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1Language Arts & Social Studies Mrs. Poort & Ms. Ioannides Welcome to room 127!Language Arts & Social StudiesMrs. Poort & Ms. IoannidesI’ll introduce myselfI’ll tell you about what we do in hereI’ll tell you how I assess progressI’ll tell you about my goals for the classYou’ll write your goals/a note to your student
2Please keep in touch! Mrs. Joia Poort 206.252.5010 (preferred method)Best time to reach me-after 2:20pmExpect a reply within 24 business hoursIf you’d like to meet in person, please make an appointment.
3Guest Speaker?If you have any special skills, interests, or abilities you’d like to share with the class, please drop me an or write down your name, contact info and “skill” on a sticky note!
4Eckstein Annual Campaign Class libraryStoolsSticky chartsSticky notesPens, markersText BooksReading BooksEvery year the Humanities department submits a request for funds from the Eckstein Annual Campaign.The classroom libraries are funded in part by EAC.The campaign has just begun – please consider supporting this event. It is the major fund raising event at Eckstein.The other funding for classroom libraries comes directly from teacher’s pockets. Please consider donating any books that you have that are appropriate for middle school readers.
5About Mrs. Poort 8th grade LA/SS teacher (French) 16th year teaching WEB teacher leaderMasters Degree in TeachingB.A. University of Washington-GO HUSKIES!Quarter abroad at the Universite de Poitiers in Poitiers, FranceInterests: Travel, sewing, danceFavorite job? Mom to 2 girls!
6Anna Ioannides Have one son, Aleco who is a senior at the University of OregonHave a dog named LiloI love to exercise, kayak,watch soccer, and readThis is my 27th! year ofteachingBA from the UW in Bilingual Educationand Spanish Literature. Masters work in ESLand MathematicsFirmly believe in the power of education and the duty we have to try to understand and respect others
7My vision and teaching philosophy I envision my classroom as being a safe, enjoyable environment for students to enrich their views on the world, USA, writing, reading, Washington state, and each other.My goal is for all of my students to succeed (personally, academically, etc).To make the class FUN as well as informative.To daily push students to achieve their personal best.To make learning fun!To set high, but attainable standards in all areas of learning.
8Why do we have High Standards ? 16 years of teaching students who were able to work at this level.Preparation for High School (no late work).Colleges are getting more challenging to get in to.The global market is more and more competitive.Literacy is paramount to success in high school, college, and the global job market.The pressure to perform on standardized tests is high.Scrutiny on American education (and SSD).These are the reasons why I hold kids accountable to high standards. I want them to succeed and it’s my job to give them the tools and opportunities to learn these skills.
9Class Information Website: www.mrspoort.com Instructions and tour I do not use Fusion
10Grades Grades in this class are based on Standards: Grade is based on if a student is exceeding, meeting, approaching, or below a standard. (A, B, C, D respectfully).A student should only have an “E” if they are not doing their work.0% Effort (mainly On-Time Grades-OTG, homework, group work, etc however these behaviors directly relate to academic grades)0% Citizenship (self-graded weekly-behavior, being prepared, etc)Grades of missing “mi” or incomplete “inc”Count as a 0.Students need to turn it in or revise for a higher grade within 1 week.Grades are now posted at least every 2 weeks. You can check your progress as frequently as you’d like.Please ask your child questions about a grade before contacting me. All assignments have a rubric and they should be able to tell you why points were lost.
11The 5 P’s Live by the “5 P’s” Prompt-be on time Prepared-be ready with all supplies (including homework and a reading book)Polite-be kind to yourself and othersProud-do your best workParticipate-be an active part of the class (but, don’t blurt!)
12Language Arts Curriculum Ongoing throughout school year:Focused informational text reading instructionNovel and Literary studiesTo Kill a MockingbirdVarious short stories, essays, playsOutside Reading Program-IRP due monthlyLiterary AnalysisArgument essayResearch paperDetective Story-creative writingPractice in listening and speakingGroup Skills
13Independent Reading Program Students are expected to have a book to read at all times.They are expected to read 500 pages per month.Book talks happen with an adult.Worksheets and are on my website.
14Outside Reading MathA “just right book” should be read at a rate of 1 page per minute.30 minutes of reading=30 pages read.It would take ~9 days to read 250 pages at that rate.It would take 18 days to read 500 pages (that leaves 12 days of “not” reading to work on book talks).
15Social Studies Curriculum U.S. History 1st QuarterColumbusRevolution & ConstitutionUS Geography2nd QuarterThe “Indian Problem”Manifest Destiny3rd QuarterCivil WarReconstructionImmigrationCBA-People on the Move4th QuarterIndustrializationLiberty & Justice for AllResearchPresentations
16HomeworkEffort grades are mainly determined by work being turned in on-time (OTG) and complete.It is the responsibility of the student to ask for and get all make-up work.Website, Student File.Late turn-in box up frontRe-take policy requires students to show that they did something to learn the material. (Note from home or attend a tutoring session here).
17How much homework? 30 minutes of reading. Occasional additional work on typing or writing a paper, editing, a worksheet, make-up work, etc.Daily maximum should be an hour for a normal day (this is for 2 classes).
18How you can helpEdit your child’s work (spelling, capitalization, punctuation, complete sentences, neatness and presentation)Read their writing aloud to them. Google Translate!Reminders to put homework in backpack at nightCreate a place to do work daily.HIGH expectations!Know the absence policy!
19Now that I’ve told you my goals: Take a moment to write a note to your child.Think about your goals for your child in this class. Next, think about how you can help them attain my goals in this class. Write your goals down and how you plan on helping them actualizing their goals.Or, just write them a note!Put in their “return-to-work” file on the table, stick to their name on the sticky chart, or put in the box up front.THANK YOU for coming and supporting your child!
20Homeroom/Advisory Most often Homeroom is a Study hall. 30 minutes of silent reading time15 minutes of homework timeTime available to check-in with teachers, get make-up work from absences, make-up or complete testsTuesday and Thursday mid-day
21Homeroom/Advisory Sometimes Homeroom serves as an Advisory. Discuss issues and resolve problems related to schoolSet goals and monitor progressPrepare for high school and beyondPrepare for Student-led Parent Conferences