March 19, 2020

Hello Students and Parents,

I hope you are all in good health and in good spirits. I’ve been noticing many more people walking outside. The temperature was very warm this morning. It’s good to get some fresh air, while staying away from others of course.

I was looking at the IXL information. It looks like about 70% of you have completed or started the work. Most students are taking between 1-2 hours to complete the IXL. The purpose of this IXL was to have you understand the different parts of the scientific method. When scientists complete an experiment they need to know the various components. If you need assistance, please email me so I can help. I did email every student with their Username and Password already, but if you are stuck on a kind of question please let me know.

As for the Newsela article, about 96% of you began the assignment. Remember you must read the article, annotate the article- making sure 3 of the annotations (marked in green) are connections to science class. These connections could be to a different reading, an experiment, a class discussion or a video. The Newsela assignment should take about an hour for most students.

We as teachers were asked to give all our students 2 assignments per week. I will be continuing to do so. On Monday morning I will give you your next assignments. The assignments will all be due on the following Saturday at noon.

Please remember I am an email away. If you have a question, comment, or would like to share something interesting please email me. I will respond to all emails.

Stay safe,

Ms. Duquette

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