This week in sports:
A-Team Tournament is Friday, February 8th at Wheatland Center. First game could be as early as 5pm. Players must have their own rides to and from the tournament. No bus will be provided.
Basketball: Practice Monday, 3:45-5:15
Tuesday, Away Game against Drought, bus leaves at 4:40
Practice Wednesday, 3:45-5:15
Practice Thursday, 3:45-5:15
Friday, A- Team Tournament 5pm at Wheatland Center
Last week’s results: The Bulldogs played Drought on Tuesday at home. Both the A and B Teams won their games. Great job Bulldogs! On Thursday, the Bulldogs played Kansasville. The A-team defeated Kansasville while the B-team lost a hard fought battle.
Sixth Grade Math--We are half way through chapter 7 and will begin next week with a quiz on the material so far. Then students will apply their proportion skills to calculate percent. Students will also be required to memorize some bench mark fraction for conversions and convert between fractions, decimals and percent.
7B Math--Students were introduced to commission, salary, cost, sales and tax problems. These are new concepts for most of the students. These next few sections are going to require a little extra study time and practice. Students should be reviewing their math notes and homework every night. The expectation is to apply mathematical skills to real world problems. Practice will help students meet this expectation.
7A Math-- The focus of chapter 11 is Equations and Inequalities. This chapter involves many multi-step processes and requires attention to detail. Students should be able to maintain focus and recall processes. Practice is the only way to improve this skill. Students will need to be efficient and accurate to be successful on the assessment. Next week we will take the skills learned to solve equations and apply them to inequalities.
Eighth Grade Math--We are mid-way through chapter 5. Students are classifying polygons, learning theorems, finding missing values and learning the correct symbols and names for geometric figures. Students should be reviewing notes and studying vocabulary daily. There are several terms in this unit and students need to be able to identify, explain, and give examples of the terms in an essay question for the assessment.
Algebra--Chapter 8-Factoring has begun. The skills in the chapter are essential to success later in the Algebra program. We will spend the entire month on chapter 8, sharpening skills and mastering the material. Students should review work daily, as it becomes more difficult. If there are any questions on math placement for high school, please do not hesitate to call or email me.