Mar, 2020

Tuesday 3/31

Today: Go to i-Ready through Clever and complete the two i-Ready assignments that I have assigned for you: “Numerical Expressions and Order of Operations” & “Algebraic Expressions”. You must pass the quiz at the end of each lesson for credit. THEY MUST BE COMPLETED TODAY. I set the lessons to expire at the end of the day today.

If you are behind in the 12 “My Path” lessons, do that as well.

Google Meet Video Class will be Wednesday at 3. You must be on time. I am taking attendance.

If you did not read the notes on my Google Classroom, do that as well. Leave a comment below the notes that you have read them.

Continue to work on Khan Mission. We need to reach 100% mastery. Those of you that have not been on Khan in a while, your mission percentage is dropping.

Monday 3/30

Card Marking 4! Already! Wow! New Card Marking, New YOU!

All students MUST be completing ALL WORK. It is required by our school. If you do not have access to a computer, please email me immediately. I will be reporting students that are not completing their work to Mrs. Younes, Mr. Bazzi, and Ms. Fawaz.

This week:

Today: Work on Khan Mission. I will assign the things that we will be learning on Wednesday. You may try them in advance. Go to my Google Classroom and read the Lesson 17 notes. Comment on the post that you have read the notes when you are finished.

Tomorrow: Go to i-Ready through Clever and complete the two i-Ready assignments that I have assigned for you: “Numerical Expressions and Order of Operations” & “Algebraic Expressions”. You must pass the quiz at the end of each lesson for credit.

Wednesday: Online Class from 3:00pm-4:00pm. I will be holding a virtual lesson on Google Meet for all of the math classes. I will post the code to the chat right before it is time to start. I will be TAKING ATTENDANCE and recording students that do not attend. I will be teaching Lesson 17 from the book, providing practice problems, and requiring an exit ticket and follow up quiz.

During the Meet, all students must be MUTED. You will be listening to and watching the lesson for approximately 20 minutes. Then, you will get to practice on your own. The Meet is NOT time for private conversations or off-topic questions. There will be time for students to type their questions about the lesson at the end of the presentation.

Thursday 3/27


Goal 1: Finish iReady (12 lessons passed total- last week and this week combined)

Goal 2: Wrap up any Khan Academy Assignments (current and past)- Check the Google Doc posted March 17 to my Google Classroom for help

Goal 3: Wrap up any IXL

**Make sure whatever you would like me to look at is finished by 8pm tonight so that I can submit report cards.**

Thursday 3/26


  1. Subscribe to this iBlog first (right side of the page)
  2. Go to
  3. Click blue CLEVER BUTTON
  4. Click IREADY APP
  5. GO TO MY PATH AND COMPLETE LESSONS- 12 of them PASSED by tomorrow! Must pass the QUIZ AT THE END to pass each lesson!


  2. Check the leaderboard
  3. Scroll down to my announcement about REMIND and SIGN UP


  1. Come to my LIVE MEETING at 1:00pm today! Meet Bailey (my cat)! Check the Google Hangout for details!

Wednesday 3/25


  1. Go to
  2. Click the Blue CLEVER button
  3. Scroll down to “More Apps”
  4. Click the colorful IREADY CUBE
  5. How many assignments have you passed? Is it 12? It should be! 12 of them need to be passed before Friday!!


  1. Go to my Google Classroom and check your rankings! Who is winning in our class?


I will be at my computer from 1pm-2pm TODAY! We can Google Hangout! I will be here to answer all of your questions!

Tuesday 3/24

  1. i-Ready Lessons: many students still not completing- check Google Classroom for more info.
  2. Khan Academy Help- there is a Google Doc on my google classroom that I shared where I am typing up explanations.
  3. Grades are due Friday
  4. Food Pantry Today: 6470 Williamson Ave.

Week of March 23 – March 27


  1. i-Ready: Complete 6 NEW i-Ready lessons and quizzes by Friday, March 27th. You will have 12 total (6 from last week, 6 from this week). YOU MUST PASS THE QUIZ IN ORDER TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT LESSON! If you fail a quiz more than once, it will LOCK YOU OUT of that lesson.
  2. Khan Academy: Work on the Khan Academy Mission. You should be at 80% by the end of this week, 90% by the end of next week, and 100% by the end of the following week (Sunday, April 12). (I assigned some new assignments to help increase the percentage!) **Go to Google Classroom, scroll down to March 17th, and click the Google Doc I posted for explanations and examples for these assignments!**
  3. IXL: I have starred all of the assignments that 6th graders should be able to do. Many of you are preparing for the Advanced Math Placement Test. Completing all of the starred assignments will help students prepare for that test.
  4. Grades: I am submitting report cards for MP3 on Friday, March 27th. All assignments must be completed by then.

Free Food Distribution for Families in Need- March 23

If your family or someone you know is in need of food, please visit this link to find out more:

Friday 3/20

Morning Everyone!

1st Goal of Today: Finish the 6 i-Ready lessons with the quiz at the end. You MUST pass the quiz in order to move on to the next lesson. They are due by the end of the day! (It is a total of about 3 hours worth of work- 1 hour 3x per week).

2nd Goal of Today: Make sure the Khan and IXL from lessons 12-15 are finished. They are also due by the end of the day! (This is 3 weeks of assignments, which is about 20 minutes of work per day. Hopefully, you did not wait until the last minute! You will be very busy!)

Some things to remember aka FUN FACTS!

  • We spend 100 minutes in math class, 5 times per week. That is 500 minutes per week in the classroom working on JUST math. That’s over 8 hours!
  • I am asking that you spend around an hour, 3 times per week. Ideally, I would like 1 hour per day, but I know you have other classes.
  • If you spent one hour a day, 5 times per week, that is 300 minutes. That is 300/500 of the minutes we usually spend in school! That is only 60% of the work we normally do in class.
  • If you spent one hour, 3 times per week, that is 180 minutes. That’s only 36% of the work we normally do!
  • If you are sitting down, focusing, it won’t even take you that long! Thank you for your dedication to educational excellence!!
  • If you made the mistake of waiting until the last minute (we all do it once in a while, it happens!), PLEASE learn from this experience and make a schedule for yourself for next week so that you do not get behind.

IF YOU NEED A CHROMEBOOK: Please go to Lowrey with a parent between 12:30-2pm to sign one out. One per household.

REMIND: If you have not done so already, please go to my google classroom to get my code for Remind for your class.

ASKING FOR HELP: As always, I am here to help you! A lot of students are sending questions about things that I have already posted to my iBlog. Please read all of my posts! Also, to those students that have already sent questions, thank you so much for always being kind and polite!

Thursday 3/19

Hi guys! Hope everyone is safe and healthy!

GOAL FOR TODAY: FINISH THE 6 I-READY LESSONS. Then, get caught up on the Khan Academy and IXL Lessons.

As always, if you need help, get stuck, or have questions, please send me an email! 🙂

For students without a computer, PLEASE READ:

Lowrey School will be distributing Chromebooks to families in order to support their child’s Remote Learning. Each Chromebook was checked and cleaned by admin and personnel to ensure that they are safe to be used. Please note that Chromebooks need a working internet connection.   If your family does not have a working computer and is in need of a Chromebook, then please come to Lowrey’s main doors, tomorrow Thursday March 19th between times of 11:30am to 3pm. 
One chromebook per household! 
 All parents will need to sign a consent form to insure Chromebooks will be returned in the same condition they were given. All parents and students are responsible for the Chromebooks. They must be returned once students return to school. 


How does i-Ready Work? What assignments am I supposed to complete?

When you took the diagnostic test, i-Ready gave you a score and created a path for you. The path is made up of lessons and quizzes. After each lesson, there is a quiz. You must pass the quiz in order to move on to the next lesson. The next lesson will be a new topic with a new quiz. For this week, I assigned 6 of these. So you would do this 6 times.

Is i-Ready the same for each student?

No. The diagnostic test determines at what level the students can answer questions on their own. Therefore, for every lesson in the path, the students should NOT need any help from parents, siblings, or anyone else. The path is tailored to meet the needs of that specific student. Some students might have a path that starts off with Number and Operations and other students might have a path that starts off with Geometry. Every student has strengths in different areas, and the path is made for that.

Which Khan Academy Assignments do I do this week?

Click on PAST assignments. Remember there is a little arrow at the bottom that goes to the next page. There were a total of 20 assignments that were assigned over a 3-week span and 6 from the week prior. That’s 26 assignments divided by 4 weeks = about 7 assignments per week = 1 per day! (Each assignment has only 4-7 questions! Easy peasy!)

Do I do ALL of the starred IXL? Or just the ones in the list that was posted?

Just the ones in the list for now (Lessons 12-15). I starred all of the lessons that 6th graders should have completed by the end of the year for those students that would like to get ahead in their work.

What percent do we need to get to for Khan? What about IXL?

The usual 100% per Khan Academy assignment. We are also aiming for 100% of the mission by the end of April. For IXL, the usual 80% is fine, but don’t spend hours and hours on one single assignment. If you are stuck on an assignment, send me and email and I will send you an explanation like one I would give if I were sitting right next to you. (Virtual teaching, cool!)

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