Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fundamental English Assignments for August/September

Fundamental English Assignments

August 29th: Read syllabus with parent and bring signed form back by Monday September 5th. (I will provide you with a copy of the signature page in class).


Fundamental English Syllabus


English Fundamentals
Carmel Valley Middle School
Mrs. Sands
Room 802
(858) 481-8221 ext. 3076
carla.sands@sduhsd.net

Dear Parents and Students,

     Welcome to Fundamental English!. This class will focus on the California Common Core State 

Standards and incorporate literature from the 7th and 8th grade curriculum. Students will have 

instruction in vocabulary, reading strategies, comprehension, literary analysis, grammar and writing.

Objectives of this course are:

1. Gain exposure to academic Vocabulary

2. Gain exposure to a variety of literary generes

3. Learn and apply grammar concepts to your writing

4. Learn the process for writing for different purposes and audiences

5. Learn to analyze and write about Literature

Grading:

Reading Log (A combination of in class and at home reading)   10%

Warm Ups (Collected every 4 weeks and numbered 1-12)           15%

Writing Assignments:                                                                    25%

Assessments/Quizzes:                                                                    20%

Classwork/Homework:                                                                   30%                                                       
Grading Scale:

90-100%    A
80-89%      B
70-79%      C
60-69%      D
59 and below- F

Cell Phone Policy:
Keep cell phone in backpack unless you are given permission. Phone will be taken after 1 warning and kept until after school. Repeated infractions will result in parent picking up phone from assistant principal. 

Materials for class-Please bring the following each day:
1 spiral for Daily Warn ups. (See me if you are unable to obtain one)
Lined paper
Pencils/pen
Agenda

Students may make up any assignments due to an excused absence. Please refer to the student agenda for disciplinary procedures for plagiarism, behavioral infractions and tardies. Students are expected to follow all school rules in class.


I have read and understand the Fundamental English Syllabus. Please Sign and return the bottom section:


Student Name (print) _____________________________________________________

Student Signature: ________________________________________________________

Parent Signature: _________________________________________________________

























Saturday, August 22, 2015

Academic Support Class Syllabus

Academic Support Class

Respect, Responsibility, Readiness

Carla Sands
Education Specialist, Room 802
carla.sands@sduhsd.net
858-481-8221 ext: 3076

Course Objectives:
 To provide students the opportunity to improve in the areas of organization, study skills, and self-advocacy through mini lessons presented in class. Students will also receive individual and small group support with their assignments/homework as needed. A portion of the class will be devoted to specific areas of the IEP.  Each student will become familiar with their accommodations and receive support with goal progress. 

Our classroom code of conduct revolves around three central concepts—
Respect, Responsibility and Readiness: Respect for self, peers, teachers, our school and our communities; Responsibility for words and actions, and Readiness to participate, to learn, and to prepare for all classes.

Students will:
·         Maintain a daily student planner 
·         Maintain a binder to organize work for all academic classes
·         Arrive to class prepared with all necessary materials each day for all classes
·         Follow all school and district rules/policies

Cell Phone Policy:  Cell phones must be kept in backpacks. Chromebooks and computers will be available for students to study, research and complete assignments. Students may also bring earbuds to listen to music on our Chromebooks.

Student Progress:
Daily points will be awarded to students for the following: Completing agenda, completion of class objectives for the day, maintaining an organized binder and completing a daily point sheet.

Grading:
Grades will be based on a standard grading scale: 90-100% and up = A, 80 – 89% = B, 70 – 79% = C, 60-69% = D, 59-0% = F

Tardiness:  Refer to student handbook. Detentions are automatically generated by attendance office when student is marked tardy. Call attendance office to excuse your student when you know they will be late.

Parents/Students:

I have read the syllabus and understand the objectives and policies for the Academic Support class.  Please SIGN AND RETURN. 
             

Student Name (print): ___________________________________


Student Signature: ______________________________________


Parent Signature: _______________________________________