Tues., Sept. 7 Welcome to everyone! I explained the curriculum of study to all classes except 5Mo and told a bit about classroom procedures. HW  Look at food packages at home and list the name of the product along with the weight (or volume) in the English system and in the metric system. (Only one is required) Exanple  Danon spring water 500 mL 1.05 pts This is due Thurs. Also, find out how many kilometers per hour is equivalent to 55 miles per hour. This is due Fri. Wed., Sept. 8 We began work on the metric system and wrote down the prefixes along with the root words for measurement  kilo which means 1000, hecto which means 100, deka which means 10, deci which means 1/10, centi which means 1/100, and milli which means 1/1000 HW  Look at food packages at home and list the name of the product along with the weight (or volume) in the English system and in the metric system. (only one is required) Exanple  Danon spring water 500 mL 1.05 pts This is due tomorrow. Also, find out how many kilometers per hour is equivalent to 55 miles per hour. This is due Fri. Thurs., Sept. 9 We presented the names of products and their metric measurements. We looked at and held various weights such as one, two, five, and ten grams. I handed out a sheet that was like yesterday's notes and we began work on converting measurements from one unit to the other in the metric system. HW  Find out how many kilometers per hour is equivalent to 55 miles per hour. This is due tomorrow. Fri., Sept. 10 We went over last night's homework and the answer to 55 mph is somewhere between 88 and 91 km/h. We continued working on coverting measurements from one unit to the other in the metric system. We also found out the gram weight of some objects in the classroom and converted those to other units. Homework  none  have a great weekend!  Mon., Sept. 13 We continued work on the metric conversion chart and then began taking a look at metric linear measurement. We formed a line to see how long 4 meters and a certain amount of decimeters and centimeters would be. We also began looking at numbers in the chart in a different way  for example  45.67 decimeters is 4 meters, 5 decimeters, 6 centimeters, and 7 millimeters  always take the number that's in the ones category and place it in the category listed. Then you can put the numbers in the categories to the left and to the right. I announced that there would be an extra help session in Science for the conversion chart and in moving the decimal to the right or to the left on Wed., morning, Sept. 15 at 8:10 A.M. If you're still not sure of things by then, plan on being here. I also announced a test on the metric system for Thurs., Sept. 23 on everything. HW  complete #'s 15 on the metric conversion chart Tues., Sept. 14 We went over last night's homework and continued work on looking at numbers in the chart in a different way  for example  45.67 decimeters is 4 meters, 5 decimeters, 6 centimeters, and 7 millimeters  always take the number that's in the ones place and put it in the category listed. Then you can put the numbers in the categories to the left and to the right. HW  complete #'s 610 on the metric conversion chart Extra help tomorrow on moving the decimal to the right or to the left at 8:10 A.M. If you're still not sure of things by then, plan on being here. There will be an extra help session before the test on the metric system on Wed., Sept. 22 from 3:15 till 4:00 and the test is on Thurs., Sept. 23. Wed., Sept. 15 We went over last night's homework and continued our work on looking at numbers in the chart in a different way  for example  45.67 decimeters is 4 meters, 5 decimeters, 6 centimeters, and 7 millimeters  always take the number that's in the ones place and put it in the category listed. Then you can put the numbers in the categories to the left and to the right. We also began working on changing a number from one category to another without writing out the whole chart  example  2.367 hm = ______ cm 1. Put the number listed into the proper category on the chart. 2. Place the number without any decimal points in the category you are moving to. 3. Count the amount of categories between the first category and the last (don't count the first category but do count the last). 4. Put your pencil where the decimal was (in the first number) on the second number. 5. Move the decimal over the amount of spaces you counted and place it there. I put 2.367 in the hectometers category I write 2367 in the centimeters category I count the categories between hectometers and centimeters (4) I put my pencil between the 2 and 3 in the number in the centimeters category I count 4 categories to the right and I place my decimal point there 23670 So, 2.367 hm = 23670 cm We'll continue working on this on Fri. and Monday. Homework  none Fri., Sept. 17 We continued working on the things we did on Wed. (see above) and began work on a worksheet to practice this. We completed and most of the classes corrected problem #'s 15 and 1720. HW  none, unless you want to review the material we covered and/or do the quiz on the metric system.  Mon., Sept. 20 We took notes on what will be on the test  1.) When you list a number in expanded form, a single digit is placed in each of the following categories to go along with the measurements. Hint  whatever digit that is in the one's place goes in the category listed 5392.6 cm is 5 dkm 5 dkm 3 m 9 dm 2 cm 6 mm 2.) Filling in a chart with equivalent measurements .9372 kilo 9.372 hecto 93.72 m L or g 9372 deci 93720 centi 037200 milli We went in the hallway and measured the distance that the hallway is. HW  I listed the following things for homework  1.) Complete the rest of the sheet we started on Fri. (both sides) for tomorrow. 2.) Metric test is Thurs,  study Mon., Tues., Wed. evenings 3.) Extra Help session  Wed., Sept. 22  3:15  4:00 P.M. Tues., Sept. 21 We found that the hallway length in our wing is about 70 meters or 7 dekameters. We went over last night's homework and took the notes listed below Science notes on the metric system for 9/21/04 3) 24 cm = ____ dm Steps to follow a) Write the number in the blank without the decimal b) Count how many categories there are from the first category to the next c) Move the decimal that amount of spaces to the left of right 4) Measuring lines – you will be asked to measure lines to the nearest tenth of a centimeter – USE THE LARGEST CATEGORY POSSIBLE – cm or dm NOTE  A CHART WILL BE LISTED ON THE TEST SO THAT THE CHILDREN CAN LOOK AT THE CATEGORIES AND NOT HAVE TO MEMORIZE THEM!! We also began measuring things in the classroom (by using the largest measurement possible. HW  finish back of sheet handed out today (the one with pictures at the bottom) REMINDER ABOUT EXTRA HELP TOMORROW AFTER SCHOOL AND THE TEST ON THE METRIC SYSTEM ON THURS. Wed., Sept. 22 We got a study guide that I reviewed, you worked on, and then we went over the answers in preparation for tomorrow's test. HW  study for the test. Thurs., Sept. 23 Test on the metric system  your papers will probably be handed back to you on Mon. HW  none Fri., Sept. 24 We finished measuring and going over things in the classroom and began work on putting a decimal point in the correct spot for things listed  example  Sally and Bob are both 1545 centimeters tall should be Sally and Bob are both 154.5 centimeters tall. We also got our new books entitled Changing Earth. HW  none  Mon., Sept. 27 I handed out a cover letter and the metric tests the children took on Thurs. I read through the cover letter and explained different things as I went along. The children made packets of papers with the cover letter, the test, and other papers they had. HW  please have your parents read through the cover letter and go over the test with you. Have your parents sign and date the letter and please just return the top sheet with their signature by Thurs., Sept. 30. I announced a test on material in section 1 today for Thurs., Oct. 7 (possibly) Tues., Sept. 28 We began talking about the four eras in earth's geologic history and the things that happened during the first two  precambrian and paleozoic. We took notes on this from the board. I told the children that I have two games on the website for them to practice what will be on the test  the eras, when they occurred, what happened during them, and vocabulary. HW  read pages 7071 and 5657 (in that order) Wed., Sept. 29 We talked about things that happened during the mesozoic and cinozoic eras in the earth's geologic history. We took notes on the board on this and got a sheet, which we highlighted, that reviewed the same information. I reminded the children that I have a game on the website that they can use to practice this  it's called "Know Your Eras". HW  read pages 4243 and 2829 in your books. Check the calendar for the next extra help session and test on SEction 1. NOTE THIS CHANGE: THE METRIC RETEST MAY BE TAKEN BY ANYONE WHO RECEIVED AN 89 OR BELOW. Thurs., Sept. 30 Some people retook the metric test  the rest of the people did some reading from our Changing Earth books, read the lab on glaciers that we will be doing tomorrow, read some information from the dinosaurs book, and studied notes on the four eras. HW  please make sure that you have read pages 1621 in your Changing Earth books by tomorrow. NOTE  OVER THE WEEKEND I WILL BE TAKING OFF THE INFORMATION FROM SEPT. I WILL TRY TO LIST IT AS A LINK IF YOU NEED TO LOOK BACK AT IT. Test on Section 1 on Thurs., Oct. 7  extra help the day before until 4:00 P.M.

