Sunday, November 17, 2019

Quarter 2, Week 3, 11/18 to 11/22

Daily Schedule (M, T, Th, F)
Homeroom - 8:50am to 9:32am
Specialist - 9:35am to 10:25am 
Period 1 - 10:28am to 11:50am 
Lunch - 11:50am to 12:35pm
Period 2 - 12:38pm to 2:00pm
Period 3 - 2:02pm to 3:25pm
Daily Schedule (Wed)
Homeroom - 8:50am to 9:32am
Specialist - 9:35am to 10:25am 
Period 1 - 10:28am to 11:28am
Period 2 - 11:31am to 11:50am 
Lunch - 11:50am to 12:35pm
Period 2 - 12:35pm to 1:16pm
Period 3 - 1:19pm to 2:20pm
Mr. G's 6th-grade Homeroom

Monday to Friday - Work on the Week 7 student blogging challenge. Write your week 7 post then comments on students from other classes.

HW - None unless you want to catch up on blogging challenge posts if you fall behind.
6th-grade Science

Monday to Friday - This week teams will finish exploring the features of the EV3 robot sensors. The assignment is called Port View and once teams are done with the Port View assignment they will begin the How Sensors Work assignment.

Teams will design and carry out an experiment on one of the EV3 robot sensors to learn more about the sensor they choose. Then they will write a conclusion sharing what they learned from their experiment. 

HW - The only homework so far is for students who have NOT completed their Faraday Golfing Machine blog post and/or their Robots blog post. Those who finished and got those two posts approved have no homework! 😀

This week period 3 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.
Email me with any questions.


Monday, November 11, 2019

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

Daily Schedule (M, T, Th, F)
Homeroom - 8:50am to 9:32am
Specialist - 9:35am to 10:25am 
Period 1 - 10:28am to 11:50am 
Lunch - 11:50am to 12:35pm
Period 2 - 12:38pm to 2:00pm
Period 3 - 2:02pm to 3:25pm
Daily Schedule (Wed)
Homeroom - 8:50am to 9:32am
Specialist - 9:35am to 10:25am 
Period 1 - 10:28am to 11:28am
Period 2 - 11:31am to 11:50am 
Lunch - 11:50am to 12:35pm
Period 2 - 12:35pm to 1:16pm
Period 3 - 1:19pm to 2:20pm
Mr. G's 6th-grade Homeroom

Monday - No School - Veteran's Day!

HW - Time to begin Week 6! Students who are behind can catch up at home.

Tuesday - Today is our garden day.

Wednesday to Friday - Finish the Week 6 blogging challenge activity blog post. Then spend the rest of your time reading and commenting on blog posts from kids all over the world!
6th-grade Science

Monday - No School - Veteran's Day!

HW - Students were emailed their Mt Saint Helens test re-take scores. A minimum of 15 points is required to pass the test with a score 3 or meeting standard. 

The Faraday Golfing Machine and Robots blog posts are due (those who didn't finish last week are supposed to complete it for homework).

Tuesday to Friday - This week teams will clean up their Lego Mindstorms kits and organize them so that we can switch to new teams. 

Then students will get some class time to complete the Circuits and Switches and the EV3 Circuit Pear Deck activities that students who have been done with their Faraday Golfing Machine and Robots blog posts did already.

Then we will begin an activity to learn about the EV3 robot sensors, how they collect data, and the kids of data they collect so we can understand how they work.

This week period 2 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.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Quarter 2, Week 1, 11/4 to 11/8

Daily Schedule (M, T, Th, F)
Homeroom - 8:50am to 9:32am
Specialist - 9:35am to 10:25am 
Period 1 - 10:28am to 11:50am 
Lunch - 11:50am to 12:35pm
Period 2 - 12:38pm to 2:00pm
Period 3 - 2:02pm to 3:25pm
Daily Schedule (Wed)
Homeroom - 8:50am to 9:32am
Specialist - 9:35am to 10:25am 
Period 1 - 10:28am to 11:28am
Period 2 - 11:31am to 11:50am 
Lunch - 11:50am to 12:35pm
Period 2 - 12:35pm to 1:16pm
Period 3 - 1:19pm to 2:20pm
Mr. G's 6th-grade Homeroom

Monday to Friday - This week students will complete the Week 5 activity for the Student Blogging Challenge.

HW - None unless you are falling behind.
6th-grade Science

Monday to Thursday - This week students need to finish their Faraday Golfing Machine blog post and their Robots Blog post. Period 1 will begin fish trapping this week, then Period 2 next week, and Period 3 the week after that.

This week students who didn't get to take the Volcanoes Test or those who need to retake it will get a chance to take the test.

HW - Study for the Mt Saint Helens Volcanoes test if you didn't get a chance to take it or if you need to retake it. 

Friday -  I have a sub today. Students will be working on their Classcraft Quests to complete any that aren't yet done.

Today we have a Veteran's Day Assembly, too, at 2:00 pm.

This week period 1 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.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, October 27, 2019

Quarter 1, Week 9, 10/28 to 11/1

Daily Schedule (M, T, Th, F)
Homeroom - 8:50am to 9:32am
Specialist - 9:35am to 10:25am 
Period 1 - 10:28am to 11:50am 
Lunch - 11:50am to 12:35pm
Period 2 - 12:38pm to 2:00pm
Period 3 - 2:02pm to 3:25pm
Daily Schedule (Wed)
Homeroom - 8:50am to 9:32am
Specialist - 9:35am to 10:25am 
Period 1 - 10:28am to 11:28am
Period 2 - 11:31am to 11:50am 
Lunch - 11:50am to 12:35pm
Period 2 - 12:35pm to 1:16pm
Period 3 - 1:19pm to 2:20pm

Bloomz Behavior Eggs will be reset at the end of this week to start Quarter 2 fresh!

Mr. G's 6th-grade Homeroom

Monday to Wednesday - Week 4 blogging challenge is a chance to catch up on the last three weeks. For those who are caught up you can write about anything you like!

Remember to continue leaving comments on blog posts from kids in other schools.

HW - Catch up on your blog posts including the Amazon Fires blog post and the first three weeks of the Student Blogging Challenge.

Thursday and Friday - No School due to conferences. Happy Halloween!
6th-grade Science

Monday to Wednesday - This week students need to finish the Faraday Golfing Machine challenge so they can write their Faraday Golfing Machine blog post and the Robots blog post. 

HW - Catch up on missing assignments from the first quarter before we started Robotics. Assignments that are overdue include the following:

  • Images on Blog
  • Youtuber
  • Mt Saint Helens Explanations
  • Widgets, Anyone?
  • Passion Post
  • Commenter

Conferences Start Wednesday Evening - We will be available for those who signed up for tonight from 4 to 8 pm.

Thursday (no school) - Conferences today will go from 7:30 to 9:30, from 10:00 to 12:00, and from 12:30 to 2:30.

Friday (no school) - Conferences today from 7:30 to 9:30, and from 10:00 to 12:00 noon.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, October 20, 2019

Quarter 1, Week 8, 10/21 to 10/25

Daily Schedule (M, T, Th, F)
Homeroom - 8:50am to 9:32am
Specialist - 9:35am to 10:25am 
Period 1 - 10:28am to 11:50am 
Lunch - 11:50am to 12:35pm
Period 2 - 12:38pm to 2:00pm
Period 3 - 2:02pm to 3:25pm
Daily Schedule (Wed)
Homeroom - 8:50am to 9:32am
Specialist - 9:35am to 10:25am 
Period 1 - 10:28am to 11:28am
Period 2 - 11:31am to 11:50am 
Lunch - 11:50am to 12:35pm
Period 2 - 12:35pm to 1:16pm
Period 3 - 1:19pm to 2:20pm
Mr. G's 6th-grade Homeroom

Monday - Today we will star the Week 3 Student Blogging Challenge activity on using Creative Commons photos on blog posts!

HW - Finish the Amazon post and any week challenge that you have not finished yet.

Tuesday - Today we will visit the garden for the Chimacum Elementary Garden Lessons from Farmer Lex!

Wednesday - Today is Library Day!

Thursday and Friday - Finish the Week 3 blogging challenge and make sure you comment on as many blog posts from kids in other schools as you can.
6th-grade Science

Monday to Friday - This week student teams will complete a Gears Lego activity as well as the Faraday's Law Lego activity. Then students will learn and/or review how circuits and switches work.  

HW - By mid-week look for a letter coming home confirming your Parent/Teacher/Student Conference time slot for next week's conferences (or you will get a paper so that you can make your selection of time slots). 
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Quarter 1, Week 7, 10/14 to 10/18

Daily Schedule (M, T, Th, F)
Homeroom - 8:50am to 9:32am
Specialist - 9:35am to 10:25am 
Period 1 - 10:28am to 11:50am 
Lunch - 11:50am to 12:35pm
Period 2 - 12:38pm to 2:00pm
Period 3 - 2:02pm to 3:25pm
Daily Schedule (Wed)
Homeroom - 8:50am to 9:32am
Specialist - 9:35am to 10:25am 
Period 1 - 10:28am to 11:28am
Period 2 - 11:31am to 11:50am 
Lunch - 11:50am to 12:35pm
Period 2 - 12:35pm to 1:16pm
Period 3 - 1:19pm to 2:20pm
Mr. G's 6th-grade Homeroom

Monday - Today we will start the Week 2 activities for our Student Blogging Challenge.

HW - Work on any part of the blogging challenge that you don't finish in class.

Tuesday & Wednesday - We have two early release schedule days back to back with NO Homeroom.

Thursday, Oct 17, is PICTURE DAY!

Thursday & Friday - Finish the Week 2 activities of the Student Blogging Challenge!
6th-grade Science

Monday - Today 1st and 2nd period students will get their Mt Saint Helens test results.

Then we will transition to our next unit - Physical Science through Robotics!

We will begin with a Pear Deck Robotics activity.

Note: Period 3 still has to take the Mt Saint Helens test because Friday we had an assembly during period 3 and they didn't have time to take the test. They will start the robotics unit tomorrow.

HW - None unless you scored less than a 16 on your Mt Saint Helens test. For those who didn't score at least a 16 out of 20, you need to study to retake the test.

Tuesday & Wednesday - We will be on an early release schedule so students will be going home at 12:15 pm. Classes will be about 50 minutes each on Tuesday and about 40 minutes each on Wednesday. 

Students will get assigned a team Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit. We will go over a few basics including a quick building activity to get acquainted or reacquainted with the Legos.

Thursday & Friday -  Student Teams will work on their Robotics blog post assignment then we will work our way to a lab on Gears and how they work.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, October 6, 2019

Quarter 1, Week 6, 10/7 to 10/11

Daily Schedule (M, T, Th, F)
Homeroom - 8:50am to 9:32am
Specialist - 9:35am to 10:25am 
Period 1 - 10:28am to 11:50am 
Lunch - 11:50am to 12:35pm
Period 2 - 12:38pm to 2:00pm
Period 3 - 2:02pm to 3:25pm
Daily Schedule (Wed)
Homeroom - 8:50am to 9:32am
Specialist - 9:35am to 10:25am 
Period 1 - 10:28am to 11:28am
Period 2 - 11:31am to 11:50am 
Lunch - 11:50am to 12:35pm
Period 2 - 12:35pm to 1:16pm
Period 3 - 1:19pm to 2:20pm
Mr. G's 6th-grade Homeroom

Monday & Tuesday - The 2019 Student Blogging Challenge officially starts this week!

Students need to complete the Week 1 Challenge as well as finish and publish their Amazon Rainforest Fires post and start commenting on posts of other kids participating in this challenge.

HW - None unless you fall behind and can catch up at home.

Wednesday - Library Day!

Thursday & Friday - Week 1 challenge work continued.
6th-grade Science

Monday to Friday - This week we will be doing a few different activities to learn and review volcanoes and Mt Saint Helens.

If all goes according to plan students will be assessed on their Mt Saint Helens and volcano knowledge by Thursday or Friday. 

HW - None unless you fall behind.

These are the assignments that should be completed by now (all found online on Classcraft):
  1. Lab Safety
  2. Notebooking
  3. Blogging in Science.
  4. Tech Use
  5. Cispus
  6. Start Your Blog
  7. Blog Link
  8. Mt Saint Helens Explanations
  9. Seismic Activity
  10. Images on Blog
  11. Youtuber
  12. Commenter
Email me with any questions.