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Language Arts 14-15

  • Wednesday, May 27
    Read Chapter 2 and answer the questions
     
    May reading calendars will be collected on Friday
    Posted by Serita Altshuler
  • Tuesday, May 26
    Finish reading chapter 1 (pages 7-17)
     
    Answer the 5 questions
     
     
    Posted May 26, 2015, 7:39 AM by Serita Altshuler
  • Thursday, May 21
    Read 30 minutes and record it on your May calendar
    Posted May 21, 2015, 5:22 AM by Serita Altshuler
  • Wednesday, May 20
    Read 30 minutes and record it on your May calendar
    Posted May 20, 2015, 5:19 AM by Serita Altshuler
  • Tuesday, May 19
    Read 30 minutes and record it on your May calendar
    Posted May 19, 2015, 5:19 AM by Serita Altshuler
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Math 14-15

  • Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
    Workbook #84 (pg. 53, #27)
     
    TEST CORRECTIONS EXTENDED!!! DUE TOMORROW, MAY 27th!!!
    Posted by Alessandra Barbalaco
  • Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
    Complete Mean, Median, Mode and Range Packet to study for the quiz.
     
    Signed and Corrected Unit Test #6 DUE TOMORROW!!! (no exceptions)
    Posted May 26, 2015, 11:45 AM by Alessandra Barbalaco
  • Friday, May 22nd, 2015
    Complete 2.3 Mean vs. Median Worksheet
     
    HAVE A WONDERFUL MEMORIAL WEEKEND!!!!!
    Posted May 22, 2015, 11:40 AM by Alessandra Barbalaco
  • Thursday, May 21st, 2015
    Complete Mean Worksheet and Workbook #83 (pg. 22, #9, 10) and (pg. 48, #1, 2, 3)
    Posted May 21, 2015, 7:53 AM by Alessandra Barbalaco
  • Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
    Workbook #82 (pg. 22, #6, 7, 8)
    Posted May 20, 2015, 9:25 AM by Alessandra Barbalaco
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Social Studies 14-15

  • Black Death documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaKAGYGJ9hUThis is the URL for the movie we saw in class. If you missed any part of it, please watch it. It has ...
    Posted May 19, 2015, 12:37 PM by James Gleason
  • Test on Tuesday Test on Tuesday on Ancient Greece and Rome.Everything on the test is in your table of contents.Plus a study guide was handed out in class Monday.BE READY
    Posted May 4, 2015, 6:28 AM by James Gleason
  • Cyclops Story & Postcard due Friday Greek postcard homework- due Friday in morning Advisory. Assignment is attached if you misplaced it.
    Posted Mar 23, 2015, 10:10 AM by James Gleason
  • Greece quiz on Thursday Quiz on Thursday on the readings from the big blue textbook. And R.A.V.E. every answer!
    Posted Mar 23, 2015, 10:06 AM by James Gleason
  • One Child Policy- D.B.Q. QUIZ ON FRIDAY!Attached are answer keys for Document A,B,C.Do the questions CAREFULLY and then check yourself.We'll do D and F tomorrow in class.
    Posted Mar 11, 2015, 4:11 PM by James Gleason
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Science 14-15

  • Student Textbook access  lab-aids.com
        User Name:  stamford678
        Password: student
  • Tues. 5/26
    Today we:
      1. Wrapped up population cycle with wolf/deer  or predator/prey population profiles.
      2. Learned how to use a microscope in preparation for 2 days of lab work looking through microscopes.
      3. Discovered that "decomposers" play a vital role in ecosystems by returning nutrients (carbon & nitrogen) to the environment.
      4. Provided feedback on OPTIONAL invasive species mini-project (outlines).
    H/W: Study how to use a microscope.  Know the parts, how to focus, and how to increase the magnification.
      ALSO your mini-project drafts are due tomorrow.
    Posted May 26, 2015, 11:41 AM by James Gleason
  • Friday 5/22
    Today we:
      1. Recapped what a food web is and what the energy pyramid is in every ecosystem.
      2. Looked at 2 population profiles to see "population dynamics":
           a. Zebra Mussel population in Miko Lake Poland and in the great lakes of the U.S. (Catastrophic Cycles)
           b. Wolf/Deer population on Isle Royale, Lake Superior (predator prey cycle).
    H/W: Only if you are doing the OPTIONAL mini project:  Start drafting your report IN YOUR OWN WORDS using the information you gathered in the outline.  The draft is due Wed. 5/27.
    IF YOU DID NOT GET A CHANCE TO PUT YOUR OUTLINE INTO THE SHARED DRIVE TODAY (BUSY CLASS TIME) E-MAIL IT TO ME AT     jgleason@stamfordct.gov  TODAY!
    Posted May 22, 2015, 8:58 AM by James Gleason
  • Thurs. 5/21
    Today we:
       1. Connected our food webs, to food webs for every ecosystem (deserts, rain forests, ponds, etc.)
       2.  Learned how available energy shrinks as you go up the food web (Energy Pyramid)
       3. Finished classifying the vertebrate classes and what characteristics are most important (mammals, reptiles, etc.)
       4. Started thinking about population dynamics within an ecosystem.
    H/W: Complete the back of 76-1. & IF YOU ARE COMPLETING THE OPTIONAL MINI-PROJECT---PREPARE YOUR INFORMATION OUTLINE TO TURN IN ELECTRONICALLY IN CLASS TOMORROW.  SEND THE COMPLETED DOCUMENT TO YOUR SMMS account, where you can copy into Mr. Gleason's shared drive during class tomorrow.
    A great link for information about your animal is: http://www.bioexpedition.com/animals/  then enter your animal in the search space
    Posted May 21, 2015, 11:57 AM by James Gleason
  • Wed. 5/20
    Today we:
      1. Prepared to examine owl pellets.
      2. Determined what owls eat by examining owl pellets.
      3. Learned that "FOOD WEBS" depict all the feeding relationships in an ecosystem.
      4. Walked through how to construct the FOODWEB that is most of tonight's homework.
    H/W: Complete the analysis on back of 78-1 (attached).  Extra Credit for neat and colorful food web drawings.
    Posted May 20, 2015, 11:48 AM by James Gleason
  • Tues. 5/19
    Today we:
      1. Finished the "Animal" classification we started on Friday.
      2. Almost completed classifying Vertebrates.
      3.Discussed how students will gather information for their Invasive Species Mini-Project which is now OPTIONAL FOR 15 POINTS EXTRA CREDIT.
    H/W: IF you are going to complete the Invasive Species project for extra credit (up to 15 points).
      1. Download the attached Word document 73-OL and save with a file name of your group and your team #.
      2. You will be gathering specific information from the web and copy/pasting it into this outline in the appropriate place -
      3.Tonight I suggest you find information on items 1-2 in the outline (name, original range, invasive range, where introduced, & why introduced)
    On Friday 5/22 you will place a copy of this completed outline into the shared drive, where I will review, comment and advise you on the completeness and accuracy of the information you have gathered.  
    Posted May 19, 2015, 12:31 PM by James Gleason
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Art 14 - 15

  • Steaming Ahead with S.T.E.A.M. Art students in sixth grade will be working projects that both enrich and support topics and concepts in the science, language arts, math, social studies, and technology. This first semester ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2014, 7:46 AM by Betsy N
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Technology 14-15

  • Third Quarter Tech Grades
    Due to the snow days, Turquoise students have until Wednesday, April 8 to complete the Hour of Code.    So far over 12 students have completed the course with a perfect score.   Many others are in the A range.   If students get stuck, they should try to listen to the video and look at the hints.  They can also ask for help during advisory or lunch.
    The website logins can be found in the last posting.   I will update the grades on April 6, and again on April 10.
    Posted Mar 26, 2015, 6:10 PM by Louise McMinn
  • Technology 3rd Q
    Students have just returned to technology.   This quarter we are working on computer coding skills.  Students are to try to complete Hour of Code.  They know how to access their account from the sites listed below.  One tech grade will be based on their progress on this course.   They will also be programming two projects using Scratch.  If they want to work on their Scratch project at home they need to bring in a flash drive to save their work.
     
    Hour of Code:
       Students will be learning basic block coding through the website learn.code.org.   They will be given personal passwords in class.  They should also work on the tutorial at home.   It is anticipated that over 73 million students in the country will be learning code during Computer Science week.
     

                   Website access:

                            Einstein:   studio.code.org/sections/TVDJMO

                            Darwin:  studio.code.org/sections/KYUYWZ

                            Newton: studio.code.org/sections/ZEBVEG

                            Galileo: studio.code.org/sections/XTWAXI

                            Curie: studio.code.org/sections/UPJLFW

                            STEMGirls: studio.code.org/sections/DSDRQD

    Posted Mar 9, 2015, 12:20 PM by Louise McMinn
  • Digital Citizenship
    We have been discussing proper digital citizenship in class.     A good website for parents and students is commonsensemedia.org.
    The students asked me to post this video that lists the Top 10 Things to Think About Before You Post.   https://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/oversharing-think-before-you-post        I would love them to make up some posters relating to these ideas, which I will place in my hallway.
     
    We discussed the fact that they are still too young to access many of the social media sites, but that these rules also apply to texting and other forms of communication, including writing.
     
    Posted Jan 23, 2015, 1:43 PM by Louise McMinn
  • Invention Solo Project Due January 7
    Homework due January 5 -  Draw and label a diagram of at least one of your inventions
     
    The rubric for the final project is attached.   You may work on it on google docs and share with me if you wish.  Give me comment privileges.   My google docs account is lmcminn@scofieldmms.org
     
    Posted Dec 22, 2014, 10:47 AM by Louise McMinn
  • Hour of Code

    Last week was the Hour of Code.   Students will be learning basic block coding through the website learn.code.org.   They will be given personal passwords in class.  They should also work on the tutorial at home.   It is anticipated that over 73 million students in the country will be learning code during Computer Science week. This will be an introduction for the Turquoise Team students.   We will continue to learn coding language third quarter.

                   Website access:

                            Einstein:   studio.code.org/sections/TVDJMO

                            Darwin:  studio.code.org/sections/KYUYWZ

                            Newton: studio.code.org/sections/ZEBVEG

                            Galileo: studio.code.org/sections/XTWAXI

                            Curie: studio.code.org/sections/UPJLFW

                            STEMGirls: studio.code.org/sections/DSDRQD

    Posted Dec 16, 2014, 6:57 AM by Louise McMinn
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