Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Today is always a fun day to be an 8th grade teacher. The students are dressed up for their ballroom dance this afternoon and they look GREAT!!! Below is a picture of the students in my homebase.
I hope everyone has a restful break and enjoys their time off with family and friends.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Break is ALMOST here!

I know the students are looking forward to their winter break as much as I am. I can't wait to spend two weeks celebrating the holidays with my family and friends. But, before that begins we have to wrap things up in math:)

This week in Algebra, we will be taking the Semester Final. We have been preparing for this the last several days and I am sure that the students will do well!

In math, we have one lesson left in our study of equations and inequalities. We will have a shortened test next Thursday due to the shortened schedule on that day. When we get back from break we will begin studying geometry and measurement.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Class Update

This week in Algebra we will be taking the Chapter 7 test. Finishing the first seven chapters brings us to the semester final. This final is the final that DGS requires our students take as part of the recommendation process. Student's grades will be recorded on their recommendation form, as well as be counted as a grade for Trimester 2. It is important that students prepare for this exam, as it is the best indicator to the high school as to whether or not the student has a solid understanding of the first sememster of Algebra. We will spend Thursday the 9th through Monday the 13th reviewing in class. Student's will be taking the exam on Tuesday, December 14th and Wednesday, December 15th.

In math we continue to study equations. We should be finished with Chatper 6 before break.