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Friday, December 11, 2015

6th Grade Advanced Math

This week the students described the solution to an inequality in relation to the problem, compared algebraic solutions to arithmetic solutions, and completed task #3 on the Real World Experience project. On Monday we will spend some time reviewing for the unit 2 test. Please keep in mind that the unit 2 math test will be on Tuesday, December 15th. The remainder of the week will be spent going over concepts on the test that caused difficulty.

3rd/4th Differentiated Engagement Block (DEB)

On Monday the students finished last week's Literary Flash Lab. The students redesigned Jorge's work experience to make him happier. The students put their design idea into action when they physically redesigned his work experience with classroom supplies. On Tuesday, I read the story, The Most Magnificent Thing. After reading the story we discussed the words perseverance and imagination. The students brainstormed problems they come across in their daily life and thought of ways to fix those problems. Next week the students will continue the week long design thinking project, by creating an invention to help solve a classmate's problem.


I am collecting miscellaneous items that students can use to build things. For example, I am looking for empty yogurt containers, paper towel/toilet paper rolls, egg cartons, milk jugs, soda cans, etc. I appreciate any donations!!!!

5th/6th Differentiated Engagement Block (DEB)

The students finished their coming of age public service announcements on Thursday. I am proud of their hard work and effort on their projects!


The next changes unit will focus on perseverance. We will be discussing inventors and inventions, and how many inventors have showed perseverance. They will also become inventors by participating in the same Literary Flash Lab as the 3rd/4th grade DEB group. This unit will involve a lot of creating and designing, as well as persevering through difficulties that arise.


I am collecting miscellaneous items students can use to build things. For example, I am looking for empty yogurt containers, paper towel/toilet paper rolls, egg cartons, milk jugs, soda cans, etc. I appreciate any donations!!!!

Other Information

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Email: wisel@woodridge68.org


Have a great weekend!

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