October 16th

Advanced Content Social Studies

Students began annotating the first of five articles they will be reading this week.  I discussed with the students how to complete the Document Analysis Sheet.

Homework: students need to complete the Background Essay annotations and questions if needed and annotated and analyze Document A which they received in class today.

 

Science and Advanced Content Science

Students continue to work on their Biome project.  This is due at the end of class tomorrow.

Homework: continue to work on the Biome project if necessary

 

Have a great night!

October 13th

Advanced Content Social Studies

Students completed the Warm-Up quiz, Vocabulary Quiz and continued working on their Background Essay for the DBQ.  We will be continuing with the DBQ throughout next week.

Homework: none

 

Science And Advanced Content Science

Students worked on their Biome Infographic in the computer lab.  There are some great infographics coming along.  Here is the instructional video link for easel.ly:

http://bit.ly/DMSinfographic

Homework: can work on the infographic if needed; Infographics are due at the end of class on Tuesday.

 

Have a great night!

 

October 12th

Advanced Content Social Studies

Students began reading the background essay for the Israel DBQ (Document-Based Question).  Students will have the class tomorrow to finish up the background essay and questions.

Homework: study for vocabulary quiz 

 

Science and Advanced Content Science

Students had an introduction to Infographics today.  I am including the link to the screen-cast they watched in class today.

Easel.ly: http://bit.ly/DMSinfographic

Students should watch the video again to become more familiar with the web site.

Homework: none

 

Have a great night!

October 11th

Advanced Content Social Studies

Students took the Hearing/Vision test today in class.

Homework: study for key term quiz on Friday

 

Science and Advanced Content Science

Students updated their binders.  Students were given their group names for the Biome Inforgraphic.  Students will begin working on them tomorrow.

Homework: none

 

Have a great night!

October 10th

Advanced Content Social Studies

Students took the Israel Map Test today.  Students then moved on to finishing the Key Terms for the next unit with designing a game to help them remember the words and definitions.  The quiz on the Key Terms will be on Friday, October 13th.

Homework: None

 

Science and Advanced Content Science

Students finished up their Biome graphic organizer in class today.  The graphic organizer has specific information that they will need to complete the Biome Infographic that we will be starting on Thursday.

Homework: finish graphic organizer if not completed in class today

 

Have a great night!

October 9th

Advanced Content Social Studies

Students took notes on Zionism.  We will be continuing with Zionism tomorrow.

Homework: study for the Israel Map Test

 

Science And Advanced Content Science

Students continued with their Biomes Graphic Organizer.  We will be finishing the graphic organizer tomorrow.

Homework: finish Biomes graphic organizer except for two of the Biomes

 

Have a great night!

 

October 6th

Advanced Content Social Studies

Students completed an interactive activity in class.  They will continue to work on this next week.

Homework: none

 

Science and Advanced Content Science

Students handed in their Cycling Color Sheet.  We began our next part of the unit which is covering Biomes.  Students started researching the topic through netTrekker.  We will work on this again next week.

Homework: none

 

Have a great weekend!

October 5th

Advanced Content Social Studies

We continued our study of the Ottoman Empire.  We will be completing the hands-on activity tomorrow in class.

Homework: none

 

Science and Advanced Content Science

Students worked on finishing up their work on Biogeochemical Cycles and Succession.

Homework: BYOD for tomorrow

 

Have a great night!

 

October 4th

Advanced Content Social Studies

Students completed Career Cruising during class today.  The counselors guided the class through this activity.  We will be continuing with the Ottoman Empire.

Homework: none

 

Science and Advanced Content Science

Students worked on a graphic organizer on Primary Succession and Secondary Succession.

Homework: finish graphic organizer using the online textbook.  Username and Password are on your syllabus.

 

Have a great night!

September 22nd

Advanced Content Social Studies

Students took the Middle East Religions Test today.  We will be starting the next part of our unit, Historical Understandings, when we return from Fall Break.

 

Science and Advanced Content Science

Students took the Food Chains/Food Webs quiz today.  We will start Energy Flow and Biomes when we return from Fall Break.

 

Homework: there is no homework for either content.  Please relax and have a great Fall Break!