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 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.


Monday, January 2, 2017

Quarter 2, Week 7, 1/2 to 1/6

(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 2, 2017, 8:38pm

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 today - New Year's Day Observed. 

HW - None!

Tuesday - Today we are going to start the prep work for our first EMM Lesson on Forces, Lesson 5, section 5.1 on Elastic Force.

Wednesday - Today teams should be starting the Lesson 5.1 lab on Elastic Force. Students will collect data to graph and analyze.

Thursday - Today we will start part two of lesson 5, Lesson 5.2, on the force of gravity.

Friday - Today students will complete their lesson 5 3D GameLab quest, Elastic Force and Gravity, so they can unlock and start working on the Simple Machines quest. That quest will get students started on adding a simple machine artifact to their Market Day booths! It should be awesome!

This week period 3, Group A, 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.
6th grade Exploratory
Technology Lit


Monday - No school today - New Year's Day Observed. 

Group B doesn't meet today.

HW - None if you are all caught up!

Tuesday - Group C - 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.

Wednesday - Group A - Same as yesterday for this group.

Friday (double period) - Same as Tuesday:
12:28 to 1:03pm - Group B
1:06 to 1:41pm - Group C
1:45 to 2:20pm - Group A
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Quarter 2, Week 6, 12/12 to 12/16

(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 Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016, 4:00pm

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 be taking Kahoot quizzes on the physics vocabulary students presented last week. 

HW - None if you are all caught up. 

Tuesday - I will have a sub again today, I know, it's my third Tuesday in a row. I do too many things and as much as I hate being out of the classroom I need to learn and grow as an educator as well as perform other duties asked of teachers in small schools. 

While I'm gone students will work on their 3D GameLab quests. Anything with energy or battery needs to get completed. 

Wednesday to Friday - I'm going to give students another chance to get do better on the Energy Pear Deck quiz.

Then we are going to end this week by working on 3D GameLab quests to give students time to catch up before the Winter Break!

HW - Have an amazing Winter Break and Holiday Season and I'll see everyone in 2017! :)

I'm having to cancel fish trapping this week because I'm needed again to work outside of my classroom on Thursday. That doesn't leave any two days in a row to do it! Period 3 will resume fish trapping in January.
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 get ahead.

Tuesday - Group C - Same as Monday with my sub.

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


Same as Monday for all three groups.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Quarter 2, Week 5, 12/5 to 12/9

(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 Friday, Dec 9, 2016, 8:52am

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 and Tuesday - Students need to finish their Physics Vocabulary Slides quest by preparing their Google Slide to present on Wednesday.

Tuesday I will have another sub so that I can attend a Science training.

Once students finish their vocabulary slide they will do their Hour of Code quest. This is the Hour of Code week and students will learn about coding by participating in coding activities.

HW - None if you are all caught up! Check previous weeks to see if you're missing any work.

Wednesday - Students got more time because some weren't finished with their slide. Those who were done worked on their Hour of Code activities.

Thursday and Friday - Students will present their slide to their class. Then they will take a vocabulary Kahoot quiz.

(Friday we had a two-hour late start due to snow.)

As time permits, students will get time to work on 3D GameLab quests that they still need to complete including the Hour of Code work.

This week period 2, Group C, 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.
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 get ahead.

Tuesday - Group C - Same as Monday with my sub.

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


Same as Monday for all three groups.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Quarter 2, Week 4, 11/28 to 12/2

(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 Sunday, Nov 27, 2016, 9:38pm

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 - Students will be working on their 3D GameLab quests so that those who are not done with previous work can catch up!

HW - None if you are all caught up.

Tuesday - Same as yesterday but with a substitute teacher. I will be attending a STEM Summit in Redmond.

Wednesday - Today I am going to share with students a blogging activity that 6th graders started last year. Students this year will continue adding to that blog this year as well.

Otherwise, students can continue to work on their 3D GameLab quests.

Thursday and Friday - Students will be working on a vocabulary activity. I created a Google Slide deck with all the vocabulary words students will be exposed to during our physical science Energy and Forces unit. Every student will get one or two slides each with one vocabulary word. Their job is to define their word and include pictures to teach the class their word.

Next week students will present their slides to the class!

This week period 1, Group B, 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.
6th grade Exploratory
Technology Lit


Monday - Group B - Students are still working on their WoW in School quests including the journey quest, the heroism quest, and researching the World of Warcraft race and class of their choosing. 

Once students are done with those quests they will take a keyboarding test. Once at least 40% of the class has taken their keyboarding test we will go to the computer lab to play World of Warcraft!

HW - None unless you want to get ahead.

Tuesday - Group C - Same as Monday, meeting in the computer lab so that those who have completed all their work can continue playing World of Warcraft! (Three started playing last week!)

Wednesday - Group A - Same as Monday. This class will be meeting in the computer lab today for the first time. Those who have completed all their work will try to find a computer that can play the game. This year we are having computer problems. They are working on fixing the problem but until then there many computers that have run out of hard drive space and therefore cannot run the game!

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


Same as above only for less time.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Quarter 2, Week 3, 11/21 to 11/25

(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, Nov 20, 2016, 9:35pm

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 & Tuesday - This week student teams will finish their bottle flipping labs. Students used Inquiry Boards to design their experiments. Student teams collected data and will write Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) conclusions about their findings!

Once students are done with their bottle flipping CER conclusions, they can work on any Available or In Progress 3D GameLab quests!

HW - None if you are all caught up! If you came to the parent conferences you know what work you need to do if any.

Wednesday - Today we will be on a Late Start/Early Release schedule, from 8:45am to 12:15pm.

By today students should be done with their bottle flipping CER conclusions and working on 3D GameLab quests.

Thursday & Friday - No School - Happy Thanksgiving!

This week there will be no fish trapping because we only have two and a half days of school.
6th grade Exploratory
Technology Lit


Monday - Group B - Students are still working on their WoW in School quests including the journey quest, the heroism quest, and researching the World of Warcraft race and class of their choosing. 

Once students are done with those quests they will take a keyboarding test. Once at least 40% of the class has taken their keyboarding test we will go to the computer lab to play World of Warcraft!

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

Tuesday - Group C - This group has just about enough students who are ready to play World of Warcraft that we will be meeting in the computer lab today! Those students who have not unlocked the ability to play the game will continue working on their 3D GameLab quests until they complete all the ones they need to finish to be able to start playing World of Warcraft!

Wednesday - Group A - Today we will be on a Late Start/Early Release schedule, from 8:45am to 12:15pm.

Same as Monday for this group! 
Email me with any questions.