What are Notebook Checks?
Noebook checks are to ensure students are actively engaging in the real-time classes. Every 1-2 weeks student online Notebooks will be randomly graded.
How does my student prepare for Notebook Checks?
It is the student's responsibility to ensure they are using their online Notebook. If your student prefers to use their Algebra Textbook to take notes and solve problems, it is their responsibility to take and upload picutres of their notes into the correct pages in their Notebook. If your student prefers paper notes, it is highly encouraged they form a daily routine of uploading their notes after class.
How are Notebooks graded?
Notebooks will be graded on completion using a rubric. Pages will be randomly selected and graded.
What is Prework?
Prework is the work students are being asked to complete BEFORE coming to class. Prework will be new information, not yet covered in class.
Why is my student being required to do Prework?
Each of our minutes together in class are precious. I am requiring students to come to class already having a foundational understanding of the day's topic. By having students complete Prework, it will free our time together to have in-class conversations that will allow us to explore, deepen, and extend upon this knowledge.
What does Prework entail?
Students will be asked to watch short video(s), complete a task based on the video, and turn in before attending class.
Example: Suppose the student has Algebra class on Tuesday; Prework will be assigned at the end of class. Prework will be due the night before class at midnight. In this case, the prework would be due Wednesday at midnight, as the student would have class on Thursday.
How long will my student be spending on Prework?
Students will be asked to watch a 5-10 minute video, and assignments should take approximately the same amount of time. It is not my intent for students to be spending hours on Prework. If this is the case, please reach out.
How often is my student assigned Prework?
Students will be assigned Prework on a need-basis. Prework will be assigned and explained at the end of the class period. Students can also look at the weekly schedule to see if there will be Prework.
How do I know if my student is completing the Prework?
Students will be completing short assignments. These assignments will be graded in Microsoft Teams and automatically entered into PowerSchool. Please be checking Powerschool to see if your student is completing the Prework.
How often is my student assigned Homework?
Homework is assigned each week on Monday and it will be due the following Sunday at midnight. There may be additional homework assigned if students need more practice. If additional homework is assigned, it will be communicated in class. Students will be given a week to complete the homework.
Where does my student find the Homework? Will it be in the book?
Students will be assigned the Homework in Microsoft Teams. They will be asked to complete the homework online in their Class Notebook. If your student prefers to complete the work on paper, it is the student's responsibility to take a picture and upload their work into the online Class Notebook. Work that is submitted outside the online Class Notebook will NOT be accepted. In order to recieve credit, the work MUST be in the online Class Notebook.
How do I know if my student is completing the Homework?
Homwork will be assigned and graded in Microsoft Teams and then automatically entered into PowerSchool. Please be checking Powerschool to see if your student is completing the weekly Homework.