Mr. Harris Classroom Syllables

  •   Mr. Harris – 6th – 8th Grade ELA Class information

    Classroom Philosophy

    All children are unique and should be allowed to learn at their level to make them successful, productive, and active members of the classroom and society. A classroom should be a safe, caring community where students are free to speak their minds and blossom and grow. My goal as a teacher is to motivate students to learn and want to apply what they learn to their daily lives. The goal of this class is to create an atmosphere where students can reach their full potential.

    Introduction

    My name is Myron Harris and I will be your child’s Language Arts Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. I am from Greensboro NC and graduated from North Carolina A&T State University. I have been teaching for 5 years, and have enjoyed and learned so much. I've taught mainly at Swann Middle School. I enjoy coaching middle school football, and softball. I am a lively individual and encourage my students to bring energy to the classroom too. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me, and I will answer your questions to the best of my ability. You may visit www.dpi.state.nc.us  for a more detailed layout and explanation of our essential standards.

    Grading Breakdown

    Independent

    50%

    90-100% - A

    Quizzes

    30%

    80-89%   - B

    Test

    20%

    70-79%   - C

     

     

    60-69%   - D

     

     

    0-59%     - F

     

    100 %

     

     

    Absent and Late Work

    It is the student’s responsibility to make up any missed assignments (notes, homework, test, etc.). Following an absence please see me regarding any make-up work. It is highly suggested that students find them an (Accountability Buddy).


    All assignments are due on the due date as indicated when the assignment is made. Late work will be accepted however to ensure students understand they are accountable for turning in work as expected a late grade will be applied. Late work must be submitted before the end of the quarter which is was assigned.

     

    Online Work

    Once students are given access to their laptops we will be completing some work online for some assignments in my class. I try to give students as much access to the class materials as possible, so I will make calendars, instructions, missing work, and other information available on my Canvas site. This can be accessed from any computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone at any time.

    my.ncedcloud.org

     

    Class Rules

    1. Listen when others are talking
    2. Follow directions
    3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
    4. Work quietly and do not disturb others
    5. Show respect for school and personal property
    6. Work in a safe manner

    Cell Phones

    Cell phone use is only permitted in class when needed. I will give a minimum of two warnings the first few times I see it out, however, I will collect it until the end of class if the student chooses to continue to use it. I am fully aware emergencies happen however I prefer parents/guardians contact students via the school telephone should that be the case. I do not mind students charging their cell phones during class; however, I do not personally assume any responsibility for any lost or stolen phones should they decide to.

    Consequences

    Three-strike Policy

      1st Verbal Warning

      2nd Relocation to a new seat

      3rd Reflect in two forms (followed by a call home. Refusal to complete will automatically result in a referral)

     

    ***Should a student be removed from class due to not following the rules after the three-strike policy I will refer to administration intervention*** 

    Strike count restarts every day

     

    Materials

              Necessary

            Optional

              ½ inch binder

            Markers

              Pencil

            Colored Pencils

              Spiral Notebook

            Scissors

              Paper

            Glue stick

     

    Contact

    Phone calls, emails, text messages, and notes home will occur as needed. Please make sure to fill out a parent/student info sheet and let me know if any of your contact information changes throughout the year. I welcome any questions or comments that students or parents might have.

    Another great resource is PowerSchool, where parents and students can see current grades and email teachers. This website can be accessed at https://gcsnc.powerschool.com/public/home.html

    The best method to contact me is through email at harrism2@gcsnc.com or 336-937-0858

    You can also contact the school at 336-370-8110

    I look forward to an amazing and successful school year!

    Thank you