

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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Monday 
Corresponding & Congruent Worksheet CC18 & CC19
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. 


Monday 
Wump Noses Worksheet Pg. 1819 
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 


Monday 
Do coordinate points for the Wumps. Pg. 1517 
Tuesday 
Use the coordinate points from yesterday to make the Wumps on dot paper. Pg. 1517 
Wednesday 
Comparing differences and similarities of the Wumps. Pg. 1517 
Thursday 

Friday 
No School for students. Teachers work. 


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! 


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 


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 AE (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 Followup #13 and Pg. 60 #13 On notebook paper. 
Friday 
End of quarter 1. No school for students. Teacher grading day. 


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 



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 AA19 
Friday 
What do you know? 


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 AE 
Wednesday 
Finished pg. 34 
Thursday 
Conferences 
Friday 
Conferences 


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.
E59 & AA18 


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 AC (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 AC. 
Thursday 
We are building on the concept we learned yesterday and finished in class today. Pg. 26 #17, 8, 10, 12 and 1426 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. 


Monday 
Classwork: Finish Pg. 7 AD
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 #13 & 917. 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 AF and they did followup 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 # 1821 & 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. 


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) We did this as a class. It may not be complete as of yet, but we will finish it in class on Monday. 


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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