Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Thursday and Friday September 1st & 2nd, 2016

SCHOOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2016 The make up day is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving!

Today's Quote:


In class on Tuesday, I went over how students should sign into Quizlet to finish their weekly vocabulary lesson and then how they will sign in to take the test online. I warned many students, especially 6th graders that they should not wait until the last minute to sign in. They have had over a week to practice this and set up their accounts and about 40% still, have not logged in. I reminded them that this is one of the things they were to bring to our partnership.

Students completed a 3x5 card for me with their personality type and Quizlet username on it, so I would know who earned what score. 

The remainder of the period was spent modeling for students how they would engage in editing each other's paragraph for homework. There are still students who have not written their paragraph about how the data we collected about their personalities, learning styles and intelligence types can help them be a better student. They have now had 3 weeks to hone their thoughts into a well-written paragraph with evidence and proper citation (Def 5). I reminded all classes that we are using the standard rubric for writing used by the language arts department and that the highest grade they can earn on ANY written assignment in my class is a 60% if it does not have proper citation. I will model this for them today.

Required Dataset for graph: ( All classes included in counts) 

Architect: 4           Logician: 6           Commander: 3             Debater: 2             Advocate: 17                     Mediator: 22         Protagonist: 6       Campaigner: 22            Logistician: 4       Defender: 6                 Executive: 4         Consul: 14            Virtuoso: 4                   Adventurer: 10      Entrepreneur: 4             Entertainer: 9

Data Set incomplete! ( Missing data from N. Thompson, I. Andrews, A. Hendrix)

Brain Bender:

Mitch watched in horror as the convertible sports car seemed to lose control. It crashed through the guard rail, causing the driver to be thrown out of the car and down a 50-meter cliff. Mitch scrambled down the incline to the body. The bloodied driver was pronounced dead. About 10 meters away the car lay on it's side. Mitch examined the car and immediately noticed several things; the buckle from the driver's seat belt was missing, the driver's seat was covered in fresh blood, and one of the four new tires was punctured by a large nail. Mitch was certain the driver had not been killed in the car accident but was already dead- possibly the victim of foul play. Why?


(This should be written in your planner every day)
Graphing Basics PowerPoint- student lead discussion- continue on from Scatter plot

1. Turn in the paragraph you edited (make sure YOUR NAME is on it where you did the editing.).

2. Finish graphing basic and record data set of personality types to create your graph at home this weekend. Google Sheets  Due to the storm, do not worry about trying to do the graph at this time!

How to Use Google Spreadsheet to Make a Graph

3. Discussion of citation and evidence.


1.Word process the final edit of your paragraph- Due Monday

2. Create your graph of personalities. Use Google tools or Excel.- Due Monday

Article explaining graphing differences between math and science. This MAY be on your upcoming test.

6th Grade Honor's Earth Space Science:

6th Grade Class Information and Syllabus

Unit Essential Question:
What are the basic ideas behind the process of science?
Key Learning Statement:
Science is a process based upon observational and experimental studies using scientific methods to develop or explore scientific theories or laws. 

7th Grade Honors Life Science

7th Grade Class Information and Syllabus

Unit Essential Question: What methods do scientists use to answer questions and solve problems in the natural world? 
Key Learning Statement: Scientific inquiry involves forming a testable hypothesis and developing a valid investigation using scientific skills and tools to determine if the hypothesis is supported or not supported.  Data from scientific investigations helps scientists explain natural events through the use of scientific theories and scientific laws.  

8th Grade Honors Physical Science

Unit Essential Question: What is required to carry out a valid scientific investigation?  
Key Learning Statement: A valid scientific investigation uses prior knowledge, observations, and empirical evidence to test a hypothesis and draw conclusions that must be validated through repetition and replication. 

Science Current Events:

BE PREPARED! Latest Track as of Tuesday Morning 4am

Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:

The 10 best note taking apps

Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

Where Did Words Come From?

Personality Types:

These will show you the general categories and their traits. Your individual report will show you YOUR percentages of introvert/extrovert. risk. non-risk taking, etc.

The Analysts

The Architect                             
The Logician             
The Commander
The Debater

The Diplomats

The Advocate                                                
The Mediator                           
 The Protagonist
The Campaigner
The Sentinels

The Consul 
The Defender
The Logistician

The Explorers
The Entertainer
The Entrepreneur                         
The Adventurer

Your Multiple Intelligence meanings:

Visual-Spatial - think in terms of physical space, as do architects and sailors. Very aware of their environments. They like to draw, do jigsaw puzzles, read maps, daydream. They can be taught through drawings, verbal and physical imagery. Tools include models, graphics, charts, photographs, drawings, 3-D modeling, video, videoconferencing, television, multimedia, texts with pictures/charts/graphs.
Bodily-kinesthetic - use the body effectively, like a dancer or a surgeon. A keen sense of body awareness. They like movement, making things, touching. They communicate well through body language and be taught through physical activity, hands-on learning, acting out, role playing. Tools include equipment and real objects.
Musical - show sensitivity to rhythm and sound. They love music, but they are also sensitive to sounds in their environments. They may study better with music in the background. They can be taught by turning lessons into lyrics, speaking rhythmically, tapping out time. Tools include musical instruments, music, radio, stereo, CD-ROM, multimedia.
Interpersonal - understanding, interacting with others. These students learn through interaction. They have many friends, empathy for others, street smarts. They can be taught through group activities, seminars, dialogues. Tools include the telephone, audio conferencing, time and attention from the instructor, video conferencing, writing, computer conferencing, E-mail.
Intrapersonal - understanding one's own interests, goals. These learners tend to shy away from others. They're in tune with their inner feelings; they have wisdom, intuition and motivation, as well as a strong will, confidence and opinions. They can be taught through independent study and introspection. Tools include books, creative materials, diaries, privacy and time. They are the most independent of the learners.
Verbal/Linguistic - using words effectively. These learners have highly developed auditory skills and often think in words. They like reading, playing word games, making up poetry or stories. They can be taught by encouraging them to say and see words, read books together. Tools include computers, games, multimedia, books, tape recorders, and lecture.
Logical -Mathematical - reasoning, calculating. Think conceptually, abstractly and are able to see and explore patterns and relationships. They like to experiment, solve puzzles, ask cosmic questions. They can be taught through logic games, investigations, mysteries. They need to learn and form concepts before they can deal with details. 
Naturalistic intelligence- refers to the ability to identify and distinguish among different types of plants, animals, and weather formations found in the natural world. The are most comfortable in a natural setting.

Your Learning Styles Inventory:

  • Visual (spatial):You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding. Learning from a computer is a visual style.
  • Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music. You learn primarily by listening to something.
  • Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch. You prefer to be moving and touching things while you learn.

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