Ooltewah Middle School


Laycica Harjes


Math- 6th Grade-Crusaders

To see what we are currently studying please scroll down. 

Mrs.Harjes attended school in Hamilton County all through school. Mrs. Harjes graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in Education prek-3 and an endorsement in middle grades. Mrs. Harjes iobtained her masters degree in teacher leadership through Concordia University in Portland, Oregon Janurary 2019. Mrs. Harjes will be entering her seventh year of teaching math. Mrs. Harjes is married with two young boys.
Please email me with any questions or concerns throughout the year. Contact hours 7:00AM-2:30 PM. Please keep in mind I do have class throughout the day, a message can be left with your name, number and concern. I will get back with you as soon as I can.
SUPPLIES-Students will need two composition notebooks for the year. They will also need pencils, highlighters and colored pencils.
HOMEWORK- Homework will be given out on Mondays and will need to be turned in on Fridays. This way if students have sports games or family events they can work on their homework ahead of time.
Tests and Quizzes- Assessments will be given on Thursdays.
Error Analysis-Error analysis will be performed on previous assessments so students can correct and learn from their mistakes to get some credit back on their assessments.
Late work- ten point will be taken off each day an assignment is turned in late. Up to three days.
ABSENT-Students may make up work for days they are absent. 
Enrichment Link-  ITS WORKING NOW. Students usernames and passwords are in their agenda. IXL.com will be a great link for students to practice their work. They will receive a username and password once the school has assigned each student to the program. 
Week of 4/28/19
Students will begin an in class project on statistics. The project will be a test grade. Homework sheets started up again and homework is due Friday.
Week of 4/22/19
Testing continues. Homework will be ixl lessons. Students will learn pie graphs and review for math test (state testing). 
Week of 4/15/19
Testing begins, students homework will be ixl BB.4, BB.7. No quiz. Students will learn statistics and box and whisker plot. 
Week of 3/25/19
Students will begin reviewing for testing which is in three weeks. We are learning surface area of 3-d figures and about nets. Hw Q4 #1 is due Friday. No quiz this week.
Week of 3/4/19
Benchmark testing begins this week. Students learning how to solve and graph inequalities. Hw #9 due Friday. Quiz corrections due Friday.
Week of 2-25-19
Quiz Thursday. Hw #8 due Friday. Students will be learning about dependent and independent variables in relation to graphs and tables.
Week if 2-18-19
Students will take their quiz on Tuesday. Hw #7 is due Friday. Students will learn one step equations to solve for the value of a variable this week.
Week of 2/11/19
Hw #6 will be due Friday. There will be a quiz Thursday. Students will be learning to substitute in a number for a variable and use order of operations to solve expressions. Students will also practice translating verbal expressions into algebraic expressions. 
Week of 2/4/19
Hw # 5 due Friday. Quiz corrections due Friday. Students will be combining like terms and applying distributive property to expressions with variables. There will be a quiz on Thursday.
Week of 1/21/19
Students will continue working on expressions and learning the vocabulary associated with expressions. Hw # 3 will be due Friday. No quiz this week. No school on Monday.
Week of 1/14/19
Students worked on translating verbal expressions into algebraic expressions. They also practiced order of operations and exponents. Hw #2 due Friday. Qiz Friday.
Week of 1/7/19
Welcome back. Students will begin learning exponents and order of operations this week. There will be a quiz Friday. Homework will be due Friday. Quiz corrections will be due Monday. 
Week of 12/17/18
Students will practice on skills related to percents, tax, tip and discounts with an in class project over the course of two days. students will present on Wednesday. No quiz and no hw this week.
Week of 12/10/18 
Students will be reviewing all concepts they have learned thus far. Benchmark testing will be this week. No Home work this week.
Week of 12/3/18 
students will practice finding the distance between two points using absolute value. Students will have a quiz Thursday. Hw will be due Friday.
Week of 11/12/18
Students will be learning how to find the missing part or whole in relation to percents. Homework is due Friday. Quiz corrections are also due Friday. Quiz will be on Thursday.  
Week of 11/4/18
Students will review questions from the quiz because scores were low. Students will learn conversions and percents this week. Homework due Friday. Quiz Friday.
Week of 12/3/18
Students will learn absolute value , practice ordering rational numbers, use inequality symbols to compare rational numbers. Home work will be due Friday. Quiz on Thursday.
Week of 11/16/18
Students will learn about integers, their opposites and how to order rational numbers. Home work is due Friday. Quiz five is on Thursday.
Week of 10/29/18
Students practiced ratios, tables and graphs. Homework is due Friday. Quiz Thursday.
Week of 10/22/18
Students will be learning how to compare ratios, find unit rate, apply ratios to tables and create an equation. Quiz on Thursday and hw due Friday.
Q2 Week of 10/15/8-10/19/18
Students will learn how to compare using ratios. Hw #1 will be due Friday. There will be no quiz.
Week #8 (10/1/18-10/5/18)
Students will be taking benchmarks for the county. Hw# 8 will be due Friday. No quiz this week due to the benchmark testing. Pictures are Friday. This is the last full week of this quarter.
Week #7 (9/24/18-9/28/18)
This week we learned how to multiply and divide with decimals. Hw #7 due Friday. Quiz Friday.
Week #6 (9/17/18-9/21/18)
This week we will be learning how to divide mixed numbers. We will learn how to change them into improper fractions, multiply by the reciprocal and simplify. Quiz on Thursday. Hw #6 due Friday.
Week #5 (9/10/18-9/14/18)
This week we will be learning how to divide fractions by multiplying by the reciprocal. Homework #5 is due Friday. Quiz Thursday. Corrections in class on Friday.
Week #4 (9/2/18-9/7/18)
This week students will learn distributive property using the greatest common factor. The will have review stations on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday will be review on fractions. No quiz this week. Homework #4 will be due Friday.

Week #3 (8/27/18-8/31/18)
This week students will learn what factors and multiples are. They will learn how to find greatest common factors and least common multiples. Students will start applying GCF and LCM with distributive property and word problems. Homework #3 will be due Friday. Quiz on Friday.

Full week #2 (8/20/18- 8/24/18)
This week students will work on long division in word problems. Recognizing that a word problem is asking them to divide. Students will be given a quiz on Thursday. They will be doing an error analysis on their quiz on Friday. Homework Week #2 will be due Friday. Students can turn their homework in early if they finish.
Full week #1 (8/13/18 - 8/17/18)

This week students will start off with long multiplication. We will be moving into long division on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday and Friday students will be taking a county screen-er. Homework sheet #1 will be given out Monday and will be due Friday. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Students will be able to take their notes home daily and will be able to study their notes. Please note students do not need to solve number 5 on homework for Monday. The quiz listed on the homework sheet is cancelled due to testing on Friday.

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