August 16, 2018

Period 3, 6, 7 – Math with Ms. Straka

Students took their Skills Check (formative grade) today over subtracting integers.  Time was also spent on word problems in preparation for the unit test.  The Unit 1a test is on Tuesday, August 21 (not Monday).

Ms. Straka will be available for extra help Monday morning.

Homework:  Complete the study guide up to #25.

Period 4 – Math (SG)

The class had guided practice over adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators.

Homework:  Complete assigned problems on worksheet handed out today.  Prepare for tomorrow’s Skills Check (formative grade).

Resource:  Khan Academy

Period 5 – Science with Mrs. Ramsey

Students used the microscopes in class today!

No homework.

August 15, 2018

Period 3, 6, 7 – Math with Ms. Straka

Students worked on word problems today, or received extra help on subtracting integers (based on the CFU results).

Homework:  Complete #6-15 of study guide.  Skills check tomorrow on subtracting integers.

Period 4 – Math (SG)

Students worked on a debits and credits activity, applying their knowledge of adding and subtracting integers.

Homework:  Complete the subtracting integers worksheet given to you in class.

Period 5 – Science with Mrs. Ramsey

Students completed their microscope quiz in class today.

August 14, 2018

Periods 3, 6, 7 – Math with Ms. Straka

Students took a Check for Understanding (non-graded) on subtracting integers and worked on vertical number lines.

Graded:  Debits and Credits (some students need to finish and must do so by Thursday)

Homework:  Pages 37 (#32-34) and 113 (#22, 24, 25); complete #1-5 on your Unit 1a study guide

UNIT 1A test is on Monday, August 20.  It is a summative assessment.

Period 4 – Math (SG)

Students worked independently on adding and subtracting integers.

Homework:  Complete #1-5 of your study guide and complete the worksheet we started in class today (circled problems).  You have a Check for Understanding tomorrow on subtracting integers.  Refer to yesterday’s blog for resources to help you.

UNIT 1A test is Tuesday, August 21.  It is a summative assessment.

Period 5 – Science

We explored the parts of the microscope today and prepared ourselves to use them!  Students took outlined notes from a PPT and labeled a microscope.

Homework:  Prepare for microscope quiz by studying notes.  Resource for studying.

August 13, 2018

Periods 3, 6, and 7 – Math with Ms. Straka

Today, we added and subtracted fractions following our integer rules.

Homework:  Complete 6 more problems on your worksheet from class – 3 with like denominators and 3 with unlike denominators.

Period 4 – Math (SG)

Students worked on subtracting integers, including subtracting negative integers.

Homework:  Page 35, #1-9

Resources:  Khan Academy – adding and subtracting integers

Period 5 – Science with Mrs. Ramsey

Students continued discussing the Grand Challenge, observing how plastics negatively impact the environment.  Students also completed an EdHelper reading on microscopes.  If this was not completed in class, students should finish it for homework.

August 10, 2018

Periods 3, 6, 7 – Math with Mrs. Straka

Students completed their first formative assessment, a Skills Check on adding integers.

No homework.

Period 4 – Math (SG)

Students completed their first formative assessment, a Skills Check on adding integers.  Grades will be posted on August 14.

No homework.

Period 5 – Science

Students completed their first formative assessment, a mini-quiz over lab safety and characteristics of living things.  Mrs. Ramsey also introduced the Grand Challenge!

Homework:  Think about the following:  How can Lovinggood be a good steward for the Earth?

 

August 9, 2018

Periods 3, 6, and 7 – Math with Ms. Straka

We started subtracting integers today.

Homework:  Subtracting Integers worksheet – complete the rest of the front and #1-12 on the back.  Also, prepare for your Skills Check!

Period 4 – Math (SG)

Today we practiced adding integers and completed word problems.

Homework:  Study for your Skills Check!  Go to Moby Max and practice by completing the adding integers lessons assigned to you.

Period 5 – Science with Mrs. Ramsey

Students reviewed the characteristics of living things and completed a quick lab – Is a Clock Alive?

Homework:  Prepare for mini-quiz on lab safety.  If you haven’t turned in your lab contract yet, please get it signed!

August 8, 2018

Periods 3, 6, and 7 – Math with Ms. Straka

Students took their Check for Understanding (CFU) today and began working on a Debits/Credits activity.

Homework:  Complete all problems on the back of the “Reteach” worksheet, adding positive and negative integers.

Period 4 Math (SG)

Students completed their Check for Understanding (CFU) today and then worked on additional practice problems.

Homework:  Page 25, #19-25.  Students were given time in class to complete the homework assignment.

Resource for extra practice:  MobyMax.com/signin

Period 5 – Science with Mrs. Ramsey

Today we began our study of Unit 1 and identified the characteristics of living things.  Students took outlined notes in class.

No homework.

 

August 7, 2018

Periods 3, 6, 7 – Math with Ms. Straka

Today, we practiced adding positive and negative integers.

Homework:  Textbook page 25 – all problems.  You will have a CFU (Check for Understanding) assessment tomorrow, and a Skills Check on Friday.

Period 4 – Math (SG)

Students completed a graphic organizer for their MSG binder, and practiced adding positive and negative integers.  Students also did extra practice on graphing number lines.

Homework:  Complete the first column of problems on the back of the Reteach worksheet begun in class.  Color-code the positive and negative numbers as we did in class.  You will have a CFU (Check for Understanding) tomorrow, and a Skills Check on Friday.

Additional resource:  Moby Max – adding and subtracting integer assignment

Period 5 – Science with Mrs. Ramsey

Students completed their lab safety stations today.

Homework:  Prepare for mini-quiz tomorrow over lab safety and have your lab contract signed.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Periods 3, 6, and 7 – Math with Ms. Straka

Students set up their MSG binders today with rules on adding integers.

Practice:  Pages 11 (#1-6) and 23 (#1-6)

Period 4 Math (SG)

Students set up their MSG binders today with graphic organizers on integers and copies of practice completed in class.

Practice:  Page 11, #1-9

Additional practice:  Students may work on Moby Max at home (mobymax.com/signin).  Students need to type in Lovinggood Middle School, choose the school, and then log in with their Student ID (for username and password).

Period 5 – Science with Mrs. Ramsey

Students completed activities in stations to learn/review safe lab procedures.

No homework.