This Week in Geometry

February 1 - February 5


I was out of the classroom for two days this past week, so I am playing catch-up again with grades. I will be working on updating grades tomorrow and hope to have them updated by the end of the day.

A couple things to keep in mind:

1. If you see an (*) in the grade book, this grade is NOT missing. The grade book system defaults an assignment as missing if there is no grade entered. This star in the grade book means that a student was absent or simply that I have not entered those grades yet. This grade is not hurting your students grade as of now.

2. If you see a zero (0), the assignment is missing and is hurting your student's grade. This is an assignment that was either not turned in or was turned in with no name on it. Your student needs to make every effort to get this assignment turned in.


As always, I am available for tutoring after school if your student needs to attend. My normal days are Tuesday and Thursday. I will be available on Monday and Tuesday this week. I will be there Thursday as well, but only until about 4:15

STAAR and STAAR Review

As much as I hate to say it, STAAR testing is right around the corner and it will sneak up on us before we know it. There will be some benchmark testing coming up and I will give more details, once I know them.

As you know, Geometry students in 8th grade are still required to take and pass the 8th grade STAAR. I am not worried about any of my Geometry students and their ability to pass the test. But, there are some topics that are covered in 8th grade math that were not covered in Algebra last year and that are not covered in Geometry this year. I have sent and will continue to send home STAAR review packets each week in an attempt to make sure that students know these concepts.

As always, if a student needs any help at all, they are more than welcome to come during tutoring to ask questions. Also, they may ask questions before/after class over these packets. Finally, there is an online sticky note board posted in blackboard where they can post questions over the STAAR reviews.

STAAR Dates (for your reference):

Tuesday, March 29: 8th grade Math (and 7th grade Writing)

Wednesday, March 30: 8th grade Reading

Monday, May 9: 7th grade Math

Tuesday, May 10: 7th grade Reading

Wednesday, May 11: 8th grade Science

Thursday, May 12: 8th grade Social Studies

Copies of Assignments

If a student is missing an assignment for any reason, there are several ways they can get a copy of it:

1. I post copies of all daily work and notes pages on blackboard. Students should be able to access them anywhere they have Internet connection. Also on blackboard is a calendar where I post daily entries with detailed descriptions of what was done in class that day. I also post pictures of my notebook on blackboard so that students can see any notes they have missed.

2. I attach copies of anything that is a daily grade in skyward as well. Students (and parents) can access these files.

3. Students can ask me for any work they missed as well, but this method is not the quickest way to get work, as it usually has to wait until there is a chance during class for me to pull that work.

Students are responsible for keeping up with their notebooks and making sure they get any missed notes if they are absent. They are also responsible for getting their missing work.

Tests will NOT be posted online, so if a students misses or needs to retake/correct a test or quiz, they will need to come to tutorials.


Just a reminder, laptops should be brought to class and should be charged every day. We need to make sure students have them when they need them in class,

This Week In Geometry

  • We will be working on Unit 7 - Quadrilaterals
  • Next Test: February 15


If you have any questions about anything on this flyer, the class, or your student's progress in class, don't hesitate to email me: