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Classwork & Homework

Math and Science

June 20th - Wednesday
 
FYI:  I have collected Science textbooks from students.  Those that have not yet returned them have to return them tomorrow.
 
FYI2:  QUARTERLY EXAM MAKE-UPS WERE GIVEN TODAY so QUARTERLIES HAVE ALL BEEN GIVEN FOR MY SUBJECTS.  
Tomorrow I will give back both Math & Science Quarterlies to students and we will go over them. Then they will be recollected.
 
Two days to go until students begin their long awaited summer vacation!!! 
 
June 19th - Tuesday
 
FYI:  I have collected Science textbooks from most students.  Those that have not returned them yet have to return them tomorrow.
FYI2:  Just want to congratulate the 8th Grade class - Class of 2018 - on their Moving-Up Ceremony held today!  All good things for thei future! 
 
QUARTERLIES CONTINUE TODAY!!! 
 
QUARTERLY EXAM SCHEDULE
MATH
6C..........Monday, June 18th
6FB........Tuesday, June 19th
SCIENCE 
6C..........Tuesday, June 19th
6FB........Monday, June 18th 
 
Math 6C -  The class used their Chromebooks.
Hmwk:  None
 
Math 6FB - After any last-minute questions from the class, they took their Quarterly Exam.
Hmwk:  None
 
Science 6C - After any last-minute questions from the class, they took their Quarterly Exam.
Hmwk:  None 
 
June 18th - Monday
 
FYI:  I will be collecting the students' Science Textbooks on the day of their Science Quarterly Exams. Students should be returning the exact same textbook they received in September.
 
QUARTERLIES START TODAY!!! 
 
QUARTERLY EXAM SCHEDULE
MATH
6C..........Monday, June 18th
6FB........Tuesday, June 19th
SCIENCE 
6C..........Tuesday, June 19th
6FB........Monday, June 18th 
 
Math 6C - We went over the remaining problems in the Quarterly Exam Review Packet and then students took the Quarterly Exam.
Hmwk:  None
 
Math 6FB - We went over the remaining problems in the Quarterly Exam Review Packet.
Hmwk:  Prep for the Quarterly Exam with the review packet - the handwritten version.
 
Science 6FB - I offered to take any and all questions that students had about the Quarterly Exam. There were none.  Students then took the Quarterly Exam.  After the exam was over I began the Science Textbook collection process.
Hmwk:  None
 
Science 6C - Study for the Quarterly Exam from the Study Guide Outline/Questions that we've been going over in class. 
 
June 15th - Friday
 
FYI:  I will be collecting the students' Science Textbooks on the day of their Science Quarterly Exams. Students should be returning the exact same textbook they received in September.
 
QUARTERLIES START on MONDAY!!! 
 
QUARTERLY EXAM SCHEDULE
MATH
6C..........Monday, June 18th
6FB........Tuesday, June 19th
SCIENCE 
6C..........Tuesday, June 19th
6FB........Monday, June 18th 
 
Math - Both Classes - We went over the packets for Quarterly Review prep.
Hmwk:  Complete the handwritten packet.
 
Science - Both Classes - Study for the Quarterly Exam from the Study Guide Outline/Questions that we've been going over in class. 
 
Have a terrific weekend! 
 
June 14th - Thursday
WE HAD OUR FIELD DAY TODAY!  NO REGULAR TEAM CLASSES!  
ANY HOMEWORK GIVEN YESTERDAY IS DUE TOMORROW.
 
FYI:  I will be collecting the students' Science Textbooks on the day of their Science Quarterly Exams. Students should be returning the exact same textbook they received in September.
 
QUARTERLY EXAM SCHEDULE
MATH
6C..........Monday, June 18th
6FB........Tuesday, June 19th
SCIENCE 
6C..........Tuesday, June 19th
6FB........Monday, June 18th 
 
June 13th - Wednesday
 
FYI1:  I will be collecting the students' Science Textbooks on the day of their Science Quarterly Exams.  Students should be returning the exact same textbook they received in September.
FYI2 - The Ice Cream Truckus cameth this afternoon!  Students enjoyed themselves!
FYI3:  Field Day Tomorrow - Dress and prep for the weather.  
 
QUARTERLY EXAM SCHEDULE
MATH
6C..........Monday, June 18th
6FB........Tuesday, June 19th
SCIENCE 
6C..........Tuesday, June 19th
6FB........Monday, June 18th 
Math  - Both Classes - I collected last night's homework.  The class then received a 9 page packet of practice problems that we will use to further ourselves concerning Quarterly Exam prep.  I am keeping that here at school so no student loses it.
Hmwk:  Complete the new 4 page packet that I stapled for you today.  It is just like last night's work.  THIS IS PRACTICE FOR THE QUARTERLY EXAM.
 
Science 6FB -  The classtime was used for students to continue to answer the 30 questions posed in their Science Quarterly Study Guide.  We checked the first 5 questions.
Hmwk:  Study/prep for the Quarterly Exam.
 
June 12th - Tuesday
 
FYI1:  I will be collecting the students' Science Textbooks on the day of their Science Quarterly Exams.  Students should be returning the exact same textbook they received in September.
FYI2:  Ice Cream truck coming Wednesday, 6/13.  Students should bring $3 to school with them that day if they'd like to buy anything.  A notice was given to each child about this a few weeks ago.
FYI3:  Field Day - Thursday, 6/14.  Dress and prep for the weather.  A permission slip was sent home with students pertaining to this a few week's ago.  If your child wants to be a part of the BBQ Lunch, please send in $5 with the permission slip.
FYI4 - Special presentation with Bleu's Canine Rescue was today!  Awesome!
 
QUARTERLY EXAM SCHEDULE
MATH
6C..........Monday, June 18th
6FB........Tuesday, June 19th
SCIENCE 
6C..........Tuesday, June 19th
6FB........Monday, June 18th 
Math  - Both Classes - We went over - in detail - the graph homework given last night.  We took a strong look at how we can determine percents for parts of the graph based on the data.  A question related to that concept might be:  "Based on the histogram, what percent of swimmers swam 14-20 laps?"
Hmwk:  Complete Interim Assessment #4 Practice.  THIS IS PRACTICE FOR THE QUARTERLY EXAM.
 
Science 6FB -  The classtime for the 1st period was used for students to start answering the 30 questions posed in their Science Quarterly Study Guide.  The 2nd part of class was put aside for a presentation by Bleu's Canine Rescue.
Hmwk:  Study/prep for the Quarterly Exam.
 
June 11th - Monday
 
FYI1:  I will be collecting the students' Science Textbooks on the day of their Science Quarterly Exams.  Students should be returning the exact same textbook they received in September.
FYI2:  Ice Cream truck coming next Wednesday, 6/13.  Students should bring $3 to school with them that day if they'd like to buy anything.  A notice was given to each child about this a few weeks ago.
FYI3:  Field Day - Thursday, 6/14.  Dress and prep for the weather.  A permission slip was sent home with students pertaining to this a few week's ago.  If your child wants to be a part of the BBQ Lunch, please send in $5 with the permission slip.
FYI4 - Special presentation with Bleu's Canine Rescue tomorrow!
 
QUARTERLY EXAM SCHEDULE
MATH
6C..........Monday, June 18th
6FB........Tuesday, June 19th
SCIENCE 
6C..........Tuesday, June 19th
6FB........Monday, June 18th 
Math  - Both Classes - Today we used our knowledge of reading and interpreting graphs.  Not only did we determine the Mean, Median, Mode and Range, Interquartile Range, and type of distribution, but we also tried to interpret the data so we could get to the core of what the graphs were really telling us.   Some questions asked were, "Where is the bulk of the data?", and, "What percent is equivalent to the bulk of the data?"
Hmwk:  Complete Graph Worksheet (handwritten)
 
Science 6C -  The classtime was used for students to start answering the 30 questions posed in their Science Quarterly Study Guide.
Hmwk:  Study/prep for the Quarterly Exam.
 
June 8th - Friday
 
FYI:  From this point on parents do not need to sign assessments that I send home with their children.  Students still have the responsibility of sharing all grades with parents.  Thank you.
FYI2:  Today I distributed study guides for the Science Quarterly Exam.  
Math info. coming next week. 
FYI3:  I will be collecting the students' Science Textbooks on the day of their Science Quarterly Exams.  Students should be returning the exact same textbook they received in September.
FYI4:  Ice Cream truck coming next Wednesday, 6/13.  Students should bring $3 to school with them that day if they'd like to buy anything.  A notice was given to each child about this a few weeks ago.
FYI5:  Field Day - Thursday, 6/14.  Dress and prep for the weather.  A permission slip was sent home with students pertaining to this a few week's ago.  If your child wants to be a part of the BBQ Lunch, please send in $5 with the permission slip.
 
QUARTERLY EXAM SCHEDULE
MATH
6C..........Monday, June 18th
6FB........Tuesday, June 19th
SCIENCE 
6C..........Tuesday, June 19th
6FB........Monday, June 18th 
Math 6C - We checked homework in students' notebooks from last night pertaining to the 3 M's and Range obtained from a frequency graph.  This graph was a rating scale about how many students like/dislike French Toast Sticks.  We checked to see if students understood how to find the 3M's and Range from this data.  We then determined the IQR and created questions about the data in the graph.
Hmwk:  None.
 
Math 6FB - We checked homework in students' notebooks from last night pertaining to the 3 M's and Range obtained from a frequency graph.  This graph was a rating scale about how many students like/dislike Sloppy Joe's.  We checked to see if students understood how to find the 3M's and Range from this data.  We then determined IQR and created questions about the data in the graph.
Hmwk:   None
 
Science 6FB - We completed our slide presentations today.  There were 6.  Following that we played a Quizizz game to assess ourselves about what we remember from our study of Rocks and Minerals from earlier in the year.
Hmwk: Begin to prep for Quarterly Exam with the Study Guide you received today.
 
Science 6C
Hmwk: Begin to prep for Quarterly Exam with the Study Guide you received today. 
 
Have a sensational weekend! 
 
June 7th - Thursday
 
FYI:  From this point on parents do not need to sign assessments that I send home with their children.  Students still have the responsibility of sharing all grades with parents.  Thank you.
 
FYI2:  Starting tomorrow I'll be handing out study guides for the Science Quarterly Exam.  
Math packets coming next week. 
 
QUARTERLY EXAM SCHEDULE
MATH
6C..........Monday, June 18th
6FB........Tuesday, June 19th
SCIENCE 
6C..........Tuesday, June 19th
6FB........Monday, June 18th 
Math 6C - We checked homework from last night pertaining to the 3 M's and Range obtained from a frequency graph.  
Hmwk:  We created a frequency graph in our math notebooks.  It is a rating scale for French Toast Sticks.  Tonight students are to determine the 3M's and Range from that graph.
 
Math 6FB - We started class with problem solving relating to number cubes.  We then took out dice and emulated the problem.  We worked for awhile by rolling three die and recorded as to how many times we rolled a 9.  We made a frequency table and then determined the frequency.  We also determined the percent of times we rolled a 9 from a fraction which represented the rolls where 9 was attained.  In plain words, if a student rolled a 9, 3 times out of 30 tries, that means they rolled a 9, 10% of the time.  (3/30 = .10 or 10%)
We also checked homework from last night pertaining to the 3 M's and Range obtained from a frequency graph.  
Hmwk:  We created a frequency graph in our math notebooks.  It is a rating scale for Sloppy Joe's (on our luch menu occasionally).  Tonight students are to determine the 3M's and Range from that graph.
 
Science 6C - We took a break from the norm today and spent our time playing Quizizz and Kahoot games to assess ourselves about what we remember from our study of Plate Tectonics, Rocks and Minerals, Ecosystems/Biomes, Weather, etc... (this year's curriculum).
Hmwk:  None
 
June 6th - Wednesday
 
FYI:  From this point on parents do not need to sign assessments that I send home with their children.  Students still have the responsibility of sharing all grades with parents.  Thank you.
 
QUARTERLY EXAM SCHEDULE
MATH
6C..........Monday, June 18th
6FB........Tuesday, June 19th
SCIENCE 
6C..........Tuesday, June 19th
6FB........Monday, June 18th 
Math - Both Classes -  We checked histogram homework from last night.  We clarified once again what histograms are.  Following that, students researched the shapes of various data distributions on their Chromebooks.  Terms such as, "Bell Curve, Standard, Skewed" were discovered.  We watched a video that showed normal, skewed left, and skewed right, distributions.
 
Class 6C received their most recent Math average (in planner) after I handed back recent assessments to them. 
Hmwk:  Complete the 2nd side of the Distribution worksheet.
 
Science 6FB - We saw  slide presentations today and at this point we have six more to go.  Those will be presented on Friday. 
Hmwk:  Students not yet done with their slide presentations need to complete them by next Science class.
 
June 5th - Tuesday
 
FYI:  At this point in the year parents do not need to sign assessments that I send home with their children.  Students still have the responsibility of sharing all grades with parents.  Thank you.
 
QUARTERLY EXAM SCHEDULE
MATH
6C..........Monday, June 18th
6FB........Tuesday, June 19th
SCIENCE 
6C..........Tuesday, June 19th
6FB........Monday, June 18th 
Math - 6C -  We checked histogram homework from last night.  I took any and all questions.
Hmwk:  Complete Matching Histograms Worksheet #'s 1-5. 
 
Math 6FB - We started by creating a Frequency Table and then a Bar Graph based on a data set I had created on the Smartboard.  The purpose was to relearn how to create a frequency table and a bar graph, and then to compare a bar graph to a histogram to see the likenesses and differences.   We then checked the histogram homework from last night.
The class received their last 3 assessment scores and should have written those score in their planner to share with parents.  They DO NOT need to be signed and returned anymore.  Thanks. 
Hmwk:  Complete Matching Histograms Worksheet #'s 1-5.
 
Science 6C - We saw 12 slide presentations today and at this point we are almost done. 
Hmwk:  Students not yet done with their slide presentations need to complete them by next Science class.
 
June 1st - Friday
 
QUARTERLY EXAM SCHEDULE
MATH
6C..........Monday, June 18th
6FB........Tuesday, June 19th
SCIENCE 
6C..........Tuesday, June 19th
6FB........Monday, June 18th 
Math 6C  - Yesterday, there was a list of topics written on the SmartBoard that students were asked to research with their Chromebooks, such as Histograms, Bar Graphs, and Frequency Graphs.  Today we created a histogram.  Here's how:  I asked the class how many hours they spent yesterday on screens (phone, tv, tablet, computer etc...).  We recorded all responses, got a data set, and turned it into a frequency table.  We then created a histogram on grid paper to display that data.  More on that coming next week.
Hmwk:  None
 
Math 6FB - Students took a quiz on IQR after a brief review. We also created a histogram.  Here's how:  I asked the class how many hours they spent yesterday on screens (phone, tv, tablet, computer etc...).  We recorded all responses, got a data set, and turned it into a frequency table.  We then created a histogram on grid paper to display that data.  More on that coming next week.
Hmwk:  None
 
Science 6C - Students had time to continue work on their Animal Slide Presentation.  Some students presented their slides today because they were done putting the presentation together.  We will continue with this next week.  
Hmwk:  Students not yet done with their slide presentations need to complete them by next Science class.
 
Happy Weekend to all!!! 
 
May 31st - Thursday
 
FYI - The Quarterly Exam Schedule will be posted tomorrow.
FYI2 - Last week all students received a Take-Home Quiz on Mean, Median, Mode, and Range that is due no later than today, May 31st.  Anyone who brings it back early will receive bonus points as follows:
Tuesday - 5/29 - 10 points
Wednesday - 5/30 - 5 points
(This schedule may be different for absentees depending upon the dates of their absence.) 
 
Math 6C -  We practiced finding the Interquartile Range.  We checked Tuesday's homework on IQR. Students then took a quiz on how to determine the IQR.  Following the quiz there were a list of topics written on the SmartBoard that students were asked to research with their Chromebooks, such as Histograms, Bar Graphs, and Frequency Graphs.  I introduced histograms and the differences between them compared to traditional bar graphs.
Hmwk:  None
 
Math 6FB - We practiced finding the Interquartile Range.  There will be a quiz on that skill tomorrow. We also worked with histograms.  We looked at the differences between them compared to traditional bar graphs.
Hmwk:  None
 
Science 6FB - Students had time to continue work on their Animal Slide Presentation.  Some students presented their slides today because they were done putting the presentation together.  We will continue with this for the week and into next week.  
Hmwk:  Students not yet done with their slide presentations need to complete them by next Science class.
 
May 30th - Wednesday
 
FYI - Parents, please check your son/daughter's planner to be sure that they are using it.  I recently discovered many planners that were being used infrequently.
FYI2 - Last week all students received a Take-Home Quiz on Mean, Median, Mode, and Range that is due no later than this Thursday, May 31st.  Anyone who brings it back early will receive bonus points as follows:
Tuesday - 5/29 - 10 points
Wednesday - 5/30 - 5 points
(This schedule is different for absentees depending upon the dates of their absence.) 
 
Math 6C -  We practiced finding the Interquartile Range.  There will be a quiz on that skill tomorrow.   
Hmwk:   Prep for IQR Quiz.  Also, remember that the Take Home Quiz is due tomorrow (read above in the FYI section).
 
Math 6FB - We practiced finding the Interquartile Range.  We also checked homework on IQR.  There will be a quiz on that skill this Friday.  When that was done we did research on our Chromebooks about Histograms.  More with that tomorrow.
Hmwk:  Prep for IQR Quiz.  Also, remember that the Take Home Quiz is due tomorro (read above in the FYI section).
 
Science 6FB - Students had time to continue work on their Animal Slide Presentation.  Some students presented their slides today because they were done putting the presentation together.  We will continue with this for the week and into next week.
Hmwk:  Students not yet done with their slide presentations need to complete them by next Science class.
 
May 29th - Tuesday
 
FYI - Parents, please check your son/daughter's planner to be sure that they are using it.  I recently discovered many planners that were being used infrequently.
FYI2 - Last week all students received a Take-Home Quiz on Mean, Median, Mode, and Range that is due no later than this Thursday, May 31st.  Anyone who brings it back early will receive bonus points as follows:
Tuesday - 5/29 - 10 points
Wednesday - 5/30 - 5 points
(This schedule is different for absentees depending upon the dates of their absence.) 
 
Math 6C -  We practiced finding the Interquartile Range.  There will be a quiz on that skill this Thursday.   We also did some problem solving from a packet that students work on every now and then.  We also made a Frequency Table and a Dot Plot and interpreted the graph by asking questions about the data it contained.
Hmwk:  Complete IQR worksheet.  Also, remember that the Take Home Quiz is due on Thursday (read above in the FYI section).
 
Math 6FB - We practiced finding the Interquartile Range.  There will be a quiz on that skill this Thursday.  We also made a Frequency Table and a Dot Plot and interpreted the graph by asking questions about the data it contained.
Hmwk:  Complete IQR worksheet.  Also, remember that the Take Home Quiz is due on Thursday (read above in the FYI section).
 
Science 6FB - Students had time to continue work on their Animal Slide Presentation.  Some students presented their slides today because they were done putting the presentation together.  We will continue with this for the week and into next week.
Hmwk:  Students not yet done with their slide presentations need to complete them by next Science class.
 
May 25th - Friday
 
FYI:  Next week I will post the Quarterly Exam Schedule for the 4th Quarter. 
FYI2 - Each student in both classes received their present average for math.
FYI3 - Parents, please check your son/daughter's planner to be sure that they are using it.  Today, I discovered many planners that were being used only occasionally.
 
Math 6C -  We went over last night's homework on how to find the Interquartile Range of a Data Set. 
I also handed out a take home quiz (read hmwk. section).  I wrote everyone's current math average in their planner if they brought their planner to class.  No planner, no average.  Next week everyone will get back their last quiz on how to determine the mean of a data set.
Hmwk:  All students received a Take-Home Quiz on Mean, Median, Mode, and Range that is due no later than next Thursday, May 31st.  Anyone who brings it back early will receive bonus points as follows:
Tuesday - 5/29 - 10 points
Wednesday - 5/30 - 5 points
Also, there will be a quiz on Interquartile Range next week.
 
Math 6FB -  Very busy class today.  We went over last night's homework on how to find the Interquartile Range of a Data Set. We also did some problem solving from a packet that students work on every now and then.  I returned the last quiz to students on how to determine the mean of a data set.  I wrote everyone's current math average in their planner, if they had their planner with them.  No planner, no average.  I also handed out a take home quiz to students (read hmwk. section).
Hmwk:  All students received a Take-Home Quiz on Mean, Median, Mode, and Range that is due no later than next Thursday, May 31st.  Anyone who brings it back early will receive bonus points as follows:
Tuesday - 5/29 - 10 points
Wednesday - 5/30 - 5 points
Also, there will be a quiz on Interquartile Range next week.
 
Science 6C -  We finished our Owl pellet investigation.  Also, we talked about our slide presentations. Students will start to present their slides next week for the animal they chose to report on.
Hmwk:  None officially, although students who are not yet done with their slides can work on them from home. 
 
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!!
 
May 24th - Thursday
 
FYI - Tomorrow I will be writing each student's math average in their planner. 
 
Math - Both Classes - The classes worked on how to find the Interquartile Range of a data set.  We also worked on how to create and read a Frequency Table and a Dot Plot from a data set.
Class 6C got their Math Test on fractions returned to them.  Parents, please sign and return as usual. Tomorrow, class 6FB will get theirs returned to them. 
Hmwk:  Complete Interquartile Range Worksheet.
(There will be a quiz on Interquartile Range next week.)
 
Science 6FB -  We talked about our slide presentations.  Students will start to present their slides next week for the animal they chose to report on.
Hmwk:  None officially, although students who are not yet done with their slides can work on them from home. 
 
May 23rd - Wednesday
 
What a great day devoted to Science!  Today was, "Birds of Prey" Day.  Parents - ask your kids about it.  They should be able to tell you, with great detail, what we did. 
 
May 22nd - Tuesday
 
FYI:  Today, for class 6FB, I wrote each student's current Science average in their planner, if they had their planner.  By the end of this week all Team Dignity students should have their current Science & Math averages.
 
FYI2:  Tomorrow is, "Birds of Prey", Day.  Students be prepared to learn a lot! 
 
Math - 6C - The class completed Part 2 of a quiz they started yesterday on finding the Mean of a data set.  We then did some more work with Median, Mode, and Range.  I also introduced how to find the Interquartile Range of a data set. 
Hmwk:  None
 
Math 6FB -  The class worked more with Median, Mode, and Range today.  I also introduced how to find the Interquartile Range of a data set. 
Hmwk:  None
 
Science 6C - I handed back the most recent Science Test.  As always, students should have it signed and returned.  Following that, the class worked on completing their illustration diagram of an ecosystem.  They also worked on their animal slide presentations.
Hmwk:  None
 
May 21st - Monday
 
FYI:  Today, for class 6C, I wrote each student's current Science average in their planner.  By the end of this week all Team Dignity students should have their current Science & Math averages.
 
Math - 6C - The class took a part of a quiz on finding the Mean of a data set.  They were permitted to use calculators.  The second part will be completed tomorrow without calculators.  I was glad to see the students put forth sincere effort while working on this quiz.  (We had a Lockdown drill prior to the quiz).
Hmwk:  Complete Statistical Questions Worksheet.
 
Math 6FB -  The class took a quiz on finding the Mean of a data set.  They were permitted to use calculators for one section.  On the other section they had to work without a calculator.
I was glad to see the students put forth sincere effort while working on this quiz.  
Hmwk:  Complete Statistical Questions Worksheet.
 
Science 6C - There was Chorus rehearsal for the students during Science class today so we were missing students for either period 2 or period 3 depending upon their designated practice time.  
In class..
I handed back the most recent Science Test.  As always, students should have it signed and returned. No one had any questions about the questions on the exam.  Following that, the class worked on their animal slide presentations.
Hmwk:  None
 
May 18th - Friday
 
FYI - I realized this morning when I came in that I had not completely finished yesterday's entry.  
I updated it this morning if you need to see it. 
FYI2:  Progress Reports are online on the Parent Portal.
FYI3:  Next week I am going to write everyone's current average in their planner.  You can look for that a bit later into next week.  
 
Quiz on Finding the Mean of Data Sets will be on Monday.  Students will need to show their skills with and without a calculator.
 
Math - Both Classes - We practiced finding the Mean, Median, Mode, and Range of Data Sets.
Hmwk:  Prep for a quiz on finding the Mean.
 
SCIENCE TEST SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK - CHAPTER 7, ECOSYSTEMS 
(STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO USE THEIR TEXT AS A RESOURCE.)   
6C - 5/15
6FB - 5/16 RESCHEDULED to FRIDAY, May 18th
 
Science 6FB - Students took their Chapter 7, Ecosystems Test. 
Hmwk:  None
 
Sensational weekend coming?!  Enjoy! 
 
May 17th - Thursday
 
FYI:  Progress Reports are online on the Parent Portal.
 
FYI2:  CONGRATULATIONS to ALL the 6th grade students who attended the 3x Honor Roll Breakfast this morning!  Your hard work has been recognized and rewarded.  CONGRATULATIONS to all the parents and legal guardians, as well.  It can't happen without your guiding hand! 
 
Math 6C - We checked homework on finding the Mean.  We practiced as well.  Students took a quiz today on this skill.
Hmwk:  None
 
Math 6FB -  We checked homework on finding the Mean.  We practiced as well. 
Hmwk:  None 
 
SCIENCE TEST SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK - CHAPTER 7, ECOSYSTEMS 
(STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO USE THEIR TEXT AS A RESOURCE.)   
6C - 5/15
6FB - 5/16 RESCHEDULED to FRIDAY, May 18th
 
Science 6C - All students were given back their Science Test this morning to make revisions on answers they initially answered incorrectly.  If students revise correctly they will receive 2 pts. back out of the original 4 pts. that each answer is worth.  
In the little time we had left after the quiz, we played a Kahoot quiz game on the Solar System, just for fun.
Hmwk:  None
 
May 16th - Wednesday - 2 hour delay due to yesterday's storm and power outtages.
 
FYI:  Progress Reports are online on the Parent Portal.
 
Math - Both Classes - We checked homework on finding the Mean.  We practiced as well.
Hmwk:  Complete the odd numbers (#'s 1-15) on the "Finding Mean," worksheet, Pg. 2.  
No calculators please!  Students need to write the sum and the mean.
 
SCIENCE TEST SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK - CHAPTER 7, ECOSYSTEMS 
(STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO USE THEIR TEXT AS A RESOURCE.)   
6C - 5/15
6FB - 5/16 RESCHEDULED to FRIDAY, May 18th
 
Science 6FB - Today's Science Test has been rescheduled to be given this Friday.  We used today's class for review.  We played a Kahoot quiz game and used the text to as well to write answers.
Hmwk:  Prep for the quiz.
 
May 15th - Tuesday
 
FYI:  Progress Reports are online on the Parent Portal.
 
Math - We checked homework on statistical questions and then I gave the class an assignment on that same topic, to be graded.  We then moved onto finding the mean (average) of a set of numbers.
Hmwk:  Complete the even numbers (#'s 2-14) on the "Finding Mean" worksheet.  No calculators please!
 
SCIENCE TEST SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK - CHAPTER 7, ECOSYSTEMS 
(STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO USE THEIR TEXT AS A RESOURCE.)   
6C - 5/15
6FB - 5/16 
 
Science 6C - After we reviewed by way of a Kahoot quiz game, the class took a test on Chapter 7, Ecosystems.  Students were allowed to use their text as a resource.  Following the test, students got their Chromebooks and continued working on their animal slide presentation.  Presenters begin next week.
 
Science 6FB - Test in the next class on Chapter 7, Ecosystems.  Study by rereading the Chapter and by going through the Lesson Summary papers I distributed. 
 
May 14th - Monday
 
FYI:  Progress Reports are online on the Parent Portal.
 
Math - Both Classes - We determined if particular questions related to data sets were actually statistical or not.  We watched a few videos on this and  wrote a few statistical and non-statistical questions.  
Class 6C received their scores on Friday's Math Test.  (I still have the test, but the kids saw their scores).  They should be sharing their scores with parents.  The class did a good job!
Class 6FB will see their scores tomorrow.
Hmwk:  Complete Worksheet on Statistical Questions.
 
SCIENCE TEST SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK - CHAPTER 7, ECOSYSTEMS 
(STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO USE THEIR TEXT AS A RESOURCE.)   
6C - 5/15
6FB - 5/16 
 
Science 6FB - We read the L5 Summary pertaining to how ecosystems can change.  We also went over the accompanying questions.  We briefly researched the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill disaster from 1989. (Parents - Remember that?)  There was also a short study session of Chapter 7, Ecosystems, and then I asked students some practice test questions.  We have a bit more review to do before the test in the next Science class.
Hmwk:  Test in the next class on Chapter 7, Ecosystems.  Study by rereading the Chapter and by going through the Lesson Summary papers I distributed.
 
Science 6C - Study for your test TOMORROW on Chapter 7, Ecosystems! 
 
May 11th - Friday
 
FYI:  Progress Reports should be on the Parent Portal after midnight tonight. 
 
Math 6C - After a brief review, a test was given on addition and division of fractions. 
Hmwk: None 
 
Math 6FB - After a brief review, a test was given on addition and division of fractions.  
When testing was completed, each student used their Chromebook to research the following words: Statistics, Mean, Median, Mode, and Range.  Towards the end of class I briefly introduced statistics. This is going to be our focus to finish out the year.
Hmwk: None 
 
SCIENCE TEST SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK - CHAPTER 7, ECOSYSTEMS 
6C - 5/15
6FB - 5/16 
 
Science 6C - We went over the Lesson 4 summary pertaining to cycles:  The Nitrogen Cycle, The Carbon Cycle, and The Water Cycle.  We researched with our Chromebooks and watched a few videos.  We read the L4 Summary aloud and broke it down.
Hmwk:  Test next week on Chapter 7, Ecosystems.  Study.
 
Have a sensational weekend! 
 
May 10th - Thursday
 
MATH TEST TOMORROW BOTH CLASSES - DIVISION OF FRACTIONS & ADDITION OF FRACTIONS with DIFFERENT DENOMINATORS. 
 
Math 6C - I reviewed the addition of fractions with different denominators.  I also reviewed the division of fractions.  The class played a Kahoot on the division of fractions for more practice.  We also started our study of statistics.  We used our Chromebooks to find our what statistics are.  I introduced the 3 M's&R...Mean, Median, Mode, and Range.  Much of our work for the rest of the year will revolve around statistics.
Hmwk:  Nothing written, however, students need to review for the fractions test coming tomorrow.
 
Math 6FB - I reviewed the addition of fractions with different denominators.  I also reviewed the division of fractions.  The class played a Kahoot on the division of fractions for more practice. 
Hmwk:  Nothing written, however, students need to review for the fractions test coming tomorrow.
 
SCIENCE TEST SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK - CHAPTER 7, ECOSYSTEMS 
6C - 5/15
6FB - 5/16 
 
Science 6FB - We went over the Lesson 4 summary pertaining to cycles:  The Nitrogen Cycle, The Carbon Cycle, and The Water Cycle.  We researched with our Chromebooks and watched a few videos.  We read the L4 Summary aloud and broke it down.
Hmwk:  Test next week on Chapter 7 ecosystems.  Students should start to prep now.
 
May 8th & 9th - Mr. Cronin at Math Mtgs. - Sub Teacher
 
May 7th - Monday 
 
FYI:  Progress Reports should be on the Parent Portal by next week.
 
Math - Both Classes -  I reviewed the addition of fractions with like and different denominators.  I also reviewed the multiplication and division of fractions.  There will be an assessment on these skills later in the week.  We also took a look back at Area and Perimeter to help propel us into the bulk of today's lesson on Volume and Surface Area.
Hmwk:  Nothing written, however students should be reviewing fraction operations problems.
 
Science 6C - Classtime was used to draw a labeled ecosystem.  Students were given a list of criteria and then used their text and the SmartBoard images I provided as a guide to create the drawing. Some are already hanging in our hallway right now! 
Hmwk:  None
 
May 4th- Friday 
 
FYI:  I would like to publicly thank our wonderful PTA who provided an incredible luncheon for all of the teachers today in honor of Teacher Appreciation Day.  Your thoughtfulness was above and beyond!!! :) 
 
Math Both Classes -  We checked homework for addition of fractions.  Then, I continued to teach students how to add fractions that have different denominators.  We used various strategies to achieve the solutions.  We played a game whereby students in groups competed against other groups to answer questions about Least Common Denominator and addition of fraction problems. Candy was the prize!  We are leading up to a quiz for later next week.
Hmwk:  None
 
Science 6FB - Classtime was used to draw a labeled ecosystem.  Students were given a list of criteria and then used their Chromebooks and the text as a guide to create the drawing.  Some are already hanging in our hallway right now! 
Hmwk: Complete L3 Summary.
 
A happy weekend to all!
 
May 3rd- Thursday 
 
Math 6C -  I taught students how to add fractions that have different denominators.  Tomorrow we will broaden our understanding by using different strategies.
Hmwk:  Complete the Addition of Fractions worksheet.
 
Math 6FB -  I continued to teach students how to add fractions that have different denominators. We used various strategies to achieve the solution.  On another note, we also worked with centimeter cubes to begin our study of Volume (V = LxWxH).
Hmwk: Complete the Addition of Fractions worksheet.
 
Science 6C - We watched a few videos about Ecosystems.  The short films discussed populations, communities, biomes, decomposers, competition, and an array of other related topics.  Following the videos I asked students a series of questions about what they learned.  They did a good job with this. We also read Lesson 3, "How do Organisms Compete for Resources",  and talked about it's content.
Hmwk: Complete L3 Summary.
 
May 2nd- Wednesday 
 
NYS Math Exam - Grade 6 - May 1st and 2nd
 
Math 6C -  Throughout the course of the year, periodically, I hand out a Tangram puzzle to the class to assess their spatial reasoning.  A Tangram puzzle consists of 7 geometrically shaped pieces.  The idea is to reassemble all 7 pieces into various shapes like a square, or a rectangle.  That's just a small portion of what one can do with this 7 piece puzzle. 
Hmwk:  None
 
Math 6FB -  Throughout the course of the year, periodically, I hand out a Tangram puzzle to the class to assess their spatial reasoning.  A Tangram puzzle consists of 7 geometrically shaped pieces.  The idea is to reassemble all 7 pieces into various shapes like a square, or a rectangle.  That's just a small portion of what one can do with this 7 piece puzzle.  We worked on this for awhile.  Following the Tangram activity students used cubes to construct rectangular prisms to determine volume.
Hmwk: None 
 
Science 6FB - No class today.
Hmwk: None 
 
May 1st- Tuesday 
 
NYS Math Exam - Grade 6 - May 1st and 2nd
 
Math 6C -  No class today.
Hmwk:  None
 
Math 6FB - We practiced addition of fractions problems whereby the denominators were different. We took the last 20 minutes to ask some of the students to take on the role of teacher and teach these problems.
Hmwk: None 
 
Science 6C - The class wrote a final copy of questions/answers I created last week pertaining to Lesson 2 in Chapter 7, Ecosystems.  
Hmwk: None 
 
April 30th - Monday 
 
NYS Math Exam - Grade 6 - May 1st and 2nd - TOMORROW & WEDNESDAY!!!
 
Math 6C -  We practiced division of fractions problems.  We used the, "Keep - Change - Flip", strategy.  We also used grid paper to draw models to help us to understand why a division problem works the way it does.  Finally, I gave back the most recent quarterly exam and fielded questions from students.  I recollected the quarterlies.  Students were directed to write their quarterly score in their planner and to share it at home with their parents.
Hmwk:  Division of Fraction Worksheet.  Complete #'s 6-15.  All KCF work must be shown.
 
Math 6FB - We practiced division of fractions problems.  We used the, "Keep - Change - Flip", strategy.  We also practiced addition of fractions problem whereby the denominators were different.
Hmwk:  Division of Fraction Worksheet.  Complete any 10 problems in the left column.  All KCF work must be shown.
 
SCIENCE QUIZ SCHEDULE FOR CHAPTER 7, LESSON 1
6FB - Monday 4/30
 
Science 6FB - After a brief prep the class took a quiz on Lesson 1 of Chapter 7,  Why do Adaptations Vary Among Species?  Following the quiz I asked students to get their Chromebooks so we could research the following:
       * Decomposers 
       * Food Chains and Food Webs
       * Energy Pyramids
Based on the research, students had to answer a few questions in their Science notebooks. 
Finally, I gave back the most recent quarterly exam and fielded questions from students.  I recollected the quarterlies.  Students were directed to write their quarterly score in their planner and to share it at home with their parents.
Hmwk: None
 
April 27th - Friday 
 
NYS Math Exam - Grade 6 - May 1st and 2nd
 
Science & Math Quarterly Exam Schedule
April 25 - 6C - Science
April 25 - 6FB - Math
April 26 - 6FB - Science
April 26 - 6C - Math
 
Math 6C -  We practiced division of fractions problems.  We used the, "Keep, Change, Flip", strategy. We started by asking students to use their Chromebooks to research these types of problems.  The information was extremely helpful, particularly the videos.  On Monday, we will use grid paper and draw models to help us to understand why a division problem works the way it does.
Hmwk:  None
 
Math 6FB - We practiced division of fractions problems.  We used the, "Keep, Change, Flip", strategy. We started by asking students to use their Chromebooks to research these types of problems. Videos were extremely helpful.  We also used grid paper and drew models to help us to understand why a division problem works the way it does.
Hmwk 6FB -  None
 
SCIENCE QUIZ SCHEDULE FOR CHAPTER 7, LESSON 1
6C - Friday 4/27
6FB - Monday 4/30
 
Science 6C - After a brief prep the class took a quiz on Lesson 1 of Chapter 7,  Why do Adaptations Vary Among Species?  Following the quiz I asked students to get their Chromebooks so we could research the following:
       * Decomposers 
       * Food Chains and Food Webs
       * Energy Pyramids
Based on the research, students had to answer a few questions in their Science notebooks.
Hmwk:  None
 
Science 6FB - Reminder to Study for the Chapter 7, Lesson 1 Quiz that will be given next Monday.
 
April 26th - Thursday 
 
NYS Math Exam - Grade 6 - May 1st and 2nd
 
Science & Math Quarterly Exam Schedule
April 25 - 6C - Science
April 25 - 6FB - Math
April 26 - 6FB - Science
April 26 - 6C - Math
 
Math 6C -  The class completed their Quarterly Assessment Exam.  Following the Quarterly Exam we used the remainder of the Math period to log on to the NYS Assessment site to complete practice problems for next week's NYS Math Exam.
Hmwk:  None
 
Math 6FB - We used the Math period today to log on to the NYS Assessment site to complete practice problems for next week's NYS Math Exam.
Hmwk 6FB -  None
 
SCIENCE QUIZ SCHEDULE FOR CHAPTER 7, LESSON 1
6C - Friday 4/27
6FB - Monday 4/30
 
Science 6FB - The class completed their Quarterly Assessment Exam.
Hmwk:  Study for the Chapter 7, Lesson 1 Quiz that will be given next Monday.
 
April 25th - Wednesday 
 
NYS Math Exam - Grade 6 - May 1st and 2nd
 
Science & Math Quarterly Exam Schedule
April 25 - 6C - Science
April 25 - 6FB - Math
April 26 - 6FB - Science
April 26 - 6C - Math
 
Math 6C - I returned yesterday's practice quarterly and we reviewed problems that needed some more attention.
Hmwk:  6C - Prep/Review for the quarterly using the Quarterly Assessment 3 Review.  Also go over all of last week's quarterly related homework.
 
Math 6FB - I returned yesterday's practice quarterly, took any last questions, and then gave the class their Quarterly 3 Assessment.  
Hmwk 6FB -  None
 
Science 6C - The class completed their Quarterly Assessment Exam.
Hmwk:  Study for the Chapter 7, Lesson 1 Quiz that will be given this Friday.
 
April 24th - Tuesday 
 
NYS Math Exam - Grade 6 - May 1st and 2nd
 
Science & Math Quarterly Exam Schedule
April 25 - 6C - Science
April 25 - 6FB - Math
April 26 - 6FB - Science
April 26 - 6C - Math
 
Math - Both Classes - The class completed a classwork assignment to prep for the quarterly exam. We also practiced some other related skills in addition and subtraction, along with skills in determining length of line segments between points on a graph.
Hmwk:  6C - Prep/Review for the quarterly using the Quarterly Assessment 3 Review.  Also go over all of last week's homework.
Hmwk 6FB - Prep/Review for the quarterly using the Quarterly Assessment 3 Review.  Also go over all of last week's homework. 
 
Science 6FB - We wrote answers and reviewed the Google Classroom Assignment which served as a study guide for the Quarterly Exam.
Hmwk:  Continue to study/prep for the quarterly.
 
April 23rd - Monday 
 
NYS Math Exam - Grade 6 - May 1st and 2nd
 
Science & Math Quarterly Exam Schedule
April 25 - 6C - Science
April 25 - 6FB - Math
April 26 - 6FB - Science
April 26 - 6C - Math
 
Math - Both Classes - We completed the Quarterly Assessment 3 Review and students took it home to use it to prep for the quarterly.  We also worked on some other classwork problems related to the quarterly.
Hmwk:  6C - Prep/Review for the quarterly using the Quarterly Assessment 3 Review.  Also go over all of last week's homework.
Hmwk 6FB - Prep/Review for the quarterly using the Quarterly Assessment 3 Review.  Also go over all of last week's homework.  Finally, complete the 1st page of the practice quarterly that I handed out today.  It is a handwritten copy.
 
Science 6C - We wrote answers and reviewed the Google Classroom Assignment which served as a study guide/outline for the content of the quarterly exam coming up this week.
Hmwk:  Continue to study/prep for the quarterly.
 
April 20th - Friday 
 
NYS Math Exam - Grade 6 - May 1st and 2nd
 
Science & Math Quarterly Exam Schedule
April 25 - 6C - Science
April 25 - 6FB - Math
April 26 - 6FB - Science
April 26 - 6C - Math
 
Math - Both Classes - We continued to review for the quarterly exam by checking the quarterly exam practice homework problems.  We also continued to solve probelms on the Math Quarterly Assessment Review papers.  I recollected those papers so they do not get lost or thrown out. Students will get them back when they are completed.  This will be before the quarterly exam is given.
Hmwk:  Review/prep for the quarterly exam by going over the homework papers that I assigned this week.
FYI for MATH
- WE HAVE DONE  A LOT OF REVIEW FOR THIS UPCOMING QUARTERLY EXAM IN MATH. HOMEWORK EACH DAY IS GEARED TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING OF THE RELATED CONCEPTS AND SKILLS THAT STUDENTS WILL BE TESTED ON.  NEXT WEEK STUDENTS WILL GET TO SHOW WHAT THEY KNOW.  
KEEP IN MIND THAT THE SKILLS LEARNED WILL AID STUDENTS IN FUTURE SCHOOLING.  WE TEACH THESE SKILLS TO STUDENTS NOT  JUST TO KNOW THEM FOR THE TEST, BUT MORE SO, TO DEVELOP PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS WHICH THEY WILL NEED IN THEIR LIVES.
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Both Classes on Chapter 7 Vocabulary/Concept Web
6FB - Wednesday 4/18 
6C - Thursday, 4/19
 
Science 6FB -  Students were informed of their quiz grades from the last quiz.  They should be sharing those grades with parents.  Also, to get prepped for the quarterly, the class started and worked on a Google Classroom assignment made up of a series of questions with content related to the upcoming quarterly exam.
Hmwk:  Continue to study for the Quarterly Exam.  You have the option to finish the Google Classroom Assignment at home this weekend if you choose to.
 
 
 
FYI for Parents:  Report Cards have been posted online (Parent Portal) for approximately one week at this point.
FYI2:  REMINDER:  All students should be prepared for classes every day with all appropriate materials such as their planner...correct notebooks...pencils...etc...
FYI3:  I have seen a very positive change regarding completion of homework assignments. Homework is coming in at a more consistent rate and I am proud of my classes and the individual students who have caught up to their responsibilities.  Keep up the good work! 
 
Math - Both Classes - We continued to review for the quarterly exam by checking the quarterly exam practice homework problems.  We also continued to solve probelms on the Math Quarterly Assessment Review papers.  I recollected those papers so they do not get lost or thrown out. Students will get them back when they are completed.  This will be before the quarterly exam is given.
Hmwk:  Review/prep for the quarterly exam by going over the homework papers that I assigned this week.
FYI for MATH
- WE HAVE DONE  A LOT OF REVIEW FOR THIS UPCOMING QUARTERLY EXAM IN MATH. HOMEWORK EACH DAY IS GEARED TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING OF THE RELATED CONCEPTS AND SKILLS THAT STUDENTS WILL BE TESTED ON.  NEXT WEEK STUDENTS WILL GET TO SHOW WHAT THEY KNOW.  
KEEP IN MIND THAT THE SKILLS LEARNED WILL AID STUDENTS IN FUTURE SCHOOLING.  WE TEACH THESE SKILLS TO STUDENTS NOT  JUST TO KNOW THEM FOR THE TEST, BUT MORE SO, TO DEVELOP PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS WHICH THEY WILL NEED IN THEIR LIVES.
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Both Classes on Chapter 7 Vocabulary/Concept Web
6FB - Wednesday 4/18 
6C - Thursday, 4/19
 
Science 6FB -  Students were informed of their quiz grades from the last quiz.  They should be sharing those grades with parents.  Also, to get prepped for the quarterly, the class started and worked on a Google Classroom assignment made up of a series of questions with content related to the upcoming quarterly exam.
Hmwk:  Continue to study for the Quarterly Exam.  You have the option to finish the Google Classroom Assignment at home this weekend if you choose to.
 
HAVE A NICE WEEKEND. 
 
April 19th - Thursday 
 
NYS Math Exam - Grade 6 - May 1st and 2nd
 
Science & Math Quarterly Exam Schedule
April 25 - 6C - Science
April 25 - 6FB - Math
April 26 - 6FB - Science
April 26 - 6C - Math
 
Math 6C - We continued to review for the quarterly exam by checking the quarterly exam practice homework problems.  We also practiced a few other problems that I assigned.
Hmwk:   Complete Math Mix Worksheet (another set of practice problems to help prep for the quarterly exam).  
 
Math 6FB - We continued to review for the quarterly exam by checking the quarterly exam practice homework problems.  Also, the class was divided into groups and each group had to go to each of 8 stations where there were math problems that they had to solve.  We'll finish that up tomorrow.
Hmwk:   Complete Math Mix Worksheet  (another set of practice problems to help prep for the quarterly exam). 
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Both Classes on Chapter 7 Vocabulary/Concept Web
6FB - Wednesday 4/18 
6C - Thursday, 4/19
 
Science 6C -  Students had a short time to review and then they took a quiz on Chapter 7 vocabulary, and also on a concept web for Chapter 7.   Following the quiz the class started and worked on a Google Classroom assignment to help them prep for the Science Quarterly.
Hmwk:  None.
 
April 18th - Wednesday
 
NYS Math Exam - Grade 6 - May 1st and 2nd
 
Science & Math Quarterly Exam Schedule
April 25 - 6C - Science
April 25 - 6FB - Math
April 26 - 6FB - Science
April 26 - 6C - Math
 
Math 6C - We continued to review for the quarterly exam by checking the quarterly exam practice homework problems.  I also started to teach about how to determine the area of a rectangle, a square, a parallelogram, and a triangle.  
Hmwk:   Complete Math Mix Worksheet (another set of practice problems to help prep for the quarterly exam).  
 
Math 6FB - We continued to review for the quarterly exam by checking the quarterly exam practice homework problems.  I continued teaching about how to determine the area of a rectangle, a square, a parallelogram, and a triangle.  
Hmwk:   Complete Math Mix Worksheet  (another set of practice problems to help prep for the quarterly exam). 
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Both Classes on Chapter 7 Vocabulary/Concept Web
6FB - Wednesday 4/18 
6C - Thursday, 4/19
 
Science 6FB -  Students had a 5m time period to review and then they took a quiz on Chapter 7 vocabulary and also on a concept web for Chapter 7.  We also reviewed/corrected the Lesson 1 Summary hmwk.
Hmwk:  None.
 
April 17th - Tuesday
 
NYS Math Exam - Grade 6 - May 1st and 2nd
 
Science & Math Quarterly Exam Schedule
April 25 - 6C - Science
April 25 - 6FB - Math
April 26 - 6FB - Science
April 26 - 6C - Math
 
Math 6C - We continued to review for the quarterly exam by checking the quarterly exam practice homework problems.  We'll finish the rest of the correcting of today's homework, tomorrow, along with tonight's homework.  I also returned a few math quizzes that need to be signed and returned. Thanks!
Hmwk:   Complete Math Mix Worksheet (another set of practice problems to help prep for the quarterly exam).  
 
Math 6FB - We continued to review for the quarterly exam by checking the quarterly exam practice homework problems.  I also taught about how to determine the the area of a rectangle, a square, a parallelogram, and a triangle.  
A few math quizzes that need to be signed were also returned to students. Thanks!
Hmwk:   Complete Math Mix Worksheet  (another set of practice problems to help prep for the quarterly exam). 
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Both Classes on Chapter 7 Vocabulary/Concept Web
6FB - Wednesday 4/18 
6C - Thursday, 4/19
 
Science 6C -  We reviewed vocabulary and the concept web for Chapter 7.  We also read over and checked answers to the Lesson 1 Summary.
Hmwk:  Continue to study the vocabulary definitions and the concept web for a quiz this week. 
 
April 16th - Monday
 
Math State Exam - Grade 6 - May 1st and 2nd
 
Science & Math Quarterly Exam Schedule
April 25 - 6C - Science
April 25 - 6FB - Math
April 26 - 6FB - Science
April 26 - 6C - Math
 
Math - Both Classes - We continued to review for the quarterly exam with the quarterly exam papers that I handed out last week.  I recollected them and will continue to do so until we finish that small packet this week.  Then, students can take it home to review.
Hmwk:   Math Mix on the kinds of problems we completed today.  I wrote the problems by hand, then copied the paper, in case you are trying to identify what the paper looks like.
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Both Classes on Chapter 7 Vocabulary/Concept Web
6FB - Wednesday 4/18 
6C - Thursday, 4/19
 
Science 6FB -  We reviewed vocabulary and the concept web for Chapter 7.
Hmwk:  Continue to study the vocabulary definitions and the concept web for a quiz this week. 
 
April 13th - Friday - Sub for Mr. Cronin 
 
April 12th - Thursday
 
FYI:  The Quarterly Exam Schedule for the 3rd Quarter will be posted later this week.
FYI2:  The Science Quizzes I was intending to give this week and early next week have been delayed until next Wednesday and Thursday.  Scroll down to see the revised schedule for each class.  
 
NYS TEST REMINDER for GRADE 6: 
The NYS ELA Exam will be given this week on April 10th & 11th.  
The NYS Math Exam will be given next month on May 1st & 2nd.
 
Math - Both Classes - We checked homework on writing division expressions.  We also completed some work on this skill that I'm going to use for a classwork grade. 
Hmwk:  None 
 
REVISED!!!!!!!!!
Science Quiz Schedule for Both Classes on Chapter 7 Vocabulary/Concept Web
6FB - Wednesday 4/18 
6C - Thursday, 4/19
 
Science 6C -  I put my Science lesson aside today and took the opportunity to talk to my class about respect, kindness, and how to treat others.  We all deal with people in our daily lives and how we interact with them says a lot about ourselves.  We need to think before we speak.  We need to listen to understand rather than to just listen and then react with words.  This whole talk/conversation came about from my informing the class about how in this last quarter of school I'm expecting more from them than ever before pertaining to schoolwork, but also to behavior.  The time spent talking about all this was very beneficial.  
Hmwk:  Continue to study the vocabulary definitions and the concept web for next week's quiz.
 
About Science...the Science Quiz schedule has changed.  It is written up above in blue.
Hmwk:  Continue to study the vocabulary definitions and the concept web for a quiz next week. 
 
April 11th - Wednesday - NYS ELA Exam 
 
FYI:  The Science Quizzes I was intending to give this week and early next week have been delayed until next Wednesday and Thursday.  Scroll down to see the revised schedule for each
 
Quarterly Exam Schedule for Math & Science
April 25 - 6C - Science
April 25 - 6FB - Math
April 26 - 6FB - Science
April 26 - 6C - Math
 
NYS TEST REMINDER for GRADE 6: 
The NYS ELA Exam will be given this week on April 10th & 11th.  
The NYS Math Exam will be given next month on May 1st & 2nd.
 
REVISED!!!!!!!!!
Science Quiz Schedule for Both Classes on Chapter 7 Vocabulary/Concept Web
6FB - Wednesday 4/18 
6C - Thursday, 4/19
 
Math - Both Classes - In order to prepare students for their upcoming quarterly exam, the end of the year, and skills needed for Grade 7, I distributed two packets of various problems to them.  One was specifically geared toward the upcoming quarterly.  The other was a mixture of skills necessary for students to know for this year and next.  I recollected both packets and they are in my possession because next week is when we will really concentrate and focus on them.  Didn't want any lost in the meantime.
Hmwk:  Math Mix - DUE on MONDAY.  Students received a copy of a handwritten worksheet that I created with 7 problems of varying skills.  These problems are good ones to know for the upcoming quarterly.
 
Science 6FB -  We checked vocabulary homework and then contextually deepened our understanding of the terms by using our Chromebook to research them.  For example, the vocabulary term, "succession", refers to a change in a landscape/landform over the course of time.  We researched the explosion of the Mt. St. Helen's volcano from May of 1980 and the catastrophic effect it had on the land that was surrounding the volcano.  All life was destroyed.  Since the almost 38 years that have passed, life has returned to this area because new plants grow, which attract animals, and then a new ecosystem forms (still forming, actually).
Hmwk:  Continue to study for the vocabulary/concept web quiz for next Wednesday. 
 
April 10th - Tuesday - NYS ELA Exam
 
FYI:  The Quarterly Exam Schedule for the 3rd Quarter will be posted later this week.
 
NYS TEST REMINDER for GRADE 6: 
The NYS ELA Exam will be given this week on April 10th & 11th.  
The NYS Math Exam will be given next month on May 1st & 2nd.
 
Math - Both Classes - We carefully checked homework about how to write division expressions.  We also practiced writing division expressions in a variety of ways based on Lesson 14 in the math binder.
Hmwk:  Complete the Problem Set on Pg. S66.
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Both Classes on Chapter 7 Vocabulary and on a Concept Web
6C - Friday, 4/13
6FB - Monday 4/16 
 
Science 6FB - Students copied a Concept Web that I drew on the SmartBoard.  The purpose of the web is to show at a glance how the main concepts of Chapter 7, Ecosystems, are tied together.  We also read Lesson 1 today and answered Checkpoint Question #1 on Pg. 167.
Hmwk:  Three parts:
A.  Read all of Chapter 7, Pgs. 161-191, and write the definitions for the related vocabulary words into your notebook.  (This homework assignment was actually due today but I am now extending it until Thursday's class.)
B.  From Pg. 169 in your text answer Checkpoint Question #'s 1&2.  Write answers in your notebook.
C.  Quiz coming this Friday on Chapter vocabulary and on a concept web (graphic organizer) that the class copied into their notebooks today.
 
April 9th - Monday - First Day of the 4th Quarter
 
FYI:  The Quarterly Exam Schedule for the 3rd Quarter will be posted later this week. 
FYI2:  All students had their seats changed today. 
 
NYS TEST REMINDER for GRADE 6: 
The NYS ELA Exam will be given this week on April 10th & 11th.  
The NYS Math Exam will be given next month on May 1st & 2nd.
 
Math 6C - We started to write division expressions based on given phrases and sentences.
For example:  Write a division expression based upon this sentence:  Seven divided by the quantity x+y.  ANSWER...The expression would be, 7/x+y... or ... 7 ÷ (x+y).
Hmwk: Two parts:  
A.  Complete problems for letters a-h on Pg. S62.
B.  Complete #1 in the Problem Set on Pg. S63.
 
Math 6FB - We started to write division expressions based on given phrases and sentences.
For example:  Write a division expression based upon this sentence:  Seven divided by the quantity x+y.  ANSWER...The expression would be, 7/x+y... or ... 7 ÷ (x+y).
Hmwk:  Complete #1 in the Problem Set on Pg. S63.
 
Science Quiz Schedule for Both Classes on Chapter 7 Vocabulary and on a Concept Web
6C - Friday, 4/13
6FB - Monday 4/16 
 
Science 6C - Students copied a Concept Web that I drew on the SmartBoard.  The purpose of the web is to show at a glance how the main concepts of Chapter 7, Ecosystems, are tied together.  We also read Lesson 1 today and answered Checkpoint Question #1 on Pg. 167.
Hmwk:  Three parts:
A.  Read all of Chapter 7, Pgs. 161-191, and write the definitions for the related vocabulary words into your notebook.  (This homework assignment was actually due today but I am now extending it until Wednesday's class.)
B.  From Pg. 169 in your text answer Checkpoint Question #'s 1&2.  Write answers in your notebook.
C.  Quiz coming this Friday on Chapter vocabulary and on a concept web (graphic organizer) that the class copied into their notebooks today.
 
April 6th - Friday - Last Day of the 3rd Quarter
 
FYI:  The Quarterly Exam Schedule for the 3rd Quarter will be posted next week. 
 
NYS TEST REMINDER for GRADE 6: 
The NYS ELA Exam will be given next week on April 10th & 11th.  
The NYS Math Exam will be given next month on May 1st & 2nd.
 
Math - Both Classes - After reviewing last night's homework on factoring expressions, the class took a quiz on Factoring Expressions, Lesson 11 from the math binder.
Hmwk:  None. 
 
Science 6F - The class did more research and construction of their slide presentation for the animal they are going to be reporting on later in the 4th Quarter.
Hmwk:  Read all of Chapter 7, Ecosystems, Pgs. 161-191, by next Thursday.  Also, copy down into Science notebooks the Chapter 7 vocabulary words and their definitions.
 
HAPPY WEEKEND TO ALL! 
 
April 5th -Thursday - PT Conferences - Students dismissed at 10:30
 
NYS TEST REMINDER for GRADE 6: 
The NYS ELA Exam will be given next week on April 10th & 11th.  
The NYS Math Exam will be given next month on May 1st & 2nd.
 
FYI:  The end of the 3rd Quarter is tomorrow, Friday, April 6th.
FYI2:  Math Quiz tomorrow for both classes on Factoring Expressions, Lesson 11 from the math binder.
 
MATH QUIZ TOMORROW on FACTORING EXPRESSIONS for BOTH CLASSES.
 
Math  - Both Classes - We thoroughly checked homework today on factoring expressions from Lesson 11 in the math binder.
Hmwk:  Complete the QUIZ PRACTICE worksheet on factoring expressions. 
 
Science - There were no Science classes today.
 
April 4th - Wednesday
 
NYS TEST REMINDER for GRADE 6: 
The NYS ELA Exam will be given next week on April 10th & 11th.  
The NYS Math Exam will be given next month on May 1st & 2nd.
 
FYI:  The end of the 3rd Quarter is this Friday.
FYI2:  Math Quiz for both classes on Friday for Factoring Expressions, Lesson 11 from the math binder.
 
Math  - Both Classes - We continued our practice today with factoring expressions from Lesson 11 in the math binder.
Hmwk:  Complete the worksheet on factoring expressions. 
 
Science 6FB -  First, I checked with the class on the topic of their upcoming slide presentation on animals.  (Today was the last day to make a change in topic.)  Then, the class brainstormed a list of ideas concerning the type of content they want to include in their report.  A few content ideas were: classification, diet, predator/prey relationship, scientific name, life span, etc... Thirdly, we used our Chromebook to research the various content.  Students then wrote some of this content into slide presentation form.   
Hmwk:  (THIS HOMEWORK WAS NOT ASSIGNED TO THE CLASS TODAY BUT I AM WRITING IT HERE ANYWAY FOR THOSE WHO MAY WANT TO GET A JUMP ON IT.  I WILL BE ASSIGNING IT TOMORROW.)
Read all of Chapter 7, Ecosystems, Pgs. 161-191, by next Tuesday.  Also, copy down into Science notebooks the Chapter 7 vocabulary words and their definitions.  That is also due next Tuesday.
 
April 3rd - Tuesday
 
Reminder:  The NYS ELA Exam is next week on April 10th and 11th.
 
FYI:  The end of the 3rd Quarter is this Friday.
FYI2:  Math Quiz for both classes later this week on Factoring Expressions.
 
Math 6C -  We continued our work with Lesson 11, Factoring Expressions.  We solved problems in the math binder.  We worked on Pgs. S50 - S52.  We also completed practice problems that I created.
Hmwk:  Two parts:  
1.  Complete #1 - letters g and h on Pg. S52.
2.  Complete #2 in the Problem Set on Pg. S54.
 
Math 6FB -  We continued our work with Lesson 11, Factoring Expressions.  We solved problems in the math binder.  We worked on Pgs. S52 and S53.  We also completed practice problems that I created.
Hmwk:  Two parts:  
1.  Complete the expressions part of the section entitled, "Closing", on Pg. S53.  It's the part whereby students need to fill in the 5 missing values on the blank lines. 
2.   Complete #2 in the Problem Set on Pg. S54.
 
Science 6C -  First, I checked with the class on the topic of their upcoming slide presentation on animals.  (Today was the last day to make a change in topic.)  Then, the class brainstormed a list of ideas concerning the type of content they want to include in their report.  A few content ideas were:  vertebrate or invertebrate, predator/prey relationship, adaptations. habitat, etc... Thirdly, we used our Chromebook to research the various content.  Students then wrote some of this content into slide presentation form.  I told students that any work that they did today was rough copy because on Thursday I'll have a list of criteria that they need to include in their report besides the content ideas given today.  Lastly, I gave back the Chapter 1, Classification Test to students.  They need to get it signed and returned by this Thursday.  The class as a whole did a good job.
Hmwk:  Read all of Chapter 7, Ecosystems, Pgs. 161-191, by next Monday.  Also, copy down into Science notebooks the Chapter 7 vocabulary words and their definitions.  That is also due next Monday.
 
April 2nd - Monday - No School - Snow Day 
 
March 23rd- Friday - Last Day before Spring Break!
 
Math 6C - The class took a quiz on how to write Standard and Expanded form for expressions.
Hmwk:  None 
 
Math 6FB - From Lesson 11 in our Math binder, we started using the Greatest Common Factor and the Distributive Property to write equivalent expressions for given expressions.  
Hmwk:  None 
 
Science - Both Classes - The classes took a Test on Chapter 1, Classification.  They were able to use their text as a resource.  
On a related topic...students also determined which animal they want to make a slide presentation for when we report on a wild animal after break is over.  I approved all animal topic choices today. Students should not start this project on their own yet, except, perhaps, to do some research if they want to.  Once we are back after break I will tell the class the requirements.
Hmwk:  None 
 
HAVE A TERRIFIC SPRING BREAK!!!
 
March 22nd - Thursday - 2 hr. delay - All classes shortened.
 
REVISED QUIZ/TEST SCHEDULE FOR MATH AND SCIENCE 
Math Quiz on Expressions:                  Science Test on Chapter 1:
6FB - Today                                           Both Classes - Tomorrow, 3/23
6C - Tomorrow, 3/23
 
Math 6C - We went over and corrected the homework on expressions given out on Tuesday.
Hmwk:  Review for tomorrow's quiz on expressions. 
Math 6FB -  We went over and corrected the homework on expressions given out on Tuesday.  The class then took the quiz on expressions written in expanded and standard form.
Hmwk:  None 
Science 6C - We reviewed the homework given out the other day on Lesson 3.
Hmwk:  Continue to study for the Chapter 1 Test in Science which will be given tomorrow. 
 
March 21st - Wednesday - No School - Snow Day
 
March 20th - Tuesday - First Day of Spring
 
FYI:  Today was, "Band Day", and many students who are in the band were not in regular classes until the end of third period.  They were at the HS performing and taking part in the celebration there. Good for them!
 
Math Quiz Schedule - Lesson 10 - Expressions
Both Classes - Be ready for a quiz this Thursday on Expressions.
 
Math - Both Classes - We worked on writing expressions in standard and expanded form.  There will be a quiz on this work later this week.  
Hmwk:  Complete the Expressions worksheet (handwritten Cronin-made hmwk) which will serve as practice for the upcoming quiz!
 
Science Test Schedule - Chapter 1, Lessons 1-3
6FB - Thursday, March 22nd
6C - Friday, March 23rd 
 
Science 6FB -  Since there is a test this Friday on Chapter 1, and students are permitted to use their textbooks, we spent our class time reviewing with the text.  I put the class in groups, and, collectively, those groups had to agree on the responses that they would eventually write to me in their Science ntbks.  Once that group work was over we continued and students individually wrote their responses to additional questions on animal classification.
Hmwk:  Study for the Chapter 1 Test. 
 
March 19th - Monday
 
Math 6C - We started and completed the work portion of Lesson 10 today.  We wrote expressions in standard and expanded form.
Hmwk: Complete the Exit Ticket for Lesson 10.
 
Math 6FB - We completed Lesson 9 by writing addition and subtraction expressions.  We also started and completed the work portion of Lesson 10 today.  We wrote expressions in standard and expanded form.
Hmwk: Complete the Exit Ticket for Lesson 10. 
 
Science Test Schedule - Chapter 1, Lessons 1-3
6FB - Thursday, March 22nd
6C - Friday, March 23rd 
 
Science 6C - Since there is a test this Friday on Chapter 1, and students are permitted to use their textbooks, we spent our class time reviewing with the text.  I put the class in groups, and, collectively, those groups had to agree on the responses that they would eventually write to me in their Science ntbks.  Once that group work was over we continued and students individually wrote their responses, based on the text, to additional questions on animal classification.
Hmwk:  Study for the test on Chapter 1, "Classification", and complete the Lesson 3 Summary sheet that I gave to you.  Complete the side that says, "6A" written at the bottom. 
 
March 16th - Friday
 
Math - Both Classes.  We reviewed/checked questions and answers to problems on pgs. S41, S42, and S43 in the Math binder about writing addition and subtraction expressions.  More on expressions coming next week in Lesson 10.
Hmwk:  None 
 
Science Test Schedule - Chapter 1, Lessons 1-3
6FB - Thursday, March 22nd
6C - Friday, March 23rd 
 
Science 6FB - We checked homework for Lesson 3 about how plants and animals are classified, did some more research to close it out, and then students took the quiz.  Students were permitted to use their text as a resource.  Following that, students started to read the opening lesson of Chapter 7, our new chapter about ecosystems.
Some students took it upon themselves to start copying the new vocabulary words and definitions in their notebooks - a good use of time considering some students were finished with quizzes and others were still working on completion of them. 
Hmwk:  Start prepping for next week's test on Chapter 1. 
 
March 15th - Thursday - Students dismissed at 10:30 due to PT Conferences
 
FYI:  Due to today's early student release I did not see Mr. Forrester's class today.  
 
Science 6C -  We checked homework for Lesson 3, did some more research to close it out, and then students took the quiz.  Students were permitted to use their text as a resource.  
Hmwk:  None
 
Math 6C - We continued with our new lessons from the Math Binder today after we checked homework.
Hmwk:  Complete the "Exercises" problems on Pgs. S41, S42, and S43.
 
Science 6FB - Reminder:  Science Quiz on Chapter 1 of L3 tomorrow.   Use of text as a resource is permitted. 
 
March 14th - Wednesday
 
FYI:  All seats were changed today.  Students need a fresh perspective. 
 
FYI2:  FYI:  Today was, "Chorus Day", and many students who are in the Chorus were not in regular classes until near the end of third period.   
 
Math - Both Classes - New packets of lessons were given out today to students to place into their math binders.  They start with Lesson 9 and end with Lesson 34.  All the old binder papers were discarded and replaced with these new lessons.  We started Lesson 9 today about writing expressions for addition and subtraction.
Hmwk:  Complete the Exit Ticket for Lesson 9.
 
SCIENCE QUIZZES BEING GIVEN IN THE NEXT SCIENCE CLASS FOR BOTH CLASSES.
 
Science 6FB -  We read through Lesson 3 today and answered questions about the topic - How are plants and animals classified?  There will be a quiz on this information on Friday.  Students will be allowed to use their textbooks as a resource when the quiz is given.   Just so you are aware, we will be checking homework and doing some more work in class on Lesson 3 before the quiz. 
Hmwk:  Study for the Lesson 3 quiz coming this Friday. 
 
Science 6C - REMINDER:  Prepare for tomorrow's quiz on Lesson 3 by rereading the lesson and by completing homework given out on Monday.  Just so you are aware, we will be checking homework and doing some more work in class tomorrow on Lesson 3 before the quiz.  Students will be allowed to use their text as a resource when the quiz is given. 
 
March 13th - Tuesday - No School - Snow Day
 
March 12th - Monday
 
FYI:  Mrs. Martin Brown, one of our WMS Guidance Counselors came in today to speak to both classes about 7th grade foreign language and music choices.  She had the students enroll for both today on their Chromebooks.
 
Math - Both Classes - We did a brief review of Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Properties and then students took a quiz on those properties.  We also did a little bit of work on Expressions and Terms.
Hmwk:  No hmwk. since we concluded today with a quiz.  Tomorrow once I teach what's new, we'll have homework.
 
QUIZ NOTICE for SCIENCE:  QUIZ ON LESSON 3 THIS WEEK IN THE NEXT SCIENCE CLASS. 
  
Science 6C - We read through Lesson 3 and did some good research on animal/plant classification from our Chromebooks.  There will be a quiz on Lesson 3 in the next Science class.
Hmwk:  Complete Lesson 3 Summary.
 
Science 6FB - Complete the Lesson 3 Summary that I gave you today.  It is due tomorrow.  
There will be a quiz on Lesson 3 in the next Science class.
 
March 9th - Friday
 
Math - Both Classes - We checked homework and then concluded our practice with the Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Properties.  There will be a quiz on Monday on these properties.  Students should use the homework that we checked today as a study guide to prep for the quiz.
Hmwk:  Prep for quiz on Monday.
  
Science - Both Classes -  The quiz planned for yesterday and the day before was given today on Lessons 1&2 of Chapter 1, Classification.  Students were allowed to use their textbook for reference. When they were done they were asked to carry on with the chapter by reading Lesson 3.
Hmwk:  None.
 
A happy weekend to all! 
 
March 8th - Thursday - No School - Snow Day
March 7th - Wednesday - No School - Snow Day
 
March 6th - Tuesday
 
Quiz Schedule for this week
6C - Science - Thursday 3/8
6FB - Science - Friday 3/9
 
Math - Both Classes - We practiced more today with the Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Properties.  Class 6FB also had time to work on NYS Test Math practice by using their Chromebooks.
Hmwk:  Complete Properties worksheet.
 
Science 6C - We heard the remainder of the slide presentations on Plastic in the Ocean today.  Now, the whole class is done.  They did a good job.
We also read through Lessons 1&2 of Chapter 1 to prep for the Science Quiz which will be in our next Science class. 
 
March 5th - Monday
 
Quiz Schedule for this week 
6C - Science - Thursday 3/8
6FB - Science - Friday 3/9 
 
Math - Both Classes - I taught the class the Commutative, Associative, and Distribute Properties.
Hmwk:  Use your home computer to research information on the 3 properties listed above. 
 
Science 6FB - We did a careful study of the first two lessons in Chapter 1, Classification.  
Hmwk:  Study for the quiz coming in the next Science class on Lessons 1&2 of Chapter 1.
 
March 2nd- Friday - No School - Snowday
 
March 1st- Thursday
 
Quiz Schedule for this week 
Science 6C - Tuesday, 2/27, Chapter 1 Vocab. Terms
Science 6FB, Wednesday, 2/28, Chapter 1 Vocab. Terms
Math 6C - Wednesday, 2/28, Order of Operations
Math 6FB -  Thursday, 3/1, Order of Operations
 
Math 6C - I returned the Quarterly Exam to all students and we used our short period today to review it.  I answered any questions that students had.  I recollected it.
Hmwk:  None
 
Math 6FB - After a review the class took an Order of Operations Quiz.  Following that I returned the Quarterly Exam to all students so we could review it.  I answered all questions that students had.  I recollected it.
Hmwk:  None
 
Science 6C - We completed most of the slide presentations today that groups were giving on plastic in the ocean.  A good job, indeed.  There are only two groups left to go and we'll see their slide presentations in the next Science class.  The other work that was done today related to Lessons 1&2 from Chapter 1 in the text.  Students joined together to form study groups so they could read over and write notes about those lessons.  There will be a quiz later next week about those lessons.  We will formally go over them prior to that quiz.
Hmwk:  None 
 
February 28th - Wednesday
 
Quiz Schedule for this week 
Science 6C - Tuesday, 2/27, Chapter 1 Vocab. Terms
Science 6FB, Wednesday, 2/28, Chapter 1 Vocab. Terms
Math 6C - Wednesday, 2/28, Order of Operations
Math 6FB -  Thursday, 3/1, Order of Operations
 
Math 6C - After reviewing homework and some more practice, students took their Order of Operations quiz.  When they were done, they used their Chromebooks to research how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.
Hmwk:  None 
 
Math 6FB - We prepped for tomorrow's quiz by doing our final practice with Order of Operations. Tomorrow we'll check hmwk. and then the class will take the quiz.
Hmwk:  Prep for tomorrow's quiz.  The paper we practiced with in class today is a good one to help you prep.  Watching videos on this topic is also useful.
 
Science 6FB - The class had a brief, independent review and then took their quiz on Chapter 1 vocabulary.  We also finished most of the slide presentations on Plastic in the Ocean.  Following that we reread Lesson 1 and answered some questions I posed to the class about the biosphere, animal adaptations, and species.  Busy day!
Hmwk:  None 
 
 
February 27th - Tuesday
 
Quiz Schedule for this week 
Science 6C - Tuesday, 2/27, Chapter 1 Vocab. Terms
Science 6FB, Wednesday, 2/28, Chapter 1 Vocab. Terms
Math 6C - Wednesday, 2/28, Order of Operations
Math 6FB -  Thursday, 3/1, Order of Operations
 
Math - Both Classes - In our Order of Operations practice students are finally getting to the point where they are being more consistent showing the proper sequence, step by step, to solve these kinds of problems.  Quiz this week.
Hmwk:  Complete #'s 5-10 on Side 1 of Order of Ops sheet that we started in class today.
 
Science 6C - After a short, independent review the class took their Chapter 1 vocabulary quiz. Students continued to work on completing Google Classroom assignments pertaining to Plastics in the Ocean.  Slide presentations were completed by most groups and we got to see three of them today.  They were very good!
Hmwk:   None
 
February 26th - Monday
 
Quiz Schedule for this week 
Science 6C - Tuesday, 2/27, Chapter 1 Vocab. Terms
Science 6FB, Wednesday, 2/28, Chapter 1 Vocab. Terms
Math 6C - Wednesday, 2/28, Order of Operations
Math 6FB -  Thursday, 3/1, Order of Operations
 
Math - Both Classes - More Order of Operations practice.  Students still need to SHOW work that proves order is being used.  Quiz coming this week.
Hmwk:  None 
 
Science 6FB-  Students worked on their slide presentation about plastics in the ocean.  Four groups of students presented their slides to the class - a job well done!
Hmwk:  Complete the Lesson 1 side of the Science Review paper that was distributed in class.  Also, continue to study for this Wednesday's vocabulary quiz on terms from Chapter 1, Classification.
 
February 23rd - Friday
 
Quiz Schedule for next week 
Science 6C - Tuesday, 2/27, Chapter 1 Vocab. Terms
Science 6FB, Wednesday, 2/28, Chapter 1 Vocab. Terms
Math 6C - Wednesday, 2/28, Order of Operations
Math 6FB -  Thursday, 3/1, Order of Operations

Math 6C - We checked Order of Ops homework and practiced more of those problems.  Quiz next week.
Hmwk:  None 
 
Math 6FB - We checked Order of Ops homework and practiced more of those problems.  Quiz next week.
Hmwk:  None 
 
Science 6C - We are currently researching how plastics in our ocean waters is harming aquatic life.
In order to have a deeper understanding of that we did some reading and writing from a few online articles that I asked students to read.  First, we read an article on what plastic actually is.  We then read an article on plastics in the ocean and we wrote a reaction (opinion) to it.  Lastly, students were asked to watch videos about plastic in our oceans and then create a google slide show, with their classmates, on this topic.  We are presently in the creation phase so we'll watch the videos next week.
Hmwk:  Write definitions for Chapter 1 vocabulary words in Science notebook.  Quiz next Tuesday. 
 
Have a great weekend! 
 
February 22nd - Thursday
 
Math 6C - We practiced Order of Operations problems.  It is vital to student success to stay as organized as possible while solving these problems.  Order needs to be shown through the work otherwise the answer is not completely valid.  Also, it is entirely possible to solve an Order of Ops problem, get the right number answer, and not follow exact order.  This happens occasionally depending upon the problem.  Not what we want.  So, being precise is the way to go.
The class also practiced solving NYS Test questions online to help them prep for the NYS Math Exam coming in May. 
Hmwk:  Complete Cronin made worksheet on Order of Ops, Mult, and Div. 
 
Math 6C - We practiced Order of Operations problems.  It is vital to student success to stay as organized as possible while solving these problems.  Order needs to be shown through the work otherwise the answer is not completely valid.  Also, it is entirely possible to solve an Order of Ops problem, get the right number answer, and not follow exact order.  This happens occasionally depending upon the problem.  Not what we want.  So, being precise is the way to go.
Hmwk:  Complete Cronin made worksheet on Order of Ops, Mult, and Div. 
 
Science 6FB - The class continued to create a slide show about plastics in our ocean and about how that pollution is harming aquatic life.  Many groups completed this work.  Slides looked really good and I am proud of this class for working cooperatively together.
Hmwk:  Write definitions for Chapter 1 vocabulary words in Science notebook.  Quiz next Wednesday.
 
February 21st - Wednesday
 
Math 6C - We reviewed exponents and then the class took a pop-quiz on exponential form.
Hmwk:  Review last night's homework and check it for accuracy. 
 
Math 6FB -  We reviewed exponents and then the class took a pop-quiz on exponential form.
The class also completed some online test practice to help get ready for the NYS test in May. Students have never taken the test online before.
Hmwk:  Complete the even numbered Order of Operations problems from last night's homework sheet. 
 
Science 6C - We had a discussion about responsibility pertaining to homework/classwork completion and the quality that that work should show.
Following that, the class researched information about plastic in the ocean and about how it is harming aquatic life there.
Hmwk:  Complete the Lesson 2 worksheet which is on the reverse side of last week's Lesson 1 homework. 
 
February 20th - Tuesday
 
FYI:  We moved desks around today so therefore everyone got to sit in a new spot in the room.  We are freshening things up a bit!   
 
Math Both Classes - Order of Operations - PEMDAS - Today we continued the work students started in elementary school.
6C -  The class also completed some online test practice to help get ready for the NYS test in May. Students have never taken the test online before.
Hmwk:  Complete the Order of Operations sheet.  
 
Science 6FB -  I asked questions to the class about Chapter One, "Classification", to check their reading comprehension in this area.  Following that we started research about plastic in the ocean and how it is harming aquatic life.
Hmwk:  Repeat homework for those who did not do it:  Read all of Chapter One by Thursday's Science class.
 
No school February 16th or 19th due to President's Weekend.
Presidential Trivia:  Which president served two terms non-consecutively?
Kids...Let me know on Tuesday morn! 
 
February 15th - Thursday
 
Quarterly Exam Schedule for this week 
Math 6C - Wednesday, February 14th
Math 6FB - Thursday, February 15th
 
Math 6C - I gave the class a small assessment on Exponents this morning after we checked and reviewed some recent classwork/homework.
Hmwk:  None
 
Math 6FB - The class took their Quarterly Exam.
Hmwk:  None
 
Science 6C - To see how creative the class could be, and to see how strong their recall is, I asked them to write a creative story by tapping into some of the topics that we have researched and studied this year.  Plate Tectonics, Rocks and Minerals, Weather, and Classification were all infused into a creative story.  Students could use those ideas any way that they wanted as long as their story made sense.  The goal was also to get students' creativity flowing in Science through writing.  We even included Mozart into the story since I happened to be playing his music in class.  Students worked in groups and shared their stories by picking a group member to read aloud to the class.  Productive and fun!
Hmwk:  REMINDER:  Read all of Chapter 1 by next Wednesday, 2/21.  This homework was originally assigned on Friday, 2/9.
 
Science 6FB -  HOMEWORK REMINDER:  Read all of Chapter 1 by next Tuesday, 2/20.  This homework was originally assigned on Friday, 2/9.
 
HAVE A TERRIFIC LONG WEEKEND!  SEE YOU ON TUESDAY 2/20!
 
February 14th - Wednesday - 2 hr. delay - icy conditions.
 
Quarterly Exam Schedule for this week 
Math 6C - Wednesday, February 14th
Math 6FB - Thursday, February 15th
 
Math 6C - Quarterly Exam given.
Hmwk:  None
 
Math 6FB - We continued to explore Exponential Form, Expanded Form, and Evaluations in relation to working with exponents and powers.  
Hmwk:  Prep for Quarterly Exam to be given tomorrow.
 
Science 6FB - We checked over the Lesson 1 Summary homework which is about where organisms live on earth.
Hmwk:  REMINDER:  Read all of Chapter 1 by next Tuesday, 2/20.  This homework was originally assigned on Friday, 2/9.
 
Science 6C -  HOMEWORK REMINDER:  Read all of Chapter 1 by next Tuesday, 2/20.  This homework was originally assigned on Friday, 2/9.
 
February 13th - Tuesday
 
Quarterly Exam Schedule for this week 
Math 6C - Wednesday, February 14th
Math 6FB - Thursday, February 15th
 
Math - Both Classes -  We continued to explore Exponential Form, Expanded Form, and Evaluations in relation to working with exponents and powers.  We checked homework as well.  
Hmwk:  Complete Cronin made written Exponents sheet.  Students have to complete a table on that paper.   Also, continue to review for the Math Quarterly Exam, which is tomorrow.
 
Science 6C - We started class by having a discussion about where we live - Hudson River Valley.  It related to our Science Text about Life Science in NYS.  That lead us to tributaries of that discussion about capital of NYS, Henry Hudson, July 4, 1776 etc...  Fun to talk about and interesting to see what students really know about where they live.
We read Lesson 1 aloud today and then the class filled out a paper for me about what they read - reading comprehension in Science.  
Hmwk:  Complete Lesson 1 Summary.
 
February 12th - Monday
 
Quarterly Exam Schedule for this week 
Math 6C - Wednesday, February 14th
Math 6FB - Thursday, February 15th
 
This paragraph amended at 3:07 PM.
FYI2:  Parents, I am presently planning on keeping students after school on Tuesday afternoon to complete past Math homework assignments that have not been completed in the 3rd quarter.  I will send you an email to let you know if your child needs to stay.  Thanks for all anticipated cooperation.
 
Math - Both Classes - We completed the Quarterly 2 Review today to prep for this week's test.
We also started some new math work - exponents and powers (Exponential Form).
Hmwk:  Complete #'s 1-7 on the handwritten, "Cronin Hmwk", sheet that I gave to students.  DO NOT complete #'s 8-15.
 
Science 6FB - We started to research animals and plants that grow in the wild.  Our goal today was to find a possible animal/plant that we may be interested in reporting on. (The students are going to make a slide presentation later in the 3rd quarter).  Everyone researched animals.  Not much interest in plants.  We also played a Kahoot on animals to check on student's general knowledge.
Homework from last week still applies - To complete the reading of all of Chapter 1. 
Hmwk:  6FB - Read all of Chapter 1, Classification, by 2/20. 
Hmwk:  6C - Read all of Chapter 1, Classification, by 2/21.
 
 
February 9th - Friday
 
Revised dates for next week's Math Quarterly are reflected in this schedule... 
Quarterly Exam Schedule 
Science 6FB - Friday, February 9th 
Science 6C - Friday, February 9th
Math 6C - Wednesday, February 14th
Math 6FB - Thursday, February 15th
 
FYI2:  Parents, I am presently determining the day next week when I, again, am keeping students after school who have not completed homework assignments.  I will tell your children on Monday and they, in turn, should be letting you know.  Yesterday, 1/3 of our team stayed after school and worked VERY productively - nice to see.  
 
Math 6C - We continued our correction/revision of the Quarterly 2 Review homework.  This helped us to prep for next week's quarterly exam.  We also completed some problem solving whereby we used a two step strategy.
Hmwk:  Prep for the Quarterly Exam coming next week.  (Schedule above)
 
Math 6FB - I checked for homework completion today as I always do.  I mention this because homework completion for today was very strong.  Hopefully we are getting back on track with that. We also completed some problem solving whereby we used a two step strategy.
Hmwk:  Prep for the Quarterly Exam coming next week.  (Schedule above)
 
Science - Both Classes - After students reviewed independently or in a group, they all took the Quarterly Exam for Chapters 9 &12.  Some students started research on wild animals and/or plants for our next project in Science.  More coming on that over the course of the 3rd Quarter.
Hmwk:  6FB - Read all of Chapter 1, Classification, by 2/20. 
Hmwk:  6C - Read all of Chapter 1, Classification, by 2/21.
 
ENJOY THE WEEKEND!!! 
 
February 8th - Thursday - 2 hr. delay - all classes shortened
 
FYI:  Due to the snow day AND the delay I've had no choice but to slightly revise the Quarterly Exam testing schedule.  The schedule below reflects that change: 
Quarterly Exam Schedule 
Science 6FB - Friday, February 9th 
Science 6C - Friday, February 9th
Math 6C - Wednesday, February 14th
Math 6FB - Thursday, February 15th
 
FYI2:  Parents, today is the day that I am keeping students after school who have not completed homework assignments.
 
Math - Both Classes - We corrected the Quarterly 2 Review homework.  This helps us to prep for next week's quarterly exam.
Hmwk:  Complete the second page - front and back - of the Quarterly 2 Review.
 
Science 6FB - We reviewed for tomorrow's Quarterly Exam on Rocks and Minerals (Ch. 9) and Climate and Weather (Ch. 12)
Hmwk:  Study for the Quarterly Exam.
 
Science 6C - Study for tomorrow's Quarterly Exam. 
 
February 7th - Wednesday - Snow Day - No School
 
February 6th - Tuesday
 
FYI:  In the event of a snow day tomorrow, 2/7, I am still following the Quarterly Exam Schedule as it is written here.
Quarterly Exam Schedule 
Science 6FB - Friday, February 9th 
Science 6C - Thursday, February 8th
Math 6C - Tuesday, February 13th
Math 6FB - Wednesday, February 14th
 
FYI2:  Parents, there have been a large number students who have not been completing assigned homework.  It is becoming a major problem.  Example:  From Tuesday to Thursday of last week 28 homework assignments were not completed.  I spoke to this population of students today to inform them that they will be coming after school this Thursday afternoon to complete assignments.   They should be informing you of this today.  
 
Math - Both Classes - Students received the Quarterly 2 Review to help them to prep for next week's Quarterly Exam.  Today's lesson was about ordering fractions.  We used our past knowledge and skill of how to convert fractions into decimals and percents.  That, in turn, helped us to order a non- sequential list of fractions from least to greatest.  First, you turn the fraction into a decimal, then the decimal into a percent.  Once you have all your percents and associate them with their corresponding fractions, you reorder the original list from least to greatest.  
Hmwk:  Complete the first page (both sides) of the Quarterly 2 Review. 
 
Science  - Both Classes - We went over the Science Quarterly 2 Review today.  In class 6C we played a Kahoot specifically geared to be review for the quarterly.
Hmwk:  Study the Science Quarterly 2 Review sheet, your notes, and the text, to prep for the Quarterly Assessment to be given this week.
 
February 5th - Monday - 2 Hour Delay - Icy conditions
SUB TEACHER IN FOR MR. CRONIN.  NO ENTRY FOR TODAY.
Quarterly Exam Schedule 
Science 6FB - Friday, February 9th 
Science 6C - Thursday, February 8th
Math 6C - Tuesday, February 13th
Math 6FB - Wednesday, February 14th
 
February 2nd - Friday - 2 Hour Delay - Icy conditions
All classes were shortened today due to the delay. 
 
Today is GROUNDHOG'S DAY!  Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning indicating another 
6 weeks of winter!  Bundle up! 
 
FYI:  Next week, I will be distributing Math Quarterly Review papers.
 
Quarterly Exam Schedule 
Science 6FB - Friday, February 9th 
Science 6C - Thursday, February 8th
Math 6C - Tuesday, February 13th
Math 6FB - Wednesday, February 14th
 
Science 6C - I distributed the Quarterly 2 Review sheet for the upcoming Quarterly Exam on Rocks and Minerals and Weather and Climate - Chapters 9&12, respectively.  
We checked recent homework from the text.  Next week we will have the Quarterly Exam in Science. (Math will follow the week after.)
Hmwk:  Complete the Quarterly 2 Review Sheet to help yourself prep for the upcoming Quarterly Exam.
 
Science 6FB - I gave back the last two Science Quizzes.  Students need to get them signed and returned.  Thanks. 
Hmwk:  Study for the upcoming Science Quarterly.
 
Math 6C - I handed back the Discount/Sale Price Quiz.  We went over it.  Parents, please sign and return as usual. Thanks.  I also asked the class to share their homework with their peers.
Hmwk: None.    
 
Math 6FB -  I handed back the Discount/Sale Price Quiz.  We went over it.  Parents, please sign and return as usual. Thanks.  Also, Ms. Bernstein worked with all students on skills while I met with individual students about the Discount/Sale Price Quiz.
Hmwk: None.
 
February 1st - Thursday 
 
COMPUTERS WERE DOWN YESTERDAY WHEN I ATTEMPTED TO COMPLETE YESTERDAY'S ENTRY. APOLOGIES TO THOSE WHO RELY ON THIS WEBPAGE.  I COMPLETED AN ABBREVIATED VERSION OF YESTERDAY'S ENTRY BELOW (SCROLL DOWN).
 
MATH STUDENTS:  1/12th of 2018 is now over.  What percent is that?  Let me know in class! 
 
FYI:  Today and tomorrow is when I'll be passing out the Quarterly 2 Review Sheets for Science.  Next week, I will be distributing Math Quarterly Review papers.
 
Quarterly Exam Schedule 
Science 6FB - Friday, February 9th 
Science 6C - Thursday, February 8th
Math 6C - Tuesday, February 13th
Math 6FB - Wednesday, February 14th 
 
Math - Both Classes - We continued our practice with plotting points on the Coordinate Plane.  We plotted points that were reflections of other points.  We measured the distance in units between the points we've plotted.  We observed the symmetry in the rectangles we drew in relation to the points on the Coordinate Plane.
Hmwk:  The class was given a sheet of paper with 4 coordinate planes on each side.  On the side of the paper that we used in class today students need to draw reflection points and connect those points to make shapes that cross both axes.  Students should know what this means based upon what we did in class today. They did the 1st one with me.  Tonight, students should complete the other 3 on the same side of the paper that we started in class.
 
Science 6FB - We checked two homework assignments - the two questions from the textbook, and part of the L3 Keep Up.  That served as review for next week's quarterly exam.  I also handed out the
Science Quarterly 2 Review sheet to help prep for next week's Quarterly Exam.  That sheet relates to Chapters 9&12.
Hmwk:  Complete the Quarterly 2 Review sheet.  Also review any work we did in class today.  Finally, use your textbook and notes I've given to you in this quarter to prep for the Quarterly Exam, coming next week.
 
Science 6C - Remember to complete yesterday's homework assignment - Lesson 3 Keep Up. Tomorrow you will receive the Quarterly 2 Review sheet for Chapters 9&11 to complete over the weekend.
 
January 31st - Wednesday
 
Quarterly Exam Schedule 
Science 6FB - Friday, February 9th 
Science 6C - Thursday, February 8th
Math 6C - Tuesday, February 13th
Math 6FB - Wednesday, February 14th 
 
Math - Both Classes - We plotted points on the Coordinate Plane and practiced absolute value.  I also started to teach reflections.
Hmwk:  Complete the new Coordinate Plane paper handed out (both sides) pertaining to plotting points and naming their coordinates.
 
Science 6C - We had a catch-up day whereby students were completing past Google Classroom Assignments given.  Some students had to make up quizzes.
Hmwk:
Complete the L3 Keep Up.
 
January 30th - Tuesday
 
Quarterly Exam Schedule 
Science 6FB - Friday, February 9th 
Science 6C - Thursday, February 8th
Math 6C - Tuesday, February 13th
Math 6FB - Wednesday, February 14th 
 
Math - Both Classes - We learned about Integers (pos and neg #'s), Absolute Value, and how they both tie in with The Coordinate Plane whereby we now plot points in 4 quadrants rather than in just the 1st quadrant as we learned back in the autumn.  I handed out a paper and we wrote information in each quadrant about what numbers - positive or negative, or both - belong in it.  We also wrote the words, left, right, up, down, which indicate how to move on the Coordinate Plane in order to plot points in the correct quadrants.  That paper ties in directly with homework.
Hmwk:  On the grid paper that I gave to students, they are to plot 3 points in each of the 4 quadrants, so there will be 12 points in all.  Students also need to label the points with their coordinates, for example: ( -4, 7)
 
Science 6FB - We had a catch-up day where students were trying to complete work they started in past classes.  Some students took quizzes , some were writing about minerals, and most were completing a Google Classroom Assignment.  We actually had to stop class for a high wind drill that the school conducted.  Still, students did a good job on the work completion aspect!
Hmwk:  Read Lesson 3 of Chapter 12 and then use the textbook to answer Checkpoint Question #1 on both pgs. 337, and 339.  Answers need to be written in the Science notebook.
 
January 29th - Monday - First day of 3rd Quarter
 
Quarterly Exam Schedule -
Math 6C - Tuesday, February 13th
Science 6C - Thursday, February 8th
Math 6FB - Wednesday, February 14th
Science 6FB - Friday, February 9th
 
Math - Both Classes - We used the Magic Triangle in percent problems to determine the whole or the percent when given the part.  In other words, if I ask, "12 is what % of 25?"  I can solve the problem this way:  take 12 (part) and divide it by 25 (whole) to get 48% (percent).  In that problem I had to figure out the %.  The other division problem we were working on is similar but different because you are trying to figure out the whole amount, not the percent.  So the problem would be: "12 is 48% of what number?"  I can do this to solve the problem: take 12 (part) and divide it by .48 (percent) to get 25 (whole).  In that problem I had to figure out the whole.  Both problems are similar because they use division but are also different because in one problem you need to find the percent, but in the other you need to find the whole.  
Hmwk:  6C - Complete the 2 notebook problems you copied from the SmartBoard.
Hmwk:  6FB -Complete #6 on the Percent Sheet I gave you last week.  It is the continuation of what     we did in class today.
 
Science 6C - All Lesson 2 quizzes were returned to students.  Parents, please sign and return.
We looked up the forecast on two different sites and compared the data.  We also read Lesson 3 independently or in a group.  When done with reading students began their Google Classroom Assignment on Lesson 3.
Hmwk:  Answer Checkpoint Question #1 on both pgs. 337, and 339. 
 
January 26th - Friday - last day of 2nd Quarter
 
FYI:  Next week I will post the Quarterly Exam Schedule.   
 
FYI2:  Parents, please check your child's planner to see if they are using it consistently.
 
Science Quiz Schedule for this week and next week
Both Classes - Friday 1/26 - Lesson 2 of Chapter 12 
(no text or notes permitted as a reference this time)
Math Quiz REVISED Schedule for this week 
6FB - Tuesday, January 23rd - Discount/Sale Price
6C - Friday, January 26th - Discount/Sale Price
 
Math 6C - After a brief review the class took their Discount/Sale Price Quiz.  We then worked with formulas to solve other types of percent problems.
We used division exclusively to determine the whole or the % when dividing from the part.  
Formulas:   p/w = %...........or............p/% = w
Hmwk:  None
 
Math 6FB -  The class practiced more of the types of problems whereby divison was used to solve percent problems.
We used division exclusively to determine the whole or the % when dividing from the part.  
Formulas:   p/w = %...........or............p/% = w
Hmwk:   None
 
Science 6FB - After a brief review the class took the Chapter 12, L2 Quiz on Clouds and Precipitation.
Following that they began a Google Classroom Assignment pertaining to Lesson 3 of Chapter 12, What Causes Weather & Climate.
Hmwk:  None 
 
Science 6C -  After a brief review the class took the Chapter 12, L2 Quiz on Clouds and Precipitation.
 
January 25th - Thursday
 
FYI:  The 2nd Quarter ends tomorrow Friday, January 26th.   
 
FYI2:  Parents, please check your child's planner to see if they are using it consistently. Unfortunately, there are more than a handful of students who skip writing in it.
 
FYI3:  Mr. Forrester is in the process of giving his Quarterly Exams.  The last one is today.
 
Science Quiz Schedule for this week and next week
Both Classes - Friday 1/26 - Lesson 2 of Chapter 12 
(no text or notes permitted as a reference this time)
Math Quiz REVISED Schedule for this week 
6FB - Tuesday, January 23rd - Discount/Sale Price
6C - Friday, January 26th - Discount/Sale Price
 
Math 6C - We practiced Discount/Sale Price and related problems to prep for tomorrow's quiz on the same topic.
Hmwk:  Prep for tomorrow's quiz.
 
Math 6FB - We practiced percent problems using the magic triangle.  We used division exclusively to determine the whole or the % when dividing from the part.  
Formulas:   p/w = %...........or............p/% = w
I gave out a paper yesterday that had instructions on how to do the problems mentioned above.  The class was working on those and need to complete them for homework tonight.
We also checked a former homework assignment that had a variety of percent problems.  
Hmwk:  Complete the classwork problems - #'s 1-8 - that we were working on today.
 
Science 6C -  We reviewed for tomorrow's quiz on L2, clouds and precipitation.  
We also played a Quizziz on precipitation.  All this to get ready for the quiz tomorrow.
Hmwk:  Study for tomorrow's quiz on L2, Ch. 12.
 
Science 6FB - Study for tomorrow's quiz on L2, Ch 12. 
 
January 24th - Wednesday
 
FYI:  The 2nd Quarter ends this Friday, January 26th.   
 
FYI2:  Parents, please check your child's planner to see if they are using it consistently. Unfortunately, there are more than a handful of students who skip writing in it.
 
FYI3:  Mr. Forrester is in the process of giving his Quarterly Exams.  The last one is tomorrow. Students need to be present and ready to go!
 
Science Quiz Schedule for this week and next week
Both Classes - Friday 1/26 - Lesson 2 of Chapter 12 
(no text or notes permitted as a reference this time)
Math Quiz REVISED Schedule for this week 
6FB - Tuesday, January 23rd - Discount/Sale Price
6C - Friday, January 26th - Discount/Sale Price
 
Math 6C - We continued to work with percents, this time using the magic triangle not only for finding the PART, but for finding the PERCENT and WHOLE also.  Students received notes on a sheet of paper, and some practice questions that we will start to complete tomorrow.  Students should not complete the practice problems yet.  We also practiced more Discount/Sale Price problems for Friday's quiz.  We also played a Quizziz on percent.
Hmwk:  None (I am backing off for these last two nights so students can study for Mr. Forrester's Quarterly Exams).
 
Math 6FB -  We continued to work with percents, this time using the magic triangle not only for finding the PART, but for finding the PERCENT and WHOLE also.  Students received notes on a sheet of paper, and some practice questions that we will start to complete tomorrow.  Students should not complete the practice problems yet.
Hmwk:  None (I am backing off for these last two nights so students can study for Mr. Forrester's Quarterly Exams).
 
Science 6FB - We started class by researching today's forecast and other related stories/news events. We then played a Kahoot and a Quizziz on Clouds and Precipitation.  I also did a quiz review practice with the class on L2 of Chapter 12.
Hmwk:  Students should continue to prep for the Ch12, L2 Quiz on Clouds and Precipitation. 
 
Science 6C - Students should continue to study for the Ch12, L2, Qz. on Clouds and Precipitation. 
 
January 23rd - Tuesday
 
FYI:  The 2nd Quarter ends this Friday, January 26th.   
 
FYI2:  Parents, please check your child's planner to see if they are using it consistently. Unfortunately, there are more than a handful of students who skip writing in it.
 
FYI3:  Mr. Forrester is giving his Quarterly Exams in the next two days.  Students need to be present and ready to go!  Students...prep for those exams! 
 
Science Quiz Schedule for this week and next week
Both Classes - Friday 1/26 - Lesson 2 of Chapter 12 
(no text or notes permitted as a reference this time)
Math Quiz REVISED Schedule for this week 
6FB - Tuesday, January 23rd - Discount/Sale Price
6C - Friday, January 26th - Discount/Sale Price
 
Math 6C - I have postponed today's Discount/Sale Price Quiz until this Friday.  We need a little more time and I want students to be ready for it.  In class, I requested that the students find and watch a video on their Chromebooks about Discount/Sale Price.  We carefully reviewed Discount/Sale Price homework.
Hmwk:  Nothing written, but review the Discount/Sale Price info. for Friday's Quiz.
 
Math 6FB - We practiced Discount/Sale Price Problems, checked homework carefully, played a Kahoot game on the same topic, and then took the Discount/Sale Price Quiz.
Hmwk:  None 
 
Science 6C - Using our Chromebooks we followed the breaking news story about the Earthquake that ocurred overnight off the Alaskan Coast.  We also watched videos related to weather - about precipitation.  Hard to believe how much damage hailstones can cause!  We played a Kahoot Quiz Game about Cloud Types.  Following that we read over our Lesson 2 notes from the notes I gave out about 3 weeks ago.  We also read most of L2 from our text.
Hmwk:  Reread Ch. 12, L2, and study chapter notes.
 
January 22nd - Monday
 
FYI:  The 2nd Quarter ends this Friday, January 26th.   
 
FYI2:  Parents, please check your child's planner to see if they are using it consistently. Unfortunately, there are more than a handful of students who skip writing in it.
 
Science Quiz Schedule for this week and next week
Both Classes - Friday 1/26 - Lesson 2 of Chapter 12 
(no text or notes permitted as a reference this time)
Math Quiz Schedule for this week 
Both Classes - Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 23rd - Discount/Sale Price
 
Math Both Classes - We practiced how to determine Discount and Sale Price.  The problems come in two parts so multiplication and subtraction - two operations - are required.  The homework assigned for tonight has a very clear explanation as to how to do this kind of work. Tomorrow we'll practice more before the quiz.
Hmwk:  Complete the 5 Discount/Sale Price problems on the sheet I gave out.  
 
Science 6FB - We started out with Chromebooks and we reviewed the local forecast on weather.com. I asked the students certain questions and they wrote down answers for me so I could see if they we able to read the data correctly from their screens.  We then played a Kahoot Game about clouds. and then read Lesson 2 aloud about how clouds and precipitation form.  Quiz coming this Friday!
Hmwk: - Reread Lesson 2 and study the Chapter 12 notes on Lesson 2 that I handed out about three weeks ago.  
 
January 19th - Friday
 
This Week is "No Name Calling Week" in our school. 
Tuesday 1/16 - Sock it to Bullying!  Wear colorful socks. 
Wednesday 1/17 - Team Wizard Day - Wear Washingtonville Blue & Gold for unity. (SNOWDAY)
Thursday 1/18 - Wear Red to show that you will be an ally and not a bystander to bullying.
Friday 1/19 - Wear purple as a reminder to be kind to others.
 
FYI:  The 2nd quarter ends next Friday, January 26th.   I am in the process of writing each student's Math & Science average in their planner.  By sometime this week averages for both of my subject areas will be written in your child's planner.  Be mindful that any assessments given today and next week may affect that average.
 
FYI2:  Parents, please check your child's planner to see if they are using it consistently.
 
Revised Science Quiz Schedule for this week
Science - Both Classes - Friday 1/19 - Lesson 1 of Chapter 12  
(no text or notes permitted as a reference this time)
 
Math - Both Classes - We continued with our quest to understand percent of a quantity, which encompasses finding the percent, part, or whole in a percent problem.  We will also apply this idea to discount and sale pricing, a real life skill which we touched upon in December.  I handed out papers today that are notes for these lessons.  They contain formulas and information about how the Magic Triangle can now be used in percent problems.
Hmwk: YES, THERE IS HOMEWORK THIS WEEKEND.  Complete, the Percent worksheet I gave you.  It ties in directly with the lessons I taught today.
 
Science 6C - The class got back their most recent Ch. 12 vocabulary quiz.  Students need to have it signed and returned by parents.  Thanks!
The Google Classroom Assignment on Lesson 1 was one we went over today since it was about Earth's atmosphere, our quiz topic.  Following that I let the class briefly review for their quiz, and then they took the quiz on Chapter 12, Lesson 1, Earth's atmosphere.
Hmwk: None
 
Science 6FB - The Google Classroom Assignment on Lesson 1 was one we went over today since it was about Earth's atmosphere, our quiz topic.  Following that I let the class briefly review for their quiz, and then they took the quiz on Chapter 12, Lesson 1, Earth's atmosphere.
Hmwk: None
 
January 18th - Thursday
 
This Week is "No Name Calling Week" in our school. 
Tuesday 1/16 - Sock it to Bullying!  Wear colorful socks. 
Wednesday 1/17 - Team Wizard Day - Wear Washingtonville Blue & Gold for unity. (SNOWDAY)
Thursday 1/18 - Wear Red to show that you will be an ally and not a bystander to bullying.
Friday 1/19 - Wear purple as a reminder to be kind to others.
 
FYI:  The 2nd quarter ends on Friday, January 26th.   I am in the process of writing each student's Math & Science average in their planner.  By sometime this week averages for both of my subject areas will be written in your child's planner.  
 
FYI2:  Parents, please check your child's planner to see if they are using it consistently.
 
Revised Science Quiz Schedule for this week
Science - Both Classes - Friday 1/19 - Lesson 1 of Chapter 12  (no text or notes used as a reference this time)
 
Math 6C - We converted fractions, decimals, and percents - one into the others - and then the class wrote explanations of the strategies used to do so.  Students also completed a classroom assessment on the conversions by filling in a table and by writing one appropriate related strategy to the task given.  We explored percent of a number - whereby we tried to determine part of a whole.  The class also used Chromebooks to view videos on percent of a number.  Checking of homework (Pg. S116) was done also.  Busy day!
Hmwk:  Percent Worksheet 
 
Math 6FB - We converted fractions, decimals, and percents - one into the others - and then the class wrote explanations of the strategies used to do so.  They also completed a classroom assessment on the conversions by filling in a table and by writing one appropriate related strategy to the task given.  We explored percent of a number - whereby we try to determine part of a whole.  The class also used Chromebooks to view videos on percent of a number.
Hmwk:  Percent Worksheet
 
Science 6FB - I reviewed with the class for tomorrow's quiz in Science.  I asked them questions based on the Lesson 1 notes I distributed a few weeks ago.  When that was completed, students studied together, or independently.  Some other students continued working on the Google Classroom assignment for Lesson 1 of Ch. 12
Hmwk:  Continue to study for quiz on Lesson 1 of Chpater 12.  No textbook or notes can be used as reference for this time.
 
January 17th - Wednesday - Snowday - No School
 
January 16th - Tuesday - Early Dismissal (10:30 AM) due to Inclement Weather
 
This Week is "No Name Calling Week" in our school. 
Tuesday 1/16 - Sock it to Bullying!  Wear colorful socks. 
Wednesday 1/17 - Team Wizard Day - Wear Washingtonville Blue & Gold for unity.
Thursday 1/18 - Wear Red to show that you will be an ally and not a bystander to bullying.
Friday 1/19 - Wear purple as a reminder to be kind to others.
 
FYI:  The 2nd quarter ends on Friday, January 26th.   I am in the process of writing each student's Math & Science average in their planner.  By sometime this week averages for both of my subject areas will be written in your child's planner.  
 
FYI2:  Parents, please check your child's planner to see if they are using it consistently.
 
Math - Both Classes - We started Lesson 26 today where we find the percent of a quantity.  We can set-up proportions and/or draw diagrams to find the missing amounts.
Hmwk:  Complete the next page in the lesson from your binder, Pg S116 .
 
Science 6C - We reviewed for the Chapter 12, Lesson 1 Quiz coming this Thursday.  We used the notes that I distributed to students a few weeks ago.
Hmwk:  Continue to study from the notes and from the text for the Chapter 12, Lesson 1 Qz. 
 
January 12th - Friday
 
Next Week is "No Name Calling Week" in our school. 
Tuesday 1/16 - Sock it to Bullying!  Wear colorful socks. 
Wednesday 1/17 - Team Wizard Day - Wear Washingtonville Blue & Gold for unity.
Thursday 1/18 - Wear Red to show that you will be an ally and not a bystander to bullying.
Friday 1/19 - Wear purple as a reminder to be kind to others.
 
FYI:  The 2nd quarter ends on Friday, January 26th.   I am in the process of writing each student's Math & Science average in their planner.  By sometime next week averages for both of my subject areas will be written in your child's planner.  
 
FYI2:  Parents, please check your child's planner to see if they are using it consistently.
 
Math - Both Classes - Today we practiced converting fractions into decimals and percents.  We also worked a little bit on the skill of reducing fractions so we could show how equivalent fractions have the same percent.  For example:  1/2 has the same value as 7/14.  They both represent 50%.  
In 6C we corrected homework from Pg. S113, as well.
Next week we will start finding the percent of a number which will lead us into percent problem solving. 
Examples:  What is 35% of 60?   25 is 40% of what larger number?  If 70% of the 30 players on the baseball team are position players, and the rest are pitchers, how many pitchers are on the team?
Hmwk:  None
 
Science Quiz Schedule for next week  
Science 6C -  Thursday 1/18 - Lesson 1 of Chapter 12   
Science 6FB -  Friday 1/19 - Lesson 1 of Chapter 12
 
Science 6FB -  All students got back their vocabulary quiz.  Students, please get it signed and returned.   We also started to read Lesson 1 of Chapter 12 aloud.  We used our Chromebooks to deepen our knowledge of some of what we were reading.
Hmwk:  Reread Lesson 1 of Chapter 12.
 
HAPPY WEEKEND!   
 
January 11th - Thursday
 
FYI:  The 2nd quarter ends on Friday, January 26th. 
 
Quiz Schedules for this Week
Math 6FB - Tuesday 1/9 - Distance , Rate and Time. 
Math 6C - Wednesday 1/10 - Distance, Rate, and Time (this date is changed from last week)
Science 6FB - Wednesday 1/10 - Chapter 12 Weather Vocabulary
Science 6C -  Thursday 1/11 - Chapter 12 Weather Vocabulary
 
Math 6C - We continued and completed the work portion of Lesson 25 whereby we see the connection and equivalency amongst percents, decimals, and fractions.
Hmwk:  Complete the Problem Set on Pg. S113.
 
Math 6FB - All students got back their Distance, Rate, and Time Quiz.  They need to be signed and returned by parents/guardians.  Thank you!
We corrected last evening's homework from Pgs. S105 and S107.  That work, from Lesson 24, lays the foundation of what percent is.  We then moved into Lesson 25 and used that foundation to write fractions and decimals that are of equal value to the given percents in the problems we were solving. We also drew models of the percent, fraction, and decimal amounts.
Hmwk:  Use the two 10x10 grids on the sheet that I gave to you and do this:
1.  Color in both grids completely with 3-5 colors that you can make into a design.
2.  Write the percent, decimal, and fraction for each color you use.  Ex:  You choose to use 3 colors; green, blue, and red.  You color 37 boxes green, 43 boxes blue, and the rest - 20 boxes - red.  You then write 37%, .37,  and 37/100 - for the 37 boxes...43%, .43, and 43/100 for the 43 boxes, and 20%, .20, and 20/100 for the red.  There you go!!!
 
Science - 6FB -  The class had some time to independently review their Science vocabulary for the quiz.  Then the class took the quiz.  Following that we checked today's forecast and then started to read Lesson 1 of Chapter 12 aloud.  We used our Chromebooks to deepen our knowledge of some of what we were reading.
Hmwk:  Reread Lesson 1 by next Monday's class. 
 
January 10th - Wednesday
 
FYI:  The 2nd quarter ends on Friday, January 26th. 
 
Quiz Schedules for this Week
Math 6FB - Tuesday 1/9 - Distance , Rate and Time. 
Math 6C - Wednesday 1/10 - Distance, Rate, and Time (this date is changed from last week)
Science 6FB - Wednesday 1/10 - Chapter 12 Weather Vocabulary
Science 6C -  Thursday 1/11 - Chapter 12 Weather Vocabulary
 
Math 6C - We practiced DRT problems as a review for today's quiz.  The class then took the quiz. Following that, I returned all Take Home Tests to students.  I answered any questions from students and showed the class how important the grade was by giving examples of how it could possibly raise or lower an average.
Hmwk:  None 
 
Math 6FB - Before we continued learning about percent today, I addressed the Take Home Test that I returned yesterday.  I wanted to show the class how important the THTest grade was by giving examples of how it could possibly raise or lower an average.  When that was done we continued with our study of percent.
Hmwk:  Complete Pgs. S105 and S107.  (not S106 - we already did that on another day)
 
Science 6FB - The class had some time to independently review their Science vocabulary for the quiz. Then the class took the quiz.  Following that we checked today's forecast and then worked on a Google Classroom Assignment pertaining to Lesson 1 of Chapter 12. 
Want to hear something awesome?!  Three 6th grade students took it upon themselves to write a report and create a presentation on Global Warming.  Two are from Team Dignity and the other from Team Success.  They wanted to present it to the class, so today Mr. Forrester and I brought our classes together to hear their wonderful presentation.  (The Team Success student couldn't be there).  So nice to see students take an interest like that and be an proactive!!!  :) :) :)  AWESOME!
Hmwk: None officially...however...there is going to be a quiz next Tuesday on Lesson 1 of Chapter 12. Students are more than welcome to take it upon themselves to get a jump on reviewing the lesson.  
 
Science 6C - Continue to prep for tomorrow's vocabulary quiz.  
 
January 9th - Tuesday 
 
FYI:  The 2nd quarter ends on Friday, January 26th.
 
Quiz Schedules for this Week
Math 6FB - Tuesday 1/9 - Distance , Rate and Time. 
Math 6C - Wednesday 1/10 - Distance, Rate, and Time (this date is changed from last week)
Science 6FB - Wednesday 1/10 - Chapter 12 Weather Vocabulary
Science 6C -  Thursday 1/11 - Chapter 12 Weather Vocabulary
 
Math 6C - We checked over homework for Lesson 24.  In that lesson we determined what percent actually is and how it directly related to decimal and fraction equivalents.  We also did a review for tomorrow's quiz on Distance, Rate, and Time.
Hmwk:  Prep for tomorrow's quiz on Distance, Rate, and Time.
 
Math 6FB
All students got back their take Home Test today.  Parents, please sign and return.  
Thank you!
We completed practice problems as review work for today's quiz on Distance, Rate, and Time.  Then, students took the quiz.  We also checked last night's percent homework.  At this point, we are trying to gain an understanding of what percent actually is and how it relates directly to fraction and decimal equivalents. 
Hmwk:  None 
 
Science 6C - We reviewed for Thursday's Vocab. Quiz from Ch. 12.  Then we took a look at today's forecast (weather.com) and then, independently, watched a few weather related videos.  Finally, we started a Google Classroom assignment from Lesson 1 of Ch. 12.  
Hmwk:  Study for Vocabulary Quiz coming this Thursday. 
 
Science 6FB - Continue to prep for tomorrow's vocabulary quiz.  
 
January 8th - Monday
 
FYI:  The 2nd quarter ends on Friday, January 26th.  
 
Quiz Schedules for this Week
Math 6FB - Tuesday 1/9 - Distance , Rate and Time. 
Math 6C - Wednesday 1/10 - Distance, Rate, and Time (this date is changed from last week)
Science 6FB - Wednesday 1/10 - Chapter 12 Weather Vocabulary
Science 6C -  Thursday 1/11 - Chapter 12 Weather Vocabulary
 
Math - Both Classes - We began Lesson 24 today, Percent.  We worked on determining what percent actually is and then tried to look at percent equivalents written in fraction and decimal form.  We also filled in and drew grids of 100 boxes with various amounts that represented percents.
Hmwk 6C - Complete Pg. S105, and then complete the Problem Set on Pgs. S106-S107.
Hmwk 6FB - Complete Problem Set #1 on Pg. S106 
 
Science 6FB - We reviewed for our upcoming vocabulary quiz.  We then logged-on to weather.com to check today's forecast and related information.  Finally we played a Kahoot about weather.
Hmwk: Study for the upcoming quiz on vocabulary.
 
Science 6C - Continue to prep for your upcoming vocabulary quiz. 
 
January 5th - Friday - 2 hour delay - all classes shortened
 
FYI:  The 2nd quarter ends three weeks from today, January 26th. 
 
Math Quiz Schedule for Distance, Rate & Time
Both Classes:  Tuesday, January 9th 
 
Math - Both Classes - We are still in the process of checking the homework given this past Wednesday from Pg. S100.  We are comparing rates when given a distance and a time by using the Magic Triangle.  All students who did not complete their homework absolutely need to have it completed by Monday.
 
Science Vocabulary Quiz Schedule - Revised due to yesterday's snow day.
6FB - Wednesday, January 10th
6C - Thursday, January 11th 
 
Science - Both Classes - Students received a print-out of notes that I created for them based on information from the text.  They need to start to study from those notes so they can prepare for the quizzes and tests that they'll have coming in the next three weeks.  
Today, we logged on to weather.com (Weather Channel site) to investigate yesterday's storm and the it's outcomes.  
 
January 4th - Thursday - Snow Day
 
January 3rd - Wednesday
 
Science Vocabulary Quiz Schedule
6FB - Tuesday, January 9th
6C - Wednesday, January 10th 
 
Math - Both Classes -  We continued to use the magic triangle today to determine Distance, Rate, and Speed.  We did this through the careful checking of homework.  I also taught the class how to use two triangles when comparing rates in a problem like this one:
Who runs faster:  A runner who sprints 100 yards in 16 seconds or a runner who sprints 75 yards in 10 seconds? 
Hmwk:  Complete the Problem Set on Pg. S100
 
Science 6FB -  We began our study of weather today.  We used our Chromebooks to logon to weather.com (Weather Channel site) to see what data was posted for today's weather.  We used terms such as meteorologist, dew point, wind direction, humidity, air presssure, visibility, high, and low. We also took a look at some weather symbols such as those that represent precipitation, partly cloudy skies, and partly sunny skies.  
Hmwk:  Complete copying vocabulary words and definitions from the text.  Also, read all of Lesson 1 of Chapter 12 by next class - pgs. 327-331.  There will be a quiz on Vocabulary from Chapter 12 next Tuesday.  (The schedule is above at the beginning of today's entry)
 
January 2nd - Tuesday - Happy New Year to all!
 
Math - Both Classes - We used the magic triangle today to determine Distance, Rate, and Speed. Parents, ask your child about the magic triangle.  It helps us to visually see the parts of the math problem we are trying to figure out relating to either the division or multiplication required.
Hmwk:  Complete the Problem Set on Pg. S97 in the Math Binder.
 
Science 6C - We began our study of weather today.  We used our Chromebooks to logon to weather.com (Weather Channel site) to see what data was posted for today's weather.  We used terms such as meteorologist, dew point, wind direction, humidity, air presssure, visibility, high, and low. We also took a look at some weather symbols such as those that represent precipitation, partly cloudy skies, and partly sunny skies.  In our text we copied vocabulary words from Chapter 12 and looked up their definitions from the glossary.
Hmwk:  Complete copying vocabulary words and definitions from the text.  Also, read all of Lesson 1 of Chapter 12 by next class - pgs. 327-331.  Next week there will be a quiz on Vocabulary from Chapter 12.  When I know the exact dates I'll post them like I usually do! 
 
December 22nd - Friday - First Full Day of Winter
 
Math - Both Classes - Chromebook fun and holiday sing-a-long in the auditorium!
Science 6FB - No class today.
 
Ebenezer Scrooge:  "There shall be homework over the break."
Kevin Cronin: "No Ebenezer! There shall be no homework over Christmas break...sayeth I!!!" 
 
"There shall be no homework over break!"
 
Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
 
December 21st - Thursday - First Day of Winter
Math - Both Classes - We carefully checked homework.  We continued to determine unit rate as we looked at a table, a graph, and an algebraic equation.  We've had enough practice now that this has started to make more sense to students.  
 
Math 6FB - We continued our quest to undersatnd how to determine a rate from a table, graph, and an algebraic equation.  We also had a little time to further challenge ourselves with a tangram puzzle - a 7 piece puzzle made of 5 triangles, 1 square, and 1 parallelogram.  The challenge today was to use all 7 pieces to make a square.
Hmwk:  None 
 
Science 6C - A part of our Science time was used to clean out lockers.  When we returned to class we continued to work on our rock/mineral diagram and writing, our Google Classroom Assignment, and the new assignment of writing multiple choice test questions for Chapter 9, Rocks and Minerals.
Hmwk:  None 
 
December 20th - Wednesday
 
FYI:  The Math Take-Home Test was due today.
FYI2:  The 1st edition of this year's School Newspaper was distributed to students today.  
Some of the writers/contributors are from Team Dignity!  Congratulations on a nice publication! 
 
Math - Both Classes - We checked our unit rate homework very carefully. This skill of 
determining unit rate from data in a table, graph, and algebraic equation takes time and thoughtfulness.  
Hmwk:  Complete The Problem Set on Pg. S89.
 
Science 6FB -  We continued work on a few assignments:
1.  Rock/Mineral drawing and writing  
2.  Google Classroom Assignment on Lesson 2, Chapter 9.
3.  (New Google Doc Assignment)  Create a multiple choice test based on information
     in Chapter 9
Hmwk:  None
 
December 19th - Tuesday
 
FYI:  The Math Take-Home Test is due this Wednesday, however, it can be brought in early for extra points.  Due to last Thursday's snow day the dates listed on the first page for extra/lost points are all off by one day. 
 
 
FYI:  The Math Take-Home Test is due this Wednesday, however, it can be brought in early for extra points.  Due to last Thursday's snow day the dates listed on the first page for extra/lost points are all off by one day. 
 
Math - Both Classes -  We tried to determine unit rate today by looking at data from a table and a graph - which is different than the way we've been determining unit rate. We've done it from the words in a problem. Now we'll expand our thinking and also use graphics to try to determine unit rate.  This is a challenging concept for students.  
Hmwk: - Math Binder - Problem "h" on Pg. S87 and problem "j" on pg. S88.
 
Science 6C/6FB -  Presentation by our Superintendent of Schools. 
Hmwk: None
 
December 18th - Monday
 
FYI:  The Math Take-Home Test is due this Wedneday, however, it can be brought in early for extra points.  Due to last Thursday's snow day the dates listed on the first page for extra/lost points are all off by one day. 
 
Math 6C -  We continued to tweak our problem solving skills with unit rate and unit price problem solving. Today we practiced much more of this.  I asked the class to do a one problem classwork assessment on this skill so I could see how they are thinking and problem solving.  We also tried to determine unit rate today by looking at data from a table and a graph - which is different than the way we've been determining unit rate. We've done it from the words in a problem.  Now we'll expand our thinking and also use graphics to try to determine unit rate.
Hmwk:  Complete problems a-e on Pgs. S84 & S85. 
 
Math 6FB -  We continue to tweak our problem solving skills with unit rate and unit price problem solving. Today we practiced much more of this.  I also asked the class to do a one problem classwork assessment on this skill so I could see how they are thinking and problem solving.
Hmwk:  Complete problems b-e on Pg. S85.  
 
Science 6FB -  Students worked on revising the last quiz answers to make them stronger.  We also spent time today finishing up our rock/mineral illustration/diagram writing activity.  The class made a lot of progress and many students finished this project.  Others worked on their Chromebooks to play a Quizizz on soil and on weather (our next topic).
Hmwk:  None 
 
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 
 
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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