Serenity Ward
Algebra 1
662-893-3344
The Iceberg Illusion
Serenity Ward
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Algebranation

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About the Teacher

Education

I grew up in Washington State where I earned my Associates Degree in Math and Science from Whatcom Community College. After relocating to Mississippi in 2000, I earned my Bachelors degree in in Elementary Education from the University of Mississippi. Recently, I completed my Masters degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Western Governors University. 

Experience

I started my teaching career at Southaven Intermediate School as a 4th grade teacher where I remained for several years. I then had the honor to teach at Horn Lake Middle School where I taught 6th and 8th grade math for six years. I am now excited to by here at Olive Branch High School, teaching what I love most. 

Bio

I am married with three wonderful children ages 15, 13, and 1. We enjoy traveling and spending time together. 

Distance Learning Information

First off, I miss and love all of you. I would do anything to be back in the classroom! 

This is a learning process for all of us. Please know that I am available to help you with anything. We have worked so hard this year. Our main goal at this point is to not forget what we have learned.

A Few Things...

1) Please make sure you have signed up for remind. This way I can text easily with you and you can ask me questions. Make sure you have provided your actual name. I don't know nicknames.

2) I know that many of you only have a cell phone or have to share technology with others in your family. I will take this into consideration when assigning work.

3) CALCULATORS!!!

I will also take into consideration that the TI-84's are locked away in our classroom. If you have a laptop, you can download the exact calculator that I use on the board for 6 months. Just click here. You want the TI-Smartview CE emulator software for TI-84 Plus Graph Family. 

If you only have a cell phone, you can download the Wabbituemu TI-84 from google play.

Answers to questions asked:

Will work have to be completed during regular school hours?

No. You can work on assignments whenever you can.

Will parents know what assignments you should be working on?

Yes, I will message both you and your parents weekly. Everything will also be visible on my webpage.

Will it be daily or weekly work?

I will assign all work one week at a time on my website. It will be up to you to finish it.

How long are we doing this?

Honestly, I don't know the answer to this question. For right now, we are doing this for sure until April 17th. The district will let us know more information as this situation continues.

 

I will keep everything simple for now and will be using USATestprep for videos and assignments. This may change as time goes on, but for now, that is the plan.

Please stay safe.

Love, Mrs. Ward