Mrs. Okimoto - 7th Grade Math
I graduated from Aiea High School on Oahu and moved to Hilo to attend the University of Hawaii at Hilo. I have been a teacher at Kea’au Middle School since 2001. I have committed myself to doing the very best that I can. My mission as an educator is to prepare my students for a successful life in the global world and to be active participants in society.
Your child will be in a Math course that will focus on Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the General Learner Outcomes. Throughout the Go Math! Program, real-world examples and mathematical modeling apply mathematics to other disciplines and real world contexts such as science and business. Real-world situations are a focus of Go Math! and are found throughout the program. Each unit opens with an overview of a profession which involves math in the program feature, Careers in Math. Careers in Math help students to make connections between what they are learning and how it applies in real-world contexts.
In the classroom, students will participate in the workshop model. This model consists of a mini-lesson followed by student collaboration time and a closing connection. This model creates a classroom that encourages higher-level thinking, problem solving, and connects Mathematics to the real world. As a result, students become active learners.
We believe all students can behave appropriately in the classroom. A student will at no time hinder the teacher from teaching or any student from learning. Therefore, in order to guarantee your child and all students the excellent learning climate they deserve, the following classroom management plan will be in effect immediately.
Have on your desk before the tardy bell rings:
BE ON TIME
Be in your seat before the tardy bell stops ringing and begin daily bell assignment
Find out any assignments you have missed and make them up immediately. Ask for help when needed.
BE ON TASK
No walking around during class. Complete assignments.
Each student’s quarter, semester, and year grade will be based on the following:
90% - 100% A = Awesome
80% - 89% B = Basically Fine
70% - 79% C = Could be better
60% - 69% D = Didn't make it
0% - 59% F = Far from it
Grades are based on a point system.
Points are earned from:
Strategies for Success!!!
Phone: (808) 313-4846
Phone: (808) 313-4846