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Welcome to Bear Valley Middle School
Mrs. Backowski
8th grade Language Arts


Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!
    
Checking Student Progress:
    1.  Please see your child's Agenda for daily and weekly topics covered in class.  Look for...Power Literacy/Writing, Language Arts/Literature and Grammar topics in the agenda.  All students are responsible for filling out their agenda everyday.  
    2.  Please log into Class Dojo https://www.classdojo.com/ weekly to view comments on your child's academic and behavioral progress.  Comments are input frequently to provide you information about classroom activities, your child's strengths, weaknesses, and goals.  Class Dojo is a private, free school approved platform and is a convenient way for me to provide you with frequent information about your child.  We can also correspond with messages through Class Dojo.  You should receive a code via email from me to start your account. 
    3.  PowerSchool Grades.  Check your child's grades frequently.  The link is in the sidebar.
    4.  Google Classroom (assignments)  Most classroom assignments are located in Google Classroom.  Please login to see your child's work, progress, missing and completed assignments.   The link is in the sidebar.

Class Assignments and Homework:

1.  Read from your novel (or other reading material) every day for 30-45 minutes;  
2.  Google Classroom Reader Response assignment due every Friday - Students must log in to Google Classroom to complete;

3.  Test or quiz every 1-2 weeks based on current reading, literary elements, vocabulary, writing process, etc,; 

4.  Test every 2-3 weeks on grammar, etc.;    

5.  Work on your project at home.  There are two projects due every trimester;  

* Work will be accepted one day late with a 20% grade penalty.  

* No work is accepted after one day late.


Classroom Routines:

Routines for Power Literacy and Language Arts include:

Writing/Power Literacy

    Warm Up

    Discuss learning target and daily activities

    Instruction, class activities, work on research and writing process

Language Arts/LIterature

    Warm Up

    Discuss learning target and daily activities

    Instruction, reading, class assignments, projects, etc.

    Silent reading from personal novel or book

    Grammar lessons

    Creative writing in writer's notebook

 

Please see your child's agenda for daily and weekly topics covered in class.  Look for...Power Literacy/Writing, Language Arts/Literature and Grammar topics in the agenda.  All students are responsible for filling out their agenda everyday. 


Classroom Announcements:
1.   Library visits for Backowski's classes are every other week.  It is the responsibility of all students to visit the library before school, after school or during lunch when necessary.


School Announcements:

Visit the Bear Valley Middle School web site to get the most recent announcements.

https://sites.google.com/a/eusd.org/bearvalley/



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  • Welcome Welcome to Bear Valley Middle School in Escondido, California!
    Posted Aug 13, 2017, 6:52 AM by Stephanie Backowski
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