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Dearborn Public Schools

last few days…

Wed: final locker clean out- everything goes home at the end of the day, also last day for backpacks

Thurs: no bags or purses of any kind, no lockers so kids can just bring their pencil, planner, and one folder with everything they need in it for the day

Fri: no bags or purses of any kind, no lockers.

Anything students have with them such as planners and folders will be taken from them before they are allowed to leave the building Friday.  Sixth graders will be walked out the front of the building at 11:00.  They may not re-enter the building for any reason.

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June 6 & 7:

We finished the storm chaser project and I handed out study guides.


Jun 10 & 11:

We reviewed for the final and kids were to check their study guides in groups as we reviewed.  Most of the kids already figured out the review was put into google classroom.  I am deleting the review as classes take their final.

Jun 12-13:

Final exam and sixth grade at Woodworth paper.


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Thurs 5/30 & Fri 5/31

Thursday- B-day

A few kids were still NWEA testing.

Finish storm notes- homework if not finished in class.  Scans of the textbook pages and the directions are in Google Classroom.

Core 1 & 2 watched the storm chaser video clips and started planning their storm chaser vehicle in groups.  This part is not homework because they did not have time to finish.

Core 3 still has people finishing NWEA testing so they did not get to the storm chaser part.

Friday- A-day

We watched the storm chaser video clips and then groups started worked on planning their storm chaser vehicles.  Groups may not have finished but it is not homework.

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Last retake and late work day

Next Friday (June 7th) is the last change to turn in missing assignments.  Its is already too late to give me anything from genetics, M-STEP prep, or thermal energy.  I will take late work from water cycle, weather, and climate until Friday 6/7.

Next Friday (June 7th)  is also the last chance to retake any quizzes.  We already did retakes on genetics and the vocab.  This retake is for the thermal energy quizzes.  Corrections and parent notes are due by Thursday 6/6.

There will be no retakes on the final exam.  I will give them a study guide next week in class.  I am attaching the study guide below and also in Google Classroom for anyone who wants to begin studying over the Eid break.

Science Final Exam Study Guide

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Tues 5/28 & Wed 5/29

NWEA testing all hour

I handed back some old quizzes so the kids can start studying for the final exam.  I will post the study guide in google classroom later in the week.  I will not hand the paper copy out until after the Eid break but some kids might want to start on it sooner.  Flash cards can be done instead of filling out the paper.

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Wed 5/22 & Thurs 5/23

Classes that did climate presentations last time went around and listened to the other groups’ presentations and took notes.  Classes that did not do presentations cut and sorted cards with the same info.  All of the classes went over the info to check their notes/ cards.  The climate notes or cards went on page 62-63.

B-day kids were given a bit of time to finish and turn in their fronts foldables.

I showed a few video clips about severe weather and the kids started notes on severe weather on NB p. 64-65.  Classes did not finish the notes but this was not homework.  (3B did not start this yet.)

The last chance for retakes will be Friday June 7th.  This gives the kids a chance to study over the holiday break and take the quiz once Ramadan is over when they should be better able to focus.  There will be no retakes on the final exam but I will give a study guide the week before.

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Mon 5/20 & Tues 5/21

  • Turn in anything not already turned in.  The B-day kids need a few minutes to finish the foldable from last time but we did not have time Monday.
  • They took the quiz.
  • I gave a reading about factors that affect climate.  Read, talk to the text, answer the questions.
  • Groups were assigned sections to create a presentation for.  They finished in class.  A few classes did all 7 topics on their own on a sheet of paper.  Use words and pictures to explain how that factor (ex: latitude) affects climate.
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Progress reports were handed out last hour Friday 5/17 to be taken home to parents.  They are on salmon (peach) paper and look sort of like the report cards.

Some students did not receive any progress reports because they are not failing any classes.  A few students received one that only says their grade in one class with no other comments.

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Thurs 5/16 & Fri 5/17

BW: went on NB p. 60

They matched cards and used that to check the front of the reading from last time.  They finished the back of the air pressure reading.

We discussed air masses and fronts and then the kids did a foldable about cold and warm fronts.  I did not send the foldable home for B-day classes but A-day classes should finish in class.

Since we needed to shift the NWEA testing by a few days we can now have the quiz Monday and Tuesday.  Since the quiz is on a few different units spread out a bit due to testing I gave the kids a list of exactly what to study.  They were given time at the end to write it down.  Study the following topics:

Thermal Energy

Thermal energy moves from areas of ____________ temperature to areas of __________ temperature.

How do insulators and conductors relate to thermal energy.

 Water Cycle

Questions from NB p. 59


How do clouds form?

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Tues 5/14 & Wed 5/15

BW: Explain the density column I showed (NB p. 60)

I had them fix their experiment procedures from last time and limited down their materials available since we needed to test in class.  Most groups finished, tested out their procedures and finished the back.  Any group that played around and did not bring me corrected procedure did not get to test their experiment out.  These kids can test at home since we were only using very basic materials available at home. (Any bottle will work if you don’t have a pop bottle.)

I then handed out a sheet about air pressure.  The front only is homework for B-day classes.

Monday and Tuesday I handed out a sheet to each kid who had any missing scores so they can handle the problem. 

I need to give another quiz but with NWEA testing the scheduling is an issue.

I did tell the kids I would hold another retake day Friday after school.  Corrections and parent notes are due by Thursday.

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