Teacher Keishonda Simms » Introducing Ms Simms and The Amazing Mathemagicians in Room 313

Introducing Ms Simms and The Amazing Mathemagicians in Room 313

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Welcome to my page! My name is Ms. Simms and this is my 6th year teaching at Ryder Math & Science. This year I am excited to be teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades Mathematics, 6th grade Social Science, and I am the 6th Grade’s Homeroom Teacher.  This year I have been blessed to co-teach with Mr. Cook, Ryder’s Diverse Learner Middle School Math Teacher.  Mr. Cook and I have a special approach to math and we believe that every student in our class has the ability to learn and love math!

 

I have a Bachelor's Degree from Carleton College in Northfield, MN and Master's Degree in Elementary Education with a Concentration in Middle School Education from Roosevelt University. I am a 2019-2020 Ambassador for Khan Academy for Chicago.  When we are not making magic in the math classroom, in my spare time, I dance with three companies here in Chicago and teach dance at Ryder and throughout the city.

 

This school year we will learn:

  • How to persevere as mathematicians
  • Real world problem solving strategies
  • How to work and succeed as a community of Mathematicians
  • How to use 360 Degree Math to learn math skills
  • Using technology and tools to improve our mathematical practices and precision

 

These are just a few of the great thing that happens in Room 313. Listed below are some tools that students can use further the learning.

 

 

Schedule/Remote Learning/Office Hours

9:00am to 10:00 student/parent meeting (Appointments available)

10:00 am-10:30 6th Grade Math Live Instruction  (open via link in Google Calendar or in your email invite)

11:00 am-11:30 7th Grade Math Live Instruction  (open via link in Google Calendar or in your email invite)

12:00 am-12:30 8th Grade Math Live Instruction  (open via link in Google Calendar or in your email invite)

12:30-1:00 Q and A online chat via google hangouts

 


Contact Number: (312) 857-6491‬ If you call during appointment slots or drop-in instruction I will get back to you later. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

Congratulations to Week 2's Perfect Attendance for Math Class

Team Middle School Remote Learning Schedule


 

10am - 11am

11am - 12pm

12pm - 1pm

Math 

Mr. Cook

Ms. Simms


6th Grade


7th Grade


8th Grade

       

Science

Mrs. Harrell


7th Grade


8th Grade


6th Grade

       

ELA

Mrs. Barber

Mrs. Word


8th Grade


6th Grade


7th Grade

       

Social Science & Enrichment

30 Minute Free Read

(Chicago Public LIbrary & Audible)


Achieve3000


CNN10 Student News


Go Noodle (PE)

30 Minute Free Read

(Chicago Public LIbrary & Audible)


Achieve3000


CNN10 Student News


Go Noodle (PE)

30 Minute Free Read

(Chicago Public LIbrary & Audible)


Achieve3000


CNN10 Student News


Go Noodle (PE)

 
Information about connecting to the internet
 
Getting Connected to the Internet
 
 
Virtual Office Hours
Monday -Friday
9-10 am
 
Instruction
10am-1pm
 
*Except Wednesdays from 10-11
 
Fun Fridays @ 3pm on Google Meet
6th Grade Mathemagicians6th Grade Homeroom Class of 2022Class of 2022
 
Ms Simms
Ms. Simms
Middle School Math Teacher
Khan Academy Ambassador-Chicago
Ryder Technology Pick-up
 
By appointment only.  Please email Assistant Principal, Mr. Garner for more information at DJGarner@cps.edu