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Tuesday Aug 25th. Welcome to Creative Writing (p 1 & 7) Playwriting (p 3) Language Arts (p 4, 5, 6). Sit anywhere…for now . Mrs. Mittica Rm A5 7 th Grade. Choose Seats. Choose a slip of paper Find the other people with the same number Find the table with your number and find a seat

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welcome to creative writing p 1 7 playwriting p 3 language arts p 4 5 6

Welcome to Creative Writing (p 1 & 7)Playwriting (p 3)Language Arts (p 4, 5, 6)

Sit anywhere…for now 

Mrs. Mittica

Rm A5

7th Grade

choose seats
Choose Seats
  • Choose a slip of paper
  • Find the other people with the same number
  • Find the table with your number and find a seat
  • Complete the activity at your table
  • When finished – send someone up to the ORANGE posters to fill in your table answers on each
orange papers
Orange Papers
  • When you finish your whole paper…
  • Send someone to record your answers on the orange papers found around the room
let me introduce myself
Let me introduce myself
  • My name is Mrs. Jillian Mittica
  • I used to work at Southside Fundamental Middle School and now I work here.
  • I also teach Creative Writing so you could have me twice a day.
  • I live in Palm Harbor (north of here).
  • I am married and have a dog named Angie who I talk about all the time (I also have a fish and a cat).
  • I love the beach, reading, travelling, and going to concerts (rock and country music).
  • I am from Connecticut and I am a big New England sports fan but I also cheer for the Tampa teams!
  • You can ask me any questions today and always throughout the year. I might not answer, but I usually will 
period one forms
*Period One Forms*
  • Agenda – write your name in sharpie on front
  • SLAM hall pass in back
  • Media Release Form
  • Technology Form
  • 2 Clinic Cards
  • Code of Conduct
  • Flu Info
  • Lunch Info
let me get to know you
Let me get to know YOU!
  • Tell me your name and if you have a nickname
  • Tell me something that makes you different from everyone else in this classroom.
  • I will learn your names as soon as I can, but it might take a while so help me out.
let s look at the boards
Let’s Look at the Boards
  • What do we all have in common?
  • Extension: Try to guess the interesting facts about people at each table
slam team policies
SLAM Team Policies
  • Hall passes in Agenda
  • Water in re-usable bottles
  • No pen (except to correct)
  • ALWAYS have your SLAM binder
discussion q s
Discussion Q’s
  • How many from Madeira Beach?
  • How many from Southside?
  • How many from non-public school?
  • How many new to Fundamental?
  • What do you know/want to know about the campus?
wednesday agenda
Wednesday: Agenda
  • Please take out your agenda and turn to this week.
  • Website will have all homework posted
  • Your Homework is:
  • Get PS/Initials on Course Outline & Library Policy – Due Fri
  • Materials – Due Fri
weds aug 26
Weds Aug 26
  • Agenda
  • Course Outline
  • Materials due Friday
  • Code of Conduct
  • Class Procedures
  • Extension: Letters from last year
scavenger hunt work with a partner
Scavenger Hunt – work with a partner
  • What is the teacher’s name?
  • What materials are needed?
  • What is the class website?
  • What can you do if you don’t have your homework on time?
  • What are the three main classroom rules?
  • What are two consequences that could happen if you break the Code of Conduct?
  • What behavior will earn you an IMMEDIATE DETENTION?
  • How many computers and back-ups should you have for your Technology Plan?
  • How should you treat a guest in the classroom?
  • What does a parent signature mean on homework?

BONUS: Draw a “demerit”; what do you think it looks like?

course outline
Course Outline
  • Materials
  • Late/Make Up Work
  • Technology
  • Cheating
  • Get PS and Initials at each important section
  • Due Friday
team building
Team Building
  • Confusion Game (hand out)
  • Fear in a basket
    • Write down what you are most afraid (at school or in life) of on scrap paper (elaborate if you need to)
    • Pull one and as class discuss how this person might react in different situations/how you could help them/why they might be afraid
    • Practice respect and really try to put yourself in someone else’s shoes
first period paperwork
First Period PaperWork
  • 2 Yellow Clinic Cards
  • Gray Code of Conduct
  • White Media Release
  • White Internet Agreement
  • Lunch form (optional)
  • Any other optional form
bell work be working when the bell rings
BELL WORK(be working when the bell rings )
  • On a piece of paper: write down
  • 3 things you remember learning about (Course Outline) yesterday
  • 2 classes you enjoyed yesterday
  • 1 thing you have a question about
fire drill review p1
FIRE DRILL REVIEW – p1
  • SILENT – Follow the leader
  • Get a buddy
  • I NEED to take attendance outside so you HAVE TO LISTEN
  • Reward if we are good – especially if other classes are not so good 
thur aug 27
Thur Aug 27
  • Finish from yesterday
  • CW: Start Writing – baseline writing samples
  • LA: Wanted Poster
  • PW: baseline
demerits
Demerits
  • If you don’t do/finish your homework you get 2 demerits
  • If you do it but don’t get it signed by a parent you will get 1 demerit
  • If you forget your materials you will get 1 demerit
  • You will get a 5 demerit notice to warn you
  • When you get a 10 demerit notice, you will have to go to IAC to discuss your fundamental school future
  • DEMERITS ARE NOT DETENTIONS they are only for academic work
class mission
Class Mission
  • The mission of Mrs. Mittica’s class is to create a respectful, safe environment for learning and expression. Students will develop strong reading and writing skills. Students will learn about themselves and the world around them through independent and collaborative work. We will achieve this through goal-setting and tracking our progress throughout the year.
code of conduct
Code of Conduct
  • Each table will get one of these to brainstorm ideas about – then we will discuss what each means in our classroom community
  • Respect (Tables 1 & 4)
  • Responsibility (Tables 2 & 5)
  • Safety (Tables 3 & 6)
code of conduct1
Code of Conduct
  • Respect – No hurtful words (no insults); listen to ANYONE who is talking to the whole class; be kind to each other
  • Responsibility – Bring all materials; do your work; help others; be on time
  • Safety – Keep hands to self; use materials and furniture correctly; listen to all announcements
rewards and consequence
Rewards and Consequence
  • If you are caught being good – you might get a ticket into a prize drawing – you can win free time, candy, homework passes, and other cool prizes
  • Fundamental Demerit rules apply to all assignments
  • If you break a rule I will give you a warning
  • If you do it again I will write a report
  • If you do it again I will write a detention
  • **Hurtful language including Banned Words comments will get an immediate detention**
what if i need to
What if I need to…
  • Go over different areas of the room
activity
Activity
  • Creative Writing Handout
  • Playwriting Baseline
  • LA Wanted Ad
playwriting baseline
Playwriting Baseline
  • Write a conversation between three people about the new school year.
  • Character One: former Southside student
  • Character Two: former Madeira student
  • Character Three: new to Pinellas Public schools
  • Name each character
  • You can work in groups of three if it helps you to talk it out
  • Be sure to properly format the conversation (don’t ask me. I want to see what YOU know.)
wanted ad assignment
Wanted Ad Assignment
  • Think about all of the qualities you would want to have in a teacher.
  • THIS SHEET WILL BE HANDED IN so remove it from binder
  • Brainstorm a list of at least 10 qualities (you will submit this list for a 5 point class work grade).
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Comes to class prepared with all materials –
  • Participates in discussion –
  • Respects the opinions of others –
  • Listens while others are talking –
  • Shares ideas even if they seem silly or crazy –
  • Is not afraid to take a risk in writing –
  • Follows the suggestions and 6 Traits for becoming a great writer –
  • Uses the writing process –
  • Makes jokes at the appropriate time –
  • Takes the class seriously –
  • Reads and shares great books –
  • Makes observations about the world –
  • Helps others in need –
  • Thinks about safety when acting
wanted ideal student
Wanted:Ideal Student

Comes to class prepared with all materials -- Participates in discussion -- Respects the opinions of others -- Listens while others are talking -- Shares ideas even if they seem silly or crazy -- Is not afraid to take a risk in writing -- Follows the suggestions and 6 Traits for becoming a great writer -- Uses the writing process -- Makes jokes at the appropriate time -- Takes the class seriously -- Reads and shares great books -- Makes observations about the world -- Helps others in need -- Thinks about safety when acting

your assignment
Your Assignment:
  • Create a Wanted Ad that details these qualities in a positive way.
  • Decorate your ad and make it look like a real Wanted poster (see examples).
  • You may use any artistic materials that are available in the room.
friday bell work
Friday Bell Work
  • Set this all out on your desk:
  • SIGNED course outline (Cut off the Signature)
  • HOLE PUNCH THE COURSE OUTLINE AND MAKE IT PAGE ONE IN YOUR BINDER LA section – share the hole punch with other tables
  • SIGNED classroom library policy
  • Binder opened to LA folder OR 3 prong folder for CW/PW
  • DEAR Book (read it while waiting for me to start)
attention creative writing
Attention Creative Writing:
  • Does this sound like fun:
  • Playwriting – 3rd period
  • With a guest teacher from the AMERICAN STAGE
  • Smaller class size
  • Full year
  • Serious writing
  • Want to join???
fire drill review
FIRE DRILL REVIEW
  • SILENT – Follow the leader
  • Get a buddy
  • I NEED to take attendance outside so you HAVE TO LISTEN
  • Reward if we are good – especially if other classes are not so good 
fri aug 28
Fri Aug 28
  • Homework Due (materials and PS)
    • Agenda
    • Binder with folder and paper/3 prong folder (CW/PW)
    • DEAR Book
  • Go Over Agenda***
  • Baseline Writing (CW & PW)
  • Wanted Poster (LA)
finish baseline wanted poster
Finish Baseline/Wanted Poster
  • I will check off your materials while you work
wanted ad assignment1
Wanted Ad Assignment
  • Think about all of the qualities you would want to have in a teacher.
  • THIS SHEET WILL BE HANDED IN so remove it from binder
  • Brainstorm a list of at least 10 qualities (you will submit this list for a 5 point class work grade).
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Comes to class prepared with all materials –
  • Participates in discussion –
  • Respects the opinions of others –
  • Listens while others are talking –
  • Shares ideas even if they seem silly or crazy –
  • Is not afraid to take a risk in writing –
  • Follows the suggestions and 6 Traits for becoming a great writer –
  • Uses the writing process –
  • Makes jokes at the appropriate time –
  • Takes the class seriously –
  • Reads and shares great books –
  • Makes observations about the world –
  • Helps others in need –
  • Thinks about safety when acting
wanted ideal student1
Wanted:Ideal Student

Comes to class prepared with all materials -- Participates in discussion -- Respects the opinions of others -- Listens while others are talking -- Shares ideas even if they seem silly or crazy -- Is not afraid to take a risk in writing -- Follows the suggestions and 6 Traits for becoming a great writer -- Uses the writing process -- Makes jokes at the appropriate time -- Takes the class seriously -- Reads and shares great books -- Makes observations about the world -- Helps others in need -- Thinks about safety when acting

your assignment1
Your Assignment:
  • Create a Wanted Ad that details these qualities in a positive way.
  • Decorate your ad and make it look like a real Wanted poster (see examples).
  • You may use any artistic materials that are available in the room.