Students

Information for SOM Students

Southwest Middle School (SOM) is committed to guide our students through their journey as 7th and 8th graders.  We understand the achievements, struggles, and changes that middle school students go through.

Check the tabs on the right for more information and resources for student academics, activities, and support!

Digital Learning at SOM

Need help organizing your online classes and platforms? Use this helpful organizer to put in all the information you need to know for each class and have a productive and successful distance learning experience!

SOM Student DL Schedule Organizer

Digital Learning Student Schedule

Student Expectations:

-Be available for teacher interaction during your assigned period, date, and time.

-Reach out to your teacher during Office Hours for additional support if needed

-Complete all assignments

-Share your roadblocks to participation through any means possible

-DO YOUR BEST, BE YOUR BEST

Student Digital Learning Schedule:

The following schedule should offer some guidance/routines to set for yourself during distance learning:

Distance Learning Schedule: 

 

Technology Help and Support: 

Rules for ipad use

 

Need help with your iPad? 

iPad Help

Complete the Google Form and one of our support staff will reach out to you:

For all IT issues, submit a help ticket by using this link:

 

Online Resources: 

Algebra http://www.classzone.com/cz/index.htm McDougal Littell

Math 7 http://www.classzone.com/cz/index.htm McDougal

U.S. History 8 http://my.hrw.com/ Holt, Rinehart, Winston

On-line Dictionary http://www.m-w.com

On-line Encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Online Academic Enrichment Opportunities: Applications and Websites

Optional academic enrichment activities to help  families during a statewide mandatory social distancing.

If there is an option to “Log in with Google”, please do so with your “…@sweetwaterschools.net” account.

Achieve3000 (Read and complete 5-step lessons) Check with your ELA Teacher if you have forgotten your log-in info

Subjects: English, ELD, Spanish, Science, History/Social Science, Arts, Health/PE

NewselaNewsELA (read about anything; login in with google)

Subjects: English, ELD, Mathematics,Spanish, Science, History/Social Science, Arts, Health/PE

Duolingo - The world's best way to learn a languageDuolingo

Subjects: English, ELD, Spanish, Science

Amazon.com: Prodigy Math Game: Appstore for AndroidProdigy

Subjects: Mathematics (Check with your math teacher for class code)

Khan Academy on the App StoreKhan Academy

Subjects: English (Grammar), Mathematics,Science, History/Social Science

Vocabulary.com | Product Reviews | EdSurge

Vocabulary.com (vocabulary and spelling practice)

Subjects: English, ELD, Mathematics,Spanish, Science, History/Social Science, Arts, Health/PE

Get Kahoot! Play - Microsoft Store

Kahoot (choose any subject/topic)

Spray paint stencil | Logotipo de youtube, Imagenes para marcar ...YouTube: Just Dance Subjects: Arts, Health/PE

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems (by JFK Center for the Arts) Subjects: Arts

Code.org - Incident IQ
Code.orgSubjects: Mathematics, Science

Get BrainPOP Featured Movie - Microsoft StoreBrainPop.com and https://esp.brainpop.com/

(Username: southwestms  Password: school)

Subjects: English, ELD, Mathematics,Spanish, Science, History/Social Science, Arts

 

Gizmos

ExploreLearning Planned Outage: Friday, August 24 (begins 9:00 pm ...

https://www.explorelearning.com/ 

(Username: BarronScience password: Barron)

Subjects: Science, Mathematics 

 

Working from Home

  • Find a space that is quiet and free of distractions.
  • You will need:
    • Good lighting (lamps, windows)
    • A flat surface to write (desk, table)
    • A spot to sit where you won’t fall asleep (chair)
    • Your materials close by (computer/tablet and charger, notebooks, paper/whiteboard, pencils, pens, headphones)
      • You should not have leave to find your supplies. These should all be kept organized in one spot.
    • Use headphones if you have them. These keep the background noise down while you’re working.

 

How to Study for a Test

AVOID last minute cramming.  Study each day for 10-20 minutes.

  1. Concentrate on ONE section at a time.
  2. Notice bold, colored, & italics print in the book.  Find those words in your notes & mark with hi-liter.
  3. Look for important facts or details. See how these facts fit together; are they part of a group?   If you are using an organizer they should be in the same section.   Shade the section with a meaningful color.
  4. Say the material ALOUD.   Have someone else say them aloud. Or say them into a cassette recorder for playback that you can listen to over and over.
  5. Make 3 by 5 flash cards.   Write the key word on one side and the details or definition on the back.  Use them to play games like Concentration, Jeopardy, or Quiz Bowl.
  6. Use mnemonic aids, little sayings, or a poem to help you remember a concept.
  7. Study by reviewing information over time.
  8. 20 MINUTES of studying, then a 5 MINUTE BREAK.
  9. After each break, cover again the sections you just studied.   If you really know it, add new material.
  10. Pretend you are giving the exam; what questions would you ask? Now look up the answers.
  11. Have someone make up a practice test.    Now take a practice test.
  12. AFTER you have studied, meet with a STUDY BUDY or GROUP to exchange information.