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Monday, November 7, 2016

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Today's Quote:


It was a tumultuous week last week and I'm glad it is over! Between all of the time out of class, the death of our Great Horned Owls, and Anubis passing, I was an emotional wreck and so were most of the kids. 

6th grade finished their unit on weather fronts and took a test and I am extremely disappointed in the results. I have decided that the maturity level is not in place, even though they are honor's students so I will go back to a more traditional approach to teaching with fewer at home "on your own"assignments and begin using the textbook more. Please check your child's portal for their grades.

7th grade began taking FCA #2 and did very well. We concluded unit on cell organelles and will endeavor to work a lab on vaccines and how your body recognizes and targets invaders. We will also have a demonstration of cell tonicity.

8th grade is behind. I had a UF workshop on the Zika Virus that was beneficial but had to leave the classes with a video instead of the planned lab on the Thickness of a BB pancake. Despite having another field trip this week, we will try to get caught up and back on track.

Brain bender:

Can you translate the following into a sentence?



(This should be written in your planner every day)

7th grade- 1st period- Intro to lab then cell tonicity. Period 2 FCA #2

 6th grade- Begin reading Chapter 12 in Textbook wth table partner. Using Pair share and Cornell Notes. Be prepared to do section 1 questions in class.

8th grade- Go over questions from  Prelab

 The Atom- Read the chapter and take notes! If you have questions, write them down!

Read the Pre-lab "The Thickness of a BB pancake

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. 


Continue in Chapter 12 reading Section 1. Study for possible quiz

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. 


History of Atomic Theory Notes


This weekend Aquaponics students worked hard to make sure our farm is doing well. It was a great Saturday.

Science Current Events:

Solar Storm Puts Crack in Earth's Magnetic Shield!

Scientists Discover First Fully Warm Blooded Oceanic Fish

Scientists May Have Discovered What Dark Matter is Made Of

Is It Bad To Hold Your Pee?

Marine Mammals Grieve For Their Dead 

Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:

Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

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