Well we survived the first week; still getting the kinks and bugs all out; but overall I’m so very proud of all our 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students! Before I post assignments I have to share a story: we all know SJRS building is totally closed to everyone beginning Monday 3/23/20; and many of you know we have a pet turtle, Speedy, who has been with me for 22 years (he was born 1991, I think!). I could not bring Speedy with me, so I reached out to my 8th grader who has helped & nurtured Speedy for 3 years. Vincent Yacovelli (and his wonderful parents!!) came to school today & picked up Speedy, his tank, and all the supplies to keep Speedy safe & well until we return to school! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Vincent (and mom & dad too!). You exemplify St. Frances of Assissi.
During these difficult times it’s so important to reach out & help others in all the many ways God has blessed us.
Now, a few changes compared to last week. I will be posting your science lessons for the week, here on my webpage; and daily on edmodo.com. An assignment does not have to be handed in daily; BUT my homeroom MUST check in, just say HI, so I can mark you as present…Friday 3 of my homeroom students were marked absent because I didn’t receive a post from them.
Further, everyone by now should have all 6 classes on edmodo.com & post right there! No more emails, pictures sent to gmail accounts, put into messages, etc. You students can figure this out. Mrs. Rymas posted a tutorial last week also. So, work NOT posted in the correct class, in edmodo, will not be counted…It’s like handing in science work to Mrs. D in religion class–she doesn’t want it! Post work by 3:00pm for full credit. Also I will be available 8-3 on edmodo for messages. Thank you for all your hard work. With the Lord’s help & prayers we will get through this difficult time.
Grade 6–Mon 3/23 Read Earth’s Water (from Instructorweb.com); Tues 3/24 re-read Earth’s water, then answer questions #1-10 and submit; Wed 3/25 do The Water Planet quiz pg. 23,24 and submit; Thurs 3/26 Lesson 2 do Launch Lab pg. 26 “How many drops can fit on a penny?” (IF no dropper-use a straw or your finger; if no rubbing alcohol-use another liquid-milk,peroxide) Answer questions & submit. Fri 3/27 OFF!
Grade 7–Mon 3/23 Lesson 16.2 Disease Prevention & Treatment pg. 526-highlight the key words as you read, read about Bubonic plague pg. 527, integrating biology pg. 528; Tues 3/24 read pgs. 530-533, highlighting key words; Wed 3/25 read Summary pg. 533 and do questions 1-8 and submit; Thurs 3/26 watch video; Fri 3/27 OFF!
Grade 8–Mon 3/23 lesson 5.2 Reaction types pg. 154-5 read and highlight key words, then show me the 2 types of reactions using anything around the house, Legos,M & M’s, a drawing, etc and submit.