Thurs 12/12

I apologize that at times this page will not allow me to connect before I leave school. Please look at the previous day if needed as I try to do a “looking ahead” when I can.

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.

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: Vocabulary: 6,7,8:

SCI 6 Ch 3 Test Thur 12/19 If you will not be here please arrange to take it early.

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.

HOMEROOM: Be looking for info on our Christmas Child we sponsor. Also, words for our Christmas Program were given out today. Students need to memorize these asap! Thanks.

Gr 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary /Spelling No new lesson this week

I highly urge students to use Quizlet to study for the vocabulary tests. I explained this in class and how to access already created Quizlets: Google Quizlet lesson (#) Vocabulary for Achievement Introductory or First Course , etc and you will find Quizlets already made that you can use.

Gr 6 SCI Tonight: In followup to our lab today, Find out what elements are magnetic (3) and what is steel made of. If you were notified of missing work it must be turned in first thing tomorrow.

Looking ahead–You will get a WS set tomorrow. It will be due Monday. Our Ch 3 Test is now Thursday. 12/19

Gr 7 SCI   Cell model kits to be given this week and partners will prepare for interview assessments ( each individual to be tested) Please be studying script and use pictures from the book. Interview assessments will begin next Monday 12/16 Students will draw numbers for their order.

Gr 8 Sci Read pp 502-508 Do Sect 2 wkbk pp 189-191 Due Tuesday 12/17 Do not wait until the last night! You have a field trip Monday and might be tired!