Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wednesday February 21st, 2018

"We choose to live our lives courageously, outside in total defiance of fear! We will not live lives of quiet desperation hiding indoors like frightened mice."

















Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tuesday and Wednesday February 20th & 21st, 2018

Today's Quote:






'When it's over, I want to say all my life 
I was a bride married to amazement. 
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it's over, I don't want to wonder 
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.'
~ Mary Oliver

 Raven
                                                                    Raven love sounds 

RECAP:


 There is a network issue that is blocking my ability to load anything new to the OneNote notebooks. Until this issue is resolved, I am posting all needed documents to the blog below. As usual, if you do not have access to a regular reliable computer/device or Internet access ASK ME FOR PAPER COPIES BEFORE THE ASSIGNMENT IS DUE!  

Here is the reconstructed face of the oldest complete hooman skeleton ever found in Britain. It proves with finality, that European ancestors probably migrated from warmer areas on the planet to colder climates. With that, skin color began to slowly fade as an environmental adaptation. Dubbed "Cheddar man" for the location found, scientists reconstructed the face. Intensive English students are working on their latest essay on whether or not social media effects relationships. We had a great 
Students who correct ALL the mistakes on their returned papers will receive 10 points more. Make your corrections on a separate piece of paper and staple it to the actual paper, turn it in. Example: If you scored a 60 on an assignment and you correct ALL of the mistakes, I will add 10 points to make it a 70.




Entry Task/ Brain Bender:

Mrs. Conn is complaining to Shadow that she is about to lose a bet she had made with her husband Art. She explains that Art had bet her $1000 that he would run 26 kilometers every Sunday morning for one year. Each Sunday, Art runs down the winding street through the subdivision and returns about three hours later, sweating and panting. Mrs. Conn is certain that Art is running to the local donut shop and waiting for the correct time to elapse before returning home. Shadow advises Mrs. Conn to take a measurement to find out for certain if her husband is running the distance that he claims. What should she measure?



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Fun Times at MMA!











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9th Grade  Earth Space Science:

 Class Information and Syllabus

Unit Essential Question: Which atmospheric gases influence the energy transfer to Earth? 
Unit Essential Question: What are three ways energy is transferred in the atmosphere?
Unit Essential Question: What causes the movement of air?
Unit Essential Question: How are temperature, pressure, and density related?
Key Learning Statement: The composition, structure, and properties of Earth’s atmosphere form the basis of Earth’s weather and climate




Agenda:

 


Midway Island, Pacific gyre


Homework: Khan Academy and Pascal's Law pt 1 - Due Thursday and Friday 2/15/16

Chapter 12 reading guide- Due Monday (Feb 12)

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HS Intensive English

 Class Information and Syllabus

Agenda:




What is a simple and compound predicate?


Homework: The Predicate- Due Wednesday  2/7/18

Writing Prompt 2: Does Social Media Effect Relationships? Due Wed Feb 14th.



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10th Grade Biology 1

 Class Information and Syllabus


Unit Essential Question: How is chemistry important to living things?
Unit Essential Question:  What properties of water make it important for life?
Unit Essential Question: How does the structure of the water molecule determine the properties of water?
Unit Essential Question: What are the structures and functions of the four major groups of organic compounds?

Key Learning Statement: Each macromolecule has a particular role in the metabolism of organisms.  The unique properties of water make it essential for the reactions involving macromolecules. 






Agenda:

We are finishing up notes today in preparation for the lab Monday and Tuesday



Homework: Khan Academy lesson questions and practice- Due Thursday and Friday 2/15-16

 Biology Ch 8 Cellular transport- Due Monday Feb 12th.

Textbook Reading: Biology Ch 8 Cell Transport

Chapter 6 The Chemistry of Life




Storm Updates:

No storms pose a risk to the US currently



Check out the Global currents map!




Science Current Events:


Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:

The 10 best note-taking apps




Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows











Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday and Friday February 15th & 16th, 2018

Today's Quote:


 Raven
                                                                    Raven love sounds 

RECAP:


 There is a network issue that is blocking my ability to load anything new to the OneNote notebooks. Until this issue is resolved, I am posting all needed documents to the blog below. As usual, if you do not have access to a regular reliable computer/device or Internet access ASK ME FOR PAPER COPIES BEFORE THE ASSIGNMENT IS DUE!  

Here is the reconstructed face of the oldest complete hooman skeleton ever found in Britain. It proves with finality, that European ancestors probably migrated from warmer areas on the planet to colder climates. With that, skin color began to slowly fade as an environmental adaptation. Dubbed "Cheddar man" for the location found, scientists reconstructed the face. Intensive English students are working on their latest essay on whether or not social media effects relationships. We had a great 
Students who correct ALL the mistakes on their returned papers will receive 10 points more. Make your corrections on a separate piece of paper and staple it to the actual paper, turn it in. Example: If you scored a 60 on an assignment and you correct ALL of the mistakes, I will add 10 points to make it a 70.




Entry Task/ Brain Bender:

Sid Shady is in prison and is planning his escape. The cell he is in measures three meters by three meters, by three meters. The walls are made of reinforced concrete and they extend two meters into the dirt floor. The only openings in the cell are a locked door and a skylight one meter in diameter.  Sid thinks he has found to escape so he begins by digging a tunnel. He knows that he can't tunnel out, but digging a tunnel is crucial for his plan. How does he plan to escape?



General Information:



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Fun Times at MMA!











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9th Grade  Earth Space Science:

 Class Information and Syllabus

Unit Essential Question: Which atmospheric gases influence the energy transfer to Earth? 
Unit Essential Question: What are three ways energy is transferred in the atmosphere?
Unit Essential Question: What causes the movement of air?
Unit Essential Question: How are temperature, pressure, and density related?
Key Learning Statement: The composition, structure, and properties of Earth’s atmosphere form the basis of Earth’s weather and climate




Agenda:

 


Midway Island, Pacific gyre


Homework: Khan Academy and Pascal's Law pt 1 - Due Thursday and Friday 2/15/16

Chapter 12 reading guide- Due Monday (Feb 12)

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HS Intensive English

 Class Information and Syllabus

Agenda:




What is a simple and compound predicate?


Homework: The Predicate- Due Wednesday  2/7/18

Writing Prompt 2: Does Social Media Effect Relationships? Due Wed Feb 14th.



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10th Grade Biology 1

 Class Information and Syllabus


Unit Essential Question: How is chemistry important to living things?
Unit Essential Question:  What properties of water make it important for life?
Unit Essential Question: How does the structure of the water molecule determine the properties of water?
Unit Essential Question: What are the structures and functions of the four major groups of organic compounds?

Key Learning Statement: Each macromolecule has a particular role in the metabolism of organisms.  The unique properties of water make it essential for the reactions involving macromolecules. 






Agenda:

We are finishing up notes today in preparation for the lab Monday and Tuesday



Homework: Khan Academy lesson questions and practice- Due Thursday and Friday 2/15-16

 Biology Ch 8 Cellular transport- Due Monday Feb 12th.

Textbook Reading: Biology Ch 8 Cell Transport

Chapter 6 The Chemistry of Life




Storm Updates:

No storms pose a risk to the US currently



Check out the Global currents map!




Science Current Events:


Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:

The 10 best note-taking apps




Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows











Monday, February 12, 2018

Tuesday and Wednesday February 13th & 14th, 2018

Today's Quote:

'Small changes and small steps can create massive impact.'
~ Melissa McCreery




RECAP:


 There is a network issue that is blocking my ability to load anything new to the OneNote notebooks. Until this issue is resolved, I am posting all needed documents to the blog below. As usual, if you do not have access to a regular reliable computer/device or Internet access ASK ME FOR PAPER COPIES BEFORE THE ASSIGNMENT IS DUE!  

Here is the reconstructed face of the oldest complete hooman skeleton ever found in Britain. It proves with finality, that European ancestors probably migrated from warmer areas on the planet to colder climates. With that, skin color began to slowly fade as an environmental adaptation. Dubbed "Cheddar man" for the location found, scientists reconstructed the face. Intensive English students are working on their latest essay on whether or not social media effects relationships. We had a great 
Students who correct ALL the mistakes on their returned papers will receive 10 points more. Make your corrections on a separate piece of paper and staple it to the actual paper, turn it in. Example: If you scored a 60 on an assignment and you correct ALL of the mistakes, I will add 10 points to make it a 70.

Entry Task/ Brain Bender:

Clara Clatter was born on December 27th, yet her birthday is always in summer. How can this be?



General Information:



  Make sure you know your MCPS student user name and password! Sign into your Digital Notebook...Check the blog daily!





Fun Times at MMA!











_________________________________________________

9th Grade  Earth Space Science:

 Class Information and Syllabus

Unit Essential Question: Which atmospheric gases influence the energy transfer to Earth? 
Unit Essential Question: What are three ways energy is transferred in the atmosphere?
Unit Essential Question: What causes the movement of air?
Unit Essential Question: How are temperature, pressure, and density related?
Key Learning Statement: The composition, structure, and properties of Earth’s atmosphere form the basis of Earth’s weather and climate




________________________________________________________________________________________

HS Intensive English

 Class Information and Syllabus

Agenda:




What is a simple and compound predicate?


Homework: The Predicate- Due Wednesday  2/7/18

Writing Prompt 2: Does Social Media Effect Relationships? Due Wed Feb 14th.



____________________________________________________________________________________

10th Grade Biology 1

 Class Information and Syllabus


Unit Essential Question: How is chemistry important to living things?
Unit Essential Question:  What properties of water make it important for life?
Unit Essential Question: How does the structure of the water molecule determine the properties of water?
Unit Essential Question: What are the structures and functions of the four major groups of organic compounds?

Key Learning Statement: Each macromolecule has a particular role in the metabolism of organisms.  The unique properties of water make it essential for the reactions involving macromolecules. 






Agenda:

We are finishing up notes today in preparation for the lab Monday and Tuesday



Homework: Khan Academy lesson questions and practice- Due Thursday and Friday 2/15-16

 Biology Ch 8 Cellular transport- Due Monday Feb 12th.

Textbook Reading: Biology Ch 8 Cell Transport

Chapter 6 The Chemistry of Life




Storm Updates:

No storms pose a risk to the US currently


Check out the Global currents map!




Science Current Events:


Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:

The 10 best note-taking apps




Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows