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A Great Start

Posted by iateacher on August 18, 2013

Well, I just had to say that the first two days of school were great. I am really looking forward to a great year with this group of 6th graders.

Monday (Tomorrow) we will be going over my classroom expectations. Your child should be bringing home a paper that has all the information on it. They also will have a letter for you to sign and give them to return to me.

As always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me via e-mail, or phone the school.

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Welcome New 6th Graders!

Posted by iateacher on August 13, 2013

Hello,

I would just like to say hello to all my new 6th graders as well as the parent’s and guardians.  Some of you I met at Back to School Night and others I won’t meet until Thursday, but I am really looking forward to a great year.  We’ll have lots of fun and learn a lot this year.

If you ever have questions or concerns please make sure you contact me and let me know!!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Classroom News – March

Posted by iateacher on March 20, 2012

Hello parents, guardians and students

Once again, I find myself behind on updating the web log.  Sorry about that.  I love this time of year when the cold grays of winter melt into the beautiful colors and warm weather of spring time!  Of course, the time change and loosing an hour of sleep always throws me off, but oh well!  Enough of that – let’s find out what’s new in Mr. Yerington’s class!

As I mentioned to some of you at parent-teacher conferences we are in our last major unit of the year.  This is over Planetary Science.  We are starting by finding out where exactly WE are located.  To that end, right now, as I type this post my students are drawing maps of West Middle School.  Tomorrow we will view Google Earth images of West.  We will keep increasing our elevation until we are viewing the whole planet – showing students how our little corner of the world is really VERY small!

From there we will talk about evidence that ancient people used to figure out that the Earth is, in fact, round and not flat as was believed for years!  Next we will discuss day and night – we’ll talk about how day and night happen, time zones and more.

Next we move into the moon.  We will be keeping a moon log in this portion of the unit.  Students will need to go outside each night and look for the moon.  They will then need to draw what it looked like so they can see the phases.  We will also talk about moon craters and will even simulate moon craters in class! Then we will label some of the more prominent craters and maria found on the moon.

Next, one of the big highlights of this unit we’ll talk about landing on the moon.  What had to be considered in order for humans to set foot on the moon?  We will view a documentary with footage and interview from the actual Apollo astronauts!

Our other “big” project in this unit will be to design and build a “rover” and show it in class.  More details will be on my blog later.

Well, that about sums up March and probably April as well!  See you next time!

Mr. Yerington

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Chapter 1, Section 2 Worksheet Assigned Today

Posted by iateacher on August 30, 2011

Hello,

Just a quick post to let you know that ALL classes received the Chapter 1, Section 2 Worksheet today in class.  This will be due tomorrow.  Also, if students need some help completing this be sure to check my web site and click on “Powerpoints.”  You can find the presentations I used in class so students can review the key concepts.

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Conferences – Day 1

Posted by iateacher on September 28, 2010

I would like to send out a big THANK YOU  to all the parents who came to conferences this evening.  It was so nice to meet so many of you and your support of your child’s education is greatly appreciated!!  If you were unable to make it this evening please keep in mind that I will be in my room again on THURSDAY from 5-8 p.m.  If you are unable to make it that night please feel free to call or e-mail me and we can set up a time that works in your schedule!

Thanks!

Mr. Yerington

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New Daily Science Policy

Posted by iateacher on September 25, 2010

Hello Parents and Guardians

Just a quick note to explain the new policy on daily science.  I had been assigning daily science as homework, but I realized this was NOT working well.  Therefore, I have decided to try a new policy.  From now on daily science will be extra credit.  Students can do up to THREE daily science papers each term.  They can do as much or as little on each one as they want, and they will receive 1 point for each section of the sheet for a total of 18 points possible per term.  Hopefully this will relieve some stress for the students AND help those who need the extra points!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Latest PowerPoints and Assignments….

Posted by iateacher on September 13, 2010

Hello Parents, guardians and students!

First of all, students received TWO assignments today.  The first was their Daily Science (#7-12) which is not due until the Friday, September 17.  The other is the worksheet over chapter 1, section 4 which is due tomorrow (September 14) The PowerPoint that covers this section is attached below!  Hope it helps!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Change in lesson plans for Thursday, Nov. 12

Posted by iateacher on November 12, 2009

Hello everyone,

If you have been following my lesson plans on my web site you will be expecting your child to have some homework today, but they will NOT.  I have changed my lesson plans.  We didn’t quite get as far as I thought we would yesterday so today we are going to finish up discussing yesterday’s lab, put page numbers in our notebooks (and take out the pages I will not be using) and hand out some papers that I need to give back.  We will also be discussing goggles for Mixtures and Solutions and some other issues that students need to be aware of.  So, bottom line – no homework today!!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Worksheet for Today

Posted by iateacher on November 10, 2009

Hello,

Students in ALL classes today will have a worksheet titled “Mixtures and Solutions.”   This will be due tomorrow, November 11.  We read the story in class today that goes with the assignment.  Tomorrow we will actually begin the labs in our mixtures and solutions kit!

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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Welcome to a New School Year

Posted by iateacher on August 24, 2009

Hello Parents, Guardians and Students,

Welcome to a brand new school year.  Hopefully everyone is settling in and getting used to the routines here at West Middle School.

I am writing this post mostly to discuss the first assignment that will actually have points assigned to it!!  Today or tomorrow your student will be recieving their ScienceSaurus book.  This book needs to have a cover on it by FRIDAY, AUGUST 28.  If they have their cover on by that day, they get five points!  Easy, right?  I do have one thing to request.  I DO NOT want students to use the stretchy fabric book covers.  These have been known to bend the corners of the covers, and since my books are only a year old I would like to keep them nice. 

The book cover can be made from a paper bag, or West currently has book covers in the office that are free!  If you need directions on how to make a paper bag book cover, try this link:  Paper Bag Book Cover

Thanks!

Mr. Yerington

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