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The difference Between You and Me
**** I TEACH My SUPERHEROES!****

MS. JONES

over 4 years ago

Every Stripe is Unique!

Just as Teaching & Learning Techniques to Reach the Hearts of Unique People 

Plans To Succeed in Educating the Future Leaders

My mission is to nurture minds to develop independent thinking, as well as impact and empower students to be fundamentally successful members in society.








My Philosophy

“Education is Power”


First, education is about the desire to learn, not the obligation. The process of learning should be pleasurable, interesting, and helpful. Learning should not only be limited to schools. It should teach students to understand how to pursue, value, and love      knowledge (or wisdom) and enjoy learning. Students would like to construct their own knowledge through understanding via gathering data, exploring the truth, analyzing the information, and making decision for their own learning.

In this math class, we will be connecting math to the real world. This will empower the students’ learning and understanding just why math is so   valuable. To do this, I plan to  have good instructional skills to teach, promote, and assist students' effective learning.

I will guide and facilitate knowledge. The progressive learning style will help     motivate students to actively examine and extend their thinking.  My classroom management will help shape a conversational environment in which students share and construct their own knowledge. I have designed instructions that enable students to learn by doing, aligned the curriculum according to standards and students'  assessment, and applied technology to  improve teaching and learning. 

         

Supply List

over 2 years ago

This year we will do an interactive notebook. I am in great expectation that this will increase test scores, organization skills, location of homework, and it’s fun!!    


       

We will need the following supplies for this to go as planned: 

  • Pencils
  • Tape (regular)
  • Elmer’s glue 
  • Calculator
  • 3 composition notebooks


Extra items needed

Lysol, colored paper for printer or card stock – to make foldables(not construction paper), pencils, glue, college rule paper, kleenex, paper towels, hand sanitizer, and dry erase markers.




INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK

By Yolanda Jones



Expectations

over 2 years ago



Procedures

Following procedures will help all of us have a productive, stress-free school year.  We’re sure this seems overwhelming but you’ll like it better if you know what we fully expect of you.

  • Entering the Classroom: While you are waiting to enter our classrooms, you will line up on the left side of the door and enter when you are told to do so.  Then go quietly to your seat and begin the bellwork. You should be seated before the tardy bell rings.

  • Ask for permission before getting out of your seat to sharpen your pencil or to throw trash away.

  • If you need your teacher’s attention, raise your hand without talking.

  • The teacher dismisses class, not the bell.

  • Please go to the restroom at the allocated times. There will be learning going on in the classroom at all times. Minimal passes will be given. Once these passes are gone, you will not be permitted to leave the classroom. If you do not have your agenda, you will not be permitted to leave the room. Please bring doctor’s note if needed.

NO AGENDA = NO PASS

  • When the intercom comes on, you are to get absolutely quiet.

  • During break, you should get your break, water, and go to the restroom before you enter the 6th period classes. There should be no wandering in the halls.

  • 7th and 8th graders should use the bathrooms on the 8th grade hallway.  6th graders should use the bathroom on the 6th grade hallway.

  • If you are absent, it is your responsibility to gather missing assignments, notes, and handouts.  You will have three days per day to make up work if the absence is excused.

Rules

  1. Arrive to class on time with all needed supplies.

  2. Do what is asked by your teacher.

  3. Respect everyone and the classroom.

  4. Avoid actions that could harm yourself, others, and the classroom.

  5. Use language that is appropriate for the classroom.

Consequences

1st offense: Verbal warning

2nd offense: Silent Lunch

3rd offense: Parent contact via phone or email

4th offense:  Before or After School Detention; Students will be required to come before or stay after school and complete given assignments. HE OR SHE MUST BE DROPPED OFF BY 7:15 OR PICKED UP BY 3:45.

5th offense: Parent/Student/Teacher conference

6th offense– Referral to the office

Expectations

As your teachers, we will always expect you to:

  • Give Maximum Effort

  • Complete class, group, test, and homework assignments to the best of your ability

  • Strive to succeed during and outside of class

  • Follow all rules and procedures

Student Signature_____________________________________Date__________

Parent Signature______________________________________Date__________

ISS work: When given ISS, Mr. Brooks will review the expectations. If the student does not complete the assignments, then a ZERO will be recorded.


If a grade of zero is recorded in INOW, please have a note explaining why the zero was given. For example, student had an unexcused absence, student did not get any problems correct, student did not complete the assignment, etc.


Mr. Spatz will set up a google calendar for the two computer classrooms.


CLUB DAYS

More time in a session

Review grades but don’t spend most of the time reviewing grades


If we can find glasses, then we will do a school wide activity for the solar eclipse.





Procedures

Following procedures will help all of us have a productive, stress-free school year.  I’m sure this seems overwhelming but you’ll like it better if you know what I fully expect of you.

· Entering the Classroom: While you are waiting to enter my room, you will line up on the left side of my door and enter when you are told to do so.  Then go quietly to your seat and begin the Bellwork.

· Ask for permission before getting out of your seat to sharpen your pencil or to throw trash away.

· If you need my attention, raise your hand without talking.

· Wait for me to dismiss class.  I will say “You are dismissed.”

· Please go to the restroom at the allocated times. There will be learning going on in the classroom at all times, so there will be minimum passes given. Please bring doctor’s note if needed.

· When the intercom comes on, you are to get  absolutely quiet.

Consequences

· 1st offense – Warning; Includes a verbal consultation with student

· 2nd offense – Parents contact; Parent will be contacted about student’s behavior via phone or email.

· 3rd offense – After School Detention; Students will be required to stay after school and complete given assignments. HE OR SHE MUST BE PICKED UP BY 3:30 from the ISS room.

· 4th offense– Referral

 

Back Down Memory Lane

over 4 years ago

By Yolanda Jones

7th Grade

over 2 years ago


By Yolanda Jones






7th Grade Expectation

Key Areas of Focus for Grade 7: Ratios and proportional reasoning; arithmetic of rational numbers 

Seventh grade mathematics is about

 (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; 

(2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; 

(3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and 

(4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

Key Areas of Focus for Grade 7: Ratios and proportional reasoning; arithmetic of rational numbers 


         

8th Grade

over 2 years ago

By Yolanda Jones




Key Areas of Focus for Grade 8: Linear algebra 


Eighth grade mathematics is about 

(1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; 

(2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; 

(3) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem. 

Key Areas of Focus for Grade 8: Linear algebra 


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