Welcome to English 7 and English 8!
During the online learning sessions, please follow the E schedule below. Pace your learning accordingly. If you have questions, contact me via email or at extension 1534.
Middle School Schedule
Hour 1 8:05-8:47 English 8
Hour 2 8:51-9:33 English 7
Hour 3 9:37-10:19 English 8
Hour 4 10:23-11:05 Prep period
Hour 5 11:09-11:51 (High School Lunch/Homeroom)
Lunch/Homeroom 11:54-12:15; 12:16-12:39 (High School Hour 5)
Hour 6 12:43-1:25 Study Hall
Hour 7 1:29-2:11 English 8
Hour 8 2:15-2:57 English 7
Please note: I do NOT allow cell phones in my classroom. Confiscated phones will be held until 3:00. It will be the student’s responsibility to come in at 3:00 to retrieve their phone. All online activities and exercises are accessible via laptops.
Headphones and ear buds are also banned, with the exception of study hall use ONLY if ALL work is complete and student is passing ALL classes. Confiscated headphones and ear buds will be held in my room until parents come to retrieve them.
This year begins a heavy-duty year of writing for both grades.
Students will keep a writing portfolio in class. This is used as a tool for improvement. Portfolios will be shared during conferences, but are not allowed to be taken home or out of the room. Parents may request copies at any time.
I will also have students working in class and online with various grammar sites as they brush up on their writing. They can access these sites using their computers or phones (at home).
Quill.org will be used weekly for assignments starting in September. Students will receive an assignment most Mondays, and those assignments are due by Friday at 3:00. Assignments will be due by 3:00 on Thursdays the 3rd, 5th, and 7th weeks of the quarter in order to determine eligibility in after school activities.
My goal as a teacher is to encourage students to be creative, read, and think.
The following sites are utilized in my class, along with others we may discover along the way. Feel free to explore:
For Classroom Vocabulary:
https://www.sadlierconnect.com/@532261 (Go to Student and Family Resources, Vocabulary Workshop, then Level B or C for 8th graders once they complete B)
To build vocabulary: vocabulary.com
Feel free to contact me with questions/concerns/comments, either at my phone extension or via email.