VanDrisse’s Blog To access my blog, go to the McClure homepage http://www.cobbk12.org/schools/mcclure/ and click on “Faculty & Staff” at the top of the page. http://www.cobbk12.org/schools/mcclure/ Find 6B, then click on “Tracy VanDrisse.” OR go directly to the blog by using http://cobblearning.net/tvandrisse/. http://cobblearning.net/tvandrisse/
Blog Continued… My blog is updated almost every school day; however, if the Internet is down or if I am out of school, then it might not be updated. I do post important reminders and due dates, and occasionally there is homework help. Also, I have the syllabus for the grading period and the online textbook directions linked for your convenience.
Online Textbook Go to website: http://my.hrw.com/http://my.hrw.com/ Type in user name: vandrisse1 Type in password: math Click “Log In” Click on “Go to the Online Textbook”
Online Textbook Continued… At the top of the page “Select a Chapter” from the drop down menu To the right of chapter selection “Select a Lesson or Activity” from the drop down menu Click the red “Go!” button
Homework Policies Homework helps reinforce the concepts taught in class. After the first nine weeks homework must be completed by the due date to earn credit. Homework will be given almost every night and must be completed in pencil to earn credit. Homework is sometimes graded as an accuracy grade, sometimes as a completion grade, but most of the time it is a combination of accuracy and completion.
Pinnacle I try to make sure grades are updated weekly. Please check Pinnacle frequently (or have your child check) to make sure you know how your child is progressing in class. I try to post a comment if a student has to make up an assignment due to an absence or if an assignment was partially completed.
Grade Categories Tests & Projects = 40% Projects are accepted one day late for 80% credit & two days late for 70% credit. Classwork Activities & Tasks= 25% Quizzes = 25% Homework = 10% Not accepted late unless the student was absent & not accepted in anything other than PENCIL.
Contact Information If you want to contact me, e-mail is preferred, but phone messages will also be returned. Please realize it will take longer to return phone messages. E-mail address: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Voicemail: (678) 331 – 8131 Ext. 462
Distribution Lists Sixth Grade Parents Team 6B Math 6 Homeroom If you have not received a test e-mail and want to receive the messages, please send me an e-mail so I can add you to the appropriate distribution list(s).
General Info CCSD Math Parent Letters will be posted on my blog. These letters are from the county and offer suggestions about how to help your child with the math topics at home. A syllabus will be posted on the blog at the beginning of each nine week period. I only require a signature on the first syllabus, but if you have questions on a future syllabus, please contact me.