**Blog**

5-8-19

**Science**

Upcoming Assessment:

5/10/19- Weathering and Erosion Unit Test (Study Guide Already Posted)

Be sure to add the following two questions to your study guide that you received in class:

17) Which type of soil conservation involves "stair stepping" the side of a really steep hill?

18) What is land degradation?

5-6-19

**Math: **

Upcoming Assessments:

5/6 & 5/7 - EOG Milestones Math

5/8 & 5/9- Math Inventory

5/10- Unit 7 Summative Task

(Students received a hard copy in class on Thursday. Unit 7 Passport Project .pdf )

5/15- Unit 7 Post-test (Study Guide Already Posted. Students will receive a hard copy in class on Friday.)

**Science**

Upcoming Assessment:

5/10/19- Weathering and Erosion Unit Test (Study Guide Already Posted)

5-1-19

**Math:**

Milestones Packet #3 due Friday, May 3rd

Milestones Review Packet 3.pdf

Upcoming Assessments:

5/6 & 5/7 - EOG Milestones Math

5/10- Unit 7 Summative Task

(Students will receive a hard copy in class by Friday, but if you would like to get a headstart, here it is: Unit 7 Passport Project .pdf )

5/15- Unit 7 Post-test (Study Guide Already Posted under Math Study Guides for those what want to work ahead.)

4-26-19

**Math:**

Milestones Review Packet #2 due Monday, April 29th

Milestones Review Packet 2.pdf

Milestones Packet #3 due Friday, May 3rd

Milestones Review Packet 3.pdf

Upcoming Assessments:

4/29- Ordering Rational Numbers Quiz

5/6 & 5/7- EOG Milestones Math

**Science:**

Weathering and Erosion booklet- Due 4/29

4-21-19

**Math:**

Milestones Review Packet #2 due Monday, April 29th)

Milestones Review Packet 2.pdf

Upcoming Assessments:

4/29- Ordering Rational Numbers Quiz

4/24 & 4/25- EOG Milestones ELA

5/6 & 5/7- EOG Milestones Math

Science:

Weathering and Erosion booklet- Due 4/29

Upcoming Assessments:

4/29- Weathering and Erosion Summative

(Students will be permitted to use Weathering and Erosion Booklet on Assessment and will turn in booklet after the assessment.)

**Description of assessment:**

5 pictures: Identify if picture illustrates Mechanical Weathering, Chemical Weathering, or Erosion

7 pictures: Identify the type of Mechanical Weathering present in the picture- Freezing & Thawing (Ice Wedging), Growth of Plants, Actions of Animals, or Abrasion

7 pictures: Identify the type of Chemical Weathering present in the picture- Water Dissolving, Acid Precipitation, Groundwater Acids, Plant Acids, or Air/Water Oxidation

6 pictures: Identify the type of Erosion present in the picture- Water, Ice, or Wind

7 pictures: Identify the type of Mass Movement present in the picture- Rock Fall, Mudflow, Landslide, Creep, or Lahar

4-19-19

**Math:**

Milestones Review Packet #2 due Monday, April 29th)

Milestones Review Packet 2.pdf

4-15-19

**Science:**

Upcoming Quiz:

Thursday, April 18th, Weathering and Soil Vocabulary Quiz

(Vocabulary due on Tuesday. Practice on Quizlet!)

**Math:**

Milestones Review Packet due Friday, April 19th Milestones Review Packet.pdf

4-8-19

**Science: **

Upcoming Test:

Friday, April 12th, Unit 5 Post-test- Rocks and Minerals (Study Guide already posted)

**Math:**

Upcoming Test:

Thursday, April 11th, Unit 6 Post-test- Statistics (Study Guide already posted)

3-25-19

**Science: **

Upcoming Quiz:

Thursday, March 28th, Rocks and Minerals (Quiz Study Guide: Minerals Study Guide.docx )

Upcoming Test:

Friday, April 12th, Unit 5 Post-test- Rocks and Minerals (Study Guide already posted)

**Math:**

Upcoming Quiz

Thursday, March 28th, Five Number Summaries and Box Plots

Upcoming Test:

Thursday, April 11th, Unit 6 Post-test- Statistics (Study Guide already posted)

3-20-19

**Science: **

Rocks and Minerals Comic Strip:

Due Friday, March 22nd

Rocks and Minerals Comic Strip.docx

Upcoming Quiz:

Thursday, March 28th, Rocks and Minerals

**Math:**

Upcoming Quiz

Friday, March 22nd- Measures of Central Tendency (moved from Thursday)

3-18-19

**Math:**

Math Lab Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings at 8:15 am in Dell Lab C

Upcoming Quiz

Thursday, March 21st- Mini Touchstone SP.3 - Measures of Central Tendency

**Science: **

Birthstone Research Project Poster

Due Tuesday, March 19th

3-11--19

**Math:**

Math Lab Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings at 8:15 am in Dell Lab C

Upcoming Quiz:

Friday, March 15th- Mini Touchstone SP.2 - Data Distribution

**Science: **

Upcoming Quiz:

Tuesday, March 12th- Rocks and Minerals Vocabulary Quiz

Birthstone Research Project Poster:

Bring a piece of poster board to class by Thursday, March 14th.

Due Tuesday, March 19th

2-24-19

Math:

Math Lab Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings at 8:15 am in Dell Lab C

Upcoming Quiz:

Wednesday, February 27th- Mini Touchstone G.4 - Surface Area and Volume

Upcoming Unit 5 Post-test:

Thursday, March 7th- Unit 5 Post-test (Study guide already posted)

**Science: **

Upcoming Test:

Friday, March 1st- Earthquake and Volcanoes Post-test (Study Guide already posted)

Unit 5 Project:

Due on Monday, March 4th. Plate Tectonics Project.pdf

2-10-19

**Math:**

Upcoming Quiz:

Tuesday, February 12th (Area of Parallelograms, Triangles, Trapezoids, and Composite Figures)

Additional Surface Area Resources:

Edges-Faces-Vertices

Surface Area

**Science: **

Upcoming Earthquakes and Volcanoes Vocabulary Quiz:

Tuesday, February 12th

Unit 5 Project:

It is due on March 4th. Plate Tectonics Project.pdf

2-3-19

**Math:**

Upcoming Quiz:

Monday, February 11th (Area of Parallelograms, Triangles, Trapezoids, and Composite Figures)

**Science: **

Upcoming Earthquakes and Volcanoes Vocabulary Quiz:

Tuesday, February 12th

Unit 5 Project:

It is due on March 4th. Plate Tectonics Project.pdf

1-22-19

**Math:**

Summative Task:

Due tomorrow, 1/23/19: We worked on it today in class. If you did not finish and turn it in before you left class, you need to turn it in tomorrow completed. Unit 4 Summative Task.pdf

Upcoming Unit 4 Post-Test:

Thursday, January 24th (Study guide and answer key already posted)

**Science:**

Dynamic Earth Webquest:

Webquest due on Thursday, January 24th

The Dynamic Earth Webquest.pdf

Upcoming Unit 5: Plate Tectonics/Dynamic Earth Test:

Tuesday, January 29th (Study Guide already posted)

Unit 5 Project:

It is due on March 4th. Plate Tectonics Project.pdf

1-14-19

**Math:**

Upcoming Quiz:

Friday, January 18th: Identifying an equation from a situation, information presented in a table, and information presented in a graph.

Upcoming Unit 4 Post-Test:

Thursday, January 24th (Study guide already posted)

**Science:**

Upcoming Vocab Quiz:

Wednesday, January 16th: Dynamic Earth Vocab Quiz

1-14-19

**Dahl****onega Fieldtrip:** 3/29/18

Permission Form:

Dahlonega field trip pemission form 2019.pdf

Parent Chaperone Information:

Parent Chaperone Information.pdf

Informational Letter:

Dear Parent/Guardian,

In conjunction with the earth science curriculum, the Awtrey Middle School 6^{th} grade students will be given the opportunity to travel to the Consolidated Gold Mine, Crissom Gem Mine, and Amicalola Falls in Dahlonega, GA. This field trip closely relates to the standards being taught to the students in regards to rocks, minerals, weathering, and erosion.

During this field trip, students will travel by charter bus (Leisure Time Travel) departing on Friday, March 29^{th} at 7:00 am. **Students must arrive at Awtrey no later than 6:45 am**. We will arrive at the Consolidated Gold Mine at approximately 9 am. Students will be able to pan for gold, mine for gemstones, and take a narrated tour of the gold mine. After these activities, students will eat at the Smith House Restaurant (paid for within the cost of the trip price). Students also have the choice to bring their lunch from home, but will need to keep up with it on their own. After lunch, students will travel to Amicalola Falls and, dependent on the weather, will walk to the base of the falls or watch a “Birds of Prey” show. Buses will return to Awtrey at approximately 6:45 pm. **Parents should be on the campus before this time to pick up their child.**

**Cost/Payment Information:**

- The cost of this trip is
**$84.00 per person**and includes all entrance fees, transportation costs, activities, and lunch/gratuity. The price is**$95.00**for any adults who are interested in accompanying their child. - If you are interested in being a chaperone to a group of up to 10 students (including your child), the adult cost of the trip will be discounted.
- *For security purposes, only adults that are chaperones and/or have paid to accompany their child are allowed to join our group. All adults must be approved to attend the trip by January 30, 2019.
- Additional donations are appreciated (but not required!) to help provide a scholarship for those students who request financial assistance.
- The trip cost can be paid in full at one time (Due January 30
^{th}) or it can be divided into two payments. The payment due dates are as follows:- Wednesday, January 30, 2019
- Wednesday, February 27, 2019

**Behavior expectations:**

Because students will be representing Awtrey off campus, it is a necessity that they display proper behavior. Beginning January 14^{th}, any student who receives OSS or 3 or more days of ISS will not be eligible to attend this field trip. **No payments will be refunded after February 27, 2019. **

****Please note: If sufficient funds are not attained, this trip may be canceled and all payments will be returned in full.****

Thank you,

Kelly Emmett & Leslie Keith

1-8-19

**Science:**

Unit 5 Plate Tectonics Project Assigned today. It is due on March 4th. Plate Tectonics Project.pdf

1-7-19

**Math:**

Upcoming Quiz:

Friday, January 11th: Solving One-Step Equations

**Science:**

Upcoming Vocab Quiz:

Wednesday, January 16th: Dynamic Earth Vocab Quiz

12-14-18

**Math:**

Bonus Point Opportunity:

Complete the 1-step Equation Quiz below by **Wednesday, December 19th** and earn bonus points added to your lowest formative assessment grade.

**Science:**

Bonus Point Opportunity:

Complete the Ocean Quiz Practice Test below by Monday, December 17th, at 8 pm to earn bonus points.

12-12-18

**Math:**

Unit 3 Post-Test Grade Recovery Opportunity:

Any student that earned below a 70% on their Unit 3 Post-test may take the test home tomorrow, December 13th, and make corrections. Corrections must have a parent signature and are due on Monday, December 17th and will not be accepted after this date.

Upcoming Test

On Wednesday, December 19th, students will take a Mid-term over Units 1, 2, & 3. The Mid-term Study Guide is already posted under the "Math Study Guides" section.

**Science: **

Upcoming Test

The Unit 3 Water Test is scheduled for Tuesday, December 18th. The Unit 3 Study Guide is now posted under the "Science Study Guides" section.

12-9-18

**Math:**

Upcoming Test

On Wednesday, December 19th, students will take a Mid-term over Units 1, 2, & 3. The Mid-term Study Guide is already posted under the "Math Study Guides" section.

**Science: **

Upcoming Test

The Unit 3 Water Test is scheduled for Tuesday, December 18th. The Unit 3 Study Guide is now posted under the "Science Study Guides" section.

12-6-18

**Science:**

Upcoming Test

The Unit 3 Water Test is scheduled for Tuesday, December 18th. The Unit 3 Study Guide is now posted under the "Science Study Guides" section.

**12-4-18**

**S cience:**

Upcoming Quiz

Water quiz on Friday over "The Water Cycle" and "Earth's Oceans & Ocean Floor" Notes. You received copies in class, and they are also posted in the "Science Notes" section.

**12-3-18**

**Math:**

Upcoming Quiz:12/5: Quiz- Number Properties and Simplifying Expressions by Combining Like Terms

Upcoming Test:

12/7- Unit 3 Test