Tues 4/2





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:

Spelling 6,7,8
Less 20 Sp and Less 19/20 Vocab tests Mon 4/8

Gr 6 Sci Test is Wed 4/3 Includes Ch 15 and the handout on Star Characteristics, HR Diagrams

Gr 8 Sci

Gr 7 Sci  

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.

Please help ensure your student is checking the webpage and doing all work–especially when absent. It is their responsibility to make-up missed work and to follow up and ask for work.

VOCAB / SPELLING/ GR 6, 7 , & 8
 Less 20 due 4/5 Sp and Vocab tests Mon 4/8 Extra words are Monsignor and presidential


Gr 6 Sci – Test is Wed 4/3 Study packet for moon phases given out today. If you complete it by tomorrow am, it will be extra credit. For test make sure you know the order of the planets and info about them, including the asteroid belt, rotation verses revolution, effect of Earth’s tilt, features of the moon surface, location of earth, moon, sun for both types of eclipses, what the HR diagram tells us, astronomical units, waxing verses waning and names of each phase, neap and spring tides, .

Gr 7 Sci PLEASE start studying for test!!!!

1)If you did not finish classwork–be sure you have data sheet ready for water cycle lab, do questions 1,2,4,5 p549 in text. Quest 1 note–can be food from an average day for you, not necessarily today.

2)Workbook sect 2 due tomorrow pp 213-215

Gr 8 Science: Good review with your facts today. Be sure to keep them in your binder to turn in Thurs. If you didn’t do it, you have a chance to complete it for a late grade.

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