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    Welcome to
    Mrs. Hudson's
    Teacher Webpage!
     
    I am so excited to DO Science with the students!
     
    I am Tiffany Hudson and this will be my 7th year teaching at AUGS. In my time here, I have taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Science, Computers, and even a Drama class! This will be my 6th year teaching Science, and my 2nd year with 6th graders. Teaching 6th grade is such a fun experience! I am always so impressed with 6th graders' work ethic and ease to transition into middle school. 
     
    I am the co-head of our school's Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) team, a member of the Building Leadership Team (BLT), the district Science committee, and the district Science curriulum pilot committee (we will be fully implementing our new curriculum, Amplify-this year, in all Science classes across the district). Amplify is a program and curriculum that I was able to pilot for a full year. I am passionate about its real-world relevance, engaging and motivating lessons and activities, and most of all-by the growth the students made during their learning expriences throughout this past school year. 
     
    My philosophy of teaching Science is that learning should be of student interest, engaging, real-world relevant, and hands-on! I like to work to make students well aware that they are constantly surrounded by Science.
     
    I am married and my husband and I are expecting our first child, due in November 2019! We are excited to welcome our little one into the world. We reside in Grayslake, IL.
     
    I look forward to getting to know all of the students, and working with you to encourage them to achieve success in all areas.  I care about their Science grade, but I care most about them, them being kind to each other, and building confidence in themselves.  
     
    It's going to be a great year!
     

    Please do not hesitate to email or call me with any questions or concerns.
     
    Classroom Phone: 847-838-8426 (you will not be able to reach me here from 7:30am-2:43pm).
     
    Email: thudson@antioch34.com (preferred)
     
    If there is an emergency, please call the office (847-838-8301)
     
     
    MAJOR announcements will be written in this section. 
     
      
     
    6th Grade Mission Statement:
     

     We are the 6th grade Warriors.

    We will RESPECT and INSPIRE others.

    We will challenge ourselves

    and work hard

    to achieve personal excellence.

    We will never give up and

    we will always be warriors!

  • Hello!

    In this section you will see a few things.  Each day, I share what we did that day, any homework we have (can also be found on the 6th knight's team hw page), and any attachments for homework.  Please check my website EACH DAY, absent or not!

    Everything you need is on THIS page!  Just keep SCROLLING down for older information.  NEWEST information is at the top (Just below this).  HOMEWORK that is newly assigned will be bolded in RED. Older homework will be bolded in PURPLE.

    Friday 11/1/19: Today is Mrs. Hudsoin's last day! She wil be on maternity leave until approximately 1/21/20.  Please be patient while Mrs. Keppen is settling in.  HW for Science class will be added every day, to the TEAM homework calendar, but you may not see anything new here until she has access to this website.  Thanks for your understanding!

    Today the students took a field trip to High School to see the play, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, it was great!

    HOMEWORK: NONE

    Thursday 10/31/19: Today we finished Chapter two of our Metabolism Unit.  We finally diagnosed Elisa! Elisa was feeling tired all the time because she has Diabetes.  We wrote and discussed this diagnosis in class. 

    HOMEWORK: NONE

    Wednesday 10/30/19:  Today we worked on lesson 2.6.  We worked with a partner to play the "Guess my model" game, in which we used scenario cards to model different scenarios that may take place in the body, and had to choose where to place milecules in the body systems, accordingly.  Our partner had to try and guess which scenario we were modeling. This is a great review for us!

    HOMEWORK: Amplify Metabolism 2.6 part 5

    Tuesday 10/29/19: Today we took the critical juncture assessment for our Metabolism Unit.  This assessment is ungraded.  It is used to determine which students need extra concepts in what has already been taught, which students are right on target, and which students need enrichment.  If you were absent you need to make up this assessment. 

    HOMEWORK: See me during success to make up the critical juncture assessment if you were absent today.

    Monday 10/28/19: Today we started and completed Amplify Metablosim 2.4  Much of it was finished in class. If yu didn't finish in class or were absent, please complete for homework...

    HOMEWORK: 2.3 parts 2, 3, and 4.

    Friday 10/25/19:  Today we completed Amplify Metabolism lesson 2.3.  

    HOMEWORK: 2.3 parts 4 and 5 (many finished in class)

    Thursday 10/24/19: Today we completed lesson 2.2 and began lesson 2.3.  We discussed the condition we read about with a partner (either anemia, asthma, diabetes, or a pancreas injury).  We talked about the problems these conditons can cause and discussed the possibility of our patient, Elisa, having one of these conditions based on her symptoms. We then started 2.3.

    HOMEWORK:

    2.2 part 4

    2.3 parts 1, 2, and 3

    Wednesday 10/23/19: Today we began, but didn't finish, Amplify-Metabolism, 2.2.  We formed groups of four students and each student in the group read a different article about medical conditions.  We will share our annotations with a partner tomorrow, and discuss what we have read as a class. We will use this information to compare what we know about Elisa and why she feels tired all the time, in the process of disgnosing her. 

    HOMEWORK: Ensure you have read YOUR article and made several annotations throughout. 

    Include thoughful questions using the question starters we discussed in class. 

    Make sure you have chosen at least ONE thoughtful question to share with a partner, by editing your annotation to say #share.

    Tuesday 10/22/19: Today we completed lesson 2.1.  

    HOMEWORK: 2.1 part 4 (there are two parts)

    Monday 10/21/19:  Today we began Amplify metabolism 2.1  We are playing a game that simulates a model of a healthy, functioning human body.  We are doing an investigation to discover, "How do molecules from food and air get to the cells in the body?" We will continue to play our game tomorrow. 

    HOMEWORK: NONE

    Friday 10/18/19: All classes completed Amplify Metabolism lesson 1.3.  

    HOMEWORK: 1.3 part 6 (part 7 is optional)

    Thursday 10/17/19: Today we completed Amplify Metabolism 1.2 (homework done in class, 1.2 part 4) and started 1.3.  We will finish this lesson tomorrow.

    HOMEWORK:

    1.2 part 4

    1.3 part 2 (3 annotations) and choose 1 to share, by editing it and adding "#share".

    Wednesday 10/16/19: Today we worked on Amplify-Metabolism 1.2, tomorrow we will finish this lesson.

    HOMEWORK: NONE

    Tuesday 10/15/19:  Today we began our new unit, Metabolism.  We took the ungraded pre-assessment.  If you were absent, you must see me during success to make this up. I have to unlock it, you cannot do it on your own. 

    HOMEWORK: NONE

    Monday 10/14/19: No School

    HOMEWORK: ANY LATE WORK from the Microbiomes unit is due by 2:50pm on TUESDAY 10/15!

    Friday 10/11/19: Today all classes completed the Microbiomes unit.  All grades are updated in PowerSchool. Tuesday is the last day to turn in late work for this unit.

    HOMEWORK: Any late work for the microbiomes unit.

    Thursday 10/10/10:  Today we all finished 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7! Thus completes our unit on Microbiomes!

    HW:

    Periods 5, 6, and 7: Assessment tomorrow (we will prepare for the two-question asssessment in class before we take it)

    Periods 1 and 2: NONE

    Wednesday 10/9/19: Today periods 1 and 2 completed Amplify MB 2.6 and 2.7. Periods 5 and 6 completed 2.6. Period 7 completed 2.5

    HW:

    Periods 1 and 2: Short assessment tomorrow

    Periods 5 and 6: complete 2.7 prepare for assessment, for Friday

    Period 7: complete 2.6 and 2.7, prepare for assessment, for Friday

    Tuesday 10/8/19: Today we played games and got to know Mrs. Keppen who will be subbing when Mrs. Hudson is on maternity leave!

    HW: NONE

    Monday 10/7/19: Today we had a reading/catch up on homework day!

    HOMEWORK: Same as Friday, if not complete. 

    Friday 10/4/19: Today we completed Amplify MB 2.6, and sorted evidence, based on relevance, to help gain more reasoning to complete ur scientific arguments. 

    Periods 1 and 2: HW-Complete 2.6 part 6

    Periods 5 and 6: NO HW

    Period 7: Complete 2.5 part 5

    Thursday 10/3/19: 

    Periods 1, 2, 5, and 6: Today we worked on Amplify MB 2.6 (Attachments below this line) You would need to complete parts 1 2, and 3, so far.

    Amplify MB 2.6

    Amplify MB 2.6 part 3 article 1

    Amplify MB 2.6 part 3 article 2

    Period 7: We began our Scientific Writing Arguments. 

    We will finish this tomorrow.  By next week our initial Scientific Argument Writing will be graded and ready to revise.  When completed, we will use new evidence and analysis to complete the scientific argument. 

    HOMEWORK: 1, 2, 5, 6: NONE

    Period 7: Rough draft of scientific writing argument. SEE BELOW:

    REMEMBER:

    Paragraph format: USE YOUR REASONING TOOL (part 4) AND feel free to GO BACK in Amplify to any other lesson if it helps you recall details about your evidence.

    1st sentence: State subclaim word for word

    2nd sentence: DESCRIBE your first piece evidence-doesn't mater which one, just choose one! (add detail to what is already listed in your reasoning tool)  Begin with, "Evidence that supports this claim is..."

    3rd sentence: Give resaoning that explains your evidence (and ties it to your subcalim), you can copy and paste the reasoning from the reasoning tool (part 4)

    4th sentence: Describe your SECOND piece of evidence (doesn't matter which, just choose one!)(add detail to what is already listed in your reasoning tool) Begin with, "Additional evidence that supports this claim is..."

    5th sentence: Give reasoning that explains your evidence (and ties it to yur subclaim), you can copy and paste your reasoning from the resoning tool (part 4).

    6th sentence: RESTATE your SUBCLAIM, starting with "Therefore..." IN YOUR OWN WORDS!

    Wednesday 10/2/19: Today the classes worked on different things:

    Period 1 had a study hall: NO HW

    Period 2 revised their Scientific Argument Writing: HW-REVISE BY FRIDAY

    Period 7: NO HW

    Period 5, 6:  HW-2.5 part 5 (scientific writing arguement) SEE BELOW:

    REMEMBER:

    Paragraph format: USE YOUR REASONING TOOL (part 4) AND feel free to GO BACK in Amplify to any other lesson if it helps you recall details about your evidence.

    1st sentence: State subclaim word for word

    2nd sentence: DESCRIBE your first piece evidence-doesn't mater which one, just choose one! (add detail to what is already listed in your reasoning tool)  Begin with, "Evidence that supports this claim is..."

    3rd sentence: Give resaoning that explains your evidence (and ties it to your subcalim), you can copy and paste the reasoning from the reasoning tool (part 4)

    4th sentence: Describe your SECOND piece of evidence (doesn't matter which, just choose one!)(add detail to what is already listed in your reasoning tool) Begin with, "Additional evidence that supports this claim is..."

    5th sentence: Give reasoning that explains your evidence (and ties it to yur subclaim), you can copy and paste your reasoning from the resoning tool (part 4).

    6th sentence: RESTATE your SUBCLAIM, starting with "Therefore..." IN YOUR OWN WORDS!

    Tuesday 10/1/19:  Today period 1 and 2 started their rough draft Scientific Argument Writing (SAW) for the press release for the Human Microbiome Research Institute.  Our goal is to prove to Senator Naysmith that the small things DO matter, and that he should NOT cut funding for fecal transplant research.  In our paragraphs, we used evidence and reasoning to support our claims. 

    Periods 5, 6, and 7 had a study hall and will do this tomorrow.

    HOMEWORK:

    Periods 5, 6, 7-NO HW

    Periods 1 and 2: Amplify 2.5 part 5,

    REMEMBER:

    Paragraph format: USE YOUR REASONING TOOL (part 4) AND feel free to GO BACK in Amplify to any other lesson if it helps you recall details about your evidence.

    1st sentence: State subclaim word for word

    2nd sentence: DESCRIBE your first piece evidence-doesn't mater which one, just choose one! (add detail to what is already listed in your reasoning tool)  Begin with, "Evidence that supports this claim is..."

    3rd sentence: Give resaoning that explains your evidence (and ties it to your subcalim), you can copy and paste the reasoning from the reasoning tool (part 4)

    4th sentence: Describe your SECOND piece of evidence (doesn't matter which, just choose one!)(add detail to what is already listed in your reasoning tool) Begin with, "Additional evidence that supports this claim is..."

    5th sentence: Give reasoning that explains your evidence (and ties it to yur subclaim), you can copy and paste your reasoning from the resoning tool (part 4).

    6th sentence: RESTATE your SUBCLAIM, starting with "Therefore..." IN YOUR OWN WORDS!

    Monday 9/30/19: We are working on analyzing the data from Patient 23's case study. Different classes landed in different spots for this lesson today.

    HOMEWORK: 

    Periods 1 and 2: Amplify MB 2.5 part 4

    Periods 5, 6, and 7: NO HW

    Amplify MB 2.5

    Friday 9/27/19:  Today we completed lesson 2.4 and began lesson 2.5.

    HOMEWORK: 2.4 part 5 (make 5 annoations thrughout the article), 2.5 part 1: complete the warm-up. We had some class time to work on this.  Due MONDAY (NO HW for period 7) 

    Amplify MB 2.4

    Amplify MB 2.4 ARTICLE

    Thursday 9/26/19: Today we started Amplify Microbiome Lesson 2.4.  We got as far as part 3 and will complete the lesson tomorrow.

    HOMEWORK: NONE

    Wednesday 9/25/19:  Today we had a sub while Mrs. Hudson was at a workshop.  We watched/or finished watching and episode of Cosmos about microorganisms.

    HOMEWORK: NONE

    Tuesday 9/24/19:  Today we completed lesson 2.3.  

    HOMEWORK: Amplify MB 2.3 part 5

    *5 annotations throughout the WHOLE article. (All the way to the bottom)

    It's okay to annotate pictures, too.  J

    ust a highlight or just an underline, is not an annotation. 

    You must make a note to make an annotation. 

    It could be a question or connection, and can relate to something you underlined or highlighted.

    Also answer the question about the article, in a COMPLETE SENTENCE.  ATTACHMENTS BELOW

    2.3

    2.3 Article

    Monday 9/23/19: Today we worked on lesson 2.3. We are working hard to evaluate evidence as being relevant or irrelevant to our claim, in developing our written scientific arguements. Tomorrow we wll finish this lesson and hopefully, the homework in class. 

    HOMEWORK: NONE

    Friday 9/20/19: All classes should now have completed lesson 2.2 parts 4 and 5, and lesson 2.3 part 1-the warm up.  This was done in class.  If you were absent you need to make this up.  Lesson 2.3 is attached below. 

    2.3

    Thursday 9/19/19:  Today and tomorrow each class will watch part of a Cosmos video about how the "small things matter", which is our mission to prove, to The Human Microbiome Institute, and we will also complete lesson 2.2 and begin lesson 2.3.

    HOMEWORK: NONE

    Wednesday 9/18/19:  Today we had an assembly that took up all of 1st period and most of 2nd period. We then taught Second Step lessons in all core classes. We had our regular success and encore classes (periods 3, 4, and 8).

    HOMEWORK: NONE

    Tuesday 9/17/19:  Today we had NWEA testing and Second Step.  We did not meet as a Science class.  We will also have an assembly and Second Step tomorrow (Wednesday) and will not meet for Science until Thursday. 

    HOMEWORK: NONE

    Monday 9/16/19:  Today we began Amplify MB 2.2.  We are beginning to look at the case study of patient 23.  We are analyzing and evaluating information about this patient to determine the changes in their gut microbiome before, during, and after a fecal transplant.  We are still trying to prove to Senator Naismith, that the "small things really do matter"! We stopped after part 3 and will continue on Thursday.

    HOMEWORK: NONE (1st-6th period)

    2.1 part 5 (7th period)

    Friday 9/13/19:  Today we completed lesson 2.1 in Active Reading.  We reaqd and discussed an article about the human micrbiome.  We began lesson 2.2, where we will be investigating a case study of a patient who may benefit from a fecal transplant.

    HOMEWORK: 2.1 part 5

    Amplify MB 2.1

    Thursday 9/12/19:  Today we had NWEA testing and Second Step, and no actual classwork.

    HOWEWORK: Any and all late work!

    Wednesday 9/11/19:

    Today we began chapter 2 of our Micrbiomes unit.  In Chapter two we will conduct reserach and investigations to answer the question: "How can fecal transplants cure patients infected with harmful bacteria?"

    HOMEWORK: Amplify MB 2.1 part 3-ADD 5 momre annotations (in addition to what you've copied from me) Annotations must go all the way to the bottom (more than 5 is okay)

    The lesson and the article are attached below.

    MB 2.1

    Article: The Human Microbiome-A World Inside You

    Tuesday 9/10/19:  Today we created a classroom newsletter to refelct what we've been learning about in Science.  You can print the assignment below to make it up, or get one from me in class.  You ALSO need the checklist, for directions on how to complete the newsletter.  BOTH must be turned in.

    HOMEWORK:

    Class newsletter and checklist, click below. (NOT 7th period)

    Science Newsletter

    Newsletter Checklist

    Monday 9/9/19:  Today we started AND completed Amplify MB 1.3.  We compared sizes of cells and molecules.

    HOMEWORK: Amplify MB 1.3 part 5

    MB 1.3

    7th period: Amplify 1.2 parts 4 and 5 (5 has two parts!)

    Friday 9/6/19:  Today we checked in our homework and went over some of it.  If you were absent or did not complete it, DO THAT NOW! We also discussed the importance of checking PowerSchool, how to turn in late work on Amplify, and practiced visiting my teacher webpage.

    HOMEWORK: NONE

    Thursday 9/5/19: Today we worked on Amplify MB 1.2 parts 3, 4, and 5.

    (Period 7 did not get past part 3)

    HOMEWORK: 

    Amplify 1.2 Parts 3, 4, and 5 (two parts) 

    Part 3: Scale model drawing: Scale Drawing Directions and Checklist 

    Part 4: Reflection

    Part 5: TWO PARTS, must complete both parts!

            Part 1: fill in table using scale tool.

            Part 2: Read article and answer all 3 ?'s.

    PRESS HAND IN ON PARTS 4 AND 5! Or they are late!

    Here are the paper copies of 1.2 and the artcle for part 5 (part 2 of part 5)

    1.2

    Cells Article

    Wednesday 9/4/19: Today we finished watching the video about the human Microbiome.  Very interesting and pretty gross! I have attached the video here if you'd like to view it again.

    https://www.pbs.org/video/nova-wonders-whats-living-in-you-fnbfuy/

    Tuesday 9/3/19:  Today most classes started MB 1.2.  We did not complete this lesson and will finish it tomorrow. We began to investigate the question, "How do microscopic things vary in size?".

    HOMEWORK: NONE, but FEEL FREE to work on your scaled microorganism drawings! They will not be due until Thursday.

    Friday 8/30/19: Today most classes completed Amplify Microbiomes Lesson 1.1.  We are investigating the idea of scale, through sorting activities and the scale tool.

    HOMEWORK: Amplify MB 1.1 Part 7 HW (due Tuesday 9/3).

    You can access this from any device with internet, here is the paper copy if that is not an option.

    (Go to last page, "Homework-Reflecting about Microorganisms) Click on link.

    Amplify MB 1.1 HW

    Thursday 8/29/19:  Today we worked on Amplify:Microbiomes, Chapter 1, Lessonn 1.1.  WE only got about as far as part 4 out of 7, and this varied per class. Part 7 will be homework, but we will wor on it in clas, tomorrow. 

    HOMEWORK: PARENT LETTERS DUE TOMORROW

    Wednesday 8/28/19:  Today we began our Science launch unit on Microbiomes.  it was VERY interesting! We discussed the definitions of Micrbiome, Microorganisms, and scale.  We looked at enlarged and zoomed in pictures of things like eyelashes, hair, and blood cells. 

    HOMEWORK: NONE

    Tuesday 8/27/19:  Today we finished our scavenger hunt/stations partner activity.  We reviewed the information and held a raffle.

    HOMEWORK: Stations checklist

    Monday 8/26/19:  Today we began our day by meeting as a grade level and taking an oath to the 6th grade mission statement we collectively created.  In Science class, we got about halfway through ouor partner, stations activity-in which we visit 21 stations around the room to learn the procedures and expectations of these areas of the classroom. We will finish tomorrow and have a quick review, and a raffle!

    HOMEWORK: Students received a letter for parents to read and return the bottom signed portion.  I have attached it here if you lose it.  DUE FRIDAY!

    Parent letter-SIGN and RETURN bottom portion

    Friday 8/23/19: Today we finished our classroom expectations review and held our raffle for the classes who weren't able to do so, yesterday.  If you missed this presentation, I have attached it, here: Expectations Presentation

    All but one class practiced logging into the Amplify Science curriculum which you can access at home, too! We will begin Amplify Science, hopefully Wednesday of next week. 

    Lastly, we all began our "All About Me" posters.  If you forgot to bring it home or lost yours, I have attached them below.

    HOMEWORK:

    All About Me Poster

    ASSIGNMENT RULES:

    1. Must have first and last name written

    2. I need to be able to read your handwriting

    3. You must fill out the whole page, try not to leave anything blank

    4. You must use SOME color

    Here are the posters:

    All About Me Basic

    All About Me with Art Boxes (just one page)

    All About Me Boxes (no art)

    All About Me (Instagram)

    All About Me (Emojis)

    All About Me (two-pages) 1

    All About Me (two pages) 2

     

    Thursday 8/22/19:  Today we continued our classroom expectations disucssion and held our raffle during the review! 6th and 7th period are still finishing this up. 

    HOMEWORK: Three pencils (or 1 mechanical) due to Mrs Hudson by tomorrow

      

    Wednesday 8/21/19: Today we started to review science class expectations.  Tomorrow we will finish this and have a review, where we can earn raffle prizes!

    HOMEWORK: 

    • Nametag (due Thursday 8/22)
    • Donate 3 pencils (By Friday 8/23)

     

    Tuesday 8/20/19: Today we viewed a PowerPoint and learned all about Mrs. Hudson!

    HOMEWORK: NONE

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