Just a quick update on what we've done to start this new unit, and things that should be within your science notebooks...
1) We took detailed notes about waves, that included vocabulary words and labeled diagrams. The PowerPoint where we got these notes has been posted under the Assignments and Resources tab.
2) We have a week's worth of Bell Ringers (need to have the date, question and answer in a complete sentence for full credit)-these will now be checked at random instead of on a weekly basis
3) We created a study tool in our notebooks that has a labeled diagram on one page and the answers within a foldable on the next page. There should be a term and definition under each flap, so that students are able to quiz themselves in preparation for our next quiz or test. We worked on these in class, but students were to complete them at home if they did not get them finished the few days that we worked on them. Please make sure that your child has completed this valuable study tool. :)
4) We have completed a Dump&Clump-Pyramid Style, but have not taken it home as of yet.
**Reminder: we will be doing 'weekly' quizzes now to make sure that students are keeping up with the material. I say 'weekly' because they will be at the end of each objective, which is typically covered in about one week, but could be up to two weeks. We are also still determining as a science team whether or not to start weekly homework assignments, but I will let you know as soon as it has been decided.
For some of our projects this year, I will be asking for parent volunteers. If you already know that you would like to volunteer in the future, please contact me. Otherwise, the need for parent volunteers will be included in the weekly update. Thank you! :)