Aug. 18 – Eclipse Activities (A Day/Comp. Sci)

What a great first week of school- we knocked out our baseline assessment AND got to spend a class talking about eclipses!!!

  • 3D Eclipse Activity students modeled solar and lunar eclipses and recorded observations in their ISN.
  • Great American Solar Eclipse Article- I have uploaded the article and the analysis questions to Focus if you did not finish in class.


Home Learning: 

Signed Curriculum Letter & Safety Contract (zero if not turned in next class)

Finish Eclipse Article questions (if not completed in class) 

Safe Solar Eclipse Viewing!

There was an error in the letter that went home with students 8/15.  Please note that Jacksonville will NOT be in the path of totality at all during the eclipse (we will have about 90% coverage)

Remember: it is NEVER safe to view the solar eclipse without eye protection. Outside the path of totality, you must always use a safe solar filter to view the sun directly.

Here is information from NASA about safe eclipse viewing

All safety glasses must meet the ISO 12312-2 requirement.

Here is information on reputable solar glasses vendors

August 14/15 – Day 1 (Comp Sci/Phy. Sci)

Whew — somehow we made it through the first day of class!  I am incredibly excited for another awesome year of science at JLCP.

If you need another copy of the curriculum paper and/or the science safety agreement you can download and print them from Focus.

Reminder: this week all science classes will take their Baseline assessments.

Home Learning: 

  • Return Curriculum Paper and Safety Agreement signed by parent. 

  • Get required materials for class.


Thank you all for another AWESOME year in science class!

Mr. Feagins said it at the 8th grade awards and it’s worth repeating: Once a Landon Lion, always a Landon Lion. Please keep in touch and don’t hesitate to reach out to any of us if you ever need anything.  Seriously!

Have a safe and relaxing summer.  Next stop: 9th grade!!!! 

Symposium/Awards day

Today was an awesome day at JLCP! I always love getting to see all of your leadership videos. Congrats to all the winners! 

I also want to say congratulations to all of the (many) award winners for all of your athletic and academic achievements!!  I said it earlier today, but this year it was almost impossible to choose just one student per class for awards. 

During lunch Mrs. Smith and I passed out the certificates and awards for students who completed the eCybermission and Toshiba Exploravision projects. I still have a couple of certificates from people who weren’t around so catch me next week. 

Have a great (long) weekend and I’ll be seeing many of you bright and early on Tuesday for Islands of Adventure!!