Presentation on theme: "Parkland High School Miss Susan Lobb French 2, 2 Honors and 4"— Presentation transcript:
1 Parkland High School Miss Susan Lobb French 2, 2 Honors and 4 Welcome to Open HouseParkland High SchoolMiss Susan LobbFrench 2, 2 Honors and 4
2 Welcome to Your Child’s French Class I’m delighted YOU joined us this evening.YOU are the most influential factor in your child’s success in school.I am here to help your child succeed this year.
3 About MeEarned a BS from West Chester University and a Master in Ed in French from West Chester University22 years of teaching experience at the high school level (second full year at Parkland)Lived and studied in Paris and Quebec.Travel to Europe frequentlyEnjoy organic gardening, experimenting with new recipes, traveling, and volunteer work with dog rescue groups.
4 What’s in This Year’s Course? Develop and refine writing and oral skillsVocabulary and grammar enrichmentFurther develop critical reading skillsExamples of these include:journal entries, film analysis, short stories analysis, discussions and presentations
5 Student Resources That Are Available Textbook and workbook, Discovering French Blanc/Rouge NouveauSupplemental materials: publisher’s online activities, various websitesAdditional reading materials:various French novels/short stories,
6 About My Teaching Style Teacher and student-led discussions prompted by questioningStudents learn to write by writing; I give ongoing feedback on progressVocabulary activities, grammar enrichment through writing and oral drills, individual and group presentationsStudent focused activities
7 My Expectations for Homework 30 minutes a night to prepare correctlyPlanning of long-term assignments is criticalWork to be completed on time for full credit.Homework will be checked daily.Homework is directly related to topic covered in class
8 Absence Policy for Homework What your child should do after an absence:Inquire about distributed worksheets and missed homework assignments.Refer to Miss Lobb’s wiki for the HWcalendar.Copy notes from a classmate.Arrange make up for missed assessments.Ask questions.
9 Grading Assessments Daily homework (5-50 points) Daily Bellringer Activity (1 point a day)Quizzes (15-50 points)Lesson Test ( points) Every 7-14 daysIndividual and group projects (points vary)Daily participation grade(27 points every 4 weeks)Classwork and other activities
10 Official Reporting Dates Report Cards: 11/18,2/11,4/20 and 6/15Conference Dates: November
11 Ongoing Home-School Communication Reach meBy phone: D wing x (9th period prep)ByTo reach you, I will useMy WikisPhone callsNote sent home
12 How to help me communicate Share your home and workIdentify the best phone contact numberMonitor your child’s grades regularlySet up conferences with me, guidance counselors, and othersFill out the pre Open House survey (to inform me about your child’s strengths and weaknesses)
13 How You Can Be InvolvedFocus on helping your child learn at home (designate a quiet study area and set time restrictions)Become a team player and offer to review vocabulary words using flashcardsEncourage your child to use the online review activities as an extension of the classroom learning.Participate in out of the classroom activities that involve French(museums, movies, etc)Encourage your child to participate in French Club activitiesSeek assistance from me or the guidance counselor when your child is having difficultyShow interest in your child’s successes and offer encouragement in times of failure
14 Additional Parent Resources For more information about classroom, school and district policies, go to the Parkland High School website or Miss Lobb’s Wiki atVisit the Discovering French Blanc/Rouge Nouveau online book resources.
15 Questions?How does my child get involved in French Club? Meeting 9/27 7:10am room D201 (Mrs. Skumin)How can my child become eligible for the Societe Honoraire de Francais?Canada trip: Feb 9th to Quebec Winter Carnival open to 9th-12th graders.Meeting Sept 27th 7pm.Upcoming Europe trip to Italy and France: meeting Sept 21st (Fr3-AP)
16 Thanks and Keep Involved Research shows that when all 3 partners (teachers, students, and parents) make a commitment to teaching and learning, student success is sure to follow.As one third of the partnership, I will do my part to make this a successful year for your child.Stay involved and committed to your child’s education.Thank you for coming this evening.