Monday, February 19, 2018

Quarter 3, Week 4, 2/19 to 2/23

(This may change from day to day depending on how much we actually get done in class so check back often to make sure a deadline or assignment or homework wasn't changed at the last minute.)

 Last updated on Monday, Feb 19, 2018, 8:57pm

1st per - 7:45am to 8:39am
2nd per - 8:43am to 9:37am 
3rd per - 9:41am to 10:35am 
Lunch - 10:35am to 11:05am 
4th per (Eagle Time) - 11:09am to 11:26am 
5th per - 11:30am to 12:24pm
6th per - 12:28pm to 1:22pm
7th per - 1:26pm to 2:20pm
(Click here to see Late Start/Early Release Day Schedules)
6th-grade Science

Monday - No School - President's Day!

HW - None

Tuesday to Friday - This week we will continue working on the Lego Mindstorms EV3 challenges.

Teams did not complete the first challenge while I was at the NCCE conference so I need to see what happened.

We will not go fish trapping this week because there are usually no fish during the winter and it's pretty cold right now!
8th-grade Science

Monday - No School - President's Day!

HW - None

Tuesday to Friday - This week we will learn about Newton's Cradle as we continue learning about how things move by learning what forces are acting on different objects. 

I will be checking to see what happened while I was at the NCCE conference because I didn't see any work come in from students.
6th-grade Keyboarding

Monday - No School - President's Day!

Tuesday to Friday - Our daily routine is as follows:
  1. Check Classcraft.
  2. Practice Keyboarding with Typing.Com.
  3. Work on the WoW in Schools curriculum using 3D GameLab. OR
  4. Start playing World of Warcraft and start leveling up your character!
    HW - No homework is assigned unless a student falls behind. If your child falls behind, he or she can catch up on their Keyboarding and on their 3D GameLab assignments using any device that has an Internet connection. To practice keyboarding, a device with a full keyboard is best. Kids can also do their keyboarding practice and 3D GameLab assignments from home if they want to get ahead.
    Email me with any questions.


    Sunday, February 11, 2018

    Quarter 3, Week 3, 2/12 to 2/16

    (This may change from day to day depending on how much we actually get done in class so check back often to make sure a deadline or assignment or homework wasn't changed at the last minute.)

     Last updated on Sunday, Feb 11, 2018, 8:27pm

    Spirit Week:
    Monday – Washington Teams         
    Tuesday – Career Day
    Wednesday – Valentines Colors
    Thursday – Twin Day

    Friday – Chimacum Colors

    1st per - 7:45am to 8:39am
    2nd per - 8:43am to 9:37am 
    3rd per - 9:41am to 10:35am 
    Lunch - 10:35am to 11:05am 
    4th per (Eagle Time) - 11:09am to 11:26am 
    5th per - 11:30am to 12:24pm
    6th per - 12:28pm to 1:22pm
    7th per - 1:26pm to 2:20pm
    (Click here to see Late Start/Early Release Day Schedules)
    6th-grade Science

    Monday - Today teams will continue working on their programming lessons. As teams complete their final programming lesson they can start working on the challenges! 

    The first challenge is the Sensabot Challenge!

    HW - None

    Tuesday - Late Start/Early Release Schedule today for 1st, 3rd, and 6th period classes only.

    Students will continue to work on their programming lessons or the Sensabot challenge.

    Wednesday - Late Start/Early Release Schedule today for 2nd, 5th, and 7th period classes only.

    I will be at the NCCE Education Technology Conference in Seattle for the rest of the week so I will have a sub.

    Students will continue to work on their programming lessons or the Sensabot challenge.

    Thursday and Friday - Teams will continue to work on the EV3 challenges. All teams should be done with the programming lessons by now. 

    Those teams who finish the Sensabot Challenge will move on to a challenge called How Far. If they finish that one, they will move on to the How Fast challenge!

    If the weather permits, this week period 3 will set the fish traps one day, then return the next day to ID and count any fish we catch in the traps. We always return the fish to the creek.
    8th-grade Science

    Monday - Eighth graders will continue writing their Magnetic Cannon lab procedures. Those who finish writing their procedure today can start their experiments.

    HW - None

    Tuesday - Late Start/Early Release Schedule today for 1st, 3rd, and 6th period classes only so my 8th graders will not have Science class today.

    Wednesday - Late Start/Early Release Schedule today for 2nd, 5th, and 7th period classes only.

    I will be at the NCCE Education Technology Conference in Seattle for the rest of the week so I will have a sub.

    Eighth graders will finish their Magnetic Cannon labs today. 

    Thursday and Friday - Eighth graders need to finish their Magnetic Cannon lab conclusions if they didn't already. Then they will work on their electronic portfolios.

    Those who finish all their portfolio quests can work on any other 3D GameLab quests.
    6th-grade Keyboarding

    Monday to Friday - Our daily routine is as follows:
    1. Check Classcraft.
    2. Practice Keyboarding with Typing.Com.
    3. Work on the WoW in Schools curriculum using 3D GameLab.
      HW - No homework is assigned unless a student falls behind. If your child falls behind, he or she can catch up on their Keyboarding and on their 3D GameLab assignments using any device that has an Internet connection. To practice keyboarding, a device with a full keyboard is best. Kids can also do their keyboarding practice and 3D GameLab assignments from home if they want to get ahead.
      Email me with any questions.


      Sunday, February 4, 2018

      Quarter 3, Week 2, 2/5 to 2/9

      (This may change from day to day depending on how much we actually get done in class so check back often to make sure a deadline or assignment or homework wasn't changed at the last minute.)

       Last updated on Sunday, Feb 4, 2018, 2:28pm

      1st per - 7:45am to 8:39am
      2nd per - 8:43am to 9:37am 
      3rd per - 9:41am to 10:35am 
      Lunch - 10:35am to 11:05am 
      4th per (Eagle Time) - 11:09am to 11:26am 
      5th per - 11:30am to 12:24pm
      6th per - 12:28pm to 1:22pm
      7th per - 1:26pm to 2:20pm
      (Click here to see Late Start/Early Release Day Schedules)
      6th-grade Science

      Monday to Friday - Student teams are going through the Lego Mindstorms lessons to learn how to program their EV3 robots! 

      HW - None unless there are assignments that you did not complete in class. 

      Please message Mr. Gonzalez on Bloomz or email Mr. Gonzalez to find out what your child is missing (if anything).

      This week period 2 will set the fish traps one day, then return the next day to ID and count any fish we catch in the traps. We always return the fish to the creek.
      8th-grade Science

      Monday to Friday - This week students are practicing how to ask questions using the Question Formulation Technique (QFT). Students used Magnetic Canons and they are formulating questions so each team can design an experiment to learn more about how the Magnetic Canons work! 

      Teams will use Inquiry Boards to design their experiments and once approved they will conduct their experiments, collect data, graph their data and write conclusions. 

      HW - None unless you fall behind. Anything not finished in class is homework. 

      Please message Mr. Gonzalez on Bloomz or email Mr. Gonzalez to find out what your child is missing (if anything).
      6th-grade Keyboarding

      Monday to Friday - Our daily routine is as follows:
      1. Check Classcraft.
      2. Practice Keyboarding with Typing.Com.
      3. Work on the WoW in Schools curriculum using 3D GameLab.
        HW - No homework is assigned unless a student falls behind. If your child falls behind, he or she can catch up on their Keyboarding and on their 3D GameLab assignments using any device that has an Internet connection. To practice keyboarding, a device with a full keyboard is best. Kids can also do their keyboarding practice and 3D GameLab assignments from home if they want to get ahead.
        Email me with any questions.


        Monday, January 29, 2018

        Quarter 3, Week 1, 1/29 to 2/2

        (This may change from day to day depending on how much we actually get done in class so check back often to make sure a deadline or assignment or homework wasn't changed at the last minute.)

         Last updated on Monday, Jan 29, 2018, 10:32pm

        1st per - 7:45am to 8:39am
        2nd per - 8:43am to 9:37am 
        3rd per - 9:41am to 10:35am 
        Lunch - 10:35am to 11:05am 
        4th per (Eagle Time) - 11:09am to 11:26am 
        5th per - 11:30am to 12:24pm
        6th per - 12:28pm to 1:22pm
        7th per - 1:26pm to 2:20pm
        (Click here to see Late Start/Early Release Day Schedules)
        6th-grade Science

        Monday - No school otday as we are on a semester break.

        Tuesday - Today students should finish their Port View assignment. Once teams finish building their EV3 robot build, I will show them how to start learning to program their robots.

        HW - Finish your portfolio assignment if you are not yet done.

        Wednesday to Friday - Teams will be using the Lego Mindstorms software to learn how to program their EV3 robots.

        This week period 1 will set the fish traps one day, then return the next day to ID and count any fish we catch in the traps. We always return the fish to the creek.
        8th-grade Science

        Monday - No school today as we are on a semester break.

        Tuesday - Students will have class time today to work on their Genetics end of course assessment.

        HW - None if you are all caught up. Parents can message me on Bloomz to see what your child is missing or can do at home.

        Wednesday - We will be going over the test in class so that students don't have to fix any incorrect responses for homework.

        Thursday and Friday - We will be starting our new unit - Physical Science - Forces and Motion.
        6th-grade Keyboarding

        Monday - No school today as we are on a semester break.

        Tuesday to Friday - This week I will have a new group of students!

        Our daily routine is as follows:
        1. Check Classcraft.
        2. Practice Keyboarding with Typing.Com.
        3. Work on the WoW in Schools curriculum using 3D GameLab.
        HW - Students need to have parents sign the permission slip to be able to play World of Warcraft once they complete the preliminary assignments. We will use the game instead of reading a book.
        Email me with any questions.


        Sunday, January 21, 2018

        Quarter 2, Week 10, 1/22 to 1/26

        (This may change from day to day depending on how much we actually get done in class so check back often to make sure a deadline or assignment or homework wasn't changed at the last minute.)

         Last updated on Sunday, Jan 21, 2018, 9:38pm


        This is the last week of the quarter and the end of the 1st Semester! We're halfway through the year. Grades should be posted by the end of next week.


        1st per - 7:45am to 8:39am
        2nd per - 8:43am to 9:37am 
        3rd per - 9:41am to 10:35am 
        Lunch - 10:35am to 11:05am 
        4th per (Eagle Time) - 11:09am to 11:26am 
        5th per - 11:30am to 12:24pm
        6th per - 12:28pm to 1:22pm
        7th per - 1:26pm to 2:20pm
        (Click here to see Late Start/Early Release Day Schedules)
        6th-grade Science

        Monday - Today students will work on their Port View quest to finish learning what kind of data the sensors provide.

        Those who are done can work on any of their available or in progress 3D GameLab quests.

        HW - If you did not finish your three portfolio blog posts, finish them for homework.

        Tuesday - Late Start/Early Release Schedule today for 1st, 3rd, and 6th period classes only.

        Students will continue to work on the Port View quest.

        Wednesday - Late Start/Early Release Schedule today for 2nd, 5th, and 7th period classes only.

        Students will continue to work on the Port View quest.

        Thursday - The plan is to begin building the complete EV3 robot and start the programming lessons on the Lego Mindstorms software program.

        Friday - Market Day today all morning so no Science! Parents, if you can make it, do join your child at Market Day today from 8:45am to 10:10am or so.
        8th-grade Science

        Monday - Today we are going to do an activity on Lesson 9, page 103, to learn about how variations in traits can affect the survival of a species by studying the Peppered Moth.

        HW - Using the Punnett Squares Pear Deck takeaway document (look on Google Classroom to find yours), study for the Life Science end of unit assessment. The assessment will begin Thursday during class.

        Tuesday - Late Start/Early Release Schedule today for 1st, 3rd, and 6th period classes only so my 8th graders will not have Science class today.

        Wednesday - Late Start/Early Release Schedule today for 2nd, 5th, and 7th period classes only.

        Eighth graders will finish the Lesson 9 activity we began Monday about the Peppered Moth.

        Thursday and Friday - Students will take the Life Science end of unit assessment.
        6th-grade Keyboarding

        Monday to Friday - Our daily routine for this week is as follows:
        1. Check Classcraft.
        2. Play World of Warcraft alliance or horde! OR Work on the WoW in Schools curriculum to continue playing your alliance character or to start a horde character.
        3. Friday is the last day of this course! Instead of a keyboarding diagnostic, you will take an end of course evaluation survey.
        HW - None
        Email me with any questions.


        Monday, January 15, 2018

        Quarter 2, Week 9, 1/15 to 1/19

        (This may change from day to day depending on how much we actually get done in class so check back often to make sure a deadline or assignment or homework wasn't changed at the last minute.)

         Last updated on Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018, 8:54pm

        1st per - 7:45am to 8:39am
        2nd per - 8:43am to 9:37am 
        3rd per - 9:41am to 10:35am 
        Lunch - 10:35am to 11:05am 
        4th per (Eagle Time) - 11:09am to 11:26am 
        5th per - 11:30am to 12:24pm
        6th per - 12:28pm to 1:22pm
        7th per - 1:26pm to 2:20pm
        (Click here to see Late Start/Early Release Day Schedules)
        6th-grade Science

        Monday - No School Today - Martin Luther King, Jr Day!

        Tuesday - Students who are still not done with their ePortfolio entries need to finish that. I had students choose three work samples from 1st and 2nd quarter to reflect upon and share what they learned.

        HW - If you are not yet done with your ePortfolio, finish at home.

        Wednesday - Today students will take the English Language Arts (ELA) Map test. I will have my 3rd period students for Science after the testing is done. They will be finishing up their portfolio work.

        Thursday - Once students are done with their ePortfolios they can finish their Port View quest. Then we will start working on the How Sensors Work Lab quest.

        Friday - Today we will attend a Martin Luther King, Jr assembly in the morning. Then we will continue to work on the Port View and How Sensors Work Lab quests.
        8th-grade Science

        Monday - No School Today - Martin Luther King, Jr Day!

        Tuesday to Friday - Students need to finish their ePortfolio entries for the 1st and 2nd quarter, including their reflections.

        Once students are done with their ePortfolios they need to complete the following 3D GameLab quests:
        1. Making a Baby
        2. More About Genetics
        3. What Kingdom Are You Part Of?


        HW - Work on any of the 3D GameLab quests that you are not getting done in class.
        6th-grade Keyboarding

        Monday - No School Today - Martin Luther King, Jr Day!

        Tuesday to Friday - Our daily routine is as follows:
        1. Check Classcraft.
        2. Play World of Warcraft to level up your character! OR Work on the WoW in Schools curriculum using 3D GameLab.
        HW - None
        Email me with any questions.


        Sunday, January 7, 2018

        Quarter 2, Week 8, 1/8 to 1/12

        (This may change from day to day depending on how much we actually get done in class so check back often to make sure a deadline or assignment or homework wasn't changed at the last minute.)

         Last updated on Sunday, Jan 7, 2018, 10:16pm

        1st per - 7:45am to 8:39am
        2nd per - 8:43am to 9:37am 
        3rd per - 9:41am to 10:35am 
        Lunch - 10:35am to 11:05am 
        4th per (Eagle Time) - 11:09am to 11:26am 
        5th per - 11:30am to 12:24pm
        6th per - 12:28pm to 1:22pm
        7th per - 1:26pm to 2:20pm
        (Click here to see Late Start/Early Release Day Schedules)
        6th-grade Science

        Monday - Students need to finish adding work to their portfolios so they can reflect on what they've been learning so far.

        Then students can finish their Port View assignment. Once students are done with their Port View assignment, teams will be designing experiments to test one of the EV3 Sensors.

        HW - None if you are all caught up.

        Tuesday - Reading MAP Testing today. Then 1st period will continue to work their porfolios or Port View assignments.

        Wednesday - Same as Monday.

         Thursday - Same as Monday.

        Friday - Math MAP Testing today. Then my 2nd period class will have Science to work on their Port View assignments if they have finished their portfolio work.
        8th-grade Science

        Monday to Friday - This week teams will grow different types of Wisconsin Fast Plants to see how the trait of purple stems is passed on from parents to offspring.

        At the same time we will be investigating the phenomenon knows as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) to learn how we've lost so many bees and what can be done to help the bees. 

        HW - None if you are all caught up.
        6th-grade Keyboarding

        Monday to Friday - Our daily routine is as follows:
        1. Check Classcraft.
        2. Play World of Warcraft to level up your character! OR Work on the WoW in Schools curriculum using 3D GameLab.
        HW - No homework is assigned unless a student falls behind. If your child falls behind, he or she can catch up on their Keyboarding and on their 3D GameLab assignments using any device that has an Internet connection. To practice keyboarding, a device with a full keyboard is best. Kids can also do their keyboarding practice and 3D GameLab assignments from home if they want to get ahead.
        Email me with any questions.