February 19, 2018

Weird, Quiet; Week 11 by Bryce McKenney


This week was very different from previous weeks. It was very quiet. The sixth graders were gone at outdoor school all week! Morning meeting was very quiet and more roomy. But I think the weirdest thing that changed temporarily this week was the schedule. For math, we rotated across all the district teachers. Each teacher had a different subject that are the most confused in math. For an example, Mr. Leone’s subject was Least Common Multiples (LCM) compared to Greatest Common Factors (GCF). These two things are easily confused by so many people. Another subject was variables, and how to use them with the “missing multiplication sign”. For an example, 4x. That really means 4 times whatever x is, but there is no multiplication symbol!! Confusing, right?!

The 7th and 8th graders all went on a field trip this week. We got one service hour by planting trees, and replanting the ones that were planted earlier but hadn’t been done right. He had tons of fun!

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We also went to a hike/beach. We all walked across a trail, and ended up at a beach. We had a photography contest as well. We brought iPads with us and took pictures of objects that we thought would be really cool to take a picture of. We looked at the rules of thirds; imagining a tic-tac-toe board across the whole thing; the interceptions being powerpoints. We try to position the object on one of those powerpoints so it’s not in the dead center.

Mr. Lutes 8th graders came to our class room this week because Lutes was at Outdoor School! It was really cool meeting new faces and seeing old ones.

Corbett Math Team is leaving on Friday (11/8) to go to Vancouver, WA for the competition! We arrive at the school at 2:15 and the bus takes us there. We even got cool new shirts! Root for us!

Here is the shirt design. I think it’s pretty genius.

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The members of the team are:

  • Ashlyn Barreras
  • JoJo Croak
  • Kya Walsh
  • Bryce McKenney
  • Diana VanMill
  • Hailey Long
  • Rosie Wright
  • Victor Yang
  • Jessica Yang
  • Caleb
  • Chyanne Marble

You can applaud those team members when you get a chance!

Here is a brand new thing:

Math Section

The Math Section is where you can look to see where your kid is supposed to be in math. I think it’s pretty neat.

I think that’s it for this week. I’ll talk to you next week!

Bryce out.

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