NUTS & BOLTS Surviving Advanced Content Classes
Adjusting to Middle School • “Yeah! We get to sleep in longer. Boo! I stay later in the day…” • How do I juggle 6 different classes? • The work load! • PLEASE remember that challenge is a good thing.
Advanced Content Expectations IN ORDER TO REMAIN eligible for advanced content language arts, social studies, and science, students must: • Maintain an average of 80% ~and~ • Must either meet or exceed on CRCT • If the homework is taking HOURS, is your child focused or doing more than what is asked?
Accelerated Math 6/7 Expectations IN ORDER TO REMAIN eligible for accelerated math 6/7, students must: • Maintain a test average of 85% ~and~ • Must exceed on CRCT • Homework should be expected most nights.
Criteria to Remain in Good Standing IF A STUDENT FAILS TO MEET CONTINUATION CRITERIA: • He will be placed on probation for one 9-week grading period. • IF his grades do not improve, he may not be eligible for future AC services. IF A STUDENT IS ON PROBATION 2 9-WEEK GRADING PERIODS: • She will remain in the AC class for the remainder of the year. • She will not be served in that AC class at the beginning of 7th grade • At the END OF THE 1stSEMESTER of 7th grade, parents may request that she be reinstated. • REQUEST A FORM from Mrs. Lewis.
Advanced Content Categories LONG-TERM: Tests, major projects, major writing 10% SHORT-TERM: Quizzes, minor projects, classwork, labs 40% 50% PRACTICE: Warm-ups, participation, binder checks, homework
Accelerated Math Categories 40% Tests 25% Class activities 25% Quizzes, performance tasks 10% Homework
Morning Workshops: 8:05 AMSessions may be added as needed L.Arts Math S. Studies Math Science L.Arts Math S. Studies Math Science Math S. Studies
Additional Study Skill Resources • Check blog • Study Stack website/note cards • Khan Academy • USA TestPrep website • Sheppard software website • On-line textbook resources • Online review games • Chapter summaries, notebook, warm-ups • Cornell notes • Use agenda to plan ahead
Students will be on the computer EVERYDAY!!!! • CHECKING BLOGS REVIEW GAMES VIRTUAL LAB • RESEARCH FOR PROJECTS ON-LINE TEXTBOOKS ROUGHDRAFTS FOR WRITING ASSIGNMENTS • COMMUNICATING WITH TEACHER DIAGRAMMING Please let us know when there is a issue with technology at school or home
Can’t keep up with… all the codes, logins, passwords, keywords, usernames, numbers, pins, keys…yada...yada...yada?!! PAGE 13 IN THE AGENDA
Bring Your Own Device Please read the BYOD Student Responsibilities rules. http://www.cobbk12.org/mcclure/BYOD.aspx