Sunday, September 16, 2018

Quarter 1, Week 3, 9/17 to 9/21

(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 Sunday, Sept 16, 2018, 9:08pm

1st per - 7:45am to 8:50am
2nd per - 8:54am to 9:50am 
3rd per - 9:54am to 10:50am 
Lunch - 10:50am to 11:20am
4th per - 11:24am to 12:20pm
5th per - 12:24pm to 1:20pm
6th per - 1:24pm to 2:20pm
(Click here to see Late Start/Early Release Day Schedules)
6th-grade Science

Monday - Today students will finish the Pear Deck activity we started before we left for Cispus!

HW - Help your parents sign up for Bloomz if you have not already. AND bring your parents to our Back to School night event tomorrow at 6pm!

Tuesday - Today students will participate in a Mt Saint Helens Pear Deck activity to review what they learned at Cispus about Mt Saint Helens. 

6pm - Back to School Night! Here's the schedule:
6:00 - 6:14 – Meet in the Auditorium 
6:14 First Bell.  
Bells will ring to mark the time to move to the next class.
6:14 - 6:18 Passing time
6:18 - 6:28 - 1st Period
6:28- 6:31 - Passing Time
6:31 - 6:41 - 2nd Period
6:41 - 6:44 - Passing Time
6:44 - 6:54 - 3rd Period
6:54 – 6:57 - Passing Time
6:57- 7:07 - Advisory
7:07- 7:10 - Passing Time
7:10 - 7:20 4th Period
7:20- 7:23 - Passing Time
7:23 - 7:33 - 5th Period
7:33 - 7:38 - Passing Time
7:38 – 7:48 - 6th Period

Wednesday -Today we will finish yesterday's Mt. Saint Helens Pear Deck if we didn't finish in class. Then students will learn how to use Rezzly to find all their assignments and project. Students will participate in a lab safety activity as well as set up their notebooks. 

Thursday - Students will use Rezzly to submit the first few assignments of the year: 
  1. Lab Safety
  2. Notebooking
  3. Blogging in Science.
Friday - Today students will start an Observation vs Inference activity.
8th-grade Science

Monday - Checking in today to see how the Biome Commercial commercials are coming along. 

HW - Help your parents sign up for Bloomz if you have not already. AND bring your parents to our Back to School night event tomorrow at 6pm!

Tuesday - Today teams should complete their Biome Commercials

6pm - Back to School Night! Here's the schedule:
6:00 - 6:14 – Meet in the Auditorium 
6:14 First Bell.  
Bells will ring to mark the time to move to the next class.
6:14 - 6:18 Passing time
6:18 - 6:28 - 1st Period
6:28- 6:31 - Passing Time
6:31 - 6:41 - 2nd Period
6:41 - 6:44 - Passing Time
6:44 - 6:54 - 3rd Period
6:54 – 6:57 - Passing Time
6:57- 7:07 - Advisory
7:07- 7:10 - Passing Time
7:10 - 7:20 4th Period
7:20- 7:23 - Passing Time
7:23 - 7:33 - 5th Period
7:33 - 7:38 - Passing Time
7:38 – 7:48 - 6th Period

Wednesday - Teams will share their Biome Commercials today! Then students will work on their Classcraft assignments. 

Thursday - Students will get their Earth Science workbooks today, What Makes the Weather Change? We will begin Lesson 1 - What is Weather?

Friday - Today we will finish Lesson 1 - What is Weather?
7/8 Robotics/
Programming


Monday to Friday - Today we will check in and debrief what students learned last week. 

Once we are done debriefing student teams will set up their Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics kits.

Once kits are ready students will build a basic EV3 robot to practice using the Lego Mindstorms programming software.

Once teams are ready, they will begin their first challenges!

HW - Tuesday:

6pm - Back to School Night! Here's the schedule:
6:00 - 6:14 – Meet in the Auditorium 
6:14 First Bell.  
Bells will ring to mark the time to move to the next class.
6:14 - 6:18 Passing time
6:18 - 6:28 - 1st Period
6:28- 6:31 - Passing Time
6:31 - 6:41 - 2nd Period
6:41 - 6:44 - Passing Time
6:44 - 6:54 - 3rd Period
6:54 – 6:57 - Passing Time
6:57- 7:07 - Advisory
7:07- 7:10 - Passing Time
7:10 - 7:20 4th Period
7:20- 7:23 - Passing Time
7:23 - 7:33 - 5th Period
7:33 - 7:38 - Passing Time
7:38 – 7:48 - 6th Period
Email me with any questions.


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Quarter 1, Week 2, 9/10 to 9/14

(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 Saturday, Sept 8, 2018, 9:00pm

1st per - 7:45am to 8:50am
2nd per - 8:54am to 9:50am 
3rd per - 9:54am to 10:50am 
Lunch - 10:50am to 11:20am
4th per - 11:24am to 12:20pm
5th per - 12:24pm to 1:20pm
6th per - 1:24pm to 2:20pm
(Click here to see Late Start/Early Release Day Schedules)
6th-grade Science

Monday - We will be working on Cispus activities all day today here at school. Students can bring their gear to leave here overnight and they will take the 2:20pm bus home.

You can bring gear to your 1st-period class!

HW - Come tomorrow with your daypack with your lunch and water bottle ready to go to Cispus!

Tuesday - Students can take their regular bus to school and we will leave for camp at about 8:15 or 8:30am. Make sure students have a daypack with lunch and snacks.

Wednesday and Thursday - Students will be at camp! :)

Friday - Students need to be picked up from school at about 2pm. See you then!
8th-grade Science

Monday to Friday - Our new Math Teacher, Mrs. Smith, will be subbing for me while I am at Camp Cispus.

Eighth graders will be working on the Biome Project they started last week. The goal is for teams to have their Biome Commercial done by Friday.

HW - None
7/8 Robotics/
Programming


Monday to Friday - This week Mr. Morton will be subbing for me while I am at Cispus with the 6th graders.

Students will be working on problem-solving, end-user reactions, product creation, and coding activities.

HW - None
Email me with any questions.


Friday, August 24, 2018

Quarter 1, Week 1, 9/3 to 9/7

(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, Sept 9, 2018, 8:06pm

1st per - 7:45am to 8:50am
2nd per - 8:54am to 9:50am 
3rd per - 9:54am to 10:50am 
Lunch - 10:50am to 11:20am
4th per - 11:24am to 12:20pm
5th per - 12:24pm to 1:20pm
6th per - 1:24pm to 2:20pm
(Click here to see Late Start/Early Release Day Schedules)
6th-grade Science

Monday - No School - Labor Day!

Tuesday - Class Intro today and passing out paperwork to take home for homework (see below for links in case you need a digital copy). 

Then student teams will participate in the great Marshmallow Challenge!

HW - Sixth graders were given their Cispus Packets! Please sign and return the field trip permission slip and health form tomorrow. If your child will need to take any medication at camp, get the authorization for medication form to a doctor so that our camp nurse can dispense the meds.

Kids also got my class intro sheet with the Bloomz code for parents to sign up for class updates.

Wednesday to Friday - Students will begin using Classcraft and from now on Classcraft will be the opening activity while Mr. G takes attendance. 

Then students will participate in a community building activity.

HW - A Cispus reminder was sent home with students. Turn in the field trip permission form and health form of the Cispus Packet tomorrow if you haven't already. Also, sign up for Bloomz if you haven't already. Visit the Parent's Corner if you need more information.
8th-grade Science

Monday - No School - Labor Day!

Tuesday - Class Intro today and passing out paperwork to take home for homework. 

Then student teams will participate in a Lab Safety ESCAPE ROOM activity!

HW - Eighth graders were given a syllabus packet with tons of information, if you ever need it, along with the Bloomz code for parents to sign up for class updates. All you need to do is to sign up for the class Bloomz! :) 

Wednesday - Mr. G will continue with yesterday's class intro presentation to introduce this quarter's topic of study - WEATHER!

Then students will begin using Classcraft and from now on Classcraft will be the opening activity while Mr. G takes attendance. Students will start working on their Classcraft Quests to set up their notebooks and get ready for the new school year. 

HW - Sign up for Bloomz if you haven't already. Visit the Parent's Corner if you need more information.

Thursday - Mr. G will help students with the Biome Project so that they can work on it next week while the 6th grade is at Camp Cispus.

Friday - Mr. G will share ways students can make their Biome Commercials for the Biome Project
7/8 Robotics/
Programming


Monday - No School - Labor Day

Tuesday - Class Intro, sign in to Classcraft accounts and begin the Aluminum Boat Challenge. 

HW - Get parent signature on the course syllabus and return it to Mr. G this week.

Wednesday - Debrief the Aluminum Boat Challenge.

Begin the problem-solving activity. Students will be using Classcraft to keep track of their assignments. 

Thursday - Today we students will use their problem-solving techniques to solve an app problem taking into account the users needs.

Friday - Today we will begin a set of activities looking at the different types of users when it comes to solving problems and creating products for different types of users.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Quarter 4, Week 9, 6/11 to 6/15

(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, June 10, 2018, 10:17pm

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 Thursday - This week students will complete a final project evaluation for their Ocean Guardian School Environmental Stewardship Project.

Then students will complete their final project blog posts! That will complete their Environmental Stewardship work.

HW - None

Friday - Last Day of School! Today we will be on a Late Start/Early Release schedule. 

Students will go to the auditorium to watch an awards ceremony, a talent show, an end of year slideshow, and then to have lunch purchased by the ASB! This is always a fun day!
8th-grade Science

Monday - Today 8th graders will present the results of their urinalysis. Each team will share the diagnosis of their patient based on the results.

Then they will take an end of course survey.

HW - None

Tuesday - Today we will have dissections. Teams will choose from dissecting crayfish or grasshoppers to compare marine animals to terrestrial animals.

Then students will choose to dissect a frog or a fish to compare marine animals to terrestrial animals again.

Wednesday - Today 8th graders will be a field trip so they will have no science.

Thursday - Today we will be watching the movie Wonder so 8th graders will have no science.

Friday - Last Day of School! Today we will be on a Late Start/Early Release schedule. 

Students will go to the auditorium to watch an awards ceremony, a talent show, an end of year slideshow, and then to have lunch purchased by the ASB! This is always a fun day!
6th-grade Keyboarding

Monday to Thursday - Our daily routine is as follows:
  1. Check Classcraft.
  2. Practice Keyboarding with Typing.Com.
  3. Monday students will take their characters to Westfall in the game so we can all meet up together. Then on Tuesday, we will have a dueling tournament to crown a class champion!
  4. We will have our final keyboarding test on Wednesday to see how much students have improved. Wednesday, students will complete their last 3D GameLab quests as well.
Friday - Last Day of School! Today we will be on a Late Start/Early Release schedule. 

Students will go to the auditorium to watch an awards ceremony, a talent show, an end of year slideshow, and then to have lunch purchased by the ASB! This is always a fun day!
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, June 3, 2018

Quarter 4, Week 8, 6/4 to 6/8

(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, June 3, 2018, 10:14pm

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 - Student teams will practice their Youth Summit sharing circle presentations so they will be ready this Friday.

HW - None if you are all ready for your sharing circle presentation on Friday.

Wednesday - Market Day will happen today during 1st, 2nd, and 3rd period so there will be no Science today.

Thursday - Same as Monday and Tuesday. Today is our last chance to prepare for tomorrow's field trip presentations.

Friday - Youth Summit Field Trip today. We will leave during 1st period and return by 2pm.
8th-grade Science

Monday - Today we will finish correcting page 2 so that we can do the Pages 3 through 8 activity to collect steps, heart rate, skin temp, carbon dioxide, and oxygen data before and after exercise.

HW - None if you are all caught up.

Tuesday to Friday - We will be working on the Intro to Chemistry unit this week to learn more about how food provides us with energy.
6th-grade Keyboarding

Monday to Friday - Our daily routine is as follows:
  1. Check Classcraft.
  2. Practice Keyboarding with Typing.Com.
  3. Students then play World of Warcraft to continue leveling up their character and playing through the story on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
  4. Tuesdays and Thursdays students will be working on 3D GameLab assignments based on the game. 
Email me with any questions.


Monday, May 28, 2018

Quarter 4, Week 7, 5/28 to 6/1

(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 28, 2018, 10:31am

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 - Memorial Day - No School

Tuesday - Today students will finish planning their Youth Summit posters. Each table group needs to prepare a poster to share what they have been learning. 

HW - None if you are done with your work. You only have homework if you did not finish something in class.

Wednesday - Today students will be taking the ELA Performance Task SBAC test during 1st and 2nd period.

Then my 2nd period class will have Science.

Thursday - Today students will be taking the Math Performance Task SBAC test during 1st and 2nd period.

Then my 3rd period class will have Science.

Friday - Market Day was moved to June 6 so today we will have our regularly scheduled class.

By today posters should be completed so that teams can prepare their notecards and practice their presentations for next Friday's field trip to Belfair for the Environmental Youth Summit.
8th-grade Science

Monday - Memorial Day - No School

Tuesday to Friday - Tuesday students will finish formulating questions about how the body uses food for energy. Then we will continue working on our Intro to Chemistry unit studying how the body uses food for energy.

HW - None if you are all caught up. You only have homework when you don't finish work in class.
6th-grade Keyboarding

Monday - Memorial Day - No School

Tuesday to Friday - Our daily routine is as follows:
  1. Check Classcraft.
  2. Practice Keyboarding with Typing.Com.
  3. Students then play World of Warcraft to continue leveling up their character and playing through the story on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  4. Wednesday students will be working on 3D GameLab assignments based on the game. 
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Quarter 4, Week 6, 5/21 to 5/25

(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 20, 2018, 9:34pm

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 - This week student teams need to graph and analyze their data as well as learn what their data means so they can start making posters for the June 8 Youth Summit.

HW - None if your Public Service Announcement is done.

Tuesday - Today students will take the ELA CAT SBAC test during 1st and 2nd period.

After the test, my 1st period class will have Science before lunch to keep working on what we started on Monday.

Wednesday - Same as Monday

Thursday - Today students will take the Math CAT SBAC test during 1st and 2nd period. 

After the test, my 2nd period class will have Science to continue working on what we started on Monday.

Friday - No School - Snow Make-Up Day (have a great 4-day weekend!)
8th-grade Science

Monday to Thursday - This week students will finish the Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration work that we started on Friday then students will review what they learned with a Kahoot.

Then we will begin the 1st unit of our Intro to Chemistry.

HW - None if you are all caught up.

Friday - No School - Snow Make-Up Day (have a great 4-day weekend!)
6th-grade Keyboarding

Monday to Thursday - Our daily routine is as follows:
  1. Check Classcraft.
  2. Practice Keyboarding with Typing.Com.
  3. Students then play World of Warcraft to continue leveling up their character and playing through the story on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
  4. Tuesdays and Thursdays students will be working on 3D GameLab assignments based on the game. 
Friday - No School - Snow Make-Up Day (have a great 4-day weekend!)
Email me with any questions.