MATH PRE-AP/GT September 3, 2015


Next week we will discuss:

Modules 1-2:  Absolute value, Comparing and Ordering Rational Numbers.

QUIZ 1:  Lesson 1.1 and 1.2 – Identifying integers and their  opposites.  Class periods 4th and 6th – Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Vocabulary words project:  due on Sept. 8-9. (Green-Blue)

Please, click on bottom left for an extra copy on Vocabulary Words Unit I.

CHANGE on Tutorialsevery TUESDAY, starting September 8, from 3:35—4:05 p.m.

Homework:  assigned every day – due next class period – except for vocabulary words.

Unit 1 TEST:  will be by the week of Sept. 14-18.

:-)Vocabulary Unit 1 2015

The Week Ahead: Reading 6C

September 7-11th:

Monday– Enjoy your day off- be sure to read and log your minutes even though it is a holiday!

Tuesday/Wednesday– Complete iStation and begin pre-reading activities for the Outsiders

Thursday/Friday– Complete STAAR format comprehension quiz on The Jacket by Gary Soto

(Reading Response on The Jacket if time permits)

Homework- Read every night AND log your minutes to reach our goal of 1,000 minutes this month!

Reminder- You will need the same materials in class every day unless the board in the hall says otherwise, please plan accordingly to have the following materials with you:

  • independent reading book/reading log
  • pen or pencil
  • 3 subject Reading Notebook
  • accordion file
  • planner

This Week in Science! ( September 8 – 11, 2015)

We will focus on the following topics:

1 .Measurements:

  • Metric Conversion

 2. Experimental Design:

  • Types of Investigation
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Data
  • The Scientific Method


  1. Measurements  Practice Work: Due Date – 9/10; 9/11, 2015.
  2. I Science – Read pages 17 – 35 and answer all the questions.( write in the textbook please!): Due Date – 9/14;9/15, 2015.

Brain pop  log – in information:

Username: hisdpinoakms

Password: hisd

All students will need this information to do their homework on brain pop when assigned.


World Cultures Test 9/4 or 9/8

5 Themes of Geography


7 Continents

5 Oceans

7 Important Lines with degrees

Mountain Ranges and Deserts

It’s Time For Reading Logs to Begin!

Remember to begin recording your minutes on the orange reading log that you received yesterday! Some helpful hints as we get started:

  • Only log when you read for at least 10 minutes at a time
  • I will try to provide the first 10 minutes of each class to read your independent reading books, you may log those minutes!
  • Our goal is to each read 1,000 minutes a month… remember that’s only 33.3 minutes a day for September!
  • Parents- please do not sign your student’s reading log until the end of the month, we want to be sure that you know they are reading!
  • Use Lexile.Com to check the Lexile Level for your independent reading books- there is a spot on your reading chart to log the level!
  • Use your STAAR Genre Chart in your Reading Notebook to double check the genre for your independent reading books- and remember our quiz yesterday, some of those titles are tricky!

Reading Log Example_September

Reading Updates- Week of August 31st

6c Readers and Families-

Updates for the week of August 31st

  • All students are required to have an independent reading book DAILY (this can be any book that you are reading at home… we will have a book check sometime this week!)
  • Bring your 3 subject notebook, accordion file, something to write with, and your independent reading book to class every day!
  • On Monday/Tuesday each student will receive their month of September Reading Log- we will go over the guidelines in class, but you may also look at the syllabus for reminders.
  • Monday-Thursday will be reviewing PLOT and FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE using The Jacket by Gary Soto
  • On Friday we will be practicing how to correctly complete a Reading Response and dig deeper into our selected text

Have a great weekend and I can’t wait to see you all next week!

-Ms. Hill

This Week in Science ! ( August 31 – September 4, 2015 )

We will focus on the following topics:

  1. Safety/ Science Equipment.
  2. Measurements -mass, volume, temperature.
  3. Metric Conversion.


  1. Label the equipment Activity . Due Date : 9/2; 9/3, 2015.
  2. Measurement Activity . Due Date 9/4/15.
  3. Safety/Equipment Test. Date: 9/2 ; 3, 2015.
  4. Summer Assignment – Due Date : 9/4/15. Do not bring your final product to class please, only the papers and any picture that you took during the process of your investigation. You should include the picture of your final product in your portfolio. 

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