Summer

If you are new to my classes or just need a refresher, please view the PowerPoint presentation below.

As far as summer school work: Over summer, have your child do everyday things that involve learning and/or apply reading, math and science. For example if you are taking a trip, have them research places to see, calculate miles, and miles per gal of fuel. If they want a new bedroom decor, new toy, or a pet, have them prepare a presentation on why they should get it and how it will be paid for. Have them prepare a budget for their spending money. Cooking is a great way to practice math and reading. Plus they can learn about a region. If they swim on a team, let them keep records of their times and report increase/decreases. Don’t forget Church–have students learn and report about the liturgical year and the various saints that are honored this summer. Find a Novena that has special meaning for your family and pray it together. So go have fun learning and praying this summer!

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.



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.

Please help ensure your student is checking the webpage and doing all work–especially when absent. It is their responsibility to make-up missed work and to follow up and ask for work.

SCI 6  
finish foldables if you did not get done in class. Due Thursday


Gr 7 SCI  No Hw we will finish graphs Thursday

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