The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
Surviving seventh grade English can be quite challenging so I prepared a list to help seventh graders navigate their way.
- Be prepared with paper, sharpened pencils, books; stow that phone away!
- Be on time in assigned seat; give me notice if you are leaving during class.
- Raise your hand if you have questions. Be patient; I will get to you asap.
- Respect the desks, computers, books you are using.
- Ask for missing assignments if you are absent (band lesson, school activity, sickness).
- Do your homework on time! Study your spelling! Finish your worksheet! Lateness is costly.
- Read AR books each quarter. This reading is worth 10% of total grade! “B” can go to “C”.
- Do your own work. Check handbook for cheating policy. I may give you a zero.
- Ask permission to use bathroom, go to office/nurse, get drink of water.
- Use your best handwriting and spelling skills. Be a good communicator.
- Check your grade regularly. I will update my grade book on Fridays.
- Be curious. Be thoughtful. Be open-minded. Be courteous.
To the parents: I send out a weekly email to parents including a spelling list and other assignment sheets as need. So, parents, please check your email. If you wish to get a hold of me, please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I will answer you as promptly as possible.I do not update this blog on a regular basis as I have found that parents check their email more often.
I am looking forward to teaching these seventh graders more about literature, grammar, spelling, and writing this school year.