Welcome Heronfield Academy

Feb. 25, 2012

Blue Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, A

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  Section 7.5 Solving 2-step equations
Tuesday:  Section 7.6 Solving Inequalities
Wednesday:  Section 7.6 Solving Inequalities
Thursday:  Review Sections 7.1 to 7.6
Friday:  Test on Chapter 7 through Section 7.6!
VACATION BREAK!!!
Monday:  March 19th:  Section 7.7 Functions and Equations
Tuesday:  Section 7.7 Functions and Equations
Wednesday:  Section 7.8 Graphing Equations
Thursday:  Section 7.8 Graphing Equations
Friday:  Quiz on Sections 7.7 and 7.8
Have a great vacation!

Feb. 25, 2012

Yellow Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7, A

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  Section 7.5 Percent of Change and Section 7.6 Percent Applications
Tuesday:  Section 7.6 Percent Applications
Wednesday:  Section 7.7 Percent Equation and Simple Interest
Thursday:  Field Trip, No Class.
Friday:  Quiz on Sections 7.5 to 7.7
MARCH BREAK!  TWO WEEKS OFF.
Monday:  March19th:  Section 7.7 Percent Equation and Simple Interest
Tuesday:  Section 7.8 Simple Probability
Wednesday:  Section 7.8 Simple Probability
Thursday:  Section 8.1 Angle Pairs and construction
Friday:  Section 8.1 Angle Pairs and Construction
Have a great vacation!

Feb. 25, 2012

Orange Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7 - Algebra 1, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  Section 8.3 Define and Use Zero and Negative Exponents
Tuesday:  Section 8.3 Define and Use Zero and Negative Exponents and Section 8.4 Scientific Notation
Wednesday:  Section 8.4 Scientific Notation
Thursday:  No Class – Field Trip
Friday:  Quiz on Section 8.1 to 8.4
MARCH BREAK – TWO WEEKS OFF!
Monday:  March 19th Section 9.1 Add and Subtract Polynomials
Tuesday:  Section 9.1 Add and Subtract Polynomials
Wednesday:  Section 9.2 Multiplying Polynomials
Thursday:  Section 9.2 Multiplying Polynomials
Friday:  Section 9.3 Special Products
Have a great vacation!

Feb. 23, 2012

Week of February 20th

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Science 6, B

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

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

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. 17, 2012

March 19 - 23 - Gr. 7 Red Spanish

from:Murphy, Senora

to:Spanish 7, A

Week of March 19 - 23:

Mon. March 19 -  Chapter 8 Introduction to voc. and grammar

Tuesday, March 20 - Chapter 8 - preterite of er/ir verbs grammar cont. and voc. 1- Journal work using the preterite. "Mis vacaciones"

Wed. and Thur. - National Spanish Exam practice - 2 part- we will simulate actual test environment. BRING HEAD PHONES or you will not be able to participate and will receive a zero for the day.

Fri, March 23 - Quiz on Voc. 1 words, Chapter 8.  Finish lyrics for song.

Feb. 17, 2012

Feb. 21 - March 2 - Spanish gr. 7 Blue

from:Murphy, Senora

to:Spanish 7, B

Mon. Feb. 20 - no school. Presidents' day

Tue. Feb. 21 -  No class, play practice

Wed. Feb. 22 - National Spanish exam overview. Grammar review of Chapter 7 - direct object pronouns

Thur. Feb. 23 - Chapter 7 review - see assignments - homework due Monday - chapter review

Fri. Feb. 24 -    no class due to 7th grade play

Mon. Feb. 27 -  Chapter 7 review - all missing and late work due. It will not be accepted after we complete the test for Chapter 7

Tue. Feb. 28 - Chapter 7 review

Wed. Feb. 29 - CHAPTER 7  Test

Thur. Mar. 1 -  Snow day, no school

Fri. Mar. 2 - Delalyed opening, shorter class. Practice for the National Spanish Exam

Have a restful spring break!!

 

 

Feb. 13, 2012

Week of February 13th

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Science 6, B

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.

 

Feb. 10, 2012

Green Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  Section 7.7 Using the Percent Equation - Simple Interest
Tuesday:  Section 7.8 Simple Probability
Wednesday: Section 7.8 Simple Probability - EARLY PICKUP WITH MATHCOUNTS AND MATH HELP 4:00!
Thursday:  Review the chapter
Friday:  Test on Chapter 7
Monday:  No School - President's Day!
Tuesday:  Review for Midterms
Wednesday:  Review for Midterms
Thursday:  Midterm Part A  Notebook Check too!
Friday:  Midterm Part B
Have a Great Two Weeks!

Feb. 10, 2012

Blue Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, A

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  Section 7.1 Verbal Phrase and review the mid-term
Tuesday:  Section 7.1 Verbal Phrase and Section 7.2 Simplifying Expressions
Wednesday: Section 7.2 Simplifying Expressions - EARLY PICK UP MATH HELP & MATHCOUNTS 4:00 PM
Thursday:  Section 7.3 Solving Addition and Subtraction Equations
Friday:  Section 7.3 Solving Addition and Subtraction Equations
Monday:  No School - President's Day!
Tuesday:  Section 7.4 Solving Equations with Multiplication and Division
Wednesday:  Section 7.4 Solving Equations with Multiplication and Division
Thursday:  Quiz on Sections 7.1 to 7.4
Friday:  Section 7.5 Solving 2-step Equations
Have a great two weeks!

Feb. 10, 2012

Yellow Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7, A

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  Section 7.1 Rations and Proportions and Review Retest
Tuesday:  Section 7.2 Writing and Solving Proportions
Wednesday:  Section 7.2 Writing and Solving Proportions - EARLY PICK UP FOR MATHCOUNTS & MATH HELP 4:00 PM
Thursday:  Section 7.3 Percent Problems
Friday:  Section 7.3 Percent Problems
Monday:  No School - President's Day!
Tuesday:  Section 7.4 Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
Wednesday:  Section 7.4 Fractions, Decimals, and Percents - Quiz on Sections 7.1 to 7.4
Thursday:  Section 7.5 Percent of Change
Friday:  Section 7.5 Percent of Change
Have a great two weeks!

Feb. 10, 2012

Orange Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7 - Algebra 1, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  Test on Chapter 7!
Tuesday:  Review for Midterm
Wednesday:  Review for Midterm - EARLY PICK UP FOR MATHCOUNTS & MATH HELP - 4:00 PM
Thursday:  Midterm Part A
Friday:  Midterm Part B
Monday:  No School - President's Day!
Tuesday:  Review of the MIdterm and Section 8.1 Applying Exponents involving products
Wednesday:  Section 8.1 Applying Exponents involving products
Thursday:  Section 8.2 Applying Exponents involving quotients
Friday:  Section 8.2 Applying Exponents involving quotients
Have a great two weeks!

Feb. 10, 2012

Red Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Geometry, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks: 
Monday:  Section 6.6 Use Proportionality Theorems
Tuesday:  - No Class - Field Trip - 8th grade
Wednesday:  Review Chapter 6 - EARLY PICK UP FOR MATHCOUNTS AND MATH HELP 4:00 PM
Thursday:  Test on Chapter 6
Friday:  Review for Midterm
Monday:  No School - President's Day!
Tuesday:  Review for Midterm
Wednesday:  Midterm Part A
Thursday:  Midterm Part B
Friday:  Review the Midterm and Section 7.1 Applying the Pythagorean Theorem
Have a great two weeks!

Feb. 07, 2012

Regional Art-viewing opportunities

from:Jenny, Ms.

to:All Students

Hello, students and families:

if have been thinking about planning some cultural day trips, here are a couple of suggestions:

 

Transformations--weekend festival at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM): Saturday and Sunday Feb. 18 & 19: a celebration of the exhibit "Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art"--enjoy stunning hoop dance performances, artist demonstrations, and drop-in art activities.

 

MFA Boston:  exhibits of interest

Paper Zoo
February 7, 2012 - September 3, 2012
“Paper Zoo” brings together prints, drawings, and photographs of the animal kingdom (including birds and marine creatures) dating from about 1500 to the present. Featuring some 30–40 works by Rembrandt, Audubon, Picasso, and others, this delightful exhibition highlights...

 

Ellsworth Kelly: Wood Sculpture
September 18, 2011 - March 4, 2012
The 30 wood sculptures that Ellsworth Kelly has made over the course of his esteemed career are among his most beautiful and evocative works. Despite Kelly’s work being the subject of major retrospectives worldwide, this is the first museum exhibition to focus on the essential and beguiling...

note: all students have studied the line drawings of Ellsworth Kelly in 6th grade

 

Feb. 06, 2012

Week Plan for February 6th

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

Monday: 6.6 Solving absolute value inequalities and graphing them

Tuesday: 6.7 Graph linear inequalities in two variables

Wednesday: Review Chapter 6

Thursday: Test on Chapter 6

Friday: TBA

 

Jan. 29, 2012

Green Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  Section 7.3 Solving Percent Problems
Tuesday:  Section 7.3 Solving Percent Problems – RETEST ON CHAPTER 6!
Wednesday:  Quiz on Sections 7.1 to 7.3 and Section 7.4 Fractions to Decimals
Thursday:  Section 7.4 Fractions to Decimals
Friday:  Section 7.5 Percent of Change
Monday:  Section 7.5 Percent of Change
Tuesday:  Section 7.6 Percent Applications
Wednesday:  Quiz on Sections 7.4 to 7.6 and Section 7.7. Using Percent Equations
Thursday:  Section 7.7 Using Percent Equations and Section 7.8 Simple Probability
Friday:  Section 7.8 Simple Probability
Have a Great Two Weeks!

Jan. 29, 2012

Blue Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, A

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  Section 6.8 Coordinate Plane
Tuesday:  Review the Chapter
Wednesday:  Test on Chapter 6
Thursday:  Work on Coordinate Plane project
Friday:  Finish Coordinate Plane Project
Monday:  Review Chapters 1 through 3
Tuesday:  Review Chapters 4 through 6
Wednesday:  No Class – Christ Church Production
Thursday:  Cumulative Review – Midterm Exam
Friday:  Cumulative Review – Midterm Exam
Have a great two weeks!

Jan. 29, 2012

Yellow Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7, A

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  Section 6.4 Circumference Equations and Section 6.5 Multi-step Inequalities
Tuesday:  Section 6.5 Multi-Step Inequalities
Wednesday:  Section 6.6 Problem Solving Plan
Thursday:  Review Chapter 6
Friday:  Test on Chapter 6
Monday:  Test Review
Tuesday:  Section 7.1 Ratio and Rates
Wednesday:  No Class – Christ Church Production
Thursday:  Section 7.2 Writing and Solving Proportions
Friday:  Section 7.3 Solving Percent Problems
Have a great two weeks!

Jan. 29, 2012

Orange Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7 - Algebra 1, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  Section 7.4 Multiplying First for Systems of Equations – WORD PROBLEMS
Tuesday:  Section 7.4 Multiplying First for Systems of Equations – WORD PROBLEMS
Wednesday:  WORD PROBLEMS
Thursday:  Test on Word Problems
Friday:  Section 7.5 Special Types of Linear Equations
Monday:  Section 7.6 Systems of Linear Inequalities
Tuesday:  Section 7.6 Systems of Linear Inequalities
Wednesday:  Review Chapter 7
Thursday:  Test on Chapter 7
Friday:  Review for Cumulative Review – Mid-Term Exam

Have a great two weeks!  WORD PROBLEMS ARE HARD AND THEY TAKE PRACTICE!!!!

Jan. 29, 2012

Red Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Geometry, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks: 
Monday:  Section 6.1 Ratio and Proportions
Tuesday:  Section 6.1 Ratio and Proportions and Section 6.2 Use Proportions to solve Geometry Problems
Wednesday:  Section 6.2 Use Proportions to solve Geometry Problems
Thursday:  Section 6.3 Use Similar Polygons
Friday:  Section 6.3 Use Similar Polygons
Monday:  Quiz on Sections 6.1 to 6.3
Tuesday:  Section 6.4 Prove Triangle Similar by AA
Wednesday:  No Class – Christ Church Production
Thursday:  Section 6.4 Prove Triangle Similar by AA
Friday:  Section 6.5 Prove Similar Triangles Similar by SSS or SAS
Have a great two weeks!

Jan. 24, 2012

Link for Current Event Due Tuesday 1/24

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Science 6, B

http://www.npr.org/2011/12/31/144520685/moon-countdown-hours-until-nasa-probes-arrive?sc=ipad&f=1001

 

 

Jan. 24, 2012

Plan for Week of Jan 23

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Science 6, B

Monday: The Moon powerpoint and discussion, taking notes

Tuesday: The Moon activities

Wednesday: Review for test on Sun and Moon

Thursday: Test on Sun and Moon

Friday: Field Trip to the Clay Center

 

Jan. 24, 2012

Plan for Week of Jan 23

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

Monday: Correct test from Friday

Chapter 6 is all about inequalities: This week we are adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing them, working with them in word problems. Students will have a mini-quiz each day on the previous section.  Open-book quiz on Friday. 

Tuesday: 6.1

Wednesday: 6.2

Thursday: 6.3

Friday: Open book quiz on 6.1 through 6.3

 

Jan. 17, 2012

Plan for January 17, 18, 19

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

Tuesday: 5.6

Wednesday: Review Ch 5

Thursday: Test Chapter 5

Students should be actively studying for the test on Wednesday night - this means DOING PROBLEMS.  There are plenty of problems at the end of the chapter for them to use as review.  If they have exhausted these they may go back to their worksheets, which have unfinished problems.  Please encourage them to study this way. 

Jan. 16, 2012

Green Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  No School
Tuesday:  Section 6.5 Multi-step Inequalities
Wednesday:  Section 6.5 Multi-step Inequalities
Thursday:  Section 6.6 Problem solving Plan
Friday:  No School – Parent Conferences
Monday:  Review Chapter 6
Tuesday:  Test on Chapter 6
Wednesday: Review the test and Section 7.1 Ratios, Rates, and Proportions
Thursday:  Section 7.2 Writing and Solving Proportions
Friday:  No Class – Field Trip
Have a Great Two Weeks!

Jan. 16, 2012

Blue Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, A

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  No School
Tuesday:  Section 6.3 Subtracting Integers and Section 6.4 Multiplying Integers
Wednesday:  Section 6.4 Multiplying Integers
Thursday:  Section 6.5 Dividing Integers
Friday:  No School – Parent Conferences!
Monday: Section 6.5 Dividing Integers
Tuesday:  Section 6.6 Rational Numbers
Wednesday:  Section 6.7 Distributive Property
Thursday:  Section 6.7 Distributive Property
Friday:  No Class – Field Trip
Have a great two weeks!

Jan. 16, 2012

Yellow Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7, A

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  No School
Tuesday:  Section 6.1 Solving Multi-step Equations
Wednesday:  Section 6.2 Solving Equations with variables on both sides
Thursday:  Section 6.2 Solving Equations with variables on both sides
Friday:  No School – Parent Conferences
Monday:  Section 6.3 Solving Equations with Fractions and Decimals
Tuesday:  Section 6.3 Solving Equations with Fractions and Decimals
Wednesday:  Quiz on Section 6.1-6.3 Read Pages 314-315
Thursday:  Section 6.4 Equations with circumference
Friday:  Section 6.4 Equations with circumference
Have a great two weeks!

Jan. 16, 2012

Orange Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7 - Algebra 1, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks:
Monday:  No School
Tuesday:  Review Chapter 6
Wednesday: Test Chapter 6
Thursday:  Review the test and Section 7.1 Solve Linear Systems of Equations through graphing
Friday:  No School – Parent Conferences
Monday:  Section 7.2 Solve Linear Equations by Substitution
Tuesday:  Section 7.2 Solve Linear Equations by Substitution
Wednesday:  Section 7.3 Solve Linear Equations with Addition and Subtraction – WORD PROBLEMS
Thursday:  Section 7.3 Solve Linear Equations with Addition and Subtraction – WORD PROBLEMS
Friday:  Section 7.4 Solve Linear Equations with Multiplication – WORD PROBLEMS
Have a great two weeks!  WORD PROBLEMS ARE HARD AND THEY TAKE PRACTICE!!!!

Jan. 16, 2012

Red Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Geometry, B

Hi Parents and Students,
Here is our overview for the next two weeks: 
Monday:  No School
Tuesday:  Section 5.4 Use Medians and Altitudes
Wednesday:  Section 5.4 Use Medians and Altitude and Quiz 5.1 to 5.4
Thursday:  Section 5.5 Use Inequalities in a Triangles
Friday:  No School – Parent Conferences
Monday:  Section 5.5 Use Inequalities in a Triangle
Tuesday:  Section 5.6 Inequalities in two Triangles and Indirect Proofs
Wednesday:  Section 5.6 Inequalities in two Triangles and Indirect Proofs
Thursday:  Review Chapter 5
Friday:  Test on Chapter 5
Have a great two weeks!

Jan. 09, 2012

Visual Arts grades in-progress

from:Jenny, Ms.

to:All Students

Please note that I am beginning to enter some data for Term 2 grades, but grades may change in the process. Final grades are not concrete until January 18.