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"People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.  -John Maxwell 

 

Hello,

 

My name is Mr. Earl Robinson. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a teacher here at Pontchatoula Jr. High School this year and I am super excited about our journey together. This year I will be teaching 8th grade Social Studies and also an inclusion teacher for 8th grade ELA. Please feel free to visit the appropriate tabs on this page and do not hesistate to contact me if you need any additional information. I'm looking forward to an awesome year!!

 

 

 

CLASS SYLLABUS

 

 

     

 

Mr. Earl Robinson

8th Grade Social Studies/ELA Inclusion

Room 211: 3rd Building, 2nd Floor
earl.robinson@tangischools.org

 

Virtual Platforms

OnCourse: All classroom materials and assignments will be organized under topic headers in Oncourse. This will be the primary platform for learning both virtually and the traditional format.

 

Zoom:Zoom will be used for all digital class instruction, as well as individual teacher-to-student support. Zoom days will be Tuesdays and Thursday during your regular class period hours. I will also host Zoom meetings on Wednesdays and Fridays during the scheduled class periods in order to offer additional support to students and parents when needed.

 

   

Remind App

If needed, please Download app

ELA Inclusion, 1st. block: Text @robela1st to 81010

ELA Inclusion, 2nd block: Text @robela2nd to 81010

Social Studies 6th hr:Text @roblahist6 to 81010

Social Studies 7th hr: Text @roblahist7 to 81010

  

Office Hours

                 

 

 

Monday.-Friday: 12:00p.m.- 12:50 p.m. Also available for conferences by appointment. 

 

 

 

Class Times/Zoom Info           

 

Tuesdays & Thursdays (Via Zoom/Co-Hosted w/Ms. Bottolfs)

 

1st Period:      7:30-8:20 (ELA Inclusion)

2nd Period:     8:30-9:20 (ELA Inclusion)

3rd Period:     9:30-10:20 (ELA Inclusion)

4th Period:   10:30-11:20 (ELA Inclusion)

 

 

**Supplementary Instruction & Support Time***

 

                          (Extra Help)

 

 

Will offer additional support on Wednesdays & Fridays during the scheduled class periods. Please contact me via email or text for any questions. Please see my Zoom information below.

 

 

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6th Period:     1:00-1:50 (Social Studies)

7th Period;     2:00-2:40 (Social Studies)

 

Zoom Class Meeting Link: 

https://tangischools.zoom.us/j/7766976782

 

Zoom ID: 776 697 6782

 

In order to simplify the connection process, the Zoom class ID # will be the same for all meetings

 

 

Course Overview


In grade 8, students explore the economic, political, and social changes that have formed Louisiana’s identity as they learn about Louisiana’s geography, colonial Louisiana, Antebellum period, Civil War and Reconstruction Era, Jim Crow Louisiana, Civil Rights Era and modern day Louisiana (aligned to the Grade 8 GLEs).

 

To be productive members of society, students must be critical consumers of information they read, hear, and observe and communicate effectively about their ideas. They need to gain knowledge from a wide array of sources and examine and evaluate that information to develop and express an informed opinion, using information gained from the sources and their background knowledge. Students must also make connections between what they learn about the past and the present to understand how and why events happen and people act in certain ways.




Grading Scale         


A=100-93%

B=92-85

C=84-75

D=74-68

F = Below 67

 

 

 

 

 
         

Class Expectations 


  • Respect yourself, the teacher & others

  • Put forth your best effort at all times

  • Be prepared for class each day

  •  Follow directions when given

  • Pay attention, participate and ask questions

  • Preserve a positive learning environment

  • Take responsibility for your actions

 

Course Materials

  • Heavy-duty pocket folder with brads for securing loose leaf paper and handouts

  • Pens, pencils, & highlighters