Wednesday, September 20th & BIG GOLD TEST & Pep Rally

Our Big Gold Test on Decimal Operations will be given Thursday, September 21st! Students have worked so hard in preparing for this assessment! My confidence & expectations for their performance are high! I believe everyone is well prepared especially with this final push today in class! A short study guide for tonight’s homework and we are ready for our test tomorrow!

Here are some important tips to remember about each operation:

 

HOMEWORK FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST

Study Guide for Decimal Operations test HW 9-20-2017

Also, don’t forget about our Pep Rally tomorrow! Everyone wear Helena Blue! And 6th graders bring an empty water bottle for a special prop for the pep rally!

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 13th

Day 2 of multiplying decimals was a success! Students worked incredibly hard during class today to perfect their skills at multiplying decimal numbers and making sure the decimal is moved correctly in their answer! Here are the steps to multiplying decimals from the chart in your student’s notebook:

Rules of Decimals chart

HOMEWORK FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 13TH

Multiplying Decimals HW for 9-13-2017

 

Thursday, September 7th

Students began reviewing how to add & subtract decimals today in class. Everyone seemed to understand this skill very well and homework was a breeze (everyone completed their homework in class before our Pep Rally today)! Please ensure your student has this assignment completed and ready for grading on Friday!

HOMEWORK FOR THURSDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 7TH

Adding & Subtracting Decimals HW for 9-7-2017

Thursday, August 31st & BIG GOLD TEST

Our class today focused on reviewing for Friday’s big gold test! Students were given a study guide that is reflective of the items on tomorrow’s test and we worked numerous problems together to ensure understanding and accuracy. Students worked the entire class on their study guide and most students finished before class was over. Any portion of the study guide not finished in class will need to be completed tonight for homework. Please ask your student to see their study guide and go over it with them to make sure they have a good understanding of the skills we have covered!

HOMEWORK FOR THURSDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 31ST

Study Guide for Gold Test HW for 8-31-2017

Wednesday, August 30th

Even though it’s Wednesday, classwork turned into homework for this evening! Since we did not have homework on Monday due to testing, we need to get in some word problem practice today before our big gold test on Friday! We worked together during class completing one side of our word problem sheet and students began working on the 10 word problems assigned to them as homework. Hopefully, many students were able to complete the majority of them before the bell rang! Please ask your student to see their homework to ensure that it is complete! We will be grading it tomorrow in class for a bronze grade in INOW.

BIG GOLD TEST ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST

The skills covered on our test include:

  • long multiplication (3-digits x 1-digit)  (3-digits x 2-digits)
  • divisibility rules (be able to apply them to a given number)
  • long division (using the standard algorithm)
  • word problems using long division

HOMEWORK FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 30TH

Division Word Problems HW for 8-30-2017

Tuesday, August 29th & BIG GOLD TEST

Students have been working very hard this week learning the standard algorithm for long division! No more hangman method, no more little r’s at the top of the problem! We are learning how to fluently divide with one and two digit divisors!

I have attached the foldable we created in class together that gives students a step-by-step guide on the process of long division. I am attaching it so in case they do not bring their math notebook home, parents can still work with their student on completing tonight’s homework.  Out of nine problems, we worked two together to ensure understanding of the procedure. Students were then given time to get a few more problems done before the bell!

long division foldable with steps

We are scheduled for our first Big Gold Test this Friday, September 1st. The skills that we will cover include:

  • long multiplication (3-digits x 1-digit)  (3-digits x 2-digits)
  • divisibility rules (be able to apply them to a given number)
  • long division (using the standard algorithm)
  • word problems using long division

Your student’s math notebook is an EXCELLENT resource as you begin preparing for our assessment on Friday! Old quizzes & homework assignments (which everyone should have in their math safe place/binder) are also terrific resources to utilize as well!

HOMEWORK FOR TUESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 29TH

HW from Tuesday 8-29-2017

 

Wednesday, August 23rd

Students worked today applying Divisibility Rules to determine which numbers are divisible by the specific rules we worked on in class yesterday. We worked many examples together as a class to ensure everyone understood how each rule works and how to apply it to any given number. Students were given ample time to begin their homework in class, but if not finished, it will need to be completed for homework. If you need guidance, please refer to your students math notebook to see the notes they took in class!

HOMEWORK FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 23rd

Divisibility Rules chart HW for 8-23-2017

Monday, August 21st & OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT

Happy Solar Eclipse Day! Our students did a terrific job obeying the safe viewing guidelines while we were outside experiencing the eclipse! They are such a great group of students, eager to learn and eager to please!

Students were issued math textbooks today in class! They were instructed to bring their textbook home as we will be assigning homework from the textbook this year. Please help your child keep this book in a safe, convenient place!

Open House for 6th grade is tonight beginning at 6:30am – 8:00pm. Parents will assemble in the gym and be dismissed to walk their student’s schedule. I am looking forward to meeting you this evening!

HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 21ST

  1. Take your math textbook home.
  2. Discuss the eclipse with your parents tonight!