Sixth Grade Social Studies
Students have learned about Spain and Portugal. They have the important information in their notes and text books that will help them to prepare for their quiz next week. Their quiz on Spain and Portugal will be on Monday. On Tuesday we will begin learning about the United Kingdom. Wednesday we will not have class because of the trip to WUHS to see the play Diary of Anne Frank.
Sixth Grade Math--Students will begin translating situations into mathematical expressions. Students will need to understand vocabulary and develop logic to understand what is happening in the math problem. Students may become frustrated when a solution or pattern does not come easily. Please help them work through their frustration, but encourage them to continue. Productive struggle is proof of learning and brain growth.
Seventh Grade Math—Students have begun their work with integers. In most units, calculators are allowed as a tool to assist students. In this unit, the use of the calculator will be limited. Students will need to demonstrate the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide integers. They will also need to interpret situations and use integers to represent them.
Eighth Grade Math--Students finished working through the material in unit 1. I have noticed that students need more time to Master this information. Most have an understanding, but still struggle with knowing what to do. We will spend another week on solving equations. The equations will be of varying levels of difficulty. The only way to develop these skills is to practice, so I will be providing many opportunities to do so.
Algebra--Students will review and prepare for their chapter two test. The focus of chapter two was solving equations, percent, and similar figures. Students should practice setting up problems. Most students have the skills needed to solve a problem once it is set up, but struggle with setting the problem up. The test for chapter 2 will be on Thursday, October 11.