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Staff Develpment

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WEEK 1

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Begin Semester 1
1. Opening day procedures/ rules
2. Supply List


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1. Brain teaser warm up
2. Web site introduction



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1. Brain teaser warm up
2. Lab rules and safety
3. Whats-sa-matta lab activity (students work inddependently)

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1. Brain Teaser warm up
2. Whats-sa-matta lab (group work)
3. Discussion at the end of class

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1. Brain teaser warm up
2. Go over Safety contract
3. Take Flinn
Safety test
4. Safety contract homework due Monday
English / Spanish

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Tuesday
Wednesday
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WEEK 2

1

2
1. Warm up-Week 2 Vocabulary
2. Pick up Safety Contracts
3. Bill Nye Pseudoscience/Do it yourself Science
4. Safety Test retakes/makeup
5. Supply Check

3
1. Set up spiral

2. GRADE 8 PRETEST

8th Grade Orientation

4
1. Finish Pretest on CPS
2. Measuring Length notes


5
1. Study Vocab (5 min)
2. Vocabulary Quiz Week 2
3. Finish Measuring Length Notes


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WEEK 3

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1. Warm up - Week 3 Vocabulary
2. Some classes finish Length notes
3. Measuring lines
4. Bill Nye - Measurement

 

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1. Warm up - Pretest 1-10
3. Measuring Mass notes
3.Triple Beam Balance Gizmo

3. Just mass it lab

10
1. Warm up - Triple Beam Balance
3. Measuring Volume notes / Volume note sheet
2. Displacement Demo
3. Rainbow Volume Lab

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1. Warm up - Pretest 10-20
2. Rainbow Volume Lab

Pep Rally

12.
1. Study Vocab (5 minutes)
2. Vocabulary Quiz Week 3
3. Discuss grades and supplies.

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WEEK 4

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1. Warm up - Week 4 Vocabulary
2. Go over Rainbow Volume Lab
3. Density notes / Density note sheet
4. Density Demos
5. Density Gizmo

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1. MASTER TAKS STRATEGIES and practice questions
2. Go over instructions for Rainbow Density Lab.
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1.Rainbow Density Lab

18
1. Discuss Rainbow Density Lab
2. Scientific Method Puzzle Lab

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1. Study Vocab (5 minutes)
2. Vocabulary Quiz Week 4
3. Copy Scientific Method Puzzle into spiral as notes.

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WEEK 5

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1. Warm up-Week 5 Vocabulary
2. Graphing Notes
3. DRY MIX

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1. Warm up - Density Calculations
2. Graphing Worksheets #1, #2, #3 side 1/ side 2,
3. Homework finish any incomplete graphs



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1. Warm up - Density Calculations
2. Trade and grade Graph 3
3. Graphing Worksheets #4, #5

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1. Grade Graphs 4 and 5
2. Review Vocabulary
3. Nature of Science Review Sheet

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1. Study Vocab (5 minutes)
2. Vocabulary Quiz Week 5
3. Nature of Science TEST (cps)

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WEEK 6

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1. Warm up - Week 6 Vocabulary
2. Make student folders and pass out papers

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1. Warm up - Density Calculations
2. Physics Notes / Physics note sheet







 

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WEEK 6





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1. Finish Physics notes

2. Speed Gizmo
3. Energy Gizmo

3
1. Study vocab (5 minutes)
2. Vocabulary Quiz Week 6
2. Bill Nye - Motion

End of 1st six weeks

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WEEK 7

6
1. Warm up - Week 7 Vocabulary
2. Hover Puck Lab
Beginning of 2nd six weeks

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1. Hover Puck Lab

8
1. Hover Puck Speed Lab - all classes combined
2. Start Graph

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1. Newton's Laws Directed Reading

(absent)

10
1. Study Vocab (5 minutes)
2. Vocabulary Quiz Week 7
3. Finish Graph from Wednesday


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WEEK 8

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Staff Development No School!!!

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1. Warm up - Week 8 Vocabulary
2. Speed Graph Paper - Measuring Motion

(Substitute)

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1.Finish Graph from last week if needed
2. Answer questions for graph
3. go over Measuring Motion worksheet
4. Matter and Atoms note sheet - glue in


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1. Matter and Atom Notes
2. APE MAN on separate page
3. Football Atom
4. Powers of 10

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1. Study Vocab (5 minutes)
2. Vocabulary Quiz Week 8
3. Bill Nye - Atoms


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WEEK 9

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1. Warm up - Week 9 Vocabulary
2. Pass our Explore Learning Passwords
3. Retake speed quiz if needed
4. Paper cutting - atom activity

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1. Warm up - Potential and Kinetic Energy Roller Coaster
2. Start Beads Lab - Atomic Structure

22
1. Warm up - Low and High P.E. and K.E.
2. Finish Beads Lab
3. Tale of the Au Dust Kid / Symbols
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1. Warm up - P.E. and K.E. Arrows
2. Missing Info chart and extra credit puzzle
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1. Study Vocab (5 minutes)
2. Vocabulary Quiz Week 9
3. Grade Worksheets
4. Atomic Mass Griddable
side 1 / side 2
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WEEK 10


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1. Warm up - Week 10 Vocabulary
2. Progress Reports
3. Grade Griddable
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1. District Benchmark
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1. Study Vocab (5 minutes)
2. Vocabulary Quiz Week 10
3. Periodic Table notes

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Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
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WEEK 11

3
1. Warm up - Week 11 Vocabulary
2. Coloring Periodic Table / Periodic Table

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1. Coloring the Periodic Table
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1. Coloring the Periodic Table

6
1. Family Lab
-Instructions/Questions
- Story
-People


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1. Family Lab

(postponed vocabulary test until next week)

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WEEK 12

10
*No Vocabulary this week!!
1. Finish Family Lab
2. Chemical Equation notes / Chemical Equation note sheet

11
1. Bill Nye - Chemical Rections
(supposed to go out to science bus, but it broke down)
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1. Finish Chemical Equation notes

13
1. Energy in Chemical Equations Notes
Endothermic/Exothermic
2.Baggie Lab

14
1. Study Vocab (5 minutes)
2. Vocabulary Quiz Week 11
3. Counting Atoms/Identifying Substances
4. Finish for homework
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WEEK 13

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1. Warm up - Week 13 Vocabulary
2. ?

 

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1. ?

 

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1. Chemical Reaction Demos

 

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1. Bridges Presentation

 

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1. Study Vocab (5 minutes)
2. Vocabulary Quiz week 13
3. Chamistry Test

 

 

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WEEK 14

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1. District Benchmark
2. Finish Chemistry Test
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1. From Earth to the Moon - episode 10 (Introduction to Geology)

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Thanksgiving

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Break

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Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

 

WEEK 15

1
1. Warm up - Week 15 Vocabulary
2. Finish From Earth to the Moon - episode 10
2
1. Mineral Notes / Mineral note sheet

3
1. Mineral Identification Lab

4
1. Finish Mineral Lab (1/2 of class)
2. Rock notes / Rock note sheet

5
1. Study Vocab (5 minutes)
2. Vocabulary Quiz Week 15
3. Pass back papers
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WEEK 16

8
1. Warm up - Week 16 Vocabulary
2. Finish Rock notes
3. Look at teachers rocks
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1. Rock Cycle Game
10
2. Rock Cycle Game
2. Glue Rock Cycle into spiral
11
1. Go over Chemistry test and Benchmarks

12
1. Study Vocab (5 minutes)
2. Vocabulary Quiz Week 16
3. Pass out Subjective Review
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WEEK 17

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*No vocabulary this week - finals
1. Work on Review
16
1. Grade review as Subjective Exam
2. Go over review

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1. Objective Exam for odd classes
2. Even classes study

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1. Objective Exam for even classes
2. Odd classes study

End of 1st Semester

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Records Day for Teachers
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CHRISTMAS

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WEEK 18

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1. Warm up - Week 18 Vocabulary
2. Rock Cycle Review

Begin Semester 2

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1. Lava Blast

(assemble 2nd period)

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1. Plate Tectonics notes / Plate tectonics note sheet

8
1. Finish Plate Tectonics notes
2. Convection Current Demo

9
1. Study Vocab (5 minutes)
2. Vocabulary Quiz Week 18
3. Pangaea Gizmo
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WEEK 19

12
1. Warm up - Week 19 Vocabulary
2. Bill Nye - Earthquake

13
1. Earthquake notes/ Earthquake note sheet
2. Wave machine demo

14
1. Earthquake Internet Activity

15
1. Bridges - second visit
2. Directed Reading
16
1. Study Vocab (5 minutes)
2. Vocabulary Quiz Week 19
3. Finish Internet Activity
4. Go to USGS Kids earthquakes page if finished
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WEEK 20

19

Martin Luther King Holiday
No School!!!!!!

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1. Warm up - Week 20 Vocabulary
2. District Benchmark

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1. Volcano Notes / Volcano note sheet
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1. Finish Volcano notes
2. Mount St. Helens powerpoint

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1. Study Vocab (5 minutes)
2. Vocabulary Quiz week 20
3. Mount St. Helens Activity - Contour Mapping

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WEEK 21

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1. Warm up - Week 21 Vocabulary
2. Topo map #1
3. Homework - Topo map #2

27
1. Practice TAKS

*Locked down- no class change

28
1. Topographic map Note shcet
2. Internet Activty - Cycles
29
1. Discuss Cycles
2. Atmosphere notes / Atmosphere note sheet
30
1. Study Vocab (5 monutes)
2. Vocabulary Quiz week 21
3. Structure of the Atmosphere notes
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Week 22

2 TCEA
1. Warm up - Week 22 Vocabulary
2. Reading Topographic Maps Gizmo
3. Drawing Topographic Maps Gizmo
3 TCEA
1. Directed Reading - Chapter 19

4 TCEA
1. Tricky Science Mysteries - Webquest

5 TCEA
1. Directed Reading - Chapter 20
6 TCEA
1. Study Vocab (5 minutes)
2. Vocabulary Quiz Week 22
3. Water Pollution Gizmo
4. Natural Selection Gizmo
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WEEK 23

9
1. Warm up - Week 23 Vocabulary
2. BBC - COLD
worksheet

10
1. BBC - COLD
2. Animation - Sea breezes/Land Breezes - discuss convection currents and specific heat

11
1. District Benchmark

12
1. Weather Science Starter
2. Weather Notes / Brain pop videos

13
1. Study Vocab (5 minutes)
2. Week 24 Vocabulary

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WEEK 24

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1. Smoking Survey

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1. Continue Weather Notes




18
1. Air Pressure Demos
2. Mythbusters car escape if time

19
1. Finish Notes if needed
2. Station Model Computer Activity / Station Model Key

20
1. Study Vocab (5 minutes)
2. Vocabulary Quiz Week 24
3. Writing sample - water cycle

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WEEK 25

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1. Warm up - Week 25 Vocabulary
2. Ocean notes / Ocean note sheet

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1. Ocean notes

 

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1. Ocean Floor Mapping Lab

 

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1. Ocean Floor Mapping Lab
27
1. Study Vocab (5 minutes)
2. Vocabulary Quiz Week 25
3. Study Island Pretest
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WEEK 26

2
1. Warm up - Week 26 Vocabulary
2. Food Web Self Quiz
3. Fun with Food Webs
4. Arctic Food Web
5. Food web activities
6. Create a Food Web (Link at bottom of page)
3
1. TAKS READIMG

4
1. Punnett Squares Notes (Handwritten)
2. Punnett Square Practice
side 1 /side 2

5
1. Body Systems debate
2. Body Systems powerpoint
Organization of living systems (second page of slide show)
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1.
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WEEK 27

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1. Warm up - Week 27 Vocabulary
2. Feedback Mechanisms notes


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1. Science Starter - Maintaining equilibrium
2. Homeostasis clip
3. Brainpop Homeostastis
4. Interactive Negative Feedback
5. I am Legend - Succession clip
6. Succession Notes

11
1. Intro to Astronomy Powerpoint
2. Earth and the Moon notes / Earth and the Moon note sheet

12
1. Study Vocab (5 minutes)
2. Vocabulary Quiz week 27
3. Bill Nye - Space Exploration

13

Technology Exchange Day
NO School!!!

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SPR

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EAK

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WEEK 28

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1. Warm up - Week 28 Vocabulary
2. Bill Nye - Seasons

24.
1. Earth and the Moon Notes / Earth and the Moon note sheet
2. Phases / Seasons Demo

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1. Earth and Moon Notes
2. Phases/Seasons Demo
26
1. Phases Pop Quiz
2. Eclipse Photo
3. Parts of a Wave notes

27
1. Study Vocab (5 Minutes)
2. Moon/Tide notes

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WEEK 29

30
1. Warm up - Week 29 Vocabulary


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WEEK 30

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Good Friday Holiday
No School!!!!!

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WEEK 31

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WEEK 32

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WEEK 33

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1. Last day of Review for TAKS

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TAKS

 

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TAKS

 

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TAKS
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Tuesday
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TAKS
Social Studies
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WEEK 34

4
1. Dante's Peak

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1. Dante's Peak

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1. Finish Dante's Peak
2. Start Ocean Rescue

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1. Ocean Rescue

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1. Ocean Rescue

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WEEK 35

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1. Technology Assessment

12
1. Finish Ocean Rescue
13
1. Pass out Subjective Final review- list of what needs to be in spiral.
2. Apollo 13

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1. Apollo 13

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1. Apollo 13

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Memorial Day Holiday/Snow Day

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End of 2nd Semester
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!!!

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Records Day for Teachers

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