While yesterday was busy, today was still productive. This entry is going to be shorter than the previous one since there is less to report, unlike before.
We again reviewed the expectations and procedures for the students. It is very important that this gets internalized sooner rather than later. While we do allow for more leniency during the first week, our expectations will be much higher on Monday considering that the students will have had a whole week under their collective belts.
Afterwards, we reorganized the science notebooks and updated the table of contents in order to ensure that all students are on the same page (no pun intended). This process should now go much more smoothly from this point forward.
The last activity was a preview of magnetism since that is the focus for next week. This first week of school is dedicated to introducing the students to science and the scientific method but the following week is when we start covering the standards.
Last month I received an invitation for a free one year trial subscription to a new service called Mystery Science. So, I used their magnetism unit for today.
I do encourage you to check out the syllabi page though I am going to update it since there are some more experiments/activities that I would like to add. I will let everyone know when the update is available.
Please periodically check the calendar on this website since it has quiz and test dates. I do update it as frequently as I can.
Lastly, as I write this I see that 11/22 or 1/2 of the parents have signed up for ClassDojo. Thank you! If you haven't yet done so, please do as soon as possible because I am planning on it being fully implemented on Monday morning. If you are not sure where the code is, please email me and I will send it to you.