<![CDATA[Washington School - Blog]]>Tue, 12 Feb 2019 03:51:48 -0600Weebly<![CDATA[Weekly Newsletter]]>Mon, 04 Feb 2019 02:31:15 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/weekly-newsletter6095900]]><![CDATA[Weekly Newsletter]]>Sun, 27 Jan 2019 21:10:22 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/weekly-newsletter1900184MAP testing will continue this week. Students should be ready to do their best on the test. The math MAP scores help determine future placement in math class and intervention times. Students should do their best and show us what they know.

Sixth Grade Social Studies— Students will continue their study of Canada. They will continue map practice to help learn the provinces, territories and capitals of Canada. Students will also begin studying the history and culture of the region. Students should review their notes daily to keep new information fresh in their minds.

Sixth Grade Math— Students will continue to work with the coordinate plane. Students will plot ordered pairs to form figures. Then students will identify the figure and find its perimeter. Students will also begin to identify transformations of figures. This unit has a significant amount of vocabulary. It will be important for students to use the mathematical terms properly throughout the unit. Flashcards or creating a set of vocabulary cards on Quizlet may be a study strategy to consider.

Seventh Grade Math— The class will be continuing their work with consumer math. Students are trying to gain an understanding of the math involved in finances. We have talked about salary, commission and hourly jobs. We discussed loans, taxes and interest rates. These concepts are new to the class. Discussing these topics with you student will help them relate the topics in class to the outside world. Students will need a calculator for this section. The calculator needs to be a scientific calculator. Entering information for this unit on a traditional calculator will be more challenging and time consuming. Please check with your student to make sure they have a working calculator they can find.

Eighth Grade Math— The class will continue working through the concepts of chapter seven. The chapter revisits solving equations. This is an essential skills needed in Algebra. Since the eighth graders will be heading off to the high school soon, students will be focused on the skills that will help them be successful in Algebra.

Algebra— The students will be continuing their work in chapter eight. The class will be working with polynomials in this chapter. Students will simplify polynomials and factor them in the next sections. Students who are fluent in their math facts and understand how numbers are composed will be very successful in this chapter. ]]><![CDATA[Social Studies Links for Canada]]>Sun, 27 Jan 2019 21:06:25 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/social-studies-links-for-canadaHere are some helpful links for learning about Canada.

]]><![CDATA[Weekly Newsletter]]>Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:37:37 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/weekly-newsletter2286602MAP testing will be taking place this week. Students should be ready to do their best on the test. The math MAP scores help determine future placement in math class and intervention times. Students should do their best and show us what they know.

Sixth Grade Social Studies— Students are moving on to their next unit of study for the start of third quarter. Students will be learning about our neighbors to the north, Canada. Canada is Module 7 in their textbook. Students will begin with identifying provinces, territories, and capitals. They will also begin recognizing geographical landmarks, understanding the climate, and identifying resources of the area.

Sixth Grade Math— Students will be learning about integers in chapter nine. Students will classify numbers, interpret integers, order integers, and use them to graph points on the coordinate plane. Students will use accurate vocabulary to explain situations. This unit allows students to demonstrate their writing skills in mathematical explanations.

Seventh Grade Math— Students will continue their work with percent in the second half of chapter six. Students will calculate percent change and understand when percent change is found outside of the classroom. Students will also learn how tax and discounts work. Students will need a calculator for this section. The calculator needs to be a scientific calculator. Entering information for this unit on a traditional calculator will be more challenging and time consuming. Please check with your student to make sure they have a working calculator they can find.

Eighth Grade Math— Eighth graders will be moving away from graphing and back to solving equations. Students will work with all forms of equations in chapter seven. They will also learn to set up and solve systems of equations. In chapter seven, students will be shown procedures to solve equations with efficiency. Students may choose to solve the equations in another manner if the think about things differently.

Algebra— Algebra will be moving on to chapter eight. The majority of the concepts in chapter eight will be new to the students. Students need to have patience with themselves as they are learning new material. Chapter eight begins with working with polynomials. Students will be adding, subtracting, multiplying, and factoring polynomials.

]]><![CDATA[Jeopardy Labs]]>Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:12:52 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/jeopardy-labsHere is the link for the review game from class.

]]><![CDATA[Resources for South America Test]]>Sat, 12 Jan 2019 22:26:33 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/resources-for-south-america-testSouth America Countries practice song http://viewpure.com/K5J5mk2iOVg?start=0&end=0

South American Capitals song http://viewpure.com/Nw1H8aIhKNk?start=0&end=0

]]><![CDATA[Weekly Newsletter (end of quarter 2)]]>Fri, 11 Jan 2019 20:54:58 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/weekly-newsletter-end-of-quarter-2Ms. Bozio will be attending the regional math meet in Whitewater on January 15.

The end of the third quarter is on Thursday. Please encourage your student to check their binders and folders for any assignments or work they may have forgotten to turn in. All work must be turned in by the end of the quarter.

Sixth Grade Social Studies— Students will finish the semester with an assessment on South America. Students will review for the assessment next week with review activities. Students will need to understand important places, important people and the cultural of the region. Students will take their assessment on Thursday, January 17 in the morning.

Sixth Grade Math— Students will have an assessment on chapter eight to end the semester. The assessment will cover section 1 through section 6. Surface area will not be on the assessment. The assessment will cover measurement systems, area and volume. Students will not be given a chart on the test, they should be practicing conversion units and formulas. The assessment will be on Wednesday, January 16 in the afternoon.

Seventh Grade Math— Students have been working through chapter seven. Students need to be proficient at fraction, decimal and percent conversions. They should have the benchmarks memorized and be able to use them to find multiples. Students also need to be able to write two step equations from word problems, manipulate them and solve them. These skills are found in the first half of chapter seven. Students will have a test on this material on Wednesday, January 16.

Eighth Grade Math—Students have been working on equations and graphing in chapter eight. The class will finish chapter eight next week with systems of equations. On Tuesday and Wednesday, students will review the material from chapter eight to prepare for their final test of the quarter. The test will be on Thursday, January 17 and will cover all the sections in chapter eight.

Algebra— Students will spend the week reviewing material that will be on their exam. The exam will cover concepts from chapters one through seven. Students have been given a paper review and have access to many practice tests and quizzes online. None of the reviews are required, however I highly recommend practicing for the exam. I have spoken with the students about breaking up the material into chunks and doing a couple of chunks each night. Students will also need to use test taking strategies. There is a time restraint on the exam. Students need to utilize their time and be efficient to complete the exam in the allotted time. If students have questions they should see me prior to next week Thursday, the day of the exam.]]><![CDATA[Weekly Newsletter]]>Thu, 10 Jan 2019 04:12:01 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/weekly-newsletter8864303Ms. Bozio will be attending the regional math meet in Whitewater on January 15.

The end of the third quarter is on Thursday. Please encourage your student to check their binders and folders for any assignments or work they may have forgotten to turn in. All work must be turned in by the end of the quarter.

Sixth Grade Social Studies— Students will finish the semester with an assessment on South America. Students will review for the assessment next week with review activities. Students will need to understand important places, important people and the cultural of the region. Students will take their assessment on Thursday, January 17 in the morning.

Sixth Grade Math— Students will have an assessment on chapter eight to end the semester. The assessment will cover section 1 through section 6. Surface area will not be on the assessment. The assessment will cover measurement systems, area and volume. Students will not be given a chart on the test, they should be practicing conversion units and formulas. The assessment will be on Wednesday, January 16 in the afternoon.

Seventh Grade Math— Students have been working through chapter seven. Students need to be proficient at fraction, decimal and percent conversions. They should have the benchmarks memorized and be able to use them to find multiples. Students also need to be able to write two step equations from word problems, manipulate them and solve them. These skills are found in the first half of chapter seven. Students will have a test on this material on Wednesday, January 16.

Eighth Grade Math—Students have been working on equations and graphing in chapter eight. The class will finish chapter eight next week with systems of equations. On Tuesday and Wednesday, students will review the material from chapter eight to prepare for their final test of the quarter. The test will be on Thursday, January 17 and will cover all the sections in chapter eight.

Algebra— Students will spend the week reviewing material that will be on their exam. The exam will cover concepts from chapters one through seven. Students have been given a paper review and have access to many practice tests and quizzes online. None of the reviews are required, however I highly recommend practicing for the exam. I have spoken with the students about breaking up the material into chunks and doing a couple of chunks each night. Students will also need to use test taking strategies. There is a time restraint on the exam. Students need to utilize their time and be efficient to complete the exam in the allotted time. If students have questions they should see me prior to next week Thursday, the day of the exam.

]]><![CDATA[Math Competitions]]>Wed, 02 Jan 2019 00:41:29 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/math-competitionsStudents in my section of Bulldog-TIme have been practicing for math competitions that are coming up. Students will be selected to compete based on problem solving ability in class, attitude, ability to work with others and basic skills. Students may be selected to complete in one competition, but not all. As students are selected, they will be notified and given permission slips to participate. The first of the math competitions is on January 15 in Whitewater. Four students from each of the grades 5-8 will compete in the regional math meet. In February, Washington will host both Math24 tournaments. The first tournament will be for the 4th and 5th grade competitors. The second tournament will be for the 6th and 7th grade competitors. In February, all students in grades 5-8 will participate in MathCON, a national math competition. The final competition of the year will be held after school in March. The is the Wisconsin Mathematics Council competition for the state. If you have any questions about these math competitions, please contact Ms. Bozio ]]><![CDATA[Weekly Newsletter]]>Wed, 02 Jan 2019 00:36:13 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/weekly-newsletter35066536th Social Studies— Congratulations to Owen Lewandowski, Ben Nicolai, and Jaydon Ward who will represent sixth grade in the school Geography Bee. The Geography Bee will take place on Friday, January 4th at 1:45 p.m. When we return from break, we will continue our study of South America.

6th Math— Students completed chapter four. When we return we will take a break from number theory and work with geometry. Students will review coordinates and graphing. Once chapter nine is complete we will go back to number theory and fractions.

7th Math—students completed chapter four and will move on to chapter six when returning from break. Chapter six focuses on percent. Students will find percent of numbers, percent change, tax, discounts, and simple interest. Students will need a calculator to complete this unit successfully.

8th Math— students will begin their unit on graphing lines, equations and slope when we return from break. Students will need rulers, pencils and their iPads. We will use a free website called Desmos to create graphs and check the work we do by hand. Students will learn how the steepness of a line relates to the equation and how to use graphs to find missing information.

Algebra—Students will continue to work in chapter six when we return. Students will work to solve systems of equations and inequalities. Students will write linear equation systems from situations and then solve the systems. Students should be preparing for their semester exam. All students were given notecards to write out. They can use the note cards on the semester exam.

]]><![CDATA[ELF]]>Thu, 20 Dec 2018 04:41:39 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/elfAttached is the permission slip needed for the 7th and 8th graders to watch Elf on December 20th and December 21st.

]]><![CDATA[weekly Newsletter]]>Wed, 19 Dec 2018 03:34:08 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/weekly-newsletter6765296Sixth Grade Social Studies— The sixth graders will be practicing for the Geography Bee. The classroom practice rounds will take place Monday through Wednesday. On Friday we will have the final competition. The top two students will then compete in the school Geography Bee on Thursday, January 4. Students can practice on their own using websites and their geography book.

Sixth Grade Math— The sixth grade class will continue their work with fractions, decimals and percent. Students need to continue to work on memorizing their benchmark fractions and practice converting from one form to another. Students will work with comparing the three forms and ordering the forms. To compare and order the same form will be used making it essential for students to convert accurately. Students will have an assessment on Wednesday, December 19.

Seventh Grade Math— Seventh grade will be reviewing next week. Students will participate in a variety of activities that will require them to recall information previously taught. We will also use I Have Who Has, Kahoot and other activities as a form of review.

Eighth Grade Math— Eighth grade will be reviewing skills and working on coordinates. They will practice plotting points, finding percent of numbers, and practicing fraction operations. Students will practice these skills in many formats.

Algebra— Students will continue their work in chapter 6. Students will be solving systems of equations. Students have learned to do this with graphing, They will now learn two other methods, substitution and elimination. Students will be able to ask any questions about their semester exam this week and start preparing their notecard. Students should use the break to start to prepare for the exam. ]]><![CDATA[Math Team and Math 24]]>Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:06:10 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/math-team-and-math-24During Bulldog time students have been practicing for the math meet and Math24 competition. Students are being presented with challenging problems and are working calculation skills. Students who are chosen to compete in the Math Meet and Math24 competition should not only be practicing in school, but should be practicing at home. If you would like to know the set of Math24 cards needed for the grade level competitions, please just let me know. The Math Meet will be in the middle of January and the Math24 competition will be in the middle of February. See Ms. Bozio with any questions. ]]><![CDATA[Announcement]]>Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:59:50 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/announcement6446558I will be out of school on Wednesday, December 12th. ]]><![CDATA[Weekly Newsletter]]>Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:57:00 GMThttp://msbozio.weebly.com/blog/weekly-newsletter1642825Sixth Grade Social Studies— The sixth graders will begin their study of South America. We will begin with mapping and capital cities. Then the students will begin learning about the customs, culture and people of South America.

Sixth Grade Math— The sixth grade class will continue their work in chapter four. We will be converting and comparing rational numbers. Student will have benchmark measurements that they will be required to memorize. These benchmark measurements will help students in future mathematics learning. Please encourage students to put in daily practice with these measurements.

Seventh Grade Math— Seventh grade will continue to work through chapter four. Students will work with similar figures. They should develop an understanding of vocabulary and learn to use the vocabulary in written explanations of their work. Students will apply the idea of similar figures to situations given to them. They will draw and label pictures, set up proportions and solve the problems using the skills from the chapter. They will have a test on chapter four on Thursday, December 13th.

Eighth Grade Math— Eighth grade will start their week reviewing for a test on chapter four. Students will have the test on Tuesday, December 11th. They will then begin chapter seven. Chapter seven focuses on equations. Students have done some work with equations, but they will work with multi-step equations and systems of equations in this chapter. It will be important that students take good notes, practice procedures and be attentive to details. I am always available for extra help if students need it.

Algebra— Students will begin their week reviewing for a test on chapter 5. Students will take the test on Tuesday, December 11th. The class will then begin chapter six which focuses on inequalities. Students will be graphing, solving and interpreting inequalities in this chapter.