MILESTONE TESTING INFORMATION AND LINK TO STUDY GUIDE

Garrett Middle School will be testing 7th Grade students online during our upcoming Spring administration of the Georgia Milestones assessment. 6th and 8th Grades will test in paper and pencil format. The information below is provided to assist you and your student in becoming familiar with the features of online and standard testing.

• Experience Online Testing Georgia is a digital resource created to provide an opportunity for students to become familiar with the online testing platform. The website can be accessed through the following link: http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/. This practice site does not require a log-in and is available 7 days a week. Importantly, this practice site is not designed as a “practice test” to measure a student’s knowledge of course content and scores will not be generated. It is intended to allow students to familiarize themselves with the online platform prior to testing.
• Practice sessions will also be set up during the school day to provide students a similar opportunity to acquaint themselves with the online testing system.
• Each grade level has a study guide that has been released by the DOE. Please be sure to look at these documents.
 6th Grade Study DOE Guide
 7th Grade Study DOE Guide
 8th Grade Study DOE Guide
• Garrett teachers have prepared readiness packets for each student as Spring Break Assignments. These will be distributed before Friday of this week.

If you have questions about our upcoming spring test administrations for Georgia Milestones, please contact Mr. John Chandler at 770-819-2466 x 058 or via email at [email protected]

8TH GRADE STUDY GUIDE LINK:
Grade 8 Milestones Study Guide-1ragjv1

February Break Assignments

Hello, everyone. I hope you enjoy your time off, but done forget your assignments. I have attached the assignment sheet just in case anyone loses it. Don’t forge the Study Island part of the assignment. Feel free to print another copy if needed. You can email me if you have questions. I will try to check my email at least once a day. Thank you!

Practice Assignments Feb 19th-1e08zf7

Week of October 9th through October 13th

We are finishing up and testing Unit 1 this week. Here is the plan:

Monday: Review angle relationships for Part I of the Unit 1 test; introduce sequences of transformations.

Tuesday: Take Part I of the Unit 1 test (parallel lines and transversals, angle relationships, angle sums of a triangle, and exterior angles of a triangle)

Wednesday: Probably won’t have class due to students taking the PSAT.

Thursday: EARLY RELEASE DAY – review for Part II of the Unit 1 test.

Friday: Take Part II of the Unit 1 test (transformations on the coordinate plane)

DON’T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR CONFERENCES! CONFERENCES BEGIN NEXT WEEK.

CONFERENCE WEEK IS COMING!

The week of October 16th through October 20th is Conference Week. You can sign up for a brief conference with any or all of your child’s teachers. All conferences will be scheduled online this year. If you want to schedule a conference with me go to Couch’s SignUp Genius

You can find the link to all teachers’ sign up pages by going to the Garrett website and clicking on the Faculty and Staff tab.

Week of October 2nd through October 6th

We are finishing up Unit 1 this week. Here’s what we have planned:

Monday – review translations and reflections; learn about dilations using a Desmos computer activity
Tuesday – mini lesson on dilations; practice dilating figures on the coordinate plane
Wednesday – view a video on rotations; complete an activity to learn about the rules for rotating a figure on the coordinate plane; quiz (Mini Touchstone)
Thursday – practice rotations; complete practice on identifying which transformation has occurred
Friday – class competition – completing more than one transformation at a time

****As of now, the Unit 1 test is scheduled for Friday, October 13th. START STUDYING!!!!!****

Week of August 14th

And our 3rd week of school begins!! We are off to a good start. Here’s what is coming up this week:

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: We are learning about solving equations with distributive property and like terms. Learning Targets: 1) By the end of the class, students will be able to solve equations involving like terms evidenced by correctly completing 3 problems on an exit ticket. 2) By the end of the class, students will be able to solve equations involving distributive property evidenced by correctly completing 3 problems on an exit ticket. 3) By the end of the class, students will be able to solve equations involving like terms and distributive property evidenced by correctly completing 4 practice problems.

Thursday and Friday: We are moving on to solving equations with variables on both sides of the equal sign. Learning Target: By the end of the class, students will be able to solve equations involving variables on both sides of the equal sign evidenced by correctly completing a class practice sheet.

**WE WILL HAVE A QUIZ ON MULTI-STEP EQUATIONS ON FRIDAY!!**

**DON’T FORGET OPEN HOUSE ON THURSDAY. WE WILL BEGIN AT 5:30 P.M. SEE YOU THERE!!

Week of August 7th

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. I am excited to see what this year has in store for us all.

**We will begin setting up our interactive notebook this week, so please have a composition or spiral notebook that is only used for math as soon as possible.

Monday and Tuesday: We will take the Scholastic Math Inventory (SMI) test to gauge students’ current math levels. We will also take a pre-assessment on one- and two-step equations.

Wednesday and Thursday: We will solve multi-step equations with distributive property and like terms.

Friday: We will solve equations with variables on both sides of the equal sign.

**We will have an equations quiz on Monday!**