Twenty-second year at Suzanne • BA from Cal Poly Pomona • MA in school counseling from Azusa Pacific • Teaches 7th and 8th grade • CARE Club Advisor • Married with three children • Todd (husband) sports editor at OC Register • Stephanie, 22, Wellesley College graduate in Environment Science • Thomas, 20, Mt. Sac sophomore , graphic arts, autistic • Kristina, 19, adopted from Russia in 06, UC Davis, Russian major Michelle Harmonson
Chrome books • Google classroom - classroom.google.com • No printer needed • Internet connection needed (go to library if necessary) Technology
http://teacherweb.com/CA/SuzanneMiddleSchool/MrsHarmonson/index.htmlhttp://teacherweb.com/CA/SuzanneMiddleSchool/MrsHarmonson/index.html Teacher Website
Check • Missing work • Current grade • Errors • Link to it on Mrs. Harmonson’s teacher web • Give the kids the password Grades on Parent Portal
Verifies reading • Connect from home • Sign up for emails to be notified every time your child tests • All students write Accelerated Reader AR
Donations help out class • Clorox wipes for desks • Air freshener (for after PE and lunch) • White board markers • Popcorn (bags of unpopped popcorn needed for a special event in December) – not microwave kind • Books – Used young adult books or books from the book order • Parent volunteers needed • Popcorn Activity in early December • Renaissance Faire 5/16 • AR parents in the library – go to school website for app Wish List
Your child is a middle schooler • Build time into schedule for homework • Check for homework completion (no need to grade it) • Have you taken an AR test? When will I see the email? • Set a bedtime • Monitor internet usage • Know where they are and who they are with • Set limits What is a parent to do?