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The Beattie office is now closed.†
The office will re-open on Monday, July 24th.
Office hours will be from 7:30am-3:30pm.
Counselors will return on Wednesday, July 26th.
Science 7
Instructor: Ruiz   
Are you ready for an exciting year discovering the inner workings of cells, their nuclei and how you inherited your looks from your ancestors?  Well, that is just the beginning of what we will learn in my class!  Be prepared to become an expert at microscopes and learning about the inner workings of your eyes.  These are a few of the things this class has to offer.  Generally, we will learn about how living things work (biology) with some connections to earth science and physical science.  It's going to be a great year!

Ms. Ruiz's e-mail address:  eleanor_ruiz@redlands.k12.ca.us

Announcements
Beginning of the year supplies for science.
Supplies for science needed for Monday, August 18:
- 70 to 100 pg., college ruled, spiral notebook.
- tape, stapler, or glue to take to class each day.
- at least 2 pens (black or blue).
- at least 2 pencils
- colored pencils for home.
Grades?
With the use of notebooks in my class, online grades would not help as much as looking through the studentís notebook. The notebooks are carried home and are the most valuable tool to help students in this class.

Absent recently?
Here are the steps you should do:
1.  Click on the date you were absent under "Classwork/Homework" to the right. 
    a.  Print or copy the opener
    b.  Answer it and place it on the correct page of your notebook.
2.  Look under the opener for the classwork and homework listed, you are responsible for it all!
     Ask yourself:
        a.  Can you do this from the textbook?  If so, do it.
        b.  Is the paper I need  listed below this section under "papers, worksheets and Powerpoints",  If so print it and do it.
        c.   If the paper is unavailable, make sure you see Ms. Ruiz about it when you return.
3.  If you don't understand something or you missed something MAKE SURE TO VISIT MS. RUIZ OUT OF CLASS TIME!
Parents - How to help your student
There are several ways you can help keep track of your student. 
 
1.       Look in their agenda daily. There should be homework listed for each period each day. It is very rare for the student to have no homework and there should never be blanks.   Blanks are unacceptable. Have students show you the work and check for completeness. Spot check their work for accuracy. The work will be graded and incorrect answers will not get credit. If your student is not writing down their assignments, you can check the websites for the actual assignments for most classes.
 
2.       Look through their science notebook at least once a week. There should be no blanks. You can check the work with the table of contents. Check for completeness and if there is anything incomplete, have them finish it. 
 
3.       Have the student see me for help. They can check with me regarding before or after school and I am always in class on Tuesdays and Thursdays during both lunches.
 
4.      If a student is absent. They MUST make-up the work missed. Many times this means meeting with the teachers at designated times.   Much, however, not all missed work in my class can be found on the website or from me. Much of the missed work is self-serve from the daily classwork pockets at the front of the room.
Tips to help correctly answer questions.
  • Analyze - examine critically to show essential features.
  • Criticize - point out strong and weak points (evaluate).
  • Compare - show differences and similarities between two or more things.
  • Contrast - compare to show differences only.
  • Define - give a clear, detailed, and precise meaning (who or what--never when or where).
  • Describe - list physical characteristics but often means discuss, explain, identify or give account of.
  • Discuss - (comment) - present essentials and their relationships.
  • Elaborate - develop theme or idea in greater detail.
  • Evaluate - appraise carefully, giving, positive and negative aspects (critique).
  • Explain - clarify and interpret details of the problem, theory, etc.  Present a step-by-step account of or analysis (how and why).
  • Illustrate - explain or clarify by giving clear, pertinent examples (Give examples of).
  • List - Set down under each other a series of facts, names, dates, etc.  Write a series of numbered items.
  • Outline - organize facts by arranging them in a series of headings and subheadings to show relationships.
  • Prove - list all logical arguments supporting the statements.
  • Summarize - present concisely all main points.
Discussion Topics
Files
 11.2__outline[1].doc
This is the work started on 5/5 and completed on 5/8. Place on page 113.
 13.1 & 13.3 Outline.doc
This was started on 5/12 and will be completed by Thursday 5/18 due to block scheduling. Place on page 122.
 Bats as Levers.docx
This is the homework of 5/2. Complete andplace on page 110.
 Blood Pressure & the Heart.ppt
This is the 11.2 Notes taken on 5/8. Complete on page 115.
 Bones and Muscles Booklet.doc
These are the directions for the Bones & Muscles Booklet. If absent, you can make a booklet with two pieces of paper folded in half and stapled together, or you can pick up a booklet from the absence work pocket when you return.
 Color_Coding_directions[1
].doc
These are the directions on how to color code.
 CREST OF LIGHT Directions.docx
This homework was started on 5/18 and will be completed by 5/24. Turn this in separately.
 graph_paper[1].doc
Graph paper -- Just print it!
 Harvard Cell video.doc
This is the website and directions for the Harvard "Inner Life of a Cell".
 How_to_Answer_a_Question[
1].doc
This will help you to thoroughly answer a question in order to get the most information from it.
 IQ permission slips.doc
These are the permission slips for the film we will be watching the last week of school.
 Light Powerpoint Notes.ppt
These notes were started on 5/17 & 18 and finished on 5/19. Complete on page 125.
 Online_Textbook_Direction
s[1][1].doc
These are the directions to get the textbook online. Print and follow.
 Optics worksheet.docx
This was completed in some classes on 5/19 and some others on 5/22. Place on page 127.
 parent letter.doc
This is the parent letter that explains how this class works. It was given as homework on 8/11.
 Steps to Preview Reading - student copy.doc
Use these steps before you read and you will remember and understand up to 200% more!
 Youtube - eye dissection.docx
This is the video we watched along with the worksheet we did that goes in the eye packet.
Homework/classwork list and Opener
No "Homework/classwork list and Opener" exist(s)

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