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May 22, 2007
Problem with Blogging

Well, when it works it is great but when the blog goes hay-wire, nothing can get done. I spent hours last night trying to get the study guide answers on the blog. As I am sure you are aware, it didn't take. So, I came in early this morning and made copies for each student. I put a huge sign on my wall outside my door to let them know I had them . It was up to them to come and get the copies. Hope everyone made the effort.

From the looks of the numbers left, some did not. But, that could be good news. It means they spent their time wisely all last week as we worked on them in class.

I expect them no later than 12:30 tomorrow. They are to be turned in to me before connections so I can get them graded and in the grade book.

Have a good evening and study hard.

See you tomorrow.

Mrs. S.

Posted by Mrs. Sumrell at 05:41 PM

May 21, 2007
Study guide Answers-2

Study guide Answers-2

Posted by Mrs. Sumrell at 11:45 PM

May 10, 2007
Sample equations for balancing

balancing equations

Posted by Mrs. Sumrell at 02:01 PM

May 09, 2007
Balancing Equations

balancing equations

We will have a test on this Friday.

Thanks,
Ms. S.

Posted by Mrs. Sumrell at 01:11 PM

May 02, 2007
STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER

STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 16 TEST blog-1.doc

Posted by Mrs. Sumrell at 02:26 PM

April 11, 2007
Great Moon Phase website

We looked at this site today in class and a student asked if I could put it on the blog. I always have trouble attaching things so here is the website.

This will really help doing the worksheet that is for homework.

Mrs. S.
www.chabotspace.org/vsc/planetarium/themoon/moonphases/default.asp

Great Moon Phase website

Posted by Mrs. Sumrell at 06:58 PM

March 20, 2007
Chapter 15

We are moving fast and furious through chapter 15 because much of it is review. If all goes as planned

, there will be a test on Friday. I have attached some questions that if answered completely will be a wonderful study guide for the testGreat Things To Study For The Chapter 15 Test.

Posted by Mrs. Sumrell at 05:38 PM

March 03, 2007
Chapter 13.3 and 13.4 quiz

Don't forget, tomorrow is a quiz day for chapter 13.3 and 13.4. Attached are the notes and answers from 13.4 that you completed in class and finished for homework.

Have a good evening!

Mrs. S.

CURRENTS AND CLIMATE.doc

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CURRENTS AND CLIMATE-5.doc

Posted by Mrs. Sumrell at 07:17 AM

Chapter 13.3 and 13.4 quiz

Don't forget, tomorrow is a quiz day for chapter 13.3 and 13.4. Attached are the notes and answers from 13.4 that you completed in class and finished for homework.

Have a good evening!

Mrs. S.

CURRENTS AND CLIMATE.doc

Chapter 13.3 and 13.4 quiz

Posted by Mrs. Sumrell at 07:14 AM

Chapter 13.3 and 13.4 quiz

Don't forget, tomorrow is a quiz day for chapter 13.3 and 13.4. Attached are the notes and answers from 13.4 that you completed in class and finished for homework.

Have a good evening!

Mrs. S.

CURRENTS AND CLIMATE.doc

CURRENTS AND CLIMATE-4.doc

Posted by Mrs. Sumrell at 07:11 AM

March 01, 2007
Chapter 13.3 and 13.4 quiz

Don't forget, tomorrow is a quiz day for chapter 13.3 and 13.4. Attached are the notes and answers from 13.4 that you completed in class and finished for homework.

Have a good evening!

Mrs. S.

CURRENTS AND CLIMATE.doc

Posted by Mrs. Sumrell at 05:07 PM

February 27, 2007
Quiz on Friday

Just wanted you to know there is a good possibility that you will have a quiz on Friday over chapter 13, sections 3 and 4. We have been discussing these sections and will keep reviewing this week. It will be similar to the quiz you took on 13.1 and 13.2.

Next week we will hopefully complete chapter 14.

Mrs. S.

Posted by Mrs. Sumrell at 12:59 PM

February 08, 2007
Finally Working

Hi All,

I am sorry to not have updated the blog. It has been "sick" like many of our students. Hopefully, it will be working now.

The students have been working the past 3 days on their workbooks so they can use them as their study guide for Chapters 13 and 14. This covers oceanography. We are now reviewing them and it will count as 2 classwork grades. The students were told it will be graded for accuracy. So all could have access to the book, it was done in class. After the review is completed, we will be discussing what was read and I will introduce some material I have that is not in the book. The students will have the opportunity to take notes on that as well as participating in some simple labs.

Progress reports go out next week and I-parent is up to date with all the grades with the exception of the timeline and the workbook pages. I am in the process of putting the timelines up on my walls for easier presentation so they may not get onto I-parent until the next 4.5 weeks. I'll do my best.

Mrs. S.

Posted by Mrs. Sumrell at 02:17 AM

January 21, 2007
Timeline Due

Today your timeline is due. You will get 1/2 the class to finish it up and then turn it in. I hope to begin presentations of it on Tuesday.

We will continue to cover fossils this week with a possible quiz after we have discussed the vocabulary.

Remember, a tentative date for the chapter 9 test is February 2. That is subject to change should we not be as far a long as planned.

I am not there Monday but will return on Tuesday so be ready with your homework that is assigned for Monday night. Just in case you forget, you were to have read 9.1 in class and completed the corresponding pages in the workbook for homework.

See you Tuesday.

Mrs. S.

Posted by Mrs. Sumrell at 07:08 PM

January 18, 2007
Rubric for Timeline

Rubric For Timeline

Posted by Mrs. Sumrell at 11:17 PM

January 16, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Tonight the homework is to define the key terms received in class. Attached is a copy. Also, complete the concept map. These are due on Thursday. The Geologic Timeline Lab is also due at the end of class Friday, tentatively.

Please make sure to let me know if you need to come in early for help/use the book/etc.

Mrs. S.

fossil concept map-3

Posted by Mrs. Sumrell at 09:12 PM

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Tonight the homework is to define the key terms received in class. Attached is a copy. Also, complete the concept map. These are due on Thursday. The Geologic Timeline Lab is also due at the end of class Friday, tentatively.

Please make sure to let me know if you need to come in early for help/use the book/etc.

Mrs. S.

Fossil Concept Map

Posted by Mrs. Sumrell at 09:08 PM

Homework due Thursday, January 18

Your homework is due on Thursday. It consists of finding the definitions to the key terms given in class the completing the concept map. Should you not be able to get onto the book online, make sure use all your resources you can think of to help you and know I am here early if you need to come in. Just let me know so I will know to look for you.

This lab is due on Friday, January 19th at the end of class. No exceptions! We are on a tight schedule so let's make sure we work without wasting time.

Key Terms:

1. Fossil
2. Paleontologist
3. Petrified fossil
4. Mold
5. Cast
6. Carbon film
7. Trace fossil
8. Evolution
9. Extinct
10. Relative age
11.Absolute age
12. Law of Superposition
13. Unconformity
14. Fault
15. Intrusion
16. Extrusion
17. Index fossil
18. Radioactive decay
19. Half-life
20. Geologist time scale
21. Era
22. Invertebrate
23. Period
24. Epoch
25. Vertebrate
26. Reptile
27. Mammal
28. Amphibian
29. Mass extinction

Fossil Concept Map-1

Posted by Mrs. Sumrell at 08:18 PM

January 09, 2007
Week of January 8th

We are beginning to discuss the hydrosphere and what makes up this system. Packets from the textbook were given out today and the students need to read over them.

We will be associating weather of all types with how Earth's surface is shaped as well as how weather and atmosphere are related. Locations of fossils, how they got to their location and how to determine the fossils ages will also be covered.

A classwork grade was given today when the students made an acrostic using the word, HYDROLOGY.

I hope all had a great break.

Mrs. S.

Posted by Mrs. Sumrell at 08:13 PM

December 13, 2006
Up and Coming

This week we have been reviewing continental drift and plate tectonics. There will be a test on Friday covering chapter 4 and it is our last grade of this nine weeks.

Next week, now that the pod casts have been downloaded onto my computer, we will be finishing up those and the presentations.

I am hoping to send home a progress report next week to give you an update. I will be letting you know conduct grades as well. I know the students are excited about the holiday but they have been talking excessively since Thanksgiving.

I have attached a copy of the latest quiz. Please take a look at it and discuss the importance of listening to directions with your children. Many did not pay attention or were just in a hurry and their grade reflects it.

Thank you all for your support and emails.

Sincerely,
Carol Sumrell

1. Why did we do the egg lab?
2. What two layers of the earth were represented by the shell of the egg?
3. What part of the egg represented the asthenosphere?
4. What part did the white of the egg represent? The yolk?
5. Where inside the earth does the heat originate?

Using the pictures below, tell what type(s) of heat transfer are taking place and describe that part of the picture where you see that particular heat transfer.

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Posted by Mrs. Sumrell at 02:00 PM

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