Tuesday Morning 8:15am - 8:45am
Wednesday Afternoon 4:20pm-4:50pm
* Thursday - No tutoring - This is when I run my Sophomore Core Club. *
Friday Morning/Afternoon 8:15am-8:45am / 4:20pm - 4:50pm
-- And by appointment --
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Mathematics, William Carey University
Mrs. Jennifer McKimmie
Welcome to My Class!
I love teaching and I love mathematics! This is my eighth year at Madison High School and I am located in room C-8, which is near the Cafeteria and main entrance of the school. This year I am teaching Algebraic Reasoning and Algebra I. A little about me: I enjoy life in all shapes and sizes, including bugs and all animals and plants. I am one of those people that is kind of "too" happy and optimistic, which students tell me can be annoying, but I can't help being a happy person! I have a tendency to rescue cockroaches and other random bugs that find their way into my classroom, which typically leaves students speechless. I collect "Giant Microbes", which are stuffed animals representing viruses, bacteria, protozoa, parasites, etc. I use these randomly throughout the school year for conversation and ice breakers. I have lived in many different countries and have visited even more, so I feel I have a different approach to many things. Prior to moving here to San Antonio, I lived in Malberg, Germany, just down the street from a lovely little castle.
I took up weight lifting a few years ago and, despite the pandemic, have still managed to keep at it, though I will definitely not be competitive! So if your student tells you that I did push ups because I made a mathematical error on the board - it's true!
My current goal in life is to save up and travel to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway - the most northern city in the world! Longyearbyen is about 650 miles south of the North pole and is a great place to see the Aurora Borealis, polar bears, reindeer, walruses, etc. Also, it houses the Arctic World Archive and the Global Seed Vault - in case the worst situations become reality. Overall, I think it's fascinating and I want to go before I get too old to be comfortable in temperatures as low as -30 degrees Fahrenheit. I'd also like to visit the Galapagos Islands, and the Faroe Islands, but Svalbard first!
What's Coming Up?
1st - Algebraic Reasoning Co-Teach
2nd - Algebraic Reasoning Co-Teach
3rd - Algebraic Reasoning
4th - Algebra I
5th - LUNCH
6th - CONFERENCE
7th - Algebra I
8th - Algebra I