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Copy of Copy of Back to School!
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It's going to be a fabulous year!
Class of 2018
At Gulfport High School
My top 5 pet peeves
students who do not respect that this is an honors class
students who talk while I or another student is addressing the class.
students who do not follow directions
students who whine
students who stand at the door before the bell rings to leave class.
Most of the supplies your need have been provided. However, our school budget only goes so far. If you can provide the following items, it would be greatly appreciated!
Each scholar needs:
Pack of pencils - at least 12
pencil top erasers
3 x 5 index cards
Additional Classroom Donations:
Ziploc bags (all sizes)
dry erase markers
Khaki Pants only.. blue or white Polo and Blue Blazer
Hand sign to
ask to use the
I can tell we are going
to have a
GREAT SCHOOL YEAR!
The world that you live in today!
This year, we will ALL learn!
Learning is a life long process, one that never diminishes.
It's time to step up.
My goal as a teacher is to prepare you for the next level.
Be responsible to bring learning materials.
Expect to learn everyday.
Learn from disappointments and mistakes.
It's not always going to be easy. You are going to be pushed and confronted intellectually and creatively.
This is ok.
At the end of the day, I want everyone in this classroom (students AND teacher) to be able to say that they've done these two things.
That you try your hardest in all that you do
That you conduct yourselves in a kind and respectful manner.
Who are we?
My Teaching Philosophy:
All students can learn.
Students do not have to "like" it to learn it.
Students need to be challenged.
There is a time to work and a time to play; the time in the classroom will be used to grow and learn.
When the bell rings...
be in your seat ready to work.
Each student will get 3 bathroom passes a 9 weeks
. Use them wisely.
Ask to leave class when there
is a transition in class.
If class is important, you need
to be in class.
• Class dismissal.......
stay in your seat until
the bell rings.
know the definition
• Your responsibilities:
to know when assignments are due
to make your grade
in seats when bell rings-start and end of class
assignments turned in on time
respect and responsibility
listen and follow directions
put learning first
After students have had to deal with consequences, they will come to realize that they need to be accountable for their actions.
A time and a place to communicate
Before school or after school
Email My email address is on your handout
Lesson plans and homework are posted on my website
Handouts given each day are in make-up work folder
Homework may be a little different.
Edmodo... What is it?
Edmodo is essentially, a "digital classroom" for teachers, students, and parents. We currently use it to post assignments, create polls for student responses, post quizzes for students to take, and create a calendar of events and assignments. Students turn in assignments for us to view and mark. We can annotate the assignments directly to provide instant feedback.
Where we post to the students
Students can ask teachers or fellow students school-related questions
Course Content is American Literature
Writing and Representing:
Understand and appreciate the way texts are shaped through exploring a range of language forms and features and ideas.
Explore and analyse the effectiveness of informative and persuasive devices in texts.
Experiment with text structures and language features and their effects in creating literary texts, for example, using imagery, sentence variation, metaphor and word choice.
Reading and Viewing
Understand how texts vary in purpose, structure and topic as well as the degree of formality.
Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a text.
Navigate and read texts for specific purposes applying appropriate text processing strategies, for example predicting and confirming, monitoring meaning, skimming and scanning.
Understand how to use banks of known words, word origins, base words, suffixes and prefixes, morphemes, spelling patterns and generalisations to learn and spell new words, for example technical words and words adopted from other languages.
Demonstrate an awareness of the limitations of spell check features in digital communication.
Grammar, punctuation and Vocab.
Understand that language is structured to create meaning according to audience, purpose and context.
Understand how noun groups/phrases and adjective groups/phrases can be expanded in a variety of ways to provide a fuller description of the person, place, thing or idea.
Other Syllabus content includes:
Speaking and listening.
Responding and Composing
Self-expression and reflection
Thinking imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically
The nature of English 3
Whole Number, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Fractions and Decimals, Patterns and Algebra, Length, Area, Volume and Capacity, Mass, Time, 2D and 3D Space, Angles, Position, Chance and Data.
Number and Algebra:
Recognise, represent and order numbers to at least tens of millions.
Create simple financial plans.
Selects and applies appropriate strategies for multiplication and division, and applies the order of operations to calculations involving more than one operation.
Compares, orders and calculates with fractions, decimals and percentage
Analyses and creates geometric and number patterns, constructs and completes number sentences, and locates points on the Cartesian plane
Measurement and Geometry:
Selects and uses the appropriate unit to calculate areas, including areas of squares, rectangles and triangles.
Uses 24-hour time and am and pm notation in real-life situations, and constructs timelines.
Convert between common metric units of length.
Investigate angles on a straight line, angles at a point, and vertically opposite angles; use the results to find unknown angles.
Statistics and Probability
Uses appropriate methods to collect data and constructs, interprets and evaluates data displays, including dot plots, line graphs and two-way tables.
Describe probabilities using fractions, decimals and percentages.
Gulfport High students are
Proud of their school
Proud of their academic accomplishments
Proud of their teams
detention - mine - before or after school
There will be no extra credit
assignments given during the
Listen and follow directions
Come to class prepared
Write your name on all your papers.
Homework has a purpose.
Please do it!
Participate in class
I don't want to hear
this when you are absent.