Phone: 314-241-2295 x22307
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Ms. Theresa Matheus
Room Number 311
Planning Time 1:54-3:02
Hello! I miss you all so much.
I hope you are staying safe and keeping your families healthy during these changing circumstances. Now is the time for us to come together (virtually). My virtual learning lessons are intended to help students continue their learning while school is not in session and to minimize disruption. So, evey weeky by 8 am on Monday i will have new science topics and standard posted for the week under the assignments tab to the left. It is required of me for students to learn two topics. I will assign the first then they are to seek the next topic of their choice, this topic will be documented in their learning logs (example of learning log is in the Dear student section below). Students are recomended to spend 5-10 hours a week on course work. All assigned course work will be due by 3pm Friday in Microsoft Teams. If you have any questions please email me Monday thru Friday from 8am to 3pm, i will respond back within 24 hours. Also, there is some very valuable resources in the link below (internet access, medicine pick-up, child well-being, mental help and avoididng COVID-19 scams) in link below:
Keeping a Learning Log
A learning log is a space where you can write your thoughts, feelings, and questions about what you are studying. The writing you do in a learning log is quick and ungraded, so there is no pressure to get it perfect. More importantly, it will help you deepen your learning in any class, no matter the subject area.
Learning logs work best when you write in them regularly—every day or every other day. Once you get into a routine, you will more easily remember, understand, and apply the new concepts you are learning about in your classes. Follow these tips to get started:
- Designate a space for your learning log.
- Choose a reading assignment or a classroom lesson to respond to in your learning log.
- Write freely for 5-10 minutes about what you learned or still need to learn. Try answering one these questions to get started:
- What is most important thing I Iearned from the reading or lesson?
- What strategies helped me understand the reading or lesson?
- What is something that puzzles me about the topic?
- How does the concept relate to my own life?
- How does the topic or concept relate to other things I have read or learned
SAMPLE LEARNING LOG BELOW:
Key words: Diptera, viruses, bacteria, malaria
I thought flies and mosquitoes were a pain just because they bite. But it turns out that you can get more than an itchy bump from a mosquito. It can carry germs that cause serious diseases such as malaria. (Fortunately, mosquitoes in the U.S. do not carry malaria. Whew!)
Doctors think that, in all of history, more people have died of malaria than any other disease. And it still kills many people today, especially in Africa. (I wonder what we are doing to prevent it there.) Malaria was also one of the reasons why the Roman Empire fell. That means that mosquitoes have had a big-time effect on history.
- Dont forget the tabs on the lefthave both terrestrial (land) and aquatic (water) virtual tours with guilding questions