• Welcome to Mrs. Pfriender's gifted/advanced language arts class! Students will be engaged this year in a variety of activities concentrating on language arts in 6th and 7th grade...with a gifted/advanced twist. In other words, I work to create a curriculum that will develop and challenge intellectual, emotional, social, and creative abilities while keeping in alignment with the district guidelines and statewide standards.  I am so excited about this upcoming year!

    Materials: Please bring these materials to class/school daily.  During the year, other materials such as poster board, glue, markers, etc., will be needed for projects completed at home.

    • three-inch binder
    • OMS planner
    • loose-leaf paper
    • 1 pencil pouch
    • 2 pencils
    • 2 highlighters
    • 2 blue pens
    • 1 black pen
    • 1 red pen
    • 1 pack of colored pencils (set of 12)
    • 1 set of 8 subject dividers
    • book we are reading in class
    • book for Silent Sustained Reading

    Classroom Rules:

    • Come to class prepared with all materials and work.
    • Remain in your assigned seat unless you have permission to get up.
    • Talk only when permitted.
    • Show respect for everyone in the class.
    • Listen and follow directions.

    Consequences: If a student breaks a rule, he/she will receive a verbal warning.  If the behavior continues, I will contact parent/guardian.  Almost always, this takes care of the issue, and I am so thankful to parents/guardians for this!  However, if the behavior continues, then the student will be sent to Time-Out and then referred to guidance and/or discipline.

    Grade Scale:

    • A = 90 to 100
    • B = 80 to 89
    • C = 70 to 79
    • D = 60 to 69
    • F = 59 and below

    Categories/Weights:

    • Homework: 10%
    • Quizzes/Classwork: 50%
    • Tests/Projects: 40%

    Late Work/School-Wide Heading:

    • Late work (except for minor homework that we check in class the day it’s due and go over the answers) will be accepted, but 20 points will be taken off.
    • Papers turned in without a name and the correct school-wide heading will be marked down 5 points.

    Planners: We will be using our planners daily to record homework (HW) assignments.  The planner is a wonderful tool to help students and parents keep track of assignments. 

    Contact Information: If you have any questions, you may call me at 671-7100 during my planning from 1:45 to 3:00 pm or e-mail me at lori.pfriender@marion.k12.fl.us