Friday, September 24, 2010

Class Update

This week in Algebra we will take the Chapter 3 Test. After the test we will move on to Chapter Four which will start our learning of Linear Functions.

In math, we will finish Chapter Two this week. We will be using the distributive property and combining like terms to finish out this chapter. Look for a test early the week of October 4th.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Week of 9/20

This week is a short one....FOR STUDENTS!! I am sure all of my students are looking forward to a day off on Friday and will hopefully take some time to enjoy the DGS Homecoming parade on Friday afternoon.

For the days we are here, Algebra students will be finishing up Chapter 3 (solving equations) with a test next Monday.

Students in all of the rest of my classes will be working through Chapter 2: Integer Operations. We will really be stretching their mental math skills because calculators are banned in this chapter. Students should not be using a calculator at home for this entire chapter!

Have a great week!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

What's coming up next week...

I am looking forward to meeting the parents of my students Monday night. Hopefully we will have a good turn out for our annual Open House. It is a great time to meet all of your child's teachers and get a feel for what your child will be doing in 8th grade.

In Algebra this week we will review solving equations. We will move very quickly through Chapter three and solving equations. We really push the review material quickly so we can get to the fun of Linear Functions!

In Math, we have almost finished Chapter 1. We will review the first part of the week for the Chapter 1 Test, which will be on Thursday. I have really been impressed with the students and their work ethic so far this year. Keep up the good work!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

First Full Week

I have really enjoyed this week and getting to know this class of 8th graders. We are now moving at full speed through our curriculum and the students are doing GREAT.

In math, we will finish up Chapter 1 next week and probably have a test the following week. We will be talking about how to study for math next week in preparation for the test.

In Algebra, we will take the Chapter 1 test Tuesday and do a small part of Chapter Two and move onto Chapter Three the following week!

Have a great weekend!