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  1. 1. Back to School 2007-2008 West Hollow Middle School Team 6-2 <ul><li>To insert your company logo on this slide </li></ul><ul><li>From the Insert Menu </li></ul><ul><li>Select “Picture” </li></ul><ul><li>Locate your logo file </li></ul><ul><li>Click OK </li></ul><ul><li>To resize the logo </li></ul><ul><li>Click anywhere inside the logo. The boxes that appear outside the logo are known as “resize handles.” </li></ul><ul><li>Use these to resize the object. </li></ul><ul><li>If you hold down the shift key before using the resize handles, you will maintain the proportions of the object you wish to resize. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Mission Statement <ul><li>West Hollow Middle School’s mission is to unify and foster the high expectations and virtuous beliefs of a diverse population in the pursuit of both individual and communal achievement. This success will be attained by creating a socially equitable atmosphere that encourages and sustains collaboration among the school, families, and community members. The complex and interrelated academic, developmental, emotional, and social needs of our students will form the core of the West Hollow Middle School’s ongoing mission. </li></ul><ul><li>“ By respecting ourselves and others, we believe we can achieve our highest expectations.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pat Hobson Guidance Counselor <ul><li>Resource </li></ul><ul><li>Liaison </li></ul><ul><li>Team Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency </li></ul>
  4. 4. Team Members <ul><li>Guidance Counselor Pat Hobson </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies Priscilla Jordan </li></ul><ul><li>Science Janet Chan </li></ul><ul><li>Math Zoe Chiam </li></ul><ul><li>English Maryann Fasciana </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Sandy Russell </li></ul><ul><li>Special Education Suzanne Sugarman </li></ul><ul><li>Special Education Jennifer Cinelli </li></ul>
  5. 5. Team Rules <ul><li>Team Rules </li></ul><ul><li>R espect </li></ul><ul><li>I mpulse Control </li></ul><ul><li>C ompassion </li></ul><ul><li>E quity </li></ul><ul><li>Consequences </li></ul><ul><li>Sign the class notebook and state what rule was broken. </li></ul><ul><li>Write an apology note to your team teacher and parents describing your actions in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Call your parents with a team teacher to discuss your actions and rules of the classroom. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Homework <ul><li>Students will receive homework each day. They will be responsible for copying all assignments in their agenda books neatly, accurately, and in a timely fashion. Homework will also be posted on the Team 6-2 eBoard. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are responsible for writing Team 6-2’s heading on every assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be expected to complete all assigned work. On the occasion of incomplete or missing work, a note will be expected. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Team 6-2’s Heading <ul><li>Name Date </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Period </li></ul>
  8. 8. Homework Policy <ul><li>All students will begin the quarter with 100 points for homework. Five points will be deducted for every missing or incomplete assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be expected to fill out an index card explaining why they are unprepared to class. </li></ul>
  9. 9. eBoard
  10. 10. Team Learning Experiences <ul><ul><li>Pi Day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greco-Roman Festival </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary Units- Project H2O </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Walk-a-thon for Charity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medieval Times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DNA Learning Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Circus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tolerance Center </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Team Spirit <ul><li>Name Team </li></ul><ul><li>T-Shirt Logo and Design Contest </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a local charity </li></ul><ul><li>Plan fund-raising events </li></ul><ul><li>Pep Rally </li></ul><ul><li>Team Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>We give back to our community </li></ul>
  12. 12. Ms.Chan-Science Units Of Study <ul><ul><li>Nature of Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cells and Heredity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ecology: Earth’s Natural Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motion, Forces, and Energy </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Science Grading Policy <ul><ul><li>Tests- 45% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quiz- 15% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homework- 10% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects- 10% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labs- 20% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All quizzes, projects, and tests need to be signed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No make-ups unless absent. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Science Extra Help <ul><ul><li>Wednesday- 7:15-7:45 am </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thursday- 7:15-7:45 am </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friday- 7:15-7:45 am </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Ms.Chiam-Math Mission Statement <ul><ul><li>Ms. Chiam's classroom is a place where attitude is more important than ability. This is a place where asking questions is a sign of thoughtful intelligence. This is a place where it is safe to make a mistake outloud because we work together as a team. We succeed together, with one another. Here we will think mathematically and recognize the places we use math everyday. Ms. Chiam's classroom is a place where you are welcome everyday and you are a valuable member of our team. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Math Units of Study <ul><li>Unit One: Algebraic Operations, Rational Numbers, & Applying Decimals </li></ul><ul><li>Unit Two: Number Sense & Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Unit Three: Percents, Fractions, & Decimals </li></ul><ul><li>Unit Four: Ratios, Rates, & Proportions </li></ul><ul><li>Unit Five: Fractions: Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Unit Six: Geometry of the Polygon </li></ul><ul><li>Unit Seven: Geometry: Circles </li></ul><ul><li>Unit Eight: Measures of Central Tendencies </li></ul><ul><li>Unit Nine: Units of Measurement </li></ul><ul><li>* Review for NYS Assessment* </li></ul><ul><li>Unit Ten: Two-Step Equations </li></ul><ul><li>Unit Eleven: Operations: Positive/Negative Integers </li></ul><ul><li>Unit Twelve: Coordinate Geometry & Graphing </li></ul><ul><li>Unit Thirteen: Probability </li></ul><ul><li>* Review for HHH Math 6 Final * </li></ul>
  17. 17. Math Grading Policy <ul><li>We will work on a point system. </li></ul><ul><li>Tests: 100 points </li></ul><ul><li>Notebook quizzes: 50 points </li></ul><ul><li>Other quizzes: Less than 100 points </li></ul><ul><li>Projects: Points vary </li></ul><ul><li>Homework: Start with 100 points. Five points are lost for each missing or </li></ul><ul><li>incomplete homework. Points cannot be made up, but homework must be made up. </li></ul><ul><li>Problems of the Week: 10 points </li></ul>
  18. 18. Math Extra Help <ul><li>Tuesday- 7:15-7:45 am </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday- 2:45-3:45 pm </li></ul><ul><li>If you know you're coming in advance, please let me know! You are always welcome to come -- please do not hesitate. :) </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>&quot;Dwell in possibility.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Emily Dickinson </li></ul><ul><li>Ten Ways To Reduce </li></ul><ul><li>Math Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>1. Overcome negative self-talk. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Ask questions. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Consider math a foreign language -- it must be practiced. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Don't rely on memorization to study mathematics—understand the material. </li></ul><ul><li>5. READ your math text. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Study math according to YOUR LEARNING STYLE. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does it help you to talk about it? To write about it? To listen to others explain it? To draw pictures showing it? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>7. Get help the same day you don't understand. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Be relaxed and comfortable while studying math. </li></ul><ul><li>9. &quot;TALK&quot; mathematics. </li></ul><ul><li>10. Accept responsibility for your own successes and failures. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Not all who wander are lost.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>J.R.R. Tolkien </li></ul>
  20. 20. Ms.Jordan-Social Studies Units of Study <ul><ul><ul><li>Geography Review and the Five Themes of Geography </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Early Man/ Early Culture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ancient Mesopotamia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ancient Egypt </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ancient India </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ancient China </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ancient Greece </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ancient Rome </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Middle Ages </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Welcome to History Alive! The Ancient World: <ul><li>Standards-Based Content </li></ul><ul><li>A Cooperative, Tolerant Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple-Intelligence Teaching Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Considerate Text </li></ul><ul><li>Graphically Organized Reading Notes </li></ul>
  22. 22. Social Studies Grading Policy <ul><li>Tests and Projects- 45% </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes- 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Homework and Notebook Checks- 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation, Class Participation- 20% </li></ul><ul><li>and Cooperative Group Work </li></ul>
  23. 23. Social Studies Extra Help <ul><li>Tuesday- 2:45-3:45 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday- 7:15-7:45 am </li></ul>
  24. 24. Mrs.Fasciana-English Units of Study <ul><li>Effective Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show Don’t Tell </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify Your Point of View </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Persuasive Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Literary Response </li></ul><ul><li>Compare and Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mythology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greek and Roman Myths </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Poetry </li></ul>
  25. 25. English Unit Organizers
  26. 26. Spelling and Vocabulary Quizzes <ul><li>Students will alternate spelling and vocabulary lists. </li></ul><ul><li>They will receive either a spelling or vocabulary list on Monday and will have a quiz on Friday. </li></ul>
  27. 27. English Grading Policy <ul><li>Tests-Writing pieces- 60% </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes- 30% </li></ul><ul><li>Homework- 10% </li></ul>
  28. 28. Mrs. Fasciana’s Extra Help Schedule <ul><li>Tuesday- 7:15-7:45 am </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday- 7:15-7:45 am </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday- 7:15-7:45 am </li></ul>
  29. 29. Ms.Russell- Reading Units of Study <ul><li>Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Fiction/Research </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry-Myths </li></ul><ul><li>Book Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Reading </li></ul>
  30. 30. Reading Grading Policy <ul><li>Tests- 40% </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz- 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Homework- 10% </li></ul><ul><li>Notebook and Projects- 30% </li></ul>
  31. 31. Reading Extra Help <ul><li>Thursday- 7:15-7:45 am </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday- 2:45-3:45 pm </li></ul>