Posted by: cemmi | September 16, 2018

Week Three: 9/17/18 – 9/21/18

Science 

How Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? Slides

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

MONDAY: Discuss Reading 1.1. Conduct Activity 1.3 – Demonstration and Review of Substance, Mixture, and Property (p.4). Read Reading 1.2 – What Makes a Substance a Special Kind of Stuff? (pp.8-11).

HOMEWORK: Complete the question on p.11 of your book from Reading 1.2.

TUESDAY: Check in homework and reflect on Reading 1.2. Introduce Lesson 2: Do Fat and Soap Dissolve in the Same Liquids? Conduct Activity 2.1 and determine if the substances were soluble in water or oil. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: M&M Investigtions – Designing and conducting our own experiments to investigate the effects of water on the candy coating of M&M candies. 

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Conduct Activity 2.2 – Investigating Solubility of Soap and Fat (pp.14-15). Share out and analyze data. Lesson 2 wrap up and notes. Introduce Reading 2.1 – Why Can I Easily Wash Soap off My Hands with Water? (pp.16-18).

HOMEWORK: Finish Reading 2.1 (pp.16-18) and answer the questions along with the reading. 


Social Studies

MONDAY: Constitution Day! Discuss the role of and importance of the Constitution. Play iCivics – Do I Have a Right?

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Discuss and read 1.5 – 1.6 of the Geography Alive textbook (GA pp.19-20). Complete ISN pages 7-8.

HOMEWORK: Complete ISN page 7 if you did not finish during class.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Check in Isn pages 7-8. Introduce the World Leaders Series 2 Trading Cards. Choose three people to research for the creation of your cards.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Celebrate International Peace Day and explore the meaning behind the United Nations holiday. Pop Quiz over sections 1-6 of chapter 1.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

Posted by: cemmi | September 9, 2018

Week Two: 9/10/18 – 9/14/18

Science 

How Can I Make New Stuff from Old Stuff? Slides

MONDAY: Team building challenges. Specific challenges T.B.A.

HOMEWORK: Nothing. 

TUESDAY: Introduce the Science News website and complete Science News Assignment #1 on the google classroom.

HOMEWORK: Complete the Science News Assignment #1 on the google classroom if you did not finish during class.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Conduct Activity 1.1: Can I Make New Stuff From Old Stuff? (pp.1-2 of the Science book). Add questions to the Driving Question Board. Begin Activity 1.2: How is This Stuff the Same and Different? (p.3).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

FRIDAY: Conclude Activity 1.2: How is This Stuff the Same and Different? (p.3). Read 1.1: What is Important About the Stuff I Use? (pp.5-7) Conduct a post reading discussion. 

HOMEWORK: Finish reading 1.1: What is Important About the Stuff I Use? and answer the questions/prompts in the book from pages 5-7


Social Studies

MONDAY: Assign Geography Alive (GA) textbooks and Student Interactive Notebooks (ISNs). Introduction to the Five Themes of Geography. Play Geography Challenge Kahoot.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

TUESDAY: Conduct and debrief the Preview Activity – Digging for Gold! Complete the Preview 1 section of the ISN (ISN pp.2-3). Read section 1 of Chapter 1 (GA pp.11-13).

HOMEWORK: Complete Geoterms 1 (ISN p.3)

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Check in and review Geoterms 1 (ISN p.3). Read and discuss sections 2 and 3 of Chapter 1 (GA pp.14-17). Work on ISN pages 4 and 5 with a partner.

HOMEWORK: Complete pages 4 and 5 of the ISN if you did not finish during class. Question cards will be available in the SS Assignments tab of the blog.

FRIDAY: Check in ISN pages 4 and 5. Read and discuss sections 4 and 5 of Chapter 1 (GA pp.18-19). Work on ISN pages 6 and 7 with a partner.

HOMEWORK: Complete pages 4-6 of the ISN if you did not finish during class. Question cards will be available in the SS Assignments tab of the blog.

Posted by: cemmi | September 1, 2018

Week One: 9/3/18 – 9/7/18

Science 

How Can I Make New Stuff from Old Stuff? Slides

MONDAY: Last day of summer break.

HOMEWORK: Enjoy your Labor Day holiday.

TUESDAY: Introduction to Mr. Emmi and 7th grade Science. Get to know each other.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Go over the Science Syllabus and learn about the rules and procedures for the science lab. Create a set of class norms that we can all agree to.

HOMEWORK: Share your Science Syllabus with your parents/guardians and get it signed.

FRIDAY: Collect signed Science Syllabus. Show how to use the class blog and access the course content online. Introduce the the Driving Question Board and go over how the investigations will work in Science this year.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.


Social Studies

MONDAY: Last day of summer break.

HOMEWORK: Enjoy your Labor Day holiday.

TUESDAY: Introduction to Mr. Emmi and 7/8 Social Studies: Geography. Get to know each other.

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: Distribute and go over the Social Studies Syllabus. Learn about the rules and procedures for the Social Studies class. Evaluate and amend the class norms for Social Studies.

HOMEWORK: Share your Social Studies Syllabus with your parents/guardians and get it signed.

FRIDAY: Collect the signed Social Studies Syllabus. Show how to use the class blog, sign into the google classroom, and activate the online materials for the Geography Alive program. Assign Geography Alive (GA) textbooks and Student Interactive Notebooks (ISNs).

HOMEWORK: Nothing.

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