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Archive for October, 2007

Cells and Brain Test

Posted by iateacher on October 31, 2007

There will be a test over cells and the brain next Wednesday, November 7.  Listed below are the items that students need to be studying.  They should be have notes, three worksheets, and two quizzes that they can use to study from.

Students need to study:

  • VOCABULARY
    • cell
    • cell membrane
    • nucleus
    • life processes
    • cerebrum
    • cerebellum
    • medulla
    • neuron
  • CONCEPTS
    • know the three parts of the brain
    • know the description of the spinal cord
    • know the two kinds of nerve cells
    • know what a reflex action does
    • be able to list several of the six life processes
    • be able to list several of the eight multiple intelligences
    • be able to list several of the ten ways to make your brain “smarter”
    • know how the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body
    • be able to sketch and label a pair of neurons
    • be able to label the major parts of the brain including:
      • cerebrum
      • cerebellum
      • medulla
      • spinal cord
  • Also, be prepared to list three things learned that were NOT on the test

The test is worth 43 points!  GOOD LUCK STUDENTS!!!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Brain Quiz on Friday

Posted by iateacher on October 23, 2007

There will be a quiz over the brain this Friday, October 26.  Students should study the following:

  • The three parts of the brain and their functions
  • The description of the spinal cord
  • The reason why the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body
  • Which way dendrites and axons carry nerve impulses
  • The two types of neurons

Students should also be prepared to sketch a pair of neurons and label all the parts.

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Brain Worsheet #2 Assigned Today

Posted by iateacher on October 23, 2007

All classes will be receiving Brain Worksheet #2 today.  This is due tomorrow and again, students should have notes in their possession that will help them answer all the questions!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Brain Worksheet #1 Assigned Today for Block 7

Posted by iateacher on October 22, 2007

Block 7 was assigned the Brain Worksheet #1 today.  They did not get it last week because they were behind a bit.  They are now caught up, so all assignments from now on should be the same for ALL classes.

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Brain Worksheet #1 Assigned Today

Posted by iateacher on October 18, 2007

Students in my 1st, 3rd, and 9th block classes received Brain Worksheet #1 today.  They should have all the information they need in their notes and some classes had time to work in class. 

Block 7 did NOT get this assignment because they are a little behind the other classes.  They will get the worksheet sometime next week.

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Forums is now Message Board

Posted by iateacher on October 18, 2007

Hello parents, guardians and students:

On my web site I had a link to my “discussion forums” — these were rarely used, although they were read quite a bit.  I have moved that idea to a new spot.  You can now find my new message board here.  I would like to encourage those of you who visit my web site to also visit the message board and help make it as sucessful as my web site and this blog.  It’s kind of boring to only read posts from ME, so I’d like everyone to help out if you can.  Parents, guardians, students, other teachers, and even those of you who find it by accident can post.  Tell me what you like, what else you want to see or just a good thought!  All I ask is that you keep it clean and respectful.  I can and will block user names and/or IP addresses with this board. 

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

PS — I’ve added the link to my blogroll also!

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Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

Posted by iateacher on October 17, 2007

Fall Parent teacher conferences are coming up. These will be on Thursday November 8th from 5:30 to 9:00 pm and Friday November 9th from 8:00-11:30am. If you would like to schedule a conference with Mr. Yerington, please call the West Middle School office. I cannot guarantee that I will be available for walk-ins as my schedule usually fills up completely.  Get your request in early so you can hopefully get the time you want.

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Missing Work Due SOON!

Posted by iateacher on October 16, 2007

Attention Parents, Guardians and Students:  

ALL missing work for 1st quarter needs to be turned in to Mr. Yerington by next Wednesday, October 24, 2007! Any work NOT turned in my 3:05 on that day will receive a zero grade.

If you want to see if your child has any missing work check the grades section of my web site!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Cell Drawing Today and Cell Quiz Tomorrow

Posted by iateacher on October 11, 2007

Greetings Parents and Guardians

 Today the students will be taking Daily Science Quiz #3 — they will be able to use their daily science papers on the quiz.  After the quiz their assignment is to draw and label a plant and an animal cell.  If they do not finish in class that assignment will be due tomorrow (Friday, October 12)

Also, there will be a short quiz over cells tomorrow.   Here is what the students should study:

  • What is a cell?
  • What are life processes?
  • Be prepared to name some of the life processes (there are 6 all together)
  • Be able to match the following cell structures with their function
    • cell wall
    • cytoplasm
    • nucleus
    • vacuole
    • cell membrane
    • chromosome

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Test Corrections

Posted by iateacher on October 10, 2007

I have decided to be generous with this first test that we took last Friday.  I am going to allow the students to make corrections on the test.  If they choose to do so, they will have until this Friday (October 12) to turn them in.  They will then receive 1/2 point for each correction that is correct.  (OK that sounds kind of strange….  🙂 ) 

I will not be doing this every test, but I thought perhaps the students didn’t really realize how important studying is and now that they have seen my tests they will study more in the future. 

Thanks!

Mr. Yerington

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