Welcome Message About the Teacher
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I am so excited to be teaching Math Learning Strategies this year. I grew up in Madison, and received my bachelor's degree from Mississippi College! I am certified in Elementary Education, Math (7-12), and Social Studies (7-12). In May 2014, I received my master's degree from Mississippi College in Elementary Education and became certified in Reading (7-12). In August 2017, I received my specialist's degree from Mississippi College in Educational Leadership and became certified in Administration. I plan to begin working on my doctoral degree at Mississippi College beginning in January 2018. This is my sixth year at Olde Towne, and I am very excited to be a Titan! I enjoy reading and spending time with my family and friends. I'm looking forward to this new school year. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. The fastest way to get in touch with me is to email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Message about the Classroom
Students will be enrolled in their regular grade level math course as well as Learning Strategies. Students will attend the first half of the Learning Strategies block (45 minutes) in either math or ELA (with Mrs. Dedmon) and then switch the second half of the block (45 minutes) to the other class (either math or ELA). In Learning Strategies, we will help students organize their binders for their classes, set up and use their planners to record homework assignments daily, sign up for Remind101 in each class, encourage students to actively check their teacher websites, and help students actively check their grades. Every other week, we will check the students book bags to make sure they are neat (and not just throwing papers in them), checking their binders to make sure they are neat and organized, checking planners to make sure they are writing down their homework assignments, and having them log in to active student to check their grades and help develop a plan to bring up low averages. The other time spent in class will focus on math interventions. Students will take a pre-assessment at the beginning of the year. This test will identify skills each student struggles with. We will spend class time filling in those gaps, so that they are ready to learn grade level skills. Students will also practice skills they are currently covering in their regular math class. Students WILL NOT have homework or tests in this class. I will have them take mini-assessments; however, these will simply be used for me to monitor their progress and identify if the gap has been filled. Although students do not have homework, you are welcome to see what we are doing/ covering in class each day. Click on the correct grade level tab of your child to view the agenda for each day.
I tutor on Tuesday (for 7th & 8th graders) & Wednesday (6th graders) mornings beginning at 7am. Students can be dropped off in the back (using the car rider line). They can enter the door leading to the technology hall.
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