Thursday, November 20, 2008

First Trimester Coming to an End

As the first trimester is quickly coming to an end I am beginning to realize how quickly this school year is moving. Now is a great time to take a moment to reflect on the first trimester and set goals for the second trimester. Students should think about their progress in all of their classes and what is and isn't working. Students may not realize how soon teachers have to make recommendations for high school classes, but many of us have to work on them over Winter break. We definititely take into account how students are currently doing in our classes. It is never too late to improve!!

With all of this in mind, I hope everyone has a restful and fun Thanksgiving break. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday and I am looking forward to spending my break with my daughter, my husband and our families.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Math Update

This week in math we have been very busy with fractions. Next week will will have a test over Chapter Four. Students should spend time looking over Chapter Four this weekend to prepare for Tuesday's test.

In Algebra we have finished covering the topics in Chapter Six. Next Wednesday we will have the test over this chapter.

Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Fraction Frenzy

Students in my math class have started a short chapter on fractions. We will spend time reducing and comparing fractions, as well as working with exponents. Next year in Algebra students will be expected to be comfortable working with fractions. Hopefully this year we can clear up all of the confusion around fractions.