Even Block Period: Bill Nye Earth's Seasons, Score Force test, Begin Solar system notes.
I love Astronomy, but there are not a lot of labs to do if you have to get the unit done in a hurry. Going to try the elipse lab tomorrow.
Todays Best Practice: Make a custom Planner if you have a unique bell schedule. We have and 8 period day with 88 minute periods alternating even then odd every other day. I like having all block. I make the lesson planner page show here then go to our techer center and put in plastic bindings. I take a yearly staff picture and make it the new cover of my lesson planner, its a neat way to see how the dept changes over the years.
As I plan I high light in yellow anything I need to get printed up or create. After I have it printed or made I cover the yellow highlight with pink or blue.
Hope this helps,
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