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    Dear Parent or Guardian,                                                           September 8, 2020

    I hope this letter finds you and your family safe and well during these unsettling times. We very much appreciate all the effort your child put into the completion of the spring semester with the unprecedented disruption caused by moving all classes to a remote learning mode on a very short notice. You and your child’s adaptability, extraordinary effort, flexibility, and resourcefulness were critical elements to the successful completion of the last school year, and it did not go unnoticed.

     

    Significant changes have taken place in order to open the school once again, and we are so excited to be back doing what we love best, “Teaching your children”. As you are aware, we are teaching a hybrid model where students will have a balance of in-person instruction and remote learning. First and foremost, our goal is to make your child as comfortable as possible with this new modality of learning. When your child is learning virtually every other day, we will be available through google meets to assist them with the assigned work. In order for our math class to run smoothly, open communication between teacher and parent is key. We will be communicating with you through “Teacher class pages”,  Remind (join at code bka86ce), and the student  planner. Teacher and student communication will occur through Google Classroom where all assignments will be posted.

     

    With the implementation of public health and safety protocols, we had to pivot and rethink almost every aspect of our academic community and the operation of our classroom. Therefore, we had to reconfigure the materials your child will need for our math class. This had to be done in order to create an environment where our students could learn with their teachers and peers in as safe an environment as possible.

     

     

     The 8th grade year is all about preparing your child to succeed in high school and beyond. Now is the time to develop a strong work ethic and solid study habits. This will be a year of growth and change and should be an exciting time for your child.

         Before anything else, I want you to know that I care deeply about the learning and well being of my students. I will always do my best to be as honest and as fair as I can possibly be with them and with you. I am excited to work with your children every day and to help them grow into responsible, kind, and hardworking young adults.

         For this reason, I have high expectations for the learning and behavior of my students. I hope you will trust that I always have your children's best interests in mind. Also, please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns! I want us to work together to help your child. The best way for us to have constant communication is through the parent portal.

         My goal is to make learning and understanding math easy and fun for all students. It is through the study of mathematics that your child will develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. I love teaching from the Envision program because it provides an authentic backdrop for learning and applying essential math skills while fostering the critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary to succeed in high school, college, and beyond.

         I look foward to working with you and your child to make this a positive and successful school year!  If you need to contact me, I can be reached at landersen@jacksonsd.org.

     Envision Login-Student ID #

     Password-First name and grade level (example:Mark 07)

     Students with two first names use both with last name

     (example: Mary Rose Smith)

    Content to be covered in 8th grade are:

    -Real numbers

    -Analyze and solve linear equations

    -Use functions to model relationships

    -Investigate Bivariate data

    -Analyze and solve systems of linear equations

    -Congruency and similarity

    -Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem

    -Solve problems involving surface area and volume.

    Required 8th grade materials

    -pencils/erasers

    -earbuds that fit into chrome book

    -Pens

    -Hi-lighter

    -3 subject notebook

    -index cards

    -colored pencils

    -glue stick

    -scissors

    -Dry erase marker

     

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