MATH PRE-AP/GT September 22, 2014

Notes to Parents and Students:

Topics of instruction:

*Comparing and ordering rational numbers using a number line.   (Monday-Tuesday)

*Conversions of improper fraction to a mixed number and vice versa.

*Find common denominators

*Adding/subtracting fractions with unlike denominators and renaming

*Quiz Module 2:  September 25-26, (Thursday/Friday)

*Unit 1 TEST:  October 1-2 (Wednesday/Thursday

*October 3:  Holiday!

Access to the textbook on-line:  All students will be receiving their username and password on Monday/Tuesday, September 22-23.  All students will be receiving their own consumable copy very soon!  :-)  Visit:   http://my.hrw.com from there just register with your username and password and…. have fun browsing the new textbook!

**Homework is due next class period, except otherwise specified.

**There will be random quizzes, at least one per week.

**Tutorials every Thursday from 3:40 to 4:10 p.m.

STAY FOCUS ON LEARNING!  :-)                              :-)

This week in Reading…

This week in Reading we will:

*Read chapters 5-6 in “The Outsiders”

*practice active reading strategies (making inferences, making connections)

*take a quiz over chapters 1-4 (M/T)

HOMEWORK:

>Caveman Notes due M/T (finishing class work from Friday)

>Vocab Routine 2 due 9/25 (B) or 9/26 (G)

>Log due 9/29(B) or 9/30(G)

>Response 2 due 10/1 (B) or 10/2 (G)

 

World Cultures Re-Test

Students may re take their last test in World Cultures this Friday.  The test scores will be averaged.  Most students could benefit from a re-take.

World Cultures

Page 33 1-6 and a flip book on landforms is due Friday September 19.

This Week in Science ! ( September 22, 2014)

We will focus on the following topics:

1. Elements and Symbols

2. The Periodic table

3. Elements in the Earth’s Atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and the living system.

4. Atomic structure

TEST : Basic Skills  ( Common Assessment) Measurements, and the scientific method. Date: September 24 ; 25, 2014.

HOMEWORK:

1. Vocabulary Activity : Due Date – 9/24; 9/25.

Terms  for Vocabulary Activity:

1. Element

2. Compound

3.Mixtures

4 Chemical .Symbol

5.Homogeneous mixture

6. Heterogeneous mixture

7. Solution

8.Solute

9.Suspension

10.Colloid

11. The Periodic Table

12. Group/Family

13. Period

Math Pre-AP/GT September 17, 2014

Notes to Parents and Students:

Topics of instruction:

*Conversions of improper fraction to a mixed number and vice versa.

*Find common denominators

*Classifying rational numbers,

*Identifying Opposites and Absolute Value of Rational Numbers

*Comparing and ordering rational numbers.

Access to the textbook on-line:  All students will be receiving their username and password on Monday/Tuesday, September 22-23.  All students will be receiving their own consumable copy very soon!  :-)

 

**Homework is due next class period, except otherwise specified.

**There will be random quizzes, at least one per week.

**Tutorials every Thursday from 3:40 to 4:40 p.m.

STAY FOCUS ON LEARNING!  :-)                              :-)

In English this week

In English this week

We are still reviewing sentence structure, but this week we will begin our work on our personal narratives. On Wednesday and Thursday, I am talking to the students about getting ideas from a photo. They should bring the photo they think they want to use on Friday, and we will start drafting then.

For their personal narratives I want them to write about a specific incident that happened to them. The focus of the narrative should be to communicate the importance of or reasons for actions and/or consequences. For instance, I may show a picture of a rope bridge I crossed in Northern Ireland. I am terribly afraid of heights, but it was important for me to make this journey just to prove I could. I might also show a picture of me wearing a boot on my foot and write about how I worsened a foot injury by walking on it after an accident. I could also bring in a picture of me in my graduation gown and write about how I set and attained my educational goals.

Please check your child’s grades. If they made a low grade on an assignment, they are welcome to come Wednesday after school for help in that area.

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