Posted by: cemmi | June 8, 2019

Week Nine: 6/10/19 – 6/14/19

On this final week of school, academic classes will only meet for short periods of time on the days that they meet at all. 

Science 

MONDAY: Wrap up the 7th Grade Science units and review the concepts that we have learned this year. Preview what will be covered in 8th Grade Science.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Watch and discuss the final segments of  Nova Science Now – Can I Live Forever? video.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY: Officially end 7th Grade Science. Sign yearbooks and say goodbye for the summer.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

THURSDAY: No Class – Cedar Point!

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: No Class – End of the Year Breakfast and Goodbyes.

HOMEWORK: Have a Great Summer!!!


Social Studies

MONDAY: Collect textbooks. Return graded work.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Return and review the SW/Central Asia Geography Quiz. Watch and discuss the History of the Entire World, I Guess (But its Clean) Video

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY: Officially end our World Geography Class. Sign yearbooks, and say goodbye.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

THURSDAY: No Class – Cedar Point!

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: No Class – End of the Year Breakfast and Goodbyes.

HOMEWORK: Have a Great Summer!!!

Posted by: cemmi | June 2, 2019

Week Eight: 6/3/19 – 6/7/19

Any missing assignments need to be turned in (with late assignment slips) by the start of class Friday.

Science 

What Is Going On Inside Me? Lessons 8-11 Slides

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: Check in and review Reading 9.1 – SimCell (pp.90-92). Conduct Activity 10.1 – Who Has “The Touch”? (pp.93-94). Analyze individual group data and the full data set. Answer Conclusion Questions 1-4 on p.94.

HOMEWORK: Complete Conclusion Questions 1-4 on p.94 if you did not finish during class.

TUESDAY: Conduct Reading 10.1 – What Happens When I Get the Chills? (pp.95-96). Watch Crash Course A&P – Introduction to the Nervous System

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Review the Life Science Unit and create and evaluate sets of final exam questions and answers. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Analyze questions from our Driving Question Board, research, and report out on answers to the questions. Watch and discuss Nova Science Now – Can I Live Forever? video.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

MONDAY: Collect the Introduction to Southwest/Central Asia Questions. Return and review the European Union quiz. Central Asian physical feature and country identification practice. Complete the location information for SW/Central Asia Geography Challenge 3 (ISN pp.223-224).

HOMEWORK: Complete the SW/Central Asia Geography Challenge 3 (ISN pp.223-224) if you did not finish during class.

TUESDAY: Conduct the SW/Central Asia Image Analysis. Distribute the SW/Central Asia Geography Quiz Study Guide.  

HOMEWORK: Complete the SW/Central Asia Image Analysis

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Collect and review the SW/Central Asia Image Analysis. Return and review the Introduction to Southwest/Central Asia Questions. Read Chapter 24: Oil in Southwest Asia (GA pp.357-367). Complete the Geoterms and Reading Notes for Chapter 24 (ISN pp.226-229).

HOMEWORK: Complete the Geoterms and Reading Notes for Chapter 24 (ISN pp.226-229).

FRIDAY: Southwest and Central Asia Geography Quiz. Turn in the Geography Alive textbooks.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

Posted by: cemmi | May 27, 2019

Week Seven: 5/27/19 – 5/31/19

Science 

What Is Going On Inside Me? Lessons 8-11 Slides

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: Memorial Day – No School

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Check in and review Reading 8.1 – Organisms’ Balancing Acts (pp.78-81). Discuss the reading and compare highlights and margin notes to those of Mr. Emmi. Wrap up Lesson 8 and introduce Lesson 9. Watch The Size of Life Video and connect how the metabolism rates of different types of animals relates to homeostasis

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Conduct the discussion portion of Lesson 9 – How Does All Of This Energize and Repair Me? Introduce Lesson 10 and learn about and take notes on nerve cells and the central nervous system. Read through the procedure and make predictions for Activity 10.1 – Who Has “The Touch”? (pp.93-94).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Introduce and conduct Reading 9.1 – SimCell (pp.90-92). Discuss the reading and compare highlights and margin notes to those of Mr. Emmi

HOMEWORK: Complete Reading 9.1 – SimCell (pp.90-92) if you did not finish during class.


Social Studies

MONDAY: Memorial Day – No School

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Introduce the Southwest and Central Asia Geography Chapter. Assign the Southwest Asia Map Game (on the google classroom). Complete Southwest/Central Asia Geography Challenge 1 (ISN pp.219-220)

HOMEWORK: 

  1. Complete Southwest/Central Asia Geography Challenge 1 (ISN pp.219-220) if you did not finish during class.
  2. Complete the Southwest Asia Map Game (on the google classroom) by 6/6/19.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Check in and review the Geography Challenge 1 (ISN pp.219-220). Southwest Asian Countries and Physical Features Map Practice. Use the notebook on the online Geo Alive textbook to complete Southwest/Central Asia Geography Challenge 2 (ISN pp.221-222).

HOMEWORK: Complete the Southwest/Central Asia Geography Challenge 2 (ISN pp.221-222) by 6/6/19.

FRIDAY: Read Introducing the Region Physical and Human Geography (GA pp.348-355). Complete the Introduction to Southwest/Central Asia Questions

HOMEWORK: Complete the Introduction to Southwest/Central Asia Questions.

Posted by: cemmi | May 18, 2019

Week Six: 5/20/19 – 5/24/19

Science 

What Is Going On Inside Me? Lessons 8-11 Slides

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: Finish conducting Activity 7.2 – How Do Cells Make More Cells? (p.76). Discuss how cells divide through the process of mitosis. Wrap up Lesson 7. Set up Learning Set #3: Movement and Control.  Watch the Amoeba Sisters video on Mitosis.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Introduce and Conduct Lab 1 of Activity 8.1 – What Is The Rate? (pp.77-79). Complete the data table, graph, and Making Sense Questions for Lab 1.

HOMEWORK: Complete the graph and Making Sense Questions for Lab 1 (pp.78-79).

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Conduct Lab 2 of Activity 8.1 – What Is The Rate? (pp.79-81). Complete the data table, graph, and Making Sense Questions for Lab 2. Discuss the connections between exercise and increased heart and respiration rates. 

HOMEWORK: Complete the graph and Making Sense Questions for Lab 2 (pp.80-81).

FRIDAY: Check in and review the Making Sense questions for Activity 8.1. Conduct Reading 8.1 – Organisms’ Balancing Acts (pp.78-81). Discuss the reading and compare highlights and margin notes to those of Mr. Emmi. Wrap up Lesson 8 and introduce Lesson 9.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

Chapter 14 – Supranational Cooperation in the EU Quiz = Friday

‘MONDAY: Review the political centrifugal and centripetal forces within the EU (Section 3). Complete the Brexit Background Assignment (on the Google Classroom) in groups. Begin the Brexit Perspectives assignment (also in the Google Classroom) in groups,

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Pass out and go over the EU Quiz Study guide. Review the cultural centrifugal and centripetal forces within the EU (Section 4). Read and discuss the Global Connections for Chapter 14.  Complete the Brexit Perspectives assignment with your group.

HOMEWORK: Brexit Perspectives assignment must be completed before class Wednesday/Thursday in order to take part in the debate. 

THURSDAY: Play the EU Kahoot Review. Get teams for The Great Brexit Debate, prep for the debate, and conduct the debate. Announce the winning teams for each debate and award prizes.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Debrief The Great Brexit Debate. European Union Quiz. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

Posted by: cemmi | May 12, 2019

Week Five: 5/13/19 – 5/17/19

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: Review and discuss Reading 6.3 – Ashhh-Chooo! Cough-Cough! Whh-e-EEez! (pp.67-69). Set up Lesson 7: Growth and Repair. Introduce and conduct Activity 7.1 – What is Inside a Bone? (pp.71-72). Observe a sample of bone and discuss what we see in our samples. Complete the “Making Sense Questions” 1-3 from page 72.

HOMEWORK: Complete the “Making Sense Questions” 1-3 on p.72.

TUESDAY: Brainstorm and share out questions that arise after our observations of bones from last class. Conduct and review Reading 7.1 – What is My Skeleton Made of? (pp. 73-75).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Complete the Reading 7.1 – What is My Skeleton Made of? Questions. Watch Crash Course Anatomy and Physiology – The Skeletal System video. Complete the Science News – May assignment on the google classroom. 

HOMEWORK: Complete and submit the Science News – May assignment on the Google Classroom.

FRIDAY: Introduce and conduct Activity 7.2 – How Do Cells Make More Cells? (p.76). Discuss how cells divide through the process of mitosis. Wrap up Lesson 7. Set up Learning Set #3: Movement and Control.  

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

MONDAY: Set up the classroom, get country and job roles for the Business and Travel in Europe activity. Conduct Part I: Business and Travel in Europe Before the EU.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Debrief the experiences from Monday’s activity and discuss how the process of business and travel could be made easier for everyone. Conduct Part II: Business sand Travel in Europe After the Formation of the EU. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

THURSDAY: Debrief the two activities and discuss what was gained and what was lost between the two activities and complete the Business and Travel in the EU Debriefing QuestionsRead Sections 2-4 (Economic Cooperation, Political Cooperation, and Cultural Cooperation) in the Geography Alive textbook (GA pp.216-221). Complete the Reading Notes for Sections 2-4 (ISN pp.133-135). Watch the Brexit Explained For Confused Americans video.

HOMEWORK: Complete the Reading Notes for Sections 2-4 (ISN pp.133-135) if you did not finish during class. 

FRIDAY: Check in and review Reading Notes for Sections 2-4. Introduce Brexit and the upcoming Brexit Debate and Brexit Background Assignment. Begin the Brexit Background Assignment in groups.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

Posted by: cemmi | May 5, 2019

Week Four: 5/6/19 – 5/10/19

2019 Cedar Point Forms

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: Finish  Activity 6.2 – Inspector Bio: What Happened to the Missing Oxygen? Go on a tour of the respiratory system. Make predictions about where the missing oxygen molecules go after they diffuse through the alveoli in the lungs (Questions 1-3 from page 63). Wrap up Activity 6.2

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Introduce and conduct Activity 6.3 – What Is The Motive? (pp.64-66). Analyze the full et of data from the class experiments. Answer the Conclusion questions on p.65.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Wrap up Activity 6.3. Wrap up Lesson 6. Complete the Solving the Mystery 6.3 CER prompt.

HOMEWORK: Complete the Solving the Mystery 6.3 CER prompt.

FRIDAY: Collect and read through some Solving the Mystery 6.3 CER prompts. Read and discuss Reading 6.3 – Ashhh-Chooo! Cough-Cough! Whh-e-EEez! (pp.67-69).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

Europe and Russia Geography Quiz – Thursday 

MONDAY: Collect the Introduction to Europe and Russia Questions. Fill in the information for the three locations for Part III of the Europe and Russia Mapping Lab Packet. Pass out the Europe and Russia Geography Study Guide. 

HOMEWORK: Complete parts I and II of the Europe and Russia Mapping Lab Packet if you did not do so during class.

TUESDAY: Conduct and collect the rest of Part III of the Europe and Russia Mapping Lab Packet – Image Analysis and CER. Return and review the graded Introduction to Europe and Russia Questions.

HOMEWORK: Complete parts I and II of the Europe and Russia Mapping Lab Packet if you did not do so during class.

THURSDAY: Europe and Russia Geography Quiz. Complete the Chapter 14 Preview (ISN p.131). 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Read and discuss the Introduction and Geographic Setting for Chapter 14 – Supranational Cooperation in the European Union (GA pp.213-215). Complete the Geographic Setting in the ISN (ISN p.132).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

Posted by: cemmi | April 28, 2019

Week Three: 4/29/19 – 5/3/19

2019 Cedar Point Forms

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: Check in and review the Conclusion and Making Sense questions from Activity 5.4. Wrap up Activity 5.4: Can Cells Use Sugar as Food. Ad questions about the circulatory system to the driving question board. Introduce Lesson 6: The Case o the Missing Oxygen.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Introduce and complete Lab 1 of Activity 6.1 – Breath in, Breath Out (pages 59-61). Discuss the results from lab 1. Make predictions for Lab 2 and begin conducting the experiments for lab 2. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Finish conducting Lab 2 of Activity 6.1 – Breath in, Breath Out (pages 59-61). Analyze the data and complete the questions on page 61. Complete and submit the Activity 6.1 – Breath In, Breath Out Conclusion. Wrap up Activity 6.1 and connect to Activity 6.2. 

HOMEWORK: Complete the Activity 6.1 – Breath In, Breath Out Conclusion if you did not finish and submit during class.

FRIDAY: Introduce and begin conducting  Activity 6.2 – Inspector Bio: What Happened to the Missing Oxygen? Go on a tour of the respiratory system. Make predictions about where the missing oxygen molecules go after they diffuse through the alveoli in the lungs (Questions 1-3 form page 63).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

MONDAY: Europe Physical Feature and Country Identification practice. Assign the Europe Map Game assignment on the google classroom. Introduce the Europe and Russia Mapping Lab Packet and begin working on Part I of the Europe and Russia Mapping Lab. Northern European political and physical geography practice. 

HOMEWORK: Europe Map Game assignment is due by Monday, May 6th.

TUESDAY: Western European political and physical geography practice. Complete Part I of the Europe and Russia Mapping Lab. Read “Introduction to the Region Europe and Russia” (GA pp.204-211).

HOMEWORK: Europe Map Game assignment is due by Monday, May 6th.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Begin working on Part II of the Europe and Russia Mapping Lab. Eastern European political and physical geography practice. 

HOMEWORK: Europe Map Game assignment is due by Monday, May 6th.

FRIDAY: Southern European political and physical geography practice. Complete Part II of the Europe and Russia Mapping Lab. Assign and begin working on the Introduction to Europe and Russia Questions.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Introduction to Europe and Russia Questions.
  2. Europe Map Game assignment.
Posted by: cemmi | April 19, 2019

Week Two: 4/22/19 – 4/26/19

2019 Cedar Point Forms

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: Create cell models and test to see if glucose or starch will move in or out of a cell (Part 1 of Activity 5.3: Can Food Move Into The Cell? (pp.51-53)).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Test the cell models from Monday to see if the tested solution moved in our out of the cell (Part 2 of Activity 5.3: Can Food Move Into The Cell? (p.54)). 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Analyze the data from all groups conducting Activity 5.3 and draft Conclusion Responses on p.55. Wrap up Activity 5.3: Can Food Move Into the Cell? Introduce and set up Activity 5.4: Can Cells Use Sugar as Food? Conduct Part 1 of the procedure (pp.56-57) and collect the data fro the yeast after 5 and 15 minutes.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Conclude Activity 5.4 and collect the data for the yeast after 24 hours. Prepare and view slides of the dry yeast and activated yeast from the test tubes used in the experiment. Discuss the differences in the test tubes of yeast. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

MONDAY: Read and discuss the summary for Chapter 21 and the Global Connections (GA pp.319-321). Learn about Muhammad Yunus and the foundation of micro-credit. GO through the Chapter 21 Study Guide. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Chapter 21 Review Kahoot. Learn how the organization Kiva works to fund microloans to people in developing countries around the world. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Chapter 21 Assessment. Complete the Mental Map of Europe and Russia’s political and physical geography (ISN pp.121-122). Choose a group to work with and find a person or group through the Kiva Microloan website to loan Mr. Emmi’s $50 to. Create a presentation using Google Slides to persuade the class to vote for the candidate of your choice. 

HOMEWORK: Finished Kiva Loan Slides will be presented and the loan recipient will be voted on at the start of class Friday.

FRIDAY: Present the Kiva Loan Slides and vote on which small business to loan our money to. Complete the Europe and Russia Geography Challenge 1 (ISN pp.125-126).

HOMEWORK: Complete the Europe and Russia Geography Challenge 1 (ISN pp.125-126).

Posted by: cemmi | April 14, 2019

Week One: 4/15/19 – 4/19/19

Due to 8th Grade MSTEP testing this week, the class schedules will be altered. 

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: Analyze the full set of data from the Gummy Bear Osmosis Lab. Go through the Gummy Bear Osmosis Lab CER Walkthrough and write a rough draft of a claim, evidence, and reasoning, for the final report. 

HOMEWORK: Complete the Gummy Bear Osmosis Lab CER Walkthrough.

TUESDAY: Check in and review the Gummy Bear Osmosis Walkthrough. Begin typing the Gummy Bear Osmosis Lab Final Report. through the google classroom. Learn how to access the scoring rubric to make sure that all of the points are covered in the final report. 

HOMEWORK: Complete the Gummy Bear Osmosis Lab Final Report.

WEDNESDAY: Review the path of food form the mouth to the outside of cells in our body. Introduce Activity 5.3: Can Food Move into Cells? Determine if your group will test to see if starch moves into a cell or if sugar moves into a cell. Learn how to test for the presence of starch or sugar using iodine or Benedict’s Solution. Write a hypothesis for your experiment. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: No School!

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

MONDAY: Finish creating your Micro-entrepreneur Pamphlet. 

HOMEWORK: The Micro-entrepreneur Pamphlet is due at the start of class Tuesday.

TUESDAY: Evaluate the pamphlets of two other groups to learn about other micro-enterprises that are being started by women in developing countries. Collect the finished pamphlets and evaluations. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

THURSDAY: Work on the Micro-entrepreneur Questions Worksheet and discuss some of our thoughts on the viability of these micro enterprises in developing countries, in our community, examples of micro enterprises in our community, and the impact that micro enterprises have on various communities. 

HOMEWORK: Complete the Micro-entrepreneur Questions Worksheet if you did not finish during class.

FRIDAY: No School!

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

Posted by: cemmi | April 7, 2019

Week Nine: 4/8/19 – 4/12/19

Due to 8th Grade PSAT and MSTEP testing this week, the class schedules will be altered. This blog will be updated on a daily basis as I get a better picture of the class schedules.

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: Create and valuate models of osmosis to explain why drinking salt water makes you more thirsty than drinking nothing at all. Review the concept of osmosis and how it works. Lessons 4 Assessment make-up.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Watch the Amoeba Sisters Video on Osmosis. Introduce the Gummy Bear Osmosis Lab.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Introduce the Gummy Bear Osmosis Lab. Identify the variables for our experiment. Create a scientific hypothesis. Design a procedure. Measure the volumes of the bears and submerge them in their solutions.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Retrieve the gummy bears from their solutions and measure their volumes. Compile the data from all classes.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

MONDAY: Africa Geography Assessment Make-up. Complete the Preview for Chapter 21 (ISN p.195). Introduce, read, and discuss the first two sections of Chapter 21: Micro-entrepreneurs: Women’s Role in the Development of Africa. (GA pp.311-313). 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Finish reading and discussing 21.2: The Geographic Setting (GA p.313). Complete Section 1 – The Geographic Setting (ISN p.196).

HOMEWORK: Complete Section 1 – The Geographic Setting (ISN p.196).

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Introduce and assign the Micro-entrepreneur Pamphlet Group Assignment. Meet up with your group for the assignment and begin reading about and taking notes in the ISN for your micro enterprise. 

HOMEWORK: The Micro-entrepreneur Pamphlet is due at the start of class next Tuesday.

FRIDAY: 

HOMEWORK:

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