I teach 8th grade math and I am the mother of five amazing children. I teach at a small school and I am the only 8th grade math teacher there. I miss the ability to collaborate with other teachers who are teaching the same material that I am. So, I read a lot of blogs and spend a lot of time on-line looking up ideas. During this quest I found the MTBoS challenge and decided to try it. Challenge number one is to start a blog and here I am.
I currently teach six classes a day. Three are regular 8th grade math. We just started using the Carnegie Learning materials (just the textbook, we couldn’t afford the computer software). The other three are a honors algebra class, a remediation class of eleven students (both 7th and 8th graders), and one small group class of five students. I would love to hear from other teachers who teach from Carnegie Learning materials.
At home I have five children ages 7, 10, 12, 13, and 14. Although I am a middle school teacher and deal with teenagers all the time, I am finding with my own children, the teenage years are sometimes tricky.