I am glad to welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year, and grade 7 ELA class!
Here's an excerpt from the opening day handout that I will send home with ELA 7 students:
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to grade 7 ELA class!
I’m looking forward to working with you to help your student have a great school year.
Here are some expectations I’ll share with your student related to behavior in my class:
- We listen respectfully when someone is talking.
- We arrive at class ready and prepared to learn.
- We show respect to each other at all times.
- We work to the best of our ability.
I’m hopeful that you’ll find these rules fairly straightforward and easy for your student to follow.
In addition, I’ll enforce the rules of student conduct as explained in the middle school handbook.
While the majority of assignments will be completed during class time, occasionally there will be work for the student to do at home. Typical homework assignments may include independent reading, writing/revising essays or other written assignments, etc.
I'm looking forward to meeting your students tomorrow and then you on September 16 at "Open House and Meet the Team Night."
Please don't hesitate to reach out sooner if you have questions by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, please check out this back to school message from one of my favorite authors, John Green, as it captures some of the sentiment that I'd like to share with students at this time of the year.