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Mrs. Caroline Jones
Instructions on how to access Canvas, HERE
Instructions on how parents can set up as a Canvas observer HERE
From Mrs. Jones:
I moved to Colorado about 4 years ago, from Texas. I just love it here, and I never miss the Texas heat! In Texas, I taught all levels of high school math for 6 years. I hold a Bachelor of Secondary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics from Kansas State University. I also have a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, again with a Secondary Mathematics emphasis, from the University of Texas in Arlington.
This is my fourth year teaching 8th grade math at Lewis-Palmer. I've loved the middle school since the first day I walked through the door as a substitute teacher. Here, I've taught PreAlgebra, Algebra, and Geometry. I also now work as a co-department head for the math department.
My students describe me as being passionate about math, and always having a smile on my face (this year behind a mask!!). I just love working with the kids!
I enjoy being outside every chance I get. My hobbies include working on my home, reading, crafting, and hiking, also, a husband, two sons, two dogs, and one cat.
2020 has been quite a challenge - and now we face a new adventure: HYBRID LEARNING!!
We all will learn a lot. Last year, I was one of the first teachers in the Lewis-Palmer District to implement a flipped classroom. It was quite a big step, but when remote learning happened, I was fortunate to have a system already in place. There will be a lot to learn for both me and the students - but we will do what we need to meet your student's needs.
WE CAN DO IT!!
A calendar/schedule will be posted on the class CANVAS website.
Most work will be done through the learning management system CANVAS and the textbook site McGraw Hill. Instructions for student and parent access are included in the Hybrid Learning section on this website.
CANVAS may be accessed through Class Link or student's gmail waffle. Please check to see that you are able to access the CANVAS app.
First, I am preparing videos, to teach each lesson. These videos are me teaching the topic, just as I would in class. The students are expected to take notes from the videos to reference when attempting the practice.
Next, a practice will be assigned. Sometimes, the practice will be from the textbook (all students should have online access or a hard copy, please let me know if you do not), and some are worksheets. If a student is unable to print the worksheet, they may show their work on notebook/graph paper.
I know learning from videos can be challenging. When possible, I will be providing 'extra' (not required) videos made by professionals to explain each topic. I will also be providing links to Khan academy and other sources, that explain the topic in a different manner and have additional practice problems.
Please let me know at any time if you have any questions or concerns. firstname.lastname@example.org