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Title: Welcome to 7th Grade Math!

Welcome to 7th Grade Math!
  • Silver Team
  • Ms. Cogswell

Who is Ms. Cogswell?
  • Grew up in Olathe
  • Went to Notre Dame for undergrad and studied MATH
  • Moved to Washington DC and taught 7th 8th grade
    math while working on getting my Masters of Arts
    in Teaching
  • This is my 3rd year at WMS and my 7th year in

Who is Ms. Cogswell? (Continued)
  • Math nerd.
  • 4-Her and I still go to camp as a counselor
  • Hobbies
  • Cooking
  • Quilting
  • Reading
  • Running

Who is Miss Cogswell?
  • I spent 3 weeks last summer in Africa with my
  • We went on safari in Tanzania and visited Cape
    Town in South Africa.

Math Masters
Work Hard, Get Smart!
Math Masters Work Hard. Get Smart
  • The Theory of Malleable Intelligence
  • Don't Let Anybody Tell You That You Can't

Mistakes Make Learning Matter!
Class Goal
  • Every student will earn either Exceeds
    Standard or Exemplary on the Kansas State Math

Setting Individual Goals
  • Short-term Long-term Goals
  • Career Goal
  • College/Professional Training Goal
  • High School Goal
  • Middle School Goal
  • 7th Grade Math Goal
  • Include a picture of yourself in the middle of
    your star!
  • Due Thursday, August 16th

Ms. Cogswells Example
  • Career Goal
  • To be one of the best math teachers in the
  • College/Professional Training Goal
  • Go back to school to get my PhD in school
  • High School Goal
  • That all my students will take Calculus in high
  • Middle School Goal
  • That all my students participate in at least 1
    after school activity
  • 7th Grade Math Goal
  • All my students master writing equations!

Math MastersWork Hard. Get Smart.
  • Our Classroom Bee Attitudes
  • Bee safe.
  • Physically
  • Emotionally
  • Socially
  • Bee respectful.
  • Of self
  • Of others
  • Of school
  • Bee prepared.
  • Always ready to learn!

Classroom Consequences
  • In those situations where our actions do not meet
    the Bee Attitudes
  • 1st time warning
  • 2nd time safe seat
  • 3rd time blue form/detention
  • 4th time silver form (office referral)

Positive Reinforcement
  • Classroom claps
  • SPURS tickets
  • Free seating
  • Positive parent phone call
  • Additional homework work time

Procedures Expectations
Entering the Classroom
  • Come in and sit in the same seat as you are today
  • Take out homework from the night before and set
    it on your desk
  • Begin working silently on the Bell Work posted
    on the board
  • Ms. Cogswell will come around in the first few
    minutes to take attendance and to check homework
    and Bell Work
  • Sharpen pencils if necessary

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect
Practice 1 Homework
  • Homework is 100 if
  • Completed on time
  • Proper heading is shown
  • All work is shown
  • It is in pencil
  • Ms. Cogswell will check it off during the Bell
    Work and it will be checked as a class
  • Keep all old homework assignments in your math

Assignment Description First Last Name
Hr. ___

Late Homework
  • Per the Wheatridge MS policy
  • 1 day late 80
  • 2 days late 60
  • gt1 week late 0
  • If you were absent, you have 3 days from the date
    of your absence to turn in missing homework
  • Late homework is turned into the late homework
    bin. (Not your hours bin.)

Practice 2 Daily Work
  • Turned in at the end of every block to your
    hours bin.
  • Ms. Cogswell will tell you during closure what
    you are expected to turn in.
  • You will receive 100 on class work if
  • Turn it in before leaving the classroom
  • Proper heading is shown
  • All work is shown
  • You used pencil

Efficient Use of Time--Restrooms
  • Use the restroom during transition.
  • You will not be permitted to leave the room
    during instruction.

Efficient Use of Time -- Water
  • You may bring a water bottle with you to class.
    Please do not bring any beverage other than
  • Passes will not be given for the water fountain.

Efficient Use of Time -- Tardy
  • If you have a pass
  • Quietly hand it to Ms. Cogswell (or show her if
    it is in your agenda) and quickly take your seat
    to see where we are in the lesson.
  • If you do not have a pass
  • You will be marked tardy in the gradebook. Speak
    with Ms. Cogswell before leaving for your next
  • Either way
  • At a good break, ask your group what you missed

Efficient Use of Time -- Absent
  • If you are absent, you are responsible for
    getting whatever you may have missed.
  • Work you missed will be in the folders on the
    What did I miss? board.
  • Come before or after school to ask any questions.

End of Class
  • You are dismissed by Ms. Cogswell. Not the bell.
  • Make sure the area around your desk is clean.
  • Put any paper trash in the recycling.
  • Turn in your class work for the day!
  • DO NOT turn in homework if you finish it early!
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