Glad to have Ms. Tucker and all our Camp McDowell students back safe & sound at HMS!

Life at HMS has marched on even in the absence of our GT students! Green Team math students learned about the area of triangles (Monday) and how to separate Composite Figures (Irregular Polygons) into recognizable shapes (squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangles) so that we can calculate the total area of the figure (Tuesday & Wednesday).

Having my ear to the ground, it seems as though many parents & students are fearful that I will test Camp McDowell participatants this Friday on all the material we learned while these students were away. I am quite surprised and disappointed that any parent or student would think I would ever test students on material they have not been taught.

In fact, quite the opposite is true. I have developed a plan to give Camp McDowell participants additional time & instruction to learn the material we covered while they were out. On Friday morning, April 26th, I will be in my classroom at 7:00am teaching the skills that were covered while Camp McDowell students were away. Students are encouraged to attend this work session and bring the worksheets they received prior to leaving for camp with them. I will work any problem students need and we will review all formulas and steps in the process of calculating total area of composite figures.

All makeup work for Camp McDowell participants will be due MAY 1st! Camp McDowell participants will also take their test on perimeter & area on May 1st as well. Once again, in an effort to ease the fears of students & parents, I will be in my classroom at 7:00am for Camp McDowell participants to take their makeup test. Please think ahead for that morning and make arrangements to be in my classroom at 7:00am.

If any parent or student has additional concerns or suggestions, please feel free to email me at shorton@shelbyed.k12.al.us. I am always eager to help students catch up any missing assignments!