This first week of WEST classes has been a treat! Seeing returning students show up for math with big smiles on their faces, and meeting new students, most of whom were smiling at least a little by the end of class, was wonderful!

This post will be the routine each Thursday. Each WEST Math class and the homework assigned for this week is listed. Before we get to that, a reminder: Parents and Students, please email me with any questions about assignments, supplies, etc. Students, email me when you need help with homework.

Let’s get started!

**Math for the Middle Grades** – Student materials were distributed. Each student received a 3-ring binder containing the worktext we’ll use for the first semester. Take care of the binder and it should last all year. We’ll replace the contents of the binder at the beginning of spring semester. Students also received a pencil bag of pencils, pens, and other supplies they should bring to every class. Pop your calculator into the pencil bag and you’ll have everything you need for math class in one place.

In the first section of the binder are a letter to parents and a list of the assignments for the semester. Please read the letter to parents with your student, sign, and keep in the binder.

There are two lists of assignments. The green list is daily work. These are the lessons we start in class. Parents, please score your student’s work each day. Students, once your work has been scored, correct any errors. If you have trouble with any problems email me and let me know the page number and problem number. Parents, record scores for the homework (or not) in any way that is useful to you.

The pink list is homework. Homework assignments are mainly review and tests. Homework is to be completed independently by each student and turned in unscored. These assignments will be entered in my gradebook at trackmygrades.com.

This week’s daily work is lessons 1-3. We started these lessons in class. Most students should be able to finish the lessons, but if your student is struggling with some part have them email me with the page number and problem number(s).

This week’s homework is getting the parent letter read and signed, customizing 3-ring binder, and being prepared for class next week.

**Math 76 **– Students received a list of assignments for the semester, a document titled “How to Do Homework”, and a parent letter.

Students should read the parent letter with at least one parent. Sign the letter and keep it in the student’s 3-ring binder. Finally, students should organize their binders. This week label the tabs: info, lessons, tests, notes, other.

This week’s homework is lessons 1-3. This is a change from the assignment list. We covered lessons 1 and 2 in class. I’ll be sending instruction for lesson 3 in a few days.

**Algebra 1/2, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 **– Students received a list of assignments for the semester, a document titled “How to Do Homework”, and a parent letter.

This week’s homework is lessons 1-5. A detailed description of how to do each lesson is included in the “How to do Homework” document. Students should read the parent letter with at least one parent. Sign the letter and keep it in the student’s 3-ring binder. Finally, students should organize their binders. This week label the tabs: info, lessons, tests, notes, other.

**Geometry** – Students received a pamphlet that includes useful information about how to succeed in geometry. They also received a list of the assignments for the semester. Please be sure to bring supplies and Lifepacs to class. Bring the current Lifepac, the next Lifepac, and Lifepac 7 each week. We’ll be working through much of Lifepac 7 in class over the next few weeks. It is not necessary to bring the answer key to class. Lifepac 1 is due next week. That’s just the lessons and self-tests. The final test will be due on 9/21.

Chris CarlHi, Jan. Is the weekly checklist the green sheet that you handed out? Does the student write their lesson score on it? Also, when a problem is incorrect and the student redoes it and gets it correct, do they count it as a correct answer in their score out of 20? Thanks!

janelisesands@hotmail.comPost authorThis answer is for students in Math 76, Algebra 1/2, Algebra 1, or Algebra 2: Chris, there is no weekly checklist yet. The green sheet is the list of lessons and tests and you may record scores on there if you want to. If a problem is incorrect and reworked before being turned in then the answer is counted as correct. The goal for lessons is to work on it until it’s all correct then turn it in.