January 2, 2018
Happy New Year! I can't believe how quickly the Christmas break time has seemed! I hope you all were able to enjoy special family time together and relax and appreciate the break from the usual hustlle and bustle. Thank you so much for all of the generous gifts....your thoughfulness was much appreciated!
This week in religion we will begin chapter 8 which examines the sacraments of initiaion: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. While some parts of this chapter will be very familiar, there are also a lot of new terms we will examine that are used in the RCIA program.
Donations of hand sanitizer, tissues and clorox wipes for the classrooms are always much appreciated, especially in this winter season. I'm crossing my fingers and toes that we all stay healthy!
Please get your 2017-18 registration forms and deposits into school as soon as you can. It's hard to believe, but these kiddos are registering for 8th grade already! The school is having a competition to see which homerooms can send in their deposits and paperwork. Those with 100% will receive prizes including free dress down days!
Remind App Codes for 2017-18
Find your class and send the code/message to:81010
7B Homeroom: @e8dk827
7th Religion: @9294ea
7-1 Math: @71math201
7-2 Math: @72math20
7th Saxon Math: @7sa
8-1 Algebra: @81algebr
8-2 Math: @82math20
8th Saxon Math: @8sax
Upon returning to school we will review the types of factoring from chapter 5. We will then spend some in class practice with IXL and finish Chapter 5 solving word problems using the factoring techniques to solve equations. There will be a small project assigned as a test grade....meant as an opportunity to improve averages!
We'll begin the new year with a solving equations review....variables on both sides of the equation and taking care of grouping symbols before solving. We will continue with Chapter 7 and learn to solve inequalities and graph them on a number line. Students will need to practice certain phrases such as "at most" and "at least" in order to translate them into greater than or less than statements....this can be tricky!
We will begin the new year with a review of solving one step equations using addition, subtraction, mulitiplication and division. We will continue chapter 6 with solving 2 step equations and translating mathematical sentences and phrases into algebraic problems.
** In an effort to make students more accountable for their homework, some quizzes will be open notebook homework quizzes. I will reference a homework problem by page number and problem number, and students will open their notebook to the homework section and copy the problem, work, and answer. We will have already checked the homework and it is up to the student to bring any concerns to class. Homework quizzes should be easy 100%!!**
1. Show respect for each other, our school, each other's property.
2. Be prepared with supplies, homework, and a positive attitude!
3. Pencils, pencils, pencils for math! I will not grade work done in pen. Save the pen for religion and other classes.
St. Jane Frances de Chantal Pray for Us!