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Classroom News – September

Posted by iateacher on September 12, 2009

Hello Everyone

I am going to try something new this year.  I am hoping to type up a little about what is going on in my science classroom once a month.  Of course, we all know the old adage about the best laid plans….  Anyway, we’ll see how it goes!

The school year is off to a good start.  My students are settling into their new routine of being middle schoolers.  They have taken one Daily Science Quiz (with another coming up Friday) and one chapter quiz using my new SMART Board and SMART Response system.  Most students are doing very well at turning in their work, however please continue to remind them of the importance of doing so.  At some point I may start reducing points for late work.

Anticipation is high for our annual Langwood trip.  This year we will be taking our third period classes.  This annual trip takes place over four days.  This year my class will be going on September 25.  Students will participate in the high ropes course for half the day and will visit three different presenters the other half of the day.  I am looking for parent volunteers to assist with this trip so if you are interested please contact me soon!

Our current unit of study is “The Nature of Science and Technology” – we are about 3/4 of the way through this unit so we will be testing within the next month.  There will be a posting here on the blog with things to study and there will be a sample test on my web site. After his unit we will move right into the Cells, the Brain and the Eye.  The two highlights of this unit are always  when we dissect real sheep brains and eyes!!  I always enjoy watching the reactions during these two activities!

That about sums up our classroom news for now.  As always, if you have questions or concerns please contact me by calling the school or shooting me an e-mail!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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