|Notice of Meeting Cancellation: †The May 2, 2017, Working Meeting of the Long Beach Island Board of Education is hereby canceled.|
What's new? MARCH
In math, the 6th graders have just finished discussing rates and are now focusing on finding percents. Students have been working hard converting percents to decimals and fractions and vice versa. They are seeing first hand how important it is to understand how percentages work by completing activities that involve finding the best sale and calculating player statistics. The 6th graders have been taking advantage of the math lab they have once a week by taking the time to review the concepts they have learned so far this year through guided centers.
The 5th graders finished up their unit on dividing fractions, where they learned how to model division problems and enjoyed participating in several scavenger hunt games to practice finding the quotients.Their next unit focuses on understanding what volume is and finding the volume of objects.
Students in 6S and 6R have been experiencing a change to their daily schedule with the addition of math labs! A lot of planning and teacher communication made this great idea come to life. Since the sixth grade curriculum is very rigorous this year, sixth grade students will be participating in an extra period of math each week. This extra time is used to review certain concepts through hands on activities and group learning. The sixth grade team is excited at the success of math labs so far!!
So far this year, the 5th and 6th graders have been participating in student-led center games and activities. The goal is for the students to use what they have learned throughout the week to complete activities and games individually and in groups. Students get a chance to show what they know by participating in math centers throughout the classroom. The different math activities let students practice skills and concepts that they have learned in a fun and engaging way. Centers are student led and allow students to choose what concept they want to practice. So far, they have been a big hit! Check out the descriptions of some of the games below by clicking on 5th Grade Center Activity Descriptions and 6th Grade Center Activity Descriptions under Categories! You can also find links to some of the games under Files so you can continue practicing skills at home!
If a student needs to catch up on missed work, forgot their homework, or needs to go over what was taught in class, they can access their workbook online! Students were given a username and password that they can use to log into the Pearson Realize website. The website link can be found under the 'links' tab below. This website allows students to access an e-text version of the book. They can also review certain sections from a topic using helpful tools, such as topic games and videos. Give it a try!
Special Schedule for 6R:
Friday- TIPP/World Language
No "Homework" exist(s)