# Unit 11 Math Test Tomorrow

It’s that time again . . . unit 11 math test.  Today we completed a review in class of the material on tomorrow’s test.  Unit 11 focused on 3-D shapes, volume, weight and capacity.  To prepare for a math test we need to PRACTICE.  Students have the OPPORTUNITY to practice for their test and earn bonus points (5 points!).  They have two options to practice:

1. Make a practice test with 20 problems (Must contain a variety of problems).  The mathboxes and journal pages are a great place to find math problems for a practice test.  Students must complete the practice test and return it tomorrow to receive the bonus points.

2. Play Unit 11 Jeopardy and keep track of your work on a 4×5 grid.  See directions below.

Jeopardy Game Directions:

• Open file by clicking on the words Jeopardy above
• Click “Play slideshow from beginning”
• Once you are at the game board, choose a place to begin and click on it.  You may get a warning (Security Alert-Macro) . . . the file is fine.  You can click on “enable content” or try to X out of the box.  The game should be ready to go!
• Read question and answer on your game board (5 x 5 grid).  Remember to show all your work-not just answer.  Use back if you need more room.
• To reveal the answer on the computer click anywhere in the question box and the answer will show up on top.
• Click on the HOUSE button to return to the game board and select another question.  Questions already answered should be highlighted a different color.
• HAVE FUN!!!!

# Math Test . . . .AGAIN!!!!

It’s that time again . . . unit 10 math test.  Today we completed a review in class of the material on tomorrow’s test.  Unit 10 focused on reflections, rotations, and translations, lines of symmetry and adding negative numbers.  To prepare for a math test we need to PRACTICE.  Students have the OPPORTUNITY to practice for their test and earn bonus points (5 points!).  They have two options to practice:

1. Make a practice test with 20 problems (Must contain a variety of problems).  The mathboxes and journal pages are a great place to find math problems for a practice test.  Students must complete the practice test and return it tomorrow to receive the bonus points.

2. Play Unit 10 Jeopardy and keep track of your work on a 4×5 grid.  See directions below.

Jeopardy Game Directions:

• Open file by clicking on the words Jeopardy above
• Click “Play slideshow from beginning”
• Once you are at the game board, choose a place to begin and click on it.  You may get a warning (Security Alert-Macro) . . . the file is fine.  You can click on “enable content” or try to X out of the box.  The game should be ready to go!
• Read question and answer on your game board (5 x 5 grid).  Remember to show all your work-not just answer.  Use back if you need more room.
• To reveal the answer on the computer click anywhere in the question box and the answer will show up on top.
• Click on the HOUSE button to return to the game board and select another question.  Questions already answered should be highlighted a different color.
• HAVE FUN!!!!

# ZOOM . . . .

In this week’s Blogging Challenge Miss W. suggested we create a ZOOM post.  We liked the idea and pulled out one of our favorite wordless books by Istvan Banyai called Zoom. In this book the reader is zoomed from a farm to a city to a desert and more as it ZOOMS out farther and farther!  How far will it go?  We created our own ZOOM video based on the book.  We hope you enjoy it!

# Circus Guy & the Junkman = GREAT Fun!

### A huge thank you goes out to our PTO for supporting our Artist in Residence program this year at MBS!!!

We had our kick-off assembly Monday and the kids were thrilled!  What a wonderful opportunity for our Osprey’s to work with these “green” artists.  Everyone loved working with Troy and Don during art and P.E..

• Art & Music classes are creating and playing their own “junk” play station for our performance next week.
• P.E. classes are practicing circus arts like juggling, balancing and “clowning” around!

We have a dress rehearsal during the day at CHS next Friday, April 8th, before our evening performance at 5:30 . . . I hope to see you all there!

# Math Test Tomorrow

It’s that time again . . . unit 9 math test.  Today we completed a review in class of the material on tomorrow’s test.  Unit 9 focused on fractions, decimals and percents.  To prepare for a math test we need to PRACTICE.  Students have the OPPORTUNITY to practice for their test and earn bonus points (5 points!).  They have two options to practice:

1. Make a practice test with 20 problems (Must contain a variety of problems).  The mathboxes and journal pages are a great place to find math problems for a practice test.  Students must complete the practice test and return it tomorrow to receive the bonus points.

2. Play Unit 9 Jeopardy and keep track of your work on a 4×5 grid.  See directions below.

Jeopardy Game Directions:

• Open file by clicking on the words Jeopardy above
• Click “Play slideshow from beginning”
• Once you are at the game board, choose a place to begin and click on it.  You may get a warning (Security Alert-Macro) . . . the file is fine.  You can click on “enable content” or try to X out of the box.  The game should be ready to go!
• Read question and answer on your game board (5 x 5 grid).  Remember to show all your work-not just answer.  Use back if you need more room.
• To reveal the answer on the computer click anywhere in the question box and the answer will show up on top.
• Click on the HOUSE button to return to the game board and select another question.  Questions already answered should be highlighted a different color.
• HAVE FUN!!!!

# Video Tour of MBS

We have been busy blogging! One of the tasks for week #1 of the Student Blogging Challenge, was to create a video of our school.  My talented photographers, Autumn, Julia, Sam and Zachary, did a terrific job capturing Malletts Bay School with images. We used them to create this Animoto video:

# Happy Valentine’s Day

Did you miss our Valentine’s party today?  No problem, I took some pictures and made a movie 🙂 Enjoy!

# MBS Ospreys Soar into the Future

A full-grown osprey has a wing span of up to 6 feet, but only weighs about 4 pounds!  I never knew how interesting these raptors were!  This fall Malletts Bay students chose the osprey as our new school mascot.  So, today Steve Costello from CVPS presented a slide show about Vermont’s osprey to MBS students.  It was fascinating, and we learned so much about the osprey!

Did you know that in the 1960’s osprey were nearly extinct in Vermont?  One reason they came back is because of a woman named Meeri Zetterstrom. Meeri noticed a pair of osprey at Lake Arrowhead in 1988 and worked tirelessly to help them nest and breed.   Steve documented Meeri’s story in his book Meeri Meets the Ospreys: A True Vermont Story of Love and Dedication.

Baby osprey facts captivated many students.  We learned that a baby osprey’s eyes are orange or brown and the adults have yellow eyes. You can tell a baby osprey because the tips of their feathers are white. Baby osprey grow fast . . . they’re born weighing 2 oz. and grow to 4 pounds in 12 short weeks!

We enjoyed the assembly so much we went right back to class and recorded our reactions. Listen to what we thought minutes after the assembly was over.  We learned a lot about the osprey!  Students can visit CVPS’s Osprey website to learn more about this unique bird.