This past week students were busy getting their chapter five summative back as well as taking assessments for chapter 6.
Students received a new warm up packet that is a review of chapter 1 from second quarter. Students were given the page numbers from their first semester interactive notebook to find examples on how to solve the pages.
Students are continuing with chapter 6 this upcoming week with a summative on Wednesday, March 3.
Students are continuing working on Chapter 5 Expressions. They have a vocabulary assessment on Wednesday, Jan. 27. They have been completing review of integers as a warm up. There is a warm up summative on Friday, Jan. 29th. Students will receive a study guide for chapter 5 on Friday to prepare for a summative on Tuesday, Feb. 2
There is a formative on Tuesday, Jan. 19 over chapter 5 lessons 1 - 4. Students should be practicing their vocabulary words getting ready for their vocabulary summative on Wednesday, Jan. 27th. Students have a warm up that is reviewing standards they learned first quarter. The pages have due dates on them that we are grading. There is a warm up summative on Friday, Jan. 29th.
This past week has been a whirlwind as you all know. I am so excited to have been able to keep some of my Math 7 students from first semester. Students are trying to navigate Google Classroom full time and be on live Google Meets for two hours at a time. Thank you for coming by the classroom and picking up the textbook and handouts to start out the semester.
There are virtual expectations that are required for this semester that are similar to what I would require if students were in person. I am asking students to have their cameras on during class and interact with the lessons as much as possible. There will not be any recorded lessons unless I am not able to live for any reason. I have asked students to go over the virtual expectations with a parent and have the parent send me an email (email@example.com) letting me know they were reviewed together. The email is due by Sunday evening. If the student cannot have their camera on, please send me an email letting me know (the email must come from a parent).
Students received a warm up packet that has due dates for different pages. There is a warm up summative at the end of January. Students are asked to show work on a separate piece of paper. We will grade the warm up pages as they are due. The first one is due the first class meeting this upcoming week.
Students have started Chapter 5: Equations and Expressions. Students are learning what goes into an expression or equations. This upcoming week students will be covering Properties of Operations. One of the biggest properties students will be working on is distributive property. Students will have their first formative for the on Tuesday, Jan. 19 over lessons 1 - 4.
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe and healthy break.
Ready to start second semester?!?
Students can go into the math section of their binder and recycle all the papers from first semester. Please leave the tabs in the binder. Please Note: Students who joined my classes second quarter, please keep the notes from first quarter in a safe place at home for a reference for the rest of this year and into next year's math class.
Students will need a new spiral for second semester even if there is room from their first semester spiral. The reason we start a new spiral is because all information taught second semester will be on the semester final. Students can put their first semester spiral in a safe place for reference.
If your child does not have a calculator, now would be a great time to purchase one. I recommend a TI30. Graphing calculators are not allowed until students take Algebra.
Enjoy your weekend. I will see you Tuesday.
Well here we are at the end of the first semester of the 2020 - 2021 school year. It has been an interesting ride so far. I am glad your family has chosen to join the ride with me. Students are anxiously waiting for some down time over winter break while trying to prepare for semester finals.
This upcoming week:
Tuesday, Dec. 15 In Class
Go over Final Study Guide
Answer final questions
Complete some additional practice
Wednesday, Dec. 16
Review study guides
Get a Good Night Sleep
Eat Breakfast Thursday
Prepare a water bottle and snack - put in backpack
Have something to do after final complete while still in class - put in backpack
Thursday, Dec. 17
In Class ACPO Final
Take out all papers in math section of binder and recycle
Put semester one interactive notebook on bookshelf for reference for next year
Friday, Dec. 18 - Jan. 4 Enjoy Winter break
Thank you to all the families who have donated supplies to the classroom from my Amazon wish list.
Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3HFWXYYG6P3H8?ref_=wl_share