9-30-19

Hello Global Citizens and Math Brains,

It was lovely seeing your bright, shiny 6th grade faces after our week off today!  Thanks to all of you for a WONDERFUL Monday.  Here are some updates from today:

  • Social Studies:  Today we started the unit on European history.  We looked at some vocabulary that we will use when examining historical documents and when we discuss historical events.  The only homework is to finish the environmental issue project if it is not already done.
  • Math: Today in class we practiced converting units of measurement using proportions (equivalent ratios).  There is no homework tonight.

I can’t wait to see you tomorrow at Curriculum Night.  Hope you can make it! 🙂

9-17-19

Good afternoon, kiddos!  Here are the highlights from today.

Social Studies:  Today in class you reviewed some of the “big ideas” for the European Geography test.  In 1st block many of you did not have time to finish the Kahoot, so I included the link and game code below. You will also find the quizziz link and game code, and the ANSWERS to the review guide.  Please make sure you are studying for the test – it is not open note.

Kahoot Link: https://kahoot.it/challenge/0841260

Game Code: 0841260

Quizizz Link: https://join.quizizz.com/?gc=297799

Game Code: 297799

Study Guide (answers included): Unit 1 European Geography Study Guide_key (002)

Math: Today in class we continued writing equivalent ratios and used unit rates to determine if ratios were equivalent.  Here are the  answers to tonight’s homework.

1. – 6. There are infinity correct answers, so do your best. 🙂

7. No

8. No

9. Yes

10. Yes

11. No

12. Yes

13. 33

14. 18

15. 25

16. 55

17. 30

18. 12

See you tomorrow!

9-16-19

Hello Global Citizens and Math Brains,

Here are the highlights from today:

Social Studies:  Today in class we started the environmental issue project.  It is not homework tonight, as we will be working on it in class throughout the week.  Homework tonight is to complete the Europe Location, Climate, Distribution of Natural Resources “Quiz.”  This is just a completion grade, we will check it in class tomorrow.

Math:  Today in class we looked at writing equivalent ratios.  We will continue with equivalent ratios tomorrow.  Remember to study for your test on Thursday.  🙂

See you tomorrow.

9-12-19

Good afternoon global citizens and math brains!  I had a nice day with you today. Here are the highlights.

Social Studies:  Today in class we started exploring environmental issues in Europe. We looked at the sources of acid rain in Germany, smog in the Great Britain, and started discussing the Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine.  We will pick up where we left off tomorrow and there is no homework tonight.

Math: Today in class we practiced with ratios and unit rates.  Homework tonight is the “Ratios” practice sheet.  Here are the answers.

  1. 1:2 – There is one sail boat for every two fan boats
  2.  2:3 – There are two tulips for every three daffodils
  3.  1:6 – There is one duck for every six geese
  4.  1:5 – There is one baseball for every five softballs
  5.  1:3 – There is one poodle for every three beagles
  6.  5:6 – There are five brown eggs for every six white eggs
  7.  4:5 – For every four pink stripes there are five green stripes
  8.  3:5 – For every three trombones there are five trumpets
  9.  5:7 – For every five lions there are seven tigers
  10.  4:9 – For every four bills there are nine letters
  11.  12 volleyball: 36 total students which simplifies for 1:3.  This means one of every three students plays volleyball.
  12.  6 kiwi: 36 total pieces of fruit which simplifies to 1:6.  This means one of every six pieces of fruit is kiwi.

 

9-11-1

Hello Global Citizens and Math Brains.  Here are the highlights from today.

Social Studies: Today in class we looked at primary and secondary sources from September 11, 2001.  There is no homework tonight, but if you decide to create your own primary document from the person you interviewed it will earn you a 5% bonus on next week’s test.

Math:  Today in class we practiced finding unit rate, which is simply a ratio that has a quantity that is simplified to 1.  Here are the answers to tonight’s homework.

  1. 0.5 inches per hour
  2.  $9.20 per toy
  3.  35 miles per hour
  4.  8 oz. per cup
  5.  15 students per teacher
  6.  4 minutes per dollar
  7.  3 oz. per patty
  8.  Jules’ Rules – 3 games per loss; Pink Sox – 4 games per loss; Go-Girls – 4 games per loss; High 5s – 9 games per loss.
  9. The High-5s have the best record because they only lose one game for every 9 games they play.
  10. 3 eggs per order
  11. 186 miles per hour
  12.  42 stops in 3 hours, 56 stops in 4 hours

See you tomorrow!

 

9-10-19

Hello Global Citizens and Math Brains,

I had the BEST day with all of you.  Thank you for bringing your best with you to school today.  Here are some highlights.

Social Studies:  Today in class we discussed the three main religions in Europe and the “big ideas” about them.  Homework tonight is to complete the interview for 9-11 and bring it to class with you tomorrow.

Math:  We had a “SWEET” day learning about ratios! Using Smarties, you wrote and simplified part-to-part and part-to-whole ratios.  Homework tonight is to finish Smarties’ Smarties if you did not get it done in class.

See you tomorrow!

9-9-19

Hello Global Citizens and Math Brains,

Here are highlights from today.

Social Studies: Today in class we reviewed the three major language groups in Europe.  We also did a language walk where you “decoded” (aka – guessed) what language phrases were written in.  There is no homework tonight.

Math: Today in class we started Unit 2 with Ratios.  We took MSG notes on part-to-part ratios. We will finish the notes tomorrow. Bring your MSG, colored pencils, and a winning attitude tomorrow. There is no homework tonight.

See you tomorrow!

9-3-19

Hello Kiddos!  It was nice to see you back today after a long 3-day weekend! Here are the highlights from today.

Social Studies:  Today in class we started a European language map.  We will continue working on that tomorrow.  There is no homework tonight.

Math:  Today in class we started reviewing for the Unit 1 test.  Here is link to a quizizz to help you review.

https://join.quizizz.com/?gc=888005

The game code is 888005 if you need it.

Here are the answers to the study guide.  I can’t get my document camera to save the picture, so I am just giving you the answers going left to right.

  1. 7.993
  2. 43.004
  3. 37.73
  4. 61.676
  5. 48.8 (the 8 repeats 48.88888888888888888888888888888888888…)
  6. 0.63
  7. 14 (drop the remainder)
  8. LCM = 24
  9. 24
  10. GCF = 12
  11. LCM = 66
  12. The 60th customer will receive both prizes.  (LCM problem)
  13. 6/7
  14. 28
  15. 27/5 or 5 and 2/25
  16. 17/18