Math and Science

Math and Science

Monday, October 16, 2017

OPA 2017-18 Week#9 Oct.16-20

"Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best." ~ St. Jerome

Parent Teacher Conferences 


This week is a short week. Parent Teacher Conferences are on Wednesday, October 18 from 1:15-7:00 pm, and on Thursday, October 19 from 8:00-12:00 pm.  Ms. Chiang and Mrs Lomeli will be in Elementary Building Room (#222) for the conferences.  You only need to sign up for one time; you will meet with both teachers during this time.  Please click on the following link to sign up for a time.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4baeab22a7fd0-lomeli

Aspire 

Quarter 1 ends this Thursday on Oct. 19. Any missing assignments or retakes need to be turned in by Wednesday, Oct. 18. Students have been given opportunities to check their grade on Aspire at least once a week in school. They also have opportunities to make up their assignments or retake quizzes before school, during lunch recess, and after school. 

ASPIRE website is: http://ogdenprep.usoe-dcs.org/Login/
Login Information:Username: Student ID
Password:  Eagles+School ID (Example: Eagles43653449)


Multiplication Facts Practice 


Most of my students are struggling with Multiplication Facts 6,7,8, 9, and 12.  Click the link below to practice these facts:  https://quizlet.com/_2lbmqa  Multiplying multi-digits with standard algorithm  will get easier when a student knows his, or her multiplication  facts. Thank you for your support at home.

Reminders 

Oct.18 Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences from 1:15 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 19 Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences from 8:00 a.m. to noon
Oct. 20 Fall Break, No School
Oct. 16-19 Book Fair
Oct. 26 Picture Retakes
Oct. 23-27 Red Ribbon Week





Sunday, October 8, 2017

OPA 2017-18 Week#8 Oct.9-13




"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere." ~ Chinese Proverb 

Parent Teacher Conference 

Parent Teacher Conferences for Elementary will be on Wednesday, October 18 from 1:15-7:00 pm and on Thursday, October 19 from 8:00-12:00 pm.  Ms. Chiang and Mrs Lomeli will be in Elementary Building Room (#222) for the conferences.  You only need to sign up for one time; you will meet with both teachers during this time.  Please click on the following link to sign up for a time.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4baeab22a7fd0-lomeli


Aspire 

Please continue to check Aspire Gradebook weekly, and as regularly as possible with your child, to help them understand what it means to be proactive and  to be responsible. Our goal is to help them to be life-long learners with the skills they need, and to take ownership of their own learning.

ASPIRE website is: http://ogdenprep.usoe-dcs.org/Login/
Login Information:Username: Student ID
Password:  Eagles+School ID (Example: Eagles43653449)

Math 

We are continuing to learn how to multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. This week, we will practice multiplying 2- digits by 2-digits, 3-digits by 2-digits, 4-digits by 2-digits, and 3-digits by 3-digit whole numbers. IF students don't finish their class assignment, they will need to finish the assignment as homework, and return the next day.


WIGS 

This week is our last week of multiplication drills for our Math Wildly Important Goals  (WIGS.) Students will have a summative assessment on multiplications facts 0-12. Please practice with your child at home. We have made Fortune Tellers to practice Multiplication Facts 0-12 in class. Students can also practice on http://www.multiplication.com/  or Math Drill App. (Please see the link, "5th grade Math Resources" on my blog.)

Now students can also practice on Quizlet for Multiplication Facts 6,7,8, 9, and 12. Click the link below: https://quizlet.com/_2lbmqa

Science 

This week, we are reviewing 24 vocabulary words and concept cards for Earth's Crust unit. Students will have 24 vocabulary words post-test on Tuesday and Earth's Crust Summative Test on Thursday. On Friday, we will have Science Sage Benchmark Practice on the Earth's Crust. Students are strongly encouraged to bring their own headphones for Sage Practice.


Quizlet

Click the link below to practice Earth's Crust Unit: 24 Vocabulary Words on Quizlet:
https://quizlet.com/154951722/opa-chiang-earth-crust-unit-flash-cards/alphabetical

Click the link below to practice  Earth's Crust Concept Cards on Quizlet:
https://quizlet.com/154980132/chiang-earths-crust-unit-concept-cards-flash-cards/

Reminder 

Oct. 14 OPA Fun Run @10:00 a.m. Costumes encouraged, but not required
Oct.18 Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences from 1:15 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 19 Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences from 8:00 a.m. to noon
Oct. 20 Fall Break, No School 
Oct. 16-19 Book Fair
Oct. 26 Picture Retakes
Oct. 23-27 Red Ribbon Week 





Sunday, October 1, 2017

OPA2017-18 Week#7 Oct.2- Oct.6


"The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work."  ~ Mark Twain



Aspire 

Please continue to check Aspire Gradebook weekly, and as regularly as possible with your child, to help them understand what it means to be proactive and  to be responsible. Our goal is to help them to be life-long learners with the skills they need, and to take ownership of their own learning.

ASPIRE website is: http://ogdenprep.usoe-dcs.org/Login/
Login Information:Username: Student ID
Password:  Eagles+School ID (Example: Eagles43653449)


Math   

We will start our unit on how to multiply multi-digit whole numbers and decimal numbers. The next two week, students will learn how to multiply whole numbers with 3-digits by 1-digit, 4-digits by 1-digit, 2 digits by 2-digits, 3-digits by 2 digits, 4-digit by 2-digit, 3 digits by 3-digits. It is essential for students to know their multiplication facts fluently in order to compute multiplication math problems.

Below are videos from Khan Academy, that you can use as a resource  to help your child at home for their homework.


Intro to Multiply Decimals (3:49) 

 Multiplying Decimals Example  (2:51)

Multiplying Challenging Decimals (4:24)

Developing Strategies for Multiplying Decimals (5:06)


    

WIGS 

For our Math Wildly Important Goals  (WIGS), students will have multiplication fact quizzes on 11s and 12s this week. Please practice with your child at home. We have made Fortune Tellers to practice Multiplication Facts 0-12 in class. Students can also practice on http://www.multiplication.com/  or Math Drill App. (Please see the link, "5th grade Math Resources," on my blog.)

"Fact Families Booklet" & "Multiplications Fortune Tellers" are both due this week on Tuesday, October 3. 



         Example of Inside Page                        Example of Fortune Tellers 2-12


Science 

This week, we will learn about how volcanoes, earthquakes, and uplift affect Earth's surface and how does deposition change the Earth's Crust.


Earth's Crust Week#5 -Vocabulary Words


peninsula: a strip of land that is surrounded by water on three sides

isthmus: a narrow strip of land that connects two large areas of land

plateau: a large area of flat land that is higher than land around it

delta: a triangular shape of land that forms at the mouth of a river, where the river flows into an ocean, sea or other body of water

plain: a large area of flat land


Quizlet


Click the link below to practice Earth's Crust Unit: 24 Vocabulary Words on Quizlet:
https://quizlet.com/154951722/opa-chiang-earth-crust-unit-flash-cards/alphabetical

Click the link below to practice  Earth's Crust Concept Cards on Quizlet:
https://quizlet.com/154980132/chiang-earths-crust-unit-concept-cards-flash-cards/


Reminders 


October 6 .............Minimum Day–Professional Development; Dismissal @12:45
October 18........... Minimum Day–Elem Parent/Teacher Conferences 1-8 P.m.; Dismissal @12:45
October 19............No School, Elem Parent/Teacher Conferences 8-noon
October 20............First Quarter Ends; No School–Fall Break
October 23............Second Quarter Begins


Sunday, September 24, 2017

OPA 2017-18 Week#6 Sept.25-29



"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
 The most certain way to succeed is always to try
 one more time."  Thomas A. Edison

Progress Report 

The Math and Science Progress Report was sent home last week and was due last Thursday on September 21. If you haven't seen your child's  progress report, please ask he/she about it. Parent Signature is required and it is worth 10 points of their participation grade.

ASPIRE website is: http://ogdenprep.usoe-dcs.org/Login/

Login Information:Username: Student ID

Password:  Eagles+School ID (Example: Eagles43653449)


Math

This week, we will learn, and practice adding and subtracting decimals. 

For our Math Wildly Important Goals  (WIGS), students will have multiplication fact quizzes on 8, 9, and 10 this week. Please practice with your child at home. We have made Fortune Tellers to practice Multiplication Facts 0-12 in class. Students can also practice on http://www.multiplication.com/  or Math Drill App. (Please see the link, "5th grade Math Resources," on my blog.)


Remember "Fact Families Booklet" & "Multiplications Fortune Tellers" are both due next Tuesday, October 3. 




 Example of inside page                                  Example of Fortune Tellers


How to play Multiplication Fortune Tellers:
1. Choose one of the colors printed on the outside square (red, blue, green, or orange).2. Open and close (front to back and sideways) once for each letter in the color selected.  For example: red would be opened and closed three times.  3. Choose one of the number words showing, and open and close once for each letter in the number selected. For example: nine would be opened and closed four times.  4. Choose one of the four math problems shown inside and answer it.  5. Lift the flap the question is on and check your answer.  Note: Step 3 can be skipped to make the game move faster.


Science 

This week, we will review how valleys are formed and to understand how erosion and deposition work together in changing the Earth. We will continue learning about various formations. Students will complete and present their 3-D land formation project in class.

Earth's Crust Week#4 -Vocabulary Words


expand: spread out; to increase the size, volume, or quantity

valley: a low area of land between hills or mountains; usually with a river or stream flowing through it

volcano: an opening in the Earth’s crust through which molten lava, ash and gas are ejected; usually cone-shaped

uplift: vertical elevation of the Earth's surface, due to natural causes - plate tectonics


Quizlet 

Click the link below to practice Earth's Crust Unit: 24 Vocabulary Words on Quizlet:
https://quizlet.com/154951722/opa-chiang-earth-crust-unit-flash-cards/alphabetical

Click the link below to practice  Earth's Crust Concept Cards on Quizlet:
https://quizlet.com/154980132/chiang-earths-crust-unit-concept-cards-flash-cards/


Reminders

9/29 Annual OPAPO Carnival @4:00-7:00 pm
10/3 Facts Families  Booklet due

Thank you for your support at home!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

OPA 2017-18 Week #5 Sept. 18-22




“Action is the fundamental key to success.” – Pablo Picasso

ASPIRE

We have been in school for one month and we are half way through first quarter. Math and Science grades are posted and updated WEEKLY on Aspire. Please remember to check the Aspire Gradebook online weekly at home, and as regularly as possible with your child. You can see your child's current grade in his/her classes and upcoming quizzes, or assignments due date. 

ASPIRE website is: http://ogdenprep.usoe-dcs.org/Login/

Login Information:Username: Student ID
Password:  Eagles+School ID (Example: Eagles43653449)

Sage Benchmark Modules 


This year, students are able to practice Sage online to get familiar with testing procedures and types of questions in Math and Science. We will begin Science and Math Sage ONLINE Practice this quarter.

Students are encouraged to bring their own headphone, if they have one, on these scheduled testing dates. Below are the scheduled dates for testing. 


Science (Scheduled on FRIDAYS)

9/11        Earth's Crust Form A (Pretest)-16 questions
10/13      Earth's Crust Form B (Post test)-16 questions
               Matter Form A (Pretest)-16 questions

11/17      Matter Form B (Post test)-17 question
               Magnetism Form A (Pretest)-13 questions

12/15      Magnetism Form B (Post test)-13 questions
               Electricity Form A (Pretest)-14 questions

2/9          Electricity Form B (Post test)-14 questions
               Heredity Form A (Pretest)-13 questions
3/9          Heredity Form B (Post test)-13 questions


Math (Scheduled on MONDAYS)

9/18       Number and Operations Base 10 Form A-10 Questions
10/16     Number and Operations Base 10 Form B (Post test)-10 questions
10/23     Operations and Algebraic Thinking Form A (Pretest)-12 questions
11/13      Algebraic thinking Form B (Post test)-11 questions
11/27      Fractions Form A (Pretest)-12 questions
2/5          Fractions Form B (Post test)-12 questions
2/12        Geometry Form A (Pretest)-9 questions
3/26        Geometry Form B (Post test) -9 questions

Math

We will review rounding and comparing decimals and start working on our decimals unit on add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals to hundredths.

This week for our MATH WIGS (Wildly Important Goals), students should practice multiplication facts on 5s, 6s, and 7s and complete Fact Families Booklet as their homework on Mondays if they didn't finish required sections in class. Students will have multiplication facts quizzes on 5,6, and 7 this week. Please practice facts with your child to help them to reach their goals. We will make Fortune Tellers to practice Multiplication 0-12 in class.  Students can practice on multiplication.com or Math Drill App. (Please see the link, "5th grade Math Resources," on my blog.)

FACT FAMILIES BOOKLET & Fortune Teller Made 2-12 are due on Tuesday, October 3 


Below is the schedule for assessments:
5th Grade Goal:
80% of 5th Graders will achieve 80% accuracy of their Multiplication Table 0-12.

Wk #1: assess 0,1,2
Wk #2: assess 3,4
Wk #3: assess 5,6,7
Wk #4: assess 8,9,10
Wk #5: assess 11, 12
Wk #6: assess 0-12 (mixed up)



Science 

This week, students will learn about how landforms are made when a combination of geologic events occur, such as uplift and erosion, which form a canyon. Students will build their 3 D Modeling with 15 land formations and explain/present forces that caused the landforms to be created in class. Students can use any materials to create their 15 formations listed. Students can use modeling Magic or  clay for formations, marbles for glaciers, green tissue papers or  green paper crinkle for lands, and etc.

Donations Needed for this project: 

Model Magic (White)      or    Modeling Clay (Green & Brown) 


Below is an example made by Ms. Chiang: 
 



3-D Modeling Formations' Project Rubric


Land formation accurately labeled
Characteristics of Formation accurately shown for the 3-D formations
Effort: Detailed, neat, organized
Color:
Rough Draft—form a plan
  1. Glacier


On a scale of 1-10 how much would you give yourself and why?
Color needs to be realistic and true to life.
Draft should be done with detail and color.
  1. Arch


  1. Butte


  1. Canyon


  1. Channel


  1. U-Shaped Valley


  1. V-shaped valley


  1. Volcano


  1. Peninsula


  1. Isthmus


  1. Plateau


  1. Delta


  1. Plain


  1. Ocean


  1. Mountain




Total points possible:


____/15


_____/15


______/10


_______/5


______/5
    Total Project Points:________/50 points



Earth's Crust Week #3 -Vocabulary Words/LINCs Tables

  1. fault: A break in a continuous rock; caused by shifting of the Earth’s crust
  2. arch: a structure formed in a curve on the upper edge
  3. butte: flat-topped hill with steep sides; smaller than a mesa; formed by wind erosion
  4. canyon: a deep gorge (dip); caused by moving water
  5. channel: course for river water


Quizlet

Click the link below to practice Earth's Crust Unit: 24 Vocabulary Words on Quizlet:
https://quizlet.com/154951722/opa-chiang-earth-crust-unit-flash-cards/alphabetical

Click the link below to practice  Earth's Crust Concept Cards on Quizlet:
https://quizlet.com/154980132/chiang-earths-crust-unit-concept-cards-flash-cards/


Reminders

9/19 Picture Day
9/21 Minimum Day-Jr. High PTC
9/22 No School-Jr. High PTC
9/29 Annual OPAPO Carnival @4:00-7:00 pm

Thank you for your support at home!


Sunday, September 10, 2017

OPA2017-18 Week#4 Sept.11-15

"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try."

Gail Devers 

Parents & Students, here is our upcoming week at a glance.  Let's make it a great week!

ASPIRE 


  • Math and Science Grades are posted and updated WEEKLY on Aspire. Remember to check the Aspire Gradebook online weekly at home, and as regularly as possible with your child. 


  • Students should turn in any missing, or Zero assignments within one week to improve their grades. 

  • If a student needs more time for class work, he or she can take it home to complete it as homework. The assignment needs to be turned in the next day. 


  • Students also have opportunities to retake exams and quizzes to improve their grade. Remember, responsibility is one of our school-wide goals this year along with "Be Respectful, Be Prepared, and Be Safe."


ASPIRE website is: http://ogdenprep.usoe-dcs.org/Login/
Login Information:Username: Student ID
Password:  Eagles+School ID (Example: Eagles43653449)

Math

This week, students will learn how to compare decimals, rounding decimals and adding and subtracting decimal numbers.

This quarter we are focusing on Multiplication Facts 0-12 for  ALL 5th grade's Wildly Important Goals (WIGS).  Our goals is 80% of 5th Graders will achieve 80% of accuracy of their multiplication Facts.Students took multiplication facts last week. Students will have multiplication fact quizzes on 3 and 4 this week. Please practice with your child at home and help them to reach their goals. We will make Fortune Tellers to practice Multiplication 0-12.  Students can practice on multiplication.com or Math Drill App. (Please see the link, "5th grade Math Resources," on my blog.)

Below is the schedule for assessments:
5th Grade Goal:
80% of 5th Graders will achieve 80% accuracy of their Multiplication Table 0-12.
Wk #1: assess 0,1,2
Wk #2: assess 3,4
Wk #3: assess 5,6,7
Wk #4: assess 8,9,10
Wk #5: assess 11, 12
Wk #6: assess 0-12 (mixed up)

We use Prodigy to practice math skills and concepts that we learned in math class. Please include Prodigy Math game in math homework routine daily.
Go to: https://www.prodigygame.com/
User Name: every student has his/her own login name that was created in class
Password: Eagles

Science

We will continue to learn about the differences between erosion, deposition, and weathering. Students have science vocabulary quizzes weekly on Fridays.We are on our week# 2 on Earth's Crust Unit.

Earth's Crust Week#2  LINCS Table (Vocabulary Words)
  1. glacier: a mass of ice moving very slowly and formed from snow falling and accumulating (building up) over the years
  2. formation: the structure or arrangement of something
  3. century: one hundred years
  4. earthquake: a sudden movement of the Earth’s crust; caused by a release of energy in the crust
  5.  seismograph: an instrument that measures and records details of earthquakes, such as force and duration

Quizlet 



Click the link below to practice Earth's Crust Unit: 24 Vocabulary Words on Quizlet:
https://quizlet.com/154951722/opa-chiang-earth-crust-unit-flash-cards/alphabetical

Click the link below to practice  Earth's Crust Concept Cards on Quizlet:
https://quizlet.com/154980132/chiang-earths-crust-unit-concept-cards-flash-cards/


Reminders: 

9/19 Picture Day
9/21 Minimum Day-Jr. High PTC
9/22 No School-Jr. High PTC
9/29 Annual OPAPO Carnival @4:00-7:00 pm


Monday, September 4, 2017

OPA 2017-18 Week#3 Spet. 4-8



 “Accomplishment will prove to be a journey, not a destination.” ---Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dear Parents and Students,


AGUILAS OF EXCELLENCE

Our first Aguilas of Excellence went well. All students were invited for this first AOE last Friday. Aguilas of Excellence is a rewards program for 5th-9th grade students at Ogden Preparatory Academy. 

How it works:
To earn an Aguilas of Excellence reward day, students must demonstrate “Above the Bar” achievement in three areas: attendance, grades, and behavior. Above the Bar criteria are defined as follows:


  • Attendance: Students must have fewer than 2 absences and no unexcused tardies within the tracking period. (Field trips do not count as absences for Aguilas of Excellence.)
  • Grades: All grades must be 73% (C) or higher, at the end of the tracking period. If students are absent or on a field trip, they are still expected to keep their grades within this range.
  • Behavior: Students must have zero detentions within the tracking period. Please note, there is a 4-5 day delay between the date this data is pulled and the actual reward day. This delay is necessary to assign reward rooms, plan activities, and allow students to sign up. Students must have Above the Bar qualifications on the day the data is pulled to attend a reward room.

At the end of the tracking period, students can earn entry into a variety of Reward Rooms. On each Aguilas of Excellence Reward Day, students who qualify will be released from class early to attend the Reward Rooms. All students who qualify also earn raffle tickets to be used for quarterly prizes. Students who did not earn a reward will attend an academic class, where they will be given time to complete makeup work, receive extra help, and/or study.

2017-2018 Rewards Day Schedule for Grade 5-6  (All rewards are 11am-noon)
Friday, September 1st
Friday, October 6th
Friday, November 3rd
Friday, December 1st
Friday, January 5th
Friday, February 2nd
Friday, March 2nd
Friday, April 13th
Friday, May 4th


HOMEROOM

Uniform, Name Tag, and Planner are tracked DAILY in each homeroom. To avoid detention, please make sure your child's planner is signed daily by parents/guardians. No pre-signing, or going back later and signing on missed days.  Students will earn points in their homeroom for having planner signed DAILY.

5th and 6th Graders have detention after school from 3:00-3:45 p.m. Students who have 3 strikes - no name tag, 3 strikes - no planner, or 3 strikes - no Parent Signature will receive a detention after school.


ASPIRE 

Please continue to check Aspire Gradebook online weekly at home, and as regularly as possible with your child, to teach them to be responsible, and to take ownership of their learning.

ASPIRE website is: http://ogdenprep.usoe-dcs.org/Login/
Login Information:Username: Student ID
Password:  Eagles+School ID (Example: Eagles43653449)

Remember, students who don't finish math and science class work need to finish the assignment as homework and return it the next day. Any missing assignments entered on Aspire are counted as Zero until the assignments received. 

MATH

This week's learning objectives:
  • I can read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths.
  • I can read and write decimals to thousandths using base-ten numbers, number names and expanded form.
We use Prodigy to practice math skills and concepts that we learned in math class. Please include Prodigy Math game in math homework routine daily.
Go to: https://www.prodigygame.com/
User Name: every student has his/her own login name that was created in class
Password: Eagles


SCIENCE 

We will review 6 steps of scientific method and start our first science unit on Earth's Crust. A list of 24 vocabulary words and its definitions will send home with your child this week. Please keep study guide at home as reference and practice each week's vocabulary words with your child.  Each week, 5-6 vocabulary words will be introduced. Students will have quiz on vocabulary words. 

Earth's Crust Week#1 Vocabulary Words

erosion
the process when broken-down rock material is carried by moving  water, wind, or moving ice

weathering
the process when rock is broken into smaller pieces

collapse
 To fall or cave in; crumble suddenly

 gravity
force that attracts something toward the center of the Earth

 deposition
when sediment and broken down substances are dropped and placed down 

Students can also use Quizlet below to practice vocabulary words online.

Click the link below to practice Earth's Crust Unit: 24 Vocabulary Words on Quizlet:
https://quizlet.com/154951722/opa-chiang-earth-crust-unit-flash-cards/alphabetical

Click the link below to practice  Earth's Crust Concept Cards on Quizlet:
https://quizlet.com/154980132/chiang-earths-crust-unit-concept-cards-flash-cards/


Reminders:

9/21 Minimum Day- Jr. High Parent Teacher Conferences
9/22 No School- Jrs. High Parent Teacher Conferences