― Neil deGrasse Tyson
1. Students have now started the new learning unit Diversity of Life.
Left side of webpage: New classroom "Snap Shot" and New "Class Assignments".
this will be important for students who have missed days to get caught up in the classroom.
Photos: Baker 6th Graders recycling waste vegetable oil (wvo ) in International Guest Speaker: Shusei Yamada's
Mr. Yamada’s Biodiesel Convertor in the back of his Toyota Landcruiser. Mr. Yamada's visited our school in his international driving tour speaking about how people can use regular cooking oil to fuel and make biodiesel. This event was filmed by a Japanese Television crew from NHK and was later filmed with our students recycling wvo that was converted to biodiesel. Mr. Yamada went on to present his endeavor to Universities, High Schools, private businesses, and biodiesel advocates in the Canada, United States, European, African, and Asian Countries. He successfully completed his international driving tour.
Students and Parents, Greetings and welcome to Mr. Antonio's classroom website.Here you will find information about science, language arts, student and class expecatations, as well as learning links, and classroom document downloads to name a few. As the weeks progress I will be adding more updates to this site. Thank you for taking the time to visit.
If you need to contact me please feel free to call or leave a message (253) 571-5023.
You can also email me on the left "contact me".
Emailing Attachments: Students -- You can email a word document or power point if your are working on it at home.
Make sure to save your documents ending in a .ppt, .doc, or .docx for MS Office 2007 XP/Vista 2008 OS X.
(with exception on late start days)
|Science Classes: Period 2, 3, 4, & 5
||Teacher: Mr. Armin C. Antonio
Subject: 6th Grade Science
The following images represent a (2011-12) study of study examining Climate Change through the eyes
of Indigenous Peoples from various parts of the globe:
First two: Amazon River & Indigenous Tribes.
2nd row: Kiribati and the rising sea levels.
3rd Row: Navajo Map & Navajo Hoop Dancer.
4th & 5th row: Taino of the Caribbean.
6th row: Yup'Ik Eskimos with a whaling boat, walking across melting ice flows, and effects of permafrost melting.
7th row: The Bambara of the Sub-Saharan Africa: Map, Home Dwellings, Classroom, and an open market.
These applications are a result of E2SHB 1546, which took effect on July 22, 2011, and tasks the state superintendent “to create a process for creating innovative schools, with a priority on models focused on the arts, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (A-STEM) that partner with business, industry, and higher education to increase A-STEM pathways that use project-based or hands-on learning for elementary, middle, and high school students.” Schools and communities that are struggling to improve student academic outcomes and close the educational opportunity gap were especially encouraged to participate.
“I support teachers and administrators doing what it takes to make kids ready for a career or college,” Dorn said. “I strongly encourage schools to be bold and creative when finding solutions that work for kids.”
Innovation plans that were recommended by educational service districts and approved by Dorn include:
- Riverpoint Academy, Mead School District
- Toppenish High School, Toppenish School District
- Vancouver School of STEM, Vancouver Public Schools
- River HomeLink, Battle Ground Public Schools
- Odyssey: The Essential School, Highline Public Schools
- Tacoma Public Schools
- First Creek Middle School, Tacoma Public Schools
- Baker Middle School, Tacoma Public Schools
- Bryant Montessori, Tacoma Public Schools
- Stewart Middle School, Tacoma Public Schools
- Foss High School, Tacoma Public Schools
- Three Rivers HomeLink/STEM-Link Program, Richland School District
Each innovation school and innovation zone must submit an annual report to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction on their progress. To retain the designation of “innovative,” the school or zone must show progress over time in improving student achievement and success.
Possible Themes for 2013-2014:
Our Oceans: Global and International Issues facing Marine Life and what that Means for People.
Healthy Living in the 21st Century.
Global Interconnections and Community Building.
(previous year 2012-2013) "Our Puget Sound: Surface Water & Rain Garden Impacts on Puget Sound Marine Life and Habitats."
Class description (available for download on the left side tab under documents): Welcome to 6th grade science! 6th grade continues the inquiry and hands-on learning students received in their elementary grades. The 6th grade science course covers concepts in Life Science and Earth & Space Systems. We currently use three district-adopted curricula, Diversity of Life, Human Body Systems, adn Planetary Science. In addition students will be introduced to science lab skills such as measuring, observing, data-tracking, charting, graphing, hypothesizing, and designing.
Additionally, throughout the year the students will be undertaking a service learning project entitled: "Our Puget Sound: Surface Water & Rain Garden Impacts on Puget Sound Marine Life and Habitats." Students will gain a sense marine ecology and marine stewardship through this service learning project with an overall aim in educating the Baker and Tacoma School District Learning Community.
Science Experiment materials are provided by the school district.
Student Daily Materials:
1. A section in Three Ring Binder for Science.
2. Pencils: To be used for completing class/ small group experiments; i.e. data tracking and observations.
3. Pens: To be used for creating data-tables.
4. Composition Book: 2 (1 per semester). for "lab investigative write ups".
1. Respect Yourself and Others in your behavior, and interactions with one another.
2. Before the period starts get started on the beginning class activity to transition your mind for language arts or science.
3. Be prepared with your supplies and assignments (Pencils, Binder, Planner, and Science Notebook).
4. Be positive in your work.
5. Find Solutions when challenges arise.
Student Management Plan:
Students will have the opportunity to redirect and manage their behaviors through student initiative and teacher guidance. However when students continue in behaviors or actions that disrupts the learning of other students, the teacher’s instruction, or in self-distraction that is not related to the class work the student will then receive intervention consequences.
1. Warning -- 2nd Chance to change the non-learning behavior to learning behavior.
2. Receive a Consequence. (Green Slip/ Lunch Detention with Lunch in Classroom/ Time Out Seat for essay writing- To come up with a solution to the disruptive--off task behavior.) (Call or email parent)
3. Office Referral / or Parent Call Home/ Conference/ Meeting.
Classroom Jobs: Students build ownership in the classroom by volunteering for classroom jobs. Students apply for jobs and are interviewed by a group of peers from their class during their lunch time:
1. Announcer: reads the Planner and Do Now information on the projector.
2. AVTR (audio visual technical receptionist): Supervises use of digital projector and digtal camera remote control, manages the smart board, as well as computer related jobs.
3. Planner Checker: Marks a + in the day planner spot in students planners and tracks students who have not started.
4. Do Now Checker: Monitors classmates entry activity and keeps track of students who have not completed or started them, reminds students to start and reports procrastinating students to teacher.
5. Receptionist: Answer the phone, passes out handouts, assists teacher with any minimal materals preparation, and helps with attendance entry.
6. Behavior Lesson Monitor: Announces Silent Time, Whispering Time, tells students to stand and pay attention if the student is off task, distracted, or socializing.
Professional Certificate, Pacfic Lutheran University -- 2007
Master In Teaching, MIT, The Evergreen State College -- 2002, K-8 Endorsement
(includes Science, Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies, and Art)
Course Work Pre-MIT, Computer Science, Education Philosophy
Bachelor in Arts: Liberal Arts, The Evergreen State College 1995.
Associates in Arts and Sciences, Olympic Community College 1992.
Central Kitsap School District:
High School Diploma, Olympic High School, 1990.
Junior High Completion: Fairview Jr. High School 1985 - 1987.
Tracyton Elementary: 1983-1984
Woodlands Elementary: 1981-1982
Esquire Hills Elementary: 1980- 1981
Reading & Recreation: Cultural Studies, Entomology, Biogeography, Marine Biology: Mollusks, Environmental Studies, Art -- mixed media, Design, Political Economy, Social Justice, Philososphy, and Comparative Literature to name a few.
Fitness: Running, Walking, biking, Swiming and Weight lifting.
Additional: automotive, black/white photography, cooking, surfing, and camping.
Music: currently learning how to play drums, bass guitar, and turn tables.
Additional languages of interest: Tagalog, French, German (recently) & Japanese.