Hello! My name is Carrie Clausen and I am very excited to be teaching 7th grade Life Science this 2016 - 2017 school year! This is my second year teaching at Rippon and my third year teaching overall. I graduated from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin and I am currently working on my Master's from Liberty University. I love teaching and working with middle school students. I enjoy their energy and excitement and love to harness that in my classroom! I believe that learning should be active, engaging, and student-driven.
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Weekly Update 3/20/17
Sorry! I apologize for being way behind on this week's weekly update!
On Monday we reviewed the major life groups including: domains, kingdoms, animal phyla and plant phyla. On Tuesday the students took a quiz on the major life groups. Yesterday students learned about and practiced using dichotomous keys. Thursday and Friday we will begin reviewing for our Unit 7 Exam which will be next week Tuesday. You should see the 2 column review sheet for this unit come home today or tomorrow. Weekly Review #6 is due on Friday, next week's Weekly Review will be a make-up for students who missed one of the past few weeks of Weekly Reviews.
Next week students will begin working on their big zoo research project which will be due on April 4th! Our trip to the zoo is next week Thursday (March 30th). The trip is needed to complete the entire research projects so students who choose not to attend will be losing some points on their project. Please make sure your child has brought in their permission slip and 15 dollars.
The end of the third quarter is quickly approaching. The third quarter ends on April 6th. All late and missing work must be turned in by April 6th if students would like to receive credit. Grades are up-to-date. The only major additions will be the Unit 7 Exam, Weekly Review #5, and the Zoo Projects. Please check your child's grade through Parent Portal so there are no surprises when report cards come home. If you have any questions about missing assignments or grades please let me know. I will also be showing your student their current grade in class.
Thank you and have a great end to your week!
Weekly Review #6 - Friday, March 24th
Zoo Trip Permission Slip and Money - ASAP
Unit 7 Exam - Tuesday, March 28th
Zoo Trip - Thursday, March 28th
Zoo Project due - Tuesday, April 4th
End of 3rd Quarter - Thursday, April 6th