Friday, December 20, 2013

See you in 2014!

Math:  Warm up, homework corrected, Tangram lesson.
Science:  The periodic table songs/ videos.
Homework:  Check jupiter grades for anything missing.

Enjoy your vacation time!  Warmly, Mrs. Stolp

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Math:  Seventh Grade Warm-up, Tests and post tests returned, see Jupiter Grades for updated grades.
Progress Reports passed out, due Friday.  Lesson 12 notes and homework time.
Science:  Reading and interpreting the periodic table. 

Homework:  Finish 3 colored science worksheets, and Lesson 12 evens for math.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesday Test Day

Math:  Warm-up, homework collected, Block 2 Test and Block 3 Pretest completed.
Science:  We honed our skills at reading the periodic table, with a Simply Symbols crossword puzzle due Wednesday.
Homework;  Pink science worksheet due Wednesday.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Welcome Back!

Math:  Lesson 10 examples and homework time.  Evens due Monday.
Science:  Element Poster work time; posters due Monday.

Here's a few examples....

Friday, December 6, 2013

Hope you enjoy your snow day!

Due to snow day, "What's my Element?" posters will not be due until Tuesday.  You're welcome to turn it in Monday if it's finished on time, however.  : )

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Posters due Monday

Math:  warm-up, homework stamps, partner homework check, Lesson 9 notes and homework time.
Science:  Poster work day, posters due Monday
Homework:  Lesson 9 evens math, Science Posters due Monday.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Math:  Warm-up, Corrected, Collected homework.  Lesson 3 and 4 Converting Measurements.  Homework time.
Science:  Periodic Table.
Homework:  Lesson 3 and 4 Evens

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"The Atoms Family!"

Math:  Warm-up, Ratios Lesson, Homework time.
Science: What are the parts of an atom? How does the number of protons relate to the numbers on the periodic table? The Atoms Family Song click here to see what we sang today : )
Homework:  Lesson 1 (1-21 ALL)

Monday, November 18, 2013


Math:  Warm-up, Tests for Block 4 Returned,  Book 2 Block 1 Pretest,  no  math  homework.
Science:  Atomic Theory.
Homework:  Prepare for Parts of an Atom Quiz tomorrow or Wednesday.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Atoms are small!

Math:  Warm-up, homework stamp and check, created a skill review sheet for Block 4, homework time.  Block 4 Test tomorrow.

Science:  Silly song to help us remember the first scientists who first imagined models for atoms.  See link under science links.  Scale of the universe computer model.  See link.  We read about the models of the atom and early atomic theories.

Homework:  Block 4 Review evens 2-94 show work and be prepared for block 4 TEST Friday!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What is Matter?

Math:  Warm-up, Lesson 29/30 measuring with centimeters and finding area and perimeter with centimeters.  Homework time.

Science:  What is matter?  What is an atom?  What did early Greek philosopher Democritus think matter was made of?

Homework:  Lesson 29 and 30 selected problems math.  Prepare for Block  4 test Friday.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

First Day of 2nd Quarter!

Math:  Warm-up, collected homework, special extra credit video from Marcus. SUMDOG times tables lesson.

Science: Bill Nye Atoms.

Homework:  Begin reviewing and preparing for Block Test Friday.  New math books Friday also!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Paper Towel Project Due Monday!

Math:  Warm-up, corrected and collected 1A and 1B worksheet. 
Science:  Study Hall OR  "Oops Coupon Movie!" from 12:30-1:20

Due Monday:  Paper Towel Project.  Letters, graphs, and cover must be done by the end of class Monday. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Math: warm-up, corrected homework, Lesson 23 and Lesson 24 notes.  Homework time.

Science:  We started our paper towel analysis and interpretation for our project due Monday.

Homework:  Lesson 23 and Lesson 24 evens.  Work on analysis of paper towel project.  Students were so quiet during homework time, we watched this silly video about fractions.

Monday, October 28, 2013

John Green

Math:  Warm-up, Lesson 21,22 on decimals.
Science:  Collected data, found out which paper towel brands were most expensive and which paper towel brands were most absorbent.
Homework: Math Lesson 21-22 evens.
PS  We watched this fast paced John Green video about public school

Friday, October 25, 2013

Absorbency Tests

Collecting Data

Precise Procedures

Accurate and relevant data collection
Math:  Warm-up collected Science:  Absorbency Testing
Homework:  sign progress report.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Math Test Posted

Math:  7th grade warm-up.  Tests were handed back and results explained.  We went over the answers, reviewed retake options, and progress reports with all assignments were distributed.  Students need to return these signed.

Science:  We finalized our plans for paper towel absorbency tests to be conducted tomorrow.

Homework:  get progress report signed to return to Mrs. Stolp's basket.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

no math homework tonight!

Wednesday:  Math Block 3 Test, collected homework, completed warm-up.  No homework if all caught up.

Friday, October 18, 2013


Math:  7th grade warm-up (hard algebra!), homework check collect, partner work on 4 problems,  Lesson 17 estimating fractions with white boards,  no homework.  New game "Cross out singles".

Science:  We shared our data from our first paper towel test.  Seven out of eight teams got the same exact results for the strongest towel.  Teams used lots of different procedures, yet we got similar data!

Homework:  No missing work?  Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Science is messy and noisy : )

Math:  Easy warm-up, corrected, collected homework.  Lesson 19 notes and homework time. 
Science:  We conducted our experiments on wet strength for paper towels.
Homework: Math
Lesson 19 evens only. 

Monday, October 14, 2013


Math:  Seventh grade warm-up, dividing fractions with models, dividing fractions with "copy, times, flip". Homework time.

Science:  We began planning our wet strength tests for paper towel experiments.

Homework:  Math Lesson 15 #2, #4, and #6 draw pictures,  Lesson 16 (2-24 even) use copy, times flip.  Show work.

Divide fractions by fractions by using models - 6.NS.1

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Paper Towel experiment

Math:  seventh grade warm-up, partner check homework, collected warm-ups for the week
Science:  We defined "fair test", "wet strength", and "absorbency" for our Paper Towel experiments.  We made observations about the physical properties of each brand of paper towels.
Homework:  If all caught up, none.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Multiply fractions by fractions using area models - 6.NS.1

Measurement Quiz and Double Math Targets

Math:  7th grade warm-up, Lesson 13 (video lesson) notes, Lesson 14 notes, multiplying fractions.  25 minutes of homework time.

Science:  Measuring Matter Brain POP, measurement quiz: "Do you speak metric?".

Homework:  Lesson 13 (1-7) draw pictures.  Lesson 14 1-17, show work.

Not sure how to draw the models for multiplying fractions... watch this>>>>

Monday, October 7, 2013

no homework tonight : )

Math:  Seventh grade warm-up, Block 2 Tests returned,  retake policy explained.

Science:  Measurement stations:  volume, mass, and length with metric measurements.

Homework:  none if all caught up.

Math:  Seventh grade warm-up, Block 2 Tests returned,  retake policy explained.

Science:  Measurement stations:  volume, mass, and length with metric measurements.

Homework:  none if all caught up.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Block 2 Test

Math:  Block 2 Test
Science: none
Homework:  none

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Measurement Lab

Math:  7th grade warm-up, corrected, collected homework. 

Science:  Measuring length, mass, and volume with metric measurements.  Students did a good job with hands on measuring with triple beam balances, graduated cylinders and rulers.  We will finish the stations on Monday.

Homework:  Prepare for Block 2 Test;  because of the length of our science lab, students got little to no time to start the Block 2 Review.  I will collect it tomorrow, but will not be marking down for work shown etc.  They need to review for the test, but the Review will not be a graded assignment. 

Tomorrow is early release.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Block 2 Test Friday

Math:  seventh grade warm-ups, Lesson 12 perimeter notes and homework time.

Science:  It takes teamwork measurement lesson.  Converting metric measurements.

Homework:  Math:  Lesson 12 1-19 all show your work

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Geology Lesson from Jacob!

Math:  Seventh grade warm-up, corrected Lesson 10. Lesson 11 notes, homework time.
Today, students who had the two "secret problems" correct on homework got "double stamps".

Science:  Kira and Jacob shared their rock collections with us.  Both students got extra credit for science and made our day so much more interesting!  Wow! 

Homework:  Lesson 11 (2-30) evens show work.  Prepare for Block 2 Test scheduled for Friday. 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Block 2 Test Friday

Math:  Warm-up, Lesson 10 notes on adding and subtracting mixed numbers.  The method in the math book in the blue box is a "suggested" method.  If students follow these steps they won't ever have to "borrow" or "rename" when subtracting with fractions.  I want them to use this specific method somewhere on their homework.

Science:  Bill Nye Measurement

Homework:  Math Lesson 10 1-25 all.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Fractions on Friday?!

Math:  Warm-up, corrected and collected.  Homework  stamped,partner checked, and collected.  Lesson 9 grid book notes. In class assignment adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators.  Students were assigned partners and worked together.

Science:  Team building, positive classroom climate activity; "People Search".

Homework:  All caught up?  Enjoy the weekend.  Next week, Measurement Lab and Block 2 Test.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Open House BBQ Thursday Night 6:30

Math:  Warm-up (7th grade), Lesson 8 Notes.  These notes in this picture are awesome!  Estimating Fraction addition and subtraction.  We found out what that wavy equal sign was about on the pretest.

Science: Metric System Lesson
 King Henry Doesn't Usually Drink Chocolate Milk
Kilo- Hecto- Deka- Units- Deci- Centi- Milli

Homework: Math Lesson 8 (2-30) evens. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Math tests returned

Math:  warm-up, Block 2 pretest,  Block 1 tests and pretests returned.  We discussed the grading and how retakes will be available soon.  I keep all tests in my files to share at parent teacher conferences. 
Notice the improvement on Jupiter Grades though!  We spent 8 days on Block 1 and saw tremendous growth. 

Science: none

Homework:  none

Monday, September 23, 2013

Block 1 Test Tomorrow

Math:  Warm-up, Quick review of mixed and improper fractions (Lesson 6), Block 1 Review evens assigned.  Students were given 30 minutes of class time to work on these 33 problems.

 Science:  Who Studies What?  Scientists have incredible titles!  We used our word attack skills to try to figure out.... ornithologist?  microeconomist?  cryogenist? botanist?

Homework:  Prepare for Block 1 Test tomorrow.  Review your grid book, the lessons in the book, and use the odd answers for the review to be sure you know your stuff.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Customary Measurements with rulers

Math:  Seventh grade warm-up, correct, collect.  Correct, collect homework from Lesson 5.  Good job showing work and common denominators.  The math book has nice clear examples students can follow if they get stuck on a problem.  Also, the odd answers are in the back to help them check along the way. 

Sci/Math:  Measuring with customary measurements.  We did an in class assignment measuring to the nearest quarter/ sixteenth of an inch.  We had to simplify and round these fractions as well. 

Homework:  No new homework, so if you are all caught up.... enjoy the rainy weekend! : )

Thursday, September 19, 2013

What are the three branches of Science?

Math:  Warm-up, homework stamp, correct, collect,  Lesson 5 notes and homework time.

Science:  What is science?  What are the three branches of science?

Homework:  Lesson 5 1-27 all show your work. 

Students are doing a great job completing neat homework.  I know they are getting lots of support at home; thank you! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

First Quiz

Math:  We tried a seventh grade warm-up! Homework stamps, Quiz on Lesson 3,  Lesson 4 notes and homework time. 

Science:  Preview science text, worked on blue worksheet "know your text".

Homework:  Lesson 4 math 1-25 all show your work, blue science worksheet due tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

What is the Scientific Method?

Math:  Warm-up, partner check homework, correct hw, collect hw.  Lesson 3 notes:  multiples and simplifying fractions.

Science:  How do scientists work? Scientific Method notes, short movie on scientific method.

Homework:  Math page 15 (2-30) evens, display your thinking.  Tell a family member about the scientific method.  Jacob and Ryan's teams got to leave early because they could tell me something about the scientific method.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Railroad safety assembly

Math: Warm-up, Lesson 2 notes and homework time.  Making equivalent fractions. 

Science:  Golf Ball lab participation and analysis and interpretation of data and hypotheses.

Homework:  Lesson 2 math 2-26 all, (show your work).

Other:  Railroad Safety Assembly Click here to see what Union Pacific has to say...

Friday, September 13, 2013

Jupiter Grade codes sent home

Math:  Warm-up, corrected and collected homework, collected warm-ups.   Pictures taken in gym.

Science:  Passed out Jupiter grade codes and answered lots of questions about grades and jupiter grades.  Prepped for golf ball scientific process lab.  Vocab:  data, controlled experiment, variable, and hypothesis

Homework: Students should get parent signature in planner confirming that jupiter grade code letter was handed to parent.

Other:  On Monday, all students will participate in an assembly hosted by the railroad regarding safety. Next Friday is early release.  Open House is September 26th.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

First Math homework assigned!

Math:  Warm-up, Lesson 1 notes, Homework time.

Science:  We shared our scientist pictures in partners and showed some off under the document camera. Collected papers. 

Homework:  Any late scientist pictures need to be finished by tomorrow and turned in to my basket.
Math homework Lesson 1 (2-8, 14-26)  Evens only.  Students must display their thinking (show work)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

What is Science?

Math: Dear Mrs. Stolp letters collected;  Warm-up, Pretest for Book 1 Block 1, set up math grid books table of contents and pages.
Learning Target * What do I already know about Block 1?

Science:  Scientific Process notes started.  We discussed (in several partner pairs) "What is Science?".  We watched the Brain Pop video on the Scientific Method and discovered that we had some good ideas about what science is.

Learning Target * What is the Scientific Method?

Homework:  Drawing of a scientist is due tomorrow. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Draw a scientist

Math:  Easy C B M Testing, warm-up.  No homework.

Science:  Draw a scientist and write five sentences about him, her or it.  Use the slip of paper handed out in class to guide your drawing and writing. 

Homework:  Due Wednesday:  Dear Mrs. Stolp letter (at least one page).  Due Thursday:  Draw a scientist.

Tomorrow:  Math Block 1 pretest and the scientific method lesson.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Easy Cbm

Math:  Warm-up, testing in the computer lab for Easy CBM Math Fall 6.  Not all of the computers were working, but we have plenty of time.  Every student will get to test. Continuing tomorrow.

Science:  We worked on names.  One student can already name everyone in A109!  Students began working on a letter to me,  "Dear Mrs. Stolp" is due Wednesday.  It must be one full page or more! 

Homework:  Dear Mrs. Stolp due Wednesday.

Students are doing a great job participating, listening, keeping track of supplies, and being on time.  Hooray!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Parent Letter

Dear Agnes Stewart Middle School Family:

Welcome to sixth grade! I have already been so pleased with your students’ attitudes and behaviors. I hope they will take advantage of all of the positive opportunities at ASMS.

Students are expected to help build community in the classroom by supporting their classmates, respecting each other, and respecting my right to teach.  The relationship between school and family is important to your student’s success!  Please keep me informed.  You may email; check our classroom blog; or call me and leave a message on school days. I teach from 10:15-1:30.  I welcome emails from families!  Don’t be shy!

As your student prepares for upper grades and high school it is so important to be self-managing.  Self-managers become “Trail Masters” at Agnes Stewart!  Trail Masters use good social skills, study skills, and positive behavior. Ask your student about Trail Masters, Honor Roll, and Paw Prints. 

Study Skills
The best tool to help your student to become independent with study skills is the planner.  Inside this planner is your student’s daily schedule. Check your student’s planner daily and look in his/her binder.  Students must write down assignments, check them off when completed, and circle ones that were not completed on time and still must be finished. 

The best way to keep track of current grades is to log in to  Look for more information on how  to see student grades online later. 

Trish Stolp

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Welcome to Agnes Stewart Middle School!