Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Monday, October 10, 2016

Today's Quote:

"Do not go where the path may lead, 
go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
photo credit: Manuel Hutama


I was very disappointed to learn that almost no one in any of my 6th or 7th grade classes did their homework to keep caught up and we ended up using class time to do it. That will have to take the place of lab time. Parents whose child has a D or F in my class should expect a call this week. I spent the class reviewing the notes students should have taken from home.

Students had concerns over what appears to be falling grades in their student portal.  researched this last night and found that the entry of the notes assignment into the NEW NINE WEEKS. In the student portal you need to make sure your viewing option is set to Quarter1 and NOT to Final average. If it is set to the second choice, you will get the running average for the year.

In aquaculture, we spent the day gettingour plants back out and up onto the towers. We still have about 50 pots to go.

Students who stay after school should be picked up at the farm. Parents, drive into the bus loop and around to the back of the school where you will see an open gate near the dumpsters. Drive through that gate and pull over to the farm. Please remember that we are done by 4:45pm every Tuesday and Thursday and students should be picked up on time. They may bring a change of clothes with them to school. They do not need to stay ïn uniform"as we tend to get dirty and wet from working with the fish and garden.

Brain bender:

Andy Hatting was bragging about his church's baseball team. He said, "Three of our players hit home runs and two of those home runs were hit with the bases loaded. Our guys won 9 to 0 and not a single man crossed home plate." How was this possible?


(This should be written in your planner every day)

Notes today- Show me your notes over the following:

  1. 6th grade- Atmosphere Notes
    1. The First Earth
  2. 7th grade-  Cell Theory, Prokaryote, and Eukaryote
  3. 8th grade- Properties of Matter
    1. The Periodic Table
We will cover these slides extremely fast since it was your homework and I will be entertaining questions you have.

6th Grade Honor's Earth Space Science:

6th Grade Class Information and Syllabus

Weather and Atmosphere:
Unit Essential Question: How do the relationships among the five spheres affect life on Earth
How do the relationships among the five spheres affect life on Earth? 
Key Learning Statement: The atmosphere is layered and within these layers are weather patterns that affect life and are caused by interactions among spheres. Water is constantly being recycled through the spheres.  Heat transfer affects the development of weather. 


7th Grade Honors Life Science

7th Grade Class Information and Syllabus

Cell Structure and Function
Unit Essential Question: How has technology enhanced our understanding of cells? 

Key Learning Statement: As microscope technology advances, scientists understanding of cells is changing. Scientists continue to grow in their understanding of how a cell's structure and function are related to help maintain homeostasis.


8th Grade Honors Physical Science

8th Grade Class Information and Syllabus

Properties of Matter
Unit Essential Question: What determines the properties of matter? 
Key Learning Statement: The atom is the basic unit of matter.  The structure, motion, arrangement and energy of the atom determine the properties of matter. 



Science Current Events:

The Old Man of Crater Lake

Shrodinger's Cat Behaviour Has Been Filmed in Atoms For the First Time

Real-Time Map of Global Winds

What Happens If Two Hurricanes Collide?

In This City People Live Without Politics, Religion, or Money

Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:

Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

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