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Homework Week of March 26, 2012
6th grade chapter 10 papers
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Most Kids Hate Learning GCSE Energy Names



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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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 Thursday, 15 March 2012
Thursday, 15 March 2012 13:56:11 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

I apologize for not posting this weeks homework earlier, lost track of time with the short week!

Monday - no school


6th grade- finish 3 ways to transfer thermal energy & WIGWAP
7th grade- print/daw the geologic time scale (from PreCambrian - start of the Earth through now) (size should be half sheet)


6th grade- Thermal energy part 2 & temperature
7th grade- work on ch 8 packet


6th grade- study for ch 3 lesson 3 & 4 quiz tomorrow
7th grade- finish packet, study for ch 8 quiz tomorrow

Friday- Enjoy weekend!

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 Monday, 05 March 2012
Monday, 05 March 2012 11:16:57 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( )

Monday- Reminder 6th graders can retake their ch 8 quiz afterschool today!  

6th- Chapter 3 lesson 1 Mastery & Reinforcement (forms of Energy) - both sides of worksheet     
          Click here if you would like to (re)watch Friday's 6th grade video on the forms of energy.
7th- WIGWAP ch 7


6th- finish classwork
7th- finish classwork


6th- Energy Transfer
7th- finish classwork


6th- study for quiz (Friday) on ch 3 lessons 1 & 2.  Use papers we put into packet tonight to help you study!
7th- finish classwork   .... ch 7 papers will be collected tomorrow, for list, click here: 7.ch7papers.pdf (51.19 KB)

Friday- Enjoy your 3 day weekend!  (No school Monday, 3/12 for students due to the teacher inservice day)

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 Friday, 02 March 2012
Friday, 02 March 2012 11:27:38 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) ( 6th grade | Links to Video Clips | Energy )

Link to video titled "Most Kids Hate Learning GCSE Energy Names" (note, it is on YouTube - must have parent's permission before viewing)

Click to download notes to fill in:

 MostKidsGCSEenergyNa.pdf (43.92 KB)

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