Sunday, November 19, 2017

Quarter 2, Week 3, 11/20 to 11/24

(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, Nov 19, 2017, 9:45pm

 Monday, I am sending home permission slips for students who got selected to participate in a live telecast from the International Space Station (ISS) at the Galaxy Theaters in Gig Harbor on Tuesday, December 12! Students applied and Mrs. Stvartak and I selected 77 to attend! Five of them even got their questions selected to represent Chimacum Middle School! If your child cannot go or the permission slip doesn't get back to us this week, we will offer the seat to students on the waiting list so please fill out and sign that permission as soon as you can and have your child bring it to school. We will also need six parent chaperones so be on the lookout for a chance to sign up on Bloomz. We only have room for 77 students and six parents so we'll take those whose child was invited on a first come, first served basis.

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 and Tuesday - Students need to finish their Faraday Golfing Machine Blog Posts this week so that we can start the next STEM Robotics unit after Thanksgiving.

HW - Finish your Robots Blog Post and/or your Faraday Golfing Machine Blog Post for homework if you did not finish those this week.

Wednesday - Today we will be on our Early Release/Late Start Schedule

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

This week we will not go fish trapping because we need to finish the Faraday Golfing Challenge and we don't have enough days to do it all.
8th-grade Science

Monday and Tuesday - This week students will finish Lesson 1 of our What Makes Organisms Look The Way They Do unit. Instead of assigning the end of lesson reading form homework we will do it together in class to review how to annotate (Reading 1.3, pages 8 to 11).

Then students will have time to complete their 3D GameLab quests including fixing their Weather Exams.

HW - None if you are all caught up. If you don't finish fixing the questions you got wrong on your Weather Exam then you need to do that for homework.

Wednesday - Today we will be on our Early Release/Late Start Schedule

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!
6th-grade Keyboarding

Monday to Wednesday - Our daily routine is as follows:
  1. Check Classcraft.
  2. Practice Keyboarding with All The Right Type.
  3. Play World of Warcraft to level up your character! OR 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, November 12, 2017

Quarter 2, Week 2, 11/13 to 11/17

(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, Nov 12, 2017, 9:46pm

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 to Wednesday - This week students will complete their Faraday Golfing Machine challenge, including the blog post. Then students will have time to work on their 3D GameLab quests.

HW - None if you are all caught up. Look here for a list of assignments that need to be done by now.

Thursday - Parent/Teacher/Student conferences!

Come in between 8am and 12noon, or 1pm to 4:30pm, or 5:30pm to 8pm to see all your child's teachers.

Friday - For conferences today, teachers will be available from 8am to 12noon only. Stop by if you didn't make it yesterday.

This week period 1 might set the fish traps if the weather is safe. If it's too windy we might wait until next week.
8th-grade Science

Monday to Wednesday - This week we are going to complete the Why Do Organisms Look the Way They Look Lesson 1, pages 1 to 11. If we have time students will get to work on their 3D GameLab assignments.

HW - Fix the questions that you did not get correct on your Weather test. Also, read, annotate, and answer the questions on Reading 1.3, Where did you get those eyes, pages 9 to 11 in our new workbook.

Thursday - Parent/Teacher/Student conferences!

Come in between 8am and 12noon, or 1pm to 4:30pm, or 5:30pm to 8pm to see all your child's teachers.

Friday - For conferences today, teachers will be available from 8am to 12noon only. Stop by if you didn't make it yesterday.
6th-grade Keyboarding

Monday to Wednesday - Our daily routine is as follows:
  1. Check Classcraft.
  2. Practice Keyboarding with All The Right Type.
  3. Play World of Warcraft to level up your character! OR Work on the WoW in Schools curriculum using 3D GameLab.
Thursday and Friday - Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences in the middle school commons.

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, November 5, 2017

Quarter 2, Week 1, 11/6 to 11/10

(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, Nov 12, 2017, 10:08pm

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 to Wednesday- This week student teams will work on the Faraday Golfing Machine challenge. That will complete the first Unit of our STEM Robotics curriculum! 

HW - None unless you fall behind.

Thursday-  We will have a Veteran's Day assembly today in the morning.

Friday - No School - Veteran's Day

This week period 3 will set the fish traps one day, then return the next day to ID and count any fish we catch in the traps. We always return the fish to the creek.
8th-grade Science

Monday - Today students are still working on their Weather Exams. This is the last day students will have to work on their exam.

HW - None unless you have fallen behind.

Tuesday to Thursday - This week we are going to start the second IQWST Unit on Heredity and Natural Selection!

Students will be learning about genetics and how we get our traits from our parents!

Friday - No School - Veteran's Day
6th-grade Keyboarding

Monday to Thursday - Our daily routine is as follows:
  1. Check Classcraft.
  2. Practice Keyboarding with All The Right Type.
  3. Play World of Warcraft to level up your character! OR Work on the WoW in Schools curriculum using 3D GameLab.
Friday - No School - Veteran's Day

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.