"KNECHTing" with Math

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Welcome Back Pirates!! 

Welcome back to the 2nd half of the 2018-2019 school year, or if you are new to VMS, Welcome!!

I am so excited to introduce Kyleigh Bloyd to you all.  Kyleigh is a student at CSU-P who will be student teaching with us this semester.  Kyleigh has worked with me before and it was a terrific experience.  She will be great addition to our classroom.  As the last step towards becoming a secondary math teacher, student teaching is a critical part of the process.  It is where soon-to-be teachers have their own classroom to apply everything they have learned in their education program but do it with the support of a supervising and a cooperating teacher so they get lots of advice and mentoring along the way.  Please help me welcome Kyleigh!

It is exciting to announce that Pueblo District 70 has adopted a new middle school math curriculum called Envision.  This more closely matches our state standards and will better serve our students.  We are all learning with this change but are optimistic that the change will be a positive one.

Check Powerschool regularly and communicate with me frequently.

For several years, I have offered Academic Support days on one Friday per month throughout the year.  These days are meant for students who are struggling with certain concepts, students who have missing assignments that are well past due, students who need to make up tests and quizzes, and students who just want to improve their mathematical thinking.  Students must sign up in advance in order to attend and they must come with a plan in place for what they intend to accomplish.  Please see me if there are any questions regarding Academic Support Day. 

Tentative Academic Support Dates:

September 7 - Completed

October 5 - Completed

November 2 - Completed

December 7 - Completed

February 1 - Completed

March 1

April 5

May 9

Dates were chosen to coincide with events on the district calendar but may be subject to change.

I am very proud of the work we do in my classroom.  It is active, noisy and sometimes frustrating but I know that there is a lot of learning going on.  I don't say it enough but I appreciate the hard work of my students. I want you to know how blessed I feel to have the opportunity to be a part of your education. 

We will continue to work on review skills as well as new content.  Math can be tough but with hard work, you will succeed.

If you are struggling, please see me.  If you are not turning in work, you will not be as successful as you could otherwise be.  Math requires practice so get your homework done and turned in and your grade will reflect the effort.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns you have.