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First Day of School - 2016 - English 11

A presentation to welcome my 11th grade students to their first day of school, and introduce them to me, my expectations, and my classroom rules and procedures.

karen walsh

on 6 September 2016

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Transcript of First Day of School - 2016 - English 11

2) When you return to class, check my website for Make-Up work.
3) If you have questions, ask a classmate first. If you still have questions, please ask me.
1) Yes, we did work while you were absent!
How to lower the cost of enterprise sales?
Tons of Reading!
About Me
How to Get an "A" in My Class
Daily Routine
Effort will always count for more.

Daily effort and participation is always worth more than a test score!
So...what's 11th Grade English all about?
#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...
Try your best.
Communicate with me.
If you are
Late to Class
enter the room.
Hand me your pass.
take your seat and get instructions from your neighbor.
If you do not have a pass, stay after class to discuss why you were late.
Reading, technology, traveling, Broadway musicals, hiking with my dog, and spending time with friends and family
Any Questions?

We are going to have

an AMAZING year!

Ms. Walsh
by William Shakesepeare
The Crucible
by Arthur Miller

In Cold Blood
by Truman Capote

plus more!
Be honest.
Be respectful.
#2: I expect you to...
Have a positive attitude.
Be open-minded and check negativity at the door!
All school rules are also in place in our classroom.
like a
Becoming the
version of
to Ms. Walsh's
11th Grade English Class
Class Rules
6. Respect school property.
4. Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself at all times.
1. Listen carefully and follow directions the first time they are given.
3. Raise your hand to gain permission to
speak or to leave your seat.
5. Respect your classmates, teacher, and all school staff.
School Supplies
Class Procedures
& Guidelines
Turn in homework assignments when asked.
Scan the board for Materials Needed and the day's agenda.
Gather all materials before the Late bell rings.
Begin Do Now as soon you sit down.
Make-up work will only be allowed with Excused Absences...
Cuts will be graded 0%
4) It is your responsibility to turn in make-up work within three days.
"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world."
-Nelson Mandela
What Counts as
Effort & Participation???
Grading Policy
Coming to class regularly, on time, and ready to work.
Completing outside reading and homework.
Volunteering opinions in class, asking questions, and answering questions.
Seeking extra help as necessary
Being a positive and productive member of our class--contributing to class discussions and group activities
Communicating with me about what you need!
Let's take a look at our specific classroom rules and consequences.
Everyone in our classroom community deserves to be treated with respect.
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!
1 Looseleaf Binder
1 Folder
Paper, pens, and pencils should be replenished throughout the year and will be needed for all classes.
Be open and willing to share your opinions and experiences with our class.
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 this class. Tell me about your life outside of class!
Leave your phones in your bags (not your pocket ;-) ) unless directed to use them for class.
Cell Phones
Grading Policy
All homework assignments are due by the due date.

Everything you turn in should have the correct heading:
Name Date
Ms. Walsh English 11

It is YOUR responsibility to check for Make-Up Work!
* Niagara University
* St. John's University
* Queens College
English Teacher at SHS for 23 years!
About Ms. Walsh
Yearbook (Totem) Advisor
PSAT and SAT Prep
Credit Recovery

Improving your
Synthesis, analysis, and persuasive essays
2. Arrive to class on time and prepared
with all supplies and assignments.

Homework & Daily Assignments
Please have your homework on your desk before class begins.
Write your name!
Digital assignments are due the time indicated.
Late Work
Points will be deducted for late work.
Bathroom Passes
1 Bathroom Pass per marking period.
Unused bathroom passes will be worth 5 points Extra Credit on your final Exam.
No one may leave for the Bathroom the first 15 or last 10 minutes of class.
Before you are dismissed each day:
The Bell does not dismiss you, I do.
Check the area around your desk for any materials you've left.
Clean up your area, throw your trash in the garbage.
Double-check board for Homework Assignments.
Call student's parents
for outstanding
progress and good

Call student's parents
for lack of progress or
disruptive behavior.
Discipline Plan
3 Warnings
Student Conference
Referral to Chairperson
Parent Conference
Detention: Lunch or After School
Note to Parents/Phone Calls Home
In-School Suspension
Out of School Suspension
Alternative Placement
Field Trips



Quizzes & Participation
Other Things You Should Know:

If you have an emergency, please go to the nurse. If you're not feeling well, come to class first and I will write you a pass.

You must have an appointment or a pass from me to visit Guidance.

Please keep the hall clear!
School Year
Ms. Walsh
Legal Name
Karen M. Walsh-Badalucco
Tons of Writing!
Jimmy Neutron September 6, 2016
Ms. Walsh English 11 period 6 or 9

Topic: In Cold Blood
Aims: Analyze how and why Dick and Perry develop and interact over the course of the text.

Do Now: Compare Nancy and Kenyon Clutter’s upbringing to either Dick Hickock’s or Perry Smith’s family background. If Dick or Perry had been raised at River Valley Farm, do you believe their lives would have been different? Alternatively, do you believe they committed the crimes due to something ingrained in their natures? Explain your answer.

1. Practice Multiple Choice #11-15
2. What event in the opening pages of the section “Answer” turns the investigation around?
3. Why might Dick’s father propose that Dick “wasn’t the same boy” after he injured his head in a car accident?
4. According to Mr. Hickock, what was unusual about Dick when he returned from his alleged trip to Fort Scott? Why is this observation significant?
5. Vocabulary abstemious, changeling, despondency, Enigma, Ethereality, ineffable, Keening, Melancholy, reticent, Roguish, unmarred

HW: Part 3 Study Guide Questions

List at least three expectations you have for me or this class.
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