7th Grade RELAMrs. Hamilton Open House 2011
What to expect in a Reading/Language Arts Classroom Writing for a variety of audiences and purposes Reading Strategies Short Stories Novels Poetry Drama Vocabulary/ Word study
Grading Summative Assessments – 60% AR (second six weeks) Tests/Projects/Essays Formative Assessments – 40% Daily Work Warm-ups/SSR/Journal Responses Homework
Check out our Websites KMS http://www.humbleisd.net/kms/site/default.asp Go to teacher pages-Trisha Hamilton
On the website you can find Assignments and homework Documents Downloads Helpful Links
What if my child needs help? TUTORING SCHEDULE Monday morning 8:00-8:25AM Monday afternoon 4:00-4:30PM
What can my child do in tutoring? Get help with concepts/ assignments Correct tests ( can earn up to 70%) Complete make-up work
How Can I Help My Child Become a Better Reader? Encourage your child to read a minimum of 30 minutes per day.
What should my child bring to class everyday? Planner Binder Pens/Pencils Book to read
How can I contact the teacher? Conference Period 9:34-10:34-except on Thursday School Phone Number 281-641-4241 Email address email@example.com
What if my child is absent? After the third day, parents can request make-up work through the office. If you do not want to wait for three days, you may check the website or email me if you have any questions.
What if my child turns in an assignment late? Formative Late Work Policy: 1st day late – 25 pts lost 2nd day late – 40 pts lost 3rd day late – 50 pts lost – Teacher has student complete assignment in lunch, elective, or mandatory tutoring. 4th day late – 50 pts lost – Parent contact mandatory: Teacher has student complete assignment in lunch, elective, or mandatory tutoring. 5th day late – 50 pts lost – Referral to Assistant Principal and student will complete assignment in d-hall
How can parents find out what a student’s average is? Parents may view grades on-line using a link from the district’s website. A progress report is issued after the first three weeks of each six weeks grading period.
How can parents find out what a student’s average is? (continued) If a student’s average is 75 or below, I will provide each student a detailed progress report that shows each assignment, and the student’s grade. These detailed progress reports must be signed by a parent and returned to the teacher. Parents may also email or call me if they would like an update on their child’s progress.
What are the Behavioral Expectations for the Classroom? Respectful On Time and Prepared Always Safe Responsible