Homework is posted in the classroom on our objective board. Have students check this daily. Students should write down their homework in their planner each day.
Check gradelink weekly. That will allow you to see the most updated grade information. Middle School students should speak to me after class if there are any mistakes.
Students have 1 week from the due date to turn in any missing work. They will loose 10% of the grade if it is not turned in on time during class. These late assignments will be placed in the appropriate subject drawer by the front door. After 1 week I will not grade the assignment.
All students should practice math every day. MobyMax will allow students to practice the skills. Try doing fact practice and math skills practice everyday.
After tests are returned, they have 1 week to do test corrections or meet with me to take a different version of the exam. If they do test corrections, make sure these are put into the appropriate drawer stapled behind the original test. Projects can not be redone, please read the rubric clearly.
Topic: 6th Grade Where We Have Been...
We explored MS-ESS1, how the Earth was created and why it rotates the sun. This was a great unit since it built on what the students studied in 5th grade, we delved a little deeper.
In math we performed operations on fractions. This is an important skill for cooking and solving algebraic equations (which we will study later this year).
In science, we explored the scientific method and began a lab about the effects of the sun. Perfect timing for our heat wave.
For math, we have not wasted time and dived into whole number operations, evaluating exponents, and simplifying math expressions using order of operations.
Topic: 7th Grade, the Road We've Taken
Math we have been looking at linear equations. We found the 4 types of slope and how to graph these in slope – intercept form.
In science, we began examining plants. We have discussed how their cells differ from other organisms and how photosynthesis works.
For science we reviewed the importance of directions and the scientific method. For our life science lab we’ve begun growing lavender.
In math class we reviewed order of operation, distributive property, and solving equations. We then dived into solving equations with variables on both sides of the equal sign.
Topic: 8th Grade, Our Year So Far
We dived into linear equations this month. This unit included graphing, calculating slope in multiple ways, identifying parts of equations, and using three different forms of equations (slope – intercept, point – slope, and standard form).
For science we examined physical and chemical changes in matter, including a fun lab with bubbling reactions. We then looked at changing the state of matter and created posters to represent this unit’s most important facts.
In science we reviewed the scientific method and began exploring matter.
For math we began algebra by solving linear and literal equations. Literal equations showed up in both our math and science class this month!