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    Good morning all! Only 2 more weeks to go!!!  This week we focus on: Factoring Part 2.  We will be exploring factoring different types of trinomials.  All links and assignments can be found on my school webpage or Microsoft Teams: https://potomachs.pwcs.edu/class_pages/math/esther_wells/distance_learning_2020 This week's assignments are: 1. Watch video review on Factoring 2. Complete GeoGebra Factoring practice 3. Watch Video reviews on Factoring trinomials with a not equal to 1 and Difference of Squares 4.  Complete 2 IXL assignments on Factoring 5. Complete Quizizz on Factoring by end of day, Sunday, June 7th. Email office hours will be Wednesday from 1-2pm.  Office hours on Friday will NO LONGER be held via video, they will only be done via e-mail.  If you need to schedule a video conference, e-mail me for a time.  Otherwise, office hours on Fridays will be thru e-mail.  Good luck and continue to stay safe and healthy! :)   ~Mrs. Wells
    Posted by wellsel  On Jun 01, 2020 at 8:30 AM
    Good morning!! Week 4 has begun and this week's topic is the Pythagorean Theorem!  You can find all documents and directions on Teams as well as my website: https://potomachs.pwcs.edu/class_pages/math/esther_wells/distance_learning_2020 There are 4 activities this week: 1. Watch video to refresh on how to use the Pythagorean Theorem 2. Complete the GeoGebra Practice on solving for the missing side of a triangle 3. Complete the Pythagorean Theorem practice worksheet 4.  Complete the Quizizz quiz on Pythagorean Theorem Starting this week, my office hours on Wednesday from 1-2 will be thru email only.  If you NEED to speak with me directly you can request a video conference time.  I will be available thru e-mail during the day throughout the week as well, and for video chat on Teams Friday from 11-12.  Good luck!   ~Mrs. Wells
    Posted by wellsel  On May 18, 2020 at 8:22 AM
    Good morning all, Week 3 is upon us and the topic this week is: Solving Equations and Proportions.  Yes, this is all review, but whether you are moving on to Geometry, Algebra II, or another math class, you will be continuously solving equations; and proportions will come in handy when solving similar triangles in Geometry.  There are 4 assignments this week: https://potomachs.pwcs.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=416792&pageId=41853465 1.  Watch Videos to brush up on Solving Equations/ Proportions 2.  Complete Solving Equations Activity (using GeoGebra Link) 3.  Complete Solving Proportions worksheet 4.  Complete Quizizz on Solving Equations/Complex Proportions As always, if you have any questions or concerns, you can e-mail me or log in during Office hours Wednesdays 1-2 and Fridays 11-12.  Good luck!  :)   ~Mrs. Wells
    Posted by wellsel  On May 11, 2020 at 9:56 AM
    Good morning all! Week 2 has officially begun, and this week we are focusing on Graphing Equations. This week's assignments are posted on both my school website: https://potomachs.pwcs.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=416792&pageId=41853465 and in Teams (under files. The Quiz is posted under assignments).  There are 3 assignments: 1.  Practice Graphing Activity (link posted on site) 2.  Graphing Quiz (link posted on site) 3.  Challenge Game (flash required to play, if you have it) You do NOT have to send me all your work, The practice is designed to make sure you understand the material, BEFORE you take the quiz. As always, I have office hours Wednesday from 1-2 and Friday from 11-12.  Good luck.  Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions. ~Mrs. Wells
    Posted by wellsel  On May 04, 2020 at 9:54 AM
    Good afternoon, Week 1 assignments have been posted both on my school website (the link below should take you directly to Distance Learning Folder): https://potomachs.pwcs.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=416792&pageId=41853465 and in your Microsoft Teams group, under "Files."  This week's topic is Slope!! There is 1 document with several assignments: 1. Complete each link assignment in the document posted. 2. Complete the Quizizz assignments after completing above assignments. You should spend 30-45 minutes and complete as much of the activities as you can to review before completing the Quizizz quiz.  The Quiz will be available until 11:45pm on Sunday, May 3rd and is only 6 questions (link is also in the Directions Document).  Informal grades will be recorded in Microsoft Teams.   Video Office hours are Wednesdays from 1pm-2pm and Fridays from 11am-12pm if you have questions or need help with the assignments.  I am also available by e-mail.  Good luck!  :)
    Posted by wellsel  On Apr 27, 2020 at 2:20 PM
    Below is the suggested schedule for school work by periods during the week.  New work/material will be posted starting on April 27th. All 4th quarter work will be optional, however, I will still be putting grades in the gradebook for informational purposes. AFDA video office hours will be EVERY WEDNESDAY from 1pm-2pm.  They will take place through Microsoft Teams, and can only be accessed with your school e-mail account.  You should have received and e-mail with the scheduled meeting for this week.  Office hours are NOT REQUIRED to attend; they are there if you need/want face to face help with any assignments or have questions.  If this time slot does not work for you on any given Wednesday, please feel free to contact me via e-mail with your questions, or to schedule a different meeting time. April 24th is the end of the 3rd quarter and the last day to turn in make up work.  The re-testing window for Unit 4 will be open from 7am Monday until 1159pm Thursday, and can only be taken if you have completed and sent me the remediation work.
    Posted by wellsel  On Apr 18, 2020 at 3:41 PM
    Hello students and parents, I know many of you have asked about taking a missed test, or re-testing a low grade.  We are currently finalizing the remediation and testing documents.  But there are a few things you need to know/complete BEFORE testing: 1.  Before you can take or retake any test, you will need to complete the remediation for the same Module.  Those documents are posted under the "Distance Learning 2020" tab on my homepage.  AFDA has a review for Unit 4-Linear Programming.  Spring Break is still scheduled for next week, so you do not need to worry about having it done immediately (unless you want to).   2.  During the week of April 13-17th: I will be setting up "office hours" on Zoom so that students can log in and have face to face conversations with questions about the review or to go over anything they are still confused on. These will happen about twice that week for hone hour each.  I will send an invite once that is set up that week.  I will always answer questions before office hours via e-mail, but if you feel an actual conversation would be more beneficial, I encourage you to take part in the office hours.  If you need to schedule a different time that what I schedule, we can coordinate something!  You will need to provide evidence that the remediation has been completed before I send you a code for the test.  3.  During the week of April 20-23rd:  I will open up a testing window the website gradecam.com, which is where the tests will be posted and where students can log in, take, and submit the test online. You can re-take the test at some point during those 4 days.  The 3rd quarter does not end until April 24th, so you will have those grades before the end of the quarter.  More information on the testing window will be sent out after Spring Break.  Please notes that IF you take an test online, you will be required to show work on separate paper and then take a photo of the work and send it to me for the re-take grade to count. We will get re-testing in before the end of the quarter.  Just make sure you are reviewing Unit 4 you want to do again (you can use the Pre-test that is posted under the Homework section of the website), and complete the Remediation posted under "Distance Learning 2020!" ?? Again, if you need anything, please e-mail me at wellsel@pwcs.edu.
    Posted by wellsel  On Apr 02, 2020 at 2:01 PM
    HOMEWORK TAB TO THE LEFT: Under this tab you will find a folder marked "AFDA" It has all the GPS's, Test Reviews, and Answers to the reviews for all Units we have covered so far (thru Unit 5).  You may use these to review all topics we've covered so far.    March 24th, 2020  Dear students and parents/guardians, I know that there are a lot of different emotions going on with the announcement that schools are closed for the remainder of the academic school year.  Believe when I say I have been going through a lot of them myself.  I feel for all of you with this closure. To my seniors:  I'm so sorry that this is how it has to end (for now).  I know how hard you have been working and I hope that the county is able to put together some kind of graduation ceremony/way to honor all of you.  You've worked hard this far and deserve it. To my athletes: I'm sorry that your season has been cut short in something that you love participating in. To those of you that participate in extracurricular activities: I'm sorry that no more meetings will be held this year and you don't get to see you club mates, sponsors, and other friends you were excited to gather with. To ALL my students:  I'm sorry that you didn't get a chance to say goodbye to many of your friends you got to see almost everyday.  I know how hard it is not to be able to see people you are so used to seeing day by day. And I will miss seeing and working with all of you at school for the rest of the year.   I know a lot of you are worried/wondering about grades, make-ups and re-testing, and how the rest of the year will be handled.  I assure you that we are working on that and are awaiting on a response from the county about how we will proceed in this matter.  As soon as I know ANYTHING I will let you know how we will continue.  For now, I have my school website updated with a blog for each subject, designed to post announcements/assignments, as well as subpages for documents and links.  You can access it through Potomac's webpage, or using this direct link: https://potomachs.pwcs.edu/class_pages/math/esther_wells I also have all our previous calendars posted from the beginning of the year so you can review the topics we've already covered. As we get more information on how to proceed with distance learning, I will let you know how assignments can be completed/turned in etc.  If you are able to download Zoom, I have an account that we can use to video conference once new material is assigned later if you are in need of help with assignments/topics.  There is NO SOL this year for Algebra I, so we will focus on finishing up the curriculum.  In AFDA, we will also focus on finishing up the AFDA curriculum. Students AND Parents/Guardians:  Please, if you need ANYTHING during this time, I am available thru e-mail at any time.  And if I can't help immediately or don't have the answer, I will get you to someone that can!  Know that we (Mrs. Faust, Ms. Rivera, Mrs. Perelli, and I) are ALL thinking about you and hoping you all are doing well, staying safe and healthy throughout this time.   Please pass this information along to your classmates so the word gets around on how we will proceed throughout the year. Thank you all for the year that we have had so far, and we will continue to do everything we can to help you though the rest of this year!!! Take care! Mrs. Wells, Mrs. Perelli (AFDA), Mrs. Faust (Algebra I), and Ms. Rivera (Algebra I)        AFDA Update: 3/22/20  Hello AFDA, If you have not already seen that latest e-mail that I have sent out, you all should continue working on the previously assigned IXL objectives that you started before our break from school.  They are on www.ixl.com/signin/potomacshs.  The link is also posted on the left-hand side of my webpage under "Useful Links."  Objectives to complete are: Level K *DD.2 Level M *B.4 *C.6 You only need a score of 80. Also, if you were not in class either on Thursday, March 12th (Period 6) or Friday, March 13th (Per
    Posted by wellsel  On Apr 02, 2020 at 1:41 PM