YOUVE GOT THE NEXT 8 ½ MONTHS TO CARRY THAT BOULDER UP HERE
YKNOW…SOME OF US ACTUALLY LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR … If you asked the kid on the left how school was at the end of the day, what would he/she say? Why?
Lesson 1: What To Expect How would you finish this last panel? What happened with Peppermint Patti?
I can explain how my expectations influence me. I can explain the class expectations for social studies this year. This symbol means complete on the RIGHT SIDE of your notebook. Lesson 1: What To Expect R 9 L EARNING T ARGETS:
This symbol means complete on the LEFT SIDE of your notebook. Lesson 1: What To Expect L8L8 Hmmm, expectations??? W ARM U P Soooo, what are some of your expectations about this class? about me? Another side of expectations is what you WANT from a situation or others. Your view of what is going to happen. On your birthday, you expect … presents people to treat you special
A third side of expectations is what others WANT from you. As a coach, what do I expect from my players? Do they expect anything from me? Lesson 1: What To Expect Hmmm, expectations??? Have you ever had to complete a job for your parents? Did they have a certain way it was to be done? Did you meet their expectation? What happened? L8L8
R 9 Kinds Lesson 1: What To Expect C LASS N OTES EXPECTATIONS Our view, idea of what will happen (what we expect will happen) What we want What others want from us Influence Our expectations affect our ATTITUDE which influences our CHOICES If what you want (expectations) is not clear, then misunderstandings, confusion, and conflict may result
Attach the sheet on Classroom Expectations and Policies. Lesson 1: What To Expect R 9 Parent Signature on the bottom by CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS Be Prepared! Bring all necessary materials to class daily. This includes: agenda book pens and pencils Your Interactive Notebook (3-ring binder) colored pencils glue stick and/or clear tape any practice/assignments Be On Time! Be in your seat and prepared to work each day. Be Courteous! I expect you to treat one another and me with respect. Put downs will not be allowed. One person speaks at a time. STANDARDS-BASED GRADING SYSTEM See the special pamphlet on Standards-Based Grading. STAY INFORMED Check my Web Site: www.neshaminy.org/Page/7240 OR select Simons under Staff on the Sandburg website. Use Edmodo (www.edmodo.com), our class social learning network. You can email me. My school email address is: email@example.com Check with me for information about what happened in class during your absence. I strongly recommend picking a friend to be your study buddy who you can call if you are absent from class. You and your parents have the option to receive daily e-mail reminders about practice, assignments, and upcoming events. MEDIEVAL WORLD HISTORY Mr. Simons 2013-2014
Bring all necessary materials to class daily Your Interactive Student Notebook pens and pencils glue stick index cards (flashcards) colored pencils agenda book any assignments/practice Be Prepared! Class Rules Lesson 1: What To Expect Be On Time! Be Courteous! Treat one another and me with respect Put downs will not be allowed One person speaks at a time Treat others how you want to be treated. or Do NOT treat others how you DO NOT want to be treated. The Golden Rule Confucius
Grading System Lesson 1: What To Expect Take the pamphlet and parent handout home for your parents to review. Returned parent signature by Friday. Standards-Based Grading The purpose of Standards-Based Grading is to raise student achievement and rigor by clearly communicating students progress toward learning targets. Mr. Steve Simons 8 th Grade U.S. History I Carl Sandburg Middle School
So, since we are talking about grades… Why have grades? What do grades (A, B, C, D, and F) mean? Lesson 1: What To Expect Grading System A tangled mess!
Advanced – 90-100% accuracy Proficient – 70-89% accuracy Basic – 51-69% accuracy Below Basic – 50% or less accuracy Earns a raw score of 50 out of 50 points on the Learning Target evaluated Earns a raw score of 44 out of 50 points on the Learning Target evaluated Earns a raw score of 34 out of 50 points on the Learning Target evaluated Earns a raw score of 25 out of 50 points on the Learning Target evaluated Students provide evidence of their understanding on identified Learning Targets. Lesson 1: What To Expect Grading System
Students provide evidence of their understanding on identified Learning Targets. Lesson 1: What To Expect Academic progress represents individual student achievement of the course Learning Targets ONLY. Grading System Students have opportunities for Second Chance Learning to gain understanding and skills and to demonstrate that understanding/skill.
Lesson 1: What To Expect Grading System A students growth in the Characteristics of a Successful Learner and Worker is evaluated separately. a Self-Directed Learner a Quality Producer a Respectful Citizen
Lesson 1: What To Expect school blues Stay Informed Dont let yourself get OVERWHELMED!!
Stay Informed Sign up for the daily e-mail reminders Form due by Friday You can e-mail me ssimons @ neshaminy.k12.pa.us Use Edmodo – our social learning communityEdmodo Have a Homework Buddy Check with me upon your return Check my web site Mr. Simons's Web Site Lesson 1: What To Expect
Soooo, why is discussing expectations important? Draw a picture that illustrates the main idea of this lesson. W RAP U P Include: at least three COLORS a caption be neat Lesson 1: What To Expect On a separate sheet of paper Expectations are like a compass... they help guide us on our journey.
Lesson 1: What To Expect If you dont clearly tell people what you want, mistakes happen!