Welcome to Ms. Smith's 9th grade math and reach class! I'm so happy to have you! After a long summer of you all practicing social distancing and staying at home, I would love to be greeting you all with a smile and hug right now! Unfortunately, here we are communicating through a screen. We will absolutely make the best of this. I will get a chance to see and speak with you via Zoom this year. In order to be successful in Geometry with Data Analysis this year, it is so important that you attend the Zoom meetings, watch the videos provided, and put forth your best effort to read, complete and submit assignments. Our class meetings will be a good time for listening to instruction, asking questions, and getting the help you need. This is new for everyone, and it is very important that we are patient, understanding, and helpful to one another. I am unaware of your previous experience in your math classes or your emotions towards math, but I am committed to helping those who want to be successful in math this year. That will require what we call ACCOUNTABILITY. This means to hold responsible. Responsibility is not always fun, but it is necessary to achieve your goals. Because remote learning is new to you, it will take you holding yourself and sometimes your classmates accountable for doing what is necessary to succeed. I will be sure to hold you accountable for doing what is necessary to be successful this school year. With that being said, here is how you may contact me if you have questions about the content, assignments, how or when to turn in assignments, or scheduling a tutoring session (No calls after 6pm or on the weekends):
Phone: (205) 286-8899
P.S. STUDENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO JOIN ZOOM CALLS if they do not have unlimited data on their phone plan or wifi in their home!! The Zoom calls are to help you better understand what you are expected to complete. I will continue to post videos of how to complete your assignments and you may continue to call or text me for assistance.