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.