WELCOME TO MRS. GANT'S BLOG
WELCOME TO MRS. GANT'S BLOG
WEEKS 19 and 20
Math7: Remember to practice on Moby Max!
ELA 8: Finish Gathering Blue!
Take notes on your reading guide.
NEW YEAR/NEW FUN!
A few parents and guardians are asking: "Help!?!"
Here are some ways to help your Math 7 student:
1. Ask him or her to explain the current concept in the ONLINE TEXTBOOK or in their notes or MSG (MATH SURVIVAL GUIDE). The ONLINE TEXTBOOK has tutorial videos, too!
ONLINE TEXTBOOK -
Username: ccsd(student ID)
2. Search the web for tutorial videos.
Kahn Academy has videos about middle school math topics – just google “Kahn” and the title at the top of the TEXTBOOK PAGE.
Example: Type "Kahn Unit Rates Video" in search bar.
3. Have students practice on MOBY MAX.
Username: (Lunch Number)
Password: (Lunch Number)
4. Just as football and basketball players have to practice, math students need to practice. A great place for FREE PRACTICE EXERCISES IS CommonCoreSheets. It contains most of the same skills as the Cobb County Curriculum. It has the answers AND you can even practice ONE PROBLEM AT A TIME!
5. Look over the work that he or she is about to turn in - I often receive only partially completed assignments.
Parenting is hard work! They will thank you when you are older!
Students will show off their skills with One-Step Equations on Monday.
On Wednesday and Thursday, students will take the next big challenge in equations - Solving Two-Step and Multi-Step Equations. Friday will bring us to inequalities.
Study Skills: Students are learning about the paradigms of life. They will examine the paradigms at the center of their lives, and they will be encouraged to take baby steps toward a princile centered life.
Students continue to practice their grammar skills and writing in their journals. Students have been reading about heroes - what makes a person a hero? They will get a chance to define this for themselves in a summative assessment. Students will work on a rough and final draft of their Definition Essay (summative assessment).
One-third of the school year has already passed.
Math 7: Students seem to be enjoying writing and simplifying algebraic experssions. This week students will learn how to solve one-step equations.
Study Skills: Students will write letters of gratitude to an adult in the school building who has helped them or made a positive impact on their life. On Flexible Grouping Days, students will review math concepts and get a chance to retake a quiz! Students will also begin reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.
Students continue to practice grammar and journal. Students have been reading about heroes - what makes a person a hero? They will get a chance to define this for themselves in a summative assessment (coming soon).
STUDENT LED CONFERENCES
OCTOBER 16 - 20, 2017
***UNIT ONE TEST***
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
SEPTEMEBER 20th and 21st, 2017
TEXTBOOK REFERENCE: Chapters 1 and 2
After Labor Day, the PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB will meet on MONDAYS. See the club page for details.
Math Students: We will have a formative assessment on Thursday! The content of the quiz will be adding and subtracting integers. Your homework packet will help you get ready. If you need help, let me know!
ELA Students: Students will read about the Drummer Boy of Shiloh this week. We will also begin a new grammar warm up program and get back to journaling.
MONDAY IS THE BIG DAY! Do not forget your towel to sit on, sunscreen, a hat, and a water bottle.
Math Students: We will have a formative assessment on Thursday! The content of the quiz will be multiplying and dividing integers and absolute value. Your homework packet will help you get ready. If you need help, let me know!
ELA Students: You asked for it - we deliver! We will watch all of Hero 6 to continue exploring the
"Time flies when you are having fun!"
- Old addage
We must be having lots of fun because Week 3 came and went quickly!
Thank you for those of you who came out for Open House. I enjoyed matching parents to students.
Remember that Monday is an extended day due to the eclipse. Bring a towel to sit on, sunscreen, a hat, and a water bottle. A BIG thank you to the student council for providing certified eclipse glasses!
Dear Parents and Students,
Thank you for taking the time to visit my page!
QUICK! Grab a book! All students must have reading material(s) with them in all classes. This initiative comes from Mr. Crawford. Research shows that students who spend 20 or more minutes a day reading will grow academically at an exponential pace. (I will attempt to find an article for reference.)
I have posted my syllabi; please see the links in the main menu to the left. Once you have read the syllubus for your class, click on my email link to establish a sure connect in the e-world via email. (I will be able to save your email to parent contacts.
I am learning how to multitask and will be adding more to the blog soon.
This week math students are learning math vocabulary and showing me their skills on the Scholastic Math Inventory and a word problem pre-test. The study skills class will be reading a book together and will take a learning style inventory online. ELA students will be journaling, will take the Scholastic Reading Inventory, and will begin their textbook work soon.
Welcome Back to Awtrey Middle School!
This year marks a new beginning for me. I am a new teacher at Awtrey, but I am not new to teaching. I am priviledged to be teaching and co-teaching Math 7, Study Skills, and ELA 8.
My syllabi will be posted as soon as they are approved!
Please send a writing utensil and a coposition book this week. Students will ALWAYS need their agenda in class as well. The rest of the supplies on the list may be sent on or after Wednesday (August 2nd); lockers will be available at this time.
I look forward to working with your student(s), and I encourage you to contact me with any questions.