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:
Binder with HSN
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.
Pay attention and listen to the lesson
Participate in class activities
Use appropriate language
Care about yourself, others, and property of others
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:
Daily assignments & Homework
Full credit for excused absences
One day late, one grade lower
Half credit if more that one day late
Make up quizzes/tests ASAP
Access Textbook website: my.hrw.com
Look at notes/classwork
Come in during recess or the first half of lunch
Strategies for Success!!!
Attend class everyday, on time and ready to learn
Homework should be completed on a daily basis
Use the KMS Home School Notebook (HSN) to record all assignments and due dates
Maintain a neat and complete notebook and folder
Come in for help as needed
Listen carefully to directions
Use a Pencil -- ALL math work must be done in pencil.
Take advantage of every opportunity for extra credit if provided.
Retake tests for better score. Students will have three (3) opportunities to retake quizzes/tests to improve their grade. But these retakes must be done within two (2) weeks of the initial test date.
Phone: (808) 313-4846
Phone: (808) 313-4846