Sunday, December 9, 2018

Quarter 2, Week 6, 12/10 to 12/14

(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, Dec 9, 2018, 5:23 pm

Daily Schedule (M, T, W)
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
Daily Schedule (Th, F)
1st per - 7:45am to 8:46am
2nd per - 8:50am to 9:42am 
3rd per - 9:46am to 10:38am
Eagle Time -  10:42 to 11:02am
Lunch - 11:02am to 11:32am
4th per - 11:36am to 12:28pm
5th per - 12:32pm to 1:24pm
6th per - 1:28pm to 2:20pm
6th-grade Science

Monday to Friday - This week students should finish their Sensor Labs. 

Then they will begin building their first EV3 robot so they can learn how to program them!

HW - If you did not do well on your vocab quiz, or if you did not get to finish in class, you need to study the Quizlet and take the quiz again. Quizlet and the actual quiz are both on Google Classroom.

Students need to have at least 380 XP on Rezzly with 18 to 20 quests done by now.

This week period 2 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 to Thursday - This week teams need to work on their Future City presentations, including the screenshots from their virtual city, finish their essays and begin building their 3D city models.

Tuesday we will be having a guest from the PUD to teach students about power in our county! 

HW - If you got an F or a D on your Weather Assessment, here are instructions for fixing your test.

Bring recyclable materials to build your 3D Future City model.

Friday -  Students will work on their Genius Hour projects.
7/8 Robotics/
Programming


Monday to Friday - Some teams are working on the STEM Robotics 101 challenges. They need to complete about one challenge every two weeks to make it by the end of the semester with a good grade.

The rest of the teams are working on learning how to program Java. Once they learn the basics they will begin to program their robots using Java!

HW - None
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Quarter 2, Week 5, 12/3 to 12/7

(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, Dec 2, 2018, 8:58 pm

Daily Schedule (M, T, W)
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
Daily Schedule (Th, F)
1st per - 7:45am to 8:46am
2nd per - 8:50am to 9:42am 
3rd per - 9:46am to 10:38am
Eagle Time -  10:42 to 11:02am
Lunch - 11:02am to 11:32am
4th per - 11:36am to 12:28pm
5th per - 12:32pm to 1:24pm
6th per - 1:28pm to 2:20pm
6th-grade Science

Monday to Friday - This week students will finish their Port View activity so they can begin working on their Sensor Lab. 

HW - None if you are all caught up (meaning that you have at least 380 XP on Rezzly with 18 to 20 quests done).

This week period 1 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 to Thursday - This week teams will be working on the Future City project.

Teams need to get their virtual city done, taking screenshots along the way for their presentation, while also starting their city essay.

HW - Collect recyclable materials to build your Future City 3D Model.

Friday -  Students will work on their Genius Hour projects.
7/8 Robotics/
Programming


Monday to Friday - This week some teams need to complete the Maze Runner challenge. 

Some teams have chosen to do STEM Robotics 101 challenges so they will work on those.

The rest of the teams are working on learning how to program Java!

HW - None
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, November 25, 2018

Quarter 2, Week 4, 11/26 to 11/30

(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 25, 2018, 10:00 pm

Daily Schedule (M, T, W)
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
Daily Schedule (Th, F)
1st per - 7:45am to 8:46am
2nd per - 8:50am to 9:42am 
3rd per - 9:46am to 10:38am
Eagle Time -  10:42 to 11:02am
Lunch - 11:02am to 11:32am
4th per - 11:36am to 12:28pm
5th per - 12:32pm to 1:24pm
6th per - 1:28pm to 2:20pm
6th-grade Science

Monday to Friday - This week students who did not finish their vocab quiz will finish it then we will work on learning how the EV3 robot brick works and how the sensors work!

Once teams are done with the Port View activity they will choose one sensor to conduct an experiment with.

HW - None if you are all caught up.

This week period 2 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 to Thursday - This week we are going to begin by reviewing for the Weather Unit Assessment. By Wednesday students will take their test. 

Then teams will have time to work on their Future City project.

HW - None if you are all caught up.

Friday -  Students will work on their Genius Hour projects.
7/8 Robotics/
Programming


Monday to Friday - This week teams will finish the Maze Runner challenge so they can choose their next challenge from the list of challenges.

HW - None
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, November 18, 2018

Quarter 2, Week 3, 11/19 to 11/23

(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 18, 2018, 10:20 pm

Daily Schedule (M, T, W)
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
Daily Schedule (Th, F)
1st per - 7:45am to 8:46am
2nd per - 8:50am to 9:42am 
3rd per - 9:46am to 10:38am
Eagle Time -  10:42 to 11:02am
Lunch - 11:02am to 11:32am
4th per - 11:36am to 12:28pm
5th per - 12:32pm to 1:24pm
6th per - 1:28pm to 2:20pm
6th-grade Science

Monday and Tuesday - This week we will continue to learn the robotics and science vocabulary that we have been and will be using throughout this unit. Students will take a quiz after studying the words.

HW - None if you are all caught up. As I shared at conferences, 6th graders should have a minimum of 380 XP on Rezzly by now with at least 16 to 18 Rezzly quests done. 

Wednesday - Today we are on a Late Start/Early Release Schedule:
1st 8:45-9:15
2nd 9:19-9:47
3rd 9:51-10:19
4th 10:23-10:51
5th 10:55-11:23
6th 11:27-11:55

Lunch 11:55-12:15

Once students are done with the robotics vocabulary quiz, they will be finishing up any Rezzly Quests that they have due or overdue.

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!
8th-grade Science

Monday and Tuesday - Student teams will be working on their Future City projects. 

HW - None if you are all caught up with your Weather Workbook. Next week we will have the Weather Test so get your workbook caught up if it's not all done.

Wednesday - Today we are on a Late Start/Early Release Schedule:
1st 8:45-9:15
2nd 9:19-9:47
3rd 9:51-10:19
4th 10:23-10:51
5th 10:55-11:23
6th 11:27-11:55

Lunch 11:55-12:15

Students will have the choice to work on their Future City project or their Genius Hour projects.

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!
7/8 Robotics/
Programming


Monday and Tuesday - Student teams will be working on the Maze Runner Challenge. Once teams are done with the Maze Runner challenge we can either choose another whole class challenge or teams can begin to work at their own pace through all the different challenges that the STEM Robotics curriculum has to offer.

HW - None 

Wednesday - Today we are on a Late Start/Early Release Schedule:
1st 8:45-9:15
2nd 9:19-9:47
3rd 9:51-10:19
4th 10:23-10:51
5th 10:55-11:23
6th 11:27-11:55

Lunch 11:55-12:15

Students will continue to work on their challenges.

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!
Email me with any questions.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Quarter 2, Week 2, 11/12 to 11/16

(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 13, 2018, 10:52 am

Daily Schedule (M, T, W)
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
Daily Schedule (Th, F)
1st per - 7:45am to 8:46am
2nd per - 8:50am to 9:42am 
3rd per - 9:46am to 10:38am
Eagle Time -  10:42 to 11:02am
Lunch - 11:02am to 11:32am
4th per - 11:36am to 12:28pm
5th per - 12:32pm to 1:24pm
6th per - 1:28pm to 2:20pm
6th-grade Science

Monday - No School - Veteran's Day Observed

HW - This week the only homework students have is to catch up on missing work.

Tuesday - I will be having a sub today. Students will be able to work on their Faraday Golfing Machine Blog Post and any other Rezzly quests.

Wednesday - Today we will finish our exploration of Circuits and Switches and how they pertain to the EV3 brick. If we have time we will do a vocabulary review.

Thursday - No regular classes today for parent conferences. All the teachers will be in the high school commons for families to drop in without an appointment. 

Today teachers will be available from 8am-12 noon, 1-4 pm, and
5-7 pm.

Friday - No regular classes today for parent conferences. Teachers are available from 8 am-12 noon.
8th-grade Science

Monday - No School - Veteran's Day Observed

HW - The only homework this week is to study for the upcoming Weather Unit Test next week.

Tuesday - I will be having a sub today. Student teams will work on their Future City project.

Wednesday - Today we will continue our test review by participating in a Classcraft Boss Battle. Students will take notes to study at home.

Thursday - No regular classes today for parent conferences. All the teachers will be in the high school commons for families to drop in without an appointment. 

Today teachers will be available from 8am-12 noon, 1-4 pm, and
5-7 pm.

Friday - No regular classes today for parent conferences. Teachers are available from 8 am-12 noon.
7/8 Robotics/
Programming


Monday - No School - Veteran's Day Observed

HW - No homework.

Tuesday - I will be having a sub today. Teams will continue to work on the Maze Runner challenge.

Wednesday - Teams are still working on the Maze Runner challenge.

Thursday - No regular classes today for parent conferences. All the teachers will be in the high school commons for families to drop in without an appointment. 

Today teachers will be available from 8am-12 noon, 1-4 pm, and
5-7 pm.

Friday - No regular classes today for parent conferences. Teachers are available from 8 am-12 noon.
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, November 4, 2018

Quarter 2, Week 1, 11/5 to 11/9

(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 4, 2018, 8:24 pm

Daily Schedule (M, T, W)
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
Daily Schedule (Th, F)
1st per - 7:45am to 8:46am
2nd per - 8:50am to 9:42am 
3rd per - 9:46am to 10:38am
Eagle Time -  10:42 to 11:02am
Lunch - 11:02am to 11:32am
4th per - 11:36am to 12:28pm
5th per - 12:32pm to 1:24pm
6th per - 1:28pm to 2:20pm
6th-grade Science

Monday - There are students who still need time to finish their Faraday Golfing Machine blog post so they will have time to finish today. Those who cannot finish by today can finish at home.

HW - None if you are all caught up.

Here are the Rezzly Quests that need to be done by now:

  • Intro to 6th grade Science
  • How to Use Rezzly Video
  • Tell Your Parents
  • Notebooking
  • Blogging in Science
  • Lab Safety
  • Start Your Blog
  • How do we know about something if we can't see, hear, or feel it?
  • Tech Use
  • Mt Saint Helens Pear Deck
  • Active Volcano
  • EV3 Intro
  • EV3 Kit Overview
  • EV3 Parts Exploration
  • Gears
  • Robot Blog Post
  • Faraday Golfing Machine
  • Faraday Golfing Machine Blog Post
Tuesday to Friday - This week students will learn about Circuits and Switches and how they apply to the Lego Mindstorms EV3 brick.

Then students will complete a vocabulary activity to make sure they know the robotics and science vocabulary.

This week period 1 will set 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 to Thursday - This week students will continue working on their Future City project while we also finish collecting our barometric pressure data. 

This week students will also have a vocabulary practice activity as well as a test review so that they can take the unit assessment for Weather. We will either take the test this week or next week depending on how well students do on the review activities.

Students will take notes, in addition to the work they did in their workbook, to know exactly what to study for the test.

HW - You will need to practice your vocabulary using Quizlet and use your notes to study for the test.

Friday -  Students will work on their Genius Hour projects.
7/8 Robotics/
Programming


Monday to Friday - We are still racing our dragsters. Once we are done with the tournament, students will be given their next challenge. The next challenge will require more programming than the drag racing challenge.

HW - None
Email me with any questions.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Quarter 1, Week 9, 10/29 to 11/2

(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 28, 2018, 9:19pm


This is the last week of the 1st Quarter!


This week is Spirit Week
Monday - Comfy Clothes Day
Tuesday - Idol Day
Wednesday - Decades Day (6th - 60's, 7th - 70's, 8th - 80's)
Thursday - Meme/Vine Day
Friday - Blue Spirit Day

Dance on Friday from 2:30 to 4:30
Costumes Allowed, No Masks, $5 with ASB card, $7 without


Daily Schedule (M, T, W)
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
Daily Schedule (Th, F)
1st per - 7:45am to 8:46am
2nd per - 8:50am to 9:42am 
3rd per - 9:46am to 10:38am
Eagle Time -  10:42 to 11:02am
Lunch - 11:02am to 11:32am
4th per - 11:36am to 12:28pm
5th per - 12:32pm to 1:24pm
6th per - 1:28pm to 2:20pm
6th-grade Science

Monday - Today teams will finish the Faraday Golfing Machine Challenge!

HW - The only homework students have is to finish any work that has not been completed in class. 

Here are the Rezzly Quests that need to be done by now:

  • Intro to 6th grade Science
  • How to Use Rezzly Video
  • Tell Your Parents
  • Notebooking
  • Blogging in Science
  • Lab Safety
  • Start Your Blog
  • How do we know about something if we can't see, hear, or feel it?
  • Tech Use
  • Mt Saint Helens Pear Deck
  • Active Volcano
  • EV3 Intro
  • EV3 Kit Overview
  • EV3 Parts Exploration
  • Gears


Tuesday to Friday - Teams need to upload their Faraday Golfing Machine challenge video to their Youtube accounts. Each student needs to complete their Faraday blog post, too.

Once all are done with their Faraday blog posts we will learn about Circuits and Switches.
8th-grade Science

Monday - Today teams will plan their Future City project so they can begin the research phase.

HW - None if your workbook lessons are all done, including last week's homework for lesson 3. So all of Lessons 1, 2, and 3 need to be done by now.

Tuesday to Thursday - Teams will continue to research current technologies used to protect power grids against severe weather such as hurricanes and tornadoes. Then teams can design their Future Cities!

Friday -  Students will work on their Genius Hour projects.
7/8 Robotics/
Programming


Monday to Friday - More teams have begun the Robot Drag Racing challenge so we are going to continue having drag races this week. The goal is for all teams to get to the drag racing challenge so they design and race their robot.

HW - None
Email me with any questions.