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**only sign up for 1 Conference, with your child’s homeroom teacher!**

ALL conferences are on ZOOM…see below for the number and ask your child for the password!

 

 

Welcome to Class 7B!

Here is the link to Mrs. DiLollo’s Zoom Room (password provided in school):

https://zoom.us/j/5734352547

Or, you can go to www.Zoom.us and use the join code573-435-2547

Online textbook website:  my.hrw.com

Extra Help/Office Hours in Zoom Room:   

Wednesday 3-3:30 (grade 8)

Thursday 3-3:30 (grade 7)

 

October 25, 2020

It was great to meet many of you at conferences last Thursday, and I look forward to talking with the rest of the parents on Tuesday afternoon/evening.  Please reach out with any questions throughout the year.  In case I forgot to mention it, each student should have a plastic tote or storage bin.  As we learn what works throughout this pandemic school year, it’s been particularly helpful to have a box not only to store materials and act as extra workspace during the day, but it is also super easy to send home all of a student’s belongings in the event that he or she needs to stay home for an extended absence or quarantine.

Halloween:  As Mrs. Okula noted in her weekly update, we are not having any parties in the classrooms this year, but if parents want to send in pre-packaged treats/candy, I will distribute them to our students before dismissal on Friday. We have an early dismissal at 12:00.  In 7B there are 30 total (26 in person, 4 virtual) and in 7A there are 27 students (19 in person, 8 virtual).

Check with your kids to see if they need any new dry-erase markers.  I gave each student one at the beginning of the year, but by now they are drying out or lost.  

Please be sure you are signed up for my updates on Remind App. See below for the class code. 

  • After you download the app, send a text to 81010 with the message code:

7A Math and Religion:  @7amath72a

7B Math and Religion:  @7bmath71

8A Math:  @8amath81

8B Math:  @8bmath82

Have you and your child been checking Power School regularly for posted grades?  There are NO test folders being sent home, so look into each subject to see what is “missing” or incomplete.  Once those turn into a zero (0) the grade you currently see will go down.  Once the whole class has taken a math or religion test in the Go Formative website, I will “unlock” it so if the kids log back into the assignment, they can view it and/or show you.

Please encourage your kiddos to ask questions during math class and/or come to office hours as needed.  This new school year is challenging and many need some extra practice.  When I assign homework EdPuzzle videos, students should be writing notes and a good idea would be to write questions in the margin of their notebook if they are unsure of what I’m saying.  Or, they can email me questions if they’re nervous in class. The videos can be re-watched for test review, too.  Kids can also access their online math textbook at my.hrw.com

If there’s ever a problem accessing homework from one of the websites I use, I have asked the kids to take a screen shot and email it to me.  It will help me to trouble shoot.  Sometimes the educational websites get some high traffic and there are problems accessing them.  If you would please let me know when this happens, I’d appreciate it, so that I don’t think it’s just a case of someone avoiding homework 🙂

 

Religion: We finished chapter 4.  The slideshow summarizing the key points from each subsection of the chapter is a test grade and is due to be submitted by Wednesday, 10/28.  This week in class, we will begin learning about the Infancy Narratives found in the gospels of Matthew and Luke.  There are some similarities and differences in the accounts.  We will also memorize the 5 Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary, since they summarize the key points of Jesus’s early life.

7-1 and 8-2 Math Quiz on Monday(10/26) for Proportional Relationships, section 3.1 .  Then we will begin learning about slope, rate of change, and unit rate in light of proportional relationships.   This chapter is heavy on interpreting graphs.  Students may want to print out graph paper so they can use it during class.  (They do have dry erase boards with a graphing side as well)  There will be quite a few IXL skills to reinforce these lessons.

7-2  The quiz on multiplying and dividing integers went well.  We will finish the chapter on Monday with some muti step problems using order of operations.  Then the class will work on a practice test, which will continue to be available for them to study and use to prepare for Thursday’s Chapter 2 Test.

8-1 This week we will be mainly focusing on solving word problems using the formula rate x time = distance.  It will be very important to carefully watch the EdPuzzle videos for instruction.

Have a Great Week!

 

Older notes:

I’m trying a new website called GoFormative, and the kids seemed to adjust really well to taking a test online rather than on paper.  I am stressing that they need to be very careful about saving all of their scrap work, in the event that they question a grade that they earn.  If such an event occurs, they should notify me ASAP and we can conference about their assignment.  All students and parents should be checking PowerSchool for grades regularly, at least weekly, to see posted grades and note any missing assignments.  It is extra important since there are no test folders being sent home.  If you need help accessing PowerSchool, please contact Mrs. Salvemini (computers@stjaneschool.com)

Thank you for reminding your children about keeping their 6 feet of social distance–even while at recess!– keeping their masks on to cover both their nose and mouth, and for limiting the amount of times they are out of their seat in the classroom.  We are reminding students to wipe down their desk before and after eating and to sanitize their hands, but some extra reminding from home would be appreciated.  

What is a Flipped Classroom? The basic idea is that homework and classwork are flipped around….for homework, students will be mainly watching videos of me instructing.  They should take notes as they go, and answer the video questions.  I get a report from the video website (Edpuzzle) that shows me how much of the video they completed.  When we are together in class, instead of me lecturing and giving notes, we will spend the time practicing the concepts from the homework video.  We will do the practice problems in our books and ask any questions as they occur.  I hope watching the videos at home and practicing in class will give everyone a chance to learn and practice at their own pace.  It also helps if you need to review a concept, or if there are internet problems for virtual students, or anyone who is absent.  Having access to a computer with internet is important to accomplish these goals.  If there is a problem with completing homework because of technology challenges, please send me an email ASAP when the problem occurs.  

Older Notes:

  • Virtual students should sign in by 7:40 for prayers.  You should rotate into each teacher’s zoom room according to your schedule.  Please email me if you need me to help explain…we can have a zoom meeting if needed.
  • Please fill out the daily temperature check on the main school webpage each morning.
  • Seat sacks are permitted
  • Pack a water bottle
  • You may bring in a plastic storage box with a lid to help store your materials.  It should be the size that would fit your bookbag, lunchbox, coat, and supplies for the day
  • If each student bring their own cleaning material (wipes) for the desk for before and after we eat, it will speed up the cleaning process.  I can and will spray the desks with cleaner if you don’t have wipes, but in that case, please bring a roll of paper towel.
  • Please cover math books with clear contact paper–I know it is a pain, but the covers ripped off a lot last year.  It’s worth it in the long run.  Thanks!
  • Be prepared with your own personal supplies (pens, pencils, art) but especially hand sanitizer, tissues, wipes, and of course, your mask!  Pack an extra mask  or two just in case!  A friend just told me she is also sending her son with a few ziplock baggies in case he needs a place to keep his garbage until we can collect it.
  • Bring headphones to school.  When we need to watch a video, it is important that we all can hear and not distract others.  Avoid bringing expensive “Air-Pods” to school, if possible
  • You do not need to bring a Bible to school
  • Use the RemindApp. Both parents and students can join.  I will post announcements and homework assignments, and you will receive a text message. Find the code below to join the ONLY class that pertains to YOU!  After you download the app, send a text to 81010 with the message code:

7A Math and Religion:  @7amath72a

7B Math and Religion:  @7bmath71

8A Math:  @8amath81

8B Math:  @8bmath82

 

Google Classroom Codes:

                                                                        7-1 Math:  dditimb

                                                                        7-2 Math:  il6o4hv

                                                                        8-1 Math:  stoj4ah

                                                                        8-2 Math:   pc7pey6    

 

 

 

 

 

 

GoMath! online textbook website:  http://my.hrw.com

 

 

 

TIPS FOR USING ZOOM

Zoom can be accessed from your computer or any smart device. You will need a camera 

and working camera and sound.

 Headsets are optional, but can sometimes provide better sound quality. 

IMPORTANT: Avoid streaming videos on other computers, televisions, or other devices 

during your session. Any simultaneous Internet usage may reduce bandwidth and compromise the quality of the online session. Close all other screens. 

Sitting closer to the Wi-Fi box can help improve your connection or plug into the cable. 

Make sure to place the computer and student in a quiet space free of distractions (e.g., 

toys, hand held devices).

 Eliminate all background noise (i.e. TV, conversations including phone, siblings playing). 

Make sure there is appropriate lighting so your child’s face is visible. The best source of 

light is overhead or in front of the child, not from behind. 

Adjust the computer and web camera at an appropriate level where your child can see 

the monitor and the counselor can see your child’s face. 

Have your child sit at a table or desk to engage him in the learning process. 

 

 

 

Extra help after school is available on an as-needed basis.  Students are encouraged to ask questions in class and I am available most days after school if additional reinforcement is needed.

 


Classroom Rules

1.  Show respect for each other, our school, each other’s property.

2.  Be prepared with supplies, homework, and a positive attitude!

3.  Pencils, pencils, pencils for math!  I will not grade work done in pen.  Save the pen for religion and other classes.

Have a Great Week!

Mrs. DiLollo

Email: class7b@stjaneschool.com

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