Syllabus & Lab Safety contracts

Hi all!

I’m hoping students have shared their Edmodo accounts with you by now. If not, I wanted to make sure you received a copy of our class syllabus and the lab safety contracts. Once you and your student have read through each, please be sure to sign the “e-signature” on the link provided. We are trying to become a little more eco-friendly and have all of our documents online. If you cannot access it, or if you would like a hard copy, please feel free to email me and I will send it home with your student. Thank you!!

Lab Safety Contract-152e82m

AC Physical Science syllabus 2018-19-1ta06z3

Physical Science Syllabus 2018-14sk80d


Parents…in class today we went over how to use Edmodo. Every student that was here today has an account. If you would like access to this account, please ask your student to log in and share their account info with you. They will need to “invite” you to see the postings. If you have any questions, please let me know! Thank¬† you!

Renaissance Carnival Tomorrow!

Renaissance Carnival

The Annual McClure Renaissance Carnival will be on the last day of school, Wednesday, May 23, 2018.  We need volunteers to make this a fun and rewarding event for our kids!  Teachers and staff will be at each location, but additional parent volunteers are needed.  Please sign up to help

May 14, 2018

We have finally reached the LAST “full” week of school. In science this week, we will be learning the physics of baseball! I know we are all getting ready for the summer, but this lesson should be fun, so let’s give it a go! As we look at baseball, we will dive into creating our strike zones and figure out what pitches work the best for different strike zones. Keep up with your writing to turn in to me by the end of the week ūüôā

Also, make sure you have turned in ALL assignments to me by Friday. If you have not turned in Rockets or Roller Coasters, I need those ASAP! Let’s finish the year strong and make sure our grades are where they should be. Reach out to me with any questions regarding grades/assignments.

May 8, 2018

Happy Tuesday! In science today we drew our blueprints for our Rube Goldberg machines. I saw some really cool designs! If you did not get a chance to finish this, please make sure to finish and bring it to me tomorrow (especially if you’re not going to be here tomorrow because you may lose/forget about it). Be sure to continue turning in assignments if you haven’t already done so. ūüôā

May 7, 2018

We are finally entering Disney Week! Today in science we introduced simple machines and Rube Goldberg. I am listing some links for those who need to get Bill Nye notes and/or those who want to see more examples. We will construct a blueprint of Rube Goldberg machines tomorrow in class.

For those that keep up with grades, I have entered your Roller Coaster grades into the gradebook with hopes of getting Rocket grades in by the end of the week. Please be sure that if you did not turn in your rocket packet today, you get that to me as soon as possible.

As the year winds down, be sure you are getting your work to your teachers. I know we are all itching for summer to be  here, but I still have some missing assignments from students. If there is a 0 or no grade in that slot, that means I do not have it. And as always, reach out to me with any comments, questions, or concerns!

Bill Nye:

Rube Goldberg in movies:

Rube Goldberg Domino Effect:

Olympic Week

2018 McClure Olympics

2018 McClure Olympics begin on Monday, May 14 with Opening Ceremonies.  Field Events are Tuesday, May 15 (7th grade), Wednesday, May 16 (6th grade) and Thursday, May 17 (8th grade).  Friday, May 18 will be the Closing Ceremonies.  Event volunteers will be asked to help monitor students, crowd control and assist the lead teacher.  You will not be responsible for running the event.   Please consider volunteering for as many slots/days as you can!  To make this week successful we need your help!

All volunteers check-in at the volunteer table inside the front doors of McClure.


May 4, 2018

It’s Friday! We had an awesome day launching rockets! I saw some awesome designs, but I think the flying pig won ūüôā We will finish up our rocket packets on Monday by answering our reflection questions. If you have more than just the reflection questions to answer, please have those completed before you arrive to class. And remember the “Simulator Time” link does not work, so you can cross that out.

Next week is Disney, I know most everyone is so excited. We will do a Rube Goldberg activity on Monday and Tuesday and then finish off next week with a cool movie…Enjoy your weekend, and I hope to see most of you tomorrow at the 8th grade dance!

May 1, 2018

We started Rockets today!! Please be sure to bring in a 2L bottle tomorrow. If you have any extras that you want to bring in, that would be greatly appreciated! Be sure to continue your research and work through your packet. We will have a full building day in class tomorrow. Remember our SLO will be on Thursday and then launch day is Friday!!