

Monday 
We spent the period going over the test today. I hope all their questions were answered, but we did run short on time, so if your child has a specific question that still needs answered, please have them see me before school, at lunch or after school. :o) 
Tuesday 
Checking out the new math book, "Filling & Wrapping." Grading Pg. 9 (We started it last Friday, but did not take our books home.)
Homework: Pg. 16 A & B 
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No Homework 
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No Homework 
Thursday 
Cleared up some misconceptions about scale factor. We worked on finding the height of the teacher on page 42. They shared, but we ran out of time. They will share again tomorrow as we wrap up the book. 
Friday 
More notes on scale factor, ratios and proportions. The Final for Stretching & Shrinking is Tuesday. 


Monday 
Pg. 33 #15 & Pg. 47 #1 & 2 
Tuesday 
Review of yesterdays homework. There seemed to be a lot of questions.

Wednesday 
No School 
Thursday 
No School 
Friday 
No School 


Monday 
Pg. 22 # 4, 5, 7, 10 & 11 Graphs were given, but not needed. 
Tuesday 
Corrected yesterday's assignment and discussed our activity on scale factor for tomorrow. 
Wednesday 
Scale factor activity. 
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Friday 
No School. Teachers work. 


Monday 
Wump Noses Pg. 19 AE 
Tuesday 
Wump hats. Using the rule for each hat, make new coordinate points to plot for hat 2 through 6. Be prepared to share your thoughts on what you see to be the same and different about each hat. 
Wednesday 
Homework for Wump activity. Pg. 21 # 14 (the followup)
Pg. 22 # 1, 3, 6, 8 & 9.
Hints:
1. The word "length" refers to height and width. The length of the line segment in both the x and the y value.
2. Think first about how the hat is changing in shape and size first. Then, think about where the hat moved. In other words, get the multiplication of x and y written down first, then go back and add or subtract to the x or y value depending on where the hat moved.
3. When looking for corresponding sides or angles, it is sometimes necessary to rotate the shape. I usually either redraw it, or use scissors and cut each shape out so that I can rotate the shapes to be in the same position.
4. When a shape grows proportionately, the angles stay the same.
5. Triangle A'B'C' will be similar to triangle A B C.
6. The same information will be true of rectangle A B C D & rectangle A'B'C'D' & rectangle A"B"C"D" The marks are just there to tell you that they are similar.

Thursday 
Question & answer time in reference to yesterday's assignment.
No Homework. 
Friday 
No School, Veteran's Day! 


Monday 
Wump comparisons. Pg. 16 B & C 
Tuesday 
Review for the MAPS test. We used old tests and a formula page to give the students some helpful hints. 
Wednesday 
We continued to r eview for the MAPS test. We used old tests and a formula page to give the students some helpful hints. 
Thursday 
Today and tomorrow we will be in the computer lab. The students are scheduled for MAPS testing. 
Friday 
MAPS testing 


Monday 
Going over last weeks final. Looking at the dot to dot rabbit. We will be discussing and taking notes on order of operations because it seemed to be a problem on the final. Order of operation wksht 
Tuesday 
Starting the new book. Stretching & Shrinking. 
Wednesday 
Taking notes in our journal so we can use a rule to write coordinate points to draw each Wump member. 
Thursday 
Putting all of our hard work to paper and creating the "Wumps." 
Friday 
End of quarter 1. No school for students. Teacher grading day. 


Monday 
Journal: Pg. 54 AE
Homework: Pg. 60 #13

Tuesday 
No Homework today. Lots of great conversations and some questions we will cover tomorrow. 
Wednesday 
Oh my goodness so many really good questions were asked yesterday! How do you solve a division problem without using a remainder? Can you show me another example like question #14 on page 60? I can't remember how to round. Really good conversations! The students were given the PreAlgebra packets today. These are meant for the students to do if they finish their work early, not necessarily for more work to do at home. I would like to see the students use all 54 minutes that we have for furthering their math ability. You will see that the packets start out very easy. It is a good foundation for the pages coming up.

Thursday 
Final for Accentuate the Negative 
Friday 
Finished the Final and have a dot to dot coordinate graphing excercise to work on over the weekend. At the very least.... outlined with a marker. At the very most... they can make these as cool as they want! 


Monday 
Journal entry: Pg 43, then we talked about the cookie bake off coming up this Friday. We also spent some time reminding our brains what a "fact family" is and how it is used. 
Tuesday 
QUIZ! QUIZ! QUIZ! QUIZ! QUIZ! QUIZ! QUIZ! 
Wednesday 
Handed back, and went over quiz. 1/2 day 
Thursday 
Journal: Pg. 44 AD Homework Pg. 49 # 2732 
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Monday 
Today was our first attempt at putting a folder together for our parents. We do this 6 times a year; once for each of the parent conference, and at the end of each quarter. If you do not have a conference with your child and me, please ask to see that folder. It contains all of the homework we have done up to this point, and 2 Friday quizzez. With the time we had left over, we did a class share of Friday's dot to dot coordinate point "Little Nipper" assignment. 
Tuesday 
We reviewed last Thursday's concept of subtracting integers. Today, we took some notes in our journal about all the things our brain tells us a "" is. We will be looking at number lines tomorrow. From this point on, the book goes pretty fast. 
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A good portion of today was spent on questions and answers about the homework and quiz that was returned. We started on pg. 37, but I asked the students to please NOT do any of it alone tonight. It is somewhat like a magic trick, and if they can get it correct from the beginning, it makes it so much easier in the long run. We are putting this information in our journals. I continue to encourage them to make the journals a usable tool. Neatness and organization is important. If you have a chance, it is nice to go through these with your child and have them explain how the number line and chip boards are similar and different, as well as the one they prefer to use. 
Wednesday 
With today being a ½ day, I only had each class for about 25 minutes. I used a portion of this time to touch base with the children about their grades. Since we have not had a major quiz as of yet, most of their grade is a direct reflection of their homework. Considering homework can be fixed, my expectation is that they have a respectable grade. We also continued on with our thoughts on page 37. It was fun to see the “Oh my gosh!” and “That’s so cool!” coming from the class. It is not something that they will use for long, but it is a nice visual about how you can take 10 away from 8 and be left with a positive 2. Like I said, we did not have a great deal of time to spend on it today, but we will visit it a lot over the next two days. I hope you have a chance to ask your child to show you what they learned. 
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The students have a worksheet. It is the same information as you would find in the book, so no worksheet is needed, but it sure helps keep the students organized. Also, it allows them to spend more time doing the math instead of taking all of their time to draw number lines.
Pg. 20 AC (this will be taped into their journal tomorrow) 
Tuesday 
All journal that were handed in
yesterday have been graded. There were two pieces of homework today. One was a two sided worksheet that reviewed what we have done up to this point. Numberlines, opposites, inequalities and writing addition sentences. It is called Skill: Integers for investigation 1.
The other is practice page titled "How's Business." This page will NOT be a "fixable" one because if the students take the time to fill in the riddle and self correct they should not miss any of the questions. 
Wednesday 
This is a tricky one! Easy once you get the hang of it, but if you were absent, it may be a good idea to come see me for help. We did the first assignment together in class, and we'll tape it into our journal for a reference. Pg. 24 AC. The second part was homework. Pg. 26 #17, 8, 10, 12 and 1426 All homework was graded & handed back today. Grades continue to be posted on the back wall of the classroom.

Thursday 
I thought I would give a little "heads up" on the homework in case your child was not understanding the front page. The trick here is to find the score of the fifth (last) question, and if they won those points or lost those points. So, work all the math until you find the total of the score for the first four questions. Then, jump to the end result (the final score) and thats when you have to decide how they ended up there. It is similar to finding the missing number. I hope this was more clear than.... mud!
Additional practice page for Unit 1 
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Monday 
Do Pg. 8 AD & followup questions

Tuesday 
Today was our first attempt at scoring the journals. There are so many to look through, that I did not get to everyone. Those grades will be posted over the next couple of days. The requirements are to follow along, participate and have the journal complete. For those students who get behind, they can finish at home or stay after school to get additional help. However, since they CAN use their journals on tests and quizzes, they need to be a USEABLE tool. Each page is worth five points if complete.
Todays HW (homework) is Pg 12 #917& 26, 27. I hold them accountable for showing their work.

Wednesday 
My son woke up with a fever, so I had a sub today. Mr. Goodell is a retired math teacher from RHS and took wonderful care of your child!
Journal: Pg. 10 AF
Homework: 1.3 Followup

Thursday 
Morning Sub. This was a planned absence for a math program Fremont & JoLane are working on. The homework was in the book, but I took the liberty to put it into a worksheet. It makes it a bit more "friendly." However, if your child was absent, they can do it on notebook paper just as well. Pg. 14 # 21. There was some confusion about what I asked them to do, and what the sub relayed to them. I let them keep Wed. assignment so they could finish it. 
Friday 
All corrected work was given back today . Everyone was given a paper on "How to make fixes." You can also find this handout on the math edline web page. We graded yesterdays work. All these grades will be posted over the weekend. Your child took their first "What do you know?" Which is a little quiz to see what they have learned up to this point. This one was only worth 6 points. 


Monday 
No Students, End of Labor Day Weekend. 
Tuesday 
There is a welcome letter on the math edline web page. It is long… sorry. We went over this in class as a power point presentation (it seems to be more exciting that way.) Please read this over with your child. I like to know we are all in this together. Please print just the last page and send it back with your child when you finish. If you have problems, we can help you during open house with activation codes. 
Wednesday 
We played “Mathmania” today!!! The goal was adding positive and negative integers. An integer is a positive or negative whole number including zero. The game is similar to “Jeopardy.” You can ask to see their journal and have them tell you how we set the game up. Tomorrow we get our math books… .yeah!!! 
Thursday 
Your child did great going to and from the library. They now have their first math book titled, "Accentuate the Negative." 
Friday 
Spiral Classwork: Pg. 7 AE (I modified C) Homework: Pg. 12 # 13 


Monday 
No Students. Sixth grade only. 
Tuesday 
Welcome to 7th grade math! This is a really good spot to check for daily assignments. If you are sick, or out of town, you will never be without the knowledge of what we have done in class during your absence. I try very hard to update this every day…. hence the title “Daily Blog.” However, there are no promises and itt may not arrive on edline until late into the evening. I hope this helps, and I am always open to new ideas and suggestions.
Today we talked about the need for a spiral. My preference is a graph paper spiral because it keeps your child’s work neat. However, there is no need to spend more money, so if they already have a spiral, that will work fine. We spent some time today taking a “virtual tour” of the classroom. There will be a little quiz on this information tomorrow to see how much they retained. 
Wednesday 
Classroom quiz. They were able to walk around the room and get help from other students. They will keep this information in their binders to refer to all year. We also went over the daily assignment log. 
Thursday 
Each student sectioned off their spiral today. We started in the back and made a few examples. They will not need this complete until next week, so I asked them to do a bit at a time over the long weekend. We will start in this “journal” on Wednesday. Your child was given an activity on logical thinking and pattern building. I have also incorporated “following directions” into this coloring page. It is called “Borderline Insanity.” There is a parent note on the back. 
Friday 
No School. Start of Labor Day Weekend! 


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