Contact Info. for Ms. Stephanie Hammes

  • Teacher:   Stephanie Hammes
    School:      Spring Valley Academy
    Grade:       6th 
    Subjects:   Math • Physical Education • Enrichment/Extension
    Location:  Room 38
    Phone    (619) 668-5750 x3138 
    Home phone (619) 444-9809
    (Please leave a message & number where you may be reached.) 
     
     
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  • Springboard Math Course 1 & Khan Academy Tutorials

    This document has hyperlinks to get mathematicians to the best tutorial for each Springboard lesson.  It takes the guess work out of searching Khan Academy.  Please also encourage our Voyager to look back at the work done in class & any notes we took.  

     

    Many Springboard problems are rigorous.  Please let kids work to make sense & persevere in solving them (Math Practice 1).  Please, do NOT feel as though you should be able to reteach all this—the struggle is an important part of the process.  Mistakes lead to great discussions, questions, and LOTS of learning. REMEMBER, the person doing the work and the talking is the one doing the learning! 

     

    Ask questions to help get your child back on track:

    • Do you have examples done in class?  

    • Do you have any notes?  

    • Could you check with a study buddy?  

     

    Remember, if an assignment seems insanely tough—chances are a crucial direction was missed (or perhaps there is even a funky problem in the text). Encourage our Voyager to do what he/she can and to write a good question about a problem that has him/her stuck.  (And to be sure to listen, correct homework & class work neatly & carefully, and to ASK QUESTIONS.

     

    Thanks for all your support!  I'd love feedback on which tutorials helped and which, not so much.

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  • Welcome to Team Voyager
    –Where we reach for the stars!
    Voyager  
    Our seasoned interdisciplinary grade 6 team consists of:
     
    • Ms. Shelagh Appleman
       ELA, ELD, & gr. 4 Physical Education
     
    •  Ms. Stephanie Hammes
       Mathematics, Math Extensions, & gr. 6 Physical Education
     
    •  Ms. Kelly Pallitto
       Science/History, Enrichment, & VAPA/Design/Technology 
     
    "Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars." –Carl Sagan 
     
     

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