Archive for April 2016

Lesson Friday April 29

April 29, 2016
  1. Prescription Drugs
  2. Dr Drew videos
  3. readings on prescription drugs
    1. discussion
  4. time to work on P3 Project – 3/4 of project is due on Monday May 2

Lesson Wed April 27

April 27, 2016
  1. need ipads for Kahoot!!!!
  2. finish Chemistry of Addiction
  3. true/false =prescription drugs
  4. Dr Drew –
  5. The Truth About Drugs prescription

Lesson Monday April 25

April 27, 2016
  1. REMINDER – 3/4 project due Monday May 2 – that’s NEXT Monday!
  2. draw neuron
  3. Video: Synapses Change –
    1. answer questions as we watch The Neuron
  4. watch The Chemistry of Addiction –
    1. answer questions as we watch  Chemistry of Addiction

Lesson Wed April 20 – it’s Pot Day, you say….how timely…

April 20, 2016
  1. meet in Mrs. Denninger’s room with gr.8s
  2. questions about pot?
  3. Agree / Disagree
  4. Ms. Ellis to speak
  5. Pot and the Teenage Brain
  6. address any questions
  7. Psych 12 – neuron video

Lesson Monday April 18

April 18, 2016

Sorry I am not in today!  Here is what you need to get done:

  1. finish up your playdoh neuron – make sure you label it, too.  Put it in the back room for me to mark when I return 🙂


  1. TODAY you MUST turn in an explanation of which 3/4 of the project you will have done for May 2.  Please give this to your sub!
  2. work on your Psych project – 3/4 of this is due on May 2.  That means you ALL have things you can be working on.

Lesson Friday April 15

April 15, 2016
    1. MONDAY: will be a work on your project day!!!  At the end of this class you will need to be able to give me a detailed explanation of what the 3/4 of your project that you turn in will be.  Don’t forget that 3/4 of your project is due for MONDAY MAY 2 (I have changed that from the 29th to give you an extra weekend…you’re welcome   😛 )


  1. Article – very timely!
    1. what can be done about so many overdosing?
  2. discuss Brain Games: Addiction
  3. survey
  4. Brain’s Reward System
  5. using classroom materials, create and label a neuron
  6. How Neurons Work

Lesson Wed April 13

April 13, 2016
  1. My Strange Addiction videos
  2. discussion
  3. The Cycle of Addiction
  4. Brain Games:Addiction –
    1. as you watch, please jot down 15 points made about addiction or the brain
  5. discussion

Lesson Monday April 11

April 11, 2016

1) finish video “Life on drugs” and discuss worksheet

2) 3-2-1 Protocol using  Drugs and The Adolescent Brain

a. read article in your group

b. highlight/underline THREE key points that you think are the most important, TWO things that you find interesting, ONE question you still have

c. discuss with your gup

3) brainstorm – WHY do people do drugs?  WHAT is addiction?  WHY does addiction happen?

4) cell phone survey

5) The Cycle of Addiction ppt

6) worksheet to fill in with above ppt – The Cycle of Addiction worksheet





Lesson Wed April 6

April 6, 2016
  1. Matching activity
  2. Video: Life on Drugs (hosted by Robin Williams)
    1. Life on Drugs video worksheet
    2. discussion
    3. watched up until 35:30

Lesson Monday April 4

April 4, 2016
  1. finish watching “Teen Files: The Truth about Drugs” (see last class for link)
  2. discussion
  3. DRUG intro ppt
  4. Drugs and The Adolescent Brain