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 Friday, 28 March 2008
Friday, 28 March 2008 18:44:01 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

Welcome back from Spring Break!

Before we left for spring break, I was talking with a student about homework, and checking here for the assignments, and she said the homework listing was difficult to understand.  I've been wondering if this was the case, but have not heard if it is easy or difficult for other students.  In hopes of making it easier, for the next few weeks, we will try something like Mrs. Butler's calendar for listing homework.  Green assignments represent 7th grade work, purple represents 6th grade assignments.  Click here to link to the trial method of posting homework assignments! 

 Thank you!

Mrs. Fischer

  Note about 6th grade project... how to list Holt workbook in resource list/bibliography

I would consider the Holt Workbook  to be a book, or a chapter of a book.  Looking at the book, I see no author, nor copyright date listed (very odd).  You have two options for the resource list, (1) Putting the title first, and putting it into your alphabetical list of sources using the title only; (2) calling the author "---" which represents that the author of the work is unknown.  The samples below go the with the unknown option.  The entry would look similar to this, including the hanging indent.  [notes: 1. it is possible that the hanging indent does not show up correctly on this page due to different sizes of computer monitors; 2. the "n.d."stands for no date, because the Holt workbook does not list it's copy right date.]

option 1:

"Chapter's Title." Holt California Earth Science Interactive Reader and Study Guide. Orlando: Holt, Rinehart and  
             Winston, n.d. page start--page end.

option 2: 

---. "Chapter's Title." Holt California Earth Science Interactive Reader and Study Guide. Orlando: Holt, Rinehart and  
             Winston, n.d. page start--page end.


However where it says "Chapter's Title" you will enter the title of the chapter or section in which you found the information.    Then, where it says page start -- page end, you would type the pages that you got the information from.  Let's imagine that you used chapter 17, Biomes and Ecosystems, the section on Land Biomes.  It begins on p. 310-317.  Imagine that you also looked at page 307 for the definition of biome, which is being quoted in your work.  Here is a sample of what your bibliography would look like.

option 1:

"Biomes and Ecosystems." Holt California Earth Science Interactive Reader and Study Guide. Orlando: Holt, Rinehart
             and Winston, n.d. 307, 310-317.

option 2: 

---. "Biomes and Ecosystems." Holt California Earth Science Interactive Reader and Study Guide. Orlando: Holt, Rinehart
             and Winston, n.d. 307, 310-317.


For more samples, you could look at, http://www.aresearchguide.com/11guide.html#date which looks like it is very comprehensive and would be extremely useful, although I have not come across it before so I am somewhat hesitant in suggesting it.  If it gives you the option to download anything, close the window immediately.  I have used the next to sites before and they are from more reputable sources  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/07/  and http://www.library.cornell.edu/newhelp/res_strategy/citing/mla.html and of course, there is the Google search option.  In third period we talked about parenthetical citations. You can find more details on how they work by using the three sites.

One last reminder, be sure to put each item for your bibliography in alphabetical order by last name.  If there is no name given, consider where "unknown" fits in alphabetically with the other author's last names, or just have the title be the first thing listed in the bibliography. 

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 Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Tuesday, 18 March 2008 20:21:01 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 3.17- 6th grade: Study for test tomorrow
7th grade: Read and workbook ch. 11 section 1

T 3.18- 6th grade: Holt Workbook ch 10 section 2 (p. 179-182)
7th grade:Read and workbook ch. 11 section 2

W 3.19- 6th grade: Holt Workbook ch 10 section 3 (p. 183-186)  [6th grade Project handed out today, click to download: 6.ErosionWeatheringProject.pdf (69.05 KB)  A grading rubric (which should help to simplify the project expectations) was handed out Thursday (1/2 sheet)
7th grade:Read and workbook ch. 11 section 3

R 3.20- Work on your project (6th grade project due Tuesday April 8.  See grading rubric to see where your points can come from (should be easier to read then the original project paper)  6.2EroDepProjRubric.pdf (23.5 KB) 
7th grade project due Friday, April 18)

F 3.21- No school; enjoy your break, work on your project!

Have extra time and would you like to get ahead over the break? 6th graders will be finishing ch. 10 in Holt when we return; 7th graders will be finishing ch. 11 when we return.

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 Friday, 14 March 2008
Friday, 14 March 2008 10:57:20 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

Here are the details we reviewed in class, you must show your math (how & what you solved to find the answer) to earn the 3 points of extra credit.  This is due by Thursday, the 20th (or earlier)

Between Jan. 10, 1992, and Nov. 16, 1992, some toys were carried approximately 3,220 km from the cargo-spill site to the coast of Alaska.  Calculate the average distance traveled by these toys per day.  (Hint: The year 1992 was a leap year.)   --- from Holt textbook p. 464

 

Would you like more details on how the duckies ended up in the water?
http://www.agu.org/sci_soc/ducks.html
http://www.islandnet.com/~see/weather/elements/shoes.htm
 

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 Monday, 10 March 2008
Monday, 10 March 2008 20:40:44 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 3.10- 6th grade-Holt workbook p. 241-247 (read, highlight, answer questions)
7th grade- Read and workbook pages for ch. 19 sect 1; Test originally scheduled for today with 7th graders rescheduled for Thursday the 13th of March.

T 3.11-6th grade- 6th grade- Holt p. 172-178 due Thursday  Link from class to Holt's web site!  (Sample quiz, and more)
7th grade-Read and workbook pages for ch. 19 section 2

W 3.12-6th grade- (repeated) Holt p. 172-178 due Thursday  (Grade checks given out today for students to share with parent/ guardians and to be returned, parent signature required)
7th grade- Read and workbook pages for ch. 19 section 4.  Test is tomorrow; topics include: classification, fungus, circulatory system. (Grade checks given out today for students to share with parent/ guardians and to be returned, parent signature required)

R- 3.13- 6th grade-Catch up day.  If you do not have 8 days stamped on your science calendar (M-R this week and last week), do the work that is undone.
7th grade- Parent signature on grade check; if you do not have 8 days with stamps (M-R this week and last week), do the work that is undone.   5th period only, parent survey, bring it back so we have a chance at the ice cream party (details regarding Project will be handed out tomorrow)

F- 3.14- 6th grade- Test is on Tuesday, only on ch 13 from Holt.  Enjoy your weekend.  Last day that I will give full credit on the grade check is Monday; after that, partial.  Now there should be 8.stamps (I got a little mixed up between the two grade levels)
7th grade- Go over plant project options with your parents/guardians and complete the letter at the bottom of assignment paper (this slip is due Monday).  7.PlantProject.pdf (102.64 KB)      Note:  2/3rds of 5th period, you have the parent survey from the district to return!

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 Monday, 03 March 2008
Monday, 03 March 2008 07:11:15 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

I cannot believe that this type of testing was allowed!  I think it is a travesty, a waste.  Test subjects used in experiments have rights, but can these little ones really give their consent?  I would like your opinion on the labratory experiements described here.  Click here to find out what I am talking about. 

 Leave a comment about this issue -- remember-- to ensure privacy, only leave initials with the period as your name and no email addresses please.

 

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 Saturday, 01 March 2008
Saturday, 01 March 2008 15:45:16 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

M 3.3-Homework All students- Presentation Reflection (answer these three questions about your presentation as you think about how it went: 1. How did I do on this presentation compared to the last one?  2. What presentation skills were my strengths?  3. What can I improve upon for the next presentation?)      If absent: 6th grade in class to make up: Read Holt WB ch. 13 section 1 (only about surface currents) and create the beginnings of a word link chart to include the vocabulary word, "deflection"  Make sure you turn in the what I got wrong and why because it was due today.  Tomorrow topographic map re-do's are due.   7th grade in class to make up: Finished presentations, finished BINGO vocabulary, Comment Codes on back side.  5° is ahead of 6° so if you have already did these on Friday 2/29, only worry about making up the HW.

T 3.4-Parent signature on Science Calendar #5 [download here: SciCal5.pdf (51.12 KB)] and finish answering questions about video from class.  Helpful link: http://www.pbs.org/saf/1204/segments/1204-4.htm

W 3.5- 6th grade-Holt workbook p. 230-236 (read, highlight, answer questions)
7th grade- Read and workbook pages for ch. 9 section 3

R 3.6-6th grade-Holt workbook p. 237-240 (read, highlight, answer questions)
7th grade- Read and workbook pages for ch. 7 section 4

F 3.7- No School for Students 

 

Next week:

M 3.10- 6th grade-Holt workbook p. 241-247 (read, highlight, answer questions)
7th grade- Read and workbook pages for ch. 19 sect 1; Test originally scheduled for today with 7th graders rescheduled for Thursday the 13th of March.

T 2.11-6th grade- 6th grade- Holt p. 172-178 due Thursday
7th grade-Read and workbook pages for ch. 19 section 2

W 2.12-6th grade- (repeated) Holt p. 172-178 due Thursday
7th grade- Read and workbook pages for ch. 19 section 4.

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