Click the link above to view Power Point! It will be updated daily!
Signed Syllabus is past due!!! Please make sure you and your student fill out both sides of the sheet that needs to be turned in. I will be contacting parents this week to touch base and see if there is anything that I can do for you and your child. If your contact information changes, please inform me immediately so I can update your form!
UPDATE: Students will need index cards for their weekly vocabulary assignment. I recommend purchasing a minimum of 5 packs of 100 index cards for the school year. Stores are having great sales on back-to-school supplies where you can purchase index cards as low as 50 cents a pack! If your child still needs anything, please let me know as soon as possible!
Grades: I will be working on putting grades in the grade book this week. The following class assignments will be put in not later than Sunday evening.
1. All About Me Pennant
2. My Gutsy Goal plan - homework
3. Constructed Response Index Card - writing preassessment
4. Returned Signed Syllabus
REMIND101: If you have not already signed up for Remind101, please do so! This is an easy way to be notified of assignment due dates and any class announcements! Follow the directions on the front page of the syllabus or right below!
Please text @jacksongms to the number 81010. You'll l receive a welcome text from Remind.
If anyone has trouble with 81010, they can try texting @jacksongms to (678) 394-3097.
OR click on this link --> www.remind.com/join/jacksongms
Click the link above to view the first week of school Power Point!!!
Empowering All Students to Pursue Their Dreams
Dear Parent/Guardian and Student,
I wanted to take the time to thank you and your child for such a wonderful school year. It has been such a pleasure to work with your child in preparing them for their first year of high school. I know it has been a rocky road, but we made it! I am so proud of their accomplishments this year. I look forward to seeing the great things they will do in high school. I hope your summer break is filled with lots of sunshine, fun, and good memories. It’s time to celebrate!
You are officially an upcoming 8th grader in the 2017-2018 school year!!!
Don’t forget there are many learning opportunities this summer here at Griffin Middle School. Please make sure you stay up to date with the latest news by going to the school’s website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I would love to get updates on your child’s progress in their future academic success as well as invites to their extracurricular activities. Even though I am no longer their teacher, I will always be there to support your child and family.
Use the Power Point below to take notes on tone and mood in literature. You will have a quiz on this next week!
I hope this email finds you well. I am overjoyed that my students have come so far this school year. Although Georgia Milestones testing has come to an end, the school year has not. We still have 4 weeks of fun filled learning and activities! Since we have such a short time left, due dates for assignments are hard deadlines. No late work will be accepted unless it is under specific circumstances, such as absences. It is important that students learn to abide by deadlines and give their best work in order to better prepare them for a very successful 8th grade year. I encourage you to please visit my blog daily for updates on assignments and due dates. As I enter in the assignments into Synergy, there is a description of what the assignment is, if it's available on my blog, and the exact date that the assignment was given and when it was due. Even though I am filled with joy that we have come so far, knowing I only have four more weeks with my awesome students comes a little sadness. I hope that as parents you have felt supported this school year by your child's teachers. I will be posting a survey for parents and students to complete closer to the end of the school year. I always welcome feedback to help improve my teaching, communication, and support for my students and their families. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me.
Espero que este correo te encuentre bien. Estoy muy contenta de que mis estudiantes hayan llegado tan lejos este año escolar. Aunque la prueba de los hitos de Georgia ha llegado a su fin, el año escolar no lo ha sido. ¡ todavía tenemos 4 semanas de aprendizaje y actividades llenas de diversión! Dado que nos queda tan poco tiempo, las fechas de vencimiento de las asignaciones son plazos difíciles. No se aceptará ningún trabajo tardío a menos que sea en circunstancias específicas, como las ausencias. Es importante que los estudiantes aprendan a cumplir con los plazos y dar su mejor trabajo con el fin de prepararlos mejor para un año de octavo grado muy exitoso. Les animo a que por favor visiten mi blog diariamente para recibir actualizaciones sobre asignaciones y fechas de vencimiento. A medida que entro en las asignaciones en sinergia, hay una descripción de lo que es la asignación, si está disponible en mi blog, y la fecha exacta en que se dio la asignación y cuando se debió. A pesar de que estoy lleno de alegría que hemos llegado tan lejos, sabiendo que sólo tengo cuatro semanas más con mis estudiantes impresionantes viene un poco de tristeza. Espero que como padres que usted ha sentido apoyado este año escolar por los maestros de su hijo. Voy a publicar una encuesta para los padres y los estudiantes para completar más cerca del final del año escolar. Siempre acojo con agrado los comentarios para ayudar a mejorar mi enseñanza, comunicación y apoyo a mis estudiantes y a sus familias. Si usted tiene cualesquiera otras preguntas, sienta por favor libre de enviarme por correo electrónico.
Los mejores deseos, Sra. Jackson
Link to Quizlet
Students will receive a Milestones Prep packet tomorrow for extra credit to complete during Spring Break. Do not be intimidated, but this packet is MASSIVE. It reviews every major skill taught and provides explanations of the skills with test prep multiple choice and short answer questions. Students are not expected to complete the entire packet by the time they return, but to use it a tool to help them prepare for the Milestones testing which begins April 16th. If you have any questions, please send me an email!