Today the students took the 14 question quiz on the fossils section of the Earth History unit. As usual, the majority did very well on that. While it is a usual occurrence, I never get tired of celebrating their success!
Students who finished early continued working on their mini project in science in which they created a yet-undiscovered species of and extinct prehistoric animal. While it is due tomorrow, at this point virtually all of the students are putting the finishing touches on their work and most have transitioned to the colored paper final draft. Once again, their creativity really amazes me! That is why I like to keep projects as open-ended as possible.
Tomorrow is Friday and the class period will be split up three ways. The first part will be the warm-up that will both review the fossils content as well as older material. The second part will be for the students to get onto STEMscopes to take the pre-assessments for the next section of the unit (Earth Changes - fast and slow).
There was no official warm-up today as I gave the students the option of either using the time to review their notes or to read quietly. Afterwards, students worked on their dinosaur mini-project.