Monday, November 28, 2016

Math Test 2


Hey kids! Welcome back!

I hope you all had a nice long weekend. My parents came to visit, so we had fun eating, chatting, eating, buying Christmas wreaths, playing games, and eating.

This week in math, we are going to take a test on the fraction lessons we covered in CC. I am attaching a paper test for you to print and review and/or complete. Use your math notebook, the fraction blog lessons, your X chart, and any other resources to make sure you know the material before taking the test.

In CC last week, some students said they would like to take a paper/pencil test, while others prefer to complete the problems on the whiteboard in Class Connect. I am giving you the option to do what works best for you. 

  • Complete the paper test, scan it and email it to me by Friday, 12/2/16.
  • Complete the paper test and transfer all work and answers to whiteboard slides in CC tomorrow.
  • Complete the test in CC using whiteboard tools tomorrow.

This test is worth 34 points in the gradebook. You will receive points for getting the correct answer (+1), showing your work (+1), and simplifying when needed (+1).

If you choose to complete the paper test, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND MATH CC THIS WEEK. Your completed test will count as attendance.

Please let me know if you have questions!


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Boom Boom Pow!


This is the coolest way to add and subtract fractions.


Confused? Watch this video (at least the first 4:44 minutes).

It's a quick way to solve fraction addition and subtraction problems with unlike denominators.

Here are the notebook pages for this week's lesson. Please make sure your notebook is up to date before next Tuesday's lesson. Notebook printables can be found in the CC recording and in your k-mail. Remember, you can  click on any image to enlarge it. 

If you were not at the live session, remember to 
send me the Quick Check answers as soon as possible!


Friday, November 11, 2016

Thank You Veterans!


There is discipline in A Soldier you can see it when he walks,
There is honor in A Soldier you hear it when he talks.
There is courage in A Soldier you can see it in his eyes,
There is loyalty in A Soldier that he will not compromise.
There is something in A Soldier that makes him stand apart,
There is strength in A Soldier that beats from his heart.
A Soldier isn't a title any man can be hired to do,
A Soldier is the soul of that man buried deep inside of you.
A Soldier's job isn't finished after an 8 hour day or a 40 hour week,
A Soldier is always A Soldier even while he sleeps.
A Soldier serves his country first and his life is left behind,
A Soldier has to sacrifice what comes first in a civilian's mind.
If you are civilian - I am saying this to you.....
next time you see A Soldier remember what they do.
A Soldier is the reason our land is 'Home of the free',
A Soldier is the one that is brave protecting you and me.
If you are A Soldier - I am saying this to you.....
Thank God for EVERY SOLDIER Thank God for what YOU do!

 By Angela Goodwin

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Little House on the Prairie: Chapters 13-15


Wednesday, November 2, 2016



Press play.

Close your eyes.

Think about how you would feel if you were
Laura, lying in bed listening to this sound!

Little House on the Prairie: Chapters 10-12


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

X Fractions with Scaling


This week in math we are learning how to predict the outcome of a multiplication problem by looking at the factors. When fractions are involved it's easy to decide if the product will be greater than or less than the original number.


Before moving on, let's watch a silly movie about the different types of fractions...

rude, polite, and confused.

(or something like that)




If you would like to watch a very helpful video about this concept, go to Learn Zillion and type the code below into the search box.

Code: LZ3401

Here is another look at my notebook page from this lesson. Check your work to make sure your answers are correct and your notebook is complete. You can click on the image to enlarge it.


Many of your answers to the broccoli cheese soup and chocolate pudding questions made me giggle. 


What about Oreo cookies? 
Would you rather have 4 Oreos or 4 x 1/4 Oreos
(milk included)

Mmmmm... Orrrreeeeeeos...