PTMSMrs. Lister

"Technology is nothing.  What's important is that you have faith in people, that they're basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they'll do wonderful things with them."    Steve Jobs 

Welcome To the 7th Grades Language Arts!

I am so excited to welcome all of you to my Language Arts  Class.   This year will be full of new normals and new learning for everyone.  

Students will need to be on Canvas everyday.  I will be posting a preview video of the weeks topicals and expectations on Friday that the students will need to watch before showing up for class on Tuesday.   I would recommend that parents/guardians observe it too so they are aware of the weeks expectations. The due dates of the work will be in Canvas and some will have rubrics.  It would be helpful if the parents/guardians looked over the rubrics with the students to enhance understanding.  

Class Schedule: 
      Pd 1       8:30-9:35      Tuesday through Friday
      Pd 2       9:50-11:07    Wednesday and Friday
      Pd 3.      9:50-11:07    Tuesday and Thursday
      Pd 4.     11:47-1:04     Wednesday and Friday
      Pd 5      11:47-1:04.    Tuesday and Thursday

Office Hours: 
      Monday 1:30-3:00 
      Tuesday-Friday I am available from 1:30-3:00 by appointment only.  

Contact information:   Phone: 540-358-0982
                                                   Email: (Parents only, students will contact me in Canvas)

Teaching online may make some things more difficult but other things easier.  We need to be patient with each other, students, parents, and the teacher to make this new normal a success.   My expectations for the students are as follows: 
         1.  Be to class on time (attendance is being taken)
         2.  Complete all work on time: this quarter is 2 weeks shorter than normal.
         3.  Have a notebook next to you while in class for notes. 
         4.  Participate in class by asking questions and answering them as well. 
         5.  Find a buddy in class to help you when you are absent or if you need help.