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Friday, December 21, 2012

111,111 page views!!!!

I hit 111,111 Page Views Today!!!

Have a wonderful vacation!  See you again on January 2nd!

-Miss K  :)

Videos From Today's Geography Bee

Language Arts:



Check out other Mr. Spangler videos too!


Have a wonderful vacation!

-Miss K  :)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Just a half day left!

No Homework!

Have a great night, a super half day tomorrow and an awesome vacation!!!

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Customary Redo!

My students attended Mrs. Rao's math class today to learn about the Metric System.  If you have questions, check out the video below:

If you are in Mrs. Rao's class and have questions about the Customary System, please check out THIS previous blog post or THIS ONE to review or maybe EVEN THIS ONE.  The video below should help too!


-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Keeping it short and sweet!

We continued working on the Customary System today!  Tomorrow you will join Mrs. Rao to learn about the Metric System in her room!

Tonight's homework is the second Customary Worksheet (use images below if needed).  Mrs. Rao will collect it from you, so please make sure that you turn in both the worksheet and the scrap paper that you used to complete the assignment!

Have a great night!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Converting in the Customary System!

Now, I told you how foolish I think that the Customary System is during class today, but let me prove my point a bit...

These are the countries that use the Customary System:
* Liberia
* Myanmar (Burma)

These are the countries that use the Metric System:

Metric System in Green, Customary in Pink

We reviewed the various units of measurement for the Customary System and some of the conversion factors...

Specifically for each type of measurement, we copied down conversions as listed below:

Since the volume/capacity seems to be the most confusing, I have included two different ways to help you remember the conversions, The Big G and Gallon Boy!

We used proportions to help us solve conversions within the customary system.

Step one:  Write the conversion factor as a fraction
Step two:  Set up the proportion with corresponding labels
Step three:  Enter the information that you already know
Step four:  Use basic math facts or a calculator to determine what goes in the blank to solve


Tonight's homework is to complete the worksheet I passed out in class on, "Converting in the Customary World" both sides.

-Miss K  :)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Have a good weekend!

Thanks for playing games with me today!  It was nice to have a bit of fun with you in class!  Have a good weekend, be good and do something nice for someone.  Thanks for being great!

-Miss K  :)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Test Today!

The grades should be entered by Monday!  I hope it went well for you!

No homework!  Have a great night!

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Dec. 12 is the last of the repeating dates until Jan. 1, 2101. Repeating dates (like 12/12/12) can, for obvious reasons, only occur in the first 12 years of a century.

At 12:12:12 p.m., the day will offer fans of the number 12 a whopping six repeats! 12/12/12 12:12:12. Nice.

At 1:21:02 a.m., palindrome lovers everywhere can rejoice in the single second that marks when the date-time combination is the same read both forwards and backwards: 2012-12-12 1:21:02 = 201212-1-212102.

This image was from the New York Times the last time it was 12-12-12 (in 1912).

Alabama boy turns 12 at 12:12 p.m. on 12/12/12 

Kiam Moriya will celebrate his twelfth birthday at 12 minutes past noon on Wednesday. To ring in the rare occasion, his mother is bringing Krispy Kreme donuts to everyone at his school.

 Kiam Moriya will turn 12 on 12/12/12 and 12:12 Pm

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/alabama-boy-turns-12-12-12-12-12-12-article-1.1218357#ixzz2ErtEwMVd

-Miss K  :)  Enjoy the day!

Expressions and Equations Test Tomorrow!

We've been reviewing and I think you know what you are doing, but here are some resources to help you!

First:  Here's a copy of the study guide...  Feel free to print it out and redo it.

Second:  These are the answers to the study guide...  Check your work and your answers!

Third:  We completed additional review in class today.  The questions and their answers are below.

Fourth:  You can play some games to review.  Choose the links below to help you work on the topics you need to practice.

Solving Equations

Writing Expressions

Solving/Balancing Equations


Solving Equations

Solving Equations

Good Luck Studying!  I can't wait to grade a bunch of 100's!!!

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Reviewing for Thursday's Test!

The study guide is due tomorrow, so please come in with it completed so we can correct and review it tomorrow!

Here's today's review:

Study, Study, Study!

-Miss K  :)