This week we continue our study of expressions with these learning targets:
I can translate words into expressions.
I can read expressions using appropriate mathematical terms.
I can evaluate expressions using the order of operations.
I can use the properties of operations to create equivalent expressions.
I can identify equivalent expressions.
MONDAY - Complete two cut/paste activities – reviewing exponents and matching written expressions to numerical expressions.
Homework: 6.EE.2a practice
TUESDAY - Work through PPT Evaluating Expressions (slides 1 – 24).
Homework: Evaluating Expressions WS
Extra resources to support this lesson:
http://learnzillion.com/lessons/468-evaluate-onestep-algebraic-expressions-by-substitution (one step)
WEDNESDAY - This lesson is focused around the properties in mathematics. Understanding these properties and how they are used to help calculate math computational skills efficiently will help students in their future in mathematics. Some properties help with with efficiency skills, while some give meaning behind algebraic topics.
Commutative Property: changing the order of numbers does not change the sum or product.
Associative Property: regrouping numbers does not change the sum or product.
Identity Property of Multiplication: multiplying any number by 1 leaves it unchanged.
Identity Property of Addition: adding any number by 0 leaves it unchanged.
Zero Property: multiplying a number by 0 is always 0.
Expression: numbers and symbols grouped together that show the value of something.
Equation: two equal expressions.
Work through PPT The Properties of Mathematics - slides 1- 19 while students work at their seat and the board. The focus of this lesson is to have students express verbally and in writing why the equations are true or false.
THURSDAY - This lesson focuses on the Distributive Property. We will work through PPT - The Distributive Property - slides 1 - 14 while students are working at their seat and board.
Extra resources to support this lesson:
FRIDAY - Today students will take a quiz on their weekly learning targets.
This week we further explore the history of Europe by studying imperialism, the Treaty of Versailles, and the Russian Revolution.
Monday - I have posted the environmental apps that the students turned in on Friday. Students will be able to add some kind, specific feedback to classmates' creations. In class we will:
**Discuss PPT Exploring and Conquering SS6H6 – slides 1- 48...Complete Fill-in with PPT.
**Homework: Prince Henry the Navigator writing
**TOMORROW IS THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT FIELD TRIP MONEY AND PERMISSION SLIP
Tuesday - **LAST DAY TO SUBMIT FIELD TRIP MONEY AND PERMISSION SLIP**
Students will share their writing from last night. In class we will complete colored map of empires from color laminated maps.
**Homework: Last page from packet beow: Spice Trade
Wednesday - After we check homework, we will:
**Discuss PPT Imperialism and the Causes of World War 1 – slides 1 – 30. Complete fill-in w/PPT.
**Homework: Geography coloring sheet to review
Thursday - After we share our homework, we will:
**Discuss PPT The Treaty of Versailles - The World After WWI – slides 1-22- Complete fill-in w/PPT.
In class, students will work on writing an acrostic about the Treaty of Versailles.
Friday - Students will take a test on the following sections of our Europe study: **European Features, European Colonization, and European Environmental Issues
I have to send in our final payment for our field trip to the Center for Puppetry Arts soon.
The FINAL DAY TO ACCEPT PAYMENTS AND
PERMISSION SLIPS WILL BE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 27TH.
Arrangements will be made for those students who do not have it turned in.
They will stay back and spend time with another class.
For your convenience, I have attached another copy of the form.
This week , we explore the following vocabulary words:
numerical expression written expression algebraic expression variable
through the following activities.
MONDAY - NO SCHOOL
TUESDAY - Work through PPT Writing Algebraic Expressions Part 1. Students learn the vocabulary and practice writing expressions.
HOMEWORK: Practice WS
WEDNESDAY - After reviewing homework,students work on a practice sheet themselves and self check. Homework - finish Order of Operations activity from last week
THURSDAY - Work through PPT Writing Algebraic Expressions - Part 2 (slides 1 - 11) with teacher. Complete slides 12 - 28 one at a time - checking with PPT. SLide 29 is the ticket out the door.
FRIDAY - Complete two cut/paste activities- reviewing exponents and matching written expressions to numerical expressions. Students will also take a quiz.
This week we finish up with our study of Europe's environmental issues and begin looking at Europe's history. Our historical study is to provide the student with the historical background of the 20th and 21st centuries that led to the issues facing Europe today. It is not a complete history of the region.
Our learning targets:
I can explain how a desire for natural resources and riches, such as gold and spices, led to European exploration and colonization.
I can explain how the desire to spread Christianity by missionaries led to European exploration and colonization.
I can explain how a desire for trade and controlling markets led to European exploration and colonization.
I can discuss the contributions of Prince Henry the Navigator.
I can trace the empires of Portugal, Spain, England, and France in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
Monday - no school
Tuesday - Begin working on an environmental APP activity re:Europe's environmental issues.
Wednesday - guest speaker to talk about Chernobyl - its causes and consequences
HOMEWORK -Chernobyl Acrostic
Thursday - Share Chernobyl acrostic poems. PPT - European Exploration Causes - complete graphic organizer
Friday - Share APPs from weekly homework with Gallery Walk - students leave specific feedback for each other. Work through PPT exploring European empires in the 1700s.
We had a great meeting this past Tuesday! PENNY WARS is upon us and will help offer scholarships for camp to many students throughout Douglas County.
The following students VOLUNTEERED to present a 2 - 3 minute project at our next meeting on TUESDAY, February 3rd.
Group A: Bella Maggie Travis Hayden Carson
Group B: Isaiah Kymora Dallas Madison Lauren
Students can find help about preparing demonstrations at
We have two field trips left to take this year! I sent home the form for our March 4th trip attached to your student's report card. We have to have the money to the venue EARLY, so we are collecting for that one first.
I am able to take along 9 parents who are current with their background checks/fingerprinting. You will have to drive yourself- many carpool and follow the bus. If you want to chaperone, please send in $12.00 to cover the cost of admission. I will accept the first 8 payments (one parent has already paid). All payments are due January 27th! If we get in a new student to fill our final spot, I will only be able to take 8 chaperones. THANKS
February 20 - Holocaust Museum in Kennesaw
March 6 - Center for Puppetry Arts - Diary of Anne Frank (money due 1/27 as I have to send in our final payment by 2/4)
Well, the weekend we have all been waiting for has arrived! It looks like the sun will finally be shining too!! We will move our K-5 classrooms to the Prestley Mill campus on Saturday, Jan. 17th beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Brookmont. This move will probably continue into the early afternoon due to the number of items that will be moved. Here is what is on the agenda:
This is a double credit move, and you can send any able-bodied person to help for your credit.
We are in need of one more Uhaul or moving truck. If you can provide this for us (reserve it, rent it, and drive it), please email Mrs. Arnold ASAP (firstname.lastname@example.org).
One last note from the BA admin team: Thank you for making this move as smooth as possible. Your help and positive attitudes has made it a pleasurable experience. Mrs. McDonald and Mrs. Arnold are re-energized after each of these moves by our hard working, cheerful, and patient families that jump right in and have helped us MOVE THAT SCHOOL! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We look forward to seeing you Saturday for our last big move. :)
We are on target with our "Move That School" project!
Tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 10th at 9:00 a.m., we will move boxes from the Brookmont location (classrooms and the media center), move boxes stored at the Prestley Mill locations to the new classrooms, and relocate our middle school teachers from their temporary classrooms to their brand new classrooms.
We need volunteers at both campuses, but we will all end up at Prestley Mill.
Just a couple of reminders--please no children--we are moving heavy boxes and some furniture. We know you and your families are eager to see our new building, and we are so appreciative of your help, but this will be a very busy, physical job.
Thank you so much, and we look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow!
On computers, explore the following sites:
http://serbal.pntic.mec.es/ealg0027/europa3i.html (Level 2)
http://serbal.pntic.mec.es/ealg0027/flashmaps.htm (scroll down to maps of Europe)
Mrs. Beck's Math and Social Studies Classes