Academic Calendar 2015-2016

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Today's Quote:


'We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things going from one quick base to another, often with a frenzy that wears us out. We collect data, things, people, ideas, “profound experiences,” never penetrating any of them…But there are other times. There are times when we stop. We sit still. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.'
~ James Carroll


Recap:

All classes had a catch- up day yesterday so should be ready for today's vocabulary test. 



Brain Bender:

Before airplanes were invented, a suspension bridge was being planned to span the gorge near Niagra Falls. There was no way a boat could carry the necessary suspension cables across the violent water, and the bridge could not be built until the cables spanned the river. One day the builders staged a contest open to the public that solved their problem. The contest was won by a young boy. Shortly thereafter, the cables spanned the water. What type of contest did they stage and how did they use it to solve their problem?


Agenda:

(This should be written in your planner every day)
Vocabulary Builder word list
Many of you have stated that this week has been overwhelming in all your classes, so today we are going to take a break and allow you to play catch up. This IS NOT open talking time or sit and do nothing time. This is time you can use to view and take notes over the upcoming units, study for your vocabulary test, or finish the labs we have been working on
All Periods: Quiz Thursday and Friday.
Prefix

Meaning

Examples
A-not, without1.
AB-, ABS-2.abrupt, ABSCONDABSTRACT
3.toward, againstadvent, accurate, ANNOTATE, assent
AMBI-, AMB-4.AMBIGUOUSAMBIVALENT
ANTE-before, in front of, earlyantecede, antedate, antebellum

Suffix

Meaning

Examples
-ABLE, -ABLYable to, capable of being.unalienable, insuperable
-ACYstate or quality of being5.
-AGEbelonging to, related to6.
-AL7.infinitesimal, EPHEMERAL
-ANA8.Americana

Suffix

Meaning

Examples
UNI-one9.
PRIM-, PRIMO-10.primary, primitive, primogenitor
DU-two11.
12.two, twice13.
SECOND-secondsecondary

Latin word

Meaning

Examples
abstinere14.abstain, ABSTINENCE
accollare15.ACCOLADE
16.sharp, bitter, souracerbic, acrid, acumen, acrimony
actuare17.ACTUATE
actus, ACTdrive, lead, to do, to act18.

Prefix

Meaning

Examples
A-, AN-not, without19.
20.top, endacrobat
ALLO-otherALLOCATE
AMB-, AMPHI-around21.
AMB-, AMPH-22.amphibious, AMBIGUOUSAMBIVALENT

Prefix

Meaning

Examples
MONO-one23.
BI-two24.
TRI-three25
TETRA-four26.
PENTA-five27.

Suffix

Meaning

Examples
-AC, -IAC28.cardiac, hypochondriac
-AGIA, ALGIA-pain29.
-ASTone who doesdicast
30.governmentdemocracy
-CLASMdestructioniconoclasm

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

Lab:  Our goal is to dissect the chicken wing and compare what we find to the muscles in the human arm.

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:







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


Review The Early Earth- Quiz Wednesday




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. 

Homework: 

Biodigital Human App

Poke a Muscle

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. 

Homework:

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












Aquaponics















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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