While on my way to Milwaukee for Thanksgiving, I drove through this wind farm in Indiana. I had to share it!
Tonight for HW, make sure you annotate 141-144 and come up with two important facts for each bold heading. If you didn't finish 135-140 in class, please do that as well.
We will be doing survivor Wednesday.
Earthquake and Volcano megaquiz/minitest Friday!
Science Fair due Mon 12/2
Today we continued adding new information to our notebooks. Homework for tonight includes coloring both the crust movement and the sea-floor spreading pages, as well as adding information under the flaps on crust movement.
Remember to bring your science fair information and a flash drive to school tomorrow!
Today we had some fun gluing a few things in our notebooks. We spent some time talking about heat transfer and the physical layers of Earth (as opposed to the compositional layers).
Tonight, students should color the physical layers flaps (page 67) and add 3 facts for each layer, underneath the flap.
Students should continue to work on science fair projects. Wednesday and Thursday we will be in the media center working on computers and typing the research papers. Students will also be on the computers the following Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Our class will visit the book fair this Thursday. Friday we will have a test on plate tectonics. Students will receive a study guide.
Completed science fair projects (display board, research paper, log book) are due Monday, December 2.
Tuesday I attended a seminar for a group I am part of called Teachers As Leaders. This year, TAL welcomed 39 teachers from over 131 GCPS (and Buford City Schools) into a cohort. We focus a lot on leadership development, and leading from the role of a classroom teacher in particular. Tuesday's meeting was at Grayson Technical High School - part of Grayson High School. I strongly suggest checking out their programs and seeing if any might be of interest for YOU (or your student, if you're a parent reading this!) one day. It looked amazing. The logos below are links.
A lesson in using details in your materials and procedure for science fair:
Materials and Procedure for Creating a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
· 2 slices of bread
· Butter knife
· Jar of your favorite flavor of jelly
· Jar of your favorite peanut butter
· Plate or paper towel/napkin
· Toaster (optional)
· A set of measuring spoons
1. Gather materials
2. Remove twist tie from bread bag and remove 2 slices of bread
3. Place bread on plate or paper towel side by side
4. Close the bread bag with the twist tie and put away
5. Optional: toast bread using your toaster to a desired level of toastiness
6. Remove the lid of the jelly jar by twisting it off
7. Measure two tablespoons of jelly. You may adjust this amount for personal preferences
8. Using the butter knife, spread the jelly evenly on one slice of bread
9. Repeat steps 6-8 using peanut butter instead of jelly on the second slice of bread.
10. Put the two slices of bread together with the peanut butter and jelly facing each other
11. Put the lids back on the proper containers of peanut butter and jelly.
12. Wash the measuring spoon and butter knife or insert into dishwasher
13. Put the peanut butter and jelly away in the proper places
14. Pick up sandwich, take a bite, and enjoy!
On page 66 in your notebook, color "Earth's Layers: Composition"
Beneath each flap, record the composition.