August 31st

Advanced Content Social Studies:

Students began working on Supporting Question #3 on the IDM today.  Students are looking at 5 articles and choosing which 3 they would like to get their evidence from.  Students have a graphic organizer they are filling out to gather evidence for their organizer.

Homework: none

 

Science and Advanced Content Science:

I went over the study guide with the students for the Interdependence of Life test they will be taking tomorrow.

Homework: none

 

Have a great night!

August 30th

Advanced Content Social Studies:

Students finished up Supporting Question #2 and water map of the Middle East.  Tomorrow I will have the students move on to Supporting Question #3.

Homework: none

 

Science and Advanced Content Science:

Students finished up their study guides for the test that will take place this Friday on Interdependence of Life.  We will check for understanding on the study guide tomorrow.

Homework: none

 

Have a great night!

August 29th

Advanced Content Social Studies:

Students continued working on the IDM.  They are pulling together evidence from articles that they can use to make their case at the end of the study.

Homework: none

 

Science and Advanced Content Science:

Students began working on their study guide for the Interdependence of Life test that students will take on Friday.  They have some time tomorrow in class to work on it and we will go over the concepts on Thursday.  The test is Friday, Sept 1st.

Homework: none

 

Please remember that students will be dismissed at 1:30pm tomorrow as teachers have a Professional Learning day in the afternoon.

 

Have a great night!

August 28th

Advanced Content Social Studies:

Students continued their work on the IDM (Inquiry Design Model) on water in the Middle East.  We will complete today’s activity in class tomorrow.

Homework: none

 

Science and Advanced Content Science:

Students finished up the analysis of the Symbiotic Relationships.  Students must apply the knowledge they have been learning over the course of this activity.

Homework: none

 

Have a great night!

August 25th

Advanced Content Social Studies:

Students began an IDM (Inquiry Design Model) project.  We will be completing most of the work directly in class.  This is a student-centered learning activity in which students will be looking at video clips, reading articles, and discussing among their peers, ideas of water supply in the Middle East.  Students will be given an opportunity to work on a real-world problem.

Homework: none

 

Science and Advanced Content Science:

Students continued working on Ecological Interactions with an activity that distinguished the different symbiotic relationships.  We will be finishing up the questions on Monday.

Homework: none

 

Have a great weekend!

August 24th

Advanced Content Social Studies:

Students were given time in class to finish their Geographic Understandings cube.  If students did not finish, they were able to take it home.  It will be due tomorrow.

Homework: finish cube if needed

 

Science and Advanced Content Science:

Students started a lesson on other symbiotic relationships today.  We will be working on this lesson over the course of the next three days.

Homework: none

 

Have a great night!

August 23rd

Advanced Content Social Studies:

Students took the RI (Reading Inventory) in class today.  Tomorrow they will use the class to finish up their Geographic Understandings of the Middle East.  The cubes are due at the end of class.

Homework: none

 

Science and Advanced Content Science:

Students continued with the Environmental Flipbook in class today.  Flipbooks were due at the end of class, however, if students did not get them completed they are due in class tomorrow.

Homework: finish Environmental Flipbook if needed.

 

Have a great night!

August 18th

Advanced Content Social Studies:

Students were able to get caught up today.  They had time to complete the Mapping Lab and turn it in.  Students also worked on completing a graphic organizer to go with the Geographic Reading they completed in class.

Homework: bring in 1 small box of tissues (cube-shaped) for a project by Tuesday

 

Science and Advanced Content Science:

Students completed the Predator Assessment.  Students also completed the Symbiosis Foldable today.

Homework: none

 

Have a great weekend!!

August 16th

Advanced Content Social Studies:

Students took a pop quiz on the map of the Middle East.  It is NOT a grade.  Students used it to evaluate what they know and how they need to study to prepare for the Middle East map test tomorrow.  Students then moved to completing the Map Challenge Lab.  Many students are still not finished so I will be giving them tomorrow to finish up the challenges.

Homework: Study for Middle East map test tomorrow

 

Science and Advanced Content Science:

Students began the concept of predator vs. prey with a PPT presentation.  Students read and took notes from an article.  They answered questions that went along with the readings.

Homework: none

 

Have a great night!