Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday Class

Today Mr. Malefyt's class were the only ones with Science. Mr. Wandels classes are on a field trip today. Tomorrow the roles will be reversed. Today we did the following things:
1. CPS
2. Quiz on states of matter and atoms.
3. Finished the lab from the stations last week and finished the writing lab from stations last week. Both of these will be due when we get back from spring break. (Tuesday, April 13, 2010)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday Class (3/29/10)

Today in science was the test retake day. Students who handed in their retake ticket had the chance to retake their fossils test. Others had a chance to watch a video from our planet earth series. Tomorrow we will continue with our Chemistry Unit in Mr. Malefyt's classroom. Mr. Wandels class has their field trip!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Class

Today we wrapped up our first group of stations.
Remember that the Fossil Test Retake is MONDAY!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fossil Test Retake!

Today we handed back the fossil tests. The test retake will be this upcoming MONDAY (March 29, 2010). Information, including the actual test, is available on our test resource page. We will follow the same format as before with the test retake ticket.

Power Point Link

Here is the link to where the power point is for Station 6 in Mr. Malefyts Room. Click Here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Chemistry Unit Begins

Tuesday we will begin our study of matter! This will begin with a short kickoff video, a small demonstration, and introduction to six stations we will be completing this week.

Station One: States of Matter Powerpoint.
Station Two: Hands on Chemistry Changes of Matter Lab
Station Three: Hands on Matter Graphing and Data Calculation
Station Four: Construct an Atom (Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons)
Station Five: Construct A Molecule
Station Six: Writing Lab Introduction (Phases of Matter).

Link To Station Resources

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Class

Today in class we had a review session for the test on MONDAY!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday Class

Today in class we finished looking at the movie "Super Croc". We had time for a review session.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tuesday Class

Today in science we watched the movie, "Super Croc" with a focus on what modern day paleontologists do. It is a nice way to end this unit!

Students received a review sheet during the structured choice for the upcoming fossils test. This test will be on FRIDAY. If anyone needs another review sheet, they should either see Mr. Malefyt/Wandel or download a copy by clicking here.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday Class

Today we finished our fossils structured choice. See the previous post for the link to our structured choice page!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Structured Choice Link

This week Thursday and Friday, Mr. Malefyt and Mr. Wandel are at a conference. Students will be doing a structured choice activity.

Click Here to access our structured choice page!

Wednesday Class

Today in class we did three things:
1. Had a class lecture on the mass extinction that killed dinosaurs. We then talked about the age of mammals and the last bit of geologic time before the present.
2. Took a Quiz (Fossils #2 Quiz)
3. Students had some time to work on the things due tomorrow
  • Study Guide Booklet
  • Carboniferous Creative Assignment

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday and Tuesday Class

The past two days we have worked through a discussion on evolution. We were aided by certain video clips that PBS has on their website.

The homework that was assigned last week and Due tomorrow is now due on THURSDAY!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Due Dates and Test Retake!

Test Retake: Due to the number of kids who need a second chance at a retake for the Rocks and Minerals (Dynamic Earth) test...here it is. Next Thursday and Friday students will have the opportunity to retake the test. They will need to have a retake ticket completed in order to retake the test. You can click here to access that information.

Due on Wednesday (March 10):
1. Carboniferous Creative Assignment
2. Station #2 Booklet
3. Create a Dinosaur Picture

Friday Class

Today in class we continued our station work on fossils. This was the last day for this set of stations. You can click here to access the information.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday Class (3/1/10)

Today in science we began a new set of stations. The topic is the Mesozoic Era (Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Time Periods). Information for this set of stations can be found on our resource pages.