# Patricia Hale

## Catholic Schools Week

## January 30, 2015

**Catholic Schools Week**

Faith, Knowledge and Service: In Our Faculty, Staff and Volunteers - Mass Uniform – All Students

9:00 am - 8th Grade Pin Ceremony

noon dismissal

## January 29, 2015

**Catholic Schools Week**

Faith, Knowledge and Service: In Our Vocations - Dress Down - 12:30 – Drama Club presents “Transylmania” (MTRS families and the community are welcome)

6pm – 7pm - Book Fair

7pm - Drama Club presents “Transylmania”, Admission $1 students, $5 Adults

## January 28, 2015

**Catholic Schools Week**

Faith, Knowledge and Service: In Our Nation - Dress down – School Spirit (any MTRS clothing may be worn, NO SHORTS)

International Lunch 8th & 7th grade.

## January 28, 2015

**Catholic Schools Week**

Faith, Knowledge and Service: In Our Nation - Dress down – School Spirit (any MTRS clothing may be worn, NO SHORTS)

International Lunch 8th & 7th grade.

## January 23, 2015

## FAITH IN ACTION FOR JANUARY 23, 2015

**On January 23rd you will be making orange single loom bracelets with your buddies during FIA. You will wear the bracelets to show your support for the Shannyn Craig Danceathon Fundraiser. Loom kits are not required to make the bracelets. If you have a loom kit that you would like to use please bring it with you on Friday.**

**Thank you.**

## Book Fair

Next Tuesday, the 27th all classes will be able to attend the book fair during their library period. You can also preview some of the book titles by visiting the following web site

http://bookfirs.scholastic.com/bookfirs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=mtrs

## January 22, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Take home quiz due Monday

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Take home quiz due Monday

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Take home quiz due Monday

**RELIGION** - MTRS will be launching Catholic Schools Week at the 11:00 mass at Holy Family (Union Beach) on January 25. Holy Family is one of our sponsoring parishes and it is important for our school to be well represented at the mass. All families are requested to attend. Students are expected to dress in their mass uniform.

__ FIA__ - If you own a loom kit, please bring it Friday for Faith in Action. We will be making orange single loom bracelets to show our support for the Shannyn Craig Danceathon Fundraiser.

## January 21, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Simple Solutions #76

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Simple Solutions #76

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Simple Solutions #76

**RELIGION** - MTRS will be launching Catholic Schools Week at the 11:00 mass at Holy Family (Union Beach) on January 25. Holy Family is one of our sponsoring parishes and it is important for our school to be well represented at the mass. All families are requested to attend. Students are expected to dress in their mass uniform.

BIBLE CHALLENGE - Go to http://us-en.superbook.cbn.com/pages/games/bible-brain-busters to test your knowledge.

## January 20, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Simple Solutions #75

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Simple Solutions #75

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Simple Solutions #75

**RELIGION** - MTRS will be launching Catholic Schools Week at the 11:00 mass at Holy Family (Union Beach) on January 25. Holy Family is one of our sponsoring parishes and it is important for our school to be well represented at the mass. All families are requested to attend. Students are expected to dress in their mass uniform.

## FAITH IN ACTION FOR JANUARY 23, 2015

**On January 23rd you will be making orange single loom bracelets with your buddies during FIA. You will wear the bracelets to show your support for the Shannyn Craig Danceathon Fundraiser. Loom kits are not required to make the bracelets. If you have a loom kit that you would like to use please bring it with you on Friday.**

**Thank you.**

## MATH HUMOR

A talking sheepdog gets all the sheep in the pen for his farmer. He comes back and says "All 40 accounted for." Farmer says, "I have only got 36!" Sheepdog replies, "I know, but I** rounded** them up."

## January 15, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Study. Go tohttp://www.jeopardyapp.com/play/factoring-polynomials and http://quizlet.com/51784316/scatter to review factoring polynomials.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Study. Go to http://www.quia.com/quiz/369275.html (Celsius to Fahrenheit quiz) and http://www.quia.com/cb/10522.html (circles jeopardy) and http://www.quia.com/ba/346743.html (area & perimeter battleship) to review formulas.

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Study. Go to http://www.quia.com/ba/83811.html (battleship proportions) and http://www.quia.com/pop/156274.html (quiz) to review proportions.

**RELIGION** - 8TH GRADE - Study the Symbols of the Holy Spirit & your role as Preist, Prophet and King.

6TH GRADE - Chapter 4 quiz Tuesday. Chapter 4 test Thursday. Go to http://aliveinchrist.osv.com/family and select interactive reviews.

6TH GRADE - Essay due Tuesday. Use the notes given in class on Wednesday.

## January 14, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Test Friday on quadratic equations factoring and solving.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Test Friday on formulas.

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Test Friday on proportions. Go to http://www.quia.com/ba/83811.html to play proportion battleship.

Go to http://quizlet.com/66199152/flashcards for vocabulary flashcards.

**RELIGION** - 8TH GRADE - Study the Symbols of the Holy Spirit & your role as Preist, Prophet and King. Quiz Friday.

6TH GRADE - Chapter 4 quiz Tuesday. Chapter 4 test Thursday. Go to http://aliveinchrist.osv.com/family and select interactive reviews.

6TH GRADE - Essay due Tuesday.

## January 13, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Simple Solutions # 72

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Simple Solutions #72

**6TH GRADE MATH **- Simple Solutions #72

**RELIGION** - 8TH GRADE - Study the Symbols of the Holy Spirit & your role as Preist, Prophet and King. Test Friday.

6TH GRADE - Chapter 4 quiz Tuesday. Chapter 4 test Thursday. Go to http://aliveinchrist.osv.com/family and select interactive reviews.

6TH GRADE - Write 5 paragraphs on "Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God's Creation". Use the notes given in class to help you create your essay.

## January 12, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Simple Solutions # 71

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Simple Solutions #71

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Simple Solutions #71

**RELIGION** - 8TH GRADE - Study the Symbols of the Holy Spirit & your role as Preist, Prophet and King. Go to http://quizlet.com/60434471/flashcards and http://quizlet.com/64836878/flashcardsfor flash cards.

## MATH JOKE

Q: Why did the 30-60-90 triangle marry the 45-45-90 triangle?

**right**for each other

## January 8, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Quiz tomorrow. Go to http://www.jeopardyapp.com/play/parabolas-1 to review.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Quiz tomorrow.

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Quiz tomorrow. Go to http://www.studyisland.com to review.

**RELIGION** - 7TH GRADE - Practice your readings for tomorrow's mass.

6TH GRADE - "Be still and know that I am God." Be still today.

## January 7, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Quiz on Friday.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Quiz on Friday.

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Quiz on Friday.

**RELIGION** - 7TH GRADE - Practice your readings for Friday's mass.

## January 6, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Simple Solutions #67

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Simple Solutions #67

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Simple Solutions #67

**RELIGION** - Todayis the Epiphany, the 12th day after Christmas. We celebrate the visit of the three wise men to the Christ Child.

7TH GRADE - Practice your readings for Friday's mass.

## January 5, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Simple Solutions #66

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Simple Solutions #66

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Simple Solutions #66

**RELIGION** - Tomorrow is the Epiphany, the 12th day after Christmas. We celebrate the visit of the three wise men to the Christ Child.

7TH GRADE - Practice your readings for Friday's mass.

## HAPPY NEW YEAR! WELCOME BACK.

What did the snowman do with all of the money he saved?

He put it in a snow bank!

**DECEMBER 16 - 19, 2014**

No homework.

**DECEMBER 15, 2014**

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Project due tomorrow.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Project due tomorrow.

**6TH GRADE** - Project due tomorrow.

**RELIGION** - Open the 15th door on your Advent calendar.

Tuesday, Dec. 16th, there will Reconciliation for students in 3rd - 8th grades.

8TH GRADE - Sponsor sheet is due today.

6TH GRADE - Advent Jeopardy was due December 12th. Tomorrow you will play Advent Jeopardy.

## MATH JOKE

**Q**: Where do math teachers go on Christmas vacation?

**A**: To Times Square.

## December 12, 2014

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Linear & Quadratic Equation art project due December 16. Go to http://www.mtregional.com/images/uploads/Slope and Parabola Art.docx for directions.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Formula project is due December 16. Go to http://www.mtregional.com/images/uploads/Name of the formula project(1).docx for directions.

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Percent project is due December 16. Go to http://www.mtregional.com/images/uploads/6th grade percent project.docx for directions.

**RELIGION** - Open 12th window on the advent calendar

## December 11, 2014

**ALGEBRA PART A **- Parabola Jeopardy go to http://www.jeopardyapp.com/play/parabolas for the game . Study for test.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Formula Jeopardy go to http://www.jeopardyapp.com/play/formulas for the game. Study for test.

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Percent Jeopardy go to http://www.quia.com/cb/55701.html for the game. Study for test.

**RELIGION** - Open the 11th door on your advent calendar.

8th grade - Sponsor sheet is due on Monday.

6th grade - Complete Advent Jeopardy game. Due tomorrow.

## December 10, 2014

**ALGEBRA PART A **- Simple Solutions #59

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Simple Solutions #59

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Simple Solutions #59

**RELIGION** - Open the 10th door on your advent calendar.

Create an online Advent Jeopardy Game. Go to https://jeopardylabs.com/build/ to build your game.

The catergories for the Jeopardy game are: Advent wreath, Vocabulary, Jesse Tree, The Nativity, All things Christmas

## December 9, 2014

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Simple Solutions #58. Test Friday on graphing quadratic equations. Go to http://quizlet.com/62074978/flashcards for vocabulary.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Simple Solutions #58. Test Friday on formulas. Go to http://quizlet.com/58891521/flashcards for formulas.

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Simple Solutions #58. Test Friday on percents. Go to http://quizlet.com/62073843/percent-vocabulary-flash-cards/ for vocabulary.

**RELIGION** - Open the 9th door on your advent calendar.

## December 8, 2014

**Feast of the Immaculate Conception**

**A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION**

## December 4, 2014

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Study Island - beat Robert's score

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Study Island - beat Robert's score

**6TH GRADE** - Study Island - beat Robert's score

**RELIGION** - Open the fourth door on your advent calendar.

## December 3, 2014

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Study for Friday's quiz on parabolas

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Study for Friday's quiz on formulas

**6TH GRADE** - Study for Friday's quiz on percents

**RELIGION** - Open the third door on your advent calendar.

## December 2, 2014

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Simple Solutions #56

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Simple Solutions #56

**6TH GRADE** - Simple Solutions #56

**RELIGION** - Open the second door on your advent calendar.

## December 1, 2014

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Simple Solutions #55

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Simple Solutions #55

**6TH GRADE** - Simple Solutions #55

**RELIGION** - Open the first door on your advent calendar.

Keep us alert, we pray, O Lord our God,

as we await the advent of Christ your Son,

so that when he comes and knocks

he may find us watchful in prayer and exultant in his praise.

Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever. *

## Happy Thanksgiving!

**Q. Why did Johnny get such low Math grades after Thanksgiving?**

**Q. What do arithmetic teachers do on Thanksgiving?**

## November 24-26, 2014

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Review graphing quadratic equations and finding the vertex.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Review using formulas. Use your notes.

**6TH GRADE** - Review + - x / mixed numbers.

**RELIGION** - Pray for the souls in purgatory.

**Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.**

**If you were to say the prayer just 50 times, 50,000 or a full baseball stadium of souls would be in heaven praying for you now and forever more.**

## What are you thankful for?

## November 20, 2014

**ALGEBRA PART A **- Go to http://www.quia.com/ba/109264.html & http://www.quia.com/rr/35674.html?AP_rand=1875779194 to play Parallel and Perpendicular Lines Battleship and Rags to Riches.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Go to http://www.quia.com/rr/663976.html & http://funphysics.jpl.nasa.gov/adventures/temperature-game.html to play Celsius to Fahrenheit Rags to Riches and the Temperature Game.

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Go to http://www.quia.com/cb/829858.html to play Fraction and Mixed Numbers Jeopardy.

**RELIGION** - Pray for the souls in purgatory.

6th grade - Unit review on pages 106 & 107 must be completed by 11/25.

Dress Down Day tomorrow - Crazy hair day.

## November 19, 2014

**ALGEBRA PART A **- Complete worksheet on graphing parallel and perpendicular lines. It will be graded. Due Friday.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Complete worksheet on using formulas. It will be graded. Due Friday.

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Complete worksheet on + - x / Mixed numbers. It will be graded. Due Friday.

**RELIGION** - Pray for the souls in purgatory.

Scholastic book orders are due today. Parents may place orders online using code NFLVX or send it into school.

## November 18, 2014

**ALGEBRA PART A **- Simple Solutions #50

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Simple Solutions #50

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Simple Solutions #50

**RELIGION** - 6th grade test today. Unit review on pages 106 & 107 must be completed by 11/25.

Pray for the souls in purgatory.

Scholastic book orders are due on Wednesday. Parents may place orders online using code NFLVX or send it into school.

## November 17, 2014

**ALGEBRA PART A **- Simple Solutions #49

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Simple Solutions #49

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Simple Solutions #49

**RELIGION** - 6th grade test tomorrow on Chapter 3.Go to http://aliveinchrist.osv.com/family/interactive_reviews to review.

Please make a sandwich for the Barn for the Poorest of the Poor

Scholastic book orders are due on Wednesday. Parents may place orders online using code NFLVX or send it into school.

## BE THANKFUL

## INTEGER REVIEW

**INTEGER FLASHCARDS http://quizlet.com/15455160/flashcards**

**INTEGER JEOPARDY http://www.math-play.com/Integers-Jeopardy/Integers-Jeopardy.html**

## 2014-2015 8th grade privileges

__2014-2015 8 ^{th} Grade Privileges__

· **Students may use the soda vending machine on Mondays and Fridays only. Soda is not permitted outside of the cafeteria and all bottles must be discarded at the end of lunch.**

· **Boys are permitted to wear non uniform ties when wearing the oxford collared dress shirts.**

· **Girls are permitted to wear MTRS sweatpants only underneath their school jumper during the winter when the weather is chilly in place of the navy blue tights. **

· **Students are permitted to wear different color matching socks on gym days. The socks must be a set and may not be knee socks. **

· **Students are permitted to wear their high school sweatshirts on Thursdays only during the school day once ALL students in the class have been accepted into their high school of choice.**

· **Students are permitted to wear their MTRS fleece year round.**

· **Students are permitted to wear either Uggs or Vans as their choice of school uniform shoes.**

· **Students will be allowed to order out for lunch once a month.**

· **Girls are permitted to wear minimal makeup. **

## MATH TIP

## Q: What does the zero say to the eight?

A: Nice belt!

## Cool Math

## What kind of roots do the plants in the Math classroom grow?

Square roots!

## Blessed Mother Teresa

## Stock Market Humor

Q: What will happen if the DOW average falls any further?

#
A: They’ll add a N to the end of it!

IN THE NEWS

##
**With the stock market in the news, here is a brief guide to todays activity...**

"Helium was up"

"Feathers were down"

"Beef steered into a bull market"

"Paper was stationary"

"Fluorescent tubing was dimmed in light trading"

"Pencils lost a few points"

"Hiking equipment was trailing"

"Elevators rose"

"Escalators continued their slow decline"

"Weights were up in heavy trading"

"Light switches were off"

"Mining equipment hit rock bottom"

"The market for raisins dried up"

"Coca Cola fizzled"

"Caterpillar stock inched up a bit"

"Balloon prices were inflated"

"Sun stocks peaked at midday"

...and the best one...

"Diapers remain unchanged"

## MATH JOKES

Polly wants a cracker.

Q. What did the math student say when she realized she forgot to feed her bird?

A. Poly-no-mial

Q. What do you call an empty bird cage?

A. Poly-gon

## Where do math teachers eat dinner?

** **

**At the times table.**

## What kind of math do Snowy Owls like?

A: Owlgebra

## Math Humor

## Q. What makes arithmetic hard work ?

A. **All those numerals you have to carry.**

## What kind of tree does a math teacher decorate at christmas?

**A** **Geometry**

## Why isn’t safe for turkeys to do math?

If they add 3 and 5, they get ate!

## Q. What US state has the most math teachers?

## Write the expression for the volume of a thick crust pizza with height “a” and radius “z”.

**ANSWER:** The formula for volume is π·(radius) x (radius) x (height). In this case, pi·z·z·a.

## Why did the vampire stay up all night?

He was studying for his blood test.

## What do you get when you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter?

Pumpkin pi!!!

## Why did the student wear glasses during math class?

Because it improves di-vison!

## MATH IS FUN

Go here for Think-a-Gram puzzles https://teacher.ocps.net/darcy.lessel/page77.html

What's the best dessert in the Math Teacher's Café?

A slice of chocolate pi.

How many calories are there in that slice of chocolate pi?

Approximately 3.14

What do you get when you cross geometry with McDonalds?

A plane cheeseburger.

What shape is usually waiting for you at Wendy's?

A line.

What do your eyes do when you see a tough geometry problem?

They dilate.

## TRY THIS

Pick a number 1 to 9, I plea,

Then multiply by 15,873.

And again times seven,

The product to leaven;

Your number will repeat six times — you’ll see.

## Practice the Pythagorean Theorem

http://www.math-play.com/Pythagorean-Theorem-Jeopardy/Pythagorean-Theorem-Jeopardy.html

## Can you figure this out???

Four pigs named Hal, Herb, Helga and Helena wore different colored jackets. Their jackets were red, blue, green and yellow. They also had different nicknames. Their nicknames were Snookums, Snortums, Tiny and Cuddles. Each of the pigs played a different sport. One liked bowling; one liked to pole vault; one liked to high jump; and one liked basketball. Based on the clues, match the pigs with their jacket colors, their nicknames and their favorite sport.

Clues;

1. Helga and the pig in the red jacket played sports that did not use a ball.

2. Hal and the pig nicknamed Snortums played sports that did use a ball.

3. Herb did not pole vault or high jump.

4. The pig in the yellow jacket was nickednamed Tiny and enjoyed the high jump.

5. Cuddles wore a blue jacket and loved bowling.

**ANSWER** Helga yellow jacket, Tiny, high jump

Helena red jacket, Snookums, pole vault

Hal, blue jacket, Cuddles, bowling

Herb, green jacket, Snortums, basketball

## WELCOME BACK! Class Representative Form

**Intent to Run for Student Council Class Representative**

**Due Friday, September 12th, 2014**

Student Name _________________________________________________________________________

Class Representative Grade ______________________________________________________________

Reason for Running _____________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Approval of Homeroom Teacher __________________________________________________________

Approval of Principal __________________________________________________________________

Approval of Parent/Guardian _____________________________________________________________

I understand that seeking an office is an indication of willingness to serve the school students of Mother Teresa Regional School in a leadership capacity. I understand that this is an honor and a privilege and can be revoked for inappropriate conduct or poor academic performance. By signing below, I indicate my willingness to take on this responsibility and position of service.

Student Signature _____________________________________________________________________

## September 2014 Important websites for homework help

Visit www.aplusmath.com and www.aaamath.com now and throughout the year to improve your math skills.

Free online graphing calculator http://www.meta-calculator.com/online/

**Pre Algebra **students visit http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078738180/student_view0/ for homework help.

**Algebra IA **students visit http:http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/mac/mac01/course1/ for homework help.

**6th Grade **students visit //glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078738229/student_view0/ for homework help.

## Class Rules, Procedures, and Grading

**Respect, Responsibility and Follow Directions **. In order to ensure a safe learning environment, we have to follow a classroom policy for the benefit of all.

1.)Our primary class rule is **RESPECT **. All students should have respect for their teacher, their classmates and themselves.

2.) All students are expected to come to class * prepared *with their textbook, a notebook, assignment pad, pencils with erasers, calculator and completed homework assignments.

3.)All students are required to bring their * assignment pads *to class daily and write down the homework assignments when they are given.

4.) * Homework *is given in Math to reinforce the skills that are taught, and each assignment will be posted on the eboard.

5.) * Homework* will be graded using the rubric.

If your child is not able to complete an assignment because they truly do not understand the concept, please send in a note.

6.) Homework missed due to absences will be made up in accordance with school policy as outlined in the school handbook.

7.)All math work must be done in ** pencil **.

8.)All ** chapter tests **will be reviewed for and announced.

*may or may not be announced.*

**Quizzes**

**Grading Percentages **

25% Tests

20% Quizzes

20% Chapter Projects / Class work

10% Current Events / Notebook

15% Homework

10% Class Participation

Math Rubric http://www.mtregional.com/images/uploads/GRADING RUBRIC.docx

## Patricia Hale, Seventh Grade and Middle School Math

**Mrs. Hale's Credentials**

**Education **

* Undergraduate Studies *

__Mathematics Major & Education Major __

Georgian Court University, Lakewood, N. J.

__Graduate__* Studies*

__M.A. Education__

Georgian Court University, Lakewood, N. J.

__Certifications__

** **__N. J. Certification - Mathematics K-12 __

__ N.J. Certification - Elementary K-8 __

__Student Personnel Services __

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

__Catechist Certification__