Teachers' blog posts
September 29, 2010
WOW! Talk about a lot of work to do! We are working hard now.
For spelling the list is on the website and the student has a list. I make extra copies for those students that do not have the web at home. Your student should be able to tell you what list he or she is on. The lists look simple this week only because there are no challenge words. Next week there will harder words that go with Idaho History and science.
Student Government Meeting Wednesday. Officer reports from committees and community service teams.
Thursday 9/30: Committee Work.... Group Community Service persuasive paper due.
Fridays10/1: Community Service Teams AGENDA CHECKS! :)
Extra Credit: Attend School Board Meeting at 6:30pm on Oct. 13th in D1.
Monday: 10/4 Influence, phone quiz
Based on our class vote on Monday, September 27, our next Mountain Language quiz will be Wednesday, September 29! Thursday's Mountain Language will be in class.
We will try to finish up with our novels this week so we can begin writing our papers next week. Most of this work will be able to be completed in class. You do not need to expect homework unless you are absent.
Geometry Assignments 5 & 6 Chapter 2 (See assignment sheet)
Pre-Algebra (B) Assignment 1 Chapter 3 (See assignment sheet)
Algebra 1 Assignment 12 and 1 page mandatory review sheet(See assignment sheet) . Test Thursday
9th and 10th graders are eligible to audition for All Northwest. This is an honor music weekend with an honor orchestra, band, jazz band, and choir. Students are taken from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Alaska, and Wyoming and get to spend a wonderful weekend playing amazing music. The deadline is October 5, so you need to get the information from me ASAP if you are interested. There is a $15 audition fee and an additional fee if you are accepted (hotel, food, transportation, etc.) Please contact me if you are interested in trying out for this amazing experience.
Students have really been enjoying piano lab so far. If you have a piano at home, ask your students to show you the "doghouse" and where the dog, cat, and elephant sleep.:-) If you have questions, please let me know.
Just a quick reminder that all 3 General Science classes have an important Test this week. General Science 3B will be taking their test on Tuesday 9/28 and General Science 1A & 3A will have their tests on Wednesday 9/29. Don't forget if you are in an A day General Science class you should be working on your Field Assignment as well.
Anatomy & Physiology:
Finish your case study and outlines for the facial bones and bones of the lower jaw.
Due on October 18, 2010
1). Inventors workshop- Fill out and complete. This is due with your compound machine. Worth 25 points.
2). Definitions paper. Must be filled out and completed. Worth 11 points. Due 10/18/10 with your compound machine
3). Take your picture and turn into a real machine. (From inventors workshop)
4). Journal- name your machine, tell me what your machine is made from, what it does, how it will make life easier, what simple machines made up your compound machine
Was not original, very thrown together did not do best work
Somewhat original, not very neat, tried just didn’t spend much time on it
Original idea, very neat spent a lot of time making it perfect
Original idea, exceptional and very detailed, took a lot of pride in work and it shows
Did not write on machine, tell what it is, what it does, and how it makes life easier
Wrote a little on machine but with little detail and only answered a couple of questions
Mrs. Ayotte’s 4th grade Newsletter
Your child’s Home Folder needs to be taken home every evening and returned every school day. Please help your child become responsible for this. They will receive class money for bringing it every day and pay a fine if they do not.
Idaho History / Counties
The following counties will be added to the last 27 for this week's test.
Butte, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Madision, Teton, Bonneville, Bingham, Jerome.
Spelling Words Group 3
September 27, 2010
happen ____________ _____________
begun ____________ _____________
collect ____________ _____________
file ____________ _____________
provide ____________ _____________
sight ____________ _____________
September 27, 2010
connect _____________ _______________
connection _____________ _______________
firm _____________ _______________
region _____________ _______________
religion _____________ _______________
Important Update: General Science 3B will be taking their test on Tuesday 9/28. I do not have them in class on 9/29 as previously stated.
Hellooo! We have some big assignments that will due over the next few weeks that I wanted all of the parents to be mindful of.
Test #1 which is over Pre-Columbus America, Early Explorers, and the Conquistadors will be October 5th!
Grandparent interviews are due October 26th!
Also, each student is assigned a group with which they will give a group presentation over one of the continents. These presentations should be creative and informative. The due dates are as follows:
October 8th North America
October 12th South America
October 19th Europe
November 2nd Asia