7th Grade Life Science
Jennifer Rakestraw
SNELLVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Zip Code: 30078
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Welcome to Schoolnotes!!!

*****ALL ASSIGNMENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE*****

Advisement Program Snellville Middle School 2008-2009

For the 2008-2009 school year students at Snellville Middle School will participate in an advisement program. Advisement will take place twice a month for 30 minutes.



Purpose of Advisement Program

The purpose of advisement programs is to build meaningful connections between adults and students resulting in improved student academic achievement.



7th Grade Topics

Building Individual Skills

Building relationships

Goal Setting

Time Management

Conflict/Bullying/Violence



Successful School Experience

Study Skills

Attendance

Test Taking

Promotion Criteria



Planning for Future

Employment Skills

What to Expect in HS

MA/SC/Tech High School





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WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!!! IT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT YEAR......... THE FIRECRACKERS ROCK!!!!!!



Supplies to bring to class each day:



* Science Composition Book

* Agenda/paper/pencils

* Workbook

I am trying to build some good habits with being prepared. Remember that not coming prepared has consequences.



We are coming to the end of our first week together and I have really enjoyed getting to know each of you. We have already taken a dive into science. Our first lab together went great! The students designed their own experiments in groups to determine which of the two eggs they were given was the raw one. After performing their experiment, they were allowed to throw the eggs in the sink to see if they chose the correct egg. This was by far their favorite part!!!



*****IMPORTANT DATES***************

- SCIENCE BENCHMARK PRETEST: MONDAY, AUGUST 18,19

- 3D PROJECT WILL BE DUE ON: MONDAY, AUGUST 25TH

- CURRICULUM NIGHT: MONDAY, AUGUST 25TH AT 7 PM.



3D PROJECT:

The students have been given their first project assignment. They are allowed to choose anything they want to from the science textbook and contruct a 3D model of it. They are allowed to use any materials that they want to or that they have available. This is always a fun project to do and a great way for the students to show their creativity. It will also be an EASY Test grade, as long as they follow their project rubric. Everyone should have a rubric by tomorrow and it should be stapled into their agenda on the August 25th date. Ask your child to show this to you so that you can make sure they are following instructions.



The projects are due on the same day of Curriculum Night. I do this in the hope that you will come and see what your student has created.



***********WEEK OF 8/18 THRU 8/22 ******************



MONDAY 8/18:

- Pretest Benchmark Test



NO HOMEWORK



TUESDAY 8/19:

CLASSWORK: Finish Pretest

- Read an article from "Current Science" and write

a 4 paragraph essay on it. One Introduction

paragraph, 2 Body paragraphs, and a Conclusion.

- Glue in worksheet with "lab equipment" into your

science Comp. book.

NO HOMEWORK



WEDNESDAY 8/20:

CLASSWORK:

- Review Lab equipment sheet (glue in comp.bk)

- Finish Article summary and turn in

HOMEWORK;

- Make a foldable for the following terms: gram

liter, meter, mass, volume, Celsius



THURSDAY 8/21:

CLASSWORK:

- Check homework foldable

- Hand out "Safety Contracts" - have parents sign

and bring them back.

- Discuss "Metric Conversions"

- Complete "Metric Conversion" Worksheet

HOMEWORK:

- Work on "3D" Project....Study Vocabulary words.

*****WE WILL HAVE A VOCABULARY QUIZ OVER THE 3

FOLDABLES THAT WE HAVE DONE SO FAR, NEXT

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27TH.*******



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WEEK OF 8/25 THRU 8/29



****REMINDERS: - Vocab. Quiz #1 "Intro. to Science"

this Wednesdsy, 8/27

- Safety Contract due back signed by

parent/guardian.



MONDAY 8/25: (Curriculum Night tonight 7pm)

- 3D Project due

- Classwork: Notes on "Food Chain/Web" DVD.



HOMEWORK: STUDY FOR VOCAB QUIZ ON WED.



TUESDAY 8/26:

- "Ecosystem" Notes

- Make "Ecosystem" foldable on levels of organiz-

ation.



HOMEWORK: STUDY FOR VOCAB. QUIZ TOMORROW



WEDNESDAY 8/27:

- Vocabulary Quiz #1

- Complete "Ecosystem" foldable

- Begin Workbook pp. 231- top of 234



HOMEWORK: FINISH FOLDABLE AND COMPLETE WORKBOOK

PP. 231-234 (USE PP. 688 IN TEXTBOOK AT

HOME)



THURSDAY 8/28:

- Presentation by Counselors



HOMEWORK: REVIEW CONVERSIONS, ****MUST HAVE SAFETY

CONTRACT TURNED IN BY TOMORROW IN ORDER

TO PARTICIPATE IN LAB TOMORROW.



FRIDAY 8/29:  Gummi Lab moved to next Tuesday.

- "Abiotic and Biotic Factors" 

NO HOMEWORK.....ENJOY YOUR LONG WEEKEND AND BE

SAFE!!!!

***********WEEK OF 9/2 THRU 9/5****************

IMPORTANT DATES:

  1.  NOTEBOOK CHECK (TEST GRADE): THIS FRIDAY, 9/5

  2.  "BIOME" FOLDABLE (QUIZ GRADE): DUE TUES. 9/9

  3.  "ECOLOGY" TEST #1: ON THURSDAY, 9/11

MONDAY 9/1:  HOLIDAY

TUESDAY 9/2:

   CLASSWORK:  "Gummi and Earthworm" Lab

   HOMEWORK:  Review "Biomes" in textbook at home

WEDNESDAY 9/3:

   CLASSWORK:  "Biome" Powerpoint

   HOMEWORK:  Make a index card for the following terms:  Write

                        the word and the definition on the same side and glue

                        in your Comp. book.

                       abiotic            biotic              biomes

THURSDAY 9/4:

   CLASSWORK:  "Biome" Notes

   HOMEWORK:  Complete Workbook pp. 246-248 #1-15 only

                      NOTEBOOK CHECK TOMORROW!!!!

FRIDAY 9/5:

   CLASSWORK:  NOTEBOOK CHECK (TEST GRADE)

                         Fill in "Desert", "Grassland", "Freshwater",

                             and "Marine"

   HOMEWORK:  Review "Biome" material from this week......


                  HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                         WEEK OF 9/8 THRU 9/12

   THIS WEEK:  BIOME FOLDABLE DUE TUESDAY, 9/9

                       BIOME TEST ON THURSDAY, 9/11

MONDAY 9/8:

   Classwork:  Continued working on "Biome" Foldable

   Homework:  Workbook pp. 248-249 #16-26 only

TUESDAY 9/9:

   Classwork:  Complete Review sheets for "Ecology Test", which is on

                       Thursday.

                       If the review sheets are not finished in class, they need

                       to be completed for homework.  THEY WILL ALSO BE

                       WORTH 5 EXTRA CREDIT POINTS IF COMPLETED BY

                       WEDNESDAY!!!!!!

   Homework:  Finish Review sheets and study for test on Thursday.

WEDNESDAY 9/10:   PROGRESS REPORTS GO HOME TODAY.....

   Classwork:  Complete the "Biome" Foldable and turn in (Quiz Grade)

   Homework:  Study for Test tomorrow.  Study all Ecology and Biome

                       notes as well as foldables.   Good Luck!!!!!

                       BRING BACK SIGNED PROGRESS REPORTS TOMORROW

THURSDAY 9/11:

   Classwork:  "Ecology Test #1"

FRIDAY 9/12:

   Classwork:  Watched Video on "Food Chains" - make a list of

                      3 carnivores, 3 producers, 3 herbivores, 1 scavenger.

                    -  Complete "Self Check", pg. 700 in classroom text.

                        Write questions and answers in Composition Book.

   Homework:  No homework - Relax and rest up for next week!!!

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                  WEEK OF 9/15 THRU 9/19

IMPORTANT DATES:

   VOCABULARY QUIZ: FRIDAY, 9/19

MONDAY 9/15:

   Classwork:  Copy "Interactions Among Living Things" notes.

                   -  Complete Food Web Activity

   Homework:  Review notes from today

TUESDAY 9/16: FLASHCARDS HAVE BEEN UPDATED WITH THE DEFINITIONS SO THAT YOU CAN STUDY FOR YOUR VOCABULARY QUIZ ON FRIDAY, 9/19.

   Classwork:  Video "Camouflage and Mimicry"

   Homework:  Review Vocabulary words including previous

                      "Ecology" words.

WEDNESDAY 9/17:

   Classwork:- Copy  "Enegy Flow" Notes

                    -  Food Chain Activity

   Homework:  Workbook pp. 239-241,  #'s 1-16

THURSDAY 9/18: FLASHCARDS ARE NOT SHOWING UP AS THEY SHOULD.  THIS IS A PROBLEM WITH THE SITE.  EVERY STUDENT SHOULD HAVE ALL OF THE VOCABULARY WORDS IN THEIR NOTES AND HIGHLIGHTED.  WE DID THIS IN CLASS.  IF YOUR STUDENT DOES NOT HAVE THESE, YOU MAY NEED TO ASK THEM WHAT THEY WERE DOING IN CLASS....I HAVE A LOT OF STUDENTS WHO WOULD RATHER PLAY THAN DO THEIR WORK!

   Classwork:  -  Web Activities

                     -  Workbook pp. 236-238

                     -  Complete Vocabulary Review Puzzle.

   Homework:  Review for Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow

FRIDAY 9/19:

   Classwork:  Vocabulary Quiz

                    - Read quietly

   Homework:  Take 20 minutes sometime this weekend to review

                       the notes that you have taken and all activities.

                       *****HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND******

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                                 WEEK OF 9/22 THRU 9/26

MONDAY 9/22:

   Classwork:  Complete Chp.26 Review, pp.764-65, in textbook in

                      class.  (Write the questions and answers in Comp)

   Homework:  Review your Ecology notes and Vocabulary

 

TUESDAY 9/23:

   Classwork:  Watching "The Bee Movie" - will be answering

                     questions from the Ecology worksheet as we watch.

   Homework: No homework

WEDNESDAY 9/24:

   Classwork:  Finish "The Bee Movie"

   Homework:  Write a practice paper:  Writing Prompt below:

                     " Describe the things that you saw in "The Bee

                      Movie" that had to do with Ecology and the things

                      we have been studying.  Be as detailed as you

                     can and use as many of your vocabulary words

                     as you can as you write.  You will turn this in

                     next Monday.

THURSDAY 9/25:

   Classwork:

       -  Complete Practice Test Packet using Composition book and Text

       in classroom.  ( This will count as a Quiz grade)

   Homework:  Finish packet if you did not finish in class.

FRIDAY 9/26:

   Classwork:

       -  Turn in Practice Test Packets for Quiz grade.

       -  Go over the packet together as a class.

       -  6th period needs to finish watching movie.

    Homework:  Complete Essay that was assigned on Wednesday.  We

                        will turn these in for a Quiz grade.

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Week of 9/29 thru 10/3

IMPORTANT DATES:

     -  October 8th: "Endangered Species" Brochure Project Due

                               (TEST GRADE)

     -  October 8th:  Science Benchmark (9 weeks final).

MONDAY 9/29:

     Classwork:  Turn in Essay from the "Bee Movie".

          -  Copy "Carbon/Oxygen" Cycle Notes in Composition book.

          -  Hand out "Endangered Species" Brochure Rubric - This project

              will be due on 10/8.   I am going to have the students staple

              the rubric into their agenda on the date of 10/8.  The students

              will be going to the Computer Lab Tuesday and Friday of this

             week to gather the information they need.  Please ask to see

             Child's rubric and check their progress on their project

             periodically.  They usually enjoy this project. 

             THIS PROJECT WILL COUNT AS A TEST GRADE.

TUESDAY 9/30:

    Classwork:  Computer Lab day for research.......

    HomeworK:  Begin working on Project

WEDNESDAY 10/1:

    Classwork:  Copied Concept Map "Interactions among living

                       things"  - stapled in comp. book.

                     -  Gave out Benchmark Review questions to be

                         stapled in Comp. Book - These need to be

                       answered by Friday.  If complete, they will add

                       5 extra credit points to the students Final Exam.

    Homework:  Answer Review questions, work on project

THURSDAY 10/2:

     Classwork:  Practice Benchmark Exam

                       Time to study and review for Exam next Wed.

    Homework:  Review questions will be checked tomorrow

                        Work on Project.

FRIDAY 10/3:

    Classwork:  Computer Lab for Project Research

                       Check Review questions.

    Homework:  Study for Benchmark Final next Wed. and

                        work on project.

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WEEK OF 10/6 THRU 10/10

MONDAY 10/6:

 

    Classwork:  Going over Practice Benchmark

    Homework:  Study for Benchmark and work on Project

TUESDAY 10/7:

   Classwork:  Jeopardy Review Game in teams

   Homework:  Study for Benchmark and finish Project

WEDNESDAY 10/8:

   Classwork:  Benchmark "Ecology"  Final Exam
                      Turn in Project
                      Complete "Essay" Assignment

   Homework:  None

THURSDAY 10/9:

   Classwork:  Writing Prompt Essay - Rough draft

   Homework:

FRIDAY 10/10:

   Classwork:  Finish final draft of essay.

   Homework:   none

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WEEK 10/13 THRU 10/17

MONDAY 10/13:     STUDENT HOLIDAY

TUESDAY 10/14:

    Classwork:  "What is life?" Notes in Comp. book

    Homework:  Complete pp. 5-6, #1-18 in workbook

WEDNESDAY 10/15:

    Classwork:  Glue in "Animal" and "Plant" Cell pictures in comp

                       book.  Make foldable for structures and functions.

    Homework: Finish coloring the cells according to the key. Use

                      colored pencils, not markers - they bleed through.

THURSDAY 10/16:

    Classwork:  Begin identifying the organelles of the cell and their

                       functions, listing these in the foldable in between

                        the cell diagrams.

    Homework:  Complete Workbook pp. 7-9

FRIDAY 10/17:

   Classwork: Complete Section Summary on pp 67 & 75.

                     Do this on looseleaf paper to turn in for a quiz

                     grade.  Write Questions and answers to get full

                    credit.

   Homework:  Relax and enjoy the weekend

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                          Week of 10/20 thru 10/24

Important Dates: 

    POP CELL QUIZ SOMETIME THIS WEEK OR BEGINNING NEXT WEEK

   MICROSCOPE QUIZ ON PARTS: Tuesday, Oct. 28th

MONDAY 10/20:

    Classwork:  Finish the Section Summaries that were started

                       on Friday.  Make sure that your Cell Diagrams

                       are fully colored and the foldable in between is

                       complete.  These will be checked for a grade

                       tomorrow.

    Homework:  Review cell organelles and functions - may have

                       a pop quiz sometime this week.

TUESDAY 10/21:

    Classwork:   Bacteria Cell Notes and diagram in journal.

                        Check Animal and plant cell diagrams.

                        Review structures.

    Homework:  Color Bacteria Cell and label parts.

WEDNESDAY 10/22:

    Classwork:  Go over parts of the microscope.

                       Glue and label diagram into Comp. book

THURSDAY 10/23:

    Classwork:  Microscope Lab: Pond Water

                       Viewing microbes and making a lab report.

    Homework:  Continue reviewing for Cell Test

FRIDAY 10/24:

    Classwork:  Computer Lab on Cell structures.

    Homework:  Review cell organelles

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                        WEEK OF 10/27 THRU 10/31

IMPORTANT DATES:

    ****THURSDAY, 10/30 ----- "CELL TEST"

    ****WEDNESDAY, 10/29 -----"COMPUTER LAB" DAY

    ****fRIDAY, 10/31 ------ "MICROSCOPE" QUIZ

MONDAY 10/27:

    Classwork:  Read pp. 76-79 in Classroom Text on                                    

                       "Organization of Living Things"

                    -  Write and answer the questions to the

                        Section Review on pg. 79.

                     -   Begin Practice Study Guide for Cell Test

    Homework:  Complete Study Guide for Test Thursday

TUESDAY, 10/28:

    Classwork:  Go over Study Guide for Cell Test

                     - Notes on "Organization of Living Things"

    Homework:  Study for Cell Test on Thursday

WEDNESDAY, 10/29:

    Classwork:  Cell Structure Activity in Computer Lab

    Homework:  Study for Test tomorrow

THURSDAY, 10/30:

    Classwork:  "Cell Test"

    Homework:  No Homework

FRIDAY 10/31:

   Classwork:  Movie "Osmosis Jones"

   Homework:  Relax and enjoy your weekend!

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                         WEEK OF 11/3 THRU 11/7

PROJECT:  "Cell Structure" WANTED POSTER - Due 11/12 The students

                 are working in pairs on this poster.  It will count as a

                 Test grade.  They have been to the Computer Lab and

                 gotten their written information.  They will receive a

                 packet to keep in class on Thursday that will tell them

                how to organize their "WANTED" poster.  Each pair of

                students was given a specific Cell Organelle to research.

                They need to bring their Posterboard to class on Friday

                All they need is one "HALF" piece of poster board per

                pair for their project........ They can split the cost or one

                of the students can volunteer to get the poster board.

                It should cost anywhere from $ .30 to $1.00

MONDAY 11/3:

   Classwork:  Cont. "Osmosis Jones"

   Homework:  review previous cell notes

TUESDAY 11/4:   Election Day - School Holiday

WEDNESDAY 11/5:

   Classwork:  Cell Tranport Notes

                     Make Graphic Organizer for Cell Transport

   Homework:  Complete Workbook pp. 15-19

THURSDAY 11/6:

    Classwork:  Continue with Graphic Organizer

                       Check workbook pp.

    Homework:  Bring poster board to class and stuff to make project

                       with including notes taken in the computer lab.

FRIDAY 11/7:

   Classwork:  Working in pairs on the "WANTED" Poster Project

                      for Cell structures (Will be due on Wed. 11/12)

    Homework:  Work on Poster Project

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                         Week of 11/10 thru 11/14

IMPORTANT:   Our Science room is in desperate need of more paper

                       towels and hand sanitizer.  We tend to go through

                       twice as much in Science as the other classes.  If

                      anyone could possibly send in a roll or two of paper

                      towels or a bottle of hand sanitizer, I would be very

                      appreciative!!!!  Thank you

MONDAY 11/10:

    Classwork:  Work on "M & M Diffusion" Lab - Make lab report

                       In between observations, work on the Chapter

                       Review on pp. 82 -83 in Textbook in class.

    Homework:  Review Cell Transport Notes: diffusion, osmosis,

                       active and passive transport.

TUESDAY 11/11:

   Classwork:  Notes on "Photosynthesis and cellular Respiration"

                      Continue working on pp. 82-83 Chapter Review

   Homework:  Review "Transport" notes

WEDNESDAY 11/12: (Early Release - only 2nd and 4th periods)

    Classwork:  Draw diagram on pg. 96 in class textbook - label

                      and write any notes on page.

                       Continue working on Chapter Review

    Homework:  Review

THURSDAY 11/13: (Early Release - only 5th and 6th periods)

   Classwork:  Draw diagram on pg. 96 in class textbook - label

                       and write any notes on page.

   Homework:  Review

 

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WEEK 11/17 THRU 11/20 

  *****Important Dates:   "Cellular Transport" Quiz, Friday, 11/21

                                          "Photosynthesis/Cellular Respiration

                                           Quiz Tuesday, 11/25

MONDAY 11/17:

    Classwork:  Begin "Eggsperiment" , Complete

                       Photosynthesis/Cellular Respiration Worksheet

   Homework:  Study for Quiz on Friday

TUESDAY 11/18:

    Classwork:    Continue with lab observations

                         Review cell structures and cell transport

   Homework:  Study for Cell transport Quiz on Friday

WEDNESDAY 11/19: Parent Involement Day

    Classwork:   Continue with lab observations

                         Review for cell transport notes and

                         activities.

    Homework:  Study for Quiz on Friday

THURSDAY 11/20:

    Classwork:  Continue with lab observations

                        Complete Essay using science writing prompt.

    Homework:  Study for quiz

FRIDAY 11/21:

     Classwork:  Quiz over "Cell Transport"

                        Review Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration

     Homework:  Review for Quiz on Tuesday

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                               WEEK 11/24 THRU 11/25

     Wishing Everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Be Safe!!!!!

MONDAY 11/24:

    Classwork:  Work on "Photosynthesis/cellular Resp"

                        Study Guide - Use pp. 94-97 for class text

                        and pp. 61-65 for text at home.

                       -  Review for Quiz

    Homework: Study for Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

                        Quiz tomorrow.

TUESDAY 11/25:

    Classwork:  "Photosynthesis & Respiration" Quiz

    Homework:  Enjoy your holiday!!!!!!! Get some rest and family time

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WEEK OF 12/1 THRU 12/5

  ******Welcome Back!!!!!!!!!!!!  I hope everyone had a wonderful

             Thanksgiving.....  We have just 3 weeks before our next

             break so we need to buckle down and do our best.

*******IMPORTANT DATES:

         We will be having a quiz on Mitosis toward the end of next

         week.  I am not sure of the day yet.  We will then have our

         Benchmark Final on Dec. 16th. 

*******I have told the students that they need to make use of

        the remaining HELP DAYS and come for help for the topics

        covered so far (Cell structures, Cell Transport, Photosynthesis,

        and Cellular Respiration)  They received their Quiz grades

        today for the Photo/cellular respiration.  Two groups did very

        well and two groups did nto do well at all.  Please ask your

        child how they did, and try to get them to HELP DAY on Wed.

 

MONDAY 12/1:

     Classwork:  Went over "Photosynthesis/Respiration Quiz"

                       and stapled it into the comp book to review later.

                    -  Watched "The Human Body" Video.

     Homework:  I will be checking the Workbook pp. 20-23

                        tomorrow.  SO....they need to have them finished.

                        We started on these before the break.....

TUESDAY 12/2:

     Classwork:   2nd and 4th period will finish the Video from

                          yesterday.

                      - Will receive a Review sheet for Cell Processes

                         to staple in their comp book and begin working

                         on.

                      **** 5th and 6th period will be in the Computer

                      Lab working on Cell Division.  They will also receive

                      the Review sheet.

     Homework:  Continue working on the Cell Processes Review

                         Sheet....(Will be checked later in the week)

WEDNESDAY 12/3: 

    Classwork:  "Cell Division" Notes

                        Worked on "Cell Processes" Review Guide - use pp.

                        90-101 in Class text and pp. 56-79 in home textbook.

    Homework:  Continue working on Review Guide - it is due on Friday.

 

THURSDAY 12/4:

    Classwork:  Mitosis foldable , and Mitosis organizer (glue into

                       science comp book)

                    -  Continue working on Review

    Homework:  Finish Cell Processes Review Guide.   It is due

                        tomorrow.  Will be worth a homework grade and

                        some extra credit on Final Exam.

FRIDAY 12/5:

   Classwork:  Begin introducing "Human Body Systems"

 

   Homework:  Review Cell Division notes and organizer.

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                                   WEEK OF 12/8 THRU 12/12

MONDAY 12/8:

    Classwork:  "Human Body System" notes

    Homework:  Use pp. 472-478 in textbook to complete

                        Workbook pp. 153-157

TUESDAY 12/9:

   Classwork:  Check Workbook pages

                      Start Reading pp. 584-599 (Skeletal, Muscular, Skin)

                    -  Skeletal Crossword

   Homework:  Complete pp. 158-161 in Workbook and complete

                       Crossword.

WEDNESDAY 12/10:

    Classwork:  Checked Workbook pp. 158-161

                      Discussed "Respiratory and Cardiovascular Sys.

                      Participated in Cardiovascular Activity with a

                        Math involvement of creating a line graph and

                         chart.

    Homework:  Review Body systems

THURSDAY 12/11:

    Classwork:  Discuss "Digestive and Excretory systems, and

                      watch short videos. 

                      Complete Activity Worksheet on Body Systems.

                      Continue to work on Final Review Packet.  This is

                         due tomorrow. (It will count as a class grade and

                         5 extra credit points on the Final, but it must be

                         complete!)

     Homework:  Complete Final Review packet to be checked tomorrow.

FRIDAY 12/12:

     Classwork:  Discuss Nervous system

                        Go over "Final Review" Packet - it counts as a class

                        grade as well as 5 extra credit point on the Final, but

                        it must be complete!!!!

     Homework:  Study for Final - use review packet!!!!!  Final for

                         S cience is on Tuesday, Dec. 16th.  We need good

                         grades......

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                                            WEEK 12/15 THRU 12/19

MONDAY 12/15:

   Classwork:  check review for Benchmark packet

                   -  Review for Benchmark on projector

   Homework:  Study for Science Final Benchmark

TUESDAY 12/16:

   Classwork:  Benchmark Fina

   Homework:  Work on any missing assignments - they will

                       not be accepted after Thursday.

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Week of January 5th thru January 9th 2009!!!!!!!!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

   I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break........ I enjoyed

  every minute that I was able to spend with my family and now I am

 ready to get back to work and get you guys ready for the CRCT!!!!

 

 ****I wanted to begin by letting you know that you should need a

  new Science composition book by now.  We usually start with a new

  one the second semester and it should last you until the end of the

  year.  If you had a rough 1st Semester, this is your chance to start

  over fresh with your studying habits and behavior in class.  Take

  advantage of the opportunities that you have been given.******


  We are going to use this first week to review our Benchmark 2 and

  go over the correct answers.  We will also be preparing our

  vocabulary cards for this unit, which so happens to be "Genetics".

 Here are a few supplies that may come in handy this Quarter:

   - your new composition book

   - a large pack of index cards

   - colored pencils/ and or markers


  Project for "Genetics":

     Each student will be doing a "Genetic Disorder" Brochure.

    You will be choosing from a list of disorders that I will provide.

    I will plan for a couple of days in the computer lab to research and

    gather the information that you will need for your brochure. You

   will be required to do some of the work at home as far as organizing

   and completing your final brochure draft. 

       ****THIS PROJECT WILL COUNT AS A TEST GRADE, SO PARENTS,

       PLEASE PERIODICALLY CHECK ON YOUR CHILD'S PROGRESS.  THEY

       WILL RECEIVE THIS ASSIGNMENT NEXT WEEK AND IT WILL BE DUE

            ***** FRIDAY, JANUARY 30TH********

MONDAY 1/5:

  Classwork:  Reviewing the correct answers to the Benchmark 2

                     Group work......

  Homework:  Review the questions and answers that we went over

                     in class today.

TUESDAY 1/6:

  Classwork:  Continue remediation reviews covering "Ecology" and

                    "Cells & Systems"

  Homework:  Review questions from class and be prepared to take

                      a review Quiz that covers questions from Monday and

                      Today.  We will have it tomorrow (Wednesday).

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                                    New Information as of 3/08/2009

  Note: I wanted to apologize for my site being out of date for the better part of the last month and a half.  Something was not working right and every time I would post my information, I could not get it to load on the site. It is working now, so I hope this helps all of you who check the site frequently for assignments.

Important Dates:

* March 12th: 3rd nine weeks Benchmark that will cover everything covered over the last 9 weeks.  I informed the students that any make-up work needed to be completed and turned in by tomorrow.  I even stapled a mini progress report into each child's journal. They all showed what missing assignments each child had as well.

We are finishing up the unit on "Evolution".

Monday 3/9:

    * Students will be participating in a lab to demonstrate Darwin's observations of the variations in the different beaks of the finches he observed on his journey.  It should be fun for the students as well as give them a visual for the topic.

    * Homework: Students need to begin studying their vocabulary and information on Genetics and Evolution for their Benchmark on Thursday.

Tuesday 3/10:

    * We will be continuing to review the topics that have already been covered.

    * Homework: Continue to review for Benchmark

Wednesday 3/11:

    * Jeopardy Review Game

Thursday 3/12:

    * Benchmark for 3rd nine weeks

Friday 3/12

    * Review of scores on Benchmark and areas of strength and weakness.

    Homework:  Enjoy your weekend and prepare for the final 9 weeks and CRCT!!!!!

*****I would advise that each and every student be going over the information in their Science Comp. as well as foldables etc. so that they will be more prepared for the CRCT.

CRCT is right around the corner.  The students will leave for Spring Break and when they return, they will immediately be starting the CRCT for a week and then some.  It is a very stressful for students, so please emphasize, as parents, that the more prepared they are, the less stress they will encounter.

 

 









 

 

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Deck: 7th Grade Life Science
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