Updated 4/23Vocabulary from pg 151 Due Friday, April 26thGroup Lab Report Video Due Friday, April 26thWe are currently wrapping up our unit on Physics and will begin a new unit on Ecology starting in May. The focus of the ecology unit will be the cycle of matter and the flow of energy through systems. We still have 9 weeks of school left which leaves plenty of time for more activities, labs, assessments and projects.Mr. FHomework page 44 Vocabulary due TuesdayCity Writing Prompt 4 due Monday, February 11th.Role: You are a citizen of your cityAudience: This is a story you are putting into a personal journal so you can remember the "The Tsunami"Format: This is a personal narrative. You may use "I" statements.The story should have a beginning, middle, and end.
Topic: In this journal entry, you will write about the experiences of your citizen during a tsunami that hits your city fifteen minutes after the shaking from the earthquake stops.The Badlands were formed over hundreds of millions of years by layered deposits of sediment from an ancient sea and river deposition.This sediment compacted over time and became sedimentary rock.In the past several hundred thousand years that sediment has been weathered and eroded away revealing the layers from the past to those who visit.Quiz Friday the 1st on Volcanoes
- A beginning (this story can pick up right where your prompt 3 writing ended) where were you and what were you doing?
- A middle (the actual tsunami and what your character experiences during the event which would be three waves that get higher and higher over a 10 minute.period) what did you do, what did you see and what happened?
- An end (what is going on in your city when the water pulls back into the ocean and immediately after) What kind of damage is there, what kind of response from emergency workers is happening, what are you, your neighbors and family doing to start the recovery process?
City Writing Prompt 3 due Friday the 1st.Role: You are a citizen of your cityAudience: This is a story you are putting into a personal journal so you can remember the "Big One"Format: This is a personal narrative. You may use "I" statements.The story should have a beginning, middle, and end.
Topic: In this journal entry, you will write about the experiences of your citizen during an earthquake event of a 7.0 on the Moment Magnitude Scale. Please use the two videos we watched in class to help you come up with realistic events.Quiz Friday the 18th on Earthquakes
- A beginning (right before the shaking through the p waves) where were you and what were you doing?
- A middle (the actual earthquake and what your character experiences during the event which would last for about five minutes) what did you do, what did you see and what happened?
- An end (what is going on in your city in the 5-15 minutes after the earthquake stops) What kind of damage is there, what kind of response from emergency workers is happening, what are you, your neighbors and family doing to start the recovery process?
City Writing Prompt 2 due Wednesday the 23rdRole: You are the mayor of your cityAudience: The citizens of your cityFormat: A speech you are giving on TV and radio to address the citizens of your cityTopic: In this speech, you will spend time talking about what the city government is doing to prepare for potential worse earthquakes in the event they happen and what citizens can do in their own homes to be prepared as well.Ideas for the types of things a city might do includes sending building inspectors to schools before allowing students back to class, having road crews check bridges and tunnels for safety. The mayor might call utility companies to check lines and poles for damage.Ideas for what citizens should do might include having working flashlights and extra batteries, water for all members of the family for up to 3 days, non-perishable food items for all family members for up to three days. You could also suggest ways to make homes and business more earthquake resistant (pg 72).Mr FBoston Harbor water temps are finally approaching 42 degrees and we have our first potential for plowable snow next weekend.Pass events can help predict future events.City Writing Prompt Due ThursdayRole: Newspaper ReporterAudience: Citizens of the townFormat: Newspaper articleTopic: Recently your city was hit by a small earthquake, a 2 on the Mercalli Scale (pg 54-55 in the volcano book). You are to write a newspaper article on the minor damage caused in the city and the reactions of citizens.This writing prompt is known as a RAFT. As you write, be careful to include details that show your understanding of the kinds of damage that could occur with a very minor earthquake. You can include quotes from citizens in your article. You should look at some real newspaper articles to see what they look like. You can use the internet to look up the Mercalli Scale for more information.Mr. FMaps due FridayQuiz Friday on Plate Tectonics and Continental DriftThe criteria for the map project:
Use your imagination and if that fails come back to class and look at the 100+ examples we have been looking at for a couple days now but this time take pictures of ones you really like.Mr. FHomework: Due Friday, January 4th. Vocabulary: Crust, Mantle, Outer Core, Inner Core, Magnetosphere.We are beginning a new unit in science, Geology. We will be learning about the layers of the Earth, how the plates move and the associated tectonic phenomenon including earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. The students will be designing a coastal city soon to facilitate a project based role-playing for our unit. In one scenario the students will write a newspaper article about a small earthquake in the area of the city. In another scenario, the students will write a speech as if they were the mayor of the city informing the citizens what measures the city is taking to deal with a major earthquake event and what citizens can do on their own to be prepared as well. These writing tasks will replace the usual vocabulary homework for science over the next several weeks.We will also be using an earthquake simulator in class, building structures using Legos, and then testing the structural integrity of our constructs with the simulator. We will share pictures and videos of these labs so you can see how we do.As always if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.orgMr. FThank you for all the wonderful gifts. I cannot express what it means to me to know that we are making kids' dreams come true this holiday season. I hope you enjoy your well-deserved vacation and I will see you in the new year.Love Mr. FSub plans below picture
- Use a ruler
- Use the google doc we created in class to think of places to add to your city
- You must label your buildings or have a map key
- Your city must be on the coast
- You should have a city where people could live and not have to leave anything
Good Day Kids,
Your plan today is to do research on the weather topic of your choice and take notes when you find some interesting facts. You may search websites, yes including Wikipedia, which has great general information, do an image search and watch some short clips showing weather in action.
Then create, on computer paper, a rough draft of your poster with your favorite facts and drawings.
If you think you are done and don’t know what to do watch this: Bill Nye Weather there are some extra headphones near the pencil sharpener if you cannot find your own, but put them back when you are done.
Remember Rule #1: Be nice is in full effect. If you can work hard too, do it.
Remember Mr. F Loves you and will see you tomorrow.
PS say hi to Mrs. Noble for me.Mr. FVocab due Thursday, December 13th: Wind Chill, Whiteout, Tornado, Storm Surge, Heat Index, Drought, Cyclone, BombogenesisWe have been tracking the temperature of Boston Harbor Bouy 44013 since October 15. We have seen the water temperature drop from 58 degrees to 46 degrees. The students have been learning how the ocean slows down our cooling process in the winter and the impact the ocean has on our winter weather. As we approach 42-degree ocean temperature readings and below, we are more likely to see accumulating snows and the coveted snow day alerts will soon follow.Mr. FNot a rainbow. Ice crystals high in the atmosphere can bend the light like a prism to create these colorful "ears" around the sun.We began a mini-unit on the weather today.Homework due December 6th: Rain, Snow, Sleet, Hail, Freezing Rain, blizzard, hurricane, gale.Thermal Energy Final: Thursday and FridayComing up next: A mini-unit on Weather.Please consider donating a toy to Toys for Tots in lieu of a holiday gift. Toys will be collected in my room from now until December 14th when I will bring them to the Norwell Fire Station for distribution to families right here on the South Shore.Here is last year's donationAny help is greatly appreciated and the lesson for the kids is priceless. Thank you.If you have any questions, comments or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.comMr.FHomework: Studying 10-15 minutes a night for Thermal Energy Final Exam on November 29th and 30th.Physical Blue Soccer Ball Book pages 174-201 (skip section 4 pages 195-199)eBook Science Book pages 196-212 and 272-289.Use notes from your notebook and the videos and pictures found in my study tab.Items to review:States of MatterPhase ChangesThermal EnergyHeatTemperatureThermal ExpansionThermal ContractionRadiationConductionConvectionSpecific HeatIf you have any questions, comments or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.orgMr. FHomework: Studying 10-15 minutes a night for Thermal Energy Final Exam on November 29th and 30th.I would like to thank the students and their families for a great first term.We are starting the second term with a mix of days dedicated to study skills and review of the thermal energy content. Students have an actual book they can use at home to study from, an ebook on their iPads to read from, notes from class, videos on this webpage, and graded quizzes with my feedback to use in their preparation for the final. I will not be assigning any written or graded homework until December.Students should be studying for an hour a week for the next three weeks for the science final, in many short sessions:6 days a week for 10 minutes5 days a week for 12 minutes4 days a week for 15minutesIf you have any questions, comments or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.comMr. FHomework Due Thursday: Page 204 Vocabulary Terms.Friday Quiz: States of Matter(found in science notebook), Thermal Energy, Heat, Temperature(found in science notebook and page 196) Radiation, Conduction, Convection(pg 204)For the past two weeks, a conversation in class has been about how the curriculum is now material that most students have never studied which means their studies should have been increasing. The quiz Friday requires students to study beyond just doing homework. In class we have been working on different ways to study including: Reading the text, reviewing notes, and watching videos on the topics. We will be taking a class period next week to explore highlighting as a method of studying and creating study materials.If you have any questions, comments or concerns please let me know.
Mr. FVocabulary from page 48 due Tuesday 10/23Quiz on the vocabulary from page 48, Tuesday 10/23The class is now working with phase changes of matter and the characteristics of the three states of matter; solids, liquids, and gases. We will begin to discuss the role of thermal energy in relation to the phases, introducing the physics of kinetic and potential energy of the particles in all matter.If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. FHomework: Key Terms from page 42 due Friday. Word, Definition, Free ChoiceIf you have any questions, comments or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to me at email@example.comMr. FThis is how apples start.HOMEWORK: Vocabulary from page 80, Due FridayWe are moving deeper into chemistry starting next week with an investigation into thermal energy and how it interacts with matter. This will bring physics further into our vocabulary as we begin to talk about particle motion, kinetic energy and the law of conservation of energy which states: Energy cannot be created or destroyed only transformed to another form of energy or stored.Progress Reports are coming out Friday. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. FThis is Colorado!NO HOMEWORK WEEKEND.Progress Reports Friday, October 12th. My grades are up to date, except for the MDV quiz.Have a great long weekend.Mr. FThis is the Homework, it is due Wednesday, October 3rd. QUIZ: ThursdayVolume: 37 cubic centimeters, Density: 2.1g/cubic centimeter. What is the Mass?Density: 5.6 g/cubic centimeters, Mass: 9.75g. What is the Volume?Mass: 33.1g, Volume 66.2cubic centimeters. What is the density?Mass: 1319.7g, Volume 83 cubic centimeters. What is the density?Mass 35.88g, Volume 15.6 cubic centimeters. What is the density?Homework due Tomorrow: Page 16 vocabulary.Last time I was out things went great, let's continue that trend. Here are some of the notes I left for Mrs. Noble.
- Students may check my notes on there iPad for the first five minutes of the class, then all iPads must be put away.
- Students are to work alone on the packet and use the book, the real physical book.
Today in class, read pages 16-20. Answer questions 1A, 1B, 2A, 3A, 3,B.If you finish you can take some notes on this section or do some other work for another class that does not require iPads.If you are working hard and do not finish, I will give you time on Friday in class to finish up.Thanks for being good. I'll be back tomorrow to see you.
- Please give me the names of students who are not behaving, there will be consequences. If the class is great, they will be receiving a reward so please let me know.
Mr. FGood Luck studying. Here is a gift from me to you.Mr. FQuiz: Wednesday on pages 6-15 in the textbook.Homework: Due Friday, vocabulary from page 16.Happy Last Day of SummerHere are the instructions I left for the teacher today.
- Students may check my notes on there iPad for the first five minutes of the class, then all iPads must be put away. No iPads in class today.
- Students are to work alone on the packet and use the book, the real physical book.
If you are working hard and do not finish, the packet is NOT homework. I will give you time next week in class to finish. If you finish the packet you can do homework for another class or free read quietly. Be good and there will be a fantastic reward that will help you on the quiz next week. If the report is negative there will be logical consequences. Take care of me and I will take care of you.Thank you and have a great weekend.Mr. FHomework: Vocabulary from page 6, due Thursday.Please see slides below for an example of how to do the assignment and for ideas of how to do a free choice.If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.Mr. FHomework: Students Surveys due Friday.Welcome to Seventh Grade Science. So far we have been working on defining Observations and Inferences and practicing making both as a class. We have also been talking about Hurricanes and tracking Florence. I have been enjoying getting to know my new classes and explaining my expectations and routines in order to make class predictable and valuable to them. The students have been thinking about the rules of my classroom which consist of:1. Be Nice.2. Try Hard.Please check out my homework tab to get a feel for my expectations for the year, it has been changed a bit so even families familiar with my teaching style should just take a look to make sure we are all operating from the same plan.Thank you. As always if you ever want to come in and chat about your kid or my class or some combination of the two let me know. I enjoy the interactions with families and making sure we are all supporting your child as a student and most importantly as a person.Mr. FThe longest stretch of US Interstate with No Service, I-70 Utah.
- Please give me the names of students who are not behaving, there will be logical consequences. If the class is great, they will be receiving a reward so please let me know.