Overall, the students are adapting to 8th grade pretty wellin my class we have been completing “doodle” sheets for “building a better scientist” and organizing our speckled books. It is imperative that the students have a speckled book AND NOT A BINDER to have the materials needed for my class. The speckled book is checked sporaticly for a grade. We will be having our first test on Thursday, August 29. It will cover all the notes taken. Students have been told they could/should have been studying the material since DAY 1 of notetaking. Please encourage your child to bring their speckled book home EVERY night and study.
ASSIGNMENTS WEEK OF 9/9/19 – Students have been working on FOSSILS, lots of research, a “doodle” sheet; videos, etc. The “LUCY” doodle sheet is in the speckled book and hopefully they have been studying this information for upcoming test on Tuesday, 9/17! ALSO, PIZZA PIG OUT is on Tuesday. Any students parents who purchase Johnny’s that evening (from 5-8), eat in or drive thru, their child will receive 5 points on their FOSSIL test. I MUST SEE RECEIPT from that night. Grades are posted in WEBPAMS. Keep checking them out. PLEASE encourage your child to STUDY. Thanks.
ASSIGNMENTS WEEK OF 9/23/19 – WE ARE COMPLETING OUR LESSONS ON GEOLOGIC TIME AND EMBRYOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT THIS WEEK. THERE WILL BE AN EXAM ON WEDNESDAY, 9/25/19. PLEASE CHECK WEBPAM FOR YOUR CHILD’S GRADES! THE LAST TEST ON FOSSILS WAS NOT VERY SUCCESSFUL FOR SEVERAL STUDENTS. I HAVE REMINDED THE STUDENTS THAT STUDY SKILLS ARE IMPERATIVE IN MY CLASS. THEY COMPLETED THEIR NOTES ON EMBRYOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT THIS PAST FRIDAY, 9/20 AND SHOULD BE STUDYING NIGHTLY FOR WEDNESDAY’S TEST. THERE IS NO SCHOOL MONDAY, 9/30/19 FOR STUDENTS.
UPDATE: STUDENTS WILL BE WORKING ON A GEOLOGICAL TIMELINE DURING CLASS PERIODS ON THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND THE ASSIGNMENT IS DUE TUESDAY. THERE IS NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ON MONDAY!
Assignments week of 10/1/19 – students will continue working on geologic timeline. NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Monday, 9-30.
Assignments week of 10/7/19-students will be summarizing a packet on natural selection, discussion of per say packet in class, test from material on Wednesday 10/0/19. FALL BREAK!!!!! 10/14 AND 10/15
ASSIGNMENTS WEEK OF 10/21 – FRIDAY, 10/18 STUDENTS WERE TESTED ON DARWIN’S BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION THEORY. MOST OF THE CLASSES HAVE STARTED TAKING NOTES ON COLLIDING CONTINENTS AND UPON COMPLETION THE STUDENTS WILL ASSEMBLE A “PANGEA”. ONCE WE FINISH THE NOTES, STUDENTS SHOULD BEGIN STUDYING FOR THEIR TEST! TEST DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER, CHECK FOR UPDATES! THE PANGEA PROJECT WILL BE COMPLETED IN CLASS.