Monday, December 9th
6 Science - page 11, lesson 1 assessment in NB and writing in science in NB..
7 Social Studies - page 166 # 3-9 in NB
Friday, December 6th
7 Science - Chapter 4 test on Monday
8 Science - Lesson presentations due on Monday, 12/9. Also, finish chapter open book test - page 149-150 #1-16 on loose leaf
Middle School / School Challenge
Every Tuesday we collect and donate bagged lunches for the Barn for the Poorest of the Poor. For the month of December we will be having a food challenge to see if we can bring in more bagged lunches to donate. Tuesday, December 10th the middle school is challenged to bring in 50 or more bagged lunches for a dress down day. The house that brings in the most lunches will also receive points towards their house for the month of December. Tuesday, December 17th the entire student body of MTRS is challenged to bring in 100 or more bagged lunches for a dress down day. The house that brings in the most lunches will also receive points towards their house for the month of December. A bagged lunch consists of a sandwich, snack and juice box. Sandwiches may be peanut butter and jelly. Thank you !
Thursday, December 5th
7 Religion - page 162 Go to Source Scripture writing in NB
7 Science - 159-161, Language Arts and Social Studies Activity in NB.. Math activity is optional for 5 extra credit points on your science test Monday, but the answers need to be correct. Chapter test on Monday
6 Science - Chapter test tomorrowour
8 Science - Lesson presentations due on Monday. You must hand into me a copy of your power point notes printed out as a handout, a copy of your quiz with an answer key, and your activity / lab
Wednesday, December 4th
7 Science - Chapter 4 test on Monday 12/9. Finish open book test, page 155 #1-18 on loose leaf. Due tomorrow 12/5
January Current Event
Tuesday, December 3rd
8 Science - Group Lesson presentations due on Monday, 12/9. You must inlude notes for your lesson via power point, and activity / lab, and quiz for your section.
Lesson 1 - Gavin, Kyra, Amanda, and Wesley
Lesson 2 - Valerie, Bryanna, Tyler and Michaela
Lesson 3 - Sheila, Carly, Sam, and Paul
Lesson 4 - Ben, Nick, Tommy, and Matt
8 Social Studies - Chapter 18 Test tomorrow 12/4
7 Social Studies - Chapter 5 Test Thursday 12/5
6 Science - Finish chapter 5 open book test, page 165-166 #1-10 due on Thursday 12/6. We will review for you chapter test on Thursday 12/6 and your chapter 5 test will be on Friday 12/6
Your test essay questions are :
1. What factors affect natural selection?
2. Describe the process in which most fossils form?
3. What do scientists use to determine evolutionary relationships among organisms?
4. Compare and contrast the theories of gradualism and punctuated equilibria.
7 Religion - Chapter 11 Test Thursday 12/5
Monday, December 2nd
6 Science - Start studying now, your chapter 5 Test will be on Friday 12/6
8 Science - Page 134 Section assessment and page 131 Analyzing Data in NB
7 Social Studies - Chapter 5 test on Thursday, 12/5 and test essay question due on Wednesday 12/4. Chapter Test essay question found on page 151 - What traditions, events, and forces helped form an American Identity?
7 Science - page 155 Writing in Science on Loose Leaf
8 Social Studies - Chapter 18 test on Wednesday 12/4. Chapter test essay question due on Tuesday 12/3 - page 591 Essential question - How did a deeply divided nation move forward after the Civil War?
7 Religion - Chapter 11 Test on Thursday 12/5... Finish open book test, page 153 #1-10 including c on loose leaf
Monday, November 25th
8 Science - page 128-129 - Polyster Fleece... finish number 3 - creating a brochure for HW
Friday, November 22nd
6 Science - page 153 writing in science in NB and final copy of bird adaptation lab due on Monday
8 Science - Final copy of Polymer lab called, What did you Make due on Monday 11/25
Thursday, November 21st
7 Social Studies - Colonial life jounral entry due tomorrow 11/22 and Biography presentation due Tuesday 11/26 on the person given to you today.
7 Science - Writing in Science page 140 in your NB - Rocket Sheet due tomorrow
8 Science - Today we started a new chapter in science and a lab on making a polymer. Tomorrow you will finishe you labe and it will be due on Monday 11/25
6 Science - Today we started our Beak Adaptation lab in class. We will finish the lab tomorrow and your final copy will be due on Monday 11/25
7 Religion - Over Thanksgiving break please try and watch the move Pay it Forward.
Wednesday, November 20th
7 Science - Space Exploration Timeline wks
8 Social Studies - Research an African American who served in Congress during Reconstruction. Write a journal entry about your life during this time period and wat you expereinced while serving in Congress.
7th Chapter 4 Notes
Monday, November 18th
6 Science - Finsh lesson 1 review and writing in science on page 145 in NB
8 Science - Chapter 3 test on Thursday 11/21
8 Social Studies - Chapter 16 test tomorrow 11/19
Abraham Lincoln research project due Wednesday, November 27th - click here for more info
7 Science - page 133 section assessment in NB
7 Social Studies - Chapter test on Wednesday 11/20 and Test essay question due tomorrow 11/19
Friday, November 15th
7th Science - Page 123 writing in science. You may choose to display your information in a brochure, small poster board, slideshow, etc.
7th Religion - Chapter 9 test Tuesday 11/19
7th S.S. - Test essay question due on Tuesday 11/19 and Chapter test on Wednesday 11/20
6th Science - Finish today's lab on How living things vary. Due on Monday 11/18
Thursday, November 14th
6 Science - We will finish our lab tomorrow during class on How living things Vary
7 Reiigion - Chapter 9 test on Tuesday 11/19
Wednesday, November 13th
7 Science - Chapter test tomorrow
7 Social Studies - Page 120 #3-7 due tomorrow, #8 due on Friday 11/15. Chapter 4 test on Wednesday 11/20
Chapter essay questions - essential question on page 123 - due on Tuesday 11/19 - What factors allowed each colonial region to grow and prosper?
Tuesday, November 12th
7 Religion - Look up the following readings to see how each person came to recognize who Jesus really was and write a brief summary for each in NB.
Nathanael: John 1:49
Martha : John 11:20-27
Peter: Matthew: 16:13-20
Woman at the Well: John 4:25-29
7 Social Studies - Page 115 #3-5. Also, Create a brochure promoting immigration to the Middle Colonies. Brainstorm a list of selling points about the Middle Colonies and drawbacks to the other colonies.
8 Social Studies - Chapter 17 Test on Tuesday, 11/19
Friday, November 8th
7 Science - page 113 #1-15 on loose leaf, chapter open book test. Also, page 113 writing in science. Chapter Test on Thursday 11/14
6 Science - Finish page 131 #1-3 Weigh the Impact in your NB. You will need to use the Internet to help with #2.
Thursday, November 7th
8 Science - Final copy of lab tomorrow, Properties of Aluminum
Wednesday, November 6th
8 Social Studies - page 567 - Essential question - Test essay question due on Tuesday 11/12 - In what ways did the Civil War transform the nation? Use the response rubric to help you answer this question.
Also, chapter 17 review due on Tuesday, 11/12 - page 565 #1-10 answer only in NB, page 565 #1-17, 18, 19, 21, 24 & 25 also in NB.
Tuesday, November 5th
7 Social Studies - Use the Internet to research the Virginia House of Burgesses. Write a 1-2 paragraph on the importance of the House of Burgesses in the history of American democracy in your nb.
6 Science - Chapter 4 open book test, page 133 #1-18 on loose leaf, due on Thursday 11/7 #1-10 answers only #11-18 in complete sentences. Chapter 4 Test on Thursday 11/7
Monday, November 4th
6 Science - Chapter 4 Test on Thursday, November 7th. Also, Final copy of today's lab due tomorrow, Guilty or Innocent. Please finish the Ananlyze and Conclude questions on page 129 and write up your conclusion. Make sure you back up all your responses with scientific facts. How are bar codes and DNA alike?
8 Science - Atomic Model Research and Atomic Model display due tomorrow, 11/5... Also, page 87 section 2 assessment in Nb
7 Social Studies - Journal Entry for tonight - choose either piracy or Salem Witch Trials - Discussing the Atlantic Traingular Trade or the change in Puritan Religion.
8 Social Studies - page 555 #3-9
December Current Event Schedule
Thursday, October 31st
7 Science - Planet project due on Monday, 11/t4
7 Religion - Chapter 8 Test on Monday 11/4
6 Science - There are only 3 lessons in chapter 4, and we started lesson 3 today. You will have a chapter 4 test towards the end of next week. The notes for this chapter were posted at te beginning of the week. Start studying now and come to me if you have any questions.
Wednesday, October 30th
8 Science - Atomic Model and Atomic model research projects are both due on Friday, 11/1 (They are two different projects)
8 Social Studies - Please review the following video on the Emancipation Proclomation
Tuesday, October 29th
7 Religion - Chapter 8 Test on Monday, November 4th. Also, Create a modern version of the Beatitudes addressed specifically to people your age and illustrate. This is due on Thursday, 10/31
6th - Chapter 4 - Modern Genetics
Monday, October 28th
8 Science - All Materials for your atomic model are due by tomorrow, 10/29. Atomic model research project is due on Thursday, 10/31. You will be presenting them to the class. Don't forget your current events
6 Science - We started Chapter 4 today, discussing Genetic Inheritance. Please review lesson at home
7 Social Studies - Chapter 3 Test on Wednesday, 10/30. Also, your test essay question from page 91 is due tomorrow, 10/29
7 Science - All materials for part B of your solar system project are due tomorrow. Also, page 91 - Writing in Science - Pick an inner planet that we talked about today in class and design a travel brochure for that planet. Include basic facts and descriptions of places of interest. Also include a few sketches or photos to go along with your text.
8 Social Studies - Chapter 16 test tomorrow, 10/29. Also, Research the number of free and enslaved people in each Confederate state. Then calculate the percentage of slaves in each of those states. This is due on Wednesday, 10/30 and should be done in your notebooks.
Friday, October 25th
8 Science - Bring in materials on Monday for your 3D atom model. We will be building a 3D model of an atom, which can be made of beads, cottom, small candies, clay, plastic foam, and other simple objects. We will be describing how the mass of the nucleus compares to the mass of the electrons and explaining what makes atoms of different elements different from one another.
6 Science - Finish photosynthesis online quiz, due on Monday 10/28... Get Chapter 2 test signed by an adult and bring back on Monday
7Science - Bring in materials to build your 3D model of your planet or planetary object by Tuesday, 10/29
7 Social Studies - Chapter 3 Test on Wednesday, 10/30. Chapter Test essay question due on Tuesday, 10/29 - page 91 Essential Question. How did the experience of the early colonists shape America's political and social ideals?
Wednesday, October 23rd
7 Religion - Chapter test tomorrow, 10/24
6 Science - Chapter 2 test tomorrow, 10/24
8 Social Studies - Chapter 16 Test on Tuesday, 10/29. Essay question due on Monday, 10/28. Also, finish the chapter reviwe we started in class today, which we will review together on Monday, page 532, Choose 5 of the 12 vocabulary words listed and write the significance of each. #13-19 All - answers only, some choices may be used more than once. #21-29 and 31 & 33 in complete sentences.
8 Science - The following is your chapter project. Please open and review. We will discuss together his week.
7 Science - The following is your chapter project. Please open and review. We will discuss together this week. I will also be assigning your planets.
November Current Event Schedule
Tuesday, October 22nd
7 Religion - Chapter 7 test on Thursday 10/24
8 Social Studies - Chapter 16 test on Tuesday, 10/29.. Essay question due on Monday 10/28 found on page 533
7 Social Studies - Project due tomorrow, 10/23
6 Science - Chapter 2 test on Thursday 10/14. Also, finish todays class work on pages 68-69 - When should new medicines be made available? We read and started answering the what would you do questions #1-3 on loose leaf. This assignment is due on Thursday. Use the go online link at the bottom of page 69 to help answer the questions.
Monday, October 21st
6 Science - Page 71-72 #1-17 chapter 2 open book test. #1-10 answers only, #11-17 in complete sentences. Chapter 2 test on Thursday
8 Science - What's in the Box lab due tomorrow, 10/22
7 Science - The Sun WKS back and front ... Please finish watching this video that we started in class today on the Sun
7 Religion - Chapter 7 Test on Thursday, 10/24
7th - Chapter 3 The Solar System
8th Grade - Chapter 3 - Elements and the Periodic Table
Friday, October 18th
8 Science - Chapter 3, Lesson 1 Introduction to Atoms Key Words in NB - page 72
7 Social Studies - Mary Dyer broke Puritan laws by returning to Massachusettes. This was an act of civil disobediance. Research other historical figures who used this form to protest. You may present your information in microsoft word as a report, power point as a slideshow presentation, on poster board as a story board with descriptions and pictures, or as an oral presentation with props distinguishing your historical figure. Which ever way you choose to present your information, you must include a works cited page. This is due on Wednesday, 10/ 23
6 Science - Chapter 2 test on Thursday, 10/24 Use notes online to study
Thursday, October 17th
6 Science - We finished chapter 2 today, you will have a chapter test towards the end of next week. Start studying now from the notes online and the video clips below on photosynthesis, Mitosis and Cancer Cells
7 Religion - Do Well Worksheet
8 Science - Skit / Cartoon Storyboard due tomorrow 10/18 on changes of state
Wednesday, October 16th
7 Science - Final copy of lab due tomorrow 10/17, Being a Rocket Scientist. Chapter 2 test tomorrow.
8 Social Studies - Journal - Imagine you were a spectator at Bull Run. Describe what you saw and explain how it changed your attitude toward the war. Also, research the casuality figures of the Civil War and make a graph to display in the information. This is due on Monday
8 Science - Chapter 2 Test tomorrow, 10/17
Tuesday, October 15th
8 Science - Chapter 2 test on Thursday, 10/17. Also, page 41 A story of changes in matter activity. We started this in class today. Finish at home and hand in by Friday, 10/18. This will count as a lab grade.
7 Religion - Page 87 - Faith in Action, Reflect on your own Experiences. Choose a faith in action project that you have done here at school over the years to help you anwer the questions.
7 Social Studies - page 65 #3-6 in your NB.. Journal entry - you are a Native American living in Amercica or an English man/woman who settled in America forming a colony. What challenges did you face? What was your life like?
6 Science - page 60 Analyzing Data #1-4 in NB
Wednesday, October 9th
7 Science - Chapter 2 Test on Thursday, 10/17. Also, # 2 on page 65 - research the uses of communications satellites over the last 20 years. List their influences on society.
8 Science - Chapter 2 Test on Thursday, 20/17. Also, final copy of today's egg drop lab due on Tuesday, 10/15
Tuesday, October 8th
8th - High school registration papers due tomorrow, Wednesday 10/9
7 Religion - Chapter 6 Test on Tuesday, 10/15
7 Social Studies - Chapter 2 test on Wednesday 10/9
8 Social Studies - Chapter 15 Test on Wednesday 10/9
8 Science - Egg Drop Lab tomorrow, 10/9, Chapter 2 test on Thursday 10/17
7 Science - Chapter 2 test on Thursday 10/17
Monday, October 7th
8th Grade - Bring back high school placement test registration form by Wednesday 10/9
6th Science - Page 50 skills activity in NB
7th Social Studies - Chapter 2 Test on Wednesday 10/9, Test essay question from page 55 due tomorrow 10/8
7th Science - Finish chapter 2 open book test, page 67 #1-15 on loose leaf. #1-10 answers only, #11-15 in complete sentences. Your chapter 2 test will be next week.
8th Social Studies - Chapter 15 test on Wednesday 10/9, Test essay question from page 507 due tomorrow 10/8
Thursday, October 3rd
Tomorrow is Mass Day, Please remeber to wear shirt and tie.
6th Science -Bring in a green leaf for tomorrows lab. Also, please view the following videos on the process of photosynthesi video 1
7th Science - Go to http://www.sciliks.org, web code scn- 0623. choose 3 websites and read more about them. There are 23 pages of various websites, games, crosswords, and puzzles all on space. Choose and read 3 and write them down in your notebook. Please view the following video on Multistage Rockets
8th Science - Page 53 writing in science.. Start thinking about your materials for next weeks egg drop
7th Social Studies - Journal entry - you are on voyage from Africa to the Americas on the middle passage. what was your journey like? You will have a chapter 2 test on Wednesday 10/9. Start studying now
Tuesday, October 1st
Student Council Induction Mass is on Friday October 4th. All boys must wear shirt and tie for mass.
7 Social Studies - Page 45 #3-8 in Notebook. Also, your journal for tonight: You are a Native American or European trading with North America or Europe following the Colombian Exchange. What livestock or crops are you trading? What are you receiving in return? How is this trade affecting you and your family?
7 Religion - Practice your readings for mass on Friday 10/4
8 Social Studies - Journal entry - Imagine you are a candidate in the 1856 election. Write a speech explaining your political opinions. Also, Today we discussed the major differences in the Democratic and Republican Party in the 1850's and it was a difference in opinions on slavery and state's rights. What are the main differences now that each political party faces?
8 Science - Page 52 Analyzing data #1-5 on loose leaf
Monday, September 30th
8 Science - Review Section 1, Chapter 2 on states of matter. Make sure you have drawn in your notebooks models of the particles in each state.
7 Science - Review Section 1, Chapter 2 on the science of rockets. Complete the Analyzing Data page 43 #1-4 on loose leaf. Go to http://www.phschool.com, web code cfp-5021 and do the multistage rocket activity.
8 Social Studies - Journal entry - You are a member of congress when, Senator Charles Sumner spoke against the proslavery forces in Kansas in 1856. Describe the events that took place after the speech was given. What is the relation between "Bleeding Kansas" and Bleeding Sumner?" Would you be pro or anti slavery? Explain. Also, Read Land use and Slavery page 488-489 and answer the two drawing conclusion questions in NB
October Current Event Schedule
Thursday, September 26th
7th Religion - Chapter 5 Test on Tuesday 10/1
8 Science - Finish your matter online quiz from today if you did not finish in class.
6th Science - Chapter 2 Cell Processes and Energy
8th Science - Chapter 2 Solids, Liquids and Gases
7th Science Chapter 2 - Exploring Space
The notes for all Science Classes are posted online weeks in advance to help you follow along with the lessons in class and move forward if you feel you are ready to on your own at home. If you have trouble opening the links posted on the homework web page, please come and speak to me as soon as you notice a problem so we can work together to fix it, so you can stay ahead. Thank you
Wednesday, September 25th
School Photos are Wednesday, 10/2. Today the picture order forms went home, please remember to bring back with you next week. Do NOT dress down in gym uniform. Please come dressed in proper school unform.
7 Social Studies - Yesterday you were each given a name to research from Chapter 2, section 1. Today you started looking up information on your person and on Monday you will present to the class. You may bring in props for your presentation. You are not writing a report, but rather putting notes on index cards and using them as an aide to help with your presentation. Be prepared for Monday.
8 Social Studies - Read about Harriet Beecher Stowe on page 485, and answer the critical thinking question in your NB - Why was the novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin so unpopular in the South?
Tuesday, September 24th
7 Religion - Go to the Source, page 62. Read John 1:1-14, Why do you think Jesus is called "the Word?" What does that symbol mean to you? Answer in your notebook.
6 Science - Chapter 1 test on Thursday. Study from the notes online. Also, today in class you started a journal, titled - My Life as a Protein. Finish writing this journal in your notebooks and be ready to share on Thursday.
Monday, September 23rd
6 Science - Great job today putting together your edible cells! We were able to review today in class for our chapter 1 test, so make sure to go home and review the notes online. Your chapter test is on Thursday 9/26 Since we were able to review today, tomorrow you will have a quiz on the main parts of the cell. This is an online quiz, so no studying is needed! You will read the website provided and answer the questions related to the site.
8 Science - Your chapter 1 test is tomorrow, 9/24.. Please answer the following essay questions at home neatly on loose leaf or type and print out and bring in as part of your test tomorrow.
1. Energy is all around you, and come in many forms. What are the six forms? Give an example of each.
2. There are four examples listed in the book on chemical changes. Name three of them and give an example of each.
3. Describe the energy transformation that occurs when a person pushes a bike to the top of a hill and coasts down.,
4. Give an example of a mixture that is a solution, and a mixture that is not a solution. Which mixture is heterogeneous? Explain.
7 Science - Your chapter 1 test is on Wednesday 9/25. Your Moon observation sheets are also due on this day. Your essay questions for your chapter test are:
1. Describe how the tides change at a point on the seashore over the course of a day.
2. Explain why Earth experiences seasons.
3. Describe the events that most likely created the moon.
4. Why can't astronomers use telescopes to study the entire surface of the moon from Earth? What other methods could they use?
5. Explain why we observe solar and lunar eclipses. Which is more common to observe? Why?
6. Explain how Earth remains in orbit around the sun.
7 Social Studies - Page 32 critical thinking questions in NB comparing Inca and Aztec Empire.
8 Social Studies - Chapter 14 test on Wednesday 9/25.. Please answer the following in 3-4 paragraphs, typed, and double spaced. How did immigration and social reform change the nation in the mid - 1800s? Be sure to consider the key ideas of each section as well as the most significant problems that faced Americans in the mid 1800s. This essay is part of your test and due on Wednesday 9/25
7 Religion - Finish your " I Am " Statements and hand in tomorrow, 9/24
Friday, September 20th
6 Science - Finish the open book test that was started today in class. Page 39-40 #1-18 on loose leaf. #1-10 answers only and #11-18 in complete sentences. This does count as a test grade along with your chapter 1 test next week.
Thursday, September 19th
Congratulations to our Student Council Class Representatives - 5th Grade- Alexis L & Katie C, 6th Grade - Ryan K, 7th Grade - Patrick O and 8th Grade - Valerie L
Our Student Council Induction Ceremony will take place during our October 4th Mass
6 Science - We finished reviewing Chapter 1 today on cells. Tomorrow you will have the open book part of your test, which you cannot study for since you will be able to use your textbook and notes. Monday you will have your edible cell lab and on Tuesday we will have our Jeopardy review game for chapter 1. Thursday, 9/26 will be your chapter 1 test
8 Science - We finished chapter 1 today and started our open book test on page 37 #1-15. Tomorrow we will have our chapter review game and Monday we will discuss our essay questions. Your chapter 1 test will be on Tuesday, 9/24. All notes for chapter 1 are posted online.
7 Science - We finished chapter 1 today and started our open book test on page 35 #1-20. Please finish this open book test for homework, if you did not get to finish in class. It is due tomorrow 9/20. We will have our Jeopardy review game tomorrow and discuss our essay questions on Monday. Your chapter 1 test will be on Wednesday 9/25. All of your notes for chapter 1 are posted online. Please refer to them when studying. Also, you will need to hand in your moon observation sheet from the past 4 weeks in on Wednesday 9/25.
Friday, September 13th
7 Religion - Chapter 4 Test on Monday 9/16
7 Social - Chapter test on Tuesday 9/17... Please complete and bring in the essay portion of your test. How do American, African, and European societies differ from one another before the 1500's?
7 Science - Page 27 Section assessment in NB
Thursday, September 12th
Student council dress down day tomorrow 9/13 for $2
All student council intent to run for class representative forms are due tomorrow, 9/13
6th Science - Finish your diagram of your plant or animal cell with all the major parts and function of the organelles listed. Microscope quiz tomorrow.
7th Science - Calendar presentations are due tomorrow 9/13
7th Religion - Chapter 4 Test on Monday..Finish page 57 #1-10 including c on looseleaf
8th Science - Finish your lab from today, Which has more Mass?
Wednesday, September 11th
All Middle School Class - Reminder that current events will start next week.. Use the schedule posted in class and on website to see when yours is due..The presentation days are: 6th grade - Monday, 7th - Wednesday, 8th - Thursday
If you are running for student council class rep. your intent to run form is due on Friday 9/13
7 Social Studies - Study for your chapter 1 test which will be on Tuesday 9/17
Go online and do the flipcard activity to help review important words, people and place from this chapter at classzone.com
Also, finish the journal entry started today in class using the first 12 vocabulary words listed on page 22
7 Science - Group presentations will be on Friday 9/13.. Do not forget a works cited page
8 Social Studies - go to http://www.classzone.com.. Choose social studies as subject, new jersey as location and click go to find textbook. Choose the first textbook, titles American History.. go to interactive review and choose quizzes.. Select section 2 and take the 5 question quiz on lesson 2. When finished, hit the submit button at the bottom of the page and record your score in your homework assignment pad. Due Monday 9/16
7 Religion - Chapter 4 test on Monday 9/16
Tuesday, September 10th
7 Religion - Prayer for all the families and victims from September 11th. Chapter 4 Religion Test on Monday, September 16th
7 Social Studies - Journal Entry - You are a European Sailor during the 1450s. Describe your life as a sailor and why you would have to worry about the currents. Why are your traveling?
8 Social Studies - Journal Entry - You are a reformer in the mid 1800s. Choose one of the problems we discussed today in class from section 2 and tell me what you are doing to make changes and why these changes need to be done. What struggles may you be facing?
Monday, September 9th
6 Science - Microscope quiz on Friday 9/13.. Study from the sheet done in class that should be in your science notebook.
7 Science - We are discussing Earth in Space and the reasons why we have seasons and how our calendar was made. For thousands of years, people have used observations of the sky to keep track of the time of year. Today, you were separated into groups and together you will research a specific time period and culture listed on page 8 and 9. Research this accomplishment and explain the importance of this discovery and structure during their time period. Why was it important in their lives? You may present this information via PowerPoint, tri-fold bulletin board, or through a video. You must include a works cited page! This is due on Friday 9/13
Also, page 18 Analyzing Data #1-4 in your Notebook
7 Social Studies - Page 14 Connect Geography and History #1-2 in NB. Also, in your journal - Imagine you are a traveler in Central Africa, write about your travels, including the terrain and people you encounter.
8 Social Studies - Journal entry- In a separate section in your notebook write a journal entry on today's class discussion. You are an immigrant traveling to America in search of a better way of life for you and your family. Write about your experience.. What was the journey life over to America? What did you have to do to find a job? What were your living conditions? Where did you settle? Be DESCRIPTIVE!!
Also, research the Irish Potato Famine and describe life in Ireland and why you would want to come to America.
Friday, September 6th
7 Science - Finalize your lab report from today on Gravity and Motion - Can you Move the Bottom Penny? Also, please preview and read through section 2 on gravity and motion. The notes are posted below.
7 Social Studies - Don't forget to follow the instructions posted yesterday and complete the online quiz and record your score in your homework assignment pad.
6 Science - Today we discussed qualities that make a good scientist. One good quality to have is perseverance. Someone with perseverance doesn't give up when faced with difficulties. In a paragraph, describe how perseverance might help in a science career in your notebooks for Monday. Also, please bring in a black and white newpaper photo. It must be from a newspaper. Please no online printed pictures as this will not work underneath a microscope.
Thursday, September 5th
8th grade students - please practice your readings for tomorrow's mass
7 Religion - Page 51, Go to Scripture.. Read Matthew 28:16-20 and answer the questions listed on page 51.
8 Science - Go to http://www.phschool.com, web code cgb-1000. Choose and read one of the links to learn more about becoming a chemical engineer. Summarize what you read in your notebooks and be prepared to share with class and discuss.
7 Science - Page 13 writing in science in Notebooks. You may write about the seasons where you live or do some research and write about the seasons in a different location.
7 Social - ** Due Monday ** go to http://www.classzone.com.. Choose social studies as subject, new jersey as location and click go to find textbook. Choose the first textbook, titles American History.. go to interactive review and choose quizzes.. Select section 1 and take the 5 question quiz on lesson 1. When finished, hit the submit button at the bottom of the page and record your score in your homework assignment pad.
6 Science - Review your microscope worksheet on all the major parts and functions. You will have a quiz on this towards the end of next week. You must be able to label all parts.
Wednesday, September 4th
7 Science - go to www.phschool.com, and type in web code cfb-5000... There are many different types of astronomers, and all have different kinds of training. Some astronomers use radio telescopes to study distant objects, while others use instruments like the Hubble Space Telescope, or the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), which orbit above Earth. The links below will help you learn more about becoming an astronomer. Choose one of the links, read the article and write in your notebooks more information. Be ready to discuss in class tomorrow. Also, keep track of your moon observation sheet for the next 17 days. Look at the moon each night and fill in the columns where necessary. This will be kept in your binders until the entire sheet has been filled in.
7 Social Studies - You are a teenager in a family that lived in one of the following societies that developed throughout North, Central, and South America - Sedentary Society, Semisedentary Society, or Nonsedentary Society. Choose one of the societies that you and your family were a part of and write a journal entry about your life during travel.
8th Grade reminders - Please get your elective forms and diploma sheets signed and returned to me as soon as possible.. If you do not return your elective form by 9/10 you may not be given your first choice.
Student Coucil Class Representative Elections
8th - Chemical Building Blocks
6th - Cells and Heredity
7th - Astronomy
Tuesday, September 3rd
Welcome Back Middle School! Please remember to cover all textbooks and to bring in all your forms signed - Handbook, Technology Usage and Cell Phone forms
7th Science - Please bring in 25 pennies by Friday 9/6
Middle School Grading Rubric
September Current Event Schedule
The Scientific Method
Please refer to the following as an aide when writing your lab reports - Scientific Method Steps
Jennifer Baeder, Middle School Science
I am a graduate of King's College, where I received a Bachelor's degree in elementary education. I have been teaching for nine years within the Diocese of Trenton, teaching 5th and 6th grade Science and Language Arts at St. Agnes School, where I also coached the girl's varsity basketball team. Upon merging, I was hired to teach Middle School Science, which I have been teaching here at Mother Teresa Regional School for the past 8 years along with Religion and Social Studies. I have been continuing my education at Georgian Court University, taking classes in the science field. I am also a certified catechist through the Diocese of Trenton and volunteer my time teaching Religious Education classes for St. Agnes and OLPH Parishes. I am a certified k-8 teacher in the state of New Jersey as well as Pennsylvania.