• ATTENTION!!! Program Updates as of Monday 5/4/20...

    Please read through this summary of class updates ASAP!!!

    FOR THE WEEK OF ONLINE CLASS / DISTANCE LEARNING (Monday 5/4/20 thru Friday 5/8/20)...

     

    I will be posting a video of course updates by TUESDAY MAY 5... keep an eye out on our Google Classroom, my Instagram, my YouTube channel... and I'll be posting it HERE as well!!! Stay tuned...

     

    ATTENTION!!! Program Updates as of Wednesday 4/29/20...

    Please read through this summary of class updates ASAP!!!

    FOR THE WEEK OF ONLINE CLASS / DISTANCE LEARNING (Monday 4/27/20 thru Friday 5/1/20)...

    AERIES HAS NOT YET BEEN UPDATED from last week's assignments!!! -- Will be complete up to date by the end of this week... read on to find out more!

     

    ISSUE #2: RESPONSE TIME AND ACCESSING WEBSITES

    In order to make a stronger effort to remind you guys to access MAP Skills or Khan Academy on a WEEKLY basis, I will NO LONGER BE ACCEPTING OLD CPM ASSIGNMENTS FOR MAKEUP HW AFTER THIS COMING WEEKENDSee our Class Calendar for details!!!

    I will also be using the Google Classroom assignment/grading system throughout the month of May to help keep better track of who is accessing MAP Skills or Khan Academy. I will also be assigning more Quizizz work so stay tuned and make sure to keep trying/resubmitting if you don't like your grade! ASSIGNMENT MARKS OF ZERO "0" FROM QUIZIZZ WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

     

    ATTENTION!!! Program Updates as of Friday 4/24/20...

    Please read through this summary of class updates ASAP!!!

    FOR THE WEEK OF ONLINE CLASS / DISTANCE LEARNING (Monday 4/20/20 thru Friday 4/24/20)...

    AERIES HAS NOT YET BEEN UPDATED from last week's assignments!!! -- I am giving a bit more time for assignment completion. Will be complete up to date by Monday 4/27.

     

    ISSUE #1: CLASSWORK

    The ONLY work acceptable for classwork credit/makeup/extra credit allowance is MAP SKILLS or KHAN ACADEMY. I have already received a number of inquiries about 'the next assignment' or 'missing updates' but when I sign onto either website, very very very very few of you have done the assignment on EITHER website. As a gentle reminder you do NOT have to do BOTH websites -- just pick one or the other!

    Does it matter which one I do? NOOOO!!! You choose whichever one you find easier to access, work on, finish, etc.

    MAP SKILLS progress is based on you FINISHING THE PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENTS. It builds upon what you complete -- so if you don't do any MAP Skills work, you won't receive the next assignment!!! Please email Ms. Dalton if this is an issue.

    KHAN ACADEMY is based on lessons, chapters, notes, etc, that we ALREADY DID IN CLASS. It combines videos, activities, and chances to re-learn and re-take certain lessons/questions. If you cannot access Khan Academy, please email Ms. Dalton!

    QUIZIZZ has been added to the class calendar. Algebra 1, you have until NEXT WEDNESDAY 4/30 to complete it and Geometry, you have until NEXT THURSDAY 5/1!!!

     

     

    ATTENTION!!! Program Updates as of Monday 4/13/20...

    Please read through this summary of class updates ASAP!!!

    FOR THE WEEK OF ONLINE CLASS / DISTANCE LEARNING FOLLOWING SPRING BREAK (Monday 4/13/20 thru Friday 4/17/20)...

     

    AERIES HAS BEEN UPDATED from last week's assignments!!! :) BELOW IS A LIST OF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FROM LAST WEEK'S GOOGLE FORM QUIZ...

    Q: There are too many websites to deal with. I wish your assignments were easier. Why aren't we just using CPM for Classwork and Homework like before?

    A: You guys do NOT have to do ALL the websites -- you only have to pick ONE!!! Either MAP Skills or Khan Academy (or both). Sumdog, Google Classroom comments, Zoom calls, emails/DMs, are all EXTRA CREDIT!!! Think of MAP Skills/Khan Academy as CW and all the other stuff as HW. You have to do the CW in order get any HW/extra credit. We aren't using CPM because the lessons are too long and have too much reading for it to work successfully while we aren't in a classroom.

     

    Q: I forgot how to log into MAP Skills. Why are we using MAP Skills if we're not taking anymore MAP tests this year? Help!!!

    A: If you need your MAP Skills information sent to you, or if you're having trouble signing in, please send me an email: monica.dalton@sausdlearns.net. And... omg, you guys. MAP Skills is SO much more amazing than any of us could imagine. I will be posting a video tomorrow morning explaining this in detail. IT IS WORTH DOING FOR CLASSWORK, TRUST ME!!!

     

    Q: I don't understand Khan Academy, Sumdog, Desmos, Polyup, Zoom, or other things you have been assigning. Help!!!

    A: Again, REACH OUT TO ME OR ONE OF THE TUTORS if you have questions. Mr. B, the assistant principals, and the counselors have begun collecting names of n-participating students. They know what information we have been sharing with all of you, so "I didn't know what I was supposed to do" or "I didn't know who to ask for help" will NOT be acceptable excuses. I will walk you through the steps to make it easier for you!

     

    Q: I have a slow internet connection, or my Chromebook is having problems, what do I do???

    A: Mr. Nunez from the library, Mr. Correa, and Mr. B are all available to work with you and your family on any connectivity issues or computer problems. DO NOT WORRY!! They (and I) are all here to help.

     

    Not a real question but..... an AWESOME SHOUTOUT :: CONGRATULATIONS to our newest auntie, BRENDA CRUZ!!! :D

     

    ATTENTION!!! Program Updates as of Monday 3/30/20...

    Please read through this summary of class updates ASAP!!!

    FOR THE FIRST OFFICIAL WEEK OF ONLINE CLASS / DISTANCE LEARNING (Monday 3/23/20 thru Friday 3/27/20)...

     

    AERIES HAS BEEN UPDATED from last week's assignments!!! :)

    HOWEVER, starting this week, there will ONLY be THREE TYPES OF ASSIGNMENT CATEGORIES GOING INTO AERIES (until otherwise noted):

    HOMEWORK: old CPM R&P assignments listed in Aeries will still be honored. Please see the Schedule and Class Information tab on this webpage, or check Google Classroom for details on how to submit those.

    CLASSWORK: in order to receive credit for "CW (extracurricular)" (which will be input as extra credit), you need to complete and receive full credit for the "CW (math)." For example: you will NOT receive credit for signing onto Sumdog for like 2 mins or to do like 1 question haha. Here's a summary of the way you will be graded/tracked: 

    CW (Math)

    CW (Extracurricular)

    HW

    Quizzes/Tests

    Required in order to receive CW (extracurricular) or HW credit

    Extra Credit

    Full Credit (10 pts) or

    0 (no “missing”)

     

    Must have Quizizz and Google Classroom access

    MAP Skills

     

    Assigned each Monday

    Due each Sunday

     

    -or-

     

    Khan Academy

     

    Weekly progress report once student begins course

     

    Desmos

     

    Assigned each Wednesday

    Must be completed in 2 wks

     

    -or-

     

    Sumdog

     

    Weekly credit; 1 pt given = every 2 problems completed

    CPM (ebook)

     

    Old assignments (Aeries)

    Check website for details

     

    -or-

     

    CPM (Parent Guide)

     

    Assigned the 1st week of each month; worksheet attachment (Google Classroom)

    Quizizz

     

    Assigned on 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd day of the month

    (except Spring Break)

     

    -or-

     

    Google Forms

     

    Posted on Google Classroom

    6th, 13th, 20th day of the month

     

    To my dearest students, from the virtual beyond...

    I miss you all more than anything in the world.

    Please read through this ENTIRE message. Then, read through it one or two more times JUST TO BE CERTAIN.

     You all know my tendency to say how little motherly instinct I think I possess... Only for you guys to have to sit through a VERY motherly lecture about whatever lolol

    So you can likely only imagine how heartbroken, DEVASTATED, I am, to not only be restricted from seeing you all, but also from being able to TALK you all through the days ahead.

      Please know that no matter where we go from here..... I am ALWAYS here for you, only a comment/message/email/phone call/virtual hangout away!

    Let's take a brief pause from the emotional stuff and head right into the SCHOOL REQUIRED stuff, shall we?

     

    YOUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY IS YOUR HEALTH, YOUR FAMILY, and YOUR WELL-BEING.

    Social media is your friend in these times. Stay alert, follow news/trends, ask questions, be savvy. [Follow me? ...... IG: her_royal_mathness ...... Twitter: foodie_mond0ggy]

    Establish a daily routine. Set an alarm (even if it's late, haha). Set aside specific start/end times to devote to checking emails, doing school work online, etc. It's too easy to fall out of shape haha.

    ADD TO YOUR CALENDAR: MATH CONTENT WILL BE ROLLED OUT EVERY MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY FOR CREDIT.

    Shelter in place; take it seriously. Please. Check out Washington Post Mathematical Model Simulator for your first Real Math World assignment [coming next week]...

    Check Aeries. Right now. Do it. Because.....

     

    NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, YOU WILL STILL RECEIVE A GRADE FOR THE SPRING 2020 SEMESTER.

    As of March 23, 2020: your grades will be determined using the same categories in Aeries as before.

    HOMEWORK will only come from the textbook, and will only be assigned once a week. This is to shift your focus on your PREVIOUS MISSING HW ASSIGNMENTS if you want. So how do you 'turn in' HW? Check out our Google Classroom for details!

    CLASSWORK will be split into two equal categories:

    (Math) will consist of the MAP Skills assignments you guys are already familiar with. These are CRUCIAL because they are tailor made specifically for YOU!!! Part of your assignments will include lessons/activities from Desmos, which means you need to create an account.

    (Extracurricular) will consist of accessing your Sumdog account, random assignments from Khan Academy (I will post class codes to Google Classroom by Wed 3/25/20), participating in Zoom video conferencing, and interacting on Instagram Live. MAKE SURE TO CHECK THE CLASS CALENDAR ON THIS WEBSITE FOR UPDATES!!!

    QUIZZES will be given on Wednesdays through Quizizz website/application; please follow the directions to sign up via the Google Classroom (which has been completely updated).

    TESTS will be given starting after the week of Spring Break :) Platform and method to be determined!

    Please continue to check back here, as well as Google Classroom, for up to date information... please email or call me if you have questions!!! I respond to messages very quickly!

     

    IT IS ALL ABOUT COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION!!!

    Check Aeries. Yo. Seriously. Do it now. Do it again.

    If you are currently getting a 92% or higher: you're an effing rockstar. Also, keep checking the Google Classroom and your emails for information!

    If you are currently earning 82% to 91.9%keep on the lookout for additional credit opportunities. I will be posting videos, worksheets, etc. for you to work on!

    If you are currently earning 72% to 81.9%: it is crucial that you keep up with stuff!!! Consider catching my live videos, group chats (I'm doing cooking and recipes!!!), etc.

    If you are currently earning anything under 72%: you can still do it. YOU CAN. Send me a message or call/email me if you need to. We will work out a plan for the rest of the semester...

    GOOGLE HANGOUT / ZOOM. Let's video conference! My Zoom ID is: 338-996-8290

    WANT TO CALL/LEAVE ME A VOICEMAIL??? Here it is... my Google Voice number: (949) 284-6498. Contact me at, literally, ANY TIME. Leave me YOUR number so I can call you!!!

    PLEASE CHECK OUT ALL THE OTHER PAGES HERE ON MY SCHOOL WEBSITE!!! Schedule/Class Info, Calendar, and Fun Stuff have all been and will continue to be updated!!! I swear!

     

     A FINAL NOTE (clearly will be updated as we move forward haha!)

    I hope you all understand that-- not only are you our number one priority during this period of uncertainty-- but, as you all know, you are the only family I have left in the area. Please know that not only do I plan to introduce more opportunities for interaction (I'M COOKING!!! Please add me on IG for more details if you want any of the food I make...... I AM SERIOUS!!!), but also to be available via video conferencing at specific days/times. Check back here and Google Classroom for updates. Meaning, not only do I miss you all tremendously, but I want to do everything in my power to make sure you are all okay. And well fed lol. Hope to see you guys sometime soon online...... from the bottom of my heart, I love you all very much and wish you all good health, security/safety, and the endless strength I know you all have to be able to make it moving forward. You are all brilliant, kind, strong, and resilient....... and we absolutely WILL encounter one another sooner rather than later, I promise you!!! xoxoxo D.

     
    UC Berkeley Main Library at Night

     

    Photo courtesy of the UC Berkeley Class of 2015 (Kempf, Elena, 2011)
    This is also known as the most awesome public university ever known to humanity,
    the University of California Berkeley.  Go Bears.
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Last Modified on May 4, 2020