I hope you had a wonderful summer! I spent time doing lots of things, camping on the beach in southern Oregon was awesome! There were other good things as well. That same trip we also camped in the redwoods for 3 days. It rained for 30 hours in a row... my friends and I are Idaho kids so we wussed out and got a hotel one night. In addition to being dry overnight, we got to catch the US vs Germany World Cup game the next morning... this was the only game I had time to watch. Have you or your family ever changed plans in the middle? Why was it good or at least memorable?
This year, I have two major goals. The first goal is to get back on top of the website. Please check here for info when you have forgotten assignments or are curious about what we are working on in class. Goal number two is that we work hard on discourse. This means that I plan to ask you to communicate regularly with your peers, me, and your family about math and its purpose in the world. One way to urge this communication is that I plan to ask questions (this week's in red and above) in this blog every week. Please respond to them in the comments. Please read each other's responses and respond to your peers as well. Be polite and let's try to build some community!
Next week we will talk some in class about supplies but in case the back to school sales end early the list below contains what you will need this year in 7th grade math!
2 -- 70-page spirals for homework -- they are about 20 cents at Shopko and Fred Meyer this week!
1 -- composition notebook for notes to keep forever and ever -- 50 cents this week at the same retailers
pencils -- lots of them - please don't bring them all to school because you might lose them. - that box of mechanicals is 0.25 at Office Depot this week
an eraser -- we all make mistakes
a pen -- you will need one of these everyday we have things to grade
I can't wait to meet you all next week! Enjoy your last few days of freedom!
Find the first unit syllabus below.