# Lesson plans August 29, 2016 thru September 2, 2016

Dear Parents and Students,

I hope everyone is enjoying the 8th grade at Griffin Middle School! Again, my name is Mrs. Tiffany Comer-Hull and I am your child’s 8th grade math teacher.  Please feel free to contact me about any questions or concerns you may have. Any information that you can provide that can help aid me in better understanding your child and their needs is greatly appreciated. You can leave me a message at 678-842-6917 to which I will respond to as soon as possible. You can also reach me by email at [email protected] ,in which you are sure to receive a quicker response. Thank you so much for allowing your child to attend Griffin Middle School and I look forward to working with you all this school year.

My blogs will be updated weekly.  Please check my blogs for missing assignments, interactive activities you can do at home, classwork, and any other materials that are necessary to ensure mastery of the content standards.  These blogs are an added benefit for your student, to ensure they are receiving every tool possible to help them succeed.  If you are absent, please check my blog first for the work you missed.  Please use  my blogs regularly.

August 29, 2016 thru September 2, 2016

I hope everyone had a great weekend!!  On Tuesday, we will review naming angles and sides and use this to prove that triangles are congruent. Wednesday, we will begin the day with a quiz on congruent triangles and introduce transformations (rotations, reflections, translations and dilations.)  On Thursday we will conduct our DRAW Lesson (Discuss Read and Write) in math, which  focuses on naming and identifying various angles. On Friday, we will review graphing and identifying points on a coordinate plane to prepare for our up coming lesson on rotations. We will also finish our introduction to transformations followed by a matching summative on transformation’s introduction and angles.

There will be no school on Monday, September 5, 2016 due to the Labor Day holiday.

Students please continue to review integer computation, solving 1 and 2 step equations, plotting and identifying points on a coordinate plane, along with what we have previously learned in class on a daily basis, inclusive of you homework assignments.

Please use the websites AAAMath.com  and the website below to assist you with your learning objectives in math class.

Parents please check Parent View in Synergy at least weekly to keep up with your child’s progress in math.

A Message from the Griffin Foundation

WHO ARE WE?

The Griffin Foundation is a non-profit organization formed for the sole purpose of raising funds beyond those currently provided by the Cobb County School District to fund elements of education such as technology enhancements, supplemental enriched curriculum, student services, additional faculty and capital improvements.

WHAT HAVE WE FUNDED THE PAST 3 YEARS?

• Over \$20,000 in Teacher Grants
• Repainting/refurbishing of the theater
• Printers for all of the computer labs
• New picnic tables for the Memorial Garden
• Created an annual Legacy Award for two students who have achieved personal growth through perseverance

WHAT DO WE PLAN TO FUND?

• Our long-term goal is to raise enough money to fund an additional Connections teacher
• Annual Teacher Grant program

HOW DO WE RAISE MONEY?

• Capital Campaign (Fall)
• Haunted House (October)
• Student Lock – In (Spring)

HOW CAN YOU HELP OR GET INVOLVED?

• Donate to the campaign
• Volunteer to help with any of our events

If you would like to make a contribution to the Griffin Foundation, please click the Pay Pal button on our GMS homepage to access.

# Lesson Plans August 22,2016 thru August 26,2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to 8th Grade at Griffin Middle School! I am pleased to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and to welcome your child to Griffin Middle School. My name is Mrs. Tiffany Comer-Hull. This begins my 17th year teaching middle school and my 15th year at Griffin. I will be teaching 8th grade math.  It is going to be a fun filled and educational year that your child will enjoy and want to participate in. Again welcome! Please feel free to contact me about any questions or concerns you may have. Any information that you can provide that can help aid me in better understanding your child and their needs is greatly appreciated. You can leave me a message at 678-842-6917 to which I will respond to as soon as possible. You can also reach me by email at [email protected] ,in which you are sure to receive a quicker response. Thank you so much for allowing your child to attend Griffin Middle School and I look forward to working with you all this school year.

My blogs will be updated weekly.  Please check my blogs for missing assignments, interactive activities you can do at home, classwork, and any other materials that are necessary to ensure mastery of the content standards.  These blogs are an added benefit for your student, to ensure they are receiving every tool possible to help them succeed.  If you are absent, please check my blog first for the work you missed.  Please use  my blogs regularly.

August 22, 2016 thru August 26, 2016

I hope everyone had a great weekend!!  On Monday we will complete, remediate and complete a retake for assessment #2, which focused on finding the missing interior and exterior formula using the extended angle theorem. This week in class we will learn how to find missing angles by focusing on the relations of angles made from parallel lines and transversals. Tuesday, we will review graphic organizers which show the relationships of angles made from parallel lines and complete a matching and fill in the blank task.  Wednesday we will model and find the missing measures of intersecting lines. On Thursday we will continue on our DRAW Lesson (Discuss Read and Write) in math, from last Thursday, which  focused on implementing,correcting and explaining the angle theorems we have previously learned. Friday, we will take a quiz naming the relationship of angles and finding all the missing angles of alternate and same side angles. The students will use calculators, their relationship of angles graphic organizers and any previous examples we’ve done in class to complete their quiz.

Students please continue to review integer computation and solving 1 and 2 step equations along with what we have previously learned in class on a daily basis, inclusive of you homework assignments.

Please use the websites AAAMath.com  and the website below to assist you with your learning objectives in math class.

Parents please check Parent View in Synergy at least weekly to keep up with your child’s progress in math.

A Message from the Griffin Foundation

WHO ARE WE?

The Griffin Foundation is a non-profit organization formed for the sole purpose of raising funds beyond those currently provided by the Cobb County School District to fund elements of education such as technology enhancements, supplemental enriched curriculum, student services, additional faculty and capital improvements.

WHAT HAVE WE FUNDED THE PAST 3 YEARS?

• Over \$20,000 in Teacher Grants
• Repainting/refurbishing of the theater
• Printers for all of the computer labs
• New picnic tables for the Memorial Garden
• Created an annual Legacy Award for two students who have achieved personal growth through perseverance

WHAT DO WE PLAN TO FUND?

• Our long-term goal is to raise enough money to fund an additional Connections teacher
• Annual Teacher Grant program

HOW DO WE RAISE MONEY?

• Capital Campaign (Fall)
• Haunted House (October)
• Student Lock – In (Spring)

HOW CAN YOU HELP OR GET INVOLVED?

• Donate to the campaign
• Volunteer to help with any of our events

If you would like to make a contribution to the Griffin Foundation, please click the Pay Pal button on our GMS homepage to access.

# Lesson Plans August 15, 2016 thru August 19,2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to 8th Grade at Griffin Middle School! I am pleased to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and to welcome your child to Griffin Middle School. My name is Mrs. Tiffany Comer-Hull. This begins my 17th year teaching middle school and my 15th year at Griffin. I will be teaching 8th grade math.  It is going to be a fun filled and educational year that your child will enjoy and want to participate in. Again welcome! Please feel free to contact me about any questions or concerns you may have. Any information that you can provide that can help aid me in better understanding your child and their needs is greatly appreciated. You can leave me a message at 678-842-6917 to which I will respond to as soon as possible. You can also reach me by email at [email protected] ,in which you are sure to receive a quicker response. Thank you so much for allowing your child to attend Griffin Middle School and I look forward to working with you all this school year.

My blogs will be updated weekly.  Please check my blogs for missing assignments, interactive activities you can do at home, classwork, and any other materials that are necessary to ensure mastery of the content standards.  These blogs are an added benefit for your student, to ensure they are receiving every tool possible to help them succeed.  If you are absent, please check my blog first for the work you missed.  Please use  my blogs regularly.

August 15, 2016 thru August 19, 2016

I hope everyone had a great weekend!!  This week in class we will continue learning angle vocabulary and apply it to solving more complicated interior and exterior angles using angle theorem formulas. On Monday, we will review angle pairs and solve for the missing angles of vertical, complementary and supplementary angles. Tuesday and Wednesday we will continue finding the missing angles of more complicated interior exterior angles  using the exterior angle theorem. On Thursday we will embark on our DRAW Lesson (Discuss Read and Write) in math, which will focus on implementing,correcting and explaining the angle theorems we have previously learned this week. Friday we will take our angle #2 summative assessment.

Students please continue to review integer computation and solving 1 and 2 step equations along with what we have previously learned in class on a daily basis, inclusive of you homework assignments.

Please use the websites AAAMath.com  and the website below to assist you with your learning objectives in math class.

Parents please check Parent View in Synergy at least weekly to keep up with your child’s progress in math.

A Message from the Griffin Foundation

WHO ARE WE?

The Griffin Foundation is a non-profit organization formed for the sole purpose of raising funds beyond those currently provided by the Cobb County School District to fund elements of education such as technology enhancements, supplemental enriched curriculum, student services, additional faculty and capital improvements.

WHAT HAVE WE FUNDED THE PAST 3 YEARS?

• Over \$20,000 in Teacher Grants
• Repainting/refurbishing of the theater
• Printers for all of the computer labs
• New picnic tables for the Memorial Garden
• Created an annual Legacy Award for two students who have achieved personal growth through perseverance

WHAT DO WE PLAN TO FUND?

• Our long-term goal is to raise enough money to fund an additional Connections teacher
• Annual Teacher Grant program

HOW DO WE RAISE MONEY?

• Capital Campaign (Fall)
• Haunted House (October)
• Student Lock – In (Spring)

HOW CAN YOU HELP OR GET INVOLVED?

• Donate to the campaign
• Volunteer to help with any of our events

If you would like to make a contribution to the Griffin Foundation, please click the Pay Pal button on our GMS homepage to access.

# Lesson Plans August 8,2016 thru August 12, 2016

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to 8th Grade at Griffin Middle School! I am pleased to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and to welcome your child to Griffin Middle School. My name is Mrs. Tiffany Comer-Hull. This begins my 17th year teaching middle school and my 15th year at Griffin. I will be teaching 8th grade math.  It is going to be a fun filled and educational year that your child will enjoy and want to participate in. Again welcome! Please feel free to contact me about any questions or concerns you may have. Any information that you can provide that can help aid me in better understanding your child and their needs is greatly appreciated. You can leave me a message at 678-842-6917 to which I will respond to as soon as possible. You can also reach me by email at [email protected] ,in which you are sure to receive a quicker response. Thank you so much for allowing your child to attend Griffin Middle School and I look forward to working with you all this school year.

My blogs will be updated weekly.  Please check my blogs for missing assignments, interactive activities you can do at home, classwork, and any other materials that are necessary to ensure mastery of the content standards.  These blogs are an added benefit for your student, to ensure they are receiving every tool possible to help them succeed.  If you are absent, please check my blog first for the work you missed.  Please use  my blogs regularly.

August 8, 2016 thru August 12, 2016

I hope everyone had a great first week of 8th grade!! My math syllabi was distributed and discussed on Friday, August 5th 2016.  Parents please sign and have your child return it to be at the beginning of this week along with their classroom room supplies that were listed on the supply list they took home last Monday, August 1st 2016. This week in class we will learn angle vocabulary and apply it to solving interior and exterior angles using  angle theorem formulas. On Monday, we will review and learn all angle related vocabulary. Tuesday and Wednesday we will learn how to find the missing angle of interior angles and exterior angles, consecutively  using the missing angle theorem. On Thursday we will embark on our DRAW Lesson (Discuss Read and Write) in math, which will focus on implementing and explaining the angle theorems we have previously learned this week. Friday, the math classes at Griffin will take the SMI test.

Students please continue to review integer computation and solving 1 and 2 step equations along with what we have previously learned in class on a daily basis, inclusive of you homework assignments.

Please use the websites AAAMath.com  and the website below to assist you with your learning objectives in math class.

Parents please check Parent View in Synergy at least weekly to keep up with your child’s progress in math.

A Message from the Griffin Foundation

WHO ARE WE?

The Griffin Foundation is a non-profit organization formed for the sole purpose of raising funds beyond those currently provided by the Cobb County School District to fund elements of education such as technology enhancements, supplemental enriched curriculum, student services, additional faculty and capital improvements.

WHAT HAVE WE FUNDED THE PAST 3 YEARS?

• Over \$20,000 in Teacher Grants
• Repainting/refurbishing of the theater
• Printers for all of the computer labs
• New picnic tables for the Memorial Garden
• Created an annual Legacy Award for two students who have achieved personal growth through perseverance

WHAT DO WE PLAN TO FUND?

• Our long-term goal is to raise enough money to fund an additional Connections teacher
• Annual Teacher Grant program

HOW DO WE RAISE MONEY?

• Capital Campaign (Fall)
• Haunted House (October)
• Student Lock – In (Spring)

HOW CAN YOU HELP OR GET INVOLVED?

• Donate to the campaign
• Volunteer to help with any of our events