January 16, 2018

Period 1 Math – Students actively worked on solving percent-proportions (Scavenger Hunt and Mad Libs).  This will continue tomorrow.

Homework:  Complete #1-10 of your study guide.

Periods 2 and 4 Math – Students finished a simple interest Mad Libs activity.

Homework:  Quiz tomorrow over percent-proportions.

Periods 3 and 5 Science – The class took a quiz and worked on a Web Quest.  Students will continue working on the Web Quest tomorrow on the body’s organ systems.

No homework.

January 12, 2018

Period 1 Math –  Students began working on solving simple interest (I = prt).  They should go home today with a completed worksheet on solving simple interest, a worksheet on simple interest, and a study guide for Unit 3b.

Homework:  Complete 5 problems from the simple interest worksheet and begin work on your study guide.

Periods 2 and 4 Math – Students finished their Math Inventory today.  If they did not, there will be time on Tuesday.

Homework:  Textbook page 535, #1, 2, 4, 5, & 6  due Tuesday, January 16.  Also, page 1 and 2 of the Unit 3b Test Study Guide should be started  – due Monday, January 22 (a little more than a week away).

Periods 3 and 5 Science – Students took notes today on the following systems:  skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, digestive, and lymphatic.

Homework:  There will be a quiz over the above systems on Tuesday.

January 10, 2018

There will be no Morning Math on Thursday, January 11.

All Math students, please complete this quick survey.  Thank you!

Period 1 Math:  Students took their Scholastic Math Inventory today.

No homework.

Periods 2 and 4 Math:  Students completed an activity requiring them to move about the room and calculate simple interest rate problems.  Responses will result in a completed Mad Lib paragraph.

Homework:  Due Tuesday – page 535, #1-6.  We will be in the Media Center tomorrow and Friday completing the Scholastic Math Inventory.

Periods 3 and 5 Science:  Students independently completed an EdHelper article, “Your Amazing Body”, and applied their knowledge of levels of organization to completing an analogy worksheet.  With remaining time, students could complete Directed Reading 3.3 and/or move on to Directed Reading 22.1.

Homework:  Complete Directed Reading 3.3.

January 9, 2018

Period 1 Math –  Today, we continued working with percent-proportions calculating sales tax, gratuity/tip, mark-ups/markdowns, and commission.

In-class resource:  Khan Academy

Homework:  Complete the skills practice worksheet begun in class.

Periods 2 and 4 Math – Students took a skills check on calculating sales tax, gratuity/tip, mark-ups/markdowns, and commission and moved on to calculating simple interest (I=prt).

Homework:  page 513, #15-22

Periods 3 and 5 Science – Students took a quiz on levels of organization of living things and were given class time to complete Directed Reading 3.3 (due Thursday).

Homework:  Finish Directed Reading 3.3.


January 5, 2018

Period 1 Math – Students got additional practice on changing percents to decimals today and completed a graphic organizer on how to calculate sales tax and gratuity, adding to the cost of the item/service.

Homework:  p. 475, #19-24.

To access the online textbook:  Go to http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com.

Student username:  “ccsd” and your student ID (example:  ccsd123456), password:  cobbmath1

See yesterday’s blog for additional resources.

Periods 2 and 4 Math – Students continued working cooperatively on word problems calculating sales tax, gratuity/tip, discounts, markups, and commission.

Homework:  Complete four (4) more problems from the classroom worksheet.  Be sure to show how you the steps you took in your calculations.

Periods 3 and 5 Science – Today, students took outlined notes on the Organization of Organisms (along with non-living things).

Homework:  Study your outlined notes.  There will be a quiz Monday over cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organism.  Be prepared to rank these from smallest to largest.

Welcome back!

Period 1 Math – Today’s focus:  Converting percents to decimals.  Students will be applying this skill to calculating gratuity, sales tax, and discounts.

Helpful links:  Math is Fun, Khan Academy, Cool Math

Homework:  Pages 447 (#1-9) and 449 (#27-33).  You may use your calculator.  Make sure you change percents to decimals.  See the links above for extra help.

Periods 2 and 4 Math – Student’s worked collaboratively on a review of percent-proportions calculating gratuity, tax, and mark-ups/markdowns.  This will continue through tomorrow.  Anticipate a Skills Check on Monday (1/8), and a quiz on Wednesday (1/10).

Homework:  Pages 495 (#1, 3, 5), 502 (#1, 3, 5), and 467 (#19-22)

Periods 3 and 5 Science – Students took a pre-test today on the Human Body and looked at the Organization of Living Things (beginning with page 76 of the textbook).

No homework.

December 18, 2017

There will be no Tuesday Tutoring this week.

Period 1 Math:  Students completed their unit test and worked on individualized skill building.

No homework.

Periods 2 and 4 Math:  Students began computing cost with taxes, gratuity, and discounts.

Homework:  Workbook page 447, #1-10.  If you plan to retest tomorrow, be sure your test is corrected and that you have completed the Quizziz from Ms. Straka’s blog.  Retests will be during class Tuesday and Wednesday.

Periods 3 and 5 Science:  Students completed a unit test.

Homework:  If you plan to retest, you need to attend tutoring tomorrow morning.  Retests will be Wednesday.

December 15, 2017

Period 1 Math:  Students reviewed equivalent ratios and finished their unit test.  Students who did not finish, will have time on Monday.

Homework:  If you have not corrected the last skills check, do so by Monday.

Periods 2 and 4:  Students completed their Unit 3 test.

Homework:  If you plan to retest, do the Quizziz on Ms. Straka’s blog and correct your test.  You will retest on Tuesday and Wednesday during class time.

Periods 3 and 5:  Students worked quietly on their study guides for Monday’s test.

Homework:  Prepare for Monday’s test over 4-1 and 4-2.  This is a summative grade.