November 13

Week of November 13th-17th

*Over the break, (if able) have students download the Google Expedition app. We have some virtual Google goggles that students can do expeditions with!

Standards for the week
S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
a. Develop a model and construct an explanation of how cell structures (specifically the nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplasts, lysosome, and mitochondria) contribute to the function of the cell as a system in obtaining nutrients in order to grow, reproduce, make needed materials, and process waste.

Monday 11/13: Today, students read, annotated, and answered questions on a NEWSELA article about cells. Students began their cell booklet with functions and analogies about cell organelles as well as their take home notes page. Links below.

2014_Notes Organizer-165b0b4

Tuesday 11/14: Today, students continued taking notes on functions and analogies using their notes page. Students have a quiz over the front page of their notes on Thursday 11/16 (attached organizer under Monday’s blurb) Attached is updated power point.

Tuesday 11/14 AC: Students completed their cell organelle notes over functions and analogies. Students worked on a “cell city” worksheet. Cell City project begins tomorrow. Power point is embedded above. Students have a quiz over front page of their notes Thursday 11/16

Wednesday 11/15: Students finished taking notes on cell organelles and making index cards for all organelles. Quiz TOMORROW over organelles. Power point is attached above on Tuesday 11/14.

Wednesday 11/15 AC: Students began working on their “cell city” analogies. Project sheet and rubric attached.

Thursday 11/16-Friday 11/17: SORRY for the late update- time got away from me yesterday. Students took their organelle quiz on Thursday. Their BIG organelle quiz over ALL of them will be on Monday 11/27. Students have all notes and power points available to them from their own notes as well as power points from the blog. Today (Friday), students participated in a Cultural Extension about south Asia. Ask your child about their crafts! Have a great and safeThanksgiving Break!!!!!!!

 

November 8

Week of November 6th-10th

Standards for the week

S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
a. Develop a model and construct an explanation of how cell structures (specifically the nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplasts, lysosome, and mitochondria) contribute to the function of the cell as a system in obtaining nutrients in order to grow, reproduce, make needed materials, and process waste

Monday 11/6: Students got the opportunity to test out the microscopes during a lab activity where students set up their own slide and found the “e” they cut out at different powers. Directions of activity posted below.

eukaryotic-vs.-prokaryotic-12kedru

Tuesday 11/7: Teacher workday

Wednesday 11/8: Today, students took notes on prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Students completed notes page and did a “ticket out the door” to determine what group they will be in for tomorrow’s cell extension activities. Power point and notes page is below

Wednesday 11/8 AC: Grouped students by achievement on ticket in the door from Monday. Group A worked with me reviewing prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Group B worked on an independent inquiry activity.

Thursday 11/9: Group A is working with me reviewing prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Group B worked on inquiry activities

Friday 11/10: (All) Students worked on 3-2 Directed Reading and worked on Legends of Learning on laptops. www.legendsoflearning.com

October 30

Week 13- Week of October 30th-November 3rd

Standards for the week

S7L4. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to examine the interdependence of organisms with one another and their environments.
d. Ask questions to gather and synthesize information from multiple sources to differentiate between Earth’s major terrestrial biomes (i.e., tropical rain forest, savanna, temperate forest, desert, grassland, taiga, and tundra) and aquatic ecosystems (i.e., freshwater, estuaries, and marine).

S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.
a. Develop a model and construct an explanation of how cell structures (specifically the nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplasts, lysosome, and mitochondria) contribute to the function of the cell as a system in obtaining nutrients in order to grow, reproduce, make needed materials, and process waste

**Students will begin a new unit on cells following Tuesday’s Biome test.**

Graded assignments this week

  • Biome Unit Test
  • Independent Project (AC)
  • Ed Helper (Microscopes)

Monday 10/30: Today in class, students reviewed for summative Biome unit test by playing biome vocabulary “smackdown.” Game is attached below. Please study all notes and quizzes for Biome test tomorrow!!!!

Biome vocab smack-down-1bev3mt

Monday 10/30 AC: Today in class, students took biome matching quiz and reviewed for biome test retake tomorrow. Students should have turned in all independent biome projects.

Tuesday 10/31: Students took the Unit Biome test and the Cells pretest today.

Tuesday 10/31 AC: Students did retakes of the Unit Biome test and took Cells Pretest today. Students also worked on 3-1 Directed Reading.

Wednesday 11/1: Students did a microscope exercise for their mind stretcher and completed Ed Helper and started 3-1 Directed Reading which is due on Friday. Students who missed class, please see me for a copy. See directions for today below.

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Wednesday 11/1 AC: Students observed a microscope and took microscope notes. Quiz tomorrow. 2016 microscope basics-228uu0r

Thursday 11/2: Students took microscope notes and observed what a microscope does and worked with the parts. Quiz tomorrow over the parts. Notes attached.

2016 microscope basics-228uu0r

Thursday 11/2: Students took microscope quiz and did a wet mount slide lab while working with the microscopes.

October 23

Week 12: Week of October 23rd- 27th

Standards for the Week 
S7L4. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to examine the interdependence of organisms with one another and their environments.
d. Ask questions to gather and synthesize information from multiple sources to differentiate between Earth’s major terrestrial biomes (i.e., tropical rain forest, savanna, temperate forest, desert, grassland, taiga, and tundra) and aquatic ecosystems (i.e., freshwater, estuaries, and marine). (Clarification statement: Emphasis is on the factors that influence patterns across biomes such as the climate, availability of food and water, and location.)

Monday 10/23:  Classwork: Today, students studied adaptations in depth with desert animals. They looked at different desert animals and filled out an organizer while identifying animal adaptations that animals needed in the desert.* Pictures and organizer attached. Summative Biome test will be next Monday 10/30. Students need to study their notes each night. (notes, organizers, super sleuths, etc)

Monday 10/23 AC: Students completed their Tundra Ed helper and worked on their projects DUE on Friday 10/27. Rubric to Climate Casting project below.

Homework- work on project (partnerships will designate work)

Tuesday 10/24: Students took notes on freshwater biomes and estuaries. Notes are below. Unit Biome Test on Monday 10/30. 

Homework: Study notes

Tuesday 10/24 AC: Students worked on independent biome projects due Friday.

Homework- do what you need to do to ensure your project is turned in/shared with me on Friday.

Wednesday 10/25: Students took notes on marine biomes (oceans). Notes are below. Unit Biome Test on Monday 10/30.

Homework- study notes

Wednesday 10/25 AC: Students worked on independent biome projects due Monday 10/30 when class begins at the absolute latest. 

Thursday 10/26: 

Biome Webquest- use these website to complete your biome webquest paper. 

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/00/earthpulse/rainforest/index_flash-feature.html 

Click on Rain Forest

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/00/earthpulse/reef/reef1_flash-feature.html

Click on Great Barrier Reef

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/crittercam/arctic/?fs=animals.nationalgeographic.com

Click on the Arctic

After finishing Arctic…Click on…

Antarctica (on left hand side)

After finishing Antarctica…click on…

Deep Sea

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/00/earthpulse/columbia/index_flash-feature-high.html

Click on Columbia River

Biomes Webquest-2kgdwl9 – Organizer

Finished with the Web Quest?
1. Open https://join.quizizz.com in your browser
2. Enter the 6-digit game code 799160 , and click “Proceed”
3. Now enter your name and click “Join Game!”
4. You will get an avatar, and then see a “Start Game” button. Click it to begin!

Thursday 10/26 AC: Students continued work on their independent biome projects. These projects are due before students walk in on Monday 10/30.