# Tuesday 10/31

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 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.

GRADE 7 HOMEROOM: Must turn in field trip form by tomorrow–Tuesday!

SPELLING NOTE Gr 6 & 7:

End of Quarter and no vocabulary this week. All make-ups by Friday!

Extra words are up for anyone who needs makeups.

Gr 7 Lesson 4 extra spelling words

Gr 6 Less 4 Extra spelling words

Gr 6 Sci   If you missed the temp lab, make-up will be Friday. TEST is Thursday!!! Sects 1 & 2 of Ch 2 Measurement. STUDY the packet we have been developing. The test will look very similar to that. There will be 4 or 5 conversion problems – make sure you can do them. Know why it is good that we have a uniform system of measure in science. What does SI stand for? What is absolute zero? How do the Kelvin and Celsius scales compare?

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 –Workbook for sect 3 due on Tuesday. pp 88-90 ALL parts of it!!

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- Test is Thursday Nov 2 This will be for first quarter. Great job on Periodic table posters.

www.ptable.com

www.periodictable.com

www.chemicool.com

Vanity Tag: phrases you can spell out with Element symbols. Here’s mine: Th I N K– You need to draw yours to look like element boxes! Bring your ideas no later than Monday 10/30 for approval. If you do not submit for approval you take a chance your project will not be accepted. The due date is by Friday Nov 3 in the am first thing. Like a vanity tag– no more than 7 characters–so if an element has a 2 letter name–that’s 2!! Use card stock or glue yours on cardstock or construction paper. Make it look like a tag like the models I showed you. If you print landscape on 8.5 x 11 paper and make it a little less tall it will work. Use powerpoint, word, photoshop, or hand draw it like we discussed.

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