8th Grade Math/Algebra-Mrs. Kelly

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February Virtue - Sacrifice
“Sacrifice” is the surrender of a greater value for the sake of a lesser one or of a nonvalue. Thus, altruism gauges a man’s virtue by the degree to which he surrenders, renounces or betrays his values (since help to a stranger or an enemy is regarded as more virtuous, less “selfish,” than help to those one loves). The rational principle of conduct is the exact opposite: always act in accordance with the hierarchy of your values, and never sacrifice a greater value to a lesser one.

~Pope's Monthly Intentions~

Febraury:

Say "No" to Corruption
That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption
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*** RESPECT ASSIGNMENT DUE FRIDAY ****** Wednesday, February 14:Ash Wednesday

Ashes will be distributed at 1:05 in the Cathedral.

After our factoring polynomials test on Friday, Feb 9th, we will be studying quadratic equations!!

10/17/17 - The algebra textbooks have been distributed to every student.
 Please remind your child to review the notes and HW DAILY!!
9/28/17 - as of Monday 9/25/17, I have started posting all HW ASSIGNMENTS, CLASS NOTES, HW answer keys and other pertinent information on google classroom.  Students should be checking this daily and READING OVER THEIR NOTES DAILY!!!
9/18/17 - The codes for google classroom have been distributed.
  

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/google classroom 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 - Unity
October - Empathy
November - Charity
December -Love
January - Respect
February - Sacrifice
March - Mercy
April - Care of Creation
May - Holiness
June - Reflection


Welcome to Mrs. Kelly's website. I have been teaching for a total of 12 years, 7 at St.Agnes(3 years in 6th grade and 4 years in 8th grade) I have been married for 35 wonderful years to my husband Jim. Together we have raised 3 great daughters, Ellen,Emma, and Gwen.
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