Teaching your child is a tremendous responsibility, and I will do my best to ensure that each student has a safe and motivating learning experience in this upcoming year. However, I cannot do this without the help of you, the parents. We are partners in the learning process.
I believe that parent-teacher relationships are necessary for maximum school success. Throughout the year I will communicate through Google Classroom, my website, emails, report cards, and phone calls. The best and quickest way you can get in contact me is via email. Voicemails are listened to at the end of the school day, and I will do my best to return your call as soon as possible.
Be on time, on task, and prepared to learn every day.
Follow directions the first time they are given.
Be honest. Cheating in any form will not be tolerated whether it be a test, quiz, homework, etc.
Be responsible for your own learning and actions. Pay attention, take notes, participate in class discussions, and turn in all assignments. Over dramatic reactions or complaining will not be tolerated.
Respect the teacher, the classroom, other students, and yourself. Do not interrupt or disrupt the classroom.
TRY. Do your best. I will do my absolute best to prepare you to be successful, but you have to do your part as well.
All in all, I expect the students to:
Be Respectful Be Responsible Be Honest
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Google Classroom is where you can find the most up-to-date information pertaining to assignments and dates for any & all of my classes.
Class codes are required to access my classrooms:
- 8A: r0ivtdk
- 8B: 8lcd7k
- 7A: jmtk8w
- Student Council: students will be invited by Ms. Smith or Mrs. Mazz
Each unit comes with an explanation letter of the highlighted content that will be covered and discussed throughout the literature unit.
Grade 8 - Unit 3: What Matters Parent Letter
- Essential Question: When is it right to take a stand?
- In-class novel: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
Grade 7 - Unit 2: A Starry Home Parent Letter
- Essential Question: Should we make a home in space?
- In-class novel: James & the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl