Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday, September 19

Science: Investigated calculating speed on of a car on and incline track at two points, before and after it bounced after the rubber band at the end. We will use this data to discuss energy of the system. Quiz has been moved to Tuesday, September 23.

Geometry: Took the constructions quiz. Homework is to complete the 1-6 Engage & Reflect section in their notes.

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


ELA (Kennedy) - Students began their Narrative Poem today with our Writer's Workshop Day 5. We discussed figurative language and how to place this in our poem. I also reminded them to keep an eye on their Narrative Elements chart and be sure to include all of the elements in their final poem. Many were far a long, but many still need to work this weekend. To be ready for Monday's class please be sure your student has at least one draft of their poem ready. Homework- One Narrative Poem ready for Monday's class - READ! Figurative Language Overview is attached.

Algebra: We checked the review. Test on Monday! I have attached my worked out answers for the review.

Chinese: Assignment is posted, please check the class blog.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday, September 18

Science: Today we practiced converting units in the metric system using the Ladder Method & the mnemonic device "King Henry Died by Drinking Chocolate Milk". Students should complete the metric system practice if not completed in class. If you sign up for Flocabulary you can watch the video here: http://www.flocabulary.com/metric-system/. Quiz on Monday! 

Geometry: Continued constructions by attempting patty paper constructions. Homework is to complete the constructions handout. Construction Quiz tomorrow! 


RR Math: Your section test will be tomorrow, Friday. Please study the pages I gave you tonight, your notes and homework if you turned it in early. Cover up problems in your book and re-work them. Your homework packet is also due tomorrow, Friday, if you did not turn it in early.

RR English: Read- Logs are due Monday (all five days!)

Humanities: Students checked 1.1 and 1.2 in class. We also discussed current events. No homework.

Algebra: We started our Chapter 1/2 review. It is due tomorrow.

ELA (Kennedy) - Students continued their Writer's Workshop Launching Unit with Day 4. We analyzed poems to be sure we could recognize the Elements of Narrative Poetry. Students then tried their hand writing a poem about being late. Polishing these poems is homework tonight. Homework: Journal entry - Poem, READ. Mentor text,  narrative element

French 2: I will be absent today and tomorrow. The passé composé quiz is moved to Monday. Remember to use the practice ones on the blog (under study guide)



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17

Science: Students worked in teams to practice calculations involving speed, distance and time with problem solving boxes on dry erase boards. Homework is the speed worksheet. First quiz is Monday, September 22.

Geometry: Continued our practice of constructions with perpendicular lines (so much easier than parallel lines!). Homework is to finish the perpendicular line practice (#3-7).  Construction quiz on Friday.


RR Math: Students have a math test Friday- study! Math homework packets are due on OR before this Friday. Blue group- finish any workbook pages that you could not get done today-due tomorrow.

RR English: Your new reading log was passed out on Monday and will be due Monday 9.22.14. Read!!

French 2: Passé composé quiz tomorrow. Translations on passé composé is due tomorrow. 9.1 packet is due Monday.


Pre-Algebra: Today we started the study guide for 1.1 - 1.3. We will go over it tomorrow in class as a review for the quiz on Friday. The assignment is 1.1: 1-12, 1.2: 1-13, 1.3: 1-7. Notes and examples are included in the study guide. The study guide is found at http://norupstein.weebly.com/pre-algebra-notes-and-homework .

Algebra: We covered section 9.1 today. The last section of this chapter. Homework: 9.1 worksheet.

ELA (Kennedy) - Students continued with their Writer's Workshop Launching Unit with Day 3. We looked at poems about everyday people, places and things. We then began making lists of nouns that we could possibly use as the topic for our Personal Narrative Poems. Homework: Home Journal Entry 1.10 - 20 Things & READ!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 16

Science: Today we took some of what we have experienced with the car moving down the track to discover the formulas involved in calculating speed (velocity), distance and time. Quiz on Monday, September 22.

Geometry: Practiced copying and bisecting angles before using what we knew about congruent angles to discover a construction for parallel lines. Homework is to complete the two practice parallel line constructions. Constructions quiz on Friday, quiz corrections are also due on Friday.

RR Math: Students have a math test Friday- study! Math homework packets are due on OR before this Friday. Blue group- finish any workbook pages that you could not get done today-due tomorrow.

RR English: Tomorrow is the LAST day I will accept late logs that were supposed to be turned in yesterday, Monday. Your new reading log was passed out yesterday and will be due Monday 9.22.14. Read!!

Humanities: Students were introduced to 1.1 in the text, and began to work on 1.1 section assessment in class. Homework is to complete 1.1 section assessment.

Pre-Algebra: Today we continued 1.3, writing and evaluating expressions from story problems. We took notes together in class. We got through the next two pages of notes. I have the class notes, completed class notes and homework uploaded at http://norupstein.weebly.com/pre-algebra-notes-and-homework . The homework tonight is 1.3 Practice A, 27, 28 and Practice B, 21, 22, 23. This is due tomorrow at the beginning of the hour. Please do all work on a separate sheet of paper. Note: there is a quiz over 1.1 - 1.3 on Friday, September 19.

French 2: Passé composé quiz on Thursday. Passé composé translations due Thursday. 9.1 worksheet packet due Monday.

ELA - Students continued with their Writer's Workshop Launching Unit with Day 2, we looked at the elements of Narrative Poetry and found these elements in mentor poems. We then practiced this with our own poems and discussed with an elbow partner. Homework: Journal entry #1.8 & Read. Six Elements of narrative verse is attached. 

Algebra: We covered section 2.5 today. Homework: worksheet 2.5



Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday, September 15

Science: Today students read on took notes on distance and time units. 

Geometry: Discussed angles and how to copy & bisect angles. We also investigated distance with more challenging problems & quizzes were returned. Students may do quiz corrections for partial credit- corrections must be on a separate sheet of paper and include explanation. Homework is the angles handout.

French 2: Quiz on the passé composé this Thursday. A practice one is on my blog.

RR English: Reading logs are due today. If you did not turn it in, please turn it in tomorrow for late points- better than a zero! Your new log was passed out today, and all five days are due Monday 9/22/14.

RR Math: You will have a test this Friday- study. Your homework packet is due on or before this Friday as well. Please see me during lunch if you have questions.

Pre-Algebra: Today we took notes over 1.3, reviewing order of operations and use of exponents. There is a quiz over 1.1 - 1.3 this Friday, 9/19. The homework is 1.3 Practice A, 1-25 odd. The notes and homework are available at http://norupstein.weebly.com/pre-algebra-notes-and-homework .

Algebra: We finished our discussion on classifying numbers (whole, integer, rational, real). Homework: worksheets 2.2/2.3 multiples of 3 both sides. 

Humanities: Students reviewed grades and were introduced to the "meeting of the two worlds" in class. No homework.

ELA - Students took their Chapter 1 Grammar Quiz today. We then set up our journals and added our Reader's Workshop Teaching Points from last week. I demonstrated how to enter table of contents entries. Homework: Journal entry 1.6 & Read

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday, September 12

Science: Today students investigated how variables affect systems through experiences with rolling cars down tracks with varying inclines. We noticed the importance of controlling variables in a system.

Geometry: Took our first quiz today- students will be able to do corrections next week.

RR Math, RR English, RR LRC: I will check to make sure you have all supplies listed in the course packet this week.

RR Math: First homework packet/test will be due/on- next week Friday-9/19.



RR English: Reading logs were passed out on Monday 9/8/14. All sections (five days) will be due on Monday 9.15.14.

Pre-Algebra: Today we continued notes on 1.2, reviewing exponents and working with squares and cubes. Homework is 1.2, 2-28 even due Monday. There is a quiz on 1.1-1.3 on Friday, 9/19. Have a great weekend! http://norupstein.weebly.com/pre-algebra-notes-and-homework

Humanities: Students shared current events in class. No homework.

Algebra: Handed in PSW, discussed classification of numbers. Homework: the 7 problems at the bottom of the notes.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thursday, September 11

Science: Today students finished sharing their expertise on the scientific method from the notes they took yesterday.We then discussed writing great short answers, which a) give a complete answer; b) repeat key words from the question; c) are specific; and d) don't leave the reader guessing. Scientific Processes worksheet is homework- students must do this on a separate sheet of paper with great short answers.

Geometry: Student explored the concept of midpoint and derived the midpoint formula. Homework is to practice using the midpoint formula by completing the Midpoint Formula Practice in their note packet. Quiz tomorrow! 

Algebra: We took our quiz today. Remember the Problem Solving Workshop is due tomorrow!

Pre-Algebra: Today we started 1.2, working with and defining parts of exponential expressions. I have the class notes, blank and completed, and homework uploaded at http://norupstein.weebly.com/pre-algebra-notes-and-homework . The homework is 1.2 Practice, 1-29 odd. Please do work on a separate sheet of paper. 


RR Math, RR English, RR LRC: I will check to make sure you have all supplies listed in the course packet this week.


RR Math: First homework packet/test will be due/on- next week Friday-9/19.


RR English: Reading logs were passed out on Monday 9/8/14. All sections (five days) will be due on Monday 9.15.14.


French 2: Vocab quiz on Monday. Flash cards also due. Passé composé quiz on Thursday

ELA- Kennedy:  Students "graded" their Grammar 1.7-1.8 and we discussed any difficulties they may have had. We then worked all hour on Grammar 1.9-1.10 discussing Direct and Indirect Objects. Many students utilized lunch time appropriately by coming in for extra help! Bravo! Homework: Finish Grammar & Read