Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday, October 24

Science: We discussed lab corrections and students were given time to work on their corrections, lab corrections are due on Tuesday, October 28. Unit 1 tests will be returned on Monday.

Geometry: Took the rotation quiz- no homework. Transformation test on Wednesday, October 29.

RR English: Logs are due Monday. 5 completed days with parent signature.

RR Math: Homework packets are due on 11-4-14. This is when our next test will be.

Chinese: Check the class blog for the assignment detail.


ELA - Dystopia Sharing! Students turned in their Utopia/Dystopia projects and those that wanted to shared. Very interesting to see what each student considered a Utopia! Yesterday in my haste I made a mistake in the list below - correction in bold :) Please remember these other important Summative Assessment due dates:

* Tuesday, October 28th - Journals - 45 entries with table of contents to match (home and school entries combined)

* Friday, October 31st (1/2 day) - 5 AR quizzes taken and passed (one book every two weeks for the marking period)


Humanities: Students reviewed for our "Causes of the Revolution" time line test on Tuesday, and shared current events, in class. Homework is to study for the test on Tuesday. A list of causes is attached. Choose ten causes, put them in chronological order and use a sentence or two to describe each.

Pre-Algebra: TOday we worked on section 2.4. The homework is 2.4 1 - 31 all. The homework is available at http://norupstein.weebly.com/pre-algebra-notes-and-homework .

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday, October 23

Thank you to the parents who came to conferences last night! Today, conferences are from 12:30 - 3:00 or 5:30 - 8:00.

Science: 1st & 2nd hours worked with their new groups to create an image to represent their shared intelligence strengths. We will discuss lab corrections tomorrow, please make sure to bring your lab to class with you tomorrow if you got it back at conferences! Lab corrections will be due on Tuesday, October 28.

Geometry: Attached is the key for that rotation practice homework. Rotation quiz is tomorrow, Transformation test is Wednesday, October 29.

Humanities: Students reviewed causes of the American Revolution, were introduced to 4.1 of the text and worked on a time line for the section. Homework is to finish the time line and complete a current event for Friday.


ELA - It was great seeing many of you last night at parent teacher conferences. I look forward to seeing more of the parents tonight. 1st hour was given until tomorrow, the beginning of the hour, to turn in their projects (hoping some will work on their project today with the half day). This gives another work day in class to 4th and 6th hours.
To clarify Project due dates/times:
1st Hour - Friday at the beginning of class
4th Hour - Friday at the end of class (COW in class)
6th Hour - Friday at the end of class (COW in class)
Please remember these other important Summative Assessment due dates:
* Tuesday, October 28th - Journals - 43 entries with table of contents to match (home and school entries combined)
* Friday, October 31st (1/2 day) - 5 AR quizzes taken and passed (one book every two weeks for the marking period)

RR English: Logs are due Monday.

RR Math: Homework packets were passed out.  

Pre-Algebra: Today we started 2.4. We worked on picture representations of story problems to support algebraic thinking. There is no homework today. 



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday, October 22

Conferences are today and tomorrow:
Wednesday: 5:30 - 8:00
Thursday: 12:30 - 3:00 and 5:30 - 8:00

We hope to see you there!
Student Council - Friday is MSU vs UM day - wear your team's spirit wear or both colors to earn Spirit Points for your grade. Hats are allowed for a donation of $1.00 to Susan G. Komen

ELA - Students worked on projects today. We had the COW to publish final drafts.
Homework: Journal #1.43 & Read Projects due
Thurs end of class for 1st Hour
Fri beginning of class for 4th & 6th

Science: Students watched ESPN's sports figures as an introduction to our next unit on Newton's Laws of Motion and then came up with questions they had about the unit. We also created new lab groups based on the multiple intelligence inventory they completed after the test yesterday. We will discuss how the multiple intelligences relate to our learning strengths and weaknesses and how we can use that information to help us be more successful. Tests will be returned on Friday.

Geometry: Finished exploring rotations, homework is to finish the rotation practice that was started in class. Rotation quiz is Friday, transformation test is Wednesday, October 29.

RR English: log due Monday 11.3.14 (follow readers response and get parents signature

RR Math: homework packet due Tuesday 11.4.14

Humanities: Students checked 3.5 in class today and then used that information to write an argumentative paragraph on what they believe to be the most important cause of the American Revolution. Students then debated the causes of the Revolution. No homework.

French 2: 10.1 worksheet is due on Monday

Pre-Algebra: Today we took the 2.1 - 2.3 quiz. There is no homework tonight.

Algebra: Friday is our chapter test (6.4-6.6). Homework: Chapter Review. Answers are also posted here for classes that do not meet on Thursday.

Spanish: Good afternoon Spanish 1 families: If you, or someone you know, are interested in hosting an exchange student, please contact me for details. There is a Berkley High School freshman from Spain who is looking for a family. It would be a wonderful way to practice your Spanish skills, and learn about the Spanish culture!




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 21

Parent-Teacher Conferences: 
Wednesday 5:30-8:00
Thursday 12:30-3:00 and 5:30-8:00


Student Council - Friday is MSU vs UM day - wear your team's spirit wear or both colors to earn Spirit Points for your grade. Hats are allowed for a donation of $1.00 to Susan G. Komen

ELA - Students worked on projects today. Homework: Journal #1.42 & Read. Projects due Thurs end of class for 1st Hour, Fri beginning of class for 4th & 6th

Science: Took the unit 1 test in class today. After the test students were asked to complete a multiple intelligence inventory. We will use this inventory to learn more about ourselves and what our learning strengths (and weaknesses) are as well as make new groups based on the results. We will continue discussing this for the remainder of the week. Labs will be returned at conferences, if on one attends conferences students will get their labs back on Friday and we will discuss lab corrections in class on Friday. Tests will also be returned Friday.

Geometry: Students were given a few minutes to complete quizzes if needed, but in the future students need to come to class and start immediately when there is a guest teacher. The substitute indicated that it was very difficult to get class started yesterday. We also began rotations in class today- rotation quiz is Friday. Transformation test will be next week, Wednesday, October 29.

RR Math: Homework packets will be passed out today and will be due 11/4/14. Red group- Finish any workbook pages we went over today by tomorrow. Practice those X facts!

RR English: Late logs need to be turned in by tomorrow. New logs were passed out Monday and are due next week on Monday.


Humanities: Students received test grades and worked on 3.5 in class. 3.5 section assessment is due tomorrow. Current events are due Friday.

Algebra: Finished up Absolute Value Inequalities. Homework: 6.6 worksheet (all) Test on Friday (6.4-6.6)


Pre-Algebra: Today we went to the lab to practice the distributive property, combining like terms and simplifying variable expressions. The homework from yesterday is 2.1 - 2.3 Review, all. The homework can be found at http://norupstein.weebly.com/pre-algebra-notes-and-homework . There is a quiz tomorrow, Wednesday, October 22. 



Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday, October 20

Parent-Teacher Conferences: 
Wednesday 5:30-8:00
Thursday 12:30-3:00 and 5:30-8:00.

Science: Students went over the review for tomorrow's test, the answer key is attached. Homework is to study for the test! 

Geometry: Students took the translations quiz.


RR English:  Logs are due today.  Your next log is due Monday 10/27.  If you forgot your log today- please turn it in tomorrow for late points.
RR Math:  Test will be passed back out today.  If you still did not turn in your math homework, please make sure I get it by tomorrow.

Pre-Algebra: Today we finished notes on 2.3. The homework is 2.1 - 2.3 Review, all. Notes and homework can be found at http://norupstein.weebly.com/pre-algebra-notes-and-homework . There is a quiz Wednesday, October 22.


ELA - Students were given the hour to work on their Dystopian Society projects, read, or take AR quizzes.  I will collect Giver books tomorrow. Homework: Journal entry #1.41, read (5 books due by Friday, October 31st)

French 2: Vocab quiz on the purple words on Monday, Oct 27, 10.1 worksheet is due Monday, Oct 27th

Humanities: Students were introduced to 3.5 in class today. Students had the opportunity to begin to work on the section assessment in class, but the section assessment is not due until Wednesday. Current events are due Friday.

Algebra: We started Absolute Value Inequalities. We are spending 2 days on it. 2nd hour's homework is to finish the notes. The rest of the hours were assigned the homework worksheet.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday, October 17

Science: Today we played jeopardy to review for Tuesday's test. The review that students started yesterday is due on Monday. We will go over the review on Monday- the review serves as the study guide for our test. Science labs will be graded by Wednesday and will be returned to guardians at conferences next week, otherwise they will be returned to students in class on Friday.

Geometry: Continued practicing translations, the translations quiz is Monday.

RR Math:  Test today.  Homework packets were due today.  If you forgot, please turn it in Monday for a late point.


RR English:  Logs are due Monday- 5 days.  Follow what the response asks you to do!

French 2: Start studying the purple words for unit 10

Humanities: Students reviewed chapters 1-3 tests and discussed current events in class. No homework.

Chinese: Check the class blog for homework.

Algebra: Happy Friday! We spent a second day on section 6.5 Absolute Value Equations. Homework: 6.5 worksheet


Pre-Algebra: Today we started 2.3. The homework is 2.3 2-16 even. There is a study guide for this section attached to the homework. There is a 2.1 - 2.3 quiz on Wednesday, October 22. The notes and homework can be found at http://norupstein.weebly.com/pre-algebra-notes-and-homework .

Spanish: WHAT WE DID TODAY: We reviewed for, and took the second half of Test 1.
TAREA: If you'd like to get a head start on Chapter 2, make flashcards for the vocabulary words.
¡Tengan un muy buen fin de semana!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thursday, October 16

Science:  Students worked on the review for Tuesday's test, it is due on Monday. Tomorrow we will play jeopardy for review. 

Geometry: Investigated translating figures, homework is to complete the translation practice. Translation quiz is Monday.


Humanities: Students turned in work for chapter 3 and took our chapters 1-3 test in class today. No homework.

RR English: Reading logs are due Monday- 5 responses.

RR Math: Students should study for their test tomorrow. Homework packets are also due tomorrow for those that did not turn them in early.

ELA - Students had the hour to work on their Projects. Homework: Journal #1.40 (free write or work on project in journal) &  Independent Read (Marking Period ends October 31st).

Algebra: We started absolute value equations today! Lots of notes in our journals. Homework: odds only

Pre-Algebra: Today we finished notes on 2.2. The homework is Practice B, 2.2, 1 - 23 odd. The notes and the homework can be fond at http://norupstein.weebly.com/pre-algebra-notes-and-homework . There will be a 2.1 - 2.3 quiz on Wednesday, October 22.