Excellent Article to Review


We have a science exam on March 19th and 20th. This article is a nice summary of the concepts that we are studying.

Excellent Article to Review Concepts

Please remind your child to study a little bit each night! This exam is not multiple choice. The students will need to write the meaning of the six key vocabulary words and give examples. They will also be expected to explain the theory of evolution by Natural Selection.

Reviewing a bit each day will help keep your child from feeling overwhelmed right before the test.

Key Vocabulary Terms for Next Assessment

This is the list of the 6 vocabulary words students will be responsible for knowing for their next assessment. Below each word are two videos that help explain the definition of the words in relation to the unit we are studying.

Parents, you can support your child by reviewing the vocabulary terms with them.
You can ask them the meaning of the words and examples.

We will have an assessment March 19th and 20th. Students will be asked to write the meaning, draw a picture and give an example of each word. The sooner they start studying the easier this will be for them.






Natural Selection

Dear parents,

Over the weekend, I was in the hospital with bronchitis and pneumonia. I am now out of the hospital but the doctors have recommended that I not return to work for one week. I will be checking my email, if you have any urgent requests or concerns.
I will be creating lesson plans and communicating with the substitute teacher during the week to coordinate the science lessons. I will do my best to help ensure your child’s education is not hindered in my absence.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Ms. Williams

Quiz This Week


I sent a message to all students on google classroom, reminding them to study for the quiz this week.

You can support your child by reviewing the words with them. On google classroom they have flashcards on quizlet. The quiz was written using those exact flashcards.

Message sent to students on google classroom:

This is your reminder to STUDY for your quiz!! The quizlet link on google classroom is your BFF.
Your vocabulary quiz will be multiple choice, true false, and short answer. For the short answer questions, you will be asked to write the word, not the definition.
For your expert level questions, review the words posted on google classroom and review your science notebook vocabulary on relative and absolute age as well as the law of superposition.

An In-Class Project About the Rock Cycle


A project will be introduced Wednesday and Thursday of this week. It is an in-class summative assessment. The due date is December 13th. If you know that you will be traveling before the winter break, please encourage your child to complete the project ahead of time. I am happy to make arrangements for your child to work on his or her project at lunch or after school.

Thanks for your support.

This the rubric for the assessment. I will be reviewing it with the students later this week.

Rock Cycle Comic -29yy5ge