Getting ready for Spring 2019
Parents and guardians:
It is hard to believe but another semester is here! In preparation for a great start of the semester, I would like highlight two important classroom expectations we have in place to make our work in class go smoother.
Our first class expectation pertains cell phone use.
Cell phones are here to stay and they are a great way for our students to not only get in touch with others, but also to access information that we never dreamed of when we were in high school. With so many apps, students can also work in class with other students to make learning more engaging and social.
However, cell phones have also become a huge distraction in class. There are two actions that we will take in order to ensure that technology is used to help with instruction and not interfere with it. Your student’s cell phone will remain silenced in your student’s backpack where nobody can see it. Students will take their cell phones out only when I explicitly tell them to do so for classwork. If you are going to send a message to your student using his/her cell phone, wait for a response after our class is over.
Our second class expectation involves readiness for class.
All students are expected to come to class with the materials they need to do classwork. They need to have
2. college-rule sheets of paper,
3. 2 pencils and pencil sharpener if they need to use it often a
4. blue or black pen
5. pocket folder or binder where to store all their class notes and handouts.
I will upload a copy of all our classroom expectations and will also send you a hard copy with your student and you to sign.
If you don't hear from me, it means that things are going smoothly. If students are having a difficult time following our classroom expectations, I will send you an email. This will mean that I am handling the situation, but you need to know what is happening in class with your student.
As always, thank you for your support and for letting me work with your students. Should you need to get in touch with me I am only an email or a phone call away.