Friday, June 14, 2013

Weekly Class Summary: June 10-14

SOLs Covered:  All Math 7
Math Dictionary Sections:  All Sections
Upcoming Assessments:  NONE!  We're finished!  School's out for summer!

That's a wrap!  The final week is complete and the school year is over!  It's been an amazing year and we wrapped it up with some fun times.  In class we explored the geometry that can be found in the art of origami for several days (thanks again to all the students and parents who helped us by donating paper!) and we wrapped up the math by exploring the probability in Jumanji followed by our own dice game of SKUNK (much safer than the game of Jumanji!).  Outside of class time we had our seventh grade awards assembly Wednesday morning followed up by our carnival in the afternoon.  The carnival was loads of fun with a DJ (thanks to Mr. Davis!), sports tournaments (soccer, basketball, and football), picutres with friends (thanks to Mrs. Perecca!), the raffled chance to win a shot at throwing a pie in teachers' faces (I think I was a rather good sport for volunteering as one of the participants, don't you?), fun times just hanging out with friends, movies in the building for those unable or uninterested in spending the afternoon outside, all culminating in yearbook signings.

Though the year is over and grades are finished, I highly recommend that students continue working/practicing their math skills periodically throughout the summer.  The website accounts I have provided for each student will remain active throughout the summer (though some sites go down for maintenance outside of the regular school year), so I recommend students start there as they can have a bit of fun at the same time.  The county also provides self-directed assignments for math (as well as reading!) through their website (see the county's "Summer Heat" page for further details).  I'd also like to offer my help and support however I can; just because you move onto another grade, doesn't mean I'll stop helping however I can.  While I do not check school email quite as frequently over the summer, I do still try to check at least once a week, so please feel free to email any questions that might pop up.  I'll also keep the Edmodo class pages up and running until I set up new classes at the end of August, though students have already been set to "read-only" to ensure students don't try to use it as their own social media site.

I've enjoyed working with each of the students and I'm so proud of how much they have all grown throughout the year.  If there's anything I can do to help, just let me know.  Stay safe and enjoy the summer break!  H.A.G.S.!

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