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Welcome to Grade 7 Classroom Expectations Sandra Keren
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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%).
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.
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%
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!
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.
Hard work leads to success, so let’s start working! Have a Great Year!