8/16 AND 8/17 Parents and students,

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THURSDAY:  Take supplies up; cover school and classroom rules; inform students of award parties they can attain throughout the year; go over that every child copies assignments from the board and have parents initial at least once a week; Cover the rules about our classroom journal and its upkeep, major test grade; Explain the use of the computer in my class, each student will have a copy of the textbook available to them through their chrome book; I do not have copies of books, it is all online and you do not have to have internet to read it;  Cover regular grades and test grades; cover word walls and the consequences for not doing them; Policy on lying and cheating DO NOT DO IT!!!  If you copy you will receive two zeros and detention after school and you can not make up cheating grades;  If you fail a test or make a zero, you have one night to correct it and bring to me the NEXT SCHOOL DAY completed and signed by the parent!!!

FRIDAY- Finish introduction procedures; TAKE UP SUPPLIES; go to library and get NEW Chrome Books; Receive instructions on how to download book today if time allows.

8-20/ 8-24

MONDAY: FINISH SUPPLIES: Continue on preparing classroom journal, notebook, filling envelope, classroom folder; ETC; Practice signing up on your computer to read the textbook. Whenever you are reading out of the text and come across a bold term then you are to write that word down and write the definition behind it.  You can do your word walls this way a lot of times.

TUESDAY:  Talk about Self-Flag and work on it; Cover Word Wall #1 and due date along with Test date;  Explain the way to do the journal AGAIN; Start reading Chapter 1 Lesson 1 and explain to the class how we do sections from the chapters throughout the year.  Have students start taking notes on own/ I will go over the correct way to take notes in class for the year.

WED. Continue to read and taking notes over Ch1 Section 1; After taking notes then need do Chapter 1 Sections 1 page 21 (1-5); Once you are done, compare your work to others around you.

THURSDAY- Finish Chapter 1 Section 1; Cover together as a class; Read Chapter 1 section 2 by reading first then doing notes; Then Ill put you in a small group and let you all compare each others notes and come up with best possible notes; Then you can start on page 31 (1-5) in your group;

FRIDAY- Continue working on Section 2 notes and questions; Word Wall #1 is due 8/30 ,Test 8/31