G7 Week 01

Friday, September 8th

A period: Does not meet on Fridays.

F & G period: Students were given a new (2nd) observation challenge today. Instead of making drawings of fallen leaves, students were asked to make realistic drawings of a single (dried) bean. Students could use any ‘tools’ found within their school bags or in the class equipment trays kept at the back of the room. By the end of the class period on Monday, Dr. Merritt will try to use students’ drawings–and only students’ drawings–to correctly identify each students’ assigned bean. One of the most important rules of the bean description challenge is that students can not physically alter their assigned bean in any way.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Thursday, September 7th

A period: Students were given a new (2nd) observation challenge today. Instead of making drawings of fallen leaves, students were asked to make realistic drawings of a single (dried) bean. Students could use any ‘tools’ found within their school bags or in the class equipment trays kept at the back of the room. By the end of the class period on Monday, Dr. Merritt will try to use students’ drawings–and only students’ drawings–to correctly identify each students’ assigned bean. One of the most important rules of the bean description challenge is that students can not physically alter their assigned bean in any way.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

F & G period: At the beginning of class today, students were reminded of the due date for bring the list of required school supplies to class (Monday, 11 September). Students were then given 5 minutes to wander the TASIS campus in search of the largest (already fallen) leaf they could find. Upon returning the classroom, students were asked to draw the most realistic, life-like, life-sized drawing of their leaf as possible. Students could use any ‘tools’ found within their school bags or in the class equipment trays kept at the back of the room.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Wednesday, September 6th

A period: At the beginning of class today, students were reminded of the due date for bring the list of required school supplies to class (Monday, 11 September). Students were then given 5 minutes to wander the TASIS campus in search of the largest (already fallen) leaf they could find. Upon returning the classroom, students were asked to draw the most realistic, life-like, life-sized drawing of their leaf as possible. Students could use any ‘tools’ found within their school bags or in the class equipment trays kept at the back of the room.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

F period: Does not meet on Wednesdays.

G period: At the beginning of class today, students were reminded of the due date for bring the list of required school supplies to class (Monday, 11 September). They were then asked to complete Dr. Merritt’s “Get To Know You” survey, a Google Form that he shared with students via the link found on this page, but also via email. This survey contained two extended response questions, which served as a student writing sample for Dr. Merritt.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Tuesday, September 5th

A & F period: At the beginning of class today, students were reminded of the due date for bring the list of required school supplies to class (Monday, 11 September). They were then asked to complete Dr. Merritt’s “Get To Know You” survey, a Google Form that he shared with students via the link found on this page, but also via email. This survey contained two extended response questions, which served as a student writing sample for Dr. Merritt.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

G period: Does not meet on Tuesdays.

Monday, September 4th

All periods: Today in class Dr. Merritt welcomed his 7th graders to science class with a welcome activity. Students also received a (paper) handout listing the school supplies Dr. Merritt expects all of his 7th grade science students to bring to class. Finally, students were asked to fill out Dr. Merritt’s “Get To Know You” survey, a Google Form that he shared with students via the link found on this page, but also via email.

Homework: Think of a question you’d like to ask Dr. Merritt in class tomorrow that will help you get to know him better.

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