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.
Even if you are absent (not present to my class), you are still responsible for all the material covered and any assignments given. Look in the absent drawer and speak to the teacher before or after class for any help or clarification. This is your responsibility to follow up with the teacher.
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.
Note: I will not grade any test corrections that do not follow the directions.
Projects can not be redone, please read the rubric clearly. This is due to the fact that exactly what is required is listed on the rubric (which is gone over in class), students have a chance to ask questions, have time to research, and multiple days to accomplish the task. No exceptions.
Topic: 6th Grade Where We Have Been...
We examined the history of plate tectonics and how they shape earth’s surface.
For math, we looked at operations on rational numbers.
We looked at different earth cycles and heat transfer, especially how these are connected together.
We used our number line to help us add, subtract, multiply, and divide positive and negative integers.
We looked at maps and contour lines. Students even made their own contour maps. Then began the unit on Earth’s systems and cycles.
In math we have begun exploring positive and negative integers as well as absolute values.
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
In math we looked at the Pythagorean Theorem and our chapter assessment was an application poster.
For science, we looked at cell processes.
In science, we have been looking at how cells work.
For math, we finished solving systems of linear equations and began looking at evaluating square and cube roots without a calculator. Fact fluency is so important in this topic.
In math we began looking at solving systems of linear equations. Overwhelmingly, the class prefers the elimination method.
In science, we have begun looking at what are cells.
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
For math we finished systems of linear equations and looked at what a function is.
In science we examined chemical bonds. The summative project was a RAFT writing that explained the bond.
We have been examining the three ways to solve systems of linear equations (graphing, substitution, and elimination).
We studied the periodic table; how it was made, what commonalities each group has, and patterns in this table.
For math we are working with inequalities. Graphing the solution sets and solving inequalities.
For science we learned about atoms, their history and what they are made of.
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!