Today we reviewed Unit 2 and also completed part of our study guide. Be sure to finish it in order to prepare for jeopardy tomorrow.
HW: Performance Tasks #9-12 are due tomorrow
Study Guide is due FRIDAY
Unit 2 Test has been moved to Friday in order to play jeopardy to review tomorrow.
Today we went to the computer lab to work on our performance tasks and our web quest.
HW: STUDY! Use the Webquest to help you study the material we have learned in this unit along with all notes, guides and videos.
Performance Tasks #9-12 are due THURSDAY
Unit 2 Test is THURSDAY
Update: Fundraiser packets are now due October 5th! Get to selling to get some fun gift cards :)
Complete the following IN ORDER!
1. Performance tasks #9-12 (the sheet is at the end of this entry if you need an extra copy)
2. Skills Tutor 'Rocks and Minerals.' Complete this until you get a 100 because it will be going into the grade book
Username: Lunch #
3. Complete the webquest. You can get a copy of the sheet from Ms. Dudek. Yes, this is for a grade :) You will need the information below in order to complete your webquest:
Today we went over a brief overview of the Rock Cycle, filled in our visual organizer and a cross-word to help with some vocabulary terms. In some classes we even got to play Rock Cycle Jeopardy!
HW: Finish Visual Organizer/Crossword.
Study for Unit 2 Test THURSDAY
Performance Tasks #9-12 are due THURSDAY
Reminders: The 6th grade Party is Oct 1st and costs $3. You must have a signed permission slip and the money in order to purchase tickets at the beginning of the day tomorrow, Wednesday or Thursday.
Oct 2nd: Fundraiser Packets are due!
Oct 11th: Campus Clean-Up Day: earn REP bucks to come out and help clean up our campus
Oct 9th: Picture Make-Up day if you missed the first one
Today we took our Metamorphic Quiz and also went to the computer lab to finish our performance tasks and complete a Skills Tutor Assignment.
HW: Watch the Rock Cycle Video and finish your notes on the "Rocks and Rock Cycle Guide" notes sheet! Also finish the Word Search for rocks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg2KjX0gBOM
HAVE A GREAT FALL BREAK!!! If you did not turn in your performance tasks, make sure they are turned in on 9/28.
Here are your directions for the computer lab today:
1. Finish your performance tasks 1 - 8. They will be collected at the end of the period today.
2. Log onto www.myskillstutor.com and complete the Rocks and Minerals assignment. You may take this over and over until you get a 100%
Username: Lunch number
3. Go to http://www.quia.com/mc/86.html to play a matching game with rocks and minerals. You need to play this at least 3 times.
4. Go to
to play rocks and minerals jeopardy. You will need to write down your answers for this and save it in your Science Folder.
5. Make sure that your 'Classifying Metamorphic Rocks' sheet is complete. Make sure that you put it in your Science Folder :)
6. Get the word search from Ms. Dudek that you will need to finish over the break.
Today we took our Sedimentary Quiz. Those of you that are NOT watching the video, it shows on your quiz. Both grades from the HW and Quiz are in ParentVue/StudentVue. We also looked at 5 metamorphic rocks and tried to see what their parent rock was before heat and pressure was applied.
HW: Finish Performance Tasks (we will have time tomorrow to work on them in the computer lab). Study Metamorphic notes for quiz tomorrow!
Reminder: We will be getting our 6 week progress reports tomorrow. Please get the envelope and the two letters signed and bring it back on Monday 9/28 (R.E.P bucks may be involved).
Today we worked on making our own Sedimentary Rocks! We will check in on them AFTER the break to see what they look like.
HW: Watch the metamorphic video and fill in your notes accordingly. Remember that these notes are the SAME notes from Igneous and Sedimentary. Print out another copy if you lost them. Also, STUDY for the Sedimentary Rock quiz tomorrow, and Performance Tasks 1-8 are due Friday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxbypuEEx7s
REMEMBER: Wear Red, White, and Blue tomorrow for National Constitution Day!
Today we took a quiz on Igneous rocks and we also watched Bill Nye! We also had a little time in 1st period to work on our performance tasks.
HW: Watch Sedimentary Flipped Video and continue on your 'Rocks & Basic Rock Cycle Guide' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVA2e9aVRGA
REMEMBER: Performance Tasks 1-8 are due Friday! We will have time in class Friday to work on it before they are due.
If you have any extra water bottles that are empty, please bring them in so we can use them for a lab :)
So glad to see everyone today! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Only 4 more days until Fall Break!! WOO!
Today we played a version of musical chairs in order to review Unit 1 and preview a little more of Unit 2.
HW: Review Igneous Rock information in order to prepare for the Quiz tomorrow. I recommend watching the igneous rock video again :)
Reminder: Performance Tasks #1-8 are due Friday!
I must say, I felt like the luckiest teacher in the world today. Thank you guys SO much for all of the Birthday wishes, coffee, treats, flowers, and of course... Chik-fil-a breakfast sandwiches. I cannot ask for sweeter students than you guys.
HW: NONE! Enjoy your weekend and see you Monday. Make sure you check your grades over the weekend. All missing work is due Monday since the 6th week grading period ends Monday. You will get your progress reports on Friday.
Have a great weekend!
1. Take the skills tutor pre-test if you haven't already.
Go to www.myskillstutor.com and log in using the following information
Username: Lunch number
Site: eastcobb01 (that is a ZERO not an 'O')
2. Work on your performance tasks. If you would like to do a cube for #1 then see Ms. Dudek for a template that will make it easier for you.
Page 1 (#1 - 8) are due FRIDAY the 18th
Today we had an igneous rock lab and went over the vocabulary.
Tomorrow we will be going to the computer lab to work on our performance tasks for Unit 2. Make sure you bring that sheet back to school tomorrow.
HW: Watch the igneous rock video below and fill in the igneous rock portion on your notes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZPmFTEDPGs
Today we went over the Intro to rocks HW and how we classify rocks!
We also got started on Unit 2 Vocab and also re-tested from Unit 1.
HW: Finish Unit 2 Vocab
Today we visited Ms. Taylor in the media center to do Career Cruising and also figure out our learning styles.
HW: Make sure you did the weekend homework of watching the video below and filling in the guided notes. You MUST have this done tomorrow. If you cannot watch the video, it is your responsibility to come early and watch it or watch it during homeroom.
Remediation/Enrichment for Unit 1: Make sure you turn this in. If you did not turn in your remediation packet today, you MUST turn it in tomorrow. I will be letting parents know who opted out of this opportunity to retake the test tomorrow afternoon.
Today we took our Rocks Pre-Test for our next unit. I think a lot of you remembered a lot about rocks from your 4th grade teacher (you probably want to thank him or her!) We also received either an enrichment activity or a remediation activity depending on what each student scored on the test yesterday.
RETEST INFORMATION: (AC below an 80, Enhanced below an 80, On-level below a 75) You MUST have your remediation activity done on Tuesday in order to take the retest on Tuesday. An average of your first test and the retest will be your final grade for the Unit 1 Exam. If you are unhappy with your grade, make sure you do this!
HW: Watch the flipped video and fill in your guided notes! We will start Rocks next week (YAY!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSCLmCBy1Ig
Today we took our Unit 1 Test over Natural Resources and Minerals. Unit 1 folder was due today so tomorrow you will need another folder for Unit 2. We also started a word search over vocabulary words for the next unit on rocks.
HW: Finish word search
Today we started our Study Guide for our Unit 1 Test that will be given TOMORROW! Please review ALL of your notes, guides, labs, Do Nows, past quizzes and videos in order to ensure that you are prepared for the Unit 1 Test. Please bring a book or other work to do after the test is given to make sure that you are occupied and silent while others are finishing their tests tomorrow. Happy studying!!
HW: STUDY STUDY STUDY! Unit 1 Test Tomorrow! Unit 1 Folder is also due tomorrow
Items that should be in your folder:
1. Scientific Method Foldable
2. Metrics Sheet (from video)
3. Sugar Cube Lab
4. Graphing and Analyzing data sheet(s)
5. Natural Resource Guide
6. Density Notes
7. Density Lab
8. Natural Resource Lab
9. Natural Resource Quiz
10. Uses of Minerals sheet
11. Minerals Guide
12. Crystal Lab
13. Minerals Lab/ Is it a rock or a mineral
14. Study Guide Unit 1
15. Any returned work needs to go in the back pocket
Great job with the lab today!
HW: Finish take-home quiz if you did not finish in class. We will be reviewing tomorrow for the Unit 1 Test that will be THURSDAY!
AC: Make sure you review the picture below about classification of Minerals. This should be helpful for the families of minerals.