Monday, February 20, 2017

Quarter 3, Week 4, 2/20 to 2/24

(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 20, 2017, 5:30pm

1st per - 7:45am to 9:02am
Homeroom -  9:06am to 9:16am
2nd per - 9:16am to 10:33am 
Lunch - 10:33am to 11:03am 
3rd per - 11:07am to 12:24pm 
4th per - 12:28pm to 1:22pm 
6th-grade Science

Monday - No School - President's Day!

HW - None

Tuesday - Today students will get another chance to complete the three old CER Conclusion quests that I had them work on last week: 
Lesson 3 CER
Battery Charging Time (Lesson 4)
Bottle Flipping
Bottle Rockets Launch


Those who are done with the above four assignments can work on any of their 3D GameLab quests.

Wednesday - Today students will get to participate in some exciting activities! The Pacific Science Center and the University of Washington, thanks to a NASA grant, will be putting on a PLANETARIUM, ROVER, and ROCKETRY experiences for our students! It's going to be great!

Thursday and Friday - We are going to focus on some very important skills, replying and responding to each other on our discussion forums and our blogs. We will be using some of our quests, such as Energy and Forces, to practice these necessary skills. 

Those who finish can work on the following quests:
Friction (this is the Lesson 6 Lab)
Forces
Friction Knowledge Probe
Elastic Force and Gravity (this is the Lesson 5 Lab)
Simple Machines
Rocketry
Elastic Force and Gravity RAFTs
Energy Saving Light Bulb
Energy Transfers
Gravity and Falling Objects
More About Batteries
The Essentials of Energy
Projectiles

Quests for kids who are done with all or most of the above:
Newton's Laws (Only available to those who completed the Hour of Code quest)
Newton's Laws Experiments
Programming the Sphero
Super Speed (Only available to those who reach Level 6!)
Human's Flying (Only available to those who complete Super Speed)

World Solutions (optional)
6th-grade Exploratory
Technology Literacy


Monday - Group B - No School Today

HW - Check out this blog post by Classcraft where I got interviewed about using WoW in Schools!

Tuesday - Group C - We will be meeting in the computer lab so that students can continue playing World of Warcraft!

Wednesday - Group A - Same as yesterday.

Friday (double period) - 
12:28 to 1:03pm - Group B
1:06 to 1:41pm - Group C
1:45 to 2:20pm - Group A


Students will be working on their 3D GameLab quests on Fridays so we will be meeting in my Science classroom, room 410.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Quarter 3, Week 3, 2/13 to 2/17

(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 12, 2017, 5:57pm

1st per - 7:45am to 9:02am
Homeroom -  9:06am to 9:16am
2nd per - 9:16am to 10:33am 
Lunch - 10:33am to 11:03am 
3rd per - 11:07am to 12:24pm 
4th per - 12:28pm to 1:22pm 
6th-grade Science

Monday - Today teams will finish the second Friction Lab, Inquiry 6.2 and then move on to the third and final lab, Inquiry 6.3.

HW - Make sure to turn in all the money you collect from your Choose-A-Thon sponsors to the Middle School office.

Tuesday & Wednesday - We are on Early Release Schedule both these days. I'm having surgery on my left eye Tuesday so I will be gone both these days. 

Here are 3D GameLab quests that 6th graders still need to do - 
Old quests that need to be finished by those who haven’t done them:
Lesson 3 CER
Battery Charging Time
Bottle Flipping

New Quests for this week:
Friction (this is the Lesson 6 Lab)
Forces
Friction Knowledge Probe

Quests to get done this week and are late if not yet done:
Elastic Force and Gravity (this is the Lesson 5 Lab)
Simple Machines
Rocketry
Bottle Rockets Launch
Elastic Force and Gravity RAFTs
Energy Saving Light Bulb
Energy Transfers
Gravity and Falling Objects
More About Batteries
The Essentials of Energy
Projectiles

Quests for kids who are done with all or most of the above:
Newton's Laws (Only available to those who completed the Hour of Code quest)
Newton's Laws Experiments
Programming the Sphero
Super Speed (Only available to those who reach Level 6!)
Human's Flying (Only available to those who complete Super Speed)
World Solutions (optional)

Thursday - I will be back today to check in on students. Those who are still not done with their CER Conclusion quests will be working on those today. Students who have been working diligently can continue to work on their 3D GameLab quests.

Friday - Students will continue to work on the 3D GameLab quests listed above in the Tuesday & Wednesday section.
6th-grade Exploratory
Technology Literacy


Monday - Group B - We will be meeting in the computer lab so that students can continue playing World of Warcraft!

HW - None, unless you are not yet playing World of Warcraft. Then you need to complete the quests that will allow you to play the game.

Tuesday - Group C - Same as Monday.

Wednesday - Group A - Same as Monday.

Friday (double period) - 
12:28 to 1:03pm - Group B
1:06 to 1:41pm - Group C
1:45 to 2:20pm - Group A


Students will be working on their 3D GameLab quests on Fridays so we will be meeting in my Science classroom, room 410.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Quarter 3, Week 2, 2/6 to 2/10

(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 5, 2017, 10:06pm

1st per - 7:45am to 9:02am
Homeroom -  9:06am to 9:16am
2nd per - 9:16am to 10:33am 
Lunch - 10:33am to 11:03am 
3rd per - 11:07am to 12:24pm 
4th per - 12:28pm to 1:22pm 
6th-grade Science

Monday - There is a two-hour late start today due to snow and road conditions. Classes start at 9:45am.

I have a sub today, all day. Students will be working on their 3D GameLab quests. 

Students need to complete the following 3D GameLab quests:
  1. Elastic Force and Gravity
  2. Simple Machines
  3. Rocketry
  4. Bottle Rockets Launch
  5. Newton's Laws
  6. Elastic Force and Gravity RAFTs.
  7. Energy Saving Light Bulb
  8. Energy Transfers
  9. Gravity and Falling Objects
  10. More About Batteries
  11. The Essentials of Energy
  12. Projectiles
  13. Super Speed
  14. Human Flight
HW - If you lost your Choose-A-Thon fundraiser information sheet or pledge sheet, just download them from here. You'll need to print the pledge sheet if you lost that one.

You have until Friday to get sponsors to pledge money for you to participate! If we raise enough money to cover all of our Cispus expenses the entire 6th grade will get an ice cream party!

Sixth grade Science scores for the 2nd term are updated on Skyward. Here's the document I shared on the report card.

Tuesday to Thursday - We are going to start and work on the next lab, EMM Lesson 6 on the force of Friction!

Friday - In Science we will continue to work on the EMM Lesson 6 Friction lab.

Today we will have our Choose-A-Thon Fundraising event during 4th and 5th period! It will start at about 12:30 and go until the end of the day at 2:20pm.

Students need to collect the money from their sponsors this weekend to turn into the middle school office on Monday.
6th-grade Exploratory
Technology Literacy


Monday - Group B - We will be meeting in the computer lab so that students can continue playing World of Warcraft!

HW - None

Tuesday - Group C - Same as Monday.

Wednesday - Group A - Same as Monday.

Friday (double period) - Today we will have our Choose-A-Thon fundraising event!
Email me with any questions.


Monday, January 30, 2017

Quarter 3, Week 1, 1/30 to 2/3

(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 30, 2017, 11:08pm

1st per - 7:45am to 9:02am
Homeroom -  9:06am to 9:16am
2nd per - 9:16am to 10:33am 
Lunch - 10:33am to 11:03am 
3rd per - 11:07am to 12:24pm 
4th per - 12:28pm to 1:22pm 
6th-grade Science

Monday - No School - Semester Break

HW - If you lost your Choose-A-Thon fundraiser information sheet or pledge sheet, just download them from here. You'll need to print the pledge sheet if you lost that one.

Sixth grade Science scores are updated on Skyward. Here's the document I shared on the report card.

Tuesday to Friday - I'm having a cataract removed on Tuesday so I will have a sub all day Tuesday and for 1st and 2nd periods on Wednesday.

This week students will get time to complete the following 3D GameLab quests:
  1. Elastic Force and Gravity
  2. Simple Machines
  3. Rocketry
  4. Bottle Rockets Launch
  5. Newton's Laws
  6. Elastic Force and Gravity RAFTs.
  7. Energy Saving Light Bulb
  8. Energy Transfers
  9. Gravity and Falling Objects
  10. More About Batteries
  11. The Essentials of Energy
  12. Projectiles
6th-grade Exploratory
Technology Literacy


Monday - Group B - No School Today - Semester Break

HW - None

Tuesday - Group C - We will be meeting in the computer lab so that students can continue playing World of Warcraft!

Wednesday - Group A - Same as yesterday.

Friday (double period) - 
12:28 to 1:03pm - Group B
1:06 to 1:41pm - Group C
1:45 to 2:20pm - Group A


Students will be working on their 3D GameLab quests on Fridays so we will be meeting in my Science classroom, room 410.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Quarter 2, Week 10, 1/23 to 1/27

(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 22, 2017, 8:47pm

Friday is the last day of the 2nd quarter, which means it's the last day of the 1st semester! We're half way through the year! Monday there will be no school for a semester break.

1st per - 7:45am to 9:02am
Homeroom -  9:06am to 9:16am
2nd per - 9:16am to 10:33am 
Lunch - 10:33am to 11:03am 
3rd per - 11:07am to 12:24pm 
4th per - 12:28pm to 1:22pm 
6th-grade Science

Monday - Today we will try to go out and launch the bottle rockets! 

HW - None if you are all caught up. Caught up means having close to 900XP in 3D GameLab and having completed over 30 quests by now.

Tuesday - Today we will be on an early release schedule.

Students will continue to work on their Newton's Laws stop motion animation videos as well as other 3D GameLab quests.

Wednesday - Today we will be on an early release schedule

Same as yesterday.

Thursday - Today students will take a Pear Deck quiz on Forces.

HW - Today, Thursday, all students will get their Choose-A-Thon fundraiser information sheet and pledge sheet. Students are to get pledges to participate in their chosen activities on Feb 10. If we raise enough money, 6th graders will earn an ice cream party!

Friday - Today 1st and 2nd period will be participating in the Market Day experience! Parents, if you can, do stop by.

After lunch, 3rd period will have Science time. They will get time to work on their 3D GameLab quests.
6th-grade Exploratory
Technology Literacy


Monday - Group B - We will be meeting in the computer lab so that students can continue playing World of Warcraft!

Tuesday - Group C - Same as Monday

Wednesday - Group A - Same as Monday

Friday (double period) - 
12:28 to 1:03pm - Group B
1:06 to 1:41pm - Group C
1:45 to 2:20pm - Group A


Students will be working on their 3D GameLab quests on Fridays so we will be meeting in my Science classroom, room 410.
Email me with any questions.


Monday, January 16, 2017

Quarter 2, Week 9, 1/16 to 1/20

(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 16, 2017, 5:42pm

1st per - 7:45am to 9:02am
Homeroom -  9:06am to 9:16am
2nd per - 9:16am to 10:33am 
Lunch - 10:33am to 11:03am 
3rd per - 11:07am to 12:24pm 
4th per - 12:28pm to 1:22pm 
6th grade Science

Monday - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School

HW - None

Tuesday to Friday - This week student teams will finish building their bottle rockets. Thursday or Friday, depending on weather, we will go out on the football field to launch the rockets and see which ones go the highest. If it continues to be windy or if it rains, we will postpone and launch the rockets next week. I will post launching day on Bloomz.

Students who are done with their bottle rockets will work on their 3D GameLab quests. The Simple Machines quest is for students to build simple machines used by their Market Day cultures to display on their Market Day booths on Friday, Jan 27.
6th grade Exploratory
Technology Lit


Monday - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School

HW - None

Tuesday - Group C - We will be meeting in the computer lab so that students can continue playing World of Warcraft!

Wednesday - Group A - Same as Yesterday.

Friday (double period) - 
12:28 to 1:03pm - Group B
1:06 to 1:41pm - Group C
1:45 to 2:20pm - Group A


Students will be working on their 3D GameLab quests on Fridays so we will be meeting in my Science classroom, room 410.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Quarter 2, Week 8, 1/9 to 1/13

(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 8, 2017, 5:54pm

1st per - 7:45am to 9:02am
Homeroom -  9:06am to 9:16am
2nd per - 9:16am to 10:33am 
Lunch - 10:33am to 11:03am 
3rd per - 11:07am to 12:24pm 
4th per - 12:28pm to 1:22pm 
6th grade Science

Monday - Today students will complete the second half of lesson 5 on Forces, Inquiry 5.2 on the force of gravity. 

HW - Student teams are going to be building bottle rockets in class. Each team will need one 2L soda bottle. 

No School Monday, Jan 16, in celebration of MLK, Jr. Day.

Tuesday to Friday - Once teams are done with Lesson 5 they will complete the Elastic Force and Gravity 3D GameLab quest.

For the remainder of this week teams will be building bottle rockets to learn about the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object. Those who get done early can work on 3D GameLab as there are a lot of great quests having to do with motion!

For teams that do not have a 2L soda bottle, they can work on their simple machines quest where they will be researching the simple machines used by the civilization they are studying for Market Day. Students will build a replica of a simple machine along with a notecard to display on their booth at the January 27 Market Day event!
6th grade Exploratory
Technology Lit


Monday - Group B - We will be meeting in the computer lab so that those who have completed all their work can continue playing World of Warcraft! Those who are not done will do their 3D GameLab work to get to play the game.

HW - None unless you want to catch up or get ahead.

Tuesday - Group C - Same as Monday.

Wednesday - Group A - Same as Monday.

Friday (double period) - 
12:28 to 1:03pm - Group B
1:06 to 1:41pm - Group C
1:45 to 2:20pm - Group A


From now on students will be working on their 3D GameLab quests on Fridays so we will be meeting in my Science classroom, room 410.
Email me with any questions.