7th Grade Science (iblog.dearbornschools.org/salehm)

Welcome back, students! I hope that you have had a restful summer break, as you return to your learning process of reading, writing, and solving problems.

This year is going to be not only exciting but challenging. I need you to be patient. We are learning many new things and errors will occur, and we will learn from them. Just like you, all your teachers are navigating through and learning new tools to help you in your learning process. Many of you tend to be technology-savvy when it comes to going through various website pages.

Let’s make this year a great and successful year.

7th Grade Virtual Learning
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Introduction

Mr. Saleh, Graduated from WSU with a Masters Degree in Biological Science in 1985. 

I Live in Dearborn.

I have worked in DPS for twenty-eight years,

This is my third year at Woodworth. 

I have three children.

Tips on how to be successful this year:

  1. Get Organized. Making a plan for what you’re going to do and when you’re going to do it will make sure you’re always ahead of the curve – literally. 
  2. Don’t multitask. Studies have shown that multitasking is physically impossible. 
  3. Divide it up. Studying isn’t fun to begin with, and forcing yourself through a study marathon will only make it worse. Dividing your work into manageable chunks and rewarding yourself when you finish each chunk will make studying (more) fun.
  4. Sleep. Don’t underestimate the importance of those eight hours of zzz’s every night! Getting a good night’s rest will sharpen your focus and improve your working memory.
  5. Set a schedule. Are you more productive in 90-minute blocks or half-hour spurts? Find a schedule that works for you, and stick to it. 
  6. Take notes. Taking notes will not only keep you more engaged during class, but will also help you narrow down what you need to study when exam time rolls around. It’s much easier to reread your notes than to reread your entire textbook!
  7. Study. This one might be obvious, but did you know that there’s a right and a wrong way to study? Review your material several days ahead of time, in small chunks, and in different manners (for example, write flashcards one day and take practice tests the next). In other words, don’t cram. 
  8. Manage your study space. Find a place that will maximize your productivity. Look for places away from the television and other distractions. Whether it’s your local library or just the desk in your bedroom, set aside a study space that you’ll want to spend time in.
  9. Ask questions. You’re here to learn, so don’t be afraid to do just that! Asking for help – from a teacher, a tutor or your friends – is a surefire way to make sure you truly understand the material.

Tips For Success:

  • Feel reassured that your teachers are here to help you
  • Reach out through email until Schoology is up and running
  • Stay positive
  • Be punctual or on-time for live sessions
  • Try your best
  • Ask questions
  • Be confident 
  • Make sure you have access to the internet
  • Have basic supplies on hand such as paper and pencils

Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Learning

Synchronous: Live Learning

This is when all students are learning at the same time and at the same place.

Communication happens in real time

You may have a teacher teaching a class in separate breakout rooms, but at the same time.

Examples of this may be when you have a live lesson with your teacher.  The entire class is learning together.

Asynchronous Learning: On Demand Learning

This is when students are using online resources to learn.  Here students and teachers do NOT have to be at the same place at the same time. 

 Examples of this type of learning are:

*Schoology

*Learning games on websites

*Discussion Boards/Forums

*I Ready Math online tutorials, books, online games

*Learners can study at anytime and any pace, according to their own needs

*Learners can go back and review any pieces of information they may need more help on

*Learners take responsibility for their own learning

Remember teachers are still here to help you.  If you have trouble with any of the online assigned activities, reach out to your teacher on how to be more successful.

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The Ten Commandments of Science Courses*

As you move forward with your education, here are the words of wisdom to live by:

1. Thou Shalt Work the Practice Problems before Reading the Answers.
2. Thou Shalt Memorize Only What Thou Must.
3. Thou Shalt Understand Thy Mechanisms.
4. Thou Shalt Sleep at Night and Not in Class.
5. Thou Shalt Read Ahead Before Class.
6. Thou Shalt Not Fall Behind.
7. Thou Shalt Know How Thou Learn Best.
8. Thou Shalt Not Skip Class.
9. Thou Shalt Ask Questions.
10. Thou Shalt Keep a Positive Outlook.

*Source: Dr. Arthur Winter, a College Professor.

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2020 Census

“Dear Parent(s),

Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

For a better future of our city, schools, and students , please click on the link now and fill out the census. It only takes a few minutes from your time to make a difference.”

Complete the Census application here: 

https://my2020census.gov/

Sincerely,

Mr. Saleh

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One More Chance for One More Make-Up Assignment

Students: Now you have another opportunity to makeup one of the assignments that you have performed BELOW the seventy percentile (70%). Therefore, check your scores and EMAIL THE CLASSROOM TEACHER FOR THAT ASSIGNMENT BEFORE TUESDAY, JUNE 09, 2020 AT 3:05 PM, and the classroom teacher will share it with you. You will make a copy of it, complete it, and share back with your teacher for correcting and grading.

Note that you will have a period of 24 hours from the time your classroom teacher shares an assignment with you (for you to turn it in by sharing it with your teacher). All scores will have to be in the gradebook no later than Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 3:05 pm, because Thursday, June 11, 2020 is the officially end of Marking Period 4 with grades for Marking Period 4 and the Year-end Mark will be tabulated and submitted for your report card.

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For Your Parent/Guardian: Parent/Guardian Opinion Matters

We are asking for your input. Please take a few moments to take this important survey.

School ReOpen Committee Parent Survey #1 https://forms.gle/DNx3eN8hcRpXsfSs5

Arabic Version School Reopen Committee Dearborn Public Schools  Parent Survey:
استطلاع رأي أولياء أمور مدارس ديربورن الرسمية الخاص بلجنة إعادة فتح المدارس 1 حزيران \يونيو 2020بدأت الولاية و قطاعنا التعليمي المناقشة المعقدة والمفصلة حول إمكانية إعادة فتح المدارس للسنة الدراسية 2020-2021. يجري هذه المناقشات خبراء في التعليم والعمليات والصحة العامة والنقل والخدمات الغذائية والرياضة والعديد من المجالات الأخرى التي تعد جزءًا من عمل أيرقطاع مدرسي. يرجى العلم أن أي خطط وضعتها / تضعها مدارس ديربورن الرسمية ستحتاج إلى الالتزام بالتوجيهات والأوامر التنفيذية الصادرة عن الحاكمة.

لتبني هذه الخطط على مستوى القطاع نحن بحاجة إلى أرائكم القيمة. يرجى الرد على الاستطلاع بحلول 7 حزيران/ يونيو 2020.استطلاع أولياء الأمور الخاص بلجنة إعادة فتح المدارس 2020 

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Attention Students Who Are Making Up Previous Work

Note that the classroom teacher will not be available on Friday, June 05, 2020 between 11:30 am to 3:30 pm ( a 4-hour window) to answer any of your emailed questions. As a result, Assignments #13 and #14 have been extended from its due time on that date from 3:05 pm to 7:05 pm.

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Your Schedule for June 1 Through June 8, 2020. Remember You Must Have Below the 70% for Assignment Makeup (Check Your StudentConnect/Scores).

Monday, June 01: Make-ups for Assignments#5 and #6. Due by 3:05 pm, no late assignments accepted.

Tuesday, June 02: Make-ups for Assignments #7 and #8. Due by 3:05 pm, no late assignments accepted.

Wednesday, June 03: Make-ups for Assignments #9 and #10. Due by 3:05 pm, no late assignments accepted.

Thursday, June 04: Make-ups for Assignments #11 and #12. Due by 3:05 pm, no late assignments accepted.

Friday, June 05: Make-ups for Assignments #13 and #14. Due by 7:05 pm, no late assignments accepted.

Monday, June 08: Make-ups for Assignment #15. Due by 3:05 pm, no late assignments accepted.

Note that for Tuesday, June 09, 2020 and Wednesday, June 10, 2020 watch for an announcement on the iblog on Monday, June 08, 2020 after 4:00 pm.

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Next Week: Make-Up Week

Students: Starting on Monday morning, you will be able to makeup any poor work under the seventy percentile (70%) for this marking period. This means this weekend check your scores on StudentConnect and look for any score under 70% that you may make up on Google Classroom during next week.

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ATTENTION ALL 8TH GRADERS: PERSONAL BELONGINGS

Please open the link below and simply read through it and in the link, you will be given further specific guidance on the process of how to pick up your personal belongings according to the administration of Woodworth Middle School. Thank you!

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Reminder: Due Date & Time

It appears that a pattern and a frequency (Hint! Hint!) has formed in terms of students’ ongoing performance and completion of required work.

As many of you have decided to complete the work just prior to its due date and time, note that the classroom teacher is no longer scheduling the midnight hour due time, as the Holy Month of Ramadan is officially behind him. Therefore, note that Assignment #15’s due date and time is Friday, May 29, 2020, at 3:05 pm, not at midnight! That’s in 48 hours!

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