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 Saturday, 30 August 2008
Saturday, 30 August 2008 11:52:45 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( Beginning of the Year | Grades )

M 9.1- No school, but make sure you have your supplies/materials, and the completed packet (all 3 pages)

T 9.2- Sketch lab safety picture on 4"x4" square, use pencil, fill the entire square, in a corner record the rule that is being followed or broken

W 9.3- Back to School Night tonight, send the adult in charge of you to school.
(Unable to make it?  Unsure if you heard everything?  The .pdf file of the presentation is below- it'll take a little while to download since it's 8KB in size.)

R 9.4- Measurement papers

F 9.5- Sleep in on Saturday/Sunday.   IN CLASS TODAY 1st through 5th period: We made origami frogs to prepare for Monday's activity of Frog Jumping.  If you would like to practice making a frog at home, click here to link to origami frog directions. 6th period - due to Bronco Branding of 6th graders, we did not check homework (will do when enter Monday) and we'll do the jumping for homework Monday night.  Thank you!


Back to School Night F.Y.I.'s - It was great to meet everyone who was able to attend!

  • Late homework pink slips will be given out starting Friday, these require a parent/guardian signature.  Work still counts as being late (70% credit).
  • PIV is currently down, once it is available for parents to check grades online, there will be an email from the Bronco Bytes. 
  • 6th grade Textbook link under Navigator on left side of page has sample quizzes, tests, interactive tutorials 
  • Projects are not accepted late, if there has been an illness that has caused a student to be absent for most of the project, we should already be in contact regarding make up work. 
  • Students should spend 20 minutes on Science homework per night, please contact me if it's taking longer on a regular basis (obviously, projects are an average of 20 minutes, if a student postpones the project, and is not spreading out the work, there will be one or two nights with far more than 20 minutes of work).
  • Students are given time the first day of each week to write the entire weeks homework from the homework board; it is also posted here, online.  Assignments occasionally change mid-week due to schedule conflicts.
  • Homework is due as students enter the classroom.  This means, if the do not have it/ cannot find it, there will be a Late Homework Pink Slip given to your child for a parent/ guardian signature.
  • File to download: BackToSchoolNight20080903.pdf ( KB)
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 Monday, 12 March 2007
Monday, 12 March 2007 20:40:10 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( Grades | Science -O- Rama )
M 3/12- Science-O-Rama Procedure was due today; we will be typing them today and tomorrow in class.

T 3/13- We were typing the procedure in class today; students should be finishing this tomorrow.  There will be a grade check going home by Thursday of next week (sorry, we ran out of time).

W 3/14- Show parents letter about Family Life; work on Science -O- Rama project

(Happy Pi Day!)

R 3/15-Show parents letter about Family Life; work on Science -O- Rama project

(Today is Green Day!)

F 3/16- No School Today (Inservice)
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 Friday, 02 February 2007
Friday, 02 February 2007 19:35:20 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( Grades )
Now that we're in second semester, it's time for the 7th graders to start thinking ahead.  Click here to check out the requirements for participating in 8th grade promotion activities, as explained by Mrs. Thornberry. 
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 Sunday, 17 December 2006
Sunday, 17 December 2006 23:52:36 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( Grades )
Report cards arrived at homes a week ago; I sent home grade checks on Friday, before we left for break. You can calculate your GPA (grade point average). An average of A's means you have a GPA of 4.0, an average of B's means you have a GPA of 3.0, an average of C's means your GPA is 2.0, an average of D's means you have a GPA of 1.0. Follow the pattern and you know what comes next. For students headed to college and universities, the goal is to have a higher number. Research the minimum requirements for being admitted to your favorite college and/or university, and strive to surpass those minimums.

By the way, where it says, "number of units", put 1 (one). The computer can read the letter grade with the + and the - so you can just put them in.
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 Saturday, 16 December 2006
Saturday, 16 December 2006 23:32:21 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( Grades )
Yes, I know it is vacation, but some of us are still working (I will be grading the portfolios and writing thank you cards), our students have a grade check to show parents and guardians and extra credit assignments to improve grades which can almost always be improved.

(total possible points) x (percent you would like in the class) = # of points you need to get that percent in the class

from this product, subtract the number of point you have currently. This gives you the number of points you need to earn. It can be through making up assignments, and doing extra credit.

There will be around 1,000. points (total) by the end of the semester, if you put that in as total possible points, you'll get an idea about the amount of work ahead of you.

Enjoy your vacation! (but not too much)

Thank you to G.L. in 6° who reminded me of the method I used in school to calculate how many points are required to attain a specific grade in a class. I used to use this equation to figure out how much I should study for a final exam. Also, thank you to the parent who emailed at the beginning of break, which sparked the idea for putting the equation onto the class webpage.

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