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.




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday, October 15

Science: Students had time to work on the final drafts of their "How Fast Am I?" lab, the final drafts are due tomorrow, see yesterday's post for copies of the rubric. 

Geometry: Investigated how perpendicular bisectors are related to reflections. No homework.


French 2: Start studying the purple words for Unit 10, pg 321

RR Math: Students have a test this Friday. Please study each night- we talked about how to study for math. Homework packets are due ON or BEFORE Friday. If you turn it in early, you can use it to study for your test.

RR English: Logs are due Monday. Following what each response asks you to do.

ELA - Students discussed the deeper meaning or theme of dystopian literature, usually making a statement about our society. We then formulated theories about what each student thought The Giver was trying to say about our society and backing it up with evidence from the text. We then wrote a final draft as our second On Demand Writing for Day 8 of our Writer's Workshop. Homework: Journal #1.39 (free write or work on project in journal) Independent Read (Marking Period ends October 31st).

Humanities: Students had a second day of review for our test tomorrow. Homework is to study for the test. A study guide is attached.

Algebra: We caught up on section 6.4 and passed back the PSW. We have several students that need to take the chapter test so I did not hand them back, but results are on Family Access. Homework: finish worksheet 6.4A

Pre-Algebra: We started 2.2, the distributive property. The homework is Practice B 2.2, 2-22 even. There will be a quiz on sections 2.1 - 2.3 on Wednesday, October 22. Notes and homework can be found at
http://norupstein.weebly.com/pre-algebra-notes-and-homework .


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday, October 14

Student Council - Pink Out tomorrow Wednesday, October 15th. Student council will be selling pink and white bracelets to support Breast Cancer Research. Wear pink and then go support our football teams at the Blue vs White game at 7:00 on Hurley Field.

ELA - Students reviewed internal conflicts or metaphorical dragons that we face on a daily basis and that Jonas faces in the book The Giver in Day 7 of our Reader's Workshop. We then had over 35 minutes to finish reading the book. The students reviewed the charts from the last few days, Jonas' Life Map, Conflicts and Resolutions, and Nuanced Characters to be sure they are all filled in to get appropriate credit for the Journal Entries. Home journal entries can be rough drafts for different sections for the Project! That way a little is getting done each night and journal entries are being done. Double bonus! Homework: Journal entry #1.37 Finish The Giver. The Giver Final Project is attached. 

Science: Students peer-reviewed rough drafts of "How Fast Am I?" labs today. Final drafts are due on Thursday, October 16- tomorrow is the last in class work day. The rubric used for peer review as well as the rubric I will use for grading are attached

Geometry: Finished discussing theorems related to angle bisectors, homework is the indirect proof and angle bisector handout.

RR Math: Test Friday- study! Homework packets are due on or before Friday.

RR English: Logs are due Monday.

Chinese: Test on this Friday (Oct 17). Check the class blog for details.

Pre-Algebra: Today we went to the Avery Lab to work on concepts on the computer. We will be using the lab every Tuesday to reinforce concepts. No homework today, unless you have missing assignments.

French 2: Unit 9 test tomorrow.

Humanities: Students reviewed chapters 1-3 in preparation for our test on Thursday. Homework is to study for the test. A study guide is attached.

Spanish: WHAT WE DID TODAY: Today, we will work on the Question words, and how we use them to form sentences. We will review the Práctica homework on page 22. Please see previous posts for tutorials on the Question words. HOMEWORK: Complete Exercise 4 on page 23, and exercise 6 from our worksheet (page 6) if not completed in class today.



Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday, October 13

Student Council - Pink Out this Wednesday, October 15th. Student council will be selling pink and white bracelets to support Breast Cancer Research. Wear pink and then go support our football teams at the Blue vs White game at 4:00 on Hurley Field.

ELA - Students continued their study of Science Fiction with Reader's Workshop Day 6. We discussed nuanced characters and charted the nuances in three characters. I introduced the Final Project for Dystopian Society Science Fiction. Students are to create their own Utopia complete with map, rules, and a dystopian downfall.

Science: Students worked on the rough draft of their "How Fast Am I?" lab. Rough drafts must be printed and ready to go when students arrive in science class tomorrow- we will not be able to print in class tomorrow! Rough drafts do not have to be typed, but final drafts do.

Geometry: Began discussing angle bisection theorems and indirect proofs.

RR English: Reading logs were due today. If students forgot, they may turn it in tomorrow for a late point. New reading logs are being passed out today and will be due 10.20.14.



RR Math: Students have a homework packet due Friday and a test Friday.

Humanities: Students reviewed chapters 1 and 2 in class today, and began to work on 3.4. 3.4 free choice is due Tuesday. We will have a chapter 3 assessment on Thursday. No current events this week.

Pre-Algebra: Today we finished the notes on 2.1. The homework is 2.1, 1-13 all. The work may be done on the homework page. The notes and homework can be found at http://norupstein.weebly.com/pre-algebra-notes-and-homework .

French 2: The Unit 9 test has been moved to this Wednesday.