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Dear Parents,
My name is Faneeza Mohamed and I will be your child's sixth grade teacher this school year. I will be teaching English Language Arts and History. I also teach three Project Lead the Way classes - Energy and the Environment, Green Architecture, and Medical Detectives. 
 
My philosophy of education is to provide students with an opportunity to grow intellectually and  apply the knowledge they have gained beyond the classroom. Teaching your child is an exciting prospect and I hope to work closely with you to ensure the best possible year for each child. You are your child's first and most influential teacher; therefore your participation in your child's education is very important to their academic development.
 
My expectation is for all of students to come to school prepared, follow all school and classroom rules, collaborate with their peers, and actively participate in the instructional program.
 
Sincerely,
 
Ms. Faneeza Mohamed
 

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Schoology

Dear Families,
i just wanted you to know I will not be giving access to Schoology until after Back to School Night (August 31). Right now I'm working on ensuring all students have access and can navigate the platform. Students who do not have an LAUSD email have not been able to sign up for Schoology. These students will receive paper and pencil assignments in the meantime. 
 
 
Thank You,
Ms. Mohamed 
 

Family STEAM Integration Night

Activity Title

  • Catapult Launch

Activity Description

  • Students and families will work collaboratively to design, build, and test a catapult. They will select three items to launch and record their results on a community scatter plot. Students and families will also take photos to document their process and write a mini reflection of their experience.

Explanation of how the selected Magnet Theme integrates with your content

  • This activity will allow parents and students to have experiences with engineering (design and build), math, technology, and writing.

Materials List

  • Popsicle sticks, variety of edibles, cotton balls, dice, and cotton balls

Estimated Time

  • Approximately 45 minutes

Charging iPads and Bringing iPads to School

Dear Parents and Students,
It is imperative for students to charge their iPads each night. It is equally important for students to bring their iPads to school daily. They use their devices in all of my classes on a daily basis. Students who do not have their iPads and/or did not charge them the night before, are at a disadvantage during class.
 
Parents, I would greatly appreciate your support in this matter.
 
Thanks,
Ms. Mohamed

Absences

Dear Parents and Students,
All class and homework assignments are posted in Google Classroom; as a result, when a student is absent, he/she is still responsible for completing the missed work.
 
Students are required to check their Google Classrooms daily for new assignments. Students also receive an email when I post a new assignment.
 
Thanks,
Ms. Mohamed

iPads at Home

Dear Parents and Students,
If students are unable to connect to the Internet at home please have them do the following:
Go to Settings
Click on GlobalProtect
Slide button to turn on Background App Refresh
 
If this does not resolve their Internet issue:
Go to Settings
Click on iTunes & App Store
Make sure their Apple ID is set to school assigned Apple ID
 
If students are still unable to connect to the Internet, please allow them to use a device at home which allows them to have Internet access. Students can access Google Classroom from any device which has Internet access.
 
Students who have exhausted all available options and are still unable to access Google Classroom can send me an email informing me of the steps they took and I will get them the necessary technical support.
 
Thanks,
Ms. Mohamed

iPads

Dear Parents and Students,
I am extremely excited that our students have been issued their own iPads for school purposes. I will be using the iPads for a great majority of our assignments in English; as a result, it is important for students to bring their iPads to school on a daily basis. Additionally, it is imperative students charge their iPads at home every night. I will not be allowing students to charge their iPads during class. I would greatly appreciate your support in this matter.
 
Thanks,
Ms. Mohamed

Dear Students,
Please read over your English and History schedules which are passed out at the end of each week. The schedule provides you with information regarding both classwork and homework. Not reading over the schedules may result in assignments being late. Late and/or missing assignments will have a negative on impact your grade.
 
Thanks,
Ms. Mohamed

Wish List

Dear Parents and Students,

Room 14 would greatly appreciate donations of the items listed below. These items will allow our students to have the items they need for in class projects as well as provide us with an opportunity to maintain a clean and germ free room.

    • Assorted Color Construction Paper

    • Chart Paper

    • Glue Sticks

    • Elmer Glue

    • Sheet Protectors

    • Paper Towels

    • Lysol Wipes

    • Hand Sanitizers

    • Heavy Duty Sharpener

    • White Board Markers and Erasers

    • Frebreze Spray

    • Broom

    • Dust pan

    • Swiffer Wet Jet

    • Swiffer Wet Jet Wipes

Your donations will be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Ms. Mohamed

For Writing or Discussion:

Read the articles related to this link.
Watch the videos.
Select two of the prompts below to write about.
Each writing should be a page long.
Due Wednesday, March 26, 201
  • What moments in each video or article were especially meaningful or interesting to you? Why?
  • What similarities can you find in the stories of Tavi Gevinson and Sandra Day O’Connor? In what ways has each woman been a groundbreaker?
  • How are their stories different? How much of that do you think is because of the time periods in which they were raised and are working?
  • Sandra Day O’Connor hesitated before accepting the Supreme Court position. She said, “I wasn’t sure if I was equipped to do the job. … If I didn’t do the job well enough there might be no second woman on the court.” Do you think many women have felt some version of this pressure?
  • Tavi Gevinson says she started Rookie, an online magazine, because she couldn’t find much that was honest about teenage girls or that respected their intelligence. Do you agree with her? What examples would you give of both bad and good portrayals of the experience of adolescent girls, whether on television, in the media, on the Internet, in books, in movies or anywhere else?
  • Do you consider either of these women heroic? Why or why not?
  • What is feminism? What does it mean to look at something through a feminist lens?
  • Do you consider Ms. Gevinson a feminist? Look at the content of her blog and magazine. What about them could be considered feminist?
  • What do women struggle with now? How are these challenges the same as and different from those that women struggled with in previous generations? What progress has been made?

Faith's Mesopotamia Handbook

Over the course of the next few weeks you will be studying the people of Mesopotamia. As you read through these chapters you want to think about how the people survived during those times, the challenges they experienced and how they overcame those challenges. Additionally, you want to focus on the cultural norms, customs, and religions practiced during this time period and its impact on the way the people lived. You will complete the assignment below during the course of the next few weeks to illustrate your comprehension of this particular time period. It would be helpful to make notes as you read in class. It might be beneficial to do some additional research about this time period to gain a broader perspective of the way of life of the people.

  

      You will create a handbook of ancient Mesopotamia showing your tourists how to survive in that environment during that time period.

Jamal Living in Mesapotamia

Over the course of the next few weeks you will be studying the people of Mesopotamia. As you read through these chapters you want to think about how the people survived during those times, the challenges they experienced and how they overcame those challenges. Additionally, you want to focus on the cultural norms, customs, and religions practiced during this time period and its impact on the way the people lived. You will complete the assignment below during the course of the next few weeks to illustrate your comprehension of this particular time period. It would be helpful to make notes as you read in class. It might be beneficial to do some additional research about this time period to gain a broader perspective of the way of life of the people.

  

      You will create a handbook of ancient Mesopotamia showing your tourists how to survive in that environment during that time period.