8th Grade Language Arts 2019-20
Lynn PattonMy teaching philosophy and environment respects all students and expects all students to actively engage in their learning process. Likewise, I acknowledge various learning styles and encourage students to embrace the opportunity we have to work together to achieve individual goals and pursue personal growth.Supplies Needed - Please bring in the following items:
- 1 1/2” Binder (needed for the reading selections)
- 1-2 Dry Erase Markers
- Loose Leaf Paper (2 packs)
- Pack of Pencils
- Composition book or spiral notebook (2)
- Pack of Coloring Pencils
- Optional donations: Kleenex & Hand Sanitizer (THANK YOU!)
There are three rules in the classroom: Be Respectful, Be Prepared, Be Ready to Try Your Best.
Communication: Communication is the key to success. In an effort to maintain ongoing communication, I prefer email correspondence as it allows me to respond quickly and from many locations. Please feel free to contact me at any time.
Assignments/Homework: Assignments are given for practice and development of skill; they are given to enhance the understanding and mastery of concepts. Vocabulary is integrated into the reading selection. Homework assignments focus on the independent study component to the unit. I encourage students to work diligently and to use their class time appropriately. Daily work is posted on the board and students are expected to write the information in their calendars/planners. Assignments that are project-based are planned well in advance.
Labeling Assignments: All assignments should be labeled in the upper right-hand corner as follows: First and Last Name, Date, Period, Assignment Title
Make-Up Work: Students have the same number of days to make up assignments as the number of days they were absent. It is the student’s responsibility to find out what work needs to be completed.
Preparedness: Mount Elden Middle School expects students to be prepared daily from following dress code requirements and wearing their ID to having completed assignments and all materials necessary for the class.
Tutoring: I encourage students to participate in tutoring on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00 for assistance with any assignment, computer time, or make-up work. Additional tutoring times will be made available upon request.
Discipline Policy: Students are expected to follow the classroom and school guidelines and are held responsible for their choices. If needed, I will work with students to understand and accept the consequences of their behavior. Consequences may include a phone call home (made by the student), lunch detention, removal from class, going to the Responsible Thinking room or a discipline referral to the office.
Open House: August 29, 2019. Please join us. I look forward to meeting you.