Local

December 6, 2012

Chalk Talk, December 6, 2012

Sixth-grade student Cierra Scott-Michel, 11, works on a math problem at Colonel Smith Middle School.

Colonel Smith Middle School

Sixth grade students in Jennifer Truitt-Lewis’s math classes are learning how to add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals. Though adding and subtracting decimals seem to be the easier lessons to master, multiplying and dividing decimals requires more attention to detail.

Students are instructed to multiply as if using whole numbers and then count the number of digits to the right of the decimal point in the factor and move the decimal point that many places to the left of the product.

When dividing decimals, they must make the divisor into a whole number and then move the decimal point in the dividend to the right, the same number of spaces used to turn the divisor into a whole number. This lesson meets the Math Standard 6.NS.3: Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation.

General Myer Elementary School

General Myer began celebrating Thanksgiving with its “Annual Turkey Trot” on Nov. 15. The “Turkey Trot” is a one-mile race on the Myer track. Parents, teachers and students run. Medals and ribbons were awarded to the top runners in each category. Two turkeys were given to the top parent and staff runners.

Students qualified for the run by the standards set by the Presidential Council on Fitness. There were a total of 115 student participants, an increase from last year. Those who ran received something for participating. First-, 2nd- and 3rd- place winners received medals; 4th – 10th place received respective ribbons; and all others received participation ribbons.

Fourth grade recently enjoyed creatively disguising their Thanksgiving turkeys. They also had to write a persuasive essay from the point of view of their turkey convincing two farmers not to eat them for Thanksgiving. As part of the writing project, students learned to incorporate “voice” in their writing. They must have done a great job because the Farmers (the principal and secretary) did not want to eat them. Some of them told of hardships, disease and just being too young to be a Thanksgiving meal.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Eric Hortin, NETCOM

Fort Huachuca’s first CFC Walk designed to heighten awareness

Eric Hortin, NETCOM Soldiers visit one of the Combined Federal Campaign unit coordinator stations to gather information and fill out contribution forms Wednesday after the CFC Awareness Walk at Warrior/Sentinel Field. The 2014 ...
 
 

IMCOM revises overseas tour policy to enhance development opportunities

SAN ANTONIO — A new U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) policy, published Tuesday, will open development doors to its general schedule employees in grades nine and above by reducing a backlog of employees past their five-year overseas tour rotations and placing them in stateside positions to create a leadership development cycle. The IMCOM Enhanced...
 
 

Red Ribbon Week held this week on Fort Huachuca

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Although the start end dates can vary slightly depending on the organization and source, Red Ribbon Week generally takes place the last full week in October, with the weekends before and following the last full week included as appropriate celebration dates....
 

 
Maci Hidalgo

Fort raises domestic violence awareness with open house

Maci Hidalgo During the Domestic Violence Awareness Open House at Army Community Service Oct. 23, Jan Barber, Fort Huachuca’s Family Advocacy Program manager, highlights the resources available to Families and Soldiers, inclu...
 
 

Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center warns of Halloween hazards

TUCSON, Ariz. – As Halloween time nears, personnel at the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center want parents and grandparents to watch for common risks to youth. Glow stick exposures possible Sometimes youngsters break or gnaw on the sticks and come in contact with the “glow.” Fortunately, the colorful liquid is low on the toxicity...
 
 
DoD

USNORTHCOM plans to support response to EBOLA cases in US

The Department of Defense (DOD), at the request of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced last weekend that U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) is providing a 30-person medical support team to quickly, effectively and safely respond in the event of additional Ebola cases in the United States. USNORTHCOM is the military’s geographic command...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin