Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Monday, January 17th, 2017

Today's Quote:

'A mind that is stretched by new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.' ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Image by Kilian Schoenberger:


All classes took their vocabulary test and had time to work on their IXL homework. I want to remind every student and parent that IXL counts as a class grade and students have to have 2 units done EACH WEEK at 80% or higher. I will take the grade Friday at 4pm. Video clips assigned on the blog are to be watched AT HOME and notes are to be taken for a grade. In 6th grade we are finishing up our unit on plate tectonics. In 7th we've entered the digestive system and should finish it up today. 8th grade is just beginning the force and motion unit.

Brain Bender:

The music stopped and the crowd in the tent watched as the blindfolded man fell to his death. The man was murdered. How did it happen?


(This should be written in your planner every day)
Vocabulary Builder word list
Begin copying new vocabulary. (finish at home) Due tomorrow 
All Periods: Quiz Thursday and Friday over words from list 1 and this week
ARCHmain, chiefarchangel, archbishop, archenemy
BI-twobifurcate, biannually
BENE-wellBENEFACTOR, benefit, beneficial
-AN, -ANT, -ENTone who ischarlatan, blatant, strident
-ANCEact of, state of being, thing thatABEYANCE
-ARYbelonging to, a relation to.hereditary, subsidiary
TRI-threetriangle, tricycle, trinity
QUADR(U)-fourquadrangle, quadruple
acurerto sharpenACUTE, acumen, acuity
adbaeterewitness, judgeARBITER
adjacereto lie nearadjacent
ANA-, AN-up, back, again, similar toanadromous, anagram, analogy
ANDRO-, ANDR-human, maleandrogynous, android,
ANTI-, ANT-instead, againstantacid, antisocial, antipodes, ANTIPATHY
agon, AGONcontest, struggleantagonist, agony
agro, agrosfield, earth, soilagriculture, agronomy
aigisgoatskin cloak; shieldAEGIS
Periods 1 &2 
 Begin reading Chapter 13 digestion and excretion OR take notes from this Digestion and excretion Power Point. Watch this video. and take notes
Notes due at the end of the period TODAY
Finish Lightbox activity and take quiz

Periods 3 & 5 Read Chapter 6 in your book or take notes from this 

Periods 4 & 6 Read Chapter 1 on describing motion.
If you missed the elephant toothpaste lab, make up work is Chapter 10 sec 2 &3- due Friday
Take notes over these videos:
Begin Lightbox exploration

Parachute Egg Lander Goals:

  1. Be able to understand Newton's Law of Gravitation and how to apply it.
  2. Know Newton's three laws and how they apply to everyday life.
  3. Be able to describe the motion of a two and three dimensional object
  4. Show proficiency in designing and building a device capable of landing an egg safely on the ground and calculate how much force it would experience if dropped on Mars.

Parachute Egg lander Price sheet: (Maximum 50 grade point expense list)

As with everything in life there is a certain amount of risk involved. Businesses would prefer to use the best materials when designing a product, however, this greatly increases the cost of that item. Businesses, therefore compromise and use less durable materials and maximize their use of what they do have. (you don't cut a square out of a sheet of plywood rather, you cut it from one side.)

6th Grade Honor's Earth Space Science:

6th Grade Class Information and Syllabus

Earth’s Structure and Changes Over Time

Unit Essential Question: How do the processes of the rock cycle and human activities alter the surface of Earth over time? 
How do the processes of the rock cycle and human activities alter the surface of Earth over time?
Key Learning Statement: The shape of the land changes over time through two major processes, both natural and manmade.  Natural changes occur through weathering, erosion, and deposition which are agents of the rock cycle.  Manmade changes occur through deforestation, urbanization, desertification, air, land, water quality, and change in flow and pollution of water.  

Chapters 10 and 6 in the textbook. If you are out sick, you are expected to red these chapters and if you miss a lab day, you will need to do the chapter section reviews, "Try this"problems and math practice questions for credit.

Homework: IXL nightly

Finish writing down vocabulary words.- Due Tuesday

IXL- 2 new lessons- Due Friday

7th Grade Honors Life Science

7th Grade Class Information and Syllabus

Human Body
Unit Essential Question: How are the systems of the human body organized so that they work together to maintain homeostasis?

Key Learning Statement: The body is made up of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.  These systems have different functions, working together to maintain homeostasis, and protect against pathogens. 


Biodigital Human App

Poke a Muscle

Finish writing out vocabulary- Due Tuesday
2 lessons in IXL- Due Friday

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. 


Through the break, design your egg drop vehicle and parachute. Come back with a vehicle and basic chute information drawn out on paper.
Finish writing out vocabulary- Due Tuesday
IXL- 2 lessons due Friday


Science Current Events:

Radio Signal From Out Space Identified

Chickens Demonstrate Intelligence, Empathy, and Complex Thought Processes

Mysterious Metal From Lost Continent of Atlantis Found!

Scientists Reconstruct the Face Of Scottish King Robert The Bruce

How to Perform a Miracle!

Apps and Programs to Help You be Successful:

Video Links/ Other Resources over this topic

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

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