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Class of 2014!!. Gunning Bedford MS Welcome to your last MS Open House!!. Office Staff. Ms. Taggart 8 th Grade Asst. Principal Ms. Sheppard 8 th Grade Guidance Counselor Ms. Wilson 8 th Grade Staff Center Secretary Please call 832-628 5 to reach the 8 th grade Staff Center!.

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Class of 2014

Class of 2014!!

Gunning Bedford MS

Welcome to your last MS Open House!!


Office staff

Office Staff

  • Ms. Taggart

    • 8th Grade Asst. Principal

  • Ms. Sheppard

    • 8th Grade Guidance Counselor

  • Ms. Wilson

    • 8th Grade Staff Center Secretary

      Please call 832-6285 to reach the 8th grade Staff Center!


Building personnel

Building Personnel

  • Mr. Moffett, Principal

  • Mrs. Taylor, Nurse

  • Ms. Russo, Special Education Coordinator

  • Ms. Till, School Psychologist

  • Ms.Thompson, Cafeteria Manager


Team 8a faculty

Team 8A Faculty

  • Ms. Campbell, Math and Science (420)

  • Ms. Goldsborough, English and Social Studies (421)

  • Ms. Keister, Math (414)

    • Team Leader

  • Ms. Murphy, English and Social Studies (417)

  • Ms. Temple, Science (419)


Team policy overview

Team Policy Overview

  • Parent Conferences: Tuesdays 9:05-9:45

  • Disciplinary policies time outs, lates

  • Incentives…Game days, tickets


Websites

Websites

  • Ms. Keister’s Website

    • mskeister.weebly.com

  • Remind 101

  • Gunning Bedford website

    • http://gunningbedford.colonial.k12.de.us/


Universal teaching strategies

Universal Teaching Strategies

  • Learning Focused

  • Enrichment

  • Extra Time


Learning focused strategies

Learning Focused Strategies

  • Student Learning Maps for every unit which are common across the district

  • Graphic Organizers are essential for student learning and should be used as a study tool for students.

  • Collaborative pairs

  • Culminating Activities


Enrichment

Enrichment

  • 38 minutes per day

  • Rotate sections every marking period (9 weeks)

  • Team determines placement

  • A variety of classes

    • All core subjects + exploratory courses

    • Some students receive extra help in the core, others are extended in different areas


Extra time

Extra Time

  • More information will follow in October

    • Extra Help after school

    • All subjects

    • After school buses are available


Grading policies

Grading Policies

District Grading Scale

93%-100% A

85%-92% B

77%-84% C

70%-76% D

>70% F

  • 0% policy

  • How to access & understand HAC

  • Expectations for grading


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“The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.”


Common core state standards

Common Core State Standards

  • http://www.corestandards.org/

  • At this time, math and ELA are the only two subjects based on CCSS

  • In math, it is the first year transitioning to these standards

  • 8th grade math has had the least amount of change in the math curriculum than any other grade level

  • Nation-wide


8 th grade math algebra i

8th Grade Math/Algebra I

Algebra, Geometry, Number Sense, Statistics, Probability

Ms. Keister


Units covered

Units Covered

Math in Context

  • Revisiting Numbers

  • Ups and Downs

  • Graphing Equations

  • It’s All the Same

  • Insights into Data

  • Algebra Rules

  • Great Predictions


Grading system for math

Grading System for Math

Assessments 60%

Classwork 30%

Homework 10%

District Grading Scale

93%-100% A

85%-92% B

77%-84% C

70%-76% D

>70% F


Helping your students with math

Helping your students with math

  • Review/re-work classwork on a nightly basis

  • Homework Hotline…323-2724…#608…1

  • Summary/Check Your Work

  • Graphic Organizer

  • http://mathincontext.eb.com... click on Resources, then Parent


8th grade english

8th Grade English

Ms. Goldsborough

Ms. Murphy


Textbook

Textbook

http://www.classzone.com

Literature and Reading Center

Vocabulary and Spelling Center

Writing and Grammar Center

Media Center


Types of reading passages and text

Types of Reading Passages and Text


5 4 3 grading system

5-4-3 Grading System

5: Student demonstrates a complete or satisfactory understanding of the concept. They have met all the criteria outlined for a specific assignment.

4: Student demonstrates an emerging understanding of the concept. They may have satisfied a few of the criteria outlined for a specific assignment.

3: Student demonstrates a limited understanding of the topic. Their response did not meet the criteria outlined for a specific assignment.


Common ela grading standards

Common ELA Grading Standards


Social studies

Social Studies

Ms. Goldsborough

Ms. Murphy


Marking period 1

Marking Period 1

Economics and The Colonial Period

  • Economics

  • The Colombian Exchange

  • Exploration


Marking period 2

Marking Period 2

The Constitution

  • Declaration of Independence

  • The Bill of Rights

  • State/Local Government


Marking period 3

Marking Period 3

The Early Nation

  • Political parties emerge

  • French Revolution

  • Washington


Marking period 4

Marking Period 4

Conflict and Cooperation

  • Trail of Tears

  • North vs. South

  • Westward Expansion


Assessments and grading

Assessments and Grading

  • District Common Assessment is given at the end of every marking period

  • Smaller assessments are given throughout the marking period (i.e. tests, projects, et

  • Assessments – 60%

  • Classwork - 30%

  • Homework- 10%


Science

Science

Ms. Campbell

Ms. Temple


Units of instruction

Units of Instruction

  • Transformation of Energy

  • Weather

  • Planetary Systems

  • Ecosystems


Grading policy

Grading Policy

  • Assessments/Projects 45%

  • Labs25%

  • HW/CW10%

  • Journals20%


Academic enrichment

Academic Enrichment

  • DCAS Review

    • 6th and 7th Grade Review

  • May also include extending activities


Exploratory staff

Exploratory Staff

Presented by

Mr. Pace


Exploratory staff1

Exploratory Staff


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Gunning Bedford Exploratory Team

Exploratories, for the most part, are marking period courses, with the exception of Band and Chorus, which are yearlong, Health, which is a semester and Phys Ed which is a combination. Students receive a grade for whichever Exploratory they are assigned.


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BOX TOP Collection

Students are encouraged to collect Box Tops for their classrooms all year. The first homeroom competition will end on October 25th!! The homeroom with the most Box Tops will be rewarded!!

“Box Tops for Education has helped America’s schools earn over $475 million since 1996. You can earn cash for your child’s school by clipping Box Tops coupons from hundreds of participating products. Box Tops also offers easy ways to earn even more cash for your school online.”


Questions

Questions

We will be available in our rooms briefly after the presentation to address specific course concerns.


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