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Weaver Back To School Night2

  1. 1. Welcome Parents! 7 th Grade Ancient History Class with Mrs. Weaver!
  2. 2. Mrs. Weaver’s Background <ul><li>Bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University </li></ul><ul><li>Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Technology from Temple University </li></ul><ul><li>Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Fellow </li></ul><ul><li>Led outdoor expedition trips for high school students in the Adirondack Mountains for 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy history, music, reading, nature, running, traveling and spending time with my husband and sons. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Description of Class <ul><li>This class is a hands on, experiential class that promotes student growth by reaching every student’s learning style. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will … </li></ul><ul><li>learn research skills through varied writing assignments </li></ul><ul><li>take a walking tour of Florence where they will visit the main historical and architectural achievements the city offers. </li></ul><ul><li>simulate life as a Greek citizen in which they will wear a traditional chiton and become a member of one of five polises. </li></ul><ul><li>research and transform themselves into a historical figure from the Middle Ages-Exploration time period. </li></ul><ul><li>participate in a knighting ceremony </li></ul>
  4. 4. Course Objectives <ul><li>Learn important note taking strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Begin to develop research skills </li></ul><ul><li>Complete 2 research papers of various depth, some accompanied with presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Develop group interaction skills </li></ul><ul><li>Increase critical thinking </li></ul>
  5. 5. Units of Study <ul><li>Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Ancient and Modern Middle East </li></ul><ul><li>China </li></ul><ul><li>Greece </li></ul><ul><li>Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Ages and Renaissance </li></ul><ul><li>Reformation/Explorers </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Fill-in </li></ul><ul><li>Matching </li></ul><ul><li>Short answer </li></ul><ul><li>Tests </li></ul><ul><li>Usually 100 points </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple choice </li></ul><ul><li>Matching </li></ul><ul><li>Short answer </li></ul><ul><li>Essay </li></ul><ul><li>Projects/Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>In depth research </li></ul><ul><li>Formal writing assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Graded presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Rubric provided </li></ul><ul><li>Class Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Groups (LG’s) </li></ul><ul><li>Connected to curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential/Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul>Assessments
  7. 7. Interactive Notebook <ul><li>5 subject spiral bound notebook </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to help organize students </li></ul><ul><li>Input and output sides to the notebook </li></ul><ul><li>Creative and self-expressive </li></ul><ul><li>Regular notebook quizzes to reinforce note- </li></ul><ul><li>taking and organizational skills. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Homework <ul><li>Homework is due the day after it is assigned unless otherwise specified. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can turn homework in one day late for half credit, after that they receive a zero. </li></ul><ul><li>Student’s homework will always be posted on the whiteboard for the week. The first thing I ask them to do when they arrive in class is to get out their assignment book and write down their assignment. They rarely have homework on Fridays. </li></ul><ul><li>Homework is one of the major keys to success in school. </li></ul>
  9. 9. E-Notes <ul><li>Homework is posted on-line for easy access </li></ul><ul><li>Steps to access e-notes </li></ul><ul><li>www.cbsd.org </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “e-notes” icon at top of page </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Unami Middle School” </li></ul><ul><li>Find my name, Mrs. Weaver </li></ul><ul><li>Next to my name, click on “Homework.” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Teaming The Dream Team works together to foster a positive and supportive learning environment for ALL of our students. We focus on unity, respect and encouragement of others. Teaming enables teachers to keep track of student progress. In addition, it provides an atmosphere where teachers can seek creative strategies to help students work to the best of their ability at Unami Middle School. www.cbsd.org/unami/24kt_gold/
  11. 11. Absences Students are responsible to make up any and all work missed from an absence. The time they have to make up their work is in direct proportion to days missed from school. If your student is absent for three or more days, you may request a homework collection via the front office.
  12. 12. Integrations <ul><li>Get to know Unami Day </li></ul><ul><li>Greek Times </li></ul><ul><li>Renaissance Person of the Year Project </li></ul><ul><li>Assorted others throughout the year </li></ul>
  13. 13. Extra Help <ul><li>I am available after school from 2:30 </li></ul><ul><li>to 3:00 </li></ul><ul><li>I am available during school at lunch time </li></ul><ul><li>and resource </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to let me know ahead of time </li></ul><ul><li>if they are going to meet with me so I can </li></ul><ul><li>make appropriate plans. </li></ul>
  14. 14. How can you reach me? <ul><li>You may email me at jweaver@cbsd.org . </li></ul>Thank you for attending tonight and for showing an active interest in your child’s education.
  15. 15. Ways you can help <ul><li>Make homework and schoolwork a top priority </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a quiet study area and daily homework times. </li></ul><ul><li>Check their assignment book if you suspect your child is not doing </li></ul><ul><li>their homework. They should have something written for every </li></ul><ul><li>subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage your child to work independently. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide assistance when necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to them about their school day. </li></ul><ul><li>You are the most important person in your child’s life and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>need your assistance and support in assuring that your child receives </li></ul><ul><li>the best education possible. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Believe nothing, O monks, merely because you have been told it . . . or because it is traditional, or because you yourselves have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be conductive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings - that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide. -Gautama Buddha