Update: April 13, 2020
Good morning and happy Monday!
As I am sure you all are aware, the grade that you had when we left school on March 13th cannot go down. But, it CAN go up! I want to see that happen. I want to reward you for your hard work and perseverance! For each assessment that you score a 75% or better on, you will get 1 extra credit point (in Powerschool). That means that you have the potential to earn 4 extra credit points per week (no school for the next three Wednesdays)! I cannot tell you how important it is for you to be prepared for high school. I want to do everything I can to make sure that happens. Remember: do the Lesson BEFORE the Assessment!
Also, don’t forget to join my Google Meet on Tuesday if you’d like some help with your math. I’d like to see you! Look at past announcement to see times and expectations. The link to the Meet will be posted on the Announcements tab Tuesday, prior to the beginning of the meet.
All assessments from last week are graded and many have feedback from me. Go to the assessments tab and review your work from last week.
Hello Students and Parents!
On Monday, we will begin eLearning. I have been working hard to put together lessons and activities to help keep your child learning math while staying at home. I have put together a list of important things to know/do in order to make this way of learning, more of a success.
· Students: If there was ever a time to persevere, that time in now. You hear me tell you all the time how important perseverance is. Remember, just because something is difficult, doesn’t mean it is impossible. You can do this!
· You should try to have a dedicated notebook for math. If you brought home your regular math spiral, super! Use it. If not, find something lying around the house to use during this time. Do not go out to buy a notebook!
· Each day, log into the Otus app and click on the "Class Board" tab. There you will find today’s lesson, activities, and assignment. Work through the tasks in the order they are given.
· When watching videos, take notes as you would in class. Pause the videos as needed to take good notes. It is scientifically proven that we retain more information when we write it down!
· READ ALL OF THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY!!!!
· Be patient. There will be kinks that will need to be worked out as we move through this process. If something gets marked wrong, but you can see that it is actually correct, just reach out to me.
· If you experience technology issues, reach out to me and I will contact the appropriate resource.
· Students should log into Otus each weekday to complete the math assignment. If your child it too sick to work, please let me know.
Parents, ask your child to show you the Otus app. Ask them to show you the "Class Board" tab, the "Lesson" tab, the "Assessments" tab and teh "blog" tab.