Lesson Plans and Important Information October 29, 2018 thru November 2, 2018

I hope that everyone is enjoying this school year at Griffin Middle School. Again, my name is Tiffany Comer-Hull. This is my 17th year teaching at Griffin. This year, I’m teaching two 7th grade math classes,  and two co-taught math classes with my perspective co-teacher, Mr. Lohuis. Also, feel free to refer to his Blog along with the 7th grade math team blog, as they will also contain the information in regards to the classes I teach. Any further 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 Tiffany.Comer-Hull@cobbk12.org ,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 and your child this school year.

Lessons Plans 10/29/18/18 thru 11/02/18:

This week in my class we will focus on  the following topics: We will continue Unit 2 (Expressions and Equations). This week we will continue translating verbal expressions into algebraic expressions and solving 1 and 2 step equations involving all operations and word problems.  To date in Unit 2, we have covered order of operations, exponents,  properties of operations, the distributive property, evaluate/solve algebraic expressions using substitution, combining like terms, adding and subtracting linear expressions and one step equations, which we will continue to review in class and should be reviewed at home on a daily basis. We will also continue to review identifying integers on a number line; computing absolute value; describing integer situations; along with adding , subtracting, multiplying and dividing integers; ordering fractions on a number  line; computing fractions (+,-,x,/); naming types of decimals; converting fractions, decimals and percents  and comparing and ordering rational numbers, all from the topics we have covered in Unit 1.

Important Information:

Please remember that Tuesday, November 6, 2018 is a Student Holiday.

Please remember Griffin offers morning tutoring. This a GREAT opportunity for you to catch up on assignments, read, be remediated, or (if you let me know in advance) extend your learning opportunities. Tutoring is held every morning from 7:45am to 8:50am.

 7th Grade Mathematics Teaching & Learning Framework First Semester Second Semester Unit 1: Operations with Rational Numbers6 weeks Unit 2: Expressions and Equations 6 weeks Unit 3: Ratios & Proportional Relationships6 weeks Unit 4: Geometry5 weeks Unit 5: Inferences4 weeks Unit 6: Probability4 weeks Unit 7: Review and Extend5 weeks

*Note: The course outline above covers the entire school year. It is subject to change as needed.

Please use the following math technology websites/resources to assist you:

Online Textbook

The students will be using a variety of materials for their instruction including a consumable textbook. Our new textbook can be accessed ONLINE by following the instructions below:

http://www.virtualnerd.com/

https://griffinmathresources.weebly.com/

https://www.ascendmath.com/

https://www.deltamath.com

 CCSD Grading ScaleA = 90 and aboveB = 80 – 89C = 74 – 79D = 70 – 73F = 69 and below

Evaluation:

Student grades will be determined in the following manner:

70% | Formative (Quizzes, Homework and Classwork)

30% | Summative (Tests, Projects and Essays)

Please support the GMS Foundation and help us better serve your student!

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.

This year the Foundation hopes to raise enough money to purchase:

– 58 laptops for the ELA classes

– 2 laptop carts for teachers transport and charge the laptops

How can YOU help or get involved?

– Donate to the Give 2 Griffin Annual Fund by:

• Completing the donation form you received in the mail and either mailing it to the school in the self-addressed envelope provided or having your student turn it in to his/her teacher
• Donating directly online at www.cobbk12.org/griffin/foundation

– Go to our Spirit Night at:

• AR Workshop (DIY creative session) Wednesday, Sept. 12th 6:30 pm (this is limited to 30 people)
• US Cafe Thursday, November 29th . 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

REMIND

Please support te GMS Foundation and help us better serve your student!

This year the Foundation hopes to raise enough money to purchase:

– 58 laptops for the ELA classes

– 2 laptop carts for teachers transport and charge the laptops