Pre-Algebra classes just wrapped up their chapter 4 projects! This project had them producing and budgeting plays! Ask your child which play they created. Here's a look at the display currently outside Mr. Johnson's room of all of their hard work. If you're at school during the next few weeks, stop by and take a look!

## Thursday, November 29, 2012

### All This Talk of Powerball...

I've heard a lot about people winning millions at Powerball this week...SO I devided to have a few contests in the classroom!

Remember, AR goals include 100% points, 85 percent correct, 2 Vocab tests, 2 Non-Fiction tests, and 1 Literacy Skills test. AR goals are due on Dec 18th.

Yes, if every class ends up with zero missing assignments, I'll be okay having 4 parties!

### Homeroom:

At the end of the quarter, if everyone in homeroom has earned their AR goal, I'll cook breakfast!!Remember, AR goals include 100% points, 85 percent correct, 2 Vocab tests, 2 Non-Fiction tests, and 1 Literacy Skills test. AR goals are due on Dec 18th.

### Math Classes:

I've counted up the missing assignments! The class with the LEAST number of missing assignments on December 17th with win a lunch party!Yes, if every class ends up with zero missing assignments, I'll be okay having 4 parties!

#### Current Standings:

*Keep working hard on those assignments!! If you're ever wondering what you're missing, email or Facebook me!*

## Monday, November 26, 2012

### Grading, Grading, Grading!

It is exactly 10:17 as I start this post. I have been grading I left school, with the exception of dinner and a quick trip to the grocery store. Why so much grading, you ask? Check out how many papers were turned in today!

Yep, that's a TON of corrections and missing work. I'm very glad so many were hard workers over your weekend! I have graded about 75% of these papers, and they are posted on Power School. I will finish them up tomorrow and hope to get everyone new missing assignment print outs by Wednesday.

On a different note, all quizzes have been graded as well. Check Power School for your grade. I will be giving these back tomorrow along with a slip telling you how to correct them. I still have about 10 of you who need to complete your quiz! Come see me in Homeroom!!

Now that it's 10:21, it's time for this teacher to hit the hay; she has quite a few 7th graders who will be awaiting her bright and early! :)

Yep, that's a TON of corrections and missing work. I'm very glad so many were hard workers over your weekend! I have graded about 75% of these papers, and they are posted on Power School. I will finish them up tomorrow and hope to get everyone new missing assignment print outs by Wednesday.

On a different note, all quizzes have been graded as well. Check Power School for your grade. I will be giving these back tomorrow along with a slip telling you how to correct them. I still have about 10 of you who need to complete your quiz! Come see me in Homeroom!!

Now that it's 10:21, it's time for this teacher to hit the hay; she has quite a few 7th graders who will be awaiting her bright and early! :)

## Sunday, November 25, 2012

### Pre-Algebra Chapter 5 Pre-Test

###
Link to the Pre-Test: **http://www.quia.com/quiz/3941743.html**

After your test, work on finishing your poster to advertise your play.

Remember to include:

- Title
- Dates
- Place
- Ticket Price
- Actors
- Anything you think would make someone attend your play!

Here are some examples:

### Challenge Problem 11/26-11/30

The
Kingston Parks and Recreation Department is planning a new park that will be 100
yards long and 85 yards wide. The
department recommended that trees be planted along the perimeter of the park at
equal distances from each other and as far apart as possible. How far apart can the trees be planted?

### Homework Calendar

### Monday, November 26

#### Course 2: Lesson 3B Two-Step Equations

Homework: Pg 232 #1-7 all (SHOW ALL STEPS!! WRITE NEATLY)####

Pre-Algebra: Chapter 5 PreTest; Finish Chapter 4 Projects

Homework: Chapter 5 Glossary### Tuesday, November 27

#### Course 2: Lesson 3B: Day 2

Homework: Pg 233 #8-26 even####

Pre-Algebra: 5-1 Perimeter & Area

Homework: Pg 226 #4- 15 all### Wednesday, November 28

#### Course 2: Lesson 3D: Equations with Variables on Both Sides

Homework: Pg 238 #1-10 all####

Pre-Algebra: 5-2: Equations with Variables on Both Sides

Homework: Pg 233 #8-16 all### Thursday, November 29

#### Course 2: Lesson 3D: Day 2

Homework: Pg 238 #12-30 even####

Pre-Algebra: 5-2: Day 2

Homework: Pg 233 #17-25 all### Friday, November 30 (68% AR)

#### Course 2: Sprial Review

Homework: Pg 226 #48-57 all; Pg 234 #35-43 all####

Pre-Algebra: Sprial Review

Homework: Pg 228 #30-40 all; Pg 235 #39-49 all
## Thursday, November 22, 2012

### Corrections!

### REMINDER!

Work on corrections and missing work over break. (Use your highlighted grade sheet, yellow-corrections and pink-missing).

**You have lost your sheet, check Powerschool or email me!**### Course 2:

If you have finished your quiz, your grade is posted. Here's how we'll do corrections:(Your grade will be refigured including corrections.)

If your score is a

__90% or above__: no corrections needed.

If your score is

__70-89%,__do the following: Pg 227 #2-22 even

If your score is

__69% or below__do the following: Pg 227 #2-23 all (SKIP #6)

**All corrections are due on Monday, November 26!**

## Friday, November 16, 2012

## Wednesday, November 14, 2012

## Thursday, November 8, 2012

### Today's Lessons

### Pre-Algebra: 4-4 Solve One-Step Multiplication and Division Equations

**Division Property of Equality**- When you

**divide**each side of an equation by the same number, the two sides remain equal.

**Multiplication Property of Equality**- When you

**multiply**each side of an equation by the same number, the two sides remain equal.

Remember, always use the inverse operation to solve an equation. The inverse operations undo each other (multiplication/division).

Here's the video from our lesson in class today:

## Wednesday, November 7, 2012

### Schedule Change! Pre-Algebra

Wednesday November 7th

Review Distributive Property and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions.

Helpful videos from the textbook. (they will ask you to log in using your ConnectEd user name and password from your planner).

New Assignment:

Pg EP8 (Back of book) 4-1 #7-21 odd; 4-2 #2-24 even

Review Distributive Property and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions.

Helpful videos from the textbook. (they will ask you to log in using your ConnectEd user name and password from your planner).

New Assignment:

Pg EP8 (Back of book) 4-1 #7-21 odd; 4-2 #2-24 even

## Tuesday, November 6, 2012

### Pre-Algebra Ch 4 Mid-Chapter Quiz

Click here to go to your mid-chapter quiz.

Remember to show all work and take your time. I know you will do great!

**http://www.quia.com/quiz/3913451.html**Remember to show all work and take your time. I know you will do great!

## Monday, November 5, 2012

### Solving Addition and Subtractiong One-Step Equations

### Review of Pre-Algebra Lesson 4-3

equation - a math sentence that contains an equals sign (=), showing that two expressions are equal.

solution - the value of the variable that makes an equation true

inverse operations - operations that "undo" each other --addition/subtraction and multiplication/division

equivalent equations - equations that have the same solution

Remember to always use the inverse operation to solve!!

**Always do the same to both sides!!**

Video of lesson in class:

## Thursday, November 1, 2012

### Pre-Algebra Lesson 11/1

### Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

Term- each part of expression

Coefficient - numerical part of term, number in front of variable

Like terms - terms with same variable

Constant - terms without a variable, number only

Want to watch Today's lesson from class over Simplifying Algebraic Expressions? Here it is! Enjoy!!!

### Course 2 Pre-Test

Use this link to access the

If you're not finished with the

Hangman

Jumbled Words

Word Search, Flash Cards, Matching Concentration

**PRE-TEST**:**http://www.quia.com/quiz/3907698.html**If you're not finished with the

**TEST**, use this link:**http://www.quia.com/quiz/3866091.html**__After__you complete your__test and glossary__, try one of these vocabulary activities:Hangman

Jumbled Words

Word Search, Flash Cards, Matching Concentration

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