Eagles … Be Prepared to Soar Into Learning! Welcome to your 2015-2016, 7th grade school year Several Classes are Co-taught classes: 1st and 2nd with Ms. Chism and th 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 University Bachelor of Science from Texas A & M University 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 Supplies Due date: NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, AUGUST 28 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 classroom) Notebook paper (approx. 100 sheets) 1 plastic pocket folder with brads Legal pad with 50 sheets, wide ruled 81/2 by 11 3/4 yellow 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 text) OPTIONAL ONLY- POSSIBLE DONATIONS 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 seat. 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 contact. 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 teacher. 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 assignments. Our daily class time at a glance: You should look at the agenda board and/or Smartboard upon class entrance Warm-up 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 weeks Pencil sharpener Calm down area Small group area with co-teacher 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 attitude Go Eagles! Questions related to this information?