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A Message from Mrs. Campbell (928) 583-4198
Math Announcement and New Rules for home/online class.
Greetings everyone! It is a great day to do MATH!!! And this is why….
The new work at homes rules for math class are:
- I will be giving you Free-roam and Pretesting in all math classes! Yay! You may approach these pretests anyway that you would like. You can use Khan Academy, Google Math, Purple Math, etc. or the Edgenuity videos. You can get help from me by using the Edgenuity email. (I will be checking every half hour or more during the regular school hours)
- You must do at least 3 practice problems for each lesson. These must be done showing ALL of your steps on a well labeled paper. Show your work!. This is to help you! And show me what you LEARNED.
- So, you will now need a notebook or binder with paper, that is labeled with each lesson or quiz name and the date that you worked on it. This is so that you can reference the math you learn quickly.
- You should also be writing down the equations you are using for each section, AND any notes to yourself that will help you remember how to do the problems. This will be your “cheat sheet”.
- There are no re-takes of the pretests unless we can figure out a way that I can tutor you in what you missed. If you fail the pretest the first time, you must do the Edgenuity instruction and assignment to pass the quiz at the end of the lesson. Write down some of these problems on your practice page. Your practice problem notes will all be worth some extra points on the final and boost your assignment grade.
- The final will now be worth 50% of your grade! Yikes! And you MUST do it on your OWN! You will be taking it in a highly monitored environment. You are going to have to show you can get the right answer by what you learned and what you remember from your practice notes/cheat sheet, which you will be able to use, once approved by me.
Please work hard from home and use this time to actually LEARN the math. I will help you in any way that I can! We can even set up a phone call if you need extra help! Good Luck! We will see you all again at the flip side of this craziness.
Here are the new % for math:
- Final Test 50%,
- Quizzes 20%,
- Chapter Tests 20%,
- Assignments/Practice problem pages 10%
Be an HONEST Learner! Remember learning math grows your brain and makes you smarter! You are awesome and you can do this!!!!
A Message from Ms. Marks
I hope that you are all healthy and that you are OK. If you need to talk, I’m still here! You can reach out to me anytime. You are welcome to email me on Edgenuity or text me on Remind. Remind alerts me on my phone, so I can answer faster. If you (or your families) want to sign up for Remind, it’s free. Here’s my link for Remind – just copy and paste this into your browser for further instructions: remind.com/join/yasd2020
Also, I would like to continue to allow you to do work on our novels! I’m working on setting up a Google Classroom. On there, I’ll post videos of me reading the book out loud. Maybe in the future, you would like to do the reading! I would be very happy to post your video instead. Maybe you live in a house with other people? Maybe you all want to read it and tape it? I’m up for ideas. The Google Classroom will have alternative assignments in the coming days. I’m thinking about how to put Kahoots or fun, interactive quizzes on there. I’ll let you know when it’s up and running (probably next week).
Here’s the link for the book we’re reading now: http://whalenenglish.com/seniorstoriesnew/fiction/andy.pdf
If you haven’t already, you can go through the book and do “sheet” assignments like we’ve done in class. If you missed ones in the past, you can go back and do ones we have already read. By next week, I’ll mark up the copy where I made us stop every time we read together.
Maybe there is a book in your house you always wanted to read? You and I can speak privately and figure out how to meet the Arizona Standards while you work.
Reading can be very relaxing if you do it for just 20 – 30 minutes every day. It doesn’t have to take forever. Comparing the book to the movie is also really fun (and a state standard!), and you guys can do that. Take pictures and send them to me on Remind so I can see you working! And reach out to me so we can figure out a way to give you credit.
The public library is checking out books to students digitally through the OverDrive system (and I can explain how to use it, if you need my help). You have to have a library card already, though.
I’m also looking into full texts available online that would be good for our class, in case you’d rather do some independent study activities instead of working solely on Edgenuity. Just check with me before you start anything.
In case you don’t remember how to do the “sheet” assignment to get credit for lessons, I will post one on the Google Classroom (once that is up and running). I’d be very happy to send you a picture through Remind, too. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if that is easier.
Just like all of your other courses, you must pass the final to pass the class, but that means that you can take the final that I’ll write for our novel in lieu of the Edgenuity one if you prefer. We can also work out a number of assignments or final projects that you might want to do instead. My goal is that you are reading new things and learning. I’m ready to make this work for you.
Let me know if you have questions!
A Message from Mr. Rosario
Students can access me through Google Docs (add a note), Edgenuity email, and REMIND (I think). I sent out a math doc. I will send out a language arts doc soon. You should be looking for it.
A Message from Ms. Redd (928) 583-4228
I hope you are doing well and your are following the guidelines on social distancing. I have made some changes to my classes due to the changes that are being made due to this. I wanted to let you know that they are as follows:
- Every student should have free roam in my classes.
- The Finals/Cumulatives must be passed to pass the class so I have made changes to the percentages each one is worth. They are as follows:
- Quizzes – 20%,
- Tests – 20%,
- Cumulatives – 50%,
- Assignments and Projects – 10%
I have made those changes in classes that have not been completed.
Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.
Home Internet and Hotspot Availability
Below is a list of other offers from network providers for students as a response to COVID-19. It looks like many of the providers are stepping up to help students.
Click on each link for details:
- Cox Communications “Connect2Compete” $9.95 Student Home Internet
- Comcast COVIS-19 response Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.
- Charter Communications free internet offer for 2 months (Spectrum Broadband) for households with a K-12 or college student
- AT&T $10/month plans for low income families and unlimited data for existing customers, also the website lists a new grant fund for schools to apply for to help with their online learning resources.
- Sprint and T-Mobile are allowing handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge
- Suddenlink/Altice Advantage free internet for 60 days for households with a K-12 or college student. Families can call 1-800-251-7313 and talk to a representative to find out if they are able to receive service.
- CableOne/Sparklight unlimited data for 30 days (still waiting on the press release for the 15Mbps per household for $10 per month)
- Cisco has some free offers to support customers with free Webex licenses, Umbrella, Duo security, and AnyConnect free license offers
- Zoom.us has long offered free accounts. The linked site has resources for working remotely, using Zoom for online learning, and hosting virtual events.
- Microsoft is offering a “freemium” version of Teams for 6 months