Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year at DeWitt Junior High School! Each week I will share upcoming events such as tests, projects, and even topics of study via Youtube. I also embed the clip in this blog to minimize the number of websites that students need to visit to obtain information. Below you will find the first weekly update.
As schedules become available in Infinite Campus, shopping for school supplies will begin. I wanted to post a few updates for the 2014-2015 school year.
I have added a series of videos explaining standards-based grading. I will explain all of the details in my classroom when students arrive in September. However, if you would like to take a quick look to see how this will work in my classroom, here is a hyperlink to that section of my webpage. http://wiznerdan.weebly.com/standards-based-grading.html
I recently saw a poster that said "teaching, the only profession where you steal office supplies from home to take to work." I do enjoy office supplies more than most, but I also want to keep your back-to-school shopping to a minimum. Here is a list of the materials that students will need in while taking my class.
Writing Utensils (pencils, pens, and a highlighter)
2 Spiral Notebooks (students will only use one at a time, but this notebook will serve as a journal and students will consume a minimum of one page per day)
Folder or 3-ring binder
3x5 Notecards (these are optional but are a great resource for study habits)
Questions Prior to the first day of school:
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I am back in school year mode and will be able to respond to e-mails and phone calls within 48 hrs (most likely much sooner).
The first day of school is now complete. Attached you will find the course syllabus for both the Eastern Hemisphere and the United State History courses. If you have any questions regarding the syllabus or class information, please contact me.
The first day can consist of hours listening to classroom procedure and rules. Here are a few short motivational videos that were used in class to prepare students for a successful mindset in the 2013-2014 school year.
A colleague of mine suggested the following blog article: Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher. Hopefully in the upcoming weeks I will have the opportunity to meet many parents and begin to build that line of communication that is so important for the success of students. While I can't guarantee a short answer for some of the questions posed in this blog, I can with confidence that I would be glad to answer any of those questions.