With the end of the semester near, we started a week long semester review for the upcoming semester test. Students will be given two days for the semester test (Thursday and Friday, December 12-13). As you can imagine, this test covers a lot of material and requires students to apply several concepts within one question. I encourage all students to come get extra help in the mornings during Think Tank (7:15-7:40am). They can also come ask quick questions during 8th period every day.
Our students have been working extremely hard the entire semester and we will do everything we can to help them be successful!!!
Our annual Toys for Tots campaign is quickly approaching! The National Junior Honor society for OMMS is collecting money to purchase toys for families that would otherwise not have a Christmas. Last year, we were able to collect over $2,500, and our goal is to surpass our last year’s total! Please start collecting your change and dollars that you wish to donate.
I will be the teacher collecting money for the 7th grade red team, and we will keep a total in each class. As there are a few students on our team that do not have me for math, please encourage them to come see me, so we can adopt them to a class so they can participate in the fun of sharing and giving as well! We will be collecting Tuesday, November 12th – Tuesday, November 26th, so please be ready to donate your spare dollars and change!
If you are wanting to collect within your community and would like more information, please take the attached letter with you! (TFT Community Letter 2013)
The “CAN you?” can food drive starts on Thursday, October 10th. Send in any cans that you wish to donate to your 4th period (homeroom) teacher to see how many people we can help out. Do what you can!
FYI: The grade level homeroom that brings in the most cans will win a pizza party!
Get ready for Spirit week, October 7-11, as we celebrate our Eagles football team and homecoming on October 10. Students will be allowed to “dress up” within dress code limits as follows:
Be getting your spirit wear organized as follows:
- Monday, 10/7 - Camo Day – camouflage attire, but no face paint or masks, as we “Send the Bucs Back, Jack”
- Tuesday, 10/8 - Character Day – dress as your favorite storybook, comic book, Disney, Super Hero, TV or movie character as we “Send the Bucs to Another World”
- Wednesday, 10/9 – “A-tack” the Bucs by wearing your best tacky outfit
- Thursday, 10/10 - OM Spirit wear as we prove “OMMS football & fans are nothing but the Best!”
Power Point Presentation: 2013-14 Open House Ferguson
Handout: Ferguson-open house 13-14
Thank you to all of the parents who were able to attend open house last night…I enjoyed meeting all of you. For those of you who were not able to join us, please see the handout that I distributed and the power point presentation. I am excited to teach your children this year!
Welcome back to school for the 2013-2014 school year! I look forward to meeting each and everyone of my students and your parents! Have an AWESOME first day of school and a GREAT 7th grade year.
Homework, Bell Ringers, Notes, and Handouts will all be posted daily for your class on the individual class page. If you have trouble finding the information you need, just send a post or an e-mail, and I will be glad to help you out!
This is a little jingle that might help you remember the rules for adding integers.
Remember from class:
- Same signs
- Add the numbers
- Keep the sign
- Different signs
- Subtract the numbers (larger-smaller)
- Keep the sign of larger number
Same sign add and keep,
Different signs subtract.
Take the sign of the larger number,
Your answer will be exact.