Week of 2.3.2020

Reminder:

The Chill Spot – This upcoming Friday!!! Don’t miss out!

Friday, February 7th
4:30-9:00 PM
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This week:

Students will review their Unit 3 tests that they took last week. Students will receive their tests back and be able to ask questions about the ones that they did not understand. Students will also learn how to solve for the missing variable in One-Step Equations. This will be our focus this week. Please see the videos below.

Week of 1.27.20

Reminder: Students have their Unit 3 tests this week. Students were given study guides in class and completed some of it with me in class. Study guide answers will be posted on the blog this evening. I will also send it via email to parents. Students should complete and turn in their study guides on the day of their test. Please remember that the COMPLETED study guide is a ticket to retake the assessment if students need to. Students will test on the following days:

Thursday, January 30th: Periods 1 and 2 will have their Unit 3 test

Friday, January 31st: Periods 3, 4, and 5 will have their Unit 3 test

This week students will learn the following:

Day 1 – Students will learn how to combine like (alike) terms to make expressions easier to understand and evaluate. Students will also learn how to use the distributive property and other properties to find equivalent expressions. See the videos below for practice.

Distributive Property and Combining Like Terms
Combining Like Terms

Day 2 – Students will have more practice with the distributive property to simplify expressions. They will also practice more with combining like terms.

Day 3 – Students will take their Unit 3 Summative assessment. Students will turn their completed study guides in to me.

Week of 1.20.2020

Reminders:

Students are needed for the Black History Month Program. All students’ participation and help are needed! Please email Mr. Pugh at Khutsana.pugh@cobbk12.org if your child would like to participate. All kinds of talent is needed to make this event a success!

Students will have a Unit 3 Summative coming up on January 30 and 31st. Study guides will come home this week.

Campbell High School & the CCSD School Social Workers & School Psychologist are please to offer a screening of Angst on Tuesday, January 28th at 6:30 in the CHS Theatre. 

The dictionary definition for angst is a feeling of anxiety, apprehension, or insecurity. Angst is a 56-minute film and virtual reality experience that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it. The filmmakers’ goal is to have a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. After viewing, we will have a panel of providers to have an open discussion. The link to register and more information about the film is below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/angst-tickets-86342158721.

This week students will be continuing their learning of how to use substitutes for variable and solve expressions based on the given values. Most students did fairly well with this last week. Please see the links below to review the concept.

Students will extend their learning this week by learning how to interpret expressions into word form. This tends to be more difficult. Students must know operation word to do well with this. Please watch the links below to get practice with this.

Week of 1.6.20……. Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year! Can you believe its 2020? The year of reflection. I am have been reflecting on my teaching, classroom management, and just the first part of this school year in general. I am preparing, and hoping, for increased learning and responsibility not only for myself, but also for the students. Welcome to the second semester of 6th grade!

Things to Know:

– Most student will see a change in their schedule in regards to connections. Students will receive their schedules on Monday, our first day back from break. Students may only get a change of schedule on this first day is there is a duplicate class or a mistake. All other students with a desire to change classes that they do no prefer, must email our scheduling administrator, Ms. Kacie Phipps at Kacie.phipps@cobbk12.org.

There will be no tutoring this Tuesday. I will not be at school until about 10:45 a.m. My daughter is participating in a spelling bee and I will be present there. We will resume tutoring on Tuesday, January 13th. Please know that there is tutoring available in the 8th grade computer lab also from 7:45-8:45. Students must have something that they are working on as the teachers there will not provide them with work.

-Students that have earned the Cool Cat Party will participate in this during their connections time on Friday! Students must have 100 points and not have any suspensions (school or bus) starting 10/4 until the party on Friday! Congrats to all students that made it!

-Students that did not complete their Math Inventory or Reading Inventory will be pulled from class to complete this before the end of the week. Please encourage your child to do his/her best on this assessment of their math and reading progress.

What are we learning?

Days 1 and 2 – Students will review the Order of Operations and exponents that were taught before the break. Students will work in different stations around the room to complete different tasks related to these concepts. These activities will take 2 class periods. Students will be graded on the assignments in order to keep them accountable for using their time wisely.

Day 3 – Students will learn about the different parts of algebraic expressions (mathematical sentences that do not have equal signs, but have VARIABLES, NUMBERS, and OPERATIONS). Students will begin to familiarize themselves with these terms that are crucial to their understanding of algebra. Students will be working on different activities to help them explore and interact with these concepts.

Week of 12.9.19

Reminders:

This week students have a summative test on the following days:

Period 1: Tuesday

Periods 2, 3, and 4 : Wednesday

Period 5: Thursday

This is what we’re learning this week:

Day 1 Students will learn about exponents (repeated multiplication) and how to use them. Students will be using exponents in Order of Operations and expressions, but we want to get a good handle on them before adding them into the mix of other operations and numbers. Please review the videos below for an understanding of exponents.

Day 2 Students will take their Unit 6 Assessment on Statistics. Students will need to turn in their study guides on this day. Students had a week to study for the test.

Day 3 – Students will be taking their Math Inventory Assessment in the computer lab on their Day 3 of math. Students do not need to prepare for this. This is a just a measure of their progress during the school year. Students may pre-view the following video to help them prepare for expressions. We will focus on expressions next week.

Week of 11.18.19

REMINDER:

Next week is Thanksgiving Break! All Cobb County school will be closed from 11/25 to 11/29. Please enjoy some well-deserved time with family and friends.

Students should be working on their science projects. Students will need the data that they’ve collected to be able to created a graphic representation of their findings. Students will be working on the data component in class with me on Monday (Periods 1, 2, and 3) or Tuesday (Periods 4 and 5).

Day 1 – Students will work on turning their data for the science project into a representation that is easily interpreted (bar graph, line graph, dot plot, pictograph, etc.). Students will also be working on learning about histograms. This is a carryover from last week.

Day 2 – Students will continue to work on histograms and will add box and whisker plots to their learning.

Day 3 – Students will have a quiz over their understanding of the following concepts: statistical questions, variability, measures of center (mean, mode, and median), and range. Please review the previous videos on the blog to help your child review. This will be a quiz. There will not be a study guide provided for it since it is not a unit test.