Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Jan 28th-Feb 1st

Weekly Lesson Plans January 28th-February 1st

Monday- Students have the entire period to work on their Study Guide over the Desert and Tundra.

Tuesday- Students will trade and grade their study guide and review for the test.

Wednesday- Students will take the Desert/Tundra test.  Extra Credit will be avaliable after the test.

Thursday- Students will watch the Planet Earth Video Pole to Pole.

Friday- Students will begin the Grasslands chapter. BR #37 1. What is a tallgrass prairie?  2. What plants grow in a tallgrass prairie?  3. What animals inhabit tallgrass prairies? Studnets will take notes over Grasslands Part 1.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Jan 14-18

Weekly Lesson Plans January 14th-18th

Monday- Planet Earth Video Desert

Tuesday- BR #34 Read pg. 150 Answer Questions 1-3 Doppler Radar Tracking of Bats and insects in Central Texas.  Notes over Desert Animals.  Homework- Sandfish Worksheet.

Wednesday- BR#35 Read pg. 94 answer questions 1-3 Earthquake Hazard Map of the U.S. Notes over Desert Animals.  Homework: Human Impact on the Nile River Delta.

Thursday- Fearless Planet Video Sahara Desert

Friday- Assembly- 1st hour will not meet.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Jan 7-11

Weekly Lesson Plans January 7th-11th

Monday- BR# 30 Why is it hard for trees to survive at the tops of very high mountains?  Students will finish the last few slides of Chapter 6 section 1 notes.  Students will complete a worksheet about What is a Biome?  Then students will read over Factors that Influence an Ecosystem and make several hypotheses.  Students will have a quiz over CH 6 S.1 on Tuesday.  Homework: None.

Tuesday- Students will take a Quiz over Ch 6 S.1 about biomes.  Then students will work on Factors that Influence an Ecosystem.  Students will graph altitude and precipitation for several different locations.  Homework: None

Wednesday- BR # 31 Read pg. 151 Eating the Bait answer questions 1 and 2.  Students will continue to work on Factors the Influence an Ecosystem.  They need to finish graphing the information about altitude and precipitation so they can answer the analysis questions.  If students do not finish it will be homework.

Thursday- BR#32 Read "Tracking Ocean Currents with Toy Ducks" pg. 95 answer both questions.  Students will take notes over Desert/Tundra.  Homework: One of Each Organism

 Friday- BR#33 Answer Questions 1-4 and 7 on pg. 178.  Students will finish their Desert notes.  Students will watch a short clip about American Deserts.  Students can work on their vocab assignment that is due at the end of the period.  Homework : Fighting in the Desert

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Jan 1-4

Weekly Lesson Plans January 1st-4th

Monday- No School

Tuesday- No School

Wednesday- Teacher's Institute

Thursday- Students will review Mrs. Stallings classroom procedures and rules. Students will watch a video to introduce the Chapter 6 concepts of Biomes, "Biomes: Our Earth's Major Life Zones".  Students will follow along and fill in the video quiz.

Friday- BR # 29 Look at pg. 152 Identify adaptations of the thorny devil in the photo.  Write down another desert animal and how they have adapted to living in a hot dry place.  Students will take notes and have discussion over Ch 6 S.1 What is a Biome?  Homework: Ch 6 S.1 Review pg. 155 #1-6.