Today students defined the concept of "freedom of movement" of molecules in different phases.
We also completed a data table of evidence to either support or refute the the claims presented to us.
For homework (though most periods were able to complete this in class), students are determining the claim that they now think is best supported by the evidence they have gathered and writting about why they have selected the claim using the Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning (CER) format.
wednesday 1/30/19 - isn check 07 clean-up and individual student conferences regarding progress reportsRead Now
WeDNESDAY 1/30/19 - ISN CHECK 07 CLEAN-UP AND INDIVIDUAL STUDENT CONFERENCES REGARDING PROGRESS REPORTS
Students were given the entire 38 minute period to prepare their ISN for ISN Check 07 and Quiz #5.
While students worked on putting their ISN in order, work was passed back to them by their classmates, and I conferred with students about missing I #8 Natural Resource Projects, Academic Integrity Assignments, and grade standing for the progress report going home on 1/31/19.
Today students had a Substitute Teacher while I attended a District Office training.
Students were asked to use an answer key to help them complete their NGSS SEP #1 packet. This packet was due by the end of the period and was collected by the Sub.
Students were also asked to create a Creative Output on page 82 of their ISN based on their learning from the NGSS SEP #1 packet. The Creative Output should be an Double Six Word Memoir (one for "Asking Questions" and another for "Defining Problems"). This Creative Output will be due with ISN Check 08 (which has not yet been assigned).
monday 1/28/19 - aspc lesson 1.4 weird water events small group jigsaw (isn page 80) and isn check 07 distributedRead Now
MONDAY 1/28/19 - Aspc LESSON 1.4 WEIRD WATER EVENTS SMALL GROUP JIGSAW (ISN PAGE 80) AND ISN CHECK 07 DISTRIBUTED
Today students discussed and documented the four Weird Water Events Articles. On Friday, they made a large poster and indivually completed their assigned sections. Today was about small group discussions of each article (they didn't get their posters back) framed around the Macro Scale (appearance) and Molecular Scale (molecule behavior/movement) details of each "weird water event." I also asked students to draw a simple model (with labels) based on their understanding of the event. This was done on page 80 of the ISN and students were given the entire period to complete this task.
I also passed-out the copy of ISN Check 07 which is due on 2/05/18 (assigned 1/24/19).
Tutoring for Monday, 1/25/19:
-Completed page 80 (today's assignment)
-Completed CO for Academic Integrity (1/16/19)
-Completed MTT, WITM, and Questions for Boyle's Law reading (HW from 1/17/19)
-Completed CO for Boyle's Law reading (1/18/19)
Today students participated in an "Expert" Group discussion to clarify their thinking about their Weird Water Event assigned article.
After the "Expert" Group Discussion students rejoined their small groups to Jigsaw meaning for all four articles. They shared their articles with each other and then created a Four Square Poster about the four articles.
Fourth period was not able to participate in this activity due to not following directions and off-topic talking/time-wasting. Instead, they were asked to sit silently and spend the remaining 35 minutes of the period Marking the Text and Writing in the Margins for all four Weird Water Event articles which I made due at the end of the period.
Students were given the entire 46 minute period to work on LATEWARK (incomplete or missing assignments due tomorrow 1/25/19 for the progress report) and/or preparing their ISN for ISN Check 07 which will be due 2/01/19.
I conferred with students that are still missing work (particularly that have not turned-in the I #8 Research Project). Students were given the Chromebooks (one per student) to help them complete their project (or any other latework).
Students had the opportunity to turn-in latework and have it graded during our individual conferences.
Friday 1/18/19 - Amplify Science Phase change 1.3 (Day 1) Investigation #9: observing phase change (macro scale) and modeling phase change (molecular scale)Read Now
Thursday 1/17/19 - Amplify science phase change 1.2 (day 2) Defining Phase change and describing phase change at the macro scaleRead Now
Mrs. Batt is the 7th grade Life Science teacher at Hawthorne Middle School.