Posted by: cemmi | January 13, 2019

Week Ten: 1/14/19 – 1/18/19

Science 

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Final Assessment is set for Friday 11/18/19

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 12-14 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 6-11 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 1-5 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Student Edition

MONDAY: Go over the Chemistry Final Exam Review started on Friday. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Take the sample M-STEP Science test as a practice test for the Chemistry Final Exam. Review and discuss the answers on the same test. Plan out how we will create more improved soap during the Wednesday/Thursday class.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Re-write the procedure for making soap on page 125. Conduct Activity 14.2 – How Can I Improve My Soap? (pp.125-126). Wrap up Lesson 14 and read 14.1 – The Science Behind Rumpelstiltskin (p.124).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Take the Chemistry Final Exam. Get the new Science book for our new unit that we start next week – “What Is Going On Inside Me?”

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

MONDAY: Collect the Project Work Logs. Present the Pure Latin America projects and travel advertisements. Evaluate the projects and fill out the Pure Latin America Exploration form.

HOMEWORK: 

  1. Complete and submit the Pure Latin America Group Evaluation google form.
  2. Complete the Pure Latin America Exploration google form if you did not finish during class.

TUESDAY: Return and review the Latin America Geography Assessment. Complete the Preview (ISN p.89) and introduce Chapter 9 – Spatial Inequality in Mexico City. Read and discuss 9.1 – The Geographic Setting (GA pp.141-143).

HOMEWORK: Complete Section 1 – The Geographic Setting (ISN p.89).

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Check in and review the Geoterms for Chapter 9 (ISN p.89). Introduce our audio tour of Mexico City and how we will experience the different types of neighborhoods in the city. Read and discuss 9.2 and 9.3 (GA pp.144-145). Visit our first two neighborhoods on our audio tour and complete ISN pp.91-92.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Read and discuss 9.4 (GA p.146). Visit the third neighborhood on our audio tour and complete ISN p.93.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

Posted by: cemmi | January 6, 2019

Week Nine: 1/7/19 – 1/11/19

Science 

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Final Assessment will be the week of 11/14/19

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 12-14 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 6-11 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 1-5 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Student Edition

MONDAY: Share out and analyze the data collected in Activity 13.1 (p.118). Complete the Conclusion prompt on page 119 using the C.E.R. writing style. Analyze a model of the chemical reaction of fat and sodium hydroxide reacting to create soap. Wrap up Activity 13.1.

HOMEWORK: Complete the Conclusion on page 119 if you did not finish during class.

TUESDAY: Discuss why people might chose to make their won soap instead of buying it at the store. Conduct Reading 13.1 – How Does My Soap Compare with Colonial Soap and Modern Soap? (page 120). Introduce Lesson 14 and Activity 14.1 – How Does My Soap Compare to Commercial Brand Soap? (pp.121-123). Brainstorm and evaluate procedures to test our homemade soap against store bought soap.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Conduct the procedure for Activity 14.1 (page. 122). Collect and share out data. Complete Conclusion Questions 1 and 2 on page 123. Read and discuss Reading 14.1 – The Science Behind Rumpelstiltskin (p.124). 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Introduce Activity 14.2 – How Can I Improve My Soap? (pp.125-126). Create a procedure to make better soap using more ingredients. Evaluate the different procedures of the class. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

Latin America Geography Quiz = Tuesday 1/8/18

MONDAY: Go over the scoresheet, project work log, and group member evaluation, for the Pure Latin America Project. Discuss what roles group members should take for the project, and what a productive timeline would be for completing each part of the project on time. Begin researching information for the project.

HOMEWORK: Pure Latin American Project is due at the start of class Monday 1/14/19.

TUESDAY: Work on the Pure Latin America Project. Groups should be concentrating on the creation of the google slideshow with the information researched. 

HOMEWORK: Pure Latin American Project is due at the start of class Monday 1/14/19.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Latin American Geography Quiz. Work on the Pure Latin America Project. Groups should be concentrating on finishing the slideshow and planning the video advertisement

HOMEWORK: Pure Latin American Project is due at the start of class Monday 1/14/19.

FRIDAY: Work on the Pure Latin America Project. Groups should be concentrating on the creation of the video and finishing up the project so that groups in the other Social Studies class will be able to view the slideshow and video at the start of class Monday.

HOMEWORK: Pure Latin American Project is due at the start of class Monday 1/14/19.

Posted by: cemmi | January 1, 2019

Week Eight: 12/31/18 – 1/4/19

Science 

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 12-14 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 6-11 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 1-5 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Student Edition

MONDAY: Winter Break

HOMEWORK: Nothing. 

TUESDAY: Winter Break

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Introduce Lesson 13 – Is My Soap a New Substance? Determine how we will test the properties of our homemade soap in Activity 13.1 on Friday. Create data tables for our tests on page 118. Complete the Science News – December assignment on the google classroom.

HOMEWORK: Complete the Science News – December assignment on the google classroom.

FRIDAY: Conduct Activity 13.1 – Is My Soap a New Substance? and collect data.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

Latin America Geography Quiz – Tuesday 1/8/18

MONDAY: Winter Break.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Winter Break.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Watch the video on the Problem of Brazil’s Geography, and read the National Geographic overviews of South America’s Geography. Complete the South America Geography Overview assignment on the google classroom. 

HOMEWORK: Complete the South America Geography Overview assignment on the google classroom. 

FRIDAY: Review the Latin American physical features and countries to know for the Latin American Geography Quiz next Tuesday. Check on completion of assignments leading up to break and go over what we will need for Tuesday’s quiz. Watch the “Passport to Latin America” video and introduce the Pure Latin America group project. The project will begin next Monday and will run throughout the week of classes.   

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

Posted by: cemmi | December 16, 2018

Week Seven: 12/17/18 – 12/21/18

Science 

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 12-14 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 6-11 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 1-5 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Student Edition

MONDAY: Complete Reading 12.1 – What Happens to Mass During a Chemical Reaction in an Open System? (pp.105-107). Determine a procedure to test whether or not mass will change when seltzer tablets react in a closed system. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing. 

TUESDAY: Conduct Activity 12.2 – Does Mass Really Change When Seltzer Tablets React? (pp.108-110). Share out and analyze data from the experiments. Class Discussion and Lesson 12 Wrap up with Scientific Principle Notes. 

HOMEWORK: Complete the two Conclusion Questions for Activity 12.1A (p.102).

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Return and review the Lessons 6-11 Assessment and explain how to earn back half credit on each question with the Lessons 6-11 Assessment Corrections. Read and discuss Reading 12.2 What Happens to Mass During a Chemical Reaction In a Closed System? (pp.111-115). Read and discuss The Mass of Matter article from the old textbook.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Collect Lessons 6-11 Assessment Corrections of you chose to do them. Create an experiment to find the density of the air in the room. Share out results and discuss why each group has come up with a different density. Compare the density of the air to the density of water.

HOMEWORK: Enjoy your break!


Social Studies

MONDAY: Assign the Latin America Online Map Assignment on google classroom. Play Find It! game to review the locations of Latin American physical features and countries. Conduct the Latin America Geography Challenge 2 in the ISN using the five thematic maps and a transparency of the political map of the region to answer the ten questions. 

HOMEWORK: Complete the Latin America Online Map Assignment on Google Classroom by Friday 12/21/18.

TUESDAY: Complete the Picture It!game using the information from Geography Challenge 2 in the ISN and submit scores. Complete the Latin America Geography Challenge 3, finding and recording as much information as possible about the three given locations in your ISN.

HOMEWORK: Complete the Latin America Geography Challenge 3 (ISN p.88).

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Complete the Where Are You? activity using the information in p.88 of the ISN to identifying at which of the three locations was a photograph taken.=, then backing up the claim with sufficient evidence and reasoning. Collect and grade the Where Are You? worksheet. Assign and being working on the Introduction to Latin America Questions.

HOMEWORK: Complete the Introduction to Latin America Questions 

FRIDAY: Correct and collect the Introduction to Latin America Questions.    

HOMEWORK: Enjoy your break!!

Posted by: cemmi | December 9, 2018

Week Six: 12/10/18 – 12/14/18

Science 

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 12-14 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 6-11 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 1-5 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Student Edition

Lessons 6-11 Assessment = Friday

MONDAY: Check in and review the Conclusion responses for Activity 11.1 (p.96). Review the colonial soap making process and discuss how it compares and contrasts with our soap making process. Wrap up Lesson 11. Introduce Learning Set 3 – Do New Substances Always Come From Old Substances?

HOMEWORK: Nothing. 

TUESDAY: Conduct Activity 12.1A – Making Gloop (pp.101-102). Record data and complete the Conclusion questions on p.102.

HOMEWORK: Complete the two Conclusion Questions for Activity 12.1A (p.102).

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Introduce and conduct Activity 12.1 – Does Mass Change When Seltzer Tablets React? Share out data and complete the Conclusion Questions for Activity 12.1 (p.104). Complete Reading 12.1 – What Happens to Mass During a Chemical Reaction in an Open System? and answer the questions at the top of p.105.

HOMEWORK: Finish Reading 12.1 – What Happens to Mass During a Chemical Reaction in an Open System? (pp.105-107) and complete all written responses within the reading.

FRIDAY: Lessons 6-11 Assessment.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

Chapter 8 Quiz = Wednesday/Thursday

MONDAY: Analyze and discuss the following: Here’s Everyone Who’s Immigrated to the US Since 1820”, Department of Homeland Security Infographics, and All the World’s Immigration Visualized In 1 Map. Look for places that the statistics agree and disagree with those of the textbook. Assign and work in pairs to complete the Global Immigration Data Analysis  on the google classroom

HOMEWORK: Global Immigration Data Analysis assignment (done in pairs) is due by the start of class Wednesday/Thursday.

TUESDAY: Chapter 8 Practice Quiz.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Chapter 8 Quiz. Complete and review the Latin America Mapping Lab Preview (ISN p.80). Read Introduction to Latin America Physical and Human Geography (Geo Alive pp.132-139). 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Complete Latin America Mapping Lab Geography Challenge 1 and Geography Challenge 2 (ISN pp.83 – 84). Assign the Latin America Online Map Assignment on google classroom.

HOMEWORK: Complete the Latin America Online Map Assignment on Google Classroom by Friday 12/21/18

Posted by: cemmi | December 2, 2018

Week Five: 12/3/18 – 12/7/18

Science 

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 6-11 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 1-5 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Student Edition

MONDAY: Observe the solid precipitate left on the filter from the fluid in Flask 1.  Share out and discuss our data and observations from Activity 10.1

HOMEWORK: Nothing. 

TUESDAY: Do Reading 10.1 – What Happens to Atoms and Molecules When I See Different Processes? (pp.91-94). Introduce Lesson 11- How Can I Make Soap From Fat?

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Follow the procedure to conduct Activity 11.1 – How Can I Make Soap From Fat? (pp.95-96). Record and discuss observations.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY:Finish the procedure for Activity 11.1 (p.96), record and discuss observations in the data table and answer the conclusion questions for Activity 11.1 (p.96). Lesson 11 Wrap up.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

Chapter 8 Quiz = Week of 12/10/18

MONDAY: Conduct the Immigrant Interviews activity and record notes about push factors, pull factors, effects on the immigrants’ home countries, and effects on the US for each of the interviews conducted.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Review the Geographic Setting (particularly the three waves of immigration and sentiment toward each wave). Read and discuss 8.4 – How Does Immigration Affect the US?, and Read 8.5 – How Does Emigration Affect the Homelands People Leave Behind? (GA pp.124-127). Complete the Isn notes for sections 4 and 5 (ISN p.76).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Read and discuss “Summary” and “Global Connections” (GA pp.127-129). Look at current events with the Migrant Caravan currently at the US/Mexico border. Analyze the articles and videos to highlight the push factors, pull factors, effects on the home countries, and effects on the US, for the people in the caravan. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Discuss the migrants in the caravan and if the should be granted asylum in the US. Chapter 8 Study Guide. Review for the quiz next week.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

Posted by: cemmi | November 24, 2018

Week Four: 11/26/18 – 11/30/18

Science 

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 6-11 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 1-5 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Student Edition

MONDAY: Conduct and discuss Reading 9.1 – What is the Same and Different about Boiling Water? (pp.82-86). Review conclusion answers for Activity 9.1 (pp.80-81).

HOMEWORK: Nothing. 

TUESDAY: Introduce Lesson 10 and discuss whether or not combining vinegar and oil creates a new substance. Lessons 1-9 Practice Quiz.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Complete the Science News Assignment – November on the google classroom. Read the “What Will We Do?” and “Predictions” section of Activity 10.1 (pp.87-88)

HOMEWORK: Complete the Science News Assignment – November on the google classroom. Remember to submit your assignment when you finish.

FRIDAY: Conduct Activity 10.1 – Do I Always Make New Substances When I Put Substances Together? (pp.87-89). Make observations on p.89. Collect samples onto filter paper and set up for analysis on Monday. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

Chapter 4: The Great Lakes Quiz = Friday 11/30/18

MONDAY: Read and discuss the Chapter 4 “Summary” and “Global Connections”  (GA pp.74-76). Introduce and begin working on the Global Freshwater Threats Questions assignment.

HOMEWORK:

  • Complete the Global Freshwater Threats Questions assignment.
  • Complete the Final draft of the Great Lakes Editorial Essay 

TUESDAY: Collect and review the Great Lakes Editorial and Global Freshwater Threats Questions assignment. Chapter 4 – The Great Lakes Practice Quiz.  

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Introduce Chapter 8 – Migration to the United States: The Impact of People and Places. Read the Introduction, and sections 1 -3, (GA 119-124) and complete the Chapter 8 Preview, and Sections 1-3 Notes (ISN pp.73-75).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Chapter 4 – The Great Lakes Quiz. Get immigrant bio for your group and add specific examples of push factors, pull factors, effects on the US, and effects on native countries, to ISN pp.75-76.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

Posted by: cemmi | November 18, 2018

Week Three: 11/19/18 – 11/23/18

Science 

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 6-11 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 1-5 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Student Edition

MONDAY/TUESAY: Analyze the data from our electrolysis activity on Friday and complete the Conclusion Questions for Activity 9.1 – Does Electrolysis of Water Make New Substances? (pp.79-81). Lesson 9 Wrap Up and Scientific Principle Notes.

HOMEWORK: Nothing 

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY/FRIDAY: Thanksgiving Break!

HOMEWORK: Enjoy your Thanksgiving.


Social Studies

Chapter 4: The Great Lakes In-Class Assessment scheduled for the second half of the week we return from Thanksgiving Break.

MONDAY/TUESDAY: Present the findings from our research to the class. Assign the Great Lakes Editorial Essay (counts as one of the assessments for Chapter 4). Begin outlining arguments for your editorial. 

HOMEWORK: Final draft of the Great Lakes Editorial Essay (typed and printed out) is due at the start of class next Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY/FRIDAY: Thanksgiving Break!

HOMEWORK: Enjoy your break.

Posted by: cemmi | November 10, 2018

Week Two: 11/12/18 – 11/16/18

Science 

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 6-11 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 1-5 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Student Edition

MONDAY: Check in and review the responses from Reading 8.2. Complete Activity 8.2 – Representing Chemical Reactions in Words and Symbols (pp.73-75). 

HOMEWORK: Nothing 

TUESDAY: Lesson 8 Wrap Up and Scientific Principles Notes. Read 8.3 – What Are the Many Ways of Representing Any Chemical Reaction? (pp.76-78). Lessons 6-8 Pop Quiz. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Get new lab partners for the 2nd quarter. Introduce Lesson 9 – Is This a New Substance? Conduct Activity 9.1 – Does Electrolysis of Water Make New Substances? (pp.79-81).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Conduct Reading 9.1 – What is the Same and Different about Boiling Water? (pp.82.86). Lesson 9 Wrap Up and Scientific Principles Notes. Return and review the Lesson 6-8 Pop Quiz. Introduce Lesson 10: How Is a Mixture Different from a Chemical Reaction?

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

Chapter 4: The Great Lakes In-Class Assessment scheduled for Tuesday 11/20/18.

Take Home Essay Assessment for Chapter 4 is assigned Friday and due Tuesday 11/20/18

MONDAY: Check in and review ISN p.40. Introduce the State of the Great Lakes Debate and assign debate teams. Begin the debate prep by analyzing the placards for pollution, invasive species, and habitat loss as well as reading sections 3-5 of Chapter 4 (GA pp.70-73) and completing the corresponding organizers in the ISN (ISN pp.41-43).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Finish the debate prep by analyzing the placards for pollution, invasive species, and habitat loss as well as reading sections 3-5 of Chapter 4 (GA pp.70-73) and completing the corresponding organizers in the ISN (ISN pp.41-43). Hold the debate over the state of the Great Lakes. 

HOMEWORK: Finish reading sections 3-5 of Chapter 4 (GA pp.70-73) and completing the corresponding organizers in the ISN (ISN pp.41-43) if you did not finish during class.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Reflect on the debate and declare a winning side. Research in groups a current issue being debated about the health of the Great Lakes not mentioned in the readings (Asian Carp updates, Algae Blooms in Lake Erie, PFAS contamination, Enbridge Line Five Pipeline). Create a short google slideshow detailing what was found in the research. 

HOMEWORK: Finish putting together the short google slides presentation found in the assignment, “Current Great Lakes Issues” in the google classroom.

FRIDAY: Present the findings in the from our research to the class. Assign the Great Lakes Editorial Essay (counts as one of the assessments for Chapter 4). Begin outlining arguments for your editorial. 

HOMEWORK: Final draft of the Great Lakes Editorial Essay (typed and printed out) is due at the start of class next Tuesday.

Posted by: cemmi | November 4, 2018

Week One 11/5/18 – 11/9/18

Welcome to Quarter 2!

Science 

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 6-11 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Lessons 1-5 Slides

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Student Edition

MONDAY: Check in and review answers to Reading 7.1. Conduct and discuss Reading 8.1 – Why is the Stature of Liberty Green? (pp.63-64). Introduce and set up our experiment for Activity 8.1 – How Can I Investigate Acid Rain in my classroom? (pp.61-62). Make predictions about what will happen to our copper squares.

HOMEWORK: Finish Reading 8.1 (pp.61-62) if you did not finish during class.

TUESDAY: Election Day – No School

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Collect and analyze data from our experiment from Monday with Activity 8.2 (pp. 65-67). Determine if the copper underwent a chemical reaction from the acid or from the pure water. Conduct Reading 8.2 – Does Acid Rain Make New Substances? (pp.68-72).

HOMEWORK: Finish Reading 8.2 (pp.68-72) if you did not finish during class.

FRIDAY: Meadowbrook play – no Science class.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

Chapter 3 Assessment = Monday 11/5/18

MONDAY: Chapter 3 Assessment. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Election Day – No School.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Introduce Lesson 4: The Great Lakes: The U.S. and Canada’s Freshwater Treasures. Read and discuss sections 1-2 of Lesson 4 (GA pp.65-69). Complete ISN pages 37-40. Introduce the State of the Great Lakes Debate that will take place next week and assign roles for the debate. IF there is time we will begin debate prep.

HOMEWORK: Finish reading 4.1-4.2 (GA pp.65-69) and completing pages 38-40 inn the ISN if you did not finish during class.

FRIDAY: Meadowbrook play – no Social Studies class.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

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