Week Of February 12, 2018

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FYI:

  1. Tutoring Tuesday morning 8:10am.  Check in at the cafeteria, come to my classroom. I
  2. Click here for IMPORTANT FLU INFORMATION
  3. Always check Water Tab for resources to aid in learning AND copies of assignments being completed in class

STANDARD:

  • S6E3d. Analyze and interpret data to create graphic representations of the causes and effects of waves, currents, and tides in Earth’s systems.

ASSESSMENTS:

  • Ocean Tides Formative Assessment Friday
  • Ocean Motion Summative Assessment TUESDAY FOLLOWING WINTER BREAK (FYI)

HOMEWORK:

  • MONDAY – WEDNESDAY – no homework
  • THURSDAY – review tide notes / powerpoint / video for tides formative on Friday (graded)

CLASSWORK:

  • Monday –Currents Remediation, Currents Acceleration, Tides Enrichment, Finish Tides Reading Articles (students will be doing 1 or two of these based on where they are in their learning)
  • Tuesday – Savannah Georgia Tides Graphing Activity
  • Wednesday – Finish Tides Graphing Activity
  • Thursday -Notes Tides
  • Friday – Tides Formative Assessment.  Review study guide, which will be given earlier in the week and answers gone over today


Week of February 5, 2018

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FYI:

  1. Tutoring AND Ocean Test Summative Retake Tuesday morning 8:00am.  Check in at the cafeteria, come to my classroom. In order to complete the summative retake a reflection must be filled out.  See previos post.
  2. Click here for IMPORTANT FLU INFORMATION

STANDARD:

  • S6E3d. Analyze and interpret data to create graphic representations of the causes and effects of waves, currents, and tides in Earth’s systems.

ASSESSMENTS:

  • Ocean Current Formative Assessment Friday
  • Ocean Tides Formative Assessment NEXT Thursday (FYI)
  • Ocean Motion Summative Assessment TUESDAY FOLLOWING WINTER BREAK (FYI)

HOMEWORK:

  • MONDAY – THURSDAY – study ocean current activity analysis AND notes (Wednesday) for formative assessment on Friday

CLASSWORK:

  • Monday –Surface Currents Simulation Activity
  • Tuesday – Studying Deep Ocean Currents Using Data Activity
  • Wednesday – Ocean Currents Notes (see water tab for notes and powerpoint)
  • Thursday -Continue ocean currents notes (see water tab for notes and powerpoint)
  • Friday – Ocean Currents Formative Assessment


Week of January 29, 2018

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HOMEWORK INFORMATION FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Students need to finish gathering wave data AND graphing wave data from class today. I am fine if they share wave data with peers, as long as they have collected 3 themselves.  Wave height on the y axis and wind speed on the x axis.  Here is the website OR students can use the app on their phone http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

FYI:

  1. Tutoring Tuesday morning 8:10am.  Check in at the cafeteria, come to my classroom.
  2. Click here for IMPORTANT FLU INFORMATION
  3. Download the NOAA Buoy Data App (free) to your IOS devices (or the NOAA Buoys
    Live Marine Weather App (free) for Android Devices.  We will need these for class on Wednesday.

STANDARD:

  • S6E3a. Ask questions to determine where water is located on Earth’s surface (oceans, rivers, lakes, swamps, groundwater, aquifers, and ice) and communicate the relative proportion of water at each location.
  • S6E3c:  Ask questions to identify and communicate, using graphs and maps, the composition, location, and subsurface topography of the world’s oceans.

ASSESSMENTS:

  • Summative Assessment TUESDAY: water distribution, water cycle, ocean location, ocean topography, ocean composition. Students can study their water distribution entrance ticket, water cycle exit ticket, water distribution and water cycle formative assessment, ocean composition and location entrance ticket, ocean topography quiz, and ocean locaiton, composition, and topography formative assessment.

HOMEWORK:

  • MONDAY – review for the summative assessment tomorrow.  See assessment above for detail of what to study.
  • TUESDAY – download the NOAA Buoy Data App (free) to your IOS devices (or the NOAA Buoys.
    Live Marine Weather App (free) for Android Devices. Bring device, with app to class on Wednesday.

CLASSWORK:

  • Monday –Review for summative OR find the density of basalt and granite
  • Tuesday – Summative Assessment and finish wave GIST article
  • Wednesday – Exploring Wave Data
  • Thursday -Exploring Wave Data
  • Friday – Wave Graphic Organizer / Notes / BrainPop video


Week Of January 22, 2018

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  1. NO TUTORING THIS WEEK.
  2. Due to missing 3 days last week, we will not be completing the panopto project at this time.  I hope to use the app later in the year

STANDARD:

  • S6E3c:  Ask questions to identify and communicate, using graphs and maps, the composition, location, and subsurface topography of the world’s oceans.

ASSESSMENTS:

  • Formative assessment Friday Ocean Composition, Ocean Location, and Ocean Topography

HOMEWORK:

  • MONDAY – review ocean composition and ocean location for non-graded entrance ticket tomorrow and formative assessment on Friday
  • TUESDAY – review ocean topography for non-graded exit ticket tomorrow and formative assessment on Friday
  • WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY – review ocean location, ocean composition, and ocean topography for formative assessment on Friday

CLASSWORK:

  • Monday – 1. Go over ocean composition notes.  2. Begin ocean topography – reading pages 382 – 387
  • Tuesday – 1. Ocean composition and location non-graded entrance ticket.  2. Ocean Topography notes
  • Wednesday 1. Ocean topography notes  2. Ocean topography non-graded exit ticket
  • Thursday – 1. Remediation and Acceleration grouping based on scores from non-graded assignments this week
  • Friday – 1. Ocean composition, ocean location, and ocean topography formative assessment  2. Begin ocean waves study

Week of January 15, 2018

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  1. I offer tutoring Tuesday mornings from 8:10 to 8:50, unless I post on my blog I am not available that day.
  2. The first semester was a great time for students to learn how things run in middle school, how I teach, and how students can best learn in science class.  Starting today, there will be NO FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT retakes in science.  I will still offer the SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT retakes, per school policy, unless the summative assessment is a project.

STANDARD:

  • S6E3c:  Ask questions to identify and communicate, using graphs and maps, the composition, location, and subsurface topography of the world’s oceans.

ASSESSMENTS:

  • Formative assessment exit ticket Thursday Ocean Composition and ocean location 10 questions

HOMEWORK:

  • TUESDAY – FRIDAY – if okay with your parents, download the free panopto video app to your phone or tablet.
  • TUESDAY – know how to DESCRIBE the location of the 5 world’s oceans.  Example: The Pacific Ocean is located West of North America and East of Asia.
  • WEDNESDAY – review your ocean composition notes from class.
  • FRIDAY – work on your story board, script, and slides for your Paper Slide Movie
  • BRING DEVICE ON MONDAY 1/22/18

CLASSWORK:

  • Tuesday – 1. Ocean Location Review  2. ocean composition graph / map questioning activity.  3. Begin ocean composition notes using science textbook pages 374 – 380.
  • Wednesday – 1. Finish ocean composition notes and review notes with class discussion
  • Thursday – 1. finish notes, if not finished in class yesterday 2. Exit ticket ocean location and composition  3. Begin working on paper slides formative assessment project
  • Friday – work on paper slide formative assessment covering ocean location and composition

Enjoy your day!

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I hope you are enjoying your time off.  Please take 15 to 20 minutes today to review the quizlet and video in the Water Unit tab at the top of the blog for water distribution.  We are having an entrance ticket tomorrow to see how much you have learned about the different distributions of water.  It is not for a grade in the gradebook, but will allow me to determine who needs more help with this content and who can move on.