Week of 11/13 – 11/17

Image result for thanksgiving blog animationsI hope everyone has a peaceful and thankful break! Come back refreshed and ready to knock out the rest of 2017!!

LIFE SCIENCE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17

Sneak peak at what we will be looking at when we return from Thanksgiving Break…

ACADEMIC HABITS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17

Sneak peek at what strategy we will be covering when we get back from Thanksgiving Break…

 

 

LIFE SCIENCE WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15 & 16

We reviewed the cell organelles and their functions. We completed the 2 worksheets on cell basics and matching the organelles to their functions. Please watch this 7 min clip to prepare you for tomorrow’s quiz over cell organelles and their functions. STUDY!!!

Review Video For Cell Organelles

 

ACADEMIC HABITS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15 & 16

We reviewed with a card sort our cause and effect strategy. We also completed chapters 11 & 12 from our novel Freak The Mighty. Make sure your study guide and character list are up to date. We have met 3 new characters. I posted the audio to both chapters in an earlier blog entry for you to listen to.

P4 and P8 you will need to complete your Freak the Mighty Cause and Effect Chart for all 12 chapters that we have read by tomorrow!!!

 

LIFE SCIENCE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14

Friday’s quiz over cell structures and functions!! Be prepared!

Sneak peek at this week’s gizmo on cell energy!

Cell Energy Gizmo Student Sheet

Cell Energy Gizmo

Here is the clip we watched in class to get us started.

 

ACADEMIC HABITS TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14

Today we got all classes caught up on the cause/effect, compare/contrast, and making predictions pre-test and put results into I-respond. We were able to start Chapters 11 & 12 in our class novel, Freak The Mighty. Please update your study guide and character list to reflect the new events that have happened and the new characters that are a bit scary!

Here is a practice test for chapters 1-12

FTM Practice test

LIFE SCIENCE MONDAY NOVEMBER 13

We really took a look at our diagrams and labeled the plant and animal cells as well as discussed their functions. I will attach what we used in class so that you can make sure you have the correct answers. I will also attach a blank copy of cells for you to try to label. Be sure to watch last week’s blog video clips to stay on top for this Friday’s Cell label and function Quiz. Open notes if you have your science binder with everything “clicked in”

Can you name any of the cells/organelles that we saw in the opening video clip today??? Test your knowledge

 

ACADEMIC HABITS MONDAY NOVEMBER 13

We needed to enter our pre-test data from reading strategies 4-6 into I-respond today. We also updated our reading log as many of you have finished your current book! Awesome!! We should be all caught up with Freak the Mighty. Our study guide and character list should be complete through Chapter 10. We will be getting through 111-12 this week. Bring your books everyday!!!

Week of 11/6 – 11/10

LIFE SCIENCE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10

WOW! SO much fun looking at our cheek cells under the microscopes today. We were able to identify a lot of cell membranes as well as the nucleus in many samples.

Watch the following clips to help prepare for next Fridays organelle labeling and function quiz! Also review the quizlet from Thursdays blog to start understanding the functions of each organelle.

 

 

ACADEMIC HABITS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10

Today was a nice relaxing SSR day. Our quick write today was to write 3 cause and effect events from your book so far. This is a great way to practice our current reading strategy and improve our comprehension skills. Next week we will be looking more in depth with cause and effect and also with Freak The Mighty!! Have a great weekend!

Image result for freak the mighty

LIFE SCIENCE THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9

Today we watched a brain pop over cell structures (organelles) Please complete the microscope virtual lab tonight if you did not get a chance to finish it. We will be looking at cheek cells and plant cells under the microscope tomorrow as well as labeling our plant and animal cell diagram. We turned in our directed reading over eukaryotic cells.

use the link below to begin studying for next Friday’s (11/17) quiz over cell structure and function.

https://quizlet.com/152739811/flashcards

ACADEMIC HABITS THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9

What I will learn:

I will learn how to determine the cause and effects in text.

How I will learn it:

-teacher modeling

-guided practice

How I will show you that I learned it:

Completion of STARS Parts 1-3 pages 40-44

 

 

LIFE SCIENCE WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8

Learning Target: I will practice focusing a microscope on the computer so that I am prepared for the plant vs animal cell lab tomorrow.

Warmup: Cell Organelles – day 1-3

Check Answers from day 1:

cell: basic unit of life

organelle: structures inside the cell

nucleus:  control center of the cell (eukaryotes only)

cell membrane: protects cell – controls what comes in/out

cell wall: provides structure (plant cells only)

Classwork: Virtual Tour of Microscope

  1. Go to this link: http://www.udel.edu/biology/ketcham/microscope/scope.html
  2. READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY & answer questions on worksheet

Homework: Finish Directed Reading & Virtual Tour of Microscope in order to participate in tomorrow’s lab.

 

ACADEMIC HABITS WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8

Today we finally got to return to see what Max and Kevin are doing in Freak the Mighty. Please make sure you are caught up with chapters 8, 9, and 10. Do not forget to update your character list and study guide.

What I will learn:

I will learn to use my interactive voice to pull information out of the text “Freak the Mighty” to answer the comprehension questions for chapters 9-10.

How I will learn it:

-Independent Practice

-Collaborative Practice with a partner

How I will show you that I learned it:

-Completion of Ch. 9-10 comprehension questions and character list

-Verbal Responses

 

LIFE SCIENCE MONDAY NOVEMBER 6

Remember no school tomorrow!!

Turn in your Cell Structure Gizmo packet due today!!!!!

Today we started our weekly warm-up sheet completing day 1 and 2 (since we are out tomorrow)

We watched Bill Nye Cells and completed the video guide. You can find this on youtube.

We started our Directed Reading on Eukaryotic Cells using the science textbook

Please copy these freyer models into your science notebook:

 

ACADEMIC HABITS MONDAY NOVEMBER 6

Read 10 minutes of your recorded daily novel-Purpose: to use your interactive voice

 

Work Session:

Today we ……

-Took the Cause and Effect pre-test STARS p. 45

-Completed the Freak The Mighty Sequencing Activity and turned it in

-Re-read chapter 8 of Freak the Mighty

 

Week of 10/30 – 11/3

LIFE SCIENCE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3

Today we used the ipads to complete our cell structure Gizmo Virtual lab!! If you need to finish you were given your username and password to visit the site today in class. I will include the link to the site and a copy of the assignment if you were absent. You should have your username and password written in your agenda. We signed up for this account months ago!!

https://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm

P2 your class code if you have lost your login is QGJJHP6N64

P3 your class code if you have lost your login is

QFRCPFTZGK

Here is a copy of the worksheet for you to complete: Cell Structure Gizmo

 

 

ACADEMIC HABITS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3

Warm-up: Read 10 minutes-Purpose: to use your interactive voice

 

Today we will …..

-put CARS Pre-assessment Part 2 into I-respond

-Peer Grade (Mark an X on each wrong answer)

DO NOT put anything on correct answers

-collect Data use the CARS matrix to analyze data

Review/Remediate “Understanding Sequence” Using Freak the Mighty Text

 

LIFE SCIENCE THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2

Thank you for being awesome while I had to be out. It means a great deal to me knowing I can be out and my classes are doing a great job! We took the pre-test for cells on Wednesday and put them scores into I-respond today.

We started our Gizmo on cells today and will be using the ipads tomorrow to go into the virtual lab and really look at these cells. I am so excited for our new unit and I have so many fun things in store for us! Be ready for microscopes!!!

Again thank you to all my science classes for being amazing and making me proud in my absence. You guys rock!!

ACADEMIC HABITS THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2

ALL CLASSES BRING YOUR FREAK THE MIGHTY BOOK TO CLASS ON FRIDAY!!!!

P4 We were not able to put our data from our CARS prestest from Tuesday into irespond but I have fixed the issue and will start off with that tomorrow! You read an article on homelessness and we were using our thinking notes as we did our close read. We will finish with our 4 questions tomorrow and then on to Freak The Mighty!! Don’t forget your book!

 

 

 

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LIFE SCIENCE MONDAY OCTOBER 30

Learning Targets:

  1. I can utilize prior knowledge to review the succession and energy pyramid quiz.
  2. I can describe the cycling of carbon and nitrogen through an ecosystem.

Today we did our Cycles Escape Room to prepare for our summative tomorrow.

Symbiotic Relationships – Succession – Cycles

Study Study Study!!

Review freyer models for vocabulary and all worksheets that we have clicked in!!

 

ACADEMIC HABITS MONDAY OCTOBER 30

Warm-up: Read 5 minutes-Purpose: to use your interactive voice

Opening /Activator: View the following slide, turn and talk and discuss what would you do if you had 3 wishes?

Work Session:

Today we will read “The Monkey’s Paw” (Mark the text as we read)

tps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTMmBCJqNVQ

Fill out section 3 of the “Notice and Thinking” organizer, then complete your analysis/claim for the 3 resources you viewed/read

What do you think the moral of the story was?

Synthesis is defined as combining a number of different parts or ideas to come up with a new idea or theory. So, take all the parts you learned from the 3 resources to complete…..

An analysis or claim, which answers the question or problem. It states what you think you know.

What I will learn:

I will learn to notice information in text to gain a better understanding.

How I will learn it:

-teacher modeling

-independent practice

How I will show you that I learned it:

Completion of the “Notice and Thinking” Organizer Section 3 and draft my claim for the resources I’ve viewed

Week of 10/23 – 10/27

LIFE SCIENCE THURSDAY OCTOBER 26

Carbon Cycle Day I am attaching the powerpoint we used in class today and a copy of the notes sheet for you to complete if you missed any information in class.

***NEW TEST DATE——-> Tuesday October 31!!! Be Prepared

Carbon Cycle Notes (Filled In)-14b41bh

Carbon Cycle Greenhouse and Global Warming >>> power point

Study Jams Carbon Cycle Video>>> video

ACADEMIC HABITS THURSDAY OCTOBER 26

Warm-up: Read 10 minutes-Purpose: to use your interactive voice

Opening/Activator: View the following slide, turn and talk and discuss what you think this slide may be about.

Work Session:

Today we will view PPT slides for “The Monkey’s Paw”

Then, we will watch the video “The Monkey’s Paw”

The Monkey’s Paw Video Clip

We will use our “Notice and Thinking” Organizer for both the video and PPT

 

LIFE SCIENCE WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25

Today we completed our directed reading and graded them in class over the 3 cycles we will be covering this week. Water, Carbon and Nitrogen.

We took doodle notes on the study jams video and together we created a separate doodle notes block with our drawing of the water cycle.

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/ecosystems/water-cycle.htm 

ACADEMIC HABITS WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25

Today we are taking our summative assessment over main idea, sequencing and facts and details.

We will be using the rest of the class period after the assessment for SSR. I will be starting a reading log with our daily novels.

 

 

LIFE SCIENCE TUESDAY OCTOBER 24

Today we started with the Nitrogen Cycle. Please watch attached video clip to get more Doodle Notes.

We completed the Cycles Directed Reading in class and watched a clip of the nitrogen cycle in action.

Remember to keep working on your study guide each day to have it done by Thursday.

Keep up with your Freyer Models!!! See below to make sure you are caught up on them for your science binder!

ACADEMIC HABITS TUESDAY OCTOBER 24

Today we reviewed main idea, finding facts and details and sequencing for our summative tomorrow over these 3 strategies. We will start the Monkey’s Paw Thursday and Friday as a close read and its a chilling story to get us ready for Halloween. Do not forget about your Freak The Mighty novel as we plan to revisit that next week.

 

LIFE SCIENCE MONDAY OCTOBER 23

Monday back to normal schedule hip hip hooray!!

Today we worked on our freyer models of the carbon, nitrogen and water cycles. Please use examples from below to copy.

We discussed where we had come across some issues with understanding the flow of energy and how it can affect the energy pyramid in both directions.

We watched a clip from the amoeba sisters and added those notes to our science binder.

A look ahead  at the week…

Tuesday: cycles  This is also a MAV block day for test revisions if I gave you a stamp please come to room 705 during MAV block

Wednesday: Escape Room: Cycles

Thursday: Review Study Guide  This is also a MAV block day for a study session for the test on Friday

Friday: Major Summative for the entire unit on Ecology and Succession

ACADEMIC HABITS MONDAY OCTOBER 23

Today we discussed the RACE strategy and how this will be used from now on to grade all constructive responses in class. I will attach the learning guide below.

Look at the week…

Tuesday: review main idea, facts and details and sequencing for our summative test on Wednesday

Wednesday: Summative Test over main idea, facts/details, and sequencing followed by SSR time

Thursday: Start Part 1 & 2 of the Monkey’s Paw and Noticing and Thinking Notes

Friday: Part 3 of the Monkey’s Paw and Noticing and Thinking Notes

RACE Strategy PPT

 

Week of 10/16 – 10/20

LIFE SCIENCE THURSDAY OCTOBER 19

Today’s mission: All of you are special ecological agents and you have been tasked to research information that could solve the world’s ecological problems and ensure a successful future. Tomorrow we will have a quiz on succession. This will be open notes not open book.

Any papers that are not clicked-in will not be available for you to use.

Additional Freyer Models to add to our binder!

ACADEMIC HABITS THURSDAY OCTOBER 19

Today we read 5 minutes using our interactive voice and continued our work on our choice mini project for Freak the Mighty.

Freak the Mighty

Mini Project Beginning of the book

Choose ONE project and have it completed and turned in by Friday.

  1. The beginning of the book explains the physical description of both Freak and Max. Draw and label pictures of Freak and Max. Make sure you label each characteristic and also cite where you found it in the book. (ex. “shiny braces strapped to his crooked legs” pg. 2)
  2. We hear the story of daycare how Max remembers it. Write a one page story about daycare from Freaks point of view. Pretend like you are Freak and tell what daycare was like for you. Make sure your story is written neatly and correctly.
  3. Freak teaches Max about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Create a story about an exciting quest. You must use the words: slaying dragons, Fair Guinevere, knights, King Arthur, Excalibur, and quest. (Refer to page 17)

We will have a test tomorrow over sequencing!

 

LIFE SCIENCE WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18

 

You will need your secret service clearance badge to continue. Make sure you checked in with me to obtain your credentials.

Your Mission Target: Construct an explanation for the patterns of interactions observed in different ecosystems. (Including relationships between organisms and abiotic components)

P2 class click this link >>>>Spiral Class Code P2

 

P3 class click this link >>>> Spiral Class Code P3

 

LIFE SCIENCE TUESDAY OCTOBER 17

Today we started using a new technology program called spiral and had a discussion on food chains. We also took a look at our Gizmo virtual lab that we will be revisiting this week.

ACADEMIC HABITS TUESDAY OCTOBER 17

Today we started our Freak the Mighty mini project that is due on Friday October 20. See the assignment below.

Freak the Mighty

Mini Project Beginning of the book

Choose ONE project and have it completed and turned in by Friday.

  1. The beginning of the book explains the physical description of both Freak and Max. Draw and label pictures of Freak and Max. Make sure you label each characteristic and also cite where you found it in the book. (ex. “shiny braces strapped to his crooked legs” pg. 2)
  2. We hear the story of daycare how Max remembers it. Write a one page story about daycare from Freaks point of view. Pretend like you are Freak and tell what daycare was like for you. Make sure your story is written neatly and correctly.
  3. Freak teaches Max about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Create a story about an exciting quest. You must use the words: slaying dragons, Fair Guinevere, knights, King Arthur, Excalibur, and quest. (Refer to page 17)

 

LIFE SCIENCE MONDAY OCTOBER 16

Today we watched the brain pop video on Food Pyramids. We answered 10 questions from the video. Our warm up was a reading on food pyramids  with 4 questions to complete.

 

ACADEMIC HABITS MONDAY OCTOBER 16

Today we took the sequencing pre-test.

Week of 10/9 – 10/13

LIFE SCIENCE THURSDAY OCTOBER 12

Today we took a look at the new 2017 magic school bus ecological episode and completed a video guide sheet. Short class please complete warm up for the week using blog information from this week.

 

ACADEMIC HABITS THURSDAY OCTOBER 12

Today we had an attendance lesson with Ms Lozo.

Tomorrow is our book tasting in the media center.

 

LIFE SCIENCE WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11

Today we started with completing our succession packet and turned that in for a grade.

We used the textbooks to complete our guided reading on the differences between primary and secondary succession. (peer graded and turned in)

Doodle Notes can be used with the video I will post below to put in your classwork section of your binder.

Please see earlier posts from this week to get the freyer model definitions done prior to next week: cycles, carbon, nitrogen and water.

Tomorrow we will be completing day 4 of our warm-up sheet and starting to discuss energy flow through the pyramid!!

As Scar would say… “BE PREPARED!”

On top of it all it is an early release day wahoo! 1:30 dismissal and you will only go to your first connection class.

For my sneak peekers her is a look into our near future… OOOOOOOoooooh this is gonna be good!!

ACADEMIC HABITS WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11

Today we met in the media center for a very important lesson on digital citizenship. Remember you are making your digital footprint now. THINK BEFORE YOU POST! All things can come back to you in the future that is on the internet. Good or bad!

Tomorrow we will be in the classroom for a counseling lesson from Ms. Lozo on attendance! YOU BETTER BE IN ATTENDANCE! LOL

On top of it all THURSDAY is an early release day wahoo! 1:30 dismissal and you will only go to your first connection class.

Friday we will be back in the media center for our book tasting and check out time for our daily novels.

 

 

LIFE SCIENCE TUESDAY OCTOBER 10

Wow lots of information today!! Warm up venn diagram on primary and secondary succession, changes in ecosystems packet, t-shirt design extra credit option, new freyer models for vocab in binder! Here we go…

Extra credit option due Friday. Just draw logo on a plain sheet of paper. Click link below

shirt extra credit

 

ACADEMIC HABITS TUESDAY OCTOBER 10

Today we took the main idea post test and then we finished sharing our main idea bag projects. Tomorrow we will meet in the media center for our digital citizenship lesson with Ms. Harpin.

LIFE SCIENCE MONDAY OCTOBER 9

Today we completed our worksheet of how the Lion King showed us the food chain, food webs and led us into our next topic of succession. Can you tell me what part of the Lion King was an example of secondary succession??? Bonus 5 points if you write it on a piece of paper and give it to me with our any prompt before I start class tomorrow. We will look at the amoeba sisters video clip and write down some doodle notes on primary and secondary succession.

 

ACADEMIC HABITS MONDAY OCTOBER 9

Today we reviews main idea for our post test tomorrow. We will use the STARS curriculum book to complete this assessment and the irespond (if working of course)

We reviewed our Freak The Mighty Tests over chapters 1-6

A look ahead for the week…

Tuesday     classroom     post test/ main idea bags left to share

Wednesday     Media Center     Digital Citizenship     Ms. Harpin

Thursday     classroom     Ms. Lozo counselor lesson on attendance

Friday     Media Center     Book Tasting with Ms. Harpin with a time to check out books for daily novel.

 

Link you can listen to our audio version of Freak The Mighty below: For new and absent students 🙂

 

Week of 10/2 – 10/6

LIFE SCIENCE FRIDAY OCTOBER 6

Happy Friday!! Great way to end the week with some Lion King comparisons! Thank you for welcoming my student teacher aide. Ashley will be with us through November for 2 days each week. Let’s show her how awesome my mavericks are!!

 

ACADEMIC HABITS FRIDAY OCTOBER 6

Today we took our Freak The Mighty Test over Chapters 1-6. Remember we are in the process of sharing our main idea bags and need to be prepared if we did not get a chance to present today to be able to present on Monday.

 

LIFE SCIENCE THURSDAY OCTOBER 5

Finally we got our ecological test squared away and grades will be updated by this weekend. I will be putting in bonus points as well. We are finishing our Lion King food chain food web and relationship worksheet.

Hakuna Matata!!

 

ACADEMIC HABITS THURSDAY OCTOBER 5

What is the main idea??? That is our current quest! Some classes got to play Zombie Apocolypse Main Idea game today. What a blast!

Tomorrow is our first Freak The Mighty Test over chapters 1-6. Review study guide and character list!

Protect your brains from Zombies–Get smart!

 

 

LIFE SCIENCE TUESDAY OCTOBER 3

To follow up with our awesome digital escape room from Monday I wanted you to try out your study skills today with our ecology hallway circuit. 25 questions that you needed to find the correct answers to, to be able to complete the task. Great Job!

Study tonight! YOUR TEST OVER ECOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIPS IS TOMORROW WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4

ACADEMIC HABITS TUESDAY OCTOBER 3

Today we discussed our Freak The Mighty chapters 1-6 in review for our test on Friday.

We took notes on main idea and started our cornell note sheet

7th and 8th periods were given the main idea bag project rubric to complete by Friday! Friday after the test we will be sharing these bags for a grade!!

Freak The Mighty Chapters 1-6 test on Friday

Main Idea Bag Project Due Friday

Week of 9/18 – 9/22

LIFE SCIENCE THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21

Today we need to finish what we started in class today and study for our vocab quiz tomorrow. Please use the kahoot game from yesterdays blog and you should review your freyer models of the vocabulary words. You will be turning in your warm-up for this week tomorrow in class.

ACADEMIC HABITS THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21

We completed our fact and details post test and updated our Freak the Mighty character guide and study guide. Looking forward to our SSR day tomorrow. I hope you bring a great book!!

 

LIFE SCIENCE WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 20

Today we went through a task scoot in class. Your answer sheet was turned in.

You received 2 documents today that we started in class. One we read together and the other you need to read and color the items at the end of the article according to the chart.

You do have homework!! Crossword puzzle using vocabulary words.

 

Kahoot Food Web Review

Remember Vocab quiz on Friday!!

ACADEMIC HABITS WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 20

We took the main idea pre test today and dived into some more Freak The Mighty. Have your study guide and character list up to date and ready for class tomorrow.

 

 

 

LIFE SCIENCE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19

Today we went over the food chain/food web doodle notes that were assigned yesterday.

We are having a vocabulary quiz on Friday. Start studying your freyer models tonight!!!

See previous blog entries to make sure you have all the words: omnivore, herbivore, carnivore, autotroph, heterotroph, producer, primary consumer, secondary consumer, scavenger, decomposer, food chain, food web, parasitism, mutualism, commensalism, competition, predator, prey, symbiosis, niche, organism, population, community, ecosystem, biome, biosphere

 

ACADEMIC HABITS SEPTEMBER 19

Today we needed to read chapter 7 of Freak The Mighty and complete our study guide for chapter 7. Make sure you are documenting a page number of where you find evidence to support your answer on the study guide.

Wednesday we will be taking the Main Idea pre-test and listening to chapter 8 and completing the study guide with annotations.

Thursday we will be taking the Fact and Detail Post-Test and filling in our main idea cornell notes sheet.

Friday is SSR ***You must have an actual book to hold and read. You no longer can use a device with a book on it due to so many individuals abusing this privilege. We have an amazing media center with many books for you to choose from.

Remember:

Mon-Thurs: Daily Novel and Freak The Mighty

Friday: SSR reading material (magazine, comic book, novel or graphic novel)

 

LIFE SCIENCE MONDAY SEPTEMBER 18

Today we started 2 warm-up worksheets (Day 1 and Monday)

We completed an anticipation guide for a brain pop video over food webs. This is on the back of one of our warm-up sheets.

We started to fill in these doodle notes: please copy these into your binder so we can discuss in class. Click the link below to access all the slides.

Food Chains Doodle Notes

Also please have the following vocabulary words into your freyer models asap!!

Academic Habits Monday September 18

Today we transferred our answers to the blue answer document from last weeks STAR workbook pages and enjoyed some free reading time after we finished.

Week of 9/11 – 9/15

LIFE SCIENCE FRIDAY 9/15

Today we peer graded our directed reading and our Bill Nye Food Web.

We took doodle notes on a food web video clip. Because the site is password protected I cannot post the video clip here but I can access it again for you in class on Monday.

 

ACADEMIC HABITS FRIDAY 9/15

We completed our STARS workbook pages and turned those in.

We played a memory fact and detail kahoot game and finished with SSR for our shortened classes today.

 

LIFE SCIENCE THURSDAY 9/14

Today we completed our directed reading for relationships and organization of life.

We completed the anticipation guide questions for the Bill Nye episode “Food Webs”

Remember the importance of PLANTS from the video!!!

Watch this webisode on food webs and write me a 1 paragraph summary of the video for 5 points extra credit!

 

ACADEMIC HABITS THURSDAY 9/14

Opening /Activator: Watch the clip: Anne Franks Graphic Biography

Write down 4 facts from the video that connects to the main idea:

Anne Frank had a hard life during World War 2.

Work Session:

STARS/Section 2 p. 16-17 (Guided Practice)

STARS/Section 3 p. 18 (Independent Practice)

 

LIFE SCIENCE WEDNESDAY 9/13

Today we took our open notes quiz over relationships.

Complete the directed reading assignment that you picked up after the quiz as homework if you did not complete it in class. (use the online textbook)

ACADEMIC HABITS WEDNESDAY 9/13

Opening /Activator: View the “5” pictures to recall facts and details

-Write 4 things that you see in the picture (facts and details).

CLICK HERE >>> FACT AND DETAIL PICTURES

Work Session:

-Introduce 1st of the 12 Strategies-Recalling Facts

and Details

-STARS PART 1 p. 15 (Modeled)

-Introduce “Blueberry”

– Add strategy notes/facts and Details to notebook

Closing: Discuss the “Main Idea Bag Project”

for NEXT week.

 

LIFE SCIENCE MONDAY 9/11 – TUESDAY 9/12

NO SCHOOL

ACADEMIC HABITS MONDAY 9/11 – TUESDAY 9/12

NO SCHOOL

Week of 9/5 – 9/8

LIFE SCIENCE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 9/7 AND 9/8

Pardon my delay in this post. Wow what a crazy ride! Hurricane coming in, CoGAT testing all morning, lunch with different classes…whew! But all is well and you all did an amazing job during testing today! SO science was a bit cattywhompus! Our times were off due to testing and we really did not have much time in class. Please review and practice the relationships in symbiosis. Commensalism, Parasitism and Mutualism. Be prepared to also talk about competition and predator prey. Our open notebook quiz will be during class on Monday.

ACADEMIC HABITS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 9/7 AND 9/8

Pardon my delay in this post. Wow what a crazy ride! Hurricane coming in, CoGAT testing all morning, lunch with different classes…whew! But all is well and you all did an amazing job during testing today!

Thursday we took our quick 4 question prestest on recalling facts and details and went over a passage about samurai and the ronin together afterward.

Friday we will be updating our Freak The Mighty Character sheet and enjoying our mini SSR time with the shortened classes.

We will be writing our first official quick write today on our SSR book. Our purpose for today will be to use our thinking strategy notes during our reading time.

Have a safe and glorious weekend everyone! I am so proud of your hardwork today on your first day of testing!!!

Love, Ms. Buffington

 

LIFE SCIENCE WEDNESDAY 9/6

Today we completed and turned in our webquest for ecosystems. We followed the instructions on my previous blog entry and signed in to USA test prep under my classes. Please continue to copy the definitions on your freyer models that I will be putting in this blog as well as what was in yesterdays blog.

We will finish up symbiosis Thursday and Friday we will have a open notebook quiz!

  1. Autotroph (Producer)
  2. Heterotroph (Consumer)
  3. Herbivore
  4. Carnivore
  5. Omnivore
  6. Decomposer
  7. Competition
  8. Scavenger

 

ACADEMIC HABITS WEDNESDAY 9/6

Today we will continue reading “Freak the Mighty”

-Read Chapter 5-6. Use your interactive voice and mark text using “thinking notes” as you read. Remember the interactive voice: makes connections, talks to the text, makes predictions, asks questions, and visualizes what is going on in the text.

-Make notes as you read about each character on the character list.

-After reading answer questions as a class for chapters 5-6

This is homework if you do not finish it in class!!!

LIFE SCIENCE TUESDAY 9/5

Today we are in the computer lab working on a webquest. I will link the websites off the page here for easier access. This assignment is an individual assignment and should not be worked on with a partner. I need to see your research ability with this assignment.

We will also be setting up a USA Test prep account when we complete this assignment. The steps to do that are listed below:

Niche

Food Webs

Relationships – Use your Notes (or google if you dare…)!!

http://www.geography4kids.com/files/land_population.html 

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/15993162/ns/us_news-environment/t/humans-said-have-huge-impact-erosion/#.Wa9MTojytPZ

Pollution

Causes of Global Warming: the Human impact

Population part 2

Work on Vocabulary

  1. Organization of Life – Ecological Organization Vocabulary PDF
  2. Symbiotic Relationships

  1. Food Chain Basics –   Freyer Models will be coming soon….
  2. Autotroph (Producer)
  3. Heterotroph (Consumer)
  4. Herbivore
  5. Carnivore
  6. Omnivore
  7. Decomposer
  8. Scavenger

USAtestprep

  1. Step 1: Go to https://www.usatestprep.com
  2. Step 2: Click “Login” in the upper right hand corner
  3. Step 3: Enter the following
    1. account id: mccluremsga
    2. username: lunch number
    3. password: lunch number
  4. Step 4: Add Class in dropdown menu (join your specific class period)

 

 

ACADEMIC HABITS TUESDAY 9/5

Warm-up: Read 5 minutes-Purpose: to use your interactive voice

Opening /Activator: Turn to your shoulder Partner recall what has happened in our book “Freak the Mighty” so far.

Work Session:

-Introduce/Review Thinking Notes/Place in journal under “Handouts”

-In large group recall Chapters 1-4 of “Freak the Mighty”

-Students close read Chapter 1-2 of “Freak the Mighty marking text as they read using “Thinking Notes”/ Metacognitive Markers

-Add to Character list