We will finish and present projects about the Roaring Twenties. Please make sure to share with Mrs. Corley so I can print, and look through the slides to grade them.
This week we will continue to work on pronouns, and different types of pronouns. Test on Friday! Study class pages, and look over descriptions to study.
-Please return field trip forms and the $6 for the trip to JC to watch Joseph and the Technicolor Dream coat
-please also return field trip forms for the middle school visits (coming home today)
-we will not have a valentine exchange, but if you would like to bring something to share with EVERYONE in homeroom, we can have a special during homeroom/study time.
-Community Meeting Thursday regarding the future of our school in terms of the city's growth plan
- FRIDAY IS A HALF DAY- students dismiss at 11
-No school Monday- President's Day
Pronouns & antecedents - TEST ON THURSDAY!!! Look over the slide show and Google Classroom English to review. Please STUDY!!!!
Students are researching the Roaring Twenties and creating Slideshows to present to the class next week. Rubric and topics are posted in Google Classroom.
We will work on Science the next two weeks through Classworks articles. Make sure to use your reading strategies!!
Please make sure you've registered online for Space Camp, and filled out medical forms. Last payment is due Feb. 9th.
Class Picture Day is Thursday, Feb. 1st.
For the next couple months, I will also teach English. Please make sure you have joined the Google Classroom with the code I gave in class.
We will learn about how water and wind erosion and deposition create land features. Slide Show will be posted in Google Classroom to finish notes at home, or to study. We will do a partner activity in class, which will count as as assessment grade.
This week we will work on identifying linking verbs, predicate nouns, and predicate adjectives. We will also review rules of writing titles for different types of work. Slide Show is posted in the Google Classroom with definitions and examples.
ASSESSMENT on FRIDAY!
CONGRATULATIONS to the School Geography and Spelling Bee WINNERS!!! Both in our homeroom-- John and Anisha!!
Reminders and Important Information
Wow! What a crazy first few weeks this year! Sorry I have not posted anything yet, but with the flu that spread through my family, and all the weather days, it's been a whirlwind. Please be extra aware of washing hands at home, and keeping children home who are sick, or have any possible flu symptoms. I had the flu, and did not have a fever, so please be extra cautious as it is spreading through school!!
Sign up for Space Camp, and see emails about the registration information- final payment is due as well.
We have been studying World War I- its causes and outcomes. Since the weeks and days have been so off lately- we will have an OPEN BOOK test TOMORROW! Next week students will have half class period each day to work on a project of their choice, as long as it relates to WWI. Students have also posted very great videos for each other on our Google Classroom as well.
We are doing a quick lesson about soil layers and how plants and animals help soil. There is a short Google Slides posted in the Google Classroom. We will take notes in class, do an edible activity, and have a on Friday with the terms from the slideshow.
Thank you all for an amazing few days! Our week was filled with holiday cheer with cookie decorating, gift giving, and holiday partying. A big shout out to our room mom, and all who helped bring in goodies for the holiday party... we enjoyed ourselves! I'd also like to thank you all for all the thoughtful gifts- I felt like a kid getting gifts from Santa! From delicious homemade treats to cozy throws to gift cards and everything between, you made me feel truly loved this holiday season. I appreciate each and every one of you (and I hope your children brought home their thank you cards!).
I hope your holiday break is filled with all the magic of the season, and most importantly, shared with those you love. May you have safe travels, merriment, and all the magic of the season with your family and friends.
Juniors from the high school came to give our Core 1 students a few lessons in chemistry. The high school students did an excellent job teaching and answering all our questions.
We are learning about erosion and weathering this week. Students used Skittles to evaluate the differences between chemical and mechanical weathering, and related it to how rocks weather.
Students should be able to evaluate weathering as chemical or mechanical. We will learn how the Grand Canyon was formed, and have a lab with Skittles to observe differences between chemical and mechanical weathering. QUIZ ON FRIDAY!!!!!!
We are moving onto studying fossils. Notes are posted on Google Classroom.
Quiz on fossils, their importance, and different kinds of fossils will be on FRIDAY!
I apologize for not updating the blog the past 2 weeks. I've been feeling under the weather.
Quick Recap: in History, we learned about American Imperialism, the Spanish American War, and Foreign Policies in Latin America (America as a World Power). We took notes in class last week, and are working on a project learning activity in class today (we worked on them at the end of last week as well). Students created comics, art, Prezis, Slideshows, interviews, quizziz, kahoots, and even board games that relate to our learning goals.
TOMORROW is an OPEN NOTE TEST (since a few people will likely be absent, they can retake with notes after break).
Remember, there is no school Wednesday, Thursday, nor Friday due to the holiday. I hope you all enjoy quality family time, delicious food, great football (ROLL TIDE!), and safe travels.
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