Homework
  • 8th Grade - Physical Sciences

    Students are finishing up the chapter on Acids and Bases in their textbooks. Our students will taking standardized testing in Math and ELA next week and only half of the students will be having science class for all 5 days.  Therefore, we are putting off the review and the test until the following week. 

    We are spending a few minutes every single day to practice and prepare for the NJSLA-S (the standardized test in New Jersey for Science, given in 5th grade and 8th grade).  We anticipate our school administrating those tests on May 12th and 13th.

    Major assignments include:

    Worksheet for Acids and Bases in a Solution (Section 4) - due Wednesday, 4/24

    Worksheet for Digexstion and pH (Section 5) - due Friday, 4/26

     

    7th Grade - Life Sciences

    Students are finishing up our unit on body organization, tissues, organs and the 11 main organ systems. I was incredibly impressed with our students' performances during the fetal pig dissection.  I hope many brought home interesting stories and tons of facts! Tuesday and Wednesday will be spent doing entirely review and creating graphic organizers for the information.  Thursday is "Take Your Child To Work Day" and we will be viewing a video about Earth Day (Monday, 4/22) and protecting our planet for those that are still in school.  Friday will be our test on the organ systems and body systems.

    We are well into the Curriculum Showcase process. Seventh grade students are required to do a Life Science project that includes a life science experiment with display board, journal with 20+ entries and class presentation. Project guidelines and grading rubric were distributed in class. Parental/Guardian signature was required for project topics. The guidelines and the grading rubric are included here, for reference:

    Curriculum Showcase Guidelines/Requirements

    Curriculum Showcase Grading Rubric

     

    Major assignments include:

    Body Organization and Organ Systems Test - Friday, April 26

    Curriculum Showcase Journal - 14+ entries - due May 2

      

    6th Grade - Earth Sciences

    Students are finished creating and building their models of Earth.  These models included the layers of Earth, convection currents in the mantle, at leastr 3 plate boundaries and the land features at each kind of boundary, and 2 continents.  This project was requested by the students and I hope they are having fun and understanding the features of our Earth.  Groups will be presenting their models on Wednesday. "Take Your Child to Work Day" is on Thursday and I understand many of our students will not be in school.  Those that are in science class will get to see a History Channel movie on plate tectonics. On Friday, half of our students will be in a middle school advisory meeting during Science.  Therefore, the other studetns will be able to wee a documentary about Earth Day (Monday, 4/22) and protecting the planet. This video will also be posted to my Google Classroom should anyone want to view it. 

    Our students will taking standardized testing in Math and ELA next week and only half of the students will be having science class for Monday and Tuesday.  Therefore, we are putting off the review until mid-week and the test until the following week. 

     

    Major assignments include:

    Present group models of Earth - Wednesday, 4/24/19 (Test grade per rubric)