Who is Mr. Baumgartner?
Welcome to English class!
This is my 5th year teaching 8th grade English, third year in Westwood, and I am excited to keep creating new and improved lessons/activities for all the different types of students. I received my Bachelor's degree in English/Education from William Paterson University. In my spare time I like to hang out with my family going to as many different places as we can. I always pride myself on the passion and excitement that I bring into every lesson I teach. I am hopeful that this year will be a fantastic one.
We will be learning...
Important Class Resources
The grading policy for the English department is as follows:
- Tests - 50%
- Quizzes - 25%
- Classwork - 15%
- Homework - 10%
I try to have at least 3 tests and 3 quizzes per marking period with a multitude of classwork and homework sprinkled in.
Below are the calendars for each class period. You can always look here for upcoming homework or on the Google Classroom site.