Presentation on theme: "TO OCKERMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL 15 years teaching experience (1 in 7 th grade, 8 in 8 th grade, 6 in 6 th grade), all at OMS, all in math. 2000 Graduate."— Presentation transcript:
15 years teaching experience (1 in 7 th grade, 8 in 8 th grade, 6 in 6 th grade), all at OMS, all in math. 2000 Graduate of Northern Kentucky University. 2004 completed my Masters in Instructional Technology.
MMarried for 13½ years. HHusband, John, is an 8 th grade math teacher at OMS. SSon, Johnny, is 11 years old and a 6 th grader at Ockerman. SSon, David, is 8 years old and a 3 rd grader at Yealey. DDaughter, Emma, is 7 years old and a 2 nd grader at Yealey.
DAILY HABITS & YOUR ATTITUDE T ardiness Talking at inappropriate times Talking back Disrespect Lack of Effort HOMEWORK Not showing work Papers with no names Using pen
I give TWO types of assignments --- exit slips or practice (“batting cage”) and assessment (“game”). While some assignments will not receive a grade, EVERY assignment COUNTS. Weekly quizzes (every Friday) are the same as a regular assignment. These will be over our Daily Mental Math. Graded papers are kept in a folder in the classroom so that we may average our grades together. Parents are welcome to request that the folder be sent home for review at any time. (Please be sure to return it & all of the contents so we can continue to monitor our progress.) Unit Tests will occur approximately every 2-3 weeks. Study Guides will be provided. Unit Tests count TWICE as much as a regular assignment.
By choosing… NOT to do YOUR OWN homework, NOT to take notes, NOT to copy example problems, NOT TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT HOMEWORK, NOT attending tutoring, NOT taking advantage of other educational opportunities. Then you are choosing NOT to put yourself on the path to success.
DEADLINES MATTER!! All assignments will have a due date. It is essential that students complete & return assignments in a timely fashion. For this reason, my late work policy is as follows... 1 st qtr – Assignments will be accepted up to 3 days late. 2 nd qtr – Assignments will be accepted up to 2 days late. 3 rd /4 th qtr – Assignments will be accepted 1 day late. *The school policy regarding make-up work following an absence will apply.
The average student spends 90 minutes per night on homework assignments. The time is broken down as follows: 15 minutes looking for the assignment... 11 minutes calling a friend for the assignment... 23 minutes explaining why the teacher is mean & does not like children... 8 minutes in the bathroom... 10 minutes getting a snack... 7 minutes checking the TV schedule... 6 minutes telling the parents that the teacher never explained the assignment... 10 minutes sitting at the kitchen table actually DOING the assignment! Smile! It’s going to be a GREAT year!!!