8th Grade Math/Algebra-Mrs. Kelly

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3/6/17 - The students have been advised that they need their own working graphing calculator every day in class. If a family shares this calculator, please let me know. If this is not followed, the student will receive a zero for a homework. 1/26/17 - Please make sure your son/daughter is adhering to the uniform dress code. The children have all been spoken to regarding this matter. Friday Feb 3rd is a uniform measurement day. We will be sending any students that need to be measured for a new uniform. Dec 13th -If the calendar is not loading properly, you must clear your browser.  This is a temporary fix until ECHALK can fix this bug. 
November 3-
Here is a video for solving a system of eqns graphically:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-home/alg-system-of-equations/alg-graphical-representation-of-systems-of-equations/v/solving-systems-graphically
Here is a video for solving a system of eqns using substitution:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-home/alg-system-of-equations/alg-solving-systems-of-equations-with-substitution/v/practice-using-substitution-for-systems

Here is a video for solving a system of eqns with elimination:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-home/alg-system-of-equations/alg-equivalent-systems-of-equations/v/simple-elimination-practice

WELCOME BACK STUDENTS!!!
I am looking forward to an exciting year ahead.
Lots of GRIT, lots of work BUT..
lots of fun too!!

Parents: the students watched this video in class.
It offers great advice to students!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8
Great article on how a parent's math anxiety can be easily passed on to their child:
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/24/square-root-of-kids-math-anxiety-their-parents-help/​

Students should be checking this website daily to ensure that their class notes are up-to-date.

They should also be checking the HW answer key each day that is posted daily.  This is a great way for each student to keep up with the material and to check in detail if their HW is correct.  This is key to a successful year.

Monthly Theme:
September - Hospitality
October - Peace
November -Gratitude 
December -Patience
January -Courage 
February - Gentleness
March - Mercy
April - Justice
May - Honesty
June - Faithfulness

Welcome to Mrs. Kelly's website.
I have been teaching for a total of 11 years, 6 at St.Agnes(3 years in 6th grade and 3 years in 8th grade)
I have been married for 34 wonderful years to my husband Jim.  Together we have raised 3 great daughters, Ellen(29), Emma(25), and Gwen(20).
I am also the mom to Sam, our 13 year old yellow lab.
I have lots of favorite sayings, but I think this one sums up a philosophy necessary to succeed in Algebra
"Never, never, never give up'"
Winston Churchhill