# Tues 10/16

Welcome to Mrs. Taylor’s Web Page

It’s my goal to post helpful info,important reminders, and homework for ALL my classes on this page.

## Homework

Your student should be maintaining a homework agenda, writing down HW at school. I do post HW and some important reminders daily on this web page so that HW can be confirmed, and also, so that absent students can obtain assignments. Thanks.

If your child has lower test scores, please encourage ACTIVE studying, not “looking it over”. This can dramatically increase performance. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of completing all homework thoughtfully…not rushing through it just to get it done. Thank you. Mrs. Taylor

## Study Tips

Here are some of my favorite study tips–start early:

• Turn the objectives or What you will learn into “Can I….” questions to check for understanding.
• Always use Previewing Technique for reading assignments and any worksheets!
• Preview workbook pages before reading the section and “take notes” by filling in the science workbook pages.
• Use the 2/3,1/3 method for definitions (modeled in class)
• Use index cards to create vocab study cards. Use them to make a written quiz for yourself; First put word side up and write the definitions. Then put definitions side up and retest the opposite way.

UPCOMING TESTS: Spelling Less 6 Monday Oct 22 Gr 8 Sci Retest Thur Oct 19 Gr 7 Sci Tues Oct 23

Opening night PowerPoint

Thank you in advance for viewing this slide program if you have not seen it–it explains my partnership with parents and the expectations for teacher, parent, and student. There are notes in the notes section that reflect the talk that evening.

VOCAB / SPELLING/ GR 6, 7 , & 8

Less 6 is due Friday 10/19. Note —Gr 7 yours will be checked on Thurs instead of Friday this week! Spelling Test and Vocabulary ( 5& 6) is Monday 10/22 Please have your spelling paper created prior to class! The extra 2 words this lesson are

periodic atmospheric

Gr 6 Sci – Today we learned how to convert within the metric measurements. HW is Worksheet p 36  # 1-10

Please note: On-line textbook no longer is available but student resources are (such as quizzes!). Cut and paste the following into your browser. Then select Integrated science. Then level Red 2008.

http://www.glencoe.com/sites/maryland/student/science/index.html

Gr 7 Sci –Today we went over sect 4 workbook and learned about viruses. Our test will be next Tuesday. Tonight study vocabulary. Quiz on organells was not so good!

Please note: On-line textbook no longer is available but student resources are (such as quizzes!). Cut and paste the following into your browser. Then select Integrated science. Then level Green 2008.

http://www.glencoe.com/sites/maryland/student/science/index.html

Gr 8 Sci- We are re teaching some concepts from the last chapter and retesting. Today we had an opportunity to review the most recent test and take notes on what was missed. Tonight do any missing parts of the workbook for the chapter on the atom. I will announce the retest date tomorrow.

Please note: On-line textbook no longer is available but student resources are (such as quizzes!). Cut and paste the following into your browser. Then select Integrated science. Then level Blue 2008.

http://www.glencoe.com/sites/maryland/student/science/index.html