Welcome to the Wonderful World of English!

About Mrs. Boyd-Jones

 I teach English I-IV as well as related electives at the AOC. This is my 16th year teaching in the Madison County School District. I have been teaching at the Academic Options Center 15 years now. I am a product of the Madison County School District.  I graduated high school from Velma Jackson, earned a B.A. in English from Mississippi Valley State University, and earned a  Masters in Education from University of Phoenix.  My husband and I have two sons who attend Germantown Middle School. Both of my sons are Gold Band members. I am a very PROUD band mom.  I look forward to a great school school year. 

"Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way."

-- George Evans 

MOVING ABOUT THE CLASSROOM

·         You are to ask permission to leave your seat for ANY reason.

·         Do NOT ask for permission during discussion or reading unless it is an emergency.

SEATING

·         You are to sit in your assigned seat at all times. No one should sit in another seat unless I have instructed him/her to do so.

CLASSROOM RULES

·         Raise your hand if you wish to speak and wait to be called on.

·         Do not call out to be recognized or call out an answer.

·         Do not leave your seat without permission.

·         Begin on Bell ringer immediately. Do not wait until told to do so.

·         Do not leave paper under the desk or on the floor.

·         Do not come behind my desk.

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

·         Be Respectful -respect others, use manners, follow directions

·         Be Responsible-turn in assignments on time, use class time wisely, clean after yourself

·         Be Ready-have supplies, be on time, be ready to learn

REWARDS

          A stress free learning environment

          Verbal acknowledgement

          Homework Pass

          A positive phone message or email home

CONSEQUENCES

          Warning and documentation

          Improvement Writing

          Parental Contact

          Disciplinary Referral

    Fighting, using profanity, damaging school property (this includes the property of teachers and other students) disrespect as defined by me you will receive disciplinary referral IMMEDIATELY.

PAPER HEADING

The paper heading should be written near the right/left margin of the paper (do not write beyond the margin)

          Your first and last name

          Class period

          Date

          5 pt. deduction improper head

          5pt. Deduction for each first or last name missing.

MAKEUP WORK

               It is your (the student) responsibility to ask for the work that you have missed as a result of being absent from school. I (the teacher) am only required to give the work if asked. No makeup work will be given if you are suspended.

FINISH EARLY

          Raise your hand until I have acknowledge you

          Work on any unfinished assignments

          Raise your hand; I will come to you

DAILY WRITING ACTIVITY

Respond to the daily writing prompt by writing a 5 paragraph essay. The writing must be contained in a notebook or binder.  This assignment is to be submitted with a basic outline see below:

  1. Introduction
  2. Supporting Detail #1
  3. Supporting Detail #2
  4. Supporting Detail #3
  5. Conclusion

There is a 40% deduction if outline is not submitted.

CLASS DISCUSSIONS

          Please participate when you are asked.

          All questions and comments must be relevant to the current discussion.

          If you have a comment or question off the topic please write it down and give it to me at the end of class. I may respond at the end the next class period.

ABSOLUTELY NO:

          TALKING in the Hallway, Line or Cafeteria

          SLEEPING

          EATING

          CHEWING Gum, Candy, or Paper

If I have to warn you about sleeping more than two times, you will stand until you are granted permission to sit.

CLASSROOM DISMISSAL

          I dismiss you. Please do NOT remind me of the time or inform me of another teacher’s dismissal.

          Clean your area, I will bring the trash can around to dispose trash.

          Begin packing up when I notify you.

          Remain seated until your name is call.

          Have any work ready to be handed with you as I will take it as you exit.

SCHOOL DISMISSAL
 
      •          I dismiss you. Please do NOT remind me of the time or inform me of another teacher’s dismissal.

          Clean your area, I will bring the trash can around to dispose trash.

          Begin packing up when I notify you.

          Remain seated until your name is call.

          Exit the room following the exit procedures.

 
GRADING POLICY

·         Tests- 60%

·         Homework and Classwork-40%

 
LATE WORK

·         There will be a 30% deduction for late work up to two days. Late work will not be accepted after two class periods .



 Semester Papers Tentative Due Dates

(Specific dates will be given at a late time.)

Paper 1 Mid-September (Informal)

Paper 3 Mid-December (Formal)

 

 

Thank you for your support and assistance in ensuring your child's success.  


English/Language Supply List

        2 spiral 1 subject notebooks 

       Pencil or blue/black ink pens (no red)

       Three-ring binder

       Binder dividers

       Notebook paper

       Highlighter(s)

      •     Flash drive


 

  
 
 
   
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
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