Friday, 9/29/17- B Day- Early Dismissal

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out the handout with questions 1-4. Get out your science notebook and open to page 11. Solve the word picture puzzle:Image result for i understand word puzzles
  2. Check/Review HW- Questions 1-4 on handout
  3. Science FridayThe Wisdom of Teeth

Friday, 9/22/17- A Day- Fall Equinox

Learning Tasks:

    1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Get out your Interactive Science Notebook. Can you find the web address of the class blog anywhere on pages 1-9?
    2. Science FridayThe Giant Squid’s Biggest Mystery (Periods 3, 4, 6, & 7) or Breakthrough: Polar Bear Witness (Period 2 only)
    3. Team Eclipse Hurricane Harvey ExpertsPeriods 3, 4, 6, & 7
    4. Model how to add to Table of Contents & how to format Page Headings (including titles, entry types, & dates)
    5. First Notebook Entry– Give students the following prompts, and 5 minutes to write or draw their responses:
    • What are you looking forward to most about your science notebook?
      • I am looking forward to…
    • What do you still wonder about your science notebook?
      • I wonder…


Complete first notebook entry on page 10

Friday, 9/15/17- A Day

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Get out your interactive science notebooks. Trade notebooks and check every page of your partner’s notebook. Seat 1 should trade with seat 2 and seat 3 should trade with seat 4. Look for the following: Are all the pages numbered (front & back)? Is it in pen? Are any pages skipped or numbers repeated?/ Check HW– ISN page numbering
  2. Science Friday- Shedding Light on the New Zealand Glow Worm
  3. Introduce Interactive Science Notebook– Tell the whole class about the science notebooks and the types of activities during which we will use notebooks. Show students an example of a science notebook. Demonstrate how to label the cover and number the pages. Does anyone have any questions about when or how we will use the notebooks? What do you think the notebook might be useful for when doing science or learning about science? Distribute Interactive Science Notebook pages– Trim and tape the first 10 pages into notebook.

Friday, 9/8/17- B Day

Learning Tasks:

  1. Do Now– Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner. Work with the person sitting next to you to solve the following riddle: He who has it doesn’t tell about it. He who takes it doesn’t know about it. He who knows what it is doesn’t want it. What is it?
  2. Science FridayIt’s A Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Snarge!
  3. Hopes & Dreams Hyperdoc- Find this on Google classroom. See Mrs. Vigliotti for class code.


  • Complete Getting to Know You Inventory Google form by Monday, 9/11
  • Complete Hopes & Dreams Hyperdoc by Tuesday, 9/12

Friday, 5/12/17- B Day- SBAC Schedule (7th Grade Testing)

SBAC Schedule

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

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– Get out your science notebook and open it to page 79.
  2. Check HW– Motion & Forces Unit Cover Page 79
  3. Science FridayMini Speed Demons
  4. Gallery walk- What do you notice about the models & post-it questions concerning the truck and the security pillar/post? What differences & similarities (in questions & models) do you notice? Have a class discussion to uncover initial ideas about motion and force of truck & security pillar/post. (Periods 3, 6, & 7 did gallery walk but not discussion)
  5. Reading Comprehension– “Crash Test” (Teacher Read-Aloud/Reciprocal Teaching in pairs) (Periods 4, 6, & 7) -OR- Educational video- “Forces and Motion” (Periods 2 & 3)