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June 06, 2012

**Studying for math cumulative test**

**Studying for math cumulative test**

June 06, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

June 06, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Studying for math cumulative test**

Studying for math cumulative test

June 06, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

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**June 06, 2012**

**Studying for math cumulative test**

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Students will have a two-day cumulative test on Monday and Tuesday, June 4th and 5th, on chapters 7-10. They have review packets for each chapter. Part of these have been completed in class and for homework. There are extra problems for them to work on in preparation for the test. There are also review problems at the end of each chapter in the text, and the chapter tests at the end of each chapter.

May 31, 2012

**Things to think about for project presentation**

**Things to think about for project presentation**

May 31, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

May 31, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Things to think about for project presentation**

Things to think about for project presentation

May 31, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Science 6, B

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**May 31, 2012**

**Things to think about for project presentation**

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6th grade Science

Field Guide Project Presentations

Topics to discuss during your presentation:

-Name of your Biome/ Ecosystem

-Location(s)

-Typical climate

-Some facts about a couple of the organisms you researched (special adaptations, its role in the ecosystem, how it gets its food, etc.)

-Conservation efforts to preserve this Biome/Ecosystem

-Interesting fact(s) you learned

May 29, 2012

**Good link for Biomes**

**Good link for Biomes**

May 29, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

May 29, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Good link for Biomes**

Good link for Biomes

May 29, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Science 6, B

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**May 29, 2012**

**Good link for Biomes**

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http://www.mbgnet.net/

May 24, 2012

**Math schedule for end of the year**

**Math schedule for end of the year**

May 24, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

May 24, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Math schedule for end of the year**

Math schedule for end of the year

May 24, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

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**May 24, 2012**

**Math schedule for end of the year**

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5/23: 10.1 Graph y = ax^2 + c

HW: 633: 24-32 all

5/24: 10.2 Graph y = ax^2 + bx + c

5/25: 10.3 Solve Quadratic Equations by Graphing

5/28: Memorial Day, no school

5/29: 10.2 continued

5/30 10.2 continued, homework quiz

HW: 638: 15-25 odd

5/31 Go over homework; Quiz on 10.1 and 10.2;

HW: page 650, do all (tutorial and 6 questions at bottom of page) need calculator to complete.

6/1 10.3/10.4

HW: all of worksheet 10.3, use calculator to graph the parabola and then get solutions and vertex from your table on calculator.

6/4 Review Chapter 7

HW: Selections from review packet for Chapter 7

6/5 Review Chapter 8

HW: odds out of Ch 8 Review packet

6/6 Review Chapter 9

6/7 Review Chapter 10

6/8 No class

6/11 Part 1 of Cumulative Test on Chapters 7-10

6/12 Part 2 of Cumulative Test on Chapters 7-10

6/13 Algebra Jeopardy!

May 23, 2012

**Help with diagrams**

**Help with diagrams**

May 23, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

May 23, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Help with diagrams**

Help with diagrams

May 23, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Science 6, B

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**May 23, 2012**

**Help with diagrams**

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Components of a water cycle:

You will need: clouds, sun, a body of water, plants for transpiration…page 32

Components of the carbon cycle:

You will need photosynthesizers, animals, something that combusts in your ecosystem, soil/rock, living things….page 33

Components of the nitrogen cycle:

You will need plants, bacteria in the soil, animals, dead animals and plants, air, lightening...page 34

Components of food web:

You need at least 10 members of the biome food web (don’t forget producers –they are important!!!)

May 22, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Term grades **

Term grades

May 22, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

All Students

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**May 22, 2012**

**Term grades **

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All students were given a print out of their grade to date so that they could see their progress and also be made aware of missing assignments. Please check in with them if you would like to see this information. If it has gone missing, let me know and I can email you a copy!

May 22, 2012

**Biome Project Update - May 22**

**Biome Project Update - May 22**

May 22, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

May 22, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Biome Project Update - May 22**

Biome Project Update - May 22

May 22, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Science 6, B

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**May 22, 2012**

**Biome Project Update - May 22**

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Just to bring to your attention that the Biome Field Guide Project is due on June 1st, which is not that far away. On Thursday we have checkpoint 4, which includes pages 3-6. This is the food web, and water, nitrogen and carbon cycle. We have instructed the students to come up with their OWN diagrams for these four topics, based on what they know about their biome. They can use ones that they have found as guides, and should reference these guides, but they should make these biome-specific. They can either draw these free-hand (points will not be taken off for less than beautiful artwork, what matters is including the important parts of each cycle) or they can construct their own by importing various images into their computer program and drawing arrows among them. They have samples of the nutrient cycles in their notes and in their textbook. We will review this further on Thursday, but as this seems to be the most challenging part of the project, I wanted to explain it fully.

This week we have been dissecting owl pellets, will be working on our project on Thursday and starting Chapter 3 on Friday.

May 22, 2012

**Math Week of May 21**

**Math Week of May 21**

May 22, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

May 22, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Math Week of May 21**

Math Week of May 21

May 22, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

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**May 22, 2012**

**Math Week of May 21**

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Students were given their Chapter 9 tests back on Monday. While this was our hardest chapter, they still need to do a better job preparing for tests. This was given over two days and they were allowed to study inbetween those days for the test. Because it was such difficult material, I have allowed them to make test corrections and turn them in for extra points on the test. These are due on Wednesday, May 23.

We will be working on Chapter 10 (sections 1, 2, 3) this week, which returns us to graphing, but this time we are graphing polynomials = parabolas!

We will be having a cumulative end-of-the-year test on recent chapters, tentatively scheduled for June 8.

May 17, 2012

**Biome Project Details**

**Biome Project Details**

May 17, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

May 17, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Biome Project Details**

Biome Project Details

May 17, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Science 6, B

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**May 17, 2012**

**Biome Project Details**

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Attached please find the project guidelines and the calendar for the Biome Project. Please let me know if you have any questions.

May 14, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Week of May 14**

Week of May 14

May 14, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Science 6, B

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**May 14, 2012**

**Week of May 14**

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This week we spent Monday preparing for our "Quest" on chapter 2, Tuesday taking the Quest and Wednesday working on our biome projects. Our project check #3 was on Wednesday. For the next four days we are going to be completing an owl pellet lab. Thursday and Friday will be spent preparing for this special lab, learning about barn owls and what we might find in the pellets. Monday and Wednesday (Tuesday art field trip) will be dissecting the owl pellets!

Next Thursday (5/24) will be our next Project day and Project Check #4.

May 14, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Week of May 14**

Week of May 14

May 14, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

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**May 14, 2012**

**Week of May 14**

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This week we have completed chapter 9, taking a test on Chapter 9 on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thursday we begin Chapter 10, all about graphing polynomials.

May 11, 2012

**Quest preparation for Chapter 2**

**Quest preparation for Chapter 2**

May 11, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

May 11, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Quest preparation for Chapter 2**

Quest preparation for Chapter 2

May 11, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Science 6, B

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**May 11, 2012**

**Quest preparation for Chapter 2**

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We will have a quest on Chapter 2 on Tuesday. Topic: nutrient cycling and ecological succession

Attached are two powerpoints that we used for this unit to aid in studying

Homework for the weekend: questions on page 42: 1-20

May 04, 2012

**tutorial on factoring trinomials**

**tutorial on factoring trinomials**

May 04, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

May 04, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**tutorial on factoring trinomials**

tutorial on factoring trinomials

May 04, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

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**May 04, 2012**

**tutorial on factoring trinomials**

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http://www.purplemath.com/modules/factquad2.htm

http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/math/algebra/AV6/Lgrouping.htm

factoring trinomials by grid/box method

April 30, 2012

**Week of April 30**

**Week of April 30**

April 30, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

April 30, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Week of April 30**

Week of April 30

April 30, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

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**April 30, 2012**

**Week of April 30**

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Quiz on factoring of x^{2} + bx + c on Thursday 5/3

This week we will be factoring trinomials in the form of x^{2} + bx + c and ax^{2} + bx + c. This is covered in sections 9.5 and 9.6 in the book, but I anticipate us spending the whole week on this section. Homework will be in the book and also additional worksheets.

April 22, 2012

**Week of April 23**

**Week of April 23**

April 22, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

April 22, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Week of April 23**

Week of April 23

April 22, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Science 6, B

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**April 22, 2012**

**Week of April 23**

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Monday: Types of interactions between species; Finish Wolves in Yellowstone

Tuesday: Bean mark-recapture Lab

Wednesday: Review for Chapter One Quest (big quiz, not quite a test!)

Thursday: Quest on Chapter One

Friday: Start Chapter 2: Cycles of Matter in Nature

April 22, 2012

**Week of April 23**

**Week of April 23**

April 22, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

April 22, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Week of April 23**

Week of April 23

April 22, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

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**April 22, 2012**

**Week of April 23**

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Monday: 9.4 Finding greatest monomial factor, solving equations by factoring, using zero-product rule.

Tuesday: 9.4 continued

Wednesday: Review for Test on negative numbers; adding, subtracting, multiplying polynomials; (worksheets - 9.4)

Thursday:Test (no homework)

Friday: Begin 9.5 : factoring trinomials

April 16, 2012

**Week of April 16**

**Week of April 16**

April 16, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

April 16, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Week of April 16**

Week of April 16

April 16, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

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**April 16, 2012**

**Week of April 16**

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Monday: worksheet 12.4, adding and subtracting polynomials. Study for quiz on Tuesday on negative numbers, simplifying polynomial expressions, adding and subtracting polynomials

Tuesday: Quiz; multiplying polynomials; worksheet 12.5; HW: 12.6 worksheet

Wednesday: Multiplying polynomials: FOIL

Thursday: 9.3 in book: finding special products of polynomials

Friday: probably no class due to 6th grade arts presentation (stay tuned)

April 10, 2012

**homework links**

**homework links**

April 10, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

April 10, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**homework links**

homework links

April 10, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

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**April 10, 2012**

**homework links**

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worksheets on exponents.doc

Khan Academy Tutorials

Homework, night of April 10

Negative numbers Review

http://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/addition-subtraction/v/negative-numbers-introduction

practice this concept

Adding integers with different signs

http://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/addition-subtraction/v/adding-integers-with-different-signs

practice this concept

Adding and subtracting negative numbers

http://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/addition-subtraction/v/adding-subtracting-negative-numbers

practice this concept

Homework, night of April 11

Adding polynomials

http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/polynomials/v/adding-polynomials

http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/polynomials/v/adding-polynomials-with-multiple-variables

Subtracting polynomials

http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/polynomials/v/subtracting-polynomials

click on “practice this concept” for both of them

Homework, night of April 16th

Multiplying monomials

http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/polynomials/v/multiplying-monomials

http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/polynomials/v/level-1-multiplying-expressions

practice this concept

FOIL

http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/polynomials/v/multiplying-binomials

practice this concept

April 02, 2012

**Website for digestion packet**

**Website for digestion packet**

April 02, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

April 02, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Website for digestion packet**

Website for digestion packet

April 02, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Science 6, B

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**Website for digestion packet**

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http://www.myscience8.com/human_biology/digestive_system_lab_2007.pdf

March 23, 2012

**Powerpoints for test**

**Powerpoints for test**

March 23, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

March 23, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Powerpoints for test**

Powerpoints for test

March 23, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Science 6, B

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**Powerpoints for test**

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Please find the powerpoint presentations for the circulartory and respiratory systems attached.

March 19, 2012

**Plan for March 19-30 (Two weeks, Chapter 8)**

**Plan for March 19-30 (Two weeks, Chapter 8)**

March 19, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

March 19, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Plan for March 19-30 (Two weeks, Chapter 8)**

Plan for March 19-30 (Two weeks, Chapter 8)

March 19, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

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**March 19, 2012**

**Plan for March 19-30 (Two weeks, Chapter 8)**

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Monday: 7.6 solving systems of linear inequalities

Tuesday: Cumulative Review, chapter 1 - 7

Wednesday: 8.1 Applying exponent properties involving products

Thursday: 8.2 Applying exponent properties involving quotients

Friday: 8.3 Defining and using zero and negative exponents

Monday: quiz on 7.6 - 8.3; 8.4 Using scientific notation

Tuesday: Writing and graphing exponential growth functions

Wednesday: Writing and graphing exponential decay functions

Thursday: Review for test

Friday: Test on 7.6 and Chapter 8

March 18, 2012

**Week of March 19th**

**Week of March 19th**

March 18, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

March 18, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Week of March 19th**

Week of March 19th

March 18, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Science 6, B

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**March 18, 2012**

**Week of March 19th**

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Welcome back!

Monday: Respiratory system notes and diagram

Tuesday: Lung capacity Lab

Wednesday: Lung model activity

Thursday: Quiz on Respiratory System and oxygen molecule story

Friday: Test review (Circulatory and Respiratory System)

Monday: Test

March 01, 2012

**Snow Day/Friday Plan**

**Snow Day/Friday Plan**

March 01, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

March 01, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Snow Day/Friday Plan**

Snow Day/Friday Plan

March 01, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Science 6, B

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**Snow Day/Friday Plan**

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Circulatory System ppt.ppt

A reminder that the 6th graders have a quiz on Friday on 2.1 and 2.2, the cardiovascular system, including heart, vessels and blood. I have attached our powerpoint presentation to help study.

March 01, 2012

**Snow Day: Friday Plans**

**Snow Day: Friday Plans**

March 01, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

March 01, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Snow Day: Friday Plans**

Snow Day: Friday Plans

March 01, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

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**Snow Day: Friday Plans**

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A reminder that we will still have a test on Friday, 7.1 - 7.5 (not including the last section of chapter 7).

March 01, 2012

**Snow Day: Friday Plans**

**Snow Day: Friday Plans**

March 01, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

March 01, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Snow Day: Friday Plans**

Snow Day: Friday Plans

March 01, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

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**Snow Day: Friday Plans**

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A reminder that we will still have a test on Friday, 7.1 - 7.5 (not including the last section of chapter 7).

Feb. 27, 2012

**Week of February 27th**

**Week of February 27th**

Feb. 27, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

Feb. 27, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Week of February 27th**

Week of February 27th

Feb. 27, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

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**Feb. 27, 2012**

**Week of February 27th**

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Monday: 7.5 Solving special types of Linear Systems

Tuesday: 7.6 Solving systems of linear inequalities

Wednesday: Catch up day (these last two sections might take three days)

Thursday: Review for test on Chapter 7

Friday: test on Chapter 7

Feb. 27, 2012

**Week of February 27th**

**Week of February 27th**

Feb. 27, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

Feb. 27, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Week of February 27th**

Week of February 27th

Feb. 27, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

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**Feb. 27, 2012**

**Week of February 27th**

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Monday: 7.5 Solving special types of Linear Systems

Tuesday: 7.6 Solving systems of linear inequalities

Wednesday: Catch up day (these last two sections might take three days)

Thursday: Review for test on Chapter 7

Friday: test on Chapter 7

Feb. 23, 2012

**Week of February 20th**

**Week of February 20th**

Feb. 23, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

Feb. 23, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Week of February 20th**

Week of February 20th

Feb. 23, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Science 6, B

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**Feb. 23, 2012**

**Week of February 20th**

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We have started the Cardiovascular System! Students are learning about the heart, blood vessels and blood this week. We have taken our own resting and exercise pulses, worked on heart diagrams, found current events relating to the material, and been working through a powerpoint on this system.

Feb. 20, 2012

**Week of February 20th**

**Week of February 20th**

Feb. 20, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

Feb. 20, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Week of February 20th**

Week of February 20th

Feb. 20, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

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**Feb. 20, 2012**

**Week of February 20th**

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This week we have been working on Chapter 7. On Thursday we have a quiz on 7.1 through 7.3. We will finish section 7.4 by Friday. This chapter is about solving systems of equations, which means finding the solution of two linear equations - where those two lines meet, and the coordinates of that point. 7.1 used graphing to find the solution, 7.2 used substitution and 7.3 used elimination by addition and subtraction. Some of the students have grasped the concepts successfully and some are rather confused by it. They understood last Friday and then the long weekend did not do us any favors! If you have a moment to look over the material with them this coming weekend, it would be helpful. The tutorials at the beginning of each section would be a great place to start, and then follow with a practice problem.

We will have some sort of assessment next week, before vacation. I doubt it will be on the entire chapter.

Feb. 13, 2012

**Week of February 13th**

**Week of February 13th**

Feb. 13, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Nelson, Ms.

Feb. 13, 2012 Nelson, Ms.

**Week of February 13th**

Week of February 13th

Feb. 13, 2012

Nelson, Ms.

Science 6, B

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**Feb. 13, 2012**

**Week of February 13th**

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There is a 6th grade science test on Friday on the Nervous System. Review sheets will be passed out on Wednesday, and are posted on the class website http://web.me.com/seacoastacademy/Science/6th_grade_Science/6th_grade_Science.html

We will be reviewing in class on Thursday.