Science Experiment - Identifying Minerals
#1 Streak Test
# 2 Luster Test (use a flashlight to see how light reflects off surface of mineral)
Students will work in pairs or threesomes. I will encourage all parents to assist. Hopefully we can have one parent to each pair of students in the younger classes. I am working on a lab sheet which I will send in a separate e-mail. Each pair of students will have a lab sheet and mineral specimen. Minerals will be delivered on paper plates with the mineral name written on the back of the plate. The minerals will need to stay on the paper plate so we are able to put the minerals back into the proper spot in the storage container. If we mix them up, I will never be able to figure out which mineral is which. Please make sure the students understand this. Cindy Amster allowed us to borrow her rock/mineral collection and I would like to return them in good condition.
After the students do the four tests, they should attempt to identify their mineral by comparing their findings to the Master Key. I will have several copies of the key for each class. Discuss findings as time allows.
Tutors, if you can bring a flashlight it would be very helpful. If you do not have one, please let me know. Thanks.
We will have two of our students play solos this week. Gabrielle Wallace will play piano and Asa Morway will play guitar. I will introduce our two new vocabulary words and do a short review of previous week's vocabulary. We will end Large Group with the Orchestra Song.
Classroom listening will be: Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 22 in E Flat, Third Movement.
Corinne Kranz - Christina Morway
Clay Whalen - Nancy Kubeck
Karolina Ornelas - Cindy Amster
Emma Ornelas - Gina Carter
Chastity Ward - Kobi Kothman
As soon as the first student completes the Tutor Proof and there is a parent available to watch the children, I will begin the Director Proofs. According to the MM Guide, by the time students get to the Tutor Proof, the process should take approximately 90 minutes or less. The Director Proof should take approximately 15-30 minutes/student. During the Director Proof, students recite 25% of the material for each subject (6 weeks worth). All of Latin is recited during the Director Proof. To decide what portion of material students will be tested on, I am planning to sort my Cycle 1 Review Cards into 4 groups. Each student will draw a group of cards from a bag and that will be the portion of memory work he/she is tested on during the Director Proof. I will need a tutor to sit in while I complete proofs.