8th Grade Pre-Algebra
This year I'm teaching students 8th Grade Pre-Algebra. I'll be starting the year instructing students online for all classes.
As you know, this year is going to be quite different than previous years'. The challenges faced may seem great at times, but I'm confident that, with preparation, tenacity, a positive attitude, and some hard work, we can overcome the challenges we are facing and create a positive learning environment where students will engage with their teacher and each other, even online, to achieve social development and academic learning gains over the course of the school year.
For online learning this year, students will be accessing classes through the MCPS student Portal and will use Microsoft Teams as the primary platform for class communication and collaboration. You will find more information about how students can access their Microsoft Teams Classes as well as my student expectations for online learning by navigating to the First Week of School page on my website (use the navigation links to access this page)
Students will want to log in to the Student Portal on August 23rd to view their schedule, in Skyward. One the morning of Monday, August 24th, online students will log in to the MCPS Portal and access Microsoft Teams. Students will have an invite to each teacher's Team Meeting for each period of the day. By clicking on this Team Meeting invite, students will be able to join their class in a video conference format. This is just an overview, however. Please visit the First Week of School page on my website to read more about Microsoft Teams, to access my syllabus, and to read through the online student expectation PowerPoint.
For the first week of school, my website will have the following two sections:
- About the Teacher - This is where students and parents can learn a little more about me
- First Week of School - This is where students and parents will find information and files pertaining to the first week of school
I will update this website at the end of the first week of school to provide parents additional information relating to the first quarter. I will also continue to update this website throughout the year.
I look forward to a great year!
Students and parents may contact me with questions at my email: email@example.com