Gonzalez, Maria

Maria L. Gonzalez-Moreu, MS, MAED

    
 
 

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7th Grade Connecting Languages Math 2017-2018
7th Grade Regular Math 2017-2018
8th Grade Connecting Languages Math 2017-2018

WELCOME parents and students!  I am very excited to begin the 2017-2018 school year at Brown Middle School.  I feel confident that this will be an enjoyable and exciting year. I understand the importance of being your child’s teacher. To ensure a positive and productive learning environment, there are a few procedures that I require my students to follow:  

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

Academic dishonesty or academic misconduct is any type of cheating that occurs in relation to a formal academic exercise. It can include. Plagiarism: The adoption or reproduction of ideas or words or statements of another person without due acknowledgment. (https://www.google.com/search?q=academic+honesty&safe=strict&espv=2&biw=911&bih=441&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiNxrqy_rXSAhWl5lQKHZWCDrwQ_AUIBSgA&dpr=1.5)

Academic Dishonesty 

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Cheating on homework, tests, quizzes, projects or ANY math work in Mrs. M. Gonzalez’s class is NOT permitted. If you choose to cheat you will get 0.

 
MATERIALS

(First week of school, please bring a box of tissue paper to be used throughout the school year. Thanks!) The following must be brought to class every day:

1.      pencil -> always a good idea to have a few at hand
2.      8.5” x 11” loose leaf paper (can be kept with binder for other classes in a separate Math section)
3.      math textbook 
4.      red or green grading pen -> necessary for any in-class grading
5.      highlighters and color markers
6.      dry erase markers (for student use; please, supply throughout the year)
7.      composition notebook (100 sheets)

 

MAKE-UP WORK

District policy will be followed for make-up work. Students are allowed the number of days absent in which to turn in make-up work. The responsibility of obtaining make-up work lies with the student. Tests will be made up before or after school for students with excused absences—students, please see me to make arrangements.


LATE WORK

Correct and complete work will qualify for a grade of 100 if received by due date.


GT Late Work

Because Gifted and Talented classes are project-based and move at an accelerated pace, late work is NOT accepted. If your child is having difficultly completing assignments on time, email me ASAP.

 

CLASS WORK/HOMEWORK

1. To receive credit, students must show all work done to obtain an answer (this helps me assess students’ thinking). “Answer only” papers are unacceptable.

2. All work must be completed in pencil, or it will not be accepted.

3. Each student’s work will be kept in his/her binder.
 

 

ASSIGNMENT SHEET/Planner

The assignment sheet or planner is where students will record their daily assignments, as well as upcoming quizzes, tests, projects, etc. This will aid the student with organization.

 

EPISD PARENT PORTAL

The portal provides parents with online access to view their child’s attendance, classroom assignments, and grades.  Parents are encouraged to register for the EPISD Parent Portal online at www.episd.org

For more information about how to register for the portal, you may click on the following link https://my.episd.org/teamsinfo/parent_portal.php

HOMEWORK PHILOSOPHY

Homework should not be looked at as simply a way to satisfy grade requirements, but rather as an opportunity to practice and eventually master what is being taught; it is an opportunity to take risks and make mistakes. Students will be given plenty of opportunities to take risks and make mistakes; they will not be penalized for risk-taking or for the errors that may result as long as the homework is complete and 100% effort was put forth. On the contrary, students will be given the chance to correct and, therefore learn from their mistakes.

Homework will be assigned regularly. Due to the nature of our math program, it is crucial that students complete all homework assignments. Please check your child’s notebook frequently for assignments and organization or check the homework calendar on the left navigation menu.

 

ASSESSMENTS

Students will earn a grade based on the following categories:

1.  Warm-Up Checks
2.  Vocabulary Quizzes
3.  Quizzes, Exams, and Projects
4.  Classwork/Homework
5.  Interactive Notebook checks

 

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CONFERENCES

If you would like to contact me, you may call the school at 774-4080 to make an appointment. Please allow at least 24-hour notice for a conference. My conference period is 10:00-10:30 am.

 

PARENTS

You can help your child in several ways:

 

  • Know what your child’s assignments are by checking my Google Calendar called 7th/8th Math Homework for daily Assignments (see navigation menu to the left).

 

  • Have your child share his or her math notebook with you, showing you what has been recorded as we progress through the investigations. Ask your child to explain why these ideas are important. Check my my webpage called 7th/8th Math Interactive Notebook for notes (see navigation menu to the left).

 

  • Look over completed work (homework, quizzes, and tests) and make sure that errors have been corrected.

 

Thank you for your support.
 
Mrs. Maria Gonzalez-Moreu
 
 
     
I am naturally from Puerto Rico, the island of enchantment! I did my Bachelor of Science in the University of Puerto Rico, my Master of Science in Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio), and my Master of Arts in Education in the University of Phoenix, Santa Teresa Campus. 
       
Please, enjoy pictures from Puerto Rico that I personally took in June 2009!