Monday, January 28, 2013

Homework Week of January 28, 2013

Monday~Study Link 5.1
Tuesday~Study Link 5.2
Wednesday~Study Link 5.3
Thursday~Study Link 5.4
~All assignments subject to change~
~There will be no school for students on Monday, February 4, 2013
Have a great week!
Mrs. Dryzal

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Angle Foldable

  On Friday, we began our new unit of study in Everyday Math 6 , which focuses on Geometry.  When checking the results of our CDT and GMADE testing, I noticed that our students were struggling with some basic Geometry skills.  One of the areas was identifying angles.  Since EM suggested reviewing the 4 types of angles, I took it a bit further and had them draw each type, define it, and find examples of each angle in the classroom.  We then stapled the completed foldable into our Math journals.  The activity allowed the students to practice using a protractor, identify angles, and apply their work to everyday objects. 
 This foldable was inspired by a foldable at Runde's Room .
Mrs. Dryzal

Monday, January 21, 2013

Unit 5: Geometry: Congruence, Constructions, and Parallel Lines Overview

This week we will begin working on Everyday Math Unit 5: Geometry: Congruence, Constructions, and Parallel Lines.  According to our recent scores on the Classroom Diagnostic Tool (CDT) our students struggle with basic geometry concepts.  Please encourage your child to complete homework assignments nightly to reinforce what is being taught at school, as well as encourage him/her to complete some of the suggested online activities below to increase his/her understanding. 
The Parent Letter provides an excellent explanation of what our goals are for Unit 5, as well as provides an answer key for the Study Links.  Please use it to check your child's understanding of the assignments and concepts being taught. Also, Do Anytime Activities reinforce what is being taught in school.   Don't hesitate to contact me at with any concerns.
Here are some suggested sites for practice: (Scroll to Geometry) Figure This! Math Challenges for Families
Mrs. Dryzal

Homework~Week of January 20th

Monday~No School
Tuesday~No Homework~Unit 4 Testing Continues
Wednesday~Practice Your Basic Facts (multiplication and division)
Thursday~ Unit 5-Geometry Begins~Study Link 5.1
~Martin Luther King, Jr. Day~January 21, 2013--No School
~Report Cards will be sent home on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Have a great week!
Mrs. Dryzal

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Homework and Classwork Managment for Absent Students

In the front of the classroom, I have two file crates labeled with Classwork and Math Homework Stars.  Inside the crates are hanging files labeled with the days of the week.  If a student is absent, he can find the work his missed inside the files.  It makes managing work easier for me, and easier for students who return after illness.
Mrs. Dryzal

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Creative Teaching Press Win

At the beginning of the school year, I was blessed to win 75 dollars to spend on materials for my classroom from Creative Teaching Press.   I am so thankful for the prize!  My classroom theme is Dots on Black, so I ordered a variety of items to help brighten up our classroom.  These photos are from my phone, so they aren't the best. 
 The Dots on Black Border around my Bulletin Board
 Our Math Lesson State Standards and Anchors are displayed on Poppin' Patterns Charts

Dots on Black letters are used to title the Math Word Wall Area, along with coordinating border
Poppin' Patterns 6" Dot Cutouts display our Cooperative Learning Standards for all to see and refer to during class time

 Poppin' Patterns Jumbo Dots are hung from the ceiling to display numbers for our cooperative learning teams.  I also have Poppin' Patterns Stars hanging as well. 
Mrs. Dryzal

Homework~Week of January 12, 2013

Math Homework
Monday~Practice Sheet 4.9
Tuesday~Study Link 4.10
Wednesday~Study Link 4.11 and Review Notes for Unit 4 Assessment
Thursdsay~Unit 4 Assessment
Friday~No School---Act 80 Day
~No School on Monday, January 20th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day~
~peace, love and happiness~
Mrs. Dryzal

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Homework~Week of January 6, 2013

Monday~Study Link 4.7
Tuesday~Study Link 4.8
Wednesday~No Homework GMADE testing
Thursday~No Homework GMADE testing
Friday~Study your Multiplication Facts
Mrs. Dryzal