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Back to School Night

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Mr. Laffin

on 22 September 2016

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Transcript of Back to School Night

-Every student has a Google Drive account. Their email and password followed them from the elementary schools.

-This email address and password were printed on your student's class schedule.

-Google Drive allows students to upload work to cloud storage; they no longer have to worry about loading a USB drive or emailing the assignment in. A lot of the teachers here will be using Google Drive this year.
Welcome to Back to School Night
A little about me...
Tools for Student Success
Communication
Remind and Google Drive!!!
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Remind is an online service that allows a reminder to be sent to your phone via text or to your email account.
I have asked that all students enroll in my Remind classes for easier communication.
I will never have you or your students' phone numbers, and they will never see mine. It's completely safe!
-This is my third year as a Lancer at Laguna!!!
-I teach seventh grade English and AVID this year.
-I received my Bachelor's degree in Child and Adolescent Development with a Minor in English from Cal State Fullerton (go Titans!)
THANK YOU!!!
I look forward to an amazing year with your student!

Please feel free to contact me any time
at
klaffin@slcusd.org
I was born and raised in Southern California and am a recent transplant to the San Luis Obispo area.
Text
@laffin#
(replace the # with your student's period number) to
81010
KBAR- Kick Back and Read
What is KBAR?
-Independent reading
-20 minutes each night
-80 minutes each week
-Quarterly book projects

My class:
-No reading logs to sign or fill out
-No daily or weekly assignments*
*We'll have book discussions, reflections, and other activities every so often, but nothing structured week-to-week.
Does your son or daughter NEED a phone to join Remind?
NO!!!
Remind updates are available via email if they use their school email address.
Email
*klaffin@slcusd.org
*I check often

Remind
*I check even
more
often

Website
*homework updated daily

Blog
*updated weekly

Instagram (@thelaffinplace)
*updated daily
*more for the fun stuff we're doing
PowerSchool
*Check often (at least once each week)
*See explanation page on my website

Communication
*with teachers
*with your son/daughter

Planner and websites
*use them
*check them
*love them

Failure
*it's not fun, but it's valuable
(more details on the next slide)
Other Laguna Communication:
The Lancer Lines
*Mr. Calandro's weekly newsletter
*emailed out on Fridays

Laguna homepage
*lams.slcusd.org

PTA Facebook
*search: "Laguna PTA"

LAMS Library Instagram
*@lamslibrarynoise

-This is my fifth year in the classroom. This year, I also became one of the WEB program coordinators along with Ms. Ahearn.
The goal of the English/Language Arts program is to help students to become better readers, speakers, and writers through the study of both fiction and nonfiction texts.
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