Sunday, March 26, 2017

Quarter 3, Week 9, 3/27 to 3/31

(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, March 26, 2017, 8:45pm

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 need to share their Public Service Announcements with Mr. G so that he can start publishing them.

HW - Students need to turn in their field trip permission slips and photo release form if they haven't already as well as finish their Public Service Announcement if it is not done yet.

For 2nd period ONLY: If you lost your Student-Led Conference sheet, click here for another one.

Tuesday to Thursday - Mr. G will be helping teams work on the next stages of this stewardship project once they complete their Public Service Announcements. Teams need to finish their PSA's by Thursday so that they won't have to work on it over spring break! 

Friday - Today is the NOSC/Finnriver Field Trip (click on the link to see what kids will be doing)!

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 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) - Depending on when we return from the NOSC/Finnriver field trip, the group that I have will work on their WoW in School 3D GameLab quests.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Quarter 3, Week 8, 3/20 to 3/24

(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 Sunday, March 19, 2017, 7:46pm

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 have had two weeks to answer the Water Webquest questions (six of them) so this week teams are supposed to complete the Water Pollution Public Service Announcement!

HW - Finish your water pollution notes (answering the six questions) if you are not done yet.

Turn in your field trip permission slips and photo release form if you have not done so already for our March 31 field trip.

Tuesday - Today we will have a guest from the North Olympic Salmon Coalition (NOSC) come to do some pre-March 31st field trip activities with the students. The activities are to prepare students for the field trip.

Wednesday to Friday - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I will be attending the NCCE Educational Technology conference in Portland, Oregon! The district is sending me and another teacher to represent Chimacum and learn as much as we can (I will be presenting a session on using 3D GameLab!) so I will have a sub for the rest of this week.

Students will be working on their water pollution Public Service Announcements while I am gone. The goal is that they finish their announcement, submit it to me by sharing their Google Docs and blog posts, and then work on other 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! 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.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Quarter 3, Week 7, 3/13 to 317

(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, March 12, 2017, 9:27pm

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 were supposed to have completed the Water Pollution Intro quest last week. All they had to do was to draw their idea of a healthy creek system and write what Environmental Stewardship means in their own words. Those who did not complete that last week have fallen behind.

Last week students were supposed to begin researching water pollution on the Water Webquest by answering the six questions.

HW - Get your field trip Permission Slips signed and turned in ASAP so you don't forget!

If you have fallen behind, do some of your water pollution research at home so you can start writing your Public Service Announcement this week.

Tuesday and Wednesday - We will be on a Late Start/Early Release schedule. Students should be wrapping up their water pollution research so they can start preparing for the next stage of this project - writing Water Pollution Public Service Announcement!

Thursday and Friday - Students should be working on their Water Pollution Public Service Announcements. They get to write those as a team using shared Google Docs.

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 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.

The other choice is to complete the Villain quests on 3D GameLab to try out a Horde character!

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.


Sunday, March 5, 2017

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

(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, March 5, 2017, 5:04pm

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 student teams will start a water pollution project to figure out ways our creek, Chimacum Creek, can get polluted and what we can do to prevent and protect our creek. 

Each team will publish a Public Service Announcement. Even though we are focusing on our creek, teams can choose to study other water pollutions such as ocean pollution or lake pollution instead of river/creek.

Students who chose to participate in the Student Blogging Challenge will get their first challenge today as well! They have all week to complete their challenge.

HW - None

Tuesday through Friday - I will be showing videos each of salmon restoration projects as well as climate change science to help students. Then teams will get the rest of the class period to work on their water pollution project.

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 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) - 
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.

Some students have started the quests necessary to play a Horde character. The focus is studying the role of the antagonist in a story, the villain. 

The second choice that other students are taking is to continue playing their Alliance character to get it to level 20, get a mount, and try some dungeons.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Quarter 3, Week 5, 2/27 to 3/3

(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 Sunday, Feb 26, 2017, 5:06pm

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 and Tuesday - As we transition from studying Energy and Forces to our Environmental Stewardship Project we are having a guest presenter!

Laura Tucker will be doing a presentation Monday on climate change and on Tuesday Laura will share what kids are already doing to help our planet! 

These activities are in preparation for our environmental unit and a March 31 tree planting and learning field trip to Finn River Farms! I'll send out invites for parent volunteers as we get closer to that date.

HW - None 

Wednesday through Friday - For the rest of the week we will be finishing up some Energy and Forces work while at the same time learning about climate change as we prepare to start our first activity on water pollution next 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!

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.
Email me with any questions.


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.