Monday, August 27, 2012

Week of August 27th

We had a great week practicing fractions, decimals, and percents! We're ready to start our new book Moving Straight Ahead. On Monday we will go outside and record our walking rates as we start problem 1.1. Please note, homework this week (Monday and Wednesday) is from the book. Each student was issued their own book on Friday.

Monday: Begin Problem 1.1
    Homework: pg. 12 #1 and pg. 17 #16 and 17 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Continue Problem 1.1 - Start 1.2
      Picture Day

Wednesday: Continue Problem 1.2 - Start 1.3
    Homework: pg. 14 #6 and pg. 18 #22 A or B due Friday

Thursday: Continue Problem 1.3 - Start 1.4
    Parent night - hope to see you there!

Friday: Finish Problem 1.4 - Review for Investigation 1 Quiz on Tuesday, September 4th
    Homework: Order of Operations Practice due Tuesday

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Have a great week!
Mrs. Anderson

Monday, August 20, 2012

Week of August 20th

I really enjoyed meeting my students last week! We are off to a great start! This week we are reviewing skills and learning class procedures. Students will receive their first book on Friday, Moving Straight Ahead.

Monday: Set up notebooks (please ask students about this!) and learning styles quiz.
    Homework: Mean Worksheet ~What Dance Should You Do When Summer Is Over? Students must show all work. Due Wednesday.

Tuesday: Talk about Group Work ~ Fraction Practice: Addition and Subtraction

Wednesday: Fraction Practice: Multiplication and Division
    Homework: Fraction, Decimal, Percent ~ How I Spent My Summer Daze. Due Friday

Thursday: Converting Fractions to Decimals and Adding/Subtracting Decimals

Friday: Introduction to Moving Straight Ahead
    Homework: Variables and Patterns (7th gr book) review. Due Monday

Let me know if you have any questions!
Mrs. Anderson

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Welcome Back!!

I am excited to start a new school year! Welcome to all my 8th graders! We started the class by finding out how much money the United States paid to the athletes that earned medals at the Olympics this year (and how much they collected in taxes).

Here is an overview of our schedule for the week:

Thursday: Introduction to 8th grade math
     Homework: Integer worksheet - "Why did the ant run across the cracker box?" Due Monday
Friday: Golf Activity - Learning how to problem solve. Discussion of class procedures and supplies needed for next week.

Please check this blog at least once a week, or better yet, subscribe so you receive and email every time I update the blog. I will post what we will doing that week, including tests and quizzes and homework information.

Thank you!
Mrs. Anderson