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Welcome to ms. Lesueurs English class

Welcome to Ms. Lesueurs 8th grade English class2016-2017 school year

My name is Sharvitta lesueur. I will be your English teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. I am the mother of khylin, 6 and keelan,1. My husbands name is Kendrick. I am a 2006 graduate of holly springs high school in holly springs, MS and a 2010 graduate of Rust College also in Holly Springs, ms, where I recievied a bachelors of arts degree in English/liberal arts. I am currently pursuing a masters of Arts in teaching degree at Belhaven university. I have served as a reading interventionist and an americorps tutor in the holly springs school district. I enjoy singing and traveling. I love working with children, in all capacities, and I am really eager to work with you.

My belief statement & philosophy to education I believe that each and every child is unique, and has the ability to learn.

I believe in effectively teaching and motivating students to reach their fullest potential.

I believe my role as a teacher is to provide the students with the tools they will need to cultivate their own gardens of knowledge.

What you should expect to learn in this classGrade- level vocabulary & grammar rulesHow to identify & explain the functions of essential short story elementsIdentify various types of dramaEffective research techniquesBasics and components of the pre-writing process

Expectations

You are expected to behave and conduct yourselves appropriately at all times.

Take pride in everything you do in this class.

Come to class daily prepared and ready to learn.

Participate!

Be as GREAT as I know you are!

Classroom rulesRespect your classmates, teacher, and YOURSELF at ALL TIMES.Bring all required materials to class daily.Raise your hand to speak or leave your seat.Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself.Be prompt, polite, prepared, positive, and productive.

Classroom policies & procedures

Enter the classroom quietly, and sit in your assigned seat.Unpack all materials needed.Immediately begin bell work.Only submit completed assignments.Keep your work area neat and clean.Always listen for teachers choice of class dismissal.Obey all general, school rules.

consequences

1.Verbal warning2.After class conference with teacher3.Call to parent/guardian 4.Office referral

Dress Code

Please comply with the schools general uniform requirements.

In this classroom, the dress code will be strictly enforced.

Failure to comply will result in a trip to the principals office. PERIOD!

GRADING

Completing your assignments are essential!

Assessments 40%

Homework/ Writing Assignments 35%

Classwork 25%

Participation 5%

Ask! Ask! Ask!

Always feel free to raise your hands and ask questions.

Dont allow yourself to fall behind.

If you dont ask a question, then you wont get an answer.

There is no such things as a dumb question.

**If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you. **

Lets have fun! This will be an exciting learning experience.