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Welcome to Boise State University Please sign in at the back tables and find your child’s seat. We will begin shortly =). Miss Mary Kathryn Gottbrecht 8t h Grade Professor. Agenda. Introduction School Wide Policies 8 th Grade Curriculum Classroom Expectations Parent Volunteer.

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Welcome to boise state university

Welcome to Boise State University

Please sign in at the back tables and find your child’s seat. We will begin shortly =)

Miss Mary Kathryn Gottbrecht

8th Grade Professor


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Agenda

  • Introduction

  • School Wide Policies

  • 8th Grade Curriculum

  • Classroom Expectations

  • Parent Volunteer


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About Me


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School Wide

Policies


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Homework

  • 60-90 minutes each night

  • 20-30 minutes of reading on top of assigned homework

  • Graded on completion and effort

  • Meant to reinforce skills taught that day in class

  • Long-term projects meant to be spread out over the days, not crammed into the night before

  • Use of Agenda


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Homework Grade

  • 1st offense: Warning… Note sent home

    • Grade A

    • Not eligible for the trimester Prep award

  • 2nd offense: Note sent home

    • Grade B

  • 3rd offense: Parent and teacher conference for homework strategies

    • Grade C

  • 4th offense: Mandatory conference for “Success Plan”

    • Grade D


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Grading

  • 90-100% = A

  • 89-80% = B

  • 79-70% = C

  • 69-60% = D

  • <59% = F

  • Subject grades are compromised of tests, quizzes, classwork and project.

  • Take-Home Tuesday – Tests/work from previous week sent home. Parent signature required

  • Online grade book

    • Aeries


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School Wide Policies cont.

  • BOTH parents must be present during parent conferences

  • 4 annual parties

    • Literature Day, Winter Holiday, Valentine’s Day, End of the Year

    • No treats for birthday

  • Antecedents of Excellence expected from students

  • Pick up and Drop Off


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8th Grade

Curriculum


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Language Arts

  • Reading Comprehension is taught through

    Social Studies & Science.

  • Response to Literature is taught through works of fiction.

  • Written Conventions (includes spelling and vocabulary) will be taught an assessed every week.

  • Writing Strategies will continue to be developed with opinion paragraphs and essays.


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Science

  • Physical Science

    • Motion

    • Energy

    • Periodic Table of Elements

    • Chemistry

    • Physics


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History

  • American History

    • Declaration of Independence

    • Constitution

    • Founding of our Government

    • Industrial Revolution


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Math

  • Algebra will be taught in the classroom during the school day

    • With Miss Gottbrecht

  • Geometry will be taught during the school day for those who qualify

    • With Mr. Shipes

    • This year only

  • An enrichment option in the areas of Geometry, Algebra 2, etc. is available through BYU Independent Study


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    CNN Student News

    • Morning work will consist of CNN Student News clip that is produced by CNN

      • appropriate for Middle School – High School students

    • 10 minute video on current events

    • Response questions and/or activities


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    EurOPA 2014-2015

    • Our 8th graders will have the opportunity to travel to Europe this year!!

    • Look forward to a Trips meeting in the near future to discuss travel dates, cost, fundraising and much more!


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    8th Grade Non-Core Classes

    • Physical Education with Coach B

      • Tuesdays

  • Science Lab with Mrs. Jones

    • Mondays

  • Computers with Ms. Mota

    • Mondays

  • Band with Mr. T

    • Mondays and Wednesdays

  • Library with Mrs. Gamache

    • Thursdays

  • Choir with Mrs. Madott

    • Thursdays

  • French with Mr. Lehjika

  • Tae Kwon Do


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    Classroom

    Expectations


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    Classroom Management

    • Learnball

      • Positive behavior system

      • Class Split into teams

      • Can earn points and Bronco Cards

    • Firm, Fair, Consistent

    • Grade entered daily


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    Classroom Rules

    • Take care of yourself

    • Take care of others

    • Take care of BSU


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    Classroom Rewards

    • Learnball Points

    • Bronco Cards

    • Boise Cash

    • Periodic Table Bingo


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    Classroom Consequences

    • Verbal/non-verbal warning (-2%)

    • Making Better Choice (-3%)

    • Behavior Essay

    • Behavior Contract

    • Office Referral (trimester grade D)


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    Parent Volunteers


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    Involvement

    • University Parent

    • 2 Art Master Parents

    • Photography

    • Classroom/At-Home Prep

    • MAJORS

    • Graduation

    • EurOPA Fundraising

    All volunteers must attend a parent volunteer meeting


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    Questions??

    Thank you for coming! I look forward to working with you and your children


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