Last Edited: November 16, 2018
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November 16, 2018: Today, the students received the correct answers to the enzyme graphing WS. The students were also able to work on 'Enzyme Thinking Questions'. Both of these activities will help to prepare them for the Enzyme Quiz scheduled for Tuesday, 11/20. The students will receive the correct answers for the thinking questions on Monday and will also take the practice quiz. The students' homework is to review their notes for the quiz on Tuesday.
November 14, 2018: Today, the students wrote a conclusion statement for the catalase enzyme lab. On a clean sheet of paper, they wrote the problem, hypothesis, and the conclusion statement. They turned this paper in for a grade. Absent students and students that did not finish can access these questions from the slideshow on google classroom. The students will take an enzyme practice quiz on Tuesday, 11/20.
November 13, 2018: Today, the students gathered data in an experiment that showed the effect of temperature on the reaction rate of catalase enzyme from potatoes. The students will write a conclusion statement for the experiment tomorrow. The Enzyme Quiz is now scheduled for Tuesday, 11/20.
November 12, 2018: Today, the students received a science skills brochure and learned how to construct data tables for experiments. The students also got a small amount of time to work on their enzyme graphs. An enzyme quiz has been scheduled for Friday, however, I will probably move it to the following week.
November 9, 2018: Today, the students finished their notes and discussed the intro to enzymes activity from yesterday. They turned this worksheet in. The students were also able to start the enzyme graphing activity. They will finish the graphing activity on Monday. The students do not have homework this weekend.
November 8, 2018: Today, the students took the front page of Enzyme Notes and took observations of a tomato, potato, and carrot in hydrogen peroxide. We will discuss the results tomorrow and then students will turn this worksheet in. The students do not have homework tonight.
November 7, 2018: Today, the students took the Protein Quiz. After the quiz, they were able to complete their Thanksgiving Dinner Protein activity. They did a really good job! The students do not have homework tonight.
November 5, 2018: Today, the students took a Protein Practice Quiz. The answers can be accessed through my Google Classroom. The Protein Puzzle answers are also there. The students were able to work on one last protein simulation. The students will finish this simulation on Wednesday before they take the Protein Quiz. The students' homework is to study for the quiz on Wednesday.
November 2, 2018: Today, the students simulated the process of protein synthesis by making a fruit loop chain. The students also participated in a protein puzzle contest. A Protein Quiz is scheduled for Wednesday, 11/7/18. The students will get a practice quiz on Monday.
November 1, 2018: The students answered thinking questions about their protein keychain. They turned these questions in. A protein quiz has been scheduled for Wednesday, 11/7/18. Their Protein Haiku is due tomorrow.
October 31, 2018: Today, the students made protein keychains. They do not have homework tonight. Happy Halloween!
October 30, 2018: Today, the students completed their notes, completed the paper chain flow chart steps, and wrote a connection statement between the paper chain activity and how a protein is made in our bodies. The students turned this worksheet in. The Protein Haiku is due on Friday.
October 29, 2018; Today, the students took some notes about proteins and simulated the process of protein making in the body by making a paper chain. The students will finish the notes tomorrow. The students received directions on how to complete the Protein Haiku assignment. I will go over the requirements tomorrow. The haiku is due Friday.
October 26, 2018: Today, the students took their Carbohydrate Quiz. The students were also able to present their poems. They did a really good job! The students do not have homework this weekend.
October 25, 2018: Today, the students completed their Carb Poems. The students will present their poems to the class tomorrow. The students will take the Carb Quiz tomorrow as well. The students need to review their notes in preparation for the quiz tomorrow.
October 24, 2018: Today, the students took the Carbohydrate practice quiz. The students also got the correct answers for it. The answers will be posted in my Google classroom. The students were able to start a 'Dr. Suess rhyming poem' about carbs. They will get about 15 minutes tomorrow to complete it. The students' homework is to review for the quiz on Friday.
October 23, 2018: Today, the students completed a Carbohydrates Puzzle Contest activity. They received the correct answers to this worksheet review. The students also read through an article about carbohydrates. For homework, students are to complete the Google Form which can be found in my Google Classroom. A Carbohydrate Quiz is scheduled for Friday, 10/26.
October 22, 2018: There is no homework tonight; students were on a field trip.
October 18, 2018: Today, the students completed the Glucose Model Thinking Questions and turned it in with their color coded sketch of the glucose molecules. The students also completed a Nutrition Label Proportion math activity. The students' homework is to come up with their own nutrition label proportion problems. We worked through examples on the worksheet. Their two word problems with answers should be written on a piece of looseleaf.
October 17, 2018: Today, the students made a model of glucose using mini-marshmallows and toothpicks. They drew a color-coded sketch of it and included a key. They began answering thinking questions about the activity. The students will finish the thinking questions tomorrow during class. Their homework is to review notes about carbohydrates.
October 16, 2018: Today, the students completed and turned in the Starch Test Observations/Analysis Paragraph activity. The students also finished their Carbohydrate Notes. The Starch test can be found in the Carbohydrate slideshow in my Google Classroom. The students do not have homework tonight.
October 15, 2018: Today, the students took some more carbohydrates notes, modeled monosaccharides and polysaccharides with pop it beads, and took before and after sketches of fruit during a starch test activity. The students will complete their carbohydrate notes tomorrow.
October 12, 2018: Today, the students watched a video about bacteria and wrote a haiku poem about it. They read them aloud to the class for a grade. Absent students will be excused from completing this assignment. The students were also able to take their bacteria magnets home. They are very cute! The students were able to start notes about Carbohydrates. They will finish the notes on Monday. I collected their drill worksheets.
October 11, 2018: Today, the students made marble magnets for a bacteria craftivity. They will hopefully bring home the magnets tomorrow. They do not have homework.
October 10, 2018: Today, the students completed the Bacteria Experiment Conclusion by filling out a Google Form. This assignment can be accessed in my Google Classroom. Students who did not finish or were absent will need to complete it at home or next Tuesday during recess. There is a picture on Google Classroom for students to use to complete their google form.
October 9, 2018: Today, the students were able to join my Google Classroom. I sent invites to students who were absent or who could not access the google classroom. These students should check their e-mail to accept the invite. Students should finish the 'Spiders and Music' graphing activity and conclusion statement for homework tonight. This was the sub work from yesterday.
October 8, 2018: Today, the students worked on a Spiders and Music graphing activity (sub work). I will take questions about the assignment tomorrow, then the rest of the assignment will be for homework tomorrow night. The students do not have homework tonight..
October 5, 2018: The students took their Pro/Euk Quiz today. The students do not have any homework.
October 4, 2018: The students took the Pro/Eukaryotic Practice Quiz today. The answer key is below. The students also set up a bacteria experiment. Their homework is to study for the Prokaryotic vs. Eukaryotic Quiz that is scheduled for tomorrow.
October 3, 2018: The students completed their Organelle Cell Art project today during class. A few groups had to complete theirs during recess. They look really good!! The students will take a Eukaryote/Prokaryote Practice Quiz tomorrow in preparation for the actual quiz on Friday. The students' homework is to review notes in preparation for the quiz on Friday.
October 2, 2018: The students continued to work on their cell organelle art project in class. The students should be able to complete this project tomorrow. Their homework tonight is 'Prokaryotic vs. Eukaryotic Cells HW', due tomorrow.
October 1, 2018: Today, the students worked in teams of three to color code a bacteria, plant, and animal cell. They will complete this assignment tomorrow. It is a combined art and science project. Their homework is to review notes about prokaryotic cells.
September 28, 2018: Today, the students completed their notes about prokaryotic cells. They also answered the multiple-choice questions in the packet. I shared with students information about Hansen's disease, a bacteria that causes leprosy. The homework for students this weekend is to complete the Venn diagram students started in class. They should use the Pro and Euk reading WS to complete this assignment.
September 27, 2018: Today, the students sketched and labeled the organelles of a bacteria cell. The students also took notes about 'good' bacteria. The students do not have homework tonight.
September 26, 2018: Today, the students read their organelle poems. They did a great job! The students also took notes about organelles found in bacteria cells. The students do not have homework tonight.
September 25, 2018: Today, the students completed their organelle shape poetry. Some groups were able to present their poems. The rest of the groups will present tomorrow. They did a great job! The students do not have homework tonight.
September 24, 2018: The students took the Cell Organelles Quiz today. They also were able to work on their organelle shape poetry, which I hope they can complete tomorrow. They do not have homework tonight.
September 21, 2018: Today, the students took the Cell Organelle Practice Quiz and continued work on writing their 'shape poetry' about one specific organelle. Their homework is to study for the Organelle Quiz on Monday, 9/24. I uploaded a blank copy of the practice quiz below. The formatting is not correct, however, because of the conversion between word and google. The practice quiz answers are posted below as well.
September 20, 2018: Today, 7L started their 'shape poetry' organelle poems. They will be able to complete this activity tomorrow. 7E was given time to complete the Pizza Cell Organelle activity. They will not be able to use any more class time to complete it. Most students completed this activity. I am available during Tuesday's recess to make up work. The students will take the Cell Organelle Practice Quiz tomorrow and the actual quiz on Monday, 9/24.
September 19, 2018: Today, 7L completed the Pizza Cell Activity. I gave them credit for completing it and they kept the assignment. A few students did not complete the activity and they need to finish on their own time. 7E will get about 20 minutes tomorrow to complete the Pizza Activity. A Cell Organelle Quiz is scheduled for Monday, 9/24. The students will get a practice quiz on Friday. Their homework tonight is the Cell Organelle Quiz Review WS.
September 18, 2018: Today, the students continued to work on the Cell Pizza Activity. A few students in 7L were able to finish the activity. Most students will need to finish tomorrow. The students' homework for tonight is 'Plant and Animal Color by Number' worksheet.
September 17, 2018: Today, the students matched up organelles to objects. They visited 10 stations and justified their connections to the objects and organelles. The will continue the Felt Cell Pizza activity tomorrow. They do not have homework tonight.
September 7, 2018: Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! Today in class your child was given a newsletter, an opening slideshow, and they worked on a first day activity. Their homework for the weekend is to share the newsletter with their parents and complete the first day activity, if needed. Most students were able to complete the activity in class.
September 10, 2018: The students hypothesized functions of organelles found in cells by looking at pictures. They then took notes about the actual functions of the organelles. The students do not have homework tonight.
September 11, 2018: Today, the students matched up pictures to organelles found in cells and justified a connection statement. The students also labeled the organelles found in plant and animal cells. The students have no homework tonight.
September 12, 2018: Today, the students in 7L worked on a Pizza Cell Organelle assignment. They will be working on this assignment for several days in class. The students in 7E only watched a few minutes of a video due to Mass running long. Their homework, for both classes, is 'Cell Organelle' homework' worksheet.
September 13, 2018: Today, 7L homeroom students continued to work on the Pizza Cell Organelle assignment. The students in 7E began the assignment today. Both classes will continue tomorrow. They do not have homework tonight.
September 14, 2018: Today, the students continued work on the Organelle Pizza Cell activity. Students in 7L should be able to finish this assignment on Monday. Students in 7E will probably finish on Tuesday. The students' homework this weekend is to read over their notes on organelles.