Posted by: cemmi | March 17, 2019

Week Seven: 3/18/19 – 3/22/19

Science 

What Is Going On Inside Me? Lessons 4-7 Slides

What Is Going On Inside Me? Lessons 1-3 Slides

What Is Going On Inside Me? Student Edition

MONDAY: Compile a list of the most important concept that we have learned so far in the Life Science unit. Watch a short TED Ed video covering the digestive system. Review Reading 4.4 – Out with the Bad In with the Good! (pp.42-43).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: View current grade and any missing assignment on powerschool. Complete the Science Self Evaluation on the google classroom. Introduce Lesson 5 – How Does Food Move in My Body?

HOMEWORK: Complete the Science Self Evaluation.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Introduce and conduct Activity 5.1 – Can Food Molecules Move Through the Body? 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Introduce and conduct Activity 5.2 – Can Water Move Into the Cell? (pp.46-48).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

MONDAY: Complete Geography Challenge 2 (questions 6-10, ISN p.178). Play and collect Picture It! game to review Geo Challenge 2. Practice filling in the countries of Western Africa on an outline map of the sub region. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing. 

TUESDAY: View current grade and any missing assignment on powerschool. Complete the Social Studies Self Evaluation on the google classroom. Complete Geography Challenge 3 (ISN pp.179-180). Discuss some of the remarkable physical features of the African continent. 

HOMEWORK: Complete the Social Studies Self Evaluation on the google classroom if you did not finish during class. 

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Complete and collect the Where Are You? Africa Mapping Lab Activity. Label a map of the countries and physical features of the Eastern Africa subregion.  Watch a Geography Now! video on one of the Eastern African countries. 

HOMEWORK: Complete the Where Are You? Africa Mapping Lab Activity if you did not finish during class.

FRIDAY: Label a map of the countries and physical features of the Central/Southern Africa subregion.  Watch a Geography Now! video on one of the Central/Southern African countries. Begin working on the Introduction to Africa Questions. 

HOMEWORK: Complete the Introduction to Africa Questions. 

Posted by: cemmi | March 10, 2019

Week Six: 3/11/19 – 3/15/19

Science 

What Is Going On Inside Me? Lessons 4-7 Slides

What Is Going On Inside Me? Lessons 1-3 Slides

What Is Going On Inside Me? Student Edition

MONDAY: Observe and record observation of our protein cubes inside the model stomachs from Friday’s investigation for Activity 4.2. Complete Science News – March on the Google Classroom.

HOMEWORK: Complete Science News – March on the google classroom.

TUESDAY: Remove and mass the protein cubes from the model stomachs from Activity 4.2 – Itsier, Bitsier Foodstuff. Complete the Making Sense Questions on p.38. Discuss the results of out investigation. Listen to and discuss the RadioLab episode Holey Cow!

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Conduct Activity 4.3 – Food’s Journey Continues. Discuss what happens in the small intestine after the broken down food (chyme) leaves the stomach. Introduce and conduct Activity 4.4 – What Happens to the Food Molecules in The Small Intestine? (pp.40-41).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Wrap up activity 4.4 and Lesson 4. Discuss the way the small intestine is structured and how that facilitates maximum absorption. Begin Reading 4.4 – Out with the Bad In with the Good! (pp.42-43).

HOMEWORK: Complete Reading 4.4 – Out with the Bad In with the Good! (pp.42-43).


Social Studies

MONDAY: Read Introducing the Region: Physical Geography (Geo Alive pp.278-281), and complete ISN p. 173. Begin working on Geography Challenge 1 (ISN pp.175-176).

HOMEWORK: Complete Geography Challenge 1 (ISN pp.175-176).

TUESDAY: Mini Biography on Langston Hughes. Play and collect Find It! game to review Geography Challenge 1. Analyze and learn the countries of Northern Africa. Introduce and assign the Africa Map Game assignment on the Google Classroom.

HOMEWORK: Africa Map Game assignment on the Google Classroom needs to be completed and submitted by 3/20/19.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Analyze and learn the countries of Western Africa. Read Introducing the Region: Human Geography (Geo Alive pp.282-285) and complete ISN p.174. Begin working on Geography Challenge 2 (ISN pp.177-178).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Play and collect Picture It! game to review Geo Challenge 2. Analyze and learn the countries of Eastern Africa.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

Posted by: cemmi | March 3, 2019

Week Five: 3/4/19 – 3/8/19

Science 

What Is Going On Inside Me? Lessons 4-7 Slides

What Is Going On Inside Me? Lessons 1-3 Slides

What Is Going On Inside Me? Student Edition

MONDAY: Short Reading Check Assessment for Reading 3.1 – Systems, Systems, and More Systems (pp.30-33). Conduct Activity 3.2 – Am I a System? (p.34). Lesson 3 Wrap Up.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Introduce Lesson 4 – What is Breaking Food Down Inside Me?. Introduce and conduct Part 1 of Activity 4.1 – Lab: Grind, Slush, and Down (pp.35-36). Discuss our thoughts about why teeth have different structures

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Conduct Part 2 of Activity 4.1 – Lab: Grind, Slush, and Down (pp.35-36). Discuss the roles played by the parts our teeth and saliva in mechanical and chemical digestion. Introduce Activity 4.2 – Itsier, Bitsier Foodstuff.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Conduct the first part of Activity 4.2 – Itsier, Bitsier Foodstuff. Short comprehension check on Lessons 1-4.1.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

Chapter 12 – Assessment Wednesday/Thursday

MONDAY: Mini Biography on Maya Angelou. Finish the Ranking the Interest Groups activity and debate. Complete and review the Chapter 12 Geoterms and Key Concepts Review.  Get a copy of the Chapter 12 Study Guide

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Read and discuss 12.8 – Ideas for Reducing Land Use Conflict (GA pp.186-187). Read and analyze the Summary and Global Connections maps and data (GA pp.187-188). Matching Statements With Rainforest Interest Groups Activity. Play Chapter 12 Kahoot Review.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Chapter 12 Assessment. Read Chapter 10 – Indigenous Cultures (GA pp.151-161) And complete the Geoterms and Reading Notes for Chapter 10 (ISN pp.98-100).

HOMEWORK: Finish reading Chapter 10 and completing the Geoterms and notes for Sections 1-6. (GA pp.151-161) (ISN pp.98-100)

FRIDAY: Check in and review the notes for Chapter 10. Begin the Africa Mapping Lab. Discuss the aspects of Africa that we would like to learn about and feel people should know.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

Posted by: cemmi | February 23, 2019

Week Four 2/25/19 – 3/1/19

Science 

What Is Going On Inside Me? Lessons 1-3 Slides

What Is Going On Inside Me? Student Edition

MONDAY: Finalize our set of characteristics that all living organisms have and determine if the amoebas we saw in the pond water would be considered alive. Record our final list in Activity 2.3 – How Does It All Compare? (p.21). Wrap up Lesson 2 and begin our Scientific Principles List. Begin Reading 2.1 – Cells: Here, There, Everywhere (pp.22-24).

HOMEWORK: Finish Reading 2.1 – Cells: Here, There, Everywhere (pp.22-24).

TUESDAY: Short Reading Quiz over Reading 2.1 – Cells: Here, There, Everywhere (pp.22-24). Introduce Lesson 3 – Am I a System? Setup and conduct Part 1 of Activity 3.1 – Dissecting a Simple System (pp.28-29).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Conduct Part 2 of Activity 3.1 – Dissecting a Simple System (pp.28-29). Wrap up Activity 3.1 and begin Reading 3.1 – Systems, Systems, and More Systems (pp.30-33)

HOMEWORK: Finish Reading 3.1 – Systems, Systems, and More Systems (pp.30-33)

FRIDAY: Check in and review Reading 3.1 – Systems, Systems, and More Systems (pp.30-33). Conduct Activity 3.2 – Am I a System? (p.34). Lesson 3 Wrap Up.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

Chapter 12 – Assessment Scheduled for Tuesday 3/5/19

MONDAY: Mini Biography on Louis Armstrong. Finish editing Interest Group Audio Postcards and post them to the google classroom. Return and review the Chapter 9 Quiz.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Listen to audio postcards from the Native Amazonian, Rubber Tapper, and Logger groups. Read and discuss 12.2 – 12.4 (GA pp.180-182). Complete the Reading Notes for sections 12.2-12.4 (ISN pp.111-112).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Listen to audio postcards from the settlers, cattle ranchers, and environmentalists groups. Read and discuss 12.5 – 12.7 (GA pp.183-185). Complete the Reading Notes for sections 12.5-12.7 (ISN pp.111-112). Ranking the Interest Groups activity and debate.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Complete and review the Chapter 12 Geoterms and Key Concepts Review. Read and discuss 12.8 – Ideas for Reducing Land Use Conflict (GA pp.186-187). Read and analyze the Summary and Global Connections maps and data (GA pp.187-188). Get a copy of the Chapter 12 Study Guide

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

Posted by: cemmi | February 10, 2019

Week Three: 2/11/19 – 1/15/19

Science 

What Is Going On Inside Me? Lessons 1-3 Slides

What Is Going On Inside Me? Student Edition

MONDAY: Check in and discuss Reading 1.1 – How Did Scientists Find These Cells? Introduce Lesson 2 – Where Else Can We Find Cells? Conduct Activity 2.1 – What Is In My Yogurt? (pp.16-17).

HOMEWORK: Complete the questions for Activity 2.1 – What Is In My Yogurt? (pp.16-17).

TUESDAY: Discuss what we saw in our yogurt samples from Monday and learn a little about bacteria. Conduct Activity 2.2 – Are There Cells in a Drop of Water? (pp.18-20).

HOMEWORK: Complete the questions and chart for Activity 2.2 – Are There Cells in a Drop of Water? (pp.18-20).

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Brainstorm and compare lists for what characteristics all living organisms would share. Begin work on the Science News – February assignment on the google classroom.

HOMEWORK: Complete the Science News – February on the google classroom.

FRIDAY: Finalize our set of characteristics that all living organisms have and determine if the amoebas we saw in the pond water would be considered alive. Record our final list in Activity 2.3 – How Does It All Compare? (p.21). Begin Reading 2.1 – Cells: Here, There, Everywhere (pp.22-24).

HOMEWORK: Finish Reading 2.1 – Cells: Here, There, Everywhere (pp.22-24).


Social Studies

Chapter 9 – Spatial Inequality in Mexico City Assessment Monday

MONDAY: Chapter 9 – Spatial Inequality Assessment. Complete the Preview for Chapter 12 in the ISN (ISN p.109).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Mini Biography on Elijah McCoy. Introduce Chapter 12 – Land Use Conflicts in the Amazon Rainforest. Read and discuss the Introduction and 12.1 GA pp.177-179). Complete Section 1 – The Geographic Setting in the ISN (ISN p.110). Introduce the Amazon Interest Groups Podcast assignment and get into Amazon Interest Groups. Read the section of chapter 12 that corresponds to your interest group.

HOMEWORK: Complete Section 1 – The Geographic Setting in the ISN (ISN p.110)

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Work with your Amazon Interest Group to create a podcast for your interest group. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Finish editing Interest Group Podcast. Read 12.2 and 12.3 (GA pp.180-181). Listen tot he podcasts from the Native Amazonian Group and the Rubber Tappers Group.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

Posted by: cemmi | February 3, 2019

Week Two: 2/4/19 – 2/8/19

Science 

What Is Going On Inside Me? Lessons 1-3 Slides

What Is Going On Inside Me? Student Edition

MONDAY: Introduce Lesson 1 – How Do I Do The Things I Do? Draft questions that we have about how our bodies work. Introduce Activity 1.1 – What Is Inside of Me? (pp.1-4). Predict what we will see under the microscope when we take samples of our skin and cheek. Prepare the wet mount slides of our skin cells for tomorrow’s lab.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Prepare the wet mount slides of our cheek cells and analyze them along with the skin cells. Conduct Activity 1.1 – What Is Inside of Me? (pp.1-4).

HOMEWORK: Complete the questions on p.4 if they were not finished during class.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Check in and share out responses to the conclusion questions from Activity 1.1. Add questions to our Driving Question Board after learning more about cells. Conduct Reading 1.1 – How Did Scientists Find These Cells? (pp.5-7).

HOMEWORK: Complete Reading 1.1 – How Did Scientists Find These Cells? (pp.5-7)

FRIDAY: Check in and discuss Reading 1.1 – How Did Scientists Find These Cells? Introduce Lesson 2 – Where Else Can We Find Cells? Conduct Activity 2.1 – What Is In My Yogurt? (pp.16-17).

HOMEWORK: Complete the questions for Activity 2.1 – What Is In My Yogurt?


Social Studies

Chapter 9 – Spatial Inequality in Mexico City Assessment is scheduled for Friday

MONDAY: Look at a mini biography on Dr. Charles Drew and discuss his contributions to the medical field. Complete and turn in the Mini Bio Thoughts. Introduce and begin working on the Chapter 9 Summary and Global Connections Questions. Review the Geographic Setting and Rural Decline sections of Chapter 9.

HOMEWORK: Finish the Chapter 9 Summary and Global Connections Questions.

TUESDAY: Collect and review the Chapter 9 Summary and Global Connections Questions. Review the Urbanization and Haves and Have Nots sections of Chapter 9. Begin working on the Spatial Inequality Discussion Questions.

HOMEWORK: Complete the Spatial Inequality Discussion Questions if you did not finish during class.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Collect the Spatial Inequality Discussion Questions. Discuss/debate our responses to the questions about spatial inequality. Review the Global Connections section of Chapter 9.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Chapter 9 – Spatial Inequality Assessment. Complete the Preview for Chapter 12 in the ISN (ISN p.).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

Posted by: cemmi | January 27, 2019

Week One: 1/28/19 – 2/1/19

Science 

What Is Going On Inside Me? Lessons 1-3 Slides

What Is Going On Inside Me? Student Edition

MONDAY: Snow Day! – No School

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY:  Review the parts of and how to effectively use a compound light microscope. Introduce and conduct Activity 1A.1 – Preparing a Wet Mount Slide (pp.9-10). Reflect on the difficulties and successes in creating and viewing the wet mount slides with our microscopes.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

THURSDAY: Hello Dolly Play at Seaholm = no Science class today.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Introduce and conduct Activity 1A.2 – Determining a Field of View (pp.11-12). Discuss how to figure out the size on an object viewed in a microscope. Introduce and conduct Activity 1A.3 – Moving Objects On The Slide (p.13). Review the principles of microscopy.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

Chapter 9 – Spatial Inequality in Mexico City Quiz is scheduled for Wednesday/Thursday (2/6 & 2/7)

MONDAY: Snow Day!! – No School

HOMEWORK: The Mexico City Article is due 2/1/19 typed and printed.

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY: Continue working on  thMexico City Article. Read the entries on Mexico City and Detroit from the Unequal Scenes blog. Introduce and begin working on the Chapter 9 Summary and Global Connections Questions.

HOMEWORK:

  1. The Mexico City Article is due 2/1/19 typed and printed.
  2. The Chapter 9 Summary and Global Connections Questions is due 2/1/19.

THURSDAY: Hello Dolly Play at Seaholm = no Social Studies class today.

HOMEWORK: The Mexico City Article is due 2/1/19 typed and printed.

FRIDAY: Collect the Mexico City Article and the Chapter 9 Summary and Global Connections Questions. Introduce Black History Month and talk about how we will honor it. Hand out the Spatial Inequality in Mexico City Study Guide.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

Posted by: cemmi | January 21, 2019

Week Eleven: 1/21/19 – 1/25/19

Science 

What Is Going On Inside Me? Lessons 1-3 Slides

What Is Going On Inside Me? Student Edition

MONDAY: Martin Luther King Day – No School

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Go through powerschool and review what assignments are missing and how to get them scored before the end of the marking period. Return and review the Chemistry Final Assessment. Show how to do test corrections for half credit back on the final assessment. Learn how to handle compound light microscopes and begin reviewing the parts of a one with the Parts of a Light Microscope worksheet.

HOMEWORK: Test corrections (optional) are due at the start of class Wednesday/Thursday.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Collect test corrections (optional). Finish reviewing the parts of and how to effectively use a compound light microscope. Introduce and conduct Activity 1A.1 – Preparing a Wet Mount Slide (pp.9-10). Reflect on the difficulties and successes in creating and viewing the wet mount slides with our microscopes.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Work on the Science News – January assignment.

HOMEWORK: Complete the Science News – January assignment and submit to the Google classroom.


Social Studies

MONDAY: Martin Luther King Day – No School

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Discuss the importance of the Civil Rights Movement and why we dedicate a federal holiday in remembrance of Dr. King. Return the Pure Latin America Projects and announce the winners of the class votes for best projects. Review powerschool to see what assignments need to be turned in before the end of the marking period for credit. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Complete and debate/discuss the Spatial Inequality Discussion Questions and activity. Introduce and explain the Mexico City Article that will be worked on in class Friday and part of Monday.

HOMEWORK: Complete the Spatial Inequality Discussion Questions worksheet if you did not finish in class.

FRIDAY: Work on the Mexico City Article assignment.

HOMEWORK: The Mexico City Article is due 1/30/19 (1/31/19) typed and printed.

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.

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