Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Homework due 1/30

Math: Study for your math quiz

You need to know how to plot point on a coordinate plan, how to find the area of a polygon on a coordinate plane, how to find the radius or diameter of a circle given the circumference or area of a circle, and how to interpret data from a double line graph.

ELA: Write a three page essay addressing the following:
What are some non-violent ways that you could solve problems? How does violence solve the problems that you have if it does?

100BC: Read for 2-steps! No reading logs, no credit!!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Finding the radius and diameter given the area and circumference of a circle

There are certain things that you must know in order to find the radius and diameter given the area and circumference of a circle.

First, you need to know what a diameter and radius are.

A diameter is 2 times the size of a radius and it stretches from one end of the circle to the other side going through the middle. The diameter must go through the middle. If not, it is a chord.

The radius is half the size of diameter. That is, if a diameter of a circle is 10 centimeters, the radius is 5 centimeters. If the radius of a circle is 3, its diameter is 6.

Look below to see a picture:

Second, you need to know the formulas for finding the circumference and area of a circle. To find the area of a circle, you use the following formula: A = Pi times r squared  or  A = Pi times r times r

To find the circumference of a circle, you need to use the following formula: C equals Pi times d or C = Pi x 2r.

Third, you need to know that Pi = 3.14 or 22/7.

When finding the radius and diameter given the area and circumference of a circle, please use the following three steps.

Step 1: Write down all the information you know and put a question mark next to the information you need to find.

For example, if you are given a question that asks you to find the radius of a circle with the circumference of 628 cms and they tell you to use 3.14 for Pi. There are certain pieces of information that you have. Make a box of what you now.

c = 628 cms
Pi = 3.14
r = ?

Step 2: Write down the formula of either area or circumference depending on what informatin you were given in the question.

In our case, we are given information on the circumference. Thus, we need the formula for the circumference.

C equals Pi times d or C = Pi x 2r.

Step 3: Substitute all the values you know into the equation and solve for the unknown.

In this case, it is the radius.

We know the circumference, the value for Pi, and we need to find the radius.

628 = 2(3.14) r

628 = 6.28r

Do inverse operation of multiplication to cancel out 6.28 so that r is left alone. Your answer should be: 100

Homework due 1/29

ELA: Read the immigration policy time line. Make 5 observations about how the law constantly changes. Why do you think immigration policies are changing as they are?

100BC: Read for 2 steps.

Math: Do your math worksheet on finding the radius and circumference of a circle given the circumference and area of the circle.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Homework due 1/28

Math: No HW! I hope that you enjoyed Ms. Beyer's presentation! I thought it was WONDERFUL!

Study for your WWW Quiz
Write two poems
(One poem is in reaction to the Mayor's change in policy for social promotion in 8th grade)

100BC: 6 steps of reading! Please get your logs signed. If you do not bring your reading log to school, you will be unprepared and will not receive credit.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Homework due 1/24

Math: We have to go over the lesson we did today, so there is no homework.

ELA: Think about the immigrants that you know and see. What do you see them doing? How do you think their lives are? Make some observations about them and talk to them to learn more about their experiences. Address any of the questions and write a 5-page essay.

Write sentences using your WWWs (look at the entry below for the words!)

100BC: Read for two steps. Get your step sheet signed! NO EXCUSES.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

WWW #13

Rebut (verb): to answer, to oppose, to contradict
Immigrate (verb)
Emigrate (verb)
Refugee (noun)

These words are related to our unit on immigration.

Homework due 1/23

Math: No homework

100BC: Read 2 steps and have an adult sign to say that you have read

ELA: Write an essay addressing the following question: What type of message did you send to Ms. Etienne about yourselves today? Skip lines. Use RAFT. Two pages.

Write your WWW 10x and find their definitions.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Homework due on Tuesday, 1/22

Write me a 3-page essay addressing the following question:

What in your community and in the world outrages you? (if you do not know what outrage means, kindly open a dictionary and look up its meaning) SKIP LINE.

Do your worksheet

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Homework due on Wednesday

Sleep well and eat well tonight. Tomorrow is the second and last day of your testing. You all will do well!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Homework due on Tuesday


You have your state ELA test tomorrow starting at 9. Please arrive to school on time. Eat well and sleep well.


You have no math HW because I want you all to be well rested before the test.

Make-up work:

If you owe me make-up work, please do it!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Homework due on Friday, 1/10

Math: Do your worksheet on central angles

ELA: Sleep well and eat well.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Homework due on Jan. 8, 2008

Math: Make a Venn Diagram spliting up the following list of numbers in multiples of 5 and 6: 6, 10, 15, 30, 36, 42, 45, 105, 225, 600, 66, 90, 180, 35, 450, 75, 48, 54, 100

ELA: Finish your worksheet from class today

Announcements: Make sure you get a good night's rest and eat breakfast every morning. Breakfast is NOT Doritos chips.

Monday, January 7, 2008


Math: Do the frequency chart worksheet

ELA: Do the worksheet

Write an 1-page essay answering the following question:

In the poem "The Twins," how does the narrotor feel about always getting confused with his brother? Use RAFT to answer the question, and skip lines.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Homework due on Friday, 1/4

My wonderful class:

So far, you all have been off to a lovely start! It really feels like a new year with your new behavior!

Your homework for today is:

Do your worksheet. Please do not guess your answers. Use this as an exercise to help you prepare for your ELA test.
Study your notes on parts of speech, editing paragraphs, subject/predicate, subject/verb agreement, and points of view
Write at least 2 pages on: What type of person do you think Phaethon is? Use RAFT to answer the question.