Sunday, September 4, 2016

This Week on the Island 09/05-09/09

Dates to Remember:

  • No school on September 5th in observance of Labor Day
  • Picture day is September 9th
  • End of Term 1 09/23 - Mrs. Garcia's gradebook closes 09/21
  • AdV Student Exhibition Night - October 12 @ 5:00 p.m.

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Classroom News

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  5th Science

We will start out the week talking about the scientific method. Together we will develop an experiment to answer the age old question "Are double stuffed Oreo cookies really double stuffed?", and round out our discussion on the importance of science. With that information in hand you will get started on writing your letters to the Board of Education. Do you have all the information you need to write a convincing letter?

6th Science

We will start out the week creating posters to showcase your experiments. Make sure you have all the steps we talked about and that your conclusions are supported by your data. Once you have presented your work, you will begin crafting your scientific method cartoon where you showcase your understanding. 

7th Science
Cell Wars continues! By now, your posters must be almost done, and I am looking forward to seeing them up in the classroom. Double-check the rubric for this portion, as well as for the smears. By mid-week I expect that you will begin working on your videos. Look for inspiration on the current political advertisements, and verify your work against the rubric. Be prepared to defend your candidate!

7th  and 8th  Engineering

The end of the engineering careers hat project is near. The due date is set for Friday, so make sure that your hat is complete and that you have tested it. If anything falls off look for alternate ways to attach it. Verify your work against the rubric to ensure that you have everything you need. The blog post due on the 11th is of course be a project blog. Check the requirements by visiting the project blog page.