M: Layers of the Earth video; ~students complete 15 video notes
T: Complete summary based upon the video viewed on Monday; ~Complete Layers of the Earth visual vocabulary; (must be defined & colored)
W: Layers of the Earth Matrix; ~Complete the matrix from the textbook while reading chapter 7, section 1; ~Discuss the answers with partner; ~discuss whole group
R: Complete Guided reading over layers of the earth; ~Independently: higher students; teacher assistance: low students; ~Vocab Quiz
F: Begin Continental Drift/Pangaea; ~Students construct present day world & Pangaea world; ~Construct, color, label, and glue the continents onto a piece of construction; ~Explain why they think the continents split; ~Explain their theory of how they will look in the future.
M: None T: Complete the Visual Vocabulary started in class W: Inside the Earth WS/Color the earth page R: Complete Guided reading over 7.1 started in class F: Complete the Constructing Continents Graphic activity/questions
M: AC ~ Review for the test; ~Jeopardy/White board game; ~Last minute Q & A
T: AC~~Part 1 of the Weathering & Soil Unit Test; ~Read Science World after the test; ~Write 1 summary about any chosen article
W: AC~~Part 2 of the Weathering & Soil Unit Test; ~Begin Layers of the Earth visual vocabulary when finished
R: AC~ ~Read chapter 7, section 1; ~Complete Matrix over Layers of the Earth
F: AC~ Go over the matrix from previous class; ~Complete Plate Tectonic/Layers of the Earth handout to reinforce the standards; ~Partnered via lexile
M: Study for your Test tomorrow & Wednesday T: Study for your test part 2 tomorrow W: Layers of the Earth Visual Vocabulary R: Complete the Matrix started in class F: None
M: Finish Soil information notes; ~Begin intro for the soil lab; ~Explain examples & how to plan to use the cereal; ~Partner Jot notes for lab activity (will turn in with lab)
T: Complete the Soil Lab; ~Complete discussion via classmates and teacher about the various cereal and it’s relation to soil horizons; ~summary activity about lab
W: ~Soil Conservation; ~Create & complete soil conservation flip book; ~Notes & discussion on various soil conservation techniques; ~Illustrations of the various conservation techniques; ~Study Guide time if extra time
R: Review for the Unit Test; ~(Differentiated: weathering or soil focus); ~Answer last minute Questions; ~Review for the test; ~Review game activity
F: Weathering & Soil Unit Test; ~Read Science World magazine & summarize 2 articles (to collect)
M: Soil Crossword puzzle T: Begin study guide (Due Thursday) W: Study guide due Thurs. R: Study for test F: None
M: AC ~Complete the Soil Horizon notes; ~Begin Soil Notes (cloze notes); ~Discussion on soil & it’s properties; ~Complete the soil horizon illustrati
T: AC~ Complete the Soil Lab; ~Complete discussion via classmates and teacher about the various cereal and it’s relation to soil horizons; ~summary activity about lab
W: AC ~Soil Conservation; ~Create & complete soil conservation flip book; ~Notes & discussion on various soil conservation techniques; ~Illustrations of the various conservation techniques; ~Study Guide time if extra time
R: AC~ Complete discussion over Soil conservation techniques; ~Illustrations on foldable; ~Discussion over ways it improves weathering & erosion; ~Frayer Model over 1 technique (via partners)
M: Continue discussion over Differential Weathering; ~Check guided reading & jot notes; ~Demonstration with peanut M&M’s; ~Differentiated: Group 1 & 2 from Friday’s lesson plan; (Group 1: will compare the M&M’s in both vinegar & water noting chemical, differential, & mechanical weathering while Group 2: will explain the process of mechanical weathering from the M&M in the water)
T: Jeopardy Review over Weathering; ~Last Minute Q&A
W: Last minute questions; ~Quiz on Weathering (Summative Assessment); ~Complete vocab on soil & soil conservation
R: Soil Horizon information & discussion; ~Complete the Soil Horizon notes & colored handout; ~Explain the soil horizon Mnemonic device
F: Complete Soil notes & discussion; ~Finish notes from Thursday; ~Students complete notes via powerpoint; ~Class discussion over various soil styles and types
M: Crossword & Word Search handout
T: Study for Quiz on Wednesday W: Complete the vocabulary from class R: Finish coloring the Soil horizons (see picture on blog) F: Bring in the Cereal for the lab
Cereal for each class and Oreo donations welcomed by all! Thanks in advance parents!
1st: Cheerios 4th: Cocoa Puffs
Weekly Activities ~ AC:
M: AC ~~Read ch. 10, section 2 & complete the guided reading; ~Discuss and go over answers whole group; ~Discuss cemeteries & how they relate to weathering; ~Google Earth various places to discuss the differential weathering: Devils Tower, WY; Good City of Rocks, Gooding, ID; The Window in Big Bend National Park in Texas
T: AC Demonstration with peanut M&M’s; ~Students will compare the M&M’s in both vinegar & water noting chemical, differential, & mechanical weathering changes; ~They will discuss with their groups of 3; ~Begin Agents of Erosion (ch. 12, sections 3 & 4); ~Begin Agents of Erosion book via notescards (pg. 356); Part 1: Describe 2 types of glaciers via picture
W: AC ~Continue working on the Agents of Erosion book via notescards (pg. 356); Part 1: Describe 2 types of glaciers via picture (finish if not complete from Tuesday); Part 2: Describe the different mass movements using the textbook. Students must include characteristics, definition, and include an illustration (visual from the internet): 1. Angle of Repose; 2. Rock Fall; 3. Landslide (include slump); 4. Mudflow; 5. Lahars; 6. Creep
R: AC Last minute questions; ~Quiz on Weathering (Summative Assessment); ~Complete vocab on soil & soil conservation
F: AC Soil Horizon information & discussion; ~Complete the Soil Horizon notes & colored handout; ~Explain the soil horizon Mnemonic device
Please continue to bring in 1 box of Cheerios for our upcoming Soil Lab &/or 1 pkg or Oreos if you would like to donate extras! Thank you all parents, in advance!
Conference week is approaching. Dates: Oct 20th thru 24th.
I will be conferencing with my 1st period class. Attached is the days and time I am available for conferening. Please email 3 spots that would work for your conference. I will do my best to give you your first choice.