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Week of 4/9 – 4/13

LIFE SCIENCE KAHOOT REVIEW GAME>>>>>https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/5b28f91e-7a9c-4cd4-9321-a5097653220c

TUESDAY 4-10 SCHEDULE

8th

3rd

4th (lunch)

2nd

5th

7th

 

WELCOME BACK!! WE ARE IN THE HOME STRETCH NOW!

LIFE SCIENCE MONDAY 4/9

Today we reviewed to get our minds back on genetics. We together graded our 2 directed reading on DNA and you were given a pink study guide.

I also provided 2 opportunities for extra credit (crossword and Punnett square practice) See me for copies!

ACADEMIC HABITS MONDAY 4/9

Today I took all my classes to the media center to allow everyone to have a book prior to milestones. We will start back with our reading logs tomorrow (Tuesday)

We then read the myth about Prometheus and his gift of fire to the mortals. We will continue with this story tomorrow and complete the blue margin questions for the story by the end of class on Tuesday.

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Week of 3/26-3/30

Aquarium Field Trip 2018 FORM

LIFE SCIENCE WEDNESDAY

Today we started with a DNA vocabulary puzzle.

DNA vocabulary

Your new creature is due tomorrow!! Make sure you work out all the new trait Punnett squares.

Extra credit given to those that draw a picture of the new alien creature!!

ACADEMIC HABITS WEDNESDAY

Today we started the second part of our writing prompt analysis. We worked on putting our writing plan on to the paper and establishing a rough draft to review so our final can be turned in tomorrow.

here is a copy of the writing prompt and toolbox to help prepare your essay:

LIFE SCIENCE TUESDAY 

Today we took the Punnett square quiz and turned in our alien creature profile for the dating game.

Wednesday we will present our aliens and the “matchmaker” will find a match for your alien. You will then complete the punnett squares for all 20 traits of your new baby alien

We will be starting notes on DNA

Extra Credit option: write a paragraph summary of what you learn from this video clip on DNA

ACADEMIC HABITS TUESDAY

Today we started to analyze writing prompts to prepare for the milestones.

We had time to read 2 short passages about cobras to add to our Rikki Tikki Tavi story

Here is the test takers toolkit we started today:

 

LIFE SCIENCE MONDAY 

STUDY! PUNNETT SQUARES

KAHOOT STUDY GAME>> https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=cb2a8760-84d1-44b5-ac29-d8986615574d

Make sure your alien profile is complete.

Creature Invasion Dating Game

 

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Week of 3/19 – 3/23

Aloha! It’s a Book Fair!

McClure Book Fair Website <<<click here

FIELD TRIP TO THE TENNESSEE AQUARIUM PERMISSION FORM CLICK BELOW:

Aquarium Field Trip 2018 FORM

LIFE SCIENCE THURSDAY 3/22

Today we started our creature invasion dating service project HA HA!

Tomorrow we will be drawing our new aliens and setting up their dating profile and what they are looking for in a mate to use our Punnett Sqaures to see what the possible offspring will look like.

Here is the electronic version of the packet you received today.

Creature Invasion Dating Game

 

ACADEMIC HABITS THURSDAY 3/22

Today we completed the Rikki Tikki Tavi Assessment and writing prompt and we completed all the blue margin activities in our workbook.

Tomorrow we will be able to watch the movie and have SSR

LIFE SCIENCE TUESDAY 3/20

Today we continued practicing our Punnett Squares with Sponge Bob. I will attach todays slides below for you to review.

punnett squares sponge bob day 2

Ratios explanation:

 

ACADEMIC HABITS TUESDAY 3/20

We are continuing working on Rikki-Tikki-Tavi in our workbook. I will post a link to the audio if you have missed any of the reading that we have completed in class.

Thursday we will have a post test on Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and the plan is to watch the movie on Friday and write a review compare/contrast of the movie vs the book.

 

LIFE SCIENCE MONDAY 3/19

Today we started with a recap activity for a warm-up called vocabulary garden. There is a phrase that you must figure out if you can put all the correct vocabulary definitions in order! Good Luck!

We started discussing the following terms:

Dominant, Recessive, Homozygous, Heterozygous, purebred, hybrid

We watched the following Amoeba Sisters video to introduce how to complete Punnett squares:

Here are the notes we began with and our first practice Punnett squares with answers.

Powerpoint Notes Punnett square 319

 

ACADEMIC HABITS MONDAY 3/19

Opening /Activator: Read the poem “Dreams” by Langston Hughes and analyze. Discuss prompt and the incorrect, as well as a correct response to the poem.

Work Session:
Today we will….
-Preteach Vocab p. 4 Interactive Reader
& Writer p.4
-Start reading Rikki Tikki Tavi p.5-21
Audio Version:

-Answer sidebar questions
-Discuss the author of Rikki Tikki Tavi
Closing: What was your favorite part in today’s story?

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Week of 3/12 – 3/16

** SPECIAL NOTE FOR THIS WEEK: I WILL BE OUT FOR TRAININGS TMONDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY PLEASE REFER TO THIS BLOG FOR INFORMATION THAT WILL HELP YOU OUT.

LIFE SCIENCE THIS WEEK:

VOCAB KAHOOT REVIEW GAME: >>>https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/27398e21-2b5b-41f0-b737-bbcca1e7feba

Make sure your vocabulary freyer models are complete. We have a vocabulary quiz on WEDNESDAY.

If you have not done so already make sure your foldable is complete and you have it in your science binder. Here is the link with directions and example.

GeneticsFoldableTaskCards

Fill in the concept map:

concept_mapping worksheet

Watch this video:

TED Talk Mendel

Gizmo on Inheritance in computer lab on Tuesday: Below I will provide a link to the website and a copy of the student recording sheet in case you need an extra copy.

Inheritance Gizmo >>website

Student Exploration Inheritance >>worksheet

Want to play some awesome games??? Here is where you need to go! Open the legends of learning directions to take you step by step to play the games!

Legends-of-Learning-Directions

Directed Reading for the end of the week:

DR Mendel and his peas

DR traits and inheritance

Video Questions for The Human Body in action: Genes and Heredity below:

human body in action video question

 

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Week of 3/5 – 3/9

LIFE SCIENCE FRIDAY 3/9

Please review the amoeba sisters video that we watched as our warm-up today. I will post the link to the video below.

Here is the link to the genetics foldable we worked on in class today. Please try to complete by Monday. We will have limited time on Monday during class to complete this project.

http://www.cobblearning.net/lg824/files/2018/03/GeneticsFoldableTaskCards-copy-z3dwzf.pdf

Complete the T-chart on asexual vs sexual reproduction by Monday.

ACADEMIC HABITS FRIDAY 3/9

Today we took our Author’s purpose quiz and used our remaining time for SSR.

***Reminder that next week is flipped! We will have our SSR day on MONDAY not Friday.

LIFE SCIENCE WEDNESDAY 3/7

Wow what a week! Sorry I had to be out this week but I am back and ready to get us moving in the right direction. We started Monday with our Introduction to Genetics Pre-test.

Tuesday: You were to complete the meiosis directed reading and start the asexual vs sexual sorting chart.

Wednesday: We took time to complete any assignments from Tuesday and started our vocab Freyer Models.

ACADEMIC HABITS WEDNESDAY 3/7

We are finishing up Author’s Purpose this week and we are currently writing our own piece of the p.i.e.

This assignment is due no later than Friday 3/9.

PIE Story and Illustration>>>this is a copy of the worksheet you received in class.

 

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Week of 2/26 – 3/2

FRIDAY!!!! 

LIFE SCIENCE: We completed the Body Systems Unit Test today. I was super proud of my classes! Excited to be starting our new unit on Monday…GENETICS!!

ACADEMIC HABITS: We took a quiz over Author’s Purpose and used the remainder of the class for SSR. Have a great weekend!

 

LIFE SCIENCE THURSDAY MARCH 1

Today we reviewed our study guide and discussed questions to help everyone on the test. Please study tonight. I am posting the answers to the study guide and a review jeopardy game that was played in MAV Block today. I know you will do awesome! Please review all postings from my blog for this unit for review activities and games to make sure you are going to score your best on the test!

Jeopardy for Body systems link (try a different browser if trouble loading)

Human-Body-Study-Guide-Answers

 

ACADEMIC HABITS THURSDAY MARCH 1

Today we played a sorting game with 12 different mini passages that we had to sort into P.I.E. (author’s purpose)

Tomorrow we are having an author’s purpose quiz/activity and SSR the remainder of the class.

 

 

LIFE SCIENCE WEDNESDAY FEB 28

Today was our catch up day to complete any missing assignments and to make sure we completed our nervous system directed reading. Please utilize my MAV Block tomorrow as a study session for the test on Friday. Can you believe it is already March?!?!?

Remember we are going back as far as cell organization all the way through the body systems we covered in class.

 

ACADEMIC HABITS WEDNESDAY FEB 28

Today we finished our STARS workbook pages on Author’s Purpose and had time to look at some other text examples. Tomorrow we will practice with some new manipulatives on determining the author’s purpose. Remember to be bringing a novel to class everyday and that you need to save your graphic novels for SSR Fridays!!

 

LIFE SCIENCE TUESDAY FEB 27

Today we looked at “Lambert’s Brain” our really cool sheep brain and we were able to locate the cerebrum, cerebellum, and brain stem. We watched Bill Nye Brains and completed our video quiz. Please complete the directed reading for the nervous system. See yesterday’s blog entry for a copy and the link to the online textbook.

ACADEMIC HABITS TUESDAY FEB 27

 

LIFE SCIENCE MONDAY FEB 26

This week we will be finishing our unit on the body systems. We are working on the nervous system and the endocrine system. I am attaching both the power points I will be using this week in class for you to fill in your guided notes. I will be giving you a study guide that you will be able to work on and study all week for our unit test on Friday March 2 over all this unit on the body systems. Please review all my blogs from this unit for review material.

Directed Readings for this week: Using online textbook Online Textbook Link username: buffington18 password:science

dr nervous

dr endocrine

Brain info here >>>> Brain is the BOSS!!

Power Points and Guided Notes below:

Nervous System ppt          

Endocrine System ppt      

 

ACADEMIC HABITS MONDAY FEB 26

see power point version of the above assignment below:

authors purpose ppt

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Week of 2/12 – 2/16

LIFE SCIENCE FRIDAY FEB 16

Today we took our open book quiz over Digestion, Respiration and Cardiovascular systems. Have a relaxing break and come back ready to finish up the body systems!

 

ACADEMIC HABITS FRIDAY FEB 16

Today we took the Pre-test for our next 3 strategies (authors purpose, using figurative language and summarizing)

For the remainder of class we will be continuing on with our SSR. All reading logs should be turned in today for this week!!

 

LIFE SCIENCE THURSDAY FEB 15

Use the kahoot link below to open on your computer and then log in with your device to play. Also visit all the links I posted this week as review and you will do fabulous on the quiz tomorrow!!

Science Kahoot to use to study for Friday’s quiz>>>>>>>  Kahoot Review

 

ACADEMIC HABITS THURSDAY FEB 15

Today we took the post test for strategies 7-9 (word meaning in context, making inferences and fact vs opinion) They were recorded into I-respond and we will take the pre test for strategies 10-12 tomorrow following that with SSR so bring something fun to read.

 

 

LIFE SCIENCE WEDNESDAY FEB. 14

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO ALL MY LOVES!!

cardiovascular ppt

Please complete and review cardiovascular/circulatory system notes

Complete the Blood Directed Reading using online textbook if you did not finish in class.

Remember to come to class thirsty tomorrow as we will be partaking in a lovely blood punch!! Yummy

Here are great study tools for this Friday’s quiz below!!

Go to https://www.brainpop.com/ and log in with the username: mcclurems password: mavericks
Search Blood and watch the blood video.

Complete the quiz on the computer and on the brainpop quiz sheet.

Watch the clip below  and take notes of Oxygen’s journey through the human body on the back of your respiratory system worksheet.

 

Practice labeling the respiratory system with the following game

Respiratory labeling game

Go to the link below and select the game(s) you would like to play. Have fun!!!

Anatomy Arcade

 

ACADEMIC HABITS WEDNESDAY FEB 14

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO ALL MY LOVES

Today we read for 10 minutes and completed the next section of our reading log. Our quiz today will be over fact vs. opinion.

We still have the post test tomorrow over Word Meaning in Context, Inferencing, and Fact vs. Opinion.

Friday will be our Pre-test over our next 3 strategies and SSR for the remainder of class. Please bring a reading material of your choice for Friday.

 

LIFE SCIENCE TUESDAY FEB. 13

Today we reviewed the answers to the take home assignment which was to complete the directed reading over the cardiovascular system. We then took at look at Bill Nye discussing the importance of the heart. You worked with your table mates to make sure you agreed upon the answers.

We have our Quiz this Friday over Digestion, Respiration and Cardiovascular. It IS open notes so I hope you have been keeping up and have everything clicked in to your science binder.

Here is a link to the youtube version of Bill Nye that we watched today. Remember there are several Bill Nye episodes on Netflix if you have an account.

Bill Nye Heart Video <<<< click there

Extra Credit Video below: List as many facts as you can about the heart from the video

ACADEMIC HABITS TUESDAY FEB 13

Today we are reviewing fact versus opinion. We are using the STARS workbook to complete this for our quiz tomorrow. Please review and make sure you can tell which one of the following is a fact and which one is an opinion.

1.The Family Guy is not appropriate to watch during school.
2. There are fewer panda bears in the world than grizzly bears.
3. Drinking orange juice right after brushing your teeth tastes bad.
4. Justin Bieber deserved to win the Grammy for best new artist.
5. Chicken that has not been properly prepared and cooked may cause salmonella.

 

LIFE SCIENCE MONDAY FEB. 12

Today we reviewed our quiz answers from the Bill Nye respiration video. Please get with a classmate and make sure you have the correct answers before Friday’s quiz. Next I demonstrated the sheep “pluck” which consisted of the trachea, lungs and heart. You were able to come up in small groups and look, feel and ask questions on the organs. Then the class needed to start working on the Directed reading for the cardiovascular system. This is to be completed for home work using the online textbook for answers. See last week’s blog if you forgot login and password.

dr cardiovascular

Use the following clips for review:

 

ACADEMIC HABITS MONDAY FEB. 12

Weekly reminder:

Monday and Tuesday: Discuss fact vs. opinion. You received a new reading log today.

Wednesday: quiz over fact and opinion

Thursday: post test for 3 strategies (drawing conclusions, fact and opinion, and finding word meaning in context)

Friday: Pre-test for next 3 strategies and SSR day

Brainpop: mcclurems / mavericks link to the brainpop we went over today in class.

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Week of 2/5 – 2/9

LIFE SCIENCE THURSDAY 2/8

Wow we made a lot of poop yesterday! I hoped you had fun learning about the journey of food through our digestive system and all that it goes through. In case you missed it I will post a video of another teacher doing this lab in her class for your viewing pleasure. Today we started our next system which is the respiratory system. We took guided notes along with the powerpoint and started our directed reading. If you did not finish the Urinary System directed reading make sure you finish that. Both are due tomorrow.

Poop Lab Video Demo if you were absent:

Respiratory System-power point

www.my.hrw.com

username:buffington18

password:science

directed reading respiratory

Brain Pop username: mcclurems

Brain Pop password: mavericks

Watch for a quick tour of all the systems:

 

ACADEMIC HABITS THURSDAY 2/8

Today we reviewed our Making Inferences strategy to prepare for our STARS Assessment tomorrow. We looked at commercials, text and pictures to understand the concept and how it ties in with other strategies. For review see the links below:

Here is one of the commercials:

What did the dog do?  How do you know he did it? Why did the dog give the man a bag of chips??

LIFE SCIENCE TUESDAY 2/6

Today we watched the brain pop over the digestive system and watched Bill Nye digestion. Please see me for copies of the quiz sheets that we answered after each video. I will link the videos below. Homework will be to complete the urinary system directed reading with online text book. Your urinary system worksheet must be complete to be able to participate in tomorrows carrot digestion lab. No completed worksheet = no participation in lab!!

Homework: directed reading Directed Reading Urinary System-14svfz1

Use www.my.hrw.com

username:buffington18

password:science

Brain Pop username: mcclurems

Brain Pop password: mavericks

ACADEMIC HABITS TUESDAY 2/6

Today we completed the Ghost Boy short story and completed a quiz/worksheet on making inferences and drawing conclusions.

LIFE SCIENCE MONDAY 2/5

Today we discussed our digestive system directed reading that we started on Friday and needed to complete using the online textbook. We then went on to go over the powerpoint and guided notes

Digestion GN-power point

Guided Notes: >>

ACADEMIC HABITS MONDAY 2/5

Please watch the following movie clip that we watched in class and create a list if inferences that you made while watching it. What do you think was happening in the story? There were no words spoken, how do you know? What is your evidence?

Geri’s Game Drawing conclusions video clip

We started reading the story The Ghost Boy and will finish it in class tomorrow. There will be a quiz over making inferences and drawing conclusions over this story on Tuesday once we finish it.

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Week of 1/29 – 2/2

LIFE SCIENCE: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2

Great Science Event at McClure coming up next week. I hope to see many of you attend!! Its a really fun night. I am including details below:

STEMapalooza_ Flyer

Wow what a great chicken wing lab yesterday! It was a great learning experience. We were able to identify tendons, ligaments and even take a look at some bone marrow. Today we are starting our digestion section of the human body and we did our directed reading in class. Remember it is due on Monday and if you didn’t finish it in class you are expected to complete it using the online textbook at www.hrw.com the username you can use is buffington18 and the password is science.

A sneak peek into next week we have some Bill Nye, Brain Pop, Power point notes, and a carrot lab! Love these labs for this unit. Here is another extra credit option for you: Watch the clip below and write a 2 paragraphs (5-6 sentences each) summary of what you learned.

ACADEMIC HABITS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2

We are working on our drawing conclusions and inference skills this week and next. We were able to enjoy our SSR day on Friday. Please remember Fridays are dedicated reading days for academic habits classes. You are able to bring any type of reading material you enjoy (magazines, graphic novels etc..) on Fridays.

 

LIFE SCIENCE MONDAY JANUARY 29

Today you needed to have your muscular notes filled in using the powerpoint that I uploaded last week. We reviewed those notes and took a pop quiz over integumentary, skeletal and muscular system. If you did not do well on this quiz, you need to be reviewing your notes every night for about 10 minutes to make sure this information sticks. We will be moving fast through the body systems and I do not want you to fall behind. Remember that we will be doing more outside of class assignments to make up for the snow/ice days and I need you to come to class prepared.

Review this video clip and write down 4 facts. Thurn this in for extra credit Tuesday!!!

 

ACADEMIC HABITS MONDAY JANUARY 29

Today we started our new weekly reading log (pink this week) You must be bringing a book daily and continue the same book until you finish it. You should not be reading a different book everyday.

We reviewed our topic of context clues and practiced in the STARS workbook to help get us ready for tomorrow’s quiz.

you can watch this review clip to help for tomorrow:

Our next topic is drawing conclusions.

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Week of 1/22 – 1/26

LIFE SCIENCE THURSDAY 1/25

Today we finished our skeleton notes using the power point that I will post below. Tomorrow we will get to watch the Bil Nye episode on bones and muscles and we will complete the muscle power point notes. IF you do not complete them in class, they are included in the power point that I am posting today.

**If you have not turned in all your assignments for this week you will not be able to participate in the chicken wing lab on Monday. You will have to sit in the hallway and complete the assignments you have not turned in.

To complete any of the directed reading I have created a generic login for the online textbook that all my students can use.

www.hrw.com

username: buffington18

password: science

Skin Skeleton and Muscle powerpoint Here is the power point to complete any of the notes from this week.

Please make sure to copy all the freyer models from this weeks’ blog into your science binder. You will want these for your open notes quizzes.

Brain Pop activities:

Use username: mcclurems     password: mavericks

brain pop skeleton video

brain pop joints video

brain pop skin video

brain pop muscles video

 

ACADEMIC HABITS THURSDAY 1/25

Today we were able to get through about 2/3 of the Freak the Mighty movie. We should be able to complete it tomorrow and you will have over the weekend to complete the comparison chart worksheet and explain to me the comparison and contrast of the book and the movie. Any parts of the movie can be watched on youtube if you have missed any days.

Monday we will be taking a formative assessment over context clues using our STARS workbook. I will post all resource links that you can watch to study for this assessment below:

Watch “Finding Word Meaning in Context Video” Introduction to Reading Skills: Use context clues

Watch “Finding Word Meaning in Context Video”

https://www.brainpop.com/english/studyandreadingskills/contextclues/

The Mighty Movie if you were absent:

 

LIFE SCIENCE MONDAY TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

We started into our body system unit. On Monday we started with the Body Systems warm up sheet and also had a reading called An Insiders Look at the body. We had questions to answer on the back of our Bill Nye Skin video sheet and this needed to be turned in.

Tuesday you worked on 2 directed readings one on the Skeletal system and the other on the Muscular System.

Today we started looking at the formation of bones and how they support us. You have a guided notes page and I am posting the freyer models that you need to have copied into your science binder.

freyer body 1

freyer body 2

freyer body 3

freyer body 4

freyer body 5

 

ACADEMIC HABITS MONDAY TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

Monday we started looking at our next strategy of context clues. We watched 2 video clips and practiced finding word meaning in written statements.

Tuesday we turned in our Freak The Mighty study guide and took the test.

Wednesday we watched the first part of the movie The Mighty and started the compare and contrast of the movie and the book.