Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Week of 5/14

The eighth graders built some awesome roller coasters!  Look for pictures to be posted soon. We will be wrapping up Chapter 9 this week.

Seventh grade finished their sex ed unit and their chastity paper is due Thursday.  The class handled this topic very respectfully and asked lots of questions.  I hope the dialogue continues at home as parents are always the best resource for their children.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Week of 5/7

Seventh grade will be wrapping up their human body presentations and will finish their study of the human body with our sex education unit.

Eighth graders continue studying energy and its forms and transformations.  We will be building roller coasters to watch some of these transformations in practice.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Week of 4/23

Great sunny week ahead with cool temperatures!  Super week for lots of learning to take place.  Eighth grade continues to study energy and forces by doing some research on simple machines.  They will be creating a short podcast to share their knowledge of one simple machine and will present it to the class on Wednesday.  Test will probably be early next week.

Seventh grade will be wrapping up their group work and body presentations will start on Wednesday with the Urinary System.  I can't wait to see all of the creative ways the students will share their knowledge about their assigned system.  I am always surprised (and entertained) by the results!

Music Festival on Friday will give us a day off from science class as the students showcase their musical talents.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Back from Spring Break!

Hope you all had a very restful spring break and a blessed Easter holiday!  We are in the home stretch now with the end of the year fast approaching, but there is lots to accomplish before we enjoy summer.  Seventh grade will be spending the next couple of weeks preparing a presentation on a human body system.  There is lots of class time to get work done, but staying organized and on task will be very important.  See ebackpack or the middle school calendar for due dates.

Eight grade is finishing up a chapter on fluid forces and will have a test on that next week.  We plan on doing lots of hands on activities to see these forces at work.