Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Monday, April 23rd, and Tuesday April 24th, 2018

Today's Quote:

'Life is all about balance.You don't always need to be getting stuff done. Sometimes it is perfectly OK, and absolutely necessary, to shut down, kick back and do nothing.'
~ Lori Deschene

RECAP:

Friday's events were overshadowed by the Forest incident. Despite this, we still made almost $300 to donate to Kimberley's Cottage and LifeSouth collected more than 50 units of blood! All in all, it was a huge success.

Entry Task/ Brain Bender:

NASA was considering sending canaries into space to study them in zero gravity. The project was scrapped when someone realized that in spite of having sufficient water supplies, they could die of dehydration within a few hours. Why?



General Information:


ACT Test PREP Resources:




  Make sure you know your MCPS student user name and password! 4th nine weeks! Step up your game!...Check the blog daily! ...Career survey this week!





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9th Grade  Earth Space Science:

 Class Information and Syllabus

Unit Essential Question: How do we know the characteristics of objects in the solar system and how they influence each other? 

Key Learning Statement: Scientists use technology to understand the formation of the solar system and the objects within it. 

Vocabulary to Know:






Agenda: Our Solar System 





 



WATCH: The First Earth   



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HS Intensive English

 Class Information and Syllabus


Agenda: 




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10th Grade Biology 1

 Class Information and Syllabus

the yearly list of prefixes, roots, and suffixes.


Unit Essential Question: How are traits inherited? 



Key Learning Statement: Mendel’s laws explain how genes are transferred from parents to offspring during gamete formation.  Gamete formation results from the process of meiosis which ensures genetic variation

Agenda: 


Vocabulary to Know:
Quizlet- Vocabulary Do 4 activities by Saturday 8pm 4/21/18

somatic cells, gametes, homologous chromosomes, diploid, haploid, meiosis,             independent assortment, genotype, phenotype, dominant, recessive, heredity, homozygous, heterozygous, carrier, pedigree, crossing over,  P, F1 generations 

Agenda:


Watch the Video and take notes.
Gregor Medel and Gentics






Homework: 

POWER POINT NOTES: Mendelian Genetics 

Textbook Reading: Mendel and Meiosis




Storm Updates:

No storms pose a risk to the US currently



Check out the Global currents map!




Science Current Events:




Dog possess Episodic and Declarative memory



Ravens Are Evolving, But Not in the Way You Expect




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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Thursday, April 19th & Friday April 20th, 2018

Today's Quote:

'Leap, and the net will appear.'
~ Julie Cameron

RECAP:

On Monday and Tuesday, Biology students finished up their unit on Flowers by taking the test and then began our unit on genetics and heredity. Earth SPace science classes began their in depth discussions of the planets in your solar system. Intensive reading classes worked on skill building in how to recognize ethos, pathos and logos in advertisements.

Entry Task/ Brain Bender:

In the following series, which can be evenly divided by two?

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9



General Information:


ACT Test PREP Resources:




  Make sure you know your MCPS student user name and password! 4th nine weeks! Step up your game!...Check the blog daily! ...Career survey this week!





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9th Grade  Earth Space Science:

 Class Information and Syllabus

Unit Essential Question: How do we know the characteristics of objects in the solar system and how they influence each other? 

Key Learning Statement: Scientists use technology to understand the formation of the solar system and the objects within it. 

Vocabulary to Know:






Agenda: Our Solar System 





 


Homework: Our Solar System Study Guide
Text Book Chapter: Our Solar System

WATCH: The First Earth   



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HS Intensive English

 Class Information and Syllabus


Agenda: 




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10th Grade Biology 1

 Class Information and Syllabus

the yearly list of prefixes, roots, and suffixes.


Unit Essential Question: How are traits inherited? 



Key Learning Statement: Mendel’s laws explain how genes are transferred from parents to offspring during gamete formation.  Gamete formation results from the process of meiosis which ensures genetic variation

Agenda: 


Vocabulary to Know:
Quizlet- Vocabulary Do 4 activities by Saturday 8pm 4/21/18

somatic cells, gametes, homologous chromosomes, diploid, haploid, meiosis,             independent assortment, genotype, phenotype, dominant, recessive, heredity, homozygous, heterozygous, carrier, pedigree, crossing over,  P, F1 generations 

Agenda:


Watch the Video and take notes.
Gregor Medel and Gentics






Homework: 

POWER POINT NOTES: Mendelian Genetics 

Textbook Reading: Mendel and Meiosis




Storm Updates:

No storms pose a risk to the US currently



Check out the Global currents map!




Science Current Events:




Dog possess Episodic and Declarative memory



Ravens Are Evolving, But Not in the Way You Expect




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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Today's Quote:

'Try dying every day to your old self . . . So that you emerge renewed and young again as the tired mind sheds its load.' 
~ Kristin Zambucka

RECAP:

On Monday and Tuesday, Biology students finished up their unit on Flowers by taking the test and then began our unit on genetics and heredity. Earth SPace science classes began their in depth discussions of the planets in your solar system. Intensive reading classes worked on skill building in how to recognize ethos, pathos and logos in advertisements.

Entry Task/ Brain Bender:

Art Bragg was standing in the Soul Ace Hotel, bragging about his hunting ability. He recalled a time when he was hunting Mountain Goats and suddenly came across a panther, a mountain lion, and a puma, all at the same time! Knowing he had only one bullet, and that his life hung in the balance, he took careful aim and killed them all with just one shot. Is Bragg spouting another tall tale or is this situation plausible? Bonus- what geographic area was he hunting, and how do you know?




General Information:


ACT Test PREP Resources:




  Make sure you know your MCPS student user name and password! 4th nine weeks! Step up your game!...Check the blog daily! ...Career survey this week!





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9th Grade  Earth Space Science:

 Class Information and Syllabus

Unit Essential Question: How do we know the characteristics of objects in the solar system and how they influence each other? 

Key Learning Statement: Scientists use technology to understand the formation of the solar system and the objects within it. 

Vocabulary to Know:

Quizlet- The Solar System Terms 4 activities due by Friday, April 20th





Agenda: Our Solar System 





 


Homework: Our Solar System Study Guide
Text Book Chapter: Our Solar System

WATCH: The First Earth   



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HS Intensive English

 Class Information and Syllabus


Agenda: 




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10th Grade Biology 1

 Class Information and Syllabus

the yearly list of prefixes, roots, and suffixes.


Unit Essential Question: How are traits inherited? 



Key Learning Statement: Mendel’s laws explain how genes are transferred from parents to offspring during gamete formation.  Gamete formation results from the process of meiosis which ensures genetic variation

Agenda: 


Vocabulary to Know:
Quizlet- Vocabulary Do 4 activities by Saturday 8pm 4/21/18

somatic cells, gametes, homologous chromosomes, diploid, haploid, meiosis,             independent assortment, genotype, phenotype, dominant, recessive, heredity, homozygous, heterozygous, carrier, pedigree, crossing over,  P, F1 generations 

Agenda:


Watch the Video and take notes.
Gregor Medel and Gentics






Homework: 

POWER POINT NOTES: Mendelian Genetics 

Textbook Reading: Mendel and Meiosis




Storm Updates:

No storms pose a risk to the US currently


Check out the Global currents map!




Science Current Events:


Dog possess Episodic and Declarative memory



Ravens Are Evolving, But Not in the Way You Expect




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

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Monday April 16th & Tuesday April 17th, 2018

Today's Quote:

A BLESSING FOR THE INTERIM TIME
When, near the end of day light has drained out of life, and it is too soon for the mind of night to have darkened to things, no place looks like itself. Loss of outline makes everything look strangely in between, unsure of what has been or what might come. In this wan light even trees seem groundless. In a while it will be night but nothing here seems to believe the relief of dark.
You are in this time of the interim where everything seems withheld. The path you took to get here has washed out. The way forward is still concealed from you. The old is not old enough to have died away, the new is still too young to be born. You cannot lay claim to anything in this place of dusk. Your eyes are blurred and there is no mirror.
Everyone else has lost sight of your heart and you can see nowhere to put your trust. You know you have to make your own way through. As far as you can, hold your confidence.
Do not allow your confusion to squander this call which is loosening your roots in false ground, that you might become free of all you had outgrown.
What is being transfigured here is your mind and it is difficult and slow to become you. The more faithfully you can endure here, the more refined your heart will become for your arrival in the new dawn.
~ John O'Donohue

RECAP:

Friday found the biology classes using the computer lab to complete IXL target areas and Quizlet activities. Parents are reminded that these ARE HOMEWORK assignments and students are expected to complete them as part of the class. Parents are also reminded that every teacher holds Power Hour for students to come in for extra help, however, the student needs to be responsible and request to attend. We have now finished up the unit on Flowers and plants and will be moving into genetics. Earth space science finished up Stars and are not working on the solar system. 
Entry Task/ Brain Bender:

Wolfgang emigrated from East Germany and settled in Toronto three years ago. Wolfgang, who barely spoke English, was determined to earn enough money to send for his wife. He was a baker by profession,, and after two years of working two jobs, seven days a week, he finally owned his own store. Although his English was broken, he always had a good word, and a joke. One morning, a delivery man found Wolfgang lying on the floor of his bakery, dead. His right hand held a small gun. A letter and a suicide note lay nearby. The letter said his wife was killed in an auto accident in Germany. Shadow, who was a regular customer at the bakery, picked up the note and read, "I had almost attained my goal of reunification with my wife. Now, it will be sooner than I thought. I have lost my will to live."This was no suicide, "declared Shadow "This was murder." Why?




General Information:


ACT Test PREP Resources:




  Make sure you know your MCPS student user name and password! 4th nine weeks! Step up your game!...Check the blog daily! ...Career survey this week!





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9th Grade  Earth Space Science:

 Class Information and Syllabus

Unit Essential Question: What do we know about the stars, galaxies, and beyond in the universe? 
Key Learning Statement: Technology has increased our knowledge of the characteristics of stars, life cycles of stars, and information on other objects in the universe. 

Vocabulary to Know:





Agenda: Our Solar System 






 



Textbook Reading: Chapter 29 Stars

Power Point: The Sun
Homework: Our Solar System Study Guide
Text Book Chapter: Our Solar System

WATCH: The First Earth   


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HS Intensive English

 Class Information and Syllabus


Agenda: 


Quiz over Predicates



Writing prompt 3: Writing a poem. 



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10th Grade Biology 1

 Class Information and Syllabus



Key Learning Statement: 

Agenda: 


Vocabulary to Know:

dermal tissue

 ground tissue

 guard cell

 meristematic
 tissue



 phloem 



root hairs

seed 

pistil 

petals

 egg 

filament 

style 

stomata 
transpiration
 vascular tissue
 xylem 
cambium
 root
 cap

 stamen 

ovary 

sperm 

sepal 

anther 

stigma 


Agenda:


Watch the Video and take notes.



Homework: 

POWER POINT NOTES: 

Textbook Reading: Mendel and Meiosis




Storm Updates:

No storms pose a risk to the US currently



Check out the Global currents map!




Science Current Events:


Dog possess Episodic and Declarative memory



Ravens Are Evolving, But Not in the Way You Expect




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