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Welcome! This is going to be a great year!!!! The Vikings are 4ever moving 4 ward!  This means we are expecting great success and participation from all.  Please use this website to check homework, upcoming projects, and important announcements. Please read the following (syllabus will be brought home the first day!)and sign the last sheet and return.

7th Grade Communication Skills

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our Language Arts classroom and share my expectations for the class. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any problems, questions, or concerns. I am always happy to meet with students and parents. I have very high expectations of you and will expect you to do your best at all times. We will be focusing on writing/grammar, but we will also be reading at least one novel per quarter as a whole class and students will read their A.R. book independently. We will study all parts of speech, new vocabulary words and have extensive practice with many types of writing. This year will be challenging, so be prepared to work hard, do your best and have fun!

I am requesting  that both students and parents sign and return the last page of this letter indicating that you have read the procedures and agree to cooperate with them.

Mrs.Jauregui

Contact  me: JenniferJauregui@ccs.k12.nc.us

Textbook

The textbook that we will use in the classroom is: Glencoe Writer’s Choice Grammar/Composition

Supplies

1-      2 or 3 inch binder

1-Folder with prongs and pockets

Loose leaf notebook paper –tabs (to separate topics)

Or 4 single subject spiral notebooks (choose loose leaf w/tabs or the spiral notebooks)

Pens/pencils

Note cards

Colored pencils

Handheld pencil sharpener

Daily Routine

Students will enter the classroom quietly and begin their Bell Ringer-students will receive a sentence at the beginning of the week and each day they will apply a different aspect of grammar to the sentence. Student Journals will be written in 2/3 times per week and the topics will differ. Vocabulary words will be given at the beginning of the week-definitions/maps will be worked on during the week (homework/classwork) and different types of assessments (def. quiz, paragraph writing, sentence completion) will be given on the words. When the class is reading a novel we will have projects/activities to coincide with the novel, and a test will be given upon completion of the novel.  Every other week we will have a silent reading day to focus on A.R. points. Students will be working on many different types of writing (descriptive,narrative,expository,persuasive,and business/technical)These writings(rough drafts/final copies) will be kept in a Writing portfolio and students will choose their best samples to keep.

County wide Writing Assessments-7th grade students will be assessed on the argumentative form of writing(problem solution/evaluative)-these assessments will consist of two on demand(75minute timed response to a prompt ) and two content(writing from Social studies, Science, or Math)writing assessments.  They will be graded and keptin a separate portfolio that will follow them up through the tenth grade. I will focus on the proper style and format for these assessments.

Grading

Due dates will be upheld!  If a student turns in work after the due date (without an excused absence) 10 pts. will be taken off for each late day-after three days pass it will be a zero.

Students will receive a weekly grade for their daily bell ringer.

Homework will be graded as a 100/0-complete/incomplete.

Writing will be graded twice-rough draft/final copy.

A.R. points will be counted as a grade.

Vocabulary will be given for homework/class work/test

Journals will be given a grade after 5 have been completed (20 pts. Each)

 Quizzes/Test will be given on grammar/writing notes and Novels.

Writing samples (from the portfolio) will be graded individually and weighted accordingly.

CLASSROOM PROCEDURES

1. Take care of your business before class (drinks, restrooms). Passes will only be issued for emergency situations.

2. Bring two (working) writing instruments—don’t disrupt class to sharpen pencils!

3. Enter classroom quietly and sit in assigned seat.

4. Write homework in Agenda.

5. Begin Bell Work immediately.

6. Do not leave seat without permission.

7.Do not blurt out !Raise your hand to be acknowledged.

8.Be respectful of all-including yourself.

9. Have a good attitude!

10. Do your best at all times.

Class Points

Each class will have the opportunity to earn 5 points per class and be rewarded after 100 points (rewards will be decided upon by student suggestions)points will be lost during class when anyone does not follow proper classroom procedures.(see above)

Tickets to Success

Individual students can earn tickets by “doing the right thing ”such as :homework, being on task ,helping others, having a good character ,being responsible, and etc. Students must keep their tickets in their binder. I will randomly give them opportunities to cash in their tickets for a “treat”.

Website

Please go to my website: http://  JenniferJauregui.educatorpages.com  to find out about homework, projects, notes, and special announcements!!!

I know we will have a great year!!!  Please sign and return the attached sheet!

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I have read Mrs.Jauregui’s rules and expectations and agree to cooperate with them. I understand that if I choose to break a rule, there will be consequences.

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Student Signature                                       Date

                                      

I have read Mrs.Jauregui’s rules and expectations and agree to support them.

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Parent Signature                                           Date

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Parent Signature                                    Phone                      E-mail

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I have read Mrs.Jauregui’s rules and expectations and agree to cooperate with them. I understand that if I choose to break a rule, there will be consequences.

_________________________________ _______________________

Student Signature                                       Date

                                      

I have read Mrs.Jauregui’s rules and expectations and agree to support them.

_________________________________ ________________________

Parent Signature                                           Date

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