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    Good evening students and parents.  Have a safe and fun day tomorrow.  As a reminder Friday the SIP reports are due.  The following Friday the Board is due. In addition we will have a midterm covering Standard 1 - 13.  This gives the students an opportunity to see what they have forgotten or still need to learn.  We are focusing on the idea that we learn to build ideas onto one another and not to be forgotten after each test. For review the students were given a review sheet that can be found in my files and documents if they lost it as well as the key.  In addition, the midterm quizizz code for is 283566. 
    Posted by armstrem  On Jan 29, 2019 at 10:53 PM
    Last week we had snow delays and school canceled for ice.  This postponed our midterm until this Friday.  During the week we did some review in the guise of Survivor Reward challenges.  The students have been working this week on their biome projects.  The scenario was set that the show Survivor was having a new teen spin-off that focused both on the angle of survivor but also to teach the biomes they were in and they were in search of new contestants. To prove they had the stuff they needed to research the biome they were given, put together some presentation materials including a Shelter Model and a diorama of the biome. Each student will be graded on an individual basis and not as a whole. They will present together next week starting on Thursday.  They have been working on this project since Thursday of last week. On Friday, after the midterm students will be filling in the biome charts so that they have the material for their test.  The key can be found online. Next week we will present, learn about climatograms, how to make and interpret, and learn about the aquatic biomes.  The enriched class will take their test on Friday.  3rd 4th and 5th will take their test the following Monday.
    Posted by armstrem  On Feb 15, 2018 at 4:53 AM
    This week on Tuesday we will be having a test on Standard 12 and 13 (Heredity and Punnet Squares).  To study please use the following code at 147861 at  In addition we will be having the midterm which covers Standard 1 - 13.  Students should use all previous review sheets to prepare.  There will also be a review sheet in my documents and files section. Toward the end of the week we will start our Biomes unit with a project based on survival preparedness.  More information will be forthcoming. I am hoping to finish grading the rest of the SIP projects.  Students will receive a rubric where it will list the area in which they lost points.  Students are welcome to improve their work for a higher grade.
    Posted by armstrem  On Feb 05, 2018 at 3:07 PM