Tues 12/18

 

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/Projects:

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.

Homeroom:

VOCAB / SPELLING/ GR 6, 7 , & 8

Less 12 due Jan 4 Test Jan 7 Extra words are synthesize and employee

Gr 6 Sci – Usually elements symbols are the upper case first letter of the element name. If that letter is already used, then we go to a second letter which is lower case and the element has a 2 -letter name. Example: C for carbon  Ca for calcium.  Some symbols don’t seem connected to their element name but they are. Ex Au = Gold  Au comes from the Latin word for gold aurum. Research the following to find the connection between the symbol and the name. Due Thursday.

Na (sodium)   K  (Potassium)    Fe (iron)    Cu  (copper)

Ag  (silver)  Sn  (tin)   Sb (antimony)   W  (tungsten)   Hg ( mercury)  Pb (lead)

 

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 -No HW We are doing Child Lures–Ask your child to discuss.

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- No written HW. Please be reviewing the Inventory Method for balancing chemical equations. There will be quiz before we leave for break.

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