Week of October 30 – November 3

Social Studies

Monday, October 30th

Standards: SS8H3  Unit 4 (American Revolution)

Learning Target:TSWBAT review events that led up to Unit 4/ American Revolution

Essential Question: What are some of the events that led to The American Revolution?

Opening: Write a $3.00  response to the EQ/ Share responses

Work Session: Students will review powerpoints and watch class videos to review events that led to The American Revolution.
Differentiation: Students will either watch movies about The American Revolution or Review with a friend the ppts. on my blog.

Closing : Review the Work Session (Students will turn in their Choiceboards)

Tuesday, October 31st

Standards: SS8H3  Unit 4 (American Revolution)

Learning Target:TSWBAT complete a Post Test on Unit 4/ American Revolution

Essential Question: How did you prepare for this Test ?

Opening: Write a $1.50 response to the EQ/ Share responses

Work Session: Students will take the post test on unit 4 and work on a choiceboard assignment following the test.
Differentiation: Students will be able to choose the assignments they would like to share with the class from the choice board.

Closing : Review the Work Session

Wednesday, November 1st

Standards: SS8H3  Unit 5 (Growth of US between 1789-1840)

Learning Target:TSWBAT tell two events that took place between 1789-1840

Essential Question: Do you know anything about this time period ?

Opening: Share responses orally/ watch a few short videos to connect to the time period.

Work Session: Students will take notes cornell style on specific events that took place between 1789-1840
Differentiation: Students will be able to take notes cornell style on paper or draw pictures and write a paragraph per event that they learned about today.

Closing : Review the Work Session

Thursday, November 2nd

Learning Target:TSWBAT tell two events that took place between 1789-1840

Essential Question: What did you learn from yesterday’s video ?

Opening: Write a $3.00 response to the EQ/ Share responses

Work Session: Students will continue to take notes cornell style on specific events that took place between 1789-1840
Differentiation: Students will be able to take notes cornell style on paper or draw pictures and write a paragraph per event that they learned about today.

Closing : Review the Work Session

Friday, November 3rd

Standards: SS8H3  Unit 5 (Growth of US between 1789-1840)

Learning Target:TSWBAT tell four events that took place between 1789-1840

Essential Question: How did the videos help you to connect to the time period ?

Opening: Write a $3.00 response to the EQ/ Share responses

Work Session: Students will view a ppt. and fill in cloze notes to help connect the events that took place between 1789-1840.
Differentiation: Students will be able to use their notes to study and use their learning style to begin creating flash cards, draw, or think, pair, share activity to show what they have learned so far.

Closing : Review the Work Session

Week of October 9th – October 13th

Social Studies

Monday, October 9th

Standards: SS8H2 Colonization

Learning Target: TSWBAT analyze The Colonial Period of Georgia

Essential Question: How can a self-assessment help you prepare for a quiz or test ?

Opening: Write a $3.00 response to the EQ/ Share responses

Work Session: Students will work with a partner and complete a self-assessment of The Colonial Period. After completing the self-assessment then each student will orally quiz their partners.

Differentiation:(Content, Process, Product) Some  students may write the information out on note cards, draw the information learned, or simply express in writing it down in paragraph form.

Closing : Review Work Session

Tuesday, October 10th

Standards: SS8H2  Colonization

Learning Target: TSWBAT complete an Almost There Quiz on Unit 3/ Colonization

Essential Question: How did you prepare for this quiz ?

Opening: Write a $1.50 response to the EQ/ Share responses

Work Session: Students will take the quiz and work on a choice board assignment following the quiz.

Closing : Review the Work Session

Wednesday, October 11th

Standards: SS8H2  Colonization  PSAT Testing Schedule will vary this day

Learning Target: TSWBAT analyze The Colonial Period in Georgia

Essential Question: Was working on a self-assessment with a partner helpful before taking your test ? If so, How so ?
Opening: Write a $3.00 response to the EQ/ Share responses

Work Session:4th and 5th period students will begin remediation activity for Friday’s post test. 2nd and 4th periods will take their post test on Friday. While 3rd and 5th periods will take their test on Monday.

Closing : Review the Work Session

Thursday, October 12th

Standards: SS8H2  Colonization Early Release Day

Learning Target: TSWBAT analyze The Colonial Period of Georgia

Essential Question: How did you prepare for your Post Test over The Colonial Period?

Opening: Write a $1.50 response to the EQ/ Share responses

Work Session: Students will take post test  (if ready) If not, we will play a review game and take the test tomorrow.

Closing : Review the Work Session

Friday, October 13th

Standards: SS8H2  Colonization

Learning Target: TSWBAT analyze The Colonial Period of Georgia

Essential Question: How did you prepare for today’s post test?

Opening: Write a $1.50 response to the EQ/ Share responses

Work Session: Students will take today’s post test. After the test, students will begin an activity introducing the next unit on The American Revolution.

Closing : Review the Work Session

 

 

Mrs. Evans Conference Week- October 16th – October 20th

Greetings parents and family,

Conference week at Garrett Middle is the week of October 16th – October 20th. The conference week Sign-up Genius is designed to be an efficient way for parents to request a conference with your scholar’s teachers. The first conference will begin at 1:45p.m. and the last conference will begin at 4:15p.m., daily.  

Each conference will last for 15 minutes with a 2 minute transition time. Parents we ask that you make your appointments, no later than, 12:00p.m. the day of your appointment.

If you would like to meet with me during conference week, please click the following link to sign up: 

 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4AA4A92DA5FD0-conference

You may also visit other teacher’s websites to access their link to sign up for conferences with them as well. Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions or concerns. Look forward to meeting you all during conference week!

Mrs. L. Evans

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4AA4A92DA5FD0-conference

Week of September 18th – September 22nd (Social Studies)

Monday, September 18th

Standards: SS8H2 Colonization

Learning Target:TSWBAT analyze the Colonial Period of Georgia History

Essential Question: How do you think the Europeans impacted the creation of the new Georgia Colony?

Opening: Write a $3.00 response to the EQ/ Share responses

Work Session: Students will enter test scores from Post test into I-Respond and Continue PowerPoint review introducing new unit and take notes Cornell Style.
Students will follow-up with a trading cards activity to introduce new people in our standard.

Differentiation:(Content, Process, Product) Students will continue next unit assignment using I-pads, desktops, or cellphones for notes and trading cards activity.

Closing : Review Work Session

Tuesday, September 19th

Standards: SS8H2 Colonization

Learning Target:TSWBAT analyze the Colonial Period of Georgia History

Essential Question: How did James Oglethorpe, Mary Musgrove, and Tomochichi  impact Colonial Georgia?

Opening: Write a $3.00 response to the EQ/ Share responses

Work Session: Students will continue Powerpoint review introducing new unit and take notes Cornell Style.
Students will follow-up with a trading cards activity to introduce new people in our standard. Students will watch two short videos that conn Standards: SS8H2 Colonization

Learning Target:TSWBAT analyze the Colonial Period of Georgia History

Essential Question: How did Georgia change from a trustee to a royal colony?

Opening: Write a $3.00 response to the EQ/ Share responses

Work Session: Students will complete a Venn Diagram explaining the difference between both trustee vs. royal colony. Class discussion following student responses.
Students will then work with a partner or group on an activity that leads them into a discussion about their venn diagram results.

Differentiation:(Content, Process, Product) Students will continue partner activity with different scenarios that they must answer and share with the class.

Closing : Review Work Sessionects to the EQ for today.

Wednesday, September 20th

Standards: SS8H2 Colonization

Learning Target:TSWBAT analyze the Colonial Period of Georgia History

Essential Question: How did Georgia change from a trustee to a royal colony?

Opening: Write a $3.00 response to the EQ/ Share responses

Work Session: Students will complete a Venn Diagram explaining the difference between both trustee vs. royal colony. Class discussion following student responses.
Students will then work with a partner or group on an activity that leads them into a discussion about their venn diagram results.

Differentiation:(Content, Process, Product) Students will continue partner activity with different scenarios that they must answer and share with the class.

Closing : Review Work Session

Thursday, September 21st

Standards: SS8H2 Colonization

Learning Target:TSWBAT analyze the Colonial Period of Georgia History

Essential Question: Who were some of the early colonists in Georgia?

Opening: Write a $3.00 response to the EQ/ Share responses

Work Session: Students will continue working with a partner/ group on an activity that leads them into a discussion about their venn diagram results.

Differentiation:(Content, Process, Product) Students will continue partner activity with different scenarios that they must answer and share with the class.

Closing : Review Work Session

Friday, September 22

 Standards: SS8H2 Colonization

Learning Target:TSWBAT analyze the Colonial Period of Georgia History

Essential Question: Who were some of the achievements of the early colonists in Georgia?

Opening: Write a $3.00 response to the EQ/ Share responses

Work Session: Students will watch a few videos and take notes on the early colonists achievements and complete a role playing activity with their group and share with the class.

Differentiation:(Content, Process, Product) Students will continue partner/ group activity with different role playing scenarios that they must answer and share with the class.

Closing : Review Work Session

 

Week of September 11th – September 15th (Social Studies)

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

Standards: SS8H1 Exploration

Learning Target:TSWBAT complete a Post test on Unit 2

Essential Question: How long did you study to prepare for this test and What did you do differently from preparing for Unit1’s tests ?

Opening: Write a $3.00 response to the EQ/ Share responses

Work Session: Students will take a Post test on Unit 2. Early Finishers will begin an activity on the next unit.

Differentiation:(Content, Process, Product) students will begin next unit assignment, Acceleration activity for students that did not have to take the post test.

Closing : Review Work Session

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

Standards: SS8H3 Colonization

Learning Target:TSWBAT continue an activity that introduces Colonization

Essential Question: What or who do you think this unit will be about from the title?

Opening: Write a $3.00 response to the EQ/ Share responses

Work Session: Students will finish Post Test for Unit 2.  Students who have finished the test will continue an activity that introduces the unit on Colonization.

Differentiation:(Content, Process, Product) students will continue next unit assignment, Acceleration activity for students that did not have to take the post test.

Closing : Review Work Session

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Week of September 11th – September 15, 2017 (Physical Science)

SEPTEMBER 11TH & SEPTEMBER 12TH- IMPORTANT WEATHER INFORMATION

All Cobb County schools and facilities are closed Monday and Tuesday for all students and employees.

SEPTEMBER 13TH

Small Groups:

Standards: S8P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the structure and properties of matter.
Construct an argument based on observational evidence to support the claim that when a change in a substance occurs, it can be classified as either chemical or physical. (Clarification statement: Evidence could include ability to separate mixtures, development of a gas, formation of a precipitate, change in energy, color, and/or form.)

Essential Question(s): Is oxidization a chemical or physical change?
Learning Target(s): Students will be able to explain why the Statue of Liberty turning green is a chemical change by using Claim- Evidence- Reasoning.
Opening:
Students will watch a video on the C-E-R
Work Session:
Students and I will do an I do- we do- you do example of a C-E-R

  • Is Air Matter?

Students will complete a C-E-R individually

  • Statue of Liberty Handout

SEPTEMBER 14TH-

Standards: S8P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the structure and properties of matter.
Construct an argument based on observational evidence to support the claim that when a change in a substance occurs, it can be classified as either chemical or physical. (Clarification statement: Evidence could include ability to separate mixtures, development of a gas, formation of a precipitate, change in energy, color, and/or form.)

Essential Question(s):  Is the substance a compound or an element defend using C-E-R

Learning Target(s): Students will be able to describe whether a mixture is a colloid, solution, compound, or an element. 
Opening:
Identify this…. Students will be given a list of pictures and must identify what they are. A compound, element, mixture, colloid, solution, etc.

Work Session: Students will be given pictures of different of compounds, elements, mixtures, etc. and will form C-E-R

Student Use of Technology:
Differentiation (Content/Product/Process):
ELT Focus:
Closing: What’s the C-E-R?
Assessments/CFU:

 

 

Week of September 4, 2017 – September 8, 2017 (Physical Science)

September 4, 2017- Holiday: Labor Day

September 5, 2017-

Standards:
.Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the structure and properties of matter.
b. Develop and use models to describe the movement of particles in solids, liquids, gases, and plasma states when thermal energy is added or removed.
Essential Question(s):
Boyle’s law describes the relationship between what two factors?
Learning Target(s)
Students will understand the relationship between temperature, pressure, and volume as they relate to Charles Law, Boyle’s Law, and Pascal’s Principle.
Opening:
Changing Matter Brain Pop
Work Session
Behavior of gases directed reading pages 70-79
and Vocabulary Practice
Closing:
Boyles Law video

September 6, 2017-

Standards: standards: (link or list here)
. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the structure and properties of matter.
b. Develop and use models to describe the movement of particles in solids, liquids, gases, and plasma states when thermal energy is added or removed.

Essential Question(s): How are pressure and Volume related in Boyle’s Law
Learning Target(s) Students will increase their understanding of  particles in each state of matter, chemical and physical changes.

Opening: Students will take a quiz on Charles Law, Pascal’s Principle, Boyle’s Law, etc.

Work Session: Students will complete menu (choice board) 

Student Use of Technology:
Differentiation (Content/Product/Process): The science menu will allow students to create assignments that are specific to their individual learning styles.

ELT Focus: Students will complete interactive notebook activities
Closing: Charles’s Law Video 

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017-

Standards:tandards: (link or list here)
. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the structure and properties of matter.
b. Develop and use models to describe the movement of particles in solids, liquids, gases, and plasma states when thermal energy is added or removed.

Essential Question(s): How are pressure and temperature related in gases? 

Learning Target(s): 

Opening:
Pascals Principle example

Work Session:
Students will finishing working on their science menu

Student Use of Technology:

Differentiation (Content/Product/Process):

SEPTEMBER 8, 2017-

Standards: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the structure and properties of matter.
b. Develop and use models to describe the movement of particles in solids, liquids, gases, and plasma states when thermal energy is added or removed.

Essential Question(s):
How are Charles’ Law and Boyle’s Law related
Learning Target(s)
Students will be able ro identify Law’s and Principles of fluid based on demonstrations.
Opening:
Pascal’s Principle video

Work Session:
States of Matter Review Jeopardy
Student Use of Technology:

Differentiation (Content/Product/Process):

ELT Focus:

 

Welcome to 8th grade Physical Science

 

GEORGIA PERFORMANCE STANDARDS COVERED

S8P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the structure and properties of matter.

c. Plan and carry out investigations to compare and contrast chemical (i.e., reactivity, combustibility) and physical (i.e., density, melting point, boiling point) properties of matter

Week of August 14th- August 18th

 This week will discuss properties of matter. Whose property? 

Monday, August 14th-

Chapter 2.2-2.3

Physical and Chemical properties and Changes notes.

 

Tuesday, August 15th-

Chemical and Physical Changes Newsletter

 

S8P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the structure and properties of matter.

c. Plan and carry out investigations to compare and contrast chemical (i.e., reactivity, combustibility) and physical (i.e., density, melting point, boiling point) properties of matter

Week of August 21st- August 25th 

This week we will continue our discussion on the Nature of Matter. It’s a Solid, it’s a liquid, it’s a gas….

 

Monday, August 21st-

Chapter 3.1 States of Matter

States of Matter Foldable

https://padlet.com/micahducre08/c25eg21x3k5

 

Tuesday, August 22nd-

Flipped Classroom

Cornell Notes

 

Wednesday, August 23rd-

Chapter 11 and 3 quiz

Temperature, Volume, and Pressure

 

Thursday, August 18h-

Chapter 3.2- 3.3 Behavior of Gases, Changes of States

Boyle’s Law and Charles’s Law Foldable

 

Friday, August 18th-

Vocabulary Review

Centers (Measurements, Matter Lab, Gizmo Lab)

Welcome to 8th grade Social Studies

Welcome to 8th grade!!!

For additional homework and resources Copy and paste the following link into your browser:

http://cobb.oncoursesystems.com/websites/12367096

Then click the above Social Studies link

 

Week 1: 8th grade Goals and Expectations

July 31- Getting to Know You Activity

Aug.1- Getting to Know You Activity

Aug.2- Getting to Know You Activity

Aug.3- Getting to Know You Activity

Aug.4- Issue Course Syllabus and Learning Styles Inventory

 

Week 2: Georgia Geography

Standards: SS8G1 Geography

Aug.7-Geography Pre-test / Begin Mapskills ppt./ Introduce license plate activity

Aug.8-Continue Geography Standards/ Continue Mapskills ppt.

Aug.9-Mapskills

Aug.10-5 Regions ppt./ Cornell Notes

Aug.11-5 Regions ppt./ Cornell Notes

 

Week 3: Georgia Geography

Standards: SS8G1 Geography

Aug.14- Complete 5 Regions notes/ Ga. license plates/ Ga. map

Aug.15- Review Game over Unit 1/ Geography

Aug.16- Almost There Quiz

Aug.17-Remediation

Aug.18-Post Test

 

Week 4: Geography/Exploration

Standards: SS8G1 Geography

Aug.21-Unpack standards for Exploration

Aug.22-Continue unpacking standards

Aug.23-Begin cornell notes on Exploration/video

Aug.24-Continue notes/ Review video

Aug.25-Continue notes

 

Welcome!

Greetings Students and Parents,

I am glad to have you all joining my class this year. This will be a location to find topics and resources that we are working on in class throughout the year. Please let me know if you ever have any questions about the blogs. I am excited to meet all of you and for an excellent school year.

Mrs. Evans

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