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Washingtonville, NY 10992

Phone: 845.497.4000

Fax: 845.497.4030

Classwork & Homework

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

Revised dates for next week's Math Quarterly are reflected in this schedule...

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!!!

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:

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.

FYI: In the event of a snow day tomorrow, 2/7, I am still following the Quarterly Exam Schedule as it is written here.

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.

SUB TEACHER IN FOR MR. CRONIN. NO ENTRY FOR TODAY.

All classes were shortened today due to the delay.

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.

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.

Quarterly Exam Schedule

Science 6FB - Friday, February 9th

Science 6C - Thursday, February 8th

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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!

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!!!"

Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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.

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

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: None

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

Example:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6C - Tuesday, 10/24

6FB - Wednesday, 10/25

2 | 05 |

4 | 10 |

6 | 15 |

8 | 20 |

We also worked on problem solving with ratios.

6C - Tuesday, 10/24

6FB - Wednesday, 10/25

Science Lesson 2...

6C - Tuesday, 10/24

6C - Wednesday, 10/25

Science Lesson 2...

6C - Tuesday, 10/24

6FB - Wednesday, 10/25

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

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

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

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

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

6C - October 17th

6FB - October 18th

6C - October 18th

6FB - October 17th

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

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

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

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

6C - October 17th

6FB - October 18th

6C - October 18th

6FB - October 17th

6C - October 17th

6FB - October 18th

6C - October 18th

6FB - October 17th

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

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

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

1. Answer all Checkpoint Questions on looseleaf paper:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a great long weekend !

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

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

by next Tuesday's Science class.

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

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

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

by next Wednesday's Science class.

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