Sunday, February 7, 2016

Quarter 3, Week 2, 2/8 to 2/12

(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 Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 8:55am

1st per - 7:45am to 9:05am
Homeroom -  9:09am to 9:19am
2nd per - 9:19am to 10:39am 
Lunch - 10:39am to 11:09am 
3rd per - 11:12am to 12:32pm 
4th per - 12:36pm to 1:26pm 
6th grade Science

Monday - Today I will go over the Lesson 6, Friction, conclusions and reflections questions. 

It took longer than I expected to go over the responses to the lesson 6 reflection questions. Many students did not complete their conclusion Friday so we spent most of the period working on that as I taught and showed students how to write a conclusion with a Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning (CER).

Only those who were done got to work on their 3D GameLab quests. Most students were still working on their conclusions.

Here is a list of the assignments that are due:
  1. Battery Charging Time
  2. More About Batteries
  3. Energy
  4. The Essentials of Energy
  5. Lesson 4, Question 2
  6. Projectiles
  7. Energy Saving Light Bulb!
  8. The RiverXchange Part 2
  9. Elastic Force and Gravity
  10. Gravity and Falling Objects
  11. Simple Machines
  12. Ocean Science
  13. Forces
  14. Friction
  15. Friction Knowledge Probe
  16. Older Quests Check Here

HW - None, unless you are falling (or have fallen) behind.

Tuesday - Today we are going to continue practicing how to write conclusions using the CER method. Then students who need to finish their lesson 6 conclusions will have time to do that. Those who are done with their conclusion will work on 3D GameLab.

Wednesday & Thursday - We are going to start working on the Lesson 7 lab called The Force of a Motor. 

Students will design an experiment to determine the best way to get our little motors to lift the most washers they can lift.

We will work on selecting the variables and writing the problem questions and hypotheses together.

In order for teams to get equipment and start testing their hypotheses, I will need to approve their procedures and data tables.

That was the plan for Wednesday and Thursday. Since many students didn't finish their conclusions for the Lesson 6 labs on Friday when I had a sub it took us off course. Instead of rushing Lesson 7 I will wait until next week to start it. This week we will focus on writing conclusions and discourse via our online discussion forum and blogs.

Students are going to practice using our online discussion forum and our Science blogs for engaging in discourse. We will use the I Notice..., I Wonder... method for replying to each other's responses and for commenting on our blog posts.

Friday - No School - Snow Make-Up Day.

HW - No School Monday either because it's President's Day! Have a great 4-day weekend!

This week period 3 will do the fish trapping activity. Students will set traps on one day then retrieve the traps the next day to identify and count any fish we catch. We will return the fish to the creek and record the counts to send to the Jefferson Conservation District.
6th grade Exploratory
Technology Lit

Monday - Group B - For those who are not yet playing WoW, their goal is to get all their preliminary work done so they can start playing the game and getting immersed in the story! 

Those who are already playing will continue to play and level up their characters in the story.

Students will be working in the computer lab every day this week.

HW - None unless you need to catch up.

Tuesday - Group A

Wednesday - Group C

Thursday - Group B

Friday - No School - Snow Make-Up Day.

HW - No School Monday either because it's President's Day! Have a great 4-day weekend!
Email me with any questions.

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