Drexler Middle/Intermediate School
Address: 405 3rd Ave. NE | Farley, IA 52046
Phone: (563) 744-3371
Fax: (563) 744-3711
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Mrs. Birt

Welcome to our webpage! :)  I am so excited to have the opportunity to work and learn from each and every one of your kiddos!  I look forward to having a terrific year with you all.

 
Educational Background:
I received my educational degree from Upper Iowa University in 2000.  Here I earned my degree in Elementary Education K-6.  I went on and earned my master's degree in administration from Illinois State University in 2010.  
 
Experience:
I began my career as a 6th grade teacher in Mason City.  My family moved to be closer to home shortly after this, and I taught for nine years in second and third grades.  We relocated in 2010 to Epworth, Iowa. I was blessed with the opportunity to begin my latest ventures here in the Western Dubuque School District.  I started with 5th grade for one year, and moved on to 6th in 2011 and have remained here since! I absolutely love 6th graders and have definitely found my niche!  
 
 
Supply List

Each day students need to come to class with:

1. EDM Math Journal (homework complete)

2. Pencil & Correction Pen

3. Calculator

4. Agenda

 

Web-Links for Math Practice!!!

Math Practice on the Web (Links)
IXL

I highly recommend this site! Log in, choose 6th grade (or brother/sister may choose alternative grade)...and enjoy!

"IXL's math skills are aligned to the 2010 Common Core State Standards, the 2009 Iowa Core Curriculum, the 2006 Iowa Early Learning Standards, and the 2005 Grade Level Indicators for Iowa Tests, providing comprehensive preparation for the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS)."With IXL's state standards alignments, you can easily find unlimited practice problems specifically tailored to each required standard.

*Practice is free, however you can become a member for a fee to be able to automatically tracks student progress and displays proficiency scores in the state standards reports. These reports allow you to quickly evaluate student aptitude and identify trouble spots. The free practice itself is excellent!

If you notice on the other sites, there are options to click on iXL - this site is so great it pops up everywhere!

http://www.ixl.com

Johnnie's Math Page

Fun and interactive math games. This site is fairly good for games/activities to help with various math skills. Worth checking out!

http://jmathpage.com/

Math Mysteries

Calling all math detectives! Mysteries are popping all over town, and our chief sleuth needs your help to crack each case...

Here you will find a twist to math through the use of literal 'story' problems through the use of mysteries. Really cute, and makes you 'think' a bit, too!

http://teacher.scholastic.com/maven/index.htm

Math is Fun

This is a lot of fun! I really like the animated approach for balance in algebra.

http://www.mathisfun.com/

Math Videos

If you enter the site and choose Middle School Math, you will find some valuable tutorials. With this being said, they are not ALL perfectly aligned to how the students are taught in class, however-it allows a different perspective and also a challenge for those who are ready. Definitely worth checking out to assist both you and your student! Enjoy :)

http://www.mathvids.com/
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