Grades 7 & 8 Science

 

Grades 7/8 Science

September 2020

Welcome Back to School!! September is a transition month for all classes.  We have been training and planning for months but implementing a new educational model is always challenging.  The hybrid plan we have adapted provides the best opportunity for children to be present in school.  It also is a tremendous amount of work for teachers, planning for (3) different groups of students.  We cannot answer emails during school class time so we give the students in school the attention they deserve.  Cycling all the special classes is also a challenge so class schedules will take some time to perfect.  Parents, please make every effort to have your children attend virtual classes on time and behave in a manner appropriate for school.  It is very disruptive when a student is distracting other children during an on line teaching experience.  

Every effort is being put into the best way to reach each student whether they are in class or not.  Your patience and understanding is appreciated and we are confident with everyone working together, only great things will happen!

Ms. Ehlers

Today as I was walking
In the fields just down the way
I sat down on a fallen log
To pass the time away
And as I looked around me
The more that I did look
The more I realize that I am viewing
God's coloring book
by Dolly Parton

Ms. Lisa Ehlers, Grades 7 & 8 Science 

lehlers@cawb.org

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This year the 7th and 8th grade science classes will both be focusing on the new NGSS Phenomena Based learning standards in "Physical Science" [Next year 8th grade will have "Life Science" due to a shift in curriculum.]
The standards have been redesigned to help students learn in a different manner than past curricula. By being phenomena based it will help students to increase the understanding and apply "Why" of things to a broader area of science knowledge. This will create more connections between topics for students to be able to master and build on information under various units of study.
We will also be doing more activity based assessment, so students completing their lab/activity sheets will be very important to their grading. Attendance and organization will also have a large impact on their performance as they need to be present for the activities and discussions in order to receive credit.
Online activities linked to google classroom and their online textbook will also be included in assessments and need to be completed. [If at any point in time there is a problem with home internet, please contact me so arrangements can be made for students to complete their online assignments at school.]

7th and 8th Science webpage: www.lehlersscience.webs.com

PARENTS CAN KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THEIR CHILD'S PROGRESS THROUGH THE PARENT PORTAL AVAILABLE AT ESCHOOL DATA. THE PORTAL IS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE FOLLOWING LINK:

PARENT PORTAL: https://parentportal.eschooldata.com/Login.aspx

Ms. Lisa Ehlers - Grades 7 & 8 Science
lehlers@cawb.org