Degrees and Certifications:
Double Major/ B.S. Early Childhood Development and K-8 add on
Ms. Rebecca Cunningham
I am a graduate from ETSU, where I recieved my bachelor's degree in Education. In 1997, I obtained a double major in Early Childhood Development with an add-on K-8 endorsement. I have been an employee for Washington County School System for over twenty years. My twenty years of experience as a classroom teacher has given me the opprotunity to teach at various grade levels. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling to new places.
10 Great Reasons to Read
1. Read to understand the past.
2. Read to explore your world.
3. Read to plan for your future.
4. Read to visit new places.
5. Read to create great things.
6. Read to make great decisions.
7. Read to have fun.
8. Read to exercise your mind.
9. Read to keep in touch.
10. Read because you can!
"The more that your read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
OUR CLASSROOM NEWS
WELCOME TO 7th GRADE!!
Welcome to a year filled with literature, writing, and new discoveries. This year is about YOU! As a student in my class, you will share ideas with others, ask questions to clarify understanding, make connections with characters in fiction stories, and so much more. Best of all, you will use your imagination to create stories of your own that are meaningful and well written. There will be opprotunities to share your opinions in various writing styles. New knowledge through discoveries and research in non-fiction text, will be used to write expository writings in class.
We will collaborate with others througout the year to accomplish task in various assignments. Sometimes, you will pair up with a peer or work in a small group. Every student's opinion is respected and valued. It is your responsibility to to provide contructive feedback to peers, encourage one another, and participate in discussions and activities. I look forward to getting to know you this year!
Students are to keep a Reading Log this year in seventh grade. All students are required to read at least 20 minutes a day and record the title of book, date, time, and author in their log. I will periodically check folders to see if students are keeping up with their reading. THERE WILL NOT BE A GRADE FOR RECORDING BOOKS.
In addition to reading, students will be held accountable by writing "two" book summaries on "two" different books during the nine weeks. This can be any book of choice. The summaries are to be hand written and at least 1/2 page in length. I WILL GIVE A GRADE FOR SUMMARIES. Please note the due dates for summaries:
First nine weeks: October 15, 2018
Second nine weeks: December 19, 2018
Third nine weeks: March 4, 2019
Fourth nine weeks: May 17, 2019
We are using a vocabulary program in our class called "Wordly Wise." Every Monday, students will be given a list of 15 words. Each day for the rest of the week, we will complete and discuss activities using these words. Students are required to keep definitions and activities in their vocabulary folders at all times. Folders will be checked for completion on Fridays and students will recieve a grade for the week. They are to take folders home on Thursdays to study for test. The test will be given on Friday of each week.
Word List 6: addict, aspire, bias, blatant, candid,confront, debut, enroll, fluster, impunity, intensify, intimidate, obnoxious, retort, stint