Friday, September 4, 2015


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. Today, we started learning about the digestive system. To access prior knowledge, we did a stand-up hands-up pair-up activity. 

3. We watched a digestive system brain pop video.

4. Students did a labeling activity for the parts of the digestive system and taped it to page 12. 

5. We did the brain pop quiz with the ABCD cards. 

ISN Check will be Tuesday over pages 1-10! 

Thursday, September 3, 2015


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. We finished ISN page 11.

3. We watched a brain pop video on the urinary system.

4. Students took a 10-question quiz on clickers over the information from the brain pop video.

5. We did an exit slip where students explained the purpose of the circulatory system and the excretory system.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. We finished ISN page 9 (some classes did not get done yesterday).

3. Students watched the Brain Pop video again and took the 10-question quiz with ABCD cards.

4. We moved on to the excretory system. We skimmed pages 163-168 and completed the Ch. 6 Sec. 2 Reinforcement sheet. The answers were reviewed in class.

5. We taped the Reinforcement sheet to ISN page 11.

ISN Check #1 over pages 1-10 will be soon - possibly the end of this week or beginning of next. Be ready! If you've missed any of those days, YOU are responsible for getting them caught up before the check! 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. Over the next week or so, we are going to be studying several different body systems. Today, we started with the circulatory system.

3. We watched two videos on the circulatory system.

Video 1 : "From the Heart" 

Video 2 : Brain Pop - Circulatory System

4. On ISN page 9, students took notes as they watched the videos. The page should be split into two columns, with 5 new/interesting facts on each side.

5. On ISN page 10, students answered 6 questions from the "From the Heart" video.

6. Brain Pop Quiz with ABCD cards (not all classes made it this far)

Monday, August 31, 2015


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. Graded Bell Work sheets from last week were returned to students.

3. Cell Projects were turned in for grading.

4. We did the "Enduring Skills" writing task using the Fireworks article. If you were absent, you WILL need to make up this assignment.

Friday, August 28, 2015


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. We did an informal progress check on student ISNs to make sure everyone was keeping up!

3. Students were introduced to their writing assignment that will take place Monday. We watched a video about fireworks, then students read an article. Students will do the actual writing on Monday during class time.


Thursday, August 27, 2015


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. Reviewed project expectations, answered any questions students had, showed some examples of projects found online, and discussed the scoring rubric (shown below).

3. We completed an activity where students compared the levels of organization to a house, a state, and a school.

4. The analogy sheet was glued to ISN page 8.

5. Students had an exit slip: Create your own analogy for the levels of organization.

Cell Model Projects are due Monday! Email me if you have any questions! 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work

2. Graded Cell Diagrams were returned to students. These were worth 30 points and the grades have been recorded in Infinite Campus.

3. We reviewed the 3-D Cell Model Project guidelines and discussed the score sheet that will be used to score each individual student project.

4. We reviewed the levels of organization of living organisms.
Cell --> Tissue --> Organ --> Organ System --> Organism

5. Students viewed a power point about the levels of organization.

6. During the power point, students took notes on a note-taker sheet, which we then glued to ISN page 6.

7. Students created a flow chart on ISN page 7 of the levels of organization.

8. Exit Slip: List the 5 levels of organization in order and provide an example of each.