Wed 3/13

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 No School Mon 3/11 so Less 18 Spelling Test and Lessons 17&18 Voc Test Fri 3/15

Gr 6 Sci

Gr 8 Sci Thurs 3/21

Gr 7 Sci  Ch 12 Tues 3/19 

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 Spelling: Extra words: morphology and restoration Sp 18 and Vocab 17& 18 3/15

Gr 6 Sci – Read pp 444-446 Do reading check questions ( appear after green box) and caption questions ( pound under pictures/graphics

Gr 7 Graphic organizer ( recreate and fill in on loose leaf or plan paper) and Quest 1-14 p 358 Due Monday.3/18 Test is Tues. 3/19

Gr 8 Science: Review the 3 laws. Be prepared to write how they are working in regard to your balloon car you built. Be sure the Sample acceleration problems are completed  ( 2 sample problems on p 559 and the 2 put on the board) If you were not here those problems are:

What is the net force on a 100Kg elevator accelerating at 2 m/s/s?

What net force is needed to accelerate a 55 Kg cart at 15 m/s/s?