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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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Mrs. Melissa Lines
Seventh Grade Teacher
Room: Room 10
Phone: 928-428-0477 ext. 2208
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Welcome to Mrs. Lines's Webpage

My name is Mrs. Lines, and I am the seventh grade homeroom teacher at Solomon Elementary School. I am primarily the language arts teacher, however, I also teach history, spelling, and key-boarding.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you this year to ensure your success (or your student's)!

10/24 - Flu Clinic for Students (forms in Newsletters)
10/25 - Halloween Dance 4-6 pm (students bring snacks)
10/31 - HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL 5:30-7pm
11/11 - Veterans Day - No School
11/14 - Science Fair 5:30 - 6:30
11/28 & 29 - Thanksgiving Holiday

Assignments for Oct. 21 - 25, 2019
TSW=The Student Will; Lessons are subject to change according to our schedule and unforeseen interruptions.
TBA=To Be Announced

7th Language/Writing
Monday: read p70-71; assign: p72A
Tuesday: read p73-75; assign: p75
Wednesday: read p76-77; assign: p78 A&B
Thursday: read p79-80; assign: p80 A&B
Friday: Expository Writing handouts

7th Literature
Monday: read & discuss p87-91 & p94-98; assign p99
Tuesday: do p101; read p120-121
Wednesday: read p127-140
Thursday: read p127-140
Friday: Expository Writing handouts

8th Language/Writing
Monday: read p70-71; assign: p72 A
Tuesday: read p73-74; assign p75 A&B
Wednesday: read p76-77; assign: p78
Thursday: read p79; A&B
Friday: Expository Writing handouts

8th Literature
Monday: read p98-108; do terms p99
Tuesday: read p98-108; R&A p108
Wednesday: assign: pkt
Thursday: assign: p110 & idiom wkst
Friday: Test on “Cub Pilot”

6th World History
Monday: do terms & read p202-207; wkst p109
Tuesday: do terms & read p208-213; wkst p110
Wednesday: do terms & read p214-219; wkst p111
Thursday: Take Ch. 7 Test & Vocab Test
Friday: do terms & read p236-241; wkst 118

6th Spelling
Monday: p60-63 due Fri.
Thursday: check p60-63
Friday: Test #10

6th Keyboarding
Tuesdays & Thursday
All done in class – but can practice at home

More about Mrs. Lines...
I graduated from Douglas High School and obtained my Associates degree from Cochise Community College. I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education.

When I was younger, I was a 4-H member for 10 years. I enjoyed participating in competitions for cooking, sewing, dogs, sheep, and veterinary science. I also worked many horse shows. I love animals. Currently I have four dogs, and have raised cattle, pigs, and chickens. My favorite past-times now are camping, fishing, reading, gardening, country music primarily, and riding four-wheelers. My whole family is also involved in archery. Yes, I even have my own bow! Besides 4-H, we have participated in FFA, baseball, basketball, soccer, junior wrestling, and Boy Scouts for a couple of years.

I have three grown children. My oldest is a daughter who is married and has our first granddaughter and grandson. My older son is in the Air Force, and is married. My younger son is in the Army.

Rules, Procedures & Consequences

If you are late, you miss information. If you are late, you disrupt the class. If you are late, you miss tests or assignments. If you are late, you mess up other's counts for the day. BE ON TIME!

If you are habitually late, there will be consequences such as, but not excluding others: writing sentences, serving recess detention, isolation room. All decisions are made by Mr. England and me.

For us to accomplish all that we have in the time we are given there are some rules that will help us operate efficiently.

1. Put phone/electronics in basket
2. Walk when entering the building.
3. Hats are to be removed as soon as you enter any building.
4. Quietly enter the room, get materials out, and be seated.
5. Hands must be raised to ask or answer a question.
6. Do what’s asked of you the first time.
7. Keep your area clean.
8. Cooperate with your group or partners.
9. Be prepared!
10. Respect others and you will be respected.
11. Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
12. Ask to leave the room ONLY during work time, not during lecture (teaching time).

There are both positive and negative consequences for student behavior. If a student chooses to follow classroom rules, the following rewards are available:
1. Joy of learning
2. Good grades
3. Verbal praise
4. Special privileges

When a student chooses not to follow a rule, the following steps may be taken, but are not limited to:
1st offense: warning
2nd offense: study hall detention
3rd offense: after school detention
After 6 detentions (study hall and/or after school): Loss of privilege and Parent/Guardian Conference
Severe Clause: may skip previous steps and automatic referral to the Principal

Unless otherwise stated by the teacher, all written assignments are due (in the classroom at the assigned class period) the day after they have been assigned. We will NOT CALL HOME for forgotten work. Expect your child to have homework. I will try to give them as much time as possible to complete their work (and most students who use their time wisely finish their assignments); however, teachers are expected to cover a vast amount of material due to the state mandated tests. It is impossible to meet state standards and not give homework! Teachers must follow the district curriculum map in each grade level and move on to the next concept/lesson on time. Therefore, it is the students’ responsibility to take home any work they have not completed at the end of the day.

Students are expected to write a HEADING on each paper: Name, Date, Subject and Page Number in the upper right hand corner. NO NAME papers will result in writing names, sentences, zeros (thrown in the trash).

■ LATE WORK is NOT ACCEPTED. Students must be responsible for their own materials and assignments. Students will receive a ZERO if an assignment is not turned in at the time it is due. A detention slip will be filled out and returned to me with a parent’s signature the next day, to be filed for all papers not turned in on time. If I do not receive the signed detention slip, the next school day, the student will owe detention until I get it.

Most work may be completed in pencil, dark blue, or black ink. NO GEL pens as they smear. Red pens are used ONLY for grading purposes.

Students must always have their library book with them to read if they are finished with an assignment.

Graded student work is returned directly to the students. It is the student’s responsibility to put their graded work in their student portfolio and keep it organized.Parents may look at the portfolio upon request during a conference.

No cheating, copying, or plagiarism. These actions will result in disciplinary action and a zero grade.

■ Make-up Work
It is the student’s RESPONSIBILITY to ask for missed assignments upon their return to class. They also have the webpage to follow to stay caught up during absences.

Make-up work is due 1 day after their return to class after a 1 day absence. Each additional day a student is absent adds another day to the Make-up Work due date.

■ Grading Policy
Each assignment will be graded. Assignments in all subjects are graded on a point system. Points are assigned to an assignment. The student's grade is a percentage which can be figured out by dividing the points earned by the points possible (top number divided by bottom number).

Daily assignments represent only a portion of the students’ grades. Tests and Major Assignments may be awarded a larger percentage of points than a daily assignment.

Bell work is 20%
Homework is 10%
Quizzes are 20%
Tests are 50%


Please sign, have your parents/guardians sign and return the entire handbook by MONDAY, so you can keep it in your portfolio for reference.

What you will need in class...

Black or Blue Ink Pens (No Gel Pens) – erasable or
Correction Tape
Red Pens
#2 pencils (regular or mechanical)
Pencil Sharpener (that catches shavings if using regular pencils)
Large Pink Eraser
2 spiral notebooks (for my class only)
Loose-leaf notebook paper
Hand Sanitizer (to donate to class, if possible)
Kleenexes (to donate to class, if possible)

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