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Cyber2016

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Is it Already the 5th Week of School?

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This school year is flying by! This week we deployed our new Lenova ThinkPad devices with all students and progress reports go home. I am overwhelmed with all I have to do teaching three different leveled math classes and teaching social studies for the first time. I'm still hanging in there though! This is what we've been up to in our interactive notebooks:

After we finished up prime factorization we reviewed GCF and LCM. My favorite method is the ladder diagram. It's super simple and works for both! You can find these at my TpT store in several different formats and bundles.

After GCF and LCM we reviewed adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. Many of my 6th graders lack fluency in fraction operations. Many continue to struggle.
The next step was modeling fraction division. We model using both bar models and number lines. I accidentally sent a version to the copier with a misspelled word, woops! Rather than waste precious paper we rolled with it and many…

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For 24 hours I have changed all of my unrated products to free. To take advantage stop by my store and download my free products. Don't forget to rate my products to earn your TpT credits!

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One Week Down! Divisibility Rules, Prime and Composite Numbers, and Prime Factorization

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Wow, what a busy week! This week we set up goals on our Unit 1 Standards sheet. I explained to students  how we will use this to start each unit. Students set individual goals and looked over the standards and "I Can" statements for the unit. They can use this as a checklist as we go through the unit or as a study guide when preparing for a test. I explained how the data table will work. After assessments students will chart their own data with the goal of reaching mastery for each standard by the end of the year. Any standard not mastered will be continuously worked on.
The first lesson was a review of divisibility rules. I was surprised by how many students didn't know many of these rules. They really enjoyed learning them, especially the rules for 3 and 9. :) 



Next we looked at the Sieve of Eratosthenes and reviewed prime and composite numbers, factors, and multiples. They enjoyed learning about this historical tool. 

We ended on Friday with the Prime Factorization notes…

School Starts Tomorrow!

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I spent yesterday (yes, Saturday) at school desperately trying to get my room ready for my new students. I arranged my desks and figured out how I'm going to seat 33 students with only 26 desks. I ran copies for the first week, I perfected another bulletin board. I made seating charts and checklists for those pesky signed papers that need to come back. I have a bunch of things still undone but I am ready enough to get through the first day. I am excited for the start of a new year. Starting Monday I plan to share daily as we add to our interactive math notebooks. I hope that this can help teachers who have not used interactive notebooks before or who are new to 6th grade math. Please feel free to comment with any suggestions you might have as well, improvements can always be made! 


Teacher's Notebook Promotions and Freebies

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I am getting more and more products loaded in my Teacher's Notebook store! Follow my shop to get weekly freebies!
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Flash Freebie: 6th Grade Statistics Bundle on Teacher's Notebook

In honor of my newly updated Teacher's Notebook store I am offering my 6th grade statistics foldables in a flash freebie bundle. Please download and rate me! I will be adding 80 more of my 6th grade products over the next few days.