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May 21, 2007
Study for exams!
Science Chapter 20. Students were given a written list of what to study...
Math Part I exam tomorrow. Look over your review guide!
May 14, 2007
Science 6th period Complete side 1 & 2 of reinforcement worksheet.
Math 2/3 Dream backyard projects due tomorrow.
Math 4/5 P. 278 # 5, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14 P. 279 # 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, & 34
May 10, 2007
Science Study the chapter 20 vocab
Math 2/3 P. 278 279 Multiples of 4. Dream backyard project due Tuesday
Math 4/5  Dream backyard project due tomorrow!!!
May 9, 2007
Science Define vocab words on P. 605 2. Read P. 584  594. Do questions 15 on P. 594
Math Work on Dream Backyard project!
May 8, 2007
Science Test tomorrow over space. Study the pages of the packet that I handed out.
Math 2/3 Work on your Dream Backyard project.
Math 4/5 Work on your dream backyard project.
May 7, 2007
Science Study your packet for our test! The test will be on Wednesday.
Math No homework
May 2, 2007
Science Study your packet for our test next week! The test will be on Wednesday.
Math  Triarama due tomorrow! 2/3 Finish prealgebra worksheet and word problems. 4/5 Finish percent problems worksheets.
May 1, 2007
Science Study your packet for our test next week! The test will be on Wednesday.
Math Both classes: Complete your triarama! It is due Thursday! (See below for details).
April 30, 2007
Math 2/3 and 4/5 Finish worksheet done in class.
Do triarama project! Due Thursday! They should have all of the research completed (done in class). Students will put the information on a triarama. One side of the triarama should have an illustrated picture and the mathematcian's name, the other two sides should contain facts about the person's contributions to math and science and ant interesting facts you may find.
This project will be worth a quiz grade. It is dues Thursday, May 2nd.
How to make a triarama:
1. Take a large piece of paper and cut it into a square. (Ms. Patsios can supply paper, if you need it.)
2. Fold on the diagonals as shown:
3. Cut from one corner to the center(on the bold line shown, between panels A and B)
4. Tuck panel A under panel B, and glue A onto B. This will make the bottom (or floor) of one triarama. The remaining two sections will stand to make the two back sides of the triarama.
Picture of a triarama.
Science Study your class notes and info in latest packet!
April 24, 2006
Science Complete comets, meteors, and asteroids worksheet. Kepp your packet in order as we go along!
Math No homework tonight.
April 20, 2007
Your Geobot is due on Monday! Please see the Geobot page for everything you need to know about this project!
April 16, 2007
CRCT Monday, April 17  Friday, April 20
Get plenty of sleep! Eat a good breakfast! Bring a #2 pencil to school every day!
April 11, 2007
Math 2/3 Geobot data table due tomorrow
Math 4/5 Geobot data table due tomorrow
Science Review for CRCT
April 10, 2007
Math 2/3 Geobot Sketch Views due tomorrow
Math 4/5 Geobot Sketch Views due tomorrow
Science None
April 9, 2007
Math 2/3  Due to CRCT testing on April 16  20, I have had to move the Geobot Project due date to April 23rd. I will not assign any projects or tests to be due CRCT week. I would rather my students get plenty of rest and concentrate on doing well on the CRCT than exert extra energy on projects or studying for tests.
Math 4/5 See above. Finish graph worksheet.
GEOBOT minidue dates:
Wednesday 4/11 Geobot sketch views due (top, back, side, front view)
Thursday 4/12 Geobot data table due
Friday 4/13 Geobot "Specs" due
Science Bring your practice CRCT workbook to class tomorrow.
March 29 & 30, 2007
Math classes Work on your Geobot project! It'll be due on April 16th. Full instructions are on the main page & a sample was shown to the students. Don't wait until the last minute!
Enjoy your Spring Break!!
March 28, 2007
Science None
Math 2/3 Work on Geobot. Parent signature in agenda due. Rough sketch due.
Math 4/5 Work on Geobot. Parent signature in agenda due. Rough sketch due.
March 27, 2007
Math 2/3 Please come in for extra help if you plan on taking the surface area retest. You may come in tomorrow morning, Thurs morning or Fri morning. Parents, your child has his/her grade written in the agenda. Please ask him/her what the grade was. Thanks! Geobot sketches & parent signature in agenda due Thursday. Finish your CRCT review packet.
Math 4/5 Finish your CRCT review packet. Geobot sketches & parent signature in agenda due Thursday.
Science Took ch 23 test today. Students, I will try to get them all graded before tomorrow. Work on vocab for chapter 24 (P. 731).
March 26, 2007
Math 2/3 Start collecting items for your Geobot project. A new/different rubric will be handed out tomorrow. Your rough sketch of your Geobot and your parent signature verifying that you are working on your robot is due tomorrow. Finish CRCT practice packet.
Math 2/3 Start collecting items for your Geobot project. A new/different rubric will be handed out tomorrow. Your rough sketch of your Geobot and your parent signature verifying that you are working on your robot is due tomorrow.
Science Test tomorrow. Put packet together to be handed in tomorrow.
March 23, 2007
Math Begin collecting materials for your Geobot.
Science Chapter 23 test is on Tuesday. Study, study, study!
March 22, 2007
Math 2/3 Start working on your Geobot Project (See link to instructions on home page). Quiz over surface area Friday.
Math 4/5 Start working on your Geobot Project (See link to instructions on home page). Quiz over surface area Friday.
Science Your next test is Tuesday. Study!
March 21, 2007
Math 2/3 Start working on your Geobot Project (See link to instructions on home page). Quiz over surface area Friday.
Math 4/5 Start working on your Geobot Project (See link to instructions on home page). Quiz over surface area Friday.
Science Your next test is Tuesday. Study!
March 15, 2007
Science Finish KWL chart
Math 2/3 Finish worksheet about surface area
Math 4/5 Finish worksheet about volume.
March 13, 2007
Math Get Pi Day permission slip signed. Do Pi paper (See below for instructions)
Science Study for your midterm!
Pi Paper Instructions (This was assigned a week and a day ago, so hopefully people aren't waiting until the last minute!)
What are a few interesting facts about pi?
You are going to research on the Internet, in the encyclopedia or wherever you think you can find the most interesting facts about pi. You must have at least 10 facts about the numeral Ő (pi). This paper must be written or typed in bullet form and is due on Monday, March 13^{th}.
1. Research – You must document where you found your facts by either turning in the websites or a list of sources.
2. At least 10 facts about pi included in your paper.
3. No grammatical or spelling errors.
4. Paper can be typed or written in blue or black ink. Your paper must be on a clean sheet of paper.
5. Title, your name, date, and period on paper.
6. Paper turned in on Monday, March 13^{th}.
March 9, 2007
Exam Schedule:
Tuesday, March 13 Math, SS, Health
Wednesday, March 14 Science, LA, Reading, Foreign Language
Wednesday, March 14th is Pi Day! All students in math received a permission slip must be signed. Also, if you'd like to donate a pie for this fun occasion, feel free. Cookie cakes, fruit pies, chocolate pies... any kind of round pie would be fine. :) Students, you must complete your "Pi Paper" of 10 bulleted facts in order to participate in Pi day. Thanks!
March 6, 2007
Science Study your review packet for the midterm on Wednesday 3/14.
Math 2/3 Finish worksheet
Math 4/5 Finish worksheet
March 5, 2007
Science We took notes over Climate. Mid term will be Wed. 3/14. Study your notes! Vocab flash cards on 171 & 17  3 vocab due tomorrow. 9 cards total.
Math 2/3 Finish worksheet
Math 4/5 Text P. 379 # 16; 12; 16 25
Friday, March 2, 2007
Science The lunar eclipse is tomorrow night! See my main page for more details.
Math 2/3 No HW
Math 4/5 No HW
Thursday, March 1, 2007
Science Test tomorrow over Weather! Study vocab & notes!!
Math 2/3 Test tomorrow. Use study guide & geometry jargon booklet to prepare to prepare!
Math 4/5 Geometry ACE packet due Monday. Pentagonal prism due Monday also.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Science Test Friday! Study! Visual dictionary due Friday.
Math 2/3 Test Friday! Study your Geometry Jargon booklet and look over the study guide you completed.
Math 4/5 No homework.
2/26/07
Science Visual dictionary is due Friday. Our next test on weather will be Friday as well.
Math 2/3 Finish study guide. Test Friday.
Math 4/5 Test review page is due Wednesday. Test Wednesday.
2/22/07
Science Study your notes & vocab for ch. 16 weather
Math 2/3 No HW
Math 4/5 Finish worksheet
2/21/07
Science Study your notes & vocab for ch. 16 weather
Math 2/3 Complete worksheet that we started in class.
Math 4/5 Text P. 252 # 16 P. 224 # 44  54 Mixed Review.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Science We took a test today on chapter 15. tests will be returned tomorrow. 1st pd vocab for ch 16 due tomorrow. 6th pd vocab for ch 16 due Thursday
Math 2/3 P. 316  317 # 1  23 all
Math 4/5 P. 316 # 1  14 all
Thursday, Feb 15th
Science My students informed me that they are overwhelmed with studying tonight I did not realize that there is a Social Studies test tomorrow, so I have rescheduled my Sci test to Tuesday. We will start on our next chapter, weather, tomorrow. You're welcome, students. :)
Math 2/3 shapes person due tomorrow
Math 4/5 shaped person due tomorrow. Quiz tomorrow over section 72, 73, 75, and 76.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Science Our science test had to be changed to Friday due to the honor roll breakfast tomorrow during 1st period and career day signup Thursday during 1st period. Homework= finish review study guide part II.
Math 2/3 Geometric shapes person drawing due Fri. Finish any incomplete classwork (page #s and problem #s should be written in your agenda).
Math 4/5 Geometric shapes person drawing due Fri.
Science Our science test had to be changed to Friday due to the honor roll breakfast tomorrow during 1st period and career day signup Thursday during 1st period. Study your study guide tonight. 6th period has to complete P. 457 using vocabulary & P. 458 # 115. I will check this tomorrow.
Math 2/3 Geometric shapes person drawing due Fri.
Math 4/5 Geometric shapes person drawing due Fri. Complete P. 299  301 # 222 even
Friday, February 9, 2007
Science No Homework! Just study your vocab & notes for our test on Wednesday.
Math 2/3 No HW
Math 4/5 No HW
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Science Layers of the atmosphere poster is due tomorrow. Chapter 15 test will be Wed, Feb 14th
Math 2/3 CRCT booklet # 9 17; 20, 25, 29, 30. Area of complex figures sheet due tomorrow. P. 346 # 2 10 even; 347 # 14  17 all; and 348 # 2225 all
Math 4/5 CRCT booklet # 120, 25, 29, 30. Book work P. 352 # 6  26 evens
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Science Layers of the Atmosphere poster is due Thursday
Math 2/3 Worksheets on area of complex figures & textbook P. 346 # 2 10 even; 347 # 14  17 all; and 348 # 2225 all is due Thursday
Math 4/5 Circumference worksheet front/back due tomorrow.
Monday, February 5, 2007
Science Study your atmosphere notes!
Math 2/3 Area WS due tomorrow. Jokes page on ratios due Wednesday.
Math 4/5 Test Friday on probability, slope, graphing linear equations, area. Finish worksheet tonight.
Thursday 20107
Science We took our oceans tests today. Students, I will try my hardest to grade all of them tonight.
Math 2/3 Front and back of worksheet (area & slope)
Math 4/5 Front and back of triangle worksheet.
Wednesday
Science Your test will be tomorrow. Complete your study guide tonight!
Math 2/3 Your puzzle book is due on Friday. Finish perimeter & area bookwork.
Math 4/5 Your puzzle book is due on Friday. Finish perimeter & area bookwork.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Science Your test will be on Thursday. Complete your study guide tonight!
Math 2/3 Your puzzle book is due on Friday. Finish perimeter & area worksheet.
Math 4/5 Your puzzle book is due on Friday. Finish perimeter & area worksheet.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Science Your test over Ch 18 & Ch 191 will be Thursday. Study your notes! We will review this week.
Math 2/3 Finish graphing equations worksheet
Math 4/5 Finish probability worksheet
Friday, January 26, 2007
Science CRCT Online test due Monday (extension was given).
Math 2/3 CRCT test due Monday
Math 4/5 CRCT test due Monday. Worksheets due Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Students, you can get ready for the CRCT with online tests! Usernames & passwords were handed out in homeroom today! Students must complete the first math and science test by Friday. This is required! See Ms. P for a library pass if you do not have internet access.
Science CRCT Online. Study your class notes.
Math 2/3 CRCT Online test #1
Math 4/5 CRCT onine test #1
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Students, you can get ready for the CRCT with online tests! Usernames & passwords were handed out in homeroom today! Students must complete the first math and science test by Friday. This is required! See Ms. P for a library pass if you do not have internet access.
Science CRCT Online. Study your class notes.
Math 2/3 Finish worksheet on linear equations
Math 4/5 Finish CRCT booklet
Monday, January 22, 2007
Students, you can get ready for the CRCT with online tests! Usernames & passwords were handed out in homeroom today! Students must complete the first math and science test by Friday. This is required! See Ms. P for a library pass if you do not have internet access.
Science 1. CRCT online test (due Fri.) 2. Finish graphic organizer about ocean currents.
Math 2/3 1. CRCT online test (due Friday). 2. Quiz tomorrow over converting customary & metric unites of measurement. 3. Finish graphing equations. P. 479 # 3, 5 and P. 480 # 26  32
Math 4/5 1. CRCT online test (due Friday). 2. Quiz tomorrow over converting customary & metric unites of measurement. 3. Finish graphing equations. P. 479 # 3, 5 and P. 480 # 26  32
Friday, January 19, 2007
Science Finish pages 25 & 26 in your CRCT workbook.
Math 2/3 Quiz Tuesday over Metric conversions and customary conversions.
Math 4/5 Quiz Tuesday over Metric conversions and customary conversions.
* If you are printing this page, remember to set the print job to page 1 only. Otherwise, you will print ouot a ton of pages assignments from September!
Thursday, January 18th
Science Rock cycle projects & stories are due tomorrow!!!
Math 2/3 Finish classwork
Math 4/5 Finish classwork
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Science Study your vocabulary words! Your rock & rock cycle story is due Friday!
Math 2/3 None
Math 4/5 Finish your worksheets about measurement.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Science Your rock cycle project due date has been changed to Friday. Please do a good job on this project since you are getting extra time. Define Ch. 18 vocab words. Read the first section in chapter 18 (P. 522  525) The quiz grades on rocks was handed back today.
Math 2/3 P. 541, 542, 543 do multiples of 4 on all pages
Math 4/5 Worksheet front & back
Friday, January 12, 2007
Science Rock cycle story is due Wednesday!
Math No homework!
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Science You will have a quiz tomorrow over the rock cycle and your rocks notes. Study! Students received a rubric for the rock cycle story. This will be due Wednesday.
Math 2/3 and 4/5 Your coordinate graphing picture is due Tuesday.
No school on Monday!
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Science We will have a quiz over your rock notes & the rock cycle Friday. Your rock cycle story will be due Wednesday.
Math 2/3 Finish your probability worksheet.
Math 4/5 Do P. 541 # 2 10 even; P. 542 # 2 12 even; P. 543 # 2 12 even
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Science Find a rock for your "Rock Cycle" project. Keep the rock at home until the project is due (next week). The students have seen samples of the size of the rock.
Math Your Snowman Construction Company project is due tomorrow.
Monday, January 8, 2007
Science 1st Do P. 97 # 15 & P. 102 # 15. Clean out your notebook. Put all papers at home. You will have a quiz over your notes on Friday.
Math 2/3 & 4/5 Snowman Construction Company project due Wednesday.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Study for your exams!
Friday, December 15, 2006
Science & Math Study for your exams! :)
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Science Your exam will be on Tuesday. Study!
Math 2/3 Finish any incomplete class work. Your exam will cover equations, variable expressions, and combining like terms. We will review tomorrow.
Math 4/5 No class today. Desktop stores were visited. Make sure you have your study guide complete for tomorrow.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Science Finish # 1  15 on your study guide. Start studying for your science final exam!
Math 2/3 Finish worksheet on combining like terms and equations.
Math 4/5 Finish math review guide. We will check it tomorrow.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Science Period 1 Finish test corrections and answer #1 6 from your study guide. Period 6 Finish test corrections.
Math 2/3 Text P. 282 # 1 12
Math 4/5 Finish your scale drawings worksheet
Friday, December 8, 2006
Science Your Types of Rocks foldable will be due on Tuesday. Chapter 4 test will be on Thursday.
Math 2/3 No Homework
Math 4/5 No Homework
Thursday, December 7, 2006
Science Your Types of Rocks foldable is due Tuesday.
Math 2/3 Finish both sides of scientific notation worksheet. I will check this tomorrow.
Math 4/5 Quiz tomorrow over chapter 6 sections 1,2,3,4. Study over your practice quiz/study guide!
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Dear Students and Parents, I will try very hard to have the science tests graded by tomorrow. I'm still not feeling too well, so I may not get them back to you until Friday. Thanks for your patience, Ms. Patsios
Science 1st period Make sure that you have completed the vocabulary for chapter 4 and questions 15 on page 93. Your homework is to read section 42 and answer the questions on page 97.
Science 6th period Make sure that you have completed the vocabulary for chapter 4 and questions 15 on page 93.
Math 2/3 Make sure that you have finished the board work today (about proportions). I will check and collect this tomorrow. Your Icosahedron model and sub work is due tomorrow, too. (You should have most of this done already since you had the entire class period Tuesday to work on it.)
Math 4/5 Your worksheet front & back are due tomorrow. We will have a quiz on Friday covering sections 61 to 64 in your textbook. Complete your homework and do practice problems from these sections!
Monday, December 4, 2006
Science Your test will be on Wednesday. Study hard!
Math 2/3 Finish any incomplete class work.
Math 4/5 Finish work on Unit rate.
Friday, December 1, 2006
Science Your test over chapter 13, sections 1 & 2 will be on Tuesday. Study hard!
Math 2/3 Math tests were returned today. Parents, ask your child for his/her grade.
Math 4/5 Students took a math test today. Grades will be returned on Monday.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Science Study your notes & definitions from class! Your test will be on Tuesday. Chapter 13 sections 1 & 2.
Math 2/3 Vocabulary crossword puzzle is due tomorrow.
Math 4/5 You will have a test on Chapter 3 tomorrow. Study your practice tests! Rework some problems from the chapter!
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Math 2/3 P. 239 # 114 all; 18  23 all
Math 4/5 Finish worksheets
Science Study notes for chapter 13
Monday, November 27, 2006
Science Define vocabulary words for Chapter 13. (Words are already listed for you on the front of your notes page.)
Math 2/3 Test Thursday on chapter 3. Do P. 140 # 116 all. Show your work!
Math 4/5 Finish any incomplete classwork.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Science and Math No Homework!!! Enjoy your Thanksgiving break!! :)
Monday, November 20, 2006
Science No Homework
Math 2/3 Finish bookwork (P. 126)
Math 4/5 Finish "Wabbit" point plotting activity.
Nov. 13, 2006
Science Your test on erosional forces will be Thursday, November 16th. Study your notes! We will review all week for this.
Math 2/3 Finish worksheet
Math 4/5 Finish worksheet
Friday, November 10th
No Homework this weekend!! :)
Parents, please ask your child to see the World's Fair letter that was sent home Thursday. Mrs. Scharfstein and I need a few volunteers to usher students from class to class and to make food items or donate materials for World's Fair on Friday, November 17th. See letter to sign up. Thank you!
*I still need a volunteer to usher students from class to class from 10 am to noon. Thanks!
Thursday, November 9th
Parents, please ask your child to see the World's Fair letter that is being sent home today. Mrs. Scharfstein and I need a few volunteers to usher students from class to class and to make food items or donate materials for World's Fair on Friday, November 17th. See letter to sign up. Thank you!
Science Work on visual dictionary
Math 2/3 Complete Jokes page  side 1. We will have a short quiz tomorrow.
Math 4/5 Complete the following problems on the worksheets (look at the bottom of the worksheets for a number): P. 46  47 odds only. P. E73 top part only. P. E74 odds only.
Wednesday, November 8th
Science Read pages 251  256. Answer questions 15 on P. 256.
Math 2/3 Complete "Elephant" jokes page. Complete "Solving Multiplication Equations" on the back.
Math 4/5 Complete "Daffynition Decoder" worksheet tonight.
Monday, November 6th
Science Study over the notes we took in class today about water erosion. Your next test will be next week date TBA.
Math 2/3 Finish jokes page for homework.
Math 4/5 Finish the 15 problems that were on the chalkboard. They will be checked Wednesday!
Friday, November 3rd
We took a test in both math classes today. Papers will be returned on Monday.
No Homework for math & science! Enjoy the weekend!
Thursday, November 2nd
Science Finish reading sections 81 and 83. Finish your notes taking worksheet on these sections. I will check this tomorrow!
Math 2/3 HW Complete "Cold Calculations" worksheet & "Elevator Puzzlers" worksheet. Both of these are about integers in prealgebra. Test tomorrow!
Math 4/5 Complete review worksheet. test tomorrow!
Wednesday, November 1st
Math 2/3 Finish classwork (odds only)
Math 4/5 Finish classwork (odds only)
Science We started chapter 8  forces of erosion today. Students received their chapter 7 test grades today.
Monday, October 30th
Math 2/3 Text P. 110 # 1 16 (Check point)
Math 4/5 Text P. 108  109 # 2  48 even
Science Period 1 = No homework Period 6 = Define ch 8 vocab by Wednesday. Visual dictionary for both classes is due tomorrow.
Thursday, October 26th & Friday, October 27th
Science Study for your test! You will have a test Monday, October 30th over chapter 7.
Math 2/3 Finish both sides of worksheet for homework.
Math 4/5 P. 104  105 # 620 (even) and # 26  46 (even)
Wednesday, October 25th
Math 2/3 Finish Jokes page (ordering integers)
Math 4/5 Finish back of second paper in packet.
Science Test over chapter 7 will be on Monday, 10/30.
Tuesday, October 24th
Math 2/3 Finish worksheets for HW (Don't do adding integers.)
Math 4/5 Finish Worksheets for HW (Don't do adding integers.)
Science Soil Profile foldable due tomorrow. Test on chapter 7 will be on Monday, 10/30.
Friday, October 20th
Science Test over chapter 7 will be Thursday 10/26
Math 2/3 Finish front and back of section 31 worksheet
Math 4/5 Finish frint and back of section 31 worksheet
Thursday, October 19th
Science Visual dictionary will be due at the end of next week. For 5 bonus points: Watch a science related tv show (it must be educational!) and take 20 good notes or write a page summary on the program. Some good shows to watch: On PBS: NOVA, On Animal Planet: Meerkat Manor, any science show on National Geographic Channel or Discovery Channel. Summary/20 notes must be turned in on or before Tuesday, October 24th!
Math 2/3 Mini quiz tomorrow on order of operations
Math 4/5 Finish order of operations WS. Quiz tomorrow on order of operations.
Wednesday, October 18th
Science No homework tonight woohoo! :) :) For 5 bonus points: Watch a science related tv show (it must be educational!) and take 20 good notes or write a page summary on the program. Some good shows to watch: On PBS: NOVA, On Animal Planet: Meercat Manor, any science show on National Geographic Channel or Discovery Channel. Summary/20 notes must be turned in on or before Tuesday, October 24th!
Math 2/3 math bonanza is due tomorrow
Math 4/5  Math bonanza is due tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 17th
Science Define vocab words for chapter 7 (list can be found on P. 207). Read section 71 and answer 5 questions on p. 189. The Red Ribbon Week poster is due tomorrow. Theme: "Drugs are Worthless, Life is Priceless".
Math 2/3  finish worksheet
Math 4/5 Finish odds on worksheet
Monday, October 16th
Science Your Red Ribbon Week poster is due Wednesday. This will count as a class work grade.
Math 2/3 Math Bonanza October Edition is due Thursday. Parents, please sign your child's agenda. Your child was instructed to write his/her math midterm grade in the agenda.
Math 4/5 Math Bonanza October Edition is due Thursday. Parents, please sign your child's agenda. Your child was instructed to write his/her math midterm grade in the agenda.
Friday, October 13th
Study for your midterms this weekend!
October 12, 2006
Study for exams!!
Science Study your notes on earthquakes!
Math 2/3 and 4/5 Finish up your study guides! Practice problems that you missed!
October 11th
Science Study your class notes for the midterm on Monday!
Math 2/3 Finish P. 273 # 127 all
Math 4/5 Complete the math review sheet
October 10, 2006
Science Today in class we took notes on Chapter 11, Earthquakes. Homework is to read pages 304 307 and answer questions 15 on P. 307 in complete sentences.
Math 2/3 Finish the worksheet titled "Exercises". We will check this in class tomorrow. We will also continue to work on our mid term review.
Math 4/5 Complete both sides of your word problems worksheet. Solve the problems on another sheet of paper. Show all work! No work = no credit!
Mid Term Information
Science We have just started the Earthquakes chapter (ch. 11). Study your notes for the midterm. The midterm will cover Earthquakes only.
Math 2/3 & 4/5 The math midterm will be cumulative  the exam will cover all concepts learned this year so far:
Apply Factors and Multiples 
Prime Factorization 
Greatest Common Factor & Least Common Multiple 
Comparing and ordering fractions, Simplifying fractions, Mixed numbers and improper fractions 
Multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers 
Fractions, decimals, and percents 
Add and subtract fractions 
Use fractions, decimals, and percents interchangeably 
Solve problems involving fractions decimals, and percents. 
Friday, 10/06/06
Math 2/3 Front and back of jokes page due Tuesday.
Science No homework
Math 4/5 No homework
Wednesday, October 4th
Science Test Thursday on Plate tectonics! (The test has been changed to Thursday because I did not have enough time to complete my review.) Also due THURSDAY: the visual dictionary, 15 flash cards, the "Fossil Safari". Students were told about the flash cards & visual dictionary over a week ago.
Math 2/3 Catalog Math miniproject is due Friday. Work on this at home. Test Friday! We will review for our test in class tomorrow.
Math 4/5 Bring a catalog for tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Science Test Thursday on Plate tectonics! (The test has been changed to Thursday because I did not have enough time to complete my review.) Also due THURSDAY: the visual dictionary, 15 flash cards, the "Fossil Safari". Students were told about the flash cards & visual dictionary over a week ago.
Math 2/3 Finish the jokes page  front and back. Bring a catalog for tomorrow. test Friday. A help session will be offered Thursday morning.
Math 4/5 Finish the worksheet front and back. Bring a catalog for Thursday. Test tomorrow. A help session will be offered tomorrow morning.
October 2, 2006
Science Test on Plate Tectonics will be this Wednesday. Also due Wednesday are: the visual dictionary, 15 flash cards, the "Fossil Safari". Students were told about the flash cards & visual dictionary over a week ago.
Math 2/3 Bring in a catalog for Wednesday. Your next test will be Friday. Finish your essay and worksheet about percents & fractions tonight.
Math 4/5 Number writing assignment is due Wednesday. test over sections 66 and 67 will be Wednesday. Bring a cataolg for Thursday.
Friday, September 29, 2006
Math 2/3 Finish Ratio, percent, & decimals worksheets. We will check these on Monday. Bring a catalog in on Wednesday. Test Friday over fractions, ratio, percent, & decimals.
Math 4/5 NO HOMEWORK!
Science Plate tectonics test October 4th
Thursday, September 28th
Science Your Pluto projects are due Friday, September 29th. Students have been working on this for a week now. Students should have 4 out of the 6 miniprojects done already, if they have been keeping up with their homework. The test on plate tectonics will be October 4th.
Math 2/3 Brain busters worksheet is due tomorrow.
Math 4/5 Work on your percents/fractions/decimals packet. It will be due on Monday.
Wednesday, September 27th
Science Your Pluto projects are due Friday, September 29th. Students have been working on this for a week now. Students should have 4 out of the 6 miniprojects done already, if they have been keeping up with their homework. The test on plate tectonics will be October 4th.
Math 2/3 Work on your percents/fractions/decimals packet. It will be due on Monday. Multiplication times test tomorrow.
Math 4/5 Complete the "Fast Finishers" brain teaser sheet tonight.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Science Your Pluto projects are due Friday, September 29th. Students have been working on this for a week now. Students should have 4 out of the 6 miniprojects done already, if they have been keeping up with their homework. The test on plate tectonics will be October 4th.
Math 2/3 In class we worked on finding percent of a number. Homework is to finish anything that was not completed in class.
Math 4/5 P. 261 # 112 even; P.262 # 1329 even; P. 262 # 3243 even; P. 263 # 45  60 even
Monday, September 25, 2006
Science Pluto project #4 is due tomorrow. On Friday, September 29th , all 6 Pluto projects are due. Your next test on Plate Tectonics will be October 4th.
Math 2/3 HW: P. 258 #1  15 all; P. 259 # 31  51 odd; P. 261  263 multiples of 5. Students were given 1/2 an hour to get started on this work in class.
Math 4/5 P. 258 # 115 all; # 3047 all
Friday, September 22, 2006
Science Work on Pluto projects
Math No homework!
Wednesday, September 20th
Science Finish your 2nd Pluto mini Project tonight. I will check these tomorrow!
Math 2/3 and 4/5 NO HOMEWORK!! WOOOOOHOOOOOOO! :)
Tuesday, September 19th
Science Your Pluto project is due on September 29th. One mini project is due tomorrow. I will check this! (Mini projects will be assigned nightly so students do not procrastinate.)
Math 2/3 "My Special Number" project is due on Wednesday, 9/20. Work on Fractions packet for HW tonight it's due tomorrow. Your fractions test will be on Wednesday, 9/20.
Math 4/5 Work on Fractions packet for HW tonight It's due tomorrow. Your fractions test will be on Wednesday, 9/20.
Monday, September 18th
Science Your Pluto project is due on September 29th. Start working on it tonight!
Math 2/3 "My Special Number" project is due on Wednesday, 9/20. Work on Fractions packet for HW tonight. Your fractions test will be on Wednesday.
Math 4/5 Work on fractions packet. Your fractions test will be on Wednesday.
Thursday, September 14th & Friday, September 15th
Science Your hurricane journal is due Monday, September 18th. See Instructions below.
Math 2/3 P. 208 to 209 # 4  52 all. Jester's cube due tomorrow.
Math 4/5 P. 208 # 1 39 odds only. Show you work or you will not get credit! No calculators!
Science Hurricane Journal:
Write a diary from the point of view of a hurricane. Give your hurricane a name.
Include the following info in at least 5 journal entries:
Wednesday, September 13th
Upcoming Due Dates:
Science Due Dates
Assignment  Due 
Hurricanes Flash Cards  Thursday, 9/14 
Hurricanes Test  Thursday, 9/14 
Hurricane Journal  Monday, 9/18 
Math 2/3 Complete fractions worksheet (both sides).
Math 4/5 Complete "Fractions" side of worksheet (a mix of addition & subtraction fraction problems).
Monday, September 11, 2006
Science Your test on Hurricanes will be Thursday, September 14th. 15 flash cards from your notes are due on this date. Your crossword puzzle about hurricanes is due Wednesday, September 13th.
Math 2/3 Finish P. 153 # 139. Your notebook quiz will be Wednesday, September 13th. Your "Special Number" essay is due September 20th.
Math 4/5 Finish P. 153 # 139. Your notebook quiz will be Wednesday, September 13th.
Thursday, September 7, 2006
Science Students took a vocab test today. Results will be returned tomorrow.
Math 2/3 No hmework tonight!
Math 4/5 Study the times tables you missed on the times table quiz.
Wednesday, September 6, 2006
Math 2/3 Circus barrel is due tomorrow.
Math 4/5 Prime Factorization & GCF quiz tomorrow. Circus barrel is due tomorrow.
Science Scientific Method Quiz tomorrow
Tuesday, September 5, 2006
Science Your Scientific method test has been changed to Thursday, 9/6. Study the vocabulary words from the crossword puzzle and the words you defined from chapter 1.
Math Worksheet (46 & Jokes Page) is due tomorrow. "Circus Barrel" is due Thursday (fully assembled).
Friday, September 1, 2006
Science Scientific Method test is Wednesday, 9/6. Crossword puzzle is due Tuesday 9/5.
Math Properties of Multiplication Poster is due Tuesday. Your worksheet on adding and subtracting decimals is due Tuesday.
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Science Scientific Method Test has been moved to Wednesday, September 6th. Study your vocabulary and your notes! HW: Complete notes page for ch 1 section 1 and complete crossword puzzle.
Math Test tomorrow over factors, multiples, divisibility rules, LCM, GCF, and properties of multiplication. Students took a practice test today to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Students, rework problems on your practice test to study!
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Science Scientific Method Test has been moved to Wednesday, September 6th. Study your vocabulary and your notes! HW: Complete notes page for ch 1 section 1 and complete crossword puzzle.
Math 2/3 and 4/5 A test will be given on Thursday on factors, multiples, properties of multiplication, and divisibility rules. The Properties of multiplication project is due Tuesday. We will take a "practice test" and review tomorrow.
If you have a picture of your pet, please bring it in to display on my "Pet Wall of Fame".
Geobot Rubric Name ______________________________
Criteria 
4 Exceeds the Standard 
3 Meets the Standard 
2 Approaches the Standard 
1 Below the Standard 
Teacher Score 
Knowledge of geometric solidsM6G2.a,b,c M6M2.c 
Compare and contrast 4 or more geometric solids. Sketches interpret all views. 
Compare and contrast 4 geometric solids. Sketches interpret most views. 
Compare and contrast 3 geometric solids. Sketches interpret some views. 
Compare and contrast less than 3 geometric solids. Sketches interpret a few views. 

Computation of Surface Area and Volume M6M3.b, c, d M6M4.b, c 
All computations for surface area and volume are accurate. 
Most computations for surface area and volume are accurate. 
Some computations for surface area and volume are accurate. 
Few computations for surface area and volume are accurate. 

Actual Model

All parts are built to specs and is wellcrafted. 
Most parts are built to specs and the crafting is average. 
Some parts are built to specs and the crafting is fair. 
Few parts are built to specs. Poor crafting. Sloppy. 

Poster/ Presentation 
Includes all of the following: Sketches (views), specs, table, use of colored pencils or markers, evidence of use of a ruler. 
Includes most of the following: Sketches (views), specs, table, use of colored pencils or markers, evidence of use of a ruler. 
Includes some of the following: Sketches (views), specs, table, use of colored pencils or markers, evidence of use of a ruler. 
Includes a few of the following: Sketches (views), specs, table, use of colored pencils or markers, evidence of use of a ruler. 

Function 
Function of Geobot was clearly described. 
Function of Geobot was not detailed enough. 
Function of Geobot was unclear. 
Function of Geobot was not described. 

Specs 
Specs were detailed: described the Geobot's form and function. 
Specs could have had more description of form and function. 
Specs were not complete. Much was left out. 
Specs did not provide info about form and/or function. 

Punctuality

Geobot was turned in on time. 


Geobot was turned in late. (20pts each day from final score_ 

Total Score:



Geobot – Math Unit 5 Project
The Task
An engineering company has offered $100,000 for the best design of a robot made of a variety of geometric shapes and figures, so it is to be classified as a “Geobot”. You have been asked to submit an original design to be considered for selection. Your design should have more than 4 shapes. You are creating a blueprint and a scale model that will be used for judging and manufacturing the “Geobot.”
Steps for completing the task:
The Geobot Project is due on Monday, April 16, 2007. This project will count as a test/major project grade, so please show us your best work. Rubric must be turned in along with project in order to receive full credit.
Geobot Data Table
Number and Names of Parts 
Measurements of Each Part 
Volume of Each Part 
Surface Area of Each Part 
Example:



























