ANNOUNCEMENTS

June 12, 2020
HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER!

June 8, 2020
STUDENT ITEM PICK-UP THIS WEEK
Hi Students - You will have the opportunity to pick up your belongings as well as your yearbooks this week. For more information, please check you student email.

June 4, 2020
REMINDER: DESIGNATED ACTIVITIES FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT DUE TOMORROW 
Hi Students - The designated activities must be submitted to my email (RutledK@pwcs.edu) by4:00 PM, Friday, June 5th.

You'll find these
activities are located in the “Student Improvement” folder, located in two places: (1) the Files & Documents section of my Class Page and (2) in Teams.

June 4, 2020
WEDNESDAY'S SCIENCE CLASS RECAP
Hi Students - We had our eighth virtual class yesterday and reviewed classification of living things. You will find notes and activities in the "Virtual Class-Week 8" Folder, located in the Files & Documents section of my Class Page.

Instructions to find class notes and activities:
1) Click on the Files & Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then, click on "Virtual Class-Week 8" Folder.

June 2, 2020
WEDNESDAY'S SCIENCE CLASS REMINDER
Hi Students - We will have our next virtual class in Teams tomorrow. Each class period will meet at a different time. Please be prompt. All students were sent an email reminder that explains how to access Teams and see the scheduled meeting time. Please check your student email.

MEETING START TIMES:
Science Period 1 = Class starts at 8:30 AM.
Science Period 2 = Class starts at 8:50 AM.
Science Period 3 = Class starts at 9:10 AM.
Science Period 4 = Class starts at 9:30 AM.

TOPIC: Classification of Living Things

See you tomorrow!

May 29, 2020
FRIDAY'S VIRTUAL PRIZE CHALLENGE
Hi Students - Today is an activity challenge day! The challenge is to complete the activity below and submit to my email (RutledK@pwcs.edu) by Monday.

Click here to get the activity. 

Click here for helpful hint #1.
Click here for helpful hint #2.

The activity must be submitted to my email by Monday to win a virtual prize!

May 27, 2020
DESIGNATED ACTIVITIES FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Hi Students - You will find the designated activities in the “Student Improvement” folder, located in two places: (1) the Files & Documents section of my Class Page and (2) in Teams.

The designated activities must be submitted to my email (RutledK@pwcs.edu) by 4:00 PM, Friday, June 5th.

All students were sent an email with more information about these activities. Please check your student email.

 May 26, 2020
WEDNESDAY'S SCIENCE CLASS REMINDER
Hi Students - We will have our next virtual class in Teams tomorrow. Each class period will meet at a different time. Please be prompt. All students were sent an email reminder that explains how to access Teams and see the scheduled meeting time. Please check your student email.

MEETING START TIMES:
Science Period 1 = Class starts at 8:30 AM.
Science Period 2 = Class starts at 8:50 AM.
Science Period 3 = Class starts at 9:10 AM.
Science Period 4 = Class starts at 9:30 AM.

TOPIC: Photosynthesis

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!


May 22, 2020
ANOTHER GREAT WEEK!
Hi Students - I am proud of you for participating in another week of virtual learning.

Today, I'd like you to complete one activity and submit to my email
(RutledK@pwcs.edu). 

Instructions to find activities:
1) Click on the Files & Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then, click on any "Virtual Class" Folder.


Until we meet again...Aim High and Reach for the Stars!

Have a wonderful weekend!

May 21, 2020
THURSDAY'S ACTIVITY
Hi Students - Yesterday, we had our six virtual class. We reviewed cell growth & reproduction, and talked about academic performance & continuous improvement. You will find notes and several activities in the "Virtual Class-Week 6" Folder, located in the Files & Documents section of my Class Page.

Today, I encourage you to complete one activity and submit to my email (RutledK@pwcs.edu).


Instructions to find class notes and activities:
1) Click on the Files & Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then, click on "Virtual Class-Week 6" Folder.

Remember - Everything You Need to Succeed is Already in You. Do Your Best and Never Give Up!


May 19, 2020
WEDNESDAY'S SCIENCE CLASS REMINDER
Hi Students - We will have our sixth virtual class in Teams tomorrow. Each class period will meet at a different time. Please be prompt. All students were sent an email reminder that explains how to access Teams and see the scheduled meeting time. Please check your student email.

MEETING START TIMES:
Science Period 1 = Class starts at 8:30 AM.
Science Period 2 = Class starts at 8:50 AM.
Science Period 3 = Class starts at 9:10 AM.
Science Period 4 = Class starts at 9:30 AM.

TOPICS: Cell Growth & Reproduction / Academic Performance & Continuous Improvement


I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

May 18, 2020
USA SCIENCE & ENGINEERING ONLINE FESTIVAL
Hi Students -
Do you remember when we talked about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in class? Well, today and tomorrow between 1:00-2:00 PM, you will have the opportunity to participate in a fun interactive online STEM event!

This STEM event is free, but you must register. Students under 13 years old must have a parent or guardian complete the registration form. Click here to register and learn more about the event.

May 18, 2020
MONDAY'S OFFICE HOURS
Hi Students – Today, I will hold Office Hours between 1:30-3:00 PM in Teams
This is a time for me to connect with you -- I will answer your questions, help you understand topics covered in previous classes, and provide you with academic support.

May 15, 2020
FRIDAY'S ACTIVITY
Hi Students - Today is an activity challenge day! Complete one activity (a practice worksheet, a video and practice quiz, a web quest activity, or a virtual activity) and submit to my email (RutledK@pwcs.edu). You will find the activities in the "Virtual Science Class" Folder, located in the Files & Documents section of my Class Page.


Instructions to find class notes and activities:
1) Click on the Files & Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then, click on "Virtual Science Class" Folder.

Have a wonderful weekend and remember you are Stand Up
                                                                          Stand Tall
                                                                                     And
                                                                            Always Remember to
                                                                                        Shine Your Light!           


May 14, 2020
THURSDAY'S ACTIVITY
Hi Students - Yesterday, we had our fifth virtual class and reviewed UNIT 5: DNA & Heredity. You will find the UNIT 5 notes and activities in the "Virtual Science Class" Folder, located in the Files & Documents section of my Class Page.

Today, I encourage you to complete one activity (a video, a webquest activity, a practice worksheet, a practice quiz, or a video) and submit to my email (RutledK@pwcs.edu).


Instructions to find class notes and activities:
1) Click on the Files & Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then, click on "Virtual Science Class" Folder.

Have a wonderful day and remember You are Amazing!

May 12, 2020
WEDNESDAY'S SCIENCE CLASS REMINDER
Hi Students - We will have our fifth virtual class in Teams tomorrow. Each class period will meet at a different time. Please be prompt. All students were sent an email reminder that explains how to access Teams and see the scheduled meeting time. Please check your student email.

MEETING START TIMES:
Science Period 1 = Class starts at 8:30 AM.
Science Period 2 = Class starts at 8:50 AM.
Science Period 3 = Class starts at 9:10 AM.
Science Period 4 = Class starts at 9:30 AM.

I look forward to seeing you in class tomorrow!


May 11, 2020
MONDAY'S OFFICE HOURS
Hi Students – Today, I will hold Office Hours between 1:30-3:00 PM in Teams
This is a time for me to connect with you -- I will answer your questions, help you understand topics covered in previous classes, and provide you with academic support.

May 8, 2020
Hi Students - You are Phenomenal,
                                   Outstanding,
                                   Terrific, 
                                   Out-of-this world, 
                                   M
agical,
                                   Amazing,
                                   Champions!

Have a wonderful weekend!

May 7, 2020
THURSDAY'S ACTIVITY
Hi Students - Thank you for joining our virtual class yesterday. You'll find the class notes and fun activities in the "Virtual Science Class" Folder, located in the Files & Documents section. 

Today, I encourage you to complete one activity (worksheet, WebQuest, video, practice quiz) and submit to my email (RutledK@pwcs.edu).


Instructions to find class notes and activities:
1) Click on the Files & Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then, click on "Virtual Science Class" Folder.

Have fun & keep smiling!

May 5, 2020
WEDNESDAY'S SCIENCE CLASS REMINDER
Hi Students - We will have our fourth virtual class in Teams tomorrow. Each class period will meet at a different time. Please be prompt. All students were sent an email reminder that explains how to access Teams and see the scheduled meeting time. Please check your student email.

MEETING START TIMES:
Science Period 1 = Class starts at 8:30 AM.
Science Period 2 = Class starts at 8:50 AM.
Science Period 3 = Class starts at 9:10 AM.
Science Period 4 = Class starts at 9:30 AM.
 

See you tomorrow!


May 4, 2020
MONDAY'S OFFICE HOURS
Hi Students – Today, I will hold Virtual Office Hours between 1:30-3:00 PM in TeamsThis is a time for me to connect with you -- I will answer your questions, help you understand topics covered in previous classes, and provide you with academic support.

May 1, 2020
"ACTIVITY CHALLENGE" DAY
Hi Students - There are many fun activities in the Files & Documents section! I have a challenge for you. Here's the challenge: Chose one activity, complete it, and send it to my email (RutledK@pwcs.edu). 

Instructions to find activities:
1) Click on the Files & Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then, click on "Virtual Science Class" Folder.


Have a wonderful weekend.

Until we meet again...Don't be afraid to Dream & Dream Big!

April 29, 2020
TODAY'S VIRTUAL CLASS
Hi Students - Thank you again for another great day of virtual learning! You'll find today's notes and activities in the "Virtual Science Class" Folder, which is located in the Files & Documents section.
 

Instructions to find today's notes and activities:
1) Click on the Files & Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then, click on "Virtual Science Class" Folder.

Until we meet again...Remember your ABC's - Always do your best; Believe in yourself; Change the world!

April 28, 2020
WEDNESDAY'S SCIENCE CLASS REMINDER
Hi Students - We will have our third virtual class in Teams tomorrow. Each class period will meet at a different time. All students were sent an email reminder that explains how to access Teams and see the scheduled meeting time. Please check your student email.

MEETING START TIMES:
Science Period 1 = Class starts at 8:30 AM.
Science Period 2 = Class starts at 8:50 AM.
Science Period 3 = Class starts at 9:10 AM.
Science Period 4 = Class starts at 9:30 AM.

REVIEW TOPICS: Cell Structure, Compare/Contrast Anima/ & Plant Cells, and the Cell Theory


See you tomorrow!

April 28, 2020
TUESDAY'S ACTIVITY
Hi Students - Today is "Virtual Class Activity" Day. You'll find the activities in the "Virtual Science Class" Folder, located in the Files & Documents section. 

Instructions to find activities:
1) Click on the Files & Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then, click on "Virtual Science Class" Folder.

April 27, 2020
MONDAY'S OFFICE HOURS
Hi Students – Today, I will hold Virtual Office Hours between 1:30-3:00 PM in TeamsThis is a time for me to connect with you -- I will answer your questions, help you understand concepts, and provide you with academic support.

April 24, 2020
3RD GRADING PERIOD ENDS TODAY
Hi Students - All missed assignments must be submitted to my email (RutledK@pwcs.edu) TODAY.

Remember - Everything You Need to Succeed is Already in You. Do Your Best and Never Give Up!

April 23, 2020
3RD GRADING PERIOD ENDS TOMORROW, APRIL 24
Hi Students - All missed assignments must be submitted to my email (RutledK@pwcs.edu) by tomorrow.

April 22, 2020
TODAY'S VIRTUAL CLASS
Hi Students - I want to thank you for another great day of virtual learning! You'll find today's notes and activities in the "Virtual Science Class" Folder, which is located in the Files & Documents section.
 

Instructions to find today's notes:
1) Click on the Files & Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then, click on "Virtual Science Class" Folder.

Until we meet again...Remember your ABC's - Always do your best; Believe in yourself; Change the world!

April 21, 2020
WEDNESDAY'S SCIENCE CLASS
Hi Students - We will have our second virtual class in Teams tomorrow. Each class period will meet at a different time. I sent all students an email reminder that explains how to access Teams and see the scheduled meeting time. Please check your student email.

MEETING START TIMES:
Science Period 1 = Class starts at 8:30 AM.
Science Period 2 = Class starts at 8:50 AM.
Science Period 3 = Class starts at 9:10 AM.
Science Period 4 = Class starts at 9:30 AM.

TOPIC: Life Processes & Cellular Organization


See you tomorrow!

April 21, 2020
TUESDAY'S ACTIVITY
Hi Students - Today is "Catch-Up" Day. Please complete all work assigned before March 13 and send to my email (RutledK@pwcs.edu). All missed assignments must be submitted before the end of the 3rd Quarter Grading Period, which is Friday, April 24. You will find more information about each assignment in the Assignments section of my page.

Please contact me at RutledK@pwcs.edu if you have any questions.

Have a wonderful day and remember You are Amazing!

April 20, 2020
MONDAY'S OFFICE HOURS
Hi Students – Today, I will hold Virtual Office Hours between 1:00-3:30 PM in TeamsThis is a time for me to connect with you -- I will answer your questions, help you understand concepts, and provide you with academic support.

I sent all students an email reminder about today’s virtual office hours and how to log in to Teams. Please check your student email
. 

*Distance Learning 7th Grade Science Schedule Reminder*

DAY

MEETING TIME

ONLINE LOCATION

Mondays (Office Hours)

1:00-3:30 PM

Join me in Teams (You will receive an email reminder.)

Wednesdays (Science Class)

8:30-10:00 AM

Join me in Teams (You will receive an email reminder.)


If you have any questions or have trouble accessing Teams, please contact me at RutledK@pwcs.edu
.


April 17, 2020
ASSIGNMENT REMINDER
Hi Students - I want to remind you that you were given four assignments before March 13. If you have not submitted the assignments, please complete and send them to my email (
RutledK@pwcs.edu) by Tuesday, April 21.

Yesterday, I sent an email to students who had not submitted one or more of the assignments. if you have any questions about the assignments you need to complete, please send me an email.

The assignments are listed below and can be found in the "Assignments" Folder, which is located in the Files and Documents section of this page.

Assignments (Due Apr 21)
1) UNIT 6 Vocabulary
2) UNIT 6 Study Guide
3) UNIT 8 Vocabulary
4) UNIT 8 Study Guide

Instructions to find the assignments:
1) Click on the Files & Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then, click on "Assignments" Folder.

Remember - Everything You Need to Succeed is Already in You. Do Your Best and Never Give Up!

Have a wonderful weekend and keep smiling! 

April 15, 2020
I AM PROUD OF YOU
Hi Students - I want to thank you for great day of virtual learning! You'll find today's notes in the "Virtual Science Class" Folder, which is located in the Files and Documents section. 

Instructions to find today's notes:
1) Click on the Files & Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then, click on "Virtual Science Class" Folder.

Until we meet again...Remember that You are Amazing and I am Proud of You!

April 14, 2020
VIRTUAL CLASS MEETING REMINDER
Hi Students - I hope you're enjoying your first day of distance learning!

Tomorrow, we will have our first virtual meeting via Teams. Each class period will meet at a different time. I all students an email reminder that explains how to access Teams and see the scheduled class meeting time. Please check your student email.

Wednesday's Virtual Meeting Start Times:
Science Period 1 = meeting starts at 8:30 AM
Science Period 2 = meeting starts at 8:50 AM
Science Period 3 = meeting starts at 9:10 AM
Science Period 4 = meeting starts at 9:30 AM

If you have any questions, I am an email away.

Have a great day and I look forward to meeting with you tomorrow!


April 13, 2020                                                                    
DISTANCE LEARNING SCHEDULE              
Hi Students - The new
Distance Learning Schedule will officially begin tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14th! vl

I will hold weekly Virtual Science Classes on Wednesdays, between 8:30-10:00 AM. You will receive an invitation to join the virtual meetings. Students, please be on the lookout for your meeting invite! 


I will also have Virtual Office Hours on Mondays, between 1:30-3:00 PM. This is a time for me to connect with you. During this time, I will answer your questions, help you understand concepts, and provide you with academic support. You will receive an invitation to join the virtual. Students, please be on the lookout for your meeting invite!
 

To summarize, my distance learning schedule is listed below.
  1. Our Virtual Science Classes (meet by video) are scheduled on Wednesdays between 8:30-10:00 AM
  2. My Virtual Office Hours (meet by video) are scheduled on Mondays between 1:30-3:00 PM

 I hope you have a great day and I look forward to meeting with you on Wednesday, April 15!


April 6, 2020
Hi Students -
You are Phenomenal,
                                  Outstanding,
                                  Terrific, 
                                  Out-of-this world, 
                                  M
agical,
                                  Amazing,
                                  Champions.

I am so lucky to be your teacher! I miss you all!

Have a wonderful Spring Break!


April 6, 2020
SPRING BREAK (April 6-10)
Hi Parents, Guardians, and Students – this week is Spring Break! During this time, no work will be assigned. Enjoy this time with your families and stay safe. 


April 3, 2020
FRI
DAY'S ACTIVITY
Hi Students - today you will complete the UNIT 6 Study Guide. The study guide, along with important information are located in the Assignments section of this page. Please do your best. Thank you.

***Send your completed assignment to my email no later than Tuesday, April 14.***
   
My Email:
 RutledK@pwcs.edu

Instructions to find Assignment:
1) Click on the Assignments section in left margin of this page.
2) Then, read the instructions carefully.

April 2, 2020
THURSDAY'S ACTIVITY
Hi Students - today you will complete the UNIT 6 Vocabulary
. The vocabulary, along with important information are located in the Assignments section of this page. Please do your best. Thank you.
***Send your completed assignment to my email no later than Tuesday, April 14.***
   
My Email:
 RutledK@pwcs.edu

Instructions to find Assignment:
1) Click on the Assignments section in left margin of this page.
2) Then, read the instructions carefully.

April 1, 2020
WEDNESDAY'S ACTIVITY
Hi Students - today is a Catch-Up Day. Please read the information below and do your best. Thank you.


• If you have not completed the Unit 8 Vocabulary or Unit 8 Study Guide, click on the Assignments tab in the left margin.
• If you have completed and submitted the Unit 8 Vocabulary and Unit 8 Study Guide, click on the Files and Documents tab in the left margin to access additional activities

Please email me at RutledK@pwcs.edu if you have any questions or need to reach out.


March 31, 2020
TUESDAY'
S ACTIVITY 
Hi Students - today you will complete the UNIT 8 Study Guide. The study guide, along with important information are located in the Assignments section of this page. Please do your best. Thank you.

***Send your completed assignments to my email no later than Tuesday, April 14.***
   
My Email: RutledK@pwcs.edu

Instructions to find Assignment:
1) Click on the Assignments section in left margin of this page.
2) Then read the instructions carefully.

March 30, 2020
MONDAY'S ACTIVITY
Hi Parents, Guardians, and Students - I've decided to use
Khan Academy as an additional resource to assist students with:
1) completion of work assigned prior to March 13; and 
2) topic review material.

Students - today you will complete the UNIT 8 Vocabulary. The vocabulary, along with important information are located in the Assignments section of this page. Please do your best. Thank you.
***Send your completed assignments to my email no later than Tuesday, April 14.***
    My Email: RutledK@pwcs.edu

Instructions to find Assignment:
1) Click on the Assignments section in left margin of this page.
2) Then follow the instructions.

March 27, 2020
FRIDAY'S ACTIVITY
Hi Students - today you will complete the Web Quest activity, which focuses on ecosystems and food webs. You will find this activity in the "Topic Review Activities" Folder located in the Files and Documents section of this page. Please do your best. Thank you.
***Send me an email after you complete this activity.***
    My Email: RutledK@pwcs.edu

Instructions to find Web Quest Activity:
1) Click on Files and Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then click "Topic Review Activities" Folder.


March 26, 2020

THURSDAY'S ACTIVITY
Hi Students - today you will complete the Discovery Education Video Review, which focuses on food chains and food webs. You will find this activity in the "Topic Review Videos" Folder located in the Files and Documents section of this page. Please do your best. Thank you.

Instructions to find Video Review:
1) Click on Files and Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then click "Topic Review Videos" Folder.


March 26, 2020
THURSDAY'S ACTIVITIES
Hi Students - today you will complete Topic Review Activity 2, which focuses on energy pyramids. You will find this activity in the "BrainPOP Topic Review" Folder located in the Files and Documents section of this page. Please do your best. Thank you.

Instructions to find Activity 2:
1) Click on Files and Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then click "BrainPOP Topic Review" Folder.

Hi Students - you will find the Food Web Game in the "Topic Review Game" Folder located in the Files and Documents section of this page. 

Instructions to find Food Web Game:
1) Click on Files and Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then click "Topic Review Game" Folder.


March 25, 2020
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Hello Parents, Guardians, and Students - I've uploaded the Life Science (LS) Curriculum Guide to the Useful Links section. This guide highlights the VA Standards taught prior to March 13. 

You will also find the same VA Standards in the Calendar section.


March 25, 2020
WEDNESDAY'S ACTIVITY
Hi Students - today you will complete Topic Review Activity 1, which focuses on food chains. You will find this activity in the "BrainPOP Topic Review" Folder located in the Files and Documents section of this page. Please do your best. Thank you.

Instructions to find Activity 1:
1) Click on Files and Documents section in left margin of this page.
2) Then click "BrainPOP Topic Review" Folder.


March 24, 2020
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Previously Taught Standards
Please check the
Calendar section for the Life Science SOLs that have been taught prior to March 13.

March 23, 2020
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Previous Evaluations and Assignments

Parent, Guardians, ans Students-Prior to Friday, March 13, students completed the evaluations and assignments listed below. You may access the grades for these
assessments by logging in to ParentVUE or StudentVUE.

Evaluations:
• UNIT 8 TEST (Energy Flow and Cycling of Matter)
• UNIT 6 TEST (Classification of Living Things)
• UNIT 6 QUIZ (
Classification of Living Things)

Assignments:
• UNIT 8 KEY VOCABULARY (Energy Flow and Cycling of Matter) 
• UNIT 8 STUDY GUIDE (Energy Flow and Cycling of Matter) 
• UNIT 6 KEY VOCABULARY (Classification of Living Things) 
• UNIT 6 STUDY GUIDE (Classification of Living Things) 

Per Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) instruction, no new student work should be assigned or graded until at least March 27. Per the Governor's direction, all student due dates for assignments have been extended until at least April 14. The third quarter grading period has been extended until at least April 17.* 

*Please continue to visit the PWCS website for the most up-to-date information regarding the changes caused by COVID-19.   

New Unit Introduced March 6
Students were also introduced to UNIT 9: Populations and Communities. The UNIT 9 Test, initially scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 26, will be rescheduled upon our return to school. The VA Standards of Learning (SOLs) for the UNIT 9 are listed below for your reference.

UNIT 9 SOLs:
LS.7
The student will investigate and understand that interactions exist among members of a population. Key concepts include
a) competition, cooperation, social hierarchy, territorial imperative; and 
b) influence of behavior on a population.

LS.8 
The student will investigate and understand interactions among populations in a biological community. Key concepts include 
a) the relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers in food webs;  
b) the relationship between predators and prey; 
c) competition and cooperation; 
d) symbiotic relationships; and  
e) niches.