Tuesday, December 23, 2008


The holiday soccer tournament has been rescheduled for next Monday, December 29. There might be a few minor changes to the overall day schedule. Changes will be posted by tomorrow. If there are any problems, please feel free to ask!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thursday Class

Today we wrapped up Rainforest Researchers. The students did a good job overall. It looks like the winning class is Mr. Malefy'ts 2nd hour. There is no homework currently assigned!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Monday and Tuesday Class

We are still in the middle of the Rainforest Researchers simulation. We are hoping to wrap this up by Thursday of this week. There is no homework currently assigned!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday Class

Today we continued working on the computer simulation "Rainforest Researchers". The students seem to be making good choices so far!
There is no homework currently assigned.
Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Science Crime Busters Rules Quiz

Wednesday and Thursday Class

Sorry about missing yesterday's blog entry. We are starting a computer simulation called rainforest researchers. This is a competition in which classes will be going against each other.
There is currently no homework assigned!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tuesday Class

Today we are preparing for the start of our rainforest researchers computer simulation that we begin tomorrow. We prepared by watching a video on the rainforest and how native communities live and use the rainforest.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday Class

Today in class we filled out our peer and individual evaluation forms that were part of the stations. We also wrapped up last week by handing in everything that was needed. There is currently no homework!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday Class

Today we are finishing the ecology wrap up stations. Students handed in their writing from earlier in the week. Have a safe and awesome weekend!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thursday Class

Today in science class we continued the station work that we began yesterday. For complete details, look at yesterday's blog entry!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wednesday Class

We started a new section of stations today. The theme around the stations is ecology wrap up. A description of the stations will be as follows: (Each class did two stations today.)

Station 1 (Mr. Wandel): Hydropoly Game. Grade: Passport Only
Station 2 (Mr. Wandel): Affirmation Station. Grade: Passport Only
Station 3 (Mr. Wandel): Review Sheet Station. Grade: Will be used for your quiz at station 4 plus passport grade.
Station 4 (Mr. Malefyt): Ecology Review Quiz. This station is not in your packet. Use your review sheets to help. Grade: quiz handed in and graded.
Station 5 (Mr. Malefyt): Food Web (YELLOW PAGE). Grade: Handed in plus passport grade.
Station 6 (Mr. Malefyt): Graphing Exercise (Green Sheet). Grade: Handed in plus passport grade.

Some of these documents can be found on our Great Lakes Ecology Page.

Test Information

Today students received their Great Lakes Ecology Tests that they took. While many students did fairly well on the test, we want to provide an opportunity to get some points back for those that wanted to do better.
Students can get points back by doing the following:
1. Get a copy of the test online or from their teacher. A copy can be found on our Great Lakes page.
2. Students can earn 1/2 point back for each multiple choice question that they got wrong.
3. Students need to write a sentence explaining why they picked the answer that they did for each wrong question. This should be done on a separate piece of paper.

This needs to be done by Christmas Break.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tuesday Class

Today in science class we did a variety of activities on how to affirm others. Affirmations of people's character is something that the 7th grade is really working on. We also introduced the next set of stations that we start tomorrow. Along with the station introductions, we explained some new procedures that we will follow. For example, the use of station passports...ask your son or daughter to explain!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Monday Class

Today we completed the reading activity that was not finished last Monday. In the end, what is due this FRIDAY is all of part C and part D. The activity can be found by clicking here.