TI 30XIIS calculator (PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME ON BACK)
1" easy-open, binder (Since math is the only subject that you will have HW every day, and since math is 100% cumulative - you will need to bring this 1 binder home every single day - best NOT to share)
Mrs. Motley's China Adventure. I'm back from an exciting summer tour with the Teach China Institute of Manhattan. I attended the 3 week program with 16 other educators from all over the country. We visited high schools, museums, climbed the great wall and I even zip-lined down. This year I will be incorporating even more new and creative ideas for teaching higher level thinking skills in math. We'll also be working on some "China Connection" in our Do Now's which will incorporate some interesting facts about China with real-life math applications.
Peter Facinelli the actor who stars as Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight Movie, came to greet students and teachers. He talked about the fun he had making the movie, its huge success among teenagers, and spent time initiating impromptu character acting among some 8th graders.