We are finally wrapping up our unit on decimals this week!!! During class on Friday, I talked with my students about our impending test on multiplying and dividing decimals. I told everyone that I wanted them to be as prepared as possible for the test so I bumped the test to this week. That means for the first part of this week, we will have an intense review of multiplying and dividing decimals! Our test is scheduled for Thursday, November 3rd. Once that is behind us, our class will begin focusing on divisiblilty rules and prime & composite numbers.
HOMEWORK SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 4
Monday, October 31st……………….if not finished in class, students will complete practice sheet (multiplying & dividing decimals)
Tuesday, November 1st……………..complete study guide if not finished in class; remember to bring completed study guide to class so we can go over the answers together!
Wednesday, November 2nd………….review study guide in preparation for Decimals Test on Thursday
Thursday, November 3rd…………….Decimals Test; no homework
Friday, November 4th………………..no homework
***Please note: This homework schedule is subject to change dependent upon what your student does/does not complete in class. Please ask your child if they completed all classwork and also remind your child to check the homework chart in our classroom!
Hope your favorite college team wins this week!!!
We will not be taking a quiz on dividing decimals this Friday. As we have been working this week, I feel as though we need a few more days to master this concept before we take a test. As a result, we will not have a study guide for homework. Instead, we will continue to work on dividing decimals by completing Practice B, pg. 76, #1-12 only.
Our students are really working hard to understand this concept!!
Don’t stop……..don’t give up!!
Our focus this week will be on division of decimals. We will begin the week by dividing decimals by whole numbers and progress on to dividing decimals by decimals. Our students are working hard to ensure that they ask questions during class to clarify their understanding. Students are also making sure they are turning in homework assignments promptly when they return from an absence!
HOMEWORK FOR OCTOBER 24-28
Monday, October 24th……………..Lesson 4-5, pg 27 #1-18 only
Tuesday, October 25th…………….Lesson 3-8, pg. 22 #1-12
Wednesday, October 26th…………Lesson 3-8, #1-6
Thursday, October 27th……………complete Study Guide; bring your study guide to class ready for questions
Friday, October 28th……………….no homework
Enjoy your weekend!!!!
Good Tuesday morning!!
I am making a change to our homework schedule for Tuesday, October 18th. Our Drug Awareness presenter needed to come to our class a day earlier than expected. For this reason, I have advised my students that we will NOT complete the homework assignment that is listed on my blog for Tuesday night, October 18th. There is NO HOMEWORK FOR TUESDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 18th.
The change to Tuesday’s night homework will also effect the homework assignment for Wednesday night, October 19th.
The homework assignment for Tuesday night, October 18th should be completed as homework for Wednesday night, October 19th.
I have instructed students in class as to the change in our homework schedule for Tuesday, October 18th.
Parents!! Report cards were sent home on Friday! Please make sure that you ask your student to see how they progressed through their first nine weeks!
We are progressing in our study of decimals this week as we review multiplying decimals by whole numbers and also by other decimals. We will have a Drug Awareness Presentation mid-week followed by a review of division of decimals, once again by whole numbers and also by decimals. The week will conclude with a review of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals as we look forward to a test next week.
HOMEWORK FOR OCTOBER 17-21
Monday, October 17th…………………Textbook, pg. 122, #26-31
Tuesday, October 18th………………..Textbook, pg. 122, #20-25 and #34-37
Wednesday, October 19th…………….no homework
Thursday, October 20th……………….Textbook, pg. 126, #10-18
Friday, October 21st…………………..no homework
Have a terrific weekend!!!!
Welcome to the beginning of the 2nd Nine Week grading period!! I am very proud of the progress Green Team math students have made over the last nine weeks!! Let’s continue to work hard and be responsible for our nightly homework as we dive into our study of decimals & fractions in the coming weeks!!!!
We will pick up with Chapter 3, Lesson 2 which focuses on estimating numbers with decimals. We will also study adding & subtracting decimals as the week progresses with a fun math game scheduled for Friday, “Place Value Line-Up”. Here’s what homework looks like for our class this week:
HOMEWORK FOR OCTOBER 10-14
Monday, October 10th……………Teacher Workday; no students
Tuesday, October 11th…………..Lesson 5-4, pg. 46PA, #1-28 only
Wednesday, October 12th……….Lesson 5-4, pg. 46PA, #29-47 only
Thursday, October 13th………….Textbook, pg. 104, #13-29 on looseleaf paper
Friday, October 14th……………..None
Students remember this week is Spirit Week so you can dress up according to the theme for each day! Look for signs posted throughout the school to know what to dress up like each day. While we love celebrating Spirit Week, remember you must stay in dress code as you choose your outfit each morning!!!!
The end of the nine weeks is finally here!!! Please check the blog of each teacher on the Green Team to see when your student’s exam is scheduled.
Our math nine weeks exam is scheduled for this Friday, October 7th!!
We are continuing our unit on decimals for Monday and Tuesday this week. We will continue to practice writing decimals in standard form, expanded form, and word form. Our study will also include ordering decimals which requires students to consider each digit in the number and its respective place value.
HOMEWORK FOR OCTOBER 3-7
Monday, October 3rd………………..Worksheet, Practice B, pg. 11 all problems
Tuesday, October 4th……………….complete Study Guide; students must bring a completed study guide to class on Wednesday in order to review for Friday’s exam
Wednesday, October 5th…………..study your study guide for exam on Friday
Thursday, October 6th……………..study your study guide for exam on Friday
Friday, October 7th…………………1st Nine Weeks Exam in all classes
You made it through your first set of nine week exams at Helena Middle School!!!! Congratulations!!
Enjoy your long weekend!!!! See you on Tuesday, October 11th!!!!
Can you believe the end of the first nine weeks is already here? As I posted earlier this week, next week is “Exam Week” on the Green Team at HMS. In an effort to give my students plenty of time to prepare for this exam, I went ahead and gave students their comprehensive study guides on Friday, Sept 30th. I told students to work on the study guide a section or two at a time so they could work through each set of problems and make sure they understand the skill each section covers. I do not want anyone rushing through the study guide! (Study guide will be due on Wednesday, October 5th………Math nine weeks exam on Friday, October 7th).
We are continuing to work in our unit on decimals. Friday we discussed how to verbally pronouce what our eyes see on paper. We also explored how to write decimals in standard form, expanded form, and written form. This is not as simple as it seems for many students. I did give students homework practicing their skills on this topic and I will take it for a grade on Monday. It could be that we have a very short homework assignment on decimals on Monday & Tuesday evening. Once again, I tell my students I will never send them into a big test without lots of “practice” just as a football coach would never send his players into a big game without lots of practice either!
Enjoy the wonderful weather this weekend!!