This year is shaping up to be one for the record books. While I have become quite comfortable in using my lovely Weebly site to keep my students updated on class topics, I must permanently say goodbye to the functionality for now. I hope to return to this platform for professional reasons, but for my students, my school district has chosen to make the uniform move to the Cobb Teaching and Learning Platform. CTLS Learn is looking to be a secure platform with interactive capabilities suitable for online learning. I'm eager to learn and grow during this time, and I am optimistic that this will be the right move for my students. In the meantime, I will use this page to provide resources for talks I provide or professional reflections that I have along the way. This time of growth and change will lead to new epiphanies along the way, and we can do nothing but grow - in our knowledge and hearts.
I wish you all the best moving forward.
I just wanted to take the time to make a shout out to some pretty amazing students this semester. Categories for recognition were Most Improved, Best Zoom Attendance, Most Deltamath Completion, and Highest Average in Class.
The semester is almost over, and there is one assignment left on the table - the final exam. It is open-note and open calculator. Do your best and see what happens.
Best, Dr. Gammill
I wanted to send out a word of encouragement and update you on what is going on this week and in the weeks to come. CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENT
Links referenced in announcement:
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I’m posting this video on Edmodo, sending it out through Synergy, and posting it to my class webpage at www.drgammill.weebly.com . I hope you are all staying well and positive during this time. Don’t give up on yourself!
Just checking in with you all. I've moved most of of the content for the course to Edmodo to make the virtual process easier for all my students.
If you need help accessing Edmodo or simply have a question for me, don't hesitate to reach out. I want all my students to keep learning during this time, and everyday we are doing something. If you need help getting caught up, reach out.
Dear Parents and Students,
I hope everyone is transitioning to our online classroom through Edmodo. Everyday, there is a live session at 10 and a corresponding video and notes posted following the class lesson. At this point, ALL students need to:
If you are struggling with the daily assignments, check into the live classes. Email me if you have technical issues getting into the class. When we go back to school, I will give you an open-note test over Rational Functions. You will be able to use your notebook, not printed out keys from the homework calendar. So, please, write down your assignments and work. Ask questions and know that you are going to be held accountable for the content we continue to cover. You must show up and do your best.
I’m here to help. Reach out via email if you need me.
The show must go on.
We are migrating to edmodo for now. I've updated both the class site and the edmodo site with the current homework calendar. As we transition to a online learning format, I wanted to make it clear what the protocol will be for our class.
I wanted to give you all a heads up on some things that could impact our instruction and learning moving forward. First of all, I want to reduce contact points between my students throughout the day to decrease the spread of germs. Therefore, I’m going to ask that EVERY STUDENT brings their own dry erase marker. I have some for student use, but there can be no more trading markers between students in the same class.
I have some Clorox wipes for my desks for now, but I’m not sure how long they will last. 😊 They seem to be as valuable as liquid gold (as does the purell at the back of the classroom.) As these resources run dry, consider giving your student some travel hand sanitizer, kleenexs, or even wet ones. With 80 students a day, I’m starting to doubt my ability to buy these resources for all my classes.
As such, I wanted to let you know how I will be communicating and instructing my students moving forward in an online setting. I will continue to use:
1) Sign in to Edmodo during these class time allotments:
3) Students and parents may follow up with me via email.
I will be answering emails between 9 am – 1 pm.
4) Deltamath homework assignments will still be due on the Homework Calendar due date, even if the test day is adjusted.
Finally, I’m sorry for the late notice, but we will be moving Pi Day. Students will be taking the Radical Functions test tomorrow. The test will be OPEN-NOTE.
Pi Day is postponed - but will happen.
Polynomial Page - https://drgammill.weebly.com/unit-3-b-poly-characteristics.html
Polynomial homework calendar - homework_calendar_3b.pdf
Polynomial kahoot from class: kahoot.it/challenge/0682768?challenge-id=7ef29c95-e2a4-4f11-82e9-e7580a86e395_1583435477242
or challenge pin: 0682768
Pi Day Info
Midterm Review with Key
PI DAY - CELEBRATING FRIDAY 3/13/20
Here's the rubic. Your participation will be
worth one quiz grade.
It is mandatory.
March is said to come in like a lion. Have you ever heard that expression? The beginning of the month is supposed to come in more harshly with cold temps while the end of the month has milder days.
March is a long month, but we do have a few things to look forward. First, we will celebrate Pi Day next Friday. I'm sure most students are looking forward to having a shortened school day next Wednesday for an Early release, and before you know it, we will have another week off for Spring Break.
Hang in there and do your best! We will be focusing on the heart of the semester over the next few weeks, and these functions families are very important! Polynomials, Radicals, and Rational functions are critical in so many areas, and I want you to be well-versed in them by the end of the semester.
You can do this!
I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand.