Today, Room 12 took a look at ordered pairs in math class, and had Practice Book 9.2 for homework.
Room 15 took a chapter test on division of fractions. I gave the group a much simpler version of the test than the book suggested, because of the unit being split up by the long vacation. From what I could see in class, it wasn't affecting their understanding very much.
No Science classes today due to Second Steps program with Mr. McKeon and Mrs. Buntin.
In Math today, Room 15 continued a chapter on division of fractions. Room 12 started a new chapter about line plots with fractions (Man, they sure had a hard time with it too-- lots of good questions in class!) Room 12 students got their Chapter 8 tests back as well.
In Science, both classes are working on a unit of study about energy.
Homework for Room 15 is Practice Book 8.4, both sides. No homework in Room 12.
In Math today, Room 12 took the Chapter 8 Math test. They seemed ready for it when we practiced on Monday, so I hope they do well. Room 15 studied fractions as division problems, e.g. If there are three pieces of paper to share equally and only two people, what fraction of a paper do they each get (answer: 2/3 of a piece).
Homework for Room 12 is a worksheet called "Tournament Free Throws," a practice sheet with computation problems. Room 15 has Practice Book 8.3, both sides.
In Science, Room 15 discussed different kinds of energy and read some of their essays from yesterday. Room 12 focused on light energy with a discussion about color and refraction, reflection, and absorption.
We took Session 2 of the ELA MCAS test this morning. The Room 12 kids were very cooperative and seemed to be working hard.
This afternoon, Room 15 worked on a writing assignment about energy, which is due tomorrow. Room 12 played a couple of games to help them identify the types of energy. No homework for them.
Copies of the writing assignment directions can be downloaded in the Documents section.