Interactive Notebooks
    We have a demanding and fun-filled year ahead of us with many expectations and opportunities for success. It is my hope that you will find our class a great place to express yourself and your ideas as we develop our skills in the many areas of language, including writing, reading, speaking and listening. This school year I will be using interactive notebooks for students to become better organized in their materials.  While some students may be familiar with them from elementary school, I feel that this route may be more beneficial as opposed to a 3 ring binder and dividers.  Students can write in the notebooks without having to tear out or search for classwork or homework; everything is attached in one notebook. The purpose of the interactive notebook is to enable students to be creative, independent thinkers and writers. Interactive notebooks are used for class notes as well as for other activities where the student will be asked to express his/her own ideas and process the information presented in class.

    Composition notebook (2)
    Colored pencils/blue or black ink only                  NO PENCILS!
    Gluesticks(for adhering handouts in notebook)
    Folder (for handouts and assignments not done in the notebook)

    Grading: Notebooks will be collected and graded about every 2 to 4 weeks. Notebooks will be graded on thoroughness, quality, organization, and visual appeal. Sometimes a notebook test will be administered in lieu of a check.  Students will know the value of each major notebook assignment when it is given. Students are responsible for obtaining notebook assignments when absent.


    Absences/Late Assignments:

    - If you are absent, it is your responsibility to get notebook assignments from either the missed work board, homework hotline, or from the teacher calendar on the website.

    - Late assignments will not receive full credit. I will stamp the day's completed homework at the beginning of the class period.

    If your assigment is not stamped, it is late.

    Assignments turned in late will be given a grade of 70% provided that all work is correct.

    Bad planning on your part
    does not necessarily constitute
    an emergency on my part.