Parents and Students,
Welcome to Algebra 1. I would like to go over important information and expectations to help my students be successful in Algebra 1 this year.
v Website--- There is a lot of important information on my website. This information includes homework assignments; test dates, downloads of worksheets, reviews and answers to some assignments. There are chapter notes and power points that were shown in class, as well as a direct link to our online textbook. Be sure to check my website regularly. You can link to any teacher’s website through the K-Park or Humble ISD site. Use the calendar to see daily homework assignments and upcoming tests.
v Online Algebra Textbook--- We are fortunate to have our textbook online. Each student has the same username and password.
The website is my.hrw.com
I would like to suggest that you explore this great resource. There are video tutorials, extra practice and many other bits of great information available on this site.
Notebook/Planner--- Each student will need a 5 subject spiral notebook and a folder to keep their notes and handouts available.
v Notes--- detailed notes are given daily during class. All students are expected to follow along with the lesson and take all notes given during class. These notes are a great resource to look back on when doing homework and reviewing for tests. Several guided practice examples are worked together during notes which gives the students specifics on what work is required for their assignments..
v Homework--- Practice is very important in mastering algebra and a homework assignment can be expected daily. The expectations of work to be shown for the homework problems are given in the notes. Following directions is also an important criterion of any independent assignment. This is always given during notes. All work must be done with pencil showing all steps for credit.
· For all homework in a unit in which a student has completed the assignment and turned the assignment in on time, the unit test grade can replace a lower homework grade(s) as long as the test grade is 70% or higher.
v Grades--- It is important for both students and parents to go online to check grades for each class. The algebra I grade is based 70% on tests (summative) and 30% on daily work (formative). Summative grades may be reassessed if a student makes below a 70% one time per 9 weeks. Please check K-Park reassessment policy. If a student has a zero, it’s very important to get this assignment turned in ASAP. One zero can hurt a student’s grade.
v Tutoring--- Algebra tutoring is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoon. Before school at 6:45, tutoring is offered Tuesday morning.
Tutoring may also be set up by appointments.
v Calculator/Clicker---students will be issued a Ti-83+ calculator to use during class and will be working with a CPS Clicker on occasion. Students are expected to keep both in working order and return to proper caddy at end of period. Students will be responsible for damage or theft.
v Email--- -- Sonya.email@example.com
** notice Sara Fitzgerald and Sara Koym are the same person
v Phone--- 281-641-6674
Please email me at your earliest convenience, so that I have your correct email and at any time throughout the year if you have any questions or concerns. My goal is to help each student succeed, in any way I can. In return, each student needs to realize it is their job to follow the expectations of class…being prepared for class (papers, pencils etc.), actively participating during the lesson by following along and taking notes, doing all assigned work, going to tutoring when difficulty arise and being prepared for tests. I am looking forward to a great year!
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