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    • Middle School Language Arts & Social Studies Course Outline Welcome back to another exciting school year here at St. Patrick. I am very excited to be entering my fifth year teaching at St. Pat's, and I am eager help each student reach and exceed the learning goals over the next nine months. After reading over the syllabus, if you still have questions, please contact me by email or visit my website Textbook Students will be required to keep all of their textbooks covered throughout the school year in order to assure quality textbooks for future classes. It is expected that all students will come to class each day with their Social Studies text. Social Studies: Houghton Mifflin Social Studies 6th: A Message of Ancient Days 7th: Across the Centuries 8th A More Perfect Union Supplies Students will be expected to come to class each day with the following items. 2 Composition books 1 will be used as a morning jumpstart 1 will be used a a pre-write notebook 1 spiral one-subject notebook To be used as ISN 1 yellow tablet To be used as a rough draft tablet Textbooks Art supplies Pencils and pens Classroom Management Plan It is the responsibility of everyone in the classroom to help create and maintain a positive learning environment.  Students are expected to be respectful to his or her classmates as well as to teachers and other staff, be present and on time to class, and have needed materials in class everyday.
    • Grading Scale/ weights The following are the subjects that will be graded by Mr. Parent. Grades will be based on points assigned to tests, projects, quizzes, daily class work, homework, ISN, and presentations. Below are percentages of how each component is weighed: Language Arts: Listening/Speaking 25%, Grammar 30%, Writing 40% and Homework 5% Spelling: Tests/Quizzes 95% and Homework 5% Social Studies: Geography – Map and Diagram Skills 25%, Projects ( ISN) 30%, History Knowledge 40% and Homework 5% Art (8th grade only): Projects 95% and Homework 5% Percentage Grade Equivalent 97-100% A 93-96% A- 90-92% B+ 87-89% B 85-86% B- 80-84% C+ 75-79% C 70-74% C- 65-69% D Below 65% F
    • Testing Tests will be announced at least a week prior to the scheduled day.  Quizzes will be given weekly to assess student's progress of knowledge.  Most quizzes will be on scheduled days of the week with occasional unannounced quizzes.  If you were absent the day of a test or quiz, the test or quiz must be made up on your time, recess, lunch, or after school. You must make an appointment ahead of time before you do so. Homework and Makeup Work Homework will be assigned everyday and must be turned in on it's due date. Only students who meet the requirements of absences in the student handbook will be allowed to make up any missed work.  (See page 29 in student handbook.) The student will need to make arrangements with the teacher to complete any missed work.  Make-up work is the student’s responsibility, not the teacher’s responsibility!  See the Student handbook for details. ATTENDANCE Please read the student handbook for the full school attendance policy. Absence • When a pupil has been absent, a written excuse signed by the parent or guardian is required, and this must be kept on file until the end of the official grading period. • When a pupil is absent without an excuse, the situation should be investigated and appropriate remedies applied. Truancy should be reported to the school. • If a student is absent for fifteen days or more during a marking period, official grades may be withheld, unless the work is made up. This decision is, however, left to the judgment of the principal. Tardies - 3 unexcused tardies = Conference with teacher - 5 unexcused tardies = Conference with principal/administration - 3 truancies = Conference with principal/administration Academic Requirements Students are required to maintain a GPA of 2.30 in order to participate in fieldtrips and upcoming class activities. Websites Students will be using several different websites that will support learning this year. Students will be required to sign a terms and agreement form in order to use the "Spider's Web."
    • This is your "homebase" website. All of your teachers will have a website this year, and this is mine. You can find your homework, a calendar of events, instruction, and other useful sites for social studies and writing here: http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/7th8th/ Classmarker.com will be used throughout the year for some quizzes and tests. http://www.classmarker.com/ The Spider's Web blogs will be used to publish completed student writing. Students will also be receiving a grade for their blogs: http://tparent831.edublogs.org/