April 20, 2017

We are getting close to the end of the school year.  Camp groups are chosen-  cabin assignments will be posted on Tuesday, May 2- camp cabin meetings will be held that afternoon instead of period 9 classes.  You will meet your counselors then.

Make sure to study this weekend— element #1-20 quiz on Tuesday, periodic table/chemistry test on Friday!


Monday, April 24-  Last day to work on “wanted posters”- no chromebooks available but you can bring your own device if you want.  *Posters due on Tuesday!

Tuesday, April 25–  Turn in posters. Element quiz 1-20.  Review for chemistry test.

Wednesday, April 26– MATH STATE TEST- alternate schedule

Thursday, April 27-  MATH STATE TEST-  alternate schedule

Friday, April 28– Chemistry test


Bonus:  Write a one paragraph about another element you find interesting on the periodic table.  You can include any facts you want but it needs to be at least 5 sentences long with a citation.

Have a super weekend!

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Hope you had a super break!

We are getting close to camp time!  We will be choosing groups on April 20— final cabin assignments will be posted on May 2.  IF there are any group concerns please see me BEFORE we turn in group requests on Friday, April 21.

 


Monday, April 17–  No School

Tuesday, April 18-  Welcome back!  Review chemistry information- (chemistry concepts test will be on 4/28).  Review for test and intro to “wanted posters”

Wednesday, April 19–  Class time to work on “wanted posters”

Thursday, April 20–  Meet in science class to discuss camp groups- *your completed group is due to Ms Burton by Friday, April 21.

Friday, April 21–   Element quiz 1-15.  Work on “wanted posters”  *camp group papers due to me

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Monday, April 24-  Work day on “wanted posters”-  Posters due when you walk into class on Tuesday!

Tuesday, April 25–  Element quiz 1-20.  Review for chemistry test.

Wednesday, April 26– MATH STATE TEST- alternate schedule

Thursday, April 27-  MATH STATE TEST-  alternate schedule

Friday, April 28– Chemistry test


Bonus:  The “element funnies and wordsearch” paper.  Due by Friday, April 21.

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April 7, 2017

Happy Spring Break!!!

The only bonus available over break is to do the “element funnies and wordsearch” paper you picked up in class today.  Due by Friday, April 21.

We are getting close to camp time!  We will be choosing groups on April 20— final cabin assignments will be posted on May 2.  IF there are any group concerns please see me BEFORE we turn in group requests!

Have an amazing Spring Break!


Monday, April 17–  No School

Tuesday, April 18-  Welcome back!  Review chemistry information- (chemistry concepts test will be on 4/28)

Wednesday, April 19–  Class time to work on “wanted posters”

Thursday, April 20–  Meet in science class to discuss camp groups- *your completed group is due to Ms Burton by Friday, April 21.

Friday, April 21–   Element quiz 1-15.  Work on “wanted posters”

Monday, April 24-  Element quiz 1-20.  Review for chemistry test.

Tuesday, April 25–  Element quiz 1-20.  Review for chemistry test.

Wednesday, April 26– MATH STATE TEST- alternate schedule

Thursday, April 27-  MATH STATE TEST-  alternate schedule

Friday, April 28– Chemistry test

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Kahoot review for post test TOMORROW!

Use the link below to practice for the post test tomorrow:)

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https://play.kahoot.it/#/lobby?quizId=c172099c-ee46-4700-87cc-07ae35271c68

 

 

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March 31, 2017

We are so close to spring break!  It has been a long winter with all the weird weather, changes from bitter cold to warm, high winds, “snow days” etc.  Only one more week before a well deserved break.

This was an exhausting week for our students.  I am so PROUD of how hard they worked on the ELA state assessment.  The afternoons after testing were filled with activities based on the movie The Truman Show.  And in my room the day ended with a fierce Boggle competition!  Job well done:)


**You can review for the post-test by doing the practice test on google classroom- and by looking over any/all of the quizlets on my webpage link.

Monday, April 3-  Periodic table activities continue:)

Tuesday, April 4-  Kahoot review for post-test

Wednesday, April 5-  post-test

Thursday, April 6-  More periodic table fun

Friday, April 7-  Quiz on elements 1-7-  name, symbol, #  Activity:)

***Have a safe and wonderful vacation!  See you back in school on Tuesday, April 18!


Bonus:  The periodic table has changed over the years.  Do a search and find the oldest version of the periodic table you can-  send me a picture or bring in a picture.

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March 24, 2016

Our study of ecology is now concluded.  We are moving on to basic chemistry- parts of an atom and the periodic table.

Next week we start the AIR testing.  Our schedule will be a little different for Wednesday and Thursday- we will NOT be having regular classes (with the exception of period 5 and period 9 encore classes).  Students will remain with their testing groups and teachers for periods 1-4, 7-8.

The following week- on April 5- we will be taking the science post-test.  This should not be a big problem for students if they were paying attention all school year.  I will post a review kahoot the night before the test.  We will be reviewing for a few minutes each day in class up to the test.


Monday, March 27–  Begin reviewing for the science post-test-  do not panic as you know this material- we’ve really been revisiting it all year!

Tuesday, March 28–  Atoms and periodic table- use google slides to complete a flip page of notes.

Wednesday, March 29- Thursday, March 30– AIR testing for ELA.  Testing in testing groups periods 1-4.  All grade activity periods 7-8.

Friday, March 31–  Back to atoms and periodic table


Bonus:  When was the atom discovered?  By whom?  How?

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updated kahoot links…

Sorry that the last links didn’t work….  give these a try!

 

https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=71ee00af-87d0-48d9-b51f-763a340676b9

https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=ece961b2-77e8-4ed6-a2e7-ecbeabf933a8

 

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March 23, 2017

STUDY tonight for the ecology test tomorrow!  Use quizlet!

 

Here is the kahoot review for ecology- two different kahoots-

symbiosis-  https://create.kahoot.it/#quiz/71ee00af-87d0-48d9-b51f-763a340676b9

population-  https://create.kahoot.it/#quiz/ece961b2-77e8-4ed6-a2e7-ecbeabf933a8

See you tomorrow:)

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March 17, 2017

What a weather week…. again!  Wow!  So much snow in such a short time— just proves the Lake Effect Snow machine was still fired up— too warm this winter to freeze Lake Erie so more lake effect snow.  Usually at this time of the year we are done with lake effect snow.  More evidence that our climate is changing.

We have been focusing on ecology topics through many hands on activities and simulations.  All of these concepts will be tested next Friday.  A study guide is attached to the blog roll.  I highly suggest students use quizlet, read chapters 20-21 in our book and review all worksheets, activities.  The station packets will be returned, graded, on Monday.


HOMEWORK:  population activity due Tuesday, STUDY FOR TEST ALL WEEK

Monday, March 20–  graphing populations activity- due on Tuesday

Tuesday, March 21–  Symbiosis- types of, how it all works, a few notes

Wednesday, March 22– finish up symbiosis- start reviewing

Thursday, March 23–  REVIEW in class!  Kahoot:)

Friday, March 24-  Ecology Test


Bonus:  Find an example of mutualism, commensalism and parasitism-  write a description of how it works for those specific animals for each form of symbiosis.

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March 10, 2017

Another very strange weather week— high winds, temperatures in the 60’s, ending the week with snow and 20’s.  Despite road closures and power outages, we made it to the end of the 3rd quarter!  All grades will be updated and current on Monday— including any bonus points earned.


***HOMEWORK—-  complete ecology stations!  Be ready to turn in on Tuesday!  Complete the population graphing activity Tuesday night- will be collected on Thursday.

Monday, March 13-  NO SCHOOL for students:)

Tuesday, March 14–  TURN IN and discuss ecology stations,  start population graphing assignment-  *complete for homework- due Thursday

Wednesday, March 15–  Population simulations- how do we count populations of animals that move?  Activities and discussion

Thursday, March 16-  All population activities due- discuss, review, pop quiz?  Make sure you understand carrying capacity, limiting factors, how to count populations

Friday, March 17-  Begin symbiosis discussion and notes


Bonus:  How would we be able to accurately estimate the population of deer in Geauga County?  Explain your idea in a well written paragraph.

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