What's
Happening In Class:
Thursday 4/7 and Monday 4/11
Test Review #13 due.
Test #13. HW Pack #13 due.
Tuesday 4/12 and Wednesday 4/13
III L33B worksheet due.
Captain's Quiz on 2010 SOL Test
Thursday 4/14 and Friday
4/15
All three L34 WS's due.
Quiz on L33B/L34
Monday 4/25 and Tuesday 4/26
Captain's Quiz on Test #14
All three L35 WS's due.
Wednesday 4/27 and Thur 4/28
Test Review #14 due; Test #14;
HW Pack #14 due
Friday 4/29 and Monday 5/2
L36 WS due. Quiz L35/L36
Tuesday 5/3 and Wednesday 5/4
L37 and L38 WS's due.
Quiz L36/L37
Thursday 5/5 and Friday 5/6
L39 and L40 WS's due.
Quiz L39/L40
Monday 5/9 and Tuesday 5/10
III L43/L44 Quiz
L43 and L44 WS due.
Wednesday 5/11 and Thur 5/12
Test Review #15 due; Test #15;
HW Pack #15 due
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The following students had an A
or a B in Algebra I, Part II second quarter of
20102011!!!
#1 Ronald Atkins
#2 Sara Quesenberry
#3 Josh Coins
#4 Whitney Mullins
#5 Quintrel Broertjes
#6 Cayla HAnscom
#7 Samantha Lowe
#8 Skylar McArdle
#9 Cathryn Saunders
#10 Alonee Crutchfield
#11 Billy Albertson
#12 Michael Plucker
#13 Nathan Hale
#14 Stevie Morrison
#15 Candice Rogers
#16 Bryan Carlson
#17 Jacob Moore
#18 Christa Harper
#19 Zane Callahan
#20 Chris Brown
#21 Corey Johnson
#22 Alexis Williams
#23 Brandon Cumby
#24 Austin Reid
#25 J.D. Spradlin
#26 Deven Cappelo
#27 Brittany Coleman
#28 Devin Poff
#29 Justin McFall
#30 Stevie Breeden
#31 Kris Whorley
#32 Leah Williams
#33 Calvin Martin
#34 Shayla Woods
#35 Kristina Persinger
#36 Shadara Bonds
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The following students had an A
or a B in Algebra I, Part II first SEMESTER of
20102011!!!
#1 Ronald Atkins
#2 Sara Quesenberry
#3 Josh Coins
#4 Whitney Mullins
#5 Quintrel Broertjes
#6 Cayla HAnscom
#7 Samantha Lowe
#8 Skylar McArdle
#9 Cathryn Saunders
#10 Alonee Crutchfield
#11 Billy Albertson
#12 Michael Plucker
#13 Nathan Hale
#14 Stevie Morrison
#15 Candice Rogers
#16 Bryan Carlson
#17 Jacob Moore
#18 Christa Harper
#19 Zane Callahan
#20 Chris Brown
#21 Corey Johnson
#22 Alexis Williams
#23 Brandon Cumby
#24 Austin Reid
#25 J.D. Spradlin
#26 Deven Cappelo
#27 Brittany Coleman
#28 Devin Poff
#29 Justin McFall
#30 Stevie Breeden
#31 Kris Whorley
#32 Leah Williams
#33 Calvin Martin
#34 Shayla Woods
#35 Kristina Persinger
#36 Shadara Bonds
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The
folowing students made an A or a B for the year for 2009 2010!!! YOU
GO!!!
A1:
Mary Arbogast, Sam Arney, Logan Smith
A4: Linsey Hobbs
B1: Zach Brown, Quinten Broertjes, Candice
Justice, Sami Wooten,
Chase Nelson
B2:
Kristin Cole, Cianna Craighead, Chelsey Harless, Mariah Harper,
Kayla Wheeler
B4: Justin Davis, Ryne Bower, Krista
Johnson, Ben Proffitt, Ryan Robertson.
NEW YORK — Danica
Keller has a message for girls: Cute and smart is better than
cute and dumb.
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McKellar, who played Winnie on the 1990s TV show "The Wonder
Years," is coming out with a book, "Math Doesn't Suck," to
encourage girls to get into math.
Danica says, "When girls see the antics of Paris Hilton and
Lindsay Lohan, they think that having fun being attractive also
means being dumb and irresponsible," the 32yearold McKellar.
"But I want to show them that being smart is cool," she said.
"Being good at math is cool. And not only that, it can help them
get what they want out of life."
McKellar should know. The actress once struggled with the
subject around the seventh grade, but a teacher helped her
through. McKellar eventually majored in math in college.
The book includes tips to avoid mistakes on homework, ways to
overcome testday anxiety and profiles of three beautiful
mathematicians.
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I receive the following email on Wed
March 31, 2010.
"I also love your class I feel like a family and I team player in there.
And also helping the other players get great grades in the class."

Classroom Rules
Before
doing or saying anything in class, students
will
expected to do one thing:
Think of the other students in the classroom
before thinking of themselves. In other words, their
team is more important than they are!
If students follow this rule, then there will be no issues and the will
have a great school year in my class!
But if there are students who think they are top priority, then they
won't last in my classroom very long.
A more specific list will be posted next week!
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The Quadratic Formula can be
seen on YouTube
here or
here or
here and another great one is
here!
These teachers
sing it like I do! Some students are singing it
here.
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AWESOME!
Mrs. Kardian is starting to put her notes online and you can see and
HEAR her notes
here!
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Lesson Plans for Mr. Houser
Wednesday 4/27 and Thursday 4/28
Obj: Students
will understand how to find the range if given the domain, to solve for
y, and to determine if a set of ordered pairs solve a linear equation.
Activities: Notes
on Unit I, Lesson 3. Go over homework on Unit II, Lesson 1. Review
for Unit I, Lesson 6/Lesson 7 Quiz.
Practice: Time in
class to work on HW.
Assessment: Class
questions and Unit I, Lesson 6/Lesson7 Quiz
Friday 4/29 and Monday 5/2
Obj: Students
will complete understanding of domain & range, mappings, tables,
quadrants.
Activities: Continue
review of Test Review #2. Go over homework Unit II, Lesson 2.
Prepare for Unit II, Lesson1/Lesson 2 quiz.
Practice: Time in
class to work on HW.
Assessment: Class
questions and Unit II Lesson 1/Lesson 2Quiz.
Tuesday 5/3 and Wednesday 5/4
Obj: Students
will complete their understanding on how to find the range if the domain
is given.
Activities: Go over HW
on Unit II, Lesson 3. Continue to review Test Review #2.
Prepare for Unit II, Lesson 3 quiz.
Practice: Time in
class to work on HW.
Assessment: Class
questions and Quiz on Lesson 3 in Unit II.
Thursday 5/5 and Friday 5/6
Obj: Students
will understand Test #2
Activities: Go over Test
Review. Go over Quiz Unit II, Lesson 3
Practice: Time in class
to review Test Review #2.
Assessment: Take
Test #2 in class. Turn in HW Pack #2
Monday 5/9 and Tuesday 5/10
Obj: Students
will learn how to graph a linear equation by creating ordered pairs.
Activities: Notes on
Unit II, Lesson 4. Go over the "Meech Worksheet".
Practice: Time in class
to work on HW.
Assessment: Quiz on
"Meech".
Wednesday 5/11 and Thurs 5/12
Obj: Students
will understand functions.
Activities: Notes on
Unit II, Lesson 5. Go over homework Unit II, Lesson 4.
Prepare for Unit II, Lesson 4
Quiz.
Practice: Time in
class to work on HW.
Assessment: Class
questions and Quiz Unit II, Lesson 4.
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What
Do You Want To Do
This
School Year?
If you want try and retry
until you learn how to do your math, work in groups so that you
understand, be in a class where no one disrupts you or is obnoxious,
then my class is for you!
if
you want to be in charge of your grade, if you want to be a part of a
team and not get in any trouble, if you want to pass the Algebra I SOL
b/c you worked so hard that you beat it.......then I'd love for you to
be in my class!!
If
you want those things and you have me for a teachers, then you're
going to have a lot of fun this coming school year!!!!!
But
if you're looking for the easy way out, shortcuts, a passing grade by
doing very little, if you want to sleep in class, if you like to put
your own entertainment ahead of your classmates' grades, if hard work is
something that you cannot tolerate, if you're expecting the teacher to
pass you if you get close ........then my class isn't for you. I
recommend you get your schedule changed ASAP!
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October 18, 2008. The progress report you send us is wonderful! I don't know what you are doing...but please continue. My daughter seems eager to do well in your class...this is something that we haven't seen from her in a while.

Announcements
Announcement #1:
My Classes'
SOL Schedule:
Monday May 16: B1 in the a.m.
Tuesday May 17: A1 in the a.m.
Wed May 18: B2 in the a.m., then
B4 in the p.m.
Thurs May 19: A4 in the p.m.
Announcement #2:
Fourth Quarter Progress Reports.
Students will be given these progress reports on pink paper.
Please bring these back signed for bonus points!
Announcement #3:
After School Math Tutoring.
Every day except Friday
3:30 to 4:30,
Announcement #4:
THE SRHS EXAM SCHEDULE:
Friday June 3 A1. The rest of the day will be normal.
Monday June 6: B1 and 3rd.
Tuesday June 7: A2 and A4.
Wednesday June 8: B2 and B4.
Mon, Tues & Wed are 2hour early dismissals!
Announcement #5:
If a baby could answer the question, "Do you want to be raised by a
mom who's a teenager?", what would it say? It
would say, "NO! ARE YOU CRAZY? PLEASE DON'T DO THIS
TO ME!"
Announcement #6:
Mr. Houser's formula
for making life easier:
a) stay in school until you have some way of making a living
b) THEN
get a job & save $
c) THEN get married
d) THEN have babies
When you do these things out of order, life is much harder!
And how do you think
rich people got rich
and stay
rich? They and their
parents followed the formula above!
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How Students Will Be Graded In '10 
'11!!
Homework: Homework will
be assigned every day. I'm saying, students will have HW due every day.
There will be very little time to do any work in class. When it is
completed, I will mark it "on time," or "one day late," or "two days
late," etc. However, students get 5 points EC for each school day HW is
done early. HW will be gone over in class. I will work any problems that
students have questions on. All the HW that a student does will be
turned in on test day as a package. HW counts as 10% of a student's
9weeks grade.
Quizzes: Students will
have a quiz on all nontest days (except for 3rd period, which will have
quiz every other day). Quizzes will cover the HW that we just went over
in class. I will grade quizzes and return them to the students THE NEXT
DAY, guaranteed! If a student is unhappy with a quiz grade, he may take
it over as many times as he wishes.........and the final grade will be
the average of the best two! There is a one week deadline to take
quizzes over, so students can't procrastinate.
Tests: Students will have
a test approximately every 2 weeks. Therefore, students will probably
have four tests every 9weeks. Tests are long and hard! They will take
about an hour or more. But, if a student is unhappy with a test grade,
the same rules apply as with a quiz........he/she may take it over and
the final test grade will be the average of the two.
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CONGRATS for passing the SOL Test with ADVANCED PROFICIENCY!!
WOW!!!!
A1: Sam Arney
A4: Lindsey Hobbs
B1: Zach Brown, Zach Miller,
Chase Nelson
B2:
Travis McDaniel
B4: Justin Davis
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CONGRATS for passing the 2010 SOL! You're a math BEAST!!!
A1: Mary
Arbogast, Sam Arney, Logan Smith, Barriesha Cheatwood, Troy
Eakin, Taylor Farmer, Casey Groves, John Lyle, Matt Newman,
Lauren Woollard.
A4: Arista Crowder, Devona Dubhorn, Lindsey
Hobbs, Sammy Jennings, Chase Lawhorn, Ray McDilda, Sam Nichols,
Wesley Orfield, Daniel Rogers, Richard Turman, Trevion White.
B1: Shadara Bonds, Quinten Broertjes, Aaron
Brown, Zach Brown, Malik Claytor, Christian Craig, Dakota Ellis,
Jarvis Goggins, Candice Justice, Zach Miller, Colton Noble, Kim
Pickering, Gabe Wheeler, Caleb Witt, Sami Wooten.
B2:
Chris Brown, Kristen Cole, Montae Combs, Cianna Craghead, Tyller
Crowder, Rachel Cuellar, Christian Dickinson, Sean Fariss,
Taylor Farmer, Chelsey Harless, Mariah Harper, Sean Hogan, David
Howell, Alex Jones, Keith Legans, Travis McDaniel, Cody Thomas,
Kayla Wheeler
B4: Ryan Bower, Kyler Creech, Justin
Davis, Euniqua Foxx, Stefan LaBrie, Jody Mills, Jacob Moore,
Johnathan Niday, Dustin Overstreet, Ben Proffitt, Austin Reed,
Ryan Robertson,
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Mr. Houser: Thank
you for everything you have done for [my daughter] this year! You helped
her understand and enjoy Math this year and have truly made a HUGE
difference in her life. YOUR PATIENCE AND YOUR ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH
THE STUDENTS ARE JUST A COUPLE OF THE REASONS SHE HAS DONE SO
WELL IN MATH THIS YEAR.....THANK YOU!
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Prepare to receive
a lot of bonus points.....No, you can't spend them, but they are
a lot of fun!!!
