We are working with the Saxon Math 2 curriculum, and each day we will incorporate one Saxon worksheet into our class lesson. The students will be responsible to complete the reverse side of the worksheet for homework. (There will be no homework on Fridays.)
DAILY HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS are worth 10 points each. No credit will be given for homework assignments that are turned in 2 weeks past the due date.
You can keep track of your child's progress by logging into your ASPIRE account.
Please check your ASPIRE account on a regular basis to see if your child is missing any assignments.
ASSESSMENTS are given at the end of each 10-lesson unit. This averages about 2 assessments per month. Tests are worth 100 points, and are graded according to the Saxon assessment guide (I will give partial credit for incorrect questions that show some understanding of the concept). If students complete daily homework assignments and participate in class activities, they should see excellent scores on the assessments. Success with math facts will require daily practice. PLEASE TAKE TIME TO REVIEW MATH FACTS WITH YOUR CHILD EACH DAY.
Saxon ASSESSMENTS will be given on Wednesdays or Fridays. FACT ASSESSMENTS will be given each Thursday. Please make every effort to see that your child is present for our scheduled assessments. It is VERY DIFFICULT for us to find the time to reschedule make-up tests for your child. You can see when assessments are planned by checking our weekly class schedule.
Please send an email if your child will be absent from my class. Students will be responsible to collect make-up work from our class math folder when they return to school. They will have one week to turn in the missing assignments.
Friday Fun Fifteen Reward: I use a class scoreboard system for managing class behavior in our math class. Students work together to earn points based on whether they are on task ("Yes!") or off task ("Oh no!"). At the end of class, if they have had a successful day, they will earn a dot on their scorecard. After 10 dots, they will earn a class reward.
If an individual student is being disruptive to the class, the student will complete a "Stop and Think" form. Parents will address the issue with their child at home and return the form to class. If there are continuous behavior issues, I will meet with the parents so that we can create a plan to help their child achieve success in my class.
Monday: Group Meeting / Introduce Utah Core Math Standard / Saxon Lesson Worksheet & Saxon Lesson Homework (side B)
Tuesday: Group Meeting / Core Standard Mini-Lesson / Saxon Lesson Worksheet & Saxon Lesson Homework (side B)
Wednesday: Group Meeting / Saxon ASSESSMENTor Core Standard Mini-Lesson / Operations & Algebraic Equations Small Group Work / Saxon Facts Worksheet & Saxon Facts Homework (side B)
Thursday: Group Meeting / Saxon FACT ASSESSMENT / Core Standard Mini-Lesson / Saxon Lesson Worksheet & Saxon Lesson Homework (side B)
Friday: Group Meeting / Saxon ASSESSMENTor Core Standard Mini-Lesson / Learning Centers: Review & Practice Core Standards / No Homework
The information and assignments on this Math page pertain only to the students who are in the Math class that I teach. Please remember that the first grade students are divided into academically-leveled Math classes, taught by the three first grade teachers. If you have questions about my Math class, please contact me. If your child is in another Math class, click the link below to contact your child's Math teacher.