Nov. 13 – 17

Homeroom OnlyPerforming Arts Permission Slip needed by this Tuesday, Nov. 14,  for performance this week.  Performing Arts Permission Slip-19xg7oa

Tutoring:  Tuesday @ 8:20, for this week.

***RETAKE for Soil Summative is on Tuesday during class.  They must complete a Stumble Sheet for each question missed.  The Stumble sheet should include the following:  Question # missed, why you missed it, correct answer.

STANDARD:

S6E4.a. Analyze and interpret data to compare and contrast the composition of Earth’s atmospheric layers (including the ozone layer) and greenhouse gases.

ASSESSMENTS:

Layers of the Earth Quiz – Formative is next Tuesday, when we return on Nov. 28.  NOTES to STUDY for Quiz – Visual Organizer with answers-1zg1pzi

CLASSWORK:

Monday – Counselor will speak to classes.  Work on Layers of the Earth PBL, research piece, (Step 2), if time left over.

Tuesday –Work on Layers of the Earth PBL, research piece, (Step 2).

Wednesday – Plan and design for model.  Label Earth 2D model on PBL packet. (Step 3).

Thursday – Create and test model for PBL  Layers of the Earth Notes – Visual Organizer with answers-1zg1pzi

Friday – Students receive layers of the earth Visual Organizer notes and apply in a Venn Diagram.

HOMEWORK:

Monday – None.   Layers of the Earth PBL-1xbgizn

Tuesday – Complete Step #2, Research of the Layers of the Earth PBL.  Use may use these websites or the online text for your research:http://www.ngkids.co.uk/science-and-nature/structure-of-the-earth

http://www.coolkidfacts.com/layers-of-the-earth-for-kids/

http://www.ducksters.com/science/composition_of_the_earth.php

Wednesday – Friday – Practice the Layers of the Earth Quizlet:   https://quizlet.com/243397808/flashcards for 10-15 minutes.  Study for your Layers of the Earth notes.  Formative Quiz on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

 

Nov. 6 – 13

Homeroom OnlyPerforming Arts Permission Slip needed for performance next week.  Performing Arts Permission Slip-19xg7oa

Tutoring:  Thursday @ 8:20, for this week.

***RETAKE for Soil Summative is on Monday during class.  They must complete a Stumble Sheet for each question missed.  The Stumble sheet should include the following:  Question # missed, why you missed it, correct answer.

***If you are a parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent and would like to give time assisting Lovinggood Middle School students with Science Fair, please come to the informational meeting TOMORROW morning, 11/9/17, at 8am in Mrs. Slaton’s classroom, 611.

STANDARD:

S6E5.h. Plan and carry out an investigation to provide evidence that soil is composed of layers of weathered rocks and decomposed organic material.

S6E6.a. Design and evaluate solutions for sustaining the quality and supply of natural resources such as water, soil, and air.

S6E4.a. Analyze and interpret data to compare and contrast the composition of Earth’s atmospheric layers (including the ozone layer) and greenhouse gases.

ASSESSMENTS:

Thurs. – Soil SUMMATIVE Test

CLASSWORK:

Monday – Soil Notes.  Soil Conservation-27ib0n6                 

Tuesday – No school. Teacher Workday.

Wednesday – Review for Soil Summative Test.  Soil Study Guide key-1hjrot1

Thursday – Soil Summative Test.

Friday – Soil Summative Enrich & Remediate.  Begin Imagine/Brainstorm/Learn  Layers of the Earth PBL.

HOMEWORK:

Monday – Wednesday  –  Completed Study Guide due on Wed.  STUDY for Soil Summative on Thursday.  Soil Study Guide-2kjvuw2  See Soil page up top for general Soil notes, etc.

Thursday – None.

Friday – If you did not finish reading pp. 190 – 193 in class, finish for homework using your online text.

Soil Quizlet:  https://quizlet.com/_40afz7

 

 

 

Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

Tutoring:  Tuesdays @ 8:20.

STANDARD:

S6E5.h. Plan and carry out an investigation to provide evidence that soil is composed of layers of weathered rocks and decomposed organic material.

ASSESSMENTS:

Wed./Thurs. – Lab Conclusion, counted as a formative grade.  *** There will not be a RETAKE on the lab conclusion paragraph.

CLASSWORK:

Monday – Wednesday – Soil Lab Investigation

Thursday/Friday–  Soil Conservation Inquiry Activity.  Soil Study Guide given out. Copy here.  Soil Study Guide-2kjvuw2

HOMEWORK:

Mon. – Wed. – Bring your calculators to class on these days!  Review soil research/notes for summative assessment next week.

Thurs. & Fri. – Work on Soil Conservation activity.  See links below.

Websites for Inquiry Soil Conservation Activity

http://www.eschooltoday.com/soils/what-is-soil-conservation.html

https://www.conserve-energy-future.com/methods-of-soil-conservation.php

https://www.conserve-energy-future.com/remarkable-ways-to-conserve-and-protect-soil.php

 

Oct. 23 – Oct. 27

Tutoring:  Tuesdays @ 8:20.    *NO Tutoring on Friday.  I have a Science Meeting.

STANDARD:

S6E5.h. Plan and carry out an investigation to provide evidence that soil is composed of layers of weathered rocks and decomposed organic material.

ASSESSMENTS:
Thursday – Soil Quiz using research notes.

CLASSWORK:

Monday – What are GOOD investigative scientific questions?  How do we write scientific questions?

Tuesday –  Research soil.

Wednesday – Review for Quiz.

Thursday– Walk around Lovinggood to find soil sample.

Friday–  Entrance ticket formative assessment.  Write hypothesis.

 

HOMEWORK:

Tues. – Wed. – Study Research notes & Soil Summarizers from Soil Lab for Soil Quiz on Thursday.  Soil Quizlet:  https://quizlet.com/200166551/soil-flash-cards/ 

Soil Notes for Blog-20x7vva

 

 

10/16 – 10/20

TUTORING: Erosion & Deposition RETAKE will be this Tuesday @ 8:30 am.

STANDARD:

S6E5e. Develop a model to demonstrate how natural processes (weathering, erosion, and deposition) and human activity change rocks and the surface of the Earth.

ASSESSMENTS:

Mon., Tues., & Wed. – Monday will work on Remediation where needed for Retake.  Students work on Soil 2D Diagram for a SUMMATIVE grade.  Directions and Rubric were given out last Friday (purple).

HOMEWORK:

Mon. – Fri. – None.

Oct. 9 – 13

TUTORING: No tutoring this Tuesday mornings @ 8:15 am.  Tutoring will be held on Thursday morning @ 8:20, due to a meeting.

STANDARD:

S6E5d.  Ask questions to identify types of weathering, agents of erosion and transportation, and environments of deposition.

ASSESSMENTS:

Friday – Erosion & Deposition Entrance Ticket Assessment

HOMEWORK:

Mon. – Fri. – Study your Erosion and Deposition notes for Entrance Ticket.

2017 Deposition for blog-1g6k0lv

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/rocks-minerals-landforms/weathering-and-erosion.htm

 

 

2017 Parent/Teacher Conferences

Conference week is quickly approaching.  Conference week will be October 16th – 20th.  During this week students will be dismissed early at 1:30 pm.

In middle school, most conferences are held with the student’s 1st period teacher.  As parents/guardians you have three options for conferences: face to face, phone conference, or you can opt for no conference at all.  If you choose to have a face to face conference with me this will take place in my classroom, Rm. #612.  If you choose the phone conference option I will call you at a designated time and we will conference just as if we were face to face.  If you choose no conference at all, then I will send your conference information home with your student on Monday, October 16th.  If you choose the no conference option please send me an email so I am aware.  My email is [email protected]

Please use the attached SignUp Genius link to sign up for your conference time.   If you sign up for a phone conference slot, please do not forget to include the phone number you would like me to call.  Parents/guardians you may come alone to the conference or you can bring your student with you and we can conference together, including your student.  I will leave that decision up to each family as to whether you want your student to attend the conference or not.

I look forward to seeing you during conference week!

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Sept. 18 – 22

ENRICHMENT WEBSITES:

Mineralogy 4 Kids

The Mineralogical Society of America’s interactive website for kids, including basic information about rocks and minerals, games, and a discussion board to ask questions of mineralogists. Reading level 3-6.

“Chapter 2: Earth, Rocks, and Landforms” by Geology for Kids

Part of an in-depth online textbook for kids including geology and mineralogy information and games. Reading level 4-6.

Mineralogist: Related Careers

A list of careers related to mineralogy, including a description; interests and skills; typical tasks; workplaces, employers, and industries; and required education.

North Carolina from <http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/careerstart-grade6/1952>

STANDARD:

  • S6E5c. Construct an explanation of how to classify rocks by their formation and how rocks change through geologic processes in the rock cycle.
  • S6E5d.  Ask questions to identify types of weathering, agents of erosion and transportation, and environments of deposition.

ASSESSMENTS:

*changed to Wednesday- Retake offered during class.

Friday – Weathering Exit Ticket

HOMEWORK:

Tuesday –  Study for Rocks Retake, if needed.  Finish test corrections, if you didn’t in class today.

Wednesday – Read pp. 278-283.  Answer questions 2-6 on p. 283, for those who did not finish in class.

Thursday/Friday –  Study your Weathering Notes for Formative Quiz when we return from Fall Break.