Frequently Asked Questions
- Is there a way I can practice for the National Geography Bee?
- Do we all have to have a Youth Fair Project?
- Do you allow bathroom passes?
- Can we bring up our grades after Progress Reports?
- Do you give home work every night?
- Do you give 'make-up' work?
Is there a way I can practice for the National Geography Bee?
Yes, you may! There are several links on my website that provide
practice style quizzes. My favorite is on the National
Geographic Kids Website. Go there and take the quiz. You
may take the quiz for this week and/or past weeks. The
Travel Channel also has some fun "test-your-skills" type
of games, however these show bits of pictures from
cultures all over the world, and are more difficult and
mostly suited toward adults.
Do we all have to have a Youth Fair Project?
Yes! Each student in my class will complete a social studies project
which will be entered into competition with other Dade County students at
the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair. For complete details visit my "Forms" link
from the home-page. (And, of course this project
is worth 5 grades!!:)
Do you allow bathroom passes?
Students are encouraged to use the restrooms on their time, in between
classes rather than in the middle of classtime. For the rare occasions when
the student has an emergency, the student may be permitted to go if they have
their agenda on them which serves as the hall pass. This is true for all
classes at Lake Stevens Middle School.
Can we bring up our grades after Progress Reports?
Of coarse you can!!! Progress reports only let you know how your grade
stands at that very moment. Each assignment completed and turned in is an
opportunity for improvement. Make sure you make the best of opportunities!
There are approximately 4 weeks left until the final grades are turned in for
the First Quarter Grading Period. HARD WORK = SUCCESS!
Do you give home work every night?
Just about. There will be rare ocassions when this is not
true, but don't bank on it. Rest assured that the home
learning has a purpose, and an objective which needs
to be obtained, you will not be given 'busy work'.
Do you give 'make-up' work?
Yes, to students who have an excused absence as shown on their admit pass.
(usually with a doctor's note)Students are given the same time to make-up the
work as they were out of school. Example if you missed 3 days of class, you
will have 3 class days to make up the assignment(s).