Mr. Bennett's Life Science Class

a little bit about what we've been up to...


1. 95% of students completed their homework every night this week!

2. Interactive Notebooks have become our best friends as we look back & review our hard work!

3. Students are grasping the big picture of life science and are making connections as they see how each of the AKS are interconnected.

Finishing Our AKS

The Friday before Spring Break, our science classes were tested over, Classification/Taxonomy, the last portion of our 7th grade science AKS. I cannot believe we are already talking about the end of the school year. Believe it or not, we only have four and a half more weeks until summer break begins. These final weeks will be spent reviewing the content we have learned throughout the year and extending on what we have learned through enrichment activities. I hope you will continue to make certain your child is at school each day so we can continue learning & preparing for the future at our highest levels.

Preparing to Exceed on the CRCT!

What are we doing this last week to prepare for CRCT?

I'm so glad you asked! While standardized testing is nobody's favorite, I am so excited for our students to be able to take the science CRCT with great confidence. Our students have work so diligently this year and they have been prepared for success at a very high level. I cannot wait for them to be able to come home and show off their level-3's!

In class we are reviewing & extending our understandings of our life science content. This week, students learned about animal & plant cell structures, cell processes, & how the human body systems are interconnected. We took a quiz today to see how well we have mastered the material.

Next week, students will take a look back at Ecology as we focus on how energy is moved & cycled throughout our ecosystems. We will explore each of Earth's major biomes & end the week with a review of the cell cycle and genetics. I am planning for students to use their devices next week to take their quiz through an app called "socrative".

Our Next Project: This will be completed, mostly, in class and I plan to begin this on Monday, April 28th. Students will be creating a colorful mind map that connects all of our science AKS to each of the levels of organization. These levels are cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, organism, population, community, ecosystem, biome.

CRCT Testing

Wednesday, April 30th, 9am to Tuesday, May 6th, 12:30pm

3250 River Dr

Lawrenceville, GA

Wednesday, April 30th: Reading

Thursday, May 1st: Language Arts

Friday, May 2nd: Math

Monday, May 5th: Science

Tuesday, May 6th: Social Studies

Testing Tips for Students & Parents

-Get excellent rest each night! (Middle School Students need 9 Hours...YIKES)

-Eat a good, healthy breakfast to begin each day!

-Be at school each day of testing!

-Be here at 9:00 each morning to ensure plenty of time to prepare for testing!

Have A Great Weekend!