Mrs. LaPlume’s 7th Grade Language Arts
- Do not be tardy
- Come to class prepared with supplies every day! (I am not a school store.J)
- Show courtesy, kindness, and respect to everyone.
- Always be positive. No situation is hopeless!
You will need the following supplies every day in my class:
- A highlighter
- blue/black pens and #2 pencils
- loose-leaf paper
- Flash/Thumb drive (at least 4 GB)
- 3 folders with pockets and prongs (1 blue, 1 red, 1 green)
- Pack of multicolored pens (for group editing)
- Pack of post-its
- Colored pencils
- Glue stick
(See the schoolwide class list for further information on supplies needed. These supplies will be kept with you at all times.)
Students will receive a textbook to be taken home for homework use. We will not have a class set for you to use at this time. This means that you MUST bring your textbook to class EVERY day. If you do not come to class with your textbook, you will receive in the following order:
- a warning
- a phone call home
- a morning detention
- administration intervention
- Please take care of your book. If the book is damaged, or lost, you will be required to replace it. The cost to replace the textbook is over $100.00. (so don’t lose it!!!)
- You will be required to have a book cover on your textbook at all times.
Class work and Folders
Class work will be collected on a semi-daily basis. This work will be graded, returned, and needs to be placed in your folder. It is important to keep your graded work organized in your folders, because there will be opportunities to use your folders during quizzes, tests, and exams.
Homework & Journal
Your homework each school night is to complete an entry in your journal. Mrs LaPlume will assign the topic each day, and will post it on her website in case you forget. It is important that you complete journal entry on a daily basis. You will also receive periodic homework that will reinforce skills that need to be mastered. I never give out needless homework! If homework is not turned in on time, you will get a zero unless it is documented that you are allowed extra time. Do not ask if you can “bring it tomorrow”. You will be responsible for your own grade in my class. That being said, I am not the “Wicked Witch of the South”. I understand that emergencies happen. I will take into consideration emergencies and other difficulties. “I didn’t have time”, is not an emergency.
Each nine weeks you will be required to complete a Book Talk assignment. Book Talks involve making a presentation to the class about your book and completing a project that represents your AR book in some way. Book Talks are worth one hundred points: 50 points for the presentation and 50 points for the written report. More information will be given to you about the specifics of the Book Talks in class, and will be found your class website. Just remember that you will have one due each nine weeks, so plan accordingly.
It is my opinion that in order for students to have maximum learning time in class; disruptions need to be kept to a minimum. With that in mind, my discipline policy is as follows:
Warnings: Minor rules violations will result in a warning for the student. If a student continues the undesired behavior, then more serious discipline steps will be taken. Minor violations include, but are not limited to disrespect, disruption, teasing, chewing gum, eating in class, and/or not being prepared for class.
Detentions: If a student continues the inappropriate behavior after the warning, the next step will be a detention. Detentions may be served any weekday before school from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM. Detentions are served in the main office.
Referrals: Referrals will be used as a last resort for classroom discipline. Behaviors that have not been improved after warnings and detentions will result in a referral to the assistant principal. Referrals will also be issued for serious violations of the rules including, but not limited to, fighting, cheating, bullying, insubordination, and/or profanity.