Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Monday, August 22, 2016

Tuesday August 23rd, 2016

Today's Quote:




Recap:

Monday was a hectic day! We went over the parent letter and students turned in their paragraphs.  All students were given a parent letter and told that if they want a paper textbook, one will be provided when the signed letter comes back to me.


Every child has access to an online electronic text and can get to it by following the instructions below.

 To use the online book, follow these steps:

Log in to your student desktop
Go to your course schedule
Find the subject you want to work in
Click the link for electronic texts.
If you do not have internet access or you are a kinesthetic/tactile learner you should have a paper textbook. Letters will be sent home to parents to request a paper textbook. You MUST bring the letter back signed for a book to be issued. As soon as I have user name and passwords for kids, I will give them to students to write down.

A Dozen Important Brain Based Concepts


Entry Task/ Brain Bender:

(This should be written in your agenda, every day!)

Be prepared to share your paragraph with the class. 

Graphing exercise based on personality types


Agenda:

Put your paragraph into the basket BEFORE the bell rings. I will go through them and ask people to read theirs.


Homework: ALL GRADE LEVELS


Preview the PowerPoint on graphing for tomorrow

Graphing Basics PowerPoint



Revising your paragraph. Now that you ave some feedback from your peers, revise your paragraph. Due Wednesday



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:

Modern Migration Patterns Are Changing Due to Climate. See Them Visually Now.

NASA Makes All It's Scientific Research Available FOR FREE!

These Lakes Forming In Antarctica Have Scientists Worried. 

Meet The Animal That Lives For 11,000 Years.

Scientists Levitate A golf Ball Sized Object Using Sound Waves.


Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:

The 10 best note taking apps




Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

How To Predict Your Future From Your Personality Type.


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. 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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