Jennifer Simmons

 Grade 8 ELA with Miss Simmons

That's it; you're done!  You can relax and enjoy the beautiful weather.
While you're doing that, I'll be chained to my computer reading through the many assignments handed in at the last minute.  
I'll see you at school on Thursday.

Monday, June 15, 2020
Good Morning, Everybody.
O.K. Today's the day.   Any work assigned in June is due a
t the end of the day today.  Also, please do not turn in any assignments from April and May. Wednesday, June 10th, was the last day I accepted those.  Any submitted after that date weren't even opened.  
Some of you have completed everything:  congratulations! 
For those of you still working, just focus your attention on one assignment at a time.  Work carefully. Read directions. Proofread your work.  To receive credit, your work has to be satisfactory.  It has to be complete and demonstrate an overall comprehension.  I need to see evidence of reasonable effort.

NOTE:  X2 is not up-do-date. To check your progress or the results of your work, go to Google Classroom. Open the assignments that I've returned to you. If you've submitted something that has not been returned to you, it means that I haven't finished reading it yet.  

This is important. 
I have some hard and fast due dates for you.  No work  assigned in April and May will be accepted after June 10th.  This means you will receive no credit for April and May assignments not handed in by June 10th.  No work assigned in June will be accepted after June 15th. This means you will receive no credit for work assigned in June submitted after that date. You also need to realize that you will NOT receive credit for work that I've asked you to revise and re-submit if you have not done that successfully.  If you want credit for an assignment, it must be revised, re-submitted, and then receive a check mark.

Thursday, June 11, 2020
The Final Assignment
Good Morning, Everybody.

I saved for last the assignment I think you'll enjoy the most.
You're going to read "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl, a horror short story.
After you finish the story, you're going to answer five questions.  They won't take you long. Everything is already posted in Google Classroom.
This and all work assigned in June is due Monday, June 15th.  I'm giving you the weekend, but really, I hope you'll finish the assignment by tomorrow so that you can relax and enjoy the weekend.

Parents, Guardians, and Students:

I want to explain that I am not giving number or letter grades on work done by students.  In thinking about the credit/no credit policy, I will mainly use one of these three assessment methods:  check plus/check/check minus/no credit unless revised and/or excellent/good/fair/needs improvement/please revise   and/or written feedback. I am keeping track of who does what. To help you and your child keep track of your child’s work completion, I am going to use X2 simply to enter zeros for missing assignments.  A note will accompany the zero saying that your child can still and should indeed complete the assignment even if it’s late because he/she will receive credit for doing the assignment until the dates posted in the above "This is important" notice. I am not worried about mistakes;  I’m worried about a lack of effort. This way both you and your child can see which assignments haven’t yet been completed. Sincerely, Miss Simmons
2020 Summer Reading Assignments for DR are posted in Google Classroom.
Monday, June 8
Good Morning, Everybody.
First of all, make sure you are cognizant of the hard and fast due dates posted in the first notice on this webpage. It is entitled, "This is important."

The assignment posted today and the one I'm going to post on Thursday are two short stories I always save for the end of the year, sort of a gift from me to you. I love both stories, and every year students say these were the best things they read all year. I really regret that we aren't in school so that I can do the stories with you to make sure you catch the irony, motivation, foreshadowing, and plot twist. Both are fun stories to read.

The assignment is already posted in Google Classroom. Today's story is "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl. You're going to read the story and answer some questions. A few are basic comprehension questions, but most are higher level questions. I've provided a number of definitions, information, and hints that should help you. I'd like you to turn in the assignment by Thursday, 6/11.
Enjoy!


Friday, June 5

I don't see the assignment I posted the other day. Maybe I didn't hit publish. Your next assignment was supposed to be due today, but you can hand it in Monday. The assignment is already in Google Classroom. I know many of you have seen it because many of you have already turned it in. It's based on the Analyze Craft and Structure page (189) in your text, and it's about character motivation.
I hope everyone has a good weekend.

Tuesday, June 2
Today's assignment is the Concept Vocabulary for Act I of "The Diary of Anne Frank". This is from page 154 in your text. The assignment is already in Google Classroom. I'd like you to finish it by the end of the day on Wednesday, June 3. This gives you two days to do the assignment.

Monday, June 1
Good Morning, Everyone.
Please finish up and turn in the Anne Frank lesson some time today.
There are going to be some hard and fast due dates for work assigned in April and May and a different hard and fast due date for work assigned in June. These dates are important because we, your teachers, need time to evaluate all of the assignments prior to June 18th, which is your promotion. I'll post those dates either later today or tomorrow. Stay tuned and pass the word to any of your friends who may not be keeping up with things.
Tuesday, May 26
Good Morning, Everyone. I hope you had a nice Memorial Day weekend.
1) This week you're working on "The Diary of Anne Frank". Read the previous entry for more information. This assignment is due June 1st.
2) Letters to students in danger of receiving no credit for the third term will be going out shortly. I want to remind everyone that all assignments going back to Monday, April 13th, can still and indeed should be completed and turned in.
3) Information about the summer reading assignment you need to complete if you're attending DR is posted in Google Classroom.
4) Finally, please do NOT resolve any suggestions and do NOT re-submit any of your assignments unless I tell you to using the words "revise, redo, re-submit." If I do not use any of those words, do not send your assignment back to me after I have returned them to you.

Thursday, May 21 - Monday, June 1
Note: I was planning to set up a Google Meet for today, 5/21, but cannot. I will do so as soon as I can, though. Stay tuned.

You need to know about Anne Frank.  I’m going to give you a choice.  There’s a very long, two-act play in your text.  Act I is from page 101 - 150. Act II is from pages 157 - 187.  That’s a lot, especially if you’re reading online.  If you prefer, there’s a 1959 movie version of the play on YouTube that is almost exactly the same as the play.  You can watch the movie, but make sure it’s the one that was made in 1959.  The movie is long, about 3 hours.  After you watch the movie or read the play, you are going to answer some questions in a Google Classroom assignment titled Anne Frank Comprehension Check. I also provided a link to the movie.

Monday, May 18 - Wednesday, May 20

We’re going to do parts of Unit 2 “The Holocaust” because it’s really important that you know something about such an important event in history.  I think all human beings have a responsibility to remember because it’s a way of honoring the victims.


First, you need a little background information.  In your actual text, turn to pages 98 &99.  If you’re using the online book, go to Unit 2 and then click “next” past the Unit Goals, past the Academic Vocabulary, past “The Grand Mosque of Paris”, past the Summary page, past the Quick Write page, and past the “How do we remember the past? pages (2).  This should bring you to “The Holocaust”. This is what you’re going to read and annotate. It's only two pages long.


After you finish reading and annotating, you’re going to answer some questions that you find in a Google Classroom assignment entitled “The Holocaust”.  I’d like you to try and complete this assignment Wednesday, May 20, by the end of the day.


Friday, May 15
Good Morning, Everybody.
Lots of you have handed in work and are catching up. That's great. I've been so busy checking your work, I haven't had time to update X2. I'll try to do that this weekend.

On Monday we will begin working in Unit 2. We won't do the whole unit, just parts of it.

DR has sent me the summer reading assignment for you. I'll post that information as soon as I figure out how to do it. I believe it'll also be posted on DR's website some time today. I just want you to expect it.

I hope everyone is doing o.k. and that you have a nice weekend.



Wednesday, May 13
Good Morning, Everybody.

I can see that quite a few of you are behind in your work. I've decided to extend until Friday, May 15, the opportunity to complete the Unit 5 assignments. On Monday, May 18th, we're beginning Unit 2. Please use these extra days to catch up on assignments in Unit 5 so those assignments will no longer be hanging over your heads.

Monday, May 11 - Wednesday, May 13
Good Morning, Everybody.
1. This assignment is the last one we'll do in Unit 5 so if you're behind in your work, you need to catch up in the next few days because we're moving on. Today's assignment is in Google Classroom and titled "To Fly" Article and Questions. There are two attached documents. One -- The Lesson Plan -- explains what you're doing. The second document contains the questions you're going to answer and space to type in your answers. I'd like you to finish up the assignments from this unit by the end of the day on Wednesday.
2. On Thursday, we're beginning Unit 2 The Holocaust.

Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8
Good Morning, Everybody.
Today your mission is to complete yesterday's assignment, which is due at the end of the day today. If you have any missing assignments, you could also work on those. If you are caught up with everything, spend 20-30 reading something. I hope everyone has a nice weekend, and I'll "see" you on Monday.
Good Morning, Everybody.
We're going to try something a little different today. You're going to label five sentences. I'm not sure how this will work out online or how I'll check the assignments, but we'll see what happens.
In Google Classroom you'll see an assignment: V.E. Schwab 1. There are two attachments. One is the actual assignment. The other is a list of information and resources that could help you complete the assignment. I'd like you to complete the assignment by the end of the day tomorrow.



Wednesday, May 6
Good Morning, Everybody.
Today and for the next few days, you're going to practice your grammar skills. I don't know how labeling sentences is going to work on online, but we're going to find out. Today's assignment is in Google Classroom: Conventions from pg. 461 in your text. It's not a lengthy assignment so I think you should be able to complete it by tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 5
Good Morning, Everyone.
I'd like you to spend your ELA time today finishing up yesterday's assignment if you didn't finish yesterday. If you are missing any assignments, you could try and get caught up. If you are up-to-date, that's great. Spend 20-30 minutes today reading something of interest. There will be a new assignment posted tomorrow morning.

Monday, May 4
Good Morning, Everybody.
Today's assignment is in Google Classroom. It's from page 460 in your text, Concept Vocabulary. You're going to do the work and answer the questions right on that attached assignment.

Please note: I often write suggestions and ideas on the work you turn in. I just want you to read and think about what I wrote. Unless I use the specifically use the words "redo" or "revise", please do NOT resolve any of the suggestions and do NOT send it back to me.

Many of you are handing in thoughtful, complete answers that demonstrate what you know. I enjoy reading those papers and appreciate your efforts. They show the pride you take in doing decent work.



Thursday, April 30th
Regarding the Analyze the Text pg. 458 assignment:
Please notice that you are required to cite evidence from the text to support your answers for questions #1 and #2. You then need to use a proper parenthetical citation for the textual evidence. You won't receive credit for the assignment if you omit the textual evidence and citation.


April 28, Tuesday - Friday, May 1st
Good Morning, Everyone.

You'll be working on page 459 Analyze Craft and Structure.  You'll answer some questions, annotate the top half of the page, and watch a few YouTube video clips that I think you'll find helpful. The assignment is in Google Classroom.  I’d like you to try and complete this by the end of the day on Friday.



Monday, April 27, 2020
Good Morning, Everybody! Here's today's assignment.

From the bottom of page 458 in your text, you are going to answer three questions from the Analyze the Text section.  Look in Google Classroom for the assignment. You'll find it on the page after the Comprehension Check.




Friday, April 24, 2020
Good Morning, Everyone.
If you haven't already, you should be finishing up this week's work today. Some of you still owe work from last week, and that needs to get done also. I'm surprised at the number of you who didn't take your book home as I specifically asked you to. You're lucky there's an online option.

I hope everyone has a nice weekend. If you have a question for me, email me at jsimmons@drregional.org.


Wednesday, April 22 - Friday, April 24
Good Morning, Everybody.

First of all a reminder:
both vocabulary definitions assignments, the summary, and the quick write should be completed and turned in. If you are behind, scroll back to April 12th and 13th for instructions for the assignments and then go to Google Classroom and do those assignments.

Today's lesson plan is in three parts.
When you go to Google Classroom, you'll see an assignment entitled "Uncle Marcos" story and Comprehension Check. I've attached two documents to that assignment: One is the lesson plan and the second is the written part of the assignment which you'll do after you do the assignments in the lesson plan document.
I'd like you to try and finish the assignment by the end of the day on Friday.


April 21, Tuesday
Good Morning, Everybody.
Today's assignment is a Quick Write from page 445 in Unit 5. The assignment is waiting for you in Google Classroom.
Reminder: Assignments from last week, April 13-17, should be completed and turned in.
NOTE: Unless I specifically ask you to revise or redo an assignment, do NOT re-submit the assignment with your corrections and changes.



April 17, Friday
Good Morning, Everybody.

1) Continue working on this week’s assignments.

2) If you are all caught up, just read for 20-30 minutes.
This is important: Do NOT re-submit an assignment unless I specifically ask you to revise or redo it.

I’ll “see” everybody on Tuesday with a new assignment.




Thursday, April 16th

Finish Tuesday’s assignment if you were unable to yesterday because of the power outage.

If you finished that assignment, here’s the next one.

In Google Classroom I assigned you some vocabulary words from “Inspiration Is Overrated!”.  Define the vocab. words. You do not need to write in complete sentences.  Use context clues if possible. I have included the paragraph where you can find the word.  If you have no idea what the word means, look it up; however, write the definition in your own words so I know you didn’t just paste in the definition without even having to read it.  Then you're going to rate each word red, yellow, or green depending on how familiar you are, or are not, with each word. I’m making this assignment due by Tuesday, April 21 because I know some of you may be behind if you lost power the other day and because Monday is a holiday. There will be a  check plus/check/check minus/please revise assessment.


NOTE:  Unless I specifically ask you to revise or redo an assignment, please do NOT re-submit an assignment.





Wednesday, April 15

1) Work on or begin Tuesday’s assignment if you haven’t already.  It is due by the end of the day Thursday, 4/16, due to power outage. If you still have no power, don't worry about the deadline. Just do the assignment as soon as you can.

2) If you finished the assignment already, please read for 20 - 30 minutes. NOTE: Unless I ask you to redo or revise an assignment in Google Classroom, do not re-submit to me.


Tuesday, April 14th
O.K., I just learned that many of you have no power today.  I made the assignment due by the end of the day on Thursday so you'll have time to do it.  If there's a problem, just let me know.

Good Morning, Everybody.  Here's your lesson plan for today and tomorrow.

1) Read and annotate “Inspiration Is Overrated!” on pages 442-443 of your text.  2) In Google Classroom your assignment is to write a summary of the article. This should be turned in by the end of the day on  Thursday, 4/16.  I think I have attached a rubric to the assignment so you'll know what I'm looking for. If you have any questions for me, email me at jsimmons@drregional.org.

Parents, Guardians, and Students:

I want to explain that I am not giving number or letter grades on work done by students.  In thinking about the credit/no credit policy, I will mainly use one of these three assessment methods:  check plus/check/check minus/no credit unless revised and/or excellent/good/fair/needs improvement/please revise   and/or written feedback. I am keeping track of who does what. To help you and your child keep track of your child’s work completion, I am going to use X2 simply to enter zeros for missing assignments.  A note will accompany the zero saying that your child can still and should indeed complete the assignment even if it’s late because he/she will receive credit for doing the assignment. I am not worried about mistakes;  I’m worried about a lack of effort. This way both you and your child can see which assignments haven’t yet been completed. Sincerely, Miss Simmons


Monday, April 13th
Good Morning, Everybody.  Here's a present for you:

"Someone had taken Emma's childhood, torn away the roof and walls of the house of her life, leaving her cold and exposed." from Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare found by Kaelyn Whitaker


Lesson Plan:

1) Look at and read the information on pages 438 - 439 in your text.

2)  Watch YouTube video  Amazing Technology Invented by MIT - Tangible Media (3:41)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvtfD_rJ2hE

3) Read and study the information on page 441.  In Google Classroom I set up an assignment for you to define (predict meaning of) the academic vocab. words based on the mentor sentences. Here's my worry: I'm not sure if you'll be able to put your answers on the document I attached. If you can't, just set up the assignment the same way you would if no attachment were there. I'm hoping, though, that you'll be able to type right on the assignment I attached. Don’t forget to “turn in” the assignment when you finish.





Thursday, April 9
Here's a present for you:  

“Her people were waiting, welcoming her presence in the village square with thunderous applause.”  from Conceal Don’t Feel by Jen Calontia, found and shared by Lorelei Kellum. I have a few reminders: 1) On Monday we'll be back officially working and learning. You should check here each day for instructions and reminders. You will be held responsible for completing all assigned work. I understand that everyone is working under different and more difficult circumstances; therefore, I am not expecting perfection, but I am expecting to see honest effort on each assignment. This is how you will pass ELA. If I see no effort or minimal effort, you'll receive "no credit" for the assignment. If there is a problem, email me at jsimmons@drregional.org so we can solve it before it becomes a bigger problem. 2) On Monday we'll begin working on some of Unit 5 in your My Perspectives text. Assignments will be done in Google Classroom. Just as I'll be patient with you, you'll have to be patient with me. I'm not used to doing everything remotely. I'm learning, too. 3) Tomorrow is Good Friday so there is no "school". Have a good long weekend, and I'll "see" you back here on Monday.



Wednesday, April 8

Good Morning, Everybody.  Not sure what to do?  Scroll down to Monday.
I hope all are well.

Tuesday, April 7th
Good Morning, Everybody.
Follow yesterday's directions, please.  I hope everyone has a good day.


Monday, April 6th
Good Morning, Everybody.
Please try to finish up the Unit 4 suggested enrichment opportunities this week if you haven't already.   Not sure what they are?  Scroll back to March 23rd.   Next week, we're switching to a Google Classroom based format.  All written work will be handed in through Google Classroom so that I can keep track of who is doing what.  You should check here each day to see my suggestions for your education.  Right now you can be working on Unit 4 in My Perspectives, doing the interactive grammar lessons in Google Classroom, reading, or journaling about your life during this strange time.  If you don't want to write about your life, write about anything that interests you.  Also, for students whose A.Lincoln and Fr. Douglass essays have been returned, don't revise and send them back to me.  I can't read them again.  We'll continue to work on your writing skills in other writing assignments.  If you have any questions for me, email me at jsimmons@drregional.org
.

Friday, April 3rd
Since today is Friday, my suggestion and hope are that you will read for at least 20 minutes daily.  If you come across any really good lines, email them to me along with the book title and author at jsimmons@drregional.org.
Have a nice weekend, and I'll "talk" to you on Monday.

Thursday, April 2

Good Morning, Everybody.
Before I begin going through Google Classroom to see what's been turned in there, I just thought I'd say hello and offer the words I say to my homeroom every single morning as they are dismissed to their first class:  "Go learn something!"

Wednesday, April 1
Good Morning, Everybody.
I hope everyone is learning something ELA-related every day.  If you have questions about anything, email me. I miss seeing all of you.

Tuesday, March 31
Good Afternoon, Everybody!

A and B Block essays on Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass are scored.  The grades, however, are not in X2. If you were absent during that last week of school, I probably held off scoring yours unless you'd already turned it in.  Tomorrow I'll begin on G Block's essays.  It is slow going because I'm checking for correctly embedded and cited quotations.  Then I'm looking to see if you could explain how the quotes support your main idea.  If the assignment is not done correctly, it takes me even longer to get through it.

I hope everyone is staying healthy and busy.


Monday, March 30th
Good Morning, Everybody!

Reminder:  Check out both of my March 23rd posts for information about enrichment opportunities.  Also, if you go to Google Classroom, you should see some interactive grammar lessons that I think would be helpful.  I do hope everyone is reading something you find interesting.  If you come across a great line, email it to me at jsimmons@drregional.org.  I do love a great line.  If you have any questions or concerns, email me, and I'll try to help.  Also, for those who like to write, this strange time we're in might be conducive to journaling.  How does living through a pandemic feel?  How are you coping?  What are you thinking about?  What are you doing with your days.? After all of this is over, you'll be able to go back and remember how it really was for you.  If you don't write it down, you'll forget much of it.
I hope everyone has a good and productive day.



Friday, March 27th
Good Morning, Everybody!
I have a present for you:  a favorite line from Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett.
"A bullet kissed a hole in the door-frame close to my noodle" (Hammett 65).  [Translation:  The main character almost got shot in the head.]  Everyone knows how much I love a good line.  If you come across a good line in your reading, send it to me at jsimmons@drregional.org.  I'll make of list of them for future fun.

Today I'll finish scoring A Block's "Lincoln, Douglass, and the Question of Leadership".  Those grades will not be entered into X2 at this time.

I hope everyone is well and checking out the enrichment parts of Unit 4 in My Perspectives and/or the interactive grammar lessons that are in Google Classroom.  If you have questions about these enrichment opportunities, scroll back to March 23rd.

Email if you need me.
Have a good weekend.

Thursday, March 26th
(I had to think for a moment what day it was!)
Good morning, Everybody.
I finished scoring the Lincoln and Douglass Leadership essay for embedded quotes, correct use of parenthetical citations, and clear and well-written sentences for C Block.  I also gave you points for your graphic organizer.  These scores are not in X2 yet.  I'll be starting on A Block's papers today.

Yesterday I started reading Red Harvest written by Dashiell Hammett and published in 1929.  It's a detective novel that's fun to read because of all the old-fashioned slang and trying to figure out who did the crime.  I hope many of you are reading something if you're not doing the Unit Four enrichment lessons or the interactive grammar lessons.  Questions about the enrlchment suggestions?  Look back at Monday, March 23rd. 
[Reading will make you more interested in the world and more interesting to the world.]

Email me if you have any questions:  jsimmons@drregional.org.


Tuesday, March 24th 
Good morning, Everybody.  Just a reminder, if you have a question for me, my email address is jsimmons@drregional.org.  
Hope everyone is well.

Monday, March 23rd p.m.
I also added to Google Classroom a large number of interactive grammar lessons that you might want to do.  Look through the list and choose those you aren't sure of, for example, clauses of any kind.  These interactive lessons are from the My Perspectives program.


Monday, March 23 a.m.
Usually homework assignments are listed here by class.  Now, however, I'm going to use this space to suggest some Enrichment activities I think may be helpful and hopefully interesting.  These suggestions are for all classes.

You will need your My Perspectives text.  Good thing everyone took home their books when I asked you to!  If you didn't, you'll have to access your book online, which we practiced doing at the beginning of the year.  Go to Pearson Realize.  I think your passwords are your google number written twice followed by the letter "a".  You'll know this better than I will.

Enrichment Assignments are from My Perspectives, Unit 4.  We did the first part of the unit but not the group learning or individual learning sections.  You can work through both of these sections on your own.  Here are my suggestions:

Begin on page 400.  Read through the selections.  Do any of the activities that you feel will be helpful to you.  You can write right in your books.  If you see "notebook" written in blue next to some questions, those can be typed in your online text.  

The independent learning section begins on page 428.  Those selections are excellent but are only available in your online text.  You could try googling the titles and authors, though, because those articles may well be available online.  I think you'll find the articles interesting. I would suggest you skip the Performance-Based Assessment.

Now, I don't know if this will be helpful, but I'll set up a google doc for work from this Unit 4:  The Human Brain.  Maybe this is easier for some of you than writing in your books.  Don't hit "turn in" until you reach the end of everything related to this unit.  Also, it's very important that you put the title of the exercise and page number for everything you write.  (These assignments are optional.)

Good luck! This is truly enrichment because it's not something that we would have had time to do in class.

Stay healthy!

Miss Simmons






A Block
Monday, March 9 - Friday, March 13
1) Take your My Perspectives text home. Don't throw it away or burn it or anything like that.  We aren't done with the books yet. I just want you to have it at home in case you need to use it at home.
2) Read for 20 minutes daily.

Monday, March 2 - Friday, March 6
Read for 20 minutes daily.



B Block
Monday, March 9 - Friday, March 13
1) Take your My Perspectives text home. Don't throw it away or burn it or anything like that.  We aren't done with the books yet. I just want you to have it at home in case you need to use it at home.
2) Read for 20 minutes daily.


Monday, March 2 - Friday, March 6
Read for 20 minutes daily.


C Block
Monday, March 9 - Friday, March 13
1) Take your My Perspectives text home. Don't throw it away or burn it or anything like that.  We aren't done with the books yet. I just want you to have it at home in case you need to use it at home.
2) Read for 20 minutes daily.


Monday, March 2 - Friday, March 6
Read for 20 minutes daily.


G Block
Monday, March 9 - Friday, March 13
1) Take your My Perspectives text home. Don't throw it away or burn it or anything like that.  We aren't done with the books yet. I just want you to have it at home in case you need to use it at home.
2) Read for 20 minutes daily.


Monday, March 2 - Friday, March 6
Read for 20 minutes daily.

 

H Block
Monday, March 9 - Friday, March 13
1) Take your My Perspectives text home. Don't throw it away or burn it or anything like that.  We aren't done with the books yet. I just want you to have it at home in case you need to use it at home.

2) Read for 20 minutes daily.


Monday, March 2 - Friday, March 6
Read for 20 minutes daily.

After-School Extra Help

March

Tuesday, March 3 
Tuesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 12
Tuesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 19
Tuesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 26
Tuesday, March 31

April
Tuesday, April 7 
Tuesday, April 14 and Thursday, April 16
Tuesday, April 28 and Thursday, April 30

May
Tuesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 7
Tuesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 14
Tuesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 21
Tuesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 28


Contact

Parents,

We need not wait until official conferences to meet.  If you'd like to meet with me at any time during the school year, just call 508-252-5080, leave a message, and I'll return the call) or email me (jsimmons@drregional.org) , and we'll set up a day and time.  I'll make every effort to return phone calls and emails within 24 hours.

 General Rules
 1. Each human being needs to treat every other human being (not just the ones you like) with common courtesy and respect.
2. Each human being needs to remember that he/she is not the center of the universe.  Others' feelings and needs are as important         as your own.
3. Each human being is responsible for his/her words, actions, and in-actions --  no excuses, no scapegoating.  It's up to each
     human being to take care of his/her own business.
 

 

 The Secrets to Success in 8th grade ELA and in Life:

1. good attitude

2. honest effective effort and deliberate practice

3. a growth mindset

4. sense of humor 

  Questions?  Concerns?  Email me at jsimmons@drregional.org.

 

 

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