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Math Academy Message - 7th Grade

Sent August 22nd 2016

Hello families, Welcome to Fall Creek Valley for the 2016-2017 school year!  We are very excited to work with your children this year and watch them grow in their learning and understanding of the wonderful world of mathematics!  This is the first of the weekly messages you will receive from Math Academy teachers this year.  My name is Chasten Bear, and my colleagues who you will become very familiar with are Heather Clark, Michelle Johnson, Janet Farmer, and Lorna Curtis.  For contact information, ...

Mr. Bear - Weekly Update - March 9-13, 2015

Sent March 9th 2015

Hello Families, My apologies for the lack of weekly updates lately.  With ISTEP testing and preparing students for the test, it's been difficult to keep up!  Fortunately, students are now done with round 1 of ISTEP and I must say that I'm pleased with how students have done thus far with it.  They were well-prepared and so I look forward to great results! Some updates regarding this week and the end of the third grading period... This Friday, March 13th, marks the end of the thrid grading quarter...

Weekly Update - Mr. Bear's Classes - February 9th-13th, 2015

Sent February 8th 2015

Hello Families, I want to start off by saying a huge "THANK YOU" to you all for helping your child to improve their grades by going onto canvas and making up assignments they have not yet submitted.  The progress reports I sent out to you a couple of weeks ago prompted many of you to help me motivate your children and the improvement has paid off!  I want to take a moment to brag about the students who are currently doing EXCEPTIONALLY well in pre-algebra at this moment in time.  Below is the l...

Weekly Update - Mr. Bear's Classes - January 26th - 30th, 2015

Sent January 25th 2015

Hello Families, I will keep this message short since I gave you all a lot of information last week.  I only have 3 main points to cover: 1) Students MUST MUST MUST MUST have their laptops at school EVERY DAY!  We use them in math class each and every day and as of right now, I'm still receiving excuses from students that say that they left their laptops at home.  Please help me by making sure your child remembers to bring his or her laptop to school.   2) Additionally, speaking of laptops, stude...

Weekly Update - Mr. Bear's Classes - January 19th - 23rd, 2015

Sent January 19th 2015

Hello Parents and Families, I hope your children are enjoying the 3-day weekend and doing exciting things to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  I wanted to send out an email to let you all know what's going on in our Pre-Algebra 2-year classes this week, as well as summarize what we have done over the past week. Firstly, we have been learning about circles and how to calculate the area and circumference of circles.  Students seemed to do well with using the formulas needed to make these calculations....

Weekly Message - January 12-16 - Mr. Bear

Sent January 12th 2015

Hello families! Winter sure seems to be taking its toll on us and affecting our time in the classroom together!  I wanted to send this email out to let you know what I plan to accomplish over the next week, provided that school days become more consistent.   Most students have completed the Quarter 3 Pretest already because we did actually have a full day of school last week.  This week, we will begin looking at our geometry and measurement unit.  Students will be exploring areas of polygons and c...

Parents Please Read!!! - Mr. Bear's Classes

Sent November 20th 2014

Happy early Thanksgiving families! As we are approaching a holiday break (and consequently a shopping holiday season as well), I am humbly requesting that you make sure that your children have a calculator that they can use for class.  We are beginning to get into some deeper level computations that are not efficiently done by hand anymore, and students will  benefit greatly from having a calculator. Many of you may be wondering why students couldn't just use their laptops or cell phones as calculators. &...

Parent Teacher Conference Update for Mr. Bear

Sent October 15th 2014

Hello Families, Thank you to all who have already contacted me to arrange a conference to meet with me during the Parent/Teacher conferences on Monday, October 20th.  The date is fast approaching, and so I wanted to let you know what time slots I still have open for conferencing.  Whatever slots don't get filled will become walk-in conference times, which are done on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The time slots still open for making appointments are as follows: 11:45-11:55 1:00-1:10 1:15-1:25...

Additional Parent/Teacher Conference Info

Sent October 7th 2014

Hello Families, One thing I forgot to mention in my last email about parent teacher conferences...if you absolutely cannot make it to our conferences on Monday, the 20th of October, I am willing to set up phone conferences.  These will still remain 10 minutes in length.  Please contact me if that option would work for you. Thank you, Chasten Bear ...

Parent Teacher Conferences

Sent October 7th 2014

Hello Parents, As we are approaching Fall Break, I want to remind you all that we have parent teacher conferences coming up on Monday, October 20th from 11am-7pm. I want to start scheduling appointments, so if you are interested in having a conference with me, give me a few 10 minute time slots that will work best for you and I will do my best to schedule you for that time slot.  The slots are the following: 11-11:10 11:15-11:25 11:30-11:40 11:45-11:55 12-12:10 12:15-12:25 12:30-12:40 12:45-12:55 1:00-1...

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