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    Williams, Sarita

    sarita.williams@madison-schools.com
    601-898-8730 or 769-300-1058


     

    Students and Parents:

    These past few weeks have been a challenge for many of us.  When we left for spring break, I thought I would see you in a week.  Just enough time to relax and get ready to finish the year strong.  It's been a little longer than expected and I'm having to adjust to a new routine just like you. I miss seeing all of y' all's smiling faces (frowns too) smiley face   and our daily interactions.  

    Even though we have to adjust to these unforeseen circumstances, we will make the best of this situation.  Your assignments will be posted in CANVAS each week.  Each week's assignment will be available from Monday at 8:00 AM until Friday at 3:30 PM.  This week's assignments are for review of skills that have been previously covered in class.  Refer to your notes as needed.  

    *IF YOU HAVE YOUR CHROMEBOOK/TABLET/PHONE/WIFI AVAILABLE TO YOU, please complete the assignments online and submit as requested.  Required work should be uploaded into CANVAS and submitted.

    *IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR CHROMEBOOK WITH YOU OR INTERNET ACCESS AVAILABLE, you should pick up a packet from the 8th grade bin outside of Olde Towne.  Please follow the directions as given on the cover sheet.

    Each week, I will have set hours when I am available for face-to-face conversations with you and your classmates who join through CANVAS conferences.  We will have a practice conference on Monday, March 23.  Check CANVAS announcements for times and instructions.

    This week's scheduled times for lesson questions are: 

    Tuesday, March 24 -- 5th Block -- 9:00 AM --9:30 AM

                                -- 8th Block -- 2:00 PM --2:30 PM

    Wednesday, March 25 -- 1st Block -- 9:00 AM -- 9:30 AM

                                         -- 3rd Block -- 11:30 AM -- 12:00 PM

     

    Questions or Concerns?  Contact me -- Email: or REMIND (class codes are below)

     

    MISS Y'ALL AND HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON --VIRTUALLY!!  heart

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    Welcome Message

     

    Hello to all parents and students of Olde Towne Middle School!!  Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!!   I am excited to begin a new school year.  My career began 24 years ago at Heidelberg High School in Heidelberg,MS.  After spending 3 years in a high school setting, I moved to Jackson and worked at Carver Middle School in Raymond, MS for 7 years.  I spent 12 years in the Jackson Public School District, working at Siwell Middle School, Northwest Jackson IB Middle School and Chastain Middle School.  This is my third year at Olde Towne Middle School and I am excited to be a member of the Titan family.  I will teach 8th grade math and 8th grade Compacted (Algebra I).  I am a proud graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.S. in Mathematics and Mississippi College with a M.Ed. in Mathematics Education.  I have been a National Board Certified teacher since 2004.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns by email at  or through the Remind app once you have signed up.  The Remind information is located at the bottom of the page.

    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family -- husband, Michael and daughters, Mikalen (11th grade) and Syeira (8th grade).  I also enjoy walking/running (mostly walking) and word games.  

    About the Class

    Students will be using a program called CPM this year.   “College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM)” was originally an Eisenhower-funded grant program. CPM teaching strategies focus on how students best learn and retain mathematics. Teaching strategies rely on the recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and are based solidly on the methodological research in teaching mathematics. The research-based principles that guide the course are:

    • Students should engage in problem-based lessons structured around a core idea.
    • Guided by a knowledgeable teacher, students should interact in groups to foster mathematical discourse.
    • Practice with concepts and procedures should be spaced over time; that is, mastery comes over time."
     
     With this idea in mind, students will be working in groups much of the time.  Every group member must participate because every group member is responsible for the mathematics being investigated.
     
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