Welcome to Ms. Skipper's Home Page!
Hello, my name is Sherry Skipper Spurgeon and I teach honors mathematics in room 6.
Happy New Year! We have started the Spring semester off and things are progressing. I am proud of my students and their efforts. Distance Learning (DL) has really changed how I teach mathematics: I have more time to go over topics and by focusing more on the learning and less on testing, my students have been doing well.
*LEARNING LABS: Learning Labs are expected to begin again on February 8th. Please stay tuned for more information.
MAP: We have been working on the winter MAP and will be done with it on Wednesday, January 27th. For students and families interested in the most updated norms chart, look at the bottom of this page.
GSA/QSA: Our next Gay/Queer Straight Alliance will be on Thursday, February 4th at 12:30 p.m. IF you are interested, please email Ms. Skipper for a link. This is a Safe Space for all! We will have a guest speaker who is the young high school author of a book.
WANT MORE MATH PRACTICE? I can sign you up for Moby Max, if you'd like additional practice in math skills. Send me an email or text and I can provide you with access.
BLUE LIGHT GLASSES: A number of my students are complaining about their eyes hurting or headaches due to spending 4+ hours a day staring at a screen. I have purchased a variety and some are not very good. I was recently told about Zenni Blokz from some students (be sure to look for online coupons!). Another company is Calmoptics. As I hear from my students who wear them, I will share which companies they liked.
FOOD: Did you know that Orange County has a number of sites that offer free food? Check out the Free Food Map and take advantage of the food that is available during this incredibly challenging time.
YEARBOOKS: If you are interested in ordering a yearbook for the 2020-2021 school year, please do so online. Use the school code 7474. In fact, if you want to share your online learning experiences and have them in the yearbook, upload your pictures! The yearbook staff is looking for pictures to use.
COVID-19 TESTING: Did you know that Santa Ana residents can get free COVID-19 testing? Check out the district's website for information. Be sure to scroll down the page as a lot of information can be found on the free testing sites.
MATH WEBSITES: I have my own math websites that may be useful. They provide content that is specific to each subject and can also be used for review purposes.
OFFICE HOURS: I have office hours after lunch each day. If you'd like for me to open a Zoom to meet with you, please send me a text or email and I will be happy to meet with you.
I check my texts and emails regularly, so let me know if you have a question!Thank you all for being so wonderful, patient, and understanding. Stay safe out there and if you go out, please be sure to wear a face covering/mask and remember to wash your hands when you get home.