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Coach Houle8th Grade Welcome students!
Welcome to 8th Grade Math! 8th grade is a great year being the oldest grade on campus. It can be a difficult year too because of more intense classes. Coursework is more demanding.
All About Me My background I grew up in Robinson and graduated from here. I attended Schreiner College and played basketball. I graduate from Baylor with both my Bachelor's and Master’s degrees. My experience I’ve been teaching for over 20 years. I have taught and coached in the JH for the last 12 years.
My Goals To give students the academic skills they need to progress to Geometry or Algebra I in High School. To provide a supportive and fun classroom environment. To help the students prepare for the 8th Grade STAR Test or ALG. I EOC.
My Class Schedule 1stPeriod 7th Girls Athletics 2nd Period Conference 3rd Period Algebra I 4th Period Homeroom 5th Period Algebra I 6thPeriod Lunch 7thPeriod Pre-Algebra 8thPeriod Algebra I 9thPeriod 8th Girls Athletics
How to contact me Email – firstname.lastname@example.org Blog – www.lhoule.risdblogs.org School phone – 254-662-3843 School address - Robinson Jr. High 410 W. Lyndale Robinson, TX 76706
Class rules are: The rules are the same for every class. They were presented to you yesterday. “we am …….” Being a successful student in the classroom requires hard work, practice, and following the rules just like it does in athletics.
GradingPolicy Grades are divided into 3 categories. Homework & Classwork – 25% Test & Projects – 50% Quizzes – 25%
Corrections Papers are returned on Fridays Corrections are due on the next Wednesday You MUST write the problem and show all of your work or explain how you got the answer on a separate sheet of paper that you will staple to the back of the paper that you corrected. You may correct any paper or quiz; test will be either corrected or a retest will be given.
Assignment vs. Homework I will make an assignment most every day. If it is not finished in class, then it is homework. You will have homework a lot of the time in Algebra I. It is due at the beginning of class the next day or stated due date. If a student needs extra time help on an assignment, then he/she needs to set up a tutoring time as soon as possible.
Class Information Pen vs. pencil Blinder or folder for current six weeks work Composition book for vocabulary, EOC work and bell ringers. Leaving the room during the class Textbook
General Information Please take advantage of the school website and my blog is linked to the JH webpage. www.robinson.k12.tx.us Subscribe to my blog to get an email when I posted anything new. www.lhoule.risdblogs.org
My Class in a Nutshell I teach students and not math concepts If you work hard (my definition of hard), then you will have a hard time failing Class should be enjoyable and positive environment.