Mann Science

For the week of March 31 - April 4, 2014

A note from Mrs. Mann

FYI - we have STAAR testing this week.

Our main focus in class is getting our background information on Texas Eco Regions to dive into our next PBL. PBL stands for Project Based Learning.

PBL's allow students to work together at a high level of inquiry. The early part of the week, students will work collaboratively to form a contract and presentation rubric then on Friday they will see the "driving question" that will guide their creative PBL process.

I look forward to the amazing presentations that will develop in class!

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Upcoming Events

THIS WEEK:

Monday -Introduce Texas Eco Regions, collect data on Eco Time Capsule


Tuesday- STAAR testing- 7th Writing; Testing bell schedule - periods 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st

In class we will participate in the affinity diagram for PBL contract


Wednesday-STAAR testing-7th Writing; Testing bell schedule - periods 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th In class we will participate in the affinity diagram for PBL contract


Thursday-STAAR testing- 7th Advanced Math, In class we will participate in the affinity diagram for PBL presentation rubric


Friday - PBL "entry event" and driving question, "Critical friends protocol" activity



NEXT WEEK PREVIEW:

Students will be working on their PBL projects to begin presenting April 14