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1 Welcome to Grade 7 Classroom Expectations Sandra Keren

2 Welcome to 7th grade! I will introduce you to 7th grade and our classroom. If you have any questions during my presentation, please raise your hand and wait to be called on.

3 All About Me My background  I grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  I arrived in Israel in 1978 and attended Tel-Aviv University where I did my BA in French and English Literature and my MA in Language teaching. My experience  I’ve been teaching in Yarden school for the last 18years.

4 My Family My husband  Moshe My children  Maya & Sheila Our pets  We have a Collie (dog) called Vinnie  We also have several cats in the backyard

5 My Goals To give you the academic and social skills you need to progress to 8th grade. To provide a supportive and fun classroom environment. To help you discover new interests.

6 Class Rules Our classroom is a community. In our community, we have rules to help us get along with each other. Our class rules are:  Be respectful and responsible.  Be organized and follow directions.  Be on time.  Be prepared.  Keep the classroom clean and tidy.

7 Come prepared to class:  Bring books, notebooks, dictionaries (when asked), pens, etc..  Review any material needed for the lesson!  Hand in your assignments on time (assignments handed in late will reduce your grade by 15%).

8 Policies Food and beverages are not allowed in the classroom. Please be in your seat when the bell rings, as class begins at that time. Absences  Ask a classmate first for assignments – if you can’t find out what it is send me an e-mail and I will let you know.

9 Grading Grades are based on the accumulation of points. Points are based on:  Class participation (effort)  Completion of assignments (daily work)  Major projects, exams, and self-reflection. Grading system: Quizzes 20% Oral Participation 10% Classwork + HW 20-30% Project + tests 30-40%

10 Spelling Bee This year we will have a Spelling Bee on …………  You will be given a list of words to learn  There will be a written test and an oral test All Students will take the written test Students who want to proceed to the oral test will take part in the oral bee  The winners will receive a prize So let’s start spelling!

11 My Pledge to Students I will trust you until you give me reason to do otherwise. I will respect you and work with you to solve problems. I will promptly correct and offer feedback on your work. I will work with you to meet learning goals. I will offer extra help and alternative assessments should you require them.

12 Hard work leads to success, so let’s start working! Have a Great Year!

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