Mrs. McQuaid Murphy

Science and Math

Posted: December 17, 2018

Math 8 (Science 8)

Due to missing a significant amount of science classes recently, we did science today instead of math.  We did an activity where students read a document in which there was a procedure to follow, they found the verbs written using the imperative verb tense then they followed the procedure explained in the document to create a puppet.  There is no homework.

Math 7

We began Section 3 of Module 3 today (adding and subtracting decimal numbers).  Students worked on a sheet (pages 55 and 56) for the majority of the period, and some students finished.  Those who did not finish have been asked to do so at home.  You can see today’s lesson in detail in the pdf file below.

Math 6

We continued working on Section 3.3 of the unit today which involves multiplying decimal numbers by natural numbers.  The concept reinforcement is on page 97, #1 to #4.  Students were given about 25 minutes during class to complete this work and were asked to finish it at home.  You can see today’s lesson in detail in the pdf file below.

Science 7

We began discussing how to record observations when doing scientific research or experiments.  There is no homework.

Science 6

We reviewed for tomorrow’s Science test with Mme Arsenault.  Students are encouraged to study the notes in their gray duo tang at home at some point today as well.

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Posted: December 14, 2018

Science 7 / Math 7

We ended up doing two periods of science today to allow as many students as possible to finish a group assignment on procedure writing before the weekend.  This also allowed me to finish conferencing with students regarding their district math benchmark assessment.  All groups finished the draft of their procedure writing assignment, but several groups need to finish the good copy over the weekend to pass in on Monday.  I will explain the assignment to those who were absent today on Monday.

Math 6

We began working on Section 3.3 of the unit today which involves multiplying decimal numbers by natural numbers.  The concept reinforcement is a worksheet (pages 36 and 37).  Students were given about 30 minutes during class to complete the worksheet and were asked to finish it over the weekend.  You can see today’s lesson in detail in the pdf file below.

Math 8 / Science 8

Due to high absenteeism today, students spent the afternoon in the gym.

 

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Posted: December 13, 2018

 

Science 7

We resumed our lesson in which we have been discussing procedure writing when it comes to science experiments, especially the importance of verbs and specific details / word choice.  We did an activity which allowed students to discuss and follow procedures.  There is no homework. 

Math 7

Students did Mathletics today while I began conferencing with them regarding their district math benchmark assessment.  There is no homework. 

Science 6 and 8

Grade 6 did science instead of math today.

We resumed our lesson in which we have been discussing procedure writing when it comes to science experiments, especially the importance of verbs and specific details / word choice.  We did an activity which allowed students to follow procedures while creating and designing a puppet.  There is no homework. 

Posted: December 12, 2018

Math 6, 7 and 8

Students wrote their district math benchmark assessment today.  There is no homework. 

Science 8

We resumed our lesson in which we have been discussing procedure writing when it comes to science experiments, especially the importance of verbs and specific details / word choice.  We did an oreal activity which allowed students to practice using procedures and detailed language.  There is no homework. 

Posted: December 11, 2018

Math 7 and 8:

We continued reviewing for tomorrow's (Wednesday's) district math benchmark assessment.  Students were provided with more review sheets today to use along with those provided previously in conjunction with summative assessments (in their duo tangs) to study (by practicing).  The review sheets are not for homework.  They are simply a tool for students to use to prepare - they have been told to do the questions they feel they need to do to prepare for the district assessment.  There is no official homework, but I hope students practice some questions again this evening.  Have a great night!  :)

Math 6:

We watched the Gretna Green Christmas Concert rehearsal in the gym during math class today, but be sure to practice for tomorrow's (Wednesday's) district math benchmark assessement tonight!  :)

 

Posted: December 10, 2018

All classes (Math 6, 7 and 8):

We continued reviewing for Wednesday's district math benchmark assessment.  We are using all math and science classes prior to the assessment to do so.  Students were provided with more review sheets today to use along with those provided last week in conjunction with previous assessments (in their duo tangs) to study (by practicing).  The review sheets are not for homework.  They are simply a tool for students to use to prepare - they have been told to do the questions they feel they need to do to prepare for the district assessment.  There is no official homework, but I hope students practice some questions again this evening.  Have a great night!  :)

Posted: December 7, 2018

All classes (math 6, 7 and 8):

We are currently reviewing for next week's district math benchmark assessment.  We are using all math and science classes prior to the assessment to do so.  Students were provided with review sheets today to use along with their previous assessments (in their duo tangs) to study (by practicing).  The review sheets are not for homework.  They are simply a tool for students to use to prepare - they have been told to do the questions they feel they need to do to prepare for the district assessment.  There is no official homework, but I hope students practice some questions this weekend.  Have a great weekend!  :)

Posted: December 6, 2018

Science 7 / Math 7

Today, we did not do a science lesson so that we could have a double math period.  During our first math class, we finished the section of the unit in which students learn to compare and order fractions and decimal numbers.  Today’s warm-up was a formative assessment on this topic, and the concept reinforcement is page 95 - #5, #6a and #10.  We then began reviewing for next week’s district math benchmark assessment taking place on Wednesday, December 12.  Students were provided with an outline of topics they need to review prior to next Wednesday.  We will review these topics over the next several days in preparation for the assessment.  You can see today’s lesson in detail in the pdf file below.

Math 6

We continued estimating products and quotients and did a formative assessment on this topic as our warm-up which also included a question on representing decimal numbers in a variety of ways (symbolically, with words and using expanded notation).  After the warm up and after reviewing yesterday’s homework, we had a work period during which we finished the section of the unit on estimating products and quotients.  The concept reinforcement is page 94 - #6 and #7.  At the end of class, students were provided with an outline of topics they need to review prior to next week’s district math benchmark assessment taking place on Wednesday, December 12.  We will review these topics over the next several days in preparation for the assessment.  You can see today’s lesson in detail in the pdf file below.

Science 8 (Math 8)

Today, we did not do a science lesson so that we could begin reviewing for next week’s district math benchmark assessment taking place on Wednesday, December 12.  Students were provided with an outline of topics they need to review prior to next Wednesday.  They were also given a review sheet on integers and 3D objects which most students completed during class.  We will continue to review the topics covered so far this school year over the next several days in preparation for the assessment.  There is no homework.

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Posted: December 5, 2018

Math 8

Students wrote their summative assessment on perfect squares, square roots and the Pythagorean Theorem today.  They will write the district math assessment next week, so we will begin reviewing for that Friday.

Math 7

We continued working on Section 3.2 of the unit which teaches students how to compare and order fractions and decimal numbers.  We have been working on comparing fractions using number lines as well as using common denominators.  The concept reinforcement is on page 95 - #7, #8 and #9.  You can see today’s lesson in detail in the pdf file below.

Math 6

We continued working on Section 3.2 of the unit today which involves estimating products and quotients.  The concept reinforcement is on page 94 - #2 and #5.  You can see today’s lesson in detail in the pdf file below.

Science 8

Students completed their “Student Perception Surveys” in the computer lab.

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Posted: December 4, 2018

Math 8

We prepared for the summative assessment on perfect squares, square roots and the Pythagorean Theorem.  During the morning math class, students decided they would prefer to write their assessment tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, so that is what is taking place.  We continued to practice during the afternoon math class, and students are encouraged to practice at home tonight.  You can see today’s lesson in detail in the pdf file below.

Math 7

We continued working on Section 3.2 of the unit which teaches students how to compare and order fractions and decimal numbers.  We have been working on comparing fractions using number lines as well as using common denominators.  Many students said that they did not understand last night’s homework and were unable to complete it.  We reviewed number lines and common denominators in class, and students were asked to retry the concept reinforcement from yesterday (page 94 - #3 and #4).  I will do a homework check tomorrow.  You can see today’s lesson in detail in the pdf file below.

Math 6

We attended the grades 3, 4 and 5 students’ dress rehearsal of their play in the gymnasium for the entire period.

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