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Ms. Alicia Wise » 7th Math, 7th Adv Math, 8th Math and Algebra

7th Math, 7th Adv Math, 8th Math and Algebra

Hello!  Welcome to my Math Web page in progress.  Below is a copy of the first week letter to tell you a little about the class.  There will be an information page to fill out and send back.  I am looking forward to a great year!    
 
                                                                       Thrall Middle School - Math - Mrs. Wise

awise@thrallisd.org  (email is the best way to contact me)

512 - 898 - 5193 ext. 311



Hello - Welcome to Mrs. Wise’s Math class


I am so excited to be here at Thrall Middle School!  I hope to challenge you and expand your Math knowledge to have a great foundation to move forward.  I have outlined the class expectations to help you be successful in Math class this year.


Daily Supplies:  Students need to bring to class daily: Their Composition book, notebook paper, two sharpened pencils (mechanical is ok - bring extra lead) with erasers, a colored pen (not black) for grading, and the assignment completed from previous day.  (scissors, glue stick, and colored pencils are also a good idea to have in your zipper pouch or in a side pocket of your backpack on a regular basis)


ALL assignments/quizzes/tests are to be worked in PENCIL and ALL WORK MUST BE SHOWN.


Grades:

10% will come from daily grades - this might include classwork and homework as well as some participation grades.  You can expect an assignment almost daily to be able to see what they did in class.  If they finish in class, I do not take it until they return the next day so everyone turns it in at the same time.

40% will come from Formative assessments - this could be quizzes or any evaluation of a student’s knowledge of the information.  This could come in the form of a homework quiz.

50% will come from Summative assessments - this will be the formal test at the end of a unit.

If a student fails a test, they may correct that test and take a Retest within 5 days of receiving the test back for a maximum grade of 70 (They must pass the Retest to receive a 70).  They have the opportunity to do this ONCE a grading period.  If they then fail the second test in the grading period, they must accept the grade they earned.


Late work:  Late work will only be accepted one day late and must be complete for a maximum grade of a 70.  (Work is highly encouraged to be on time so you are prepared for quizzes (announced and unannounced) and tests (you will always be given a heads up for tests).)


Absent work:  When a student is absent, he/she is responsible for all assignments missed.  If they miss the day of a test, they will take the test on the day of their return to school.  It is the student’s responsibility to ask for the missed work and attend a tutorial time to learn the missed material if needed.   Absent work will follow the policy of TISD.  


Tutorials:  Tutorials will be on Tuesday 7:35 - 7:55 AM and Thursday 3:40 - 4:10 PM.  These are official tutoring times, however, if your child has questions about a homework on another day, they are welcome to come to me in the morning or schedule a time to come to me other than these times on an individual basis.


Extra points are earned throughout the six weeks on various assignments, therefore I do not assign extra work for extra credit.  (Students will be expected to stay abreast of the tasks assigned, therefore they will not have a need for extra work.)


Some things to remember to keep the classroom safe and positive

Guidelines for Success:

  • Be polite.  We are all human, and we all have feelings. (Even teachers!)  There will be many opportunities for working in pairs and groups; however, courtesy and teamwork are required.
  • Be prompt.  Use the passing period to take care of personal business. Students should be in their assigned seat ready to begin class when the tardy bell rings.
  • Be productive.  I cannot develop students’ skills without their consistent best effort.

Classroom Rules:

  • Be in your assigned seat when the tardy bell rings.
  • Come to class prepared with a writing utensil, paper, completed assignment and composition book.
  • Stay in your assigned seat and on task.
  • Raise your hand for permission to speak or leave your seat.
  • Respect others and their belongings.

Classroom Consequences:

  • Stay after class for a teacher/ student conference
  • Loss of break or free time
  • Call home to parents

Positive Rewards:

  • Self-satisfaction for a job well done
  • Positive call home to parents
Positive Referral