Thinking Routine Question

  • Why do you think the scientists are studying this topic?
  • How might this research affect you/world?
  • What three questions would you ask the researchers?
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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Week 4 9/24-28/18

DISCLAIMER: Please make sure you check your child's planner. Lessons and homework can change depending on how well a class understands the material presented to them. I will try to update later on this week, but please check your child's planner.
NOTE:  There are 4 days that you meet with your teachers. Rotation 1 = (Monday), Rotation 2= (Tuesday), Rotation 3 = (Wednesday -Thursday) and Rotation 4 = (Friday) 

8th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 



Rotation 1 (Monday)→  Why Do Organisms Look the way They Do? - Activity 1.3 - "Where Did you Get Those Eyes?" and exit quiz from lesson.
HW:
Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→ Why Do Organisms Look the way They Do? - Activity 2.1 - "Are Traits Connected?" Reading 2.1 in class
HW: finish reading 2.1
Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→ Why Do Organisms Look the way They Do? - Activity 2.2 - "How Do Plants Reproduce?" Reading 2.2
HW:  finish Reading 2.2
Rotation 4 (Friday)I am out Why Do Organisms Look the way They Do? - Activity 2.3 - "Is There a Pattern to How Traits Get Passed On?"
HW:

7th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 


Rotation 1 (Monday)→ "How can I make New Stuff from Old Stuff?" - Activity 1.3 discussion of reading
HW: Reading 1.1 & 1.2
Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→ "How can I make New Stuff from Old Stuff?" - Activity 2.1
HW:
Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→"How can I make New Stuff from Old Stuff?" - Activity 2.2
HW: Reading 2.1 
Rotation 4 (Friday)I am out "How can I make New Stuff from Old Stuff?" - Activity 2.2
HW:

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Week 3 9/17-21/18 (Yom Kippur & Ashura)

DISCLAIMER: Please make sure you check your child's planner. Lessons and homework can change depending on how well a class understands the material presented to them. I will try to update later on this week, but please check your child's planner.
NOTE:  There are 4 days that you meet with your teachers. Rotation 1 = (Monday), Rotation 2= (Tuesday), Rotation 3 = (Wednesday -Thursday) and Rotation 4 = (Friday) 

8th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 

The Lab that is due on third rotation was NOT assigned to interrupt or disturb the Day of Atonement.  This lab was assigned on 9/12-13/18.  The lab does not take a week to write up and submit. If your child is working on this lab on the Day of Atonement, your child did not budget his/her time correctly.

Rotation 1 (Monday)→  Why Do Organisms Look the way They Do? - Activity 1.1
HW:
Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→ Why Do Organisms Look the way They Do? - Activity 1.2
HW:Science Writing Practice: Claim, Evidence & Reasoning {C-E-R} "Learning about each other through data collection" Continue to collect data from "Learning about Each Other through data Collection" lab is due 3rd rotation next week 9/19-20/18.  Each INDIVIDUAL lab needs a 1. Purpose/Claim/Problem 2.  Data Table (Evidence) 3.  Graph (Evidence) 4. Three sentences about the data AND wrap-up questions 1-3 (Reasoning) 
Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→ Why Do Organisms Look the way They Do? - Activity 1.2
HW:
Rotation 4 (Friday)→ Why Do Organisms Look the way They Do? - Activity 1.3
HW:

7th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 
The Lab that is due on third rotation was NOT assigned to interrupt or disturb the Day of Atonement.  This lab was assigned on 9/12-13/18.  The lab does not take a week to write up and submit. If your child is working on this lab on the Day of Atonement, your child did not budget his/her time correctly.

Rotation 1 (Monday)→ Pass out Workbooks and begin "How can I make New Stuff from Old Stuff?"
HW:
Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→ "How can I make New Stuff from Old Stuff?" - Activity 1.1
HW: Science Writing Practice: Claim, Evidence & Reasoning {C-E-R} "Learning about each other through data collection" Continue to collect data from "Learning about Each Other through data Collection" lab is due 3rd rotation next week 9/20/18.  Each INDIVIDUAL lab needs a 1. Purpose/Claim/Problem 2.  Data Table (Evidence) 3.  Graph (Evidence) 4.  Three sentences about the data AND wrap-up questions 1-3 (Reasoning) 
Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→ "How can I make New Stuff from Old Stuff?" - Activity 1.2
HW:
Rotation 4 (Friday)→ "How can I make New Stuff from Old Stuff?" - Activity 1.3
HW:

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Week 2 9/10-14/18 Rosh Hashanah (Sep 9, 2018 – Sep 11, 2018)

DISCLAIMER: Please make sure you check your child's planner. Lessons and homework can change depending on how well a class understands the material presented to them. I will try to update later on this week, but please check your child's planner.
NOTE:  There are 4 days that you meet with your teachers. Rotation 1 = (Monday), Rotation 2= (Tuesday), Rotation 3 = (Wednesday -Thursday) and Rotation 4 = (Friday) 

8th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 


Rotation 1 (Monday)→ "True Colors Activity" Posting/"Sharing your Pic-Collage"
HW:  None,  unless you could not post your pic collage to the Google Classroom
Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→ Continue with "True Colors Activity" Posting/Sharing your Pic-Collage
HW:
Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→Science Writing Practice: Claim, Evidence & Reasoning {C-E-R} "Learning about each other through data collection" Continue to collect data from "Learning about Each Other through data Collection" lab is due 3rd rotation next week 9/19-20/18.  Each INDIVIDUAL lab needs a 1. Purpose/Claim/Problem 2.  Data Table (Evidence) 3.  Graph (Evidence) 4. Three sentences about the data AND wrap-up questions 1-3 (Reasoning) 
HW: Make sure you collected all of your data
Rotation 4 (Friday)→ Passing out Work books and intro unit
HW: Lab write up is due:  3rd rotation next week 9/19-20/18

7th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 

Rotation 1 (Monday)"True Colors Activity" Posting/"Sharing your Pic-Collage"  
HW:  None,  unless you could not post your pic collage to the Google Classroom
Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→ "True Colors Activity" Posting/Sharing your Pic-Collage
HW:
Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→Science Writing Practice: Claim, Evidence & Reasoning {C-E-R} "Learning about each other through data collection" Continue to collect data from "Learning about Each Other through data Collection" lab is due 3rd rotation next week 9/20/18.  Each INDIVIDUAL lab needs a 1. Purpose/Claim/Problem 2.  Data Table (Evidence) 3.  Graph (Evidence) 4.  Three sentences about the data AND wrap-up questions 1-3 (Reasoning) 
HW: Make sure you collected all of your data
Rotation 4 (Friday)→ Passing out Work books and intro unit
HW: Lab write up is due:  3rd rotation next week 9/20/18

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Week 1 9/3-7/18 Labor Day Week

DISCLAIMER: Please make sure you check your child's planner. Lessons and homework can change depending on how well a class understands the material presented to them. I will try to update later on this week, but please check your child's planner.
NOTE:  There are 4 days that you meet with your teachers. Rotation 1 = (Monday), Rotation 2= (Tuesday), Rotation 3 = (Wednesday -Thursday) and Rotation 4 = (Friday) 

8th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent    POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL

Rotation 1 
→ No School..... Labor Day
HW:
Rotation 2 → Grade System & Behavior Management Plan
HW: Grit Test
Rotation 3 → Continue to Discuss Grading System and (modeling) Behavior management Plan
HW: Create 6 behaviors that YOU want to see in the classroom Read over  Grade System & Behavior Management Plan return by Friday 9/10/18 with Parent signature. (Bring your iPhone, iPad that has summer photos)
Rotation 4 → "Explore the Planets" activity Or "M&M/Skittle Activity" or "Pic Collage"
HW: Post your Pic-Collage  to Google classroom ( Everyone logged in on Wednesday/Thursday)


7th Grade:  NOTE: Mix Block & what to do when your absent  POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL
Rotation 1 → No School..... Labor Day
HW:
Rotation 2 → Grade System & Behavior Management Plan
HW:Grit Test
Rotation 3 →Continue to Discuss Grading System and (modeling) Behavior management Plan
HW:  Create 6  behaviors that YOU want to see in the classroom Read over  Grade System & Behavior Management Plan return by Friday 9/10/18 with Parent signature. (Bring your iPhone, iPad that has summer photos)
Rotation 4 → "Explore the Planets" activity Or "M&M/Skittle Activity" or "Pic Collage"
HW: Post your Pic-Collage  to Google classroom ( Everyone logged in on Wednesday/Thursday)

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Week 37 6/4- 8/18

DISCLAIMER: Please make sure you check your child's planner. Lessons and homework can change depending on how well a class understands the material presented to them. I will try to update later on this week, but please check your child's planner.  Please refrain from emailing (your teachers) about a grade prior to receiving the assignment back to see the comments.
NOTE:  There are 4 days that you meet with your teachers. Rotation 1 = (Monday), Rotation 2= (Tuesday), Rotation 3 = (Wednesday -Thursday) and Rotation 4 = (Friday) 


Rotation 1 (Monday)  Google Earth Activity on graphing active volcanoes -Graphing the Relief vs Radius Scatterplot.
HW: Your scatter should have a key that identifies the types of volcanoes. Your scatterplot should also identify each volcano point by name
Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→  National Geographic Documentary - Volcano: Nature's Inferno
HW:
Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→ Collection of Books  National Geographic Documentary - Volcano: Nature's Inferno
HW: 
Rotation 4 (Friday)→  Movie: Iceland Erupts
HW: 


Rotation 1 (Monday)→  Movie "Global Dimming"
HW: 
Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→  discussion and return graphs and wind quiz
HW:  study for quiz... it may be open note
Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→ Quiz on Moisture in the Atmosphere / Movie "Inconvenient Truth"  Collection of books
HW:
Rotation 4 (Friday) Cont. Movie "Inconvenient Truth"
HW:

Monday, May 28, 2018

Week 36 5/29/18- 6/1/18

DISCLAIMER: Please make sure you check your child's planner. Lessons and homework can change depending on how well a class understands the material presented to them. I will try to update later on this week, but please check your child's planner.  Please refrain from emailing (your teachers) about a grade prior to receiving the assignment back to see the comments.
NOTE:  There are 4 days that you meet with your teachers. Rotation 1 = (Monday), Rotation 2= (Tuesday), Rotation 3 = (Wednesday -Thursday) and Rotation 4 = (Friday) 


Rotation 1 (Monday)  Memorial Day No School
HW: 
Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→  Google earth activity on graphing active volcanoes
HW:
Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→ Google earth activity on graphing active volcanoes
HW: 
Rotation 4 (Friday)→  Google earth activity on graphing active volcanoes
HW: 


Rotation 1 (Monday)→  Memorial Day No School
HW: 
Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→  Notes & Discussion on Moisture in the atmosphere
HW:  Study note on water in the atmosphere 
Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→ in class work on mapping and fronts and pressure systems
HW: study moisture notes
Rotation 4 (Friday) Quiz on Moisture in the Atmosphere
HW:

Friday, May 18, 2018

Week 35 5/21-25/18



DISCLAIMER: Please make sure you check your child's planner. Lessons and homework can change depending on how well a class understands the material presented to them. I will try to update later on this week, but please check your child's planner.  Please refrain from emailing (your teachers) about a grade prior to receiving the assignment back to see the comments.
NOTE:  There are 4 days that you meet with your teachers. Rotation 1 = (Monday), Rotation 2= (Tuesday), Rotation 3 = (Wednesday -Thursday) and Rotation 4 = (Friday) 


Rotation 1 (Monday)  collect/ turn in Lab on Paleomagnetism from text book page 272
Continental Drift assignment (page 269) Future Earth
HW: Work on Continental Drift Assignment
Rotation 2 (Tuesday)  
Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)Movie: Ring of Fire../ Beauty of the Natural World (by Louie Schwartzberg)
HW:  Cut out outlines of the continents and place them on a piece of paper (colored paper) in their current locations. Read each paragraph (p269) of the features, and move the continents to their predicted locations (Remember you have two maps).   Write a short paragraph describing how plant and animal life would be different on the continents in their new positions.   Ex. tropical vegetation in Southern California would be replaced with plant life that could exist in an Arctic climate 
Rotation 4 (Friday)→ 100 million years in the Future
HW:  None ...Memorial Day Weekend


Rotation 1 (Monday)→ In Class reading and discussion on Moisture and water in the atmosphere
HW: Study for quiz on wind
Rotation 2 (Tuesday)→  Quiz on WIND / Notes & Discussion on Moisture in the atmosphere 
HW:  
Rotation 3 (Wednesday -Thursday)→ Drawings and discussions on water particles and 
HW:Weather  song on fronts Created by Mr. Parr
Rotation 4 (Friday)  Movie "Inconvenient Truth"

HW: