Mrs. Tracey Butler
I have uploaded all of my beginning of the year documents on this website under the Downloads tab. In person students will receive paper copies of these. The Student Information Sheet will need to be filled out and returned to the teacher. The one I have uploaded here can be filled out online using the text boxes provided. You will also receive (or see) my Welcome Letter and Classroom Procedures packet. The Classroom Procedures packet will need to be signed, shown to my sub, and then kept in the students' binder for quick reference. Parents of online students can just shoot me an email letting me know that you and your student have read and understand the procedures for my classroom. All of these documents will also be available in Schoology.
Parents AND Students - Please, sign up for Remind. It is a fabulous communication tool that keeps you informed about EVERYTHING that is going on in class AND at our school!! Just an FYI - At some point in the year I may have to create a 2nd class because Remind only allows 150 members per class. I will simply move students/parents according to your last name (starting with last names beginning with the letter A).
Here is the number to text: 81010 or (951) 251-1191
Text this message: @dcjags20
You can open rmd.at/dcjags20 web browser from your
smartphone and follow the instructions to sign up.
ARE NOT THE SAME. (SEE BELOW)
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to fill out a Tech Help Ticket. Please, provide an alternate email
address or phone number where you can receive updates about the progress
being made toward your ticket request. (You may want to save the
dcsdms.org/kb/ site for future reference due to the other Quick Links
listed on this page.)
Student Email Username - lowercase first initial, lowercase last initial and the LAST 6 digits of his/her MSIS number Plus
Student Email Password - the LAST 6 digits of his/her MSIS number
U.S. HISTORY TEXTBOOK
USE THE CLEVER LINK ABOVE AND USE YOUR LUNCH # IN BOTH BOXES TO LOG IN
Click the 6-12 Savaas/Pearson Textbook Icon
Once in the textbook, you should see 3 icons (Browse, Classes, and Grades) click on the Classes icon.Once you click on Classes you should see 3 tabs (Not started, In progress, and Completed). If you have not started the assignment(s) click the Not started tab and do the assignment(s) listed. If you did not get finished the last time you were logged in, click the In progress tab to complete the assignment(s).
(PearsonRealize.com is Subject AND Book Specific. It is where MY assignments are located. Google Chrome seems to be the best browser for Pearson but use whatever you feel comfortable using.)
Pearson Online Assignments
My family and I have lived in the Olive Branch/Nesbit area for 25 years. I have been happily married for over 30 years. I have two grown sons (Alex and JT), a shih tzu puppy dog named Maya and our newest edition, LuLu (a border collie).
Here are a few of my favorite things: the Lord, my family, Hilton Head, tennis, cross-stitching, reading, Italian, Chinese, and Mexican food, anything chocolate and caramel, rootbeer, sunsets, Starbucks (giftcard), Bath & Body Works (giftcard), snow, manicures/pedicures, spa days, hugs, my students (current and former), and puppies!
I took this picture of a beautiful Hilton Head sunset!
I graduated from Ole Miss With a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. I used this degree to further my education by attending TMI (Teach Mississippi Institute) where I earned my teaching credentials for 7th-12th grade Social Studies.
(Click on The Colonel to go to the Ole Miss Website)
I started out in the Special Education department when this school was just DeSoto Central School nearly 20 years ago. When DeSoto Central Elementary opened I became the library assistant. I held that job for five years before coming to the middle school. I have been here for almost 15 years. I worked with 8th grade inclusion students for 3 years and 7th grade inclusion students for almost 2 1/2 years. I taught 6th grade SS and Science for 5 years. This is my fourth year to teach 7th grade and my third year to teach US History! I am super excited to be teaching another year here at DCMS and cannot wait to see what this year holds!
7th Grade Schedule:
8:10 - 9:05
9:10 - 9:55
2nd / Break
10:00 - 10:45
10:50 - 12:10
11:12 - 12:02
** Lunches (see below)
12:15 - 1:00
1:05 - 1:50
1:55 - 2:40
2:45 - 3:30
11:12 - 11:36
11:38 - 12:02
The students seemed to like this one better than the One Direciton Parody. Who knew?? ;)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjDqhLUzCpE
This is a fun interactive way for students to check, not only, their understanding of what an Amendment means, but also gives them practice at knowing which number goes with which Amendment. Enjoy! :)http://texaslregames.org/games_web_eng/BOR/billofrights.html
Continental Drift Theory
The Interior of the Earth and Its Core
The students LOVE this rap song that helps them learn the organelles of a cell.http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zafJKbMPA8
Here is another link just in case the one from youtube doesn't work.http://http://www.teachertube.com/video/cells-cells-parts-of-the-cell-rap-248477
I found this one too. It's a little different but it still tells them the organelles and their functions.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdGpsDF2Ci8
This a good one too!!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dngsFl2X3nc
Class Wish List:
Lined 4x6 index cards
Bags of individually wrapped candy --- PLEASE, NO PEANUTS (or prepared in peanut oil) -- some students may be SEVERELY allergic.
Colored chalk (please no sidewalk chalk)
Pencils/Lead (all sizes)
Notebook paper (students run out very quickly)
Vanilla scented glade plug-in refills
Colored copy paper - multicolored or single color
Thank you for helping our class!!