Sunday, May 21, 2017

Quarter 4, Week 7, 5/22 to 5/26

(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, May 21, 2017, 9:11pm

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 get the June 6 Youth Summit permission slip and information packet.

In class, teams are designing the posters they will use to present at the Youth Summit. Students also need to finish learning the Science to explain how Chimacum Creek is doing so they can write notecards for their presentations.

Next week teams will practice their presentation to get feedback from their peers and me.

HW - Here's the Youth Summit permission slip in case you need another copy. Let me know if you want to join us and chaperone a team of students!

Tuesday - Group B MAP Test Reading during 1st and 2nd period.

Today my 1st-period class, Group B, will come back after lunch to continue preparing for the Youth Summit.

Wednesday - Group B MAP Test Math during 1st and 2nd period.

Today my 2nd-period class, Group C, will come back after lunch to continue preparing for the Youth Summit.

Thursday - Group B MAP Test ELA during 1st and 2nd period.

Today my 3rd-period class, Group A, will come back after lunch to continue preparing for the Youth Summit.

Friday - Snow Day Make-Up Day, which means no school today. 

Have a great 4-day weekend (no school Monday either because it's Memorial Day)!
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! Students can choose to continue playing their Alliance characters to get them to level 20, get mounts, and do dungeon runs with Mr. G OR students can start playing a Horde character if they completed the Villain quests on 3D GameLab!

HW - None

Tuesday - Group C - Same as Monday

Wednesday - Group A - Same as Monday

Friday (double period) - No School Today.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Quarter 4, Week 6, 5/15 to 5/19

(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 Sunday, May 14, 2017, 5:28pm

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 - This week students need to finish graphing and analyzing their water quality data

Students are also learning what their parameters mean so they can analyze their data. 

By now teams should be finishing their individual projects; in each team, there is a student learning about Ocean Acidification, one learning about the Water Cycle, one learning about Invasive Species, and one learning about Salmon. They each have different activities to complete such as making news videos, commercial ads, stop motion animations, comic books or comic strips stories, digital stories, or Google Slides presentations. Students choose what they want to create.

HW - None if you are all caught up!

Tuesday - Today I am going to prepare students for tomorrow's NOSC guests.

Students are going to learn about Benthic Macroinvertebrates including how to use our digital microscopes.

Wednesday - Today Sara and Olivia from NOSC are coming to teach students about Chimacum Creek. They are bringing creek water samples for students to look for benthic macroinvertebrates. Students will identify the macros they find and together we will rate the overall biological integrity of our creek!

Thursday - Same as Monday.

Friday - Today we are on our Early Release Schedule. Students are still working on the activities mentioned on Monday. 

Next week students will start making the posters they will use to present at the June 6 Youth Summit!
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! Students can choose to continue playing their Alliance characters to get them to level 20, get mounts, and do dungeon runs with Mr. G OR students can start playing a Horde character if they completed the Villain quests on 3D GameLab!

HW - None

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 WoW in Schools 3D GameLab quests on Fridays so we will be meeting in my Science classroom, room 410. Whether students choose to continue playing Alliance or start playing Horde, they have plenty of 3D GameLab quests to choose from and work on.
Email me with any questions.


Monday, May 8, 2017

Quarter 4, Week 5, 5/8 to 5/12

(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 Monday, May 8, 2017, 2:48pm

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 Mrs. Clifford, our school counselor, had students complete a survey to rank exploratory classes for next year. As Mrs. Clifford works on the schedule for next year she will try to get students into classes they prefer for 5th and 6th period Exploratories! Ask your child what they chose for next year.

In Science, we are done going down to the creek for Water Quality testing (click here to see pictures)! Now it's time to graph the data and analyze it to see what's going on in our creek. Students will work in their teams to learn what their parameters mean so they can see what the data is telling us.

In addition to graphing and analyzing data, in each team, there is a student learning about Ocean Acidification, one learning about the Water Cycle, one learning about Invasive Species, and one learning about Salmon. They each have different activities to complete.

HW - None if you are all caught up.

Tuesday through Friday - Students will continue to work on their individual projects as well as working with their teammates to graph and analyze their water quality data.
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! Students can choose to continue playing their Alliance characters to get them to level 20, get mounts, and do dungeon runs with Mr. G OR students can start playing a Horde character if they completed the Villain quests on 3D GameLab!

HW - None

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 WoW in Schools 3D GameLab quests on Fridays so we will be meeting in my Science classroom, room 410. Whether students choose to continue playing Alliance or start playing Horde, they have plenty of 3D GameLab quests to choose from and work on.
Email me with any questions.




Sunday, April 30, 2017

Quarter 4, Week 4, 5/1 to 5/5

(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, April 30, 2017, 6:19pm

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 through Thursday - Here is this week's testing schedule:
Monday - Math Adaptive
Tuesday - ELA Adaptive
Wednesday - Math Performance
Thursday - ELA Performance

Testing will happen with 1st period teachers in the 1st period classroom from the beginning of the day until lunch time. Students who need more time can continue working on their test in the computer lab after lunch.

For 3rd period, Monday I will have Group C students, Tuesday, I will have Group A students, Wednesday, I will have Group B students, and Thursday I will have Group C students again.

During 3rd period I will take students down to the creek again for the final water quality testing data collection. Back in class, students will continue to work on their Environmental Stewardship topics study.

HW - None, unless students are falling behind. 

Friday - Today we will have a regular day with all our regular periods. 

In each team, there is a student learning about Ocean Acidification, one learning about the Water Cycle, one learning about Invasive Species, and one learning about Salmon. They each have different activities to complete.

Teams also need to figure out what their water quality data means by learning about dissolved oxygen or D.O., pH, temperature, turbidity, and flow rate. We have lots to do and not a lot of time to do it!
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! Students can choose to continue playing their Alliance characters to get them to level 20, get mounts, and do dungeon runs with Mr. G OR students can start playing a Horde character if they completed the Villain quests on 3D GameLab!

HW - None

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 WoW in Schools 3D GameLab quests on Fridays so we will be meeting in my Science classroom, room 410. Whether students choose to continue playing Alliance or start playing Horde, they have plenty of 3D GameLab quests to choose from and work on.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Quarter 4, Week 3, 4/24 to 4/28

(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, April 23, 2017, 10:23pm

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 to Friday - Teams who finished their PSA's are working on the next phase of our Environmental Stewardship Project. In each team, students will be studying one of the following to become the team expert in that field:
  • Salmon
  • Invasive Species
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Water Cycle
In addition to the above topics, every team will learn about two water quality parameters. 

Period 1 is ready to start going down to the creek, as long as it's not raining, to start collecting data!

I am still training teams in Periods 2 and 3 on how to use the equipment we have so that they can start collecting data on our creek's dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature, turbidity and flow rate.

It really helps when teams are on task and working, otherwise it takes longer to get all the teams trained and they will may not get down to the creek as often.

HW - Finish your Water Pollution PSA if you are not done.
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! Students can choose to continue playing their Alliance characters to get them to level 20, get mounts, and do dungeon runs with Mr. G OR students can start playing a Horde character if they completed the Villain quests on 3D GameLab!

HW - None

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 WoW in Schools 3D GameLab quests on Fridays so we will be meeting in my Science classroom, room 410. Whether students choose to continue playing Alliance or start playing Horde, they have plenty of 3D GameLab quests to choose from.
Email me with any questions.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Quarter 4, Week 2, 4/17 to 4/21

(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 Saturday, April 15, 2017, 11:11pm

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 - We still have students who have NOT completed their Water Pollution Public Service Announcements. We started working on those March 6. I can't wait any longer and must begin training teams on how to use the water quality testing equipment so we can start collecting data on our creek's water quality for this year. Those who need more time to complete their Water Pollution Public Service Announcements need to finish at home.

Teams who finished their PSA's are working on the next phase of our Environmental Stewardship Project. In each team, students will be studying one of the following to become the team expert in that field:
  • Salmon
  • Invasive Species
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Water Cycle
In addition to the above topics, every team will learn about two water quality parameters. I will be training teams on how to use the equipment we have so that we can start collecting data on our creek's dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature, turbidity and flow rate. This is a fantastic way to have our 6th graders do real Science as they monitor our creek's health!

HW - Finish your Water Pollution PSA if you are not done.

Tuesday - No school today so that students and parents can come to their Student-Led Conferences. I will see my 2nd period families today!

Wednesday to Friday - See Monday. I'm hoping to be done training teams by Friday at the latest so that we can start going down to the creek Monday to begin getting water quality data! If I finish training teams before Friday, we might very start going down to the creek this week!
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! Students can choose to continue playing their Alliance characters to get them to level 20, get mounts, and do dungeon runs with Mr. G OR students can start playing a Horde character if they completed the Villain quests on 3D GameLab!

HW - None

Tuesday - Group C - Not meeting today for Student-Led Conferences.

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 WoW in Schools 3D GameLab quests on Fridays so we will be meeting in my Science classroom, room 410. Whether students choose to continue playing Alliance or start playing Horde, they have plenty of 3D GameLab quests to choose from.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Quarter 3, Week 10, and Quarter 4, Week 1, 4/10 to 4/14

(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, April 9, 2017, 6:48pm

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 take a Kahoot quiz on water pollution so that I can see what they learned from studying water pollution from March 6 to March 30.

Students who went on Friday's field trip can complete that quest on 3D GameLab. Those students who have not yet completed their Water Pollution Public Service Announcement still need to do that.

HW - Finish your Public Service Announcement if you have not yet completed it. And turn in the Water Quality Testing Field Trip permission slip if you did not do that in March.

For my 2nd period class ONLY - Make sure you book your child's Student-Led Conference time slot for April 18!

Tuesday to Friday - This week I am going to get students started on the Environmental Stewardship topics that they are going to be learning about next: 
  • Salmon
  • Invasive Species
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Water Cycle
  • Water Quality
    • Dissolved Oxygen
    • Temperature
    • pH
    • Turbidity
    • Flow Rate
I will help students get started by introducing/teaching about the above topics as student teams complete a 3D GameLab quest for each topic. The water quality topic also includes me training students on how to use the water quality testing equipment so that we can start going down to the creek to collect data! 
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! Students can choose to continue playing their Alliance characters to get them to level 20, get mounts, and do dungeon runs with Mr. G OR students can start playing a Horde character if they completed the Villain quests on 3D GameLab!

HW - None

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 WoW in Schools 3D GameLab quests on Fridays so we will be meeting in my Science classroom, room 410. Whether students choose to continue playing Alliance or start playing Horde, they have plenty of 3D GameLab quests to choose from.
Email me with any questions.