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Welcome to Mrs. Parker’s Freshman English Room 156 Parents: Please read the board for your bellwork. Attn: Yearbook make-up pictures are in the library tomorrow.
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How to… Fall Break Husband Bacon Panama City Beach Hook’d Have a great year in Mrs. Parker’s
Info • • • Syllabus - policies, consequences, novel list Remind- please sign up Book orders were placed last Friday Agenda books can be paid for online. Look on CHS home page for info. Get Animal Farm by George Orwell: due last Friday- start reading for homework soon. Responsibilities so far: • • • Parent signatures from syllabus, parent email to me, Homework letter, 2 paragraphs, STEAL chart & organizer (hm), Short story reading Get sleep- helps your brain handle stress Check out my website for calendar, files, and tech help
MY WEBPAGE Go to the CHS website Look under the BIG picture Click on Teachers Look for my name Click on my name See the calendar for what you miss or forget.
How to… keep your teacher happy. Be on time. Be respectful. Be prepared! Never make excuses; although, if there is a major issue at home please communicate with me. Never complain about work. I’m tough, but fair.
TN Ready English Writing Assessment April Last year’s TN Ready Raw Scores: CHS 9 th grade 3 rd out of 135 TN 9 th grades!!
How to… Have a great year in Mrs. Parker’s
How to… Walk into my classroom. Enter quietly. Be on time! Sign the tardy log if you are late. You get one free tardy per nine weeks. Always read the screen and/or board for directions. Follow those instructions in your assigned seat. Bell work
Thinking you are smart and mature does not prove it to others. You must show it with your actions.
“Whoever you were before today, that person’s turn is over. ” Freedom Writers Today is a new start!
How to… turn in assignments. Put MLA heading on everything (top left corner) Your name, my name, class/period, date. Example: Jane Done Mrs. Parker English 9 11 January 2012 Turn it in to the class period’s bin. Returned assignments: storage bin
How to… get dismissed on time. The bell does not dismiss them. Do not pack up 5 minutes before it’s time to go. (HUGE pet peeve!) They must be in their seats and completely quiet before I will dismiss them.
Testing info We do not know proficiency levels We do not know growth levels We only have raw score averages More specific information on proficiency and growth is coming
How can you help your child succeed? Make sure they get regular sleep (phones) Inspect what you expect academically and behaviorally. Are they measuring up to their own goals? Yours? Do they know how to get there? Use Powerschool –changes are seen on notifications Find a method for typing and internet use. Know a backup plan for power outages. Ask if help is needed!! Look on the webpage first . Remind is my preferred after hours communication.
Self-discipline will help you to Succeed Not fall behind Avoid as much misery as possible in school and the rest of your life.