Week 18 Updates!

 In Forensics, Psychology, Science - 7th Grade, Science - 8th Grade

Happy Thursday!

I hope you are all doing well! 



If you would like to donate supplies for my classroom I would be forever grateful! Click on the link here and you will find my Wish List on Amazon. Everything is already set up to be shipped to the school address! Feel free to choose a different brand of any of the items as well. I’m not picky. 🙂 THANK YOU to those who have donated already! I appreciate YOU! 


Science and STEM-fest: 

Students have completed the background research for their projects. The website timeline shows that students should have half of their paper written before the start of break. THAT IS NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR MY CLASS. Students will work on the paper when they get back from break. This will give them time to start on their projects during break. If your kid says they don’t know the next steps in the report, they are not lying. 🙂 

I would highly encourage students to work on their projects over break, especially if they are science fair, because they will only be given 2-3 days in class to work on their projects. 

Here is the link to the website which is a one-stop-shop for all of your Science Fair or STEM questions!


Important Dates:

  • Friday, December 11: Last day to turn in any work from Quarter 2! I will accept assignments until midnight!
  • Tuesday, December 15: Finals! 


What We are Learning: 

7th Grade: They have been working on a project relating Newton’s Laws to a sport of their choice. Next week we will wrap up the unit, and begin a quick unit about Past Plate Motions!


8th Grade: Students have begun a new unit about Energy Transfer and have learned about potential and kinetic energy as well as other types of energy. Next week they will learn about the relationship between heat and states of matter. 


Psychology: Students have been learning about sleep and dreams! Next week they will learn about hypnosis, meditation, and drug use to see how consciousness is affected. 


Forensics: Students have been learning about firearms. Next week they will participate in various challenges and activities to wrap up the quarter before starting on their final project. 


Inspiring Quote:  

“As long as you’ve done your best, making mistakes doesn’t matter. You and I are human; we will mess up. What counts is learning from your mistakes and getting back up when life knocked you down.” – Shawn Johnson, Olympic Gymnast