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.


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.