What do I need to know to pass this class?
Language Arts News!Hello! Welcome to Mrs. Iverson�s language arts class. This letter is intended for you to keep and refer back to as often as necessary and to provide you with key information about assignments, grading procedures, classroom expectations, and contact information. I would like to make this year your best ever in language arts, but to do that I need your help. You must participate in class, ask questions when you do not know or understand material, and be willing to meet with me outside of class if necessary in order to help you. Please take responsibility for your own learning. Homework: Basic requirement in life, get use to it, you will have some. Now, having said that, I do want you to realize that there is a reason for homework, and not just to keep you off the streets at night. Most scheduled homework will be a review, a concept not yet mastered by a large portion of the class, or it will further extend your knowledge of covered material. I will not assign busywork. If you fail to turn in homework assignments you will not be eligible for extra credit assignments. Do not ask me at the end of a quarter for extra credit when you have not completed the basic assignments for the class. Classroom Organization and Procedures: Best advice; be in the room, in your seat, when the bell rings. There will always be board work for you to do on a daily basis. This board work is worth 5 points a day, or 25 points a week, which adds up to quite a few points, especially if you choose not to complete the board work. Most board work assignments will be review or thought provoking assignments. They will not be over material not yet covered, but could be assignments that ask you to think. Basically, as long as you complete the work, you get credit. Just try and exercise the brain in your head and you will receive your points. This class is designed to cover both writing and reading. Please come prepared to class everyday with something to write on, something to write with, and reading material. We will have a scheduled time for us to utilize the library every other week, and Mahomet has its own village library that you may want to visit for reading materials as well. Once a week we will have whole class reading time in one of our blocks so it is essential that you bring something to read with you on these days.Procedural Expectations: � Be in seat when bell rings, with materials ready. � You must raise your hand if you want to be heard by the whole classroom. I will call only on students who raise their hands, and will ignore student�s comments when said without thought and without being recognized. � Bring necessary supplies to class every day. I will not supply you with paper or a writing instrument. � Turn homework, assignments, or projects in on time. Contact Info: If you need help I am always at school by 7:50 in the morning and am available after school as well. You may also want to visit the school website and look at my class page for news. The address is http://www.ms.k12.il.us/msjh My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and my school number is (217) 586-4415, ext 132. Grades: One important fact about grades is that you earn them. In order to earn them you must complete work that I can assess. Your final grade in this class will be a combination of scores from daily board work, papers, projects, homework, quizzes and exams.Back to Top
How do I contact you after school?
Contact Info: If you need help I am always at school by 7:50 in the morning and am available after school as well. You may also want to visit the school website and look at my class page for news. The address is http://www.ms.k12.il.us/msjh My email address is email@example.com and my school number is (217) 586-4415, ext 103.Back to Top
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College Career Paper OutlineI. Intro-thesis statement-Education is perfect major for alla. Attn getting openingi. Who doesn�t like kids and having summers free?ii. Bankers hours for sureb. 3 main ideasi. Good foundation-math-English-scienceii. Teach or starting point other places iii. Benefitsiv. Interests allII. 1ST Main idea-All have some subject we likea. Need to be able to read, write, countb. Once 2 years done-can really focus on area of choiceIII. 2nd Main idea-Optionsa. Young, middle, secondary, collegeb. Writer-researcher-scientist-counselor-lawIV. 3rd Main idea-Perksa. Usuali. Schedule � hours, time off, summer/holidaysii. Make a difference-Help children-future, see growth, mind work, role model, travel, experiences, book options, stay young, something new yearlyb. Advancement-i. Lead teacherii. AdministrationV. Conclusion-Wrap up paper-Prove you know what you said initiallyBack to Top