Thurs 5/30


1)Thank you for the lovely plant for Teacher Appreciation and all the other expressions of appreciation.

2) Please be sure you have paid the fee in support of the graduation reception. This will be done for your students next year! 🙂

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.


Happy Memorial Day everyone–NO homework over holiday weekends! Just do some home work for your parents without fussing!!

Gr 6 Sci Ch 10 Forces shaping Earth/Plates final assessment 5/31 ( does not count as much as a test but more than daily work)

Gr 6 & 7 Less 24 & spelling test Mon 6/3 this is a change

Gr 7 Sci 5/31 Body systems and Wellness

Gr 8 Sci Done!!! Great job on your projects. 

Opening night PowerPoint

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.

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.

SCI 6  Study for assessment!! Make sure workbook and notebook are up to date.

Gr 7 SCI Content/Objectives list given today and a practice sheet–students were given class time to work on this as a beginning model for setting up a study guide for the information on the test. Writing is learning!! You may use your test to look up the 2 organs per system if you did not take good enough notes for that. We said some outloud today in class as well. STUDY  packet! Include heart info!! test is Friday 5/31