Sunday, April 23, 2017

Quarter 4, Week 3, 4/24 to 4/28

(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 23, 2017, 10:23pm

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 Friday - Teams who finished their PSA's are working on the next phase of our Environmental Stewardship Project. In each team, students will be studying one of the following to become the team expert in that field:
  • Salmon
  • Invasive Species
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Water Cycle
In addition to the above topics, every team will learn about two water quality parameters. 

Period 1 is ready to start going down to the creek, as long as it's not raining, to start collecting data!

I am still training teams in Periods 2 and 3 on how to use the equipment we have so that they can start collecting data on our creek's dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature, turbidity and flow rate.

It really helps when teams are on task and working, otherwise it takes longer to get all the teams trained and they will may not get down to the creek as often.

HW - Finish your Water Pollution PSA if you are not done.
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.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Quarter 4, Week 2, 4/17 to 4/21

(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 Saturday, April 15, 2017, 11:11pm

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 - We still have students who have NOT completed their Water Pollution Public Service Announcements. We started working on those March 6. I can't wait any longer and must begin training teams on how to use the water quality testing equipment so we can start collecting data on our creek's water quality for this year. Those who need more time to complete their Water Pollution Public Service Announcements need to finish at home.

Teams who finished their PSA's are working on the next phase of our Environmental Stewardship Project. In each team, students will be studying one of the following to become the team expert in that field:
  • Salmon
  • Invasive Species
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Water Cycle
In addition to the above topics, every team will learn about two water quality parameters. I will be training teams on how to use the equipment we have so that we can start collecting data on our creek's dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature, turbidity and flow rate. This is a fantastic way to have our 6th graders do real Science as they monitor our creek's health!

HW - Finish your Water Pollution PSA if you are not done.

Tuesday - No school today so that students and parents can come to their Student-Led Conferences. I will see my 2nd period families today!

Wednesday to Friday - See Monday. I'm hoping to be done training teams by Friday at the latest so that we can start going down to the creek Monday to begin getting water quality data! If I finish training teams before Friday, we might very start going down to the creek this 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! 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 - Not meeting today for Student-Led Conferences.

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, April 9, 2017

Quarter 3, Week 10, and Quarter 4, Week 1, 4/10 to 4/14

(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 9, 2017, 6:48pm

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 students will take a Kahoot quiz on water pollution so that I can see what they learned from studying water pollution from March 6 to March 30.

Students who went on Friday's field trip can complete that quest on 3D GameLab. Those students who have not yet completed their Water Pollution Public Service Announcement still need to do that.

HW - Finish your Public Service Announcement if you have not yet completed it. And turn in the Water Quality Testing Field Trip permission slip if you did not do that in March.

For my 2nd period class ONLY - Make sure you book your child's Student-Led Conference time slot for April 18!

Tuesday to Friday - This week I am going to get students started on the Environmental Stewardship topics that they are going to be learning about next: 
  • Salmon
  • Invasive Species
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Water Cycle
  • Water Quality
    • Dissolved Oxygen
    • Temperature
    • pH
    • Turbidity
    • Flow Rate
I will help students get started by introducing/teaching about the above topics as student teams complete a 3D GameLab quest for each topic. The water quality topic also includes me training students on how to use the water quality testing equipment so that we can start going down to the creek to collect 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.
Email me with any questions.