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Mrs. Katy DeNicola » Biography

Biography

Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 school year!
 
I am very excited to begin this new teaching opportunity at SASEAS School!  This will be my eleventh year teaching within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.  Catholic education has always been an important part of my life.  I graduated from SASEAS in 2000, went to Mount Notre Dame for high school, and received both my Bachelor and Master's degrees from The University of Dayton.  I have also been a life-long member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.
 
When I'm not teaching, my favorite thing to do is spend time with my family.  My husband, John, and I have three wild and crazy boys!  Luka will be 6 years old and attend kindergarten this Fall at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.  Nicholas is 3 years old and will be starting preschool.  Jack was born this past May and has fun watching his older brothers.  To say my boys keep me busy is an understatement!
 
Again, I am very excited to be returning to the school where my Catholic education began! I am committed to working with students, parents, and my fellow colleagues to provide the best education for our students.  If you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year, please contact me at any time.  I am looking forward to a great 2018 - 2019 school year! 
 

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Week of January 21st

I hope everyone had a restful 3 day weekend!
 
In 6th grade, students will finish up their work with fractions.  Their Fractions Project (designing a board game or poster) is due on Wednesday.  Students will then begin Chapter 7 - Proportional Relationships.  Students will first look at ratios and rates.
 
In 7th grade, students will start the week looking at the customary and metric system.  They will discuss how to use dimensional analysis to solve problems.  Students will also use proportions to work with similar figures and indirect measurement.
 
In 8th grade, students will review the rules for exponents and have a test over the first half of Chapter 4 on Wednesday.  Students will then move on to working with square roots.

Week of January 14th

I hope everyone had a wonderful, snow-filled weekend!
 
In 6th grade, students will be wrapping up their work with fraction operations.  Students will have a test over Chapter 5 on Thursday 1/17/19.  Students will also be given the directions to a Fractions Project.  Students will choose to create a board game or poster.  Projects are due Tuesday 1/22/19.
 
In 7th grade, students will continue to write and solve proportions.  Students will also look at the customary and metric systems of measurement and how to convert measurements.
 
In 8th grade, students will review the properties of exponents and write numbers in scientific notation.  Towards the end of the week, students will work in small groups to create a slideshow presentation on the exponent rules and scientific notation.

Week of January 7th

Welcome back!  I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
 
In 6th grade, students will review how to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers.  They will then move on to multiplying and dividing fractions.  Students can expect to have a test over Chapter 5 mid-next week.
 
In 7th grade, students are beginning Chapter 4 and will be studying proportional relationships.  Students will write ratios and find unit rates/prices at the beginning of the week.  They will then work on writing and solving proportions.
 
In 8th grade, students are beginning Chapter 4 and will be studying exponents and roots.  They will have a quick review of exponents and will look at different properties and rules of exponents this week.
 
Don't forget we have early dismissal on Friday, January 11th!  

Week of December 17th

CHRISTMAS BREAK IS ALMOST HERE!!!!!!
 
In 6th grade, students will work on adding and subtracting fractions.  They will complete a large fraction puzzle that will lead them to the ingredients to make trail mix!
 
In 7th grade, students will finish up their work with fractions and have a test over Chapters 2-3 on Wednesday, December 19th.
 
In 8th grade, students will finish up their work with rational numbers and have a test over Chapter 2 on Wednesday, December 19th.
 
Have a Merry Christmas and New Year!!!!

Week of December 10th

Christmas break is almost here!!!
 
In 6th grade, students will review Chapter 4 and have their test on Tuesday, December 11th.  They will then begin Chapter 5 which covers operations with fractions.
 
In 7th grade, students will be adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing rational numbers.  We are planning on having a test over Chapters 2-3 next week before Christmas break (probably on Wednesday 12/19).
 
In 8th grade, students are comparing rational numbers and will also work on the four operations.  We are planning on having a test over Chapters 2 next week before Christmas break (probably on Wednesday 12/19).

Week of December 3rd

Happy First Week of Advent!!!!
 
In 6th grade, students will begin the week by converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions. They will then be able to compare and order fractions.  Students can expect to have a test over Chapter 4 early next week.
 
In 7th grade, students will be able to simplify rational numbers and find fraction/decimal equivalents.  They will also work on comparing and ordering rational numbers.
 
In 8th grade, students will review for and take their Chapter 3 and 12 Test (Part II) on Tuesday.  They will then begin working with rational numbers (fractions).

Week of November 26th

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
 
In 6th grade, students will start the week finding equivalent fractions, including simplest form.  They will then work on converting fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.
 
In 7th grade, students will review decimal operations at the beginning of the week and have a small quiz on Tuesday.  They will then move onto prime factorization and finding GCF/LCM.
 
In 8th grade, students will spend the week graphing linear inequalities and solving systems of linear equations.  Their next test over Chapter 3 and 12 will be on Tuesday, December 4th.
 
Have a wonderful week :)

Week of November 12th

There's a definite chill in the air!
 
In 6th grade, students will begin Chapter 4 (Number Theory and Fractions).  Students will discuss divisibility rules and how to write the prime factorization of a number.  Students will also begin to find the greatest common factor (GCF) of two or more numbers.
 
In 7th grade, students will continue graphing lines in slope-intercept form.  They will also look at examples of direct variation.  Students will have a test over Chapter 5 (Graphs and Functions) on Friday 11/16/18.
 
In 8th grade, students will write and graph equations written in point-slope form.  They will also identify examples of direct variation and be able to find the constant of variation.
 
Have a wonderful week!

Week of November 5th

Happy November...there is so much to be thankful for!
 
In 6th grade, students will use scientific notation as a shortcut to writing large numbers.  They will have a test over Chapter 3 (Decimals) on Friday, November 9th.
 
In 7th grade, students will discuss slope of a line and rate of change.  They will begin to graph linear equations written in slope-intercept form.
 
In 8th grade, students will continue graphing linear equations using intercepts and slope.  They will also work with linear equations written in point-slope form.
 
Have a wonderful week :)

Week of October 29th

Happy Halloween!
 
In 6th grade, students are continuing their operations with decimals.  Towards the end of the week, they will solve one-step equations that involve decimals.
 
In 7th grade, students will begin graphing linear equations.  They will have a presentation from a pilot on Tuesday how the coordinate system is using in aviation.  Students will graph a flight plan over the Atlantic Ocean.
 
In 8th grade, students will continue finding the slope of a line.  They will have a test on Friday (11/2/18) over the first half of Chapter 3 and 12.

Week of October 22nd

Welcome to another full week of fun and learning!
 
In 6th grade, students will continue working with decimals.  They will focus on multiplying and dividing decimals.  They will apply their understanding of decimal operations in a "Menu Math" activity where they will look at menus from various restaurants and make calculations.
 
In 7th grade, students will begin looking at functions.  They will be able to make an input-output table and graph from a function.  Students will work in small groups to design a "function machine."  Students will also work with sequences and begin to graph linear equations.
 
In 8th grade, students continue identifying functions.  They will begin to graph linear equations.  Students will work in small groups to graph different admission plans to a water park.  Students will then compare and contrast the graphs as a whole class.  Towards the end of the week, students will discuss the slope of a line.
 
Have a wonderful week :)

Week of October 15th

Looks like Fall has finally arrived!
 
In 6th grade, students will operating with decimals.  They will mainly focus on adding and subtracting this week.  Towards the end of the week, students will start to multiply decimals.
 
In 7th grade, students will begin Chapter 5 (Graphs and Functions).  Students will be introduced to the coordinate plane this week and how to graph/identify points.  They will graph a famous character during class on the coordinate plane.
 
In 8th grade, students will begin on Chapters 3 and 12 (Graphing Lines and Functions).  Students will work with ordered pairs and graphing on the coordinate plane during the beginning of the week.  Students will also work on identifying functions and writing equations from a table.
 
Have a wonderful week :)

Week of October 8th

I hope everyone enjoyed having Monday off of school!
 
In 6th grade, students will begin Chapter 3:  Decimals.  Students will work on comparing, ordering, and estimating decimals this week.
 
In 7th grade, students will finish solving and graphing inequalities.  They will have their Chapter 12 Test on Thursday (10/11).  Students will review in class on Wednesday and should be studying at home as well.
 
In 8th grade, students will also finish solving and graphing inequalities.  They will have their Chapter 11 Test on Thursday (10/11).  Students will review in class on Wednesday and should be studying at home as well.
 
I look forward to seeing everyone at conferences next week!

Week of October 1st

Happy October!
 
In 6th grade, students will finish solving one-step equations.  They will have a test over Chapter 2 on Friday, October 5th.
 
In 7th grade, students will begin solving multi-step equations.  They will also solve and graph inequalities. 
 
In 8th grade, students will continue solving multi-step equations (including equations that contain variables on both sides).  Students will also solve and graph inequalities.  
 
Have a great week :)

Week of September 24th

Happy Fall!
 
In 6th grade, students will be working on writing algebraic expressions from word phrases and tables.  Later in the week, students will begin solving one-step equations.
 
In 7th grade, students will finish simplifying algebraic expressions.  Students will work on solving one and two-step equations (containing integers).
 
In 8th grade, students have begun to solve multi-step equations.  
 
Have a wonderful week :)