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Coach D's Webpage Introduction

Coach D's Web Page Coach D's Science and Health Information


Hello and welcome to my web page. This web page was created to help keep parents informed of what is going on in my classroom. You can check my daily blog to see what we did in Science class and Health class for that day. Also if you included your e-mail address on your child's Blue Sheet at the first of the year, then I have entered them on my website Email center and when important things happen or information you need to know, I will send out emails. Also please subscribe to my webpage as well. If you are absent on a certain day, you can check the blog to see what you missed and if any homework was assigned. Please check  this website for additional forms that you need to be aware of. Here is my class schedule for this fall unless something changes upon our return in the fall: Monday thru Thursday we will have Science class, Friday's we will have Health class.

This year we will be incorporating STEM in the 6th grade Science and Math classes. STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics. Please be aware that this is the second year and we will all be learning together. I am looking forward into being able to expand on certain subjects that interest my students. I might be asking from time to time for you to donate items to help reinforce what we are learning in class as well in our STEM activities.


I will be using Discovery Education (Science Tech Book). I will be assigning students review lessons. These will appear the week prior or the week of our Science Test on the subject that we are covering in Science. This is for review only and I will continue to handout Study Guides for the tests as well. Your child should know their user name and password as they are going to be using these regularly in all classes this year. If you have questions, please contact me. Thanks!
 

Recent Posts

2/20/18 Science

Today in Coach D's Science classes we did the following:
 
All classes began with the start of the Transpiration Lab: they had to make predictions what would happen in the lab by reading the description, then I put different amounts of water in each cup and cut two carnations straight across and two cut at a diagonal. Then I added 10 drops of food coloring, 12 drops of yellow food coloring and 15 drops of red food coloring.
 
Then each class watched the Bee Movie and has a worksheet that went directly along with the movie. This movie goes directly along with what we are studying right now in class - Plants/Photosynthesis/Pollination/Plant Adaptations etc.
 
We will continue to watch the movie tomorrow in class and finish the worksheet as well.
 
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me by one of the three ways listed below:
 
2. Telephone - 336-468-2526 ext. 287
3. Class Dojo Account
 
Thanks and have a great day!!
Coach D.

2/16/18 Health

Today in Coach D's Health classes we did the following:
 
Chapter 5 Lesson 4
Read pages 133-137
Quick Write page 133
Connect to Social Studies page 134
Reading Check page 135
Lesson Review Questions page 137 (1-5)
 
Then each class watched a Brain Pop video on Photosynthesis and took a quiz which I recorded in my gradebook for each homeroom (video was watched individually).
 
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me by one of the three ways listed below:
 
2. Telephone - 336-468-2526 ext. 287
3. Class Dojo Account
 
Thanks and have a great weekend!!
Coach D.

2/15/18 Science

Today in Coach D's Science classes we did the following:
Coach D's Homeroom completed the Photosynthesis Individual Worksheet of 15 questions.
 
West and Reavis Homerooms did the following and Draughn's homeroom will be caught up tomorrow.
 
Handed out Parts of a Flower Used in Pollination Diagram
 
Partner Work: Do you know the difference between Self-pollination and cross-pollination?
 
They were given the definitions of each: self-pollination and cross-pollination.
 
With their partner they had to answer two questions:
 
1. Which one of these do you think produces the stronger plant?? Self or cross-pollination and why??
2. Can pollen from a daisy pollinate a rose? If yes, why? If no, why??
 
Then I revealed the answers.
 
Then with their Podmates they had to choose 3 of the graphics represented  on the screen and tell how the 3 animals, insects, humans or wind pollinated plants.
 
Watched two videos on Pollination of Plants from YouTube
 
Wrote down notes on Pollination.
 
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me by one of the following three ways listed below:
 
2. Telephone - 336-468-2526 ext. 287
3. Class Dojo Account
 
Thanks and have a great day!!

Coach D.

Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Today in Coach D's Science classes we did the following:
 
All three classes worked on  Photosynthesis Worksheet individually and then we went over it and discussed and located the answers in the text provided. I told them to keep these worksheets because they would see those 15 questions again on a quiz in the coming days.
 
After everyone finished we copied down a few notes on Pollination and will begin there with tomorrows class.
 
I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day!!
 
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me by one of the following three ways listed below:
 
2. Telephone - 336-468-2526 ext. 287
3. Class Dojo Account
 
Thanks and again Happy Valentine's Day!!
 
Coach D. 

2-13-18 Science

Today in Coach D's Science classes we did the following:
 
Talked about how Photosynthesis and Respiration are interrelated. Wrote notes either on the bottom or the back of the diagram that I gave out yesterday in class.
 
For the remainder of class they worked in groups/pods on Photosynthesis Informational Text:
After reading individually, out loud to the group (each student read a paragraph) or one student in the group read it aloud to all the students in his/her group.
The group was asked to answer 7 Questions from Sharpen You Skills.
Then the group was asked to answer 3 out of 5 questions from the Comprehension/Literal Questions selection related the the text. The group choose to answer 2 out of 5 questions from the Inferential Questions section and answer 1 out of 5 questions from the Making Connections section.
 
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me by one of the following three ways listed below:
 
2. Telephone - 336-468-2526 ext. 287
3. Class Dojo Account
 
Thanks and have a great evening!!
Coach D.

2-12-18 Science

Today in Coach D's Science classes we did the following:
 
Today Coach D checked our assignment from Thursday - Create your own diagram of Photosynthesis and Explain
 
We then talked about and reviewed our 2nd Nine Weeks Science Benchmarks and their answer sheets came home with the today. It is based on percentage correct and I will be sending home the percentages correct in the coming days.
 
We then discussed and talked about How Plants Make Food
Respiration
Watched two You Tube Videos - one on respiration and the other one was inside of a leaf.
 
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me by one of the following three ways listed below:
 
2. Telephone - 336-468-2526 ext. 287
3. Class Dojo Account
 
Thanks and have a great day!!
Coach D.

2-8-18 - Science

Today in Coach D's Science classes we did the following:
 
- Talked and discussed the Parts of a Plant
-  Students completed an in class activity: Direct or Indirect - they were given 6 examples and they had to determine which category the examples went in.
- The rest class time was used for students to create their own diagram of Photosynthesis (using Section 3 page 570 in their Science textbooks) - they could not use examples of diagrams in the book or displayed on the Smartboard. After they came up with their design and colored it in their Science notebooks they had to Explain How Photosynthesis Works in detail in their Science notebooks.
 
FYI - PTO is tonight not 2/15/18 and K and 1 grades will be performing. The PTO meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at West Yadkin.
 
Also coming home with your child today is a letter from me asking for boys and girls to sign up to be ball boys and girls at the SHS Lady Rams home soccer games (we are required by the NCHSAA to have a least (2) at each home game). They will receive "Free" admission to the game and at halftime of JV or Varsity game you will receive a free piece of pizza and a drink of your choice. They can sign up for as many as they like or that you can get them to SHS. Please return to sign up sheet and I will highlight the games they have signed up for and return the sign up sheet to remind you and them of the dates they signed up for. If you have any questions please contact me ASAP. They are due back to me by 2/23/18.Thanks for your help and cooperation in this matter!!
 
Also do not forget that Friday, February 9 is a Required Teacher Workday - no school for students. 
 
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me by one of the following three ways listed below:
 
2. Telephone - 336-468-2526 ext. 287
3. Class Dojo Account
 
Thanks and have a great weekend!!
Coach D.

2-6 and 2-7-18 - Science

2-6-18
Coach D's Science classes did the following:
Each homeroom took their Chapter test on Chapter 4 and 7. All test were graded and returned to the students yesterday before they left class.
After the test they were to log in to their Discovery Education accounts and complete the following Reading Passage entitled Plants and Photosynthesis
 
2-7-18 
Today in Coach D's Science classes we did the following:
 
Began Plants and Photosynthesis Unit
- How a plant begins
- Diagrams of the Life Cycle of a Bean Plant
- Discussed a Life Cycle
Watched a 10 minute video on Plant Life Cycles
 
3rd Nine Week Mid-Term Progress Reports go home today with all students in each grade level.
 
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me by one of the following three ways listed below:
 
(2) Telephone - 336-468-2526 ext. 287
(3) Class Dojo Account
 
Thanks and have a great day!!

2-5-18 - Science

3 hour delay...
 
Today in Coach D's Science classes students finished up their Study Guide for Chapter 4 and 7. Once they showed me the completed study guide they received the correct answers in which to study by for the test on Tuesday of this week.
Also Mid-term progress reports go home on Wednesday for the Third Nine Weeks grading period.
 
If you have have any questions or comments, please contact me by one of the following three ways listed below:
 
2. Telephone - 336-468-2526 ext. 287
3. Class Dojo Account
 
Thanks and have a great day!!
Coach D.

2-2-18 Health and Science

Today in Coach D's Science and Health classes we did the following:
 
Health:
Read Chapter 5 Lesson 2 pages 121-125
Quick Write page 121
Lesson 2 Review Questions page 125 (1-5)
 
After they completed the above the worked on their Science Study Guide for Monday and our test on Tuesday on Chapter 4 and 7. The study guide will be a grade on Monday if not completed in class today.
 
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me by one of the following three ways listed below:
 
(2) Telephone - 336-468-2526 ext. 287
(3) Class Dojo Account
 
Thanks and have a great weekend!!
Coach D.

2-1-18 Science

We finished Soil and Stewardship of the Earth today in all three classes.
 
They will receive a Study Guide for Chapter 4 & 7 in which to study by for the test on Tuesday tomorrow after they complete their Health Assignment tomorrow in class.
 
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me by one of the following three ways listed below:
 
1. E-mail - dale.draughn@yadkin.k12.nc.us
2. Telephone - 336-468-2526 ext. 287
3. Class Dojo Account
 
Thanks and have a great day!!
Coach D.

1-31-18 Science

I am well and glad to be back. I have been out sick with the flu since last Thursday. 
 
Today in Coach D's Science classes we did the following:
 
Finished the Discovery Education Assignment from Tuesday.
 
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me by one of the following three ways listed below:
 
2. Telephone - 336-468-2526 ext. 287
3. Class Dojo Account
 
Thanks and have a great day!!
 
Coach D.

1-23-18 Science

Today in Coach D's Science classes we did the following:
 
All three classes took the 2nd Nine Weeks 6th grade Science Benchmark today.
 
Thanks and have a great day!!
Coach D.

Science 1-22-18

Welcome back again!!
Today in Coach D's Science classes we did the following:
 
Continued to talk and discuss Soil
- Each Horizon/profile and the specifics for each profile/horizon
- Talked about the pH (acid) of the soil
- They colored a paper of the different common household items, foods and etc. based on the pH scale and put it in their Science notebook
 
Reminded them of their Science benchmarks tomorrow in each classroom There are 25 questions and they should have already reviewed Chapter 4 and Soil.
 
We have changed our class rotation... here is the new schedule for all three teachers:
 
7:45-9:15 Draughn, West and Reavis have their homerooms/first period
9:15-9:55 I/E each teacher has their homeroom 
9:55-10:15 First period continues
10:15-11:45 Draughn has West HR, Reavis has Draughn's HR and West has Reavis's HR
11:45-11:55 Draughn has Reavis HR West has Draughn's HR and Reavis has West's HR
11:55-12:25 Lunch
12:25-12:45 Recess
12:45-1:25 Encore and Planning for teachers
1:25-2:55 Draughn has Reavis HR, West has Draughn's HR and Reavis has West's HR
 
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me by one of the three ways listed below:
 
2. Telephone - 336-468-2526 ext. 287
3. Class Dojo Account
 
Thanks and have a great evening!!
 
Coach D.

1-16-18 Science

Today in Coach D's Science classes we did the following:
 
All three classes worked on computers doing review for the Second Nine Weeks Science Benchmarks - students worked on a Quizlet - Plate Tectonics Review/Haynes and then they were allowed to watch a Discovery Education video entitled Physical Geography: Layering the Planet (28:59 run time) and then they could study their notes from their Science Notebook on Chapter 4 as well as the diagrams and handouts that go along with this Chapter. They also need to look over Soil in a Nutshell Worksheet from Friday. As well as the Plate Tectonics (Group/Pod/Partner Test from 12/18/17) before Christmas break.
 
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me by one of the three ways listed below:
 
2. Telephone - 336-468-2526 ext. 287
3. Class Dojo Account
 
Thanks and have a great day!!!
Coach D.