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Think Tank OTM- Feb. 2, 2012


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  • 1. Think Tank Team Open Team Meeting February 2, 2012
  • 2. Think Tank Science Mary Kelch Sobhani
  • 3. Energy Unit Winding down  Energy Resources Advantages & Disadvantages Socratic Discussion  Steel Can Rover Lab  Unit Test
  • 4. Physics Unit Newton’s Laws Simple Machines
  • 5. What’s Next? Astronomy Unit Microbiology Unit Ecology Unit
  • 6. MIS The Infinity Project Robotics Unit Building Units Utilizing Legos Mindstorm Programming for Simple TasksThanks to PC TAG for funding new kits!
  • 7. Box A map colored to show land cover; use symbols to show specific Your identifying information Nation land use (corn, not just crops or spruce trees, not just forestry); include the capital city, legend, and compass national flagNational data: type of government current leader major languages Clever name and icon or logo for literacy rate your cereal (Londonberry Loops, monetary unit Dutch Dumplin’s) Aesthetics: &all text information should be typed &the product is neat with no loose paper &facts are accurate and substantiated &be creative and have fun
  • 8. Upcoming Topics for 6th grade Math• Probability• Geometry• Measurement Applications• STAAR Strategies
  • 9. STAAR Tutoring Schedule
  • 10. Placement Test• May 15th and 16th• during scheduled math period• no preparation necessary• 1 of the 3 criteria used for recommendation of 7th grade Math placement
  • 11. Regular Course Sequence• Grade 7 7 7/8 Grade 8 8 Alg I Grade 9 Alg I Geom Grade 10 Geom Alg II Grade 11 Alg II PreCal Grade 12 PreCal Calculus
  • 12. TAG Course Sequence• Grade 7 8 Alg I Grade 8 Alg I Geom Grade 9 Geom Alg II Grade 10 Alg II PreCal Grade 11 PreCal Calculus Grade 12 Calculus Statistics
  • 13. LANGUAGE ARTSSpring 2012Amy Powers
  • 14. What are we doing now in LA?-Grammar-DOL-Character Trait Vocabulary-Writing- analytical and how-to-Novel study- Code Talker
  • 15. What’s next?-Personal Narrative Writing-Book Groups-Individual Spelling-Mystery- The True Confessionsof Charlotte Doyle by Avi
  • 16. STAAR READING ASSESSMENT(STATE OF TEXAS ASSESSMENT OF ACADEMIC READINESS)-Benchmark- next week *Purpose: Evaluate student progress in 6th grade curriculum at the half way point, focus teaching/ tutorials *Results will be sent home-STAAR TESTING DATESApril 24- MathApril 25- Reading
  • 17. Look familiar?YIKES!!!
  • 18. INSTAGRAM & INTERNET SAFETY-Photo-sharing app which people use to upload and modify photos-If you wouldn’t do it in real life, don’t do it on instagram-Photos are public by default-When account is private, use must approve or deny other users *Many Think Tank students are approving everyone-GeotaggingINTERNET SAFTEYHelp your child learn how to utilize the internet and digitaldevices appropriately! – middle to high – elementary grades
  • 19. DATES TO REMEMBER Open House Thursday, March 22 5:30 p.m.Last Open Team Meeting Thursday, April 12 11:45 – 12:15We’re glad you came !