Sunday, January 21, 2018

Quarter 2, Week 10, 1/22 to 1/26

(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, Jan 21, 2018, 9:38pm


This is the last week of the quarter and the end of the 1st Semester! We're halfway through the year. Grades should be posted by the end of next week.


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 students will work on their Port View quest to finish learning what kind of data the sensors provide.

Those who are done can work on any of their available or in progress 3D GameLab quests.

HW - If you did not finish your three portfolio blog posts, finish them for homework.

Tuesday - Late Start/Early Release Schedule today for 1st, 3rd, and 6th period classes only.

Students will continue to work on the Port View quest.

Wednesday - Late Start/Early Release Schedule today for 2nd, 5th, and 7th period classes only.

Students will continue to work on the Port View quest.

Thursday and Friday - The plan is to begin building the complete EV3 robot and start the programming lessons on the Lego Mindstorms software program.

This week we will see if period 1 can set the fish traps. If not, we will go next week.
8th-grade Science

Monday - Today we are going to do an activity on Lesson 9, page 103, to learn about how variations in traits can affect the survival of a species by studying the Peppered Moth.

HW - Using the Punnett Squares Pear Deck takeaway document, study for the Life Science end of unit assessment. The assessment will begin Thursday during class.

Tuesday - Late Start/Early Release Schedule today for 1st, 3rd, and 6th period classes only so my 8th graders will not have Science class today.

Wednesday - Late Start/Early Release Schedule today for 2nd, 5th, and 7th period classes only.

Eighth graders will finish the Lesson 9 activity we began Monday about the Peppered Moth.

Thursday and Friday - Students will take the Life Science end of unit assessment.
6th-grade Keyboarding

Monday to Friday - Our daily routine for this week is as follows:
  1. Check Classcraft.
  2. Play World of Warcraft alliance or horde! OR Work on the WoW in Schools curriculum to continue playing your alliance character or to start a horde character.
  3. Friday is the last day of this course! Instead of a keyboarding diagnostic, you will take an end of course evaluation survey.
HW - None
Email me with any questions.


Monday, January 15, 2018

Quarter 2, Week 9, 1/15 to 1/19

(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 Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018, 8:54pm

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 - No School Today - Martin Luther King, Jr Day!

Tuesday - Students who are still not done with their ePortfolio entries need to finish that. I had students choose three work samples from 1st and 2nd quarter to reflect upon and share what they learned.

HW - If you are not yet done with your ePortfolio, finish at home.

Wednesday - Today students will take the English Language Arts (ELA) Map test. I will have my 3rd period students for Science after the testing is done. They will be finishing up their portfolio work.

Thursday - Once students are done with their ePortfolios they can finish their Port View quest. Then we will start working on the How Sensors Work Lab quest.

Friday - Today we will attend a Martin Luther King, Jr assembly in the morning. Then we will continue to work on the Port View and How Sensors Work Lab quests.
8th-grade Science

Monday - No School Today - Martin Luther King, Jr Day!

Tuesday to Friday - Students need to finish their ePortfolio entries for the 1st and 2nd quarter, including their reflections.

Once students are done with their ePortfolios they need to complete the following 3D GameLab quests:
  1. Making a Baby
  2. More About Genetics
  3. What Kingdom Are You Part Of?


HW - Work on any of the 3D GameLab quests that you are not getting done in class.
6th-grade Keyboarding

Monday - No School Today - Martin Luther King, Jr Day!

Tuesday to Friday - Our daily routine is as follows:
  1. Check Classcraft.
  2. Play World of Warcraft to level up your character! OR Work on the WoW in Schools curriculum using 3D GameLab.
HW - None
Email me with any questions.


Sunday, January 7, 2018

Quarter 2, Week 8, 1/8 to 1/12

(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 Sunday, Jan 7, 2018, 10:16pm

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 - Students need to finish adding work to their portfolios so they can reflect on what they've been learning so far.

Then students can finish their Port View assignment. Once students are done with their Port View assignment, teams will be designing experiments to test one of the EV3 Sensors.

HW - None if you are all caught up.

Tuesday - Reading MAP Testing today. Then 1st period will continue to work their porfolios or Port View assignments.

Wednesday - Same as Monday.

 Thursday - Same as Monday.

Friday - Math MAP Testing today. Then my 2nd period class will have Science to work on their Port View assignments if they have finished their portfolio work.
8th-grade Science

Monday to Friday - This week teams will grow different types of Wisconsin Fast Plants to see how the trait of purple stems is passed on from parents to offspring.

At the same time we will be investigating the phenomenon knows as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) to learn how we've lost so many bees and what can be done to help the bees. 

HW - None if you are all caught up.
6th-grade Keyboarding

Monday to Friday - Our daily routine is as follows:
  1. Check Classcraft.
  2. 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.


Monday, January 1, 2018

Quarter 2, Week 7, 1/1 to 1/5

(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, Jan 7, 2018, 8:52pm

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 - No School Today - Happy New Year!

Tuesday and Wednesday - Laura Tucker from the Department of Health will be giving her HIV/AIDS presentation to 6th graders.

HW - None

Thursday and Friday - We need to work on our portfolios and spend time reflecting on what we've been learning so far.
8th-grade Science

Monday - No School Today - Happy New Year!

Tuesday - Today we need to get our portfolios going so that we can start reflecting on what we have been learning. There are still students who need to fix their Weather exam. 

HW - Lesson 2 reading 2.1 on pages 16 through 19.

Wednesday and Thursday - Lesson 2 Reading 2.2 on pages 22 through 24.

Check HW.

Friday - Today Laura from the Dept of Health returns to conclude the 8th grade Human Growth and Development program.
6th-grade Keyboarding

Monday - No School Today - Happy New Year!

Tuesday to Friday - Our daily routine is as follows:
  1. Check Classcraft.
  2. Final keyboarding test on All The Right Type - Tuesday ONLY.
  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, December 10, 2017

Quarter 2, Week 6, 12/11 to 12/15

(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, Dec 10, 2017, 10:12pm

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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 students will begin learning how the EV3 brick works and what kind of data the sensors send to the brick (the Port View assignment).

HW - If you are one of the students going on the field trip tomorrow, bring a lunch and be at school by 6:45am.

Tuesday - Today the students who were selected will be going to the Galaxy Theaters to hear Astronaut Mark Vande Hei talk to us from the International Space Station - LIVE!

Students who are at school will work on their 3D GameLab quests with my substitute teacher.

Wednesday to Friday - Students will be working with the EV3 brick and the sensors. Once students complete the Port View activity they will begin to design the sensor experiment. 

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 we will complete the Punnett Squares Pear Deck activity then students will take a Punnett Squares quiz.

HW - If you are one of the students going on the field trip tomorrow, bring a lunch and be at school by 6:45am.

Tuesday - Today the students who were selected will be going to the Galaxy Theaters to hear Astronaut Mark Vande Hei talk to us from the International Space Station - LIVE!

Students who are at school will work on their 3D GameLab quests with my substitute teacher.

Wednesday - Once we are done with the Punnett Squares quiz, students will learn about Mitosis. If we have time we will learn about Meiosis! 

Thursday and Friday - Laura Tucker returns to continue the Human Growth and Development course.
6th-grade Keyboarding

Monday to Friday - 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.

Have a great Winter Break and Holidays and have a great New Year!


Email me with any questions.


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Quarter 2, Week 5, 12/4 to 12/8

(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, Dec 3, 2017, 9:04pm

Spirit Week:

Monday - Blanket Day
Tuesday - Fandom Day
Wednesday - Color Day (6th - Maroon, 7th - Black, 8th - Grey)
Thursday - Ugly Sweaters Day
Friday - Santa Day


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 Pu
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 Friday - This week we will finish learning about circuits and switches. Then students will practice the robotics vocabulary they have learned so far. By the end of the week we should be practicing with the EV3 sensors to learn how they work and what types of data they collect.


And since this is the official Hour of Code week, students will get one class period to participate for Chimacum Middle School! 


HW - None unless you fall behind and need to catch up. Those who need to fix the Faraday Golfing Machine blog post or those who need to finish it, you need to do so for homework because we will not have any more time in class for you to finish it.


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 Wednesday - This week students will see if plant reproduction has anything in common with human reproduction. We will begin by dissecting flowers to learn how flowering plants reproduce. Then students will finish practicing how to make Punnett Squares. That will lead to learning about the difference between mitosis and meiosis.


And since this is the official Hour of Code week, students will get one class period to participate for Chimacum Middle School! 



HW - If you have not fixed your incorrect answers on the Weather Final Exam, you still need to do so.



Thursday & Friday - Laura Tucker from the Public Health Department will be hosting the Human Growth and Development class for 8th graders start Thursday and continuing through Friday.
6th-grade Keyboarding

Monday to Friday - 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 26, 2017

Quarter 2, Week 4, 11/27 to 12/1

(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 Sunday, Nov 26, 2017, 8:41pm

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 - Many students have not yet completed their Faraday Golfing Machine blog posts so they need time to work on those. 

Then we will begin the second unit where students will learn about Circuits and Switches!  This is when students will get to actually use the robotic EV3 Brick and practice using the sensors.

HW - None unless students start falling behind. Homework is not assigned unless students need more time to complete classwork.

Friday - I will have a sub today while I travel to Spokane to work with teachers there showing them how I use Classcraft and 3D GameLab with students! 

Today, students will work on their 3D GameLab quests.

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 Wednesday - We will continue working on Lesson 2, part 1, on pages 13 to 15. Then we will do the reading on pages 16 to 19.

Then we will spend some time practicing using Punnett Squares! Students will learn how to figure the probability of having offspring with certain traits based on trait dominance, incomplete dominance, and codominance. :)

HW - Students need to fix the answers that they got wrong on their Weather Exams. Students can also complete any missing 3D GameLab quests at home.

Thursday and Friday - I will have a sub both of these days while I travel to Spokane to work with teachers there showing them how I use Classcraft and 3D GameLab with students! 

While I am gone students will work on their 3D GameLab quests including fixing their Weather Exams.
6th-grade Keyboarding

Monday to Friday - 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.