Quizlet Study Tools for CELLS

Our Cells test on Friday will cover plant cells, animal cells, and their organelles! 🙂

FIRST, follow this link to join our Class Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/join/xyTM3njRA

I’ll add to this post as I create the Quizlet study tools, but here is the first one for animal cells:


I also want to make sure to post the Cells Project options and rubric in case you somehow (gasp!) misplace it.

Cells Project – Due March 9th


Project Rubric – This will count as a test grade!

I’ll leave you with this PUNNY cells cartoon!

Cells, Cells – They’re Made of Organelles!

Here you go!


This is the TedEd Talk we watched today on how cells were discovered and the history of cell theory:

You need to finish the SeeSaw assignment on cells by reading the lesson and answering five questions. Take a picture of your assignment and upload it to SeeSaw! Scan the QR code below to get into SeeSaw. You can also install the SeeSaw app on your phone.


If you can’t access SeeSaw, you can always upload the picture when you get to school tomorrow! I’m only leaving this code up for about 24 hours so make sure you are diligent about getting this done.


Stock Market Crashes, Dust Bowls, and The Great Depression

Oh MY!


We learned a lot today, and our week in the Great Depression is just getting started.


If you’d like to try to be one of the TOP 3 high scorers on our Quizizz today, you can join and play ONCE on your own.

A word of caution — I added 4 questions about the DUST BOWL, so make sure you’re ready!


Go to: https://join.quizizz.com

Enter game code: 434499

Good luck!

Rock Eagle – Payment Deadline March 16th

Hi Spann Clan Families!


We have been getting a few questions from the kids about Rock Eagle, so I thought I would share the most up-to-date information that I have.

TRIP DATES/TIMES:  Monday, April 30th – Wednesday, May 2nd.

Exact times are not known as of today, but expect an early morning departure and a return time after regular school dismissal time (After 2:30pm) Stay tuned for exact times.

Full payment ($145) DUE BEFORE MARCH 16TH!

If you are choosing to send in partial payments, please be sure to have the full amount ($145) sent in by MARCH 16TH.


Please do not hesitate to ask  questions and I will do my best to find an answer for you. I’m excited to experience Rock Eagle for the first time with this crew. 🙂 I know it’s hard to send them off for a few days, but we are going to have an awesome time and learn a TON! 🙂

ECMS Info Night and Rock Eagle Update

Hey Spann Clan!


Just wanted to share a couple of updates with you.


First, Rising 6th Grade Information Night for East Cobb Middle School is fast approaching. February 8th, 2018 in the ECMS Theater from 6:00 pm – 7:45pm. It’s a great way for you to get to know your East Cobb Middle family! 


Second, I’ll be sending home Rock Eagle Notices with anyone who hasn’t paid for the trip in full. This is not to scare anybody – ha!!!  Just a reminder that our payment deadline (March 16th, 2018) will be here before you know it. If you have made a partial payment, I’ll do my best to note that on the slip I send home.


Lastly, we are playing major “catch-up” after our Snow-cation days. I’ll be posting some activities you can do online and submit or print-out for Clan Wars points or for extra credit. I’ll let you know as they roll out.


It’s going to be a great week! See you at The Park!

Variety Show!

Just a quick note about the Variety Show before I officially walk out the door for Winter Break. 🙂


The Sedalia Park Variety Show (formerly known as the Talent Show) is now accepting applications to audition in January (for the show in February)! Performances can be on an individual or group basis. They must be under 2 minutes in length!

HURRY! The application DEADLINE is December 29th!

Email s[email protected] OR Click to apply for an audition time: Sedalia Park Variety Show Audition Application  


Thank you for a wonderful week. I had so much fun with you today!




Mrs. S




So, after a couple of sites failed me I’ve finally found a way to link to our winter party sign up.


You shouldn’t have to register for anything. Just sign up to bring one or more things to our Holiday Party next Wednesday! I’m so excited!! 🙂 Click here or on the button below!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/uMyizcB
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please text me and I can sign you up manually.

Having Fun in Room 151!


We are in the middle of several big units right now!

Writer’s Workshop – Informational Essays on Famous Inventors

Reader’s Workshop – Informational Text Structures and the Rainforest

Math Workshop – All Things Fractions

Science – Matter

Social Studies – the Black Cowboys of Texas, the Great Western Cattle Trail, the Chisolm Trail, and the transcontinental railroad


I’ll be back soon to highlight some resources for social studies, but I wanted to give you all some great links for fractions.

Equivalent Fractions:

Melvin’s Make a Match

Equivalent Triplets

Adding and Subtracting Fractions:

Math Play Add and Subtract Fractions


Speedway Fractions – Adding Only!


Khan Academy is one of my favorite resources. Their videos are quick and simple. I’m linking a few of them that I think are helpful!

I know this is a long post with a LOT of “stuff” but I’m hoping it’s helpful to you at home!


Mrs. S

Information on our Inventors!

I’ve been looking for a few extra resources for our informational writing project on inventors. I love that so many of you have chosen contemporary and diverse inventors. I’m linking to some TED talks and other sites you can use to do more research if you need it!


If your inventor isn’t in this post, it’s because there are TONS of resources at your fingertips. I wanted to make a few of these a little easier to find!


Deepika Kurup’s TED Talk


Good News Network Feature on Deepika Kurup


CNN: Temple Grandin “What It’s Like to be Autistic”
Temple Grandin’s TED Talk
Madam CJ Walker: The First Female Self-Made Millionaire!
Hope these are helpful! I’ll come back to this post and add more links as we need them!