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About Me

HELLO!

My name is Ms. Tracy Morris and I will be your student's English Language Arts teacher for this school year.

* I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 

* I obtained my Teaching Credential and Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Phoenix

* I enjoy reading, walking, and spending time with my family 

 

INFORMATION & THINGS TO KNOW

 

SOME CLASSROOM RULES, PROCEDURES, GUIDELINES, AND CONSEQUENCES

  • Respect and listen to the teacher and each other,
  • Be on time and prepared,
  • Take care of our equipment,
  • Beginning, and end, of class
    • Enter the room politely, put up backpack/coat and begin Daily Language Reading (DLR) posted on the board
    • Clean desk and put Chromebook away appropriately and the end of class
  • Participate in group discussions and ask for help with assignments if needed
  • Hand in finished work in the appropriate basket with your name, class period, and date written on the top right hand corner
  • Late to class - requires tardy slip from office and student will lose DLR points
  • Does not bring/complete homework on due date - student loses ten points on homework assignment and must be signed by parent
  • Sloppy/Incomplete work - student will be required to rewrite their assignment and complete missing portion

WORKING WITH STUDENTS AND PARENTS

  • I am availabe to work with students and/or parents.  Please see "Contact Me" page.
  • Back-to-school night is Wednesday, August 23, 2019.  I will send a note home with your student the week before with more information.
  • ClassDojo is a great way for parents to keep up-to-date with my classroom and their student.  If you didn't receive the letter in which you can request access, please let me know.

PARENT/TEACHER/STUDENT CONFERENCES

  • I will send home a "what to expect" letter once your parent-teacher conference has been scheduled,
  • I will have your student complete a self-evaluation "grade" and have it for review at our conference,
  • I am available any time outside of the scheduled parent-teacher conference if you need to meet with me.

BEHAVIOR DOCUMENTATION

  • I utilize ClassDojo (https://static.classdojo.com/docs/TeacherResources/ParentLetter/ParentLetter-EnglishSpanish.pdf) to be proactive in working with students and parents and also to keep parents up-to-date with:
    • Sharing photos, videos, and announcements on Class Story, or privately message with any parent  (Parents easily join your class using any device and translation into over 30 languages is available),
    • Tracking positive and negative behaviors that parents can access 24/7,

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

  • Our school administration can assist with community resources to support students beyond the classroom
  • Contact me and/or Suzie Q. Principal for more information.
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