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Homework Week of April 23, 2012
Homework Week of April 16, 2012
Homework Week of April 2, 2012
Tips for using Portal to check student grades....
Homework Week of March 26, 2012
6th grade chapter 10 papers
Homework Week of March 19, 2012



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 Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:27:06 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

1st- Draw a wave & label it's parts

2nd- What happens to the wavelength and frequency as you drag the green arrow to the right on the electromagnetic spectrum?    
     The wavelength ______, the frequency _____ as I drag the green arrow to the right on the spectrum.

3rd-Identify the mystery substance by creating a color spectrum & matching it to the spectrum from a mystery material. (does not work on all computers)

4th- (bonus) Listen to the heart beats, compare two of the beats using a double bubble thinking map.  (audio does not work on all computers)

5th-Preform Heart Surgery

Heart Transplant:

Heart Surgery:

Heart Operation:  (transplant, bypass, fix hole in heart, replace valves)

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 Monday, 23 April 2012
Monday, 23 April 2012 12:02:05 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )


6th grade- Answer TB p. 488 # 1-7 (answer in sentences except # 4 & 5)
7th grade- Complete Analysis and conclusions questions (back side of) Breathe easy laboratory investigation from class today.


6th grade- Answer TB p. 496 # 1-7 (answer in sentences or thinking maps)
7th grade-Finish outline ch 10 lesson 2 & answer TB p. 411 # 2-5, 7, 8 (use sentences!)


6th grade- Study for ch 11 quiz tomorrow (lessons 1 through 4)
7th grade-Finish outline for ch 11 lesson 1 & answer questions at end


6th grade- bring in a pictuer of a place where an organism lives (please avoid having it be a human's habitat; the picture could be hand drawn, or print out, or post card, or taken from a magazine, photo, etc.)
7th grade-Finish outline for ch 11 lesson 2 & answer questions at end

Friday- reminder: today is early dismissal at noon

all classes: refill supplies in backpack (binder paper, pencils, red pen, blue/black pens, etc)

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 Monday, 16 April 2012
Monday, 16 April 2012 15:03:17 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

Monday- reminder- extra credit options are due later in the week!  Check last week's posting for specific due dates....

6th grade- research weather instruments (thinking map) & refill binder paper/pencils in backpack  6.ch11.1WeatherInstruments.pdf (27.39 KB)
7th grade- finish outline/thinking maps from class & WIGWAP on digestion quiz


6th grade- WIGWAP ch 10 & p. 474 # 1-7 and 10.
7th grade- Answer p. 403 # 1-9 (all)


6th grade- define vocabulary listed on p. 468 and p. 475.
7th grade- finish ch 10 lesson 2 outline/thinking maps. Memorize the path of blood through heart
     helpful review with diagrams of heart, lungs & system along with information:
     Remember the "Pumps your blood" song - can find a variety of versions online with a search.
    Another online interactive site about the heart & lungs...


6th grade- Answer p. 482 # 1-8
7th grade- study for ch 10 quiz (know path of air during inhale/exhale, know path of blood through heart, parts of pulmonary-circulatory system(s)

Friday- Enjoy the Cultural Fair .... starts at 4pm on Friday here at Bret Harte.

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 Monday, 02 April 2012
Monday, 02 April 2012 14:11:23 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( animations | digestion | interactive )


6th graders- finish classwork (paper on ch 10 lesson 2 created in class), refill your backpack with supplies (i.e. binder paper, pencils, etc.), 1° finish WIGWAP ch 9 lesson 1
7th graders- digestive system packet pages 3 & finish page 6


6th graders- finish classwork
7th graders- digestive system packet pages 5 & ch 9 WIGWAP


6th graders- finish classwork .... ENSO Weather video from class today: (yes, this is posted on You Tube - Need parental permission to view.
7th graders- study for quiz (digestive system) tomorrow ...various links to help the 7th graders review for the digestive system quiz:


6th graders- study for quiz on ch 9 and 10 tomorrow
7th graders- Digestive Disorder Research (bonus) - due Wednesday, April 18

Friday- Today is the last day of the grading period. Have a great Spring Break, will see you on Monday April 16.  Notice there is some optional bonus that can be done during or upon your return from break.

6th graders- Weather Data for weekends & break (bonus)
7th graders- Digestive Disorder Research (bonus) - due Wednesday, April 18

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 Saturday, 31 March 2012
Saturday, 31 March 2012 20:24:33 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( Tips for using Portal )

Over the course of the year I have been asked a few times about how to see a student's current grade using Portal. Since the list of work & scores do not show up in the most obvious of places, I figured I would pass the information along to all of our families....

1st - Log in to Portal

2nd- Select the link titled "schedule" (on the left side); a frame should appear with your student's schedule. Each class listed has a little icon that looks sort of like a miniature notebook - this is actually a link.

3rd- Click on the notebook icon. You should now be able to see your student's recent progress report grades, their current grade (shows up as second semester - this is the up-to-date, cumulative grade for the semester so far) AND a list of all assignments the teacher has entered into the grade book so far

4th- Repeat the process of going back to "schedule" and clicking on the icon for each class.

Note: Teachers can enter an assignment without entering the scores (usually the assignment was either recently assigned or collected & will be entered later .... usually the case if the "score" column is empty, the teacher has yet to enter the assignment.

Also .... Some teachers are recording missing assignments as 0 (zero points), others are marking the assignment as missing ... either way, the assignment counts against the student. If an X is in the box, it means the student was excused from the assignment and it will not count against them.

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 Thursday, 29 March 2012
Thursday, 29 March 2012 10:56:30 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

Sorry for the delay in posting

Monday- all classes finish classwork

6th grade- ch 9 lesson 2 worksheet (top portion) provided by Mrs. K.
7th grade- 3 types of muscle tissue & comparing voluntary/involuntary muscle thinking maps.

Tuesday- all classes finish classwork

6th grade- ch 9 lesson 2 worksheet (bottom portion) provided by Mrs. K. on Monday
7th grade- thinking maps page about levers (both sides) goes with ch 9 lesson 2

Wednesday- all classes finish classwork

6th grade- complete thinking map on air currents from class -illustrate & define each term (note 1° and 3° have 2 had more group presentations to complete on jet stream & 3 cell model so these two may be completed on Thursday)
7th grade- 3 types of muscle tissue & comparing voluntary/involuntary muscle thinking maps.

Thursday- all classes finish classwork

6th grade- finish ch 9 review sheet from class & be sure the thinking map on air currents is completed. 
     6th grade Link to list of items for ch 9 assignment packet: 6.ch9AssignmentPacket.pdf (44.83 KB)
7th grade- study for quiz on Friday (oral reminders announcements have been said multiple times in class over past days)
     7th grade link to list of items for ch 9 assignment packet: 7.ch9BonesAssignmentsPacketList.pdf (70.44 KB)

Friday- enjoy weekend

Note: chapter 9 packet collected in class on Friday from all classes.  Only first period did not have any warning of the chapter 9 packet being collected - as a result, they may turn in chapter 9 packets Monday for full credit.  Also, the 6th grade chapter 9 lesson 1 quiz was returned to the sixth grade students. 

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 Saturday, 24 March 2012
Saturday, 24 March 2012 10:55:46 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( 6th grade | deep sea vents | mapping | oceans )

1. Earth's Ocean's Chapter 10 lesson 1 Thinking Map on .... click to download & complete:  6.10.1TMOceans.pdf (26.65 KB)


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 Monday, 19 March 2012
Monday, 19 March 2012 08:25:00 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )


6th grade- Read TB p. 382-385, define vocabulary p. 382, answer Visual Check (VC) p. 383, Reading Check (RC) p. 385 
           Sixth grade sheet for homework this week: 6.9.1vocabANDQs.pdf (19.92 KB)
7th grade- Name that bone & parent survey for district


6th grade- Read TB p. 386-390, answer Reading Check (RC) p. 387, Visual Check (VC) p. 388, and draw figure 10.
7th grade- Rad TB p. 360-365, ch 9 lesson 1 outline (both sides)


6th grade- Answer Standards Check Questions p. 390 # 3 through 8.  Make a thinking map for # 3, can do #9 for extra credit.
7th grade- finish joint classification chart


6th grade- Study chapter 9 lesson 1 (quiz Friday), & do ch 3* WIGWAP  (1° only- the printed score on the quiz may be different than the score entered in the Portal (higher or lower by two points) because we found at the end of the period my answer key was incorrect.  The score entered in the Portal is correct; I will provide students with corrected scores for this quiz for you tomorrow (Friday, 3/23).  This error was corrected before 2° and 3° received their results.)
7th grade- Study ch 9 lesson 1 (quiz Friday)  do ch 8 WIGWAP

Friday- Enjoy weekend!

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