G6 Week 04 – S2

Last week in science!

Monday, February 17th

Today in science: Students had time to prepare for Thursday’s Acids & Alkalis test by working more deeply into their review packet. During this lesson, Dr. M also met individually with students to discuss the status of their Acids or Alkalis brochure, which was due at the start of class. About half of the A period students were absent today, so absent students will be expected to turn in their brochures upon their return to class.

Homework: Students should think about spending 20 minutes reviewing important concepts in their Acids & Alkalis study packet in preparation for Thursday’s unit test.

Tuesday, February 18th

Today in science: Students again had time to prepare for Thursday’s Acids & Alkalis test by working more deeply into their review packet. For those students who managed to complete their review packet during the lesson, Dr. M suggested strategies, as well as partnered activities, to now transform the review packet into something new/different that can further help students prepare for Thursday’s test.

Homework: Students should think about spending 20 minutes reviewing important concepts in their Acids & Alkalis study packet in preparation for Thursday’s unit test.

Wednesday, February 19th

Today in science: As part of our ongoing activities to review for the Acids & Alkalis test, Dr. M handed back a previously completed assignment, the “Measuring pH with Litmus paper” assignment. Dr. M not only went over the expected answers to the Background questions on the front page, but also the correct entries for the Results table and expected answers to the Analysis/Discussion questions on the back page. After that, students had the remaining time in class to work on their own test review practices.

Homework: Students should think about spending 20 minutes reviewing important concepts in their Acids & Alkalis study packet in preparation for Thursday’s unit test.

Thursday, February 20th

Today in science: Test day! Those students present in class today completed the Acids & Alkalis unit test. After the test, Dr. M asked students to spend some minutes with another student’s Acids or Alkalis brochure and list–on a separate piece of lined writing paper–at least 3 ‘facts’ they found the most interesting and/or useful.

Homework: There is no science homework during the Academic Travel period. However, students who missed this past week of science class because of sickness (but most importantly the Acids & Alkalis unit test), should be prepared to take the test upon our return to classes on Monday, 2 March.

Friday, February 21st

Today in science: Unfortunately, A period science class does not meet on Fridays, but Dr. M would remind all of his Grade 6 students that the Science Help Center is open in the lab on Fridays during lunch recess.

Homework: There is no science homework during the Academic Travel period. However, students who missed this past week of science class because of sickness (but most importantly the Acids & Alkalis unit test), should be prepared to take the test upon our return to classes on Monday, 2 March.