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.
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
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: Gr 6 & 7 Less 16 Spelling Test Mon 5/21 Less 15& 16 Vocabulary Test Mon 5/21 Sci 7 Tues 5/22 Gr 8 final project is a test Due by Monday 5/21
GRADE 7 HR– Thank you for the beautiful flowers and all the other thoughtful gifts and cards! Happy Mother’s Day.
GR 7 Less 16 WS and WKBK due Wed 5/16 Spelling Test and Vocabulary Test Mon 5/21
Gr 6 Less 16 WS due Thur 5/17 and WKBK due Fri 5/18
Spelling Test 5/21 and Vocabulary test is Mon 5/21
Gr 6 Sci -TEST tomorrow
Be sure to include info on shadows (think about /review the shadow lab), seasons, tides, moon phases (be able to name a drawing of the phase), During what phase does a lunar eclipse occur? A solar eclipse? Be able to label or model thru drawings position of Earth Moon and Sun for the 2 types of eclipses and the 2 types of tides ( spring and neap) , be able to match definitions and/or label features of the sun. know moon features. Geocentric verses Heliocentric and scientist who helped our understanding, contributions of Kepler and Brahe, Newton, Galileo, Copernicus, Ptolemy
study Content outline provided yesterday. Test is Friday 5/18 Sect 1 of text and 2 sections of info given by me. THESE are not on the content outline. They are brief enough to serve as the content summary.
Review and Reinforce WS on Sun due Tues 5/15
IF you need to redo it, please DO: Finish creating your sunspot graph and do the provided Analyze and Conclude. This must be done by Monday. . Keep doing moon phases.
Be sure you have done what was due MON: Read sect 2 the Solar System pp 448-455 Do wkbk 165-166 except the question on astronomical units (top of 166) ALSO continue to Record moon observations on chart provided. Remember CC + cloud cover but you still look up online what it should be and Cs= can’t see but again still look it up and draw 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 Red 2008.
Gr 7 Sci -Reread the chapter and prepare for final on Monday Mon 5/21, Test Tues 5/22. Content outline was given yesterday– also use the summary for each section.
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.
Gr 8 Sci-Final projects are in progress.
5/16 PLEASE be working on your lab reports and powerpoints. You might want to practice with one another. I will make the lab available during recess and lunch Thurs and Friday and Friday after school until 4:30 IF you have your parents email and give you permission to stay and work.preferably as a group.
5/15 You should be constructing your powerpoint now–even if it the skeleton and you fill in data later. Make sure have consolidated the journal entries into one doc that is shared and shared for editing to all members and me! That needs to be done by tomorrow 5/16 Presentations May 22-24. You will draw numbers to determine your order.
you should have created and shared the Google Doc that will be your journal. ( You may also create a Google Slides and share it if your team wants to use that rather than PowerPoint.) Once you add info, it automatically saves it to the doc and you do not need to send me a new invite. Please be sure to alternate one student each day as you get points for YOUR journal activity.
Know your materials list for tomorrow–All materials will be provided but you do not want to waste class time figuring this out. Many of you completed this today.
Pre-testing/testing starts tomorrow. All labs will be performed in school. Data tables can be created, data may be processed and reports created at home or school. Divide up the work and designate to team members. Be sure this designation is documented in your journal. Work days continue thru 5/18. Digital presentation and final lab report must be emailed by Monday May 21 8 am so that I can preview prior to presentations.
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.