CONTINUOUS LEARNING 4th Quarter Details for 6th AND 7th MATH:
1.) Expect 30 minutes MAXIMUM of math per day.
2.) We will cover 2 lessons (+ homework) each week.
- View the lesson videos in Google Classroom at your own pace/time.
- Complete the online homework on your own time.
- Try to have these done by end of day Friday so you do not fall behind.
3.) Where can I see the expectations? (How can I stay organized?)
4.) What are Mrs. T’s Office Hours? (When can I get help?)
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1-3 PM
- Thursday: 5-7 PM
- I will be available on Zoom for live Q&A sessions (optional help sessions)
- 6th Grade: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1:30-2:00 PM
- 7th Grade: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2:30-3:00 PM
- The link and password to join me through Zoom was emailed to students!
- Another option is to video a question on Flipgrid using the link below, and I will video a response during my office hours. https://flipgrid.com/heretohelp
5.) What’s next in our learning? (What topics will we learn this quarter?)
Math 6 Accelerated - Math 7 textbook, Chapters 1-2: Integers & Rational Numbers
Math 7 - Math 7 Textbook, Chapters 9-10: Volume, Statistics, and Probability
6.) What Resources will we use in our virtual learning?
- Teacher made videos posted on Google Classroom
- Big Ideas online homework or homework on Google Classroom
- OPTIONAL CHOICE BOARD for extra help or enrichment:
7.) How will our math grade be determined for 4th quarter?
- Students will earn grades on 4 (possibly 5) tasks this quarter. Those will typically be summative, such as reviews, quizzes, or tests in the middle or end of each chapter.
- Final 4th quarter grade will be an average of those grades that are recorded.
- The weighted scale we used the first 3 quarters will no longer apply, so not to worry about some tasks weighing 70% versus 30% of the overall grade. All of them will carry the same weight so the final grade will be an average of the performance on all of them.
- Students have been informed to reach out to me individually if they want an opportunity to try and improve their score on a particular task. This needs to be done immediately after they submit the quiz/test/task and see their results. Students should not wait until the last week and suddenly ask for a “do over” on all 4 tests/quizzes/tasks from the last 8-9 weeks.
- When possible, I will allow extra attempts to get each answer correct on an online quiz/test. Thus, students should perform well on these and see their letter grades remain the same or improve from 3rd quarter… as long as they apply themselves and take advantage of the opportunity to correct the ones they miss.
- If a student does not complete the weekly tasks, their 4th quarter grade could be lower than how they finished 3rd quarter. If they apply themselves and use the many resources I’ve made available, they should be fine.
- If there is any reason a student cannot complete the weekly tasks, such as lack of internet access or other situations out of their control, PLEASE inform me. I am here to help all students be successful. I just need them to communicate their needs/concerns consistely so I can.
A few extra websites that may be helpful:
Parents Guide to Google Classroom in 2020
Customize Google Classroom Email Notifications
Zoom for Kids: How to set up Zoom for Parents and Students
END OF CONTINUOUS LEARNING 4th Quarter Details for 6th AND 7th MATH:
Hello! My name is Janelle Tittsworth, but the students usually refer to me as Mrs. T. This is my 4th year at AMS and 20th year education. I spent my first seven years teaching math at Valley Center Middle School, where I also coached middle school track and high school basketball. I transferred to the Andover district in 2007. I taught math at ACMS for another six years before going into administration. I was the assistant principal and athletic director at ACMS from 2013-2016. Managing all the evening activities limited my time with my family, so I chose to return to the classroom and teach again. I was blessed to have the opportunity to return to a teaching role in this district. I am thrilled to continue my passion for teaching here at Andover Middle School.
I teach all the Math 6 Accelerated courses, and two Math 7 courses.
Overall MATH grades are weighted: 30% (daily homework) + 70% (quizzes, tests, projects).
- Steps to complete online HW:
- Login with ClassLink
- Log in with Google (On home devices, students need to include their whole school email address: email@example.com. The @students.usd385.org part is not necessary to type at school so new students and some returning may not realize this at home.)
- click on “Assignments” tab at the top
How are we graded?
- Practice work (homework) counts as 30% of the overall grade.
- Assessments (tests/quizzes) count as 70% of the overall grade.
- Projects vary in their weight, depending on the complexity of the tasks.
What about late work, re-dos, and test retakes?
- Homework corrections (redo’s) and late homework assignments are accepted prior to the chapter test.
- Students must earn less than an 80% in order to redo/correct homework.
- Students may earn a maximum score of 80% on a redo/late assignment.
- If an assignment is turned in late, students will be deducted 20% from the grade earned.
- Students are responsible for seeking help if needed.
- Quiz/Test retakes/corrections are handled on a case-by-case basis.
- It is the student’s responsibility to visit with the teacher.
- Per 6th grade math policy, the maximum score you may earn is 80%.
What do we do if we are absent?
- Students must refer to Mrs. T’s website to access daily lesson plans and homework.
- The student handbook states the school policy and timeline regarding absent work.