Monthly Archives: August 2012

Our Classroom Rules!

First things first.  I plan on organizing our classroom handouts and resources in Dropbox.  So, I will need you to send me an email message at with your class period number in the subject line.  This will allow me to invite you through your email to our Dropbox class folder.

Next, since this blog is where you’ll pick up homework assignments that were posted on the board in class (and maybe even some that were not!), you need to make a habit of checking the blog daily to be prepared for tomorrow.  Speaking of tomorrow…Please complete the  “Our Classroom Rules!” sheet tonight so that we can set up some classroom guidelines together and maybe even enjoy a little music while we’re at it.

I hope you had a great first day in eighth grade!  I know I did!

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

Welcome to eighth grade English Language Arts in Room 19.  I am so excited to meet all of you and get started with our reading, writing, and expressing together this year.  We need to work really hard, but I promise to try to make it as fun and interesting as possible.  One of my favorite famous person quotes is: 

“You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.”

This is how I feel about you.  Do you know who wrote it?  What is your favorite quote?