Silver Team 2014-15

Language Arts

  • 5-19 The final draft with the rough draft and work cited page are due on Thursday, May 21st. All papers must be printed before class.
    Posted May 19, 2015, 7:39 AM by Antoinette Muoio
  • 5-18 Complete chapter 1 worksheet for The Pearl
    Posted May 18, 2015, 8:24 AM by Antoinette Muoio
  • 5-15 Typed rough draft is due on Monday. It must be printed before class and follow all formatting guidelines. 
    Posted May 15, 2015, 5:42 AM by Antoinette Muoio
  • 5-12 Type or hand write the introduction of the argumentative essay. 
    Posted May 12, 2015, 6:56 AM by Antoinette Muoio
  • 5-11 Students must finish their Argumentative Essay Outline. It is due in class on Tuesday.
    Posted May 11, 2015, 7:03 AM by Antoinette Muoio
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  • Week of May 18th Monday, May 18thWarm-Up:  Imagine taking an elevator to the center of the earth.  What would you see?Begin Reading, Beneath the Earth's Surface, pages D-15 - D-19Begin creating foldableHOMEWORK:  Complete coloring for foldableTuesday, May 19thWarm-Up: List the layers of the Earth in order from outermost to innermost.Discuss volcanoes - opening in the earth from which magma and gas erupt    Composite (stratovolcanoes) - most explosive, gassy magma    Cinder cone - most active    Shield - less gassy magma, least explosiveRead, "A Journey to the Center of the Earth"Continue working on foldable (cut out and paste sections onto foldable)HOMEWORK: Cut and paste layers of earth onto foldable.  Write notes into tabs for foldable (Use ...
    Posted by Stacey Olsen
  • Week of May 11th Monday, May 11thNO Warm-UpUse laptops and work in groups on STEM:  Erosion Control PresentationsHOMEWORK:  Presentations will start on Wednesday, May 13th (Half Day!)Tuesday, May 12thMedia Center to complete STEM: Erosion Control PresentationsHOMEWORK:  Presentations tomorrow - All evaluations, data tables, drawings/maps must be turned (tomorrow)Wednesday, May 13thSTEM:  Erosion Control PresentationsNO HOMEWORKThursday, May 14thWarm-Up: Imagine taking a glass elevator to the center of the Earth.  What would you see?Begin Plate Tectonics- Beneath the Earth's SurfaceShort classes due to the start of STEM Career DayFriday, May 15thNo Classes - STEM Career Day Speakers
    Posted May 11, 2015, 9:46 AM by Stacey Olsen
  • Week of May 4th Monday, May 4thNO Warm-UpComplete Maps and Purchase OrderGet materials for buildingNO HOMEWORKTuesday, May 5thNO Warm-UpBuild your modelNO HOMEWORKWednesday, May 6thTest your modelNO HOMEWORKThursday, May 7thAnalyze results and begin presentation HOMEWORK:  Be in contact with group members to discuss presentationFriday, May 8thJUDITH ALTMAN PRESENTATION (No Classes)Continue working on presentations with groups after Holocaust PresentationHOMEWORK: Work with group members on presentation
    Posted May 8, 2015, 4:40 AM by Stacey Olsen
  • Week of April 27th Monday, April 27thNO Warm-UpInvestigating a Cliff Model    Challenge:  How do ocean waves affect the shape of the land?Complete activity on page C-41Analysis 1) What was the effect of the retaining rocks on the cliff?    2) What kind of landform was created at the bottom of the model? What earth processes were involved?    3) Which site do you believe Boomtown should build on (Seaside Cliff, Delta Marsh, or Green Hill)?HOMEWORK:  NONETuesday, April 28thNO Warm-UpGo over Quizzes from FridayOverview of STEM Project (Test grade)Complete Define the Problem (a and b) with groupsHOMEWORK:  NONEWednesday, April 29th NO CLASSESSBAC TESTINGThursday, April 30th NO Warm-UpSTEM Groups ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2015, 4:44 AM by Stacey Olsen
  • Week of April 20th Monday, April 20thWarm-Up:Look for a relationship between the words listed below, cross out the word that does not belong, circle the word that includes the others and explain the relationship between the others.Notes on Weathering, Erosion and DepositionSet up Resistance to Erosion    Challenge: Do all kinds of earth materials erode the same way?Discuss factors that can affect the difference in erosion....Create a data table in your lab notebook,        Basin        Observations                Erosion            Water Runoff RankingABCHomework:  NoneTuesday, April 21stWarm-Up: Name three human activities that increase erosion.Complete Resistance to Erosion Lab    List the IV, DV, and controlled variables    Look at three types of soil and create a hypothesis ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2015, 9:06 AM by Stacey Olsen
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  • Week of April 27th Monday:Tuesday:Wednesday:Thursday: Volume worksheet #1-3, 5, 6, 8-11, 14Friday:
    Posted Apr 30, 2015, 11:11 AM by Kristen Sileo
  • Week of April 20th Monday: Have your Moving Straight Ahead Unit Test signedTuesday: Complete the Area Review worksheetWednesday:Thursday: Math SBAC Friday:
    Posted Apr 21, 2015, 11:20 AM by Kristen Sileo
  • Week of April 6th Monday: Complete 4.2 A, ACE pg.98 #3-6Tuesday: Sheep: pg. 101 - Find the slope of each of the following A,B, E, F, G, J, K. All other groups: pg. 101 - Find the slope, y-intercept and equation for each of the following A, B, E, F, GWednesday: Dog: Moving Straight Ahead Review/Study Guide (complete packet) All other groups: Moving Straight Ahead Review/Study Guide - #1-10 Thursday:Friday:*Moving Straight Ahead Unit Test* Part I - Friday, April 10thPart II - Tuesday, April 14th
    Posted Apr 8, 2015, 11:24 AM by Kristen Sileo
  • Week of March 23rd Monday:Tuesday:Wednesday: Sheep~ACE pg.98 #1a, b, c All other groups~ACE pg. 98 #1a, 8-11Thursday: Sheep ~ Slope worksheet (front and back), All other groups ~ ACE pg. 98 #2, 7Friday:
    Posted Mar 26, 2015, 10:44 AM by Kristen Sileo
  • Week of March 16th Monday: All groups: Complete Level 1 and Level 2 Problems review worksheetsTuesday: Study for tomorrow's quiz. See the review attachment at the bottom of the post.Wednesday: Investigation 3 Quiz - No homeworkThursday: Complete Problem 3.5 worksheet - Fabian's BakeryFriday:*Investigation 3 QUIZ on Wednesday, March 18th
    Posted Mar 19, 2015, 10:46 AM by Kristen Sileo
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  • May 11 HOMEWORK Due May 11 (the day we will start the Value Drawing)! Choose and print out a black and white photo for the subject of your Value Drawing.  CRITERIA for photo:Headshot of a person (no cartoon characters or animals)Black and white grayscale (no color) Has good CONTRAST and full range of VALUE (light lights and dark darks with blending greyscale between)Minimum 5 x 6 inches in size, maximum 6 x 7 inchesHigh resolution with sharp, clean edges Image can be from a magazine, the internet, or family photo album as long as it meets CRITERIA above.
    Posted May 11, 2015, 5:25 AM by Jennifer Robertson
  • May 4-8 We are finishing up the Nets project in class on Monday and Tuesday. If not completed by the end of class Tuesday, students may finish for homework and hand in by Friday May 8 without penalty. HOMEWORK: Bring in photo printed on regular printer paper DUE MONDAY MAY 11!!As we discussed in class, we will be starting our Value Drawing next week using a black and white photo as our subject. See attached for the notes/criteria for the photo (this should also be written in your agenda book).
    Posted May 4, 2015, 11:52 AM by Jennifer Robertson
  • April 30 and May 1 Students will be finishing up the Nets project in class over the next several periods in art, due at the end of class, Friday May 1. If students do not complete they may finish for homework without penalty, due Monday May 4 (after that date it will be considered late and points will be taken off). We will soon be starting the Value Drawing, more details to follow...
    Posted Apr 28, 2015, 11:11 AM by Jennifer Robertson
  • April 6, 7, and 10 Students will be in Art Monday, Tuesday, and Friday of this week (tech on Wednesday and Thursday). In art we are beginning to design and create our Nets Project using the information we "discovered" before vacation. Also, Q3 grades close this week! Many students have not handed in the One-point perspective project and/or the reflection sheet that goes with it (please check the Parent Portal). I will still accept these items through this Friday.
    Posted Apr 6, 2015, 11:19 AM by Jennifer Robertson
  • March 27 Students continued Nets assignment from yesterday, adding a list of how many faces/surfaces, edges, vertices defines each form. Grades will be updated on parent portal the week of April 6.  Have a great break!
    Posted Mar 27, 2015, 2:44 PM by Jennifer Robertson
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Social Studies

  • Homework for the week of 5/18 to 5/22: Monday Night: No Homework. 
    Posted May 18, 2015, 4:58 PM by Max Suthers
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  • Fourth Quarter Alice project:Two matters that you need to do first:1) Complete at least two tutorials showing how to use the Alice interface.  Snip and save the images from each of the completed tutorials.2) Turn in a three paragraph "plan" explaining what you will be constructing in Alice.  You will either have a math unit/lesson/concept from this school year OR your science erosion control demonstration constructed as an animation.With the three paragraphs: (1) say it (what is this about)  (2) explain (add your details) (3) repeat it (summarize what you have learned)Here is the Evernote for the project:
    Posted May 19, 2015, 4:27 AM by A Forsyth
  • Hopscotch iPad Programming 2015 Here is the Evernote link to begin this unit: date TBD after the SBAC testing unit. 
    Posted Apr 21, 2015, 4:28 AM by A Forsyth
  • Due Dates All StarLogo work needs to be turned in this week before we leave for vacation (March 27).  All 3rd quarter portfolio upgrades need to be submitted by the end of the third quarter (April 10th).  The following slides:  six (6) new slides added for this quarter.  Due this Friday.
    Posted Apr 8, 2015, 5:45 AM by A Forsyth
  • StarLogo Finish The due date for StarLogo work is this Friday, the 20th.  If you need more time you will have to stay after school with Mrs. Benenson on Tuesdays.Here is where we will finish up:
    Posted Mar 19, 2015, 6:46 AM by A Forsyth
  • StarLogo TNG Project We have conducted our research and now we will be working with a new "model" simulation programming tool called StarLogo TNG.  Here is our Evernote to begin: this to practice - Day One:    Tutorials on YouTube get your ants to move
    Posted Mar 11, 2015, 4:32 AM by A Forsyth
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