Sunday, January 27, 2008

Spreadsheet Project Portfolio due today

HW#4 and spreadsheet portfolio due Today
Monday, 1/28/08

Day 50: 7th grade blog questions

10 blog posts which answer each of the following guiding questions:

a. Who is your person and when and where was he/she born?
b. What role did he/she play in the building of our nation?
c. What is this person “famous” or “infamous” for?
d. How did he/she meet his/her death?
e. What are at least 5 notable facts about your person?
f. If this person had opposition, who were the person’s foes?
g. Tell me a little bit about the place the person comes from. How does this person live?
h. What does the person do for a living?
i. Generate a list of 10 vocabulary words with full definitions and original sentences that can be associated with your person.
j. Would you be friends with your person now if he or she were still alive? Why or why not?

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Day 48: 7th grade blogger setup, 6th grade finish spreadsheet project

7th grade new project:
Each student will create a new blog for assigned revolutionary war person.
1. Go to
2. Click on the big orange arrow marked “create your blog now”
3. Enter your email address and password as directed, the word verification, and don’t forget to check the “I accept” box
4. Click continue
5. Name your blog like this: ”class” “person name” “year”
NOTE: NO capital letters and NO spaces
6. Choose a template
7. Enter your first post which states who you are and when you were born and died.

All classes, 6th & 7th grade:
HW#4 and spreadsheet portfolio due Monday, 1/28/08

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Spreadsheet Project Portfolio

Your folder should contain these items:
  • worksheet activity #1
  • worksheet activity #2
  • Gasoline Calculator spreadsheet
  • Reflective paragraph/journal
  • Evaluation rubric sheet(get it from Ms. Dryg)
This is the final portfolio that you will be evaluated on before I'm off to school too!

HW#4: Phase 3 of spreadsheet project

Follow the instructions from the Phase 3 section of the procedures which says:

Phase 3 will require you to write a paragraph about what you have learned throughout this WebQuest. It will be evaluated by your teacher using the rubric in the evaluation section of this WebQuest.
  • Write a paragraph or two about what you learned throughout this WebQuest. Include a brief statement about choices you will make regarding selecting a car when the time comes.
  • Turn in your writing to be evaluated using the rubric.

"Paying the price at the Pump" webquest activity:

Monday, January 21, 2008

Day 45-46: Adding data to Gasoline price calculator

Today please finish entering your formulas into the spreadsheet.
When you have finished with gasoline powered cars, add the following 2008 hybrid cars to your data:
Toyota Prius hybrid
Honda Civic Hybrid
Nissan Altima Hybrid
Highlander Hybrid 4WD
Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD
Saturn Vue Hybrid

Friday, January 18, 2008

Day 43-44: Back to our spreadsheet project

"Paying the price at the Pump" webquest activity:

By now students have completed worksheet #1: Gas prices and #2: Hybrid vehicles; that's phase one of the project.
For phase two we will create a spreadsheet that:
  • contains data about certain car models
  • performs calculations with the gathered data
Phase two procedures