Monday, June 19, 2017

June 19-23

Monday, 6/19
  • In Class
    • Chapter 12 Test Return/Review
    • The Flame Test Lab
    • CO2 Cannon
    • WadeBucks Cash In
  • Homework
    • Finish Flame Test Lab questions, if needed

Tuesday, 6/20
  • In Class
    • 2nd/5th period: REACH Play
    • Clean and Organize Classroom
  • Homework
    • None

Wednesday, 6/21
  • In Class
    • Demo Day, Part 1
  • Homework
    • None

Thursday, 6/22
  • In Class
    • Demo Day, Part 2
  • Homework
    • None

Friday, 6/23 - Last Day of School!
  • In Class
    • 8th grade celebration
    • Yearbook signing
    • Early Release, 11:05
  • Homework
    • Have a fantastic summer, and best of luck in high school!!

Monday, June 12, 2017

June 12-16

TEST ALERT:
  • Monday, June 12: Chapter 12 Test, Atoms and the Periodic Table

Monday, 6/12
  • In Class
    • Atoms and Periodic Table Review
    • Chapter 12 Test, Atoms and the Periodic Table
  • Homework
    • Adopt and Element Project is due TOMORROW!!!

Tuesday, 6/13
  • In Class
    • Adopt an Element Projects DUE!
    • Adopt an Element presentations
  • Homework
    • None

Wednesday, 6/14
  • In Class
    • Adopt an Element presentations
  • Homework
    • None

Thursday, 6/15
  • In Class
    • Adopt an Element presentations
  • Homework
    • None

Friday, 6/16 - Wild Waves Field Trip

Monday, June 5, 2017

June 5-9

TEST ALERT:
  • Monday, 6/12: Chapter 12 Test, Atoms and The Periodic Table

QUIZ ALERT:
  • Monday, 6/5: Atomic Structure Quiz
  • Friday, 6/9: Bohr Models and Periodic Table Quiz

Monday, 6/5
  • In Class
    • Atomic Structure Quiz
    • Finish Element Balls
    • Guided Reading Section 12.2
    • Adopt-An-Element Project work time
  • Homework
    • Finish Guided Reading, if needed

Tuesday, 6/6 - 8th Grade Math SBA

Wednesday, 6/7
  • In Class
    • Electrons
    • Bohr Models
    • Inv. 12B: The Periodic Table
  • Homework
    • Bohr Models worksheet
    • Finish Inv. 12B checklist

Thursday, 6/8
  • In Class
    • The Periodic Table: Color-Coding
      • If interested, here is the article about naming new elements...
      • ...and here is the Periodic Table Song!
  • Homework
    • "Who Am I?" worksheet
    • Study for Bohr Models and Periodic Table Quiz

Friday, 6/9
  • In Class
    • Bohr Models and Periodic Table Quiz
    • Periodic Table BINGO Review
    • Chapter 12 Assessment, TB pgs, 304-306
      • Vocab: Review all (writing optional)
      • Concepts #2-4, 11-13, 15
      • Problems #1-5, skip #2
  • Homework
    • Finish Ch. 12 Assessment
    • Study for Ch. 12 Test
    • Last weekend to work on Adopt an Element project!!

Monday, May 29, 2017

May 29 - June 2

QUIZ ALERT:
  • Monday, 6/5: Atomic Structure Quiz

Monday, 5/29 - NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

Tuesday, 5/30
  • In Class
    • Atomic Structure
    • Inv. 12A: Atomic Structure Game
  • Homework
    • Finish Inv. 12A worksheets

Wednesday, 5/31 - 8th Grade English SBA

Thursday, 6/1 - 8th Grade English SBA

Friday, 6/2
  • In Class
    • Isotopes
    • "Bean Bag Isotopes" lab
  • Homework
    • Isotopes worksheet
    • Study for Atomic Structures Quiz
      • Key for optional isotope worksheet here

Monday, May 22, 2017

May 22-26

TEST ALERT:
  • Wednesday, May 24: Science MSP Test

Monday, 5/22
  • In Class
    • MSP Practice Post-Test
      • Paper
      • Online
  • Homework
    • Complete online MSP Practice Post-Test (Google Classroom)

Tuesday, 5/23
  • In Class
    • MSP Practice Post-Test Review
      • MC Grading
      • Free Response Peer Feedback
  • Homework
    • Get a good night's rest and eat a healthy breakfast! 
    • Mentally prepare to do awesome on tomorrow's test!!

Wednesday, 5/24
  • In Class
    • MSP Science Test
  • Homework
    • Relax!

Thursday, 5/25
  • In Class
    • Video: Hunting the Elements
  • Homework
    • None

Friday, 5/26
  • In Class
    • Make an Element Ball
    • Element Magazine Ad
  • Homework
    • None

Monday, May 15, 2017

May 15-19

TEST ALERT:
  • Wednesday, May 24 (next week): Science MSP Test

QUIZ ALERT:
  • Wednesday, May 17: Moon Phases Quiz
  • Friday, May 19: Biology Quiz

Monday, 5/15
  • In Class
    • Moon Phases, Part 1
      • Moon Phases Lab
      • Moon Phases Notes
  • Homework
    • Moon Phases worksheet

Tuesday, 5/16
  • In Class
    • Moon Phases, Part 2
      • Moonrise Clock
      • Lunar and Solar Eclipses
    • Biology
      • Cells
      • Biology Vocabulary
      • Animal Adaptations
  • Homework
    • Animal Adaptations: Choose 3 animal species (not domestic). For each animal, list at least 2 adaptations that they have developed. Explain how each adaptation helps this animal to survive.

Wednesday, 5/17
  • In Class
    • Biology, continued
      • Natural Selection Simulation
      • Genetics Vocabulary
      • Punnett Squares
      • "Furry Family" Simulation
  • Homework
    • Bikini Bottom Genetics worksheet

Thursday, 5/18
  • In Class
    • Biology, continued
      • Competition
      • Predators vs. Prey
  • Homework
    • Study for Biology Quiz
    • Optional: Bikini Bottom Genetics worksheet

Friday, 5/19
  • In Class
    • Biology Quiz
    • Additional Topics
      • Rocks
      • Solar System
      • Planet Earth
  • Homework
    • Element Project: Research check on Monday
    • Continued MSP Review

Monday, May 8, 2017

May 8-12

TEST ALERT:
  • Wednesday, May 10: Chapter 8 Test, Matter and Temperature
  • Wednesday, May 24 (two weeks): Science MSP

QUIZ ALERT:
  • Monday, May 8: Phase Change and Temperature Quiz
  • Monday, May 15 (next week): Moon Phases Quiz

Monday, 5/8
  • In Class
    • Section 8.2 and 8.3 Review
    • Phase Change and Temperature Quiz
    • Phase Change Rummy (review)
  • Homework
    • Section 8 Assessment, TB pg. 196-198
      • Review Vocabulary (writing optional)
      • Concepts #2, 4, 7, 10, 16, 20
      • Problems #4-7

Tuesday, 5/9
  • In Class
    • Chapter 8 Review
  • Homework
    • Study for Chapter 8 Test

Wednesday, 5/10
  • In Class
    • Chapter 8 Test (Matter and Temperature)
    • Chapter 12 Pretest
    • MSP Practice - online edition
  • Homework
    • Finish MSP Practice Test
    • Optional: "Hot Lamp" scientific response packet

Thursday, 5/11
  • In Class
    • Introduce Final Project (Adopt an Element)
    • Review Practice Tests
  • Homework
    • Get progress report signed

Friday, 5/12
  • In Class
    • Element Adoption Event
    • MSP Practice Test Review, continued
  • Homework
    • Reflect on MSP Practice Test performance
    • Start Element Research