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About Me

I attended St. Francis, Kinkaid, and MHS.
Colleges: TCU (best 4 years), UH, St. Thomas
BBA in Finance (from UH)
Hobbies: running, cycling, triathlons, hiking, traveling, wildlife, animals, and CHOCOLATE!
I have 4 cats and 1 guinea pig

 

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7th grade pre-AP/GT website - 

Lesson plans for MY 7th grade classes:

Week 8

7th Grade Pre-AP/GT Science

10/10

Holiday - No School

HW: None

10/11

Notes – finish skeletal & muscular system (key)

HW: Classification by structure (due Wed); Skeletal system quiz Thur

10/12

Review structure classification; book work

HW: finish bookwork (pg. 430-443, omit #1-4 & 18); due Thur); Skeletal system quiz Thur

10/13

Check book work & Skeletal System Quiz

HW: none

10/14

Lab – Skeletal System Discovery

HW: finish lab (due Mon)


Week 9

7th Grade Pre-AP/GT Science

10/17

Lab - Muscle Fatigue

HW:finish muscle fatigue lab; test Thur

10/18

Review labs; study guide

HW:test Thur

10/19

Review for test (8th grade PSAT - report to room 200)

HW:study

10/20

Test -Skeletal Muscular System & Homeostasis

HW:none

10/21

PSA district quiz
Begin Digestive System – book work pgs 144-145 (ALL)

Digestion vocabulary

HW: finish book work; bring 2 labels by Tues; flash cards due Wed

 

Week 10

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

10/24

Nutrition notes

Label reading

Label Logic

HW:Label Logic (due Tues); bring 2 labels by Tues; flashcards due Wed

10/25

Lab – Label Reading

Nutrition review

HW: finish lab; flash cards due Wed

10/26

Nutrition notes (key)

HW: Book work pgs. 462-473 (due Mon)

10/27

Once Upon A Swallow & Guided Reading

HW: finish worksheets

10/28

Lab – Measuring Up

HW: finish lab


Week 11

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

10/31

Finish lab

HW:lab due Tues

11/1

Digestion Quiz

HW:study

11/2

Review for test

HW:study

11/3

Digestion Test

HW:none

11/4

Begin Circulatory/Respiratory System – book work pgs 444-459 (omit #1-4, 18, 24)

Circulatory & Respiratory vocabulary

HW:book work due Mon; flash cards due Tues


Week 12

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

11/7

Notes – Circulatory System

HW: Heart

11/8

Finish notes; lab – Heartbeat, Health beat

HW:finish lab; Pathway of Blood (due Thur)

11/9

Notes - Blood

HW:Blood Flow Through the Body

11/10

Circulatory/Respiratory Quiz

HW:

11/11

Notes – Respiratory System

HW:none


Week 13

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

11/14

Gas Exchange lab

HW:finish lab

11/15

Guided Reading & Review

HW:finish both WS

11/16

Review

HW:study!

11/17

Circulatory/Respiratory Test

HW:None

11/18

Begin Project (Body Systems Project)

HW: determine topic of project

 

Week 14

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

11/21

Project work day

Noodle Tools instructions

HW:flashcards due Tues (11/29); rough draft due Wed

11/22

Project work day

HW:flashcards due Tues; rough draft due Wed

11/23

Thanksgiving break

HW:

11/24

Thanksgiving break

HW:

11/25

Thanksgiving break

HW:

 

Week 15

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

11/28

Begin Nervous System

Vocabulary

Work on bookwork pgs. 474-487

HW:book work; flashcards due Tues; rough draft due Wed

11/29

Notes: Nervous System

HW:finish both WS; rough draft due Wed

11/30

Lab-Reaction Time

Rough Draft due 

HW: none

12/1

Project work day

HW: None

12/2

Project work day

HW: None

 

Week 16

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

12/5

Project work day

HW: none

12/6

Project work day

HW: finish project

12/7

Project due

Begin study guides for finals

HW: study guide

12/8

study guide Part 1

HW: Part 1 due Fri

12/9

study guides for finals (review Part 1 & work on Part 2)  Part 1 KEY

HW: Part 2 due Tues

 

Week 17

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

12/12

Study guide – work on Part 2

HW: Part 2 due Tues

12/13

Study guide – review Part 2 (KEY)

HW: prepare for finals

12/14

Finals

Periods 1 & 4

HW:prepare for finals

12/15

Periods 2 & 5

HW:prepare for finals

12/16

Periods 7 & 3

HW:relax and enjoy your holiday break!

 

Week 18

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

1/2

No school

1/3

No school

1/4

Begin Genetics

DNA notes (key)

Vocabulary

HW:book work (pg. 214-225) due Tues; flashcards due Tues

1/5

CPR

HW:book work due Tues; flashcards due Tues

1/6

 

HW:book work due Tues; flashcards due Tues

 

Week 19

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

1/9

Notes- Punnett Square

HW:SF 4:4 (Tues); flashcards (Tues)

1/10

Heredity

HW:SF 4:5 (Wed)

1/11

Notes-Pedigree (key)

HW:Designer Dogs (Thur)

1/12

Quiz

HW:SF 4:3 (Fri)

1/13

Notes-reproduction

HW:book work due Tues; flashcards due Tues

 

Week 20

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

1/16

No school

1/17

Pedigree

HW: study for quiz Thur

1/18

Pedigree

HW:finish Pedigree Practice

1/19

Quiz – DNA/Genetics

HW:none

1/20

Iggy Offspring lab

HW:finish Iggy lab

 

Week 21

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

1/23

Lab - Genetics With A Smile

HW: Smile lab due Wed

1/24

Practice STAAR –short classes (study hall)

HW: finish Smile lab

1/25

Review - Kahoot review -   (how to play outside of school)

HW: Study!

1/26

Test- Genetics

HW: SF 5-2 due Mon

1/27

Begin Natural Selection & Selective Breeding

Vocabulary

HW: flashcards & 5-2 due Mon

 

Week 22

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

1/30

Notes – Natural Selection & Selective Breeding

HW:  

1/31

Notes – Classification & Dichotomous Key

SF: 5-3 due Mon

HW: SF: 5-3 ( ); fish dichotomous key due Wed

2/1

Lab - woolybirds

HW:

2/2

Quiz – Natural Selection

HW:

2/3

Lab – Wildflower ID

HW:Aliens dichotomous key (due Mon)

 

Week 23

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

2/6

 

HW:

2/7

Quiz – Classification

Test review distributed

HW: review for test

2/8

Review

HW: Study

2/9

Test- Natural Selection & Classification Breeding

HW:

2/10

Notes- Animal Adaptations

Vocabulary

HW: flashcards due

 

Week 24

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

2/13

Animal adaptation notes

HW: finish 5-1

2/14

Plant adaptation notes

Check 5-1

HW: quiz Thursday; quest next Thursday

2/15

Adaptation Project (rubric)

Project Google Form - https://docs.google.com/a/springbranchisd.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6LMfw1E_hyOBnl0uuMj7S1NVmi3gcwrg20E9ppGjhVkOwig/viewform

HW: determine animal for project

2/16

Quiz – Survival & Adaptations vocabulary

Blending Butterflies activity

HW: determine animal for project

2/17

Work on project

 HW: work on project

 

Week 25

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

2/20

No School

HW: none

2/21

Plant adaptation notes

Survival & Adaptations study guide

HW: study; quest Thursday

2/22

Review

HW:study

2/23

Quest – Survival & Adaptations

vocabulary - Matter & Energy

 HW: Matter & Energy vocabulary flashcards due Mon

2/24

Matter & Energy notes

 HW:work on project (due Mon, 2/27)

 

Week 27

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

3/6

 

HW: none

3/7

Plant adaptation notes

Survival & Adaptations study guide

HW: study; quest Thursday

3/8

Review

HW:study

3/9

Quest – Survival & Adaptations

 

HW: Matter & Energy vocabulary flashcards due Mon

3/10

Matter & Energy notes

 

HW:work on project (due Mon, 2/27)

 

Week 28

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

3/20

Create study guide in class

HW: study guide due Tues

3/21

Cycle drawing

HW: cycle drawing due Thur

3/22

Review

HW:study

3/23

Test – Matter & Energy in the Ecosystem

HW: none

3/24

Begin Biomes

Remove & work on bkwk 6-4 & 6-5

HW:6-4 due Mon; 6-5 due Wed

 

Week 29

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

3/27

Notes –Biomes & Sustainability

HW: 6-5 due Wed

3/28

STAAR testing

HW: 6-5 due Wed

3/29

Lab - biomes

HW:lab due Thur

3/30

Quiz 1 – Land Biomes

Biomes chart - land info , aquatic info, & pictures

HW: biomes chart due Mon

3/31

Climatograms

HW:finish climatogram

 

 

Week 30

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

4/3

Review climatogram; notes: aquatic biomes

HW: quiz 2 Tues; quiz 3 Thur

4/4

Quiz 2 – Aquatic Biomes

Notes – Changes in Ecosystems/Succession

HW: 6-6 due Wed; quiz 3 Thur

4/5

Check SF: 6-6

Succession review

HW:study

4/6

Quiz 3 – Changes in Ecosystems/Succession

Microhabitat activity

HW: finish biomes chart

4/7

Lab – Microhabitat/succession

Study guide

HW:study

 

Week 31

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

4/10

Review for test

HW: study!

4/11

Test –Biomes & Succession

HW: none

4/12

Notes 

 

HW:

4/13

 

HW:

4/14

No school

HW:

 

Week 32

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

4/17

Review for test

HW: 6-6 due Wed

4/18

HW: none

4/19

Notes – Changes in Ecosystems/Succession

Check SF: 6-6

HW:study

4/20

Quiz 1 –

HW: finish biomes chart

4/21

Looking for Evidence

HW:finish climatogram

 

Week 33

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

4/24

Catastrophic Events notes

HW:

4/25

Water shapes Earth’s surface

HW: none

4/26

Notes –

Check SF: 6-6

HW:study

4/27

Test – WED

HW: none

4/28

Begin Water & Ecoregions

Vocabulary – Water & Ecoregions

HW:8-1 (due Mon) & 8-2 (due Wed)

 

Week 34

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

5/1

Check 8-1

Water notes

HW: 8-2 due Wed

5/2

Water review

HW: 8-2; water review packet

5/3

Check SF: 8-2

Ecoregions Google Doc (use the normal password)

HW:water review packet due Thur; TX aquifers & TX ecoregions due Fri; 8-6 due Fri; ecoregion notes due Tues

5/4

Check review packet

Quiz 1 – water

HW:TX aquifers & TX ecoregions due Fri; 8-6 due Fri; ecoregion notes due Tues

5/5

Check 8-6 & review ecoregions & aquifers

Aquifer lab

HW:lab due Tues; ecoregion notes due Tues

 

Week 35

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

5/8

Math STAAR

HW: none

5/9

Reading STAAR

Review ecoregions/descriptions

Texas Parks & Wildlife website with short videos on ecoregions

HW: lab due Tues; ecoregion notes due Tues

5/10

MEET IN LIBRARY (8th grade Science STAAR)

Google Doc directions for today -

  

HW: Ecoregions Practice (completion grade) & Texas Aquifer Map (accuracy grade) due Fri

5/11

short classes

Quiz 2 – ecoregions

HW: Ecoregions Practice (completion grade) & Texas Aquifer Map (accuracy grade) due Fri

5/12

Study guide 

HW: study for Tuesday's test

 

Week 36

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

5/15

Review

Pull 9-1 & 9-2

HW: study

5/16

Test – water & ecoregions

HW: 9-1 due Wed; 9-2 due Thur

5/17

Living in Space

Check 9-1

HW:9-2

5/18

Check 9-2

Roving Mars

HW: Bring test answer sheets to class next week (6 tests)

5/19

Lab – Traveling Through the Solar System

Final exam study guide – if you want extra practice

HW:Bring test answer sheets to class


Week 37

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

5/22

Finish video

Begin creating study guide

HW: Bring test answer sheets to class

5/23

HMNS: TX Wildlife presentation

HW: none

5/24

PSA district quiz

Create study guide

HW:Bring test answer sheets to class

5/25

Create study guide

HW: Bring test answer sheets to class

5/26

Create study guide

HW:none


Week 38

7th GradePre-AP/GTScience

5/29

NO SCHOOL

HW: none

5/30

FINALS 1ST AND 4th

HW: none

5/31

FINALS 2nd AND 5th

HW: none

6/1

FINALS 7th AND 3rd

HW: none

6/2

NO SCHOOL! Have a great summer!

HW:none