Thurs 2/21

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: 6,7,8 Spelling & Voc Less 16 Fri 2/22

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.


VOCAB / SPELLING/ GR 6, 7 , & 8

Grades 6,7,8: Lesson 16 due Friday Feb 15 Spelling Test Friday Feb 22nd Extra words:covertness suppression

Gr 6 Sci – Sect 3 Workbook sect 3 pp 156-158 should be complete! Mini Space reports: All partners had today to get together ans merge their items. Tomorrow they are to practice their presentation. They must email me their powerpoint background ASAP, no later than Monday. Please put their name in the subject line with Gr 6 Space So be sure you have a powerpoint slide (one slide!) as your background with title and a picture or two that will be put up on the whiteboard while you speak. Your one page report may be done in word or powerpoint. It must be printed out to turn it!!I will not print out reports! Email powerpoint background slide only to

Gr 7 Sci Read pp 314-320 Do wkbk pp 124-125 Due Monday 2/25

Gr 8 Science: Practice problems p 530 in text, #1 & 2 also, p 532 # 1,4,5 Use formula, substitute and solve and complete sentences as dictated by the question. Due 2/22

Extra Credit opportunity: Use the info on the timeline handout. Create a bar graph for the calculations. Time on the vertical axis, a bar for each type of transportation. Use top speed of TGV for that vehicle. Be sure to follow all my criteria for a well constructed graph.

Next, write an essay. An  essay is not simply 2 sentences answering the prompt questions, but rather several paragraphs on the topic inspired by the prompts and the work we have done this week in class. It must have a proper opening, body, and closing. It must be typed, 12 point font, double spaced.

Prompts: Consider the many ways that transportation advances have influenced the various facets of peoples lives as these technologies emerged. Some people would call this progress and some people think all progress is good. How would you respond to these ideas? This is due in the red bin on Thursday 2/21 by 8:05 am.