Tuesday, August 13, 2013

LRB365 W31


Squats (205#)
5x105, 4x120, 3x135, 2x145, 1x160, 1x170, 1x175, 2x3 @ 135#
Lunges 2x20 @ 10#
Split Squat 3x15 @ 10#
Calf Raises 3x10 @ 135#, 225#, 225#


5x110, 4x125, 3x135, 2x145, 1x170, 1x180, 1x185, AMAP x 145 (got 15!!)
Incline 85# x 12, 12
Dips (lots) - goal 20 per set: BW x 20, 25#x15, 25#x15+5, 45#x12+8, 45#x12+8, BWx20

Feeling really confident with the weight right now.  I was able to get 185# smoothly and meant to do 140# with AMAP and accidentally put 145# on and CRUSHED IT!  15 reps is awesome for me!  Looking forward to a solid DL workout next.


5x135, 4x185, 3x205, 2x225, 1x250, 1x265, 1x275, 3x3 @ 225
SLD on 45# plate 1x12
Chins 3x10
Curls - 3x10 @ bar

Thursday, August 8, 2013


Grades (Random Thoughts)

  • More worried about mastery than playing the points game.  Can the student successfully complete a certain mathematics problem?  Yes or No.  If yes, great, let's move on.  If no, then we need to work to strengthen that student's weakness.
  • How do I put this into a gradebook which deals strictly with points, percents, etc.?  Where is the opportunity to write comments, observations .... feedback, feedback, feedback?
  • Core standards, Intermediate standards, Advanced standards
    • core - base skills that everyone is expected to be able to solve
    • intermediate - more complex than core (i.e. fractions, decimals, etc.)
    • advanced - complex, challenging
  • Want to try something like the equation below to formulate overall grades for units (again goes to how to show this in my online gradebook) ...

  • Creation of the core, intermediate, advanced standards also something I need to address.

Algebra I - Unit 1

Shelly and I met this week to lay out our "topics" for Algebra I - Unit 1.  This unit will get us to the first midterm of the year and should give both of us a better idea of strengths/weaknesses of our students/classes overall.

Unit 1 - Base Skills

Algebraic Expressions
Solve Equations (One Step / Two Step)
Solve Multi-step Equations
Solve Equations involving Distributive Property
Solve Two Sided Equations
Word Problems:  Set up & Solve One Step/Two Step Equations
Word Problems:  Solve Multi-step Equations
Word Problems:  Solve Equations involving Distributive Property
Word Problems:  Solve Two Sided Equations

There are "Skill Checks" for each topic - checking for mastery - these can be retaken to improve scores.  Specifics of retakes and improving understanding still in the works.
We are going to give end of unit assessments - common.  We have one created for this Unit.

*We also want to work on strengthening our students' mathematic vocabulary, but are unsure how to best go about doing this.

Kieron Boyle
Edgewood High School
Freshman Experience Algebra

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

LRB365 W30


Squat Day (205#)
5x95, 4x115, 3x135, 2x140, 1x150, 1x160, 1x170, back off 2x3 @135
Lunges 2x20 @ 10#
Split Squat 3x15 @ BW
Calf Raises 3x10 @ 185#


Bench Day (215#)
BP 5x110, 4x125, 3x135, 2x145, 1x160, 1x170, 1x180, AMAP x 135 (x17!)
incline 95# x10, x8
dips - BW x20, 20, light chain x15, 15, heavy chain x 12, 12, BW x20, 20

Crushed it today ... 180# felt solid (almost easy) and the AMAP I could have gotten a couple more if I had a spot ... huge considering when I started out I would be lucky to get 8 @ 135#

DL (320#)
5x135, 4x185, 3x195, 2x215, 1x235, 1x245, 1x265, 3x3 @ 195
SLD 1x12@135#
Shrugs 2x20 @ 135#, 185#
Chins 3x10 @ BW
Curls 2x10 @ 25#

Another really strong workout ... so looking forward to my progress over the entirety of this cycle (5 more weeks to go!!).  Attack each day!