LASS blog for Mr. Haack/Mrs. Wilson by Ms. Hu

Middle School students, I will try my best to keep this blog going while Mrs. Wilson is on Bereavement Leave.
Here’s the latest -

ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS -

Spelling City – Taking a short break from Spelling City – NO ASSIGNMENTS

Creative Writing – This is part of Academic Lab on Wednesdays
Students are responsible for their creative writing for labs – part of 100 points for Academic lab. Need to work on this outside of lab if not finished – Due date on creative writing – Sept. 26, 2014

GRADE 8

Fall Research Paper
The handwritten first draft due tomorrow September 16. – this date has not changed since Mrs. Wilson’s last blog.

Reading Record – Book Report
Oral Book Report – students had opportunity today to sign up for a presentation time slot on Tues. 23, Thurs. 25 or Fri. 26. Students have all the necessary forms to do this oral presentation.

Caught Ya’s
Quiz tomorrow

Social Studies -
Studying India – Hindu/Islam – Note taking in class
Working on maps – Geography

GRADE 7

Fall Research Paper
The handwritten first draft due tomorrow September 16. – this date has not changed since Mrs. Wilson’s last blog.

Reading Record – Book Report
Oral Book Report – students had opportunity today to sign up for a presentation time slot on Thurs. 25 or Fri. 26. Students have all the necessary forms to do this oral presentation.

Caught Ya’s
Quiz tomorrow

Social Studies -
U.S. Expansionism – Hawaii focus
Map of oceans and seas

GRADE 6

Fall Research Paper
The handwritten first draft due Thursday,  September 18.

Reading Record – Book Report
Oral Book Report – students had opportunity today to sign up for a presentation time slot on Tues. 23, Thurs. 25 or Fri. 26. Students have all the necessary forms to do this oral presentation.

Social Studies -
Studying Marco Polo
Working on maps – longitude and latitude

 

 

Student Led Conferences

All conferences for Middle School students will be held in Mrs. C’s classroom (7th grade room). She has a nice, large, round table that we can meet around. I will have a time sheet posted to the door, please wait for either myself or Mrs. Consalvo to get you from the hallway so that someone else’s conference is not interrupted. We look forward to meeting with you and your child and to see what we can all do to help your child improve in the areas they desire to improve in!

Mrs. Consalvo 8th Grade Science

We have been learning about matter and changes of state of matter so we made rock candy to demonstrate the process of water evaporating from a liquid to a gas which leaves behind sugar that forms solid crystals. Science is yummy!

Recipe:

Dissolve 3-4 cups of sugar into one cup of boiling water then add food coloring  and a splash of vanilla extract, if desired. Wet a wooden skewer or a string and roll in sugar to get the crystals started. After letting the syrup cool for 5 – 10 minutes and the skewer or string  is dry, pour the syrup into a clean drinking glass or glass jar. Suspend the string or skewer from the top of the jar without letting it touch the sides of the jar or the bottom. Leave the jar in a place where it will not be bumped or disturbed, as it might disrupt crystal formation. Wait 5 – 7 days and watch as your crystals grow, then enjoy!

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Mrs. Consalvo September 11, 2014

6th Grade:

Student Lead Conference –  We will be taking time in class tomorrow to begin working on your packets so be sure to bring in sample work that you might have at home if you want to include it

Field Trip – Permission slips for a field trip to the Academy of Science in San Francisco on September 24 went home today. Be sure to sign those and return them soon. We will need to leave at 7 am for this trip to fight traffic and make the most of our day there.

Christian Faith – 2 Timothy 3:16-17 memorized by tomorrow

Earth Science – Be sure to finish the Mineral Treasure Hunts at home if you did not finish in class.

Section 1 Homework due Monday.

Also begin working on your Mighty Minerals project which will be worth 20 points and is due Thursday morning 9/18 to be presented in class.

If you have not finished your Academic Lab projects be sure to work on those…the end of the quarter is fast approaching.

7th Grade Life Science: 

Reading and Note taking guide pages 66-67 are due tomorrow if not finished in class today.

Quiz tomorrow on Sections 3 and 4.

Exam and picture vocab on Tuesday next week.

Here are the notes from sections 3 and 4: compounds and passive and active transport

If you have not finished your Academic Lab projects be sure to work on those…the end of the quarter is fast approaching.

8th Grade Physical Science:

Melting Ice lab write up due tomorrow if not turned in already today.

Sections 1 and 2 homework due tomorrow.

Quiz on Sections 1 and 2 on Monday 9/15.

Here are the notes from Section 1 and 2 this week: states of matter and changes in phase of matter

If you have not finished your Academic Lab projects be sure to work on those…the end of the quarter is fast approaching.

Here’s this week’s word wall for 8th Grade:

word wall

 

Ephesians 4:29 "Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear."

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