW quiz on items 5-8 will be on Mon. Be sure to take your journals home on Fri. to review.

SVW-Week 3

Write your own examples of each term. Know the following:

5. Variable- a factor that changes in an experiment
Ex. Size, color, height

6. Independent/Manipulated Variable – the one factor that the scientist changes in an experiment
Ex. 75 ml of water given to a plant bi-weekly for fourteen days.

7. Dependent/Responding Variable- the factor that changes in response to the independent variable
Ex. Plant grew 1.5 cm. New height is 3.0 cm.

8. Generalization- a general or overall statement

posted on: March 09, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 3/8)

1. Collect H-R illustrations.
2. DEAR and reading response to Skill of the Week: Conflict. J.E. #12.

Homework

Looking ahead: SVW quiz on Mon. Vocab. items #5-8. Use your journal for reference.

posted on: March 09, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 3/7)

1. Review 21-2 WB and submit all HW.
2. Complete illustrative flash cards and submit.
3. Begin video: The Vast Frontier:The Universe and take notes in bullet format.

Homework

Duplicate the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram located on p. 729. Be sure to color it accordingly. Make (2) generalizations and (3) observations (mix of qualitative and quantitative observations) about it. Due tomorrow.

posted on: March 07, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 3/7)

1. Review/collect 21-2 WB and Sec. Review.
2. Finish Ch. 21 Vocab. flash cards and submit.
3. Begin video The Vast Frontier:The Universe and take notes in bullet format.
4. Add SVW items 5-8 to your journal. Use the scientific method handouts in the "general information" section of your binder for reference.

Homework

Duplicate the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram located on p. 729. Be sure to label and color it accordingly. Make (2) generalizations and (3) observations (mix of qualitative/quantitative observations) about it. Due tomorrow.

posted on: March 07, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon, 3/6)

1. Finish illustrative flash cards for Ch. 21 vocabulary.
2. Finish essential questions 16-17.
3. Review SVW quiz.

Homework

1. Read Sec. 21-2 (Characteristics of Stars) and complete WB and also Sec. Review (all), p. 729. You may complete the sec. review portion online and print your responses.

posted on: March 06, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 3/3)

1. Take SVW quiz.
2. Finish brochure presentations.
3. Work on illustrative flashcards for Ch. 21.

No homework. Great job on brochures! I thoroughly enjoyed your presentations.

posted on: March 03, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 3/2)

1. Share brochures.
2. Finish JE #11.
3. Begin Ch. 21 Word Splash(pairs)-Illustrative flash cards.
4. DEAR in honor of "Read Across America" day.

Homework

1. Study for SVW quiz tomorrow. Remember, the SVW section is located in the rear of your journal. Click below for vocab. items 1-4.
2. Remember: you should have written 2 examples of each type of observation and one sentence for items 3-4 directly into your journal.

Science Vocabulary of the Week (SVW)

Week 1

1. Qualitative Observations- observations that describe the world using words only. Ex. The walls in the science classroom are painted white. These types of observations use the five senses to gather information.

2. Quantitative Observations- observations that are measurable and describe the world using words and numbers. Ex. There are four white walls in the science classroom. They are 2.5 m high and 10 m wide.


Week 2

3. Aesthetic-very sensitive to or fond of beauty and/or order (as in visual presentation). The second floor of the nature center offers an aesthetic view.
4. Collaboration- working together, as on literary or scientific efforts to reach a common goal. Students are often engaged in peer collaboration and team building in my science class.

posted on: March 02, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 3/1)

1. Review 21-1 WB.
2. Begin J.E. #11 (Essential Ques. 16-17). Click below for essential questions.
3. DEAR

Homework

SVW quiz on Fri. on vocab. items 1-4. Know definitions, correct spelling, and how to use them correctly in a sentence.

Journal Entry #11. Essential questions #'s 16-17.

16. How do relationships amongst the earth, moon and sun affect our lives? How would earth be different if it were not tilted on its axis or if were tilted twice as much?

17. How does earth compare with other planets in the solar system?

posted on: March 01, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 2/28)

1. Finish travel brochures.
2. Begin Journal Entry #11 (Essen. Ques. 16-17).
3. Begin picture flashcards for Ch. 21 Word Splash (period 3 only).

Homework

Read Sec. 21-1 (Tools for Modern Astronomy) and complete WB. Due tomorrow.

posted on: February 28, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 2/26)

1. Finish Ch. 20 Test (absentees).
2. Continue group work on travel brochure (Reasons to visit another planet). Due by the close of tomorrow's class session.

No homework.

posted on: February 27, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 2/24)

1. Finish Ch. 20 Test.
2. Work on travel brochure.

No homework.

posted on: February 24, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 2/23)

1. Discuss graphic organizers and brief review for test.
2. Science Vocabulary of the Week (periods 3 & 4 today).
3. Took Chap. 20 Test (The Solar System)-used graphic organizers as open note reference.

Homework

1. None. Be prepared to continue working on travel brochures tomorrow.
2. Great job on examples of qualitative and quantitative observations.

posted on: February 23, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 2/22)

1. DEAR time and response to Skill of the Week (Author). JE #10.
2. Discuss expectations for observations on labs and responses to writing prompts about literature. Model an exemplary paper and a paper that needs improvement. Allow students to identify strengths and weaknesses of examples.
3. Groups submit outline of travel brochure.
4. Introduce "Science Vocabulary of the Week" (p. 5 & 6 today) and discuss its purpose.

Homework

1. Study for Chapter 20 test. Use all graphic organizers, notes, WB assignments and handouts for reference. Test is tomorrow.
2. Be sure to have your response to DEAR reading in your journals.

posted on: February 22, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 2/21)

1. Work on graphic organizers/discussion questions for The Solar System.
2. Review Ch. 19 Test and update gradesheet.
3. Discuss travel brochure.

Homework

1. Finish graphic organizer/discussion questions. Due tomorrow.
2. Chap. 20 Test will be on Thurs. Use WB, graphic organizers, Venn diagrams and other handouts for reference.

posted on: February 21, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 2/16)

1. Review 20-3/20-4 reinforcements.
2. Make-up DEAR time.
3. Begin graphic organizer: A Closer Look into the Solar System.

Homework

1. Finish graphic organizer and Discussion Questions. Due Wed.
2. Looking Ahead: Chapter 20 Test will be given on Thurs. (2/23).

Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend.

posted on: February 16, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 2/15)

1. Review 20-5 WB and discuss Venn diagram on Comets, Meteors & Asteroids.
2. Finish 20-3/20-4 reinforcements.
3. DEAR time.

Homework

Get progress reports signed.

posted on: February 15, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 2/14)

1. Review 20-6 WB & Sec. Review #4 and discuss. I really enjoyed our debate about the possibility of life on Venus and more. Great input and details to support your thoughts.
2. Finish 20-3/20-4 reinforcements.
3. Finish video:A Closer Look at Planets(where applicable).

Homework

1. Read Sec. 20-5(Comets, Asteroids and Meteors) and complete WB.
2. Use this information to make a 3 ring Venn diagram comparing the features of these objects. You may also want to conduct a bit of research (on the internet) to find additional information to include.
Due tomorrow.

posted on: February 14, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 2/13)

1. Work on 20-3/20-4 reinforcement activities.
2. View video: A Closer Look at Planets and jot down a minimum of 10 facts and 2 pictures.

Homework

Read Sec. 20-6(Is There Life Beyond Earth?) and complete WB + answer #4(only) of 20-6 Sec. Rvw on p. 707. Due tomorrow.

posted on: February 13, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 2/10)

1. Review 20-4 WB.
2. Finish/share Distance Scale Maps of Solar System.
3. Complete 20-4 reinforcement.

No Homework.

posted on: February 10, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 2/9)

1. Share Sun stories.
2. Work on Distance Scale Map of Solar System. Use pp. 674-675, 683, 691 for reference. Must provide relative distance, relative size and two special features of each planet.

Homework

Read Sec. 20-4 (Outer Planets) and complete the WB. Due tomorrow.

posted on: February 09, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 2/8)

1. Finish and share Sun stories.
2. DEAR
3. DEAR response to skill of the week-Characters.

No Homework

posted on: February 08, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 2/7)

1. Review 20-3 WB.
2. Finish "Sun" stories and share. Some classes will finish tomorrow.
3. Begin Distance Scale Maps-Solar System. Use pp. 674-675, 683 and 691 for reference.

Homework

No homework. Have a good afternoon.

posted on: February 07, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 2/6)

1. Review "Having a Ball w/ Moon Phases" Lab.
2. Collect Daily Moon Observations data sheet.
3. Inertia Mini-lab, discussion and observations. (Newton's Laws of Motion).
4. Continue working on "Sun" stories.

Homework

1. Read Sec. 20-3 (Inner Planets) and complete WB. Due tomorrow.

posted on: February 06, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 2/3)

1. Update gradesheets (Post-tests, journal entries).
2. Review 20-2 WB.
3. Finish Moon Phase Lab.
4. Begin short stories which explain the role of the sun in our solar system. Reading Skill: Personification

Homework

1. Daily moon observations due Mon.

posted on: February 03, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 2/2)

1. Finish discussion questions(story).
2. Review 20-1 WB and discuss heliocentric vs. geocentric theories of the solar system.
3. Begin moon phase/revolution lab.
4. Read Sec. 20-2 and complete WB.

Homework

1. Finish reading Sec. 20-2 (Sun) and completing the WB. Due tomorrow.
2. Finish daily moon observations. All due by Mon. 2/6.

posted on: February 02, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 2/1)

1. DEAR Science: Read story entitled "The Librarian Who Measured Earth" by Kathryn Lasky and complete DEAR response on Skill of the Week(Mood).
2. Think-Pair-Share: Answer discussion questions about the story(paired activity).
3. DEAR time

Homework

1. Daily observations of the moon are due by Mon. 2/6.
2. Complete Sec. 20-1 WB. Due tomorrow.

posted on: February 01, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 1/31)

1. Finish Ch. 19 Test.
2. View video: Satellite Technology and update KWL chart.

Homework

1. Read Sec. 20-1 and complete the Sec. Review questions at the end online. Print out your responses and bring to class. Due tomorrow.
2. Complete 20-1 WB. Due Thurs.

posted on: January 31, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 1/27)

1. Brief review for Ch. 19 Test.
2. Finish video-Space Travel & KWL.

Homework

1. Continue daily moon observations through next week (if you haven't seen it 7 times for yourself).
2. Study for Ch. 19 test.
3. Begin working on your essay regarding How Has Space Exploration Impacted My Life? Final draft should be creative and detailed and written in ink. Due Tues.
4. Have a great weekend.

posted on: January 27, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 1/25)

1. Collect HW.
2. Complete 19-1 reinforcement.
3. DEAR

Homework

Read Sec. 19-3 and complete WB and wordwise. Due tomorrow.

posted on: January 25, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classroom (Mon.)

1. DEAR Science Articles: The Moon
Response to literature (Author & You).
Class discussion: Topic: What effects do astronauts experience while on the moon? Should robots be used instead of humans for space exploration?
2. Begin CPR #10: Wrecked on the Moon.

Homework

1. Read Sec. 19-4 and complete WB. (Due tomorrow.) You do not have to complete wordwise at this time.
2. Looking Ahead: Chapter 19 Test-Fri (1/27).

posted on: January 23, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 1/20)

1. Finish Word Splash (Moons) and discuss.
2. Moons/Eclipses Review sheet.
3. Begin DEAR Science articles/responses.

Homework

Continue daily observations through the weekend.

Dear Parents and Students:
Thank you so much for all of the effort you put into making observations regarding the moon. We had a very lively discussion today. Have a great weekend.

posted on: January 20, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 1/19)

1. Review anticipation guide. Distribute 3rd nine weeks gradesheet.
2. Review 19-1 WB.
3. Complete Word Splash -think, pair & share.

Homework

Observe the moon daily (for the next 7 days) and record observations on data sheet provided. Give as much detail as possible. Record time of day taken.

posted on: January 19, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 1/18)

1. Finish Moon Discussion Questions(groups) & share.
2. Review anticipation guide.
3. Begin Word Splash.
4. DEAR time.

Homework

Read Sec. 19-1 and complete WB. Due tomorrow,.

posted on: January 18, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 1/17)

1. Review Chapter 13 Test
2. Group discussions-Moons
3. Review 19-2 WB (per. 5 & 6)

Homework

Draw the phases of the moon and label accordingly. Use p. 648 for reference. Use white printer paper and be sure to shade moon where applicable. Be sure to describe each phase.

posted on: January 17, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 1/13)

1. Finish video clip (Moon Dance) & take quiz.
2. Review 19-2 WB.
3. Begin discussion questions (Moons).

No homework.

posted on: January 13, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 1/12)

1. Finish JE #9 (Author & You) and submit (all three:7-9).
2. Finish group posters on Hydrology unit & discuss.
3. Pre-test-Moons.
4. Anticipation Guide-Moons
5. Video streaming clip -Moon Dance.

Homework

Read Sec. 19-2 and complete the WB. Due tomorrow.

posted on: January 12, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 1/11)

1. DEAR
2. Response to reading. Skill of the Week (Author & You). JE #9. Use your reading skills bookmark for reference. You may click below if you do not have your bookmark.
3. Year in Review (breakout groups)

Homework

1. Complete JE #'s 7-8. Due tomorrow.
2. We will complete JE #9 in class tomorrow if necessary.

Author & You

Focus: 01/10-01/20

posted on: January 11, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 1/10)

1. Journal Entry (JE) #7- Brainstorm about what you have learned since the first day you walked in to this science class. This can be in any format you choose. Use these thoughts to write an essay (in journal)about what you've learned. A good essay will have a minimum of five paragraphs. Due Thursday.
2. Respond to essential questions #13-15 in your journal (JE #8). Click below to see these questions. Due Thursday.
3. Review sonar activity/graph. Class discussion.

Homework

Work on your journal entries. Due Thurs.

Essential questions #13-15

These are overarching questions, so be sure to give detailed, thorough responses.

13. How is water distributed throughout the earth, and how does the water cycle redistribute the water?

14. How would our existence on earth be different if there were no waves, currents or tides?

15. What makes up ocean water? How is the topography of the ocean floor similar to dry land?

posted on: January 10, 2006

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 12/22)

1. Turn in Sonar Map activity (CPR # 6).
2. DEAR
3. CPR #'s 7-8 (Brain Teasers)

Note: Complete brainteasers if not done in class.

Kudos! to period 1 for a job well done on the edible ocean floors. Have a wonderful, safe winter break. See ya next year. :)

posted on: December 22, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 12/21)

1. Finish Sonar Maps - Problem-Solving #1-2.
2. Construct edible ocean floor.
3. Share projects.

Reminder: Period 1 class members will construct and share their edible ocean floors tomorrow. Be sure to bring in your contributions.

No homework.

posted on: December 21, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 12/20)

1. Review 14-1 WB (Exploring the Oceans).
2. Demo/observations: Ocean Depth and increased pressure and How Does Salt Effect the Freezing Temperature of Water?
3. Problem-Solving (Sonar) activity. Skills: Calculations of ocean depth given distance from shore and speed of sound. Plotting points and constructing a line graph. Interpreting graphs and identifying features of the ocean floor.
4. Planning for edible ocean floor models. Reminder: Per. 2-4(tomorrow) and Per. 1 (Thurs.).

Homework

1. Finish classwork (if not done).
2. Bring in your project items. Remember: If something needs to be baked, do so at home.

posted on: December 20, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 12/19)

1. Review work from media center visit on Friday.
2. 14-1 reinforcement-Ocean Floor.
3. Establish groups for ocean floor models.
4. Brainstorm ideas for models and determine group member responsibilities.

Homework

1. Reminder: Complete 14-1 WB(Exploring the Ocean). Due tomorrow.
2. Turn in any missing work by 4 pm tomorrow.
3. Get project items. We will build ocean floor models on Wed.(per. 2, 3 & 4). Per. 1 will build/present the ocean floor models on Thurs.

posted on: December 19, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 12/16)

1. Finish circle graphs for 13-3 enrichment.
2. Video streaming clips (Sonar).
3. Media Center- visit several websites to explore Ocean water and Sea floor. Write a paragraph describing how sonar works and draw an illustration. Draw an illustration of sea floor and label its features.

Homework

Complete Sec. 14-1 WB (Exploring the Ocean). Due Tues.

posted on: December 16, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 12/15)

1. Review 13-3 WB.
2. Discuss Sec. 13-3 (Ocean Water Chemistry).
3. Demo/Observations (Discover! p. 439)
4. 13-3 Enrichment

Homework

Finish 13-3 Enrichment activity. If you are not sure about how to complete your circle graph, just make a uniform circle and bring in your calculations/data table. We can complete the circle graph together. Remember to show all work.

posted on: December 15, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 12/14)

1. Finish Chap. 13 Test.
2. Pre-reading (paired)/During Reading Activity- Ocean Water Chemistry and Ocean Floor Topography. Use the Ocean Word Splash to make predictions about connections between the vocabulary and the content. Make revisions (on your own) as you read Sec. 13-3 (Ocean Water Chemistry) and 14-1 (Exploring the Ocean).
3. DEAR time.

Homework

1. Complete Sec. 13-3 WB. Due tomorrow.
2. Finish vocabulary revisions (if not done in class).
3. Be sure to check i-parent for grade updates.

Note: I am in need of cardboard shoeboxes w/ lids intact. Please feel free to bring them in if you have a few to spare. Thank you.

posted on: December 14, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 12/13)

1. Review 13-1/13-2 reinforcements and Sharpen Your Skills activities.
2. Brief review for test.
3. Take Ch. 13 Test.

No homework.

posted on: December 13, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 12/12)

1. Finish 13-1 (Wave Action) & 13-2 (Tides) Reinforcement assignments.
2. Game Time (4 1/2 week reward).

Homework

Study for the Ch. 13 Test. It will be given tomorrow. Use your online text, workbook pages and the link to flash cards from the previous entry for reference.

posted on: December 12, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 12/8)

1. Review HW.
2. Video Streaming: Ocean Motions and How Oceans Support Life.
3. Jeopardy style review for Ch. 13 Test.

Homework

1. Study for Ch. 13 Test. It will be given on Tues.
Reminder: Reward Day (Game Day) will be on Mon.
Be sure to dress appropriately and warm for tomorrow's field trip.

posted on: December 08, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 12/6)

1. Review HW.
2. Video Notes: Waves
3. DEAR time

Homework
1. Read Sec. 13-4 (Currents & Climate) and complete WB + wordwise. Due tomorrow.
2. Test on Ch. 13 (13-1, 13-2 & 13-4) will be on Tues. 12/13. Begin studying early.
Note: Reward Day(Game Day)will be on Mon.

posted on: December 07, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 12/6)

1. Review HW and discuss Wave Action.
2. Finish Ch. 12 Quiz.
3. Complete 13-1 Reinforcement assignment.

Homework

Read Sec. 13-2 (Tides) and complete WB. Due tomorrow.

posted on: December 06, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 12/5)

Counselor Presentation

1. Theatre etiquette for upcoming visit to the Alliance Theatre.
2. Introduction to Careers
3. Career Interest Survey (online). Can be accessed from home once your portfolio has been established. Web address is www.careercruising.com.

Homework

Reminder: Read Sec. 13-1 and complete your WB. Due tomorrow.

posted on: December 05, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (12/2)

1. Finish Ch. 12 Review game.
2. Practice-Interpreting graphs.
3. Take Ch. 12 quiz.

Homework

Read Sec. 13-1 and complete WB. Due tues.

Note: You will only need to bring your agenda, paper and a pencil to class on Monday. The counselor will be giving a presentation.

In an effort to preserve our class set of books, I am in need of some fabric bookcovers. I would greatly appreciate it if you would donate one to my classroom. They do not have to be new, just in good condition. Thank you and have a great weekend.

posted on: December 02, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (12/1)

1. Finish pre/post-test analysis.
2. Review 17-3/17-4 Quiz.
3. Review 12-3 WB.
4. Review for Ch. 12 Quiz (game).

Homework

Ch. 12 quiz is tomorrow. STUDY.

posted on: December 01, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (11/30)

1. Post predict-o-gram (Freshwater).
2. Pre/Post-test analysis (Weather)and distribution of Pre/Post-test Record forms.
3. DEAR

Homework

1. Read Sec. 12-3 (Freshwater Pollution) and complete WB. Due tomorrow.
2. Quiz on Ch. 12 (Sec. 12-1 - 12-3) on Friday. Use your WB and text for reference.

posted on: November 30, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (11/29)

1. Review 12-2 WB.
2. Finish and discuss CPR #4 (Analograms).
3. Finish and discuss "Death of the Unsinkable Titanic".
4. Update gradesheets.

Note:The only homework is to get your progress report signed (if you have not already done so).

posted on: November 29, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 11/28)

1. Review 12-1 WB (Water To Drink).
2. Finish Ch. 11 quiz.
3. Finish CPR #4 (analograms). Pair up to complete.
4. Distribute progress reports.

Homework

1. Read Sec. 12-2 (Balancing Water Needs) and complete WB. Due tomorrow.
2. Get progress report signed and return.

posted on: November 28, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 11/18)

1. Review HW.
2. 11-3 Reinforcement/Enrichment WS (paired activity).
3. Took Ch. 11 Quiz.

Homework

1. Read Sec. 12-1 and complete WB. Due Mon. 11/28.
Have a safe and happy holiday.

posted on: November 23, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 11/17)

1. Breakout Sessions (Water Usage)& whole class discussion.
2. Read pp. 376-377 in text and complete #'s 21-22 in WB for 11-2.
3. Read "Death of the Unsinkable Titanic" in the Disasters book. Complete questions in Sections C(Recognizing Supporting Details) & D(Main Idea),explain the author's purpose (Skill of the week) and provide evidence from the reading that supports your response.

Homework

1. Read Sec. 11-3 and complete WB. Due tomorrow.
2. If you did not complete 11-2 #21-22 in class, do so at home.
Note: We will have an open-notes quiz on Ch. 11 tomorrow.

posted on: November 17, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 11/16)

1. Review 11-1 WB.
2. Finish graphic organizer.
3. Discuss journal entry on irrigation.

Homework

1. Read your DEAR book for 30 minutes. Write a summary of what you read and predict what will happen next. Be sure to base your predictions on observations made while you were reading. This will be your entrance pass to class.

posted on: November 16, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 11/15)

1. Finish Presentations.
2. Predict-o-gram (Water). Interactive board.
3. Two-column notes (Sec. 11-1;The Water Cycle).

Homework

1. Read pp. 364-365 (Science & Society) and respond to the journal writing prompt located on p. 365.
2. Complete Sec. 11-1 WB.
Note: All above work is due tomorrow. You may also want to continue working on your two-column notes as you will only have 15 min. during class(tomorrow) to complete it.

posted on: November 15, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 11/14)

1. Discuss and submit Weather Logs.
2. Finish post-test on Weather.
3. Finish and share Storm Safety brochures.

No Homework

posted on: November 14, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 11/11)

1. Review journal entries. Essential Ques. #5-10 and #11-12.
2. Took post-test on Weather.
3. Continued to work on Storm Safety brochures.

Homework

1. Continue your Daily Weather Log through Sunday. It will be collected on Monday. Be sure to cite all references used.
2. If you still have work to do for your part of the Storm Safety brochure, be sure to complete it this weekend. Your group is depending on you.

Note: All groups will have 15 min. to fine-tune their project. Presentations will be given on Monday.

posted on: November 11, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 11/10)

1. Copy study guide topics and use for reference while studying for post-test on Weather.
2. Write essential questions #11-12 in your journal.
3. Work on Storm Safety brochure.
4. Click below to obtain study guide topics.

Homework

1. Continue Daily Weather Log, noting predictions/actuals.
2. Answer essential questions (11-12) in your journal.
3. Review for post-test on Weather.

Things to Know for Weather Unit Test

1.Greenhouse Effect/Coriolis Effect
2.Layers of Atmosphere and why it’s so important
3.Three types of Heat Transfer
-Description
-Provide examples
4.Main source of heat for troposphere
5.Factors which cause weather
6.Types of winds and where they occur
7.Doldrums/horse latitudes
8.Describe what happens when an air mass rises up the side of a mountain
9.Types of fronts
-Description
-Formation
-Weather produced
10.Types of Storms
-Description
-Formation
11.Advancement in Weather Forecasting
12.Interpret Weather Map
13.Interpret Relative Humidity data table
-Find missing data given other variables
For ex. Find WBR when given RH and/or difference
14.Explain land/sea breeze diagrams and why they occur

posted on: November 10, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 11/9)

1. Review answers for discussion questions on Floods,Predicting Weather and Skills Lab (p. 590). Turned in the following assignments as one packet:
a. Where Do Floods Occur?
b. Floods - article summary & discussion questions
c. Predicting Weather - article summary & discussion questions
d. Interpreting Weather Maps - Skills Lab, p. 590 (1-7)
e. Weather Map

2. Took 17-3 - 17-4 Quiz.
3. Continued to work on Storm Safety brochures.

Homework

1. Begin your Daily Weather Log. Predict and monitor the weather for the next 5 days. Use what you've learned to predict various aspects of weather. Tune in to your local weather channel, TV or radio news station or use the internet to record the actual data on your weather log.

Reminder:

1. Check out the link on yesterday's blog for a cool site on how to predict weather and test your knowledge about it.

2. Post-test on Weather unit will be on Fri. 11/11. It will cover Ch. 15-17.

posted on: November 09, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 11/7)

1. Read article "Predicting Weather" located in manila folder. Write a brief summary and answer review questions on notebook paper.
2. Complete Wind & Air Pressure enrichment sheet for practice on isobars. Use p. 587 in text for reference.
3. Work in groups on Storm Safety brochures.

Homework

1. Complete Skills Lab on p. 590 on paper. Due wednesday.
2. Use Skills Lab and sec. 17-4 to help you create your own weather map. Use the blank map provided in class. Due wednesday.
3. Reminder: Quiz on wed. sec. 17-3 - 17-4.
4. Note: Post-test on Weather will be given on Fri.(11/11). It will cover Ch. 15-17.
5. Click on the link below for a cool website on Weather. Test your knowledge about it.

http://www.edheads.org/activities/weather/index.htm

posted on: November 07, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 11/4)

1. Review 17-3(Where Do Floods Occur?) enrichment sheet and hold class discussion. Skills: Interpreting Maps and Diagrams, drawing conclusions, making inferences.
2. Read article in unit folder entitled "Floods". Write a brief summary on notebook paper and answer review questions (located on the back of the article)directly beneath your article summary.
Skill: Summarizing main ideas and drawing connections to real-world scenarios.
3. Hold brief discussion about nature/purpose of a brochure and project expectations. Link to Storms/Floods discussed in Ch. 17. Begin Storm Safety Brochures-small groups.

Homework

1. Study for quiz on Sec. 17-3 & 17-4. It will be given on Wed. 11/9.
2. Conduct mini-research to gather additional information that can be used for your group's brochure. Be sure to focus on the main types of storms noted in Ch. 17. Bring this information on Mon. to share w/ your group.

posted on: November 04, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 11/3)

1. Complete Ch. 17 wordwise.
2. Review 17-4 WB (Predicting Weather).
3. DEAR (make-up time).
4. CPR # 4 (Analograms). # 1-10.
5. Establish groups for Storm Safety Brochure.

Homework

1. Complete 17-3 Reinforcement sheet entitled "Where do floods occur?".


posted on: November 03, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 11/3)
1.Finish Quiz (17-1-17-2).
2.Review 17-3 WB.
3.Nine week reward/DEAR time.

Homework

1. Read Sec. 17-4 (Predicting Weather) and complete WB. Due tomorrow.
2. Reminder: Quiz on 17-3 - 17-4 is tentatively scheduled for Mon. 11/7.
Note: The next Science Club meeting is next Wed. 11/10. Come join us.

posted on: November 02, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 11/1)

1. Review of Sec. 17-1 & 17-2 (Air Masses, Fronts & Storms).
2. Take 17-1 & 17-2 Quiz.

Homework

1. Read Sec. 17-3 (Floods)and complete your WB. Due tomorrow.
2. Looking Ahead Quiz-Sec. 17-3 & 17-4 will either be given Mon. 11/7 or Wed. 11/9.
3. Reminder: 1st nine week reward will be tomorrow.

posted on: November 01, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 10/31)

1. Finish group presentations.
2. Complete 17-1 Review and Reinforcement handout.
3. Discuss Sec. 17-2 Storms.

Homework

1. Use your text, WB and any additional handouts to review for tomorrow's quiz on 17-1 & 17-2.
2. We will have our nine week reward on Wed. Be sure to bring your DEAR book.
3. Have a safe and wonderful Halloween. :)

posted on: October 31, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 10/28)

1. Finish group project on Sec. 17-1 and begin sharing.

Homework

1. Finish any assessments given to you by the groups that gave their presentation today (if not done in class). They are due on Mon.

Reminder: Quiz Tues. 11/01 on Sec. 17-1 & 17-2. You may use your text, WB and group assessment sheets for reference.

posted on: October 28, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 10/27)

1. CPR #3 Observ. & Inferences paired review.
2. Sec. 17-1 breakout groups. Remember your responsibility for your group project.

Homework

1. Read Sec. 17-2(Storms) and complete the WB. Due tomorrow.
2. Looking Ahead Quiz on Sec. 17-1 & 17-2-Tues. 11/1.

posted on: October 27, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 10/26)

1. Turn in CPR #3: Comic Strip-Observation or Inference?.
2. DEAR Time.

No Homework.

posted on: October 26, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 10/25)

1. Finish CPR #2(Observ. & Inferences mindstretchers),discuss and file behind CPR #1 in binder. Update gradesheet.
2. Finish video (Wonders of Weather) and notes. Discuss what was learned.

Homework

CPR #3
1. Extended practice and application of observ. & inferences. Select a picture (preferrably-comic strip) from a newspaper, magazine or other source. Write three observations and 2 inferences about the picture on a small index card. Paste the picture and observ/infer. card onto a sheet of paper. Take a separate index card and make an answer key for it. Due tomorrow.

Note: Be sure to use complex sentences for your statements. Remember, the idea is to encourage your partner to think inferentially and outside of the box! :)

posted on: October 25, 2005

Daily Agenda


Fri. 10/21

Classwork

View Video "Wonders of Weather" and jot down new and/or interesting facts and turn them in.

Homework

Reminder: Read Sec. 17-1 (Air Masses & Fronts) and complete WB. Due Mon.

Mon. 10/24

1. Review Sec. 17-1 WB.
2. Finish quiz/test corrections.
3. CPR #2: Observations & Inferences (side 1 only).

Homework

Finish side 1 of the Observations/Inferences handout. Remember to write the evidence (from the comic strip) for each observation. Due tomorrow.


posted on: October 24, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 10/20)

1. Psychrometer/dew point mini-lab/discussion.
2. Quiz corrections/analysis.

Homework

Read Sec. 17-1 (Air Masses & Fronts) and complete WB. Due Monday.

posted on: October 20, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 10/19)

1. D.E.A.R time.
2. Make-up time for missing quiz or test.
3. Discuss inferences and begin entrance pass on Making Inferences.

The assignment is as follows:

List three inferences from your reading today. You should begin by identifying three separate events or instances. These are observations. Then state one inference about each observation. Cite evidence from your reading, explain how you made these determinations.
Be sure to note where you found your evidence.

Homework

Finish entrance pass for tomorrow.

posted on: October 19, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 10/18)

1. Review relative humidity scavenger hunt.
2. Check word search.
3. Update gradesheet.
4. Work on Discover! mini-lab. p. 545.

No Homework

posted on: October 18, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 10/17)

1. Discuss Relative Humidity. Questions are provided below.
2. Distribute second nine weeks gradesheet.
3. Turn in Journal.
4. Complete word search on Weather.

Homework

Finish word search (if not done in class) and Relative Humidity scavenger hunt. Note: Period 1 will complete this during class tomorrow.

Relative Humidity Scavenger Hunt

Directions: Use the data table on p. 546 of the text for reference.

Find Relative Humidity & DBR given:
a. WBR=21;Diff. 3
b. WBR = 17; Diff. 5
c. WBR = 11; Diff. 1

Find Dry Bulb Reading (DBR), WBR & Difference between DBR/WBR given:

a.RH = 68
b. RH = 72
c. RH = 84

Find Wet Bulb Reading, Diff. and DBR given:

RH = 43
RH = 81
RH = 93

Find Difference between Readings and WBR given:

RH = 86 DBR = 28
RH = 79 DBR = 14
RH = 57 DBR = 12

posted on: October 17, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 10/13)

1. Write & respond to essential questions # 5-10 in your journal. This is journal entry #3. Due Mon. See extended entry for questions.
2. Complete the Try This! Activity on p. 537. Write your observations in your journal. This is journal entry #4.

Homework

Finish journal entries if not done in class. Due Mon.

Essential questions #'s 5-10

5. What factors combine to create Earth's weather?
6. What is the alternative name for the metric system?
7. What(metric)units are used to measure mass, volume, distance and density?
8. State the methods of heat transfer. Give an example of each.
9. State the types of clouds and give a brief description of each.
10. Name instruments used to measure factors of weather. Identify the factor that each measures.

Note: Try to answer these questions from recall. Then use Chap. 15-16 and your notes for reference.

posted on: October 13, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 10/12)

1. Take Ch. 16 Test.
2. D.E.A.R time.

No Homework.

posted on: October 12, 2005

Daly Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 10/2-11)

1. Review 16-5 WB (Precipitation) and wordwise.
2. Review 16-4/16-5 vocabulary.
3. Play Risky Business game to review for Ch. 16 test.

Homework

1. Study for Ch. 16 test. Use text,graphic organizers and WB for reference.
2. Be sure to bring your DEAR book to class tomorrow.

posted on: October 11, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 10/10)

1. Finish Quiz-essay.
2. Complete 16-4/16-5 Vocab. Defin.
3. Collect wind illustration.

Homework

1. Finish 16-5 WB & Wordwise. Due tomorrow.
2. Finish CW if not done. Due tomorrow.
3. Reminder: Ch. 16 Test will be on Wed.

posted on: October 10, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 10/7)

1. Review Sec. 16-4 WB.
2. Review Sec. 16-3 (Winds).
3. Take 16-1 - 16-3 Quiz. If you were absent, please see me Mon. to make it up.

Homework

1. Finish your "Wind" illustration from the video notes on Winds. Be sure to make it creative, neat and colorful. Due Mon.
2. Read Sec. 16-5 and complete the WB + Sec. entitled Wordwise. Due Tues.
3. Test on Ch. 16 has been shifted to Wed. 10/12. Although it will cover the basics from 16-1 - 16-3, it will primarily focus on 16-4 - 16-5.

posted on: October 07, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs. 10/6)

1. View video-Wind;take notes in bullet format.
2. Discuss video & make rough-draft of Wind illustration. Final draft should be on white copy paper(provided today). See me or ask a friend for details regarding this assignment.Due Mon.

Homework

1. Read Sec. 16-4 and complete WB. Due tomorrow.
2. Study for quiz on Sec. 16-1 through 16-3.
3. Check i-parent for updated scores. Be sure to report any discrepancies. Any missing work must be completed and turned in by Mon. afternoon. You may come in @ 8:20 tomorrow morning (if necessary) to make up work.

posted on: October 06, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 10/5)

1. Review 16-3 WB(Winds).
2. Finish temperature lab. Identify variables & draw conclusions from lab.
3. D.E.A.R.

Homework

Quiz on Sec. 16-1 through 16-3-Fri.

Reminders:

1. Test on Ch. 16 Tues.
2. Please turn in your conference letters if you have not done so as of yet.

posted on: October 05, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 10/4)

1. Review HW.
2. Finish water density lab.
3. Complete side (1) of temperature lab.

Homework

1. Read Sec. 16-3(Winds) and complete WB. Due tomorrow.
2. Remember to bring your conference letters if you haven't already.
3. Science club meeting tomorrow, Rm 7D2.

Things to come:
Test on Ch. 16-Tues. 10/11.

posted on: October 04, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 10/03)

1. Review temp. comparison WS & turn in w/ graphic organizer on (3) forms of heat transfer.
2. View video: Properties of Matter, complete cloze notes and discuss.
3. Begin Wat-ar Densities? lab.

Homework

1. Donate a clean, empty 2 liter bottle if possible.
2. Reading thermometers practice sheet.
3. Data table-Complete calculations for all measurements taken. We will complete the lab tomorrow.

posted on: October 03, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 9/30)

1. Check HW(16-1 WB-Energy in the Atmosphere)& discuss lesson. Use spectroscopes to show what white light is composed of and the relative wavelengths of each color in the visible spectrum.

2. Complete graphic organizer for Sec. 16-2 and temperature WS. Be sure to color your illustrations and provide other examples beside those listed in the text. This will help you distinguish the (3) types of heat transfer and demonstrate how well you comprehend the concepts taught.

Homework

Finish any work that was not done in class. Have a great weekend.

posted on: September 30, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thur. 9/29)

1. Check 16-2 WB(Heat Transfer) & discuss the (3) methods of heat transfer. Demo: Lava lamp. Give ex. and non-examples and discuss other related vocabulary(ex. density, buoyancy).
2. Review measurement results.
3. Take measurement test.

Homework

Read Sec. 16-1(Energy in the Atmosphere) using online text and complete WB. Due tomorrow.

posted on: September 29, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 9/28)

1. Finish metric measurement labs (volume-liquids & solids, mass, length.

2. Returned Ch. 15 Test.

Homework

1. Study for metric measurement test. It will be given tomorrow. Use all notes and lab observations for reference.

2. Read Sec. 16-2 and complete the WB for it. Due tomorrow.

posted on: September 28, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri. 9/23)

1. Compile class data for Are You a Square? lab and construct a bar and pie (circle) graph of results.
2. Complete notes on the metric system.
3. Begin Full Volume/Volumes of Fun labs.

Homework

1. Finish graphs and any other observations for How Do You Measure Up? and Are You a Square? labs. This includes the bar and pie graphs. Due next class session.
2. The test on measurement will be given on the 2nd day after you return to school.
3. Have a good weekend.

posted on: September 23, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thur. 9/22)

1. Discuss metric system and the history of standard systems of measurement. Take notes and complete reference table.
2. Complete How Do You Measure Up? lab sheet(flip-side of last night's HW) and front side(only) of Are You a Square? lab sheet. Follow all directions carefully. Use two different colors for your graph(one for height and one for arm span). Be sure to record all observations in metric units. Vary your units based on the object that you are measuring. Due tomorrow.

Homework

1. Finish lab measurements if you did not finish during class.
2. Metric measurement test: Tues. 9/27/05

posted on: September 22, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed. 9/21)

1. Finish pollution projects & give presentation.
2. Begin discussion of metrics.

Homework
Complete "Household Items" metric length WS. Use the metric side of the ruler to take your measurements. Substitute a comparable item if you do not have exactly what is asked for on the list. Due tomorrow.

posted on: September 21, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues. 9/20)

1. Review basic components of research.
2. Discuss components and expectations for project.
3. Work on Pollution Project.

Homework

1. Complete research on air pollution. Find additional factors/alternative solutions to the problem. Note: This only applies to people who did not complete the assignment last night.
2. Reminder: Early Release tomorrow.

posted on: September 20, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon. 9/19)

1. Collect signed progress reports.
2. CPR #1:;paired activity.
Skill of the week: Drawing Conclusions.
Students have to use observations from the activity in order to determine its purpose. This is yet another problem-solving method(working from the end to the beginning.)
3. Discuss Air Pollution/Air Quality(15-2);Cause/Effect;Problem-Solution-pros/cons;viewpoints;mini-debate
4. Establish small groups for Pollution project

Homework

1. Research air pollution to obtain additional information about causes/alternative solutions. Take notes and be sure to cite(record) your references. Remember to think about the viewpoints mentioned in class(lawmakers, people who live near their job, people who live a great distance from their job, public health officials, automobile manufacturers). How will a representative of each viewpoint respond to the issue at hand?

posted on: September 19, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri.)

1. Brief review of Ch. 15.
2. Take Ch. 15 Test.
3. DEAR
4. Pass back paper towel and air pressure lab observations.
5. Distribute progress reports.

Homework

The only assignment that you have this weekend is to get your progress report signed for all classes. Have a great weekend.

posted on: September 16, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs.)

1. Review 15-4 WB. Collect Atmosphere video notes project.
2. Discuss 15-4 and provide things on which to focus for test.
3. Begin 15-2(Air Qulity).

Homework

1. Study for Ch. 15 test. It will be given tomorrow(Sec. 15-1, 15-3 & 15-4). Use online text, WB pages, graphic organizer and notes for reference.
2. Finish reading Sec. 15-2 and read the Science & Society article(p. 508). Answer the You Decide questions(1-3). Due tomorrow.

posted on: September 15, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork(Wed.)

1. Finish video on "Atmosphere" and notes. Used GOGO(give one, get one)strategy to complete notes.
2. Discuss 15-1.
3. DEAR time.

Homework

1. Use a word processing program to create your final product(as described in class) for the atmosphere notes. Must have at least one graphic that deals w/ the content.

Reminders:
1. Complete 15-4 WB.
2. Test on Sec. 15-1, 15-3 & 15-4 on Friday. Use text, notes, graphic organizers and WB pages for reference.

posted on: September 14, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork(Tues.)

1. Review 15-1 WB. Record score on gradesheet.
2. Read Sec. 15-4 (Layers of the Atmosphere) and complete side 2 of the graphic organizer.
3. View video(Atmosphere)-take notes in bullet format. Place in Notes section of your binder.

Homework

1. Complete 15-4 WB. Due Thurs. 9/15.
2. Reminder: Chapter 15 test(The Atmosphere) will be given on Friday (9/16). Use online text, WB pages and notes for reference.

posted on: September 13, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon.)

1. Review Diver! Lab results.
2. Finish discussion for Sec. 15-3 (Air Pressure).
3. Discuss Density and relationship to pressure. Record formula and solve sample problem.
4. Read Sec. 15-1 (Atmosphere & Air Around You) and complete the graphic organizer. Some classes will need to complete this tomorrow.

Homework

1. Complete Sec. 15-1 WB. Use the online text for reference. If you did not read the lesson in class, please be sure to do so as you're completing your WB. Note: If you did not pick up your WB, you may either get the questions from a study buddy or come in @ 8:20 in the morning to complete it before school begins.

2. We will have a test on Ch. 15 on Friday(9/16). It will include Lessons 15-1, 15-3 & 15-4. You may use your WB pages, text, lab reports and notes for reference. Tip: You should review work on a daily basis so that you are prepared ahead of time. Remember to review the Guide for Reading questions as they are your central focus & purpose for reading each section.

posted on: September 12, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri.)

1. Review homework.

2. Finish air pressure demonstration and observations.
Be sure to write all observations made re: can experiment. Remember that observations are gathered through your senses. The more descriptive you are the better you will understand the concepts.

3. Try This! mini-lab(from a supplemental resource). Remember to answer the questions noted below and to write detailed observations. Your conclusion should be linked to what we're currently studying. If you're not sure of the answer to the first question, then try to think about the purpose of the mini-lab. That should help you significantly. :)
Have a wonderful weekend.

Homework

Finish the following lab discussion questions if not done in class:

a. What is the name of the lab?
b. What materials did you use? Be specific. Include how many and what type.
c. How did you build it?
d. What modifications/adjustments did you make?
e. Describe (in detail) why it works?

posted on: September 09, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs.)

1. Review the 3 phases of active reading.
2. Air pressure demonstration w/ egg & scientific method.
3. Anticipation guide for Air pressure/mini-lab- Does air have mass?
Homework

1. Use the online text to read Sec. 15-3 and complete the workbook(WB) for that section. You may write in the book, it belongs to you. :) Due tomorrow.

posted on: September 08, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed.)

1. Orientation on How to Read the science text utilizing the Reader's Handbook (pp. 100-112). Discussed active reading skills w/ emphasis on this week's skill-Cause/Effect.
2. Use chapter 1 of your text to find one example for each of the (3) thought patterns of a science text (which were discussed in class). Reminder:they should be written on p. 9 of your Gen. Info. tab.
3. Record our class reading in your reading log.

Homework

Finish item 2 of class work if not done in class. Due tomorrow.

posted on: September 07, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues.)

1. Science Club meeting-tomorrow morning. Room 7b2-Mrs. Carroll's room.
2. Discuss results of paper towel experiment and provide examples of different types of variables.
Collected for a lab grade.
3. Completion & discussion of scientific method-Mice Expt. sheet.

Homework
None.

posted on: September 06, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri.)

1. Complete graphic organizer (two-column notes) on the scientific method.
2. Take quiz on scientific method.
3. Return lab equipment quiz and update gradesheet.
4. Complete data collection for paper towel experiment.
5. Reveal solution to the "Rope dilemma".

Homework

Complete the lab report for the paper towel experiment. Adjustment: The total/ave. row should actually be the 4th column as you want to find the ave. number of pennies per brand of paper towel. Be sure to use the flip-side(graphic organizer)for clues on what information to include in each section of the report.Due Tues.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend.

posted on: September 02, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs.)

1. Problem Solving-Rope experiment. Have you discovered the solution?
2. Paper Towel Experiment-Application of the scientific method

Homework

Remember to study for the quiz on the scientific method. Know the steps and associated vocabulary. You can use your handouts, notes and online text for reference.

posted on: September 01, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed.)

1. Review Sci. Meth. HW.
2. Finish pre-test.
3. DEAR time & response on setting.

Homework

Study for quiz on steps/vocabulary for Sci. Method. Use all handouts/notes for reference. Quiz on Friday.

posted on: August 31, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Tues.)

1. Review answers to DVD on Scientific Method.
2. Pre-test "Weather".
3. Returned Science Guy Projects & updated gradesheet.

Homework (Tues.)

1. Complete Sci. Method practice sheet (side 1 only). Due tomorrow.


posted on: August 30, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Mon.)

1. Review Sci. Method practice sheets.
2. View DVD on The Scientific Method and take notes on sheet provided.
3. Review steps of Sci. Method.

No homework.

posted on: August 29, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Fri.)

1. Use class text to find missing answers to Scavenger Hunt for textbook.
2. Review answers.
3. Begin practice w/ Scientific Method (WS). Finish word scramble if not done in class.

posted on: August 26, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Thurs.)

1)Collected online text forms. If you have not logged on to the website, please do so tonight. Remember to print the "Welcome" page immediately following the initial log-in and obtain your parent's signature.

2)Reviewed J.E.(Journal Entry) #2 & recorded on gradesheet.
3)Brainstormed types of processing skills scientists use to solve problems.
4)Began Textbook Scavenger Hunt.

Homework (Thurs.)
Finish Textbook Scavenger Hunt using the online text.
Due tomorrow.

posted on: August 25, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Wed.)

Lab Equipment Quiz
Introduction of Online Text
DEAR time & response

Homework (Wed.)

Journal Entry #2 (Essential Ques. Grp. 1) due tomorrow
Print the Welcome! page of online text & get your parent(s) signature. Due tomorrow.

Note: If you can't access the site w/ just your lunch #, then try adding ga immediately following both the user id and the password.

posted on: August 24, 2005

Daily Agenda (Tues.)

Classwork

Finish group lab.
Write Essential Questions Group 1 in journal (J.E. #2)
Review practice w/ graphs.

Homework

Lab Equipment In-Service quiz tomorrow. Use pg. 5 in gen. info section of binder for reference.
Complete Journal Entry #2 - due Thurs.

Parent Reminder: Open House tonight. Meeting begins in the theatre at 6:30p.m.

posted on: August 23, 2005

Daily Agenda

Monday (8/22)

Classwork

Discuss Lab Safety Quiz & update gradesheet
Finish Lab Equipment In-Service
Continue "Tally lab" for class data
Additional practice w/ types of graphs (WS)

Homework

Finish graphs. Due tomorrow.
Study Lab Equipment In-Service sheet (p. 5-gen. info. tab) for quiz on Wed. 8/24

Attention to Parents:

Sixth Grade Open House is tomorrow night(Tues. 8/23).
Please meet in the theatre at 6:30 p.m. I look forward to meeting each of you.

posted on: August 22, 2005

Daily Agenda

Classwork (Friday)
Finish graph discussion
Begin practice w/ graphs
Begin Lab Equipment In-Service
Set up labels for gradesheet and record graded work

Homework (Friday)
Record any other graded work


posted on: August 19, 2005

Daily Agenda (8/18)

Classwork

Share projects
Lab Safety review WS
Lab Safety Quiz
Distribute bills/discuss
Discuss Reward Program/Distribute Sticker Charts
Distribute 1st 9 weeks gradesheet

Homework

None. Thanks for working so hard on your projects. They are awesome!


posted on: August 18, 2005

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