April 23-27, 2018

Science with Mrs. Brennan– Monday we solved a murder mystery using a dichotomous key.  We are starting the Classification Unit. We took notes on Monday. Tuesday we finished the notes and wrote a poem about a kingdom. Wednesday we unraveled Ch 9. Thursday we started a review packet for the Science SLO test (end of course standardized test).

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Reading with Ms. Bright– We are paraphrasing and analyzing the poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost before starting the book, The Outsiders. Tuesday we finished the poem; Wednesday we started the novel.  Thursday we will create a character map, describing and showing the relationship between characters. We will start “signposting” important parts of each chapter.

Science with Mrs. Jacobson– We are starting the Classification Unit. Monday we learned about the seven levels of classification and took notes in a graphic organizer about the six kingdoms. Tuesday we continued filling in the graphic organizer and started working on Classification questions 1-10, due Thursday. Wednesday we learned about protists and filled in notes about that kingdom. Thursday we learned about fungi and checked questions 1-10. Questions 11-17 due Friday.

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Week of April 16-20, 2018

This week is Milestone testing.  All students will stay with their homeroom classes after testing and complete work from each academic class, assigned by their teachers.  In Science we are working on a genetics project.

April 9-13, 2018

Great video about elephants!!

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/selection-tuskless-elephants

Science with Mrs. Brennan– Monday we reviewed Evolution. We took notes from a powerpoint. Test on Friday. Tuesday we used a graphic organizer to reduce and arrange the notes. Review questions are due Thursday. Wednesday students were given a study guide which they worked on in class. Thursday we reviewed and Friday was the test.

Reading with Ms. Bright– This week we are working in Literature Groups with Freak the Mighty. Those who were not finished reading worked with Mrs. Myers in the media center.  The complete book is on Ms. Bright’s blog and needs to be finished and signposts recorded.

Science with Mrs. Jacobson– Monday we watched a short video about the evolution of whales. We reviewed Evolution. The test is Friday.  Questions 11-16 are due Wednesday.  We checked 1-10. Tuesday we discussed section 3 of chapter 7 and added to our notes. We discussed many examples of natural selection. Wednesday we gave instructions for a Genetics Project that student will complete next week. Thursday we reviewed and Friday was the test.

 

March 26-30, 2018

Science with Mrs. Brennan-   Monday we cleaned out binders and began the unit on Evolution. We unraveled Ch 7 sections 1 and 2.   Tuesday we took notes of the Five Fingers of Evolution. Wednesday we learned about the Peppered Moths of Manchester. Thursday we watched a short video about the Galapagos Islands/Charles Darwin and did a Natural Selection Lab with beans.

Evolution Vocabulary

Reading with Ms. Bright- Monday we met with our literature groups and assigned roles. Discussion of signposts in Freak the Mighty. Quiz Wednesday on Chapters 11-15. On Wednesday we also continued reading Ch 18-19.  Thursday and Friday we are finishing Freak the Mighty.

Science with Mrs. Jacobson- Monday we cleaned out binders and began the unit on Evolution.  Tuesday we took notes on the Five Fingers of Evolution. Wednesday we had a short lab about Bird Beaks and talked about Charles Darwin. Thursday we took notes on myths about evolution and watched a short video about the Galapagos Islands/Charles Darwin.

Evolution Vocabulary

 

DMS FIELD DAY

2018

May 7th–6th Grade

May 9th–7th Grade

May 11–8th Grade

T-shirt sales began Monday, March 19 and will end on Wednesday, April 11.  New this year, all sales will be online via www.MyPaymentsPlus.com  If you do not already have an account set up, you will need to create one.  (If you pay for lunch online, then you already have an account!)  Find more information and directions on how to create an account on the PE blog http://www.cobblearning.net/dickersonpe/

 

March 19-23, 2018

Science with Mrs. Brennan– Monday we took notes on Genetic Engineering and Selective Breeding and discussed the difference. The powerpoint is on Mrs. Brennan’s blog. Heredity/Genetics test on Friday. Wednesday we started a Monster Genetics Lab. Thursday we are in the computer lab working on a Legends of Learning Review. Study guide answers for test Friday: Brennan-Genetics Study Guide answers-1gikzea

Reading with Ms Bright– Monday we worked on Freak the Mighty Packets.  Quiz Tuesday on Freak the Mighty Ch 6-10). Test Thursday on Freak the Mighty, vocabulary in context; all nine root words, all prefixes, core vocabulary; See Ms. Bright’s blog for review materials. Wednesday we continued with Ch 11 in FTM, discussing signposts. Test Thursday. Friday we read Freak the Mighty, ch 14 and 15, discussing and looking for signposts.

Science with Mrs. Jacobson– Monday we reviewed Genetic terms and worked on questions for section 2. Due Wednesday. The Genetics test is Friday. Tuesday we practiced genetics with Zorks. Wednesday we practiced genetics with Harry Potter and SpongeBob. Review Thursday and test Friday.  Study guide answers:Chapter 5 questions key-1q9ntot

March 12-16, 2018

Science with Mrs. Brennan-  Monday we finished notes of Genetics and created a KIM chart with genetics vocabulary. Tuesday we completed a genetics wheel using our own traits. Wednesday we worked on SpongeBob genetics.

Reading with Ms. Bright– this week we are reading Freak the Mighty looking for Signposts- Aha Moments, Memory Moments, Again and Again Moments, and Contrasts and Contradictions.  The Vocabulary Art book is due by Wednesday.

Science with Mrs. Jacobson– Monday we reviewed terms from Friday’s discussion of genetics. Tuesday we completed a genetics wheel using our own traits. Questions 17-26 are due Wednesday. Wednesday we started on questions 1-10 which are due Friday.

Science notes: 1-Heredity-Notes–1cn4vkl

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March 5-9, 2018

Science with Mrs. Brennan-Monday we discussed the difference between meiosis and mitosis. There will be a quiz on Ch 6 on Wednesday.  Chapter 6 review questions due Tuesday. Tuesday we watched a Bill Nye video about DNA and unraveled Ch 5 section 3. Wednesday we reviewed then had a test on Chapter 6 DNA.  Thursday students had a Directed Reading on Ch 5, sections 1 and 2.

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Reading with Ms. Bright– Monday we worked with a Figurative Language Packet.  There is a quiz Tuesday on Ch 1-5 of Freak the Mighty. Vocabulary Art Book is due March 14th. Tuesday we reviewed Freak the Mighty with Clock Partners and took a quiz on Ch 1-5. Wednesday and Thursday we worked on the Vocabulary Art Book.

Science with Mrs. Jacobson– Monday we extracted DNA from peas, strawberries, and our own cheek cells! Tuesday we reviewed for the quiz tomorrow on Chapter 6 DNA.  Wednesday was the test on CH 6. Thursday we watched a video about Gregor Mendel and the beginning of genetics.  Students need to access a worksheet on Mrs. Jacobson’s blog to do for homework.

February 26- March 2, 2018

Science with Mrs. Brennan– Monday we “unraveled” Ch. 6 due Wednesday. Tuesday we took notes on Meiosis and Mitosis. Wednesday we will dissect frogs! Thursday we did a webquest about DNA extraction.  Friday we will extract DNA from strawberries, peas, and ourselves!!

Reading with Ms. Bright- Monday we took a Touchstones test in the computer lab. Tuesday we toke notes on setting and discussed the setting of Freak the Mighty Ch 1. We also learned three new root words- phon, aud, and vis/vid. Wednesday and Thursday we read FTM and wrote about Again and Again moments as well as the effect of point of view on setting.

Science with Mrs. Jacobson- Monday, we went over the Body Systems test, cleared out binders, and started learning about DNA. Tuesday we saw an Amoeba Sisters video about DNA and discussed pages 144-147. Questions 1-7 due Thursday. Wednesday we learned more about DNA and RNA . Thursday we reviewed and had time to work on Quest 8-15 due tomorrow.  Friday we have a DNA Extraction Virtual Lab.

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February 12-16, 2018

Science with Mrs. Brennan– Monday we watched a Bill Nye video about the brain and took notes. Students also worked on their Body Systems review questions due Wednesday. Tuesday we colored a frog dissection picture in preparation for frog dissection after the break. Wednesday we reviewed for the test. Human Body Study Guide-1sxls9z   Test on Body Systems is Thursday. Study resources:

Review of Skeletal Muscular Digestive and Integumentary-2hpa143

Review of Circulatory Lymphatic Respiratoryand nervous-zsxn38

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Reading with Ms. Bright- Monday we finished Ch 1 in Freak the Mighty with an emphasis on Memory Moments and we started Ch 2. Test Thursday. We gave out a study guide on Friday.  It is also on Ms. Bright’s blog. Tuesday we practiced finding point of view.  Wednesday we reviewed for the test.  Students received a study guide last Friday, and they can be found on Ms. Bright’s blog along with other study resources.  Test is Thursday 2/15.

Science with Mrs. Jacobson– Monday we had a silent review for the test on Thursday.  Then we reviewed the immune system and worked on those questions (20-23) due tomorrow. Tuesday we learned about frog dissection with a drawing and a video of the process. Wednesday we reviewed for the test Thursday over four body systems. Friday we will dissect frogs.

Study Guide for test-Body Systems questions part 2 – KEY- Study Guide-1b0d9uz

February 5-9, 2018

Science with Mrs. Brennan– Monday students worked in their clinic groups with a case study the group must diagnose and treat. Tuesday students will continue research on their patients and diseases in the computer lab. Wednesday we started review questions on each of the body systems. Test over all systems on Feb 16th. Thursday students will go to the computer lab to finish research on project.  Presentations start Friday.

Science with Mrs. Jacobson– Monday we role-played the circulatory system and learned about the respiratory system.  We did a respiratory lab with a balloon. Tuesday Q 1-6 are due and students will work on Q 12-15 on the respiratory system. Wednesday we worked on a webquest, doing the second half from a previous sheet, reviewing the body systems. Thursday we started Nervous System questions and then had a virus lab.

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Specific Vocabulary for Body Systems PT 2-1zxajsb

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Reading with Ms. Bright– Monday we reviewed characterization and learned more about point of view:  1st person, 2nd person, 3rd person objective, limited, and omniscient. Tuesday we analyzed “The Memory String” for point of view. We also worked in the Vocabulary Art book.  Bring to class! Blog homework on Ms. Bright’s blog due Wednesday. There is another blog assignment due Friday.  Wednesday we worked on point of view with clock partners and drew pictures in the art book for the root words hydr, aqua, and mar/mer. Thursday we are starting the book, Freak the Mighty. We discussed memory moments and plot. On Friday students received a study guide for a test on Thursday the 15th.  It is also on Ms. Bright’s blog. Friday we also worked on the Point of View Rotation sheet and memory moments with Freak the Mighty.