Sunday, September 17, 2017

Quarter 1, Week 3, 9/18 to 9/22

(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, Sept 17, 2017, 9:53pm

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 begin using 3D GameLab for Science. They will begin their first few assignments that include a survey and setting up their notebooks.

Periods 1 and 2 will finish the Pear Deck we started last week.

HW - Help your parents sign up for Bloomz if you have not already.

Tuesday - Today students will complete an Observation vs Inference activity.

Wednesday - Once teams are done with their Observation vs Inference activity students will complete a Mt Saint Helens Pear Deck activity. 

Thursday - Today we will finish the Mt Saint Helens Pear Deck activity.

Friday - Today 6th graders will work on their 3D GameLab assignments so they can begin setting up their Science blogs.
8th-grade Science

Monday - Checking in today to see how the Biome Commercial scripts are coming along. 

HW - Help your parents sign up for Bloomz if you have not already.

Tuesday - Today teams should complete their Biome Commercials

Wednesday - Teams will share their Biome Commercials today! Then students will work on their 3D GameLab assignments, which include setting up their notebooks. 

Thursday - Students will get their Earth Science workbooks today, What Makes the Weather Change? We will begin Lesson 1 - What is Weather?

Friday - Today we will finish Lesson 1 - What is Weather?
6th-grade Keyboarding

Monday - Students will continue to work on their WoW in Schools 3D GameLab assignments until our All The Right Type accounts are set up. Our tech department is busy and it's taking longer than usual to set up the accounts.

HW - None

Tuesday to Friday - Students will be working on the WoW in Schools assignments until the All The Right Type accounts are set up. Once the accounts are setup students will begin using All The Right Type to practice typing every day.
Email me with any questions.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Quarter 1, Week 2, 9/11 to 9/15

Last updated on Friday, Sept 8, 2017, 3:00pm

6th grade Science

Monday - We will be working on Cispus activities all day today here at school. Students can bring their gear to leave here over night and they will take the 2:20pm bus home.

Bring gear to your 1st-period class!

HW - Come tomorrow with your daypack with your lunch and water bottle ready to go to Cispus!

Tuesday - Students can take their regular bus to school and we will leave for camp at about 8:15 or 8:30am. Make sure you have your daypack with a lunch and snacks.

Friday - Students need to be picked up from school at about 2pm. See you then!
6th grade Exploratory
Technology Lit

Monday - Today we will not have our regular 7th period class since we'll be working on Cispus activities. Students will meet with their HS Cispus Counselors during 5th period. They will work on their activity group Cispus banners.

HW - Come tomorrow with your daypack with your lunch and water bottle ready to go to Cispus!

Tuesday to Friday - Camp Cispus!
8th-grade Science

Monday to Friday - My 8th grade students will have a substitute teacher this week while I am at Camp Cispus.

Eighth graders will be working on the Biome Project they started last week. The goal is for teams to have their Biome Commercial done by Friday.

If they finish early they can work on the other 3D Gamelab quests.

Email me with any questions.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Quarter 1, Week 1, 9/4 to 9/8

(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, Sept 4, 2017, 8:11pm

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 - Labor Day!

Tuesday - Class Intro today and passing out paperwork to take home for homework. Students will begin using Classcraft and from now on Classcraft will be the opening activity while Mr. G takes attendance.

HW - Sixth graders were given their Cispus Packets! Please sign and return the field trip permission slip and health form tomorrow. If your child will need to take any medication at camp, get the authorization for medication form to a doctor so that our camp nurse can dispense the meds.

Kids also got my class intro sheet with the Bloomz code for parents to sign up for class updates.

Wednesday - Students will participate in a community building activity.

HW - A Cispus reminder was sent home with students. Turn in the field trip permission form and health form of the Cispus Packet tomorrow if you haven't already. Also, sign up for Bloomz if you haven't already. Visit the Parent's Corner if you need more information.

Thursday - Students will participate in a lab safety activity. Then students will learn how to use 3D GameLab to access, do, and submit their Science work.

HW - Another, yes a second, Cispus reminder was sent home with students.

Friday - Students will use 3D Gamelab to submit the first few assignments of the year: 
  1. Lab Safety
  2. Notebooking
  3. Blogging in Science.
HW - Bring Cispus gear on Monday to your 1st-period class to store it until we leave on Tuesday.
8th-grade Science

Monday - No School - Labor Day!

Tuesday - Class Intro today and passing out paperwork to take home for homework. Students will begin using Classcraft and from now on Classcraft will be the opening activity while Mr. G takes attendance.

HW - Eighth graders were given a syllabus packet with tons of information along with the Bloomz code for parents to sign up for class updates. Please fill out and return the family contact sheet so we can make sure we have current information.

Wednesday - Students will participate in a Lab Safety activity. Then students will start working on a Biome Project

HW - Sign up for Bloomz if you haven't already. Visit the Parent's Corner if you need more information.

Thursday - Mr. G will help students with the Biome Project so that they can work on it next week while the 6th grade is at Camp Cispus.

Friday - Mr. G will share ways students can make their Biome Commercials for the Biome Project
6th-grade Keyboarding

Monday - No School - Labor Day!

Tuesday - Class Intro today and passing out paperwork to take home for homework.

HW - Kids got the class information sheet with a spot for parents to sign. Please sign and return with your child tomorrow.

Wednesday - By today students should start working on the 3D GameLab WoW in Schools course.

HW - Turn in the signed class information sheet if you haven't already.

Thursday - Students will be setting up their All The Right Type accounts to begin the keyboarding portion of this class. 

Friday - Students will work on their keyboarding practice and then work on the 3D GameLab portion of this class.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Quarter 4, Week 10, 6/12 to 6/16

(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, June 11, 2017, 1:26pm

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 Thursday - This week students have two goals:

  • Finish their final Environmental Stewardship projects websites.
  • Complete their end of year course survey.
Once they are done with the above two tasks students can work on any 3D GameLab quests they still have Available or In Progress!


HW - You only have homework if your final exam/website page or pages aren't going to be done by Thursday.

Friday - Last day of school! Today we are on a half day schedule. Students will report to 1st period with their Yearbook only. If they bring backpacks they can leave them in the middle school office until they are ready to board the buses.

All students will be taken to the auditorium after attendance is taken. Today teachers will give awards to the top students in each grade level and subject area. Then there will be a talent show and an end of year slideshow. Students will end the last day with time for lunch and yearbook signing in the commons.
6th-grade Exploratory
Technology Literacy


Monday - Group B - Students who completed the end of course survey have today to enjoy one last time playing their World of Warcraft character!

Tuesday - Group C - Same as Monday.

Wednesday - Group A - Same as Monday.

Thursday - Group C - They get their second day to play WoW just like the other two groups did!

Friday - No exploratory today - students will be enjoying the last day of school activities in the auditorium.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Quarter 4, Week 9, 6/5 to 6/9

(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, June 4, 2017, 6:00pm

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 - Finish preparing your presentations for tomorrow. Teams who need another chance to practice will present again today.

HW - If you did not order a sack for tomorrow, bring your lunch in a daypack. Your posters are in school so all you have to bring is a lunch.

Tuesday - Youth Summit Field Trip today!

Wednesday to Friday - Teams are going to take all the parts of the Environmental Stewardship Project that we've been learning since March and put it all into a Google Sites website. Each team will work together so that members can focus on making the webpages to the parts they focused on. For example, the Ocean Acidification experts will make that Ocean Acidification page, the Water Cycle experts will make the Water Cycle page, the Salmon Life Cycle experts will make the Salmon page, and so on.

This will serve as the final exam for this project.
6th-grade Exploratory
Technology Literacy


Monday - Group B - Two days left, today and next Monday, to get as far as you can go in the game!

HW - None

Tuesday - Group C - Since we'll be getting back part way into 5th period from the Youth Summit field trip, this group may not get any play time today. They will have to get as far as they can in the game next Tuesday.

Wednesday - Group A - Same as Monday, only this group will get to play today and next Wednesday.

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


This is the last Friday this course will meet for students to finish their End of Course Survey and complete any quests that are still in progress.
Email me with any questions.


Monday, May 29, 2017

Quarter 4, Week 8, 5/29 to 6/2

(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, May 29, 2017, 9:48pm

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 - Memorial Day - No School!

HW - None

Tuesday to Friday - It's practice week!

This week students will finish their June 6 Youth Summit posters and notecards so they can present to their classmates. Students will give feedback to each other as they prepare for the Youth Summit sharing circles. 

HW - Prepare your notecards by watching the videos on the Water Quality Parameters quest.

Get your permission slip turned in if you haven't already.
6th-grade Exploratory
Technology Literacy


Monday - Group B - Memorial Day so no school today.

HW - None

Tuesday - Group C - 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!

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 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, 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.