• Hello! Welcome to Mrs. Gayton's Web page!
     
    Office hours:  Mondays 11 am - 12 pm  and Thursdays 10am - 11 am. 
                         I will be online these times for all questions posted through Teams and emails.
                         I will respond in a timely fashion to questions sent outside these times.  I check for questions 2-3 times daily.
     
     Hello!
     
    I'm very excited to know that locker belongings have been given to students who have come to pick them up!  Hopefully you found some items you've forgotten about, but more importantly, you found a SCIENCE REVIEW BOOK!  YAY!  This will help you IMMENSELY with your Castle Learning assignments!!!  If you have not picked them up, please call the school (375-8001) to ask when you can do this ASAP! 
     
    If you've been having issues, or spending a LOT of time working on CL assignments, do a quick read of the section in your review book before beginning.  Also, if you just leave that next to you while working through the questions, it will be a much quicker resource than looking it up on your computers.
     
    I miss you and I'm hoping everyone is doing well!  PLEASE if you have any questions, email me or chat through TEAMS.  Also, I will try to start meetings through TEAMS during office hour times (above) so I can see those faces that I miss so much!
     
    I'm currently working on pulling up some videos on topics that you can watch and do a quick quiz on, to break up the Castle Learning assignments.
     
    Stay safe and be well!  Make good choices!
     
    Mrs. Gayton
     
     
     
    Hello Everyone!
     
    I hope you are healthy and taking care of those around you!
     
    Teachers have been instructed to put online assignments on our webpages for students to work on for review.  It will now be graded.  This means that there will be deadlines when assignments will have to be finished.  
     
    Castle Learning will remain the same.  I will open them on Fridays and expect them to be finished on the following Friday.  The program will lock you out on Friday at midnight.  If the assignment is not completed by the due date, it will now be recorded as a 0.  All grades will be for the 4th quarter. 
     
    Please email me if you cannot log in.  I will send you your login information again.  Put your name in the subject line!!
     
    Soon we will be moving to new material that will need to be covered by the end of the year for your final exam.
     
    I miss you!!!  Please work to stay healthy and make good decisions!!
     
    Mrs. Gayton
     

      
    SCIENCE 7:   All work is now being graded.  

    Week of June 1

     Click on Files tab in Teams.  Open and view or download the End of Year Review Packet and use it to complete the worksheet in Teams.   Due Date:  Tuesday, June 9

     

    Week of May 25

     Click on Files tab in Teams.  Open and view or download the End of Year Review Packet and use it to complete the worksheet in Teams.   Due Date:  Tuesday, June 2

     

    Week of May 18

     Watch videos (nervous system) and complete worksheet in Teams.   Due Date:  Friday, May 22

     

    Week of May 11

     Watch videos (respiratory system) and complete worksheet in Teams.   Due Date:  Friday, May 15

     

    Week of May 4   Progress report grades are due May 8 for teachers, so make sure you're caught up!

     Watch videos (digestive system) and complete worksheet in Teams.   Due Date:  Friday, May 8

     

    Week of April 27

     Watch Bill Nye videos (circulatory system) and complete worksheet in Teams.  Due Date:  Friday, May 1

     

    Week of April 20

    Castle Learning:  Ecology H  (Only one this week)   THIS IS GRADED WORK.

     

    Week of April 13

    Castle Learning:  Cells GH  (Only one this week) 

     

    Week of April 6

    Castle Learning:  Classification and Plants/Animals H  

     

    Week of March 30

    Castle Learning:  Microscope and Cells G   

    3/27/20:  NEW INFORMATION:  

    • Castle Learning has notified teachers that the network is running slow at times due to the amount of people on the website.  Peak hours are from 11 AM to 4 PM.  If you are frustrated working with the slower network, they advise trying during a different time period.

     

    Week of March 23

    Castle Learning:  Ecology G and Uni and Multi Cellular   

     

     

     

    SCIENCE 8:  All work is now being graded.

    Week of June 1

    Complete all back assignments.  If you have completed them all, you have no assignments this week.

     

    Week of May 25

    IN TEAMS:  SAME REVIEW PACKET.  OPEN OR DOWNLOAD AND SAVE THE PACKET.  Use the packet to complete castle learning assignments Due Date:  Final Exam Review Day 3, Friday, May 29

    *******Extra Credit:  Final Exam Review Day 4, due Friday, May 29

     

    Week of May 18

    IN TEAMS:  SAME REVIEW PACKET.  OPEN OR DOWNLOAD AND SAVE THE PACKET.  Use the packet to complete castle learning assignments Due Date:  Final Exam Review Day 2, Friday, May 22

     

    Week of May 11

    IN TEAMS:  OPEN FILE TAB TO SEE THE REVIEW PACKET.  OPEN OR DOWNLOAD AND SAVE THE PACKET.  Use the packet to complete the next 4 castle learning assignments Due Date:  Final Exam Review Day 1, Friday, May 15

     

    Week of May 4

    Castle Learning:  Astronomy and Atomic Number  Due Date:  Friday, May 8

     

    Week of April 27

    Discovery Education video:  Weather Smart:  Hurricanes  and    Questions on video (10) in Teams   Due Date:  Friday, May 1

     

    Week of April 20

    Castle Learning:  Dichotomous Keys and Plants/Animals H   Due Date:  Friday, April 24 by midnight.  THIS IS GRADED WORK.

     

    Week of April 13

    Castle Learning:  Cells GH  (Only one this week)    Due Date:  Friday, April 17 by midnight.  THIS IS GRADED WORK.

     

    Week of April 6

    Castle Learning:  Earth's Layers and Ecology H   Due Date:  Friday, April 10 by midnight.  THIS IS GRADED WORK.

     

    Week of March 30

    Castle Learning:  Ecology G and Genetics  Due Date:  Monday, April 6 by midnight.  THIS IS NOW GRADED WORK.

    3/27/20:  NEW INFORMATION: 

    • 8th grade teachers have been given the direction that soon we will be moving to GRADED REVIEW ASSIGNMENTS.  That means that the assignments coming soon will have due dates and be recorded in our gradebooks.  I still plan to use Castle Learning and will still give you from Friday to Friday to complete the assignment.
    • Castle Learning has notified teachers that the network is running slow at times due to the amount of people on the website.  Peak hours are from 11 AM to 4 PM.  If you are frustrated working with the slower network, they advise trying during a different time period.
    • Ms. Scull says that some students are having problems with student portal.  If you need assistance, contact her at jscull@oleanschools.org

     

    Week of March 23

    Castle Learning:  Body Systems and Cells G  Due Date:  Monday, April 6 by midnight.  THIS WILL BE GRADED AS EXTRA CREDIT

    3/25/20:  NEW INFORMATION:  I have been permitted to open the first Castle Learning assignment given as homework for those who did not complete it on time. You now have until Friday (3/27) at midnight to complete the assignment Interior of the Earth.  If it is not completed by this time, it will remain the grade recorded in the gradebook.

    **Note:  if you do not see this assignment, you have already completed it on time.  THANK YOU!!!

     

    Week of March 16  (assigned last Friday)

    Castle Learning due Friday March 20 (Chemistry Review) 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     

     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     
Last Modified on June 1, 2020