Yet another snow day, and still snow is falling! Hopefully we'll be back tomorrow, but if anyone is in need of some extra science practice :), I am posting this week's homework under the Assignments & Resources tab. It is an article about George Washington Carver and there is also a homework sheet to go with it. The directions are on the sheet. Unless we have more snow days, this will be due on Monday. Hope you're enjoying your snow day!
Hello all! Hope you are prepared for the treacherous winter storm I've been hearing about! This week may be a little wacky due to the weather, but we will make it work!
Grades- Interims will go home on Thursday. Please make sure you are checking your child's grades on Powerschool throughout the week. I will be continuing to update grades until Wednesday. If you see that there is no grade for a certain assignment for your child, it is likely that I just have not gotten to grade theirs yet. If all have been checked, I put a "late" and "missing" reminder in place of the grade. I am working through the projects (I realize it may not have been the best idea to have two projects due so close to each other), and assure you they will be popping up in the gradebook this week. I have been grading the projects and other assignments simultaneously. Lots to do! :) If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me!
We have moved on to our next objective: Explain how soil is related to its parent rock and home environment. We are starting this by dissecting a rather complex, but very good, article called "Water on Earth." You can find this article on the Assignments and Resources page. Students are to define the vocabulary words in the article for homework tonight and tomorrow. We will be discussing the article more in class tomorrow. Then, students will have to answer questions about the article for homework over the weekend.
We continued working on the stations today. Students who used their time wisely and worked diligently were able to get all of the stations complete. Students who did not finish today will have to finish it for homework. I will give students the weekend to work on the project if they did not get it finished in class. It is DUE MONDAY and is a MAJOR GRADE. It is very important that your child gets the project complete and turns it in by Monday.
This week, there is no homework assignment. I had a substitute yesterday and students completed work in the book that will count as their homework grade for this week. We will be finishing it throughout class this week, as students cannot take the textbooks home with them to work on homework. In class, we are working through stations to learn more about continental drift, Pangaea, and boundaries. We will be working on these through Thursday, and Friday we will be having a discussion based on the work that we have done. The discussion sheet for Friday will also be turned in as a grade.
Grades thus far should be updated by Friday. The vocabulary projects have been very lengthy to grade, but should be done very soon. :) Our quiz on the first two objectives will be next week, and mostly based on vocabulary.
Extra help is available every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30. Please remember that you MUST fill out a permission form (below) and turn it in the day before in order to attend.
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! :)