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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

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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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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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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