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  1. G8 Back to School 2017-18

  2. What is important to your teacher ... • Make complete answers. I do not accept a superficial, unsupported answers. We go for depth of understanding and demonstrate it. • Pay attention to details. I do not accept spelling errors, incomplete sentences, missing units. We go for quality work and demonstrate it. • Show respect, kindness, and caring. We want a supportive learning environment. • Use appropriate behavior. What behaviors are appropriate for this situation? We are learning how to work in an adult world. What direction is the tennis ball moving?

  3. What is this class about? 8th Grade Science

  4. 20 Percent Time • Year long project based on student interest in STEM • 50% research, building background (Sept - Dec) • 50% deliverable that is of use to others (Jan - May) • About 1 day per week • Calendar, status reports, notes, bibliography • Contact with experts

  5. What are grades based on? Classwork 15% Participation Academic Skills Entrance/Exit Ticket Homework 5% Video Pre-reading Notebook/Assessment 40% Tests Quizzes Notebook Lab/Project 40% Authentic assessment Project Based Learning 20% Time

  6. How do I know my student’s grade, attendance, comments, assignments? • Parent Portal • Password the same as last year. • See me if you do not have Internet access. • Available on Fri, Aug 25, if grades are entered • No progress reports after 6 weeks • Sign up for email delivery of alerts

  7. By the percentage • A 94% ↑ • A- 90-93.9% • B+ 87-89.9% • B 84-86.9% • B- 80-83.9% • C+ 77-79.9% • C 74-76.9% • C- 70-73.9% • D+ 67-69.9% • D 64-66.9% • D- 60-63.9% • F 59.5% ↓

  8. How Can Parents Know What is Going On? • Check the Parent Portal • Blank means not graded, • Zero is probably not turned in, • Ex is excused. • Check the class web site • Send me email pkeller@rcsdk8.net • Call me (OK. Leave a message) • Set up a conference • Sign tests

  9. How Can Teachers Know What is Going On? • Talk to us • Via Email • Via Phone • Via your student • Via Anna or Gina or Sara or Paul • Let us know when something is up

  10. Teen Talk • Oct 30 - Nov 9 • By Teen Pregnancy Coalition • State required sexually transmitted disease information • Answer any question or rumor • A strong emphasis on abstinence • Opt out program

  11. Volunteers • Class parent • Help during labs or setting up labs • Presentation to class • Provide lab supplies • Drive on field trips • Take photographs • Assist with Art in Action • Join the Parent Club