We have officially started the second nine weeks of school. Sixth graders are right in the middle of their second unit, which involves ratios, rates, and proportions. They should have their next test within the next couple of weeks. Seventh graders are almost finished with their second unit, which is over expressions, equations, and inequalities, and will have their test at the end of next week. Speaking of next week, conferences will be going on October 16th -20th. Students will be dismissed early and then return with their parents for their scheduled conference time. These are student led conferences, so students should go with their parents to their conference. Please make sure you have set up a conference with your homeroom teacher. Emails were sent out last week through Sign Up Genius. If you have not received an email from this program, please let your child's homeroom teacher know immediately! Finally, if your student feels like he or she is falling behind in math, please make sure they attend tutoring on Wednesday mornings at 8:15. Please let Mrs. Sweat know by the end of school on Tuesday if you will be attending tutoring the next day. As always, if you every have any questions, please feel free to email me at email@example.com
Hello! Welcome back to another great school year! If you have had me before, you already know about my blog. However, for my new students out there, let me tell you about it! I try to update my blog a couple times a month just to let you know what is going on in my classes. I teach both 6th and 7th grades, so make sure you are reading the correct content each time you check the blog. Just so students and parents know, all workbooks and Interactive Notebooks have been distributed to students. If you lose your workbook, you must pay $10 to get a new book. We use the workbooks at least 3 times a week in class and all of your homework comes from this book, so please replace it as soon as you lose it. Also, if you are ever in need of some extra help outside of class, my tutoring time is every Wednesday at 8:15. Please make sure you let me know if you will be attending by the end of school on Tuesday. I will write you a pass to come to my classroom the next day.
6th Grade- We are currently working on operations with decimals. Last week we did adding and subtracting and this week we will be working on multiplying and dividing multi-digit decimals.
7th Grade- We are working on operations with integers. By the end of this week, students will know how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with integers.
Make sure you check back soon to see what is new! Have a great week! :)
Hi everyone! We are currently working through the Statistics unit in both 6th and 7th grades. Over the break, please complete some IXL practice for this unit because when you return, you will have a test towards the end of the week. You will of course be given a study guide to complete and I will go over that study guide with each class on Wednesday. Remember, study guides count towards bonus points on your test IF you complete it and turn it in BEFORE you take your test!
I have had several of you ask about extra credit. The ONLY extra credit I offer is IXL. This is something you can do at home and it will really improve your knowledge of the content, along with your grade. Even if you don't need the extra credit points, it would still help to do some practice on this awesome site! Also, if you need help with any material that you are struggling with, come to tutoring! It is held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8:15 (please let me know if you plan to attend). If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Have a wonderful Winter Break!
The 3rd grading period is well underway and students are working hard! Both 6th and 7th graders are currently in their Geometry unit. They are working on area and volume of different 3D shapes. This is a grueling unit because their are a lot of vocabulary terms and formulas. Therefore, if you feel you are getting behind, please do not hesitate to come to tutoring on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings at 8:15. I am more than happy to help you understand the content because it is a lot! If you cannot attend tutoring, check out IXL. Their are plenty of lessons over what we are currently working on in class and you will be awarded extra credit for your work! Please make sure YOU and keeping up with YOUR grade in class. Your grade is your responsibility! If you ever have any questions, please feel free to see me at school or send me an email. Have a great week!
**Attention 6th Graders**
You will be receiving an extra credit project this week! It is due Friday, February 3rd, 2017!!!!
Only 8 more days and half of the 2016-2017 school year will be over! This is so hard to believe!!!! Next week is a big week for both grade levels. Sixth and Seventh graders will be taking tests at the end of next week. Sixth grade has a test over equations, inequalities, and funtion tables. Seventh grade has a test over proportions, percents, and scale factor. Both grade levels will receive study guides that can be completed and turned in for bonus points toward their tests. Also, I will be here Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 8:15 for those students who need tutoring. The last day I will accept extra credit or work for missing grades in Friday December, 16th 2016. Please have everything done by that date if you want to improve your grade. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to email me. I hope you have a wonderful week!
It is hard to believe next week is Thanksgiving! This week, 6th grade is starting a new unit on algebraic equations. Students will be solving one-step equations involving all four operations. The homework this week will come from the volume 2 workbook. 7th grade students are continuing with graphing proportional relationships. Their homework will come from IXL.com . Students must complete lessons K1, K2, and K3 by Friday to receive their weekly homework grade. If you do not have a computer at home, you are welcome to come to my room or to the media center from 8:15-8:45 to complete these lessons. "Not having and electronic device" will not be an acceptable homework excuse for this week. Over the break, I would encourage students to practice their math skills on IXL. Students are awarded extra credit points for practice done on IXL that has not been assigned by myself. Students may work on anything in 6th and 7th grade. Finally, due to a lot of things going on before and after school this week, I will not be holding tutoring on Tuesday morning. I will start it back after the Thanksgiving break. Have a wonderful week and a Happy Thanksgiving!
Hi guys! Just wanted to let everyone know what next week looks like for both 6th and 7th graders!
6th graders will be taking their Unit 3 test next week. The study guide will be given out Monday when students complete a Performance Task to review over the content. The test will be given on Thursday, and as always, students may turn in their study guide, completed, for bonus points towards their test grade. The test will be over exponents, order of operations, math properties, translating expressions, evaluating expressions, and combining like terms.
7th graders will continue their unit over proportional relationships. We will be in the computer lab a couple of days doing practice on IXL, which can also be done at home.
REMINDER!!!! Their is NO school on Tuesday due to the election, therefore, tutoring will be Wednesday morning @8:15!
As always, if you ever have any questions, please feel free to email me.
Hello! We are almost 2 weeks into the new grading period and unit 2 tests are over. 6th graders are starting an Algebra unit, so we have been looking at expressions. Seventh graders started a unit on ratios and proportions. Make sure you are doing your homework and getting on IXL to practice your math concepts! I will award extra credit points for the practice you complete. You also need to be checking your grade frequently because I post new grades every week. Also, tutoring is held every Tuesday at 8:15 for those who need some extra help. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or call the school. Have a wonderful week!
Welcome to a new grading period! That means you get to start all over with your average! Next week, all 6th and 7th grade students will be taking their Unit 2 Tests. Sixth graders will be testing over ratios, rates, and percents; while seventh graders will be testing over expressions, equations, and inequalities. Students will receive a study guide next week, which they can complete and turn in on test day for bonus points! I will have a tutoring session on Tuesday morning at 8:15. If any students would like to attend, please let me know by Monday, during your class period, so I can write you a pass. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me! Have a wonderful week!
I have had several parents and students ask me about extra credit since the 1st 9 week grading period ends on October 7th! The only extra credit I allow is IXL. This is a website the school has paid for where students can practice their math skills. Students are allowed to work on ANY lesson within their grade level. They will not get credit for practice done in any grade levels except for 5th, 6th, and 7th grades. This is also a great tool to use if you are behind with the content we are going over in class as well. IXL is a great website and it is the ONLY extra credit I offer to my students. Students have been on it at school and should know how to log in, but I am including that information just in case you need a reminder!
username: lunch number@floyd (this is different for every student)
Also, don't forget that I hold tutoring on Tuesday mornings at 8:15. You must let me know by the end of the school day on Monday if you are attending so I can give you a pass!