Monday, February 13, 2012

Getting Ready for State Testing

I know, it's only February! But before you know it, May will be here and with it State Testing. There are a lot of concepts to remember and still many things to learn. So, we'll be reviewing each class as well as forging ahead with new material.

So, if you get "Warm-ups" or homework on material other than what we're studying at the time, don't worry it's just me trying to keeping things fresh in your mind and seeing how all this stuff is connected.

See you in class.

Mr. D

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Diagnostic Testing

You will be taking a diagnostic math test this week to see how well you understanding the material we've covered so far in math class. This will not count as a grade, but will help you and me make sure you can be successful in my class.

This is the site where you sign up for the test.

Monday, December 26, 2011

New Year, New Game!

That's right! We're going to play some games. Below is a link to a new website called Manga High.
Sometimes playing games can challenge you and motivate you to learn. Let's give it a try over the next few weeks to see how we like it.

I'll give you your login information in class the week we return and we'll go through how it all works. I'm excited! Are you?

Fun Math Games only at

Monday, December 12, 2011

Next Payment for CIMI due this Friday, December 16!

Don't forget that your second Catalina Payment is due this Friday, $69. You can pay more if you wish. Make check payable to: Santa Ynez School.

Friday is a minimum day.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

New Trimester, New Attitude

This week we start our second trimester. If you did well the first trimester, then keep up the good work! If not, now is the time to commit to your learning and to make some changes in your attitude and motivation. If there's anything I can do to help you be successful this second trimester then please come a talk to me. I want you all to succeed and would be happy to support you in your goals to be successful this trimester.

Here are some things you can do be have a successful trimester:
  • Talk to your teachers.
    • If you don't know what you are responsible for, ask.
    • If you need clarification or help with something, ask.
  • Look over your class notes every day
    • Do you understand what was presented in the last class?
    • Is there any homework or other work due?
    • Do you have questions about the last class that you want to ask this class?
  • Think about your learning
    • How do you learn best?
    • What would help you learn something better?
  • Be an active, responsible learner
    • Don't wait for teacher to tell you what is do, ask.
    • Participate in class
    • TRY to figure things out before asking the teacher
    • Ask questions
I look forward to helping you learn and succeed this trimester.