Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Safety Rules: 1 - Always wear safety goggles whenever you are working with chemicals or other substances that might get into your eyes.
2 - Never reach across a flame.
3 - Immediately notify your teacher if any chemical gets on your skin or clothing to find out what to do to clean it off.
4 - Never look directly into a test tube when mixing or heating chemicals.
5 - Always point a test tube away from you and others when heating it over a flame or other heat source.
6 - Never smell a chemical directly from the container. Wave your hand over the opening of the container and “waft” the fumes towards your nose.
7 - Never taste a chemical unless you are instructed by your teacher to do so.
8 - Always clean up your work area and equipment after an experiment is completed. Equipment must be returned to its proper place.
9 - Read and follow all directions exactly as they are written. If in doubt, ask your teacher for help!
10 - Never mix chemicals (or perform tests) without your teacher’s permission.
11 - Never mix chemicals without your teacher’s permission.
12 - Never run (or push someone else) in the lab. (I let the kids know this rule applies at all times!)
13 - Keep lids on bottles and containers when not in use.
14 - Never use broken or chipped glassware
15 - Keep your work area clean and keep all materials (clothing, hair, papers, etc.) away from a flame or heat source.
16 - Always clean up your work area and equipment after an experiment is completed Equipment must be returned to its proper place.
17 - Immediately notify your teacher if you get cut or have another injury when performing an experiment.
18 - Wash your hands before and after each experiment.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
WELCOME STUDENTS OF 2009-2010
I LIKE TO WELCOME ALL THE STUDENTS NEXT YEAR. SCIENCE WILL BE AN ADVENTURE. YOU WILL EXPLORE THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD, INVENTIONS, ZOOLOGY, WEATHER, ENERGY AND ENGINEERING BY BUILDING A BRIDGE. MY MOTTO IS WORK HARD, WORK SMART AND HAVE FUN. I EXPECT ALL ASSIGNMENTS TURN IN WITH A 100% EFFORT. EFFORT IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS.
YOU MUST COME PREPARED TO WORK WITH A PENCIL, COLORED PENCILS, SCISSORS, GLUE STICK AND ONE SPIRAL NOTEBOOK.
ALL GRADES ARE WEIGHTED WHICH MEANS THAT TEST ARE 50% OF YOUR GRADE, LABS ARE 35%,GROUP GRADE 5%, PLANNERS AND LEARNING LOGS WILL BE 10%.
SAFETY IN SCIENCE IS HIGH PRIORTY. THERE ARE NO WARNINGS WHEN YOU DO A SAFETY ISSUE. YOU ALSO HAVE TO PASS THE SAFETY TEST BY 85% IN ORDER TO DO ANY LABS. ALSO A NOTE IS NEEDED IN ORDER TO HOLD ANY ANIMAL IN THE CLASSROOM.
8:45 – 9:30 Writing (SERVICES FOR Writing)
9:30 – 10:30 Core 1 (SERVICES FOR Reading)
10:30 – 11:30 Core 2
11:30 – 12:30 Core 3
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 Specials ( Music, PE and Art )
2:00 – 2:30 Interventon ( Character Counts, problem solving etc)
2:30-3:30 Core 4
THAT IS ALL THAT IS NEEDED IN SCIENCE TO BE SUCCESSFUL. SEE YOU NEXT WITH A BRAND NEW SHOW. IF YOU HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS DURING THE SUMMER PUT THEM IN THE COMMENT SECTION AND I WILL ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ON THE BLOG
REMEMBER MY FAVORITE QUOTE: I WILL OPEN THE DOOR OF EDUCATION BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO WALK THROUGH IT.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
- OCEAN VIEWS EVERYDAY
- BUGGY BOARDING EVERYDAY
- GET TO EAT SEA FOOD EVERYDAY
- WALKING ON THE BEACH EVERY NIGHT
- COLLECT SEA SHELLS
- VISIT A WILD LIFE HABITAT
- WATCH SURFING EVERYDAY
- VIEWED THE MIDWAY
- WENT TO THE AIR MUSEUM
- A WALK TO KATE'S CAFE FOR GREAT COFFEE AND BREAKFAST
- GO TO SLEEP WITH THE SOUND OF THE OCEAN EVERY NIGHT
- SAW A LIFE GUARD RESCUE OF A SURFER.
- WAS IN A 4.9 EARTHQUAKE
- SAW A L. A AND SAN DIEGO BASEBALL GAME.
- TOURED THE GASLIGHT DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO
- SHOPPED AT HORTON PLAZA
- WONDERFUL TIME WITH MY WIFE, GRANDDAUGHTER , DAUGHTER AND HER HUSBAND
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
AS OF JUNE 13TH WE HAVE PLACED 2ND IN THE VALLEY VISTA TOURNAMENT AND 3RD IN THE TOLLESON TOURNAMENT AND OUR CURRENT RECORD IS 17-3. GOOD JOB LADY SKYHAWKS.
JV during a game against Peoria High School
We have just completed the summer basketball program. It was very successful with a record of 22-11. We completed several goals for our team. 1. Improved our defense. 2. Developed players fundamental skills. 3. Installed a new offense. 4. We built team chemistry . I like to say Congrats to the girls and I will see you in September for conditioning and weight training. So keep your grades up and listen for the announcements in August for up and coming events.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The students learned firsthand about the devastation earthquakes cause all over the world. The students learned all about vocabulary associated with earthquakes. The students had to abide by the classroom building codes for their skyscrapers. The students rolled everything they learned about earthquakes and built their towers to withstand earthquakes.
Be prepared here comes the Iannone Quake. On the Richter Scale I think this one measured 7.2. This structure unfortunately did not survive the quake.
The building that would not fall under any circumstances. This group of students have a bright future as engineers.
The creation from Djordje, Stefan, and Javi.
Over 20,000 toothpicks in this skyline. In the comments write what ones you think survived...
Monday, May 18, 2009
Last week I had the dubious honor to attend commencement at Sun Devil Stadium. As many of you know I am finishing up my masters degree in elementary education at ASU. At graduation all of the graduates and their families were treated to the Commander in Chief delivering the keynote address. POTUS (President of the United States) as he is also known flew over Sun Devil Stadium in Air Force One prior to taking the stage. Our 44th president Barack Obama spoke for over thirty minutes about fulfilling ones potential and leading a life devoted to public service. The president spoke to an estimated crowd of 71,000 people. The president was eloquent, charming, inspiring, and funny all in the same breath. As a teacher I do a lot of talking and was entranced by each and every word he spoke.
Having the opportunity to hear president Barack Obama speak at graduation is something that will always be with me and my family. As a soon to be teacher I was enamored with his powerful words and wit all at the same time. I often feel that I have the educational speak down on top of the sense of humor (I know many of you would disagree). With each pause you could feel the silence within the stadium as the enormous crowd was waiting for his next word. It was certainly an experience that I will never forget. I remember sitting and just listening to his speech and Ms. Sandvig turned to me and said "Can you believe this? The president is speaking at our graduation." If anyone asked me again would I sit through 100˚ heat and wait for hours on end to hear the president speak and I would immediately reply with an emphatic yes in a heartbeat. It was truly a surreal moment for myself and all of the graduates.
I did miss each and every one of you last week. I did laugh this morning when Mr. Iannone told me you guys kept bugging him asking where I was. It was great to be back in the classroom and seeing everyone today. Sitting at graduation it dawned on me how much of this year I have actually spent with you guys. I have been so very fortunate to be with the 6th grade team since October (many of you have told me that you feel I have been with you guys the entire year). As the year comes to an end I know I have grown as a teacher and my experiences will go with me throughout my educational career. It has been exciting to see my own maturation as an educator, but also to witness how much the entire 6th grade has matured. I hope I taught you some valuable lessons that you will carry with you as you move onto 7th grade. I hope that I inspired you. I hope that I made you laugh. Most importantly I hope I made your education more valuable.
I want to thank Mr. Iannone for being such a great mentor and friend. I do not know what I am going to do next year without him. Mr. Iannone has allowed me to grow as a teacher and has been there for me no matter what the situation was. I also want to thank Mrs. Raimondo for allowing me into her classroom as well. In Mrs. Raimondo's room I got to meet and teach most of you for the first time. I also want to thank Mr. Waagner for always making me smile and providing words of encouragement. The biggest thanks goes out to all of you students who have been more than great each and everyday.
Graduation was a tremendous moment in my life, but in all comparisons it will never compare to the experiences I was fortunate to have shared with you the students each and everyday. The other special thing about graduation was the fact that I got to graduate with two great teachers that are my dear friends (Ms. Sandvig/Mr. Iannone's room) and (Mrs. Chavez/Mrs. Raimondo's room). I know they are both going to be great teachers and they have grown as teachers because they got to know each and everyone of you.
I want to give a special thanks to Garrick for the card. I am the Big Dawg now. I also want to thank Giddy Up for the donut. I want to thank everyone for their kind words Amber/Chatty and so many more.
Mrs. Chavez, myself, and Ms. Sandvig