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Week of 10.21.19

This week students have continued to work on their understanding of how to find the percent of a number. Students practiced with restaurant menus by adding tax, taking off discounts, and applying sales tax. Students need more practice with this. Please use the videos below to assist at home.


This Friday and Saturday, is Griffin’s House of Horrors. Stop by for a spooky time.

Next Week is Red Ribbon Week:

Your child’s Unit 2 Math test is Monday or Tuesday. Study guides were given out this week. Please have your child turn in the study guide on the day of their test.

Monday – Wear Red Day

Tuesday – Pajama Day

Wednesday – Decades Day

Thursday – Dress up in Halloween Costumes (no masks, please)

Visit the Book Fair for a chance to win Scholastic $$

Friday – Wear Your Griffin Gear

Week of 10.14.19

Students will be released early all week to accommodate for conferences. Students will be dismissed at 1:30 each day this week. We will resume our normal schedule next week.

Tuesday morning tutoring is also cancelled this week due to early morning conferences. We will resume tutoring on Tuesday, October 22nd. Thanks

Day 1 – Students will learn what a percent is (a part per one hundred) and will play a percents game with a partner to practice recognizing how percents can be writtine as a decimal or as a fraction.

Day 2 – Students will practice finding the percent of a number using “Speed Percenting”, Students will also work on a Percent Escape Game. This activities are used to help students practice the skill of finding percents of a number in a fun way.

Day 3 – Students will finish their games, if time permits and will apply their knowledge of percents to word problems.

Week of 10.7.19

Reminders: Students will be released at 1:30 for Early Release on the following days: October 10th and October 14 through October 18th. Please plan accordingly.

Day 1 – Students that are eligible for the Unit 1 Test retake will do this at the beginning of class. Other students will be given review work. After testing, students will learn about rates and unit rates and how to calculate them. Please see the video(s) posted below.

Day 2 – Students will have more practice with unit rates/prices. Students will compare the prices of different items at stores and decide which is the better deal based on a unit rate/price.

Day 3 -Students will work on graphing ratios. Please see the video(s) below.

Try these ratios on this website:

Unit Rates in Spanish

Conference Sign-Up (Homeroom Students Only)*

Conference time is quickly approaching! Please use the link to sign-up for your child’s conference time. All conferences are student-led with teacher support. Please note that students with siblings at Griffin will not be conference with me. When you return your conference form, you will speak with a connections teacher. That teacher will schedule a conference with you. All others without siblings at Griffin will need to sign up for a time using the Sign-Up Genius link below. Thank you!

**Note: This Sign-up is for students in my homeroom only. Homeroom teachers will contact you regarding your conference if your child is in another homeroom.

Week of 9.30.19


Please return conference request forms as soon as possible. Students were given forms before the break. You may request a face-to-face conference, a phone conference, or opt-out. Please sign and return the form to your child’s homeroom teacher. Conference week begins October 14th.

Students will receive their Unit 1 Tests back when they see me for their class this week. Please check on the blog for the correct answers to the test so that your child may correct his or her test for the retake. Students will get a chance to retake next Monday or Tuesday in class (October 7 or 8th). Please remember, only students that completed the study guide will have a chance to retake the test. Please check ParentVue to determine if the study guide was completed or not.

Next Thursday, October 10th, is an Early Release Day. Students will also be released early during Conference Week (October 14-18th). All students will be released at 1:30 on these days.

Day 1 – Students will be use their knowledge of ratios to find missing numbers in a table. Students will also review the types of ratios and how to generate equivalent ratios.

Day 2 – Students will learn how to use and solve proportions. Student will practice how to use ratios in recipes.

Day 3 – Students will learn how to calculate percentages. Students will be allow to use a 4-function (operation) calculator. They may bring these in with them for use in class. Cell phones in place of calculators will not be permitted.

Practice this week’s concepts with a quizizz review game:

346749 Ratios Game Code

776848 Proportions Game Code

298128 Percent Game Code

Week of 9.16.19


Unit 1 Test – 9/16 (Periods 4, 5, and 1) 9/17 (Periods 2 and 3)

Fall Break – September 23rd – 27th (No School – Enjoy time with your family!)

Day 1: This week, students will be taking their Unit 1 Summative Test (30% of the overall grade). Students MUST turn in their study guide completed on the day of the test. Students were given the study guide two weeks in advance. Answers to the study guide were posted last week.

Day 2: Students will begin on Unit 2 (Rate, Ratio, and Proportional Reasoning). Students will learn about the types of ratios (part-to-part AND part-to-whole) and spend some time learning the vocabulary, and practicing with some basic ratios using manipulatives (hands-on materials).

Day 3 – Students will continue to learn about how to use ratios and the different ways that they may be represented.

Homework for the week: View and review videos and practice problems on Quizizz as many times as you’d like. There are also additional practice items below. 🙂

Click on the link and type in the game code. Type in the code to begin.

Practice with some problems from these websites. Click on the grey buttons below to get to the sites.

Study Guide Answers…

Please use this key to check your answers on your study guide. Your test is next week Monday or Tuesday (9/16 or 9/17) depending on when you come to see me for class. Please make sure that your study guide is completely done with ALL work shown. Remember: If you need a chance to retest, the study guide is your “ticket” to be able to do so. This will let me know that you have taken the time to prepare for test in the first place.

Please note that some of the study guides were mis-numbered when I edited them. Please check that you are on the correct problem when checking your answers.