Sunday, October 15, 2017

Quarter 1, Week 7, 10/16 to 10/20

(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 Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017, 6:48pm

1st per - 7:45am to 8:39am
2nd per - 8:43am to 9:37am 
3rd per - 9:41am to 10:35am 
Lunch - 10:35am to 11:05am 
4th per (Eagle Time) - 11:09am to 11:26am 
5th per - 11:30am to 12:24pm
6th per - 12:28pm to 1:22pm
7th per - 1:26pm to 2:20pm
(Click here to see Late Start/Early Release Day Schedules)
6th-grade Science

Monday through Friday - This week students will get time to work on their 3D GameLab quests while we do the following STEM Robotics Lessons: Parts Exploration and Gears

Here are the quests, the minimum ones, that need to be done so far:
  1. Tell Your Parents
  2. Lab Safety
  3. Notebooking
  4. How do we know about something if we can't see, hear, or feel it?
  5. Tech Use
  6. Blogging in Science
  7. Start Your Blog
  8. Let's Go Camping
  9. Mt Saint Helens Pear Deck
  10. Intro to Robotics
  11. EV3 Intro
  12. EV3 Kit Overview
HW - None unless you need to catch up and can do 3D GameLab quests at home.

This week period 1, Group B, was supposed to set the fish traps but the weather was not safe and after checking the area it needs weed whacking to remove a lot of Blackberry Vines so we will try to get this done next week Thursday and Friday if everything works this time!
8th-grade Science

Monday through Friday - This week students will get time to work on their 3D GameLab quests while they work on IQWST Lesson 4 - Where does the Energy Come From in Storm? We will also start Lesson 5 this week - What Can Weather Maps Tell Us? 

Here are the quests that need to be done so far:

  1. Lab Safety
  2. Notebooking
  3. Parent Communication
  4. Tech Use
  5. Electronic Portfolio
  6. Biome Journalism Project
  7. What is Weather?
  8. What Makes Air Hot?
  9. Convection Questions
  10. How Do Clouds Form?
  11. Weather 101
  12. What Happens to the Hot Air?
  13. Weather vs Climate
HW - None unless you fall behind. If you can't do 3D GameLab quests at home, Mr. G will be available Tuesday and Friday for students to come in and get help or just use the computers to do their class work.
6th-grade Keyboarding

Monday to Friday - Our daily routine is as follows:
  1. Check Classcraft.
  2. Practice Keyboarding with All The Right Type.
  3. Work on the WoW in Schools curriculum using 3D GameLab.
HW - No homework is assigned unless a student falls behind. If your child falls behind, he or she can catch up on their Keyboarding and on their 3D GameLab assignments using any device that has an Internet connection. To practice keyboarding, a device with a full keyboard is best. Kids can also do their keyboarding practice and 3D GameLab assignments from home if they want to get ahead.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Quarter 1, Week 6, 10/9 to 10/13

(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, Oct 8, 2017, 10:23pm

1st per - 7:45am to 8:39am
2nd per - 8:43am to 9:37am 
3rd per - 9:41am to 10:35am 
Lunch - 10:35am to 11:05am 
4th per (Eagle Time) - 11:09am to 11:26am 
5th per - 11:30am to 12:24pm
6th per - 12:28pm to 1:22pm
7th per - 1:26pm to 2:20pm
(Click here to see Late Start/Early Release Day Schedules)
6th-grade Science

Monday - Today my 1st Period class will take the English Language Arts (ELA) MAP test in the morning.

Then I will have my 3rd-period students. I will check in with my 3rd-period students to see if they are ready to start the robotics unit. Students will have today to complete any quests they didn't complete last week.

HW - See last week to see what 3D GameLab quests you still need to do and if you can do them at home then you can catch up!

Tuesday - Today I will check in with my 1st and 2nd period classes to see how close they are to starting the robotics unit. 

If 3rd period is ready, we will begin with the first lesson on Robotics - what is a robot? Then students will write a blog post sharing what they learned.

Wednesday to Friday - For the rest of the week, teams in each class will work on the following lessons:

  • EV3 Intro
  • EV3 Kit Intro (teams will be assigned a kit that they will organize as they put it all together)
  • Parts Exploration
  • Gears!
8th-grade Science

Monday - Today we will debrief Friday's sub notes. The sub reported that a lot of students did NOT do any work. Only five students turned in assignments on Friday! That is not acceptable.

Once the expectations are made clear we will read an article of cap clouds to learn what those types of clouds tell us about the weather.

Then I will check in with students to see how much work they have done.

HW - None if you are all caught up. See last week for the 3D GameLab quests you need to have done by now.

Tuesday - Today we are going to start Lesson 3, pages 23 to 26. Students will do the lab for Activity 3.1.

Wednesday - Today students will work on activity 3.2 on pages 27 and 28. Then students will make sense of what they saw yesterday and today by completing page 29.

If we have time we will start activity 3.3 to reach consensus on what students observed on pages 30 and 31.

HW - Do the reading and annotating (the way we practiced in class) on pages 32 to 34 in your IQWST workbook.

Thursday - Check the HW and complete activity 3.3 if we didn't finish yesterday.

Then students can finish up lesson 3 on 3D GameLab.

Friday - Today students will finish lesson 3 by completing any 3D GameLab quests they need to finish so they won't have to do any homework this weekend.
6th-grade Keyboarding

Monday to Friday - Our daily routine is as follows:
  1. Check Classcraft.
  2. Practice Keyboarding with All The Right Type.
  3. Work on the WoW in Schools curriculum using 3D GameLab.
HW - No homework is assigned unless a student falls behind. If your child falls behind, he or she can catch up on their Keyboarding and on their 3D GameLab assignments using any device that has an Internet connection. To practice keyboarding, a device with a full keyboard is best. Kids can also do their keyboarding practice and 3D GameLab assignments from home if they want to get ahead.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Quarter 1, Week 5, 10/2 to 10/6

(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, Oct 1, 2017, 6:45pm

1st per - 7:45am to 8:39am
2nd per - 8:43am to 9:37am 
3rd per - 9:41am to 10:35am 
Lunch - 10:35am to 11:05am 
4th per (Eagle Time) - 11:09am to 11:26am 
5th per - 11:30am to 12:24pm
6th per - 12:28pm to 1:22pm
7th per - 1:26pm to 2:20pm
(Click here to see Late Start/Early Release Day Schedules)
6th-grade Science

Monday - Today all students will be taking the first of three MAP tests to measure where students are at. We will give these MAP tests two more times this year to measure our students' progress. 

I will be giving the test to my Period 1 class, then Period 1 will have Science. I will not be seeing my Period 2 or 3 classes today.

For Science class, Period 1 will get to work on their 3D GameLab quests. Students need to complete at least the following quests:

  1. Tell Your Parents
  2. Lab Safety
  3. Notebooking
  4. How do we know about something if we can't see, hear, or feel it?
  5. Tech Use
  6. Blogging in Science
  7. Start Your Blog
  8. Let's Go Camping
  9. Mt Saint Helens Pear Deck
HW - Bring empty, clean 2L plastic bottles for Tuesday's Museum of Flight Rocketry activity.

Tuesday - We are on a Late Start and Early Release schedule today. Today we will have half of our classes so I will see my periods 1 and 3 classes.

Students will continue working on their 3D GameLab quests (see Monday for the quests kids need to have completed by the end of this week).

Wednesday - We are on a Late Start and Early Release schedule today. Today I will see my period 2 class. 

Students will continue working on their 3D GameLab quests (see Monday for the quests kids need to have completed by the end of this week).

Thursday - Today all students get to participate in amazing Museum of Flight events at school! Read here for more information!

I will get to have my Period 3 class for Science today so they will work on their 3D GameLab quests.

Friday - I will have a sub cover my classes today while I am gone to our regional Science Leadership meeting. I will be learning about the new Science assessment given at the 5th and 8th grades.

Today all students will be taking the second of three MAP tests to measure where students are at. 

The test will be given to my Period 2 class, then Period 2 will have Science. Period 1 and 3 will not have Science today.

Once Period 2 students are done testing, they can continue working on their 3D GameLab quests (see Monday). 
8th-grade Science

Monday - Today we will do the Lesson 2 reading on pages 20 and 21 together, practicing annotating the text.

HW - If you have any empty 2L plastic bottles, please bring them in for Thursday's Museum of Flight event.

Tuesday - We are on a Late Start and Early Release schedule today. Today we will have half of our classes so I will not see my 8th graders. 

Wednesday - We are on a Late Start and Early Release schedule today. Today I will see my 8th graders.

Today 8th graders will have time to complete their 3D GameLab assignments. Students need to complete at least the following quests:
  1. Lab Safety
  2. Notebooking
  3. Parent Communication
  4. Tech Use
  5. Electronic Portfolio
  6. Biome Journalism Project
  7. What is Weather?
  8. What Makes Air Hot?
  9. Convection Questions
  10. How Do Clouds Form?
  11. Weather 101
Thursday - Today I will be taking my 8th grade class to the Museum of Flight's Robot Garage!

Friday - I will have a sub today so that I can attend our region's Science Leadership meeting. I will be learning about the new Science test 8th graders will take this year.

Eighth graders will continue working on the following quests:
  1. Lab Safety
  2. Notebooking
  3. Parent Communication
  4. Tech Use
  5. Electronic Portfolio
  6. Biome Journalism Project
  7. What is Weather?
  8. What Makes Air Hot?
  9. Convection Questions
  10. How Do Clouds Form?
  11. Weather 101
6th-grade Keyboarding

Monday to Friday - No class on Tuesday due to our two-day Early Release schedule.

Our daily routine is as follows:
  1. Check Classcraft.
  2. Practice Keyboarding with All The Right Type.
  3. Work on the WoW in Schools curriculum using 3D GameLab.
HW - No homework is assigned unless a student falls behind. If your child falls behind, he or she can catch up on their Keyboarding and on their 3D GameLab assignments using any device that has an Internet connection. To practice keyboarding, a device with a full keyboard is best. Kids can also do their keyboarding practice and 3D GameLab assignments from home if they want to get ahead.
Email me with any questions.