Attached is the permission slip needed for the 7th and 8th graders to watch Elf on December 20th and December 21st.
Sixth 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.
During 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.
I will be out of school on Wednesday, December 12th.
Sixth 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.
Here are a few resources to help prepare for the chapter 4 math quiz in 6th grade.
Lesson quizzes tab under each section of the online book
Chapter 4 book resources
Page 184-185 Study Guide and Review Sections 1-3 in text book
Page 160 Ready To Go On Section A in text book
Sixth Grade Social Studies--Students have learned about Central America and the Caribbean Islands. These are found in Module 10 of their text books. Students have watched videos to help memorize the capitals and countries in a catchy tune. They have also read and discussed information on the countries. On Wednesday of next week, the students will have a test on Module 10, Central America and the Caribbean.
Sixth Grade Math--Students are working with breaking down numbers. We are focusing on common factors, prime factors and using them to solve problems. Student should practice their math facts. The more fluent they are in their math facts, the less time it will take to complete math homework.
Seventh Grade Math— The seventh graders will continue their work with proportions. Students are working on learning how relationships between quantities work. Proportions are a way make comparisons. Students will be applying skills and solving problems involving proportional relationships. Students will have a quiz on Wednesday. It will be on the first part of chapter 4.
Eighth Grade Math-- This week students will finish up the unit on ratios, rates and proportions (chapter 4). Students will participate in review activities to prepare them for their assessment. Students will take the Chapter 4 Assessment on Friday, December 7th. Students should use their online resources and their notes to prepare and practice for their assessment.
Algebra-- Students worked on chapter 5 this week. The focus of the chapter was linear equations and their forms. Students will work with parallel and perpendicular line equations in the upcoming week to finish the chapter. We will review at the end of the week and have a test on Monday, December 10th. Students should also begin preparing their notecard for the semester exam in January. As of this week students will have 5 of the 7 chapters of material presented to them. Students must hand write their notecard. They may have any information, examples, or formulas they think will be beneficial to them while taking the exam. Any questions please email Ms. Bozio