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Melissa Valenti

Mrs. Valenti: Accelerated Earth Science 8 and Extended Earth Science 8


 

 

 
Keep in touch with Mrs. Valenti
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To be able to provide students and parents with the most up to date information and current events in Earth Science, please consider receiving texts or push notifications, directly from Mrs. Valenti, through the Remind App!  Easy instructions are below.

Digital links to course information are also provided below:

For students and parents enrolled in Accelerated Regents Earth Science 8 (Periods 2, 4 and 8)
2016-2017 Earth Science 8 Regents Course Information Sheet 

Sign up for important updates from Mrs. Valenti (Regents Earth Science 8A)

Choose a way to receive messages
1.  Push Notifications through the Remind App

Download the mobile app for Remind (it's free) by following this link in your web browser on your smart phone or mobile device:

rmd.at/es8a

Follow the instructions for sign up.  You'll receive push notifications through the app on your mobile device.  Remember, your number remains completely private, even from Mrs. Valenti.

OR

2. Text Message Notifications

Text the message @es8a to the number 81010

If you have issues with 81010 try texting the same @es8a to (203) 903 9864
Again, your mobile number remains private.


For students and parents enrolled in Earth Science 8 Extended (Period 1)
2016-2017 Earth Science 8 Extended Course Information Sheet 

Sign up for important updates from Mrs. Valenti (Earth Science 8E)

Choose a way to receive messages
1.  Push Notifications through the Remind App

Download the mobile app for Remind (it's free) by following this link in your web browser on your smart phone or mobile device:

rmd.at/es8e

Follow the instructions for sign up.  You'll receive push notifications through the app on your mobile device.  Remember, your number remains completely private, even from Mrs. Valenti.

OR

2. Text Message Notifications

Text the message @es8e to the number 81010

If you have issues with 81010 try texting the same @es8e to (203) 903 9864
Again, your mobile number always remains private.


Digital Link to the Earth Science Reference Tables for all 8th Grade Science Students:

2011 Ed. Earth Science Reference Tables  (latest edition of the Earth Science Reference Tables to be used during the 2015-2016 school year)


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Mrs. Valenti's Homework
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ESR8 Regents and Extended Homework :

**be sure to check in class HW board for most up to date assignments and test and quiz dates**

** Remind messages are sent regularly to update students and parents about upcoming assessments, projects and important information**

Be sure to note homework assignments by your CLASS PERIOD!

Monday: 


Tuesday: 

 Wednesday: Periods 2, 4, 8-  Period 9- 

Thursday : Periods 2, 4, 8-   Period 9-

Friday :  Periods 2, 4, 8-   Period 9-

 Tests, Quizzes, due dates, etc.


 
     
 
ESR 8A Note Packets
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These are note packets for periods 2, 4 and 8 Students only:

Have all 14 note packets?  Missing a few?  Here they are.  Be sure you have the current copy of your notes in class each day:

Prologue Unit

Unit 1:  Mapping Earth's Surface
Unit 2:  Earth in Space
Unit 3:  Our Solar System
Unit 4:  Deep Space
Unit 5:  Energy in Earth Processes
Unit 6:  Insolation
Unit 7:  Weather and Atmospheric Processes

Unit 8:  Water and Climate
Unit 9:  Weathering and Erosion
Unit 10:  Minerals, Rocks and Resources
Unit 11:  Dynamic Crust
Unit 12:  Landscapes and Geomorphology
Unit 13:  Earth's History


**links to note packets will be updated as the year progresses.  These are copies of the "skeleton" notes that are given at the beginning of each unit.  Do not lose your actual in class, updated note packets!
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ESR8A Regents Exam Info
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Physical Setting Earth Science Regents occurs in two parts:

Lab Practical (in class): the lab practical will take place during your regular double period of Earth Science on in late May, 2017.  Mrs. Valenti will provide detailed information regarding your lab practical starting in April, 2017.

Written Exam (for all students enrolled in Accelerated Earth Science 8 Regents with Mrs. Valenti) is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 15, 2017 (following NYS Regents Examination Schedule) from 12:15 pm to 3:15 pm.


Every Tuesday's extra help, during May and June, is Regents Review, come with questions, concerns or topics you want to spend more time on.  Bring Regents Exams you are working on.  You must come with materials.

Need more review resources?  Head to
www.regentsprep.org click on Earth Science and choose a topic or past exams to practice or just refresh what you already know.

Practice Regents Exams are found at:  http://www.nysedregents.org/EarthScience/ 

Suggested Assignments and Readings from the Barron's Let's Review:  Earth Science book


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Reading and Writing Support
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Article Write-Up Summary Format for ESR8 (click here) to be used when actively reading Science Articles.  Be sure to staple or hyperlink article to your write-up.  You may submit this write-up via email:  mevalenti@northsalemschools.org

Argumentative Writing Rubrics Grades 6-8
(click here) be sure to use this rubric when stating a claim and supporting it with textual evidence.

Informative/Expository Rubrics Grades 6-8 (click here)...stay tuned, this will be available soon!
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Answer Keys (2,4,8 ONLY)
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Here are the keys to some of the additional review work provided in class today:

Topographic Map Profile:  How to Guide Packet

Reading, Analyzing and Constructing Profiles from a Field Map (Lake Ontario)

Email Mrs. Valenti with any questions or concerns:  valentime@northsalemschools.org

Your test is tomorrow!!
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Sunday, October 22, 2017