Seminar - Liberty and Martino Jr. Highs
WELCOME TO MRS. HARING'S 8TH GRADE READING SEMINAR PAGE.
See below the information regarding Absent work, homework policy, late work policy, Notice and Note, Expectations and Discipline, and Vocabulary Word lists.
Uprfont Magazine - our paper and digital magazine for students in Reading Seminar - will ask for an access code to get into our class. The students will click on "I am a Student". The code to enter is Packers15.
Our Wordly Wise book is a new edition that includes a component to use Quizlet. Students do not need a username or password to access Quizlet. Many students choose to make their own accounts with parent permission and design their own. If you would like to use the Wordly Wise designed Quizlets, please click the link. Search under Wordly Wise 3000 Level 8, Lesson ?. You will add the lesson number. Students were sent a link in their Google Classroom to access the class Quizlet page. They can go to that link and join to reach the ones specifically designed for their own class.
Students choose to store their books in the classroom. They are welcome to take the book home to study. They are required to have the book in class every day. Every student creates a vocabulary organizer at the beginning of each unit. As we work through the lessons, they continue to add important information to their organizer to use to study for the vocabulary tests.
Every class the students must have the following: Vocabulary book, pencil or blue/black pen, notebook paper, vocabulary organizer, pink, blue, green, orange, and yellow highlighters.
CHAMPS Classroom Expectations
Class expectations are clearly posted and will be enforced in the classroom. We are using the CHAMPS program in District #122 to set clear and enforced expectations in our classrooms. Students need to follow these expectations. If they do not then the school's step system will be used.
I will use the school's step system in the classroom to enforce the classroom expectations.
Students needing their absent work should go to their Google Classroom account. It is posted within an hour after the end of the class period that the student was absent from. Parents - An invitation was emailed to you to join your students' Google classroom account. One email per student is available.
Absent Work is also available in the classroom
At Martino, on the bulletin board to the left as you walk in to room 26.
At Liberty, on the back whiteboard in room C222. If Mr. Didier is teaching at that time, you may still enter the room and get the work from the board labeled "Absent for Seminar"
Knowing how hungry 8th graders are all the time, I allow my students to bring a snack to eat during our 5 minute bellringer. They can bring goldfish crackers or a few cookies. Nothing that can be eaten with a spoon. After the bellringer, they are not allowed to eat.
Students may have water bottles but they must be see through. They may only have water. No tea, coffee, juices, gatorade, or anything else.