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Lisa Purvis

8th Grade Math & Acc. Math

662.349.6660
L Purvis

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”  Oliver Wendell Holmes

All About Me!

                         Education                                                           BIO

I received my degree from the University of Mississippi.

My Mission Statement

It is my mission to educate my students in a way that will not only provide them with knowledge but also empower them.  Through diverse methods, strategies, and educational opportunities students will learn the skills needed to achieve their goals. I will provide a learning environment that will promote the intellectual, social, physical, and emotional needs of every child.  In order to help all students realize their full potential I will encourage critical thinking, peer support, an exchange of ideas, and serious reflection, in order to produce independent thinkers and dynamic members of society.

Hello!  I am MeLissa Purvis.  However, all of my family and friends call me Lisa.  I received my degree in Education from the University of Mississippi.  I had the pleasure of spending 23 years in the banking and finance industry prior to my decision to change careers and become an educator.  Since making the life changing decision in 2008 I have found that the achievements I desire and hope to accomplish in this career far exceed any that I ever experienced in the past. 

I was born in Georgia and blessed with the fortune and opportunity of living in Japan and Germany while my father was an officer in the army.  I graduated from Lawrence D. Bell high school in Bedford, Texas, in 1982, and started college.  Marriage, starting a family, and work brought me to the Memphis area in 1986.  I am blessed with a wonderful husband, five children, and seven precious grandchildren.  We enjoy spending time with our family, time at our farm, traveling, college football, and especially time with our grandkids.  I love the outdoors and swimming, love  to cook, am pretty good with a paint brush, enjoy sewing and crochet, and love to watch movies.  Most of all, I love children and strive to help them achieve their goals and be the best they can be, both academically and in life.

Andrew Carnegie once said, “Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success.  A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you.  Achieve! Achieve!”  

Announcements

VIRTUAL STUDENTS

- Make sure you login to Schoology and work on your assignments EVERY DAY.  This is how roll will be taken.

- Teacher office hours to help you with assignments and to answer questions will happen every day.  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday someone will be available on a ZOOM call from 11:45 to 12:15.  Thursdays, someone will be available from 11:00 to 11:30.  The call in info will be the same every day.

IN CLASS STUDENTS:

- Make sure you wear your mask!

- Bring all of your supplies to class every day.  No one can share materials, so make sure you keep your supplies in a pouch or pencil box and bring your Binder and Notebook to class every day.

- NO ONE will have a locker, so make sure you have all of your things in a book bag or back pack.

Click on the link below to access "Schoology".

DCMS Newsletter

To stay informed, please click on the link below

https://www.smore.com/98k4c

What web browser is best for accessing sites?

FYI....As we have assisted parents, students, & teacher who are assisting students, we have discovered that Chrome gives the user the best experience. Most people who are having issues with Edge have the old Edge. Once they get the one that looks like a "Tide Pod" they are good. 

 
Mac users should not use Safari, and on operating systems Sierra & older, the Teams app may need to be downloaded from http://microsoftteams.com because they can't get to the Teams page in their email to download the app from there.  

Instructions for accessing your Pearson Ebook online for Math Assigments

Access your 8th Grade Standards here, including links to activities and games to improve your skills:
Additional Math Resource for Online Learning - PowerPoint with direct links for specific standards

You may need to open the slide show for the links to work.

How to Login to your Student Email Account

Make sure you are using your complete email address for your user ID when you login. If you have issues logging in, and you submit a help ticket, identify the issue as "Password issues" and "Account type - Email/Office365".  Otherwise your ticket will be delayed for going to the wrong dept.

https://dcm.desotocountyschools.org/dcmstechpage   

"We only have what we give. It's by giving of ourselves that we become rich."     Isabel Allende (1941- ) Chilean-American Novelist

FREE RESOURCES

ZOOM – Video Conferencing -   http://www.zoom.us

Scholastic Learn at Home – http://classroommagazines.scholastic.com

Newsela - https://newsela.com/about/distance-learning/

Learning A to Z - https://www.readinga-z.com

Starfall - https://www.starfall.com/h/

PBS Learning - https://www.pbslearningmedia.org

Brain Pop - https://www.brainpop.com

Khan Academy - https://www.khanacademy.org

Get Epic Digital Library - https://www.getepic.com

CommonLit - https://www.commonlit.org

EverFi - https://everfi.com

       ORGANIZATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS!!!         

Students, please organize your binder so you can find what you need quickly.  You should have section dividers which separate each subject: Math, English, Science, & Social Studies.  Your MATH section needs to be divided with the headings of "Bell work", "Notes", "Home Work",  and "Class work". 

Tardy's

Students, it's very important that you not waste time between classes.  Plan ahead!  Know what you are going to need for your next class so you will be prepared. 

Please be careful not to block your classmates from getting down the hall.  YOU NEED TO WALK ON THE RIGHT!

We all have to work together to help each other so everyone can get to their next class on time.

Calendar

Class Schedule

   7:50 – 8:10   Students go to class

8:10 – 9:05   1st Period

9:10 – 9:55   2nd Period

              10:00 – 10:45  3rd Period                

10:50 – 11:35   4th Period

11:40 – 1:00   5th Period

12:05 – 12:27   1st Lunch

12:32 - 12:56   2nd Lunch

1:05 – 1:50   6th Period

1:55 – 2:40   7th Period

2:45 – 3:30   8th Period

Wish List

Clorox Wipes & Hand Sanitizer

Bags of Candy (Rewards for Students)

Scotch Tape

Page protectors

Kleenex

Black Expo Markers

 

Links for additional assistance and resources

Video Tutorials

Scientific Notation Explained
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf-HlVqZPHY

Exponent Rules with Examples
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4mSqcJND3I

One Step Adding and Subtracting Equations
http://dcm.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=16204

Simplifying Fractions
http://dcm.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=30194

Comparing and Ordering Decimals
http://dcm.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=18960

Least Common Multiple
http://dcm.watchknowlearn.org/video.aspx?VideoID=2251

Least Common Multiple Song
http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=12481

Greatest Common Factor
http://dcm.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=34044

Long Division
http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=18263

Converting Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
http://dcm.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=19063

Calculating the Percent of a Number
http://dcm.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=6070

Subtracting Integers
http://dcm.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=43320

Subtracting Integers on a Number Line
http://dcm.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=43550

Percents, Decimals, & Fractions
http://www.mathplayground.com/howto_perfracdec.html

Coordinate Plane
http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=19870

Perimeter
http://dcm.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=11137

Fraction Song: Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers
http://dcm.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=778

Converting Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers
http://dcm.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=1485

Proportions
http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=17424

Writing a Proportion
http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=33481

Area of Complex Figures
http://dcm.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=5623

Mean, Median, Mode Song (Central Tendency)
http://dcm.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=779

Trends
http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Category.aspx?CategoryID=9585

Multiplying Fractions Word Problem
http://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/fractions/v/multiplying-fractions-word-problem

Dividing Fractions
http://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/fractions/v/dividing-fractions

Dividing Fraction Word Problem
http://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/fractions/v/dividing-fractions-word-problem

Reinforcing Distributive Property
http://teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/math/ms/c20708/01NumberSense/1-5DistributiveProp.html

One Step Multiplication Equations -
http://dcm.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=25008

Mean Absolute Deviation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYCXLlu6bmw

Finding the Mean (Central Tendency)
http://dcm.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=16002

Box and Whisker Plot #1
http://dcm.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=19742

Box and Whisker Plot #2
http://dcm.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=16175

Introduction to Angles
http://dcm.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=17924

Learning Resources
PBS
http://www.pbskids.org

National Geographic
http://www.kids.nationalgeographic.com

Videos of Learning
http://www.watchknowlearn.org

Gizmos
http://www.explorelearning.com

Starfall Games
http://www.starfall.com

Desoto County Schools
Desoto County Schools
http://www.desotocountyschools.org

Desoto Central Middle School
http://www.desotocountyschools.org/dcm