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Week 33: 5/1-5/5
Please note the schedule changes due to OPEN HOUSE - check out info here and .
schedules below.
DAY DATE CLASS WORK HOMEWORK
 
Monday 
(late start - all classes)
 
5/1
 
  • Genius Hour - LAST work day
If you are absent:
  • Do the following pages in your genius hour folder - Double-entry journal
  • Study for 6 kingdom / dissection assessment - check out study guide here.
  • We are wrapping up genius hour this week in class! Projects are due by the beginning of class May 4.
  Tuesday
(p. 1,3,5)
-or-
Wednesday
 (p. 2,4,6)
 
 
 
5/2
 
-or-
 
5/3
 
 
 
 
  • Genius Hour wrap - up.  Work on presentation -use the Giving Great Talk:  Presentation Structure pages in your genius hour journal as a guide.  You can choose to do a google slide show, video or Ted style talk.
 
If you are absent:
  • Work on your Genius Hour presentation -use the Giving Great Talk:  Presentation Structure pages in your genius hour journal as a guide.  You can choose to do a google slide show, video or Ted style talk.
  • See Monday
Thursday
1/2 day
 (all classes)
5/4 
Open House!  Minimum day. Genius Hour project due and test over 6 kingdom & classification
 
If you are absent:
  • You will take assessment upon return to class
  • See Monday
 
 
Friday
 (all classes)
 
 
5/5
 
  • Genius Hour Presentations 
If you are absent:
  • You will present upon your return to class
  • None- enjoy your weekend
 
 Important Dates:
  • Thursday May 4 - Genius Hour Project due!
  • Thursday May 4 - Open House
  • Thursday May 4 - half day
  • Thursday May 4 - Assessment over 6 kingdoms and dissection - check out study guide here
  • Friday May 5 - Human reproduction/SEL letter due
  • Monday May 8 -May journal article assigned.You can do it on paper or on Google Classroom.                                 Check out the scoring guide here
  • Friday May 12 - May journal article due -You can do it on paper or on Google Classroom.                                       Check out the scoring guide here
  • Thursday May 25 or Friday May 26 - return science textbooks in history class
  • Monday May 29 - No school
  • Friday June 2 @ 3 p.m. - all missing work is due for quarter 4 or it becomes a permanent zero.
  • Tuesday June 6 - minimum day
  • Wednesday June 7 - minimum day
  • Thursday June 8 - last day of school - minimum day
 
Week 32: 4/24-4/28
Please note the schedule changes due to SBAC testing - check out schedule here.
If you do not want to dissect please let me know and I will have an alternate activity
waiting for you.
DAY DATE CLASS WORK HOMEWORK
 
Monday 
(late start - all classes)
 
4/24
 
  • Genius Hour - work day
If you are absent:
  • Do the following pages in your genius hour folder - Double-entry journal
 
Tuesday
(p. 3 & 6)
-or-
Wednesday
 (p. 2 & 5)
-or-
Thursday 
(p.  1 & 4)
 
  
 
4/25
 
-or-
 
4/26 
-or-
 
4/27
 
 
 
If you are absent:
  • You will be given a hard copy of the notes & 6 kingdom page*
  • You will be excused from the dissections or come and see me at flex to dissect
  • See Monday
 
 
 
Friday
 (all classes)
 
 
4/28
 
  • Frog Dissection*
 
If you are absent:
  • You will be excused from the dissection or come and see me at flex on Tuesday 5/2 or Wednesday 5/3 to dissect
  • None- enjoy your weekend
 *can not be posted - copyrighted
 
 Important Dates:
  • Thursday May 4 - Genius Hour Project due!
  • Thursday May 4 - Open House
  • Thursday May 4 - half day
  • Thursday May 4 - Assessment over 6 kingdoms and dissection - check out study guide here
  • Friday May 5 - Human reproduction/SEL letter due
  • Monday May 8 -May journal article assigned.You can do it on paper or on Google Classroom.                                 Check out the scoring guide here
  • Friday May 12 - May journal article due -You can do it on paper or on Google Classroom.                                       Check out the scoring guide here
  • Thursday May 25 or Friday May 26 - return science textbooks in history class
  • Monday May 29 - No school
  • Tuesday June 6 - minimum day
  • Wednesday June 7 - minimum day
  • Thursday June 8 - last day of school - minimum day
 
Week 31: 4/17-4/21
Please note the schedule changes due to SBAC testing - check out schedule here.
DAY DATE CLASS WORK HOMEWORK
 
Monday 
(late start - all classes)
 
4/17
 
  • Genius Hour - work day
If you are absent:
  • Do the following pages in your genius hour folder - Double-entry journal
 
Tuesday
(p. 6 & 3)
-or-
Wednesday
 (p. 5 & 2)
-or-
Thursday 
(p.  4 & 1)
 
 
 
 
4/18
 
-or-
 
4/19
 
-or-
 
4/20
 
 
 
If you are absent:
  • You will be given a hard copy of the notes & 6 kingdom page*
  • Complete Protists - The Middle Kingdom and put in your notebook
  • Watch: Protist Song
  • Watch BrainPop: Protozoa and Fungi -  The username is ipaduser and the password is student
  • Watch Dissection safety PPT
  • In place of dissection plesae do pre-dissection worksheet* - you need to know the terminology - you will be given upon return to class
  • See Monday
 
 
 
Friday
 (all classes)
 
 
4/21
 
If you are absent:
  • None- enjoy your weekend
 
 Important Dates:
  • Thursday May 4 - Genius Hour Project due!
  • Thursday May 4 - Open House
  • Thursday May 4 - half day
  • Thursday May 4 - Assessment over 6 kingdoms and dissection
Week 30: 4/10-4/14
 
Welcome to quarter 4!  
Please note the schedule changes due to SBAC testing - check out schedule here.
DAY DATE CLASS WORK HOMEWORK
 
Monday 
(all classes)
 
4/10
 
  • Genius Hour - work day
If you are absent:
  • Do the following pages in your genius hour folder - Double-entry journal
 
Tuesday
(p. 3 & 6)
-or-
Wednesday
 (p. 2 & 5)
-or-
Thursday 
(p.  1 & 4)
 
 
 
 
4/11
 
-or-
 
4/12
 
-or-
 
4/13
 
 
 
If you are absent:
  • See Monday
 
 
 
Friday
 (all classes)
 
 
4/14
If you are absent:
  • You will be excused from the poison pump activity
  • None- enjoy your weekend
 
 Important Dates:
  • Thursday May 4 - Genius Hour Project due!
  • Thursday May 4 - Open House
  • Thursday May 4 - half day
 

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We watched this in class on Thursday 1/7 (period 3 & 5) or Friday 1/8 (period 2,4,6).  If you are absent please watch and complete the video recap worksheet - it can be downloaded from my webpage (home page).