Mr. Zindman and Ms. Denny’s Class All About Your Teacher Mr. Zindman I have been a Special Education Teacher for many years. I Graduated Penn State, Stony Brook and Hofstra Universities. I am Experienced in meeting the needs of students with special needs. I love teaching middle school students Our Class Teaching Assistant Ms Denny Has been a Special Education Teacher Assistant for many years. Ms. Denny has a wide array of experiences working with students with special needs. Is a college graduate. Is a New York State Certified Teaching Assistant. Loves to work with middle school students. Curriculum • Curriculum Guides are located in the hand out. It summarizes the academic areas we will be covering in class. • All students will learn using cooperative group assignments and individual work. Materials • One inch 3-ring binder • Lose-leaf paper • 1 Plastic folder • 2 pens (pencil case) Textbook • In social studies will be using the textbook, History of Our World. • In English Language Arts we will be using many novels, articles and hand outs Grading Policy Your child’s grading will be determined in the following manner: 30% For class activities. 50% Test scores and computer web based activities. 20% Homework. Midterm and final exams 100% Quarter grade Total: 100% of your grade account for 33 % of your final grade! A New York State assessment will be given in ELA in the Spring of 2016. HOMEWORK • Homework is based upon the reinforcement of class lessons and the Common Core Curriculum. All assignments are provided for each student on paper. • All homework activities is available for your perusal at www.mrzindman.com . Just click on the homework tab. • To receive homework and class reminders on your cell phone, text @mrzindman to (516) 9622038. • My e-mail address is email@example.com . Do you have any questions or concerns? Thank you very much for coming tonight!