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Hello. My name is Deb Demerest, and I teach Middle School Science at Jefferson.

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Wednesday, Dec. 19,  2012

Sorry I did not post on Monday and Tuesday as I was out sick with a bad cold and fever. 

Holiday candy grams are on sale at lunch today and tomorrow.  Cost is 25 cents each and can be sent to kids favorite teachers, staff, family or friends.  They will be delivered on Friday.

6th grade:

Girls brought home information on a AWESOME summer camp available for girls only.  This is in June at GVSU.  Please ask your daughter about this opportunity.

Today we looked at the sedimentary rocks that we made from crayons.  We then began to make detailed observations on our four specimens (sandstone, conglomerate, shale and limestone)

I also passed back a bunch of graded papers.

WOD: none this week

COLLECTED:  

HOMEWORK: 

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: 

WOD QUIZ: after break (gravel, sand, silt, clay, particle size, physical weathering, sedimentary rocks and pressure)

7th grade:

Today we passed back graded papers.  We also watched a video on weather.

WOD: none this week

COLLECTED: 

HOMEWORK: 

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: 

WOD QUIZ:   (precipitation, humidity, air, air pressure, atmosphere, baremetric pressure, barometer

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: peace

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Friday, Dec. 14,  2012

Student Council is having an Activity Night tonight from 3-5. Tickets will be on sale during lunch oduring lunch.  Cost is $4.00.  Activities include: open gym, DJ music, Wii room, movie, board games, holiday cards for military, holiday craft, food, computer room, and hanging out with friends.

6th grade:

Students took work of day quiz and then watched the Eyewitness movie on rocks and minerals.

WOD: none on Friday

COLLECTED:  Word of Day paper, Crystal reading (hour 5)

HOMEWORK: Crystal reading and questions (hour 5)

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Dec. 14

WOD QUIZ: Today (gravel, sand, silt, clay, particle size, physical weathering, sedimentary rocks and pressure)

7th grade:

Students took their word of the day quiz and finished their  picture of the layers of the atmosphere.

WOD: none of Friday

COLLECTED: Word of day paper and completed layers drawing

HOMEWORK: 

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Dec. 14

WOD QUIZ:  Today (precipitation, humidity, air, air pressure, atmosphere, baremetric pressure, barometer

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Thursday, Dec. 13,  2012

Student Council is having an Activity Night on Dec. 14 from 3-5. Tickets will be on sale during lunch on Weds - Friday during lunch.  Cost is $4.00.  Activities include: open gym, DJ music, Wii room, movie, board games, holiday cards for military, holiday craft, food, computer room, and hanging out with friends.

6th grade:

We graded the crystal reading homework (hours 6-7).  We then created a sedimentary rock by weathering "rock and minerals i.e. crayons: into small particles,  Students then layered the sediments into layers and it will be pressed together into a rock. 

WOD: Pressure

COLLECTED:  Crystal reading

HOMEWORK: Crystal reading and questions (hour 5)

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Dec. 14

WOD QUIZ: Friday, Dec. 14 (gravel, sand, silt, clay, particle size, physical weathering

7th grade:

Students made a picture of the layers of the atmosphere.

WOD: barometer

COLLECTED: work not turned in

HOMEWORK: 

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Dec. 14

WOD QUIZ:  Friday, Dec. 14 (precipitation, humidity, air, air pressure, atmosphere, baremetric pressure, barometer

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Wednesday, Dec. 12,  2012 (12-12-12)

Student Council is having an Activity Night on Dec. 14 from 3-5. Tickets will be on sale during lunch on Weds - Friday during lunch.  Cost is $4.00.  Activities include: open gym, DJ music, Wii room, movie, board games, holiday cards for military, holiday craft, food, computer room, and hanging out with friends.

6th grade:

Students were given four mineral samples that they had to make observations of and write down properties of that rock. (quartz, hornblende, fledspar, mica)

WOD: Sedimentary Rock

COLLECTED:  

HOMEWORK: Crystal reading and questions

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Dec. 14

WOD QUIZ: Friday, Dec. 14 (gravel, sand, silt, clay, particle size, physical weathering

7th grade:

Discussed atmosphere and watched the Bill Nye movie on air.

WOD: altitude

COLLECTED: work not turned in

HOMEWORK: 

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Dec. 14

WOD QUIZ:  Friday, Dec. 14 (precipitation, humidity, air, air pressure, atmosphere, baremetric pressure

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Tuesday, Dec. 11,  2012

Student Council is having an Activity Night on Dec. 14 from 3-5. Tickets will be on sale during lunch on Weds - Friday during lunch.  Cost is $4.00.  Activities include: open gym, DJ music, Wii room, movie, board games, holiday cards for military, holiday craft, food, computer room, and hanging out with friends.

6th grade:

Students were given a rock that they had to make observations of and write down properties of that rock.

WOD: Physical Weathering

COLLECTED:  word of day paper, fixed test, any work not turned in

HOMEWORK: finish biography questions if needed

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Dec. 14

WOD QUIZ: Friday, Dec. 14 (gravel, sand, silt, clay, particle size, physical weathering

7th grade:

Students took climate zone quiz.  We corrected quiz.  We then corrected Kellogg biography from Friday.  We also discussed and corrected page 10 in their journals.

WOD: baremetric pressure

COLLECTED: work not turned in

HOMEWORK: 

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Dec. 14

WOD QUIZ:  Friday, Dec. 14 (precipitation, humidity, air, air pressure, atmosphere, baremetric pressure

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Monday, Dec. 10,  2012

Student Council is having an Activity Night on Dec. 14. Tickets will be on sale during lunch on Weds - Friday during lunch.  Cost is $4.00.  

6th grade:

We graded the biography of Lise Mineter done on Friday. Students were given a rock that they had to make observations of and write down properties of that rock.

WOD: particle size

COLLECTED:  word of day paper, fixed test, any work not turned in

HOMEWORK: finish biography questions if needed

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Dec. 14

WOD QUIZ: Fiday, Dec. 14 (gravel, sand, silt, clay, particle size

7th grade:

We began studying air today with an air soup activity.  Students read and highlighted pages 6-8 in their journal.  Students will have a quiz tomorrow covering climate zones.  Study map and chart in journal.

WOD: atmosphere

COLLECTED: work not turned in

HOMEWORK: finish biography if needed, study for climate quiz tomorrow, read pages 6-8 and questions on page 10.

UNIT TEST:  Climate zones will be added to the WOD quiz

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Dec. 14

WOD QUIZ:  Friday, Dec. 14 (precipitation, humidity, air, air pressure, atmosphere

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Friday, Dec. 7,  2012

I am in Ohio today for a CLC Summit conference.  I am attending with 8 other HPS staff members.  What a great learning experience!

Progress Reports are being updated today.

Student Council is having an Activity Night on Dec. 14.

6th grade:

Today students took their word of the day quiz.  They also read a biography of Lise Mineter.

WOD: non on Friday

COLLECTED:  word of day paper, fixed test

HOMEWORK: finish biography questions if needed

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Dec. 7

WOD QUIZ: Today (mineral, rock, sediment, properties, gravel, sand, silt, clay

7th grade:

Today students took their word of the day quiz.  They also read a biography of the Kellog's brothers.

WOD: non of Friday

COLLECTED: word of day paper

HOMEWORK: finish biography if needed

UNIT TEST:  Climate zones will be added to the WOD quiz

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Dec. 7

WOD QUIZ:  Today (weather, climate, temperature, wind, precipitation, humidity, air, air pressure

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast  Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Thursday, Dec. 6,  2012

I am not at school today as I am at a CLC Summit in Toledo, Ohio representing Holland Public Schools at the area conferences.  There are 8 other HPS staff members attending.

Progress Reports are Dec. 7

Student Council is having an Activity Night on Dec. 14.

6th grade:

Students worked on Current Science informational text reading and answering questions.

WOD: Clay

COLLECTED:  

HOMEWORK: Fix test, study for word of day quiz

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Dec. 7

WOD QUIZ: Today (mineral, rock, sediment, properties, gravel, sand, silt, clay

7th grade:

Today students read Current Science informational text and answering questions.

WOD: air pressure

COLLECTED: 

HOMEWORK: complete any work not handed in, study for word of day quiz

UNIT TEST:  Climate zones will be added to the WOD quiz

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Dec. 7

WOD QUIZ:  Today (weather, climate, temperature, wind, precipitation, humidity, air, air pressure

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast  Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Wednesday, Dec. 5,  2012

Progress Reports are Dec. 7

Student Council is having an Activity Night on Dec. 14.

6th grade:

We discussed the lessons that students will be completing the next 2 days.  We then watched an "Eyewitness" movie on flight.

WOD: Silt

COLLECTED:  Fixed test if completed

HOMEWORK: Fix test

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Dec. 7

WOD QUIZ: Today (mineral, rock, sediment, properties, gravel, sand, silt, clay

7th grade:

We filled in the chart on page 5 in our packet today.  This information focuses on climate zones.  Students then read pages 3-4 and answered questions on page 5. 

WOD: air

COLLECTED: 

HOMEWORK: complete any work not handed in

UNIT TEST:  Climate zones will be added to the WOD quiz

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Dec. 7

WOD QUIZ:  Today (weather, climate, temperature, wind, precipitation, humidity, air, air pressure

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast  Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Tuesday, Dec. 4,  2012

Progress Reports are Dec. 7

Student Council is having an Activity Night on Dec. 14.

6th grade:

I handed back the student's energy tests.  We went over correct answers.  I explained how kids can fix their test and how they can earn back half of their points.  Students have until Friday, Dec. 7 to fix their test

WOD: Sand

COLLECTED:  

HOMEWORK: Fix test

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Dec. 7

WOD QUIZ: Today (mineral, rock, sediment, properties, gravel, sand, silt, clay

7th grade:

Today we finished identifying global climate zones on our world map.  We then watched a Bill Nye movie about climate.  

WOD: humidity

COLLECTED: 

HOMEWORK: complete any work not handed in

UNIT TEST:  Climate zones will be added to the WOD quiz

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Dec. 7

WOD QUIZ:  Today (weather, climate, temperature, wind, precipitation, humidity, air, air pressure

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast  Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Monday, Dec. 3,  2012

Progress Reports are Dec. 7

Student Council is having an Activity Night on Dec. 14.

6th grade:

Today students finished their energy unit tests.

WOD: Gravel

COLLECTED:  

HOMEWORK: 

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Dec. 7

WOD QUIZ: Today (mineral, rock, sediment, properties, gravel, sand, silt, clay

7th grade:

Today we began to identify global climate zones

WOD: precipitation

COLLECTED: 

HOMEWORK: complete any work not handed in

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Dec. 7

WOD QUIZ:  Today (weather, climate, temperature, wind, precipitation, humidity, air, air pressure

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast  Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Friday, Nov. 30, 2012

I had a guest teacher today.

Progress Reports are Dec. 7

Student Council is having an Activity Night on Dec. 14.

6th grade:

Today students read and answered questions from a Current Science magazine.  This was informational text.

WOD: no word on Friday

COLLECTED:  WOD paper

HOMEWORK: STUDY FOR TEST

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Nov. 30

WOD QUIZ: Today (mineral, rock, sediment, properties

7th grade:

Today students read and answered questions from a Current Science magazine.  This was informational text.

WOD: non on Friday

COLLECTED: Word of day paper

HOMEWORK: complete any work not handed in

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Nov. 30

WOD QUIZ:  Today (weather, climate, temperature, wind

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: rehearsal

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 and Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012

Progress Reports are Dec. 7

Student Council is having an Activity Night on Dec. 14.

6th grade:

Today students took the Energy Unit Test.  Most kids did not finish and will finish on Monday.

WOD: Properties

COLLECTED:  Signed grade sheet

HOMEWORK: finish study guide, STUDY FOR TEST

UNIT TEST:  Today

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Nov. 30

WOD QUIZ: Friday, Nov. 30 (mineral, rock, sediment, properties

7th grade:

We then watched a video movie that introduced weather and climate and took a quiz at the end of the movie.

WOD: Wind

COLLECTED: signed grade sheet

HOMEWORK: complete any work not handed in

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Nov. 30

WOD QUIZ:  Friday, Nov. 30 (weather, climate, temperature, wind

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: rehearsal

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 and Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

Progress Reports are Dec. 7

Student Council is having an Activity Night on Dec. 14.

6th grade:

Today we started our second unit called Planet Rock.  This unit focuses on rocks and minerals and how weathering and erosion change the Earth's surface.  Students received a new science journal and unit organizer that shows the flow of the unit.

WOD: Sediment

COLLECTED:  Signed grade sheet

HOMEWORK: finish study guide, STUDY FOR TEST

UNIT TEST:  Thursday, Nov. 29

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Nov. 30

WOD QUIZ: Friday, Nov. 30 (mineral, rock, sediment

7th grade:

Today students received their new science journal that focuses on weather and climate.  This will be about a 12 week unit.  They also got a unit organizer that shows the flow of the unit.  We then watched a Bill Nye movie that introduced weather and climate.

WOD: 

COLLECTED: signed grade sheet

HOMEWORK: complete any work not handed in

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Nov. 30

WOD QUIZ:  Friday, Nov. 30 (weather, climate

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 and Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012

We received our new classroom chairs today.

I sent home grade sheets in all classes yesterday.  Please check your child's sheet for missing work.  This paper needs to be signed and brought back to class by Weds. Nov. 28.

Progress Reports are Dec. 7

Student Council is having an Activity Night on Dec. 14.

6th grade:

We went over the study guide for the unit test.  Students should have all answers filled in and use it to study.

WOD: Rocks

COLLECTED:  Signed grade sheet

HOMEWORK: finish study guide, grade sheet to be signed and returned by Weds.

UNIT TEST:  Thursday, Nov. 29

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Nov. 30

WOD QUIZ: Friday, Nov. 30 (mineral, rock

7th grade:

Students wrote a newspaper article about a strange weather event read from the article Raining Eels. Students were given back their unit tests.  They may correct answers they have wrong for half points.  They need to write why they picked the answer they did and then explain why the correct answer (circled on the test) is the correct choice.

Students worked on their weather story.

WOD: Climate

COLLECTED: signed grade sheet

HOMEWORK: finish newspaper article (due Weds. Nov. 28), grade sheet signed and returned by Weds., fix unit test (due Weds. Nov. 28) 

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: paper will be collected Friday, Nov. 30

WOD QUIZ:  Friday, Nov. 30 (weather, climate

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 and Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Monday, Nov. 26, 2012

I sent home grade sheets in all classes today.  Please check your child's sheet for missing work.  This paper needs to be signed and brought back to class.

Progress Reports are Dec. 7

Student Council is having an Activity Night on Dec. 14.

6th grade:

Students worked on a unit study guide.

WOD: 

COLLECTED:  

HOMEWORK: finish study guide, grade sheet to be signed and returned by Weds.

UNIT TEST:  Thursday, Nov. 29

WOD: 

WOD QUIZ: 

7th grade:

Students wrote a newspaper article about a strange weather event read from the article Raining Eels. Students were given back their unit tests.  They may correct answers they have wrong for half points.  They need to write why they picked the answer they did and then explain why the correct answer (circled on the test) is the correct choice.

WOD: 

COLLECTED: any work not yet turned in

HOMEWORK: finish newspaper article, grade sheet signed and returned by Weds., fix unit test  

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: 

WOD QUIZ:  

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 and Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

Hope you all have a pleasant and peaceful Thanksgiving. 

6th grade students attended an informational meeting on Friday about receiving tooth sealants. Paperwork went home for you to fill out.

Student Council is having a penny/cash drive until Nov. 21.  All money collected will be donated to World Vision.  This organization buys supplies for people in need around the world.  Last year we purchased mosquito nets, soccer balls and medicine.  Please look around your home and car for extra change that your student can donate. All money will be counted in 2nd hour.  The winning classroom will receive a small prize.

6th grade:

Students worked on a unit study guide.

WOD: none this week due to break

COLLECTED:  

HOMEWORK: 

UNIT TEST:  Thursday, Nov. 29

WOD: 

WOD QUIZ: 

7th grade:

We started our new unit on weather and climate.  We started off the day with a writing describing a time that the weather affected an activity they were involved in.  Students then read strange weather reports and wrote a newspaper article about an event.

WOD: none this week due to break

COLLECTED: any work not yet turned in

HOMEWORK: 

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: 

WOD QUIZ:  

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 and Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Jefferson is having a Family Night tonight from 6:30-7:30.  The focus is on creating a family Thanksgiving book.  Hope to see you there.

6th grade students attended an informational meeting on Friday about receiving tooth sealants. Paperwork went home for you to fill out.

Student Council is having a penny/cash drive until Nov. 21.  All money collected will be donated to World Vision.  This organization buys supplies for people in need around the world.  Last year we purchased mosquito nets, soccer balls and medicine.  Please look around your home and car for extra change that your student can donate. All money will be counted in 2nd hour.  The winning classroom will receive a small prize.

6th grade:

We watched Bill Nye on Phases of Matter.  We then completed activity 11.

WOD: none this week due to break

COLLECTED:  

HOMEWORK: Physical/Chemical Change paper

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: 

WOD QUIZ: 

7th grade:

Students finished their Energy Test started last week.

WOD: none this week due to break

COLLECTED: any work not yet turned in

HOMEWORK: 

UNIT TEST:  Today for all hours to finish

WOD: 

WOD QUIZ:  

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 and Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

School is dismissed at 10:55 today they will have classes 4-7.

Monday, Nov. 19 Jefferson is having a Family Night from 6:30-7:30.  The focus is on creating a family Thanksgiving book.  Hope to see you there.

6th grade students attended an informational meeting today about receiving tooth sealants. Paperwork went home today for you to fill out.

Student Council is having a penny/cash drive until Nov. 21.  All money collected will be donated to World Vision.  This organization buys supplies for people in need around the world.  Last year we purchased mosquito nets, soccer balls and medicine.  Please look around your home and car for extra change that your student can donate. All money will be counted in 2nd hour.  The winning classroom will receive a small prize.

6th grade:

Students took the word of the day quiz and handed in their WOD papers.  We then finishedactivity 13.

WOD: none on Friday

COLLECTED:  WOD quiz

HOMEWORK: 

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: Collected WOD paper for the week

WOD QUIZ: Friday, Nov. 16 (physical change, chemical change, wind energy, sound energy, arrangement of molecules, solid, liquid, gas

7th grade:

Students in class 4 took their Energy Unit Test. I did not see hours 2-3 today.

WOD: 

COLLECTED: any work not yet turned in

HOMEWORK: Study for unit test

UNIT TEST:  Today for hours 2-3 Friday, Nov. 16 for 4th hour

WOD: Collect daily word list on Friday, Nov. 16

WOD QUIZ:  Weekly quiz Friday, Nov. 16 (water wave, molecule, seismic wave, arrangement of molecules

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 and Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

Parent teacher conferences are this week. We will be in our new classrooms so feel free to stop by during any of the times listed below. I am in room 411.

Nov. 15 12:00-5:00

Today and tomorrow are half days due to conferences.  School is dismissed at 10:55 each day. Thursday Middle School will be having hours 1-3 and Friday they will have classes 4-7.

PTO will be selling Holland Dutch t-shirts at conferences for $5.00.  These come in limited quantities and sizes.  Great gift for the holidays!

Student Council is having a penny/cash drive until Nov. 21.  All money collected will be donated to World Vision.  This organization buys supplies for people in need around the world.  Last year we purchased mosquito nets, soccer balls and medicine.  Please look around your home and car for extra change that your student can donate. All money will be counted in 2nd hour.  The winning classroom will receive a small prize.

6th grade:

I did not have any 6th grade classes today.

WOD: 

COLLECTED:  

HOMEWORK: Study for WOD quiz tomorrow

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: 

WOD QUIZ: Friday, Nov. 16 (physical change, chemical change, wind energy, sound energy, arrangement of molecules, solid, liquid, gas

7th grade:

Students in hours 2 and 3 took their Energy Unit Test.

WOD: 

COLLECTED: any work not yet turned in

HOMEWORK: Study for unit test

UNIT TEST:  Today for hours 2-3 Friday, Nov. 16 for 4th hour

WOD: Collect daily word list on Friday, Nov. 16

WOD QUIZ:  Weekly quiz Friday, Nov. 16 (water wave, molecule, seismic wave, arrangement of molecules

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

*  Parent Teacher conferences are Nov. 14 3:30-6:30 and Nov. 15 12:00-5:00.

*  Half days today (hours 1,2,3) and Nov. 16 (hours 4,5,6,7).  School is dismissed each day at 10:55.

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 and Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

Parent teacher conferences are this week. We will be in our new classrooms so feel free to stop by during any of the times listed below. I am in room 411.

Nov. 14 3:30-6:30

Nov. 15 12:00-5:00

Nov. 15 and Nov. 16 are half days due to conferences.  School is dismissed at 10:55 each day. Thursday Middle School will be having hours 1-3 and Friday they will have classes 4-7.

PTO will be selling Holland Dutch t-shirts at conferences for $5.00.  These come in limited quantities and sizes.  Great gift for the holidays!

Book Fair is scheduled to be in the media center during conference times.  Stop by and see what books are for sale.  They make great stocking stuffers for the holidays.

Student Council is having a penny/cash drive until Nov. 21.  All money collected will be donated to World Vision.  This organization buys supplies for people in need around the world.  Last year we purchased mosquito nets, soccer balls and medicine.  Please look around your home and car for extra change that your student can donate. All money will be counted in 2nd hour.  The winning classroom will receive a small prize.

6th grade:

Today students were working on activity

WOD: Liquid and gas (2 words due to half day schedule)

COLLECTED:  any late work

HOMEWORK: review for WOD quiz

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: Collect daily word list on Friday, Nov. 16

WOD QUIZ: Friday, Nov. 16 (physical change, chemical change, wind energy, sound energy, arrangement of molecules, solid, liquid, gas

7th grade:

Students worked study guide for unit test. Went over study guide as a class so kids have the correct answers to study.

WOD: y

COLLECTED: any work not yet turned in

HOMEWORK: Study for unit test

UNIT TEST:  Thursday, Nov. 15 for hours 2-3 Friday, Nov. 16 for 4th hour

WOD: Collect daily word list on Friday, Nov. 16

WOD QUIZ:  Weekly quiz Friday, Nov. 16 (water wave, molecule, seismic wave, arrangement of molecules

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

*  Parent Teacher conferences are Nov. 14 3:30-6:30 and Nov. 15 12:00-5:00.

*  Half days Nov. 15 (hours 1,2,3) and Nov. 16 (hours 4,5,6,7).  School is dismissed each day at 10:55.

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 and Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

We are all moved into our new science classroom.  We are now having all science classes in room 411.

What a great turn-out for conferences!!  Thank you to all of you that attended.  I hope to see the rest of you later in the week.

The last of lockers will be assigned today.  Students need to turn in their old lock or $5.00 for a lost lock before they will be assigned a new locker.

Parent teacher conferences are this week. We will be in our new classrooms so feel free to stop by during any of the times listed below.

Nov. 14 3:30-6:30

Nov. 15 12:00-5:00

Nov. 15 and Nov. 16 are half days due to conferences.  School is dismissed at 10:55 each day. Thursday Middle School will be having hours 1-3 and Friday they will have classes 4-7.

PTO will be selling Holland Dutch t-shirts at conferences for $5.00.  These come in limited quantities and sizes.  Great gift for the holidays!

Book Fair is scheduled to be in the media center during conference times.  Stop by and see what books are for sale.  They make great stocking stuffers for the holidays.

Student Council is having a penny/cash drive until Nov. 21.  All money collected will be donated to World Vision.  This organization buys supplies for people in need around the world.  Last year we purchased mosquito nets, soccer balls and medicine.  Please look around your home and car for extra change that your student can donate. All money will be counted in 2nd hour.  The winning classroom will receive a small prize.

6th grade:

Today we graded heat activity from Friday.  We also watched the Chemical Reactions Bill Nye movie.

WOD: Solid

COLLECTED:  energy transformation illustration

HOMEWORK: 

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: Collect daily word list on Friday, Nov. 16

WOD QUIZ: Friday, Nov. 16 (physical change, chemical change, wind energy, sound energy, arrangement of molecules

7th grade:

Students worked study guide for unit test.

WOD: Heat Energy

COLLECTED: Completed word puzzle

HOMEWORK: Finish work if not done

UNIT TEST:  Thursday, Nov. 15 for hours 2-3 Friday, Nov. 16 for 4th hour

WOD: Collect daily word list on Friday, Nov. 16

WOD QUIZ:  Weekly quiz Friday, Nov. 16 (water wave, molecule, seismic wave, arrangement of molecules

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

*  Parent Teacher conferences are Nov. 14 3:30-6:30 and Nov. 15 12:00-5:00.

*  Half days Nov. 15 (hours 1,2,3) and Nov. 16 (hours 4,5,6,7).  School is dismissed each day at 10:55.

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 and Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

We will be moving into the new addition today.The new rooms look GREAT!  Our new science classroom is 411. 

Students will be notified when we will start assigning new lockers.  Students need to turn in their old lock or $5.00 for a lost lock before they will be assigned a new locker.

Parent teacher conferences are this week. We will be in our new classrooms so feel free to stop by during any of the times listed below.

Nov. 12 3:30-7:30

Nov. 14 3:30-6:30

Nov. 15 12:00-5:00

Nov. 15 and Nov. 16 are half days due to conferences.  School is dismissed at 10:55 each day. Thursday Middle School will be having hours 1-3 and Friday they will have classes 4-7.

PTO will be selling Holland Dutch t-shirts at conferences for $5.00.  These come in limited quantities and sizes.  Great gift for the holidays!

Book Fair is scheduled to be in the media center during conference times.  Stop by and see what books are for sale.  They make great stocking stuffers for the holidays!

6th grade:

Students illustrated one energy transformation discussed in Anne's Energy and one energy transformation of their own thinking.

WOD: Arrangement of molecules

COLLECTED:  

HOMEWORK: Work on illustration if needed.

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: Collect daily word list on Friday, Nov. 16

WOD QUIZ: Friday, Nov. 16 (physical change, chemical change, wind energy, sound energy, arrangement of molecules

7th grade:

We took the weekly word of day quiz.  Students exchanged energy puzzles created on Friday.

WOD: vibrations

COLLECTED: Completed word puzzle

HOMEWORK: Finish work if not done

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: Collect daily word list on Friday, Nov. 16

WOD QUIZ:  Weekly quiz Friday, Nov. 16 (water wave, molecule, seismic wave, arrangement of molecules

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

*  Parent Teacher conferences are Nov. 12 3:30-7:30, Nov. 14 3:30-6:30 and Nov. 15 12:00-5:00.

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 and Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

We will be moving into the new addition Monday.The new rooms look GREAT!  Our new science classroom is 411. 

Students will be notified when we will start assigning new lockers.  Students need to turn in their old lock or $5.00 for a lost lock before they will be assigned a new locker.

Parent teacher conferences are coming next week. We will be in our new classrooms so feel free to stop by during any of the times listed below.

Nov. 12 3:30-7:30

Nov. 14 3:30-6:30

Nov. 15 12:00-5:00

PTO will be selling Holland Dutch t-shirts at conferences for $5.00.  These come in limited quantities and sizes.  Great gift for the holidays!

Book Fair is scheduled to be in the media center during conference times.  Stop by and see what books are for sale.  They make great stocking stuffers for the holidays!

6th grade:

We took the weekly word of the day quiz. We continued reading the book Anne's Energy.  The book focuses on energy transformations encountered by a small ant as she goes through daily life.

WOD: 

COLLECTED:  Weekly WOD list

HOMEWORK: 

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: none of Friday

WOD QUIZ: Took quiz (food energy, closed system, thermal contraction, thermal expansion, physical change, chemical change, wind energy, sound energy)

7th grade:

We took the weekly word of day quiz.  Students then created a word puzzle focusing on 15 most important words from the energy unit.

WOD: 

COLLECTED: Weekly word of day paper

HOMEWORK: Finish puzzle

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: Weekly paper collected 

WOD QUIZ:  Took weekly quiz (echo, solid, liquid, gas, water wave, molecule

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: attitude

*  Parent Teacher conferences are Nov. 12 3:30-7:30, Nov. 14 3:30-6:30 and Nov. 15 12:00-5:00.

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 and Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012

We will be moving into the new addition shortly.The new rooms look GREAT!  Our new science classroom is 411. 

Students will be notified when we will start assigning new lockers.  Students need to turn in their old lock or $5.00 for a lost lock before they will be assigned a new locker.

7th grade only:  Auditions for The Little Mermaid is tonight from 3:30-5:30 for singing and tomorrow from 3:30-5:30 for dance.  Students MUST ATTEND A SINGING AND A DANCE audition.  If interested, pick up an audition sheet from Mrs. Francis.

Parent teacher conferences are coming next week. We will be in our new classrooms so feel free to stop by during any of the times listed below.

Nov. 12 3:30-7:30

Nov. 14 3:30-6:30

Nov. 15 12:00-5:00

PTO will be selling Holland Dutch t-shirts at conferences for $5.00.  These come in limited quantities and sizes.  Great gift for the holidays!

Book Fair is scheduled to be in the media center during conference times.  Stop by and see what books are for sale.  They make great stocking stuffers for the holidays!

6th grade:

We graded the Lighter Than Air reading assignment that was given yesterday. We continued reading the book Anne's Energy.  The book focuses on energy transformations encountered by a small ant as she goes through daily life.

WOD: Sound Energy

COLLECTED:  Lighter Than Air reading and questions

HOMEWORK: Study for WOD quiz tomorrow

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: done daily and will collect on Friday, Nov. 9

WOD QUIZ: Friday, Nov. 9 (food energy, closed system, thermal contraction, thermal expansion, physical change, chemical change, wind energy, sound energy)

7th grade:

We graded and discussed the sound reading and questions. We then created a concept map showing relationships between topics taught in this unit.

WOD: 

COLLECTED: Sound reading and questions 

HOMEWORK: Study for WOD quiz tomorrow

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: Weekly paper collected Friday, Nov. 9

WOD QUIZ:  Friday, Nov. 9 (echo, solid, liquid, gas, water wave, molecule

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: attitude

*  Parent Teacher conferences are Nov. 12 3:30-7:30, Nov. 14 3:30-6:30 and Nov. 15 12:00-5:00.

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 and Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

We will be moving into the new addition shortly.The new rooms look GREAT!  Our new science classroom is 411. 

Students will be notified when we will start assigning new lockers.  Students need to turn in their old lock or $5.00 for a lost lock before they will be assigned a new locker.

7th grade only:  Auditions for The Little Mermaid is Weds./ Thurs Nov. 7 and 8 from 3:30-5:30 for singing and Nov. 9 from 3:30-5:30 for dance.  Students MUST ATTEND A SINGING AND A DANCE audition.  If interested, pick up an audition sheet from Mrs. Francis.

Parent teacher conferences are coming next week. We will be in our new classrooms so feel free to stop by during any of the times listed below.

Nov. 12 3:30-7:30

Nov. 14 3:30-6:30

Nov. 15 12:00-5:00

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it

6th grade:

We read the book Anne's Energy.  The book focuses on energy transformations encountered by a small ant as she goes through daily life.

WOD: Wind Energy

COLLECTED:  

HOMEWORK: Lighter Than Air reading and questions

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: done daily and will collect on Friday, Nov. 9

WOD QUIZ: Friday, Nov. 9 (food energy, closed system, thermal contraction, thermal expansion, physical change, chemical change, wind energy

7th grade:

We read article on seismic waves and answered questions.  Then students read paper about sound.

WOD: 

COLLECTED:  

HOMEWORK: Sound reading and questions

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: Weekly paper collected Friday, Nov. 9

WOD QUIZ:  Friday, Nov. 9 (echo, solid, liquid, gas, water wave, molecule

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: attitude

*  Parent Teacher conferences are Nov. 12 3:30-7:30, Nov. 14 3:30-6:30 and Nov. 15 12:00-5:00.

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 and Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

We will be moving into the new addition shortly. Students will be notified when we will start assigning new lockers.  Students need to turn in their old lock or $5.00 for a lost lock before they will be assigned a new locker.

7th grade only:  Auditions for The Little Mermaid is Weds./ Thurs Nov. 7 and 8 from 3:30-5:30 for singing and Nov. 9 from 3:30-5:30 for dance.  Students MUST ATTEND A SINGING AND A DANCE audition.  If interested, pick up an audition sheet from Mrs. Francis.

Parent teacher conferences are coming next week. We will be in our new classrooms so feel free to stop by during any of the times listed below.

Nov. 12 3:30-7:30

Nov. 14 3:30-6:30

Nov. 15 12:00-5:00

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it

6th grade:

Students worked on Activity 8 and Activity 7 in their science journal.  The focus of the lesson was on convection. We also experimented with a special fish that shows conduction.

WOD: Chemical Change

COLLECTED:  

HOMEWORK: finish activity 8

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: done daily and will collect on Friday, Nov. 9

WOD QUIZ: Friday, Nov. 9 (food energy, closed system, thermal contraction, thermal expansion, physical change

7th grade:

We discussed questions on page 44.  We then watched a video on water waves in Lake Michigan and discussed rip currents.

WOD: Seismic wave

COLLECTED:  

HOMEWORK: answer questions on page 44, finish data tables and graphs due Nov. 6

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: Weekly paper collected Friday, Nov. 9

WOD QUIZ:  Friday, Nov. 9(echo, solid, liquid, gas, water wave

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: attitude

*  Parent Teacher conferences are Nov. 12 3:30-7:30, Nov. 14 3:30-6:30 and Nov. 15 12:00-5:00.

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 and Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

First marking period is over.  Second marking period starts TODAY with fresh with grades so please stress to your student to make sure they are on top of assignments and tests.

We will be moving into the new addition shortly. Students will be notified when we will start assigning new lockers.  Students need to turn in their old lock or $5.00 for a lost lock before they will be assigned a new locker.

7th grade only:  Auditions for The Little Mermaid is Weds./ Thurs Nov. 7 and 8 from 3:30-5:30 for singing and Nov. 9 from 3:30-5:30 for dance.  Students MUST ATTEND A SINGING AND A DANCE audition.  If interested, pick up an audition sheet from Mrs. Francis.

Parent teacher conferences are coming next week. We will be in our new classrooms so feel free to stop by during any of the times listed below.

Nov. 12 3:30-7:30

Nov. 14 3:30-6:30

Nov. 15 12:00-5:00

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it

6th grade:

Students worked on Activity 8 in their science journal.  The focus of the lesson was on convection.

WOD: Physical Change

COLLECTED:  

HOMEWORK: finish activity 8

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: done daily and will collect on Friday, Nov. 9

WOD QUIZ: Friday, Nov. 9 (food energy, closed system, thermal contraction, thermal expansion, physical change

7th grade:

We worked on Activity 10.  Students worked on pages  pages 40-44.

WOD: Water wave

COLLECTED:  

HOMEWORK: answer questions on page 44, finish data tables and graphs due Nov. 6

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: Weekly paper collected Friday, Nov. 9

WOD QUIZ:  Friday, Nov. 9(echo, solid, liquid, gas, water wave

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: attitude

*  Parent Teacher conferences are Nov. 12 3:30-7:30, Nov. 14 3:30-6:30 and Nov. 15 12:00-5:00.

*  Holland High School Theatre Presents Beauty and the Beast Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 and Dec. 5 - Dec. 9.  Evening shows 7:00 and Sunday matinees at 2:00.  Tickets are $10.00

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Friday, Nov.2, 2012

I had a nice day of training yesterday at OAISD.  It was wonderful to come back and find a glowing report from my sub.  

First marking period is over TODAY.  Monday starts fresh with grades so please stress to your student to make sure they are on top of assignments and tests.

Parent teacher conferences are coming in November. We will be in our classrooms so feel free to stop by during any of the times listed below.

Nov. 12 3:30-7:30

Nov. 14 3:30-6:30

Nov. 15 12:00-5:00

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it

6th grade:

Students took word of day quiz and worked on Current Science from yesterday.

WOD: 

COLLECTED:  discussed hurricane Sandy, Word of day

HOMEWORK: 

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: collected 

WOD QUIZ:  took quiz today (motion, chemical energy, solar energy, transformation, food energy, closed system, thermal contraction, thermal expansion)

7th grade:

We took work of day quiz and worked on data tables and graphs assignment from yesterday.

WOD:  

COLLECTED:  Word of Day

HOMEWORK: study finish data tables and graphs due Nov. 6

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: Collected

WOD QUIZ:  Took quiz today(nuclear reaction, sound, sound energy, matter, echo, solid, liquid, gas)

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: disguise

 *  Nov. 2 end of marking period

*  Parent Teacher conferences are Nov. 12 3:30-7:30, Nov. 14 3:30-6:30 and Nov. 15 12:00-5:00.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Thursday, Nov.1, 2012

I spent the day at the Ottawa Intermediate School District today for training on our new 7th grade science kit. 

REMEBER THAT THIS WEEK IS SPIRIT WEEK. 

    Fri. Nov. 2:  Red and White Day

First marking period is over Nov. 2. (TOMORROW)

Parent teacher conferences are coming in November. We will be in our classrooms so feel free to stop by during any of the times listed below.

Nov. 12 3:30-7:30

Nov. 14 3:30-6:30

Nov. 15 12:00-5:00

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it

6th grade:

Students read Current Science magazine and answered questions.

WOD: Thermal Contraction

COLLECTED:  discussed hurricane Sandy, any work not turned in

HOMEWORK: study for word of day quiz

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: weekly paper due Friday, Nov. 2 

WOD QUIZ:  Friday, Nov. 2 (motion, chemical energy, solar energy, transformation, food energy, closed system, thermal contraction, thermal expansion)

7th grade:

Students created data tables and graphs.

WOD:  Gas

COLLECTED:  discussed hurricane Sandy, any work not turned in

HOMEWORK: study for word of day quiz

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: weekly paper due Friday, Nov. 2 

WOD QUIZ:  Friday, Nov. 2 (nuclear reaction, sound, sound energy, matter, echo, solid, liquid, gas)

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: disguise

*  Spirit Week Oct. 29 - Nov. 2

 *  Nov. 2 end of marking period

*  Parent Teacher conferences are Nov. 12 3:30-7:30, Nov. 14 3:30-6:30 and Nov. 15 12:00-5:00.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012

Happy Halloween.  Hope everyone has a safe night.

REMEBER THAT THIS WEEK IS SPIRIT WEEK. 

    Thurs. Nov. 1:  Sports Team Day

    Fri. Nov. 2:  Red and White Day

First marking period is over Nov. 2. (THIS Friday!)

Parent teacher conferences are coming in November. We will be in our classrooms so feel free to stop by during any of the times listed below.

Nov. 12 3:30-7:30

Nov. 14 3:30-6:30

Nov. 15 12:00-5:00

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it

6th grade:

We discussed hurricane Sandy and watch CNN student news to see video of the storm.  We then watched a video on sound.

WOD: Thermal Expansion

COLLECTED:  discussed hurricane Sandy, any work not turned in

HOMEWORK: study for word of day quiz 

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: weekly paper due Friday, Nov. 2 

WOD QUIZ:  Friday, Nov. 2 (motion, chemical energy, solar energy, transformation, food energy

7th grade:

We discussed hurricane Sandy and watch CNN student news to see video of the storm.  We then watched a video on sound.

WOD:  Liquid

COLLECTED:  discussed hurricane Sandy, any work not turned in

HOMEWORK: study for word of day quiz

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: weekly paper due Friday, Nov. 2 

WOD QUIZ:  Friday, Nov. 2 (nuclear reaction, sound, sound energy, matter, echo

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: disguise

*  Spirit Week Oct. 29 - Nov. 2

 *  Nov. 2 end of marking period

*  Parent Teacher conferences are Nov. 12 3:30-7:30, Nov. 14 3:30-6:30 and Nov. 15 12:00-5:00.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012

Jefferson Family Night is TONIGHT from 6:00-7:00.  Family pot luck and costume parade. Hope to see everyone there!

REMEBER THAT THIS WEEK IS SPIRIT WEEK. 

    Weds. Oct. 31:  Nerd Day

    Thurs. Nov. 1:  Sports Team Day

    Fri. Nov. 2:  Red and White Day

Halloween candy grams will be delivered tomorrow during 7th hour.

First marking period is over Nov. 2. (THIS Friday!)

Parent teacher conferences are coming in November. We will be in our classrooms so feel free to stop by during any of the times listed below.

Nov. 12 3:30-7:30

Nov. 14 3:30-6:30

Nov. 15 12:00-5:00

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it

6th grade:

We continued our study of heat transfer by working on lab 9.

WOD: Closed System

COLLECTED:  discussed hurricane Sandy, any work not turned in

HOMEWORK: 

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: weekly paper due Friday, Nov. 2 

WOD QUIZ:  Friday, Nov. 2 (motion, chemical energy, solar energy, transformation, food energy

7th grade:

Continued our study of sound by reading about echos in our brown science book and completing Current Science.

WOD:  Solid

COLLECTED:  discussed hurricane Sandy, any work not turned in

HOMEWORK: 

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: weekly paper due Friday, Nov. 2 

WOD QUIZ:  Friday, Nov. 2 (nuclear reaction, sound, sound energy, matter, echo

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: disguise

*  Spirit Week Oct. 29 - Nov. 2

 *  Nov. 2 end of marking period

*  Parent Teacher conferences are Nov. 12 3:30-7:30, Nov. 14 3:30-6:30 and Nov. 15 12:00-5:00.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Monday. Oct. 29, 2012

Jefferson Family Night is TOMORROW, Oct. 30 from 6:00-7:00.  Family pot luck and costume parade. Hope to see everyone there!

REMEBER THAT THISWEEK IS SPIRIT WEEK. 

    Tues.  Oct. 30:  Pink Day (support cancer research by wearing pink)

    Weds. Oct. 31:  Nerd Day

    Thurs. Nov. 1:  Sports Team Day

    Fri. Nov. 2:  Red and White Day

HALLOWEEN CANDY GRAMS ARE ON SALE TOMORROW AT LUNCH FOR 25 CENTS EACH.

First marking period is over Nov. 2. (THIS Friday!)

Parent teacher conferences are coming in November. We will be in our classrooms so feel free to stop by during any of the times listed below.

Nov. 12 3:30-7:30

Nov. 14 3:30-6:30

Nov. 15 12:00-5:00

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it

6th grade:

Today kids created an advertisement for their coaster.  They made a poster to advertise their cool creation. Poster needed to include name of coaster, location of coaster, 3 things that make their coaster unique, picture.  Poster is expected to be neat, detail, correct spelling and detail!

WOD: Food Energy

COLLECTED:  any work not turned in

HOMEWORK: finish poster if needed, watch the news for information about hurricane Sandy

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: weekly paper due Friday, Nov. 2 

WOD QUIZ:  Friday, Nov. 2 (motion, chemical energy, solar energy, transformation, food energy

7th grade:

Discussed sound lab from Friday.  Watched Bill Nye Sound video and took notes

WOD:  Echo

COLLECTED:  any work not turned in

HOMEWORK: watch the news for information about hurricane Sandy

UNIT TEST:  

WOD: weekly paper due Friday, Nov. 2 

WOD QUIZ:  Friday, Nov. 2 (nuclear reaction, sound, sound energy, matter, echo

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: disguise

*  Spirit Week Oct. 29 - Nov. 2

    Oct. 29:  PJ / Comfy Day

    Oct. 30:  Pink Day (support cancer research by wearing pink)

    Oct. 31:  Nerd Day

    Nov. 1:  Sports Team Day

    Nov. 2:  Red and White Day

*  Candy Sales for Student Council sold at lunch on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30.  Cost is 25 cents per candy.  Send one to your favorite teacher, BFF, or family member.  All candy will be delivered on Oct. 31.

*  Jefferson Family Night TOMORROW from 6:00-7:00.  Family pot luck and costume parade.

*  Nov. 2 end of marking period

*  Parent Teacher conferences are Nov. 12 3:30-7:30, Nov. 14 3:30-6:30 and Nov. 15 12:00-5:00.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Friday. Oct. 26, 2012

REMEBER THAT NEXT WEEK IS SPIRIT WEEK.  MONDAY IS PJ DAY SO WEAR YOUR PAJAMA'S OR SWEAT PAINT TO SCHOOL.

HALLOWEEN CANDY GRAMS ARE ON SALE MONDAY AND TUESDAY AT LUNCH FOR 25 CENTS EACH.

First marking period is over Nov. 2. (next Friday!)

Parent teacher conferences are coming in November. We will be in our classrooms so feel free to stop by during any of the times listed below.

Nov. 12 3:30-7:30

Nov. 14 3:30-6:30

Nov. 15 12:00-5:00

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it

6th grade:

What a great time racing roller coaster yesterday!  Our longest time was 5.62 and was table 6 in 7th hour.  All kids worked hard and realized how potential energy affects kinetic energy .  Today kids created an advertisement for their coaster.

WOD: not one on Friday

COLLECTED:  WOD paper for the week, any work not turned in

HOMEWORK: Work on roller coaster advertisement if needed.

UNIT TEST:  

WOD 

WOD QUIZ:  Took quiz worth 10 points

7th grade:

We started our study of sound energy by working on activity 9.

WOD:  none on Friday

COLLECTED:  WOD paper for the week, any work not turned in

HOMEWORK: Complete write up for activity 9

UNIT TEST:  

WOD 

WOD QUIZ:  Took quiz worth 10 points

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: Optimism

*  Spirit Week Oct. 29 - Nov. 2

    Oct. 29:  PJ / Comfy Day

    Oct. 30:  Pink Day (support cancer research by wearing pink)

    Oct. 31:  Nerd Day

    Nov. 1:  Sports Team Day

    Nov. 2:  Red and White Day

*  Candy Sales for Student Council sold at lunch on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30.  Cost is 25 cents per candy.  Send one to your favorite teacher, BFF, or family member.  All candy will be delivered on Oct. 31.

*  Jefferson Family Night Oct. 30 from 6:00-7:00.  Family pot luck and costume parade.

*  Nov. 2 end of marking period

*  Parent Teacher conferences are Nov. 12 3:30-7:30, Nov. 14 3:30-6:30 and Nov. 15 12:00-5:00.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Thurs. Oct. 25, 2012

Popcorn Friday is TOMORROW.  Bags are sold at lunch for 25 cents each.

First marking period is over Nov. 2.

Parent teacher conferences are coming in November. We will be in our classrooms so feel free to stop by during any of the times listed below.

Nov. 12 3:30-7:30

Nov. 14 3:30-6:30

Nov. 15 12:00-5:00

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it

6th grade:

Today is the big roller coaster race!!  Kids have 30 minutes to build the coaster they have been testing and then race them for the class.  Ask your student how their coaster performed.

WOD: Solar Energy 

COLLECTED:  Signed grade sheet.

HOMEWORK: Study for WOD quiz.  Words on this weeks test include: motion, transformation, chemical energy, solar energy, conservation of energy, conduction, convection, radiation.

UNIT TEST:  

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due tomorrow.

WOD QUIZ:  tomorrow

7th grade:

We discussed seasons and the reason the Earth has seasons.  Ask your child the reason for the seasons!  We then read article in a Current Science magazine about sound and music.

WOD:  Matter

COLLECTED:  Signed grade sheet, Seasons reading questions

HOMEWORK: Study for WOD quiz.  Words on this weeks test include: nuclear reaction, sound, sound energy, matter, absorb, reflect, transmit, radiation

UNIT TEST:  

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due tomorrow

WOD QUIZ:  tomorrow

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: Optimism

*  Popcorn Friday Oct. 26

*  Spirit Week Oct. 29 - Nov. 2

    Oct. 29:  PJ / Comfy Day

    Oct. 30:  Pink Day (support cancer research by wearing pink)

    Oct. 31:  Nerd Day

    Nov. 1:  Sports Team Day

    Nov. 2:  Red and White Day

*  Candy Sales for Student Council sold at lunch on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30.  Cost is 25 cents per candy.  Send one to your favorite teacher, BFF, or family member.  All candy will be delivered on Oct. 31.

*  Jefferson Family Night Oct. 30 from 6:00-7:00.  Family pot luck and costume parade.

*  Nov. 2 end of marking period

*  Parent Teacher conferences are Nov. 12 3:30-7:30, Nov. 14 3:30-6:30 and Nov. 15 12:00-5:00.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Weds. Oct. 24, 2012

Popcorn Friday is October 26.  Bags are sold at lunch for 25 cents each.

First marking period is over Nov. 2.

Parent teacher conferences are coming in November. We will be in our classrooms so feel free to stop by during any of the times listed below.

Nov. 12 3:30-7:30

Nov. 14 3:30-6:30

Nov. 15 12:00-5:00

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it

6th grade:

Students are working on building a roller coaster with their group.  Their goal is to have an exciting ride that will last 30 seconds. We are focusing on potential and kinetic energy.

WOD: Chemical Energy 

COLLECTED:  Signed grade sheet.

HOMEWORK: 

UNIT TEST:  

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Oct. 26

WOD QUIZ:  Friday Oct. 26

7th grade:

Today we watched Bill Nye Seasons video.  Students also had a reading assignment on the seasons. 

WOD:  Sound Energy

COLLECTED:  Signed grade sheet.

HOMEWORK: Finish seasons reading and questions.

UNIT TEST:  

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Fri. Oct. 26

WOD QUIZ:  Friday Oct. 26

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: Optimism

*  Popcorn Friday Oct. 26

*  Spirit Week Oct. 29 - Nov. 2

    Oct. 29:  PJ / Comfy Day

    Oct. 30:  Pink Day (support cancer research by wearing pink)

    Oct. 31:  Nerd Day

    Nov. 1:  Sports Team Day

    Nov. 2:  Red and White Day

*  Candy Sales for Student Council sold at lunch on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30.  Cost is 25 cents per candy.  Send one to your favorite teacher, BFF, or family member.  All candy will be delivered on Oct. 31.

*  Jefferson Family Night Oct. 30 from 6:00-7:00.  Family pot luck and costume parade.

*  Nov. 2 end of marking period

*  Parent Teacher conferences are Nov. 12 3:30-7:30, Nov. 14 3:30-6:30 and Nov. 15 12:00-5:00.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Tues. Oct. 23, 2012

First marking period is over Nov. 2.

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it

6th grade:

Students are working on building a roller coaster with their group.  Their goal is to have an exciting ride that will last 30 seconds.  We are focusing on potential and kinetic energy.

WOD:  Transformation

COLLECTED:  Any work not turned in.

HOMEWORK: Grade sheet was sent home to be viewed and signed by parent.  Please check over for missing assignments. Needs to be returned signed.

UNIT TEST:  

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Oct. 26

WOD QUIZ:  Friday Oct. 26

7th grade:

Today we focused on why the Earth has seasons.  We completed lab 7 which focused on Earth's heating and the angle of the sun.  

WOD:  Sound

COLLECTED:  Any work not turned in.

HOMEWORK: Finish work not done for lab 7.  Grade sheet was sent home to be viewed and signed by parent.  Please check over for missing assignments. Needs to be returned signed.

UNIT TEST:  

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Fri. Oct. 26

WOD QUIZ:  Friday Oct. 26

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: 

*  Spirit Week Oct. 29 - Nov. 2

    Oct. 29:  PJ / Comfy Day

    Oct. 30:  Pink Day (support cancer research by wearing pink)

    Oct. 31:  Nerd Day

    Nov. 1:  Sports Team Day

    Nov. 2:  Red and White Day

*  Candy Sales for Student Council sold at lunch on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30.  Cost is 25 cents per candy.  Send one to your favorite teacher, BFF, or family member.  All candy will be delivered on Oct. 31.

*  Jefferson Family Night Oct. 30 from 6:00-7:00.  Family pot luck and costume parade.

*  Nov. 2 end of marking period

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Mon. April 23, 2012

Candy sale is underway for the end of the year field trip. Candy profit is 40 cents per bar.  Let me know if your son/daughter would like to sell for their trip. 

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

6th grade:

WOD: Compass

Today we made a floating compass out of a pin, water and piece of packing peanut.  Ask them how it went.

COLLECTED:  Any work not turned in.

HOMEWORK: 

UNIT TEST:  Thurs. April 26.  I will be giving a study guide tomorrow for them to use.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Fri. April 27

WOD QUIZ:  Friday April 27

7th grade:

Took notes on Robert Hooke and cell theory.

COLLECTED:  Any work not turned in.

HOMEWORK: Robert Hooke reading and questions.

UNIT TEST:  Quiz covering microscope.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Fri. April 27

WOD QUIZ:  Friday April 27

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: Independent

*  Candy Sale

Extra Credit:

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Mon. April 9, 2012

Hope everyone had an enjoyable spring break.  

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

6th grade:

WOD: Relative Dating

Today we watched a portion of a Eyewitness Dinosaur video.  We also read Roentgen biography.

COLLECTED:  

HOMEWORK: Roentgen reading due Weds.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Fri. April 13

WOD QUIZ:  Friday April 13

7th grade:

Discussed transmitted diseases.

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week: Recharge

*  April 17  7th grade field trip to Herman Miller 12:00 - 3:00

Extra Credit:

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Weds. March 28, 2012

Thank you to everyone who came to conferences last night.  Boy we had a lot of parents show up!!  Sorry if I missed any of you.  Conferences are held again on Thursday from 12:00-3:00.

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

6th grade:

WOD: We are not doing word of the day this week due to shortened week schedule.

Students drew life timeline of Mary Anning.

COLLECTED:  Worksheets that needed to be turned in.

HOMEWORK: Finish timeline of Mary Anning (20 points) 

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due not due this week.

WOD QUIZ:  

7th grade:

Discussed transmitted diseases.

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week:

*  March 26-27 Book Fair

*  March 29 (1/2 day for students) Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00 - 3:00

*  March 30 - April 6 Spring Break (no school)

*  April 19  7th grade field trip to Herman Miller 12:00 - 3:00

Extra Credit:

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Tues. March 27, 2012

Conferences are this week.  Please try to attend to discuss your child's success in class.  Tonight meeting times is 5:00-8:00 and Thursday 12:00-3:00.

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

6th grade:

WOD: We are not doing word of the day this week due to shortened week schedule.

Students drew life timeline of Mary Anning.

COLLECTED:  Worksheets that needed to be turned in.

HOMEWORK:  

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due not due this week.

WOD QUIZ:  

7th grade:

Discussed harassment.

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week:

*  March 26-27 Book Fair

*  March 27 Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 8:00

*  March 29 (1/2 day for students) Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00 - 3:00

*  March 30 - April 6 Spring Break (no school)

*  April 19  7th grade field trip to Herman Miller 12:00 - 3:00

Extra Credit:

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Mon. March 26, 2012

Conferences are this week.  Please try to attend to discuss your child's success in class.  Monday times are 3:30-6:30, Tuesday times 5:00-8:00 and Thursday 12:00-3:00.

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

6th grade:

WOD: We are not doing word of the day this week due to shortened week schedule.

Today read a biography about Mary Anning, fossil hunter from England.  Students took notes and will use these notes to draw a timeline of major events .

COLLECTED:  Worksheets that needed to be turned in.

HOMEWORK:  

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due not due this week.

WOD QUIZ:  

7th grade:

Discussed harassment.

School News:

*  Big Dog word of the week:

*  March 26-27 Book Fair

*  March 26 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 6:30

*  March 27 Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 8:00

*  March 29 (1/2 day for students) Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00 - 3:00

*  March 30 - April 6 Spring Break (no school)

*  April 19  7th grade field trip to Herman Miller 12:00 - 3:00

Daily Fun Facts:

Extra Credit:

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Thurs. March 22, 2012

End of the marking period is TOMORROW so please check to see that all work is turned in.

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

6th grade:

WOD: Cast Fossils

Today finished reading about various fossil formation.  We also watch Bill Nye on Fossils.

COLLECTED:  Worksheets that needed to be turned in.

HOMEWORK:  Galileo Biography reading and questions.  Study for WOD quiz.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due March 23 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  March 23 (10 points)

7th grade:

Discussed the movie watched the last two days.

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week: Quality

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

*  March 26-27 Book Fair

*  March 26 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 6:30

*  March 27 Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 8:00

*  March 29 (1/2 day for students) Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00 - 3:00

*  March 30 - April 6 Spring Break (no school)

*  April 19  7th grade field trip to Herman Miller 12:00 - 3:00

Daily Fun Facts:

Extra Credit:

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Tues. March 20, 2012

Tonight is the HOLLAND PUBLIC DODGEBALL COMPETITION at 7:00 in the Dutch Dome.  $2.00 per person.  GO JEFFERSON!!  Wear black to support our school!

End of the marking period is coming up (March 23) so please check to see that all work is turned in.

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

6th grade:

WOD: Trace Fossils

Today we began looking at fossil formation.  Students observed various fossils and read about different ways they can be formed.

COLLECTED:  Worksheets that needed to be turned in.

HOMEWORK:  Dinosaur reading and questions

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due March 23 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  March 23 (10 points)

7th grade:

Students began watching the movie The Miracle of Life.  We will continue tomorrow.

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week: Quality

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

*  March 26-27 Book Fair

*  March 26 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 6:30

*  March 27 Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 8:00

*  March 29 (1/2 day for students) Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00 - 3:00

*  March 30 - April 6 Spring Break (no school)

*  April 19  7th grade field trip to Herman Miller 12:00 - 3:00

Daily Fun Facts:

Extra Credit:

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Tues. March 13, 2012

I will be sending grade reports home tomorrow so please ask your son/daughter to see their report.  This will need to be returned to school with your signature by Friday.

End of the marking period is coming up (March 23) so please check to see that all work is turned in.

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

6th grade:

WOD: Ancient Life Forms

Today we finished lab 8 where we looked at Pangea and used fossil evidence to prove if the landmasses were once together.

COLLECTED:  Med. Sea Homework reading

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due March 16 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  March 16 (10 points)

7th grade:

Mr. Johnson taught Reproductive Health with a focus on the female system.

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week: 

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

*  March 26-27 Book Fair

*  March 26 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 6:30

*  March 27 Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 8:00

*  March 29 (1/2 day for students) Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00 - 3:00

*  March 30 - April 6 Spring Break (no school)

*  April 19  7th grade field trip to Herman Miller 12:00 - 3:00

Daily Fun Facts:

Extra Credit:

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Mon. March 5, 2012

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

6th grade:

WOD: Volcano

Reviewed for plate map retake test that will be given tomorrow.  This retake test will be counted for 60% of test score. If you have questions about this, please talk to your kids about the way this test will be graded.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due March 9 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  March 9 (10 points)

7th grade:

Mr. Johnson started the Reproductive Health unit today.  Kids got an overview of what to expect during this unit.

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week:  Voracious 

* Popcorn Friday March 16

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

*  March 26-27 Book Fair

*  March 26 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 6:30

*  March 27 Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 8:00

*  March 29 (1/2 day for students) Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00 - 3:00

*  March 30 - April 6 Spring Break (no school)

*  April 19  7th grade field trip to Herman Miller 12:00 - 3:00

Daily Fun Facts:

Extra Credit:

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Thurs. March 1, 2012

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

6th grade:

WOD: Crust

Passed back plate location quiz.  Students will have a retake test on next week Tues.  First test will be 40% of grade and retake test will be 60%.  This extra time will allow students to study information and gain more knowledge on the subject.  We also started reading Chap. 10 to gain information about plate movement and fossils.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due March 2 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  March 2 (10 points)

7th grade:

WOD:  Endangered Speices

Students took a unit test covering our weather packet.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due March 2(8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  March 2 (10 points)

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week: 

*  March 2  7th graders visit the High School and New Tech

*  March 5 Reproductive Heath Unit starts for 7th grade.  Mr. Tom Johnson, from Holland High will be co-teaching this unit.

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

*  March 26 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 6:30

*  March 27 Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 8:00

*  March 29 (1/2 day for students) Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00 - 3:00

*  March 30 - April 6 Spring Break (no school)

*  April 19  7th grade field trip to Herman Miller 12:00 - 3:00

Daily Fun Facts:

Extra Credit:

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Tues. Feb. 21, 2012

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

Progress Reports will be printed on Feb. 21 (all grades need to be in Feb. 17).  They will be sent home in Thursday folders on Feb. 24.

6th grade:

WOD: Seismograph

Students used map from last week that students plotted earthquakes to find the major plates.  Students will need to be able to identify these locations on a map.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 24 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  Feb. 24 (10 points)

7th grade:

WOD:  Groundwater

Students drew a comic book strip illustrating the water cycle.  This will be counted as a test grade.

HOMEWORK:  Finish comic drawing

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 24 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  Feb. 24 (10 points)

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week: 

*  Feb. 23  Holland Jungle Adventure Party for 4-6 year olds.  5:30-7:30pm at East K-7

*  March 5 Reproductive Heath Unit starts for 7th grade.  Mr. Tom Johnson, from Holland High will be co-teaching this unit.

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

*  March 26 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 6:30

*  March 27 Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 8:00

*  March 29 (1/2 day for students) Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00 - 3:00

*  March 30 - April 6 Spring Break (no school)

*  April 19  7th grade field trip to Herman Miller 12:00 - 3:00

Daily Fun Facts:

Extra Credit (Week of Feb 21. - Feb. 24):

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Thurs. Feb. 16, 2012

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

Progress Reports will be printed on Feb. 21 (all grades need to be in Feb. 17).  They will be sent home in Thursday folders on Feb. 24.

6th grade:

WOD: Plate

Students used latitude and longtitude numbers to find location of earthquakes.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 17 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  Feb. 17 (10 points)

7th grade:

WOD:  Transpiration

Today we played a water cycle game where kids rolled dice to determine the path that their water molecule took through the water cycle.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 17 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  Feb. 17 (10 points)

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week: Engaged

*  All students that have 100% of ALL work turned in (in all classes) from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17 will receive a special field trip to reward them for doing quality work. 

*  Feb. 20  No School:  Mid Winter Break Day

*  Feb. 21  Progress Reports

*  Feb. 23  Holland Jungle Adventure Party for 4-6 year olds.  5:30-7:30pm at East K-7

*  March 5 Reproductive Heath Unit starts for 7th grade.  Mr. Tom Johnson, from Holland High will be co-teaching this unit.

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

*  March 26 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 6:30

*  March 27 Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 8:00

*  March 29 (1/2 day for students) Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00 - 3:00

*  March 30 - April 6 Spring Break (no school)

*  April 19  7th grade field trip to Herman Miller 12:00 - 3:00

Daily Fun Facts:

Extra Credit (Week of Feb 13. - Feb. 17):

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Tue. Feb. 14, 2012

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

Progress Reports will be printed on Feb. 21 (all grades need to be in Feb. 17).  They will be sent home in Thursday folders on Feb. 24.

6th grade:

WOD: Vibration

Today we took the unit test for our Planet Rock unit.  After the test students worked on a crossword puzzle containing words from this unit.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 17 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  Feb. 17 (10 points)

7th grade:

WOD:  Water Cycle

Today students gathered information about the water cycle by reading the Earth Science book and answering questions.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 17 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  Feb. 17 (10 points)

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week: Engaged

*  All students that have 100% of ALL work turned in (in all classes) from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17 will receive a special field trip to reward them for doing quality work. 

*  Feb. 20  No School:  Mid Winter Break Day

*  Feb. 21  Progress Reports

*  Feb. 23  Holland Jungle Adventure Party for 4-6 year olds.  5:30-7:30pm at East K-7

*  March 5 Reproductive Heath Unit starts for 7th grade.  Mr. Tom Johnson, from Holland High will be co-teaching this unit.

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

*  March 26 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 6:30

*  March 27 Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 8:00

*  March 29 (1/2 day for students) Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00 - 3:00

*  March 30 - April 6 Spring Break (no school)

*  April 19  7th grade field trip to Herman Miller 12:00 - 3:00

Daily Fun Facts:

Extra Credit (Week of Feb 13. - Feb. 17):

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Mon. Feb. 13, 2012

Tonight is the Holland K-7 Family Fun Night at the Hope Dow Center 6-7:30.  $1.00 per person.  Should be a fun time for all!!

Today is the last day of the Student Council candy/flower gram sale.  Students can send a special candy to a friend for 25 cents.   

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses and flu bugs this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

Progress Reports will be printed on Feb. 21 (all grades need to be in Feb. 17).  They will be sent home in Thursday folders on Feb. 24.

6th grade:

WOD: Earthquake

We began our new unit today titled Earth: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.  The focus of this unit is on Earth history with a focus on plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, Earth layers, and fossils.  We took the unit pre test today to gather prior knowledge about the unit.  We then began to look at areas were earthquakes are common.  Students should review their study guide (done last week in class) tonight to help study for their test tomorrow (Feb. 14)

COLLECTED:  Grade sheet (due Feb, 8)

COLLECTED:  Thomas Edison biography (15 points due Feb. 9)

COLLECTED WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 10 (8 points)

HOMEWORK:  Study Planet Rock Review sheet for test tomorrow (Feb. 14)

PASSED BACK all graded work.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 17 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  Feb. 17 (10 points)

UNIT TEST:  Tomorrow!!  Students should study their review sheet and look over science journal.

7th grade:

WOD:  Evaportation

Created a cloud in a jar. Students learned that for clouds to form you need water evaporating, water cooling and condensing and also a "seed" object for the water to condense on.

COLLECTED:  Grade sheet (due Feb. 8) 

COLLECTED:  Rainmaker reading from Weds.  Most kids graded these yesterday

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 17 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  Feb. 17 (10 points)

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week: Engaged

*  Student Council is having a candy/flower gram sale Feb. 9-13 during lunch.  Students can send a special candy to a friend for 25 cents. Money earned will go toward the student's spring activity night.

*  All students that have 100% of ALL work turned in (in all classes) from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17 will receive a special field trip to reward them for doing quality work. 

*  Feb. 20  No School:  Mid Winter Break Day

*  Feb. 21  Progress Reports

*  Feb. 23  Holland Jungle Adventure Party for 4-6 year olds.  5:30-7:30pm at East K-7

*  March 5 Reproductive Heath Unit starts for 7th grade.  Mr. Tom Johnson, from Holland High will be co-teaching this unit.

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

*  March 26 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 6:30

*  March 27 Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 8:00

*  March 29 (1/2 day for students) Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00 - 3:00

*  March 30 - April 6 Spring Break (no school)

*  April 19  7th grade field trip to Herman Miller 12:00 - 3:00

Daily Fun Facts:

Extra Credit (Week of Feb 13. - Feb. 17):

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Fri. Feb. 10, 2012

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

Student Council is having a candy/flower gram sale Feb. 9-13 during lunch.  Students can send a special candy to a friend for 25 cents.  Flowers can be sent for $1.00 each.  We have limited number of flowers so they are on a first come first serve bases.  Money earned will go toward the student's spring activity night. 

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

Feb. 13 Holland K-7 Family Fun Night at the Hope Dow Center 6-7:30.  $1.00 per person.

Congratulations goes to our Middle School Citizen's of the Week.  6th grader Samantha Clark and 7th graders Abby Haworth and Kayla Musykins were given this award for continually showing behavior representing our ROCKS theme.  R= respect, O= own your actions, C= caring, K= kind, S= safe.

6th grade:

WOD: None on Friday

Took WOD vocabulary quiz. We went over answered to the Planet Rock study guide so students have correct answers to study this weekend. 

COLLECTED:  Grade sheet (due Feb, 8)

COLLECTED:  Thomas Edison biography (15 points due Feb. 9)

COLLECTED WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 10 (8 points)

HOMEWORK:  Study Planet Rock Review sheet for test on Feb.14

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 10 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  Feb. 10 (10 points)

UNIT TEST:  Tues. Feb. 14  Students should study their review sheet and look over science journal.

7th grade:

WOD:  No word on Friday

Took WOD vocabulary quiz. Went over cloud classifications and cloud identification.

COLLECTED:  Grade sheet (due Feb. 8) 

COLLECTED:  Rainmaker reading from Weds.  Most kids graded these yesterday

COLLECTED WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 10 (8 points)

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week: Continuous

*  Student Council is having a candy/flower gram sale Feb. 9-13 during lunch.  Students can send a special candy to a friend for 25 cents.  Flowers can be sent for $1.00 each.  We have limited number of flowers so they are on a first come first serve bases.  Money earned will go toward the student's spring activity night.

*  All students that have 100% of ALL work turned in (in all classes) from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17 will receive a special field trip to reward them for doing quality work. 

*  Feb. 13 Holland K-7 Family Fun Night at the Hope Dow Center 6-7:30.  $1.00 per person.

*  Feb. 20  No School:  Mid Winter Break Day

*  Feb. 21  Progress Reports

*  Feb. 23  Holland Jungle Adventure Party for 4-6 year olds.  5:30-7:30pm at East K-7

*  March 5 Reproductive Heath Unit starts for 7th grade.  Mr. Tom Johnson, from Holland High will be co-teaching this unit.

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

*  March 26 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 6:30

*  March 27 Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 8:00

*  March 29 (1/2 day for students) Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00 - 3:00

*  March 30 - April 6 Spring Break (no school)

*  April 19  7th grade field trip to Herman Miller 12:00 - 3:00

Daily Fun Facts:

 

Extra Credit (Week of Feb 6. - Feb. 10):

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Thurs. Feb. 9, 2012

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

Student Council is having a candy/flower gram sale Feb. 9-13 during lunch.  Students can send a special candy to a friend for 25 cents.  Flowers can be sent for $1.00 each.  We have limited number of flowers so they are on a first come first serve bases.  Money earned will go toward the student's spring activity night. 

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

6th grade:

WOD: Aquifer

Students worked on review sheet for our Planet Rock unit.  We will be going over the answers tomorrow during class.  Unit test is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 14. 

COLLECTED:  Grade sheet (due Feb, 8)

COLLECTED:  Thomas Edison biography (15 points)

HOMEWORK:  Finish Planet Rock review study guide.  Study for WOD quiz.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 10 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  Feb. 10 (10 points)

UNIT TEST:  Tues. Feb. 14  Students should study their review sheet and look over science journal.

7th grade:

WOD:  Dew

Went over cloud classifications and cloud identification.

COLLECTED:  Grade sheet (due Feb. 8) 

COLLECTED:  Rainmaker reading from yesterday.

HOMEWORK:  Study for WOD quiz.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 10 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  Feb. 10 (10 points)

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week: Continuous

*  Student Council is having a candy/flower gram sale Feb. 9-13 during lunch.  Students can send a special candy to a friend for 25 cents.  Flowers can be sent for $1.00 each.  We have limited number of flowers so they are on a first come first serve bases.  Money earned will go toward the student's spring activity night.

*  All students that have 100% of ALL work turned in (in all classes) from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17 will receive a special field trip to reward them for doing quality work. 

*  Feb. 13 Holland K-7 Family Fun Night at the Hope Dow Center 6-7:30.  $1.00 per person.

*  Feb. 20  No School:  Mid Winter Break Day

*  Feb. 21  Progress Reports

*  Feb. 23  Holland Jungle Adventure Party for 4-6 year olds.  5:30-7:30pm at East K-7

*  March 5 Reproductive Heath Unit starts for 7th grade.  Mr. Tom Johnson, from Holland High will be co-teaching this unit.

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

*  March 26 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 6:30

*  March 27 Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 8:00

*  March 29 (1/2 day for students) Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00 - 3:00

*  March 30 - April 6 Spring Break (no school)

*  April 19  7th grade field trip to Herman Miller 12:00 - 3:00

Daily Fun Facts:

William Henry Harrison, the 9th president of the United States was born today in 1773.  He had the shortest term in office-32 days.  He was the first president to die in office, suffering from pneumonia contracted during the inaugural ceremonies.

Extra Credit (Week of Feb 6. - Feb. 10):

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508

Weds. Feb. 8, 2012

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

Student Council is having a candy/flower gram sale Feb. 9-13 during lunch.  Students can send a special candy to a friend for 25 cents.  Flowers can be sent for $1.00 each.  We have limited number of flowers so they are on a first come first serve bases.  Money earned will go toward the student's spring activity night. 

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

6th grade:

WOD: Well

Today students watched an Eyewitness video covering the formation, weathering and erosion of mountains.  Students then read a biography and answered questions about Thomas Edison.  

COLLECTED:  Grade sheet (due Feb, 8)

HOMEWORK:  Finish Thomas Edison biography if not done during class.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 10 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  Feb. 10 (10 points)

UNIT TEST:  Tues. Feb. 14  Students should study their review sheet and look over science journal.

7th grade:

WOD:  Fog

Today students watched an Eyewitness video that has an overview of weather.  Students then read an article about a man who was called the Rainmaker as he performed an experiment which caused it to rain.  Was it really his experiment or just a storm coming into the area?

COLLECTED:  Grade sheet (due Feb. 8) 

HOMEWORK:  Finish Rainmaker reading if not completed in class.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 10 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  Feb. 10 (10 points)

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week: Continuous

*  Student Council is having a candy/flower gram sale Feb. 9-13 during lunch.  Students can send a special candy to a friend for 25 cents.  Flowers can be sent for $1.00 each.  We have limited number of flowers so they are on a first come first serve bases.  Money earned will go toward the student's spring activity night.

*  All students that have 100% of ALL work turned in (in all classes) from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17 will receive a special field trip to reward them for doing quality work. 

*  Feb. 13 Holland K-7 Family Fun Night at the Hope Dow Center 6-7:30.  $1.00 per person.

*  Feb. 20  No School:  Mid Winter Break Day

*  Feb. 21  Progress Reports

*  Feb. 23  Holland Jungle Adventure Party for 4-6 year olds.  5:30-7:30pm at East K-7

*  March 5 Reproductive Heath Unit starts for 7th grade.  Mr. Tom Johnson, from Holland High will be co-teaching this unit.

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

*  March 26 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 6:30

*  March 27 Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 8:00

*  March 29 (1/2 day for students) Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00 - 3:00

*  March 30 - April 6 Spring Break (no school)

*  April 19  7th grade field trip to Herman Miller 12:00 - 3:00

Daily Fun Facts:

Extra Credit (Week of Feb 6. - Feb. 10):

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508 

Tues. Feb. 7, 2012

Tomorrow is Student Count Day...it is important that all students are in school on this day!

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I gave all students a grade sheet on Friday, Feb. 3 to take home and have signed.  This grade is current as of Thursday, Feb. 2.  If you see anything missing, please help your student locate and finish the assignment.  Grade sheet does need to be signed and returned by Weds. Feb. 8. 

Student Council is having a candy/flower gram sale Feb. 9-13 during lunch.  Students can send a special candy to a friend for 25 cents.  Flowers can be sent for $1.00 each.  We have limited number of flowers so they are on a first come first serve bases.  Money earned will go toward the student's spring activity night. 

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

6th grade:

WOD: Groundwater 

Today we finishing up the loose ends to our unit.  We finished lab 8 where we observed the effects that acid rain has on the breakdown of rocks and other structures.  We read pages 33,35 and 36 about how glaciers help to wear away the earth.

COLLECTED:  Grade sheet (due Feb, 8)

COLLEDCTED:  Soil reading and questions.

HOMEWORK:  Grade sheet needs to be signed and returned by tomorrow.  Thanks to those who have turned them in early.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 10 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  Feb. 10 (10 points)

UNIT TEST:  Tues. Feb. 14  Students should study their review sheet and look over science journal.

7th grade:

WOD:  Occluded Front

Students completed presentations of weather folklore.  We began looking at cloud formations and identification of cloud types.

COLLECTED:  Grade sheet (due Feb. 8) 

HOMEWORK:  Grade sheet needs to be signed and returned by tomorrow.  Thanks to those who have turned them in early.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 10 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  Feb. 10 (10 points)

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week: Continuous

*  Tomorrow is Student Count Day...it is important that all students are in school this day!

*  Student Council is having a candy/flower gram sale Feb. 9-13 during lunch.  Students can send a special candy to a friend for 25 cents.  Flowers can be sent for $1.00 each.  We have limited number of flowers so they are on a first come first serve bases.  Money earned will go toward the student's spring activity night.

*  All students that have 100% of ALL work turned in (in all classes) from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17 will receive a special field trip to reward them for doing quality work. 

*  Feb. 13 Holland K-7 Family Fun Night at the Hope Dow Center 6-7:30.  $1.00 per person.

*  Feb. 20  No School:  Mid Winter Break Day

*  Feb. 21  Progress Reports

*  Feb. 23  Holland Jungle Adventure Party for 4-6 year olds.  5:30-7:30pm at East K-7

*  March 5 Reproductive Heath Unit starts for 7th grade.  Mr. Tom Johnson, from Holland High will be co-teaching this unit.

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

*  March 26 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 6:30

*  March 27 Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 8:00

*  March 29 (1/2 day for students) Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00 - 3:00

*  March 30 - April 6 Spring Break (no school)

*  April 19  7th grade field trip to Herman Miller 12:00 - 3:00

Daily Fun Facts:

Ballet was introduced to the US today in 1827.  Renowned French danseuse Madame Fancisquy Hutin introduced ballet to the US with a performance of “The Deserter,” staged a the Bowery Theater, New York, NY.

Today is National Girls and Women in sports day which celebrates and honors all girls and women participating in sports.

Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of “The Little House on the Prairie” and its sequels was born today in 1867 in Pepin, WI.

Extra Credit (Week of Feb 6. - Feb. 10):

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508 

Mon. Feb. 6, 2012

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I gave all students a grade sheet on Friday, Feb. 3 to take home and have signed.  This grade is current as of Thursday, Feb. 2.  If you see anything missing, please help your student locate and finish the assignment.  Grade sheet does need to be signed and returned by Weds. Feb. 8. 

Student Council is having a candy/flower gram sale Feb. 9-13 during lunch.  Students can send a special candy to a friend for 25 cents.  Flowers can be sent for $1.00 each.  We have limited number of flowers so they are on a first come first serve bases.  Money earned will go toward the student's spring activity night. 

I am in need of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

6th grade:

WOD: Percolation

Students viewed a Bill Nye video that focused on farming and how soil plays a large roll in the amount of food a farm can produce.

COLLECTED:  Grade sheet (due Feb, 8)

HOMEWORK:  Soil reading and questions.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 10 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  Feb. 10 (10 points)

7th grade:

WOD:  Stationary Front

Students completed illustrations of weather folklore.  We began illustrations and weather meanings presenting to the class.

COLLECTED:  Grade sheet (due Feb. 8) 

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 10 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ:  Feb. 10 (10 points)

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week: Continuous

*  Feb. 8 Student Count Day...it is important that all students are in school this day!

*  Student Council is having a candy/flower gram sale Feb. 9-13 during lunch.  Students can send a special candy to a friend for 25 cents.  Flowers can be sent for $1.00 each.  We have limited number of flowers so they are on a first come first serve bases.  Money earned will go toward the student's spring activity night.

*  All students that have 100% of ALL work turned in (in all classes) from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17 will receive a special field trip to reward them for doing quality work. 

*  Feb. 13 Holland K-7 Family Fun Night at the Hope Dow Center 6-7:30.  $1.00 per person.

*  Feb. 20  No School:  Mid Winter Break Day

*  Feb. 21  Progress Reports

*  Feb. 23  Holland Jungle Adventure Party for 4-6 year olds.  5:30-7:30pm at East K-7

*  March 5 Reproductive Heath Unit starts for 7th grade.  Mr. Tom Johnson, from Holland High will be co-teaching this unit.

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

*  March 26 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 6:30

*  March 27 Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 8:00

*  March 29 (1/2 day for students) Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00 - 3:00

*  March 30 - April 6 Spring Break (no school)

*  April 19  7th grade field trip to Herman Miller 12:00 - 3:00

Daily Fun Facts:

Extra Credit (Week of Feb 6. 30 - Feb. 10):

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

 

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508 

Fri. Feb. 3, 2012

7th graders received a letter to bring home on Weds. explaining our upcoming Reproductive Health Unit.  This will start March 5.  Please read over the letter that explains topics discussed.  Mr. Tom Johnson, health teacher from Holland High will be co-teaching the class.  If you want your son/daughter to be excluded from the presentation, please sign the paper and return it to class.  Please feel free to contact me or Mrs. Kooiker if you have questions or concerns.

Special congratulations goes out to the 50 6th-7th grade students who made the Honor Roll last marking period.  Students needed to have a GPA of at least 3.0 with no grade lower than a C.  All students who met this requirement received a prize from the office.  Way to go!!

REPORT CARDS HAVE BEEN MAILED HOME.  YOU SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THEM IN THE MAIL LAST WEEK.

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I will be giving all students a grade sheet on Friday, Feb. 3 to take home and have signed.  This grade is current as of Thursday, Feb. 2.  If you see anything missing, please help your student locate and finish the assignment.  Grade sheet does need to be signed and returned by Weds. Feb. 8.  

I am asking for donations of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

Friday, Feb. 3 is Popcorn Friday.  Please send 25 cents with your child if he/she wants to buy a bag at lunch.

Congratulations goes to our Middle School Citizen's of the Week.  6th grader Jonathan Gomez and 7th grader Veronica Revell were given this award for continually showing behavior representing our ROCKS theme.  R= respect, O= own your actions, C= caring, K= kind, S= safe.

6th grade:

WOD: none on Friday

Students took the WOD quiz.  Graded and discussed the Groundhog Day reading homework from last night.

COLLECTED:  Groundhog reading and questions.  Underline your evidence.

COLLECTED:  WOD vocabulary words and pictures (8 points)

GRADE SHEET was be given out today. Please go over sheet with your student.  Focus on missing work that needs to be  completed.  Needs to be signed and returned by Feb. 8.

7th grade:

WOD:  none on Friday

Students took WOD test.  Weather folklore that we started yesterday was completed and  presented to the class.

COLLECTED:  Groundhog Day reading and questions.  

COLLECTED WOD vocabulary words and pictures (8 points)

GRADE SHEET will be given out today.  Please go over sheet with your student.  Focus on missing work that needs to be completed.  Needs to be signed and returned by Feb. 8.

7th graders received a letter to bring home explaining out upcoming Reproductive Health Unit.  This will start March 5.  Please read over the letter that explains topics discussed.  Mr. Tom Johnson, health teacher from Holland High will be co-teaching the class.  If you want your son/daughter to be excluded from the presentation, please sign the paper and return it to class.

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week: think 

*  Feb. 8 Student Count Day...it is important that all students are in school this day!

*  Student Council is having a candy/flower gram sale Feb. 9-13 during lunch.  Students can send a special candy to a friend for 25 cents.  Flowers can be sent for $1.00 each.  We have limited number of flowers so they are on a first come first serve bases.  Money earned will go toward the student's spring activity night.

*  All students that have 100% of ALL work turned in (in all classes) from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17 will receive a special field trip to reward them for doing quality work. 

*  Feb. 13 Holland K-7 Family Fun Night at the Hope Dow Center 6-7:30.  $1.00 per person.

*  Feb. 20  No School:  Mid Winter Break Day

*  Feb. 21  Progress Reports

*  Feb. 23  Holland Jungle Adventure Party for 4-6 year olds.  5:30-7:30pm at East K-7

*  March 5 Reproductive Heath Unit starts for 7th grade.  Mr. Tom Johnson, from Holland High will be co-teaching this unit.

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

Daily Fun Facts:

 

Extra Credit (Week of Jan. 30 - Feb. 3):

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

2.  (7th)  Tammy's jacket absorbs all of the light that strikes it.  What color is her jacket?  Is it safe for her to wear it when she rides her bike at night?  Explain your thinking in at least 3 sentences.  This is worth up to 3 points.

3.  (7th)  Collect weather maps from the newspaper or Internet for Jan. 30- Feb. 1.  Bring in the maps.  What type of weather systems do you see?  Based on the maps, what do you think the weather will be like next week?  This is worth up to 5 points.

4.  (6th)  Solve this riddle:  When I am hot, I am a liquid.  When I am cool, I am a solid.  I can make mountains and destroy towns. I spend most of my time underground.  What am I?  Answer the riddle and draw a detailed picture illustrating the riddle.  This is worth up to 5 points.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508 

Thurs. Feb. 2, 2012

Happy Groundhog's Day?  Will we have 6 more weeks or winter or will spring be early this year?  

7th graders received a letter to bring home yesterday explaining our upcoming Reproductive Health Unit.  This will start March 5.  Please read over the letter that explains topics discussed.  Mr. Tom Johnson, health teacher from Holland High will be co-teaching the class.  If you want your son/daughter to be excluded from the presentation, please sign the paper and return it to class.  Please feel free to contact me or Mrs. Kooiker if you have questions or concerns.

Special congratulations goes out to the 50 6th-7th grade students who made the Honor Roll last marking period.  Students needed to have a GPA of at least 3.0 with no grade lower than a C.  All students who met this requirement received a prize from the office.  Way to go!!

Remember that this week is Spirit Week (all schools in the district are having this event).  It was fun to see all the kids at school today dressed in their 70's clothes.  Following are the list of special days for the rest of the week.

Feb. 3.  Pink Day to show support for cancer research

REPORT CARDS HAVE BEEN MAILED HOME.  YOU SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THEM IN THE MAIL LAST WEEK.

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I will be giving all students a grade sheet on Friday, Feb. 3 to take home and have signed.  This grade is current as of Thursday, Feb. 2.  If you see anything missing, please help your student locate and finish the assignment.  Grade sheet does need to be signed and returned by Weds. Feb. 8.  

I am asking for donations of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

Friday, Feb. 3 is Popcorn Friday.  Please send 25 cents with your child if he/she wants to buy a bag at lunch.

6th grade:

WOD: Acid 

We worked on lab 9 where we tested how acid rain or water affects rock structures.  We used vinegar to represent acid rain and chalk to represent rock.  Ask your son/daughter what worked at breaking down the material

HOMEWORK:  Groundhog reading and questions.  Underline your evidence.

HOMEWORK: Study WOD for quiz tomorrow.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 3 (8 points)

WOD quiz Feb. 3 (10 points)

GRADE SHEET will be given out Feb. 3.  Needs to be signed and returned by Feb. 8.

7th grade:

WOD:  Warm Front

We discussed weather folklore and how people used to use things around them to predict the weather.  Students were each given a folklore to summarize and illustrate it's meaning.  These will be presented to the class.

HOMEWORD:  Groundhog Day reading and questions.  Underline evidence for each question.

HOMEWORK:  Study for WOD vocabulary test that is tomorrow.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 3 (8 points)

WOD quiz Feb. 3 (10 points)

GRADE SHEET will be given out Feb. 3.  Needs to be signed and returned by Feb. 8.

7th graders received a letter to bring home explaining out upcoming Reproductive Health Unit.  This will start March 5.  Please read over the letter that explains topics discussed.  Mr. Tom Johnson, health teacher from Holland High will be co-teaching the class.  If you want your son/daughter to be excluded from the presentation, please sign the paper and return it to class.

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week: think 

*  Spirit Week is scheduled for Jan. 30  - Feb. 3.

    Feb. 3  Pink Day to support cancer research  (Holland High has a Pink Out Baskeball Game)

*  Feb. 3  Popcorn Friday...send 25 cents if your child wants to purchase a bag at lunch

*  Feb. 8 Student Count Day...it is important that all students are in school this day!

*  Student Council is having a candy/flower gram sale Feb. 9-13 during lunch.  Students can send a special candy to a friend for 25 cents.  Flowers can be sent for $1.00 each.  We have limited number of flowers so they are on a first come first serve bases.  Money earned will go toward the student's spring activity night.

*  All students that have 100% of ALL work turned in (in all classes) from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17 will receive a special field trip to reward them for doing quality work. 

*  Feb. 13 Holland K-7 Family Fun Night at the Hope Dow Center 6-7:30.  $1.00 per person.

*  Feb. 20  No School:  Mid Winter Break Day

*  Feb. 21  Progress Reports

*  Feb. 23  Holland Jungle Adventure Party for 4-6 year olds.  5:30-7:30pm at East K-7

*  March 5 Reproductive Heath Unit starts for 7th grade.  Mr. Tom Johnson, from Holland High will be co-teaching this unit.

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

Daily Fun Facts:

Today is Groundhog Day.  Old belief that if the sun shines on Candlemas Day, or if the groundhog sees his shadow when he emerges, six weeks of winter will ensue.

The first motion picture to receive a copyright occurred today in 1894.  The movie was titled “The Record of a Sneeze”.

Extra Credit (Week of Jan. 30 - Feb. 3):

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

2.  (7th)  Tammy's jacket absorbs all of the light that strikes it.  What color is her jacket?  Is it safe for her to wear it when she rides her bike at night?  Explain your thinking in at least 3 sentences.  This is worth up to 3 points.

3.  (7th)  Collect weather maps from the newspaper or Internet for Jan. 30- Feb. 1.  Bring in the maps.  What type of weather systems do you see?  Based on the maps, what do you think the weather will be like next week?  This is worth up to 5 points.

4.  (6th)  Solve this riddle:  When I am hot, I am a liquid.  When I am cool, I am a solid.  I can make mountains and destroy towns. I spend most of my time underground.  What am I?  Answer the riddle and draw a detailed picture illustrating the riddle.  This is worth up to 5 points.

Contact Information:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

E-mail: ddemere2@hollandpubicschools.org

Phone:  494-2508 

Weds. Feb. 1, 2012

7th graders received a letter to bring home explaining our upcoming Reproductive Health Unit.  This will start March 5.  Please read over the letter that explains topics discussed.  Mr. Tom Johnson, health teacher from Holland High will be co-teaching the class.  If you want your son/daughter to be excluded from the presentation, please sign the paper and return it to class.

Special congratulations goes out to the 50 6th-7th grade students who made the Honor Roll last marking period.  Students needed to have a GPA of at least 3.0 with no grade lower than a C.  All students who met this requirement received a prize from the office.  Way to go!!

Remember that this week is Spirit Week (all schools in the district are having this event).  It was fun to see all the kids at school today dressed in their 70's clothes.  Following are the list of special days for the rest of the week.

Feb. 2.  Nerd Day

Feb. 3.  Pink Day to show support for cancer research

REPORT CARDS HAVE BEEN MAILED HOME.  YOU SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THEM IN THE MAIL LAST WEEK.

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

I will be giving all students a grade sheet on Friday, Feb. 3 to take home and have signed.  This grade is current as of Thursday, Feb. 2.  If you see anything missing, please help your student locate and finish the assignment.  Grade sheet does need to be signed and returned by Weds. Feb. 8.  

I am asking for donations of Kleenex and Lysol wipes for our classroom.  We have lots of stuffy noses this time of year.  Each day 7th hour wipes our tables to help keep down on the spread of germs.  If your family could make a donation to our class we would greatly appreciate it!

Friday, Feb. 3 is Popcorn Friday.  Please send 25 cents with your child if he/she wants to buy a bag at lunch.

6th grade:

WOD:  Inorganic

We used the hour to finish the Current Science informational reading started yesterday.

HOMEWORK: finish any work not yet turned in.

COLLECTED:  Everything must change reading and questions.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 3 (8 points)

WOD quiz Feb. 3 (10 points)

GRADE SHEET will be given out Feb. 3.  Needs to be signed and returned by Feb. 8.

7th grade:

WOD:  Cold Front

We used the hour to finish the Current Science informational reading started yesterday.

HOMEWORK:  finish any work not yet turned in.

COLLECTED:  Holland temperature graph.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 3 (8 points)

WOD quiz Feb. 3 (10 points)

GRADE SHEET will be given out Feb. 3.  Needs to be signed and returned by Feb. 8.

7th graders received a letter to bring home explaining out upcoming Reproductive Health Unit.  This will start March 5.  Please read over the letter that explains topics discussed.  Mr. Tom Johnson, health teacher from Holland High will be co-teaching the class.  If you want your son/daughter to be excluded from the presentation, please sign the paper and return it to class.

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week: think 

*  Spirit Week is scheduled for Jan. 30  - Feb. 3.

    Feb. 2  Nerd Day

    Feb. 3  Pink Day to support cancer research  (Holland High has a Pink Out Baskeball Game)

*  Feb. 3  Popcorn Friday...send 25 cents if your child wants to purchase a bag at lunch

*  Feb. 8 Student Count Day...it is important that all students are in school this day!

*  All students that have 100% of ALL work turned in (in all classes) from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17 will receive a special field trip to reward them for doing quality work. 

*  Feb. 13 Holland K-7 Family Fun Night at the Hope Dow Center 6-7:30.  $1.00 per person.

*  Feb. 20  No School:  Mid Winter Break Day

*  Feb. 21  Progress Reports

*  Feb. 23  Holland Jungle Adventure Party for 4-6 year olds.  5:30-7:30pm at East K-7

*  March 5 Reproductive Heath Unit starts for 7th grade.  Mr. Tom Johnson, from Holland High will be co-teaching this unit.

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

Daily Fun Facts:

In 1898, Travelers Insurance Company issued the first car insurance against accidents with horses.

The Easy-Bake Oven was introduced today in 1964.  More than 16 million ovens and more than 100 million mix sets have been sold.

The G.I. Joe toy action figure was introduced today in 1964.  The figure sold for $2.49.  It was the first mass-market doll intended for boys and was a great success.

Extra Credit (Week of Jan. 30 - Feb. 3):

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

2.  (7th)  Tammy's jacket absorbs all of the light that strikes it.  What color is her jacket?  Is it safe for her to wear it when she rides her bike at night?  Explain your thinking in at least 3 sentences.  This is worth up to 3 points.

3.  (7th)  Collect weather maps from the newspaper or Internet for Jan. 30- Feb. 1.  Bring in the maps.  What type of weather systems do you see?  Based on the maps, what do you think the weather will be like next week?  This is worth up to 5 points.

4.  (6th)  Solve this riddle:  When I am hot, I am a liquid.  When I am cool, I am a solid.  I can make mountains and destroy towns. I spend most of my time underground.  What am I?  Answer the riddle and draw a detailed picture illustrating the riddle.  This is worth up to 5 points.

Tues. Jan. 31, 2012

Special congratulations goes out to the 50 6th-7th grade students who made the Honor Roll last marking period.  Students needed to have a GPA of at least 3.0 with no grade lower than a C.  All students who met this requirement received a prize from the office.  Way to go!!

Remember that this week is Spirit Week (all schools in the district are having this event).  It was fun to see all the kids at school today their crazy hair and hats.  Following are the list of special days for the rest of the week.

Feb. 1  70's Day

Feb. 2.  Nerd Day

Feb. 3.  Pink Day to show support for cancer research

REPORT CARDS HAVE BEEN MAILED HOME.  YOU SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THEM IN THE MAIL LAST WEEK.

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

FYI:  The high temperature on Jan. 31, 2011 was 19 degrees...today it is going to be in the 50's.  Wow, what a change.

6th grade:

WOD: Cycle  

Students read informational text today, Current Science, and answered questions.

HOMEWORK:  Everything Changes reading and question page. (this will be collected tomorrow)

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 3 (8 points)

WOD quiz Feb. 3 (10 points)

7th grade:

WOD: Front 

Students read informational text today, Current Science, and answered questions.

HOMEWORK:  Holland, Michigan yearly climate graph.  Remember to include all parts to a good graph.  (6 points) (this will be collected tomorrow)

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 3 (8 points)

WOD quiz Feb. 3 (10 points)

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week: think 

*  Spirit Week is scheduled for Jan. 30  - Feb. 3.

    Feb. 1  70's Day

    Feb. 2  Nerd Day

    Feb. 3  Pink Day to support cancer research  (Holland High has a Pink Out Baskeball Game)

*  Feb. 8 Student Count Day...it is important that all students are in school this day!

*  All students that have 100% of ALL work turned in (in all classes) from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17 will receive a special field trip to reward them for doing quality work. 

*  Feb. 13 Holland K-7 Family Fun Night at the Hope Dow Center 6-7:30.  $1.00 per person.

*  Feb. 20  No School:  Mid Winter Break Day

*  Feb. 21  Progress Reports

*  Feb. 23  Holland Jungle Adventure Party for 4-6 year olds.  5:30-7:30pm at East K-7

*  March 5 Reproductive Heath Unit starts for 7th grade.  Mr. Tom Johnson, from Holland High will be co-teaching this unit.

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

Daily Fun Facts:

A test of Project Mercury spacecraft accomplished the first US recovery of a large animal from space today in 1961.  Ham, the chimpanzee, successfully performed simple tasks in space.

The first successful US satellite, the Explorer, was launched today in 1958.  

Extra Credit (Week of Jan. 30 - Feb. 3):

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

2.  (7th)  Tammy's jacket absorbs all of the light that strikes it.  What color is her jacket?  Is it safe for her to wear it when she rides her bike at night?  Explain your thinking in at least 3 sentences.  This is worth up to 3 points.

3.  (7th)  Collect weather maps from the newspaper or Internet for Jan. 30- Feb. 1.  Bring in the maps.  What type of weather systems do you see?  Based on the maps, what do you think the weather will be like next week?  This is worth up to 5 points.

4.  (6th)  Solve this riddle:  When I am hot, I am a liquid.  When I am cool, I am a solid.  I can make mountains and destroy towns. I spend most of my time underground.  What am I?  Answer the riddle and draw a detailed picture illustrating the riddle.  This is worth up to 5 points.

Mon. Jan. 30, 2012

Special congratulations goes out to the 50 6th-7th grade students who made the Honor Roll last marking period.  Students needed to have a GPA of at least 3.0 with no grade lower than a C.  All students who met this requirement received a prize from the office.  Way to go!!

We had a special assembly today.  A dance group from Hope College presented a show about being bullied.  It showed various forms of dance as well a delivering a great message.

Remember that this week is Spirit Week (all schools in the district are having this event).  It was fun to see all the kids at school today dressed in their PJ's.  Following are the list of special days for the rest of the week.

Jan. 31  Hat or Crazy Hair Day

Feb. 1  70's Day

Feb. 2.  Nerd Day

Feb. 3.  Pink Day to show support for cancer research

REPORT CARDS HAVE BEEN MAILED HOME.  YOU SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THEM IN THE MAIL LAST WEEK.

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.    

6th grade:

WOD:  Humus 

Students worked on lab 9 today were we studied the effect of an acid on rock.  We used chalk to represent the rock and vinegar to represent the acid.  

HOMEWORK:  Everything Changes reading and question page.

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 3 (8 points)

WOD quiz Feb. 3 (10 points)

7th grade:

WOD:  Condensation

We corrected the air mass reading and questions that were completed last week.  Collected for a grade.

HOMEWORK:  Holland, Michigan yearly climate graph.  Remember to include all parts to a good graph.  (6 points)

WOD vocabulary words and pictures due Feb. 3 (8 points)

WOD quiz Feb. 3 (10 points)

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week:  

*  Spirit Week is scheduled for Jan. 30  - Feb. 3.

    Jan. 31  Hat or Crazy Hair Day

    Feb. 1  70's Day

    Feb. 2  Nerd Day

    Feb. 3  Pink Day to support cancer research  (Holland High has a Pink Out Baskeball Game)

*  Feb. 8 Student Count Day...it is important that all students are in school this day!

*  All students that have 100% of ALL work turned in (in all classes) from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17 will receive a special field trip to reward them for doing quality work. 

*  Feb. 13 Holland K-7 Family Fun Night at the Hope Dow Center 6-7:30.  $1.00 per person.

*  Feb. 20  No School:  Mid Winter Break Day

*  Feb. 21  Progress Reports

*  Feb. 23  Holland Jungle Adventure Party for 4-6 year olds.  5:30-7:30pm at East K-7

*  March 5 Reproductive Heath Unit starts for 7th grade.  Mr. Tom Johnson, from Holland High will be co-teaching this unit.

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

Daily Fun Facts:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the US was born today in 1882.  FDR was the only president to serve more than two terms, being elected four times.

Extra Credit (Week of Jan. 30 - Feb. 3):

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

2.  (7th)  Tammy's jacket absorbs all of the light that strikes it.  What color is her jacket?  Is it safe for her to wear it when she rides her bike at night?  Explain your thinking in at least 3 sentences.  This is worth up to 3 points.

3.  (7th)  Collect weather maps from the newspaper or Internet for Jan. 30- Feb. 1.  Bring in the maps.  What type of weather systems do you see?  Based on the maps, what do you think the weather will be like next week?  This is worth up to 5 points.

4.  (6th)  Solve this riddle:  When I am hot, I am a liquid.  When I am cool, I am a solid.  I can make mountains and destroy towns. I spend most of my time underground.  What am I?  Answer the riddle and draw a detailed picture illustrating the riddle.  This is worth up to 5 points.

Fri. Jan. 27, 2012

Remember that next week is Spirit Week (all schools in the district are having this event).  Jefferson's days are:

Jan. 30  PJ Day

Jan. 31  Hat or Crazy Hair Day

Feb. 1  70's Day

Feb. 2.  Nerd Day

Feb. 3.  Pink Day to show support for cancer research

REPORT CARDS HAVE BEEN MAILED HOME.  YOU SHOULD  RECEIVE THEM IN THE MAIL ON WEDS. OR THURSDAY. 

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selections to help you and your student.   

Congratulations goes to our Middle School Citizen's of the Week.  6th grader Alexis Olvera and 7th grader Anne Armstrong were given this award for continually showing behavior representing our ROCKS theme.  R= respect, O= own your actions, C= caring, K= kind, S= safe. 

6th grade:

No WOD on Friday.

Students took WOD week 17 quiz today.  It was worth 10 points.  After quiz students read about forms of erosion and answer some questions.

COLLECTED: Vocabulary words and drawing (8 points)

7th grade:

No WOD on Friday.

Students took WOD week 17 quiz today. It was worth 10 points.  After quiz students read about air masses and answered some questions. 

COLLECTED: Vocabulary words and drawing (8 points)

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week:  Discovery

*  Spirit Week is scheduled for Jan. 30  - Feb. 3.

    Jan. 30  PJ Day

    Jan. 31  Hat or Crazy Hair Day

    Feb. 1  70's Day

    Feb. 2  Nerd Day

    Feb. 3  Pink Day to support cancer research  (Holland High has a Pink Out Baskeball Game)

*  All students that have 100% of ALL work turned in (in all classes) from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17 will receive a special field trip to reward them for doing quality work. 

*  Feb. 13 Holland K-7 Family Fun Night at the Hope Dow Center 6-7:30.  $1.00 per person.

*  Feb. 20  No School:  Mid Winter Break Day

*  Feb. 21  Progress Reports

*  Feb. 23  Holland Jungle Adventure Party for 4-6 year olds.  5:30-7:30pm at East K-7

*  March 5 Reproductive Heath Unit starts for 7th grade.  Mr. Tom Johnson, from Holland High will be co-teaching this unit.

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

Daily Fun Facts:

Three American astronauts, Virgil Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee, died today in 1967 when fire suddenly broke out in Apollo One during a launching simulation test.

Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus, one of the world’s greatest music makers, was born today in 1756.  Mozart began performing at age three and composing at age five.  He is know for over 600 compositions.

In 1973, US and North Vietnam, along with South Vietnam and the Viet Cong, signed an “Agreement on ending the war and restoring peace in Vietnam.”  

Extra Credit (Week of Jan. 23-Jan. 27):

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

2.  (6th) Create a story about a rock studied in class.  Write it from the rocks point of view.  Include how they were formed, what they are made of, what happens to them as they change to another kind of rock.  This is worth up to 10 points.

3.  (6th) Make a very detailed drawing of the rock cycle.  Include all the changed that we discussed in class.  This is worth up to 10 points.

4.  (7th): Copy this riddle on a sheet of paper.  Answer the riddle and draw a picture illustrating the answer.  "I can travel where there are no molecules, but never through a brick.  I can travel through space, but never around a corner.  What am I?'  This is worth up to 5 points.

Thurs. Jan. 26, 2012

All students have a Word of the Day vocabulary quiz tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 27).  This quiz is worth 10 points.  They will be quizzed on the four words from this week, 2 from last week and 4 from the rest of the year.  Help your student by reviewing their words from this week.  Tests and quizzes count for a high percent of students grades (60% in 6th grade, 70 % in 7th grade).

REPORT CARDS HAVE BEEN MAILED HOME.  YOU SHOULD  RECEIVE THEM IN THE MAIL ON WEDS. OR THURSDAY. 

Does your son/daughter need help understanding school concepts?  Check out the web site khanacademy.org  This site has short tutorials on almost EVERY topic you can think of!  It has a wide grade level and topic selection to help you and your student.     

6th grade:

WOD:  Organic Material

1st and 2nd hour classes read in the Earth Science book and answered questions about glaciers, rivers and wind.  Plans changed because writing class was moved to the computer lab today as they were using that classroom for vision testing.

4th hour went to the computer lab today to look at constructive and destructive forces.  We looked at how rivers, freeze/thaw, glaciers, waves, people, animals, wind, plants change the landscape.

COLLECTED:  Oxidation reading and questions that were assigned Jan. 25.

HOMEWORK:  Review for WOD vocabulary quiz tomorrow. 

7th grade:

WOD:  Weather Data Collection Tools:

We began to focus our study on clouds.  We used the Earth Science book to read and gather information about the various types of clouds, their formation, and what kind of weather they bring.

COLLECTED:  Life changing writing that was assigned on Tuesday.

COLLECTED:  Web page hidden message that was due on Weds.

WOD Vocabulary words and drawing due Fri. Jan 27 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ on Friday Jan. 27 (10 points)

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week:  Discovery

*  TONIGHT is Jefferson Family Health Night 6:30 - 7:50pm

*  Thurs. Jan 26  Reports cards go home in students Thursday Folders

*  Spirit Week is scheduled for Jan. 30  - Feb. 3.

    Jan. 30  PJ Day

    Jan. 31  Hat or Crazy Hair Day

    Feb. 1  70's Day

    Feb. 2  Nerd Day

    Feb. 3  Pink Day to support cancer research  (Holland High has a Pink Out Baskeball Game)

*  All students that have 100% of ALL work turned in (in all classes) from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17 will receive a special field trip to reward them for doing quality work. 

*  Feb. 13 Holland K-7 Family Fun Night at the Hope Dow Center 6-7:30.  $1.00 per person.

*  Feb. 20  No School:  Mid Winter Break Day

*  Feb. 21  Progress Reports

*  Feb. 23  Holland Jungle Adventure Party for 4-6 year olds.  5:30-7:30pm at East K-7

*  March 5 Reproductive Heath Unit starts for 7th grade.  Mr. Tom Johnson, from Holland High will be co-teaching this unit.

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

Daily Fun Facts:

Michigan became a state in 1837. 

Extra Credit (Week of Jan. 23-Jan. 27):

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

2.  (6th) Create a story about a rock studied in class.  Write it from the rocks point of view.  Include how they were formed, what they are made of, what happens to them as they change to another kind of rock.  This is worth up to 10 points.

3.  (6th) Make a very detailed drawing of the rock cycle.  Include all the changed that we discussed in class.  This is worth up to 10 points.

4.  (7th): Copy this riddle on a sheet of paper.  Answer the riddle and draw a picture illustrating the answer.  "I can travel where there are no molecules, but never through a brick.  I can travel through space, but never around a corner.  What am I?'  This is worth up to 5 points.

Weds. Jan. 25, 2012


Was anyone able to see the Northern Lights last night?  Too cloudy for me.  Please check for missing assignments.  This is the first week of the new semester and some kids are already falling behind.  It is really important to keep up on work as it becomes overwhelming when they get too far behind.


6th grade:


WOD:  Soil


Today we observed our volcano model from yesterday.  We identified ways in which the volcano destroyed the land as well as ways it built up or benefited the land.  We graded page 14 in the science journal (this was done yesterday in class).  Students were then put into groups of two.  Each group was assigned a destructive force that would change a mountain.  Students brainstormed ways this force could change the landscape.  Students will create a poster that illustrates this force.  We will research in the lab tomorrow for more information.


COLLECTED: The Mt. Everest rescue paper.  This assignment was due today. (12 points)


COLLECTED:  Page 14 is science journal.


COLLECTED:  Hidden Message web page search and parent signature.


HOMEWORK:  Research destructive force for project.


HOMEWORK:  A Common Reaction reading and questions.  This is due Thurs. Jan. 26 (8 points)


WOD Vocabulary words and drawing due Fri. Jan 27 (8 points)


WOD QUIZ on Friday Jan. 27 (10 points)


7th grade:


WOD:  Convection


We began looking into weather collection and how meteorologists use data to interpret the weather.  We created an isotherm map showing how temperature is plotted on a map using isotherms.


COLLECTED:  The Mt. Everest rescue paper.  This assignment was due today. (12 points)


COLLECTED:  Hidden Message web page search and parent signature.


COLLECTED:  Life changing event writing.


HOMEWORK:  Complete isotherm map.  This assignment is due Thurs. Jan. 26 and is worth 8 points.  Make sure questions on page one are answered!


WOD Vocabulary words and drawing due Fri. Jan 27 (8 points)


WOD QUIZ on Friday Jan. 27 (10 points)


School News:


1.   Big Dog Word of the week:  Discovery
2.  Tues. Jan. 24 Girls Basketball Team tryouts 3:30-5:30 at East K-7
3.  Thurs. Jan. 26 Jefferson Family Health Night 6:30 - 7:50pm
4.  Thurs. Jan 26  Reports cards go home in students Thursday Folders
5.  Spirit Week is scheduled for Jan. 30  -Feb. 3.
   Jan. 30  PJ Day
   Jan. 31  Hat or Crazy Hair Day
   Feb. 1  70's Day
   Feb. 2  Nerd Day
   Feb. 3  Pink Day to support cancer research  (Holland High has a Pink Out Baskeball Game)
6.  Feb. 3  Popcorn Friday send 25 cents to buy a bag.
6.  All students that have 100% of ALL work turned in (in all classes) from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17 will receive a special field trip to reward them for doing quality work.
7.  Feb. 14 PTO Parent Meeting 8:30 – 9:30.  Check out what is happening at Jefferson behind the scenes.
8. Feb. 17  Popcorn Friday send 25 cents to buy a bag.
7.  Feb. 20  No School:  Mid Winter Break Day
8.  Feb. 21  Progress Reports
9.  March 5 Reproductive Heath Unit starts for 7th grade.  Mr. Tom Johnson, from Holland High will be co-teaching this unit.
11.  March 20 District Wide DodgeBowl Competition at the Dutch Dome.  7:00pm.  Come cheer on our school as we compete against HPS staff and defend our winning title (the trophy is in Mrs. Kooiker’s office)
11.  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period


Daily Fun Facts:
The first Winter Olympics took place at Chamonix, France in 1924 with 16 nations participating.

Today in 1984, Apple Computers released its new Macintosh model, which eventually replaced the Apple II.  The new computer sold for $2,495.


Extra Credit (Week of Jan. 23-Jan. 27):


1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.
2.  (6th) Create a story about a rock studied in class.  Write it from the rocks point of view.  Include how they were formed, what they are made of, what happens to them as they change to another kind of rock.  This is worth up to 10 points.
3.  (6th) Make a very detailed drawing of the rock cycle.  Include all the changed that we discussed in class.  This is worth up to 10 points.
4.  (7th): Copy this riddle on a sheet of paper.  Answer the riddle and draw a picture illustrating the answer.  "I can travel where there are no molecules, but never through a brick.  I can travel through space, but never around a corner.  What am I?'  This is worth up to 5 points.

Tues. Jan. 24, 2012

Second Semester began yesterday!  Students have a fresh start with grades and attitude. Please help them stay organized and on top of their work.  Once they get behind, it is hard to earn back points.  Students who have all work turned in from all their classes from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17 will be awarded with a special field trip.

IN THE NEWS:  A very large solar flare storm has occurred on the sun.  This is the largest storm in 6 years.  Scientists are predicting the Northern Lights may dip farther south than normal due to this storm.  Please go outside tonight (hope for a clear night) and see if you can see the show.  Getting away from the city lights will offer the best viewing (if they are out).  They are a really cool sight to see so please take a few minutes to check them out!

Hidden Message 1st hour: rock cycle

6th grade:

WOD:  Oxidation

Today we created a volcano to show constructive and destructive forces.  We worked through lab 7 in our workbook.  We illustrated what happened to our volcano and how it both destroyed the land and built up new landforms.

Hidden Message 4th hour: limestone

HOMEWORK:  Read the Mt. Everest rescue paper.  This assignment is due Weds. Jan. 25. (12 points)

HOMEWORK:  Finish questions 1-3 on page 14.  Relate our volcano model to an actual volcanic eruption.

HOMEWORK:  Show parents Mrs. Demerest's web page.  Find the hidden message, have parent or guardian sign paper and turn in tomorrow.

Hidden Message 2nd hour: Obsidian

WOD Vocabulary words and drawing due Fri. Jan 27 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ on Friday Jan. 27 (10 points)

7th grade:

WOD:  Weather Data Collection Tools:

Hidden Message 5th hour:  weather

We finished the video "Into Thin Air."  Students then were given a writing prompt to respond to one situation presented in the video.  They needed to write how one decision made by the climbers affected their future.  We discussed how one decision can totally change the outcome of your life so be careful what you choose to do.

HOMEWORK:  Read the Mt. Everest rescue paper.  This assignment is due Weds. Jan. 25. (12 points)

HOMEWORK:  Finish life changing writing.  Pick one event illustrated in the movie and write at least one paragraph (at least 5 sentences) about how that choice changed the person's life.  Describe one way that their life could have been different if they chose to make a different decision. This assignment is due Weds. Jan. 25. (8 points)

Hidden Message 6th hour:  Hobby Lobby (why did I pick this :0)

HOMEWORK:  Show parents Mrs. Demerest's web page.  Find the hidden message, have parent or guardian sign paper and turn in tomorrow.

WOD Vocabulary words and drawing due Fri. Jan 27 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ on Friday Jan. 27 (10 points)

 

School News:

*  Big Dog Word of the week:  Discovery

*  Tues. Jan. 24 Girls Basketball Team tryouts 3:30-5:30 at East K-7

*  Thurs. Jan. 26 Jefferson Family Health Night 6:30 - 7:50pm

*  Thurs. Jan 26  Reports cards go home in students Thursday Folders

*  Spirit Week is scheduled for Jan. 30  - Feb. 3.

    Jan. 30  PJ Day

    Jan. 31  Hat or Crazy Hair Day

    Feb. 1  70's Day

    Feb. 2  Nerd Day

    Feb. 3  Pink Day to support cancer research  (Holland High has a Pink Out Baskeball Game)

*  All students that have 100% of ALL work turned in (in all classes) from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17 will receive a special field trip to reward them for doing quality work. 

*  Feb. 13 Holland K-7 Family Fun Night at the Hope Dow Center 6-7:30.  $1.00 per person.

Hidden Message 7th hour:  climate

*  Feb. 20  No School:  Mid Winter Break Day

*  Feb. 21  Progress Reports

*  Feb. 23  Holland Jungle Adventure Party for 4-6 year olds.  5:30-7:30pm at East K-7

*  March 5 Reproductive Heath Unit starts for 7th grade.  Mr. Tom Johnson, from Holland High will be co-teaching this unit.

*  March 23 End of 3rd Marking Period

Daily Fun Facts:

1.  Today in 1848, James W. Marshal, an employee of John Sutter, accidentally discovered gold while building a sawmill near Coloma, CA.  This discovery started the gold rush to California.

Extra Credit (Week of Jan. 23-Jan. 27):

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

2.  (6th) Create a story about a rock studied in class.  Write it from the rocks point of view.  Include how they were formed, what they are made of, what happens to them as they change to another kind of rock.  This is worth up to 10 points.

3.  (6th) Make a very detailed drawing of the rock cycle.  Include all the changed that we discussed in class.  This is worth up to 10 points.

4.  (7th): Copy this riddle on a sheet of paper.  Answer the riddle and draw a picture illustrating the answer.  "I can travel where there are no molecules, but never through a brick.  I can travel through space, but never around a corner.  What am I?'  This is worth up to 5 points.

 

Mon. Jan. 23, 2012

Second Semester begins today!  What a great time to start fresh with grades and attitude!  This semester staff will be encouraging students to turn in ALL work in their classes.  Students who have turned in all work from Jan. 23 to Feb.17 will be rewarded with a special field trip.  Please encourage your son/daughter to get all work turned in.  Help them by checking their daily planner where they are to write down assignments.  This will help you monitor if they have work to finish at home.  Students received new planners today to help them record and keep track of assignments.  You should be seeing these at night (they are bright orange this term). Continue to check Infinite Campus Parent Portal for their grades.  If you have not yet signed up for the portal, please stop by the office and fill out the required paperwork.  This program helps in monitoring student success as well as upcoming assignment and test dates.  

6th grade:  

WOD:  Bedrock

Today we discussed a new beginning with grades, organization and attitude.  Everyone starts today with an A...it is up to them to keep it!!  We cleaned out science binders to help us begin this term organized.  We finished watching a movie on Mt. Everest (focusing on the glacier field that the climbers had to go over).  

HOMEWORK:  Read the Mt. Everest rescue paper.  This assignment is due Weds. Jan. 25.

WOD Vocabulary words and drawing due Fri. Jan 27 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ on Friday Jan. 27 (10 points)

7th grade:

WOD:  Weather Forecast

Today we discussed a new beginning with grades, organization and attitude.  Everyone starts today with an A...it is up to them to keep it!!  We cleaned out science binders to help us begin this term organized.  We finished watching the movie "Into Thin Air."  A true story about a climb in 1996 where 5 climbers died in a storm that blew up the mountain while they were in the death zone.  

HOMEWORK:  Read the Mt. Everest rescue paper.  This assignment is due Weds. Jan. 25.

WOD Vocabulary words and drawing due Fri. Jan 27 (8 points)

WOD QUIZ on Friday Jan. 27 (10 points)

School News:

1.  Big Dog Word of the week:  Discovery

2.  Mon. Jan 23 Boy Swim/Dive Team tryouts 3:30-5:30 at Holland Aquatic Center

3.  Mon. Jan. 23 6-7h grade band concert at West K-7.  7:00pm

4.  Tues. Jan. 24 Girls Basketball Team tryouts 3:30-5:30 at East K-7

5.  Thurs. Jan. 26 Jefferson Family Health Night 6:30 - 7:50pm

6.  Spirit Week is scheduled for Jan. 30  -Feb. 3.

    Jan. 30  PJ Day

    Jan. 31  Hat or Crazy Hair Day

    Feb. 1  70's Day

    Feb. 2  Nerd Day

    Feb. 3  Pink Day to support cancer research  (Holland High has a Pink Out Baskeball Game)

7.  All students that have 100% of ALL work turned in (in all classes) from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17 will receive a special field trip to reward them for doing quality work. 

Daily Fun Facts:

1.  Today is Chinese New Year...The Year of the Dragon.

2.  In 1849, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to receive an MD degree.

Extra Credit (Week of Jan. 23-Jan. 27):

1.  (6th and 7th) Science in the News:  Students watch the news, read the newspaper or magazine, watch a science show on TV, find an article on the web, etc.  The students need to summarize the information they gathered and write personal comments about how they can relate to the information.  These are worth up to 5 points.

2.  (6th) Create a story about a rock studied in class.  Write it from the rocks point of view.  Include how they were formed, what they are made of, what happens to them as they change to another kind of rock.  This is worth up to 10 points.

3.  (6th) Make a very detailed drawing of the rock cycle.  Include all the changed that we discussed in class.  This is worth up to 10 points.

4.  (7th): Copy this riddle on a sheet of paper.  Answer the riddle and draw a picture illustrating the answer.  "I can travel where there are no molecules, but never through a brick.  I can travel through space, but never around a corner.  What am I?'  This is worth up to 5 points.