This calendar will be used to communicate daily lessons, homework, activities, and tests. It is very important that students keep up to date with all their assignments. Please check this page frequently as assignments are subject to change due to students' progress / needs.

At this age, it is very important for parents to monitor a student's progress.

Science Notebooks....
We keep organized interactive science notebooks all school year. It contains class notes, essential science questions, informational pictures, and much more. Ask your child to see his/her notebook today!

Planners....
Students are given a planner at the beginning of the year in which to write assignments.   Have you checked your child's planner?

Graded Assignments .....
If you look at the parent portal, assignments which are graded and their due dates are listed. Please contact me if you have questions about your child's grades. Have you checked the portal?
 

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Remember - any unfinished work goes home as homework.

7th and 8th grade will be following separate curriculum from here on.  7th grade assignments are in black; 8th are in blue.

Monday, August 20, 2018
Introduction to Lab Equipment (specific to grade level)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Make a dichotomous key for lab equipment – Spinner Game to prepare for TEST TOMORROW

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
TEST on lab equipment.

7 - Introduction to measurement / review of measurement. Bill Nye Video and mnemonic
8 – Review Scientific Method. Mnemonic Poster. DUE FRIDAY

Thursday, August 23, 2018
7 - Create a foldable comparing and contrasting the metric system and the customary system.
8 – Observation, Inference, Hypothesis (Mystery Cubes)

Friday, August 24, 2018

7 - Convert measurements within the metric system
8 – Poster Due. Writing Procedures



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Monday, August 13, 2018
Set up Notebooks. Go over safety contract. GET THE SAFETY CONTRACT SIGNED AND RETURNED TOMORROW.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Locate and explain how safety equipment in the classroom is used. Safety video and worksheet. (Accident at Jefferson High) Begin project.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Mr. Bean Video - Write safety violations found in video. Begin safety project - 4 Square. SAFETY TEST TOMORROW. YOU MUST GET 100% ON THIS TEST IN ORDER TO DO LABS.

Thursday, August 16, 2018
SAFETY TEST
Continue to work on safety project. DUE TOMORROW.
CHEMICAL SAFETY LAB TOMORROW.
HOMEWORK: FINISH PROJECT

Friday, August 17, 2018
CHEMICAL SAFETY LAB (Exothermic Reactions)
PROJECT DUE

 

WELCOME TO THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR!! I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING YOUR TEACHER.

Here is what we are doing this week:

Remember - any unfinished work goes home as homework

 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Classroom procedures and expectations.
Name Glyphs 
Teambuilding activities - Scientific Summer: Write about how you used science during the summer. Create a clay model about it. Share with your partner
HOMEWORK: GET SYLLABUS SIGNED - BRING COMPOSITION BOOK (AT LEAST 100 PAGES) SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS DON'T LAST

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Review procedures - Quiz tomorrow.
Engineering Design Cycle & Teambuilding - Create a ramp at least 25cm in height that will carry a marble the entire length of the ramp without being touched when it is first released with only the materials given.
HOMEWORK: GET  SYLLABUS SIGNED IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE SO. NO EXPERIMENTS MAY BE DONE WITHOUT HAVING THIS DOCUMENTATION. REMEMBER COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK

Friday, August 10, 2018
Quiz on procedures. Revise and redesign your ramp for maximum results.

HOMEWORK: GET  SYLLABUS SIGNED IF NOT DONE SO ALREADY!  COMPOSITION BOOKS ARE MANDATORY BY MONDAY.