Jeffrey Kirch

Creekside Middle School

Carmel Clay Schools

3525 W. 126th Street (Map It!)

Carmel, IN 46032

(317) 733-6420 ext. 6078


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Week of: 01/16/2017
Monday  Geological Time Test on Canvas 
Tuesday  Microscope Lab and Cells activities in book
Wednesday  Microscope Lab and Cells activities in book
Thursday  Finish Microscope Lab/ Cell Activities
Friday

 Finish Microscope Lab/ Cell Activities

 

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Week of: 01/09/2017
Monday Precambrian and the Paleozoic Era Timeline activity
Tuesday Precambrian and the Paleozoic Era Timeline activity 
Wednesday Test over Geological Time/ Begin Cells unit. Microscopes
Thursday Test over Geological Time/ Begin Cells unit. Microscopes 
Friday Microscope Lab. Letter e, cheek cell and onion cell.  

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Week of: 01/02/2017
Monday "Welcome Back" Geological Time (Fossils)
Tuesday "Welcome Back" Geological Time (Fossils)
Wednesday  The Relative age of rocks activity
Thursday  The Relative age of rocks activity
Friday  Relative Dating Fossil Activity

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Week of: 12/12/2016
Monday  PBL Presentations (Purple Day)
Tuesday  Review of content. Reflection of PBL. Assessment
Wednesday  Review of content. Reflection of PBL. Assessment
Thursday  Geological Time (Movie October Sky) Have a great Break!
Friday  Geological Time (Movie. October Sky Have a great Break!

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Week of: 12/05/2016
Monday  Work on PBL. Group meeting with Mr. Kirch
Tuesday  Work on PBL. Group meeting with Mr. Kirch
Wednesday  Work on PBL. How are you doing? Individual meetings with Mr. Kirch. After school design session.
Thursday  Work on PBL. How are you doing? Individual meetings with Mr. Kirch
Friday  Purple Day. Presentation practice. GRAND PARK PRESENTATIONS ARE MONDAY!!

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Week of: 11/28/2016
Monday Work on Project, Individual and Group. Activity on Role Need to Knows.
Tuesday Develop Master Plan for Grand Park In Greenville CA
Wednesday Develop Master Plan for Grand Park In Greenville CA
Thursday Geological Time Activity- Work on PBL 
Friday Geological Time Activity- Work on PBL

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Week of: 11/21/2016
Monday  Take Entrance Ticket on Plate Tectonics/ Watch Video/ Work on Project
Tuesday  Work on Project, Individual and Group. Activity on Role Need to Knows. 
Wednesday  No School
Thursday  Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday  No School  

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Week of: 11/14/2016
Monday Scaled Drawing Activity (Baseball Field)
Tuesday Scaled Drawing Activity (Baseball Field)
Wednesday Work on Individual Google Doc and Presentation 
Thursday Work on Individual Google Doc and Presentation 
Friday Continue development of Presentation for Grand Park PBL

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Week of: 11/07/2016
Monday  Earth SurfaceTest. Grand Park Entry Event
Tuesday  Entry Event and Entry Document. Groups decided and Role choices
Wednesday  Entry Event and Entry Document. Groups decided and Role choices
Thursday  Content Need to Knows and Idea sharing on Plate Tectonics 
Friday  Content Need to Knows and Idea sharing on Plate Tectonics 

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Week of: 10/31/2016
Monday  Dam Design Project. Study Guide for Earth Surface. Test Friday November 4th
Tuesday  Dam Design Project. Study Guide for Earth Surface. Test Monday November 7th
Wednesday  Complete Dam Project.
Thursday  Complete Dam Project.
Friday  Earth SurfaceTest. Grand Park Entry Event

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Week of: 10/24/2016
Monday  Debate "Fish Bowl" Conventional vs Organic Farming Practices.
Tuesday  Karst Topography Activity
Wednesday  Karst Topography Activity
Thursday  Soil Permeability Dam Lab Study Guide for Soil/Earth Surface Test 
Friday  Soil Permeability Dam Lab Study Guide for Soil/Earth Surface Test

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Week of: 10/17/2016
Monday Fall Break!
Tuesday Turn in homework and completed soil lab.
Wednesday Research on Conventional vs Organic Farming. Prepare for Debate activity on farming practices.
Thursday Research on Conventional vs Organic Farming. Prepare for Debate activity on farming practices.
Friday Debate "Fish Bowl" Conventional vs Organic Farming Practices. 

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Week of: 10/10/2016
Monday  Begin soil fertility lab. 
Tuesday  Complete Soil fertility lab. Soil texture lab with Soil Triangle
Wednesday  Complete Soil fertility lab. Soil texture lab with Soil Triangle
Thursday  Turn in homework and completed soil lab.
Friday  Fall Break!

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Week of: 10/03/2016
Monday

Soil Sample Hike to pond.

Tuesday Soil Sample Hike to pond.
Wednesday Soil Texture Lab Complete Chapter 7 lessons.
Thursday Soil Texture Lab Complete Chapter 7 lessons
Friday Begin soil fertility lab. 

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Week of: 09/26/2016
Monday  Weathering/Erosion Lab
Tuesday  Weathering/Rock activities
Wednesday  Weathering/Rock activities
Thursday  Soils Activities "Dust Bowl Video" Homework Chapter 7 lessons 1 and 2 
Friday  Soils Activities "Dust Bowl Video" Homework Chapter 7 lessons 1 and 2 

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Week of: 09/19/2016
Monday  Rock Cycle Review and Rock Identification Lab
Tuesday  Rock Cycle Review and Rock Identification Lab
Wednesday  Quiz on the Rock cycle and rock formation. Weathering/Erosion Lab
Thursday  Quiz on the Rock cycle and rock formation. Weathering/Erosion Lab
Friday  Weathering/Erosion. Geological Time

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Week of: 09/12/2016
Monday Earth's Interior Makerspace
Tuesday Complete Flip Book (Discuss) Glue into notebook.
Wednesday Complete Flip Book (Discuss) Glue into notebook.
Thursday Rock ID lesson-   Quiz over Earth's interior
Friday Rock ID lesson-   Quiz over Earth's interior

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Week of: 09/05/2016
Monday No School
Tuesday Complete Design Packets. Start Earth Surface
Wednesday  Pond Hike (Intro to the Earth System)
Thursday  Pond Hike (Intro to the Earth System)
Friday  Earth's Interior Makerspace

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Week of: 08/29/2016
Monday Finish Insulation Experiments in Notebook. Work on Design Packet HW if your graph is not completed.
Tuesday Finish Insulation Experiments in Notebook. Work on Design Packet HW if your graph is not completed.
Wednesday Test Coffee Mugs 2 times and collect data. Work on Design Packet
Thursday Test Coffee Mugs 2 times and collect data. Work on Design Packet 
Friday  Complete Design Packets. Start Earth Surface

Turkey Run Field Trip

7th Grade

November 19th, 2016

                             

The Turkey Run Trip is November 19th 2016, leaving Creekside on the bus at 6:30am. We will arrive at Turkey Run around 8:30am. We will be divided into groups to explore and learn throughout different areas of the park. This is a great way to get hands-on experience in many of the areas we cover in class.

We will explore large ravines with exposed weathered rock. Students will examine large trees growing out of boulders, showing the force and strength of tree roots. Students will investigate decaying plant life. Students will also observe large boulders - “wedge rocks” - breaking from steep slopes.

Groundwater and water erosion will be viewed. The sandstone Punchbowl will expose students to  a pronounced waterfall showing water erosion and weathering on rock surfaces.

Upland soils will be studied along with the upland fauna. We will see great expanses of large coniferous and deciduous trees that canopy most of Turkey Run.

This is a fun and exhausting hike through one of the most beautiful areas in Indiana if not the country. Lunch at the Inn will be a wonderful break during our hiking trip. We will learn a lot and have fun too!

 

Itinerary:

  • Leave Creekside at 6:30am by bus. Light breakfast provided
  • Arrive at Turkey Run at approximately 8:00am
  • Trip #1 - 8:00-11:30
  • Lunch 11:30-12:30 (provided)

  • Trip #3 - 12:45-2:15pm Hot Chocolate stop.
  • Load Buses and head back home, 2:30pm (Arrival at Creekside 4:00pm approx.)

If you have any questions please contact me through email.
 

Thanks, Mr. Kirch

 

 

 

 

If you were unable to attend Back to school night. Here is the powerpoint.

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Week of: 08/08/2016
Monday  No School
Tuesday Welcome Back! Purple Day Design a locker sign Contest
Wednesday  Purple Day (Pre-Tests)
Thursday 5 Senses Lab. Outdoor activity and Computer Lab writing
Friday 5 Senses Lab. Outdoor activity and Computer Lab writing    Core+ Team Rocky "Team Building Fun!"

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Week of: 08/15/2016
Monday Book Introduction and Notebook Setup.
Tuesday Book Introduction and Notebook Setup.  Red day Block 2 during Block 4. Begin Stations for Background on Heat Transfer. 
Wednesday Coffee Mug Introduction. "Need to Know" Begin Stations for Background on Heat Transfer. Block 2 NWEA. 
Thursday Coffee Mug Introduction. "Need to Know" Begin Stations for Background on Heat Transfer.  Design of Coffee Mug, build and test.
Friday Complete Stations for Background on Heat Transfer. Begin design packet for coffee mug.

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Week of: 08/22/2016
Monday Complete Stations for Background on Heat Transfer. Begin design packet for coffee mug. NWEA Block 2
Tuesday Mini Lesson on Insulators. Bring in Insulators from home to test (Share). Continue to work on Design Packet completed.
Wednesday Mini Lesson on Insulators. Bring in Insulators from home to test (Share). Continue to work on Design Packet.
Thursday Complete Design Packet and begin build and Test Coffee mug. Block 2 NWEA
Friday Complete Design Packet and begin build and Test Coffee mug.

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