Welcome Butler 6 Students and Parents! For almost all students, this will be their first year in a math classroom as opposed to a general education class that most elementary classes are. This will be a transition year for all the students as they begin the journey that the rest of their academic life will look like. Some students will be able to hit the ground running while others will need the full year to adjust to these new settings. My goal for everyone is to leave my classroom with all of the academic skills necessary to be successful for the rest of their academic life.
To help achieve this goal I have listed a general outline for my course for you to refer to at anytime.
EVERYDAY during the lunch and reading periods. I am in my room almost everyday during these periods so feel free to stop by anytime. I am also here Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.
Each day, you are expected to have completed any homework assignment that was assigned to the best of your ability and you are to bring to class your willingness to learn and participate in class activities.
This year we begin the 1 to 1 iPad initiative here at the Middle School. As a result we will be using these iPads on an almost daily basis. We will be using a few different apps and the internet as resources but our primary tools will be the apps Notability and Google Drive and Schoology. Between these apps we will create our digital ‘binder’ which will hold all of the students notes, homework assignments and ‘handouts’. The Notability app allows the students to type or write their notes and to insert pictures and record sound.
The only time we will not be using the iPads is when we have a test or a quiz and for some activities where they are not needed. The tests and quizzes will be taken on paper.
NOT AT SCHOOL:
Starting the week of 9/17 the students will be able to bring their iPads home each night. It is not required but most students will find it very helpful to do and keep all of their work on that iPad. However, if a student or parent prefers the work at home be done on paper and kept in a binder at home this can easily be arranged. Please contact me at anytime if this is something you would like to do and we can discuss it further.
- Vocabulary: This section will test your memory on the vocabulary in the unit by having you either match the correct word to its definition or fill in the missing word that is being defined. THIS IS NOT A WRITING SECTION.
- Exercise Questions: This section will be strictly exercise questions that increase in difficulty level. They will look similar to the questions that you have seen on homework and in class.
- Problem Questions: This section will have 3 questions that you will choose 2 to attempt. I expect these questions to be problems for you. They will be based on the material learned in the unit but they will be unfamiliar to you. Don't worry, this section is only worth 5% of the entire test.