Tues 12/12

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: Sci 6 Tues Dec19  GR 8 Sci Wed 12/20

GRADE 7 HOMEROOM: We are currently presenting our Child Protection Curriculum

 

SPELLING NOTE Gr 6 & 7: No HW

Gr 6 Sci By Thursday read section 2–DO NOT DO WORKBOOK YET!

Today– We did a demo of separating sand and iron filings, we learned about density in liquids and learned how to use a Galileo Thermometer ( see link provided), we went over how to use a dichotomous key ( see test diagram about identifying crabs), and we went over section 2 : compare chemical and physical change and  how to recognize a chemical change has occurred.

Sending pictures of class notes to absent students.

Some students have reworks of past assignments or parent signatures needed. Please check with your student.

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  The packet is CW this week. Class time has been given for this. It will be due Thursday.  No test prior to Christmas 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 Green 2008.

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

Gr 8 Sci- WS 1-10 Balancing equations was begun in class Friday–If you were absent you should have done 5 prior to today to catch up. We finished going over these today–balancing and identifying the type of reaction.

Media for your use:

powerpoint for balancing_equation with inventory method

diagram of types of chemical reactions

Upcoming schedule: Workbook due Thursday, Reaction Rate Lab Friday 12/15, Ch review due Tuesday 12/19, Test Wed 12/20


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