Tuesday, May 22

Today we looked at microscopic organisms and tried to identify them.

Remember for tomorrow:  wear blue for Blue Ribbon Celebration Day, bring  something to sign yearbooks with, lunchboxes okay.

Thursday, May 17


Science Binders are not to come to class for the rest of the year.  Please bring something to write with each day.

Today students will play Legends of Learning games which review information we have learned this year.

Go to this link, enter the teacher code Jacob18, pick any playlist, Sign up (unless you remember your username from December)and play!  https://login.legendsoflearning.com/


Friday, May 11

Today you need to make 4 Which Kingdom Am I cards that will help you study. You have  a classification test next Tuesday.  Which Kingdom Directions for Making-27cckjw

Which Kingdom Am I template-1rjswn9

After you finish those 4 cards, you can use a laptop or BYOD to finish up any of these online assignments that you did not finish in class:

  1. Fungus Webquest – See my blog from Friday, April 27 for the links.  If you need the paper to write on, see Mrs. Jacobson or print it: Fungi Webquest with key-1khdeit (the answers are at the end so you can check it)
  2. Fish Dichotomous Key and Shark Dichotomous key – see my blog from Thursday, May 3.  Write answers on your own paper.
  3. Virtual Transpiration lab – see my blog from Tuesday, May 8 for the document and link.
  4. If you have extra time, you may do the Quizlet:  https://quizlet.com/_4veh1a



Thursday, May 10

Homeroom:  tomorrow all summer postage is due – $2 to have report cards etc mailed to you.  There will not be an opportunity to come to the school to pick these up.

Science:  Today students had time in class to complete questions 28-32 which are due tomorrow. We finished and turned in the Eternal Arms Race video chart.

Classification Test is next Tuesday.  Please check your grades in Synergy for accuracy.

Wednesday, May 9

Today was Field Day!  We had Field Day time during Connections at the end of all our academic classes.  Thanks to all our good sports and good athletes!

In science, we went over the Open Book end of year review quiz, read and filled out the 6 Kingdoms chart about Animals, and started watching The Eternal Arms Race video about animal adaptations.

Remember, questions 23-27 were assigned on Tuesday and are due tomorrow.

Classification Test is Tuesday.

In case you need this again . . .

This letter was sent home several weeks ago.  Some of the dates are past, but this may help you in navigating the last weeks of school (11 school days, not that I’m counting . . . )

Hello Students and Parents!

As we begin to wrap up the 2017-2018 school year, we wanted to provide you with some dates and information that will help ensure you and your child have a successful end of the school year.  We have a number of end of the year activities and procedures we wanted to make you aware of, and provide you with any and all information needed.  Please assist your child in keeping these dates organized by having them write them down in their agenda, or even on a family calendar.

  • Milestones Testing – 6th – April 10-13

7th – April 16-20

8th – April 10-18


  • Field Day
    • 6th grade: Mon., May 7 in the afternoon
    • 7th grade: Wed., May 9 during the normal PE block
    • 8th grade: Fri., May 11 all day
    • Students who purchased field day shirts are encouraged to wear them on their field day.
    • Students who did not purchase field day shirts are encouraged to wear a t-shirt that is the color of their team.
    • Students may wear gym shorts to school on their corresponding field day.
  • STEAM Showcase Night , May 10  6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Lunch on the Lawn Tue., May 15, a PTSA sponsored event!
    • Students may bring a beach towel to sit on for Lunch on the Lawn.

(Field Day and Lunch on the Lawn are student events; therefore, unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to host parents/siblings/guests to these events.  However, please contact the PTSA should you be able to volunteer for any of these awesome events. )

  • Locker Clean-Out
    • 6th grade 5/17, 7th grade 5/18 and 8th grade 5/21. Days are varied by grade level due to the volume of recyclable items and trash.
  • Buses
    • No bus passes will be issued beginning Monday, May 14 through the end of the year. Students must ride their own bus home.
    • Students may bring a pen for yearbook signing on the last day of school, Wednesday, May 23.
    • If students routinely pack a lunch, this is also allowed on the bus.
  • Yearbooks
    • Distributed on the last day of school.
    • Please speak with your child regarding appropriate sentiments to be written in their peers’ yearbooks. Unfortunately, every year a few students make poor choices and not only ruin others’ yearbooks, but they also receive consequences for their actions.
    • Please understand that yearbooks are not given out early. We are still teaching and learning until the final day!
  • We do not give final exams or tests early.
  • Students should not bring in food items to share.
    • Parents, please do not drop off food items in the front office for classes. Clear communication prevents disappointments as classes will not be interrupted for these deliveries.

Finally, sometimes students get silly the last few weeks of school.  Please remember that the dress code still applies. Cell phones should be off/out of sight unless a BYOD lesson. Students should strive to make great choices and above all, they should always be kind to one another.

If you have specific questions, do not hesitate to contact your grade level administrator, counselor or teacher(s) for specifics.

It has been a wonderful year!  Thank you for sending us such terrific students to teach and thank you for all you do at home to support our team efforts to rear our children.


The Dickerson Administration


Dr. Carole Brink    Sandra Alford                   TJ Perry                               Amy Stump

Principal   8th Grade Assistant Principal  7th Grade Assistant Principal   6th Grade Assistant Principal