Mrs. Rezzonico's Class
Monroe Middle School
Updates from Mrs. Rezzonico
Hello Parents and Students,
There are less than twenty instructional days left in the 2012-2013 school year. Where did the time go?
Key events which are upcoming include:
It's allergy season, so donated boxes of tissue would be greatly appreciated for the students' runny noses.
As for class supplies, my only requirements at this time for English Language Arts/Social Studies are as follows:
Please click on the link for the appropriate class to learn more information about that class. Note that students are expected to write their assignments or responsibilities in their student planners every day. I will do my best to post all homework assignments; however, if I am unable to, for an unexpected reason, students are still responsible for completing their assignments on time. Assignments are always posted on the "Daily Reminder" board in class.
7th Grade English Language Arts
Students focus on sentence structure; literary devices; analysis of fictional and expository literature; word origins, definitions, and application; and multiple writing genres based on the California state standards for 7th grade. Students will have access to multiple technologies to further enhance their learning.
Grading Scale as of Trimester 1:
Unless otherwise advised, students will have vocabulary homework every week.
7th Grade Social Studies
Students will focus on medieval history and the geography of Europe, Arabian Peninsula, Africa, China, Japan, and the Americas. Students will also learn about the Renaissance, Age of Exploration, and the transition of colonies of the early United States. Units will be supplemented with cultural art projects, skits, presentations, and food. Grading Scale: Projects and tests: 50% Classwork: 40% Participation: 10%
7th & 8th Grade ELD and Go Green
Students at the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) score levels of 4 and 5 will learn how to improve their writing, speaking, and listening structures of the English language to support their learning in their separate English Language Arts class. Students also will learn about how to contribute to a healthy environment in their community.
Furthermore, students will develop responsible involvement and citizenship within their local community through the care and maintenance of Hamman Park.
ELD Classwork: 50%
Go Green Classwork: 20%
Community Service: 20%
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
The NJHS is an after-school, non-graded, program whereby 7th and 8th grade students will demonstrate citizenship, community, leadership, and scholarship. According to the national standards of the NJHS, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at all times and must have been a student at Monroe Middle School for at least one full semester.
Seventh grade students will be required to perform 10 hours of community service, and they will be required to complete a reflection report, which is similar in scope to the 8th grade exhibition assignment. Eighth grade students will be required to complete 25 hours of community service (15 above what is required from their exhibition project). Furthermore, eighth graders will have to create a reflection project at the end of their term. Eighth grade students will act as mentors for 7th graders, and they will receive community service credit for their assistance. Finally, eighth grade students will be eligible to be the NJHS offices by a democratic voting process.
Members will have access to iPods for research and project purposes, participate in fundraisers, attend field trips (depending on parent support) attend an induction ceremony, and receive recognition for being a part of NJHS. In return, students must complete a total 10 community service hours and project (7th grade) or 25 hours of community service and project (8th grade). All student projects will be in addition to their normal school assignments and responsibilities. Projects must reflect on their citizenship, community efforts, leadership, and scholarship in NJHS.
Members for the 2012-2013 school year have been determined. If you are interested in NJHS for future years, please apply during the application period at the end of the school year.
Monroe Middle School