Monday, July 27, 2015

WELCOME!

Welcome to the 7th grade Spartans I'm so glad that you are going to be a part of my team this year.
Below is some important information pertaining to our class.

MY DAILY SCHEDULE
1st Period - Core Plus
2nd Period - Science
3rd Period - Science
4th Period - Reading
5th Period - Planning
6th Period - Science
7th Period - Science

GRADES
I will do what I can to help my students be successful. If there are any questions about grades, I will be happy to answer them.
Students have my email address written in their planners and may use it to inquire about grades at any point in the school year.
The grades in my class follow the standard ECMS grading scale.
A: 90-100
B: 80-89
C: 70-79
D: 60-69
F: 59 or lower
I like to encourage students to be pro-active in monitoring their own grades. Parents can contact the school for the "Infinite Campus Parent Portal" password, which will allow you to see all of your scores for all of your assignments in all of your classes. Using this will allow you to see if there are any problems with your grade, or if you have any missing assignments.

CLASS RULES
Self Control: Control your behavior so everyone can learn.
Politeness: Always use manners in dealing with others.
Ask for Help: Don't be afraid to ask questions if you are lost.
Respect: Listen, don't make fun, and keep hands to yourself.
Try your Best: Put forth your best effort and take pride in your work.
Always be Prepared: Bring necessary supplies daily.
No Negative Attitudes: Always be positive if possible.
Share Responsibilities: Working with a group requires cooperation.

ABOUT ME
My name is Chandra Harper. I am 32 years old. I am a member of the Stinson Church of Christ and being a Christian is the most important part of my life.
I have lived in Grayson all of my life. I graduated from East Carter High School in May 2001. When I was in high school, I played soccer and volleyball. I was also in lots of clubs and extracurricular activities, like the science club, the art club, drama, choir, and many others.
I then attended Morehead State University, and graduated in May 2005 with a degree in Middle School Education with areas of concentration in Language Arts and Science. In June 2010, I finished my Masters Degree in Educational Technology. I am currently working on a second masters degree in a Teacher Leader program offered through the University of Pikeville.

This year will be my 11th year of teaching. Here is what I have taught so far:
Year 1 - Science - 6th Grade Mustangs
Year 2 - Science - 6th Grade Mustangs
Year 3 - Reading/Writing - Exploratory
Year 4 - Reading/Writing - Exploratory
Year 5 - Reading/Writing - Exploratory
Year 6 - Language Arts - 8th Grade All-Stars
Year 7 - Language Arts - 8th Grade All-Stars
Year 8 - Science - 7th Grade Spartans
Year 9 - Science - 7th Grade Spartans
Year 10 - Science - 7th Grade Spartans
Year 11 - Science - 7th Grade Spartans

I love my job and I love my students! I do my best to help my students learn so they can grow up to be respectful, independent, and responsible adults. I try to be a good role model for them. I also enjoy talking to them and learning about their lives. I believe each person has something unique and special to offer the world. The middle school years are a very important time in a person's life, and I try my best to make that experience a positive one for my students.