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Welcome to room 301

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Instructor: Mrs. Becca Pulju

Contact Information: 837-5101 ext. 301 bpulju@g.sebeka.k12.mn.us

Daily Schedule:

1st hour (8:20-9:10): Language Arts 8

2nd hour (9:14 - 10:04): Language Arts 7

3rd hour (10:08 - 10:58): Reading Workshop (grade 7)

Lunch (11:02 - 11:25)

4th hour (11:29-12:24): Language Arts 7

5th hour (12:28-1:18): English 11

6th hour (1:22-2:12): Language Arts 8

7th hour (2:16-3:11): Prep - Available for Meetings

Course Requirements

In order to be eligible to receive credit for this class, students will be expected to fulfill the following obligations:

1) Attend class.

2) Participate in class discussions (virtual and in person).

3) Complete all exams, quizzes, papers, and/or any assigned work at a passing level.

Classroom Expectations:

Students are expected to be in their seats and ready to learn when the bell rings. This includes already having their assigned Chromebook and beginning the login process. Students should go directly to our Google Classroom page to see the objectives for the day. Students will be taught how to use Google Apps for Education as this classroom is (mostly)paperless. Nearly all our assignments, projects, quizzes, tests, and class activities use the Chromebook and google applications. Students are expected to gain an understanding and familiarity with these resources. Students also need to have a pencil and Reading Workshop students should get their binders when they come to class each day.

Behavior Expectations

I expect students to come to class prepared to learn and participate. I cannot make you learn, but I can require you do not interfere with your peers' learning. I will not tolerate any behavior that inhibits others from learning. Be respectful of yourself, your peers, me, and the school materials we use in class. If you cause disruption you will be removed from class, and appropriate measures will be taken, following Sebeka School's discipline policy.

Materials

Students use Chromebooks daily for assignments, quizzes, reading and research. Each class has a textbook and all junior high students should have an Accelerated Reader book with them every day for class. Students are responsible for their textbook and Chromebook. Any damages will be assessed at the end of the year. Students will be required to have a pencil and a notebook for class. Cell Phones are not to be on during class, students will "check" them in when they get their Chromebook each day. If a student chooses to not place their cell phone in the pockets, and they take it out or it goes "off" they will have an automatic detention.

Grading

Your grade in this class is determined by your percentage of the total points offered. All assignments are weighted the same. Therefore, a 50-point presentation is worth the same as a 50-point assessment. The grading scale is as follows: A=90-100, B=80-89%, C=70-79%, D=60-69%. Grades are rounded up and plus and minus grades are possible; i.e., 89.5% = A-. Please check the school's Infinite Campus Grading Portal to stay informed of your current grade. Late work will result in a reduction of points. Extra credit is rarely given. 7th and 8th grade students may read extra AR books at their level to earn extra credit each quarter.

Absences/Tardies

If you are absent, you must provide a make-up slip for the day(s) you were gone. I reserve the right to refuse credit on missed assignments if your absence is unexcused. I will inform students in advance if they are in danger of receiving the credit penalty. Students are expected to get the notes and assignments they missed. It is the responsibility of the student to remain current in class. A student is considered tardy if they are not in their seat at the bell or have come to class without their book/materials. Also, if you fail to have a make-up slip for an absence and are sent to the office to get one, you will be considered tardy.

***Please check our Google Classroom page from a device when you are home, or email me so you are not so far behind upon your return.

***If you know you are going to be absent for a school related activity it is your responsibility to get your assignments PRIOR to being absent.