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Science classes are completing iMovies created to plea to philanthropic organizations to help save critcally  endangered animals that students have researched.  This includes anatomical structures, behavioral cues and defense systems, as well as the environmental factors, biomes, energy levels, and how we can help through laws, finances, and provided places for them to exist with their proper needs.

We are currently learning about genetics and figuring probabilities, reading and creating pedegree charts, Punnett squares, and advanced techniques.  Somes discussions include the ethics behind foreward movement in the genetic field, how its used in farming and livestock, and longevity due to advancements.

Previously...Science classes have been engaged in cut-outs, snap cubes, and labs to experience hands on scientific ideas and research.  We have been in the lab developing measurement skills of mass, temperature, and time.  These skills were used with calorimetry lab to calculate calories in food and compare to nutrition labels and create data sets for use with tables and charts.  They were then able to analyze data and see firt hand knowledge of the flow of energy in organisms.   

Physical education classes are working on personal fitness through training methods in the weight room and boot camp / calisthenics  / and agilities in the gym.   Team games, mat ball, are played for personal growth and emotional balance growth. 

Health class is underway with a quick study of our immune system.   Students will be going through mini medical school and completing an owner's manual of their organ systems.  Much to be learned in just 20 days.  


My Schedule

                Adair-Casey School:  

                                                   7th grade Science (sections B, then A)

                                                   Health exploratory 


                                                   7th or 8th grade Physical Education

                                                   Pre-K through 3rd PE class (rotate 4 day schedule)

                                                   3-6 PE class (rotate 4 day schedule)


                                                   Golf (Spring season)


Grading Scale:        

                            Competency based learning and grading:

                                           4:  Advanced

                                           3:  Target

                                           2:  Basic

                                           1:  Basic, with help

Explanation of grading:

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           Follow all safety rules.  Maintain a quiet, and orderly classroom for an optimal learning environment.  Keep materials organized.  Respect all students and teachers.  Be responsible for your actions and learning.  When absent, it is your responsibility to get the materials missed and hand in any work that was due as well as schedule make-up times for any missed quizzes or tests.  When makeup work is complete, put a sticky note on my desk or computer with your name and the assignment turned in listed.





Come to class RESTED and READY TO LEARN.



With the addition of the 1:1 Apple initiative I will be adding, Stemscopes, Schoology, Google suite, and several other sites as resources for my classes to hand in computer constructed homework.   Students will be notified in class how to utilize these networks.


Late work policy:  JMC reflects whether their work is caught up.  If there is a blank spot under an assignment it means I have either extended the due date or have not had the opportunity to check everyone's work.  If there is an X for a grade it does not need to be done or made up.  If there is an LX for a grade it means the student has been absent or there has been an extension of time so the work is not done and is not reflected in their grade.  If there is an LI for a grade the work has not been done/turned in properly and it is still exptected and necessary to pass the class and a 0 is reflected in the calculated grade.  When the work gets in it will be graded, without any percentage docked (however, due to the extra time they had to work on a project it may be looked at with more scrutiny) and their grade will go up.  All assignments must be completed and graded to pass the class at the end of the term.  Students are reminded that I need their work on a daily basis.  I have encouraged all students to know how to access their grades to check for missing work and I encourage all parents to check on their students ocassionally so you are not so surprised later if they are failing.  Low grades and F's are reported on accountability dates and notes are issued from the school.  In the event a student needs time in school to complete an extensive amount of work a Saturday school may be assigned.


Re-tests are only at the discretion of the teacher.  In the event a student has failed and has unforeseen circumstances the teacher may request a student to re-take a test.



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