Very few multiple choice tests (students will mainly see these in some of their Vocabulary Quizzes)
Project based assignments as major grades * Writing paragraphs/essays * Writing/drawing/analyzing activities
Focus in learning 1st 9 weeks
Reading: Understanding Informational Texts - * Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland by Sally Walker * “The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island” * “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allen Poe * Jamestown Lifescape by Keith Rocco (Artwork Visual Text)
We will follow the guidelines set in the student handbook.
As you go over the “dress code” section with your child, please keep in mind that these are just a few to touch on: tank tops have to follow the 2”or 3 finger rule, no leggings, no jeans with holes above the knees, all pants/shorts must have pockets, shirts tucked on (boys), no strap tops, bulky jackets in classroom.
No gum/sunflower seeds allowed on campus; automatic break detention per Mrs. Thomas and Mr. Steed
Absences/Tardies: Some changes
Only 5 unexcused absences per semester * 3 days to make up missed work (this is the responsibility of the student) * If absence excused, student will receive full credit of grade earned * If absence unexcused, student will receive 70% credit of grade earned
Class set of Chromebooks * Students will be assigned the same Chromebook to use for the entire year. * Will receive a high percentage of their assignments through Google classroom * Will utilize pre-loaded Google apps for research, writing, creating, sharing, and presenting projects