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Week 7, 1/29 to 2/2

(This may change from day to day depending on how much we actually get done in class so check back often to make sure something wasn't changed at the last minute.)

Last updated on Friday, February 2, 2007, 1:34pm

Parents and students, next week is the midterm week for our 2nd Trimester. I am working on getting all the notebooks graded so that I can progress reports ready by next week. As soon as I'm done I will print them out and give each student a progress report. Stay tuned to learn when your child should be bringing his or her progress report home.

Daily Schedule
1st per -7:35am to 8:37am
2nd per- 8:41am to 9:33am
3rd per - 9:37am to 10:29am
Eagle Time: 10:33am to 11:00am
Lunch - 11:00am to 11:32am
4th per - 11:36am to 12:28pm
5th per - 12:32pm to 1:24pm
6th per - 1:28pm to 2:20pm

6th grade Science:

Monday - Today we started the 2nd Unit of our kit on Simple Machines with EMM lesson 11. Lesson 11 has students calculating different effort forces needed when using inclined planes of differing slopes. It's quite exciting!

HW - None

Tuesday - Today we will continue to work on Inquiry 11.1 as students try out different slopes and measure the different effort force required to pull a cart up gentle and steep slopes.

HW - None

Wednesday - Today students will continue to work on Inquiry 11.1. Today most teams in all three classes got the procedures for their experiment written down. Some have their data table all ready to go and a few even got to start their experiment and collect data today.

HW - None

Thursday - We will continue to work on Inquiry 11.1.

HW - None

Friday - Today we started Inquiry 11.2 where students will compare the work required to lift a load (the cart) straight up (load distance and load force) versus the work it takes to move that load up an inclined plane (effort distance and effort force).

HW - None


7th grade Science:

Monday - We will have a few teams who have not had a chance to do their final Sink or Float presentation present today.

HW - None

Tuesday - Today we will do our Float Your Boat lab.

HW - None

Wednesday - Today we will review the results from yesterday's lab. We also looked at how math can help design a better barge. Students were to draw four different barges with different dimensions and they were to calculate the volume for each one. We used those volumes with the data we collected yesterday to determine which dimensions would make the a barge that can carry the most weight.

I also returned the Sink or Float quizzes today. Only a handful of students passed the quiz and the highest grade was a B+ so everyone should do the homework.

HW - Correct your Sink or Float quiz. On a separate sheet of paper add some more detail to the answers on which you didn't get full credit. Feel free to use the websites to make your answers better.

Bring your calculators to science on Friday.

Thursday - Today we will look at the 3-D maps again to see how observations changet now that we know the density of the different earth rocks and now that we know about isostasy and buoyancy.

HW - Bring your calculators to science tomorrow.

Friday - Today students will take a Calculating Density Quiz (calculators are essential and students had plenty of warning).

Then students will complete a quick Density post test (they already took this quiz so this one should be easy).

HW - None




8th grade Computers:

Monday - This week students will need to successfully create animations using Flash so that we can start the web design part of the class next week.

HW - Blog

Tuesday - Work on creating Flash animations (either one really long one, complicated one, or several short ones).

HW - Blog

Wednesday - Work on creating Flash animations (either one really long one, complicated one, or several short ones).

HW - Blog

Thursday - Work on creating Flash animations (either one really long one, complicated one, or several short ones).

HW - Blog

Friday - Last chance to learn Flash. Students are required to use what they've learned about Fireworks and Flash on their websites.

HW - Blog

Email me if you have any questions or concerns.