Today we peer graded our integumentary directed reading. I explained our next two assignments for the organization of our body systems. One was a directed reading that needs to be completed with the text book either in class or online. The second was a reading activity with clouds that you have to put the main idea of each paragraph into. This needs to be complete for tomorrow. If you do not do these assignments you will be sitting in the hall completing them while the rest of us get to look at the dissected dear heart!!! Do not say you have not been warned about completing your work.
please review our math literacy power points from this week. Come to me with any questions if you did not have a correct answer to any of these problems that we did together in class or for homework this week.
The last slide of each powerpoint show the problems that we did as homework this week. PLEASE make sure you understand the 4 steps:
Check for reasonableness
LIFE SCIENCE WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10, 2018
Today I returned to you your first directed reading over cell types leading to tissues and organs. We watched Bill Nye: Skin and completed the anticipation guide for a grade. I will post access to that video below. We then started our Integumentary System directed reading which will be completed as your daily warm-up on Thursday as you enter class and turn in for a grade.
ACADEMIC HABITS WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10, 2018
Today we went over our math madness word problem strategy part 2. I will include the powerpoint that I used in class for you to help and answer tonight’s assignment. Remember I am looking for the reading strategies used not just the mathematical solution.
AHMathLiteracyLesson2 included in this powerpoint is the problem I am asking you to solve for this evening and it will be collected as you walk in to class tomorrow.
LIFE SCIENCE TUESDAY JANUARY 9, 2018
Today we took the pre-test for our new unit on the body systems.
We also had the opportunity when we finished to start copying the freyer models for our next set of vocabulary words.
Cell – Tissue – Organ – Organ Systems – Organism
ACADEMIC HABITS TUESDAY JANUARY 9, 2018
Today we started our Math Madness Week with reading word problems. I am attaching the powerpoint used in class that has the homework question at the end of it. Please review if you need any help and come to class tomorrow with any questions.
Today we started our organization of life warm-up worksheet.
You need to know the correct order: cell – tissue – organ – organ systems – organism
We participated in a classroom wall sort using these terms and sticky notes
We finished with a directed reading for a grade. Please see me if you were absent to get copies of all materials used today in class.
Review this video if still having trouble understanding:
ACADEMIC HABITS FRIDAY JANUARY 5TH
Today we completely finished our first novel: Freak The Mighty
You had the option to work on your study guide for completion or you had the opportunity to have an SSR day!
Here is a sneak peak at the trailer of the movie we will be watching now that we finished the book:
Welcome Back and Happy New Year!!!
LIFE SCIENCE THURSDAY JANUARY 4
Today we took a benchmark assessment over what we covered over the first semester of 7th grade life science. Yes, we went way back to biomes, ecosystems and even carbon cycle. Tomorrow we will start our new unit of anatomy! We will be learning about the body systems. We start with the integumentary system, aka Skin, hair and nails.
ACADEMIC HABITS THURSDAY JANUARY 4
We discussed our new reading log procedure today. Make sure you click in your reading log into your academic binder and bring it to class everyday!
Finished up Freak The Mighty. Be sure to complete your study guide with page numbers to support your answers. This will be collected and graded on our test day which will be after math madness week.
Be sure to bring a daily novel starting Monday. This is a requirement and will affect your grade if you are not coming to class prepared.
Fridays are SSR days with reading material of your choice (graphic novels, magazines are allowed)
I will include the last few chapters of Freak the Mighty audio here on the blog for you. You can also just look them up on youtube for earlier chapters.
Tomorrow we will be taking the next 3 strategies pre-test and finishing the class with SSR time so bring your favorite reading material.
We made it through the week. Wow we had to really plow through this material with all the snow issues! Pun intended!
We will complete testing on Monday next week for all my classes especially for those who were out Friday for the field trip.
Please sign up for the 7th grade holiday party and remember to bring in any donations you have signed up for by Monday! It is going to be phenomenal! I will post both sign up links below for you to check what you signed up for.
We are playing catch up from our snow time! Today we got caught up on our cell transport quizzes and started to review for our summative over cells which is scheduled for the end of this week. Start reviewing now!!!
Tomorrow we will have an escape room and review!
ACADEMIC HABITS TUESDAY DECEMBER 12
Today we had to play catch up and move fairly fast to keep on track. We took a quick 4 question assessment over comparing and contrasting and we started reading about our next strategy which is making predictions. We will be taking an RI tomorrow in the computer lab to re-assess our reading levels.
Today we were able to catch up on our novel Freak the Mighty. Periods 4 and 8 have completed up to Chapter 17 in the book and study guide.
Period 7 you have finished the book to chapter 17 and tonight you will need to complete your study guide. We will continue with chapter 18 tomorrow before SSR. That way all classes will be at the same point in the book.
The goal is to finish the novel before the winter break so we can come back and compare the book to the movie.
Life Science Wednesday December 6
Today we will be discovering how to code! You have the class time in the computer lab to explore these 3 sites.
Today we took the assessment over chapters 7-12 of Freak The Mighty. Please complete the figurative language worksheet that covers chapter 1-5 in Freak the Mighty that you received while I was out on Tuesday. Bring your Freak the Mighty book the rest of the week.
Learning Target:I will be able to describe the movement of water from higher to lower concentration by doing the Osmosis Gizmo activity.
Warmup: Egg Warmup – Day 5 (turn in)
How does the egg look different after sitting in corn syrup over the weekend?
What is the mass of the egg? _____ g
In terms of osmosis (water concentration), explain what happened to the egg.
We completed our gummy bear lab today. You are required to complete the lab report along with your observation sheet and crossword/word search and turn it in on Monday!!
Please use any of the videos/resouces I have posted this week to help you complete this report. I am including the amoeba sisters video on osmosis that we watched in class today.
I am excited to see what happens to our naked eggs over the weekend in the corn syrup.
ACADEMIC HABITS FRIDAY DECEMBER 1
SSR day today. Please make sure you are up to date on your Freak the Mighty novel. We have completed reading through chapter 16. Next week we will be taking the assessment for chapters 7-12. Please review your study guide and re listen to the chapters on youtube if necessary. All the episodes are on youtube under the freak the might audio by Mr. Daniels.
LIFE SCIENCE THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30
Today was day 2 of our egg demonstration and gummy bear lab. You need to add any new observations to your observation sheet and make sure you have the first 2 sets of 4 questions on your gummy bear lab report. We will be completing our lab tomorrow and you will have the weekend to complete your lab report and analyze your results.
ACADEMIC HABITS THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30
Today we advanced in our Freak the Mighty novel through chapter 16. Make sure your study guide and character list are completed through chapter 16. We will be taking our next assessment over chapters 7-12 tomorrow. Review your study guide! Make sure you bring your book of choice for our SSR day tomorrow after the assessment.
Life Science Wednesday November 29
Oh what fun it is to lab in a one bear swimming pool! (sung to the tune of sleigh ride) But in all seriousness, wow, labs started out fantastic today. Keep your observation sheets updated as we check on the process of breaking down the shell of our egg and check to see if osmosis is really going to happen to our bears! Remember you need to complete the 4 pre-lab questions on your lab sheet and you can use the internet! We will discuss these as a class tomorrow and I look forward to hearing your research.
Academic Habits Wednesday November 29
Today we listened to our Freak The Mighty Chapters 13 & 14
Please update your study guide and character list
Life Science Monday and Tuesday November 27 & 28
Welcome back! I am very thankful for our time off but ready to jump back into some fun science experiments this week.
As we are starting our cell transport lessons we will be looking at active and passive transport and taking a closer look at osmosis!
Mon- Tues we will be finishing our directed readings and start our crossword and word search. We will peer grade these in class on Wednesday. Be prepared to analyze a demonstration I will be showing you involving eggs!! Remember that you must have all pre lab work complete to be able to participate in our gummy bear osmosis lab on Thursday and Friday!!
Academic Habits Monday and Tuesday November 27 & 28
Monday and Tuesday we started our next reading strategy of comparing and contrasting. We looked at different graphic organizers that we could use to help us with this information. We used our STARS workbook and completed lessons 1-3 on C/C. We used the country mouse and the city mouse story as our practice chart and together we were able to compare and contrast the difference between real reading and fake reading!! Please bring your Freak the Mighty book the rest of the week. Be prepared to compare and contrast characters from our novel. (hint hint)
We have completed the first 12 chapters of Freak the Mighty. As a refresher I will post the audio for chapters 11 and 12 below if you need to refresh where we are at in the story.
I 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!!!
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!
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!
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!!!
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!
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.
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:
-Collaborative Practice with a partner
How I will show you that I learned it:
-Completion of Ch. 9-10 comprehension questions and character list
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
Today we ……
-Took the Cause and Effect pre-test STARS p. 45
-Completed the Freak The Mighty Sequencing Activity and turned it in
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!!
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!
The McClure Staff is celebrating HALLOWEEN in a BIG way TOMORROW, so dig in the couch cushions, look under the car seats, and check your pockets for LOOSE change! You will be voting for BESTCOSTUMETOMORROW!! ALL PROCEEDS benefit our Maverick Miracle Tree to assist our McClure families in need!
LIFE SCIENCE MONDAY OCTOBER 30
I can utilize prior knowledge to review the succession and energy pyramid quiz.
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?
Today we will read “The Monkey’s Paw” (Mark the text as we read)
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