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Math and Science

December 15th - Friday
 
FYI:  A Math Take-Home Test was given to students today.  It is due next Wednesday, 12/20.  
Due to the snow day the dates listed for extra/lost points are all off by one day.
 
Math 6C - The class got back their most recent quiz.  Parents, please sign and return.  We went over it thoroughly.  No one had any questions so I handed out the Take-Home Test and gave a full explanation about it.
Hmwk:  Complete Take-Home Test .
 
Math 6FB - The class got back their most recent quiz.  Parents, please sign and return.  
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.
Hmwk:  Complete Take-Home Test .
 
Science - Both Classes - We reviewed for today's quiz by using answers students gave to the Google Classroom Assignment on soil.  Thanks to those students who allowed us to view their answers on the SmartBoard.  It helped so much with our review!  After the review the class took the quiz on Lesson 2 of Chapter 9.  They were allowed to use their text as a resource. 
Hmwk:  The Google Classroom Assignment I referred to above has not been completed by all students.  It due by next Wednesday.
 
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!  :)

December 14th - Thursday - No School - Snow Day

December 13th - Wednesday
 
FYI:  Friday, 12/15, marks the halfway point in the 2nd Quarter.  This means that Progress Reports will be coming soon, probably next week.  They can be viewed online through the parent portal. 
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Ch. 9, Lesson 2 - Textbook can be used as a resource
6C - Thursday, 12/14 
6FB - Friday, 12/15 
 
Math - Both Classes - We continued our study of rate today.  I grouped the class to work on various rate problems. Our focus was to determine an associated quantity based on one week, one hour, one day, one second...etc...  We also focused on setting up proportions to solve the problems.
Example: 
Here is the Do Now problem that the class had to complete when they first came in this morning: 
To get ready for the holiday party the restaurant chef baked 275 cookies per hour.  At this rate how many cookies were baked in 7 hours?  Set up this problem as a proportion.  (A proportion is an equation with two equal ratios/fractions)  
Answer1925 cookies were baked.
Hmwk:  Math Binder - Complete the Problem Set on Pg. S78
 
Science 6FB - I returned the Lesson 1 Quiz to students today.  Parents, please sign and return.  Thanks! 
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.
Hmwk: Prep for Friday's quiz by rereading Lesson 2 from the text and by researching related information online. 
 
December 12th - Tuesday  
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Ch. 9, Lesson 2 - Textbook can be used as a resource
6C - Thursday, 12/14
6FB - Friday, 12/15 
 
Math 6C - After a brief review the class took a quiz on Unit Price and Comparison Shopping.
Hmwk:  None
Math 6FB -  After a brief review the class took a quiz on Unit Price and Comparison Shopping.  The class also played a Kahoot Quiz (online) on Rate and Ratio problems.  Finally, we worked on a math rate problem whereby students had to show written work to solve.
Hmwk:  None
Science 6C -   The class played a Kahoot Quiz (online) and a Quizizz (online) pertaining to Rocks and Minerals.  They also worked on a Google Classroom Assignment based on Lesson 2 of Chapter 9, about soil.
Hmwk:  Prep for the quiz by rereading Lesson 2 from the text and by researching related information online.  Also, for students who did not finish today's Google Classroom Assignment, you need to finish it by Thursday's class.  
 
December 11th - Monday 
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Ch. 9, Lesson 2 - Textbook can be used as a resource 
6C - Thursday, 12/14
6FB - Friday, 12/15 
 
Math - Both Classes -  Quiz tomorrow for both classes on Unit Price and Comparison Shopping. 
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.  
We used today's Shoprite Circular to look up prices for soda.  There was an ad for Coca-Cola:
$13 for 4 packs of Coke.  You could pick either 8 bottles or 12 cans per pack.  We figured out what the cost of one pack was, for each, then broke that down even further to find out how much one bottle and one can cost. 
Tomorrow there will be a quiz on this concept/skill (Lesson 16). 
Hmwk:  Prep for tomorrow's quiz by looking over binder and notebook work.  You can also do research online. 
 
Science - 6FB -  Today the class worked on a Google Classroom Assignment based on Lesson 2 of Chapter 9, about soil.  Most finished.  We also watched a video from Bill Nye the Science Guy on rocks, minerals, and soil.
Hmwk:  Prep for the quiz by rereading Lesson 2 from the text and by researching related information online.  Also, for students who did not finish today's Google Classroom Assignment, you have the option of finishing it by Wednesday's class or finishing it in Wednesday's class.  Either way it needs to be done for the review we will have in the latter part of Wednesday's class. 
 
December 8th - Friday
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Lesson 1 - Textbook can be used as a resource   
6C - Friday 12/8
 
SCIENCE QUIZ NEXT WEEK FOR LESSON 2 OF CHAPTER 9.  I'LL POST THE DATES ON MONDAY.
 
Math 6C - We checked the L17 Problem Set hmwk. and then completed more rate problems.  In this Lesson we are taking a rate and converting it to a unit rate.  We also recognize that the rate can be written as a ratio.
Hmwk:  None
 
Math 6FB - We completed all of Lesson 17 after checking last evening's homework, which was the intro. to Lesson 17.  In this Lesson we are taking a rate and converting it to a unit rate.  We also recognize that the rate can be written as a ratio.
Hmwk:  None 
 
Science 6C - Since there is snow in tomorrow's forecast we logged-on to weather.com to look at the forecast in more detail.  Weather is the next chapter we'll tackle so I thought this would be a good opportunity to take a peek.  We also watched videos of crystallization.  We are trying to recognize that crystals form into geometric shapes due to the repeating pattern of the molecules that make-up the crystals.  Lastly, we reviewed for the Lesson 1 Quiz on Chapter 9, Rocks and Minerals, and then students took the quiz.  
Hmwk:  None 
 
December 7th - Thursday
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Lesson 1 - Textbook can be used as a resource    
6C - Friday 12/8 
6FB - Thursday 12/7    
 
Math 6C - I had a talk with the class about their ability level and I encouraged them to do their best work.  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.  Also, we completed more rate problems today from Lesson 17 whereby we see the mathematical connection between rates and ratios.
Hmwk:  Complete the Problem Set on Pg. S75 
 
Math 6FB - I had a talk with the class about their ability level and I encouraged them to do their best work.  
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.  
Hmwk:  I asked the class to begin L17 on their own, so their homework tonight is to complete Pg. S71.  They have enough background from L16 that they should be able to successfully attempt the intro to this new lesson.
 
Science 6FB - The class had a little bit of time to organize and get prepped for the quiz they took today on Lesson 1 of Ch. 9, Rocks and Minerals.  They were allowed to use their text as a resource.  After the quiz was completed all students continued researching/drawing/writing information related to their rock/mineral project.
 
Science 6C -  Study for tomorrow's quiz on Lesson 1 of Chapter 9.
 
December 6th - Wednesday
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Lesson 1 - Textbook can be used as a resource  
6C - Friday 12/8 
6FB - Thursday 12/7    
Math Quiz on L16 Ratios and Rate Problems 
Both Classes - Wednesday 12/6  
 
Math - Both Classes - We reviewed for and then took a quiz on unit price and comparison shopping. 
Hmwk:  None
 
Science 6C - The class worked independently on their illustration/diagram writing project.  We are drawing a rock or a mineral and reporting on it.  We made good progress today.  (While we were working, students in the school chorus were pulled from class to attend chorus practice.)  
Hmwk:  Study for upcoming quiz on Lesson 1 of Chapter 9.
 
Science 6FB - Study for upcoming quiz on Lesson 1 of Chapter 9. 
 
December 5th - Tuesday
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Lesson 1 - Textbook can be used as a resource  
6C - Friday 12/8 
6FB - Thursday 12/7  
Math Quiz on L16 Ratios and Rate Problems 
Both Classes - Wednesday 12/6 
 
Math  - Both Classes - We went over rate homework on page S70 and then proceeded to practice more with these kinds of problems.
Hmwk:  Complete the double sided worksheet on Ratios and Rates.  This will serve as prep for tomorrow's quiz.
 
Science 6FB - We reviewed for the Lesson 1 quiz by pinpointing information in the text.  This is a typical practice, however, in light of the fact that students are permitted to use their text on the upcoming quiz, I wanted to make sure students knew where information is in the text.  Sometimes, students get the notion that they don't need to prep that much, or at all, before an assessment where they get to use the text simply because they have it with them during the assessment.  Trouble is, if they do not know where to find information in the text, that can lessen their chances of success and therefore, perhaps, a lower score is earned.  Not what we want.  So, we took a good look today at the subheadings of Lesson 9 and the content in those sections.
Hmwk:  Get most recent quiz signed and returned.  Also, prep for the upcoming quiz on Lesson 1 of Chapter 9, Rocks & Minerals.
 
December 4th - Monday
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Lesson 1 - Textbook can be used as a resource
6C - Friday 12/8
6FB - Thursday 12/7 
There will also be a math quiz on rate and unit price later this week.  I'll post the schedule 
as soon as I know it.   
 
FYI:  All quarterlies were given back to 6FB class today.  We went over them.   They were recollected. Students wrote their scores in their planners and should be sharing them today with their legal guardians.
 
Math - Both Classes - We continued rate problems from Lesson 16 in our binder today.  We are observing the connection between ratios and rates.  We are trying to determine the unit price for items we may, perhaps, buy in a store.  We are completing comparison shopping problems as well.
Hmwk:  Complete the Problems Set on Pg. S70 
 
Science 6C -  All Vocabulary Quizzes were returned to students today.  Parents, as usual, please sign and have your child return to me.  
In class today we started our rock/mineral diagram writing assignment.  So far, so good!
Hmwk:  1.  Get quiz signed and returned.  2.  Study for this Friday's quiz on Lesson 1 of Chapter 9, Rocks and Minerals. 
 
December 1st - Friday
 
FYI:  I am in the process of returning all Quarterly Exams to students so they are informed of their scores.  Students will write their scores into their planners and show the scores to their parents/legal guardians.   Today, Mr. Forrester's class got to see their Math Quarterly grades.  This coming Monday we'll take a look at the test itself and go over any trouble spots.  I will also return Science Quarterlies to them on Monday and go over the exam.
 
Math 6C - The class took their scheduled quiz today on ratio tables, related graph creation, and data analysis.  Next week we start with comparison shopping!  Real life problems like these will be completed:
You need to buy soda for a holiday party you are hosting at your house.  The following stores offer these deals:
Shoprite - 2L bottle of Pepsi - $0.99 per bottle.  
Hannaford - $2.79 for three, 2L bottles of Pepsi.
What's the better deal? (less costly) 
Hmwk:  None   
 
Math 6FB - I started to teach the class about comparison shopping and sale prices today.  We'll continue with real life problems like these:
You need to buy soda for a holiday party you are hosting at your house.  The following stores offer these deals:
Shoprite - 2L bottle of Pepsi - $0.99 per bottle.  
Hannaford - $2.79 for three, 2L bottles of Pepsi. 
What's the better deal? (less costly)  
Hmwk:  None   
 
Science 6FB - The class took their scheduled Ch. 9 Vocab. Quiz and then began their illustration/diagram report on a rock or a mineral.
Hmwk:  None 
 
Science 6C - The class took their scheduled Ch. 9 Vocab. Quiz.  We also used our Chromebook to investigate yesterday's earthquake in Delaware, which in turn, affected some of the tri-state area.
Hmwk:  None  
 
Have a great weekend! 
 
November 30th - Thursday
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Ch. 9 Vocabulary Words
6C - Friday, 12/01
6FB - Friday, 12/01 
 
Math Quiz Schedule for Lessons 14 & 15 - Ratio Table to Coordinate Plane Data Displays 
6C - Friday, 12/01
6FB - Thursday, 11/30 
 
FYI:  I am in the process of returning all Quarterly Exams to students so they are informed of their scores.  Students will write their scores into their planners and show the scores to their parents/legal guardians. 
I always field any and all questions related to the exam.  I will finish this up by tomorrow.  All exams need to remain here in the school building.  They do not get sent home.  
 
Math 6C - We reviewed for tomorrow's quiz by practicing the applicable skills in a problem.  We created a ratio table, then transferred that data to Quadrant 1 of The Coordinate Plane.  We then read, answered questions, and made predictions about the data.  We also went over assigned homework on Pg. S63 in our binder.  Before tomorrow's quiz we'll go over the rest of the previous day's homework.  This will serve as a quiz review.
Hmwk:  Review Pgs. S63-66 in the Math Binder.  Fix up any problems.  Prep for quiz.  Come prepared with questions for our "before the quiz review session".
 
Math 6FB - We reviewed for today's quiz by checking over the previous day's homework.  I also fielded any applicable questions.  The quiz was on taking ratio table data and using it to create a graph of the same data.
Hmwk:  None.
 
Science 6C - I used part of today's class to return Quarterly Exams to students in both Science and Math.
All scores were written into students' planners by the students themselves.  I fielded all questions after reviewing the tests.  I then recollected the exams.
The remainder of class was used to prep for tomorrow's vocabulary quiz and to check to see if students retained the reading I assigned for Lesson 1 of Chapter 9.
Hmwk:  Study for tomorrow's vocabulary quiz.
 
November 29th - Wednesday 
 
Revised Science Quiz Schedule for Ch. 9 Vocabulary Words  
6C - Friday, December 1st
6FB - Friday, December 1st 
 
Math Quiz Schedule for Lessons 14 & 15 - Ratio Table to Coordinate Plane Data Displays 
6C - Friday, December 1st
6FB - Thursday, November 30th 
 
Math - Both Classes - We spent our time today working on a problem that required students to use all the skills necessary for success for the next quiz, this Friday.  We are transferring data from a ratio table and plotting points to represent that data in the 1st Quadrant of the Coordinate Plane.  So, we are making a line graph of the information.  Some other related skills for students to know are how to recognize ordered pairs of numbers from the ratio table to be able to plot points on the grid paper, and, to be able to answer questions about the table and graph after they are created.
Hmwk:  6C - Complete the Problem Set on Pg. S66.  The recent homework and classwork has been the prep work for the upcoming quiz.  The work we did on grid paper today will especially help.
Hmwk:  6FB - Prep for the tomorrow's quiz by looking over the binder and notebook work that we have recently completed.  Also, the work we did on grid paper today will be of help.
 
Science 6FB -  I asked the students questions from the reading homework that they were supposed to do on rocks and minerals.  We also reviewed vocabulary for the upcoming quiz.  Lastly, we read another portion of Lesson 1 aloud.  
Hmwk:  Study vocabulary words for the upcoming quiz.
 
Science 6C - Remember that your vocab. quiz had been changed from Thursday (tomorrow) to Friday.  Also, remember to study for that quiz!
 
November 28th - Tuesday 
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Ch. 9 Vocabulary Words 
6C - Thursday, November 30th   
6FB - Friday, December 1st   
 
Math Quiz Schedule for Lessons 14 & 15 - Ratio Table to Coordinate Plane Data Displays
6C - Friday, December 1st
6FB - Thursday, November 30th
 
Math 6C - We checked homework carefully, then moved into Lesson 15, which is an extension of Lesson 14. The idea here is to read ratio data and then create a line graph of the data in Quadrant 1 of the Coordinate Plane.  The graph serves as an alternate display of the same data previously seen in table form.
Hmwk:  Complete the rest of Lesson 15 on pgs. S63-S65.  DO NOT complete the Prob. Set on pg. S66.
THIS HOMEWORK IS GOING TO TAKE YOU LONGER THAN ANY OTHER PREVIOUS HMWK. ASSIGNMENT GIVEN IN THE PAST.  PLAN YOUR TIME ACCORDINGLY.     
 
Math 6FB - We checked homework carefully and then completed Lesson 14.  We also moved into Lesson 15, which is an extension of Lesson 14.  The idea here is to read ratio data and then create a line graph of the data in Quadrant 1 of the Coordinate Plane.  The graph serves as an alternate display of the same data previously seen in table form.
Hmwk:  Complete the rest of Lesson 15 on pgs. S63-S65.  DO NOT complete the Prob. Set on pg. S66.  
THIS HOMEWORK IS GOING TO TAKE YOU LONGER THAN ANY OTHER PREVIOUS HMWK. ASSIGNMENT GIVEN IN THE PAST.  PLAN YOUR TIME ACCORDINGLY.    
 
Science 6C -   We started class by filling out a sheet of information related to Ch. 8, Plate Tectonics.  The purpose was to see if our long term memory is kicking in with the information we are hopeful to remember. We then copied the Ch. 9 vocabulary words/terms and their definitions into our notebooks. Lastly, we read a part of Lesson 1, Chapter 9.
Hmwk:  Read Pgs. 248-253 from Ch. 9, Lesson 1 in your Science Text.  Also, study for the upcoming Ch. 9 vocabulary quiz from your ntbk. or text.   
 
November 27th - Monday 
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Ch. 9 Vocabulary Words
6C - Thursday, November 30th 
6FB - Friday, December 1st  
 
Math 6C - We started and completed most of Lesson 14 whereby we use data from a ratio table and display that same data on the Coordinate Plane in Quadrant #1.
Hmwk: Use the information from the completed table on Pg. S59 to plot points on the Coordinate Plane grid paper that was given to you today.  Remember...I gave you the separate grid paper to use rather than the grid drawn on pg. S59.  It's too small.
 
Math 6FB - We started Lesson 14 whereby we use data from a ratio table and display that same data on the Coordinate Plane in Quadrant #1.
Hmwk:  Complete Problem Set #1 on Pg. S59.  Instead of using the grid on Pg. S59, use the Coordinate Plane grid paper I gave to you today in class.  Remember...I gave you the separate grid paper to use rather than the grid drawn on pg. S59.  It's too small.
 
Science 6FB - We started class by copying the Ch. 9 vocabulary words/terms and their definitions into our notebooks.  We used our Chromebooks to research a rock, mineral, gemstone etc... that we are interested in drawing and writing about.  We will eventually make an illustration/diagram from our research.  Lastly, we read a part of Lesson 1, Chapter 9, and did Chromebook research to deepen our understanding of what we were reading. 
Hmwk: Read Pgs. 248-253 from Ch. 9, Lesson 1 in your Science Text.  Also, study for the upcoming vocabulary quiz from your ntbk. or text.  
 
November 21st - Tuesday 
 
All Quarterly Exams have now been given except for those who were absent.  Absentees are expected to take these exams the day they return to school.
 
FYI Science - Next week there will be a quiz on Chapter 9 Vocabulary words.  
Schedule
6C - Thursday, November 30th
6FB - Friday, December 1st 
 
Math 6C - We played a Math game today whereby groups of students had to work together to solve a myriad of problems.
Hmwk:  None 
Math 6FB - After a brief question/answer review session the class took their quarterly exam.
Hmwk:  None 
Science 6C - The class had 5 minutes or so to look over any work they needed to.  Then, the quarterly exam was given.
Hmwk:  Read all of Chapter 9, Rocks & Minerals, Pgs. 246-257, by Thursday, November 30th.  Also, prep for next week's quiz.
 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
 
November 20th - Monday   
 
Math 6C - The class took their Quarterly Assessment after a quick review/question and answer session.
Hmwk:  None
Math 6FB - We reviewed for tomorrow's quarterly exam.
Hmwk:  Prep for the quarterly.
Science 6FB - The class took their Quarterly Assessment after a quick review/question and answer session.
Hmwk:  Read all of Chapter 9, Rocks & Minerals, Pgs. 246-257, by Wednesday, November 29th.  Also, prep for next week's quiz.
 
November 17th - Friday    
 
QUARTERLY EXAM SCHEDULE IS WRITTEN IN THE 11/14 ENTRY
 
FYI Science:  All students were assigned an online Quizizz homework review this past Tuesday for the upcoming quarterly exam.  This online assignment can be completed anytime between right now and Sunday at 7 PM, when it is due.  
 
Math - Both Classes -  We continued our work with ratio tables by making algebraic equations based on the table numbers and their relationships.  We completed the Quarterly Assessment Review.
Hmwk:  Prep for the Quarterly Exam by going through the review problems in the Quarterly Exam Review Assessment.
 
Science 6C-  We completed the slide presentations for eartquakes and volcanoes today.  All students rated each presentation.  The ratings and comments written were given to each set of presenters to read so they could get an idea of what the class thought of their presentation.  Very informative!
Hmwk:  Prep for the Quarterly by doing the Quizizz online assessment.  Also, by going over Ch. 8 information from the text.
 
Happy Weekend to all!!! 
 
 November 16th - Thursday  
 
FYI:  Quarterly Exam Schedule listed in red in the 11/14 entry.  Scroll down. 
 
FYI Science:  All students were assigned an online Quizizz homework review this past Tuesday for the upcoming quarterly exam.  This online assignment can be completed anytime between right now and Sunday at 7 PM, when it is due. 
 
Math 6C - To continue our prep for next week's quarterly exam, we completed the Quarterly Assessment Review 1 (QAR1).  We also did more review with new problems.  We learned how to formalize writing equations and algebraic equations.
Hmwk:  Go online and research algebraic equations.  Watch videos and gather information.  
Also, look over the QAR1 and see if there are any problems you do not understand.  Ask Mr. Cronin questions about them tomorrow.  Let's fix up any weaknesses.
 
Math 6FB - I used today's class to teach about how to write equations and algebraic equations.  
Hmwk:  Go online and research algebraic equations.  Watch videos and gather information.  Also, look over the QAR1 and see if there are any problems you do not understand.  Ask Mr. Cronin questions about them tomorrow.  Let's fix up any weaknesses.
 
Science FB -  We took time today to look at the online Quizizz Review assignment  that the class needs to complete by Sunday night at 7 (see orange writing above). This Quizizz quiz was written so students could review for the Quarterly Exam.  In the second half of class students continued prep work on their slide presentations on earthquakes and volcanoes.  We were able to hear three presentations today.  We'll hear more after the quarterly exam is over. 
Hmwk: Continue to prep for the Quarterly Exam.  Complete the Quizizz Quarterly Review Assignment.
 
November 15th - Wednesday 
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Quarterly Exam Schedule listed in red on yesterday's entry below. 
 
Math - Both Classes - We completed almost all of the Quarterly Exam Review.
Hmwk:  6C - Complete any undone problems in QAR1.         6FB - Complete #17 on QAR1.   
Science 6C- My class presented their Google slides today on earthquakes and volcanoes.
Hmwk:  Continue to prep for the quarterly.  The assignment below (in orange) is especially helpful. 
FYI Science:  All students in both classes were assigned an online Quizizz homework review for the upcoming quarterly exam.  This online assignment can be completed anytime between right now and Sunday at 7 PM, when it is due. 
 
November 14th - Tuesday
 
QUARTERLY EXAM SCHEDULE
6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
6C Science - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Math - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Science - Monday, Nov. 20th
 
FYI Science:  All students were assigned an online Quizizz homework review for the upcoming quarterly exam.  Students logged on today to make their account and to try the first few questions. This online assignment can be completed anytime between right now and Sunday at 7 PM, when it is due.
 
Math 6C - I gave back the most recent quiz on Ratio Tables to the students.  They need to get it signed and returned by Thursday.  Scores were strong for the class as a whole...nice to see.  Also, we corrected last night's Quarterly Assessment Review.
Hmwk:  Complete the last two pages of the Quarterly Assessment Review (QAR1).
 
Math 6FB - Students got back their most recent quiz on Ratio Tables.  They need to have it signed and returned.  We also corrected last night's Quarterly Assessment Review.
Hmwk:  Complete #'s 11-14 of the Quarterly Assessment Review (QAR1).  
 
Science 6FB Students got back their most recent quiz on Lessons 3 and 4 of Ch. 8 They need to have it signed and returned.  I gave out a summary of Lesson 1 today to help prep for the quarterly exam.  All students completed questions and answers after reading information from Lesson 1.
Hmwk: 1.  Continue to prep for the Quarterly Exam by completing Lessons 2&3 questions and answers.  2.  Complete Quizizz online assignment by Sunday, 7PM.
 
Science 6C -  I gave out a summary of Lesson 1 today to help prep for the quarterly exam.  
Hmwk:  1.  All students need to complete questions and answers after reading information from Lesson 1.  2.  Complete Quizizz online assignment by Sunday, 7PM.  
 
November 13th - Monday - First Day of the 2nd Quarter
 
FYI:  When students entered the room this morning they discovered a new seating configuration, so, everyone has a new spot to sit in. 
 
Cronin's Quarterly Exam Schedule for Next Week
6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
6C Science - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Math - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Science - Monday, Nov. 20th 
 
Math 6C- All students received the Quarterly Assessment Review today. The homework below refers to it.  
We spent time today making up some incomplete work pertaining to ratio equivalency and ratio problem solving.  Also, I directed students to Math Playground.  I wanted them to play some good educational ratio games there.
Hmwk: Complete #'s 1-10 on the Quarterly Assessment Review 1.  (QAR1)  Do not go beyond #10.
 
Math 6F/B - We started class with a goal setting activity.  Since it is the 2nd quarter I wanted students to be aware that they have a new start.  Since the reset button has been hit we thought of goals related to what we could do better in this quarter than in the last.  
All students received the Quarterly Assessment Review today. The homework below refers to it.  
We spent time today making up some incomplete work pertaining to ratio equivalency and ratio problem solving.  Also, I directed students to Math Playground.  I wanted them to play some good educational ratio games there.
 
Science 6FB- Quiz tomorrow on Lessons 3&4 from Ch. 8.  Prep from the Study Guide I gave to you two weeks ago!!!
 
November 6th - Monday 
 
Quizzes this week: 
Math - Ratio Tables                                            
6C - Thursday 
6FB - Wednesday
Science - Lessons 3&4 of Ch. 8
6C - Wednesday
6FB - Thursday 
 
Math - Both Classes -We continued work on Ratio Tables in Lesson 11.  We are comparing rates.
Hmwk: Complete the Problem Set on Pg. S46.  Look over Lessons 9&10 for the upcoming quiz on ratio tables.
 
Science 6FB -We played Kahoot to help review for our Lesson 3&4 Quiz this week.
We also did a plate tectonics plate boundary activity with Oreo Cookies. 
Hmwk: Prep for the Lesson 3& 4 Quiz by reviewing the Study Guide that you were given two weeks ago.
 
November 3rd - Friday 
Next Thursday is the last day of the First Quarter.  Quizzes in Math & Science will be on Wednesday and Thursday of next week for both classes.  
I'll post the exact schedule on Monday.
 
Math - Both Classes -We continued our work with Lesson 11 today - using ratio tables to compare rates.  This is a very difficult concept to grasp.  For those struggling with this concept I would suggest watching videos on YouTube or Khan Academy.
There will be a quiz next week on Ratio Tables - not on Monday.  I'll give you more information about it on Monday. 
Hmwk:  None
 
Science 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) -To deepen our understanding of earthquakes and volcanoes students worked in groups to create a slide show about a particular seismic or volcanic event such as, The Great San Francisco Earthquake, and, the Mt. St. Helen's Volcanic Eruption from 1980.  One student group had an opportunity to present their information to the class today.  Others will present next Wednesday.
Hmwk:  Continue to use the Study Guide to prep for Lessons 3&4 quiz.
 
Happy Weekend!!! 
 
November 2nd - Thursday 
 
No regular class today due to Career Day followed by PT Conferences.
 
November 1st - Wednesday 
 
Math  - Both Classes - We checked Tuesday's assigned homework from Lesson 10 and then moved onto Lesson 11.  In L11 we still work with ratio tables, but now we'll be comparing rates with those tables.
Hmwk:  None
 
Science 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) -  We watched and researched videos on movement of tectonic plates.  We also played a Kahoot - a quiz game - about Plate Tectonics.  Students also had the opportunity to review their Study Guide with one another for next week's quiz. 
Hmwk: Continue to use the Study Guide to prep for Lessons 3&4 quiz.
 
October 31st - Tuesday 
 
FYI:  This program that I use to make entries each day is not working correctly.  Some previously written entries are missing.  Some are out of order.  Apologies for any confusion.  I hope you are able to view today's entry. 
 
Math - Both Classes - We had some fun today playing a math game whereby groups of students had to answer math problems correctly in order to win candy.  Topics covered were ratios, order of operations, exponents, time in minutes, multiplication of decimals and whole numbers, and division of whole numbers.
Fun to see the kids work together in groups and use that Halloween energy!
Hmwk: Seriously?!  NONE!!!   Have fun tonight!!!  However, if you do not partake in Halloween and you want homework, here it is:  Find videos from YouTube or Khan Academy on Ratios and Equivalency of Fractions and watch them to learn more about what we have been doing in class.
 
Science 6FB- To deepen our understanding of earthquakes and volcanoes students worked in groups to create a slide show about a particular seismic or volcanic event such as The Great San Francisco Earthquake and the Mt. St. Helen's Volcanic Eruption from 1980.  Some student groups had an opportunity to present their information to the class today.  Others will present next time we meet.
Hmwk: Tonight?!  No way!!!  However, if you do not partake in Halloween and you want homework, here it is:  Continue to prep for next week's Lesson 3&4 Quiz.
 
HAVEaSAFEandFUNHALLOWEEN!!!
 
 
October 30th - Monday 
 
FYI:  This program that I use to make entries each day is not working correctly.  Some previously written entries are missing.  Some are out of order.  Apologies for any confusion.  I hope you are able to view today's entry.
 
Math - Both Classes -We completed Lesson 10 - working with ratio tables and patterns - and then worked on some problem solving with ratios.
Hmwk: Complete the Problem Set on Pg. S41 
 
Science 6F/B (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - The Lesson 2 quiz was returned to students today.  Parents, please sign and return it to school with your child.  Thanks!
When students got into class I handed them an illustration of an erupting volcano.  They needed to turn it into a diagram by labeling the parts. Then, they had to write a paragraph about what was going on in the illustration.  First, I asked them to use their text as a resource.  Next, we used our Chromebooks to help us.  To sum it all up, we had a share session to check for understanding.  
Following that activity, we read Lesson 4 aloud and used our Chromebooks to deepen our understanding of the text.
Hmwk:  From the text - Answer, "Explain Concepts", Questions, #'s 9-11, from text
pg. 238.  Answers should be written in the Science notebook.
Also, continue to use the Study Guide you were given last week to prep for the Lesson 3&4 Quiz which will be given next week.
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October 27th 
FYI:  There is homework this weekend for both classes.  
Math 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - We continued to work on Lesson 10 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: None
 
Math 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) - We corrected Wednesday's homework in Lesson 9 and then moved into Lesson 10 
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. 
 
Science 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) - I handed the class an illustration of an erupting volcano when they were entering my classroom. They needed to turn it into a diagram by labeling the parts. Then, they had to write a paragraph about what was going on in the illustration.  First, I asked them to do this from memory.  Then, I asked them to use their text as a resource.  Lastly, we used our Chromebooks to help us.  To sum it all up, we had a share session to check for understanding.  
Also...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.
Hmwk:  Use the study guide to start prepping for the quiz on L 3&4.
 
Science 6F/B (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) -
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.
Hmwk: 
 
October 26th - Thursday
 
FYI:  Due to PT Conferences today I did not meet with Mr. Forrester's classes at all for Math or Science.
 
Math 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - We checked ratio table homework from Lesson 9 and then moved into Lesson 10 whereby students will discover additive and multiplicative patterns in ratio tables.  More on that tomorrow.
Hmwk:  Complete Ratio Worksheet.  
 
Science 6F/B (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) -  We read all of Lesson 3 aloud and used our Chromebooks to deepen our understanding of tectonic plate movement.  Next week there will be a quiz on Lessons 3&4 , and unlike the past two quizzes students will not be able to use their textbook to answer. This is why I always ask for students to read the lessons a few times.   As a matter of fact, today's reading of Lesson 3 should be the 3rd reading for students - once when originally assigned as a part of the reading of Chapter 8, then again separately as another homework assignment, and then, of course, today, aloud in class.

October 25th - Wednesday 
Math - Ratio Tables                                             
6C - Thursday 
6FB - Wednesday
Science - Lessons 3&4 of Ch. 8
6C - Wednesday
6FB - Thursday Nov 9th entry not being saved - I cannot write beyond this first line.  Sorry, folks!
 
 
Math 6FB - We started class with a goal setting activity.  Since it is the 2nd quarter I wanted students to be aware that they have a new start.  Since the reset button has been hit we thought of goals related to what we could do better in this quarter than in the last.
All students received the Quarterly Assessment Review today. The homework below refers to it.  
We spent time today making up some incomplete work pertaining to ratio equivalency and ratio problem solving.  Also, I directed students to Math Playground.  I wanted them to play some good educational ratio games there.
Math 6FB - We started class with a goal setting activity.  Since it is the 2nd quarter I wanted students to be aware that they have a new start.  Since the reset button has been hit we thought of goals related to what we could do better in this quarter than in the last.
All students received the Quarterly Assessment Review today. The homework below refers to it.  We spent time today making up some incomplete work pertaining to ratio equivalency and ratio problem solving.  Also, I directed students to Math Playground.  I wanted them to play some good educational ratio games there.
All students received the Quarterly Assessment Review today. The homework below refers to it.  We spent time today making up some incomplete work pertaining to ratio equivalency and ratio problem solving.  Also, I directed students to Math Playground. Iwanted them to play some good educational ratio games there.
Hmwk: 
Science 6FB -  The class was assigned reading and answering of questions based on Lessons 1 and 2 in Chapter 8, Plate Tectonics.  This assignment was given to help students prepare for the upcoming Quarterly Exam (schedule above in red).  They worked together in groups to formulate answers. 
Hmwk: 1.  Continue to prep for the Quarterly Exam by completing Lessons 3&4 questions and answers.  2.  Students signed in to an online Quizzizz assignment today.  It can be completed anytime from now up until Sunday night at 7 PM, when it is due.
 
November 13th - Monday - First Day of the 2nd Quarter
 
FYI:  When students entered the room this morning they discovered a new seating configuration, so, everyone has a new spot to sit in. 
 
Cronin's Quarterly Exam Schedule for Next Week
6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
6C Science - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Math - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Science - Monday, Nov. 20th 
 
Math 6C- All students received the Quarterly Assessment Review today. The homework below refers to it.  
We spent time today making up some incomplete work pertaining to ratio equivalency and ratio problem solving.  Also, I directed students to Math Playground.  I wanted them to play some good educational ratio games there.
Hmwk:  Complete #'s 1-10 on the Quarterly Assessment Review 1.  (QAR1)  Do not go beyond #10.
 
Math 6F/B - We started class with a goal setting activity.  Since it is the 2nd quarter I wanted students to be aware that they have a new start.  Since the reset button has been hit we thought of goals related to what we could do better in this quarter than in the last.  
All students received the Quarterly Assessment Review today. The homework below refers to it.  
We spent time today making up some incomplete work pertaining to ratio equivalency and ratio problem solving.  Also, I directed students to Math Playground.  I wanted them to play some good educational ratio games there. 
Hmwk:  Complete #'s 1-10 on the Quarterly Assessment Review 1.  (QAR1)  Do not go beyond #10. 
 
Science 6C - We started class with a goal setting activity.  Since it is the 2nd quarter I wanted students to be aware that they have a new start.  Since the reset button has been hit we thought of goals related to what we could do better in this quarter than in the last.
We also did an introductory review for the quarterly exam.  Finally, students worked on their slide presentations.  On Wednesday we will ask students to present what they have created.
 
Nov 9th  - This program not working correctly.  Hoping you can see what I'm writing.
 
FYI:  Mr. Forrester set up a Veteran's Day Presentation for our team.   He arranged for a veteran to come in to speak to the classes about Veteran's Day and about leadership.  It was excellent!
 
FYI2 - Next week we will begin reviewing for Quarterly Exams in Math & Science.  More on that and the schedule for my quarterlies next week. 
 
Math 6C - The class took a quiz today on Ratio Tables.  
Math 6FB - We corrected Monday's homework on pg. S46 from the Math Binder. 
Science 6FB -  The class took a quiz on Lessons 3&4 of Ch. 8
November 8th - Wednesday 
 
Quizzes this week: 
Math - Ratio Tables                                             
6C - Thursday 
6FB - Wednesday
Science - Lessons 3&4 of Ch. 8
6C - Wednesday
6FB - Thursday 
 
Science 6C - Students took a quiz today on Lessons 3&4 of Chapter 8 after a review of the Study Guide and an Oreo Cookie Plate Tectonics activity.  This was the final quiz of the quarter.  We will now start to gear up for Quarterly Exams.  More on that at another time, soon.
Hmwk:  None 
 
Math 6C - I started class with a question:  What are variables and what do they have to do with algebra?  I asked students to research this on their Chromebooks.  Following that we checked a part of the homework assigned from Monday.
Hmwk:  Prep for tomorrow's quiz by reviewing Lessons 9&10 from the math binder. The quiz will be on ratio tables.  Well do a review problem before the quiz tomorrow.
 
Math 6F/B - To start out today the class completed a problem which served as review for today's quiz.  We then had some classwork to do on ratio tables to serve as more quiz practice.  Following that students took the quiz on ratio tables.  I then assigned Chromebook research on variables and algebra. 
Hmwk:  None 
 
Science 6FB - Quiz tomorrow on Lessons 3&4 from Ch. 8.  Prep from the Study Guide I gave to you two weeks ago!!!
 
November 6th - Monday 
 
Quizzes this week: 
Math - Ratio Tables                                            
6C - Thursday 
6FB - Wednesday
Science - Lessons 3&4 of Ch. 8
6C - Wednesday
6FB - Thursday 
 
Math - Both Classes - We continued work on Ratio Tables in Lesson 11.  We are comparing rates.
Hmwk:  Complete the Problem Set on Pg. S46.  Look over Lessons 9&10 for the upcoming quiz on ratio tables.
 
Science 6FB - We played Kahoot to help review for our Lesson 3&4 Quiz this week.
We also did a plate tectonics plate boundary activity with Oreo Cookies. 
Hmwk:  Prep for the Lesson 3& 4 Quiz by reviewing the Study Guide that you were given two weeks ago.
 
November 3rd - Friday 
Next Thursday is the last day of the First Quarter.  Quizzes in Math & Science will be on Wednesday and Thursday of next week for both classes.  
I'll post the exact schedule on Monday.
 
Math - Both Classes - We continued our work with Lesson 11 today - using ratio tables to compare rates.  This is a very difficult concept to grasp.  For those struggling with this concept I would suggest watching videos on YouTube or Khan Academy.
There will be a quiz next week on Ratio Tables - not on Monday.  I'll give you more information about it on Monday. 
Hmwk:  None
 
Science 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - To deepen our understanding of earthquakes and volcanoes students worked in groups to create a slide show about a particular seismic or volcanic event such as, The Great San Francisco Earthquake, and, the Mt. St. Helen's Volcanic Eruption from 1980.  One student group had an opportunity to present their information to the class today.  Others will present next Wednesday.
Hmwk:  Continue to use the Study Guide to prep for Lessons 3&4 quiz.
 
Happy Weekend!!! 
 
November 2nd - Thursday 
 
No regular class today due to Career Day followed by PT Conferences.
 
November 1st - Wednesday 
 
Math  - Both Classes - We checked Tuesday's assigned homework from Lesson 10 and then moved onto Lesson 11.  In L11 we still work with ratio tables, but now we'll be comparing rates with those tables.
Hmwk:  None
 
Science 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) -  We watched and researched videos on movement of tectonic plates.  We also played a Kahoot - a quiz game - about Plate Tectonics.  Students also had the opportunity to review their Study Guide with one another for next week's quiz. 
Hmwk:  Continue to use the Study Guide to prep for Lessons 3&4 quiz.
 
October 31st - Tuesday 
 
FYI:  This program that I use to make entries each day is not working correctly.  Some previously written entries are missing.  Some are out of order.  Apologies for any confusion.  I hope you are able to view today's entry. 
 
Math - Both Classes -  We had some fun today playing a math game whereby groups of students had to answer math problems correctly in order to win candy.  Topics covered were ratios, order of operations, exponents, time in minutes, multiplication of decimals and whole numbers, and division of whole numbers.
Fun to see the kids work together in groups and use that Halloween energy!
Hmwk:  Seriously?!  NONE!!!   Have fun tonight!!!  However, if you do not partake in Halloween and you want homework, here it is:  Find videos from YouTube or Khan Academy on Ratios and Equivalency of Fractions and watch them to learn more about what we have been doing in class.
 
Science 6FB - To deepen our understanding of earthquakes and volcanoes students worked in groups to create a slide show about a particular seismic or volcanic event such as The Great San Francisco Earthquake and the Mt. St. Helen's Volcanic Eruption from 1980.  Some student groups had an opportunity to present their information to the class today.  Others will present next time we meet.
Hmwk:  Tonight?!  No way!!!  However, if you do not partake in Halloween and you want homework, here it is:  Continue to prep for next week's Lesson 3&4 Quiz.
 
HAVE a SAFE and FUN HALLOWEEN!!!
 
 
October 30th - Monday 
 
FYI:  This program that I use to make entries each day is not working correctly.  Some previously written entries are missing.  Some are out of order.  Apologies for any confusion.  I hope you are able to view today's entry.
 
Math - Both Classes - We completed Lesson 10 - working with ratio tables and patterns - and then worked on some problem solving with ratios.
Hmwk:  Complete the Problem Set on Pg. S41 
 
Science 6F/B (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - The Lesson 2 quiz was returned to students today.  Parents, please sign and return it to school with your child.  Thanks!
When students got into class I handed them an illustration of an erupting volcano.  They needed to turn it into a diagram by labeling the parts. Then, they had to write a paragraph about what was going on in the illustration.  First, I asked them to use their text as a resource.  Next, we used our Chromebooks to help us.  To sum it all up, we had a share session to check for understanding.  
Following that activity, we read Lesson 4 aloud and used our Chromebooks to deepen our understanding of the text.
Hmwk:  From the text - Answer, "Explain Concepts", Questions, #'s 9-11, from text
pg. 238.  Answers should be written in the Science notebook.
Also, continue to use the Study Guide you were given last week to prep for the Lesson 3&4 Quiz which will be given next week.
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October 27th 
FYI:  There is homework this weekend for both classes.  
Math 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - We continued to work on Lesson 10 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: None
 
Math 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) - We corrected Wednesday's homework in Lesson 9 and then moved into Lesson 10 
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. 
 
Science 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) - I handed the class an illustration of an erupting volcano when they were entering my classroom. They needed to turn it into a diagram by labeling the parts. Then, they had to write a paragraph about what was going on in the illustration.  First, I asked them to do this from memory.  Then, I asked them to use their text as a resource.  Lastly, we used our Chromebooks to help us.  To sum it all up, we had a share session to check for understanding.  
Also...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.
Hmwk:  Use the study guide to start prepping for the quiz on L 3&4.
 
Science 6F/B (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) -
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.
Hmwk: 
 
October 26th - Thursday
 
FYI:  Due to PT Conferences today I did not meet with Mr. Forrester's classes at all for Math or Science.
 
Math 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - We checked ratio table homework from Lesson 9 and then moved into Lesson 10 whereby students will discover additive and multiplicative patterns in ratio tables.  More on that tomorrow.
Hmwk:  Complete Ratio Worksheet.  
 
Science 6F/B (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) -  We read all of Lesson 3 aloud and used our Chromebooks to deepen our understanding of tectonic plate movement.  Next week there will be a quiz on Lessons 3&4 , and unlike the past two quizzes students will not be able to use their textbook to answer. This is why I always ask for students to read the lessons a few times.   As a matter of fact, today's reading of Lesson 3 should be the 3rd reading for students - once when originally assigned as a part of the reading of Chapter 8, then again separately as another homework assignment, and then, of course, today, aloud in class.

October 25th - Wednesday 
Math - Ratio Tables                                             
6C - Thursday 
6FB - Wednesday
Science - Lessons 3&4 of Ch. 8
6C - Wednesday
6FB - Thursday Nov 9th entry not being saved - I cannot write beyond this first line.  Sorry, folks!
 
  
 
November 13th - Monday - First Day of the 2nd Quarter
 
FYI:  When students entered the room this morning they discovered a new seating configuration, so, everyone has a new spot to sit in. 
 
Cronin's Quarterly Exam Schedule for Next Week
6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
6C Science - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Math - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Science - Monday, Nov. 20th 
 
Math 6C- All students received the Quarterly Assessment Review today. The homework below refers to it.  
We spent time today making up some incomplete work pertaining to ratio equivalency and ratio problem solving.  Also, I directed students to Math Playground.  I wanted them to play some good educational ratio games there.
Hmwk: Complete #'s 1-10 on the Quarterly Assessment Review 1.  (QAR1)  Do not go beyond #10.
 
Math 6F/B - We started class with a goal setting activity.  Since it is the 2nd quarter I wanted students to be aware that they have a new start.  Since the reset button has been hit we thought of goals related to what we could do better in this quarter than in the last.  
All students received the Quarterly Assessment Review today. The homework below refers to it.  
We spent time today making up some incomplete work pertaining to ratio equivalency and ratio problem solving.  Also, I directed students to Math Playground.  I wanted them to play some good educational ratio games there.
 
Science 6FB- Quiz tomorrow on Lessons 3&4 from Ch. 8.  Prep from the Study Guide I gave to you two weeks ago!!!
 
November 6th - Monday 
 
Quizzes this week: 
Math - Ratio Tables                                            
6C - Thursday 
6FB - Wednesday
Science - Lessons 3&4 of Ch. 8
6C - Wednesday
6FB - Thursday 
 
Math - Both Classes -We continued work on Ratio Tables in Lesson 11.  We are comparing rates.
Hmwk: Complete the Problem Set on Pg. S46.  Look over Lessons 9&10 for the upcoming quiz on ratio tables.
 
Science 6FB -We played Kahoot to help review for our Lesson 3&4 Quiz this week.
We also did a plate tectonics plate boundary activity with Oreo Cookies. 
Hmwk: Prep for the Lesson 3& 4 Quiz by reviewing the Study Guide that you were given two weeks ago.
 
November 3rd - Friday 
Next Thursday is the last day of the First Quarter.  Quizzes in Math & Science will be on Wednesday and Thursday of next week for both classes.  
I'll post the exact schedule on Monday.
 
Math - Both Classes -We continued our work with Lesson 11 today - using ratio tables to compare rates.  This is a very difficult concept to grasp.  For those struggling with this concept I would suggest watching videos on YouTube or Khan Academy.
There will be a quiz next week on Ratio Tables - not on Monday.  I'll give you more information about it on Monday. 
Hmwk:  None
 
Science 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) -To deepen our understanding of earthquakes and volcanoes students worked in groups to create a slide show about a particular seismic or volcanic event such as, The Great San Francisco Earthquake, and, the Mt. St. Helen's Volcanic Eruption from 1980.  One student group had an opportunity to present their information to the class today.  Others will present next Wednesday.
Hmwk:  Continue to use the Study Guide to prep for Lessons 3&4 quiz.
 
Happy Weekend!!! 
 
November 2nd - Thursday 
 
No regular class today due to Career Day followed by PT Conferences.
 
November 1st - Wednesday 
 
Math  - Both Classes - We checked Tuesday's assigned homework from Lesson 10 and then moved onto Lesson 11.  In L11 we still work with ratio tables, but now we'll be comparing rates with those tables.
Hmwk:  None
 
Science 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) -  We watched and researched videos on movement of tectonic plates.  We also played a Kahoot - a quiz game - about Plate Tectonics.  Students also had the opportunity to review their Study Guide with one another for next week's quiz. 
Hmwk: Continue to use the Study Guide to prep for Lessons 3&4 quiz.
 
October 31st - Tuesday 
 
FYI:  This program that I use to make entries each day is not working correctly.  Some previously written entries are missing.  Some are out of order.  Apologies for any confusion.  I hope you are able to view today's entry. 
 
Math - Both Classes - We had some fun today playing a math game whereby groups of students had to answer math problems correctly in order to win candy.  Topics covered were ratios, order of operations, exponents, time in minutes, multiplication of decimals and whole numbers, and division of whole numbers.
Fun to see the kids work together in groups and use that Halloween energy!
Hmwk: Seriously?!  NONE!!!   Have fun tonight!!!  However, if you do not partake in Halloween and you want homework, here it is:  Find videos from YouTube or Khan Academy on Ratios and Equivalency of Fractions and watch them to learn more about what we have been doing in class.
 
Science 6FB- To deepen our understanding of earthquakes and volcanoes students worked in groups to create a slide show about a particular seismic or volcanic event such as The Great San Francisco Earthquake and the Mt. St. Helen's Volcanic Eruption from 1980.  Some student groups had an opportunity to present their information to the class today.  Others will present next time we meet.
Hmwk: Tonight?!  No way!!!  However, if you do not partake in Halloween and you want homework, here it is:  Continue to prep for next week's Lesson 3&4 Quiz.
 
HAVEaSAFEandFUNHALLOWEEN!!!
 
 
October 30th - Monday 
 
FYI:  This program that I use to make entries each day is not working correctly.  Some previously written entries are missing.  Some are out of order.  Apologies for any confusion.  I hope you are able to view today's entry.
 
Math - Both Classes -We completed Lesson 10 - working with ratio tables and patterns - and then worked on some problem solving with ratios.
Hmwk: Complete the Problem Set on Pg. S41 
 
Science 6F/B (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - The Lesson 2 quiz was returned to students today.  Parents, please sign and return it to school with your child.  Thanks!
When students got into class I handed them an illustration of an erupting volcano.  They needed to turn it into a diagram by labeling the parts. Then, they had to write a paragraph about what was going on in the illustration.  First, I asked them to use their text as a resource.  Next, we used our Chromebooks to help us.  To sum it all up, we had a share session to check for understanding.  
Following that activity, we read Lesson 4 aloud and used our Chromebooks to deepen our understanding of the text.
Hmwk:  From the text - Answer, "Explain Concepts", Questions, #'s 9-11, from text
pg. 238.  Answers should be written in the Science notebook.
Also, continue to use the Study Guide you were given last week to prep for the Lesson 3&4 Quiz which will be given next week.
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October 27th 
FYI:  There is homework this weekend for both classes.  
Math 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - We continued to work on Lesson 10 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: None
 
Math 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) - We corrected Wednesday's homework in Lesson 9 and then moved into Lesson 10 
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. 
 
Science 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) - I handed the class an illustration of an erupting volcano when they were entering my classroom. They needed to turn it into a diagram by labeling the parts. Then, they had to write a paragraph about what was going on in the illustration.  First, I asked them to do this from memory.  Then, I asked them to use their text as a resource.  Lastly, we used our Chromebooks to help us.  To sum it all up, we had a share session to check for understanding.  
Also...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.
Hmwk:  Use the study guide to start prepping for the quiz on L 3&4.
 
Science 6F/B (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) -
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.
Hmwk: 
 
October 26th - Thursday
 
FYI:  Due to PT Conferences today I did not meet with Mr. Forrester's classes at all for Math or Science.
 
Math 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - We checked ratio table homework from Lesson 9 and then moved into Lesson 10 whereby students will discover additive and multiplicative patterns in ratio tables.  More on that tomorrow.
Hmwk:  Complete Ratio Worksheet.  
 
Science 6F/B (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) -  We read all of Lesson 3 aloud and used our Chromebooks to deepen our understanding of tectonic plate movement.  Next week there will be a quiz on Lessons 3&4 , and unlike the past two quizzes students will not be able to use their textbook to answer. This is why I always ask for students to read the lessons a few times.   As a matter of fact, today's reading of Lesson 3 should be the 3rd reading for students - once when originally assigned as a part of the reading of Chapter 8, then again separately as another homework assignment, and then, of course, today, aloud in class.

October 25th - Wednesday 
Math - Ratio Tables                                             
6C - Thursday 
6FB - Wednesday
Science - Lessons 3&4 of Ch. 8
6C - Wednesday
6FB - Thursday Nov 9th entry not being saved - I cannot write beyond this first line.  Sorry, folks!
 
 
Math 6FB - We started class with a goal setting activity.  Since it is the 2nd quarter I wanted students to be aware that they have a new start.  Since the reset button has been hit we thought of goals related to what we could do better in this quarter than in the last.
All students received the Quarterly Assessment Review today. The homework below refers to it.  
We spent time today making up some incomplete work pertaining to ratio equivalency and ratio problem solving.  Also, I directed students to Math Playground.  I wanted them to play some good educational ratio games there.
Math 6FB - We started class with a goal setting activity.  Since it is the 2nd quarter I wanted students to be aware that they have a new start.  Since the reset button has been hit we thought of goals related to what we could do better in this quarter than in the last.
All students received the Quarterly Assessment Review today. The homework below refers to it.  We spent time today making up some incomplete work pertaining to ratio equivalency and ratio problem solving.  Also, I directed students to Math Playground.  I wanted them to play some good educational ratio games there.
All students received the Quarterly Assessment Review today. The homework below refers to it.  We spent time today making up some incomplete work pertaining to ratio equivalency and ratio problem solving.  Also, I directed students to Math Playground. Iwanted them to play some good educational ratio games there.
Hmwk: 
Science 6FB -  The class was assigned reading and answering of questions based on Lessons 1 and 2 in Chapter 8, Plate Tectonics.  This assignment was given to help students prepare for the upcoming Quarterly Exam (schedule above in red).  They worked together in groups to formulate answers. 
November 15th - Wednesday
 
6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
6C Science - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Math - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Science - Monday, Nov. 20th 
 
FYI Science:  All students were assigned an online Quizizz homework review for the upcoming quarterly exam.  Students logged on today to make their account and to try the first few questions. This online assignment can be completed anytime between right now and Sunday at 7 PM, when it is due
 
November 15th - Wednesday

6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
6C Science - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Math - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Science - Monday, Nov. 20th 
 
November 14th - Tuesday

6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
6C Science - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Math - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Science - Monday, Nov. 20th 
 
November 15th - Wednesday 

6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
6C Science - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Math - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
6C Science - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
6C Science - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
November 15th - Wednesday 

6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
6C Science - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Math - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
6C Science - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Math - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
6C Science - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Math - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Science - Monday, Nov. 20th
 

6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
6C Science - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Math - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
Also, look over the QAR1 and see if there are any problems you do not understand.  Ask Mr. Cronin questions about them tomorrow.  Let's fix up any weaknesses.
QUARTERLY EXAM SCHEDULE
6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
6C Science - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Math - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
6C Science - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Math - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Science - Monday, Nov. 20th 
QUARTERLY EXAM SCHEDULE
6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
6C Science - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Math - Tuesday, Nov. 21stNovember 20th - Monday   
Quarterly Exam Schedule for this week:
6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
6C Science - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Math - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Science - Monday, Nov. 20th   
 
 
 
6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
QUARTERLY EXAM SCHEDULE
6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
6C Science - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Math - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
 
Math 6C - We played a Math game today whereby groups of students had to work together to solve a myriad of problems.
Hmwk:  None
Math 6FB - The class took their Quarterly Assessment after a quick review/question and answer session.
Hmwk:  Prep for the quarterly.
Science 6C - The class took their Quarterly Assessment after a quick review/question and answer session.
Hmwk:  Read all of Chapter 9, Rocks & Minerals, Pgs. 246-257, by Thursday, November 30th.
6C Math - Monday, Nov. 20th
6C Science - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
6FB Math - Tuesday, Nov. 21st
FYI Science - Next week there will be a quiz on Chapter 9 Vocabulary words.  
Schedule
6C - Thursday, November 30th
FYI Science - Next week there will be a quiz on Chapter 9 Vocabulary words.  Schedule6C - Thursday, November 30th
Science Quiz Schedule for Ch. 9 Vocabulary Words
6C - Thursday, November 30th 
Hmwk: Read Pgs. 248-253 from Ch. 9, Lesson 1 in your Science Text.  Also study for the upcoming vocabulary quiz from your ntbk. or text.  
Hmwk:  Complete the rest of Lesson 15 on pgs. S63-S65.  DO NOT complete the Prob. Set on pg. S66.
THIS HOMEWORK IS GOING TO TAKE YOU LONGER THAN ANY OTHER PREVIOUS HMWK. ASSIGNMENT GIVEN IN THE PAST.  PLAN YOUR TIME AT HOME ACCORDINGLY.    
Hmwk:  Complete the rest of Lesson 15 on pgs. S63-S65.  DO NOT complete the Prob. Set on pg. S66.
Science Quiz Schedule for Ch. 9 Vocabulary Words 
6C - Thursday, November 30th   
6FB - Friday, December 1st   
 
Math Quiz Schedule for Lessons 14 & 15 - Ratio Table to Coordinate Plane Data Displays
6C - Friday, December 1st
6FB - Thursday, November 30th
6C - Friday, December 1st
November 29th - Wednesday 
 
Revised Science Quiz Schedule for Ch. 9 Vocabulary Words  
6C - Friday, December 1st
6FB - Friday, December 1st 
 
Math Quiz Schedule for Lessons 14 & 15 - Ratio Table to Coordinate Plane Data Displays 
6C - Friday, December 1st
6FB - Thursday, November 30th 
Math 6FB - We reviewed for today's quiz by practicing the applicable skills in a problem.  We were created a ratio table, then transferred that data to Quadrant 1 of The Coordinate Plane.  We then read, answered questions, and made predictions about the data.  We also went over assigned homework Pgs. S63, S64 in our binder.  The class then took the quiz.
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Science Quiz Schedule for Lesson 1 - Textbook can be used as a resource
6C - Friday 12/8
December 5th - Tuesday
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Lesson 1 - Textbook can be used as a resource  
6C - Friday 12/8 
6FB - Thursday 12/7  
Math Quiz on L16 Ratios and Rate Problems 
6C - Friday 12/8 
6FB - Thursday 12/7
- Friday 12/8   6C
December 8th - Friday
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Lesson 1 - Textbook can be used as a resource    
6C - Friday 12/8 
6FB - Thursday 12/7  
6C - Thursday, 12/14
6C - Tuesday, 10/24
6FB - Wednesday, 10/25
 
Math - Both Classes - We completed the practice portion of Lesson 9. Students created ratio tables and discovered that all the ratios in the table relate back to the value of those ratios - the one equivalent ratio with the lowest numbers.  All the other ratios come from that one.
Example:  In the following table the first ratio, 2/5 is the value of all the other ratios.  All the subsequent ratios can be scaled down (reduced) to that one through division (just like reducing a fraction).
    2 05
    4 10
    6 15
    8 20 
We also worked on problem solving with ratios. 
Hmwk:  Complete the Problem Set on Pg. S36.
 
Science 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) - The class took a quiz on Lesson 2 from the text.  Following that work they continued some of the ongoing activities relating to Plate Tectonics that had been assigned previously: writing 5 Fun-Facts, choosing one Fun Fact and making a sign/mini poster from it to hang in the hallway.  Some new work assigned: Reread Lessons 3 and 4, use your Chromebook to research The Ring of Fire.
Hmwk:  None
 
October 24th - Tuesday
Quiz Schedule for Science Lesson 2:
6C - Tuesday, 10/24
6FB - Wednesday, 10/25 
 
Math 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - Today we thoroughly checked homework to see if students understood the concept of finding the value of a ratio.  There are an infinite amount of ratios that have the same value.
Hmwk:  Complete the Creating Equivalent Ratios Worksheet.
Math 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) -  Today we thoroughly checked homework to see if students understood the concept of finding the value of a ratio. There are an infinite amount of ratios that have the same value.  We then worked in Lesson 9 whereby, again, students are writing equivalent ratios, but in a table.  We'll check students' work in L9 tomorrow.
Hmwk:  Complete the Creating Equivalent Ratios Worksheet.
Science 6F/B (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) -  I organized a Science Bee (like a spelling bee but with science content) on Lesson 2 to help us to prep for today's quiz.   After that students took the quiz on Lesson 2.
Hmwk:  Reread Lessons 3&4 from the textbook.  Pgs. 225-233.
 
October 23rd - Monday
 
Quiz Schedule:  (slightly amended since I posted last Friday)
Science Lesson 2...
6C - Tuesday, 10/24
6C - Wednesday, 10/25
 
Math 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - After the Do Now (about Skee-Ball...ever play Skee-Ball?) we completed the practice portion of Lesson 8 whereby students determine the value of a ratio and discover that that one value applies to many other equivalent ratios.  We also checked homework from last week in Lesson 7.
Hmwk:  Complete the Problem Set on Pg S31.
 
Math 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) -  We completed the practice portion of Lesson 8 whereby students determine the value of a ratio and discover that that one value applies to many other equivalent ratios.  We also found the value of a ratio given in a problem about Skee-Ball.  Ever play Skee-Ball?!
Hmwk:  Complete the Problem Set on Pg S31.
 
Science 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) - We had a Science Bee (like a spelling bee but with science content) on Lesson 2 to help us to prep for Wednesday's Qz.  Then, the students worked together on a Google Classroom Assignment.
Hmwk:  Prep for the Lesson 2 Quiz on Wednesday.  Students will be able to use their textbooks as a resource.
  
Science 6F/B (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - Don't forget to prep for your Lesson 2 Qz tomorrow.  You will be able to use your text to answer the questions.   
 
October 20th - Friday
 
Quiz Schedule so far for next week:
Science Lesson 2...
6C - Tuesday, 10/24
6FB - Wednesday, 10/25 
 
Math 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - Today we worked on 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.  Students worked on this skill with me, and then independently in class.
Hmwk:  None
 
Math 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) -  All students got back their most recent quiz on Lesson 6.  It needs to be signed and returned next week.  Thank you.
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.  
Hmwk: None
 
Science 6F/B (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - All students got back their most recent quiz on Lesson 1.  It needs to be signed and returned next week. Thank you.
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.
Hmwk:  Reread Lesson 2 if you have not yet done so.  Quiz on Tuesday on Lesson 2 - "prep up" !
 
Have a terrific weekend! 
 
October 19th - Thursday  
 
Math 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - 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 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.
Hmwk:  Complete the Problem Set on Pg. S28. 
 
Math 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) - All students got back last week's Lesson 1-5 Math Test.  I went over it thoroughly in class. Parents, as usual, please sign it and return!  Thanks.
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.
Hmwk: Complete the Reducing Ratios Worksheet.
 
Science 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) -  There are many different activities/research projects that are ongoing in class right now: Answering questions from text, reading text, Chromebook research on Plate Tectonics and fact finding/writing, creating a mini Fun Fact Poster, etc...  Many of these activities were completed today.  Our Wall of Science in the hallway, looks awesome right now! 
Hmwk:  Reread Lesson 2 independently if you haven't yet done so. 
 
October 18th - Wednesday 
 
Quiz Schedule for this week:
Math Quiz on Lesson 6
6C - October 17th
6FB - October 18th
Science Quiz on Lesson 1 (Textbooks can be used)
6C - October 18th
6FB - October 17th
 
Math 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - All students got back the Math test they took last week on Lessons 1-5.  We thoroughly went over the test and I personally met with a handful of students that I needed to see.
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.
Example:  The value of the ratio 5/10 is 1/2.  (It is just like reducing a fraction to lowest terms).
Hmwk:  Complete, as best possible, Pg. S25
FYI:  This problem is going to be rigorous and challenging for students.  I am looking for strong effort here in their best attempt to solve and answer all the questions on page S25!
 
Math 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) - We reviewed homework thoroughly.  This review served as practice for the quiz that students took today.  We also delved a little bit into Lesson 7.  
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.
Example: The value of the ratio 5/10 is 1/2. (It is just like reducing a fraction to lowest terms).
Hmwk: Complete, as best possible, Pg. S25
FYI: This problem is going to be rigorous and challenging for students.  I am looking for strong effort here in their best attempt to solve and answer all the questions on page S25!
 
Science 6F/B (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - 
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.
Hmwk: Reread Lesson 2 from Chapter 8, Pgs. 220-223.
 
October 17th - Tuesday 
 
Quiz Schedule for this week:
Math Quiz on Lesson 6
6C - October 17th
6FB - October 18th
Science Quiz on Lesson 1 (Textbooks can be used)
6C - October 18th
6FB - October 17th
 
Math 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - We went over homework which served as prep for today's Math Quiz.  We solved problems by drawing two tape diagrams and by determining the constant applicable to both those diagrams based upon the story problem given.  This is what I asked students to know for the quiz that they took today.  We start Lesson 7 tomorrow.  I gave a lesson on the Value of a Ratio, yesterday, as an intro to L7.
Hmwk:  None
 
Math 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) -  We went over homework which served as prep for this week's Math Quiz.  We solved problems by drawing two tape diagrams and by determining the constant applicable to both those diagrams based upon the story problem given. This is what I am asking students to know for the quiz that they will take tomorrow.
 
Science 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) -
 On October 4th 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.
Hmwk:  Reread Lesson 2 from Chapter 8, Pgs. 220-223. 
 
Science 6F/B (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - Prep for the Ch. 8, Lesson 1 Quiz that you will take tomorrow.  You are allowed to use your text for the quiz so don't forget to bring it with you to class.
 
October 16th - Monday
 
Quiz Schedule for this week:
Math Quiz on Lesson 6
6C - October 17th
6FB - October 18th
Science Quiz on Lesson 1 (Textbooks can be used)
6C - October 18th
6FB - October 17th
 
Math - Both Classes - We solved problems by drawing two tape diagrams and by determining the constant applicable to both those diagrams based upon the story problem given. 
Hmwk:  Complete the Problem Set on Pg. S23.  This will serve as quiz prep.
 
Science 6F/B (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) -  There was a myriad of activity in class today.  We worked on completion of illustration/diagrams and writing, answering text questions, researching Plate Tectonics from our Chromebooks and writing 5 related Fun-Facts, and, making study cards and/or studying for tomorrow's Lesson 1 Quiz.
Hmwk:  Prep for Lesson 1 Quiz which will be tomorrow.
 
Science 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class)
 
 
October 13th - Friday
 
MATH TEST THIS WEEK - LESSONS 1-5. SCHEDULE:
6FB - Thursday, October 12th
6C - Friday, October 13th
 
Math 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - We went over the test prep that I had given for homework on Wednesday.  Then students took the test on Lessons 1-5.  We'll finish up Lesson 6 next week and then move into Lesson 7 whereby we explore the behavior of ratios and fractions to explain how they act like each other.  We will also find the value of a ratio.  Lots to do!
Hmwk:  None. 
 
Math 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) - The class continued working on their Lesson 1-5 test today.  It was completed.  I also assigned problems from Lesson 6 to students that were done testing.  We'll bring all that together next week and also start Lesson 7 whereby we explore the behavior of ratios and fractions to explain how they act like each other.  We will also find the value of a ratio.
Hmwk: None.
 
Science 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) -
 We completed the reading of Lesson 1 from the text while we used the Chromebooks to research text information more deeply.  We took a look at a video that showed Continental Drift pertaining to what direction the continents were drifting millions of years ago, and, in what direction the continents are likely to drift to in the future. 
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.  
Hmwk: None.
 
Happy Weekend!!! 
 
October 12th - Thursday
 
MATH TEST THIS WEEK - LESSONS 1-5. SCHEDULE:
6FB - Thursday, October 12th
6C - Friday, October 13th
 
Math 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - We spent our time reviewing homework that served as Test Prep for tomorrow's test on Lessons 1-5.
Hmwk:  Continue to prep for the test on Lessons 1-5.
 
Math 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) - We reviewed homework which served as Test Prep for Lessons 1-5.  We then got ready to take the test, but had a surprise Lockdown Drill.  We started the test after the drill, but not everyone finished.  No worries.  We'll finish it up tomorrow.
Hmwk:  None 
 
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:

Pg. 215, #1.................Pg. 217, #1................Pg. 219, # 2
Hmwk:  Complete the questions listed above.
 
October 11th - Wednesday
 
MATH TEST THIS WEEK - LESSONS 1-5. SCHEDULE:
6FB - Thursday, October 12th
6C - Friday, October 13th
 
Math 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class)The class was given back their last quiz. We reviewed it carefully and talked about our progress individually and as a group. Parents, as usual, please sign the quiz and return it to school with your child.
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.
Hmwk:  Complete the 3 page test prep for tomorrow's class.  There is a mistake on page 3 of the hmwk:  In the box at the very bottom it mentions "cabins"  which has nothing to do with the baseball problem!!!  It should read as, " __________ batters struck out."  
 
Math 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) -  
We checked the Lesson 5 homework which served as test prep.  This type of word problem will be on tomorrow's test.  
Hmwk: Complete the 3 page test prep for tomorrow's review in class before the test is given.   There is a mistake on page 3 of the hmwk: In the box at the very bottom it mentions "cabins" which has nothing to do with the baseball problem!!! It should read as, " __________ batters struck out."  
 
Science 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein'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 Friday.
Hmwk: Reread Lesson 1 of Chapter 8. Pgs. 214 - 219.
 
October 10th - Tuesday
 
MATH TEST THIS WEEK - LESSONS 1-5.  SCHEDULE:
6FB - Thursday, October 12th
6C - Friday, October 13th    
 
Math 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - 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!
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.
Hmwk:
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. 
 
Math 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) -  The class was given back their last quiz.  We reviewed it carefully and talked about our progress individually and as a group.  Parents, as usual, please sign the quiz and return it to school with your child.  
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!
Hmwk:
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.
Hmwk:  Reread Lesson 1 of Chapter 8.  Pgs. 214 - 219. 
 
Science 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) -
 Don't forget that the assignment to read Lessons 1-4 from Chapter 8 in your text is due tomorrow. 
 
October 6th - Friday
 
Math (Both Classes) - The class reviewed for today's quiz when we checked prequiz homework.  Then, we took the quiz.
There will be a test given next week on Lessons 1-5, Ratios.
Hmwk:  None 
 
Science 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) -
 The class continued to work on their illustration/diagram today and many students completed it.  Still a bit more to go for the remaining students.
Hmwk:  By next Wednesday, the class should complete reading the Science Textbook:  
Chapter 8, Lessons 1-4, pgs. 214-233.
 
Have a great long weekend !
 
October 5th - Thursday
 
Math Quiz tomorrow - Both Classes - Equivalent Ratios
Math (Both Classes) - We reviewed for tomorrow's quiz on equivalent ratios.  We also started to go over the Lesson 5 homework and word problems on equivalency.  We'll complete that tomorrow and then introduce Lesson 6 which deals with more problem solving by use of equivalent ratios.
Hmwk:  Complete the Pre-Quiz Practice Worksheet.
 
 
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.
Hmwk: From the textbook - read Chapter 8, Lessons 1-4, pgs. 214-233,
by next Tuesday's Science class.
 
October 4th - Wednesday
 
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.
 
FYI: Parents, if you haven't done so yet, please sign the 2 Science Quizzes and the 1 Math Quiz that have recently come home. Thanks!
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.
 
Math (Both Classes) - We continued with Lesson 5 today - a very rigorous lesson.  Students use tape diagrams to find equivalent ratios. They also found the total quantity by using part to part ratios.  We found the difference as well.  We practiced with manipulatives to aid in student understanding.  Quiz on Friday.  More info to come tomorrow.
Hmwk:  6C - Complete the Problem Set on Pg. S19.
Hmwk:  6FB - Create 3 sets of equivalent ratios.  Write 3 ratios for each set. 
 
Science 6F/B (Forrester/Bernstein's Hmrm. Class) - 
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.
Next week, we are going to start to use our textbook to delve into Plate Tectonics. As a class we have certainly given ourselves a decent foundation with our Chromebook research.
Hmwk:  From the textbook - read Chapter 8, Lessons 1-4, pgs. 214-233,
by next Wednesday's Science class.
 
October 3rd - Tuesday 
 
Just a reminder - Picture Days are 10/4 & 10/5. Students can bring in their order forms that day, with payment, and hand it to organizers when we go to get the pic actually taken.
Schedule:
6C - October 4th - tomorrow!
6F/B - October 5th
 
FYI:  Parents, if you haven't done so yet, please sign the 2 Science Quizzes and the 1 Math Quiz that have recently come home.  Thanks!
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.   
 
Math 6C (Cronin's Hmrm. Class) - The class and I started Lesson 5.  In this lesson we need to continue to draw tape diagrams, but we need to look at them in a different way than before.  Now we are going to view them to tell the part to part and whole to part relationships.  We also want to continue to determine equivalency and to be able to recognize that the constant is the number that we figure out to be the one we write in the tape diagram boxes.
Hmwk:  Complete Example 2 on the bottom of Pg. S17 (It is one problem).
 
 

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