Silver Team 2013-14

Science Homework

    Monday, June 16th
    Continue Metric Olympics, estimating and calculating in metrics

    Tuesday, June 17th
    Complete Metric Olympics and participate in medal ceremonies and closing ceremonies.

    Wednesday, June 18th
    FIELD DAY!!!

    Thursday, June 19th
    Secret Life of Bees

    Friday, June 20th
    HAVE A GREAT SUMMER.... say goodbye to your teachers and friends until NEXT YEAR!!!
    Posted Jun 14, 2014, 5:49 PM by Stacey Olsen
  • Week of June 9th
    Monday, June 9th
    NO WARM-Up
    Complete a self-paced "clicker" review for final exam.
    Turn in foldable and study guide packet (receive them back by end of class)
    Go over any questions on study guide (as needed)
    HOMEWORK:  Study for the science final exam, Wednesday 6/11
    Use lab notebook checklist to get lab notebook in order for Friday 6/13

    Tuesday, June 10th 
    Sing all human body songs
    Last Candyaire Review for Final Exam
    HOMEWORK:  Study for science final exam TOMORROW!!!

    Wednesday, June 11th
    Science Final Exam
    Complete End of Year Survey
    HOMEWORK:  Complete checklist and get it signed by a parent to turn in your lab notebook on Friday 6/13

    Thursday, June 12th
    Go over Final Enams
    HOMEWORK:  Lab notebook checklist and lab notebook due tomorrow

    Friday, June 13th
    Begin Metric Olympics
    Turn in lab notebooks and SIGNED checklists

    Posted Jun 13, 2014, 5:04 AM by Stacey Olsen
  • Week of June 2nd
    Monday, June 2nd
    Warm-Up:  The Ring of Fire is an area located in the Pacific Ocean where a concentrated number of these occur.
    Complete analysis #3 page D-31, Compare/contrast the theories of continental drift and plate tectonics.
    Begin setting up Convection Currents in Table of Contents.
        Challenge:  How do differences in temperature cause convection currents?
    Go over procedure and draw the two trials.
    HOMEWORK:  Work on study guide for final exam.

    Tuesday, June 3rd
    Complete Convection Current activity as well as 2 drawings and explanations as to what happened to the food coloring.
    Complete analysis #1-4 on page D-50 in complete sentences in your lab notebook 
    HOMEWORK:  Continue working on review packet for final exam.

    Wednesday, June 4th
    Begin foldable on the types of Plate Boundaries.
    Read pages D-42 - D-47; 1) draw an example of each type of plate boundary, 2) Give the definition, where it occurs and what happens as a result inside each of the flaps under your drawing, 3) Draw, color and label figure 2 on page D-44.
    HOMEWORK:  Continue working on review packet for final exam

    Thursday, June 5th
    Complete foldable on types of plate boundaries, analysis questions #1&2 on page D-47 on back of foldable
    Begin going through lab notebook checklist
    HOMEWORK: Continue working on review packet for final exam

    Friday, June 6th 
    Media center to complete a packet on plate boundaries based on a computer simulation.
    HOMEWORK:  Continue working on review packet for the final exam.
    Review packet will be looked at for a COMPLETION GRADE on Monday 6/9
    Final exam for science will be on Wednesday, 6/11
    Lab notebook will be turned in for a FINAL GRADE on Friday, 6/13

    Posted Jun 5, 2014, 4:34 AM by Stacey Olsen
  • Week of May 26th
    Monday, May 26th
    NO SCHOOL, Happy Memorial Day!

    Tuesday, May 27th
    Warm-Up:  What part of Earth's layers are divided into tectonic plates?
    Pass back and go over quizzes
    Complete Mapping Plates
    Analysis #1-3
    Complete AFTER column of Anticipation Guide
    HOMEWORK:  Complete Mapping plates analysis and anticipation guide if you did not finish in class.

    Wednesday, May 28th
    Warm-Up:  What occurs as a result of tectonic plate movement?
    Go over quizzes and complete a short density lab

    Thursday, May 29th
    Warm-Up:  Explain density.
    Complete Measuring Earthquakes lab 
    Check Mapping Plates
    Begin answering analysis questions #1-3 (D-35 and 36)
    HOMEWORK: Complete analysis questions if you did not finish during class

    Friday, May 30th
    Warm-Up:  Look at the two seismograms (in the makeup folder).  Which one had the greater magnitude?  Why? 
    Why do you think seismogram A has two separate data?
    Watch 2 minute video and answer questions on worksheet
    Complete analysis questions #1-3 in complete sentences on the back of the video worksheet.
    HOMEWORK:  Students received the review packet for the final exam and should begin working on it over the weekend.  
    ***Final Exam will be Wednesday 6/11***

    Posted May 29, 2014, 9:29 AM by Stacey Olsen
  • Week of May 19th
    Monday, May 19th
    Warm-Up: Which volcanic landform would you choose to live near and why?
            An active shield volcano
            An extinct composite volcano
            A dormant cinder cone volcano
    Go over Erosion Test
    Discuss Volcanic Landforms
    HOMEWORK: Study vocabulary for final exam (lab notebook glossaries)

    Tuesday, May 20th
    Warm-Up:  Imagine Hawaii being a cold, snowy place millions of years into the future and scientists finding a fossilized palm tree on the island.  What would this tell you about Hawaii's past?
    Begin the Continental Puzzle
            (Put the puzzle pieces together, label the continent or country, and draw the symbols into your lab notebook)
    HOMEWORK:  Study vocabulary for final exam (lab notebook glosseries)

    Wednesday, May 21st
    Warm-Up:  List the 7 present day continents.  Name the Supercontinent from the past.
    Around the world vocabulary for final exam (game)
    Complete Continent Puzzle (draw Pangaea, outlining the puzzle pieces and labeling them, draw the fossil evidence and make a key)
    HOMEWORK:  Complete analysis #1-3 on page D-26 in complete sentences in your notebook.
    Quiz tomorrow on Layers of the Earth (you may use your foldable)
            Volcanoes and Geologic Time

    Thursday, May 22nd
    Warm-Up:  State two main reasons why scientists can conclude that the 7 continents used to be one big supercontinent, Pangea?
    Complete Quiz
    Begin Continental Drift Evidence Worksheet
            1.  Decide whether the statement is evidence or not
            2. Determine whether the EVIDENCE (only those statements marked as evidence) support or reject the Theory of Continental Drift
            3.  Explain (on another piece of paper) HOW the evidence supports or rejects the Theory.
    HOMEWORK:  Complete Worksheet if you did not finish during class.

    Friday, May 23rd
    Warm-Up:  The idea that the continents were once joined together as a single land mass is known as the ____________________________________.
    Go over Evidence Sheet
    Begin Mapping Plates
            Challenge:  How can earthquake and volcano data help you to map Earth's plates?
            Complete BEFORE column of Anticipation guide only
            Begin platting data
    HOMEWORK:  Study vocabulary for final exam.

    Posted May 23, 2014, 4:57 AM by Stacey Olsen
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Math Homework

Art Homework

  • October 17...
    Students have been working very hard in the last several weeks on our Drawing Unit and we are just about ready to begin the culminating project, The Value Drawing.
    For homework, due Wednesday OCT 23, each student will choose and bring in a photo to use as his/her subject. The photo needs to be printed out by the due date (if students are unable to print at home for any reason, save to a jump drive and print out at school BEFORE the due date)!
    Students will feel most successful with this project if the photo is....
    • high resolution (not pixilated) and zoomed in to a person's face (full body with a lot of background is much more difficult!). No cartoons, no animals, no inanimate objects.
    • black and white greyscale with a full range of VALUE (from the lightest lights to the darkest darks) and
    • the frame between 5 x 6 to 6 x 7 inches (can be 5 x7, 6x6...). We will be drawing these in actual size (so size of the photo=size of drawing).
    If you aren't sure your picture meets these parameters, pleases bring in prior to the due date so Ms. Robertson can check!
    Posted Oct 17, 2013, 2:19 PM by Jennifer Robertson
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Language Arts Homework

  • 6-11
    Get Secret Life of Bees permission slip signed
    Posted Jun 11, 2014, 6:47 AM by Antoinette Muoio
  • 6-5
    Finish questions for chapter 9
    Posted Jun 5, 2014, 6:04 AM by Antoinette Muoio
  • 6-2
    Complete protagonist and antagonist sheet
    Finish reading chapter 7
    Posted Jun 2, 2014, 7:13 AM by Antoinette Muoio
  • 5-30
    Finish Chapter 5 of Secret Life of Bees
    Posted May 30, 2014, 10:09 AM by Antoinette Muoio
  • 5-27
    Complete the characterization chart for Friday the 30th.
    Posted May 27, 2014, 7:12 AM by Antoinette Muoio
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Social Studies Homework

  • Social Studies
    Homework for the week of 6/9 to 6/13:

    Due Friday: Islamic Beliefs and Practices Chart is due. Attached below is the chart and textbook readings. 
    Posted Jun 12, 2014, 10:39 AM by Max Suthers
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Technology Homework

  • Final week of Technology
    1) Be certain that ALL Hopscotch requirements have been met (see below).
    2) Final Portfolios are due in SCF by THIS Friday, June 13th.
    The requirements are:  two slides per academic, one exploratory slide per subject, two sixth grade slides, 
    advisory, the personal slide and your school slide (with your picture, name and school name on it),

    You will create a 30 second info-mercial (with a partner) about Scofield Magnet Middle School, which we will
    share and show to Mr. Clayton and Mrs. Gardner.   OR, you may look to explore a MINI-Mini-mini Exhibition 
    where you will begin to explore a technology that you may want to learn more about.  Here is where you can 
    begin this:
    You may choose to work as a team or alone on this project.  Due date is still to be determined.

    Posted Jun 10, 2014, 7:00 AM by A Forsyth
  • Requirements for iPad/Hopscotch unit
    Your student notes should include: a) what you have learned these two weeks, b) some notes from various sources (videos, websites) and c) the math notes from day two.  Due on Friday to be shared on Google Drive with Mr. Forsyth (

    Your lesson plan will be an improvement on your first draft but with four sections:
    1)  Learning objectives - A learning objective should describe what students should know or be able to do at the end of the course that they couldn't do before. Learning objectives should be about student performance. 
    2) Teaching strategies for how you would teach this to younger students.
    3)  Assessment/Grading/Evaluation - how you would know if the objectives have been met.
    4) Materials/Equipment - what you need to teach this.

    The lesson plan will be due after Memorial Day with your Hopscotch project.  
    Posted May 19, 2014, 4:44 AM by A Forsyth
  • Fourth Quarter - Programming on the iPad
    Here is our first look at programming on a device:

    Check out the Evernote to get us started.


    Write in your notes:

    What a polygon is.

    The difference between regular and irregular polygons

    The difference between simple and complex polygons.

    Name five regular polygons.

    Day Three - Your lesson plan introduction is due THIS Friday (May 16th).  You can write this out or keyboard this.  It only needs to be one of two parargraphs to get you started.  Decide if it is technology lesson (how to use Hopscotch), a math lesson (how to make a geometric shape), or even an art lesson for elementary students (kindergarten through grade five - you choose).  You can briefly describe your lesson, who it is being taught to, and what level (grade).  NEXT week we will further develop this lesson.  Keep learning Hopscotch and enjoy.

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    Fourth Quarter - Programming on the iPad

    Here is our first look at programming on a device:
    Check out the Evernote to get us started.


    Begin your plan.  First go to this site:

    Write in your notes:

    What a polygon is.

    The difference between regular and irregular polygons

    The difference between simple and complex polygons.

    Name five regular polygons.

    Day Three is where you as a team begin to plan a lesson.  See the attachment below: what is due for the iPad unit.  Begin your plan - what grade, what you will teach.  Keep trying to learn something new with Hopscotch.

    Look here for lesson plan templates on Google Docs:

    Four Parts of a Lesson Plan 

    1. Instructional Objectives 

    2. Teaching Activities and Strategies 

    3. Assessment 

    4. Materials 

    Posted May 14, 2014, 7:30 AM by A Forsyth
  • Fourth Quarter
    Portfolio Check:

    You will need to have three or four NEW slides added to your existing portfolio.  These can be any of your academic subjects, but you may want to go to the subjects that you have not covered yet in your portfolio.

    This part is due THIS Friday, April 11th.  

    The rubric is attached below.  

    Here is something to look at:

    Posted Apr 11, 2014, 6:01 AM by A Forsyth
  • Welcome Back! Research Process, Show Your Research, Model Your Research
    First step - go to our Evernote

    See the attached files below:  Research model plan and PowerPoint example.

    FOR Tuesday:  write your own three research questions focusing on the common cold or the flu.  You can "use" the questions that I put on below BUT change the wording to create your own question.  

    Step One: Asking Essential Questions

    Students must ask questions about this topic that interest them. Questions should:

    • Make the topic personal. How does this “big idea” affect you, your friends, family, and/or community?
    • Ask tough questions. Go beneath the surface. Avoid questions that have simple or begin with the words who, what, and where.
    • Drive the challenges that you will be focusing on for this project.

    As a group, all students should generate essential questions that reflect their interest in this “big idea.” These essential questions will help the group to focus on the aspects of this big idea that interest them most.

    PowerPoint update:

    Create the following:  A title slide, purpose slide, question(s) slide, citation slide, AND  three, four,

    or five separate research slides due by the end of the week, March 28!  Star Logo begins NEXT week.

    Posted Mar 25, 2014, 4:45 AM by A Forsyth
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