Tuesday, January 10, 2017

9 - 13 January (Week 20)

Welcome to another wonderful week! The redo deadlines have pretty much passed. The only things accepted this week are the latest Open Book Tests. Earth Science's Open Book Geology Test was due Monday by 3 p.m. Biology's Unit 2 Open Book Test is due Wednesday by 3 p.m. (These final due dates are based on when the tests were returned to each class.) All new assignments will count towards 3rd quarter grades. Start the quarter off right by completing and turning in all assignments. This week, Earth Science will wrap up geology by making models of plate boundaries. Biology will focus on studying biomolecules.

Earth Science
Monday: Plan Plate Boundary Models (St. 2.3.d, Mini-Quiz 55)
Tuesday: Vocabulary Assignment, Plan/Make Plate Boundary Models (St. 2.3.d, Mini-Quiz 56)
Wednesday: Vocabulary Assignment, Make Plate Boundary Models (St. 2.3.d, Mini-Quiz 57)
Thursday: Vocabulary Assignment, Make Plate Boundary Models (St. 2.3.d, Mini-Quiz 58)
Friday: Finish Plate Boundary Models (St. 2.3.d, Mini-Quiz 59) (5 DAYS STUDY TIME DUE)

Biology
Monday: Biomolecule Notes (St. 2.1.a-b, Mini-Quiz 53)
Tuesday: Vocabulary Assignment, Biomolecule Superheroes (St. 2.1.a-b, Mini-Quiz 54)
Wednesday: Vocabulary Assignment, Biomolecule Superheroes (St. 2.1.a-b, Mini-Quiz 55)
Thursday: Vocabulary Assignment, Biomolecule Superheroes (St. 2.1.a-b, Mini-Quiz 56)
Friday: Honors Presentations, Biomolecule Superheroes (St. 2.1.a-b, Mini-Quiz 57) (5 DAYS STUDY TIME DUE)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

3 - 6 January (Week 19)

Welcome back from Winter Break! I hope it was wonderful!

We're approaching the end of the quarter. Here are a few important dates to remember:

The following redoes & late work will be accepted until 3 p.m. Monday, January 9th: Biology Unit 2 Open Book Test, Earth Science Geology Open Book Test, and Earth Science Safety Posters.

All other late work and redoes are due by this Friday, January 6th at 3 p.m. The quarter ends Friday, January 13th.

Don't forget to do this week's study time! It will be the last assignment for the quarter.

Earth Science
Tuesday: Review WS (St. 1 & 2, Mini-Quiz 51)
Wednesday: Open Book Geology Test Corrections (St. 1 & 2, Mini-Quiz 52)
Thursday: Plate Boundaries Review Gizmo (St. 2.3.d, St. 1&2, Mini-Quiz 53)
Friday: Plan Plate Boundary Models (St. 2.3.d, Mini-Quiz 54) (3 DAYS STUDY TIME DUE)

Biology
Tuesday: Review WS (St. 2 & 3, Mini-Quiz 49)
Wednesday: Review WS (St. 2 & 3, Mini-Quiz 50)
Thursday: Identifying Nutrients Gizmo (St. 2.a-b, Mini-Quiz 51)
Friday: Biomolecules (St. 2.a-b, Mini-Quiz 52) (3 DAYS STUDY TIME DUE)

Monday, December 19, 2016

19 - 21 December (Week 18)

Only a few more days until Winter Break! Many students have been asking how to pull up their grades. My best suggestion is to focus on doing well on the test on Tuesday. The test will most likely have a very good impact or a very negative impact. I'm happy to help you prepare after school almost any time! Your study time is also a great time. Once you've finished your test, then we can look at other assignments you can finish/fix to help your grade. REMEMBER THE REDO DEADLINE IS THE FRIDAY AFTER WINTER BREAK SO TAKE WORK HOME WITH YOU OVER BREAK IF YOU'RE TRYING TO FIX YOUR GRADE.

Earth Science
Monday: Utah Earthquake Risk Posters/Flyers (St. 5.3.a, STUDY TIME = Open Book Test Prep Assignment)
Tuesday: Geology Test (Closed Book Sample Test, Open Book Checklist, TEST SO NO STUDY TIME)
Wednesday: Magic School Bus/Grade Help (NO STUDY TIME = ENJOY YOUR BREAK)

Biology
Monday: Water Property/Cell Division Memory Tricks (St. 2.1.c, St. 2.3.a, STUDY TIME = Open Book Test Prep Assignment)
Tuesday: Unit 2 Test (Closed Book Sample Test, Open Book Checklist, TEST SO NO STUDY TIME)
Wednesday: Magic School Bus/Grade Help (NO STUDY TIME = ENJOY YOUR BREAK)

Monday, December 12, 2016

12 - 16 December (Week 17)

All classes have a test next Tuesday, December 20th. Prepare by doing your study time sample tests as well as reviewing your notes and asking any questions. Remember, the end of the quarter is sneaking up faster than we realize. You will only have one week after Winter Break to turn in redoes, late work, and retake tests. Be prepared before Winter Break! If you're going to be gone next week, I suggest you take the test Thursday or Friday this week.

Whew! Meanwhile, we should have a pretty fun week! Earth Science is studying volcanic evidence for plate tectonics and will finish the week looking at Utah's earthquake risk. Biology will mostly focus on studying water properties.

Earth Science
Monday: Earthquakes/Volcanic Evidence of Plate Tectonics, Review (St. 2.3.e, Study Time = Closed Book Test Prep-Attempt 1)
Tuesday: Earth's Internal Heat, Volcanoes (St. 2.1.a, 2.2.d, 2.3.b, Study Time = Closed Book Test Prep-Attempt 2)
Wednesday: Convection Lab (St. 2.1.d, St. 2.3.c, Study Time = Closed Book Test Prep-Attempt 3)
Thursday: Volcanic Evidence of Plate Tectonics, Utah's Earthquake Risk (St. 2.3.c, St. 5.3.a, Study Time = Closed Book Test Prep-Attempt 4)
Friday: Utah's Earthquake Risk (STUDY TIME DUE = Closed Book Test Prep Assignment, NEW STUDY TIME = Open Book Test Prep Assignment)

Biology
Monday: Cell Division Gizmo (St. 2.3.a, Study Time = Closed Book Test Prep-Attempt 1)
Tuesday: Water Properties Notes (St. 2.1.c,Study Time = Closed Book Test Prep-Attempt 2)
Wednesday: Water Properties Lab (St. 2.1.c, Study Time = Closed Book Test Prep-Attempt 3)
Thursday: Water as a Limiting Factor (St. 1.2.b, Study Time = Closed Book Test Prep-Attempt 4)
Friday: Onion Root Mitosis Online Lab (St. 2.3.a) (STUDY TIME DUE = Closed Book Test Prep Assignment, NEW STUDY TIME = Open Book Test Prep Assignment)

Monday, December 5, 2016

5 - 9 December (Week 16)

What a fun week of learning last week that will continue into this week! Earth Science was studying continental drift and shifted into seafloor spreading which will continue into plate tectonics. This will include some of our favorite topics: earthquakes and volcanoes. In Biology, we had a great time last week learning how to use a microscope, make our own slides using our own samples, and searching for cells. This week, we'll finish up our cell skits then move into learning about mitosis. Should be another great week!

Don't forget to do your study time this week! I WILL "ZAP!" you next week if you don't! TESTS are in TWO WEEKS! Be Ready!

Earth Science
Monday: Seafloor Spreading Model (St. 2.2.c, No study time-finish the model questions, ZAP! if not done)
Tuesday: Reading Time 5, Intro Plate Tectonics, Dynamic Earth/Lithospheric Plates WS (St. 2.2.a,c,e, Mini-Quiz 48)
Wednesday: Reading Time 5, Dynamic Earth/Lithospheric Plates WS (St. 2.2.a,c,e, Mini-Quiz 49)
Thursday: Reading Time 5, Dynamic Earth/Lithospheric Plates WS, Current Earthquakes/Volcanoes,  (St. 2.2.a,c,e, Mini-Quiz 50)
Friday: Current Earthquakes/Volcanoes (4 days Study Time Due Friday) (St. 2.2.e, Study Time = Closed Book Test Prep-Review the Test Online)

Biology
Monday: Protein Synthesis Skits Review WS (ST. 4.3.c, Mini-Quiz 45)
Tuesday: Reading Time 4, Cell Energy Skits (St. 2.2.b, Mini-Quiz 46)
Wednesday: Reading Time 4, Autotroph vs Heterotroph WS (St. 2.2.a, Mini-Quiz 47)
Thursday: Reading Time 4, Autotroph vs Heterotroph WS, Cell Energy Skit Review WS, (St. 2.2.a, Mini-Quiz 48)
Friday: Mitosis Gizmo (4 days Study Time Due Friday) (St. 2.3.a, Study Time = Closed Book Test Prep-Review the Test Online)

Monday, November 28, 2016

28 November - 2 December (Week 15)

Welcome back from break! Hope it was awesome! This week Earth Science will shift from studying the interior of the Earth (layers) and start studying continental drift. Biology will wrap up their cell project using the microscopes to make some observations.

Remember some of the things discussed in class today. Earth Science has a vocabulary test tomorrow. Our final test (Earth Science and Biology) for the quarter will be December 20th. You will have a limited time to retake the test (about one week) so you want to be prepared now. Find a way to remember to do your study time. Use your phone (alarms, calendar, reminders lists) or a planner or your hand or have a friend or parent remind you. Any way to make sure you get your work turned in so you're ready. I'm happy to let you come in after school most days to do your study time then. You can do it!

Earth Science
Monday: Reminders, Review Seismic Evidence, Continental Drift (St. 2.1.b-c, St. 2.2.a, Mini-Quiz 45)
Tuesday: Vocab Test 2, Pangaea Gizmo (St. 2, St. 5, Test = No Study Time)
Wednesday: Reading Time 5, Continental Drift Notes, Pangaea Gizmo (St. 2.2.a, Mini-Quiz 46)
Thursday: Reality Town (Some students will miss class-Plate Tectonics Video/Catch Up Time) (No Study Time)
Friday: Seafloor Spreading (St. 2.2.c, Mini-Quiz 47) (2 DAYS STUDY TIME DUE)

Biology
Monday: Octopus Color Discussion, Cell Project Reminders, Microscope Activities (St. 2.3.b-c, Mini-Quiz 42)
Tuesday: Reading Time 4, Present Cell Skits (St. 2.2.b, Mini-Quiz 43)
Wednesday: Microscope Lab (Meet in lab room) (St. 2.3.b-c, Mini-Quiz 44)
Thursday: Microscope Lab/Cell Observations (Meet in lab room) (St. 2.3.b-c, No Study Time)
Friday: Cell Observations (Meet in lab room) (St. 2.3.b-c, No Study Time--Finish reflections portion of lab) (2 DAYS STUDY TIME DUE)

21 - 22 November (Week 14)

No study time. Behind due to my surgery. Hope you enjoyed your break!

Earth Science
Monday: Video (Iceland)
Tuesday: Higher Level Thinking Skills, Fix open book test

Biology
Monday: Video (Birds or Fish or Insects)
Tuesday: Higher Level Thinking Skills, Gizmo Quizzes