Thursday, March 31, 2016

Thursday 3-31-16

In-Class:
Number Talk
Finish up test and menu
Go over conclusions from "Food-Producers Experiment"
Photosynthesis Intro

Homework:
No homework.

Tuesday and Wednesday 3-29/30-16

Substitute Teacher Today

In-Class (3/29):
Menu
Article "Where Does Food Come From?"

Homework:
Study for test

In-Class (3/30):
Test
Finish Menu
Science Observations

Homework:
No homework.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Monday 3-28-16

Reminder: Test on Wednesday (3/30)

In-Class:
Number Talk
Menu
Science Fair Project
- Finish Materials and Procedure

Homework:
#104
Problems on handout

Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday 3-25-16

In-Class:
Number Talk
Menu
- Geometry topics
- Due Wednesday
Science Fair Project
- Research Paper: Due Friday
- Work on variables, hypothesis, materials, and procedure

Homework:
#103
Pg. 26
Problems 34-36


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Thursday 3-24-16

In-Class:
Number Talk
Problem 4.4
- Notes
- Groups of 4
Science Fair Project
- Parenthetical Citations
- Research Paper: Due Tomorrow

Homework:
#102
Pg. 25
Problems 29-32

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wednesday 3-23-16

Reminder: Test next Wednesday on geometry topics

In-Class:
Number Talk
Problem 4.3
- Conditions for Triangles
Science Fair Project
- Research Paper: Due Friday
- Created title page and saved work in progress

Homework:
#101
Pg. 25
Problems 16-25

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Tuesday 3-22-16

In-Class:
Number Talk
Problem 4.2
- Exact calculations involving pi
Science Fair Project
- Gathering research, note taking
- Research Paper: Due Friday

Homework:
#100
Pg. 24
Problems 13-15


Monday, March 21, 2016

Monday 3-21-16

In-Class:Number Talk
New Books
Problem 4.1 in C.C. Packet
Science Fair Project
- Research Plan + Bibliography: Due Today
- Work on Research Paper: Due Friday

Homework:
#99
Pg. 23 (in new packet)
Problems 1-8


Friday, March 18, 2016

Friday 3-18-16

In-Class:
Number Talk
Bedroom Remodeling Problem
Science Quiz
Science Fair Project
- Research Plan + Bibliography (Due Monday)

Homework:
#98
Pg. 71
Problems 26 and 27


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Science Fair

The Annual JAMS Science Expo is on April 20th and will begin at 6:00pm in the large gym. 7th grade projects will be presented in the hallway from 6:15-7:00, then 8th grade presentations will be in classrooms from 7:00-7:45. All 7th grade JAMS projects will remain on display for the entire week in the main hallway.

Science Fair planning has already been happening in the classroom and should be making its way to your home this weekend. Look for resources coming home with your student and review the "Science Project Proposal Form" with your child. 


Helpful Links for Parents:
A Positive Science Fair Experience
Understanding Your Role

Helpful Links for Students:
Project Guide

Wednesday 3-16-16

Reminders: 
- MAP testing tomorrow in lab 40
- Science quiz on Friday

In-Class:
Number Talk
Problems 5.2 and 5.3
Science Fair Project
- Science Project Proposal Form
- Research Plan
Mono Lake Response: Food Web

Homework:
#97
Pg. 69
Problems 18 and 19


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Tuesday 3-15-16

In-Class:
Number Talk
AM Only - Euler's Formula
Problems 5.1 and 5.2
Science Fair Info
- Choosing a topic
- Write project question
Observations

Homework:
#96
Pg. 68
Problem 15 and 16

Monday, March 14, 2016

Monday 3-14-16

Pi Day Celebrations!


In-Class:
Number Talk
Pi Day Celebration
 - The Art of Pi
    - Gallery and presentation of student work
 - Digit Recitation Contest
 - Circle Paper Folding
    - Identifying shapes and properties
 - Eating Pie
Observations

Homework:
No homework tonight.

Friday 3-11-16

In-Class:
Volume Quiz
Growing Rectangles/Growing Cubes
The Art of Pi Assignment - Work Time
Observations

Homework:
#95
The Art of Pi

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Thursday 3-10-16

In-Class:
Number Talk
Polyhedrons
Euler's Formula + Challenge
Pi Project Introduction
- Work time on Friday
- Due on Monday (3/14)
PM Only - Cuboid Challenge

Homework:
AM
#93+94
Pg. 56-59
Problems 17, 24, 25, 33, and 34 
(in class work time for homework)

PM
#94 
Pg. 59
Problems 33 and 34

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Wednesday 3-9-16

Reminder: Volume Quiz on Friday

In-Class:
AM Only
MAP Testing/Platonic Solds

PM Only
Number Talk
Polyhedrons
Mono Lake Card Sort + Food Webs Continued
Milkweed Bug Upkeep

Homework:
AM - No homework.
PM - #93
         Pg. 56
         Problems 17, 24, and 25


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tuesday 3-8-16

In-Class:
Number Talk
Comparing Volume
- Square Pyramid to Square Prism
- Triangular Pyramid to Triangular Prism
- Cones to Cylinders
- Spheres to Cylinders
- Cones to Spheres
Mono Lake Card Sort
Food Webs

Homework:
#92
Pg. 55
Problems 10 and 11










Monday 3-7-16

In-Class:
Number Talk
Problem 3.4
Turn in Milkweed Infographic
Observations
- Milkweed Bugs
- Terrarium
- Aquarium
Read Article "Biosphere 2"

Homework:
#91
Pg. 42
Problem 22


Monday, March 7, 2016

Friday 3-4-16

In-Class:
Milkweed Bug Infographic
Include:
- features
- life stages
- text AND diagrams
Use observations, article, and the chromebooks to guide you.
Infographic should be well planned out before getting poster paper.
Should be colorful, neat, and tidy.
Due on Monday.

Homework:
Finish Infographic.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Thursday 3-3-16

In-Class:
Build geometric solids
- find surface area
- find volume
Notes
Finish "Among the Wild Chimpanzees"
Milkweed Bug Habitat Refresh

Homework:
#90
pg. 40
problems 13, 17, 18, 29, and 32

Wednesday 3-2-16

Early Release - PM ONLY

Poster Problem
- On the Download

No homework.

Tuesday 3-1-16

In-Class:
Problem 3.2
Mono Lake 
- Video
- Response

Homework:
#89 
pg. 38
problems 1, 2, 4-6