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January 18, 2012

January 18, 2012
WEDNESDAY

1st Hour Math
Students organized binders and prepared to begin chapter 7 tomorrow. Students also added to their water journals. They are to record how many times the home dishwasher is used and how many times they flush the toilet. Yes, there were a lot of giggles today, but it is important to recognize how much water they are using on a daily basis. After a few weeks, this data will be graphed using the Numbers program.
Homework - record water data
Parents as Partners - Students received a printout of their SMI test scores. Below is a guide that might be helpful. Students also will be able to help tell you about their score. Students working at grade level should be expected to be in the proficient range by the end of the year. The 64/65-level courses are working at or a little above grade level. A 6-level course is considered to be working approximately two grade levels above their average peers.
SMI scores
below basic: less than or equal to 640
basic: 645 -775
proficient: 780 - 950
advanced: greater than or equal to 955

2nd Hour Math
Students organized binders and prepared to begin chapter 7 tomorrow. We also reviewed the chapter 5 quiz from last week. Students were encouraged to ask questions as each answer was reviewed.
Homework - no homework
Parents as Partners - Students received a printout of their SMI test scores. Below is a guide that might be helpful. Students also will be able to help tell you about their score. Students working at grade level should be expected to be in the proficient range by the end of the year. The 64/65-level courses are working at or a little above grade level. A 6-level course is considered to be working approximately two grade levels above their average peers.
SMI scores
below basic: less than or equal to 640
basic: 645 -775
proficient: 780 - 950
advanced: greater than or equal to 955

5th Hour Math
I CAN FIND ALL DIMENSIONS FOR RECTANGLES WITH A FIXED PERIMETER!

Students explored rectangular floor plans with constant perimeters and changing areas. Tomorrow, we will graph the data and explore the relationship between the greatest area and length of the rectangles. Students also added to their water journals. They are to record how many times the home dishwasher is used and how many times they flush the toilet. Yes, there were a lot of giggles today, but it is important to recognize how much water they are using on a daily basis. After a few weeks, this data will be graphed using the Numbers program.
Homework - record water data

6th Hour Math
I CAN FIND ALL DIMENSIONS FOR RECTANGLES WITH A FIXED PERIMETER!

Students explored rectangular floor plans with constant perimeters and changing areas. Tomorrow, we will graph the data and explore the relationship between the greatest area and length of the rectangles. Students also added to their water journals. They are to record how many times the home dishwasher is used and how many times they flush the toilet. Yes, there were a lot of giggles today, but it is important to recognize how much water they are using on a daily basis. After a few weeks, this data will be graphed using the Numbers program.
Homework - record water data