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Holly Hlatky

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Week of

Dec. 12 , 11

Assignments
Monday
Study Guide for the FINAL tomorrow. These were graded by the students as they did each page. They were suppose to ask for help and fix any misunderstandings as they went.
Tuesday
Final Today!
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Week of

Nov. 30, 11

Assignments
Monday

Corresponding & Congruent Worksheet CC-18 & CC-19

What do you know?

Tuesday
Pg. 22 #1,3,4 & 6
Wednesday
Today we went to the computer lab and took a fraction multiple choice quiz. I wanted to see where the students were in that area. Your child may have an extra credit packet that they can work on if they finish their work in class and if they have no missing assignments. I am hoping to fill in some misconceptions in this area before the end of the year.
Thursday Wump hats. Page 21 with all the questions.
Friday Today we spent a lot of time talking about what happened to our hats when we add or subtract from it's coordinates. No Homework.

Week of

Nov. 21, 11

Assignments
Monday
Wump Noses Worksheet Pg. 18-19
Tuesday
Clarifying questions for the Wump noses. Giving them an opportunity to finish those before handing them in. For those who are done, we will be backing up, and reviewing adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing integers. For those who are not done with their noses, they will have the review to complete at home.
Wednesday
No School
Thursday No School
Friday No School

Week of

Nov. 14, 11

Assignments
Monday
Do coordinate points for the Wumps. Pg. 15-17
Tuesday
Use the coordinate points from yesterday to make the Wumps on dot paper. Pg. 15-17
Wednesday
Comparing differences and similarities of the Wumps. Pg. 15-17
Thursday  
Friday No School for students. Teachers work.

Week of

Nov. 7 , 11

Assignments
Monday
Review adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing integers for tomorrows FINAL!
Tuesday
FINAL for accentuate the negative.
Wednesday
Review of the final from yesterday, and practiced plotting coordinate points on a grid.
Thursday

Today we went to the library and checked out our new math book called "Stretching & Shrinking." We took notes and discussed how pictures are enlarged. We have gotten through page 8.

No Homework.

Friday No School, Veteran's Day!

Week of

Oct. 31 , 11

Assignments
Monday
Journal entry: Pg. 54 Worksheet on Multiplying integers.
Tuesday
Worksheet on Multiplying & Dividing integers.
Wednesday
Refresher of ALL math concepts, not just what they have learned in class this year. I am hoping this will help with the MAPS test coming up Thursday and Friday.
Thursday Today and tomorrow we will be in the computer lab. The students are scheduled for MAPS testing.
Friday MAPS testing

Week of

Oct. 17 , 11

Assignments
Monday
Oh my goodness!!! The children did not do very well on the quiz last week. We had a question and answer session today, and there were a few who were disappointed with themselves because they made some pretty silly errors (such as 8 + 21 = -13) They could see that they needed to look more carefully at their work and check the answers before moving on to the next question. So... we will be doing a retake tomorrow. All students can do a retake, but those who have a C or lower do not have a choice.
Tuesday
Retake
Wednesday
We went over the retake and then did an assignment together in their journals. Pg. 54 A-E (skip D)
Thursday

Oh My!!! It is surprising how many students are having difficulty with time. In today's assignment, they had to figure out how much time had elasped from say noon one day to ten am the next. Please help your child use an analog clock face to understand their assignment better. After they know how much time has passed, they are then looking at how many degrees the temperature either went up or down each hour. This then becomes a multiplication problem to show the total degrees of change. It is a process. One step at a time. They need to show their work so they can share with the class their process on Monday. There are notes in the journal.

Pg. 55 Follow-up #1-3 and Pg. 60 #1-3 On notebook paper.

Friday End of quarter 1. No school for students. Teacher grading day.

Week of

Oct. 24 , 11

Assignments
Monday
After grading the "What do you know?" from Friday, I see that some students are mixing up how to add and how to subtract. (We have been changing the subtraction problems to addition since we already know how to add.) Because of this little mix up, I am having them work on addition ONLY today. They have a worksheet. They are suppose to write the problem horizontally, then solve it SHOWING THEIR WORK. Please put the answer on the worksheet so it is easier to grade tomorrow. The journal is always a good tool to refer back to. We have been pretending the numbers are "good guys and bad guys."
Tuesday
We reviewed how to subtract integers and then did the back side of the very long assignment from yesterday.
Wednesday
Today we worked only in our journals. We took notes on how to find a missing integer from an equation. We worked backwards "undoing" the problem and defined and used the inverse operation. This will be on the quiz
Thursday Quiz today.... They can use their journals! We are moving onto multiplying and dividing tomorrow.
Friday  

Week of

Oct. 10 , 11

Assignments
Monday
Journal Entry: Page 43. We defined many different ways to use a dash. Homework: Pg 43 follow up # 1 & 2
Tuesday
QUIZ!   QUIZ!   QUIZ!   QUIZ!   QUIZ!   QUIZ!   QUIZ!  
Wednesday
Handed back, and went over quiz. 1/2 day
Thursday Use your Journal!!! Look at examples!!! Worksheet AA-19
Friday What do you know?

Week of

Oct. 3 , 11

Assignments
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 3 Friday quizzez. With the time we had left over, I allowed them to finish Friday's assignment. It will be due tomorrow.
Tuesday

This is a generalized statement, but a GREAT number of students did not complete the worksheet given to them on Friday.... even with the additional classtime yesterday. It was not a new concept, so it should not have been too difficult to complete. If your child is stuggling, please have them see me for additional support. Thanks!

We worked in our journal today. We are on page 37  A-E

Wednesday
Finished pg. 34
Thursday Conferences
Friday Conferences

Week of

Sept. 26 , 11

Assignments
Monday

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 (don't forget there is a back)

Tuesday
Collected all the student journals. Each journal should be useable and complete. If the student was absent, it is expected that they get help from a friend and copy down the journal assignment that was missed. If that is not a possibility, they can see me at lunch or after school to go over the assignment. We do these assignments together in class under the projector. We practiced adding positive and neg. integers. Most students are getting it!!!! Yeah! If your child is still having a difficult time, I am available after school to help. Wednesdays, we have team meetings, so that day does not work, but any other day is fine.
Wednesday
1/2 day. We went over the student's grades and looked at missing assignments. We have taken to itty bitty "What do you know?" quizzes. This means the bulk of their grade is homework. Considering they are able to fix their homework and get some of those points back, their grade should be pretty good if they have not been absent a great deal. I do NOT have all the papers graded that were turned in today.
Thursday  
Friday

"What do you know?" and a worksheet on adding integers.

E-59 & AA-18

Week of

Sept. 19 , 11

Assignments
Monday
We physically used our bodies to better understand the number line today. The students have a worksheet. It is the same 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 time doing the math instead of all the time it takes to draw number lines.
Pg. 20 A-C (this will be taped into their journal tomorrow)
Tuesday
We took some time to check on understanding and completeness of yesterday's assignment. I felt a our class was a bit rushed yesterday, and I didn't want that to affect the outcome of their work. The homework 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.
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 started this assignment in class, and I would like to work on it IN CLASS! We will tape it into our journal for a reference. No Homework

Pg. 24 A-C.

Thursday We are building on the concept we learned yesterday and finished in class today. Pg. 26 #1-7, 8, 10, 12 and 14-26 I collected this at the end of the period. The students were just struggling. Not really with the math, but the wording in the book. We will start again tomorrow. All homework was graded & handed back today. Grades continue to be posted on the back wall of the classroom.
Friday Today was our second "What do you know?" After they finished that, I had them work on Pg. 26 that they started yesterday. It was due today at the end of the period.

Week of

Sept. 12 , 11

Assignments
Monday

Classwork: Finish Pg. 7 A-D

                 Do Pg. 8 A-D & follow-up 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 #1-3 & 9-17. Each question has an example in their journal. 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 A-F and they did follow-up questions 1 & 2 orally.

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. 13 # 18-21 & 27.
Friday Today we went over the first paper we correct on Wednesday. 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. It will be posted this 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.

Week of

Sept. 5 , 11

Assignments
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 A-E (I modified C) We did this as a class. It may not be complete as of yet, but we will finish it in class on Monday.

Week of

Aug. 29, 11

Assignments
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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