Monday, November 23, 2020

Monday, November 23, 2020


Study for your quiz on Tuesday, November 24.  Topics covered: freshwater, water quality, water treatment.  Here are a few ways you can prepare:
- Practice the Brain Dump strategy we used in class today. You  may use 1 blank piece of paper and a pencil for this quiz if you want to use this strategy.  You  may not pre-write your Brain Dump paper and use this during the quiz.  Your Brain Dump paper must be created during the quiz time.
Use the Quizlet word sets to review vocabulary.  
- Use the Study Guide posted in GC, which includes sample questions.  
- Use the Quizizz practice quizzes posted in GC. 
* NOTE: Since you had Honors Level options on your Lab Report, there most likely will not be any extra credit or re-takes allowed on this quiz.  Be prepared!  You can do this!  :)

Social Studies:

1.  Continue to add research notes to Part 2 of the Constitution project.  Part 2 will be submitted during class on Tuesday, December 1.  

2.  Make sure that you have all of your warm-ups completed (1-16 as of today).

*Please note that if you and your partner are resubmitting Part 1 of the project today for additional points it will not be graded for one week due to the holiday.  The deadline for re-submitting is 1:10 TODAY!

1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th: We worked on the Angle Town Project in class today. We will work on it again tomorrow. If you do not finish in class this week (Mon & Tues), finish on your own time. Project due Tuesday Dec 1, 2020

2nd: complete Slope Murder Mystery (either paper copy or google slides version)

1. ID Active Voice Verbs (NRI)
2. Study idioms. (Test after Thanksgiving.)

Core Connections:
1. Please make sure you've sent your properly formatted email from Friday's SEL lesson.
2. Project Work Day.
3. I'll be around for Tuesday afternoon tutoring from 2:00 - 2:45 if you need me. 

Friday, November 20, 2020

Friday, November 20, 2020


Study idioms!

Social Studies:

1.  Make sure that you and your partner have started the process of researching the court case associated with the amendment you chose to study in Part 1 of the Constitution project.  

2.  Part 2 (Research following the guidelines) will be collected on Tuesday, December 1.

3.  Flocabulary (Indian Removal) is due by 11:59 tonight. You have had 3 days to complete it so make sure that it is on time.

4.  Test 2/Quarter 2 will be given on Thursday, December 3.  A study guide will be provided early next week.

*Please note that we are about 1 1/2 weeks behind on the syllabus.  This is why I am providing dates for upcoming tests and projects. Projects always take longer than expected.  Happy Living this weekend!

Core Connections:

1. SEL- Email lesson.  :)

2. Work on Hero Projects. 

Math: If you didn't finish the requested amount of math diagnostic questions, do so.

1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th: finish equations with parallel lines part 2 in google classroom

2nd: hope you enjoyed exploring how the graphing calculator and desmos can write equations for you

Study for your quiz on Tuesday, November 24.  Topics covered: freshwater, water quality, water treatment.  Use the Quizlet word sets to review vocabulary.  Use the Study Guide posted in GC, which includes sample questions.  

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020

 Social Studies:

1.  Make sure that you have completed warm-up prompts 13 and 14 by this evening. (This should have been completed in class).

2.  Continue to conduct research on the Court Case that you and your partner have selected for Part 2 of the Constitution project.  You should be adding notes to your shared doc while following the assigned template and directions concerning sources and length of notes.  

3.  If you are planning on adding to your notes from PART 1, you must let me know today (Periods 1-3).  You will be submitting a new google doc in GC if you want more points added to your grade.  See me if you still have questions.  All updates must be in by Monday, November 23 at 1:10pm.

Math: IXL diagnostic questions due tomorrow (You will have mtss to work on them but some of you need to work outside of the mtss time); Your list in gc should only have the diagnostic question amount on it.

1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th: finish gc Equations from Parallel Lines 1

2nd: Finish gc perpendicular line equations; Animal Project needs to be completed and turned in (Let me know if you want to look at it together


1. Study those idioms! Test next week.

2. Finish watching the first 15 minutes of the video, and complete the Google Form. (If you couldn't access the video clip, see GC for instructions.)


1 - Water Quality Lab Report is due tonight by 11:59.  Follow all directions given in class this week.  The instructions and rubric are posted with this assignment in GC.

2 - If your group did not finish editing your Water Treatment step slide today in class, finish that.  Be ready to explain your step tomorrow in class.

3 - Quiz next week on Tuesday!  Study your notes and slideshows on freshwater, aquifers, water quality, and water treatment.

Core Connections:

Remember to update your Project Planning dates.

1. Hero Project Product due Dec. 4th.

2. Revisions Due December 9th.

3. Celebration - Voyager Comi-Con December 10th.  

And I'm here for tutoring for either your science lab or your project today from 2:00 - 2:45.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

1 - Complete the Wednesday Check-In/Attendance form by 1:00 pm today - ALL CLASSES. This assignment is posted in GC.
2 - Work on your Water Quality Lab Report.  Today you are finishing any incomplete sections, proofreading, and using the rubric to check your work. See GC for details (Lab Report assignment was originally posted on Nov. 12 in GC.)
3 - I am available at 1:00 pm today via Zoom for anyone who has questions about your Lab Report or missing work.  The Zoom Link is posted in GC today. 
Have a wonderful Wednesday! Work hard today ~ I know you will! 

Math: IXL Math Diagnostic Questions (just the diagnostic, not the entire list) are due Friday
1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th: complete angles form

2nd: IXL S25 (85 smartscore or 20 min); work on Animal Project (let me know if you want to look at it together)

Core Connections:

1. Complete the Wednesday Check in/Attendance form by 1:00 p.m. today - All Classes.  The link is in Google Classroom.
2. Work on your Science Lab Conclusions.
3. Get your materials together for the Hero Project Product.
4. I've offering two options for Tutoring, if you need help.
     a. Wednesday (11/18) from 2:00 - 2:45.
     b. Thursday (11/19) from 2:00 - 2:45.  
Have a great day!  😁

Social Studies:

1.  Begin the Flocabulary Assignment "Indian Removal".  Remember that this includes the video, a short vocab game, 7 read and respond questions and a quiz.  The due date for this assignment is Friday, Nov. 20 by 11:59.  

2.  Continue to look for a court case to use for PART 2 of the Constitution Project.  You will be working with your partner during class tomorrow.  

1. Complete the attendance form by lunch.
2. Use the Symbols & Motifs slideshow to fill in the blanks on your notes. (Notes from first materials distribution.)
3. Do the Symbols assignment on Flocabulary.
4. Study idioms using your notes or the Quizlet set to practice for idiom jeopardy.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Core Connections:
Science Lab Report Help today during class and after school from 2:00 - 2:45 during tutoring.
1. Project Support Purpose, Procedures, and Results should have been submitted as of last night. 
2. We're reviewing the Tables and Conclusions today. 
3. Make sure you're getting your materials together for the Hero Project Product for a few days.
1 - Finish pages 19-20 in your Hydrosphere LearnEd notebook if you did not finish during class today. 
2 - Work on your Water Quality Lab Report.  Today's goals: write the last 2 paragraphs of your Conclusions section.  If you have not met the daily goals on the Lab Report Timeline, you need to complete any missing sections of your lab report.  See GC for the Instructions, Rubric, and slideshow with examples/tips shown in class.  
3 - Lab Report Help Session at 1:00 on Wednesday, Nov. 18 for anyone who would like assistance with the Lab Report. Zoom Link will be posted in GC on Wednesday morning. 

Social Studies:  

1. Make sure that you review the notes provided on America 9.4 "The War of 1812"  

2.  Make sure that you have created a new shared doc for PART 2 of the Constitution Project.

3.  You and your partner should be looking for a court case related to your amendment.  Make sure that your notes follow the template provided in GC:

Name of Case



Impact (Why does this case matter?)

*Examples provided in GC for assistance

Math: IXL math diagnostic questions due Friday November 20th (just the requested amount of questions - not the list of topics)

1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th: finish google classroom transversals AND thatquiz Angles

2nd: finish google classroom parallel equations; work on Animal Project

1. If you didn't get 15 minutes of IXL practice done during MTSS, do it.
2. Use the Quizlet set or your notes to study the idioms. Idiom jeopardy on Thursday!

Monday, November 16, 2020

Monday, November 16, 2020

Good Morning!

There will be No Zoom for Core Connections on Monday, 11/16/2020.  However, your assignments and video lesson are posted in Google Classroom.  I will return to the internet this evening to answer your questions.  Thank you for your patience.  

Ms. Sauer

1 - Finish the LearnEd notebook assignment if you did not finish in class today.  See directions in GC. Submit a picture of your completed work for full credit.
2 - Work on your Water Quality Lab Report.  If you are following the suggested timeline given to you in Science class, you should finish at least 1-2 paragraphs of your Conclusions section today. Check the slideshows posted in GC for the timeline, tips, suggestions, and examples we discussed in class. 

Social Studies:

1.   Read America Ch.9 Section 4 "The War of 1812".  Take bullet pt. notes on the main ideas and supporting details of the text (NO PARAGRAPHS!)  

*PLEASE READ:  We are currently about a week and a half behind on the syllabus.  We do not have a Test this week.  Test 2 will be given after the Thanksgiving holiday.

The window is closed for comprehension test retakes. 
Tomorrow we will have a Paideia seminar using your Venn diagrams. A Paideia Seminar is a collaborative intellectual dialogue facilitated with open-ended questions about a text, i.e., a deep conversation about the similarities and differences between the book and the movie.

Math: IXL Math Diagnostic Question due Friday Nov 20th (not the list, just the diagnostic questions)

1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th: Thatquiz: Parallel Lines and Transversal

2nd: Thatquiz: Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

Friday, November 13, 2020

Friday, November 13, 2020

 Social Studies:

Make sure you submit Part 1 of the Constitution Project today in GC!

Here are the links to order the book featured in class (if you are interested):

Finish the Purpose, Procedure and Results section of your Lab Report (if you did not finish during Science and CC classes today). 

1. Finish the novel/movie Venn diagram.
2. Test retakes are due Monday by 8:30am.

Math: IXL Math Diagnostic Questions are due Friday November 20th

1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th: 
-Took notes in class (p32 Unit 3 Angles and p33 Definitions of Angles)
-Work in IXL O.15 to a smartscore of 80 or for 20 active minutes

2nd: worked on Animal Project in class - finish by the end of next week