<![CDATA[Washington School - Blog]]>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:21:21 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Weekly Newsletter]]>Sun, 03 Jun 2018 02:54:23 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/weekly-newsletter9409190Sixth Grade Math- During math this week we will be presenting ALICE projects. Students will have the end of the year awards ceremony on Wednesday, followed by the school carnival on Thursday. Enjoy the summer! See you in the fall!

7A Math— Students have completed the first two chapters of the Algebra book. Students will have their Algebra grades, MAP scores, Forward exam scores and overall math ability reviewed to determine placement for next year. Students will placed into the class that matches their ability and achievement. If you have any questions about placement, please call or email me. I will be happy to set up a conference. Have a wonderful summer!

7B Math—To close out the year, we will be playing a series of review games, reflecting on the year and preparing to enjoy the summer. Enjoy the summer and I will see you in the fall.

Algebra— Students completed the Algebra program. Students will be participating in their last field trip and graduation practice so there will be not be any Algebra classes this week. I will be presenting awards to students at graduation for their achievements this year. I wish all the students the best of luck and much success in high school.

Eighth Grade Math— Students completed their eighth grade math requirements. Students will be participating in their last field trip and graduation practice so there will not be any math classes this week. I will be presenting awards to students at graduation for their achievements this year. I wish all the students the best of luck and much success in high school. ]]><![CDATA[Weekly Newsletter]]>Tue, 08 May 2018 01:50:21 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/weekly-newsletter3688310Sixth Grade Math- Students this week will be working on baseball math. The students will complete activities before and after their field trip. The activities include finding batting average, estimating money spent on hot dogs, and some measurement involving the big screen and tarps. It will be a great week of using our skills to discover the mathematics of baseball.

7A Math— Students this week will be working on baseball math. The students will complete activities before and after their field trip. The activities include finding batting average, estimating money spent on hot dogs, and some measurement involving the big screen and tarps. It will be a great week of using our skills to discover the mathematics of baseball.

7B Math— Students this week will be working on baseball math. The students will complete activities before and after their field trip. The activities include finding batting average, estimating money spent on hot dogs, and some measurement involving the big screen and tarps. It will be a great week of using our skills to discover the mathematics of baseball.

Algebra— Students will work through sections 4 and 5 of chapter 11. The will also take a mid-chapter quiz. Students should also be preparing for their final exam that will take place on Wednesday, May 30th. Students are once again allowed a notecard with any formulas, examples, or information they think will be beneficial. As May gets busy, students need to maintain focus and effort.

Eighth Grade Math— Students this week will be working on baseball math and reviewing skills from the year. Students need to maintain focus and end the year strong, displaying their knowledge to show they are ready for high school.

]]><![CDATA[Announcements]]>Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:30:08 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/announcements6315355I will be attending the Wisconsin Mathematics Council Math Conference this week. I will be out of the building Wednesday afternoon and Thursday-Friday all day. I will be checking email if you need to reach me. If there are concerns while I am gone, please contact Ms. Saltzmann.

Chaperones have been picked and the informational letter for the 6th and 7th grade Math Day at Miller Park has been sent home with the students on Friday. Any questions, please contact Ms. Bozio or Ms. Unrath.

ALICE training will continue throughout April and May. Please take the time to talk with your student about the lessons that are taught and discussed at school. This week sixth grade covered rally points. ]]><![CDATA[Weekly Newletter]]>Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:29:16 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/weekly-newletterSixth Grade Math- Students will finish chapter 6 on data with a project and presentation. Student will research an area of interest to them. They will gather data on the topic and use it to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts in the chapter. They will present their projects to the class to share what they are interested in and show their ability to explain the math they have learned.

7A Math— Students will finish chapter 1 in the Algebra book. We will spend Monday and Tuesday reviewing chapter 1 and take a chapter 1 test on Wednesday. We will then move on to an introduction to chapter 2. Students have adapted to the pace and work required in the Algebra program. They need to keep going strong until the end of the year.

7B Math— Students will begin their work with graphs in chapter 5. We will review the coordinate plane, interpret graphs, and use graphs to represent information. Students will need their rulers, graph paper or be able to use their iPad to graph. Students should also have colored pencils.

Algebra— Students will be working through the beginning of chapter 11. The beginning of chapter 11 has students simplifying rational expression with polynomials as terms within the expression. This chapter will rely on students having a solid understanding of previous chapters. If students start to struggles they should arrange a time to get extra help. I would be happy to help. The student’s will take their final exam on Wednesday, May 30th. Students need to pass this exam and have B- average to move on to geometry. If these benchmarks are not met, students may need to retake Algebra 1 as a freshman. It is important to prepare if students want to move on to Geometry next year.

Eighth Grade Math—Students will finish chapter 4. They will have a test on Tuesday and complete tasks demonstrating the skills they learned on Wednesday and Friday. They will complete the tasks in small groups. Collaboration has been shown to help students develop communication skills and allows students to learn from each other.

]]><![CDATA[Announcements]]>Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:50:57 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/announcementsALICE training will continue throughout April and May. Please take the time to talk with your student about the lessons that are taught and discussed at school.

Field Trip Information for the 6th and 7th grade field trip went home with the students. Information on chaperones, what to bring that day, and allowed items will be given out closer to the field trip date. ]]><![CDATA[Newsletter]]>Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:49:32 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/newsletter5855504Sixth Grade Math- Students are continuing with the concepts in Chapter 6. Students will have a quiz on the first two sections of the chapters chapter 6 on Tuesday. Then they will begin a mini project on data displays where they will use technology and fine motor skills to create data displays of real world information.

7A Math—Due to testing and high school visitation, we will only meet for three full classes next week. During that time we will review Chapter one concepts in Algebra. We will cover square roots, order of operations, and writing expressions. Students need to make sure their Algebra books are covered. Students do not need ot bring their books home each night. They have online access to the text.

7B Math—We will finish Chapter 7 next week. There will be a test on Tuesday. Students will also complete application problems to show if they can apply the concepts learned in the chapter to real world problems. Students will determine if a situation is biased and make predictions from data.

Algebra— Algebra students will review and take the Chapter 10 test next week. The test will be on Thursday. The test will be in the afternoon because we are switching class times due to testing. On Friday the class will begin Chapter 11. The Algebra students are on a tight schedule to finish because of all the wonderful activities that are scheduled each week until the end of the year. This means we cannot slow down the pace. If students start to struggle I am available before and after school for extra help. I just ask for advanced notice to make sure I do not have meetings to attend.

Eighth Grade Math- Students will continue to work through chapter 4 covering similar figure and dilations. They will also have a quiz on unit rates and proportions on Wednesday. Due to testing and other activities, we will only meet for class three times next week. ]]><![CDATA[A couple of announcements]]>Sun, 15 Apr 2018 04:58:15 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/a-couple-of-announcementsALICE training will continue throughout April and May. Please take the time to talk with your student about the lessons that are taught and discussed at school.

Forward testing will begin next week. Please be sure your student is eating breakfast, packing a snack and water, and getting enough sleep so they are at their best when they take the test.

Field Trip Information for the 6th and 7th grade field trip went home with the students. Please return the signed permission slip to Ms. Bozio or Ms. Unrath. Information on chaperones, what to bring that day, and allowed items will be given out closer to the field trip date.

I have attached the file just in case anyone needs another copy.

]]><![CDATA[Welcome back from break!]]>Sun, 15 Apr 2018 04:53:27 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/welcome-back-from-breakHere is the latest newsletter! Sixth Grade Math- Next week students will begin chapter 6. This chapter’s focus is data. Students will be finding mean, median, mode and range. Recognizing outliers and understanding what data represents will also be skills that are developed in this unit. Students will need their calculators and graph paper for this unit.

7A Math—Beginning next week, students will start the Algebra 1 program to give them an idea of what it would look like in 8th grade. As the work becomes challenging and the pace quickens, students will need to think about if they are ready to take on Algebra as an eighth grade student. We will begin working in chapter 1.

7B Math—Next week students will begin chapter 7. This chapter’s focus is data. Students will be finding mean, median, mode and range. They will also learn how to make box-and-whisker plots and determine if data is biased. Students will need their calculators and graph paper for this unit.

Algebra— The next topic that will be covered is trigonometric ratios. Students will learn about sine, cosine, and tangent functions. They will then use these ratios to solve right triangle. These are new topics and will require practice. The chapter 10 test will be the week of April 23.

Eighth Grade Math- Chapter 4 is the next unit of study. Students will begin the unit on ratios, proportions, and similarity. Students will use ratios and proportions to solve problems. They will use logic and reason to find solutions using unit rates. Students will need to be neat and accurate in this unit.

]]><![CDATA[Newsletter for Pi Week!]]>Sat, 10 Mar 2018 02:51:59 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/newsletter-for-pi-weekAnnouncements—I will be out of the building on Wednesday to take the Bulldog Math Team to the regional math meet. I will be able to be reached by email if you need to get in contact with me.

Sixth Grade Math- Students will finish the unit on proportions and percent with a test on Tuesday. Students will need to know their benchmark fraction conversions from memory. They will be allowed a calculator for the other sections of the test. Students should use the study guide/checklist they were given to know what kind of problems to practice for the test. Students should see me on Monday if they have any questions.

7A Math— Student will continue working through the unit on probability this week. Students will make predictions, find probability of compound events, and figure out permutations and combinations. Students are allowed a calculator for this unit. Student will be using the mathematical practices of perseverance and constructing viable arguments in this unit.

7B Math— Students will practice solving multi-step equations and prepare for their equation assessment. Student will need to be able to solve a variety of equation. Students will be using the mathematical practice of attending to precision to be successful. Students will have their equations test on Friday.

Algebra— This week students will have a quiz on chapter 9 on Tuesday, March 13th. Then we will finish chapter 9 by the end of the week. The chapter 9 test will be on Wednesday of the following week. Students should be practicing ways to solve quadratic equations. Students will need to demonstrate an understanding of the all of the methods and be able to choose which way is the most efficient way to solve the problem.

Eighth Grade Math- Students will focus on reviewing the concepts taught in Chapter 8. Students were given a study guide-checklist to help them prepare. Each topic on the test is listed. Students should work through examples of each type of problem to make sure they understand what is expected and what processes are needed to demonstrate an understanding of the material. Students need rulers for graphing for the review and the test. The test will be on Tuesday, March 19th.

]]><![CDATA[Weekly Newsletter]]>Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:18:25 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/weekly-newsletter5308649Ms. Bozio-Middle School Math

Announcements—I will be out of the building on Tuesday for professional development and supervising the Academic Bowl on Friday morning. Please be aware that there will be substitutes in my classes on those days. You can reach me by email if there are any questions or concerns.

Sixth Grade Math- The sixth graders will finish their unit on percent this week. They will be finding percent of a number and solving percent problems. We will review the concepts in the chapter at the end of the week. Be watching for a study guide skills checklist for the test. The students have been taught many ways to solve problems and several procedures. They should be practicing them for their test early next week.

7A Math— This students will be working through chapter 10. The focus will be probability. Students will need to use skills from other chapters along with reasoning to solve probability problems.

7B Math— This week students begin work with equation. They will work from simple one step equations to multi-step equations. It will be important for students to have calculators they are comfortable with and that during class they are taking detailed, neat, organized notes.

Algebra— Students will continue their work with quadratics in chapter 9. Students will be solving quadratics using graphing, factoring and the quadratic equation this week. Students will need to review their notes and study daily to keep up with the new material.

Eighth Grade Math- The students will be focused on forms of equations, writing equations, graphing equations and rearranging equations into the proper forms for another week. Students will be making connections between each of these things. Students will need to spend extra time on these concepts. Once students see the connection between concepts, the material will be easy to master. We are spending another week on the material because it is challenging.

]]><![CDATA[Weekly Newsletter]]>Sat, 24 Feb 2018 05:21:13 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/weekly-newsletter1923957Announcements—Congratulations to Brady who took 3rd place in the 6th grade Math24 competition. Congratulations to Taylor, Paige and Felicity who took 1st-3rd places in the 7th grade Math24 competition. Excellent work!

Math Buddies are in need of the Very Hungry Caterpillar book for an activity on Monday. If you have a copy that you would be willing to loan us for the day, please send it to school on Monday and have your student bring it to Ms. Bozio’s classroom.

I am looking forward to Parent-Teacher Conferences next week. If you have any questions about math grades, please come to conferences. Your student and their math notebook/folder will be helpful in answering your questions. Please bring them along to the conference too. See you next week!

Sixth Grade Math- Students will continue working with ratios and rates. We will discuss how to determine “better buys”, practice division and use stations to build our skills while having fun.

7A Math— Students will have math buddies on Monday, where they will work with the first graders on an activity that goes with the Very Hungry Caterpillar book. The students will help the first graders write addition equations and practice adding. Then they will return to the classroom on Tuesday for a review of the Geometry they have been learning. They will end their week with a Geometry quiz on Wednesday.

7B Math— Student will only have 2 classes next week due to the Spelling Bee and teacher in-service. During those two days, students will review for their Geometry test that will take place the week of February 26, 2018. We will review using Kahoot, stations and practice problems.

Algebra— Students have finished the learning the concepts of Chapter 8. On Monday, we will review for the test and on Tuesday the students will take the Chapter 8 test. It is important the students recognize problem types so they can efficiently solve them. Not knowing how to even get started will make the test difficult to finish. Students have notes and graphic organizers to help them study. Students need to work efficiently and accurately to be successful on this test.

Eighth Grade Math- During the short week next week, the students will be focused on slopes of lines, equations of lines and graphing lines. Students will be making connections between each of these things. Once students see the connection between concepts, the material will be easy to master. Students need to be ready to take notes and use technology to be successful. ]]><![CDATA[MathCON]]>Fri, 09 Feb 2018 18:49:16 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/mathconStudents grades 5 through 8 will be participating in the MathCON competition on Wednesday, February 14th. Each grade will take an online math test. The top scoring students from around the country will be invited to compete in the finals. The finals are held in Chicago in May. Good luck to all students! ]]><![CDATA[Weekly Newsletter]]>Fri, 09 Feb 2018 18:44:10 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/weekly-newsletter9970182Sixth Grade Math- Students will begin the next unit of study. The sixth graders will begin chapter 7 with a focus rates, ratios and proportions. These concepts relate to the fractions we just finished studying. Students will need calculators for this unit.

7A Math— Students have begun their unit on Geometry. This unit has a significant number of vocabulary words that students will need to be able to identify, draw, describe and use in problems presented to them. Students have created a Quizlet to help them learn the vocabulary in this unit. Students should be practicing their vocabulary for 10-15 minutes per day so they are ready when the assessment comes.

7B Math— Students will finish their unit on Geometry with figures and their attributes. Students will understand how to identify and classify polygons. Students will need to practice using the correct vocabulary when describing figures.

Algebra— Students will finish the concepts of Chapter 8 by demonstrating an understanding of factoring polynomials. Students will be shown several methods to find equivalent expressions. Students are not required to master all methods, just become familiar with them. Students should use whatever method makes sense to them and master that method. Students will end the week with the Chapter 8 assessment.

Eighth Grade Math- The next unit of study for the eighth graders is lines. Students will learn about slopes of lines, graphing lines, interpreting lines and their graphs, and solving systems of equations with graphs. Students will need rulers, graph paper and their iPads to be successful in this unit.

]]><![CDATA[Looking for Volunteers]]>Sun, 28 Jan 2018 04:46:43 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/looking-for-volunteersThe 6th and 7th Grade Math24 Tournament will be held at Washington on Friday, February 9, 2018. The tournament will take place from 9-noon. I am looking for a couple of parent volunteers to help proctor tables. The students do the math, so don’t worry about that part of the tournament. If you would like to volunteer, please contact me as soon as possible. ]]><![CDATA[Weekly Newsletter]]>Sun, 28 Jan 2018 04:39:19 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/weekly-newsletter8331742Sixth Grade Math- In the upcoming week, the students will finish their work with fractions. We will practice multiplication and division of fractions and mixed numbers. Then students will use those skills to solve equations containing fractions. Students will write equations from application problems and then solve them. Solving equations is the last skill of the chapter so students should begin preparing for the chapter assessment.

7A Math— Students will finish the unit on inequalities. Students will write, solve and graph inequalities. Students will focus on vocabulary, details of application problems and understanding how inequalities and equations are similar and different.

7B Math— Students have begun their unit on Geometry. This unit has a significant number of vocabulary words that students will need to be able to identify, draw, describe and use in problems presented to them. Students have a vocabulary chart and have created a Quizlet to help them learn the vocabulary in this unit. Students should be practicing their vocabulary for 10-15 minutes per day so they are ready when the assessment comes.

Algebra— Students have begun chapter 8. In this chapter students will begin their work with polynomials. This chapter begins the journey into material the students may never have seen before. Students may need to put in more time reviewing their notes and practicing skills to become proficient at them.

Eighth Grade Math- Students are working with coordinate grids in this unit. Students will graph, interpret graphs, and relate graphs to functions. Students will need to use logic and problem-solving skills to be successful in this unit.