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Back To School Presentation - 2014

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Back To School Presentation - 2014

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Back To School Presentation - 2014

  1. 1. Wednesday, August 27, 14
  2. 2. My name is Ms. Melissa Kaplan and this is my 10th year teaching at Caroldale Learning Community in Carson! •Worked at two different schools in the Bay Area before coming to Caroldale • Has a Bachelor’s Degree in Child & Adolescent Development from San Francisco State University • Has a Multiple-Subject California Clear Credential • GATE Certified 2005-Present Wednesday, August 27, 14
  3. 3. 8:00-9:55 Core 1 10:15-11:55 12:00-12:45 1:20-2:09 2:14-3:02 Core 2 Period 5 Period 6 Period 7 Wednesday, August 27, 14
  4. 4. •Free Reading Book •Textbooks •Paper & Pen •Agenda •Homework •Portfolio is always left in desk •All absences need to be excused in the office before the child returns to school. •School begins at 8:00 am - students need to be in their classrooms at that time! •Excessive tardies/absences will be reflected in their work habits and cooperation grades. •PSA Counselor will be addressing excessive absences/tardies. Daily Materials Absences & Tardies Wednesday, August 27, 14
  5. 5. Time: Grading Policy Tests – 40% Homework – 10% Classwork – 40% Effort & Cooperation – 10% I do not give grades.  Students earn grades.  All work in this class is awarded on a point system. The more points a student earns, the higher the grade will be.  Points are cumulative from the beginning of the semester.  All work counts toward the final grade. Grades are based on the Common Core State Standards. Wednesday, August 27, 14
  6. 6. Time: Homework Policy •Students have homework in one or both subjects (ELA & History) most nights. •Sometimes homework will be classwork that was not finished. •Unless otherwise stated, all homework is due the next day. •Proper headings must be on all work. •Late work is never accepted. • Students are responsible for getting the work they missed if they were absent. •Work only given for excused absences. •If going on a trip, students need to get work BEFORE they leave. •All work should be neat and clean. Wednesday, August 27, 14
  7. 7. • Parents/guardians and students are strongly encouraged to keep up-to-date on class assignments by reviewing their child's agenda every day.  • Students must write their homework in their student agendas every day. • Use the agenda to check that they’re turning in work! • Stamp = completed & turned in Wednesday, August 27, 14
  8. 8. Time: •All students are expected to do their own work at all times. •Any time a student is found copying work from another student or cheating, or has turned in work that has been copied/cheated on, BOTH the student who copied the work AND the student who provided the copied work will earn 0 points on the assignment, with no possibility of doing it over for credit. •Work copied directly from a reference book, computer source, or other media (without proper documentation) will also earn no credit. •Consequences may include an after school detention and a lowered citizenship mark. Personal Achievement Wednesday, August 27, 14
  9. 9. •Vocabulary •Narrative Writing •Story Analysis •Expository Writing •Response to Literature •Persuasive Writing •Research Reports •Poetry •Free Reading •Writer’s Workshop Wednesday, August 27, 14
  10. 10. Ancient Civilizations •Discovering the Past •Early Humans •Mesopotamia & Sumer •Ancient Egypt & Kush •Ancient India •Ancient China •Ancient Greece •Ancient Rome Wednesday, August 27, 14
  11. 11. • See what your child is currently studying • Contact the teacher • Get important class info, updates & news • Calendar of school & classroom events • Helpful links for parents & students Wednesday, August 27, 14
  12. 12. Middle School! • Remembering materials for class • If you take it home, remember to bring it back! • Make sure you have materials for all your classes. • Stay organized! • Lots of different classes and teachers can quickly lead to disorganization. • Stay connected • Many teachers require the internet and computers. Be sure to find one that you can regularly use, including a place to print. • Be on time and show up to school! • If you are absent, be responsible for your absence. • SLOW DOWN AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS Wednesday, August 27, 14
  13. 13. •Be sure to give me your e-mail address! •Save the date! Parent conferences are 10/13 - 10/17 •Check the agenda regularly. •Make sure your child attends school regularly and gets here on time. What You Can Do Wednesday, August 27, 14
  14. 14. We’ve applied for a field trip to the Getty Villa in Malibu. If approved, we will be visiting the museum in June. The Getty Villa showcases Roman & Greek antiquities and architecture. Wednesday, August 27, 14

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