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     OUT OF CLASS SUPPORT
     For those students receiving Out of Class Support, direct teacher communication is essential. I will be speaking and meeting with mainstreamed teachers on a daily basis. This allows me to understand exactly what is required of the students in each of their classes. Instruction will focus on completing these requirements, developing study and organizational skills, and reviewing or re-teaching concepts from mainstreamed classes.

    In addition to support from me, there is also an aide in this support class and in most mainstreamed science and social studies classes. The aides keep in contact with me as to how the students are progressing and tell me anything else I need to know about the class expectations. Their support is invaluable.

    To ensure success for the students, Out of Class Support instruction becomes a strong triangle between teacher, student , and parent. I will assist in getting the students organized and prepared with their work. I will also re-teach any skills needed and help them plan out long range assignments. The students need to carry out the responsibilities of getting their work done on time and to the best of their ability. As the parents, I ask that you reinforce the importance of being a responsible student to your children.

    Feel free to contact me with any concerns you may have throughout the year. My email address is depalma@nvnet.org, or you can leave a message in the main office and I will get back to you. Together we can make this a productive and enjoyable year for all. Thank you for your continued support.

    Ms. DePalma

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    Replacement Instruction

     

    Replacement Instruction classes are taught in Math and Language Arts.
     
     
    8th Grade Pre-Algebra
     
    Materials -
    Glencoe Mathematics text and Big Ideas Math Text
    Supplemental Materials 
    Binders with 2 sections - Classwork and Homework
    Calculator - TI 34 will be used
    Pencil 
     
    Homework -
    Given daily on skills we are working on
    Needs to be done in the hw section of the binder
    Needs to be dated, titled, and must show all work
    Counts as a test grade - starts out as 100%, then 5 points deducted for each missed assignment
    Handouts must be put into binder
    Parents must email or send a note if hw can't be done
    Parents notified if a student frequently misses assignments
    Done in pencil
     
    Grades -
    Based on tests, quizzes, projects, and homework
    Tests given on skills taught 
    Homework counts as a test grade
    Quizzes given on skills taught and binder check at the end of the marking period
     
     
     
    8th Grade Language Arts
     
    Materials -
    Grammar text and workbook
    Binder with 3 sections - reading, writing, and grammar
    Vocabulary book
    Novels  - The Outsiders, Of Mice and Men,Tex
     
    Grades -
    Based on tests, quizzes, homework, projects, and writing assignments
     
    Homework -
    Given in vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing
    Done in binder - dated and titled
    Counts as a test grade (starts out with 100%, then 5 pts off for each missed assignment)
    All handouts go into binder
    Parents must email or send a note if hw can't be done
    Parents notified if a student frequently misses assignments
     
     
     
    Feel free to contact me with any concerns you may have throughout the year. My email address is depalma@nvnet.org. You can also call the main office and leave a message. I will get back to you as soon as possible. Together we can make this a productive and enjoyable year for all. Thank you for your continued support.
     
    Ms. DePalma