Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday Class

We hit our milestone for script completion today! Groups who had individual scripts and one group script were able to move onto the story board.

Story boards are a combination of a script and sketches of your images or video ideas. We want to get an idea of what images you have found or are going to find and the words that are going to match up with the images. Use this process as a time to plan and brainstorm more about your video!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday class

We had more work time in class today. Our next milestone will be the completion of our scripts at the beginning of class tomorrow!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday Class

Today was all about work time. The students were given more time in their groups to continue making project charters, scripts, and story boards. The next milestone is on Monday: complete the script. Students will have class time on Monday to finish the scripts with their group. Remember to use the script checklist and the rubric for editing!

Geology Music Video Rubric

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thursday Class

Most of us celebrated a project milestone today and were able to continue on with our project charter and script writing. The project milestone we celebrated was the completion of a mission statement poster to add to our ever-growing wall of posters. See if you can spot yours!

Our next milestone is the script that will be due on Monday the 24th at the end of the class time. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday Class

Today in science we have some assessments:


1. Rock Cycle Retake (1st Hour)

2. Rock Cycle Retake (4th Hour)

3. Rock Cycle Retake (6th Hour)

4. Rock Cycle Retake (7th Hour)

*In Addition, students will be able to reassess their food web knowledge.

This Assessment All Students Need to Take

1. Changing Surface (1st Hour)

2. Changing Surface (4th Hour)

3. Changing Surface (6th Hour)

4. Changing Surface (7th Hour)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thursday Bonus!

Our 4th hour  3-minute lecture question was brought to us by Dylan Tyler today. He asked "What are the best rock bands?" To answer this, we watched a video that brought music and rocks together! Here is the link so 4th hour can watch it again and the other hours can have some rock music fun. Thank you for the fun and challenging question Dylan!

Check it out!

Thursday Class

Today in science we have students in a variety of places...

1. Some students continue to work with Mr. Wandel on a small revisit of the rock cycle.

2. Some students are finishing all their investigative responsibilities from earlier in the week.

3. Some Students are working on their solution building (Which all students need to be done with by tomorrow!) The following Mad Lib is used in which students need to create 10 different statements:

"_________________ (Michigan Geology Feature) needs to be popularized/featured because ______________ (Good reason based on geology/science)."

4. Students who finished the creation of 10 statements...used a NUF test protocol to find focus on one solution that will become their groups mission statement moving forward.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tuesday Class

Good Morning!

We are continuing the research process.  We are going to be offering a reassessment for students who have struggled to complete their stop animation film project.  This assessment will take the place of the other project.

Stop Animation Alternative Assessment

Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday Class

Today in science students begin some individual research to take a deeper dive into some areas of west Michigan geology. Students will be using the 4 C's research tool to guide them.

Click Here for the resource page!

Click Here for the 4 C's Research tool.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday class

Today we continued to work on our WHW charts and poems. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tuesday Class

Today in science we use the skill of "Drama" to uncover the concept of weathering.

Here is a link to the activity.

Enjoy the day everyone!!!!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Monday Class

Welcome to a wonderful Monday! 

Today in science, students completed their work on Sedimentary rocks. Some students were able to complete a small reading exercise on metamorphic rocks as well. We continue to reflect on the driving question for this project: "How might we use music to popularize West Michigan geology?"