Tue April 4th

Hi All —

It is nice to see everyone again, and I hope that you were lucky to spend Spring Break doing something interesting! I spent a lot of time at the pool and the park,  my daughter, Alma, loves to "hang at the park" which means literally going to the park and hanging off as many bars and rings and railings as she can find. So we did lots of "hang at the park" and her current favorite book is "Nanette's Baguette" — highly recommended. For. Two. Year. Olds. And also grown ups!

I wanted to give you an update on what's going on in class and I realized that I should also communicate to you about a change of expectations for these emails.

"Almost Daily Email" becomes mostly daily but loses content

I've been thinking about my emails/lack thereof as of late and wanted to send out a more general email and update you on what's going on from my end. Since my son was born my duties before/after school have shifted and I now do the morning routine dropoff and pickup for my daughter most days before and after school. This has made it very difficult for me to send regular email updates to you after school before my daughter goes to bed at around 7:30pm.

The best solution for me is to switch from sending an explanation to simply sending an email containing the assignment for the day. I will try to send this out during or right after class so that you have the day's assignment, but I will not necessarily include narrative or explanation. So, the body of the message might be something cryptic like

Today's assignment: complete the chapter 7 practice problems (handed out in class) and study for your Chapter 7 test on Thursday

I'm sorry I haven't been able to send the same level of updates as I would like, I know that communication is important but at the moment I need to prioritize a bit. As always, if you have questions for me please feel free to send me an email.

In class today we worked on an in-depth example problem from the test and had some time to work on other test review problems.

Chapter 7 Test is on Thursday. Students will take their Chapter 7 test on Thursday. And again, if you would like the list of skills they should have

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Seeing this list again I think it is missing solve quadratic equations by completing the square and derive the quadratic formula by completing the square on the equation 0 = ax^2 + bx + c.