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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

dancing and kicking!

The girl in the shorts is pretty awesome!  I like it when she runs on the three guys' arms!

Missed you guys today.  Back tomorrow!

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I'll be out tomorrow. :(

Thanks for all of your diligent work in class today!  Everyone seemed to do a good job on the worksheet and I was glad that you were able to get some work done during class.  As you know, tonight's homework is the (2nd) customary worksheet.  Work carefully and do your proportions on a separate sheet of paper.

Tomorrow you will begin working on metric system conversions.  Please remind yourself of the technique with the video below:

The sub should pass out multiple note sheets during class and your hw assignment will even have examples on the back.  I shortened the hw to just 16 problems (and did one for you) so that it won't be too difficult without me there.  I will provide you with a challenge math sheet if you finish early, but if you want to get caught up on your reading for LA or have other work to do, you can use remaining time as a study hall as long as you are quiet and appropriate during the class period.  I'll miss you guys tomorrow and I promise to think about what you guys are doing when I am feeling well enough.  Otherwise, it's sleep city for Miss K!

Be good ladies and gentlemen!  I hope to hear good things when I get back!  I'm planning on doing a short blog sometime tomorrow, so be on the lookout for it!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Customary Conversions!

Today we began working with actual conversions in the Customary System!

What you need to know:

1 foot = 12 inches
1 yard = 3 feet = 36 inches
1 mile = 1,760 yards = 5280 feet

1 pound = 16 ounces
1 ton = 2000 pounds

1 gallon = 4 quarts
1 quart = 2 pints
1 pint = 2 cups
1 cup = 8 fluid ounces


Want some more reminders?  Check out this previous blog post.

As you know, today we used proportions to help us solve our homework problems.  Remember to set up the first fraction with what we already know using the labels from the problem...

ex:  4 ft = ______ in

12 inches
  1 foot

Then complete the set up by using what we want to know as part of the second fraction.

12 inches  --   ? inches
  1 foot     --     4 feet

Then use multiplication (or sometimes division) to help you solve the proportion


12 inches  --   ? inches
  1 foot     --     4 feet


12 inches  --  48 inches
  1 foot     --     4 feet

I hope that this helps!  We will get more practice in class tomorrow!!!!

Tonight's homework is both sides of the customary conversion worksheet.

-Miss K  :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Half Day!

Thanks for participating in today's Giving Tree activity and watching the movie!

Have a lovely and wonderful Thanksgiving!  I hope that you are able to spend some lovely time with family and friends!!!

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Football game on Sunday!

Pics from the 6th grade state game!  Sorry boys, I couldn't get as many action shots of the game and as a former cheerleader and football fool, I got more of the cheerleaders.  I'm proud of all of you!!!!


-Miss K  :)


I forgot to post before I went home today...

Today's project was fun and I hope that you enjoyed!  Special activity tomorrow!  Only a half day left before Thanksgiving!!!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Intro to measurement

Today we watched the Bill Nye video on measurement and estimated some lengths.  No homework since this has just been an introduction!

Have a wonderful afternoon.  I'm hoping to come up with a fun activity for tomorrow!

-Miss K  :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

I love this dude!

-Miss K  :)

Friday/Pajama Day/Decimal Test Day

No homework.  Have a great weekend!

-Miss K  :)

Canada's new plastic money!

-Miss K  :)

The funniest video of a camel running that you will see all day.

-Miss K  :)


Can you tell the seasons?  Did you see the people?

-Miss K  :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

AND... Tomorrow is also Pajama Day!!!

Don't forget your PJ's tomorrow.  No slippers though!

I'm wearing these...
I'll see the cozy version of you tomorrow!  Have a good night!

-Miss K  :)

Decimal Test tomorrow!

Answers to the extra study guide:

Study, study, study!!!

Check out previous posts for games, notes, video tutorials, answers, and information!

I'm excited to grade some great scores tomorrow!!!

-Miss  K  :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What a great day!

Rob Surette, Thankful trees and Chihuly!

Sadly, I can't do a full blog on it all just yet, but I will try to do more tomorrow!

Here's an amazing work by Chihuly in the mean time...

Study for that math test!

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Get Creative!

keep drawing from studio shelter on Vimeo.

-Miss K  :)

Word problem review today!

Great job on the word problems today in class!  As I mentioned, you should use that worksheet to help you prepare for the test.  The word problems on the test will be similar to the ones that you saw today.

As you worked on the study guide, I noticed that some people were having some difficulty with estimation.  To help, please review below and/or visit my original post on estimation.

Adding and Subtracting:  Estimate by round each number to the highest COMMON place value.  Basically round both numbers to the biggest place value that they BOTH have.

ex:  17.92 + 182.034
since both numbers have a digit in the tens place (underlined), we would round to the tens.

20 + 180 = 200

Multiplying:  Estimate by rounding EACH number to its OWN highest place value.  Basically, use as many zeros as possible!

ex:  5.67 x 41.08376
round the first number to the ones place and the second number to the tens place

6 x 40 = 240

Dividing:  Estimate by using compatible numbers.  Round the divisor first and then search for a compatible number for the dividend.

ex:  41.03 / 7.15
round the 7.15 to 7 and then think about multiples of 7.  Since 42 is a multiple of 7 and is reasonably close to 41.03, we round it to 42.

42 / 7 = 6

I'd also encourage you to practice rounding decimal values.  Check out this game to practice.  Or this one!

I'll put more on the blog tomorrow, but spend some time with these topics tonight.

Tonight's homework is to review for the test.  The study guide (click link to view and print a Google doc of the study guide) is due Thursday.  I will also provide you with an optional, additional study guide on Thursday which you can complete and check answers online.

Thanks for your hard work today!  Keep it up and study hard!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Dividing Decimal Values

Happy Monday!

As you know, we have a test on Friday on our Decimal topics.

Topics covered on the math test include:
  • ·        Rounding Decimal Values
  • ·        Comparing and Ordering Decimal Values
  • ·        Estimating with Decimal Values
  • ·        Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing Decimals
  • ·        Word problems using Decimals
I expect that with appropriate preparation, everyone will do quite well on this test.  More notes to come on the blog tomorrow.

Tonight's homework is on Dividing Decimal Values.

Here are the numbers you might need:

And here's Mr. Duey for good measure:

Tonight's homework is to complete 5 of the 6 problems on the back of the division packet!  Good luck.

-Miss K  :)


Look what some of our classmates did this weekend!!!!  Congratulations on your second place win ladies!!!!

-Miss K  :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011


-Miss K  :)

More 11/11/11

From the Mirror in the UK:

11th November 2011
Come 11 seconds, 11 minutes and 11 hours into tomorrow and clocks (digital, of course) will tick their way through a palindrome - 11:11 on 11/11/11.
For the majority of people in Britain, our thoughts will be of Remembrance Day as we observe a minute’s silence on this most individual of November 11ths.
But here are 11 more facts you need to know about 11/11/11:

1) November 11 is the 315th day of the year.
2) There are 50 days remaining until the end of the year.
3) As well as Remembrance Day, the date 11/11/11 is also known as Independence Day in Poland, commemorating the anniversary of the country's assumption of independent statehood in 1918.
4) In China, November 11th is Singles Day - literally translating as "bare sticks holiday", a Hallmark holiday for people living the single life.
5) In Japan however, November 11th is even more gimmicked, known as Pocky Day and Pretz Day. 'Pocky' is a biscuit stick coated with chocolate named after the sound made when it is bitten, while 'Pretz' is also stick-shaped and similar to a pretzel.
6) Notable births on November 11th include: novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821), actor Robert Ryan (1909), actor Stanley Tucci (1960), actress Demi Moore (1962), actress Calista Flockhart (1964), Leonardo DiCaprio (1974) and reality TV star Chanelle Hayes (1987).
7) Conversely, those having a very bad day indeed include Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1855), Australian outlaw Ned Kelly (1880) and Palestinian leader and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize Yasser Arafat (2004), who all died on November 11th.
8) The General Synod of the Church of England voted to allow women to become priests on November 11th in 1992.
9) On November 11th in 1999, Parliamentary history was made as the House of Lords Act was given Royal Assent, restricting membership of the British House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage.
10) A rough day for those that suffer from aibohphobia, though. As the jokey term for the irrational fear of palindromes, the word itself is of course a palindrome.
11) Fanciful Spinal Tap fans have launched a campaign for the day to be recognised as Nigel Tufnel Day, in tribute to comedy film’s lead guitarist who cluelessly – and hilariously – boasted about his amp’s capacity to ‘go up to eleven’.
Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-world/2011/11/10/11-11-11-11-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-11th-november-2011-115875-23552714/#ixzz1dPynfV2G

-Miss K  :)

From Green class the other day...



Today is probably the last binary day of our lifetimes...

From "Geekdad"
Today is of course Veterans Day in the U.S. (and Remembrance Day, Armistice Day, and Poppy Day in various other parts of the world). And we’re not forgetting that — we’ll have a post up later this morning honoring our veterans.
But today is also what’s called a “binary day,” because if you write today’s date without the century it’s 11/11/11. As there’s no digit greater than 1 there, it qualifies as binary, you see. It is, in fact — assuming you were born before 2000 and after this date in 1911 — the 36th binary day you’ve seen, as there have now been nine each in 2000, 2001, 2010, and 2011. And the odds are pretty good it’s also the last binary day you’ll ever see, because the next one won’t be along until January 1st, 2100 — 88 years and 51 days from now.
Your kids have a decent shot at making it till then, though, so they’ve got something to look forward to in their old age — because you know that if they’re geeks, they’ll think it’s cool that it’s another binary day in addition to the mundane fact that it’ll be the start of the 22nd century.
 This weekend, you should complete the last multiplying worksheet in the packet if you were unable to complete it during class.  Blue class, it will be a single sheet.  :)

Have a lovely weekend and I hope that all of your 11:11, 11/11/11 wishes come true!

-Miss K  :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Multiplying decimals!

Tonight's homework is to complete the ten questions on the worksheet in the middle of your packet.  (Blue Class has a plain sheet, not part of a packet)  Show your work in the boxes, count the spaces after the decimal in the problem and make sure that your answer has the same amount of spaces after the decimal.

Good luck and work carefully!

And for those of you that don't know who The Count is...

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Keeping it short today!

Homework:  Worksheet 3-6.  You must do 25 out of 30 problems, and the two word problems must be part of your 25.

Class:  Congratulations on those of you who got the challenge question correct today!  I gave away a ton of stickers!  Awesome job!  That wasn't an easy problem!  We'll do something like that again on Friday.

Green Class:  The crazy pics will be up later.

Grades:  The pop quiz scores have been entered into the gradebook.  Be sure to check out your score soon.  We will probably have one more test (on decimals) and maybe a quiz before the trimester ends.  Be sure to always get your homework done on time and study for assessments if you want to improve your score.

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I turned one of my photographs into a "painting"

Check out psykopaint.com!

-Miss K  :)

Ew Ew Ew! The weirdest font ever!

These letters are made from leg hair.  It's worse than comic sans!

Follicular Font of the Day

-Miss K  :)

Don't bother trying this now that I've shared it with you...

But seriously, how cute is this?

Morning Links

Happy Day off!

-Miss K  :)