Welcome to Mr. Wilson's 8th Grade Science class. I am very excited about the upcoming school year and I know we are going to accomplish great things! I believe in an inquiry-based classroom where students have the opportunity to experience science by doing it - building critical thinking and problem solving skills along the way. We have many great activities planned this year and I am excited about the journey ahead.
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In case you are not aware of Reflections, it is an amazing PTA program for children who love literature, photography, music, dance, visual arts, and/or film. It is designed to showcase those talents! We encourage everyone to participate and I would love to see us blow the roof off with entries from this year. The theme this year is “Heroes Around Me”.
For program information, click here: http://www.txpta.org/reflections. Rules and entry forms are attached below, and the Spanish version is available on the same Texas PTA website.
Wilson 8th Grade Science Monday Mail
*Plans sometimes change during the week. To see the most updated schedule, please visit iTunesU.*
We will be posting Monday Mail again this year. In Monday Mail, you will see the week's general outline, including due dates, test information, and other important announcements.
***If your student is planning to get a flu shot - consent forms are due back to the school nurse by 9/21/2018.***
Friday: Finish Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids Lab. Check Lab. Hand Out Test Reviews
This week, we will spend time reviewing second 9 weeks concepts in preparation for the final exam on 12/19. We will begin the week working on a collaborative project over chemical reactions and motion and graphing. Then, we will use the last 2 days of the week engaging in review games.
I hope you have a fantastic holiday season! May all your wishes come true!
This week we will finish our unit on Rotation/Revolution in the Solar System and next week we move on to the Lunar cycle.
SCIENCE ADVISORY STARTS THIS WEDNESDAY!!!
We have wrapped up our unit on seasons and have moved on to the lunar cycle. We will be analyzing and creating diagrams and working with manipulatives to make sure we understand the cycle inside and out.
This week we will continue learning about Electromagnetic Waves and how they are used to gather information from space, and move on to stars and their life cycle. We'll have a lab where we use spectroscopes to observe the emission spectra of various light sources.
This week we will wrap up most of our unit on space. Test reviews were handed out last Friday and are due this week on Thursday, 2/21. There is a HW assignment (reading and questions if the students do not finish in class).
This week we will spend most of our time preparing for the Science Benchmark Test (DLA) on 3/6.
Week of 4/15 - 4/19:
Advisory Schedule Early Release
1st Period 8:20 – 9:07 1st Period 8:20 - 8:58
2nd Period 9:11 – 10:03 2nd Period 9:02 - 9:43
3rd Period 10:07 – 10:54 3rd Period 9:47 - 10:25
4th Period Conference 10:58 – 11:45 4th Period Conference 10:29 - 11:07
5th Period 11:49 – 1:19 6th Period 11:11 - 11:49
A Lunch 11:49 – 12:19 5th Period 11:53 - 1:23
B Lunch 12:19 – 12:49 A Lunch 11:53 - 12:23
C Lunch 12:49 – 1:19 B Lunch 12:23 - 12:53
6th Period 1:23 – 2:10 C Lunch 12:53 - 1:23
7th Period 2:14 – 2:44* 7th Period No advisory
8th Period 2:48 – 3:35 8th Period 1:27 - 2:05
*7th Period is Advisory
If there is ever a time when help or re-teaching is needed, please, come to tutorials! I am happy to provide additional help.
Morning Science Tutorials: 8:00-8:15 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Afternoon Science Tutorials: 3:30-4:00 on Monday and Wednesday
Students attending tutorials should be on task at all times.
If you would like the code to enroll in my iTunes U course, please send me an email request.
Remind101 is a message service through which I can send texts to phones or iPads about upcoming events, projects, tests, etc.
The Course Code is: email me if needed
You can join Remind 3 different ways:
1) Text the code to 81010
2) Go to remind.com and enter the code
3) Download the app and enter the code
The best way to reach me is by email. My conference period is 10:58-11:45 AM.
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