Mon 5/6



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:

for Gr 6Spelling 6,7,8  Mon 5/6 (20 words for Gr 6, see vocab section) Vocab 21&22  Gr 6 & 8  Fri 5/10 Gr 7 Thurs 5/9

Gr 6 Sci Fri 5/10 Atmosphere in Motion

Gr 7 Sci Fri 5/10 during vocab time

Gr 8 Sci  Projects due for presentation on May 21 therefore they should be completed and practiced by 5/20

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 22 Gr 8 due 5/3  Gr 6 & 7 due 5/6   Spelling test for 6,7,8 Monday 5/6  Vocabulary test 21 & 22 Fri 5/10 for Gr 6 & 8 Thur 5/9 for Gr 7

GR 8 extra words: combustible and dissection

Gr 7 extra words : cotyledon and embryo

Gr 6 no extra words, instead the list is about suffixes so any 20 of the words/derivatives from the lesson Note all basic words plus theologian are guaranteed.


GR 6 Sci
Reflection of Solar Radiation ER 44 Read all handouts. Looking ahead— read Section 3 text pp 356-362 and sect 3 wkbk pp130-133 due Tuesday 5/7 Test is Friday 5/10

Gr 6 Sci -REad text pp 342-347 and do sect 1 of the workbook pp 124-126 Due Tues 4/9


Gr 7 SCI Due Wed    pp 526-527 1-18 plus 22,23,24,25,26 and chart on p 525 ( Draw the whole graphic and same for # 24)

Extra credit : write everything out in complete sentences except graphic organizers and do #30-31

Test is Fri 5/10


Gr 8 Science:  Ensure your group has a google doc set up for journal and share with me by Thursday (today) and make sure it is up to date.   Secure permission from me for one per group to use  cell phone for picture taking and be sure to document each step of your process. Pictures are required!!! If you have drawn plans, scan them into your document–btw every one should have a plan/diagram drawn prior to construction phase!!  Bring $5 cash for Mrs. T for supplies. Thanks!    Friday update: We checked in to see that groups had written plans, pictures have been started. Send them to members, download, save and also insert into your document. Put a caption. You can start putting your powerpoint together at home. break up the job so each member does something. Pick your style and color format. Develop transition slides (Hint: think of the engineering processes : state the problem or task, initial ideas and plan, evaluation, redesign, final test and results)

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