Ms. McBain, some information

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Welcome to your
2015-2016, 7th
grade school year
Several Classes are Co-taught classes:
1st and 2nd with Ms. Chism and
6 with Ms. Amos
Ms. McBain, some information:
 2nd year at Cedar Creek Middle School, 3
years experience at the middle school level
 11th year holding teacher certifications
 Master of Education from Le Tourneau
 Bachelor of Science from Texas A & M
 Associate of Applied Science from Texas
State Technical College
 Married, one son who graduated from
Bastrop High
Coach Chism, some information:
Coaches Volleyball, Basketball, Track
1st year at CCMS
3 years of experience at the middle school
level, 1 at the high school level and 1 at
the intermediate level
2nd year holding teacher certification
Bachelors degree from Texas A&M
University-Commerce in Criminal Justice
Pursuing my master’s degree in
Educational Administration from TAMUCommerce
Engaged, one step daughter (6) at CCES
One box of tissue
3x5 index cards (200 count)
1 composition book, black or blue (no spirals) (9 ¾
in X 7 ½ in) 100 pages (used as an Interactive
Writing and Reading Notebook to be kept in
Notebook paper (approx. 100 sheets)
1 plastic pocket folder with brads
Legal pad with 50 sheets, wide ruled 81/2 by 11 3/4
Sticky tabs for composition book
Pens (black, blue, and red)
Pencils (and optional pencil zip-case for binder)
4 multi-colored hi-liters (for coding and annotating
FOR CLASSROOM: washable markers, colored
pencils, expo markers, extra paper, extra pencils, expo
board cleaner
Post-it notes
Course Syllabus Highlights:
ELA Tutoring: 8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, you may also attend
tutorials each day with another teacher (s).
Weekly homework-Reading Log is assigned Friday and due the
next Friday. Vocabulary each six weeks and a test and other
homework as needed.
Seventh Grade ELA STAAR Testing Dates
Writing Day 1 - March 29, 2016
Writing Day 2 - March 30, 2016
Reading May 10, 2016
CCMS Grading Policy:
Daily grades: 40% (at least 7 per grading period)
Test grades: 60% (at least 3 per grading period)
Class Expectations/Choices and Consequences for Poor Choices
Classroom Expectations/Choices:
*In this classroom…
1. Listen and follow directions.
2. Raise your hand before speaking or leaving your
3. Respect your classmates and your teacher.
4. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
Consequences for Poor Choices:
1. Warning.
2. Letter of apology as homework.
3. After, before school or lunch detention and parent
4. Written plan for improvement.
5. Office referral.
BISD Late/Make-up work policy:
Bastrop Comprehensive Grading Guidelines:
Students in grades 1st through 12th
Late work will receive a reduction in grade of 10 points per day. For
example: If a student turns in work one day late and the grade
earned is an 87, the student will receive a 77 because 87 - 10 = 77.
Maximum reduction is 40 points. All assignments must be completed
by the end of the appropriate grading period as defined by the
For 5th -12th grades it is the responsibility of the student to
acquire the makeup work assignments.
Makeup Work after Absences:
Students are expected to make up assignments and tests after
absences. Students shall receive a zero for any assignment or test
not made up within the allotted time. Allotted time for students to
turn in assignments following absences is equal to one day for each
day of absences plus one additional day. For example, if a student is
absent for 3 days, the student has 4 days (3 + 1 days) to submit
Our daily class time at a glance:
You should look at the agenda board and/or Smartboard
upon class entrance
Explain and explore=I do,
We do and then, You do
Essential question (s)
Exit Ticket
Student Areas:
Front supply area
Book shelves/books-must sign
check-out log and return in 2
Pencil sharpener
Calm down area
Small group area with
Recommendations for a successful year:
Get a great night’s sleep
Eat breakfast and lunch
 No drama unless in theater and even then
save it for the stage
 Do your work and turn it in on time
 Be Safe, Respectful and Responsible
 Smile a lot, treat others as you wish to
be treated
 Be prepared each and every day to do
your absolute best with a fantastic
Go Eagles!
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