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Hello! This week in math class we will be finishing up Mid Module 2 covering multiplying and dividing integers and other rational numbers. We will have a short quiz later in the week on this topic. We will most likely be looking at our first test next week.
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This week's Quizizz code is 052205. Students - please feel free to generate your own questions for a future Quizizz by filling out the Google form link just below the code on the right hand side of this page. If your question is selected, you can earn some Power Paws!
Have a great week!
Greetings! Our first full week of the school year...hopefully students are used to getting up early for school by now! I'm looking forward to watching some great fall sports in just a few short weeks! Go Saints!
This week we will have our first quiz of the year. This quiz will be the first grade for the grade book and will assess how well students understand the first 4 lessons of Module 2 (adding integers and rational numbers, including an understanding of additive inverses and absolute value). Students have taken many notes on these lessons and also have some great resources in their INB that will help them prepare for this quiz. Typically quizzes are anywhere from 10-25 points versus tests which are worth about 30-60 points. This week we will continue through lesson 9 and perhaps 10 (multiplication of integers).
This week we will also begin our first Quizizz assignment of the year. I typically assign these beginning on Friday of the week prior and they will be due the following Thursday night. The code can be found on the right hand side of this page at the top and is also listed here (489868). Students can go to join.quizizz.com to begin and are welcome to take each quiz as many times as they would like in order to try and get a score of 100%. Those who are able to do this will get their name on a Student Leader Board in the classroom and their name entered into a prize drawing (one per class).
After school help begins this week on Thursday. Students may fill out a form (in classroom or under Links tab) if they would like to stay. Please note, this is a student-led help session (students must come prepared with questions/items to work on). Students may be picked up any time up until 4:30.
We have a N.U.T. Day coming up this Friday! Students may wear any school appropriate attire. The cost is $2 to participate.
Have a great week!
We made it to week 2! I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend! Students have been doing an amazing job adjusting to our new schedules and procedures this year and I am so proud of their efforts! Last week was especially trying as students also had to take quite a few assessments (Moby Max placement test and State of DE Pretest).
This week, we will complete Module 2 Lessons 1-4. Students should be logging into Schoology at home to complete any homework assignments and also to review what we have covered in class. Each student has 2 notebooks (INB and math notebook) that will be key for them to use throughout the year in understanding the concepts we are covering. The INB is the one which should mirror my classroom copy (see pictures on INB Pictures tab). This is also the notebook they will use for INB quizzes about once per month. The other composition book is for them to take notes in during class as we progress through a lesson and also to work out questions from the problem set at the end of each lesson.
Please ensure you are signed up for Remind if you have not done so already. This is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to ensure students stay on top of homework assignments and remember upcoming assessments.
After school help (3:40-4:15) will be starting up next week. I will announce which days I will be offering help very soon (stay tuned!).
Have a great week!
Welcome back! I'm excited to kick off a new school year and look forward to partnering with you to ensure success in math this year! It was nice meeting so many of you during Meet & Greet on Thursday night. For those who were not able to attend, here is some important information that you will need.
1. There are 3 important papers that will need to be filled out and returned to school: 1) Yellow emergency card, 2) Signature page of student handbook (please note, there are no paper copies of the handbook this year, you will need to go online to review policies/procedures) and 3) Student information sheet for 7th grade teachers (click HERE for link if you need it).
2. PLEASE sign up for Remind (see side bar) or pdf in the Links tab. Please note that if your student has math as their first academic class of the day (8-9 and 9:50-10:10), they are in "Class 1". If they have math from 10:15-11:30, they are in "Class 2". If they have math from 12:20-1 and 2-2:40, they are in "Class 3". I cannot stress how important signing up for Remind will be in order to stay on top of things. I use it for homework reminders, upcoming assessments and special events.
3. Please check out my "About" tab for a little bit about me and I've also included the handout provided at Meet & Greet HERE.
In class this week we will spend time learning our new schedules (2 specials/day and new times for classes and lunch/recess) as well as procedures. We will also be benchmark testing using Moby Max on Wed. and taking our State of DE Pre-Test. In between all the back-to-school activities I always incorporate as much math instruction as I can. It's never to early to start as we have a lot to cover this year!
Math class will look a bit different this year as we will no longer have paper workbooks for most students, but electronic access on Schoology. Our class should be getting a set of Chrome Books that will be dedicated for math to assist with this access. As such, students will need an additional composition notebook for working out problems from the online workbook. The other composition notebook is used as an interactive notebook that students will be adding handouts/foldables to and will be used for monthly notebook quizzes.
ATTENTION HOMEROOM STUDENTS: You will need a plastic 2-pocket folder for Thursday folder papers.
I know that was a lot of information, but thank you for reading and please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions!
For anyone getting a head start on their school shopping, I just wanted to let you know about Staples Classroom Rewards Program. Please click HERE for additional information. Teachers can get 5% back on purchases made to help with classroom supplies! All you would need to do is enter the town (Clayton) and the school name and then you should be able to select my name from a drop-down list of teachers. You will then be prompted to enter your receipt number (under the barcode) and amount spent. Thank you in advance!
Hope you are having a great summer!
We finally made it to the LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL! What a busy time of year this has been! This week students will get to relax a little bit and enjoy the below activities:
Monday 6/3 - Academic kickball, ice cream social
Tuesday 6/4 - Breakfast / Student Awards 9:00-10:00, locker clean-out
Wednesday 6/5 - Brainwash Game Assembly 8:30-9:30; Homeroom-specific activities
Thursday 6/6 - Jolly Roger Water Park (Ocean City, MD)
Friday 6/7 - Last Day of School; PCA Pride Day (free); Honor Roll Assembly 2:30
Thank you for all those who were able to sign up to help with the ice cream social and student breakfast! We really appreciate all your support!
Thank you to all of you for your support over the past school year. Much of what each student accomplished wouldn't have been possible without your involvement!
I hope everyone has a fantastic and safe summer!
Greetings! This week we will have a short week due to no school on Monday (Happy Memorial Day) and Field Day on Tuesday. All grades for TM3 are due on Thursday so please ensure anything you are turning in for a grade (i.e. extra credit, test corrections) are turned in on time!
Next week the 7th grade class has several fun activities planned for the last week of school! We will kick off the week on Monday, 6/3 with an ice cream social (please see SignUp Genius on right sidebar). We will also be having a 7th grade breakfast/student award ceremony (informal student-nominated awards) on Tuesday, 6/4. SignUp Genius for this event can also be found on the right sidebar. Next Thursday, 6/6 is our class field trip to Jolly Roger water park in Ocean City. The other days we will also be having other fun (and educational :-) ) events occurring during school hours.
Let's finish the year strong!
*HERE* is the End of Mod 5 Study Guide Ans Key. Test on Thurs 5/23!
*UPDATE* See right side of page for Sign Up Genius links for our 7th Grade End of Year Breakfast and Ice Cream Social! We are only asking that you contribute to one event (if you are able). Thank you in advance!
Hello! Three more weeks left! We begin this week with our 7th Grade Service Learning Field Trip to Akridge Scout Reservation where students will be learning about community involvement and how to be a good citizen. Students will also get a chance to help the environment and get their hands dirty by planting some trees!
This week we will also have our End of Module 5 test. Please click HERE for the study guide. This will be our last Eureka module test for the year. We will continue with our curriculum in Module 6, however we will only have one quiz on Module 6 material (The beginning of Module 6 focuses on angles and types of triangles) There will also be a final extra credit assignment for the year. This will be made available to students either late this week or early next week.
Upcoming Events/Important Dates:
Fri 5/24 - Ice Cream Truck
N.U.T. Day - Decades ($2)
Upper School Gathering
Mon 5/27 - Memorial Day (No School)
Tues 5/28 - Field Day
Thurs 5/30 - TM3 Grades Due
Have a wonderful week!
Hello! This week, classes 2 and 3 will be completing their Math PT test and then will be focusing on preparing for the upcoming Post-Test! The Post-Test is a paper test (created by the state) that will be a measurement of how much each student has grown this year. It will also be used as a final for 7th Grade math and will reflect on each student's TM3 grade report. As with other cumulative tests, everything we have done this year is fair game. We have been completing many review activities in class, in addition to our daily warm-ups that have helped students remember key topics and identify areas of weakness that they need to focus on.
Our End of Module 5 test will most likely be next week due to all the other testing we have going on this week. Students can expect one additional quiz before grades are due at the end of the month.
Don't forget, if you haven't turned them in yet, Service Learning field trip permission forms are due by Friday! We are looking for 2-3 parent chaperones who would like to attend as well.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers and mothers-to-be out there!
Wed 5/15 - PCA Pride Day (free)
Mon 5/20 - 7th Grade Service Learning Field Trip
We are in the midst of testing season here at school! Students began CAT (Computer Adaptive Testing) testing for Math last week and on Friday they will begin the Performance Task (PT) portion of the Smarter Balanced Test. Also coming up is our Post-Test (final) for the year. This will take place in the classroom on Friday, 5/17. Students will be allowed to use a calculator for the Post-Test. All the material we have reviewed this year is fair game. Any materials students have from this year including graded assessments, exit tickets, INB, workbook, warm-ups etc. are excellent tools to use to study from. They may also find going onto Khan Academy or Moby helpful as well.
This week in class we will continue to complete review-style activities and will also be taking a notebook quiz. Please ensure your notebook is up-to-date!
The Quizizz code for this week is 884492. It is a review of 7th grade math skills. As always, it will be due on Thursday night at 11:45 p.m. This is excellent review for upcoming testing!
On Monday, May 20, the 7th graders will be participating in a Service Learning field trip at Akridge Scout Reservation in Dover. They will be planting trees and learning about citizenship skills. Please ensure permission forms are signed and returned to school as soon as possible.
This Friday, 5/10 is a N.U.T. Day (to support Athletics)!
Have a great week!
This week's Quizizz code: 052205
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