Mr. Berns 7th Grade Mathematics Class
Overview: Welcome to online learning! I hope you all are staying stay and at home, but we will get through this new experience together and come out of it stronger. Middle school is following a block-style schedule for online learning, which means students will have math assignments on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I am available for questions or concerns via email email@example.com
Expectations: All directions, lesson plans, video links, practice assignments, IXL/Khan assignments, worksheets, etc. will be posted on my class website and organized by date. I will also email the weekly lesson plans to help students stay on track.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week students will be acquiring new skills through watching videos, reading articles, or completing practice activities. We will also be reviewing many skills that are needed in 8th grade mathematics. I will check in daily by monitoring the activities on Khan, IXL, and my email, but I will also be flexible with due dates because I understand that this is new territory for all of us. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENT HAS THEIR IXL OR KHAN ACADEMY LOGIN INFO.
“Homework:” Students are used to spending 15 to 20 minutes each night on math homework. We are in great shape in terms of students learning all standards for the year, so this is what I am asking for instead of nightly homework practice. “Homework Time = Helpful Time.” I would like students to find one helpful thing that they can do for their families each Tuesday and Thursday. Maybe they could read to a younger sibling, unload the dishwasher without being asked, fold towels, etc. This is new territory for all of us, so I would love to hear about what students are doing to be extra helpful. Shoot me an email if you want to share!