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10.10.19

6th Math: Workbook p. 33.

7th Social Studies: p. 89 #2 – 5 (TBG, looseleaf). 

10.9.19

6th Math: Workbook p. 29.

7th Math: p. 86.

8th Math: Early morning math tomorrow.

8th Social Studies: Test tomorrow. Study!

10.8.19

6th Math: Workbook p. 24 #1 – 6. 

7th Math: Early morning math tomorrow. 

8th Math: Early morning math Thursday. 

6th Religion: Read workbook p. 74 – 75. 

7th Social Studies: Test tomorrow. Study!

8th Social Studies: p. 592 #1 – 2. Test Thursday. 

10.7.19

6th Math: Workbook p. 23. Early morning math tomorrow. 

7th Math: p. 84 #4 – 21. Early morning math Wednesday. 

8th Math: p. 94 – 95. Early morning math Thursday. 

7th Social Studies: Test Wednesday. 

8th Social Studies: Test Thursday. 

10.3.19

6th Math: Workbook p. 15 #1 – 15. 

7th Social Studies: Essays due October 25. 

8th Social Studies: 573  #1 – 9. 

10.2.19

6th Math: Workbook p. 16 #1 – 9. 

8th Math: Test and early morning math tomorrow. Study!

7th Social Studies: p. 72 #2 – 3, p. 77 #3 – 4. Test next Wednesday. 

8th Social Studies: Test next Thursday. 

10.1.19

6th Math: Textbook p. 36 #1 – 22 (started in class). 

7th Math: Test and early morning math tomorrow. Study!

8th Math: Test and early morning math Thursday.

6th Religion: Complete writing prompt from class (TBG). 

7th Social Studies: Test next Wednesday. 

8th Social Studies: Test next Thursday. 

9.30.19

6th Math: Math test and early morning math tomorrow. Study!

7th Math: Document on Google Classroom. Math test and early morning math Wednesday. 

8th Math: p. 91 #1 – 2, p. 92 #1 – 2. Math test and early morning math Thursday. 

9.27.19

6th Math: Math test and early morning math Tuesday.

7th Math: Math test and early morning math Wednesday.

8th Math: Math test and early morning math Thursday. 

9.25.19

Please note that there will not be early morning math tomorrow. 

6th Math: Test Tuesday. 

7th Math: Homework on Google Classroom. 

6th Religion: Test tomorrow. 

8th Social Studies: Complete assignment from class (TBG).

9.24.19

6th Math: Workbook p. 19 (TBG). 

7th Math: p. 46 #1 – 6 (TBG). Early morning math tomorrow. 

8th Math: Quiz tomorrow, homework on Google Classroom. 

6th Religion: Test Thursday. 

7th Social Studies: p. 53 #3 + 4.

8th Social Studies: Essay due October 18. 

9.23.19

Similar to last year, I will be holding early morning math most weeks for students to have some extra practice. Please note that sessions will begin at 7:30 and end at 7:45. All students are welcome to attend. 

6th Math: Workbook p. 17 (just multiply). Early morning math tomorrow. Math test next Tuesday. 

7th Math: p. 45 #8 – 12, p. 47 #8 – 12. Early morning math Wednesday. Math test next Wednesday. 

8th Math: Quiz Wednesday. Early morning math Thursday. Math test next Thursday. 

8th Social Studies: p. 545 – 546 #1 – 10 (started in class). 

9.19.19

6th Math: Workbook p. 10.

7th Math: Math quiz tomorrow on proportional relationship equations. 

8th Math: Quiz Tuesday. 

6th Religion: In notebook, write one paragraph (5 sentences minimum) on how we can be stewards of creation. 

7th Social Studies: On looseleaf or typed, one paragraph (5 sentences minimum) explaining how the Spanish defeated the Aztecs (TBG). 

8th Social Studies: Read p. 536 – 539, #1 – 2 on p. 543 (TBG). 

9.18.19

6th Math: Workbook p. 9.

7th Math: p. 38 #2 – 4.

8th Math: Quiz Tuesday. 

6th Religion: p. 30.

7th Social Studies: Read p. 34 – 41.

8th Social Studies: p. 534 #2 +3, quiz tomorrow. 

9.17.19

6th Math: Workbook p. 7 #1 – 10 (TBG). 

7th Math: p. 30 (TBG). 

8th Math: p. 68 (TBG). 

9.16.19

6th Math: Textbook p. 8-9 #6 – 22 (even numbers, do not round). Quiz tomorrow. 

7th Math: p. 29 #1 – 6. 

8th Math: p. 61, 67. 

9.12.19

6th Math: Workbook p. 6.

6th Religion: p. 42 (TBG, started in class). 

7th Social Studies: Read p. 17 – 21, answer #2 – 4 on p. 21 (on looseleaf, TBG). 

8th Social Studies: p. 521 #2 (a,b) + #3 (a, b) (on looseleaf, TBG). 

9.11.19

6th Math: Workbook p. 5.

7th Math: p. 22 #3 and 4, p. 23 #1 – 3. 

8th Math: p. 51 #1 and 3, p. 52 #1. 

9.10.19

6th Math: Workbook p. 4 #1 – 10 (TBG, on looseleaf). 

7th Math: Document on Google Classroom (TBG). 

8th Math: p. 43 #7 – 9, p. 44 #7, 8, p. 45 #11, 12 (TBG, on looseleaf). 

7th Social Studies: p. 13 #2 – 4. 

9.9.19

6th Homeroom: Please return remaining blue cards to the school.

6th Math: Workbook p. 3 #1 – 8 (round to greatest place value), 9 – 11. 

7th Math: p. 15. 

8th Math: p. 43 #1 – 6, p. 44 #1 – 6. 

8th Social Studies: p. 515 #1, 2. 

9.6.19

6th Homeroom: Students are to bring in the following classroom supplies by Friday, September 13:

  • 1 roll of paper towels
  • 1 box of tissues
  • 1 box of baby wipes
  • 1 hand sanitizer
  • 1 highlighter
  • headphones for computer class

6th, 7th, and 8th Math: Students are to have a scientific calculator by Friday, September 27. Students in grades 7 and 8 may use their calculators from last year. Students in the Math 9 program may use their graphing calculators. For your convenience, I have provided the following link to order these calculators from Amazon (feel free to obtain the calculator from another vendor if available): https://www.amazon.com/Texas-Instruments-Scientific-Calculator-Accents/dp/B00000JBNX/ref=sr_1_4?s=office-electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1536344658&sr=1-4&keywords=scientific+calculator

9.5.19

6th Math: Workbook p. 53 #1-5, 7-11 and p. 54 #1-2. 

8th Math: Workbook p. 36 #1-7, 9, 11, 12, 14. 

9.4.19

Welcome back to another year at GSCA! 

6th Homeroom: Students are to show parents their take-home folders. 

 

 

 

 

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Regardless of grade level, Mathematics in my classroom is heavily focused on a strong understanding of the problem-solving process. Students are encouraged to explain and detail each step of how to solve a problem in order to teach them that many components of the process are used in solving other problems as well. English Language Arts is strongly focused on writing and grammar usage, including the ability to cite evidence and explain the students’ thoughts. Religion primarily focuses on what it means to be a member of God’s community and how we can live as followers of Jesus.

As a teacher, I focus on assuring students that they should not be intimidated by math. The topic can at times be complex and even frustrating, but students are frequently reminded that they should feel free to ask for help with any part of any problem. I do my best to make myself available to students through Google Classrooms and extra math sessions in the morning before tests, ensuring that students have a variety of ways to contact or approach me regarding any issues.

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