December 10

How are traits inherited??

Monday – We completed a genetics wheel  4_genetic_wheel-2jolf6n to map some of our observable traits – homework is to interview more family members and turn in completed wheels on Wednesday.  Also, workbook pages 196-205.  Grades this week will be workbook pages and vocabulary assessment!

Tuesday – Finish workbook pages and complete vocabulary definitions – start studying vocabulary for assessment on Friday – if you did not finish the definitions and/or workbook pages, it is homework!!!

Wednesday –  Go over Genetics Wheel and discuss traits we have in common with family members.  Finish vocabulary definitions.  Vocabulary activity – vocabulary battles-q75o5u with a partner.

Thursday – Go over Genetics review worksheet and complete vocabulary battles.

Friday – Genetics vocabulary assessment  🙂

IMPORTANT THIS WEEK – I will be staying after school on Thursday for a study and work session – please make sure students are picked up by 5:30

November 27

THANKFUL we are back from a relaxing break!!

Monday and Tuesday – we are working on an activity called “Investigating Reproductive Strategies” where students are working in pairs and then groups to compare two different organisms and how they reproduce

Wednesday – Set up genetics notebook and complete workbook pages 186-193 – complete for homework if you don’t complete during class!!

Thursday – Culminating worksheet on asexual and sexual reproduction to be submitted for a grade and a coloring sheet for extra credit.

Friday – Cell division activity

November 5

Wrapping up the Human Body

Monday –  Brainiac!! Nervous system notes-1vzcxd6 and Bill Nye

Tuesday – NO SCHOOL – work on projects and study – Projects are due Monday (11/12) and test is Thursday (11/15)

Wednesday – Immune system activity – reading comprehension worksheet – finish for hw

Thusday – Final project work day in computer lab – rubric – projects due MONDAY!  Human Body Project-21pjjzt

Friday – Hearing tests during science – begin study guide

DONT FORGET – PROJECTS DUE MONDAY AND TEST ON THURSDAY!!!

October 2

Welcome Back! Week of October 1

This week we are wrapping up our Cells unit.  On Monday we did a practice assessment to see where we were and it was not very good – students need to be studying EVERY NIGHT!!

Tuesday – First part of the study guide – complete for homework if you didn’t finish in class cell_parts_studyguide-15y9tv5

Wednesday and Thursday – Cell Processes station rotation – part two of the study guide

Friday – turn in completed study guides and CELLS UNIT ASSESSMENT

September 11

Week of September 10

Monday and Tuesday – To begin the week, we are working on the biological levels of organization.  We did a reading, completed a chart in our notebooks, and watched a video by the Amoeba Sisters.  To complete this lesson, we did a video response explaining the levels of organization to a kindergarten friend.  Please review your notebooks daily since we are adding Cells information every day! If you forgot your notebook, review the cell diagrams in your agenda or do some practice games on the Cells page of the blog.

Wednesday – COGAT testing – We will start learning about the cell processes and doing some labs to model them.  Today we will do some lab set up and begin on the important vocabulary.

Thursday – ITBS testing – we will complete our lab activity and our Cell Processes vocabulary – review these terms in your spare time!

Friday – ITBS testing –

Upcoming….Cell Processes quiz next Thursday, September 20 or Friday, September 21 – review notes!!

September 3

Happy Labor Day!!

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a nice, long weekend. This week we will be working on projects – tomorrow I will be out of the building at a meeting but you will be working on your planning sheet. Please remember that classes who get a good report from the sub will be rewarded.

Also remember to get your project supplies for Wednesday!!!

August 27

Week of August 27

Monday – Review for Cells Organelles quiz – Cell parts rap

Tuesday – Quiz and Cell City assignment

Wednesday – EARLY RELEASE – Introduce Cell Analogies project and complete Cell City assignment – finish for homework!!!

Thursday and Friday – Work on Instagram or Text Conversation activity “Whats our Relationship?”

We also discussed our Cell Analogy project – we will be working on it in class Wednesday-Friday of next week.  Cell Analogy Project-2fp8cws. Students need to bring in a posterboard before next Wed.

August 22

Week of August 20

Monday – With a partner, create a Venn diagram comparing eukaryotic cells and prokaryotic cells – copy into science notebook

Tuesday – Cells pretest and Bill Nye “Cells” (you can watch it again on YouTube :))

Wednesday – Set up yeast demonstration and did a pre-read of Cell structure and function information Homework is to study notes on cell theory and venn diagram comparing types of cells

Thursday – Friday – Cell structure tiered assignment – Notes will be compiled in notebooks

Helpful websites – Cells Alive and Sheppard Software

Cell Structure and Function quiz Tuesday!!!!!