Hi all, I am sure I am not the only one with a ton of questions regarding how to start off this school year on the track that will lead to success on the June 3 Regents, but I thought I would list some of the questions that I have, maybe you can all help me answer them.
1. Now that classwork will be such a huge component of the learning in common core, is anyone changing how they will compute grades? Will participation be counted more heavily? Will you use exit tickets to compute your grades? 2. Are you still going to be giving all of the suggested homework from the modules or will you be picking and choosing as you go? 3. Are you going to follow the modules as prescribed or are you going to utilize parts of them? 4. Are there any many topics from middle school that you are planning to teach because they were missed in the transition? If so what are they?
I plan to use the exit tickets from the modules and some of the module 2 lessons look reasonable. I am still struggling with Module 1 to find a good transition in both content and delivery. I am open to any suggestions.
I hope everyone finds the end of summer enjoyable and has an easy transition into the beginning of another school year.
Jennifer Griffin Math Teacher Stissing Mountain High School Pine Plains Central School District (518) 398-7181 ext. 221