Monday, November 12, 2018

Homework:  Finish Circles Review sheet(they had time in class to start).

>>The quiz will be Thursday on power test so be sure to review daily.

**Students need to know the relationship between the parts of the circle(ex:  The circumference is about 3 times as long as the diameter, the diameter is 2 times as long as the radius, the radius is half the length of the diameter, etc…).

**Students also need to know how to calculate each when given the other(ex:  What is the length of the diameter if the radius is 16cm’s long?, About how long is the circumference if the radius is 8 yards long?, etc…).

>I taught the kids a brain dump using the letters “CDr”.  It is in their notebooks and was also written on an index card that should be in the pocket folder of their notebook.  Ask them to explain how to use the dump.


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Homework:  Go to the following links to watch an angles/protractor review video and then practice using interactive protractors on the following 2 links(copy/paste into your web browser) to practice measuring angles.

Tomorrow is our LCES Veterans Day Parade.  If you are a Veteran and would like to be recognized by our staff and students, please come to the school and park in the back bus lot aroud 9:00.  I believe the parade starts around 9:15/9:30 but someone will greet you and tell you what, where and when.  Thank you for your service!  Mr. Sparico 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Homework:  Use the protractor provided(do not lose or break) to measure the eight angles on figure “X” in your notebook.  Refer to the tips and strategies glued into your notebook for proper protractor use.  We used these strategies in class today when we measured the five angles on the previous page in your notebook.  Below is a summary to help:

  1. ALWAYS try and classify the angle 1st.  This will give you a range of numbers you’re looking for on the protractor.  Ex:  If you classify an angle as acute(0-89 degrees), it would make no sense to pick 135 degrees(obtuse) on the protractor. 
  2. Always set the center point of the protractor on the vertex of the angle and then rotate it so one of the rays lines up with the zero degree mark on the protractor.  **Use a pencil point to keep it in place and don’t let it slide off the vertex or the measurement will be inacurate.
  3. Always begin measuring the angle from zero!
  4. THINK and decide if you should be reading the inside or outside row of numbers on the tool.  Remember!  If you start at zero, you should read the correct row of numbers!

Please do not loose or break the protractor. 

You are responsible for returning it tomorrow.  

From the PTA:

Good afternoon PTA members!!!
We are excited for our upcoming vendor bingo event and are looking for volunteers to ensure it is a success!!
We are in need of volunteers for set up, concessions, bingo attendees and clean up volunteers.
If you are able to volunteer, please let me know as soon as you can!
Without all of our amazing volunteers, none of our events are possible!
Thank you so much or your continued involvement and support!!
The LCES PTA Board
Emma, Britnea, Robin & Erica

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Homework:  Complete Tuesday’s Math Review as well as the Even/Odd Quiz Review sheet before coming to school tomorrow.  You will need to complete Wednesday’s math review tomorrow so there will be no time to complete your homework in the morning.  Refer toyour notebook for ex’s if struggling.

Monday, November 5, 2018


Homework:  Complete both assignments below:

1.  Tuesday’s math review.

2. Even/Odd Review page handed out in class.  The even/odd page is in preparation for the upcoming even/odd quiz.  >>I would also take some time to review your notes a focus on divisibilty and the even/odd rules.  It is all in your notebook.

Friday:  Red/White/Blue Day and the Veterans Day Parade at 9:30  AM



Thursday, November 1, 2018

Homework:  Circles worksheet.  Students will be given one of the following:  radius, diameter or circumference of a circle.  They will need to calculate the other 2 measurments.  They were istructed to number and show ALL work on the back, even for the simplest of calulations.  I will be checking their work.  Mental math has been resulting in far too many errors.

They were taught a simple “Brain Dump” using the letters CDr and wrote it on an index card.  They should be using the index card with each calculation.

I recommend that you ask them to explain how to use the CDr brain dump.  Telling someone how to do something is a great way to demonstrate that they understand it.  We have been doing this for 3 days now so I am expecting most to have a good understanding.  Refer to examples in NB!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Homework:  Halloween Extra Credit “Monster Mayhem” Word Problems.  Neatly show all work in the space provided to get credit for your answers.  All students recieved a copy and have to choice of completing or not.

>>It is extra credit and 5 pts for each correct answer will be added to the Friday Math Review Quiz.  It is due tomorrow. No late work will be accepted.

Other stuff:

  1.  Remember to wear a costume that reflects your favorite storybook character tomorrow.  Be prepared to share the book/series titleand why it is your favorite character.  
  2. SCA speeches are due Friday.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Homework:  Order of Operations Quiz Review sheet.  Time was provided in class to start.  Remember PeMDAS!  Always evaluate inside parentheses 1st remembering to move from left to right whichever one comes first!  Go to my Wednesday, 10/24 post for a couple video links if you need help ot just want to review.

Other reminders:

This Wednesday is Storybook Character Day.  Be creative and be sure your costume reflects a character from a favorite book.

SCA Speeches due 11/2/18.  If your child is interested in running for student council and wants to be a class representative, their speech must be submitted to their homeroom teacher by this Friday.  Speeches will be read aloud annonomously and votes taken to decide who will be the class representative/alternate.