As 6th grade science utilizes the LATIC model of classroom organization and learning, I will continue to use an activity list posted on Google Classroom throughout the school closure. Students are already aware of how to navigate the activity lists and turn in assignments through Google Classroom.
Friday 3/13 Announcement: On Monday 3/16, students will work on completing their infographic assessments that are due on 3/17. Even if a student has already completed their infographic, all students should log in as there will be a short quiz about remote learning to complete. The students will begin their Astronomy Unit on Tuesday 3/17. Each day, I will post on Google Classsroom which tasks on the activity list I would like to be completed that day and any instructions for completing those tasks. There will also be a short quiz each day which will assess student learning and serve as proof that students are logging on and completing assignments.
3/30 Update: Students are currently finishing Investigation 1 of their Astronomy Unit. They are working on a formative assessment that is designed to assess their knowledge, comprehension, and ability to demonstrate application of the content covered in Investigation 1. The assessment is due on Wednesday, April 1, although late submissions will not be penalized due to the need for flexibility when it comes to remote learning.
4/13 Update: Students are finishing Investigation 2 of their Astronomy Unit. They are working on a formative assessment ("Final Moon Selection Essay") that is designed to assess their knowledge, comprehension, and ability to demonstrate application of the content covered in Investigation 2. The assessment is due on Wednesday, April 15, although late submissions will not be penalized due to the need for flexibility when it comes to remote learning. Later in the week, the students will be introduced to their summative project for the unit, which will be due on Monday, April 27.
4/27 Update: This week, students are finishing their Astronomy Unit. All Astronomy make-up work should be completed by Friday, May 1st. Students are beginning their new Cells Unit on Tuesday, April 28th. This new unit is scheduled to run from April 28th to May 26th. Students will begin their first investigation of the unit this week where they will explore the question "What is a Cell?"
5/4 Update: This week, students are working on a formative assessment called the "Cells Choice Board" which is due Friday 5/8.
According to the new district flexible schedule, I will be posting instruction videos twice a week. The number of daily quizzes has been reduced from 5 to 2. Also, I will now have OPTIONAL Google Meet sessions at the following times each week to go over any questions the students might have:
2/3: Mondays/Wednesdays at 11 AM
5/6: Mondays/Wednesdays at 1:30 PM
8/9: Tuesdays/Thursdays at 12:30 PM
5/11 Update: This week, students are starting Investigation 2 of their Cells Unit where they will learn about human body systems and be introduced to the world of microbes. There will be two videos to watch, a total of 6 activities to complete, and 2 quizzes to take.
5/18 Update: Students will finish Investigation 2 of their Cells Unit. They will begin the week by learning more about the immune system and how it knows which microbes in the body are helpful and which are harmful. Later in the week, the students will be assessed on what they learned throughout the investigation by answering a series of questions. The assessment will be due on 5/22.
5/26 Update: This week, the students are working on a combo formative and summative project that will access their knowledge acquired throughout the entire Cells Unit. For the project, the students will be creating a short public service announcement video or poster about the coronavirus, specifically focusing on explaining what the coronavirus is, how it affects the human body, and how we can prevent the spread of it and other infectious diseases. Both parts of the project are due on June 2.
June 1 Update: Students are finishing their Coronavirus PSA projects which are due on June 2. On June 3, students will begin their final unit, a condensed unit on genetics. The students will have a quiz and a short project due at the end of the unit.
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I will be available during the hours of 10AM - 2PM each day via email or Google Classroom to respond to questions pertinent to remote learning assignments, materials, and grades. PowerSchool will be updated regularly as assignments are completed and graded.
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