5/4: We are finishing up Unit 12: Analyze Data and Graphs. We will not test on this unit until after SOLs. Next week we will begin review in preparation for the math SOL on Tuesday May 15th. Please be sure your child's attendance is regular during this time and ensure they get enough rest before the test. If you have any questions or need anything, please contact me.

Welcome Back! I hope everyone had a wonderful, safe, and refreshing spring break. We hit the ground running upon return. This week the students took both the math and reading student growth assessments. If your child was absent for one of these exams, make-ups will take place next week. The students began Unit 11 on Two-Dimensional Geometry. Please check the resources tab of this website or google classroom for study resources. I will add more as the unit progresses. Don't forget students can earn extra credit by completing lessons on Moby Max to give them practice with skills that we are learning in class and for help improving weak skills. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

After each Unit Test, students will have the opportunity to review their test and receive half credit for each test question that they properly correct using the following process.

Test Correction Procedures:

  • Students must rework each question they missed in pencil.
    • Four Columns:
      • First Column: Missed Question Number (going in numerical order)
      • Second Column: New Letter Answer
      • Third Column: Show work for the problem
      • Fourth Column: Mathematical sentence explaining why their answer was incorrect.
    • All TEI questions must include the entire answer if it was wrong on the test.

Lost Workbooks: Numerous students have informed me that they have lost/can not find their math workbook. I have updated Google Classroom to include a copy of all the workbook pages assigned so far. I will continue to upload the workbook pages when they are assigned. It will be there responsibility to sign in to Google Classroom to get their work. They can print it and complete it or if printing is not an option at home, they can copy the problems down to solve them. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Missing Assignments: There have been concerns regarding missing assignments. I am receiving numerous assignments with no name. I remind students constantly to put their name on their work. I see nearly 90 students a day. I have no way of telling without a name which work belongs to which child. Please make sure your child is putting their name on their homework assignments, so they can get credit for their work. If your child is absent, it is their responsibility to get their missed notes/assignments. They can copy notes from a classmate that was not absent and get missed homework from the class board. I also post assignments on Google Classroom. You can access this using your child’s student login information: first.lastname@nnschools.org Password: the one your child reset at school. (For security reasons, no one has this password but your child.) If your child has forgotten their password, I am unable to reset it. Our ITC, Mr. Swan, has to do the password reset. I have a list started to give to him already of students who need theirs reset. If your child can not remember their password, make sure they let me know so I can add them to the list. Once it is reset, they will need to memorize it and write it down in their agenda/notebook so they have it in case they forget it again. You may want to keep a copy of it also.

I believe I have Google Classroom up and working properly now. This will allow you to see classwork and homework assignments in the event that your child misses a day or loses their work. Hold your child accountable for completing and turning in assignments. When you check ParentVue, if you notice your child is missing a grade, you can access Google Classroom to find out what the assignment was so they can make it up. If you have any questions about this, please contact me. You can either download the app or go to www.classroom.google.com. You will only be able to access it through your child's login information. The login username will be your child's first.lastname@nnschools.org and the password will be the one they created when we did the password reset at school. If your child has forgotten this password, they will need to notify me and I will have to have our ITC, Mr. Swan reset it again for them. If you run into any issues, please email me.

Welcome to 6th Grade Math!!! I am happy to welcome you and your child to Crittenden Middle School. My name is Amy Nichols. I will be your child's math teacher for this school year. Although I am not new to teaching, I am new to Crittenden. I taught preschool for 7 years at Denbigh Early Childhood Center before deciding to make the jump to middle school. So I am just as excited as your 6th grader for this school year and the new opportunities, learning, and challenges it will bring!! I look forward to getting to know your child and helping them succeed here at Crittenden. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me.