Name: Kristy Comer
Phone: (910)428-3278Welcome Parents/Guardians,I am so proud to have your child in my class this year. We are going to have a busy, yet fulfilling year. As you know, for at least the next six weeks, we will be completly on-line. Therefore, it is important I outline a few things in order to help serve you better.Remote Learning Procedures
- ALL students will participate in daily virtual meetings, phone calls, etc.
- Students must complete all assignments by the due date.
- Attendence will be taken daily through the meetings.
- Grades will be taken from the assignments given and placed in PowerSchool every Monday by 9 a.m.
- Plan to spend the hours of 8:00am to 2:45 each day, Monday-Friday, attending meetings, and doing assignments.
- Check emails daily.
- Email teacher if have any questions or call the school.
- Teacher will be available each day for any personal, face-to-face, academic help from 2:40 to 3:15.
- TAG 8:00 - 8:25 (Teacher Advisory Groups) We talk about respect and empathy for others; setting goals and how to reach them.
- Remediation 8:25 - 9:00
- Core 1: 9:00 - 10:00
- Exploratory: 10:00 - 11:30 (These change every twelve weeks)
- Core 2: 11:30- 12:30
- Lunch: 12:1:00
- Core 3: 1:00 - 2:00
- Flex: 2:00 - 2:40 (This use to be called Intervention - It could change every 9 weeks from math to English or vis versa or to different teachers. We work on differnt concepts the students had a difficult time with or strategies.)
- Office Hours : 2:40 - 3:15
My Class Norms:
- I believe in every one of my students. There is no such thing as a math brain or a math gene. I expect all of them to achieve at the highest level.
- I love mistakes. Every time a mistake is made, our brains grow.
- Failure and stuggle do not mean you cannot do math - those are the most important parts of math and learning.
- I do not value work that is done quickly. I valuework that is down in depth with lots of thought.
- Approximately 3 weeks will be spent on fractions/factors/multiples
- Approximately 2 weeks will be spent working with decimals
- Approximately 2 weeks will be spent with long division
- Due to not having a math textbook, your child is creating an Interactive Notebook. Please ask your student about this book and review it with them nightly. Anything we are going over in class is explained in the notebook. It is to be studied every night and used everyday to complete work assigned. It will be checked from time to time for a grade. (Once we are back in class, silent lunch will also be given on days they do not have it with them)l
* If your child should be absent from school, please send a brief note on the reason for the absentee(This is a required document).
- We discussed how there is so much to learn this year and that we cannot remember it all at one time, so I encourage them to study three nights worth every night. They also will be taking two column notes, known as Cornell Notes, to use as a study guide. They can be found behind the math tab in their three ring binder (Quizzes and tests will be given at the end of each unit and recorded in PowerSchool every Monday by 9 am as well as any other assignments).
- Know that homework is given on a regular basis in math, including Fridays. It is a practice for what we learned in class that day, so it is a nessecity. However, though everything will be looked over for comprehension and completion, not all of it will receive a grade. By completing all work, I will know where to help your child (so all work must be shown and worked out-no calculators unless instructed to do so by teacher) and it will let me know where I need to go next.