IMPORTANT: For Distance Learning beginning April 1, 2020 A daily assignment will be posted in each course that must be completed by 3:45 each day in order to be counted as present in class that day. This is how attendance will be counted. If the student does not check in each class and complete the assignment, the student will be marked absent for that day. If a student does not check in on a given day, the student is still responsible for completing the task. Daily tasks will be in addition to other assignments that will be posted for each class. A grade will be compiled for each class from the daily tasks. Please check in to each class daily for assignments, tasks, or other instructions. Students should only go to Google Classroom classes with me for those subjects that they are assigned to me. For example, if they have Science or Social Studies with a different teacher, they should not add my classes to their Google Classroom account.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I can be reached through the school at 352-671-6035 extension 56277 between the hours of 10 am to 11 am or between 2pm to 3pm. I can be contacted by phone or text when not in the classroom at 352-405-1289 on school days between 9 am and 4 pm. You may also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Studies: Sixth grade students will be taking the World History course in which we will explore the development of ancient civilizations such as those in Egypt, India, China, and Japan. Seventh graders will be taking Civics, which culminates with a state-mandated Civics exam at the end of the year. Students will be learning about what it means to be a citizen of the United States and how our government works at the federal, state, and local levels. For those students in eighth grade, the course will be United States History from early exploration through post-Civil War Reconstruction.
Language Arts: All language arts class will be studying the same basic skills but the level of difficulty and order each skill is taught will depend on the grade level of the student. We cover the same skills as the other language arts classes, but we slow the pace to meet the learning needs of the students in the classroom. We will be doing a lot of reading and writing to improve the skills of each student in those areas.
Math: Math classes will be working on grade level content, remediation for previously introduced skills, and math pertaining to life skills.
Science: Eighth grade Physical science students will take the Science FCAT at the end of the school year which covers material learned in all of the middle school science courses. 8th grade content is focused on atomic theory, matter, and force and motion. 7th grade science covers Life science and 6th grade covers Earth/Space Science.