Yesterday the students took notes for the first part of the Earth History unit and they are contained within the unit's syllabus. The syllabus is a work-in-progress (like the others before it and the ones to come) and I update it when new resources or ideas come my way.
I am still working on the unit study guide. The unit test will most likely be Friday, March 18th or it might be moved back a day to the 17th. This is still quite tentative since this is just the beginning of the unit and I need to see where the students are and if they need more time to get the concepts mastered. I will definitely keep parents informed via this blog, the calendar, the Facebook page, and my weekly email.
Today's warm-up already incorporated what was covered in the notes.
Afterwards, we reviewed the notes and then watched Bill Nye the Science Guy. Before the video, each student was given a copy of the handout. This handout was basically a quiz on the contents of the video and were answered as they watched it. It did allow them about five minutes prior to showing the video