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Patti Summerhill



About the Teacher

This will be my fourth year of teaching at Ascension, and my 36th year of teaching altogether. My experience previous to coming to Ascension has been in public (Gettysburg Area and Chambersburg Area) and independent (Wyoming Seminary) schools in Pennsylvania. I graduated from Shippensburg University (PA) with a BS and from American University (DC) with an MEd.  I am particularly interested in developing a strong skill base in each student as well as creative thinking and problem-solving skills so that students will be successful at the more abstract levels of math they will encounter as they proceed to Algebra 1 and beyond.

I like to read, knit, solve puzzles (especially Sudoko), and spend time in the kitchen cooking and baking.  I love to travel, especially to Colorado to visit with our son and daughter-in-law and to Washington, D.C. to visit with our daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren.  In case you might be wondering--yes, I am married to our Head of School at Ascension Academy!                  

 

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Mrs. Summerhill's Class Schedule

1st Period      ( 8:00-8:47)     Seventh-Grade PreAlgebra

2nd Period     ( 8:50-9:35)     Seventh-Grade Math   

3rd Period      (9:38-10:18)    T/Th Study Hall

4th Period      (10:21-11:06)   Prep Period

5th Period       (11:09-11:54)  Sixth-Grade Math

Lunch            (11:54-12:31)   Monday - Sixth-Grade Team Meeting

                                              Wednesday - Seventh-Grade Team Meeting

6th Period       (12:34-1:19)    Study Skills (Fall Semester)

7th Period       (1:22-2:07)      Study Skills (Fall Semester) 

8th Period       (2:10-2:55)      Sixth-Grade Math

9th Period       (2:58-3:43)      Prep Period

 

Grading Policies

Sixth, Seventh and Seventh-Grade PreAlgebra:    

                        40% tests

                        20% quizzes

                        30% homework

                        10% participation

                       Each term students will be given two amnesty passes for homework to be used at their discretion.  These may be used for missed homework, which would include unfinished assignments, missing assignments, and "forgotten" or lost assignments.  Even though an amnesty pass is used for an assignment, that assignment will still need to be completed by a week after its original assigned date.  If an assignment is not handed in by the appropriate date, it will be entered as a "0" in the grade book.  Students may and are encouraged to make corrections on graded assignments.  An average for the original and corrected assignment will then be recorded in my grade book in place of the original grade.

Students are expected to keep a binder for math.  Details of how that should be set up with be discussed in class.  There will also be a handout given in the beginning of the year as well as a rubric I will use for grading each term.  Students will be using a homework poly-folder for their homework, which will include their homework paper and their composition tablet that includes class notes.

Students should come to class prepared and be ready to engage in the dynamics of class.  The participation part of the grade will include timely homework, preparedness for class, attention in class and cooperation in individual, small and larger group classroom activities.

You will be able to access your child's grade in math in "real time" on Gradelink.  You may set up the parameters of what you want the program to tell you about your child's grades and work habits.  For instance, you may get an automatic email from the grading program if your child did not turn in an assignment or if the grade he/she received falls below a 70%.  If this happens, your first line of questioning should be to ask your child about the assignment.  If it is a matter of not doing it, or not turning it in, he/she should simply finish it and turn it in.  If there is a question about the assignment, please instruct your child to ask me about it.  If that doesn't work and the problem is not resolved, please email me and I will try to respond to you within 24 hours.  Thank you for partnering so well with me so that we have a most productive year in math! 

Assignments

ALERT

**Each student should have a red pen, pencils with erasers, and a fine-tipped Expo marker.   IT IS His/Her RESPONSIBILITY TO COME TO CLASS WITH PLANNER, PENCIL POUCH, AND HOMEWORK POLY-FOLDER (with COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK AND HOMEWORK).  IF He/She DOES NOT BRING THE NECESSARY MATERIALS, HE/SHE WILL HAVE RECESS DETENTION AND/OR A GRADE PENALTY.  PLEASE REMIND THEM TO COME PREPARED!!

 

Sixth Grade Mathematics

Monday, August 27 - Finish Ready To Go On?

Tuesday, August 28 - Practice C 1-3

Wednesday, August 29- Practice C 1-4

Thursday, August 30 - Practice C 1-5  Review for a quiz over the first 5 lessons

Friday, August 31 - Practice C 1-6  (QUIZ)


Seventh-Grade Mathematics

Monday, August 27 - Practice 7-2

Tuesday, August 28 - Practice 7-3

Wednesday, August 29 - Practice 7-4

Thursday, August 30 - Practice 7-5

Friday, August 31 - Ready To Go On? (p. 404)  QUIZ ON MONDAY


Seventh-Grade PreAlgebra

Monday, August 27 - Practice C 1-2

Tuesday, August 28 - Practice B 1-3

Wednesday, August 29 - Practice B 1-4

Thursday, August 30 - Practice B 1-5  (Review for Friday Quiz)

Friday, August 31 - Practice B 1-6













**If you are having difficulty with a lesson or homework, try logging onto the text website www.go.hrw.com.  Middle School Mathematics. (Course 1, 2010 for sixth graders; Course 2, 2010 for seventh=grade math, and Course 3, 2007 for PreAlgebra).  Then pick chapter and lesson, video or interactive problem help.

  


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