Miss Lipscomb's Letter
I believe that for maximum learning to occur, students have to feel safe and validated. Our classroom is a risk free environment that encourages students to share their experiences and to make connections to their learning. We will use the social skills that increase positive behaviors and prepare the students to be good citizens in the classroom and outside of the classroom.
Grades and Expectations
Daily assignments - 30%
Participation - 10%
Homework - 10%
late assignments/make up work/redos will be considered based on individual circumstances
I expect my students do to do their best and have high quality work, if they don't understand something they need to ask questions. I expect them the to be positive and supportive of each other. Students need to be prepared and on time for each class.
Your students success also depends on open communication and everyone on the same page
What we'll be learning
The first unit of study will be on African Colonization and reading the Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now.