November 14

Week of November 12th-16th

Standards

S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
c. Construct an argument that systems of the body (Cardiovascular, Excretory, Digestive, Respiratory, Muscular, Nervous, and Immune) interact with one another to carry out life processes.
(Clarification statement: The emphasis is not on learning individual structures and functions associated with each system, but on how systems interact to support life processes.)

Assessments 

*Summative over Respiratory, Muscular, Skeletal, and Circulatory on TUESDAY 11/13

* Quiz on Digestive System on FRIDAY 11/16

Resources

Digestion quizizz:   http://join.quizizz.com/   CODE: 076306

https://join.quizizz.com/ 

Game Code- 646541

AGENDA

Monday 11/12:

*Students completed study guide and used key to check answers.

*STUDY FOR SUMMATIVE TOMORROW- use study guide

Tuesday 11/13:

*Students took summative over respiratory, circulatory, skeletal, and muscular systems (Human Body Test #1)

Wednesday 11/14:

*Students completed an organizer with the functions of the Digestive System and then color-coded each structure.

Thursday 11/15: 

*Students took digestive system notes – Quiz tomorrow!

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November 5

RE-TESTING PROCEDURES

**Test study guides MUST be completed PRIOR to the unit test to re-test.

Retesting Procedure Changes:

Effective 2nd Quarter

  • Teachers will have the autonomy to require that certain tasks are completed prior to the original assessment to earn an opportunity to take a re-test regardless of performance. (I.E study guides)
  • Required tasks will be communicated to students and parents in advance, (I.E Remind 101, Blog, etc.)
  • Tasks will directly impact students’ understanding of the learning targets on the assessment.

Effective 3rd Quarter

  •  Students will be allowed to choose  ONE (1 ) summative to re-test per quarter.
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November 5

WEEK NOV. 5TH – NOV. 9TH

*No tutoring this week since Tuesday is a teacher workday – no students**

Standards
S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
c. Construct an argument that systems of the body (Cardiovascular, Excretory, Digestive, Respiratory, Muscular, Nervous, and Immune) interact with one another to carry out life processes.
(Clarification statement: The emphasis is not on learning individual structures and functions associated with each system, but on how systems interact to support life processes.)

Assessments
*Quiz over muscular and skeletal systems on Monday
**Summative over circulatory, respiratory, muscular, and skeletal systems NEXT Tuesday 11/13
** Summative – Prosthetic Hand due this Wednesday 11/7

Resources

* New quizizz for the Human Body Test on Tuesday:  https://join.quizizz.com/    code:  983890
*Use quizizz from previous week- working on a big review one

AGEND

Monday 11/5:

* Students worked on their prosthetic hand today- summative project due on Wednesday

Tuesday 11/6:  Teacher Workday

Wednesday 11/7:

*Today was the final day to complete the Prosthetic Hand.   Each group should have in their paper bag:  Prosthetic hand, each members Prosthetic Challenge Sheet and (1) Rubric per group.

Thursday 11/8:

* We started the Digestive System today!  The students read a Digestive System packet and filled in an organizer.
* When finished, they read pages 295 – 300 in their interactive book and labeled the digestive system on another organizer.

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November 2

Parents and Students

Please forgive my lack of posts this week.  I have been under the weather all week and was out of the classroom due to illness on Thursday 11/1 and Friday 11/2.

I am hopeful that I will be in good health by Monday and back in the classroom.

**Thank you to everyone who has donated to our classroom for the prosthetic hand! We have the best parents ever!! Thanks so much!!!

Tutoring is EVERY Tuesday at 4:30 pm unless announced otherwise!

WEEK OF OCTOBER 29 – NOVEMBER 2

Standards

S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
c. Construct an argument that systems of the body (Cardiovascular, Excretory, Digestive, Respiratory, Muscular, Nervous, and Immune) interact with one another to carry out life processes.
(Clarification statement: The emphasis is not on learning individual structures and functions associated with each system, but on how systems interact to support life processes.)

Assessments

*Skeletal/Muscular Mini Quiz CHANGED TO NEXT MONDAY 11/5

*Prosthetic Hand group work SUMMATIVE – due Monday 11/5

Resources

https://join.quizizz.com/   Game Code- 107599

Prosthetic Hand Challenge Directions-2i39xqj

AGENDA

Monday 10/29

*Students took notes on Muscular/Skeletal system

Tuesday 10/30

*Students completed the chicken wing dissection lab in class

Wednesday 10/31

*Students started prosthetic hand design

Thursday 11/1 – (OUT SICK TODAY AND HAD A SUB.)

*Students started building their prosthetic hand- instructions are below to give a glimpse of what the students are expected to design and create.  This is classwork only, but students can come in Monday morning to work on it as well.

Friday 11/2 – (OUT SICK TODAY AND HAD A SUB.)

*Students were treated to a speaker, Ms. Kami Benson, an exercise physiologist from Northside Hospital who shared with the students about her job and answered a lot of questions about the heart and circulatory system.   Thanks, Ms. Benson, we enjoyed ourselves!

 

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October 24

PARENTS

Hello Parents:

We will be doing some labs in the upcoming weeks that will require materials that we usually don’t have a lot of on hand.  We are asking help from the parents.  If you could send in ANY of the below items, it would be a tremendous help in making these labs super awesome.  Thank you in advance for your support.

Items needed:

  1. Cereal boxes flattened
  2. masking tape
  3. latex free gloves
  4. straws
  5. rubber bands
  6. string

 

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October 22

WEEK OCTOBER 22-26

SNAPSHOT

Standard: S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms. c. Construct an argument that systems of the body (Cardiovascular, Excretory, Digestive, Respiratory, Muscular, Nervous, and Immune) interact with one another to carry out life processes. (Clarification statement: The emphasis is not on learning individual structures and functions associated with each system, but on how systems interact to support life processes.)

Assessments:

  • Friday Oct. 26th –  Quiz on Circulatory and Respiratory Systems

 

Homework:  Study all materials from class nightly this week in preparation of Friday’s quiz on the Circulatory and Respiratory Systems.

Resources:

 

AGENDA

Monday 10/22:

  • Differentiated Instruction:
    – Students who made an 80% or above on Friday’s quiz:  These students started a Circulatory Station Lab where they rotate through stations to learn how blood circulates through the body.
    – Students who made less that an 80% – These students practices matching the systems with their functions.  When they mastered the cards they then joined the station labs.  **  These students will re-quiz tomorrow in class.

Tuesday 10/23:

  • *Students took circulatory system notes and retested quizzes (if needed)

    Wednesday 10/24:

    *Students used book and resources to fill out big respiratory diagram.

Thursday 10/25

*Students reviewed the respiratory system and participated in an asthma demonstration

*Students completed Respiratory Ed Helper

* Quiz tomorrow STUDY NOTES


Friday 10/26:

* Brief review before quiz.

*Students took the Circulatory/Respiratory Quiz

* Watched a video of a women who lost both her hands and feet.  This was an introduction to our next systems (Muscular/Skeletal)

 

 

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October 15

WEEK OCTOBER 15 – 19

SNAPSHOT

Standard: S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms. c. Construct an argument that systems of the body (Cardiovascular, Excretory, Digestive, Respiratory, Muscular, Nervous, and Immune) interact with one another to carry out life processes. (Clarification statement: The emphasis is not on learning individual structures and functions associated with each system, but on how systems interact to support life processes.)

Assessments:

  • Thursday Oct. 18th – edHelper (Circulatory System
  • Friday Oct. 19th –  Quiz on body system(s) functions Study the system functions that you complete on your Interactions Among Systems organizer each night.  There is a Quizlet under “Resources” above to help you study for this quiz.

 

Homework:  Study the “functions” of each system that we complete daily for the quiz this Friday.

 

Resources:

 

AGENDA

Monday 10/15:  early release

  • Introduced Mitosis with Brainpop video (cell division)
  • Discussed levels of organization and anaologies
  • Ticket out the Door (6 questions)

Tuesday 10/16:  early release

  • Interactions Among Systems powerpoint and organizer (completed the Skeletal and Muscular systems)
    – Powerpoint is under “Resources” above.  Interesting videos embedded in ppt.

Wednesday 10/17: early release

  • Students took notes on 3 more systems- digestive, endocrine, and nervous. Make flashcards with systems learned. Quiz on Friday over functions.

Thursday 10/18: early release

  • Students continued to take notes on 2 more systems- respiratory and circulatory. Quiz tomorrow over system functions. ONLY over the 7 we have gone over (muscular, skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, and nervous)

 

 

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October 2

ATTENTION PARENTS: BELOW IS INFORMATION ABOUT CONFERENCE WEEK!

**We are ONLY conferencing with our 3rd period this year

If I am conferencing with you during conference week (October 15th-19th), I will be sending you an email this week with my conference week link for parents to sign up. Any questions, please send me an email – [email protected]

****If your student is in my 3rd period class and you did not receive an email showing how to sign up for a conference by this Friday, Oct 5th, please send me an email at the address above.

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WEEK OCTOBER 1-6

SNAPSHOT

Standards:
S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
a. Develop a model and construct an explanation of how cell structures (specifically the nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplasts, lysosome, and mitochondria) contribute to the function of the cell as a system in obtaining nutrients in order to grow, reproduce, make needed materials, and process waste.  (Clarification statement: The intent is for students to demonstrate how the component structures of the cell interact and work together to allow the cell as a whole carry out various processes. Additional structures, beyond those listed, will be addressed in high school Biology.)

Assessments:

  • Wednesday 10/3:  Cellular Respiration (5) question quiz (Moved to Thursday 10/4)
  • Upcoming:  Monday 10/8:  Unit Test – Cell Processes to include:
    – Homeostasis
    – Passive Transport (Diffusion, Osmosis)
    – Active Transport (Endocytosis, Exocytosis)
    – Photosynthesis
    – Cellular Respiration

Homework:  Study all you notes/organizers on Cell Processes.

Resources:
 

AGENDA

Monday 10/1:

  • Review photosynthesis
  • Notes on cellular respiration
Tuesday 10/2:
  • Students created a foldable comparing Photosynthesis and Cellular Respirtaion.  (If you were absent, I have one made for you)
  • Brainpop on Cellular Respiration with Quiz Organizer.
  • Students received study guide- summative is Monday 10/8

 

Wednesday 10/3:

  • *Students worked in groups to start preparing for their RAFT assignment to review for photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Assignment is due Friday. **This is a summative performance task. RAFT attached below

    *** Cellular Respiration (5) question quiz tomorrow***!!!!

 

Thursday 10/4:

  • Students took a Cellular Respiration (5) question quiz.
  • Students continued to work on their “RAFT” project.  This project is due by the end of their period tomorrow.  “NO EXCEPTIONS”.  The students were able to take their projects home to work on if they felt they needed to.  THIS IS A SUMMATIVE GRADE

Friday 10/5: 

  • Students had the entire period to finish their “RAFT” performance project.
    – If for some reason they did not complete it, I told them to take it home and complete but there would be a “10” point deduction.
  • Students who finished worked on their Cell Process Study Guide.  If they completed it, they checked their answers.
  • Vocabulary Smackdown ppt. review for Cell Process Test is under “Resources” above.
  • ANSWERS TO STUDY GUIDE BELOW:

     

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September 17

WEEK SEPTEMBER 17 -21

SNAPSHOT

Standards:
S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
a. Develop a model and construct an explanation of how cell structures (specifically the nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplasts, lysosome, and mitochondria) contribute to the function of the cell as a system in obtaining nutrients in order to grow, reproduce, make needed materials, and process waste.  (Clarification statement: The intent is for students to demonstrate how the component structures of the cell interact and work together to allow the cell as a whole carry out various processes. Additional structures, beyond those listed, will be addressed in high school Biology.)

Assessments:

Friday September  14 or Monday September 17:  Re-quiz on Monday’s quiz.

  • Students who did not make “100” will re-quiz on Friday or Monday.  It will include all vocabulary from Monday’s quiz plus: Active transport, exocytosis and endocytosis.
  • Due to Iowa/Cogat testing:  3rd, 4th, 5th will test this Friday (14th)
  • Due to Iowa/Cogat testing: 6th & 7th will test Monday (17th)

Homework:  Study your Photosynthesis notes and organizers at least 10-15 minutes each night!

Resources:  

AGENDA

Monday Sept. 17: (Only saw 3rd, 6th and 7th today)

  • For students who did not make a “100” on last Monday’s quiz, they took another quiz today to include Active Transport, exocytosis and endocytosis.  (6th and 7th only)
  • The student’s not taking the quiz worked on the exocytosis/endocytosis analogies and some students built a model of each

Tuesday Sept. 18: (Only saw 3rd, 4th and 5th today)

Wednesday 9/19:

Thursday Sept. 20:

  • Students completed a photosynthesis webquest and Legends of Learning interactive activities.
    -Organizer for photosynthesis webquest:     photosynthesis_webquest-16wbkay

Link to webquest:

Lind to Legends of Learning:

Homework:  study your notes tonight and play the quizizz under “Resource” tab.  We will have a (5) question ticket out the door tomorrow.

Friday Sept. 21:  (Hawktime – shortened classes)

  • Ticket out the door (5) questions on photosynthesis
  • Short photosynthesis lab using leaves

 

 

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September 11

WEEK SEPTEMBER 10 -14

SNAPSHOT

Standards:
S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
a. Develop a model and construct an explanation of how cell structures (specifically the nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplasts, lysosome, and mitochondria) contribute to the function of the cell as a system in obtaining nutrients in order to grow, reproduce, make needed materials, and process waste.  (Clarification statement: The intent is for students to demonstrate how the component structures of the cell interact and work together to allow the cell as a whole carry out various processes. Additional structures, beyond those listed, will be addressed in high school Biology.)

Assessments:

  • Monday September 10:  Brief quiz on (Homeostasis, Passive Transport (Diffusion/Osmosis) –  Formative
    *This was originally scheduled for last Friday Sept. 7th
  • Friday September  14 or Monday September 17:  Re-quiz on Monday’s quiz.
    • Students who did not make “100” will re-quiz on Friday or Monday.  It will include all vocabulary from Monday’s quiz plus: Active transport, exocytosis and endocytosis.
    • Due to Iowa/Cogat testing:  3rd, 4th, 5th will test this Friday (14th)
    • Due to Iowa/Cogat testing: 6th & 7th will test Monday (17th)

     

Homework:  Study your Cellular Transport Notes/Organizer every night for 10 minutes (front and back)  ** Re-quiz on all of Cellular Transport this Friday/Monday

Resources:  

AGENDA

Monday 9/10:

  • Quiz on Cellular Transport front page only of organizer (Homeostasis, Passive Transport (Diffusion/Osmosis) – Formative
    *This was originally scheduled for last Friday Sept. 7th
  • Day 1 – Gummy Bear Osmosis Lab

Tuesday 9/11:

  • Day 2 – Gummy Bear Osmosis Lab
  • Review  yesterday’s quiz.  Students who did not make “100” will re-quiz on Friday.  It will include all vocabulary from Monday’s quiz plus: Active transport, exocytosis and endocytosis.

Wednesday 9/12:

  • Cogat testing today.  Only saw 3rd, 4th, 5th.
  • Students were challenged with creating a model of endocytosis and exocytosis on paper that will be built with various materials on Friday.  (4th, 5th)

Thursday 9/13: 

  • Students took the first day of Iowa testing today
  • Students were challenged with creating a model of endocytosis and exocytosis on paper that will be built with various materials on Friday.  (3rd, 6th, 7th))
  • Periods 3rd, 4th and 5th – Quiz on Cellular Transportation is tomorrow.

Friday 9/14:

  • For students who did not make a “100” on Monday’s quiz, they took another quiz today to include Active Transport, exocytosis and endocytosis.  (3rd, 4th and 5th only)
  • The student’s not taking the quiz worked on the exocytosis/endocytosis analogies and some students build a model of each.

 

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