• Semester 2 is HERE! Please make a note of the following:

     With the month of January almost gone, I need to make sure all of my students are parents know what I expect.

    As per my syllabus, assignments turned in late will be accepted for half credit.

    Tests, assignments and projects can always be "redone" for a better grade outside of class time.

    My expectations for discipline have not changed, but my policy is now more specific.

    The progression for discipline is as follows:

    1.) verbal correction/ move seat

    2.) discipline assignment see letter below/ 1 day silent lunch

    3.) discipline assignment see letter below/ 3 days silent lunch

    4.) Referral

     I am posting this letter on my webpage for your reference in order to keep you informed of how I run my classroom.

    McCarthy’s Discipline Assignment            # ____                                                                                  Date:

    Silent Lunch Dates:  __________,  ___________,  __________

    Mrs. McCarthy has made it clear that she DOES NOT allow food or drinks other than bottled water in her class.  Toys and other distracting things should be left at home, or will be confiscated.  When I come into Mrs. McCarthy’s class, I am to listen to her instructions, get my folder from the crate, take out my pencil, and start on bellwork.  My bellwork paper for the week should be kept in my folder at all times until Friday, when I turn in my bellwork to the tray.  Although we work in groups and work together, I understand that I am only allowed to talk at certain times.  In order to allow every student the opportunity to learn, she has made it clear that I am to stay in my seat, raise my hand if I want to speak, and follow her directions.  When we walk to and from lunch or the media center, I am to walk in a straight line (one behind the other) and my voice is to be in a whisper so I do not disturb the other classes.  At the end of class, Mrs. McCarthy does not dismiss the class until the Chromebooks are put away and plugged in the correct slots and there is no paper or trash left on the floor or in the desks.  This assignment has been given to me because I _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.  I understand that my parent/ guardian must sign and date this in order to have my silent lunch reduced from 3 days to 2.  If my parent wishes to reach Mrs. McCarthy, she can be contacted by the following methods:

    Phone:  352-671-6325 extension 52178

    Email: traci.mccarthy@marion.k12.fl.us

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    THink fast Elementary Gifted

    This is my first year teaching the gifted students at the elementary level.  I am excited to explore areas that interest the students and will be conducting surveys, examining curriculum maps and conferring with the classroom teachers to develop activities that will propel these students forward in their education while having fun at the same time!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Welcome Back to All Students!

    Welcome Back

    6th, 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies!

    Flag and Globe

    I am looking forward to an exciting year as we aim high toward our collective student goals.  We will be learning about all things social studies!  In 8th grade advanced American History, we will learn about the early years before our country was founded through Reconstruction after the Civil War.  In 7th Grade Advanced Civics, we will be learning about our rights and responsibilities as it applies to the roles of our government and its citizens.  In 6th Grade Advanced and Regular classes we will learn about ancient civilizations, maps, charts, graphs while we examine documents from long ago.  Students will be able to show what they know in many ways as they strive to master the content.

  • Supply List for 8th Grade Advanced American History

    • Pencils
    • Cap erasers
    • Pens
    • Highlighters
    • Duotang folder with pockets
    • Index cards
    • Ear buds
    • Hand held pencil sharpener
    • Loose leaf paper
    • Colored pencils (small set)
    • Box of tissues
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  • Supply List for 7th Grade Advanced Civics

    • Spiral notebook
    • Loose leaf paper
    • Pencils
    • Hand held pencil sharpener
    • Ear buds
    • Index cards
    • Duotang folder
    • Highlighter
    • Colored pencils (12 in a set)
    • Glue sticks
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  • Supply List for ALL 6th Grade World History students

    • Duotang folder with pockets
    • Pencils
    • Earbuds
    • Loose leaf notebook paper
    • Colored pencils (small set of 12)
    • Index cards
    • Highlighter
    • Hand held sharpener
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