Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday, March 6

Science: "What is Safe" rubric was passed out and students had time in class to work on their projects (circuit or paper) or review. Review is due on Tuesday (Monday for band students) and electricity test is Friday, March 13. Final circuit project and paper due Monday, March 16. 

Geometry: Took the trig and solving right triangles quiz. Homework is the "developing area" handout examples 2 & 3. 


RR English: Reading logs are due Monday. Please make sure you follow what each journal is asking you to do.

RR Math: No homework. If you forgot to turn in your math packet today, you will need to do so please on Monday.


ELA - Students were introduced to our community read Iqbal. We investigated different products that are obtained or made through child labor. Students then learned about 3 other products. We will begin to read he book aloud on Monday. STUDENTS HAVE HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKEND: Discuss the four products your student learned about, brainstorm how to help stop child labor. Students must write a journal entry on this family discussion.

Technology- Students worked on their family budget project. Rough Drafts are due Monday, presentations will begin Wednesday.

Algebra: We took a quiz today. Homework for this weekend is the Chapter 9 practice test (odds only)

Chinese: Who couldn't finish writing your story in the class, it will become your homework. Due date is March 9, Monday.

Spanish (Farah): WHAT WE DID TODAY: anguage Lab- If you are taking the tener/venir makeup quiz, complete it, then do the following lessons. If you are not taking the tener/venir makeup quiz, you may begin this lesson right away.
  • Read through the material on Possessive Adjectives, and take notes (You may do this alone or with a quietly with a partner)
  • On the left side of the screen you will see a series of links
  • Take the Basic Quiz, and the Mini Test
  • Print out your scores and give to me. This will be graded as homework, not as a Quiz or Test.
  • If you have time leftover, you may get a ‘Country Study’ sheet, and complete it. Keep it in your binder for future labs. If you previously started but did not complete a country study, you may complete it today. Keep it in your binder.TAREA:
Chapter 3 test has been postponed until next week. Many students needed more work with the tener/venir verbs. The test will be on Wednesday, March 11.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Thursday, March 5

Science: Students began working on the review for next week's electricity unit test. The review is due on Tuesday. Evidence of work on the circuit is due tomorrow, students can bring in a picture or their actual circuit. Tomorrow is a project work day, students can work on their circuit or the paper.
Friday, March 13: Electricity Unit Test
Monday, March 16: Circuit & Paper Due

Geometry: Did more practice with trigonometry and solving right triangles. Anything not finished in class is homework. Quiz tomorrow. 


RR Math: Homework packets are due tomorrow. Study tonight for your test tomorrow.

RR English: Logs are due Monday.


Humanities: Students reviewed tests and projects in class. No homework. Students will work on 11.1 section assessment in class tomorrow. 11.1 and a current event are due Monday.


ELA - Students wrote an on demand writing - a compare and contrast on To Kill a Mockingbird movie vs book. Homework: Journal 3.31 and READ!

Technology - we continued to work on Family Budget Projects.

Algebra: Open note quiz tomorrow (sections 9.1-9.5). Homework 9.6-9.8 homework (due end of the hour tomorrow)


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wednesday, March 4

Science: Completed the notes for electricity and discussed the requirements for the testing and revisions log. No homework, although students should be working on their circuit projects! Upcoming Due Dates:
Friday, March 6: Evidence of Circuit Due; Project Work Day
Tuesday, March 10: Project Work Day
Friday, March 13: Electricity Test
Monday, March 16: Circuit Project & Paper Due

Geometry: Continued trig with solving right triangles. Homework is the solving right triangles practice. Trig & Solving Triangles Quiz Friday. Unit 6 test Friday, March 13.


ELA - Students finished watching the movie To Kill a Mockingbird and took notes watching for similarities and differences between the movie and the book. Tomorrow we will be writing an On-Demand paper comparing and contrasting the two. Students should be half-way through an independent novel and should be finished by this Friday. We will be doing a community read over the next few weeks with Iqbal a story about child labor in Pakistan. This will be read aloud in class allowing for yet another independent novel to be read at home! Lots and lots of time to read :) Homework: Read & Journal #3.28

Technology - Students worked on and checked in their Investigate for their Family Budget. All should be started on the Design/Plan portion of the Design Cycle - in this part of the process students are making task lists (in the Design Folder Packet) and making a rough draft of their project. Design/Plan should only take a day or two - these will be checked in on Friday. Create (publishing) will be done by Wednesday, March 11th (pushed three days due to class interruptions) with presentations beginning then.


Pre-Algebra: Today students completed a square root and perfect squares check up. This went into the Skyward as a quiz grade. Homework: 9.4, 1-18. There is a challenge on the back for extra practice :)

Algebra: More Factoring Fun!! Homework is to finish the problems on the notes.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tuesday, March 3

Science: We reviewed the notes on static electricity and viewed some animations to demonstrate charging by friction/static discharge (John Travoltage) as well as polarization (balloon/sweater/wall). Student then were given the static electricity worksheet to work on while they watched Bill Nye Static Electricity. Homework is the static electricity worksheet.  Students should also be working on their circuit project. Important Dates:
Friday, March 6: Evidence of attempted circuit due, project work day
Tuesday, March 10: Project work day (paper)
Friday, March 13: Electricity unit test
Monday, March 16: What is Safe? Circuit presentation and paper due. 

Geometry: Took the Special Right Triangle & Unit Circle Quiz. Homework is the SohCahToa handout. Trig quiz on Friday, March 6, Unit 6 test on Friday, March 13.



RR English: Logs are due Monday.

RR Math: There is a test this Friday. Please study. Homework packets are due on or before Friday. Please see me during lunch or LRC for extra support.

Pre-Algebra: Today, we went to the Avery Lab and continued practice on perfect squares, simplifying square roots and Pythagorean Theorem. There is no homework.

Humanities: Students had our second day of review for our chapter 10 test (Jackson) tomorrow. Homework is to study for the test.

Algebra: We started factoring trinomials today. Homework: 9.5 (1-6)

ELA - Students watched the movie To Kill a Mockingbird and took notes watching for similarities and differences between the movie and the book. On Thursday we will be writing an On-Demand paper comparing and contrasting the two. Students should be half-way through an independent novel and should be finished by this Friday. We will be doing a community read over the next few weeks with Iqbal a story about child labor in Pakistan. This will be read aloud in class allowing for yet another independent novel to be read at home! Lots and lots of time to read :) Homework: Read & Journal #3.28

Technology - Students worked on and checked in their Investigate for their Family Budget. I extended the deadline again until tomorrow as part of today's class was taken up by the March Miracle's informative meeting.



Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday, March 2

Science: Took notes on static electricity- we will review these concepts tomorrow as a class. Students should be working on their projects and need evidence that they have made the initial circuit by Friday (it doesn't need to be finished, but a basic circuit should be done by Friday). Important Dates:

Friday, March 6: Evidence that circuit has been started due; Project Work Day
Tuesday, March 10: Project (paper) Work Day
Friday, March 13: Electricity Test
Monday, March 16: Circuit Project Due

Geometry: We began the 6.3 notes on Sin/Cos/Tan ratios. Homework is the unit circle handout. Quiz tomorrow on special right triangles and the unit circle.

RR English: Logs are due today. If you did not turn it in, please do so by tomorrow. Your new log was passed out today and is due Monday 3.9.

RR Math: Test/Homework=3/6

Humanities: Students reviewed for our chapter 10 essay exam on Wednesday. Homework is to study for the test.

Algebra: No new material today. We continued discussing the Zero Product Property and factoring. Homework: 9.2B and wkst 9.2-9.4

ELA - Students watched the movie To Kill a Mockingbird and took notes watching for similarities and differences between the movie and the book. On Thursday we will be writing an On-Demand paper comparing and contrasting the two. Students should be half-way through an independent novel and should be finished by this Friday. We will be doing a community read over the next few weeks with Iqbal a story about child labor in Pakistan. This will be read aloud in class allowing for yet another independent novel to be read at home! Lots and lots of time to read :) Homework: Read & Journal #3.27

Technology - Students worked on their Investigate for their Family Budget. I extended the deadline until tomorrow as Friday's class was taken up by the High School Scheduling informative meeting.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday, February 27

Science: Students were provided supplies (wire and lights) for the "What is Safe" electricity project, and we practiced removing insulation and connecting wires so that students can begin working on their projects over the weekend. As a reminder, buzzers as NOT required for ANYONE'S project, students may WANT a buzzer, but they do not NEED one. Important dates:
Friday, March 6: Evidence of circuit due & Project work day
Tuesday, March 10: Project (paper) work day
Friday, March 13: Electricity Unit Test
Monday, March 16: Final Circuit & Paper Due

Geometry: Completed our study of the Unit Circle, homework was the Unit Circle Practice. Unit Circle & Special Right Triangles quiz on Monday. Unit 6 test is scheduled for Friday, March 13.

Humanities: Students were introduced to 10.3 of the text in class. Homework is to write a speech that discusses the Indian Removal Act. The speech should include the following information:
1. Explain the purpose of the Act-Why did Jackson/Congress pass it? What was the Act supposed to do?
2. Explain the terms (rules) of the Act-How was it supposed to work? Who moved where? Be specific.
3. What were the effects of the Act-On Native Americans? On U.S. citizens?
4. Was the Act good/bad? Why? Why not?

Algebra: homework: Zero Product and Factoring Packet (all) Have a great weekend!

Pre-Algebra: Today we completed a challenge activity dealing with squares, square roots and simplifying radicals. The challenge activity can be found on my website. No homework! Have a great weekend!

ELA - publishing day. Author's Craft Essays are to be turned in through Google Classroom by midnight Sunday, March 1.  Students should be halfway through a new independent reading novel. Finishing this novel by the end of next week. On March 6th we will be starting a Community Read novel (all three MYP ELA classes will be reading this book.). This novel will be read aloud in class leaving evenings open for reading another independent novel. Students need to continue reading every night wether we are reading a class novel or not. All books should be noted up with sticky notes, this strategy will help with the skill of deeper reading comprehension as students tackle tougher books.

Technology - students are finishing up the Investigate or research portion of their Family Budget project . The evidence of this work; printed pages showing website amount of expense came from, printed spreadsheet, and printed bibliography, is due on Monday, March 2nd. This will be placed in their folder to be handed in with the complete Design Folder. The next step in the Design Cycle is the Design/Plan step. This is Rough Draft and planning steps, don't forget the task list on the Design Folder Packet.


RR English: Reading logs are due Monday. 5 days with 5 responses.

RR Math: Homework packets are due 3/6/15.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thursday, February 26

Science: Students submitted their event sketches for me to take a look at and provide feedback on and then we watched Bill Nye Electric Current. Tomorrow I will pass out holiday lights and wire so that students can start working on their projects over the weekend. Important dates:
Friday, March 6: Evidence of Circuit & Project Work Day
Tuesday, March 10: Project/Paper Work Day
Friday, March 13: Electricity Unit Test
Monday, March 16: Final Circuit and Paper Due

Geometry: Began investigating the unit circle. Special right triangles and unit circle quiz Monday, March 2.


RR English: Read daily. Logs are due Monday.

RR Math: Packets are due 3/6/15.

Pre-Algebra: Today we started 9.3. Students explored how the Pythagorean Theorem was developed and learned how to use this theorem. Homework: 9.3, 1-23 odd.


Humanities: Students reviewed 10.2 in class today. No homework. There is a chapter 10 essay exam next Tuesday.

Algebra: We talked about multiplying polynomials. Homework: finish the notes

Spanish: WHAT WE DID TODAY: I passed back the quizzes today. The class average was 17.5. We reviewed stem changing verbs 'tener' and 'venir,' and spent the remainder of the hour working on our 'Tres en rayos' projects. TAREA: 'Tres en rayos' projects are due tomorrow. The 'tener/venir' quiz has been postponed until Monday due to a Band event.