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June 09, 2012

Green Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, B

Hi Parents and Students,

Here is our schedule for this coming week:

Monday:  Final Exam Part A

Tuesday:  Final Exam Part B

Wednesday:  Review the Final Exam

Thursday: Fun Snack!

Summer Vacation!  Yahoo! 

See you in August!

June 09, 2012

Blue Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, A

Hi Parents and Students,

Here is our update for this week:

Monday:  Section 11.3 Pythagorean Theorem

Tuesday:  Section 11.3 Pythagorean Theorem

Wednesday:  Quiz on Sections 11.1 to 11.3

Thursday:  Fun Snack!

Have a great summer!  Yahoo!

June 09, 2012

Yellow Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7, A

Hi Parents and Students,

Here is our overview for the week:

Monday:  Final Exam Part A

Tuesday:  Final Exam Part B

Wednesday:  Review the Final

Thursday:  Fun Snack!

Summer Vacation!!!  Yahoo!

June 09, 2012

Orange Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7 - Algebra 1, B

Hi Parents and Students,

Here is our last weekly update:

Monday:  3-D shapes and Surface Area

Tuesday:  3-D shapes and Surface Area and Volume

Wednesday:  3-D shapes are due and graded!

Thursday:  Fun Snack!

Have a great summer!  Yahoo!

June 09, 2012

Red Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Geometry, B

Hi Parents and Students,

Here is our last weekly update:  (Very Sad!)

Monday:  Review the final and 3-D shapes

Tuesday:  3-D shapes

Wednesday:  Grade the 3-D shapes for a project grade!

Thursday:  Our last fun snack!  Graduation later. 

It has been my pleasure to spend these years with your children.  Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity!  I have had fun and I hope they have too!

Have a wonderful summer and good luck next year in High School.  Work Hard!

Mrs. Hobbs

June 06, 2012

Studying for math cumulative test

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

Students will have a two-day cumulative test on Monday and Tuesday, June 4th and 5th, on chapters 7-10.  They have review packets for each chapter.  Part of these have been completed in class and for homework.  There are extra problems for them to work on in preparation for the test.  There are also review problems at the end of each chapter in the text, and the chapter tests at the end of each chapter.  

June 01, 2012

ASSIGNMENTS WEEK 6/7-11

from:King, Mr.

to:All Students

ENGLISH 7
Mr. King

WEEK of JUNE 7-11

MONDAY: LORD OF THE FLIES
  Quiz on “Gift for Darkness”
   Discussion…. Read “A View to a Death” for TUESDAY

TUESDAY:  LORD OF THE FLIES
  Quiz on “A View to a Death”
   Discussion….
  HW: Read “Shell and Glasses” AND “Castle Rock” for FRIDAY!

WEDNESDAY:  GRAMMAR DAY! Review Day. #9 and #10.
   Reading time…

THURSDAY: VOCAB QUIZ List 7
  List for 50 word TEST on TUESDAY!

FRIDAY:  LORD OF THE FLIES
   Quiz. Discussion of the “beast”
  HW: Finish the novel for MONDAY!

 

 

ENGLISH 8
Mr. King

WEEK of JUNE 7-11

MONDAY-FRIDAY:
This is our last week working in Writing Workshop, looking at poetry, writing and talking about our writing. Last chance to finish the FOUR pieces for this quarter.

The independent novel work also continues. Finish your novel and write a final letter DUE FRIDAY.

 

 

HUMANITIES 8
Mr. King

WEEK of JUNE 7-11

We’re studying the Civil Rights Movement. Reading from the text book and other sources…watching Eyes on the Prize… We’ll do a little bit of homework, but the big stuff is behind us. Hurray!

May 31, 2012

Grades posted for Legos Still-Life

from:Jenny, Ms.

to:Visual Art 6, B

Detailed grades and comments are now loaded in the Assignments tab for the Legos Still-Life Drawing. Students should review the breakdown grades and contemplate their strengths and/or weaknesses in this project.

May 31, 2012

Grades posted for Legos Still-Life

from:Jenny, Ms.

to:Visual Art 6, A

Detailed grades and comments are now loaded in the Assignments tab for the Legos Still-Life Drawing. Students should review the breakdown grades and contemplate their strengths and/or weaknesses in this project. 

May 31, 2012

Things to think about for project presentation

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Science 6, B

6th grade Science
Field Guide Project Presentations

Topics to discuss during your presentation:
-Name of your Biome/ Ecosystem
-Location(s)
-Typical climate
-Some facts about a couple of the organisms you researched (special  adaptations, its role in the ecosystem, how it gets its food, etc.)
-Conservation efforts to preserve this Biome/Ecosystem
-Interesting fact(s) you learned

May 29, 2012

Good link for Biomes

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Science 6, B

http://www.mbgnet.net/

 

 

May 25, 2012

ASSIGNMENTS WEEK 5/28-6/1

from:King, Mr.

to:All Students

ENGLISH 7
Mr. King

WEEK of MAY 28-JUNE 1

MONDAY: MEMORIAL DAY!
   No school…

TUESDAY:  LORD OF THE FLIES
  Quiz on “Beast from the Water”
   Discussion….
  HW: Read “Beast from the Air” for Thursday.

WEDNESDAY:  GRAMMAR DAY! Packet #9
   Study for VOCAB QUIZ

THURSDAY: LORD OF THE FLIES
   Quiz. Discussion of the “beast”
  HW: Read “Shadows” for MONDAY!

FRIDAY:  VOCAB QUIZ List 7
  Grammar #9 Review.
  List 8A… AND KEEP READING!!!

 

ENGLISH 8
Mr. King

WEEK of MAY 28-JUNE 1

MONDAY-FRIDAY:
As with last week, we’ll be working in Writing Workshop, looking at poetry, writing and talking about our writing. We’re counting down to our goal of four (4) finished pieces before the end of the year. LET’S GET BUSY!

The independent novel work also continues. The second letter is due in two weeks.

Thursday, we’ll talk about annotating poetry, and to write short essays about poems.

 


HUMANITIES 8
Mr. King

WEEK of MAY 28-JUNE 1

MONDAY: MEMORIAL DAY!
   No school…

TUESDAY:  The 1950s!  Read 22:3. Pop Culture. Q#1&2

WEDNESDAY: Field Trip: Beach Clean-up.

THURSDAY: Watching Jack Kerouac….The Lone Ranger…Leave it to Beaver

FRIDAY: Begin The Civil Rights Movement.
  24:1…and watching “Eyes on the Prize”

May 24, 2012

Math schedule for end of the year

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

5/23: 10.1 Graph y = ax^2 + c     

HW: 633: 24-32 all

5/24: 10.2 Graph y = ax^2 + bx + c

5/25: 10.3 Solve Quadratic Equations by Graphing

5/28: Memorial Day, no school

5/29: 10.2 continued

5/30  10.2 continued, homework quiz

HW: 638: 15-25 odd

5/31   Go over homework; Quiz on 10.1 and 10.2; 

HW: page 650, do all (tutorial and 6 questions at bottom of page) need calculator to complete.

6/1     10.3/10.4

HW: all of worksheet 10.3, use calculator to graph the parabola and then get solutions and vertex from your table on calculator.

6/4     Review Chapter 7 

HW: Selections from review packet for Chapter 7

6/5     Review Chapter 8

HW: odds out of Ch 8 Review packet

6/6     Review Chapter 9

6/7     Review Chapter 10

6/8     No class

6/11  Part 1 of Cumulative Test on Chapters 7-10

6/12  Part 2 of Cumulative Test on Chapters 7-10

6/13  Algebra Jeopardy!

 

May 23, 2012

Help with diagrams

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Science 6, B

Components of a water cycle:
You will need: clouds, sun, a body of water, plants for transpiration…page 32

Components of the carbon cycle:
You will need photosynthesizers, animals, something that combusts in your ecosystem, soil/rock, living things….page 33

Components of the nitrogen cycle:
You will need plants, bacteria in the soil, animals, dead animals and plants, air, lightening...page 34

Components of food web:
You need at least 10 members of the biome food web (don’t forget producers –they are important!!!)

May 22, 2012

Term grades

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:All Students

All students were given a print out of their grade to date so that they could see their progress and also be made aware of missing assignments.  Please check in with them if you would like to see this information.  If it has gone missing, let me know and I can email you a copy!

 

May 22, 2012

Biome Project Update - May 22

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Science 6, B

Just to bring to your attention that the Biome Field Guide Project is due on June 1st, which is not that far away. On Thursday we have checkpoint 4, which includes pages 3-6.  This is the food web, and water, nitrogen and carbon cycle.  We have instructed the students to come up with their OWN diagrams for these four topics, based on what they know about their biome.  They can use ones that they have found as guides, and should reference these guides, but they should make these biome-specific.  They can either draw these free-hand (points will not be taken off for less than beautiful artwork, what matters is including the important parts of each cycle) or they can construct their own by importing various images into their computer program and drawing arrows among them.  They have samples of the nutrient cycles in their notes and in their textbook.  We will review this further on Thursday, but as this seems to be the most challenging part of the project, I wanted to explain it fully. 

This week we have been dissecting owl pellets, will be working on our project on Thursday and starting Chapter 3 on Friday. 

 

May 22, 2012

Math Week of May 21

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

Students were given their Chapter 9 tests back on Monday.  While this was our hardest chapter, they still need to do a better job preparing for tests.  This was given over two days and they were allowed to study inbetween those days for the test.  Because it was such difficult material, I have allowed them to make test corrections and turn them in for extra points on the test.  These are due on Wednesday, May 23. 

We will be working on Chapter 10 (sections 1, 2, 3) this week, which returns us to graphing, but this time we are graphing polynomials = parabolas! 

We will be having a cumulative end-of-the-year test on recent chapters, tentatively scheduled for June 8. 

 

May 19, 2012

Green Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  Section 11.1 Relations
Tuesday:  No School – All Day Field Trip to the Portland Museum of Art
Wednesday:  Section 11.2 Scatter Plot
Thursday:  Section 11.3 Equations with 2 variables
Friday:  Section 11.3 Equations with 2 variables
Monday:  No School – Memorial Day!
Tuesday:  Section 11.4 Graph of Linear Equations
Wednesday:  No Class – Beach Clean-up
Thursday:  Section 11.4 Graph of Linear Equations
Friday:  Section 11.4 Graph of Linear Equations
Have a great two weeks!

May 19, 2012

Blue Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, A

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  Section 10.5 Similar and congruent shapes
Tuesday:  No School – All Day Field Trip to the Portland Art Museum
Wednesday:  Section 10.6 Using Proportions with similar triangles
Thursday:  Section 10.6. Using Proportions with similar triangles
Friday:  Section 10.7 Transformations and Symmetry
Monday:  No School – Memorial Day!
Tuesday:  Section 10.7 Transformations and Symmetry
Wednesday:  No Class – Beach Clean-up
Thursday:  Section 10.8 Transformations on the Coordinate Plane
Friday:  Section 10.8 Transformations on the Coordinate Plane
Have a great two weeks!

May 19, 2012

Yellow Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7, A

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  Section 10.5 Surface Area of Pyramids and Cones
Tuesday:  No School – All Day Field Trip to the Portland Museum of Art
Wednesday:  Section 10.5 Surface Area of Pyramids and Cones
Thursday:  Section 10.6 Volume of Prisms and Cylinders and Quiz on 10.1 to 10.5
Friday:  Section 10.6 Volume of Prisms and Cylinders
Monday:  No School – Memorial Day!
Tuesday:  Section 10.7 Volume of Cones and Pyramids
Wednesday:  No Class – Beach Clean-up
Thursday:  Section 10.7 Volume of Cones and Pyramids
Friday: Review the Chapter!
Have a great two weeks!

May 19, 2012

Orange Math Updates - TEST is WEDNESDAY!

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7 - Algebra 1, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  REVIEW CHAPTER 11!!!!!
Tuesday:  No School – All Day Field Trip to the Portland Museum of Art
Wednesday:  TEST ON CHAPTER 11!!!
Thursday:  Trig Ratios
Friday:  Trig Ratios
Monday:  No School – Memorial Day!
Tuesday:  Surface Area of Prisms and Cylinders
Wednesday:  Surface Area of Prisms and Cylinders
Thursday:  Surface Area of Pyramids and Cones
Friday:  Surface Area of Pyramids and Cones
Have a great two weeks!

May 19, 2012

Red Math Updates - Symmetry Project Due FRIDAY!!

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Geometry, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks: 
Monday:  Section 10.5 Apply other Angle Relationships in circles
Tuesday:  No School – All Day Field Trip to the Portland Museum of Art
Wednesday: Section10.5 Apply other Angle Relationships in circles
Thursday:  Section 10.6 Find Segment lengths and Quiz on 10.4 and 10.5
Friday:  Section 10.6 Find Segment Lengths and SYMMETRY PROJECT DUE!!!!
Monday:  No School – Memorial Day!
Tuesday:  Section 10.7 Write and Graph Equations of Circles
Wednesday:  10.7 Write and Graph Equations of Circles
Thursday:  Review Chapter 10
Friday:  Test on  Chapter 10!
Have a great two weeks!

May 18, 2012

ASSIGNMENTS WEEK 5/21-5/25

from:King, Mr.

to:All Students

ENGLISH 7
Mr. King

WEEK of MAY 21-25

MONDAY: LORD OF THE FLIES
  Quiz on “Fire on Mountain”
   Discussion….
  Begin VOCAB LIST 6B. Cards/Quiz THURSDAY.

  HW: Read “Huts” for Wednesday.

TUESDAY:  FIELD TRIP TO PORTLAND!

WEDNESDAY:  LORD OF THE FLIES
   Quiz. Discussion…
  HW: Read “Painted Faces” for FRIDAY!
   Study for VOCAB QUIZ

THURSDAY: VOCAB 6B QUIZ!
  GRAMMAR THURSDAY!!!
  Review Grammar Packet #8.
  Vocab List 7. Quiz next week!

FRIDAY:  LORD OF THE FLIES
   Quiz. Discussion.
   HW: Read “Beast from the Water” for MONDAY

 


ENGLISH 8
Mr. King

WEEK of MAY 21-25

MONDAY-FRIDAY:
All week, we’ll be working in Writing Workshop, looking at poetry, writing and talking about our writing. The goal is to finish four (4) pieces before the end of the year. We have some work to do.

In addition, students will be reading one more novel on their own. They’ll write two (2) letters to me about their reading, one due FRIDAY.

Lastly, we’ll take time out now and then to talk about annotating poetry, and to write short essays about poems.

INDEPENDENT NOVEL ESSAYS are DUE THURSDAY!!! 

 

 

HUMANITIES 8
Mr. King

WEEK of MAY 14-18

MONDAY-FRIDAY.
  This is a week of transition as we move from the debate back to the book and the study of WWII and the Civil Rights Movement. DEBATE IS WEDNESDAY. Book work will be assigned on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights.

May 17, 2012

Biome Project Details

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Science 6, B

Attached please find the project guidelines and the calendar for the Biome Project.  Please let me know if you have any questions. 

 

May 16, 2012

Grades posted for Self-Portrait Visual Art assignment

from:Jenny, Ms.

to:Visual Art 8, B

For those whose files I could find on the server, I have given break-down grades and a project grade for the Self-Portait. You can find these under the Assignments tab.
If you do not see a grade in the Self-Portrait assignment, it means there was no file titled "FINAL_yourname" in your Pictures server folder. Please email me your Self-Portrait ASAP to bjenny@heronfield.org.

May 16, 2012

Visual Arts grades posted for Self-Portrait Assignment

from:Jenny, Ms.

to:Visual Art 8, A

For those whose files I could find on the server, I have given break-down grades and a project grade for the Self-Portait. You can find these under the Assignments tab.

If you do not see a grade in the Self-Portrait assignment, it means there was no file titled "FINAL_yourname" in your Pictures server folder. Please email me your Self-Portrait ASAP to bjenny@heronfield.org.

May 14, 2012

Week of May 14

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Science 6, B

This week we spent Monday preparing for our "Quest" on chapter 2, Tuesday taking the Quest and Wednesday working on our biome projects.  Our project check #3 was on Wednesday.  For the next four days we are going to be completing an owl pellet lab.  Thursday and Friday will be spent preparing for this special lab, learning about barn owls and what we might find in the pellets.  Monday and Wednesday (Tuesday art field trip) will be dissecting the owl pellets!  

Next Thursday (5/24)  will be our next Project day and Project Check #4. 

 

May 14, 2012

Week of May 14

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

This week we have completed chapter 9, taking a test on Chapter 9 on Tuesday and Wednesday.  

Thursday we begin Chapter 10, all about graphing polynomials. 

May 11, 2012

Grades for Mural Grid Square and Public Service Ad posted

from:Jenny, Ms.

to:Visual Art 7, A

7th graders: I have posted grades for your mural project and the PSA project. Please be sure to look at the Assignments tab to see the break-down grades for each project as well as any comments I may have added.

cheers--

May 11, 2012

Quest preparation for Chapter 2

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Science 6, B

We will have a quest on Chapter 2 on Tuesday.  Topic: nutrient cycling and ecological succession

Attached are two powerpoints that we used for this unit to aid in studying

Homework for the weekend: questions on page 42: 1-20 

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