Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Friday December 12


Assignment sheet day - students will be using edline to fill out their assignments and grades.  They will be able to see what work they may have missed or may have in our no name basket if they think they have turned it in.  I have a simple way of collecting papers which minimizes the chance of losing student work to 0%.  The students turn their work into a class box, I take a plastic tub and pull the papers out of the box into the tub and then set it next to my desk to put grades in the computer.  Papers never leave my room and never leave the stack until I am putting them in the computer.  It is rare that a student's papers are stuck to each other and I may miss a grade.  If a student has turned their paper in WITH their name on it, it will be in my grade book. If they turned it in without a name, it will be put in the no name basket. If your child is telling you that they turned their paper in and I lost it, please understand that it is highly unlikely that is the case.  This is an opportune time for them to see their grades for themselves.  Students will receive extra credit towards the next nine week grading period for filling out their assignment sheet (one point per grade put on it). 

Thursday December 11



Choir rehearsal day.  Students will work on completing and refining their skin diagram and their foldables and even their Cornell notes.  Any student that is out of class for rehearsal today and tomorrow for the choir program, is still responsible for any work completed during class time.  These items are not due until after they take their test (next Thursday December 18th) but should be complete before then to help them in their studies.  I have also put a copy of an old test on our science page.  Just click on the link above under the panther and look under the homework assignments link to find it.  The answer key is there as well.

Wednesday December 10

Choir rehearsal day.  Students will work on completing and refining their skin diagram and their foldables and even their Cornell notes.  Any student that is out of class for rehearsal today and tomorrow for the choir program, is still responsible for any work completed during class time.  These items are not due until after they take their test (next Thursday December 18th) but should be complete before then to help them in their studies.  I have also put a copy of an old test on our science page.  Just click on the link above under the panther and look under the homework assignments link to find it.  The answer key is there as well.

Tuesday December 9

Students created a foldable.  The instructions were: 


Foldable on the Layers of Skin

 
You will be making a trifold foldable today.  Below is the steps you need to do to complete your foldable before you start putting your information on your paper.
 







 
Open up your foldable so that it looks like the picture below.
 
 
Across the top of the entire sheet, draw a line about an inch down from the top.  This will created a heading on your paper for each of your tabs.  It should look similar to the one pictured below and is shown where the heading “Plant” is written.

 
 
On the left flap, write “Epidermis”.  On the middle flap write “Dermis”.  And on the right flap, write “Subcutaneous

 Under each of these headings you are to

1) write a description of that layer of skin

2)  list anything that is found in that layer (accessory organs) and a description and function of that organ.
3) draw a picture or print a picture of each layer.



On the front of your foldable, write “Layers of the Skin and draw a picture that goes with the heading.
 
 
You will get points for the following: 
1)  Neatness,
2)  Correct Information,
3)  Color,
4)  following directions and
5)  putting your name a class period on your paper
 
The following information is an example of what kind of information you should have under your titles inside your foldable.


 
Epidermis  

The outermost layer of the skin that protects our body for pathogens and injury.  It is covered with a thin layer of dead skin cells tightly packed to provide a waterproof shield to help keep unwanted pathogens out of the body.

Dermis

Deeper middle layer of the skin much thicker than the epidermis.  Has many parts to help us regulate our body temperature, fight off pathogens, keep our skin smooth and waterproof.
 
(a brief description of each of these)
 
Hair follicles
Hair
Sweat glands
Blood vessels
Nails
Sebaceous glands
Sensory nerves
Pilli muscle
 
Subcutaneous

 Anchors the dermis to the body and has fat cells to provide cushioning a layer of protection.

Monday December 8

Students continued to work on their skin diagrams.  They have to label and color code the parts of the skin.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Friday December 5

Students will be working on labeling and color coding a diagram of the skin.

Thursday December 4

Students will start their Cornell notes on the skin and its functions.  This will be uploaded to our science page for students to review.  Just click on the link under the panther at the top of this page that says "Mrs. Wood's Science Page".