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First Day 2013

  1. 1. Welcome to Chemistry! Please Pick up from the front bookshelf 1) Assignment Log #1 2)Welcome to 8th Grade Science 3)Class Brochure 4)1- 3x5 card You may sit where ever you like. No more than 4 or less than 3 to a table. Please get out a Pencil or Pen..
  2. 2. 1. Get UP! Please push in your stools. 2. “Four Corners” A) Birthday B) Sibling Rank C) Favorite Season D) Favorite Dessert
  3. 3. 1. Who can share with us what redacting means? • selecting from or adapting (as by obscuring or removing sensitive information) a document prior to publication or release • "conceal from unauthorized view; censor but do not destroy”
  4. 4. Austin Kleon Mr. Kleon is a 1.writer and artist living in Austin, Texas. of two bestselling books: Steal Like an Artist, a manifesto for creativity in the digital age, and Newspaper Blackout, a collection of poetry made by redacting newspaper articles with a permanent marker. 3.speaker about creativity for organizations such as Pixar, Google, SXSW, TEDx, and The Economist. Visit him online at
  5. 5. Experimental Artists Have been creating blackout art long before Mr. Kleon, but it’s a fun way to “speak out” about an event in the world, controversy, issue or make a statement.
  6. 6. Your Task Instead of starting with a blank page and worrying about what in the world you should write, you are simply going to eliminate words you don’t need! Only rule: May not use an already completed sentence in the document.
  7. 7. Jobs 1. Give each person in the group a # (1,2,3 or 4) 2. #4 – Pick up the table number bag of markers for your group and give one marker to each person 3. #2 – Pick up a stack of articles for your group 4. #1 – Pass out the articles 5. #3 – Set timer to 18 minutes. (Hyperlink on Desktop)
  8. 8. To Complete 1. Create a sentence about yourself from the words in the newspaper article 2. With your marker, “blackout” all the words you don’t need to write that sentence. 3. On a 3x5 card: 1. Creatively write your first name and last initial 2. Write your sentence using the unmarked words from your article 4. You will be sharing your sentence with the class tomorrow. 5. The article and 3x5 card are due tomorrow
  9. 9. You will be tested on concepts in Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy MVMS tested the highest in Science among all PUSD Middle Schools 4 years in a ROW!!!! CA STAR Testing
  10. 10. 1)Mrs. Julie Mori 2) Recommended Supplies for Student Success– (1 – 1 ½” 3 ring notebook, 2 Pencils, 8 Colored Pencils, Basic Calculator, 3 dividers(AVID – Section in Large Binder) 3)Lab Supply Donation = Average donation has been $5.00 (Checks made out to MVMS) 4)Tutorial Times: M-F except WED. 7:45-8:25 or M-F 4th period lunch w/a pass 5)Contacting Me: Will respond until 7:00pm each evening- via E-MAIL jmori for Julie 6)Web Page: My Plan or Learning Point
  11. 11. My PLAN
  12. 12. Learning Point
  13. 13. Need Adobe Reader for pdf files of class docs
  14. 14. Quarter System This Year 4 Report Cards Progress Notes sent out about every THREE weeks in science for SIGNATURE 7) Grades: 70% Labs & Assignments, 20% Quizzes & Tests, 10% Journals (checked every 2-3 weeks)
  15. 15. Usually, is whatever you have not finished during class Tutorials – Nine offered each week – M-F except WED,: 7:35-8:20am – M-F: 4th period lunch with a PASS Late work IS accepted with 10% deducted for each day late. Homework
  16. 16. Check Off Date Given Date Due Name of Assignment Possible Pts. Earned Pts. 8/21 8/22 Newspaper Blackout -Redacting 50 8/21 8/23 Signed Brochure 35 8/21 8/28 E-Mail Me (Name-first & last, period of science this term, favorite lab or science experience K-7th) 40
  17. 17. Paper Towels Ream of Paper Pencils(sharpened) Large & Quart size FREEZER zip lock bags Volunteer to Run off Papers, set up labs, guest speaker Wish List of Supplies
  18. 18. 1. Share GREEN BROCHURE with parents and get signed 2. Collect Supplies for Success 3. Lab Supply Donation– $5.00 Checks to MVMS 4. E-mail Me: 1. Your Name – First and Last 2. Period of science this semester 3. Favorite lab or science experience K-7th grade and why?
  19. 19. Due Thur: Tomorrow: – Newspaper Blackout Due Friday: – Signed Brochure Due Next Wednesday: – E-mail Me Best by 9/6:  Lab Supply Donation –– Check to MVMS