Wednesday, 5/2/18- A Day- SBAC Testing- Math CAT 1- Periods 2, 6, & 7

  • Testing Periods: HR, 3, & 4
  • Class Rotation: 1, 2, 5, 6, & 7

Learning Tasks:

*Period 2- Collect ISN’s

  1. Do Now– List 3 strategies from the video on Cornell notes
  2. Cornell note-taking strategy– Use the Cornell note-taking sheet & apply strategy while reading Chapter 3 Student Reading on Density. Model how to fill in first main idea & supporting details. Remember, you can use sketches in Cornell notes too!

Home Learning-

Density Assessment on Tue. 5/8

Science Notebooks (ISN’s) due as follows:

  • Tomorrow 5/3- Period 3
  • Friday 5/4- Period 7

Monday, 3/19/18- A Day


How do changes in density cause patterns of ocean currents?

Learning Tasks:

  1. Class Announcement– Let me have your attention, please. I have meetings during most of the day today. Please remember to treat the substitute kindly by being respectful and cooperative and using self-control. Your task is described below. I look forward to hearing from the substitute about your good behavior and attention to your learning task!
  2. Student ReadingOcean Circulations ReadWorks article and Connection Web graphic organizer- Read the article on Ocean Circulations. In the graphic organizer, write the following Connection in the oval in the center: Unequal heating of the Earth and changes in water density cause patterns of ocean currents. While you read the article, record Supporting Details in the rectangles that help illustrate the connection between heating or density to ocean currents. When you are done reading and recording supporting details, write a paragraph on the back of the graphic organizer.

Wednesday, 12/20/17- A Day

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now–  Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Brainteaser Quiz: One day Kerry celebrated her birthday. Two days later her older twin brother, Terry, celebrated his birthday. How could this be?
  2. Reading Comprehension– Snowflakes Newsela article
  3. Active viewingSnowflake Safari and Growing Snowflakes in a Bottle


ISN’s are due this week! 🙂 Per.7- tomorrow, Per 6- Fri.

Thursday, 5/11/17- A Day- SBAC Schedule (7th Grade Testing)

SBAC Schedule

8:23-9:09 Period 1
9:11-9:58 Period 3
10:01-10:47 Period 2
10:50-11:36 Period 4
11:41-1:01 (includes lunch as usual with usual times) Period 5
1:04-1:50 Period 6
1:53-2:45 Period 7

Core Ideas:

  • For any pair of interacting objects, the force exerted by the first object on the second object is equal in strength to the force that the second object exerts on the first, but in the opposite direction (Newton’s third law).
  • The motion of an object is determined by the sum of the forces acting on it; if the total force on the object is not zero, its motion will change. The greater the mass of the object, the greater the force needed to achieve the same change in motion. For any given object, a larger force causes a larger change in motion.
  • All positions of objects and the directions of forces and motions must be described in an arbitrarily chosen reference frame and arbitrarily chosen units of size. In order to share information with other people, these choices must also be shared.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your science notebook and open it to page 78. On a sticky note, write another question about the truck vs security pillar. The question can be about what the description or the explanation of what you observed.
  2. Initial ideas (model)– Use your Post-it note questions to develop an initial ideas (model) poster with your group. Why was the truck stopped dead? Why was the truck so damaged and the pole was not? What caused this phenomenon? Put all of the individual Post-it note questions from page 78 on the bottom of the group’s poster. Group questions based on similarities.
  3. Gallery walk- What do you notice about the models & post-it questions? What differences & similarities (in questions & models) do you notice?


Motion and Forces Unit Cover page 79 due tomorrow, 5/12