Ms. Cybele's Core - Math, Science, PE

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Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! I am looking forward to getting to know the kids and helping them to acquire the skills to 'do school', learn new information, build their social-emotional qualities and have some super fun!

Please note that I share your students with my teaching partner, Mrs. Harrington. Go to her page here. She teaches Literature, Language Arts and Social Studies, while I cover Math, Science and Physical Education. We label the 2 groups as GOLD and GREEN. GOLD are the students I begin with at the start of the day. GREEN begins with Mrs. Harrington. These 2 groups of students are our HOMEROOMS. Please note that we may give information that only applies to one group. 

PLEASE email me at cpugliese [at] if you have any questions.

I will make every attempt to update the homework blast daily. 

Classroom News and Information

Updated Fri, Mar 23rd

Math - finished L12.1 on Coordinate Grids - lots of review and some new ways of describing distances on a grid.

HW is Guided Practice #1-9

Science - turned in RRR Journals - worth 50 points assessed. GOLD turned in SS worksheet. GREEN didn't do yet. 

Alternative Energy Sources research groups have been formed and students chose their energy source to research for 3 class days. Posters should be finished by Thursday and presentations are the same day. This is a group grade.

Updated Thu, Mar 22nd
Updated Thu, Mar 22nd
Updated Thu, Mar 22nd

math: iReady testing.... again.

Handed back Quiz L11.1-11.3 Inverse Operations to GOLD (did this with GREEN on Monday).

Pulled students with lower than a B- to re-teach and give take-home make-up quiz. Parent signature required and due tomorrow. There is no other math HW for GOLD or GREEN.

science: RRR Journal due tomorrow - 35 points Assessed. Given Q#7 today - they should be having a conversation with you concerning any factor surrounding the 3R's and writing about it. 

GOLD - Super Science worksheet on North Pacific Garbage Patch due tomorrow. 

Recycling Project due Monday - includes written paper and grading rubric sheet. 

Updated Tue, Mar 20th

math: took Quiz on L11.4 Writing Inequalities - no HW

iReady starts tomorrow for Math

science: started IR: Alternative Energy Sources - will finish tomorrow together

RRR Journal Q #5 Tracking Trash and Q#1 Junk Mail list for Tuesday

Updated Thu, Mar 15th

math - still working on L11.4 Writing Inequalities. Worksheet for HW - GREEN had PE to work on it because we came back from class pictures early.

We will be working on this topic for a few days.

science - gave credit to the 3R Question #1 - tallying & collecting junk mail distributions on a daily basis for a week. If it was forgotten or not completed student will not receive credit. If THERE IS NO JUNK MAIL for more than 1 day, a parent will need to sign the journal.

- gave out the 3R Question #2 - checking the household trash for items that could be recycled instead.

- BrainPop video on Plastics and accompanying worksheet on Resin ID Codes (triangles and #) on the bottom of the plastic item and what it means. If unfinished in class, it became HW

Updated Wed, Mar 14th

math - started L11.4 Writing Inequalities - didn't finish for GREEN because of the organized student walk-out. So no HW was passed out,  planners may still say HW... be aware. Will continue tomorrow.

science - launched the Recycle Project  due March 26th. Students are to talk to you about the requirements - they have a packet with instructions, grading rubric and template for the written portion. I have shown them pictures of past examples and will show more real and pictures throughout the week. Worth 60 points assessed. 

Recycle Journal - Question #1 task is to collect and tally all junk mail each day for a week. They are to record it in their journals by day. They can tally or write the name of the mailers originator. They are to collect the junk mail in a bag or box or receptical all week and give an approximate amout of mass/volume/capacity at the end. They can weigh themselves with and without the junk mail too :)

Each day they will get a new task or question. I will stamp completed journal entries each day. Journal is worth 35 points assessed.

Updated Mon, Mar 12th

math -hw none - took 11.1-11.3 quiz

science - hw none - watched/took notes on Fossil Fuels movie

Updated Fri, Mar 9th
Updated Fri, Mar 9th

Math: Corrected 2nd HW for L11.3.

Completed and corrected Review sheet for L11.1-11.3 Quiz on Monday covering Inverse Operations for add/sub/multip/division.

The sheet is due on Monday as well.

Science: going over Cooking Mining Lab today to make corrections to lab sheet questions. Turing lab sheet in for Assessment grade. I will return in next week so we can write a lab report together.

IR: Rocks & Mineral Resources due today.

Note from the school Librarian - Mrs. Panus:

Greetings all,
Please include this information in your homework blasts.
We will be having our Scholastic Spring Book Fair April 16-April 20, 2018. 
I am looking for volunteers for the following times:
Monday – Set up Book Fair – no help needed
We will open to the students:
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
1st Lunch – 11:40 – 12:20
2nd Lunch – 12:35 – 1:15
Wednesday – 11:50 – 12:35
Volunteers may contact me via email:  gpanus [at] or phone: 408-364-4235 x 5188. 
I am opting out of opening at break because volunteers are usually unavailable for the short time and the crowds are too overwhelming.
Therefore the book fair will be open at lunch and after school for 30 minutes. 
Any help is appreciated.  If I do not have enough volunteers for this event I may have to cancel it entirely.
Thank you for your time.
Gail Panus
RHMS Librarian