# DMS Corral

## Week at a Glance

Mon. Jan. 18

Student Holiday

Wed. , Jan. 20

Benchmark -- gr .7 writing and gr. 8 math

Thurs., Jan. 21

Fillys @ Bandera

Colts vs Bandera

Fri. Jan. 22

Benchmark make-ups- DMS Teaching Suites

## Reminders

Be sure to

• turn in your TEKS calendars
• be sure to put SWBAT on the board

## Periodic Table Battleship

JUNE 23, 2015 BY KARYN TRIPP

To make the game, print out 4 copies of the Periodic Table. I like the colored ones, but it isn’t necessary. I found a great one from Science Notes. Then, along the left side of the table, I labeled the rows alphabetically. They already have row numbers. I laminated mine to make it re-usable. We used two file folders and hooked them together at the top with a jumbo paperclip. Attach two of the periodic tables in with that paper clip as well. Then lay the other two periodic tables down on the table in the folder.

The kids can then mark where they want to place their ships by circling rows of 2, 3, 4, and 5 elements on the lower table.. They play by calling out coordinates. If they miss they put an X on the spot they chose on the upper table. If they get a hit, they circle it. They To make the game, print out 4 copies of the Periodic Table. I like the colored ones, but it isn’t necessary. I found a great one from Science Notes. Then, along the left side of the table, I labeled the rows alphabetically. They already have row numbers. I laminated mine to make it re-usable. We used two file folders and hooked them together at the top with a jumbo paperclip. Attach two of the periodic tables in with that paper clip as well. Then lay the other two periodic tables down on the table in the folder.

The kids can then mark where they want to place their ships by circling rows of 2, 3, 4, and 5 elements on the lower table.. They play by calling out coordinates. If they miss they put an X on the spot they chose on the upper table. If they get a hit, they circle it. They can continue playing until one person sinks all of another person’s ships.

** I used coordinates because my 8-year-old was scared of trying to read all of the elements, but after they got going they were just calling out elements names instead of the letters and numbers.can continue playing until one person sinks all of another person’s ships.

** I used coordinates because my 8-year-old was scared of trying to read all of the elements, but after they got going they were just calling out elements names instead of the letters and numbers.

## Benchmark Reminders

On Tuesday, please review benchmark procedures with your students. Sixth grade teachers let students know where they will report for your class on Wednesday and Thursday. Signs are posted in the hallways as a reminder for them. Seventh and eighth grade teachers, remind students to take them time and do their best on the benchmarks as we use the data derived from them to determine who needs intervention.

Check over the testing plan for this week and be sure that you know what your assignment is for the week. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Guerra.

Also, remember to bring your food for the potluck on Wednesday and Thursday.

Benchmarking for all grades will happen next week, so that testing plan will go out later this week.