Science Update

Posted on November 19, 2018 in Ecology,Student Update by Mrs. Roach

This week in science class we took some notes in our ISN (still working on our focused note taking skills), as well as some table group work where we sorted some questions based on things we were learning about animal adaptations and behaviors, as well as questions about pollination and why the human body does things such as sweat or shiver. We would match the questions and answers together and write them down on our study guide. We had to refer back to our ISN to see where the information was at (citing evidence). (We also learned about a man who died eating a tortilla chip, but that’s irrelevant.) I believe this was to prepare us for an upcoming final assessment.

Mrs. Roach has told the class that if you had all your assignments completed and graded that you could use your ISN on the assessment. Many students have not gotten the assignment on page 56 done (last I heard only one student had it completed) using the ISN would help greatly! I highly recommend getting all the work done so you can use it on the final assessment! Trust me, It’ll be worth it! (Actually, any student that has no missing work is excused from the final assessment. So, students, please make sure you have everything turned in and that it has been graded accordingly!)

So that’s this week’s run-through, thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day, afternoon, or night. If you have any more questions you can contact Ms. Roach.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

-Julia M.


Welcome to November!

I can’t believe how far into the school year we are already! We have finished genetics and now, Ecology! Students have been working on getting their ISN “perfect” and getting assignments completed. As their teacher, I would say that the one thing I noticed about their assignments is that they aren’t reading ALL the instructions. I tell students to go back and read ALL of the instructions. Sometimes that works, sometimes that doesn’t. My suggestion to parents would be to sit down with your student, review their actual assignments (many are on google classroom) and go over it with them. As a mom, I know that this can be time consuming, but I promise, it will pay off!

A couple of reminders:


  • No School Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week.
  • Grade Check will go home next Monday
  • All teachers offer tutoring before or after school if you think your student needs extra time with the teacher


We are finishing up our Zoo Project for science. Students can start presenting next week. The last day to turn in any projects will be December 14.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Roach

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