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Bachelors in Poly Sci/History Social studies composite 7-12 cert. Volleyball 7A Remind #81010 Text:@ Basketball 7A Remind number:81010 Text:@
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Hi, I am Coach Morse and I welcome you to PJHS 8th grade U.S. History. I am excited about being your U.S. History teacher/historian for this year. I also coach 7th grade girls’ A team volleyball and basketball. We are going to have a great school year as you become historians, navigating, and exploring through 400+ years of U.S. History. This class explores all aspects and perspectives of the content along with projects, debates, and much more. I promote a team environment where students can work collaboratively and have open discussions when the subject allows it. We will all work together to achieve success in U.S. History this year. I will work with students together and individually to ensure students succeed in my class. All students are unique, and I am excited to build relationships with each of you with mutual respect and dedication to your education.
Class Room supply List- top 3 will be used daily for notes and a place to put complete projects and work. We have 9 units, so notes and work will be broken into units.
* 5 subject spiral
2 packages of notebook paper
1- pack of pencils
2 boxes of Kleenex
1- pack glue sticks
1- Hand sanitizer
Everyday needs- A laptop or tablet is needed for this class when we use Canvas; phones are not an alternative. Cell phones will be in their backpacks and are not capable of the requirements needed to do online assignments. I will mainly be giving paper assignments and using Canvas for quizzes and tests. It is important that every student is prepared for class, ready for instruction, and ready to work bell to bell (the entire class period). Pencils are a necessary part of this class and you are required to bring them. Pencils are not provided by the school. If you would like, you can donate pencils to the cause, so students can be given a pencil if they forget one. (please make sure you have them). Students also need to bring at least one box of tissues, as we all know that students need to blow their nose etc. I also would like a box of sandwich bags so students can put cutouts into them for safe keeping instead of keeping loose in their backpack or a folder.
Grading: All tests and projects are 60% and 40% consists of daily assignments, homework, note taking in class/online, and other daily tasks. This applies to all learners.
Class time: Be alert and attentive, ready to learn, in-class. Each day, students will have bell work ( which consists of vocabulary, multiple choice, open-ended questions, or paper. That will take 5-10 minutes at the beginning of class. (Being on time and prepared is a requirement for my class.) This class will require students to write vocabulary content, assignments,homework,discussions, *essays*, *readings* and quizzes/tests. This is a vital part of the content and is a high priority for my classes. There will be daily assessments with independent work for all students.
Behavior Expectations Overview: The education of every student is important to me and is valued to the fullest; by myself, teachers, and administrators. Every student has the right to learn in an environment that allows learning without major disruptions from others. The following expectations are non- negotiable in my classroom. Follow directions, do not talk while I am talking, be honest, respectful to all, and responsible. Staying on task and following directions will keep students out of trouble. I will follow the campus guidelines for discipline, including student conferences, parent contact, detentions and so on.
Advanced Classes Grade Expectations:
Students should maintain a minimum grade of 80 (preferably 85) or above. Students should turn in assignments on time and complete their work. The goal is for all my students to receive a better understanding of our history and score Master’s Grade Level on STAAR.
Let's have a great year. I look forward to meeting and talking with all of you in-class and building great relationships with all of you.
Thank you for all your support