Shannon McElhaney

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Week of November 27-December 1

Busy week back for us! We are finishing up our last two topics in our unit covering Volcanoes and Earthquakes. This Friday, December 1, will be a test over these two items and our vocabulary test. Since it is a very short week of information, students are encouraged to take home their notes and read […]

NEW UNIT: EARTH LAYERS, PLATE TECTONICS, VOLCANOES AND EARTHQUAKES

We have started our third unit of study on our science standards. This unit is always a favorite since there is a section that deals with volcanoes and earthquakes! Students always enjoy those lab days! In speaking of labs, thank you to those that sent in all the goodies for our soil parfaits! This was […]

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 18—-UNIT TEST OVER WEATHERING, EROSION , AND SOIL                                            #2 VOCABULARY TEST   Thursday, October 19—Berry Fieldtrip   Friday, October 20—AG Safety Fieldtrip

WEATHER AND EROSION UNIT

We have begun our next unit of study and students have started their new science folder of information. We did a good job on our first unit assessment. Please remind students that since unit tests count 80% of their total grade, if they fail it, they need to retake it to pull up their grade […]

TEST AND FIELD TRIP UPDATE

BOTH THE “ROCKS” VOCABULARY TEST AND THE UNIT TEST WILL BE MOVED TO THIS FRIDAY. WE WILL REVIEW WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF RESCHEDULING OUR MINERAL BUS FIELDTRIP. AS SOON AS WE KNOW THE DATE, I WILL SEND OUT A REMIND 101 AND UPDATE THE WEBLOG. PLEASE GO AHEAD AND SEND […]

UPCOMING EVENTS

*****SEPTEMBER DATES TO REMEMBER***** MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11–ROCK CYCLE QUIZ TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12–MINERAL BUS FIELDTRIP WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13–VOCABULARY TEST OVER “ROCKS” THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14–UNIT TEST “ROCKS AND MINERALS” ********OCTOBER DATES TO REMEMBER*************** FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6–EROSION QUIZ AND VOCABULARY TEST “WEATHERING AND EROSION WORDS” MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9,10,11—FALL BREAK NO SCHOOL TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17–VOCABULARY #2 WEATHERING […]

ROCKS AND MINERALS UNIT

We have begun our first unit in Earth Science…ROCKS AND MINERALS! This unit will take us approximately about a month to complete. During that time, we will take notes from lectures and powerpoints, view video clips, make foldables and explore independently using items in our science lab!  Our first vocabulary test is this coming Monday, […]

LEARNING ABOUT THE COMING SOLAR ECLIPSE!

We are going to be learning about Solar Eclipses this week in preparation for the one that will pass by us on Monday, August. 21. We also have planned some STEAM projects where the students will do some exploring, learning and building their own viewers. Don’t worry, we will not be using their models to […]

WELCOME 6TH GRADERS!!

I can’t wait to get started learning about Earth Science! I hope you are as excited as I am!! Our first full week of learning will be about lab safety and the Scientific Method. We get to take a tour of the Science Lab and learn how to use some of the items for our […]