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Archive for May, 2007

Last Test and Quizzes

Posted by iateacher on May 29, 2007

This is to announce the last quizzes for science and the last test for social studies.

SCIENCE

There will be a daily science quiz tomorrow (May 30) — students should have the questions they should study marked on their daily science papers.  The quiz covers daily science #98-104.

There will be a final quiz over force and motion on Friday (June 1) — students should have their vocabulary lists and a packet to study from.

SOCIAL STUDIES

There will be a Chapter 5 test tomorrow.  There will be a practice test posted on the front page of my web site by 3:30 this afternoon.

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Last Geo-Theme of the Year

Posted by iateacher on May 29, 2007

Both social studies classes will receive their LAST Geo-Theme of the year (#59-60) today.  This will be due on Friday, June 1.

*** Please note that ALL late assignments are due on Friday, June 1 as well.  After that they will be worth no credit ***

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Geo-Theme #55-56

Posted by iateacher on May 15, 2007

OK, I forgot to post this yesterday, but BOTH social studies classes DID receive Geo-Theme #55-56.  This assignment will be due on Friday, May 18th

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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MIXTURES AND SOLUTIONS TEST

Posted by iateacher on May 11, 2007

Hi everyone,

 We have finished our Mixtures and Solutions unit and are getting ready for a test.  It looks like I will be reviewing with the students on Monday, May 14 and the test will actually be on Tuesday, May 15.  See below for a list of what students need to know!

VOCABULARY

Students should know the meanings of the following vocabulary words:

  • mixture
  • solution
  • cubic centimeter (cc)
  • diatomaceous earth
  • NaCl
  • evaporate
  • crystals
  • properties
  • compound
  • solubility
  • concentration
  • precipitate

CONCEPTS

Students need to know:

  • the three ways we separated mixtures in class
  • what happens to a liquid when it evaporates
  • how to determine if a given chemical forms a solution
  • how to tell if a solution is saturated
  • some ways salt is used today
  • the two ways salt is obtained
  • how to determine the total weight of a solution given the weights of each component

This is a 51 point test so I am really encouraging students to study and do their best.  This close to the end of the school year I would hate to see grades drop because of lack of studying.  I  know right now most students would rather be outdoors, but please encourage your child to do their best!!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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New Web Site Feature: Discussion Forum

Posted by iateacher on May 7, 2007

Hi everyone,

OK, being the techno-geek that I am, I have added yet another feature to my web site.  You can now find my new discussion forum on the main page.  Here, you can post questions to other students or parents, myself, or whatever.  You can discuss what you like about my web site, what you want added, ask questions about homework, etc.  I think it could be a lot of fun once people start using it.

I do need to mention, however, that for students who use the forum — PLEASE keep things appropriate.  I will be receiving an e-mail every time someone posts and I will be checking out what is posted.  I do NOT want anyone using profanity, bullying other users, or posting answers to homework.  Helping someone is one thing, but cheating is another.  Whether it is my class or someone else’s – if you are giving or getting answers I will delete your post, possibly ban your IP address, and if necessary turn in your cheating post to whatever teacher it involves. 

I created this to be a fun way to communicate, let’s keep it that way!!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Geo-Theme #53-54

Posted by iateacher on May 7, 2007

Hi all,

Social Studies classes received Geo-Theme #53-54 today.  This is due Friday, May 11

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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