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Homeroom. Take attendance Seating chart Progress Book Listen to announcements 8 th Grade TV Broadcast Check list for turn-ins. 2 nd / 3 rd and 4 th /5 th -7 th Period Math. Mr. Nightingale Room #24.

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Homeroom

Homeroom

  • Take attendance

    • Seating chart

    • Progress Book

  • Listen to announcements

    8th Grade TV Broadcast

  • Check list for turn-ins


2 nd 3 rd and 4 th 5 th 7 th period math

2nd / 3rd and 4th/5th-7th Period Math

Mr. Nightingale

Room #24


Problem solvers

A butcher at the local meat market is 35 years old, wears a size 9 shoe, a size 16 shirt, and is 5’9” tall. What does he weigh?

Three large adults were squeezed together under a children's sized umbrella while walking down a sidewalk in Seattle. How did they all stay dry?

Problem Solvers


My bio

Family

I live in Aurora with my wife Jenna and son Louie

Education

Wellsville High School

Kent State University

Undergraduate (1-8)

Ashland University

Graduate (C & I)

Teaching Experience

1 year at Maple Heights

12th year at West G

Hobbies

Coaching, Boating, Working Out, Golf, MMA, Steelers Fan

My Bio


Classroom rules

The Three P’s

Prompt

Polite

Prepared

Organization is key!

Classroom Rules


Classroom expectations

Classroom Expectations

  • 1. In your seat by the time the bell rings.

    • Pencils sharpened

    • Materials out

  • 2. Bring all materials to class everyday!

    • Materials list on the board.

  • 3. Do not miss instructional time.


Expectations cont

Expectations cont…

  • Be Respectful

    • To your teachers

    • To your classmates

    • To the classroom / building (cleaning up, etc.)


Assignments

Assignments

  • Due the next day unless stated otherwise

  • Makeup work is responsibility of the student

  • 11/2 day per day absent to make up missing work


The planner

This is one of the most imperative pieces to your student’s success at the middle school

All assignments are copied from the board at the end of each class

I initial each student’s assignment book everyday

Assignments are posted on my teacher webpage

The Planner


Progress book

Progress Book

  • I post grades with in 48

    of collecting an

    assessment

  • Students and parents

    should check

    weekly at minimum


Prentice hall mathematics

Prentice Hall Mathematics

  • E-versions are accessible online.

  • Students have user names and passwords

  • Not recommended as a “go-to”


Buckle down

New common core state standards

One lesson per week

Buckle Down


Study island

Study Island

  • Weekly lessons

    • In school - online

    • At home - online

    • In class (on paper)

    • Due dates on webpage


Math log

Math Log

  • The daily Math Log is used as bellwork and are kept in the spiral notebooks.

  • Students use a 5 step process to solve the problems:

    • Write down problem #

    • Copy problem

    • Solve problem

    • Circle answer

    • Explain problem solving rational


Challenge problems

Challenge Problems

  • Sample Problem: using pennies, nickels, and dimes, how many ways can you make $.50?

  • Time 15mins.

  • Partner class

  • Strategy make a table


Chart portion

Chart- portion…

  • Explanation: When I first read the problem I was confused. Then I realized I would need to keep an organized list so I didn’t repeat or miss any answers. I started with the most amount of dimes possible. Then I went down one dime and filled in all possible combinations of nickels and pennies. The I went down another and in all nickel and penny combinations. I continued until I had 0 dimes and all those combinations. This was a fun and challenging problem.


Typical chapter progression

Typical Chapter Progression

  • Read new unit in the book

  • Give examples on the board with definitions and vocabulary (student notebook)

  • Practice questions

  • Give practice problems as an assignment (classwork/homework)

  • Assist students with questions during class time- finish for homework


Typical chapter progression continued

Typical Chapter Progression Continued…

  • Differentiate instruction (completion/HW grade)

  • Repeat for new topics

  • Mix in other tools (ie. Buckle Down, Study Island, OAA Review…)

  • Test/Quiz

  • Test corrections- (extra-credit)


Extra credit

Extra-Credit

Test correction form is located on my website.

Students can earn up to ¼ of the missing points from a test by doing test corrections.


Reward store

Reward Store

  • At the end of each week the students who have made it to class on time with their materials and completed homework assignments will earn a STAR.

  • Stars are use to purchase goods from the Reward Store.

    • Extra-credit, new seat, dum dum, pencil, paper, etc…


Extracurricular activities

Camp Fitch

Zoo / Fun N Stuff

Bowling

Skating

Field day

Softball

School dances

Spelling Bee

Geography Bee

Team Nightmare

Extracurricular Activities


Reminders

Reminders

  • Geauga Learn Field Trip Thursday!

  • Turn in forms to HR

  • No School Friday / Monday

  • Magazine Sale

    • 9/9 Thru 9/24

  • Picture day Friday 9/6

  • Test Next Wednesday or Thursday


Contact information

Contact Information

  • Voice mail

    • 1.440.729.5922

    • ext. 4424

  • Email

    • [email protected]

  • Teacher Website

    • On the district site


Problem solvers answers

1. Meat- He is a Butcher!!!!

2. It was not raining!!!

Have a nice day.

Mr. Nightingale

Problem Solvers Answers


Thank you

Thank You

  • Have A Great Day At School!


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