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Washingtonville, NY 10992

Phone: 845.497.4000

Fax: 845.497.4030

Classwork & Homework

Today, the class worked on ratio tables and graphing - an ongoing skill. Not everyone finished, which is okay. Those students can finish next week. Then, I handed out the Take-Home Test and gave a full explanation about it.

Example:

Here is the Do Now problem that the class had to complete when they first came in this morning:

The class played a Kahoot Quiz (online) pertaining to Rocks and Minerals. They also continued a Google Classroom Assignment based on Lesson 2 of Chapter 9, about soil. We also reviewed the text for Friday's upcoming quiz.

Today I retaught skills that we learned last week - about how to find the unit prices of certain products, compare them, and then how to use that information to determine the least expensive deal.

Tomorrow there will be a quiz on this concept/skill (Lesson 16).

I want them to believe that if they push themselves they can most likely achieve more than they realize is possible.** **Following that, I returned last week's math quiz to students. We went over it and I fielded all questions. Parents, please sign and return.

In class today we started our rock/mineral diagram writing assignment. So far, so good!

whereby we write numbers in tables to create ratios. We then looked for patterns in addition and multiplication in the columns and rows of the tables. This helped us to problem solve and to make projections about what numbers would be in the table if it was extended.

Hmwk: Complete the Understanding Ratios Worksheet that was started in class on Wednesday.

Students received a Study Guide to help them prep for a quiz on Lessons 3&4, which won't be given until the week of 11/6, week after next.

whereby we write numbers in tables to create ratios. We then looked for patterns in addition and multiplication in the columns and rows of the tables. This helped us to problem solve and to make projections about what numbers would be in the table if it was extended.

Hmwk: Complete the Understanding Ratios Worksheet that was started in class on Wednesday.

Students received a Study Guide to help them prep for a quiz on Lessons 3&4, which won't be given until the week of 11/6, week after next.

whereby we write numbers in tables to create ratios. We then looked for patterns in addition and multiplication in the columns and rows of the tables. This helped us to problem solve and to make projections about what numbers would be in the table if it was extended.

Hmwk: Complete the Understanding Ratios Worksheet that was started in class on Wednesday.

Students received a Study Guide to help them prep for a quiz on Lessons 3&4, which won't be given until the week of 11/6, week after next.

6C - Tuesday, 10/24

6FB - Wednesday, 10/25

2 | 05 |

4 | 10 |

6 | 15 |

8 | 20 |

We also worked on problem solving with ratios.

6C - Tuesday, 10/24

6FB - Wednesday, 10/25

Science Lesson 2...

6C - Tuesday, 10/24

6C - Wednesday, 10/25

Science Lesson 2...

6C - Tuesday, 10/24

6FB - Wednesday, 10/25

Today we completed most of the problem solving in Lesson 7. This is the skill of taking a ratio and scaling it down to its lowest equivalency. (You would do the same when you reduce a fraction). The idea is that all other equivalent ratios come from that scaled down version.

In Science, the students are completing a myriad of different assignments. When they come to class they continue from wherever they left off the last time. We also read a part of Lesson 2 aloud and used our Chromebook to research a few topics to deepen our understanding of what we were reading.

We followed up with a careful check of homework and then moved on with the rest of the lesson which was about recognizing the value of a ratio and the ratios associated with it.

The class completed the Do Now problem in groups today. They also wrote an explanation of the strategy they used and read them to the class. We then applied that same strategy to last night's hmwk. problem - which was a similar problem to the "Do Now". For most students strategies matched. There were a few other students who came up with alternate strategies that were correct as well. Some weren't, but that's okay. At least we know what doesn't work. The overall goal here is to create problem solvers - thinkers that can not only solve Math problems, but problems they may eventually face in life as well.

We followed up with a careful check of part of the homework. We'll complete checking the rest tomorrow which will be about recognizing the value of a ratio and the ratios associated with it.

6C - October 17th

6FB - October 18th

6C - October 18th

6FB - October 17th

Parents, as usual, please sign and return. Thanks!

I introduced Lesson 7 on Monday and today we started doing a small bit of the work. Students will learn that ratios and fractions are connected - they behave like one another. Students will also learn to determine that a ratio has an equivalent that can be scaled down. That means we want to find the lowest numbered ratio that is equivalent to the given one.

I introduced Lesson 7 on Monday and today we started doing a small bit of the work. Students will learn that ratios and fractions are connected - they behave like one another. Students will also learn to determine that a ratio has an equivalent that can be scaled down. That means we want to find the lowest numbered ratio that is equivalent to the given one.

On October 5th I assigned the reading of Lessons 1-4 from Chapter 8. In a subsequent lesson, for homework, I asked for students to reread Lesson 1. Then, in class last week, we read L1 aloud, broke it down, and used our Chromebooks to deepen our study of what the text was presenting. Today, the class took a quiz on Lesson 1 from the text. They were allowed to use their text as a resource. After that we continued the many different activities that we are presently engaged in.

6C - October 17th

6FB - October 18th

6C - October 18th

6FB - October 17th

6C - October 17th

6FB - October 18th

6C - October 18th

6FB - October 17th

Besides that, students had various assignments, one being this: To answer the Checkpoint Questions from the textbook. Some students finished, some didn't. More with that next week.

Science 6F/B (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - We completed the reading of Lesson 1 from the text while we used the Chromebooks to research text information more deeply. Today we took a look at Continental Drift and videos showing in what direction the continents were drifting millions of years ago, and, in what direction the continents are likely to drift to in the future. Pretty cool stuff!

Besides that, students had various assignments, one being this: To answer the Checkpoint Questions from the textbook on Pgs. 215, 217, and 219. Here is a list of the exact questions students still need to complete IF they haven't already done so:

1. Answer all Checkpoint Questions on looseleaf paper:

We also changed seats today. Everyone needed a new perspective.

We checked the Lesson 6 homework first, and then the Lesson 5 homework which served as test prep. We spent the first part of the class working on the newer Lesson 6 work whereby students draw two tape diagrams to problem solve. Then we spent the rest of our time reviewing for the test on Lessons 1-5. All students received more test practice today.We checked the Lesson 5 homework which served as test prep. This type of word problem will be on tomorrow's test.

I questioned the class on their reading of Lessons 1-4 from the text. That was due today. We then started to read Lesson 1 aloud. We used our Chromebooks to look up some of the information in Lesson 1. This will help us to further understand what we are reading. Also, a short part of the class was used to continue the Illustration/diagram activity from last week. We'll complete that by Friday.

There will be a Math Test on Lessons 1-5 this coming Friday. All this work has been done repeatedly in all our lessons, so students should be very familiar with the content. We will review briefly in class on a day prior to the test. Some homework will be test-prep homework.

1. Complete #3 on Pg. S21 from the Math Binder.

2. Complete the Lesson 5 worksheet (separate paper) which will serve as practice for the upcoming test.

We also changed seats today. I felt a new perspective for everyone was necessary.

There will be a Math Test on Lessons 1-5 this coming Thursday. All this work has been done repeatedly in all our lessons, so students should be very familiar with the content. We will review briefly in class on a day prior to the test. Some homework will be test-prep homework.

We began Lesson 6 today whereby we need to draw 2 tape diagrams to complete the problem solving that is required. This type of problem solving goes further than any we've tackled before. The good thing is, these problems follow the same processes as prior problems so the connection between the old and the new should be strong. I hope so, anyway!

1. Complete #3 on Pg. S21 from the Math Binder.

2. Complete the Lesson 5 worksheet (separate paper) which will serve as practice for the upcoming test.

Science 6F/B (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - I questioned the class on their reading of Lessons 1-4 from the text. That was due today. We then started to read Lesson 1 aloud. We used our Chromebooks to look up some of the information in Lesson 1. This will help us to further understand what we are reading. Also, a short part of the class was used to continue the Illustration/diagram activity from last week. We'll complete that by Thursday.

There will be a test given next week on Lessons 1-5, Ratios.

Chapter 8, Lessons 1-4, pgs. 214-233.

Have a great long weekend !

Science 6F/B (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - This morning we welcomed our Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Roy Reese, and Maddy, his dog, to our classroom. Parents, please ask your child to tell you about that wonderful experience.

After the visit the class continued the Plate Tectonics illustration/diagram/writing assignment that they have been working on. Some students finished today, and the remainder of students are close to being done. I have started to hang them in the hallway.

by next Tuesday's Science class.

Today was Picture Day for my homeroom class. Each student had their picture taken in Period 8 today. Mr. Forrester's Class will have their Picture taken tomorrow during 2nd period.

Also, give a spot check, occassionally, in your child's planner. At the very least, they should be writing homework assignments, and quiz and test scores.

Students continued the drawing/diagram pertaining to Plate Tectonics. Also, most continued the writing component which explains the drawing/diagram. Besides for our own knowledge, this set of drawing/diagrams is going to be used to educate passers-by in our hallways. I've already started to display them.

by next Wednesday's Science class.

Also, give a spot check, occassionally, in your child's planner. At the very least, they should be writing homework assignments, and quiz and tests scores.