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MIDDLE LEVEL LEARNERS Curriculum Night http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/faubion/ PARTNERSHIP PTA Please consider joining – $12.00 A NEW SCHOOL We are scheduled to relocate next year to a swing site. Where? We do not know. Stay tuned… New school construction estimated to take two years. More to follow. WE ARE A TITLE I SCHOOL Free breakfast Free snack Free lunch High levels of support for all students Additional staff – classroom teachers, instructional specialists who work with staff and students, educational assistants Pre-K program Title I Reading Specialist – a well-stocked library. CLASS AND SCHOOL RULES ● ● ● ● Be Safe Be Kind Be Responsible Be Respectful Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports PBIS: One of the foremost advances in schoolwide discipline is the emphasis on school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments. DAILY SCHEDULE Grab and Go Breakfast -- 8:309 First Period -- 8:35-9:35 Second Period -- 9:35 – 10:35 Third Period -- 10:35-11:35 Lunch and Duty -- 11:35-12:10: Fourth Period -- 12:10-1:10 Fifth Period -- 1:10 -2:10 Sixth Period -- 2:10 -3:00 Two Hour Late Openings – We start with 3rd Period class. ENRICHMENTS Drumming/Samba Exercise Club Comic Books and Graphic Novels Bio-Engineering Chess Club Spanish Chinese American Sign Language TAG COORDINATOR Jamie Makara COMMON CORE -- RIGOR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s0rRk9sER0& safe=active MORE ON CCSS & CURRICULUM ALIGNMENT • • • • • Aligned with college and work expectations Focused and coherent Includes rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order thinking and reasoning skills Intentionally benchmarked so all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society Students’ reading, writing, and speaking skills are grounded in evidence and research HOMEWORK EXPECTATIONS House Bill 2220: Proficiency Based Grading Most of the “traditional” homework is done in class with more discussion and teacher help. Students can expect homework that is an extension of what they have not completed in class or to reinforce class learning. MIDDLE LEVEL: EXPECTATIONS/POLICIES Materials: It is each student's responsibility to have the following materials with them in class each day: pencils erasers Text book paper (graph paper too, if possible) handouts 3-ring binder (or a section of one just for math) notebook / composition book MS. ACKRON 7th and 8th Grade Math 8th Grade Algebra (Compacted Math Year 2): MS. ACKRON’S: EXPECTATIONS AND POLICIES Materials: It is each student's responsibility to bring the following materials to class each day: pencils erasers math book math journal Grading: Quizzes and Tests are 65% of your student’s grade, and the remaining 35% is classwork. Students may re-take quizzes or tests if they get lower than a C. MS. ACKRON’S: 8TH GRADE COMMON CORE Texts: *College Preparatory Mathematics: Algebra Connections *Connected Mathematics: Looking for Pythagoras; Kaleidoscopes, Hubcaps, and Mirrors; Samples and Populations; District-Wide Common Core Supplement on Functions Areas of Study: Problem Solving Variables and Proportions Graphs and Equations Using multiple representations Multiplication and Proportions Systems of Equations Rotation, Reflection, Translations 8th Common Core Critical Areas *Formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations *Grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships *Analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem. MS. ACKRON’S: 7TH GRADE COMMON CORE Texts: *Connected Mathematics: Stretching and Shrinking; Shapes and Designs; Accentuate the Negative; Moving Straight Ahead; Filling and Wrapping; Data Distributions; Samples and Populations; What Do You Expect; District-Wide Common Core Supplement on Variability Areas of Study Two-Dimensional Geometry (e.g., scale, area, perimeter, similarity) Three-Dimensional Geometry and Measurement (e.g. volume, surface area) Data Variability (e.g., mean, median, mode, range) Linear Relationships (e.g., linear rates of change) Ratio, Proportion, and Percent Integers and Rational Number 7th Common Core Math Critical Areas *Developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships *Developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations. *Solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two-and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume. *Drawing inferences about populations based on samples MS. ACKRON’S: ALGEBRA STANDARDS • Number and Quantity o The Real Number System: N-RN.1-3 o Quantity: N-Q.1-3 • Algebra o Seeing Structure in Expressions: A-SSE.1-3 o Arithmetic with Polynomials and Rational Expressions: A-APR.1 o Creating Equations: A-CED.1-4 o Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities: A-REI.1,3-7,10-12 • Functions o Interpreting Functions: F-IF.1-6,7abe,8,9 o Building Functions: F-BF.1a, 1b, 2, 3 o Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Models: F-LE.2,3,5 • Statistics and Probability o Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data: S-ID.13,5-9 MRS. LEPORE’S: EXPECTATIONS AND POLICIES Materials: Each student is responsible for bringing these materials to class every day: Pen or Pencil Spiral Notebook Planner Homework: Current Events – to begin in November. Any work that is not completed in class. Performance Options: Extended Time Extra Credit – Authentic Learning Grading: Spiral, Quizzes, and Projects: 75% of grade In class Participation: 25% of grade RIGOR AND RELEVANCE: ASSESSMENTS •Interactive Notebook •Vocabulary •Study Guides •Essays •Group Projects •Presentations Project Base Learning Common Core State Standards – Writing and Reading in History and Social Studies – Reinforces English Language Arts MRS. LEPORE’S: SEVENTH GRADE Texts: History Alive: Medieval World and Beyond MRS. LEPORE’S: TEXTS AND TOPICS Texts: History Alive, The United States through Industrialism MR. MERRICK: EXPECTATIONS AND POLICIES Materials: Each student is responsible for bringing these materials to class every day: Homework: Pen or Pencil Red Spiral Notebook Planner Novel (if borrowed) Nightly reading for 30 minutes – to begin in November. Any work that is not completed in class. Grading: Writing Projects, Tests, & Quizzes: 75% of grade Written tests are given every 2 weeks Written tests are open to student notes. Missed tests can be retaken. In-class Participation: 25% of grade MR. MERRICK: TEXTS AND TOPICS Previous Theme: Elements of Descriptive Language; Elements of Setting & Character Current Theme: Comparing & Contrasting; Elements of Setting & Character; Personal Narrative Writing Current Reading Projects 7th Grade Reading – EMC Masterpiece Series – 7th Grade Text 8th Grade Reading – EMC Masterpiece Series – 8th Grade Text MR. MERRICK: 7TH & 8TH GRADE COMMON CORE STANDARDS 7th & 8th Grade Writing: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. 7th & 8th Grade Reading: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text. Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision. MS. RAMSEY: EARTH/SPACE SCIENCE Introduction: 1. Earth/Space Science is using a new curriculum (SEPUP) curriculum that integrates scientific inquiry with a thematic approach for teaching science in the context of personal and societal issues. The use of scientific issues helps students see that science is connected to their lives and communities in many ways. 2. The Earth/Space Science curriculum is aligned with Oregon Science Standards and the national NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) to ensure that all students are being properly prepared for study in high school and college. 3. The use of different instructional strategies (i.e.) investigations, class debates, labs, role play, projects, problem-solving and modeling are integrated with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) during the course of study. MS. RAMSEY: MAJOR UNITS OF STUDY Major Units of Study: Rocks and Minerals Studying Soil Scientifically Weather & Atmosphere Plate Tectonics (e.g.)Earthquakes The Earth in Space Exploring Space Erosion & Deposition MS. RAMSEY: GRADING POLICY Grading Policy: Student’s grades are based on a 4 point rubric for daily assignments, activities, quizzes, tests, and projects. 4 = Advanced, above & beyond 3 = Complete & correct…working at benchmark 2 = Partially correct 1 = Incorrect (*or missing work) Major projects are due on the date given. Note: On progress report, the #1 is given to indicate no assignment turned in or nothing to grade. Student Corner: Student access to 'Issues and Earth Science' Science" textbooks online at: http://ebooks.lab-aids.com/studentresources MIDDLE LEVEL CONTACT INFO Best to E-mail: Nik Merrick: [email protected] Melanie Ramsey: [email protected] Michelle Ackron: [email protected] Melinda Lepore: [email protected]