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Welcome Back to School! Calhoun Middle School An International Baccalaureate School August 24, 2012.

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1 Welcome Back to School! Calhoun Middle School An International Baccalaureate School August 24, 2012

2 WE ARE COUGAR PROUD! Welcome to Mrs. Hands Social Adjustment class 6-8 grades.

3 I graduated from TWU – Psychology with Biology minor. I have three assistant teachers. Kendal Turner, Angela Bridges and Mary Dorwaldt. What is IB is an International baccalaureate program designed with International mindedness towards the curriculum and school as a whole. In SAC we teach a large number of social skills and provide behavior supports. I often have students for core subject classes and we teach the same curriculum, in addition to any IEPs your child may have.

4 About Me… Pets: 5 Horses 3 Dogs 2 Cats Rob and Me JenniferDamianna I live in Pilot Point and love to ride horses. Ive been at Calhoun for 10 years and have taught science, reading, language arts, co-taught math and now SAC special education

5 What is International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (IB- MYP) ? The MYP is: for students aged 11 to 16 a framework of academic challenge 8 subject groups, plus personal project in the final year. At CMS kids choose French or Spanish taught in any language Includes a community service requirement

6 What we cover in this class SOCIAL SKILLS Anger management Problem Solving Appropriate Classroom behavior Compliance

7 Classroom Supplies Needed This Year: Whole School – 3 inch binder with 10 sheet protectors and a pencil pouch Social Skills class: Composition Notebook for journaling 1-2 inch binder Dividers (5-tab) Notecards Kleenex/tissue Map pencils Broad tip markers Fine tip markers Notebook paper (wide ruled) A spiral if you have me for math, social studies or science A folder if you have me for reading or language arts Pens A TON of Pencils and erasers

8 My grading and homework policy In the core subjects I grade according to the district guidelines for each subject in the core areas In Social Skills I grade by points based on compliance in ALL classes You can help your child by signing their point sheet each and every night I give homework almost every week on Monday (particularly in math) and it is due on Friday Students are expected to keep an agenda, keep them on track by asking for it.

9 How to Contact Me… The easiest way to contact me is by The number in the classroom is forwarded to voic during classes (all day). If you need to reach me during the day, contact the front office at and ask for Mrs. Hand at extension After hours you can call direct at ( ) You can also write me a note on your childs point card And/or in their agenda. Just remember those do not always reach me


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