English: Finish rough draft of totem story for tomorrow.
Science: Bring in all of the supplies that you have collected for your project. We begin building our circuit projects tomorrow.
There are a few different assignments that most students have already finished but some need to finish up. Also some information on larger projects that are coming up.
-Point plotting (on a coordinate grid) worksheet needs to be completed for tomorrow. This is an activity where students plot points on a graph and then connect the dots to create an image.
-Students who did not complete a plan for their circuit project today in class need to finish this and hand it in tomorrow.
-ALL students should be talking with their families about their circuit projects. Students have been encouraged to recycle parts for their projects from items that are no longer needed or wanted. This project should not be costly for families. I have lots of paper clips for wires here at school and "D" sized batteries are available for students to use as well. The purpose of the project is to get students seeing and understanding that circuits exist all around us and to think of a possible way in which a circuit (series or parallel) can be used to for a specific purpose. I haven't set too many parameters for this project as I want students to be able to be somewhat creative. The two parameters that I am giving them is that their project needs to include a switch and their circuit must work. If for some reason a student is not including a switch they need to come and discuss it with me as to why. Some ideas for students that are still unsure what to do: robot, morse code machine, operation type game, question and answer game, flashlight (homemade). Components that can be used include: lights, buzzers, and motors. The due date for this project is Dec 19th.
-Students should be working on their rough copies of their totem stories which are due on Wednesday.
-Also a heads up that students should be working on putting together a presentation that demonstrates an aspect of their learning with respect to their personal learning projects. Students need to put together a presentation and/or demonstration that summarizes their learning and allows the rest of the class to learn something new. These presentations will begin on Monday, December 17th.