Miss Jessica Estes

 

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Middle School Math Teacher

Sierra Nevada Academy Charter School

missjessicamath@gmail.com

 

Run-For-Education Fundraiser 2019                                                                                                                                 New York Field Trip 2019


Welcome to my site! 

Hello SNACS families,

I have important information about my class that you can find below. Please message me on class dojo or email me anytime if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.



◊Important Reminders for this week◊

All students will start Online Distance Learning Wednesday, April 1st, 2020. Please make sure your child can login to each other their Google Classrooms by then.

Please check your email, voicemail, school website, or classdojo for detailed information regarding Online Distance Learning and how we are going to support families to ensure that all learning continues in these trying times. Middle School will be contacting families by homeroom to welcome each student and family back for distance learning today through Tuesday.

Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy! 

***Please contact me or another SNACS staff member if you do not have computer access at home so we can get you set up with a chromebook to take home.


 Weekly Math Updates

Weekly math class at a glance. Here I will post what we are doing each week and what the expectations are for you from lessons, notes, activities, to projects and quizzes. Please login at once a week (every Friday at least) to check-in and see what you are doing the following week for math class. This will help prepare you for what is to come as well as be a helpful reminder of what was expected and due for the current week.

 

 


Week of March 30th- WELCOME BACK!! 🙂 

Please click the link below to see what we are doing for math class this week

Math Week at a Glance – 4_1 to 4_3

Please make sure your child logins to each other their Google classroom as soon as they can!

Thank you!

Miss Estes: Math
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Class Code 7th: f7gqfhq
Class Code 8th: ora5yai

Miss Sanders: Science
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Class Code 8th: dbq42lb

Miss Northan:Social Studies
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Class Code 8th: ij6jn7b

Mrs. Barry: ELA
Class Code 7th and 8th: vkhrzzl

 

Week of March 16th and March 23rd  –  Spring Break  –  NO SCHOOL!

                          

 

Week of March 9th- Last Week of School Before Spring Break!

7th and 8th Grade:

  • Notes: No new notes
  • Classwork/Activity:
    • Monday/Tuesday
      • Class-time to work on late work, fix-its, and retakes
    • Wednesday/Thursday
      • Minute-to-Win-it Timed activity – Predict how many time you think you can do something in one minute or less, then work with a partner to time yourself and see how many time you can do in 30-60 seconds. 
      • Visual Predictions and Sort based off of Volume
    • Friday
      • Pi Day Activity [3.14 -> March 14th 3/14]- Explore the ratio of any size circle by comparing the circumference to the diameter to find that the ratio it will always approximately equal π (3.14)
  • Homework:
    • Turn in (1)Human Body Ratios Assignment, (2)Fluency Practice Packs, (3)Coloring Practice [8th only], and any late or missing work
  • Exit Slip/Quiz/Test/Project/Presentation:
    • TUESDAY MARCH 10th – LAST DAY  TO RETAKE TEST, EXIT SLIPS, OR TURN-IN FIX-ITS AND MISSING/LATE WORK.

Week of March 2nd-

7th Grade:

  • Notes: Ratios and Proportions in the Human Body – Height to Arm Span [1:1 Ratio]
  • Classwork/Activity:
    • Human Body Parts-Students will measure different human body proportions to determine the ratio (Height : Arm Span, Thumb : Hand, Foot : Lower Arm)
  • Homework:
    • Complete fluency Practice Pack – Distribute/Factor Linear Expression, Error Analysis, Word Problems  (6 pages)
    • Human Body Proportion Prediction, Data Collection, and Analysis (Survey 10 peers and analyze the data to see if your prediction is true)
  • Exit Slip/Quiz/Test/Project/Presentation:
    • Exit Slip – Distributing and Factoring Linear Expressions

8th Grade:

  • Notes: Ratios and Proportions in the Human Body – Height to Arm Span [1:1 Ratio]
  • Classwork/Activity:
    • Human Body Parts-Students will measure different human body proportions to determine the ratio (Height : Arm Span, Thumb : Hand, Foot : Lower Arm)
  • Homework:
  • Exit Slip/Quiz/Test/Project/Presentation:
    • Exit Slip – Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide Numbers in Scientific Notation

Week of February 24-

7th Grade:

  • Notes: Factoring and Distributing Applied to Area
  • Classwork/Activity:
    • Fluency Practice Pack – Distribute/Factor Linear Expression, Error Analysis, Word Problems (6 pages)
  • Homework:
    • Complete practice pack (6 pages)
    • Study if you want to retake the test
    • Complete any late work or fix-its
  • Exit Slip/Quiz/Test/Project/Presentation:
    • Quiz – (Class that did not take the quiz last Friday)

8th Grade:

  • Notes: Multiplying and Dividing Numbers in Scientific Notation
  • Classwork/Activity:
    • Fluency Practice Pack- Operations of Numbers in Scientific Notation (4 pages)
  • Homework:
    • Complete practice pack (4 pages)
    • Study if you want to retake the test
    • Complete any late work or fix-its
  • Exit Slip/Quiz/Test/Project/Presentation:
    • Quiz – (Class that did not take the quiz last Friday) 

Week of February 17th-

7th Grade:

  • Notes: Foldable – Distributive property and Factoring Linear Expressions
  • Classwork/Activity: New Lesson, No Activity
  • Homework: Complete and late work and practice problems in the Foldable Notes
  • Exit Slip/Quiz/Test/Project/Presentation:
    • Retake TestImage result for math winter meme
    • Quiz Friday – Distributing and Factoring Linear Expressions

8th Grade:

  • Notes: Guided notes – Adding and Subtracting Numbers in Scientific Notation
  • Classwork/Activity: New Lesson, No Activity
  • Homework: Complete and late work and practice problems from the notes
  • Exit Slip/Quiz/Test/Project/Presentation:
    • Retake Test
    • Present if absent last week
    • Quiz Friday – Adding and Subtracting Numbers in Scientific Notation

Week of February 10th-

7th Grade: The student are continuing to work on how to simplify expressions using a multiplication property (the distributive property) with rational numbers (fractions). The students will apply this to writing expressions for real world problems in order to simplify.

The students have a TEST FRIDAY-February 14th covering the following topics:

Simplifying Expressions using the Distributive Property and Operations with Rational Numbers (fractions).

  • Notes: NO NOTES-REVIEW FOR TEST FRIDAY
  • Classwork/Activity:
    • 8 Fold Paper – Important Reminders and Updates – Class Discussion 
    • MAZE Practice – Writing and Simplifying Expressions from word scenarios 
    • MANDALA  COLORING  Practice  -Simplifying Expressions by distributing
  • Homework:
    • Classwork and Studying
      • Fix-its for any assignments that they did not earn 100%
      • Retake Exit Slips if they got less than a 3.5 out of 4 points.
      • Complete any late work before the PAST DUE DATE FRIDAY 2/14
  • Exit Slip/Quiz/Test/Project/Presentation: 
    • Exit Slip-Thursday, 2/12-2/13
    • Test on Friday, 2/14

8th Grade: The students are reviewing how to simplifying expressions using exponent rules and how to convert numbers into Scientific Notation to prepare for their test Friday. Then the students have a 2 minute presentation on Wednesday-Thursday, sharing fun facts and how to convert something they chose from Standard Notation to Scientific Notation.

The students have a TEST FRIDAY – February 14th covering the following topic:

Simplify Expressions using Exponent Rules, Writing and Converting Numbers in Scientific Notation.

  • Notes: NO NOTES – REVIEW FOR TEST FRIDAY
  • Classwork/Activity:
    • 8 Fold Paper – Important Reminders and Updates – Class Discussion 
    • Review – Task Cards – Exponent Rules
  • Homework:
    • Study guide – Fluency Practice – Scientific Notation
      • Fix-its for any assignments that they did not earn 100%
      • Retake Exit Slips if they got less than a 3.5 out of 4 points.
      • Complete any late work before the PAST DUE DATE FRIDAY 2/14
  • Exit Slip/Quiz/Test/Project/Presentation: 
    • Power of Tens Presentation Wednesday-Thursday, 2/12-2/13
    • Test on Friday, 2/14

Week of February 3rd-

7th Grade: The student are working on how to simplify expressions using a multiplication property (the distributive property) with fractions (rational numbers). The students will apply this to writing expressions for real world problems in order to simplify. The students will have a test next Friday covering: expressions, the distributive property, and operations with rational numbers.

  • Notes:
    • The Distributive Property using Rational Numbers
  • Classwork/Activity:
    • Practice Problems 2 Lies/1 Truth (Find the mistake in the problems, which one is solved correctly)
    • Math Maze
    • Kahoot Review Game
  • Homework:
    • Fluency Practice – 20 problems (answers on back, must show work to earn credit) – Simplifying expressions with rational numbers
  • Exit Slip/Quiz/Test/Project/Presentation:
    • Exit Slip Friday, February 7th
    • Test next Friday, February 14th

8th Grade: The students are learning how to convert really small and really big numbers into a more simple form, scientific notation. The students will apply this to a poster presentation where they are able to choose their own things to research and create a 2 minute presentation sharing fun facts and how to convert what they chose from standard to scientific notation. Next week the student will have a test on Friday covering: simplify expressions using exponent rules, writing and converting numbers in scientific notation.

  • Notes:
    • Power of Tens
    • Warm-up, review scientific notation, 4 problems
  • Classwork/Activity:
    • Converting Astronomical Numbers into Scientific Notation – Scientific Notation I
    • Kahoot Review Game
  • Homework:
    • Fluency Practice – 24 problems – Convert from Standard form to Scientific and Scientific to Standard form
  • Exit Slip/Quiz/Test/Project/Presentation:
    • Exit Slip Friday, February 7th
    • POSTER PRESENTATION due Monday February 10th and Tuesday February 11th.
    • Test next Friday, February 14th

Week of January 27th-

7th Grade:

  • Notes:
  • Classwork/Activity:
  • Homework:
  • Exit Slip/Quiz/Test/Project/Presentation:

8th Grade:

  • Notes:
  • Classwork/Activity:
  • Homework:
  • Exit Slip/Quiz/Test/Project/Presentation:

Week of January 21st-

7th Grade:

  • Notes:
  • Classwork/Activity:
  • Homework:
  • Exit Slip/Quiz/Test/Project/Presentation:

8th Grade:

  • Notes:
  • Classwork/Activity:
  • Homework:
  • Exit Slip/Quiz/Test/Project/Presentation:

Week of January 13th-

7th Grade:

  • Notes:
  • Classwork/Activity:
  • Homework:
  • Exit Slip/Quiz/Test/Project/Presentation:

8th Grade:

  • Notes:
  • Classwork/Activity:
  • Homework:
  • Exit Slip/Quiz/Test/Project/Presentation:

Week of January 8th-

7th Grade:

  • Notes:
  • Classwork/Activity:
  • Homework:
  • Exit Slip/Quiz/Test/Project/Presentation:

8th Grade:

  • Notes:
  • Classwork/Activity:
  • Homework:
  • Exit Slip/Quiz/Test/Project/Presentation:

 


Homeroom and School Updates: 8a


Weekly Updates

 

 

Week of February 3rd-

Week of January 27th-

Week of January 21st-

Week of January 13th-

Week of January 8th-


Accelerated Reading ( AR ) 

AR Goals: Quarter 3

25% – January 21st

50% – February 7th

75% – February 22nd

100% -March 13th

AR Goal Reward – Friday February 14th – Movie and Snack Day!

 


Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus is an online portal where students grades and attendance is posted! Here you and your child can track their grades, get an update each time a grade is posted, track their missing assignments, track their attendance and more.

It is a powerful tool to create more responsibility and accountability for an adolescent which they thrive with.

If you and/or your child need help creating a Infinite Campus (IC) login, then please email Miss Debbie or Miss Katrin at the front office of the Stead site. They will assist you and you will be logging in-in no time and you and your child will be able to start tracking their academic progress.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal- https://campus.washoeschools.net/campus/portal/washoe.jsp

Miss Debbie:

Miss Katrin:

 


Important Dates to Remember:

February

  • February 7th – AR Goal of 25%
  • February 14th – Early Dismissal @ 11:15 am
  • February 17th – Presidents Day – NO SCHOOL
  • February 21th – Fox Site Valentine’s Day Dance
  • February 22nd – AR Goal of 50%

March

  • March 13th – AR Goal of 100% for Quarter 3
  • March 16th-27th – Spring Break – NO SCHOOL – Washington D.C. Trip from 3/20 – 3/24
  • March 30th – Students Return from Spring Break

April

  • SBAC Testing
  • April 24th – Early Dismissal @ 11:15 am

May

  • May 25th – Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

June

  •  June 4th – Early Dismissal @ 11:15 am
  • June 5th – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – Early Dismissal @ 11:15 am
  • June 8th-10th – Contingency Days

 


Important Links:

Published Book Letter to parents – 1st

Welcome Letter 2018-2019

MS 3 Teacher Supply Letter 2018-2019

VolunteerLet

Important Websites:

Home Connect – check A.R. goals http://hosted117.renlearn.com/1074851/

Look up what books are A.R. and their level- www.arbookfind.com

Take practice A.R. tests to see if you comprehend- www.bookadventure.com

Infinite Campus Parent Portal- https://campus.washoeschools.net/campus/portal/washoe.jsp

Order books- www.scholastic.com

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Check your child’s behavior instantly, communicate with your teacher, and view your child’s digital portfolio- www.classdojo.com

Technology

As per our handbook, no personal devices are to be used unless under the supervision of the classroom teacher. For any technology which is brought, I will collect it and pass it back at the end of the day. In our classrooms we have established a one-to-one Chromebook program this year. We believe that making technology available enables students and teachers to implement transformative uses of technology and enhances student engagement with the content and curriculum. Please read and sign the “SNACS Chromebook Contract” for rules and expectations on the use of the Chromebooks.

School and Chromebook Lease Fee:

  • School fees allow us to provide the best we can for each student. These fees should be paid for in full by winter break. If your fees are not paid by winter break your Infinite Campus account will be locked and your child’s grades will be withheld. This year there is a separate $55 Chromebook lease fee for middle school students (6th-8th). Please visit the front office to arrange a payment schedule if needed.

ClassDojoImage result for classdojo

This year I am using ClassDojo to encourage important skills, like working hard and participating as well as easily communicate with SNACS families through messaging and announcements. It’s the easiest way for you to see how your child is doing at school and the fastest way to get in touch with me. Students will also be rewarded and graded on good behavior and participation through ClassDojo by receiving a behavior percentage each week and a bonus in their Classroom Economy money.  Learn more about ClassDojo at Image result for classdojo

www.classdojo.com/learnmore and www.classdojo.com/PrivacyCenter

ClassDojo also has great features which will help you keep track of your child’s academics and activities in the classroom. Check out your child’s person “story” or digital portfolio daily! You can also view videos and pictures that the student’s and teacher post! I’d like all families to join me and sign up for ClassDojo! You can use it on any device: it is a simple and free mobile app for iOS and Android, and can also be used from a computer at www.classdojo.com