Ms. Carlalee Boettger » A bit about me!

A bit about me!

My Biography

   

I am a fifth generation Colorado native, third generation from Loveland.  Traveling is my passion; Canada, Mexico, Europe and 48 states have been visited so far.  Teaching is my career; I have been a staff member in public schools, 2 private schools with CVA my first charter school.

 

My love is middle school, math and the opportunity to make a difference in the world. 

          Work hard. Be  nice!

 

 

Hello,

 

Welcome to the new website and 5 weeks of the 2018-2019 school year, in room 134, Middle School math.

I’m Carlalee Boettger, but I go by Carlee as an easier first name

I'm qualified to teach 6-12 math and physics in Colorado and Wyoming.

 

I have taught grades 6-12 and a year of college.  My favorite years are the middle school ones! 

 

Fun Fact 1

I wanted to be a teacher at the age of 5.  I had a board, a teacher desk and a student desk.  My first student was my father.  We did math because I couldn’t read his handwriting!  My second student was my sister.  She was great in all subjects!

 
   

Fun Fact 2

You probably have heard of an Exchange student.  Did you know that there are programs similar to that for teachers?  As a Fulbright scholar,  I applied to be an exchange teacher to England.  I swapped jobs, houses and cars with a teacher in Doncaster (northern England) for a year.  What an exciting experience!!!

 

 
 

When I am not teaching, or planning lessons I am:

outside!  I love to work in the garden.  My yearly goal is to

grow enough herbs and vegetables to last a summer. 

So far I can’t seem to last past August…maybe this year.

 

         
     
     
 
 
   

 

 

Posts

We are ready for iReady!!!

Middle School math students will be taking the math test for iReady on Monday from 8:20-9:00. Please make sure your Chromebooks are charged and you have a reading book!
Have a great weekend...definitely cooler thanour last one!

Four day weekend, Three day week!

We have finished a unit of math!  Three weeks included problem sets, a cumulative assessment and a performance task.  Final grades will be posted by next Wednesday in Infinite Campus...there is still some make-up work to do!
Congratulate your Middle School on the first set of work well done!  Could you help them make sure that the Chromebook is charged at home daily?  Thanks in advance!  If you have questions or comments, just email!
Have a safe and well holiday!

The week the Chromebooks returned!

This week students and teachers at CVA welcomed the Chromebooks back.
Could you help your students remember to:  keep the chargers at home, charge the Chromebook nightly (it becomes a habit) and be mindful of correct use.
For math, we will use Chromebooks for Google Classroom and are currently using IXL for lessons and a diagnostic.  
Thank you for all you do at home! 

Three Days Done!

Congratulations to the students, families, staff and administration for a well planned, carefully prepared school year start!  Be proud of your students!  In math we found the missing value of a number in an equation, compared the real world value of a millimeter and a centimeter and became expert at cleaning up a work area.  Thank you all for three memorable days!

Welcome to Room 206

Wondering what 8th grade Leadership and Core class schedule is going to look like this year?  Curious if your Teacher Tailored classroom materials arrived?  In two minutes, these questions and more are answered!

Welcome School Year 2020-2021!

I am so excited to write this, knowing that CVA students, families and staff are preparing for the 2020-2021 school year. Below are three documents.  First, Middle School Expectations followed by the Middle School schedule and Math Syllabus.  As always, please email with questions and comments.  
 

                                         Middle School Expectations

                               Ms. Asher, Ms. Boettger, Ms. Reynolds


It is our goal that the middle school students be the leaders of our school and looked upon by all grade levels as examples of positive academic success and character development.  With this in mind, we have put together the following policies that you will be expected to follow at school and any school functions.


  1. Before/After school and Lunch lineup - It is expected that you will line up in our approved area, silently, hands to yourselves, proper dress code attire, listening, and ready to enter or exit the building.
  2. Hallway Behavior - You will proceed through the hallways with hands by your side or in your pockets, silently, in a single file line on the right side of the hallway.  At intersections, you will allow younger grades, teachers, and other staff to pass before you proceed.  The first people in the line are expected to hold doors for the remainder of the group, and there is no need to verbally thank the person holding the door as it is implied.
  3. Bathrooms - You may use the restrooms during your passing period.  It is expected that you clean up all messes, flush toilets, and wash hands with soap before leaving the bathroom.  Follow your teacher’s bathroom policies inside of the classroom.  If there is an issue in the bathroom that you cannot take care of, direct it to a middle school teacher immediately.  
  4. Free Read Book - CVA wishes to continue working on literacy goals each year and to help with this, we are required that for all leadership, content classes, and electives you will bring a “free read book”.  This book is to stay under your desk until the teacher has told you it is okay to take it out.
  5. Clean-Up Schedule - In order to maintain the cleanliness of our lunchroom all middle schoolers will be required to assist our lunchroom aids in cleaning.  Posted in all middle school teacher’s rooms will be a schedule that will be prominently posted.  You are expected to know your schedule and make arrangements with others if you're unable to fulfill your duties for that day.  It is also required that you follow any instructions given to you by the lunchroom aides.
  6. Color Guard - Students with the assignment of Color Guard will be given time during the first 10 minutes and last 10 minutes of the day to put up, and take down our flags.  The classroom teacher will notify you if it is at full or half staff that day.  


  1. General Policies - The following are policies that we expect you to follow daily.  
    1. No Gum Chewing
    2. No food in class unless specifically authorized by the teacher
    3. Only water will be allowed in water bottles in classrooms.
    4. Unless a teacher is in the room and you have asked permission, you need to stand outside the classroom and wait.
    5. Dress code uniforms must be followed at all times.
    6. No cellphones in the class unless specifically authorized by the teacher.
    7. All content specific material brought to class each day
    8. Always respect your learning environment, and of your classmates.
    9. Have a positive, can-do attitude!  This is going to be a great year!
      • First incident: the teacher will make sure you know what you are expected to do. You may be moved to a quieter place. 
      • Second incident: the teacher will make sure you know what you are expected to do and help you do what is expected.  You will be moved to a quieter place.
      • Third incident: you will be moved  and asked to complete a reflection sheet and your parents will be called.

       

       

      Assignments and Assessments:

       

      It is important that assignments are completed and returned on time. 

      Should a student need extended time to complete a particular assignment or assessment or have difficulty with a portion of the content being studied, options are as follows:

       

      • Complete the work during Study hall
      • Complete the work at home.

       

      Grades:

       

      Students will be assessed on a traditional grading scale, (A=100-90%, B=89-80%, C=79-70%, D=69-60%, F=59% and below). In-class daily work, activities and projects will be 40% of a student  grades with assessments of learning as the  remaining 60%. If a student scores below a 70% on a cumulative assessment, the student and teacher will work to remediate the topics. The student will then retake the test; full credit will be shown for the improved score. 

      Make- Up Work:

       

      It is the student's responsibility to make arrangements with their teacher prior to their absence, (if possible) to gather any notes and/or assignments which need to be completed.  If it is not possible to make arrangements prior to the absence, it is expected that arrangements will be made the day of the students return to school. Students are typically given one day for each day absent to complete make-up work.

       

      Please remember I’m here to make sure that your child has a successful year. If you have any questions or concerns about the requirements, policies, or how your student is doing in class please contact me at any time either by phone, CVA Extension 134 or email:

                               Carbon Valley Academy

                               Ms. Boettger Room 206

                          Middle School Math Syllabus

                                         2020-2021

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Description:

      Math this year will have 6 components:  Number and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Data Analysis & Probability and Problem Solving.  Students taking Honors Algebra 1 will concentrate on the Algebra 1 standards.  Students will complete class assignments, activities, assessments and performance tasks.  Emphasis will be on real world problems. 

       

       

      Requirements:

       

      Students are required to come class prepared and on time.  Each day students MUST bring the following items to class:

      • Dedicated Math composition notebook
      • Pencil with eraser
      • Calculator

       

       

      Classroom Behavior Expectations:

      Every day we will follow the mission:  “Work hard. Be nice”.  To do this, respect yourself and others.  This allows students to learn and staff members to teach.  If a Behavior Intervention is needed:

       

      • First incident: the teacher will make sure you know what you are expected to do. You may be moved to a quieter place. 
      • Second incident: the teacher will make sure you know what you are expected to do and help you do what is expected.  You will be moved to a quieter place.
      • Third incident: you will be moved  and asked to complete a reflection sheet and your parents will be called.

       

       

      Assignments and Assessments:

       

      It is important that assignments are completed and returned on time. 

      Should a student need extended time to complete a particular assignment  or have difficulty with a portion of the content being studied, taking work home is an option.

       

      Grades:

       

      Students will be assessed on a traditional grading scale, (A=100-90%, B=89-80%, C=79-70%, D=69-60%, F=59% and below). In-class daily work, activities and projects will be 40% of a student  grades with assessments of learning as the  remaining 60%. If a student scores below a 70% on a cumulative assessment, the student and teacher will work to remediate the topics. The student will then retake the test; full credit will be shown for the improved score. 

      Make- Up Work:

       

      It is the student's responsibility to make arrangements with their teacher prior to their absence, (if possible) to gather any notes and/or assignments which need to be completed.  If it is not possible to make arrangements prior to the absence, it is expected that arrangements will be made the day of the students return to school. Students are typically given one day for each day absent to complete make-up work.

      Communication this year is important.  Please check email, Teacher pages and Google Classroom for information about your student's math class!

                                   Middle School Schedule

                                           2020-2021

       

      Leadership           8:00-8:20

      Elective 1             8:20-9:20

      Core 1                  9:20-10:40

      Core 1                10:40-12:00

      Lunch/Recess   12:00-12:40

      Core 3                12:40-2:00

      Elective 2              2:00-3:00

      Clean up/Dismiss 3:00-3:20

Missing you all!

Just a quick message to wish you and your family well.  If you miss math, try IXL with the recommendations. Remember, the school district is providing up to date information about return dates, instruction and meals available. Be sure to check this out at Back to School Coronavirus Plan
 
Take care...see you soon!

Where we have never been before...

It is Sunday, May 17 and much of the 2019-2020 school year is finished.  Grades are set; if you have questions please email me.  Record have been set; this group of Middle School students achieved a record number of IXL questions asked and class lessons worked.  And of course this was all done as we stayed at home, valued safety for all and monitored the first global pandemic any of us had seen.  I am so proud of all of Middle School and excited about the future.  But first, some time to catch up and refresh! Thank you all, CVA staff, students and families!  

CVA Record set: math rules!

At the end of last week Middle School students completed 57, 237 questions and 500 hours of practice this year. This is a CVA record...and one that will be difficult to break! Great work CVA 2019-2020!
As we end the last full week of school, 6th and 7th graders will complete the IXL Diagnostic. Each day Zoom Room will start with announcements and a quick reminder of essential math. After this, everyone begin their "Into the Arena Diagnostic". The final classroom project is a finished Diagnostic. I will have your IXL Action Plan waiting for you in the fall. How exciting is that!!! 8th graders, you are finishing the last topic in Honors Algebra, reflecting on your strength and areas to improve in Advanced PreAlgebra.  High School is your near future, isn't it!

May flowers are here

Sun, rain and flowers greet us this last week.  Middle School students have completed over 56,000 questions in IXL this year and are currently completing Lessons numbering over 100.  Congratulations to everyone working so hard in these challenging times!  Next week, Monday is a PD day.  Teachers will be working and parents may pick up their childrens' things.  Student calculators will be left in their lockers.  I hope all students and their parents are safe and healthy!

Sunny days are coming!

Wrong two weeks ago (what a snow storm!  My friends in Cheyenne had 6 inches to our 12!), I feel confident today wishing you all a beautiful spring!  I look forward to welcoming tulips, daffodils, nesting birds and bright pink blossoms to the landscape.  I wish all of our CVA families and friends brighter days as well!  
 
#CVAStrong wrote Sara Asher and certainly our Middle School students have excelled.  In math last week #CVAStrong  middle school reached 100 scores of Excellence in IXL 7th grade math skills.  We saw 6th graders become experts in integers, 7th graders use the Pythagorean Theorem to find missing sides of triangles, 8th graders analyze data for outliers and use the discriminant to determine how many solutions a quadratic equation has.  CVA students work hard, ask important questions and continue to be nice! 
 
Thanks to all of the students and families of CVA for their strength and focus!
 
 

I can't believe last week's title was "sunny skies are coming!"

When I wrote last week's update I hadn't checked the snowfall expected on Easter or looked further into the week.  I was content to expect 2-4 inches of snow on Thursday. And, my Weather Channel reporting didn't state the 6-15 inches of snow expected until last Wednesday.  Wow!  11.2 inches at my house by Thursday evening.  
Sunny skies are coming!!!
Last week I congratulated our Middle School math students on answering 50,000 questions so far this year.  I challenged them to get to 55,000 by the coming Monday.  CVA students always step up to a challenge...and by Friday afternoon IXL recorded 55,000 questions!  What a great achievement.  IXL is following our curriculum and standards perfectly right now.
Next week's challenge:  60,000 questions answered.  This will be a new CVA record!  
Starting next week, information about curriculum, assignments, links to Zoom Rooms and offers for help will all be done in math Google Classrooms.
If you have not yet entered the Google Classroom, please email me for the code.
Have a warm, sunny week!

Sunny skies are coming!

I hope everyone had a refreshing weekend...and that warmer weather is ahead of us.
We will have some fun this week, Zoom Spirit Week.  Days are as

Monday - Crazy Hair Day
Tuesday - College/Sports Shirt Day
Wednesday - Class Color Day 
Thursday - Face Paint/Sticker Day
Friday - CVA Shirt/Spirit day

I look forward to Crazy Hair Day! 8th grade...the link for our rebuilt class is found in your Google Classroom post for this week.  If I didn't see you last week...use the link!  We are starting a new standard on Monday.

Questions?  Just e-mail! 

Finishing up the week!

04/03/2020
It was SO GOOD to be back at work, see you and move forward with math. Next week is Zoom Spirit Week. The schedule below is:
Zoom Spirit Week April 13-17
Monday - Crazy Hair Day
Tuesday - College/Sports Shirt Day
Wednesday - Class Color Day
Thursday - Face Paint/Sticker Day
Friday - CVA Shirt/Spirit day
I look forward to Crazy Hair day...it will be fun to see everyone. Please make sure to bookmark or download your online textbook. We will start using the text next week. Also, be sure to continue to work on IXL. Have a good weekend!

Middle School Math--the essentials!

Here are the meeting times and link to access each meeting:
6th grade math:  10:00-10:40
 
7th grade math:  11:00-11:40
 
8th grade math:  12:00-12:20 Advanced Pre-Algebra
                            12:20-12:40  Honors Algebra 1
link:  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/624085043?pwd=bUo3ZS9idmFSNzAzNzFmbjVJOXg5UT09