Monday, January 15, 2018

Zombie Chronicles 01/15-0119


There have been changes to the leaderboard. Head over and check the new badging system!

Dates to Remember:

  • No school 01/15-16/2018 AND 01/29/2018
  • Student Exhibition Night: 02/13/18
  • February Break - 02/19- 02/23/2018

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Classroom News

Reminder: RocketLit continues for all grades. Remember that you can re-take it as many times as you need until Friday at 2:30. Once grades are on Schoolloop they are final.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Zombie Chronicles 01/08-01/12

There have been changes to the leaderboard. Head over and check the new badging system!

Dates to Remember:

  • End of Term 3 - January 12, 2018. All regrade requests must be submitted by 01/09/18!
  • No school 01/15-16/2018 AND 01/29/2018

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Classroom News

Reminder: RocketLit continues for all grades. Remember that you can re-take it as many times as you need until Friday at 2:30. Once grades are on Schoolloop they are final.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Zombie Apocalypse Chronicles 11/27-12/08



Have you checked out how many townspeople you have saved, and what badges you have earned? Don't forget to visit the lab...

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Classroom News

For the next two weeks, all students are dedicated to their charity fair work. Do not forget to visit the Charity Fair webpage often to view all rubrics and requirements.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Zombie Apocalypse Chronicles 11/13-11/17


Have you checked out how many townspeople you have saved, and what badges you have earned? Don't forget to visit the lab...

Dates to Remember:

  • Charity Fair: December 13, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

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Classroom News

Reminder: RocketLit has started for all grades. Remember that you can re-take it as many times as you need until Friday at 2:30. Once grades are on Schoolloop they are final.


5th Science
This week we start off by analyzing how natural events can disrupt the fragile equilibrium in an ecosystem. We then move on to different types of relationships between organisms in an ecosystem. As we work through these activities, remember that Mr. Cuttatree is thinking about cutting down thousands of trees in the Costa Rican rainforest. start thinking about what you will tell him.

6th Science
You continue to work on your eco-house project. Remember that your build is due on Friday, so you must start construction ASAP. Bring your materials and pay attention to those details.

7th Science
This week you will receive your plants so you can run your preliminary tests. Craft your proceedure, and try out your solution. Make sure you can back everything up and take pictures of what happens. Your newscast is due at the end of the week.

8th Science
This week it is all about creating your FLUXX cards. Keep your focus so that we can have a FLUXX marathon on Friday.

8th Engineering
Your Exploravision project is almost at an end. Read the specifics for your submission on the Exploravision page and make sure that you are complying with all those pesky details. Craft your abstract and be ready to "hit the button" on Friday.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Zombie Apocalypse Chronicles 11/06-11/09

Have you checked out how many townspeople you have saved, and what badges you have earned? Don't forget to visit the lab...

Dates to Remember:

  • rent Information Meeting: Nov. 8, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.
  • No School in Observance of Veterans Day: Nov. 10.

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Classroom News

Reminder: RocketLit has started for all grades. Remember that you can re-take it as many times as you need until Friday at 2:30. Once grades are on Schoolloop they are final.


5th Science
We continue our exploration of how organisms depend on one another for survival. We dig deeply into food chaing and food webs studying what happens in different ecosystems as we add and take away predators.

6th Science
You continue to work on your eco-house project.By now, you know what green aspects you want to add to make your house eco-friendly and are starting to build your house. Remember to keep your materials list updated as you work and think about the function of each of your materials.

7th Science
There has been great chemical spill in our city. It will be your job to "Clean It Up" as you put your knowledge of chemistry to the test. Will the city survive? It is entirely up to you.

8th Science
I have been talking to some of you about developing a science mod for one of my favorite games. This week you will be introduced to the FLUXX project and begin creating paired cocnepts as you craft your own deck to play in class.

8th Engineering
You all have comments in your past and present document. read them and make the necessary corrections before you continue with your plan. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Zombie Apocalypse Chronicles 10/30-11/03

Have you checked out how many townspeople you have saved, and what badges you have earned? Don't forget to visit the lab...

Dates to Remember:

  • End of Term 2: November 3, 2017
  • Parent Information Meeting: Nov. 8, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.

Need help with something? Post your questions on Edmodo.


Classroom News

Reminder: RocketLit has started for all grades. Remember that you can re-take it as many times as you need until Friday at 2:30. Once grades are on Schoolloop they are final.


5th Science
This week it is all about food chains and food webs. We will start by identifying types of organisms, and construct several models that help explain how all organisms are connected.

6th Science
We start out the week elarning from each otehr as you present your Climate Change project. You will the take on the role of architects as you prepare for the eco-House challenge

7th Science
We continue our explorations on types of reactions. We will have a couple of labs that will allow you to deepen your understanding of bonds as well as the uses of chemical reactions to identify substances. Be ready to shar your knowledge of acids and bases by the end of the week.

8th Science
You will continue your work on youre evolution project. I cannot wait to see all the different organsism you came up with.

8th Engineering
You all have comments in your past and present document. read them and make the necessary corrections before you continue with your plan. 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Zombie Apocalypse Chronicles 10/23-10/27

Have you checked out how many townspeople you have saved, and what badges you have earned? Don't forget to visit the lab...

Dates to Remember:

  • End of Term 2: November 3, 2017
  • Parent Information Meeting: Nov. 8, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.

Need help with something? Post your questions on Edmodo.


Classroom News

Reminder: RocketLit has started for all grades. Remember that you can re-take it as many times as you need until Friday at 2:30. Once grades are on Schoolloop they are final.


5th Science
This week you will be introduced to the fabled Mr. Cuttatree as we begin our unit on interdependence of organisms. We will start by discussing photosynthesis and dig don to just how plants make their own food. we will also begin to cover the idea of how much energy is available to other organisms.

6th Science
You will continue with your Climate Change product. Remember that you are trying to convince people to "change their ways". You have done the research, it is time to develop a compelling product to teach others about how climate change is affecting the world we live in.

7th Science
Now that we know how atoms are rearranged in a chemical equation, it is time to see those effects. we will have a series of labs that will allow you to observe the changes in matter. We will form precipitates, discuss endo and exothermic reactions and change the rate of a reaction. Your balancing skills will be put to the test as we talk about types of chemical reactions. It is not going to be easy, but I promise you it will be fun.

8th Science
We have studied evolution for a couple of weeks. It is time to "show what you know". We start out the week with a quick Mastery Quest. Right after, you will be introduced to our Evolution project. Get yourselves into teams and explore the possibilities. Decide which project is most interesting to you, and get ready to develop thoughtful projects in response.

8th Engineering
You will continue to craft your Exploravision entries. On Monday we will register all teams. This week will take you to the "past" of your technology. Make sure you can discuss the scientific principles behind your technology as well as how it came to be. By Friday, the "past" and "present sections of your entry must be ready!