Ms. J. Jones
B.S. - Speech and language Pathology- Tennessee State University
M.S. – Special Education – Cross Categories – Grand Canyon University
EDS. - Curriculum Instruction – Lincoln Memorial University
Philosophy of Education
All children are unique and learn in uniquely different ways and at different rates. Children learn through inquiry, from their peers and by example. As an educator it is my role to provide the student with a learning atmosphere that allows each of these opportunities. I must consider the whole child, meeting him/her at their level, encouraging and cultivating natural talents, allowing the students to reach their fullest potential.
Common Grading Scale:
Number of Assignments per each 9 week grading period
10 - 18
8 - 18
Office Hours - Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 3:15-4:15PM
Week of August 24 thru August 28, 2020
5th period Google Classroom code:
To Parents and Guardians:
As you may know, school is closed due to the Pandemic (COVID19). In an effort to continue with the curriculum Sylvan Hills Middle school will be utilizing a Virtual Platform. If the students do not have access to the internet, please contact the office at 404-802-6200.
The students who do have access to the internet will utilize my Zoom link located above. I look forward to meeting each of you. See you on Day1!
Thank for your continued support; be safe!
Sylvan Hills Middle School
This course is English Language Arts. Each APS ELA unit is grounded in recurring standards that emphasize textual evidence, academic vocabulary, effective communication, and narrative writing experiences. The curriculum is designed to ensure that students are building the necessary skills to be competent readers, writers, critical thinkers, and decision makers. Students will receive a holistic, quality learning experience that moves through the gradual release model of teaching. This model will allow ample opportunities for students to see content and skills modeled; students will have plenty of time to practice in small groups, and finally show their understanding through independent work. Embedded within the unit are ample formative assessment opportunities (discussions, constructed responses, and short sustained writing tasks.) It is the goal that students will leave prepared for a quality high school learning experience and be equipped with the skills to place them on a trajectory towards college and career readiness
TEXTS, READINGS, AND INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES
Required Text: Although we do not have a specific required text, the students are required to consistently read throughout this course. The students will participate in book talks throughout the year which will be taken as a grade. Useful Websites: Helpful websites to visit are newsela.org, commonlit.org, and readworks.org.
The school-wide assignment tasks and assigned weights include the following: Homework (10%), Classwork/Participation (30%), Quizzes (15%), Projects (25%), Tests (20%).
It is our school policy that a minimum of two (3) grades per week will be entered into the Infinite Campus Grade book and available for you to review on the Parent Portal (see Counselor for further details). Progress reports will be sent home monthly.
SYLLABUS 20-21& MOREPlease click the picture below to view our class expectations!
See Schoolwide Class Schedule Below:
Up Coming Event!
*GOLDEN BEARS! Please join us at our DRIVE THRU POP UP BASH on TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 from 10AM- 3:00PM
We will be doing TECHNOLOGY DISTRIBUTION, BACKPACK GIVEAWAYS, & STUDENT SCHEDULES!
SEE YOU THERE!*OPEN HOUSE: SYLVAN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL 3-5PM