"It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to become." -Albus Dumbledore
These assignments are tentative. I like to try to plan out the school year, but as you know, we need to be flexible to change the plans as 'life" happens. ALWAYS look to the weekly newsletter for the most accurate assignments. I hand these out on Mondays and any changes will be made by hand on those newsletters.
Most kids will be able to complete the homework in class. Because we spend approximately two hours on math daily, and because I work the kids pretty hard...I don't anticipate there being a lot of homework. I HIGHLY recommend, however, students work at least 5-10 minutes each night on math facts to become fluent on these.
We will go through approximately one full lesson of MyMath each day. Work for My Math will be done primarily in your workbooks. Some of the My Math work/activities may be done in your comp book (such as your vocabulary). It will make sense when we start.
Math is a two part class: First: We will work on the MYMATH, in the workbooks. This is the main curriculum used at Rolling Hills. It is Common Core and has a specific scope and sequence for the year.
Second: We will work on "Concept Board" which is spiraled curriculum. This will be done in composition books which will be collected weekly. Spiraled curriculum means that we do a little bit of "everything" daily; so, we will be adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, working on fractions, algebra and geometry. I like this because it gives the kids a little practice in all areas daily, all year long. The Concept Board problems are written on the board daily, therefore I cannot give you a "plan for this". As this is done in class, students who are absent are not able to make it up.
Classwork directions for Concept Boards in comp books: 1. Write the date on the top of the page. 2. Write the words "In Class" or "IC" next to the date. 3. Number each problem as it is done on the board for you.
* Every Friday, you must turn in your composition notebooks for me to check your classwork. This is your PROOF that you were paying attention and working in class. Do a good job!
It makes sense to me that you do a good, quality job on the regular classwork and homework, to learn the material and obtain the maximum points. However, sometimes extra credit can help make up for a bad week, a bad test or maybe just an extra incentive to work harder. If the time comes that you or your parents think you need to do extra credit to help boost your grade, you will have to make arrangements with me. Otherwise, I don't accept extra credit work.