Students must quietly enter the classroom and take out their POD paper and homework assigned from the night before.
Students must raise their hand when they need to ask a question.
Students must stay in their seats at all times.
The bell does not dismiss the class. I will call on each group to be dismissed in an orderly fashion.
At anytime if the student is disruptive or is not willing to follow classroom rules or school norms they will be issued a "STRIKE". Once a student has accumulated 3 STRIKES in a class period, the student must complete a 7 paragraph essay on the behavior he/she was exhibiting in class. If for any reason the student does not complete the essay, he/she will be issued a DEMERIT. Please be reminded, once a student has accumulated 3 DEMERITS, he/she must serve a Saturday detention.
EXTRA CREDIT TRIMESTER 2:
The only Extra Credit opportunity in semester 2 is correcting quiz or test grade up to a "C". In addition to corrections I will email weekly word problems on Fridays starting when interims go out, which is the midpoint of trimester 2. The word problems will be worth 5 extra homework points. Students must follow a rubric, which will also be emailed, to receive all 5 points.
EXTRA CREDIT TRIMESTER 1:
The only Extra Credit opportunity in semester 1 is correcting quiz grades. Any student who has not received a 100% on the first try is able to make corrections. Copies of the quiz are distributed in class. Students are able to work up to the next letter grade by showing all work to earn the next letter grade. Semester ends November 15th.
Hello Parents: No School on Friday Oct. 4
Good Morning Parents:
Please review grades on the home access center page. Grades are updated and there are students who are already missing assignments. This will go towards their demerit count.
It has come to my attention that there are students completing homework on the bus and copying from other students. Homework is based on completion. If homework is completed students receive 5 points. However, when it comes time to take a quiz or test and your student receives less than an 83% but ALL homework assignments have been completed this is telling me that the student is not really doing their homework. Homework and quiz/test should correlate. Please make sure your student is completing his/her homework.
Please note that homework is based on completion. Students will receive points based on completion and if ALL WORK IS SHOWN. We review homework everyday and students are expected to correct answers and ask questions if they do not understand. If a homework assignment is not completed or no work is shown a "0" will be given for the assignment and a DEMERIT will be issued. Once a student has accumulated 5 demerits he/she must serve a Saturday detention. Please make sure your student is completing his/her homework. Homework is given everyday except for Friday.
Please note that a "0" will be given to students who speak during any quizzes or tests that are given throughout the school year.
Students should be reviewing the lesson everyday for 15-20mins. Students should have at least 10 example problems from each lesson. Here is a link from http://www.studytips.org/.
Some people need total quiet while others can study well with music in the background. The key is to find a comfortable place and study there regularly, such as the kitchen table, a desk, a favorite chair, bed, etc.
Study a little every night instead of cramming late the night before the test. A good night’s sleep helps. Bleary eyes and a tired body do not.
Most students have an agenda book, but they don’t write anything in it. On Monday, write down all of the week’s assignments. Most teachers have them posted in the classroom.
In the department store aisles, there are boxes and boxes of binders, folders and organizational tools. For every class, dedicate a binder, folder or notebook. There should be a place for class notes, handouts and homework assignments. Some of the larger binders can accommodate all classes. It is really a matter of personal choice; just keep papers separated by class.
Most students have many binders and folders, but they do not use them. Many stuff every single paper from school into one binder. Half of their papers become misplaced or lost. Do not use the “shove” method when papers are returned, i.e. shove everything in one binder. Place them in the correct folder.If you are using a three-ring binder to keep papers organized, take the time to open the metal prongs and place them securely in it. If someone helps you organize your papers, take the time to continue putting everything in its place.
On the front of a note card write the word or idea. On the back, write the definition or important information. Have a friend or parent ask you about the word and/or provide a definition.
One great way to study is to make a list of the important information from a chapter and write it in your own words. Copy down any words that are written in bold or in italics. Look at chapter headings, section headings and review sections at the end of a chapter for other important information to add to your study guide. Merge this information with class notes.
Discussing assignments with friends is another great way to study. This is very helpful when studying for novel tests. Friendly discussions about books help deepen understanding.
Start by talking to the teacher. The guidance counselor generally has a list of tutors in the area. Some high school students need to complete community service hours to be in clubs or in honor societies. You may be able to get a free tutor.
Studying takes time and effort. Get organized, ask for help and put forth effort aimed at improving your study habits now.
The lessons taught in middle school are building blocks for high school and college. Starting good study habits now will help you later in life. It does take more effort to study and to become organized; however, academic success will make you feel good about yourself and your parents smile.
Miss a day, Miss a lot
It is the student's responsibility to get their work if they are absent. Please make sure your student is up to date with his/her work. All assignments are on eschool and are updated on a weekly basis. This is the best way to see your student's current grade and missing assignments. You can access the home access page by clicking on the following link: http://hac.doe.k12.de.us/homeaccess/default.aspx. You will need your username and ID to access all grades.
Welcome to 7th Grade Math! My name is Mrs. Moody and this will be my second year at Family Foundations Academy Charter School. I received my Bachelors of Science in Middle School Math from Wilmington University in May 2012. Throughout my student teaching experience I was given the opportunity to work with a diverse group of students. I have taught inclusion, fast math, and honors classes. This has exposed me to different learning styles and how to use multiple teaching strategies in the classroom.
This year at FFA, we are using a math curriculum titled, Big Ideas Math. Big Ideas Math is a program develop that is aligned with our Delaware Common Core Standards. It is a more rigurous curriculum. Your children will be challenged throughout this year. I am excited about instilling this knowledge into your children.
I look forward in becoming partners with you in your child’s education. It takes a strong partnership among the school, teachers, and parents to support our students. You will get an email everyday from me containing homework for the day and quiz/test dates. It is crucial that I have an email on file for each family so that I may keep you up to date. If you have not done so already, please provide your email address to the school as soon as possible.
"AN INVESTMENT IN KNOWLEDGE PAYS THE BEST INTEREST"- Benjamin Franklin
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest". -Benjamin Franklin
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest". -Benjamin Franklin
(302) 324-8901 ext 315
Middle School Classroom Norms:
Be trustworthy by not going into other people’s property and telling the truth at all times.
Be respectful to my teachers, administrators, support staff, visitors, and my classmates by refraining from using profanity or inappropriate language at all times and accepting others’ thoughts, opinions and ideas as their own.
Be responsible by coming to class prepared, keeping all electronics off, and wearing my uniform properly.
Show fairness to my teacher and friends by raising my hand to comment or ask a question.
Be caring by listening quietly when my teachers or classmates are speaking, keeping the classroom neat by not throwing trash on the floor and saving all gum, candy, food, and, drinks for lunchtime or after school.
Show good citizenship by following all the classroom, hallway, and cafeteria norms at all times.
Once my teacher gives me permission to use the restroom, I must have a pass before leaving the room.
If I arrive late to school, I must stop at the main office to get a pass for my teacher before I enter the classroom.
If I am late to class after homeroom, I must report to ISS to get a pass for my teacher in order to enter the classroom.
Math Journal pg 58 ALL
7-4, 7-3, 7-2:
Math Journal pg 48 (9-10)
Math Journal pg 59 ALL
7-4, 7-3, 7-2:
Entrance Ticket: How can you use multiplication and division to solve an equation?
Parents: please check HAC. Students have already "checked out" in the 2nd semester. Please make sure students are ready for the quiz tomorrow to help boost grades (7-4, 7-3, 7-2). Several students have multiple zero(s) in assignments which has lead to a drastic change in grades.
Math Journal pg 60 ALL
7-4, 7-3, 7-2:
No HW due to quiz
Students will wrap up EQ, " How do rates help you describe real-life problems?"
Students will answer the EQ, " How can you determine rates when given words, tables, or graphs?"
Students will answer the EQ, " How do you compare 2 rates graphically?"
7-4, 7-3, 7-2
Students will wrap up EQ, " How do you use inverse operations to solve an equation using multiplication and division?"
Students will answer the EQ, " How can you simplify algebraic expressions?"
7th Gr. Math Teacher
Family Foundations Academy Charter School
1 Fallon Ave Wilmington, DE 19804
302-324-8901 ext 315
The best time to call is between the hours of 7:30am-7:55am, 9:15am-10:25am, & 3:35pm-4:00pm. I will NOT answer any calls during instruction. Please leave a message and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience. If it is an emergency please call the office.
There are many resources provided through the Big Ideas curriculum. Here is the link for the Big Ideas Math page: http://www.bigideasmath.com/. Go to the Big Ideas Math site, click on Students, click on the Common Core program and click "Go" under the Home Edition. If you go under the Parent tab, they will need to click "Students page" and follow the same process. Click on the red book, the chapter we are on (chapter 1), and the section (1.1, or 1.2, etc.). On the left side will be a menu of items to be used, including interactive tools, lesson tutorials, flash cards, and fair game reviews (reviews of previously taught concepts).
Assignments will be on brainchild for students. Brainchild is used to reinforce skills learned and is a great tool for practice. Here is the link for branichild: http://www.brainchild.com/. Please check your email and my webpage for when assignments are posted in brainchild. Please follow the steps to login.
2. School ID: FFA
Here is a link to an article about helping your student with their homework: http://www.essence.com/2012/06/18/the-homework-solution
DCAS Practice Test Instructions
1. Google “DCAS Online”
2. Select “Students and Families”
3. Select “Practice and Training Tests” or “Learning Point Navigator” (for assignments from your teacher)
4. Select “Student Interface Practice and Training Site”
(Must be accessed using Firefox or the secure browser)
5. Select a Test to practice – Reading, Math, Science or Social Studies
DCAS Learning Point Navigator
1. Google “DE Learning point navigator”
2. Click on the first link
3 Sign into DE Learning point navigator using your DCAS credentials
4. Select your class period (7-1, 7-2, 7-3, 7-4) It will have your class period and "WA", WN", WG", or "WQ" These are the class weaknessess for Algebraic, Numeric, Geometric, and Quantitative. (Must be accessed using Firefox or the secure browser)