Back to School Night 2011-2012

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Back to School Night 2011-2012. Erinn Demskis edemskis@crsd.org (215) 944-2662 (voice mail only, there is no direct line to the classroom) http://www.crsd.org/Page/10190. I came to Council Rock in 2001. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Slide 1Back to School Night2011-2012Erinn Demskisedemskis@crsd.org(215) 944-2662 (voice mail only, there is no direct line to the classroom)http://www.crsd.org/Page/10190I came to Council Rock in 2001.BA from in German Language & Literature,& Criminal Justice (double major),with a minor in EnglishMA from in 2000 in Foreign Language Pedagogy (Education) My familyLukas (6)Lorelei (3)Our English class focus:Self Determinationwho we are as individualswho we are as part of the communitySelf Reflectionwho you are as a personhow you work as a studentWhat well be reading...Academic EnglishAssorted poetry and short storiesHonors EnglishAssorted poetry and short storiesAssorted poetry and short storiesWhat well be writing...formal-responsive essays-research paper-lettersinformal-reflective pieces-journalsWhat well be researching...Holocaust & WW II related topics Final product will be a 5 paragraph paper (minimum) that follows MLA format Vocabulary generated by our readingsweekly assignments of 10-20 words, typically* due on MondayVocabulary Quiz typically* on a Friday* Typically, but there will be exceptions! Grammarwill be taught in conjunction with our readings, and in response to students writing and personal needsDiscussionLarge and small groupsPreparation is key to effective discussion!PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING:Organization & Record KeepingHAC: All grades will be posted on the Home Access Center as soon as they are graded. https://hac.crsd.org/homeaccess/default.aspx?509Nav=%7C7353%7C&NodeID=7353Quia: http://www.quia.com/web Our online English classroom. Students utilize unique usernames & passwords to log in to a secure online classroom to complete homework assignments, quizzes, and review activities. Quia activities are fun, interactive, and allow me to discreetly differentiate my assignments to best suit your childs needs. RAP sheet (Report of Academic Progress)This is the student equivalent of a grade book.Stamp sheetThis is the log for keeping track of all assignments completed. An X = assignment was not completed. Late Workfor every day that an assignment is late, one letter grade will be subtracted from your overall grade on the assignment. Computer malfunctions (including printer issues) are not acceptable excuses for lateness. It is your responsibility to ensure that your work is in on time. Do not bring your work to school on a disk assuming you will be able to print it out. Absence Call a reliable classmate from your section of English.Check the website for important news and updates.Check with me upon returning to school to schedule a time for make-up work. In general, make-up work should be handed in within three (3) days of your return to school. If you will be missing school due to vacation or a trip, it is your responsibility to obtain your work ahead of time. Be prepared with your work on the day of your return. ClinicWednesdays during R/A (come get a pass prior to HR/RA)Thursday afternoonsWhy Clinic?provide extra help in understanding concepts presented in class.give you the opportunity to make up missed work.answer questions you have regarding test grades, etc.discuss and go over your writing with you.Preparation & ParticipationCome to class each day prepared and ready to be an active participant in all activities. Bring your pens, pencils, paper and binder with you. Bring any necessary books, including a book which you are reading for enjoyment.Assessment PolicyTests & Writings:50%Quizzes:25%Preparation & Participation:25%AttitudeThe longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company a church a home.The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable.The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you we are in charge of our Attitudes. Charles Swindoll