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Welcome everyone! MR. JAMES THOMAS Learn About Our Class  The teacher  Classroom goals and expectations  Homework  Schedule/Tardiness  Supplies.

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2 Welcome everyone! MR. JAMES THOMAS

3 Learn About Our Class  The teacher  Classroom goals and expectations  Homework  Schedule/Tardiness  Supplies  Questions?  Raise your hand, please.

4 Get to Know Me My experience  I’ve been teaching for more than 15 years.  But I have taught in US only since  I’ve taught Math from 5 th grade to 10 th grade. My background  I was born in Kerala (South India) but grew up in the city of Bombay Mumbai.  Remember, Slumdog Millionaire?  I studied Physics at St.Xavier’s College in Mumbai, then moved to the US and got my Associates in Science for HCC.  Then I transferred to Stephen F Austin State University (SFASU) where I finished my Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies, and got my TX Teacher Certification.

5 Get to Know You  Introduce yourself to the class with your name.  Make sure you help us with the pronunciation.  ONE question you are itching to ask me  TWO fun facts about you.  THREE things you did during summer.

6 Communication  My address:  Berry Miller Jr. High 3301 Manvel Road Pearland, Texas  School Hours: 8:40am - 3:45pm  To contact me :  Class web site:

7 Class Goals  Learn new skills  No whining  No slacking  Zeroes are Not Permitted  Discover new interests  Make new friends  Have fun and support each other

8 Dress Code  Logos are allowed on collar shirts/blouses and must be no larger than a U.S. quarter coin.  School Spirit Shirts can be worn on Fridays only.  College T-Shirts can be worn on Fridays only.  Pants must be a solid color. Jeans can be worn  Shirts and pants may not be the same color.  Shirt tails may be worn out as long as no part of the shirt tail extends past fingertip length.  Shirts must fit appropriately and be buttoned appropriately above the chest.  Sleeveless shirts are not permitted. Sheer shirts are not permitted  Sweaters and sweatshirts worn inside the building must also be solid colored and can have a logo no larger than a U.S. quarter coin.  All clothing must be appropriately sized; pants must be worn at the waist.  Any staff member may write you up for being out of dress code.  The AP office will make the final decision on whether or not a skirt is too short. Mrs. Day will measure it when the student is sent to the AP office if the length is questionable.

9 Tardiness  School starts at 8:00 A.M.  Running late? Check in at the school office before coming to class.  If you are tardy, the school will contact your parents.

10 Supplies Bring these items each day  Number 2 Pencil – mechanical is okay in class, but not on tests  Red pen  Highlighter  Scissor – Big kids need big scissor  Math Interactive Student Notebook  BYOD – Cellphones, Tablets, iPad, etc.  By rule, I’m only required to teach using electronic devices once every 9 weeks.  We will use it almost everyday, unless someone breaks the BYOD rules.

11 Questions?

12 Let’s Have a Great Year!


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