Thurs 2/28

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.


6,7,8 Spelling Less 17 Mon 3/4

,Gr 6 Mini Space Projects complete by Mon 2/25, turn in written portion on Tues 2/26 TEST Tues March 5

Gr 8 Sci Test (Sect 1 & 2 only) Tues 2/26

Gr 7 Sci Test Thurs 2/28

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 17due Friday 3/1 Spelling Test Mon 3/4 Extra words: intriguing transformation

Gr 6 Sci – Projects will be presented this week.A review packet was given today. The other 3 pagesof the review packet are due Monday. A ch review will be held Mon during vocabulary period right after the spelling test. Test Tues 3/5

Gr 7 No HW

Gr 8 Science: Sect 1 WKSect 1 wkbk due Tues pp206-208