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Homeroom:   Congratulations to our eighth grade students upon graduation!
                           Welcome to our new leaders of the school- the class of 2018

Please  continue to save Box Tops during he summer months.  Each Box Top earns $0.10 for St. Rose School!  Not clipping those Box Tops is like throwing dimes in the garbage or recycle bin.  Proceeds from the Boxtops collections are used to support technology purchases.

Math Textbook Information:  Listed below is the textbook information needed to order math textbooks for grade 7 and 8  math classes from your city or town.  No grade 6 textbooks need to be ordered. No grade 7 pre-algebra texts will need to be ordered.

Grade 7 Standard Math                                              Grade 8 Algebra 1
Title: Holt Mathematics: Course 2                             Title: Glencoe Algebra 1, student edition
Author:                                                                        Author:   Holiday
ISBN:  0030385121                                                     ISBN:  0078651131
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston                      Publisher:  Glencoe/McGraw-Hill


Crochet Club:  A club for middle school students interested in learning the needlecraft skill of crochet is being formed.  Students may visit with Mrs. Morse during indoor recess days as she is available for instruction and practice.  Practice kits containing a ball of yarn and a crochet hook will be available for students.  Students are also encouraged to bring their own crochet hook or yarn.  Once students are competent with basic crochet stitches the goal will be to use donated yarn to create simple scarves, hats, or blankets for those in need.  Crocheting is a great stress reducing activity and this group is an opportunity to get to know classmates in a non-academic and non-competitive atmosphere.
A huge thank you to Mrs. McQueeney and Mrs. Murphy for their generous donation of yarn to the club!

A great resource to learn crochet by video or print instructions can be found by following the link below.


Math Team News: 

Interested in joining math team this year?  Please check out www.mathcounts.org to learn more about this great enrichment activity. Also talk to Mrs. Morse.
Mathcounts now offers a Training website and app called " Art of Problem Solving" and can be found at www.aops.com/mathcounts_trainer.com.  This site contains a variety of resources to help students become better problem solvers. Students must register with this site.

The state math competition was held on Saturday, March 4 at CCRI in Warwick.  Our math team worked diligently to solve a variety of problems.  Please enjoy some photos from the event courtesy of Mrs. Olea.
Math Team for 2017:
Paige Johnson
Ella Olea
Morgan Walsh
Lucas Fleury

The proctors getting ready to start the                    Paige and Morgan
 competition.
Ella and Lucas                                                           Ella and Lucas
Look for the St. Rose team in the center two rows among all the middle school mathletes.








  
 Grade 6:
Exams are completed!!!!!
This week I will be exploring percent and the percent proportion with the grade 6 students.  These topics will be assessed in the summer packet.
The summer math packet will be a series of exercises using the website  thatquiz.org.  The students are familiar with this site through classroom work.   Instructions to practice a skill followed by a testcode to assess the skill will be contained in the packet.  Students must complete the practice BEFORE entering the testcode.  Testcodes are graded and the grade is reported to me electronically.

Students are encouraged to practice independently at home on the website www.thatquiz.org.   


Grade 7 Prealgebra: 
Exams are completed!!!!!
This week I will be exploring statistics with the grade 7 students.  These topics will be assessed in the summer packet.
The summer math packet will be a series of exercises using the website  thatquiz.org.  The students are familiar with this site through classroom work.   Instructions to practice a skill followed by a testcode to assess the skill will be contained in the packet.  Students must complete the practice BEFORE entering the testcode.  Testcodes are graded and the grade is reported to me electronically

Grade 8 Algebra:

Best wishes for a great high school experience!   Please take lots of math!!!!


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 Help Session Schedule:   I am available in the mornings at 7:30am on Mon and Thurs.  
 Please note that this is subject to change when I have a morning  meeting that I must attend. Every effort is given to announce changes in advance.  I am also available during recess by appointment. This means if a student approaches me and requests to meet at recess and I am available I will meet with that student.

Websites to Use/Explore:
 www.thatquiz.org   This site is used for graded homework, the summer packet, and general skill practice.
www.nctm.org
www.sumdog.com   This site is used for the grade 6 online contests and summer math.
www.khanacademy.org   This site provides tutorials/videos for review/reteaching.
www.conceptispuzzles.com  Fun math stuff!
www.padowan.dk   This site will morph your computer into a graphing calculator.
www.aplusmath.com   This is great site to drill basic skills. It contains online flashcards.
 www.mathisfun.com  This site is suggested by Jon Budzenski
www.aops.com   This is the Mathcounts sponsored problem solving site and offers prealgebra videos.


GRADING
Graded work will be entered on Rediker as follows:
Test grade entered twice
Quiz grade entered once
Graded homework is averaged at the end of the trimester and entered once.
HOMEWORK
Homework is a communication tool from the student to the teacher to assess learning. It provides students the opportunity to practice skills and apply concepts from classwork without the pressure of being graded. Homework should be presented on the day it is due.  Homework should be completed in the math notebook and clearly labeled with the page number and problem number.  Work should be included to support solutions. An exception to this is when the directions call for mental computation. Showing the work shows what the student was thinking. Students should be prepared to share and discuss their work under the document projector.
All math should be done in pencil.Please allow sufficient space for each problem and the work. Use a ruler as needed. It is helpful to circle your final answer. Make sure you identify the appropriate unit when needed.