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Copy of First Day of School-7th Grade ELA

A presentation to welcome my seventh grade students to their first day of school, and introduce them to me, my expectations, and my classroom rules and procedures.
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Elliott Herman

on 12 August 2016

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Transcript of Copy of First Day of School-7th Grade ELA

Absences
1) When you return to class, check the "Make-Up Work" bin.
2) If you have questions, ask me first!
Matrix Partners preso!
Harvard Business Review
How to lower the cost of enterprise sales?
Rene Birthday
welcome
Respectful
to Mr. Herman's Middle School ELA Class!
About Me
How to Get an "A" in Mr. Herman's Class
About Mr. Herman
Experience
Education
* Third Year at FA!
* Substitute teacher for 2 1/2 yrs
* Taught HS English & Debate
CLASS LEARNING
My grading is based on the skills we are working on in class. Rubrics will always be given for large projects!
Procedures
EFFORT & COMMUNICATION
Paper
Due!
Expectations...
#1: I expect you to...
well-oiled machine.
help the classroom run smoothly
#5: I expect you to...
#4: I expect you to...
#3: I expect you to be...
ALWAYS TRY YOUR BEST!
COMMUNICATE WITH ME!
Strive for progress...
not perfection!
Help me!
Late to Class
Quietly
enter the room.
If you have a pass, hand it to me!
Quietly
take your seat and get instructions from your neighbor.
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* Masters Degree, Financial Planning
* BS in Pre-Law from WVU
Hobbies
* Scuba diving, coaching
* Soccer, softball, football
* Reading & movies
Caring
Responsible
I CAN'T
CARING & SUPPORT EACH OTHER!
RESPECTFUL AT ALL TIMES!
#2: I expect you to be...
HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE!
Expectations
Be open-minded & check negativity at the door!
Effort
Results
**
All school rules are also in place in our classroom.
Expectations
like a
ELA Curriculum
The Hobbit
The Giver
A VARIETY OF READING, WRITING and TECHNOLOGY
shakespeare's MacBeth
Black History Month
Research projects, writing projects, a variety of short stories & poetry
I promise to listen and provide encouragement because your success is my success. I need you to communicate with me.
I want to learn more about you!
I will do whatever I can to help you be successful but I need you to give me your best!
What You Can Expect From Me
Keep learning fun. If you're bored, I'm bored, and I don't want that!
Attempt to make you laugh...even if I don't always succeed!
Create clear guidelines: no mysteries here!
Challenge you to push yourselves!
Prepare you for every obstacle in this class so that you can do your best!
A few pictures that will and won't describe our classroom this year!
3) Complete your assignments and turn your work in the bin. Make sure your name and class period are always listed at the top of the assignment.
"You can be the President, or you can be an Olympic Gold medalist."
-Henry Cejudo
Coming to class regularly, on time and ready to work.
Completing all class work and projects.
Participating in class, asking questions and answering questions.
Seeking extra help when needed.
Being a positive and productive member of our class--contributing to class discussions and group activities.
Communicating with me about what you need!
What Counts as
Effort & Participation???
SAMPLE PAPER RUBRIC
** Technology will be a big part of our classroom and will be used in a variety of ways
Let's take a look at some of the things we will be working on this year!
Being Excused from the Classroom

* Sign out sheet
* Passes
Everyone in our classroom, school and community deserves to be treated with respect at all times.
LET''s LOOK AT OUR CLASS ASSIGNMENT TRAYS!
Communication is key.

If you're struggling or want something more from this class, PLEASE talk to me about what I can do to help you!
Be willing to share your opinions and experiences with our class in a positive and thoughtful manner.
Challenge yourself to think outside the box and achieve new levels of greatness.
Let me know what you like, what you dislike and what you need help with in OUR class. I want to help you do your best and get to know you as a person!
Absent Work=
Your Responsibility
Late Work=
Your Responsibility

Certifications
* English 6-12
* Elementary Ed
No mobile phones in class!
Grading Policy
Let's have fun this year!
A
B
C
D
F
90-100%
80-89%
70-79%
60-69%
59% or below
Tests= 35%
Quizzes= 25%
Projects= 20%
Classwork= 20%
Flowers for Algernon
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