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Week 32! STAAR WEEK

April17

Hello Parents,

We will continue our study over rocks this week (in between STAAR test that is). Then we will be starting our unit over plate tectonics at the end of the week!

Objective: 6.10 B
Students will classify igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks based on the processes of their formation. They will develop an understanding of the multiple pathways of the rock cycle.

Monday

Metamorphic and Igneous rocks
Rock Cycle

Tuesday/Wednesday

STAAR TEST

Thursday
Metamorphic and Igneous Rocks
Rock Cycle

Friday

Finish any rock assignments
QUIZ- over Earths Layers, and Rocks

Start Plate Tectonics

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Week 31! Last Six Weeks!

April11

Cannot believe we are already in the last six week! This will be a crazy end of the year, we have so much to cover. Not to mention we have STAAR test and Finals! Keep working hard, we are almost there!

Just want to say GREAT job your projects, yall did so well! I know it can be hard to work in groups, but I am impressed with how you came together and got it done! I want to send some games into a game company. They were so much fun! I will post pictures another day.

We are going to moving rather quickly these next couple of weeks. We will start out talking about Earths Interior, and then move on to Rocks, and the Rock cycle.

Objective:

6.10 A
Students will build a model of the structural layers of the Earth including the inner core, outer core, mantle, crust, asthenosphere, and lithosphere. They will also study of the characteristics of each layer.
6.10 B
Students will classify igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks based on the processes of their formation. They will develop an understanding of the multiple pathways of the rock cycle.

Monday/Tuesday

-A slice of planet Earth. Students will create a scale model of Earths Interior

Wednesday/Thursday

Rocks and How they are formed

Good Friday-

NO SCHOOL! :)

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Week 30! Last week of the six weeks!!

April4

Hello parents and students,

We are one week away from being in the last six weeks of this school year! Crazy!! We are finishing space this week, and then we will be moving on the Earths structure and rocks.

PROJECTS ARE DUE THIS WEEK!!! For maroon day classes, it is due on Thursday. For white day classes, it will be due on Friday!

Make sure you work on it this weekend, we may get about 20 minutes of class time this week.

Objective this week

Review for solar system test, and complete chapter/six weeks test
The students need to study their solar system vocabulary, unit 7 vocabulary, and the hand out of notes that I gave them (the notes we used on the quiz)

Monday

Review for test

Tuesday/Wednesday

Test. Work on projects when done

Thursday/Friday

PROJECTS ARE DUE

We will also be playing the games today!

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Week 29!

March28

Hello Parents and Students,

Only 2 More weeks left in the 5th six weeks! Time is flying

We are finishing up our Solar System Unit, I am hoping we will test on it next Monday and Tuesday.

Projects are well underway. We have had a few days to work on them in class, but students need to be working on them at home!

This week we will be wrapping up gravity, and moving on to Space Exploration.

Objective: 6.11 B

Students will research and describe the history of space exploration and make predictions about the future of space exploration. We will construct a time line of events and scientist.

Monday/Tuesday

Gravity – Class discussion
Space Exploration – Explore different space vehicles

Wednesday/Thursday

Project day- Computer Lab

Friday/Monday

Wrap up: Review for Test

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Week 28!

March23

Hello Parents and Students,

We are still working through the Solar System. The students should be working on their ‘Solar System Game” project at home. We are also getting a few days to work on it in class.
This week we will be talking about gravity.

Objective 6.11B

Through investigations, students will discern how gravity governs the motion our solar system.

Monday

* Project Research Day!

Tuesday/Wednesday

Which one? – Students decide which object will fall faster. A Hammer or a Feather

How High Can you Jump?- Discover how high you could jump on different planets.

Thursday/Friday

QUIZ
Project Research

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solar system resources

March20

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/index.cfm

http://kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm

http://nationalgeographic.com

http://www.windows2universe.org/

http://space-facts.com/

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Week 27! New Unit!

March16

I hope you all had a very wonderful Spring Break!
Time to get back in the classroom and finish out the year! (I can’t believe it)

We are starting a Brand New Unit! We are moving on to the Solar System. This Unit will mostly be Project Based Learning. We will start a group project that involves making a solar system game, details to come.

Objective: 6.11 A, B
Research physical properties, locations, and movements of the Sun, planets, Galilean Moons, meteors, asteroids, and comets. We will construct a scale model and display the characteristics. Students will build or design a game.

Monday/Tuesday:

Introduce Project – Brain storm with groups
Scale Model Practice

Wednesday/Thursday:

Match Up- Students will match everyday objects to the scale size of the Sun and Planets.
Create Scale Model

Talk with group members about project

Friday:
Being Project research

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WEEK 26! Test Week!

February28

Hello Parents and Students,

Hope you are all doing well, only one more week till spring break! Wooo Hooo!

This week we are testing over unit 7 (and a little of 6), and then we will be moving on to the solar system.

We will be starting our semester project soon, I have to work out some minor details before we get going on it!

This weeks objectives: test over Force and Motion
This test covers: Potential and Kinetic Energy, Force, Motion, Speed, Velocity, Acceleration, Average Speed, and Distance versus time graph.
The students have many notes and quizzes they should study!

Monday:
Review for Test

Tuesday/Wednesday

TEST DAY

Thursday/Friday

Objective: Students will research the physical properties, locations, and movements of the Sun, planets, Galilean Moons, meteors, asteroids, and comets. We will create a scale model to represent this characteristics, and talk about the limitations.

Formation of the Solar System, Planet Research.

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Week 25! Almost Done with physics!

February22

Hello Parents and Students,

One more week of February, time is flying! I am ready for Spring!

This is hopefully our last week of Physics and then we will be moving on the Earth and Space!

This week we will be discussing simple machines and how we use them in every day life! Last week I gave the kids a challenge to go home and see if they can find a “pulley system” that use or see in everyday life.

This Weeks objective: 6.8 A, B, C, D

Students will investigate motion through a variety of activities in order to identify changes in position and direction and the speed of an object. Students will also graph changes in motion. Distance VS. Time, and Speed VS. Time.

Monday:

QUIZ over Force and Motion. Students need to study: Speed, Velocity, Acceleration. Motion Notes, Average speed.
Inclined planes and Pulleys activity.

Tuesday: SUB DAY

Quiz over Force and Motion: Students need to study: Speed, Velocity, Acceleration. Motion Notes, Average speed.
Simple Machines and Force/work crossword- Homework if not finished in class.

Wednesday: Half Day

Complete any labs or activities
Review for Test (Maybe Friday)

Thursday:

Inclined Planes, Review For test (Maybe Monday)

Friday:
Review for Test
Possible Test Day

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Week 24! No School Monday!!

February14

Hello Parents and Students,

What a CrAzY Week this last one was, we experienced a lot of different kinds of weather in those 5 days! I am hoping for nice warm weather for the whole week!!

I apologize for last weeks lesson plans not being posted. I accidentally set the date to be published on “February 7th,” not “January 7th.” Oops!

This next week we will be concluding talking about motion and speed, and we will jump into Pulleys and Planes.

Objectives: Graph Motion
Through investigations, this lesson allows students to develop a fundamental understanding that inclined planes and pulleys affect the force needed to move an object.
6.8 E

Vocab: inclined plane, simple machine, pulley, force, spring scale, newton (n),

Monday:

NO SCHOOL
Presidents Day

Tuesday/Wednesday

Motion.
Graph motion using white boards
powerpoint over motion

Thursday:

Broomstick Pulleys, Pulleys

Friday:

MATH BENCHMARK
Brookstick Pulleys

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