• Welcome to Mrs. Dolsky's 7th and 8th Grade Math Lab & Study Skills Classes
    Name: Danielle Dolsky
    Email Address: Danielle.Dolsky@k21schools.org
    Phone Number: (907) 228-7209 School Bus
    Best times to contact me: Before 7:45 am, between 8:25-9:10am, or after 2:45 pm

    Hi to all of the SMS students who are in my Math Lab or Study Skills classes and their parents!!
         I am looking forward to an exciting new year! First, I would like to share some basic information about how students earn grades in my classes. 
     My classes revolve around the 4 P's:
    • Prompt
    • Prepared
    • Participating
    • Polite
         I record my students' grades on a weekly basis. My students receive up to a maximum of 50 points per week. If a student is absent, he/she automatically receives 8 out of 10 points per day for an excused absence. Math Lab lessons involve direct instruction; therefore, a student doesn't receive direct instruction from the teacher when he/she is absent. The primary program I use in my Math Lab class is Vmath. Students can practice their skills with concepts they've learned and playing math games online with other students by going to:  http://www.vmathlive.com/login
         I have high expectations for all of my students. While I am firm and direct with my teaching style, I am nurturing and humorous as well.  I realize our adolescent middle school students can be rewarding and challenging, yet I praise them for their successes and redirect them with their mistakes (as I see these as "learning opportunities"). If you ever have a concern, please take your time to let me know. I am more than happy to respond.