Today we reviewed for our test by making graphic organizers. Students received the key to the organizer and a study guide.
Fifty years ago today, Dr. King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C. We read the speech as we listened to a recording of the delivery today. It was pretty powerful. Notice Dr. King's use of figurative language to make his point. He was not only an amazing Civil Rights activist, but an incredible teacher and writer as well. I want you guys to reflect... how are you living your life? Do you treat others equally?
To listen as you read, click HERE (and then press the play button)
Today in class we continued our rocks notes. Rocks notes will go from pages 15-19 in your notebook
You have until Friday to complete your flaps. I WILL be checking them that day, so make sure you stay on top of things! Flaps will range from page 20-27. You have 31 words.
We started off class today by going over our weekend homework. After a discussion, we started taking notes on rock types and subtypes. Tonight's HW: IT pages 65-70. Remember that the project is due Thursday and we have a test Friday!
Several of you came to curriculum night. In case you missed out tonight or missed something from the presentation, here it is!
Last but not least, our field trip was unveiled tonight!
Today we had our regular Friday quiz. Everyone seemed MUCH more confident now that they are all aware of the amount of detail I expect from everyone. We started off class by checking last night's homework before we took the quiz. Each class had at least 30 minutes for the 10-question quiz.
If you are struggling to finish on time, you need to study more - and that's okay! The more you study, the more familiar you will be with the content and your quizzes will start to fly by. If you need study help, let me know. You can come in for Wednesday tutoring or we can meet one-on-one by appointment.
Exciting news! The project has been pushed back to a due date of Thursday, 8/29. The only change in the project is that the writing requirement is now one page (typed) or 1.5 pages (hand written).
Students received Quiz #1 back today and it should be glued onto page 13 of the IN (interactive notebook). We went over the answers in detail, and also reviewed the IT. Answers for the quiz:
1. naturally occurring, inorganic, solid, crystalline structure, definite chemical composition
2. Characteristics define the mineral. The properties help identify the mineral.
3. Silicate minerals have compounds of oxygen and silicon. Nonsilicates don’t.
4. quartz, mica, and feldspar
5. copper, corundum, galena, calcite, gypsum, sulfur
6. An ore is a rock containing a mineral that is economically useful (money!) – like iron, gemstones, etc.
7. oxygen and silicon
8. color, luster, streak, hardness, density (specific gravity), cleavage, fracture
9. No. Not solid, no crystal structure
10. Not living. Never was. Never will be. Not made of anything that was EVER ALIVE.
HW: IT pages 51-56 (Ch 4, Section 1). Quiz tomorrow!
Be on the lookout for a video with directions for formatting your paper, should you choose to type it!
Today in class we went over - in detail - the properties of minerals. We even went into greater details about the special properties that some minerals have. For homework, color the special properties flaps and make sure you are studying! We have a quiz Friday! Your mineral map project is due Friday, too!