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 What Did We Do Today?

Thursday, March 16, 2023
Math: Started our unit on adding integers (with same and different signs) by using 2 color counters.
Science: Ear videos.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023  shortened classes due to field trip to Davenport play "Aristocats"
Math: Integers and absolute value quiz  able to use notes and number lines.
Science: Video on the Doppler Effect, then learning about the structure of the ear (labeling diagram).
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Math: Using inequalites to compare mean temperatures of planets, determining distance between integers (turned in for a grade).
Science: Sound waves catch up day: Study Island Sound Waves assignment, vocabulary, Chapter 16 Directed Reading and Chapter 16 Sec 2 Multiple Choice questions.
Monday, March 13, 2023  shortened classes due to visit to Google's Betabox bus in the back parking lot  kids got to play with drones and autonomous vehicles in 37 degree weather.
Math: Comparing integers
Science: Sound waves vocabulary
Friday, March 10, 2023
Math: Continuing learning about integers (whole numbers and their opposites plus 0).
Science: Continuing learning about sound waves with a Study Island assignment.
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Math: Started learning about integers (whole numbers and their opposites plus 0).
Science: Continuing learning about sound waves  awesome video about how blind people use echolocation to help them "see".
Wednesday, March 8, 2023  Statewide Tornado Drill!
Math: STAR Math benchmark today  finished up decimal test from yesterday  worked on Study Island Positive and Negative Numbers assignment and new Freckle assignment  Absolute Value.
Science: Light and Sight test. Started learning about sound waves with some oldfashioned textbook work.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Math: Reviewed the dividing decimals classwork/homework. Students took their Dealing with Decimals test. Able to use notes but no calculators.
Science: Finished up our last eyeball diagram. Reviewed light waves and parts of the eye with GIMKIT. Test tomorrow!
Monday, March 6, 2023
Math: Long division is still rough! If only my students would use their notes. Anyway, today was the last day for dividing decimals. Test tomorrow!
Science: Continuing learning about the parts of the eye. Watched a virtual cow eyeball dissection. Totally gross but very cool at the same time!
Friday, March 3, 2023 EARLY DISMISSAL AT 12:50 DUE TO IMPENDING WEATHER.
Math: Long division is rough!
Science: Learning about the parts of the eye and the amazing way we see!
Thursday, March 2, 2023
Math: Started working on dividing decimals.
Science: Finished up Light Waves vocabulary.
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Math: Continuing our work on multiplying decimals.
Science: Finished Bill Nye  Light Optics notes, Black History Month presentations and started Light Waves vocabulary.
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Math: Started working on multiplying decimals.
Science: Bill Nye  Light Optics video and notes.
Monday, February 27, 2023
Math: Adding decimals dice game  Four In a Row.
Science: Black History month presentation(s). Finish up Study Jams assignments from Thursday.
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Math: Formative Assessment  without the use of calculators, students added/subtracted decimals  12 basic operations (front), then answered 10 word problems (back). If they didn't finish it in class, it is to be finished for homework.
Science: Black History month presentation(s). Students watched two Study Jams videos, writing down the vocuabulary terms/definitions. They then took the Test Yourself quiz  writing down the questions and what they though the answers were. They placed a check mark if the got it correct and wrote down the correct answer if they didn't.
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Math: Group work  adding and subtracting decimal word problems. Then worked in Freckle on Adding & Subtracting Decimals assignment.
Science: Black History month presentation(s). Study Island Light Waves assignment.
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Math: Practicing adding and subtracting decimals  using graph paper helps keep things lined up!
Science: EMS test. Started Light Waves with Study Island assignment.
Monday, February 20, 2023
Math: Adding and subtracting decimals!
Science: FINALLY, finished our EMS flippable and then played a round of EMS Jeopardy as review for our test TOMORROW!
Friday, February 17, 2023
Math: Starting our decimal review with rounding and comparing before we move on to decimal operations.
Science: Continuing notes on our EMS flippable and EMS Gimkit review for our test on Tuesday.
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Math: Finished up with our visual models (number lines, box charts) to show understanding of why we actually multiply when dividing fractions.
Science: Two Black History month presentations, taking notes on our EMS flippable.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Math: Creating visual models (number lines, box charts) to show understanding of why we actually multiply when dividing fractions.
Science: Two Black History month presentations, taking notes on our EMS flippable.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Math: Last day to finish division of fractions task cards walkabout, worked in Freckle when finished.
Science: Two Black History month presentations, continuing building our EMS flippable.
Friday, February 10, 2023
Math: Division of fractions task cards walkabout.
Science: Two Black History month presentations, then started creating our EMS flippable.
Thursday, February 9, 2023
Math: Last classwork day for division of fractions selfchecking practice.
Science: Two Black History month presentations, then EMS Gimkit practice.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Math: Started division of fractions with notes and selfchecking practice.
Science: Two Black History month presentations and then continued guided notes/fitb notes on the EMS.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Math: Finishing up their multiplying fraction Puzzle Time and working on solving multiplication word problems.
Science: Two Black History month presentations and then started guided notes/fitb notes on the EMS.
Monday, February 6, 2023
Math: Students worked on their adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions selfcheck work from last week. If they had finished, they worked on a multiplying fraction Puzzle Time.
Science: Students finetuned their Black History month project that they worked on in class last Wed, Thur, and Fri. They chose a noted mathematician or scientist and created a Google Slide presentation to share with the class.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023: Students took their Math NC Check In test in homeroom short classes today.
Math: Throwing in a review of how to multiply fractions.
Science: Finished the NASA webwork review. Previewed the Black History month project kids will be doing Wed, Thur, and Fri this week. They are to choose a noted mathematician or scientist and create a Google Slide presentation to share with the class.
Monday, January 30, 2023: Students took their ELA NC Check In test in homeroom  short classes today.
Math: Started reviewing how to add & subtract fractions.
Science: Whole class review and coloring of NASA "Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum" webwork.
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Math: Students took their end of unit Percent test. Graphed their STAR Math Benchmark Diagnostic.
Science: Whole class review and coloring of NASA "Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum" webwork.
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Math: Using double number lines AND tape diagrams to model how to solve percent problems. Test tomorrow!
Science: Whole class review and coloring of NASA "Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum" webwork.
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Math: Using double number lines to model how to solve percent problems.
Science: LAST DAY to work on the NASA "Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum" webpage.
Monday, January 23, 2023
Math: Gimkit order of operations & math facts review game. Then last class day to complete Lesson 3.7 Solving Percent Problems (homework if not finished in class!).
Science: Completing our work on the NASA "Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum" webpage.
Friday, January 20, 2023  PBIS REWARDS FIELD TRIP (kind of got cancelled and they had to come back)
Math: Finishing solving percent word problems.
Science: Completing our work on the NASA "Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum" webpage.
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Math: Solving percent word problems.
Science: Continuing our work on the NASA "Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum" webpage.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Math: Students took their 3rd STAR Math benchmark. If they finished, they worked on the Percent classwork from yesterday.
Science: NASA has an awesome website where anyone can go to listen, learn about and take a "Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum". Using their headphones/earbuds, students completed FITB notes as they delved into the mysteries of these waves.
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Math: Practicing finding the whole, given the percent and the part. Practicing finding the percent of a number, given the part and the whole.
Science: Last day to complete Study Island: The Effects of Electromagnetic Waves assignment during class time. It's time to move on and see what NASA has to say about the Electromagnetic Spectrum.
Friday, January 13, 2023
Math: Practicing solving percent problems using the IS/OF proportion method.
Science: Finishing up Study Island: The Effects of Electromagnetic Waves assignment.
Thursday, January 12, 2023
Math: Learning the rules of how to deal with percents. Using the IS/OF proportion method, students will be able to solve any percent problem!
Science: Waves GIMKIT review  Properties of Waves test. When finished, students started learning about Electromagnetic Waves with a selfpaced assignment in Study Island. They were advised to take their own notes, make sure they went through the flash cards, and then score an 80% or higher on the online questions.
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Math: Students took an assessment on converting between decimals, fractions and percents. They were able to use their notes.
Science: Finishing up Study Island Properties of Waves, doing the Chap 15 Waves Directed Reading, then Chapter 15 Waves vocabulary.
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Math: Percents/Decimals/Fractions conversion fluency GIMKIT game! Students then worked on a selfchecking puzzle (homework if not finished in class). If they finished this, they completed their Understanding Percents Freckle assignment.
Science: Waves GIMKIT review  Test Thursday! Chap 15 Waves Directed Reading, then Chapter 15 Waves vocabulary.
Monday, January 9, 2023
Math: Students worked independently, practicing conversions between decimals, percents and fractions then selfchecked their answers  HOMEWORK IF NOT FINISHED IN CLASS TODAY! Students then worked on a selfchecking puzzle. If they finished this, they completed their Understanding Percents Freckle assignment.
Science: Selfpaced class time: Study Island on their Properties of Waves assignment, Chapter 15 Waves Directed Reading, then Chapter 15 Waves vocabulary.
Friday, January 6, 2023
Math: Practicing conversions between decimals, percents and fractions. Students worked independently, then selfchecked their answers.
Science: Finished up waves notes, 20 minutes of slinky time, then worked in Study Island on their Properties of Waves assignment.
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Math: We created a flippable conversion booklet to help with our fractions/decimals/percents fluency.
Science: Slinky waves lab!
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Math: We are working on building our fractions/decimals/percents fluency. Started today with some notetaking.
Science: Foursquare model notes on longitudinal and compressional waves.
Monday, December 17, 2022
Math: Christmas Pixel Art  practicing multiplication and division skills without calculators. Christmas ratio/proportion coloring. Math fact practice playing Tic Tac Toe. Order of Operations dice game.
Science: Attempting to make snowflake crystals  using Borax and water. We will see tomorrow morning!
Friday, December 16, 2022: PBIS CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA  SHORTENED CLASSES  NO ENCORE
Math: Reviewed their Surface Area & Nets test. Graphed latest STAR Math benchmark scores  SO MUCH GROWTH! Practiced multiplication skills (without calculators!) coloring in Christmas pictures.
Science: No science today.
Thursday, December 15, 2022:
Math: Students completed their Surface Area & Nets unit test. They were able to use their foldables and calculator. Continued working in Khan Academy.
Science: Electromagnetic vs. Mechanical waves  what's the difference??
Wednesday, December 14, 2022:
Math: Students took their Surface Area & Nets unit test. They were able to use their foldables and calculator. If they finished early, they started working in Khan Academy on the Meaning of Percents unit.
Science: Notes and mini videos on transverse vs. longitudinal waves.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022:
Math: Students completed their Surface Area & Nets classwork from Friday, completed their Surface Area & Nets box lab and then completed their Freckle Surface Area assignment. Test tomorrow.
Science: Continued our FITB notes from yesterday.
Monday, December 12, 2022:
Math: Students finished up their Surface Area & Nets classwork from Friday. As they completed their work, I checked it and if they got it wrong, tried to get them back on track. Those that finished started their Surface Area & Nets box lab, where they had to find the actual surface area of various boxes, then draw the net. Test on Wednesday!
Science: Started our unit on Properties of Waves with a Bill Nye video and FITB notes.