Wednesday, April 18, 2018

math tasks

Grade 7
Students have taken the mid-module for Unit 2 Rational Numbers - a few may need more time tomorrow but Monday and Tuesday were dedicated to it.  There are some tasks due :
Review Packet(s) 1-3, and 4-7
Subtracting Integers
Properties of Operations: ACE 1&2

Grade 8
We working with the Pythagorean Theorem, the tasks we have worked on and are due:
Maintaining School Grounds

and today Properties of Operations

Friday, April 13, 2018

math tasks

Grade 7
Students have review work for their mid-module assessment which will be Monday & Tuesday,
April 16 & 17th. The review work consists of two packets (1-3) & (4-7), and
 Lsn 2-3 Subtracting  Integers.  We have been working on these in class.

Grade 8
The Pythagorean Theorem continues to be our area of focus. A packet, "Maintaining School Grounds" uses the Pythagorean Theorem to find lengths in various situations.  Area of a Quadrilateral is another task which requires problem  solving skills to figure out a way to find the area since the shape itself does not have a formula. We have been working on both of these this week in class.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

math tasks

We are working with volumes of prisms and cylinders along with the corresponding formulas.  Last week we worked with Popcorn Prisms Anyone ? and this week we are working with Popcorn Cylinders Anyone? both of which should be completed by this Friday.  Students also have TenMarks assignments to do.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Science Weathering, Erosion & Deposition

This week, we did a fun, kinesthetic activity to model the processes of weathering, erosion and deposition.  Students enjoyed the physical activity after SBAC testing for ELA.  Here are some videos of them in action

Team Breakfast and Report Cards

Dear Sterling Families,

It is that time of year! Time to celebrate our accomplishments from Trimester 2 with a team breakfast. Our breakfast will be held on Friday April 13, 2018 at 7:30 am. If possible, we would like to have breakfast items delivered around 7:15 am. I will be available from 7:00am on in our Team Sterling Area (room 241). Here is the link to sign up:

You can email Katrina Antonovich to sign up as well! Her email is

Additionally, report cards from Trimester 2 were mailed home this week. Report cards were printed without being able to resolve technological glitches, therefore, some teacher comments and some assessed standards are not being properly reported. Please contact your student’s teacher(s) if you are missing information or have concerns or comments about understanding the report card.

Team Sterling Teachers
Katrina Antonovich (
Robert DeCicco (
Sharon Ehret (
Carissa Hallam (
Katie Parent (
Joe Smith (
Marissa Vanacore (

Friday, March 23, 2018

math task

Grade 7 & 8
Both Grades have been working with circles, pi, and formulas for various shapes including triangles and rectangles.  The review is in anticipation of SBACs.

Two activities established pi as a multiplier for the circumference (Circumference  = pi * diameter)
and area of a circle ( Area = pi * radius squared).  Students have a handout of various shapes and two word problems which is due next week. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

math tasks

Grade 7
Lesson 15 Exercise 3 : The flower fund raiser with values (negative or positive included) and the explanations. 7.NS.2

Grade 8
6.1 Soon You Will Determine  the Right Triangle Connection
      3 packets completed - students have expectations for 3 & 4 s