G7 Week 05

Last week in science!

Monday, September 30th – weeLAB™ #01

Today in science: The entire class period was dedicated to weeLAB™ #01. This weeks’ specimen is a white (green) grape. The key information presented to students during The Gift can be found here.

Homework: All students should spend 20 minutes working towards the completion of weeLAB™ #01 (Grape). Although the final weePORT™ is due on Tuesday, October 8th, students are encouraged to try and complete it before leaving for the long weekend. The ‘official’ weePORT™ template can be accessed HERE (remember to make a copy and place it in your newly shared Grade 7 > weePORTs™ folder). Students can also find many resources to help improve the quality of their final weePORT™ HERE. Students are also reminded that the Science Help Center is on Fridays during lunch recess.

Tuesday-Wednesday, October 1st-2nd

Today in science: Dr. M decided that an additional day spent working on weeLAB™ #01 would be time well spent–by the end of the lesson, nearly all students agreed. More specifically, students were shown how to download an editable copy of the weePORT™ template and save it to the Science 7 > weePORTs™ folder on their TASIS Google Drive. They were also shown the Translation, Explication, Classification, and Description pages of this website, each of which contains a brief tutorial section, links to useful resources, and a checklist.

Homework: All students should spend 20 minutes working towards the completion of weeLAB™ #01 (Grape). Although the final weePORT™ is due on Tuesday, October 8th, students are encouraged to try and complete it before leaving for the long weekend. The ‘official’ weePORT™ template can be accessed HERE (remember to make a copy and place it in your newly shared Grade 7 > weePORTs™ folder). Students can also find many resources to help improve the quality of their final weePORT™ HERE. Students are also reminded that the Science Help Center is on Fridays during lunch recess.

Thursday-Friday, October 3rd-4th

Today in science: At the start of the lesson, Dr. M showed students an organizing map to help them envision the entire weeLAB™ process in a single glance. You can see this organizing map in the Notes Portal. Dr. M also spent a small chunk of time explaining one of the most important characteristics of the “genre” of definition writing: The repeating subject. Students were then given all of the remaining class time to work towards the completion of their first weeLAB™ – The Grape.

Homework: The final weePORT™ for weeLAB™ #01 is due on Tuesday, October 8th (B & C period) or Wednesday, October 9th (H period). As mentioned in class, Dr. Merritt requires all students to bring a printed copy of their final report to their next lesson. Anyone looking for help on either weeLAB™ #01 (which is completed in the Lab Notebook) OR the final weePORT™ (which takes the form of a shared Google Doc) should visit the weeLABs™ section of this website and/or some of the links listed in the Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday entries (above).