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    1. Godfrey’s Math Class

    SHARK TEAM

    2020-2021

    Planning Period:  10:20-11:50

    Contact Me:  (email)  mgodfrey@harnett.k12.nc.us

    Schedule:  

    Homeroom/Breakfast:  7:20-7:40

    AIR: 7:40-8:25

    Core 1: 8:30-9:20

    Core 2: 9:25-10:15

    Elective 1: 10:20-11:00

    Elective 2: 11:10-11:50

    Cardinal Core/Lunch: 12:00-12:30

    Core 3:  12:35-1:25

    Core 4: 1:30-2:20

    Homeroom: 2:25-2:30

    Dismissal: 2:30  

     

    Supplies Needed:

    Notebook paper Marbled Composition Book

    Pencils, extra lead, erasers Graph paper

    Individual pencil sharpener     Pencil Pouch 

    **Individual set of glue sticks, colored pencils, scissors, ruler, etc. Calculator (for at home use) AAA batteries (for classroom calculators)

     

    Optional Supplies:  

    Reams of Copy Paper Hand Sanitizer Colored Card Stock Anti-bacterial Wipes

    Pencils for classroom supply Hand Soap

    Colored pencils, glue sticks for classroom supply Kleenex

    Graphing Calculators:  We will be using Ti-84 Plus graphing calculators in my classroom.  It is not mandatory to have one at home, however if you wish for your child to have one, they are currently on sale in numerous stores.

    We will also be using desmos.com for calculator use.  There is a free app for desmos if you want to add it to your phone or tablet.


    ***Send me an email; mgodfrey@harnett.k12.nc.us.  Please make sure that I have working email addresses for you.  Email is the easiest way that I can stay in contact with you.  I will send out informational emails throughout the year.

     

     

     

    1. Godfrey’s Math Class Expectations 2020-21

     

    Welcome to Mrs. Godfrey’s Math Class.  I am excited about beginning the 2020-21 school year and teaching your child.  The following are my policies and expectations for my math class.  Please read these with your child and sign and return the information sheet.

     

    I teach 8th grade math class, and one 8th grade High School Credit Math I class.  Please make sure that the information that I give out throughout the school year is for your child’s class.

     

    In my math classes, we will use a TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator and desmos.com.  There are many versions of the Texas Instruments Graphing Calculator that you can get if you want your own at home.  In class, we will have the TI-84 Plus.  You can also get TI-84 Plus CE.  I understand that these calculators are expensive and it is your choice to buy one for your child for home use.  I will have calculators for classroom use.  I will not assign homework that requires this graphing calculator.  However, if students miss work due to absences or if they don’t finish their work in class, they will have to do so at home.  If you choose to buy one, it will be worth it and is a great investment for your child’s education.  We will also use desmos.com graphing calculator.  There is also a scientific calculator version.  There is a desmos app if you wish to add it to a smartphone or tablet.  Students will also be expected to compute and solve problems without a calculator.   Working hard every day in my class, being prepared with their materials and completing assignments (either in class, as homework, or during remote learning) is an expectation and is needed in order to be successful and to be prepared for the 8th grade EOG or the Math I EOC.  Learning Math I and 8th grade math will be unlike years past.  Many students who have never had to do homework or study much, find themselves not able to be successful.  In this class,  completing work is an expectation and will require studying and doing work at home or remotely in order to be successful.  It is imperative that students are mature, responsible, and take this class seriously.



    All Classes: Interactive Notebooks:  I will be incorporating interactive notebooks this year.  It is Essential that your child start with a composition book on the 2nd day of school and have it with them in class at all times.  My intent is to make this their personal “textbook” to review and study from.  This is also where we will do the daily warm-ups.  It is also expected for the students to make up any notes missed due to absences from class.  This is their responsibility.






    All Classes:  Expectations for Work:  I expect All Math work to be done in PENCIL.  I also expect students to SHOW ALL WORK on assignments, even when using a calculator or on a remote learning assignment.  We will have homework on a regular basis when needed and if work is not completed in class.  All students are expected to complete their homework.  Assignments need to be turned in ON TIME and COMPLETE, which includes a Full Name and date.  Points will be deducted for late work and/or no name.  For all of my classes, having some kind of calculator at home will be necessary.  Not having a calculator at home is not going to be accepted as an excuse for incomplete or late homework.

     

    AGENDAAll students will receive an agenda from their homeroom teachers.  This is a calendar and a place where students can keep up with upcoming events as well as nightly homework.  There are also places for back and forth communication with parents.  I expect all of my students to use this agenda and to keep up with it and bring it to class and home at the end of each day.

     

    GRADES:  Refer to the Harnett County Calendar for dates of Progress Reports and Report Cards.  I will try to send out reminders of these dates and when I update PowerSchool and pass back graded papers.  Final grades are weighted as follows:

    Learning Activities (Classwork)- 30%

    Independent Practice (Homework)- 30%

    Unit Assessments (Quizzes and Tests)- 40%

     

    GRADING SCALE:

    A 90 & Above       B 80-89       C 70-79       D 60-69      E Below 60

     

    REMOTE LEARNING:  Students need to keep up and complete all remote learning assignments.  Showing work is still an expectation with remote assignments and is expected to be added and turned in with the google classroom work.  There is no way that we will be able to cover and fully understand every concept without completing their remote (online) work.  This work needs to be taken as seriously as work done in class.  PARENTS:  I need you to play an active role in your child’s learning during the remote/online portion.  Please double check behind your child to make sure they are completing their assignments.  Please learn what you can about Google Classroom and ask to see your child’s account.

     

    You can reach me by e-mail (which is preferred) at (mgodfrey@harnett.k12.nc.us).  

     

    This year is going to be different but, working together, we can both make sure that your child has a successful school year.  Please send me an email so i then have yours on record.  This is going to be the most efficient and effective method of contact.



    Thank you,  Mrs. Michelle Godfrey, Math Teacher