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I am so excited about this upcoming school year as your child’s math teacher. I just wanted to tell you a little bit about myself. I graduated from Murray State University with a degree in middle grades education and from University of the Cumberlands with a Masters in Education and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership. This will be my sixth year teaching and ninth year in education. I am married with four small children and enjoy spending any free time I have with my family.
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The following material is to ensure you have a successful year in Math:



  1. Paper
  2. Pencils
  3. Composition Notebook (100 page)
  4. Folder for math class only.
  5. Optional: Calculator TI- 30XIIS


***You will need a lot of paper and pencils to get you through the school year, please make sure you stock up on these materials and come to class prepared daily!




CLASS EXPECTATIONS:  In addition to the SWPBS expected behaviors the following procedures are crucial to a productive learning environment.


  1. Enter the class quietly.
  2. Read the expectation slide for the day being presented!
  3. Be seated and have your desk prepared when the bell rings.


***Special Note: Failure to comply with the procedures outlined above will result in a tardy to class.




Your grade will be a combination of a variety of formative and summative assessments to include weekly homework, classwork assignments, bell ringers, exit tickets, quizzes, mathematical tasks and tests. Your grade each nine weeks will be a weighted average calculated from two categories. The first category is comprised of formative practice (homework, classwork, bell ringers, and exit tickets) and will count as 30% of your overall grade each nine weeks. The second category will include summative assessments (quizzes, tasks and unit assessments) and will count as 70% of your nine weeks grade.





It is the expectation that assignments will be turned in on time, especially since mathematics homework is a practice of the skill that will be needed throughout the lessons for the remainder of the week.  However, if an emergency does arise late work will be accepted with a 10% per day penalty for up to five days. Assignments beyond five days late will count as a zero.


***Special Note: In case of absence it is the student’s responsibility to get the make-up work and turn it in, in a timely manner. (One day absent = One day to make-up work). 


Cheating of any kind will result in a zero for the assignment, for all individuals involved.




In order to maintain a safe and productive classroom environment, I also ask for you to 

abide by the following:

  1. Once you have entered the classroom you do not leave. Therefore, all restroom breaks and other personal items need to be taken care of before you enter the room or permission must be obtained.
  2. No one is allowed to touch items on or to be behind my desk or teacher station without permission.
  3. You will wait for me to dismiss class after the bell rings.
  4. If at any time you have a question or problem, please come see me.


I hope the above information will make your 8th grade math class more successful.  However, you must always remember, “Your success begins and ends with YOU!”