FUN RUN INFORMATION!!!!
Coastal Prep Families,
Our Coastal Prep Navigator Fun Run program kicked off today with an exciting Pep Rally, and we are thrilled about this year’s program! We’ve asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run program, making our fundraising simpler, more profitable, and more fun. Our Fun Run includes EVERY student in a fun, fitness event while helping our school raise muchneeded funds.
This year, our entire school is raising funds for new playground equipment, outdoor learned spaces, and supplies for Specials! Our goal is to raise $16,000, and we need YOUR help!
Here’s how you can support Coastal Prep:
 Register your student on Funrun.com. Once you do, your student will receive a FREE GIFT just for being registered. Then, use funrun.com to log pledges for your child.
 Reach out to sponsors. Every student’s goal is to connect with 10 sponsors. And with funrun.com’s smart sharing features, reaching out to sponsors is easier than ever. The easiest way to get pledges is to simply click the Facebook share button on your student’s pledge page. Plus, with a few clicks you can create a custom Student Star video to share on social media.
 Ask your child about the Castle Quest Character Lesson of the day! This year’s character program is Castle Quest, a castle theme all about bravery. On their quest to regain Bravemore Castle, students will learn the “SIX VIRTUES of a TRUE HERO” from a cast of colorful characters. Join along by watching the fun character videos with your child on funrun.com.
 Come to the Fun Run on Thursday 5/31! All students are included in the Fun Run, regardless of financial participation. Remember, students will be running 3035 laps, and we would love for you to come out and cheer!
Thank you for supporting our school. We hope to see you next week at the Fun Run!
5/21/2018
Math: Quiz on Wednesday and test on Friday.
Next week….quiz on Tuesday and Test on Thursday……then we are done!!!!
EOG Time!!
5/18/17
Students will have a math quiz tomorrow.
5/16/2018 – Updated Field Trip Letter that went home today with the students.
Date May 17, 2018
Bellamy Mansion & Battleship North Carolina
Itinerary & Information
Departure time from school: 9:00 a.m.
Arrival time at Bellamy Mansion: 9:30 a.m.
** approximate time based on traffic**
Chaperone Admission fee: $9.00 + tax ($9.63)
Length of guided tour: 90 minutes (11:00 a.m.)
Lunch at the mansion! Bring a packed lunch and beverage.
Departure time from Bellamy Mansion will be at 11:45 a.m.
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Arrival time at the Battleship NC: 12:15 p.m. (approximate time based on traffic)
Chaperone admission fee : $10.00 + tax ($10.70)
Selfguided tour: Approximate time two hours. (2:15 p.m.)
Departure time: 2:30 p.m. LOADED AND READY TO DEPART
Return Time: 3:00 p.m.
Important Information:

Pay attention to time and where to meet.

No electronic devices including cell phones on the bus.

All sunscreen and bug spray is to be applied before we depart the school.

Gift and souvenir shops are located at both places. Please note that students are responsible for their own money and teachers cannot hold money or make purchases for students.

Chaperones, please get Ms. Liz’s and Ms. Rosa’s numbers before we depart the school.

Bring a towel or blanket to sit on for lunch.

Stay with your group at all times.

Students are to wear their CPA tshirts or uniform shirts, shorts and comfortable shoes.

No eating or drinking on the bus

Dress or prepare for the weather.
Our objective is to have fun and stay safe!
Please be mindful of the rules and times that have been provided.
Thanks, The Sixth Grade Team.
5/10/2018
Just a reminder our Math/Language Arts project will be due on Monday.
On their trifold board they need the following:
Their Song
% form of Nouns, Verbs, Adverbs and Adjectives
Fraction form of Nouns, Verbs, Adverbs and Adjectives
Decimal form of Nouns, Verbs, Adverbs and Adjectives
Bar Graph showing the percentage of Nouns, Verbs, Adverbs and Adjectives
Circle Graph showing the percentage of Nouns, Verbs, Adverbs and Adjectives
Histogram of actual nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives
Extra Credit to those who perform their song 🙂
5/8/2017
Math: We will have a quiz on Friday. The material can be anything we’ve covered in 6th grade. Students need to be studying every night and doing Edgenuity.
Math Project: Their math project is due on Monday. They have been working on this in class. Students need a trifold board for this project.
5/2/2018
We will be doing our Benchmark testing tomorrow in Math.
EXTRA CREDIT
For each assigned folder in Math (the learning odyssey) students will be given extra credit.
4/25/2018
On Monday, April 30th, I will be holding a tutoring session after school from 4 to 4:45. I will be covering topics that students bring with them for me to help them on.
Science: Finish worksheets if not done in class.
4/23/2018
Math:
1st Block: We will be reviewing the quiz taken on Friday and will be moving to review of decimals.
2nd Block: We will be reviewing the quiz, additional work on fractions in preparation for a quiz retake on Friday.
Science: Continue to learn about the bones in the body.
4/19/2018
We will have a short, 10 question quiz on fractions tomorrow.
Also, if anyone can help with paper towels it would be greatly appreciated.
Science: We’ve started our introduction to the bones of the body.
4/18/2018
Students will need to have a pair of earbuds. The ones that I was providing to the classes are now off limits. Students are not taking care of them 😦
I COULD USE SOME PAPER TOWELS FOR MY CLASS. WE USE A LOT OF THEM DURING LUNCH AND TO CLEAN UP SPILLED WATER FROM THE WATER BOTTLES.
4/16/2018
Math: We reviewed fractions today and students were given 4 different worksheets. The majority did not finish in class so these sheets are homework and due tomorrow in class.
Science: Students will continue working on their projects.
4/13/2018
Please see the attached letter that was sent home with the report cards concerning Edgenuity.
Also, the battle of the books list is out already…..so I will be looking for students who want to participate this year. We are looking to have 2 middle school teams this year and well as elementary school . Stayed tuned for more information.
4/9/2018
Welcome Back! Hope everyone had an amazing Spring Break!
I want to clarify a few things about the Edgenuity assignments that some students were working on over the break. Please know I did not assign them homework over the break. Students who worked on the four assignments over break did it because they wanted to complete the assignments, as they did not finish them at school. These assignments were created and given to the students in January, February and two in March. Students work in Edgenuity at school and also they have, if they wish, the opportunity to work at home. During enrichment students must work in Edgenuity at least 2, sometimes 3 times a week and are given the option on the other days to do Edgenuity or Prodigy. They generally always pick Prodigy because it is much more fun for them. Students that had Ms. Liz for enrichment worked on ELA material, so these students will have a modified grade.
The students have known for at least two weeks that these assignments would be due and a grade would be assigned for completion. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until the week before spring break they that the sense of urgency became apparent.
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Math: We will start our review of the school year.
Science: Introduction to timeline project. Students were assigned a decade and will write a paper on two “inventions” of that era. They will create (not buy) a model of one of their “inventions.” They will present in class dressed up as how people looked during their era.
Week of 3/26/2018
We will be reviewing all the questions from last weeks practice EOG questions. Remember these questions came directly from previous EOG’s.
3/22/2018
Calculator Active_ 1 – 15 questions
3/19/2018
We will be starting our Practice EOG’s this week. We will start off with the calculator inactive portion first.
Science: Students will be working on their papers. Papers are due Friday with the rough draft being due on Wednesday. Students will be given a grade for the rough draft and the final paper. The paper is 2 pages, double spaced with a font of not more than 11.
3/16/2018
PLEASE HAVE YOUR STUDENT, IF POSSIBLE, TO WORK ON EDGENUITY OVER THE WEEKEND. THERE ARE SEVERAL ASSIGNMENTS OUT THERE THAT NEED COMPLETING.
3/15/2018
MATH: Students have a math worksheet they started in class and they need to finish at home. This worksheet will be graded.
MATH – NEXT WEEK
I have created a MOC (practice) EOG for the 6th graders. I have created it such that they will take it on the computer. I’m trying to get them used to taking assessments online since this year their EOG will be on the computer. The practice will consist of a calculator active and inactive portion. The inactive portion will also include a few gridded response (non multiple choice) type questions.
When we return from Spring Break we will being our “to the end of the year” review.
3/13/2018
Math: We will finish with combining like terms this week and also with the distribution property.
Science: Genetics continued
3/8/2017
Math: We will be requizzing tomorrow in Math. I have returned the quiz that I did not record for students to use as a study guide.
3/5/2018
Math: Covered Scientific Notation. Students did work in class.
Math test grades will be returned on Tuesday or Wednesday…depending on when all the students complete the makeup test.
Science: Students need twizzlers, colored marshmallows, and toothpicks for a science project we are doing Wednesday in class.
3/2/2018
Wow….it’s March already….just a few more months and it’s EOG time.
Math
The following is what I have left to cover as far as material for the students.
♦Scientific Notation
♦Square Roots
♦Combining Like Terms
♦Distributive Property.
♦Inequality Equations
♦Inequality Equations and Graphing on a Number Line
These topics should take us to Report Card time of April 13th.
After then, I will begin 6th grade Math review of everything we’ve learned this year, and also go over test taking strategies for the EOG.
Science
Next week we will do some work with genetic traits and the following week we will study DNA…and yes, we will be creating a model.
2/28/2019
Dear Parents,
I really need your help. The students are not progressing very well on learning the formulas for their quiz on Friday. I’ve given a pop quiz to two of my classes and the grades were such that I will not record them. 😦
2/26/2018
THIS WEDNESDAY 2/28…. I WILL BE STAYING AFTER SCHOOL TO GO OVER A CUMULATIVE 6TH GRADE PRACTICE MATH SHEET. I WILL BE HERE FROM 4 TO 4:45. IT IS OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS.
Math: Students will be doing review work this week on our Geometry unit. We will quiz on Friday. Students need to be studying their formulas every night….we may have a pop quiz or two on just the formulas.
Science: Students will be working on their mitosis project Monday and Tuesday. The project is due Wednesday and I’ll have the students to do a very brief presentation of their phase.
After the mitosis project is complete we will do more with genetics.
2/22/2018
Math: Our quiz scheduled for Friday has been postponed. We will look to take the quiz one day next week. The students are in need of some more review help. Students should be studying their formulas every night. Formulas will not be provided to them for quiz, tests, or EOG’s.
Science: Students will be randomly assigned in groups today for a small project on Mitosis. They will be given a one of the six phases to make a model for display.
GROUPS HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED…..THE PROJECT IS DUE WEDNESDAY
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS PARENTS…..PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENT IS READING. OUR COMPETITION IS COMING UP ON MARCH 12TH AND SOME HAVE YET TO FINISH READING THEIR BOOKS. UNTIL THEY FINISH, WE REALLY CAN’T DO A LOT OF PRACTICING.
2/20/2018
Math: We are working more with the geometric formulas. Students will have a quiz on Friday. The quiz will be on area, volume and surface area.
Science: We will continue taking notes on Mitosis.
NOTE: WE ARE HAVING A TERRIBLE TIME WITH “COPYING” OF HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS. STUDENTS HAVE BEEN WARNED, AND FROM THIS POINT I WILL GIVE ALL PARTIES A ZERO.
2/16/2018
Math: Students were given worksheets in math. If they did not finish in class, it became homework work them.
2/15/2018
Parents…..we are having issues with students bringing “tradeable” cards to class (i.e. Pokeman). These are become a huge distraction for the students and also causing small problems when the students trade them, and then decide they didn’t want to do it.
Please make sure these cards stay at home and not brought to school.
Thanks – 6th grade team
2/14/2018
Students have a science packet for homework tonight.
Math: Study formulas
2/13/2017
Math: Students have a worksheet packet to complete if they did not finish in class.
2/12/2018
Math: We will be starting our geometry unit. Students will complete graphic organizers on Monday. After Monday, we will be doing worksheets using the formulas. Students will need to memorize the formulas because NC does not provide them on the EOG.
Science: Monday will be presentations of the scientists. After Monday, we will start our unit on Genetics and Heredity.
2/1/2018
Math: Students started working on their scale drawing project today in class.
Science: The science paper is due Wednesday the 7th. Below is a copy of the rubric.
1/31/2018
MATH: We are starting scale drawings this week. Students will need a piece of poster paper and a ruler. The poster paper will be needed on or before Monday.
SCIENCE: Students received their rubric for the science paper.
https://goo.gl/forms/8S17AoqJwfiGt2e93
1/30/2018
Math: Students took a math test on Monday…..I’m still grading it. We will be moving on to Geometry next. Students will have many formulas to memorize. Unfortunately, the state of North Carolina does not provide the formulas to them to use on their EOG.
Science: We are moving to scientists. Students will pick a scientist to research and report on. Students that wish to dress up as their scientist and do a presentation will earn extra credit.
1/23/2018
Students have 2 math sheets to finish for homework tonight. The sheets are very important and contain information/problems that they could possibly see on their EOG’s.
1/22/2018
Math: Continue with ratios. Students will have a quiz on Wednesday and a test next Monday.
Science: Continue to work on project. We will do our presentation of the projects on the early release day starting at 9:30. If you are planning on attending….please let me know.
Also…battle of the books parents….please encourage your student to read…we are WAY behind.
1/17/2018
Students completed their ELA NWEA testing today therefore we DID NOT have Math today.
Students worked on their Science project in class. All the work for the project is due on the 25th and we will complete the project on the 26th (half day) by doing a presentation of their commercial. We will start at 9:30 and we INVITE all the parents to attend. If you plan on attending, please send me an email or text. I want to make sure we have enough room for the parents.
Below is a copy of the trifold brochure I gave to the students today.
1/16/2018
Math: Ratios and Proportions
Science: Planets and Project
Just a reminder, students need to always be in uniform. Outerwear worn in class must have the CPA logo. Clothing without the logo can only be worn before, during recess and after school. Students will be asked to remove their outer wear and place in their lockers during class time.
1/12/2018
Math Quiz
1/11/2018
Students will have a quiz in both math and science tomorrow. The quizzes will be very short (approximately 10 questions).
We did our Science project in class today, but unfortunately I had some who didn’t bring their oreo cookies therefore they had to do a summary of the moon phases on the computer.
1/10/2017
Students have a math sheet for homework tonight.
1/9/2018
WELCOME BACK!!
Here is a glance at what we will be covering this week…..
Math: Exponents, Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple. We will also have a quiz on Friday.
Science: Moon and tides. Students will be working with a partner on modeling the phases of the moon. One person, from each group will decide on who will be bringing in package or oreo cookies. These will be needed by Thursday.
Also….please make sure your student has plenty of paper, pencils and scotch tape.
STUDENTS HAVE MATH HOMEWORK AND SCIENCE HOMEWORK TONIGHT.
12/19/2017
Math: Students have a worksheet to complete tonight if they did not finish in class.
12/15/2017
PROGRESS REPORTS GO HOME TODAY!!!!
Box and Whiskers Test – Retake
12/13/2017
Box and Whiskers Test
NOTE: WE WILL RETEST ON FRIDAY.
12/12/2017
Math Quiz tomorrow Box and Whiskers. The quiz will be online just as the Science quiz was on Friday.
SCIENCE PROJECT: DUE FRIDAY. Students are working on this in class this week.
♦♦NOTE: Some students are spending a lot of time drawing and doodling on worksheets handed out. Ms. Liz and I have agreed, that we will not accept any papers turned in that have drawings/doodling on them anymore. We have also relayed this information to the students.♦♦
NOTE: Students need a pair of earbuds that they can keep here at school. Below is a picture of the 15 pairs that I have here at school for students to use. As you can see, they haven’t been taking the time to secure them properly so they don’t get tangled. I now have an absolute mess.
12/8/2017
Chromatography Quiz
12/7/2017
Students will have a test tomorrow in Science. The test will be on the two graphic organizers they have in their notebook.
12/6/2017
This Roman Republic Text Link is to be used for Ms. Liz Class.
Roman Republic Text
12/5/2017
MATH QUIZ TOMORROW ON MEAN, MEDIAN, MODE AND RANGE.
12/4/2017
Math: Students have a homework sheet. They were given some time in class but they were not able to finish. This sheet will be collected for a grade.
Science: Finishing up our projects.
JUST A REMINDER…..SCIENCE OLYMPIAD MEETING TUESDAY NIGHT AT 6:15 AND DON’T FORGET WINTER WONDERLAND THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!!
12/1/2017
HAPPY FRIDAY!
No homework over the weekend. BUT…..students can always log into Edgenuity (thelearningodyssey.com) and practice math.
I’ve also sent home the admission presale forms for winter wonderland with my homeroom. Ms.Liz will send home for her homeroom.
11/29/2017
Math: We are starting learn how to calculate “mean”…also known as average. The students completed a graphic organizer today and also gave them a practice worksheet. This worksheet will need to be completed at home if they did not finish. It’s probably a good idea, if they look over it again at home because during class they got to work with a partner.
Science: They are continuing to work on their chromatography project.
11/21/2017
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
When we return next week, I will be reviewing one step equations on Monday and some will retest on Tuesday. I have given the students the opportunity to sign up to retake the test if they were not satisfied with their grade.
In Science, students will need to bring a pack of coffee filters, and pipe cleaners for the next project we will be doing in class.
11/16/2017
For those that are going to be out next week due to travel, no worries! I will not be covering any new material. We will be spending time just doing some review of the material we’ve covered this year.
11/15/2017
Some students got their quiz for corrections. I sent a message to each individual, but it appears it went out to everyone (is what I’m gathering). Contact me if you are wondering if your student was one of them.
REMINDER: UNIT TEST ON 1STEP EQUATIONS FRIDAY. STUDENTS SHOULD BE STUDYING NIGHTLY. THEY CAN ALWAYS STUDY MATH FOR HOMEWORK.
REMINDER: BATTLE OF THE BOOKS FORMS ARE DUE ALONG WITH THE $15. I REALLY NEED THIS SO I CAN GET THE BOOKS ORDERED AND GET OUT TEAM SIGNED UP.
11/14/2017
IMPORTANT INFO FOR THE WEEK
Math
Wednesday: Students will have a quiz on integers (adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing)
Friday: Students will have a Unit Test on 1Step Equations. There will also be a couple questions from things we’ve already tested on.
THOSE INTERESTED IN BATTLE OF THE BOOKS PLEASE RETURN THE SIGNED FORM AND THE $15.00. I NEED THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE WE NEED TO PAY TO REGISTER THE TEAM AND I DON’T WANT TO PAY UNTIL I HAVE COMMITMENT FROM THE MEMBERS.
11/06/2017
Those students interested in COLE (Battle of the Books) got their permission/contract today. Please sign and return with the $15 by November the 14th.
Also, the Science Olympiad sign up went up on the board today. Look for something next week on the meeting days/times.
PICTURE MONEY DUE: 11/7 (TOMORROW).
SCIENCE PROJECT DUE: 11/7 (TOMORROW)
Also, I will be out on Thursday and Monday.
11/2/2017
Math: Continue to study integer rules. We will be starting one step equations tomorrow.
Science: Continue working on the element project…due on Tuesday.
THINGS TO REMEMBER/KNOW: MONDAY IS A HALF DAY FOR STUDENTS! REPORT CARDS GO HOME ON THE 9TH. I WILL BE OUT ON THURSDAY THE 9TH AND MONDAY THE 13TH.
11/1/2017
Math: Students have a homework sheet to complete tonight.
Science: Project is due 11/7/2017
♥♥♥♥SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT♥♥♥♥
I’m very, very close to having everything ironed out for our Battle of the Books adventure….for us it will be called COLE and we will compete against other Charter Schools. There will be a list of 27 books and we must have 12 members for the team. Students will be assigned a certain number of books to read and become the “expert” of those books.
I will need help purchasing the books. I’m going to look at the cost and see how we can make it happen.
I will also be doing a 6th grade math competition just for our school. I’m hoping that this will lead to the Math Counts competition next year where we can compete against other schools. Students will qualify on the 30th of November and cuts will be made over the following months leading up to the top 5 math students of the 6th grade. They will go head to head sometime in May to see who is the CPA Math Champion.
10/31/2017
This week at a glance….
Math: Integers (add, subtract, multiply and divide). This is leading us up to one step equations.
Science: Periodic Table. Students will be assigned an element this week for a project. The project will be due on the 7th.
10/23/2017
Happy Monday!
Math
Study for unit test. This test will be on fractions with the opportunity to get extra credit by completing the problems that will be with the test on decimals and graphing. The test will be approximately 10 questions with a couple extra credit problems. The test will only be done during math and each student is expected to finish. No extra time will be used to finish the test unless there is paperwork in place which overrides the class time allotment.
10/19/2017
Math: No homework tonight except to study. Tomorrow the students will complete a couple problems that cover decimals, fractions and graphing. This will be a grade. We will have a unit test on fractions on Monday.
Science: No homework. We started learning about the properties of matter.
10/18/2017
Math homework: Finish fraction worksheet. This sheet will be graded. Most students finished theirs in class today.
We did our flipgrids today in class. Check them out!!
www.flipgrid.com/c4cr3n
10/17/2017
Homework
Math: Finish the fraction worksheet. Tomorrow students will work on their first graded fraction worksheet in class.
Science: Continue to work on the volcano paper if not complete.
10/16/2017
Happy Monday your students have no homework tonight!
10/13/2017
HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13TH!!! Over the weekend I would like for your student to review the fraction practice worksheets (2 of them) that we’ve worked on this week in class. Fractions are very common on the EOG and I need them to practice at home as well in class. We will begin with fractions again on Monday.
For Science, there isn’t any homework. On Monday, students will complete their flipgrid activity. We have a lot of students out today and therefore didn’t do it in class. They will also begin revising their volcano papers next week.
10/12/2017
Math: Practiced coordinate graphing on the board and then moved to fractions. Students were giving some practice problems to try. They were allowed to use their graphic organizer and also ask for help. The sheet was returned back to the students. This was a practice sheet and no grade was entered. Please have your student to review the sheet if they missed any of the problems.
Science: Students continued to work on their volcano project with their group members. The final paper and graphic/visual portion was due today after science class. They will complete the oral part tomorrow in class using flipgrid.
STUDENTS MISSING FRIDAY
The flipgrid code will be posted here on the website. Please do an oral presentation of your project so I can give you credit for that portion.
10/11/2017
Test grading…..
When I grade the tests I am grading all of them during one sitting. The grade is then assigned. I then allow for students (score dependent) to take it home and do test corrections and I ask for parents to sign all tests. Once the test corrections are checked by me, I adjust the grade.
Once all of the above has been done, we then go over each one in class. The reason is two fold…..first I want to make sure the students understand why they missed the problem and also to make sure I’ve graded it correctly. I much as I had to admit…..I will make an error at times. So, I take the opportunity to have a double check in place.
Thank you for understanding.
HOMEWORK
Math: Study graphic organizers. We started fractions.
Science: Continue to make progress on the project.
10/10/2017
I will be returning the math test back to the students today. Please review and sign, I will then return the test back to the students to place in their notebooks. The class average was 79.
NOTE: ONE GROUP MADE IT OUT TODAY WITHOUT THEIR TEST. THEY WILL GET IN THE MORNING. MOST ARE FROM MS. LIZ HOMEROOM. MY APOLOGIES!!!
Enrichment will start on Monday. Students will be bringing home additional work that is not part of the actual “math” class. Please encourage them to work on these at home. We really want your student to be successful this year and I’ll definitely need your help.
VOLCANO PROJECT
Students will have until the end of the day on Thursday to have their paper, and project board/google slides and/or powerpoint done. On Friday, they will work with their group members to do a presentation of their project in Flipgrid.
10/6/2017
HAPPY FRIDAY and a big thank you to all those that took time to come out last night for our Back to School night. It is always a pleasure to speak with parents about things that are going on in class.
Just a reminder, progress reports are going home today so be on the lookout for them. Also, they have a copy of their NWEA score sheet.
Monday, we will have a unit test in Math on decimals. This unit test will be multiple choice 🙂
In Science, over the next couple days, students are working on their volcano research paper.
10/5/2017
Progress reports will go home tomorrow. Along with the progress report will be a copy of the MAP testing results.
MATH QUIZ: 10 problems plus 10 extra credit problems. Ask your student if they did the extra credit.
10/4/2017
Math
We will have our quiz on dividing with decimals tomorrow (Thursday).
Some students may have a decimal worksheet to finish at home.
Science
Students were grouped for their Volcano project. The students will be given a rubric tomorrow in class. They will work on the project in class and I will go over with them the specific way to cite work in their paper. I don’t have an actual due date at the moment, but I’m shooting for Wednesday of next week. I really want to focus on the content of their paper and how to properly do a scientific report. This will allow future papers to go a lot smoother.
10/3/2017 – Recap of today
Math
We reviewed the practice worksheet on division with decimals in class. Then the students received another worksheet to do during class and finish at home if needed. This sheet will be graded.
Science
We worked on our graphic organizer on volcanoes. I also introduced flipgrid to my other class who hadn’t had the opportunity to use it yet.
General Concerns
Please remind your student(s) that the classroom is not a place for playing around. Our area is too small for play pushing and shoving while standing in line to change classes.
As you know, we are having lunch in our classroom. I am have a terrible time with students dropping food on the floor and not picking it up, throwing their trash on the floor or “somewhere” in the vicinity of the trashcan. The room is a total disaster after lunch. I’m not in here everyday and I could use a little help getting them to pick up after themselves.
10/2/2017
Tomorrow we will be switching a few students to different Math and ELA classes based on their Map testing results. The classes will remain the same for the Science/Social Studies.
STUDENTS: CHECK OUT THIS FLIPGRIP OPPORTUNITY!!!!!
Take it serious. This is not a time to play around. Must be done tonight.
Click on this to try Flipgrid again
9/29/2017
Introduced Flipgrid to the students today…..they were having way too much fun….some did answer the question that I had asked… 🙂
More of this to follow with specific guidelines.
Check it out!!
Introduction to Flipgrid
9/29/2017
First of all, Happy Friday to everyone and I hope you guys have a fantastic weekend!
There has been a little concern over the last week about some of the grades the students are getting in my class. So, I want to take the time to let you guys know the “process” that I follow in Math class.
 When I introduce a topic, we will do a graphic organizer. This graphic organizer is to be placed in their binder in a page protector. This graphic organizer defines and has an example of what we are doing.
 I will, if applicable, show a couple different ways on how to complete the operation and the different methods will also have a graphic organizer.
 I never tell the students they have to use a specified method to solve the problem. I only show different ways because we all have different learning styles.
 After I introduce the topic and the graphic organizer is complete, we will do about 5 example problems on the board. Students will work these and I will also work these on the board for the students. I want them to have examples to go by when they are having to complete a worksheet.
 Then, either the same day, or the next, there will be a worksheet from me. This worksheet is a practice worksheet and is not graded. The students will start this in class and then will finish at home if they did not get in done in class. I will provide the answers to this worksheet to the students and will go over some of them on the board. Generally, I do not go over every practice problem because the sheet can be lengthy.
 Once we go over this sheet and I do not have any questions, I will pass out to the students a worksheet, that is less in number, and this one I will collect and it will be graded. I try to update my website on the day this is passed out and I also try to update the “pikmykid” app with a message to the parents.
 Then, after I grade it, and pass it back, we go over the ones that the students miss/or the ones that they have questions about.
 Then, we will do a quiz. The quizzes are not multiply choice and quizzes do not could as much as tests do in my class. The quizzes simulate the gridded response questions that the students see on their EOG.
 Finally, we will do a unit test. The unit test will be multiply choice. This simulates the multiple choice that the students will see on their EOG.
9/28/2017
Ask your student about our “Math”mobile around the US…..what can they tell you about it? What skills are they learning?
9/27/2017
NWEA testing starts tomorrow. Math tomorrow and ELA on Friday. These tests are online and will give us a baseline on where your student is performing.
9/20/2017
A super big THANK YOU to everyone that was able to send chalk to school. I think the kids had a blast drawing outside things they’ve learned in class. We will continue to do “fun” stuff as much as possible. I know the kids really enjoy it 🙂 and I also know without your support I couldn’t do what I do.
9/18/2017
We could use some sidewalk chalk for our class so we can do some fun activities outside on days that it’s pretty.
Also, I’m still searching for volunteers for lunch coverage, which is 11:55 to 12:25. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please text me if you can help.
Students need to always have a book with them. Monday, for my homeroom is their Reading Special and there were a handful of students today without a book to read.
9/14/2017
If anyone has any books at their homes that are middle grade appropriate and you’d like to donate to my classroom it would be greatly appreciated. We have designated reading time in our classes and some students come to school without a book to read.
If you can volunteer from 11:55 to 12:25 to help cover lunch in my class, please send me an email or text with the day that you can cover. This needs to be the same day each week.
9/13/2017
We will be using a lot of tape in Science. Please make sure your student has plenty. Check out their science notebooks.
Students will also need earbuds if they do not already have a pair at school. We will be using them with the Chromebooks.
PLEASE CHECK THE “CATEGORIES” ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE FOR THE WEEKLY AGENDA AND TOPICS BEING COVERED IN CLASS.2/1/20