Welcome to Seventh Grade! We are going to have a great year together. My main objective is to create a
secure, comfortable learning environment in which each of you are able
to freely participate in every aspect of daily classroom activities and
instruction. While I will do all that I can to help you, your
commitment is required to make learning possible. It is your
responsibility to work hard and take pride in your own individual work.
Most importantly, come to me for help whenever necessary. Do not be
shy about this! I look forward to a wonderful year with you.
Grading is done through a point system that will be converted to a
percent. Each student’s grade will be based on participation,
tests/quizzes, outside reading, homework, and projects. The grading scale is as follows…
F="59%" or below
Since helping students learn and increase responsible behavior is an
important objective this year, I am insisting that assignments be turned
in when due. Assignments turned in 1 day late will receive half credit. Assignments
turned in after that will receive a zero. All late assignments are still
expected to be completed.
If for some reason your child is unable to turn in
his/her work on time, I will accept it for full credit the next day only
if the child brings in a written note from his/her parent. If it is an
issue with a computer problem, please remember that students have the
option of emailing assignments to the teacher to prevent the possibility
of losing points.
Absentee work will be given to the child when he/she returns to
school. As stated in the school-wide assignment notebook; when a
student is absent from school, he/she will be given the same number of
days to make up daily assignments.
Portfolios are an excellent way to organize work and monitor progress.
Any and all work from the entire quarter will be kept in this folder.
Students are encouraged to bring their portfolios home to share, but I
do ask that they are returned the next day.
2 sets of Five Tab Dividers
1- One Subject Spiral
Several Blue or Black Pens