Mesa Grande Academy

Laurisa Logan

 



Teacher: Laurisa (Lara) Logan

          Email: laurisa.logan@mgak-12.org

          Phone: (909)795-1112 ext. 232

          Cell: 

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Curriculum


Bible

In Bible class, we will be studying the great controversy between Christ and Satan in the textbook, Truth Unveiled.   The emphasis of the study will be on God’s everlasting love for humans and His triumph over sin for eternity.  Students will be assessed through daily activities, weekly scripture memorization, and unit tests.

 

Reading & Writing with Pathways

Pathways is an integrated language arts program which includes reading, writing, spelling, word study, comprehension and study skills, grammar and vocabulary.  These subjects will be connected to a theme book which will change approximately every 4 -5 weeks.  Students will be assessed through daily activities, quizzes, essays and tests.  In addition to Pathways, each student will be participating in the Accelerated Reader program and will have a quarterly goal.


Math

Holt Middle School Math will be a transition into more advanced mathematical topic such as algebra and geometry while enhancing basic skills.  We will work on developing abstract reasoning and symbolic manipulation skills.  Students will be assessed through daily lessons, in class participation, quizzes and tests.

 

Science

Mr. Serns will be teaching 7th grade Science.  Please contact him regarding this class.


Computers

Mrs. Davidson will be teaching 7th grade computers.  The students will be using Ultrakey keyboarding.  This class is taught 2 days each week.

Social Studies

Social Studies will be a study of history, government, geography and economics.  We will be using the World Studies curriculum to guide our learning.  Part of our study will be focused on world history beginning with the Byzantine Empire and moving through modern times.  We will then move on to a closer study of the cultures, governments and geography of several countries in Europe as well as Russia, Canada and the United States.  Students will be assessed through daily activities, notes, quizzes, projects and tests.


Jr. High P.E.

This class is taught by Mr. Serns.  It is based on participation.  Participation means actively being involved in all activities, giving forth an honest effort and supporting others in their efforts.  Attendance is a major portion of the grade for this course.  Attendance means being on time, dressed down and ready to participate.  Tardiness will be harshly docked points.  Students are given 5 minutes to change before class so there is no reason to be late.  Tardiness can lead to a deduction of up to half of the day’s participation points.

 

Studying Expectations

Notes: We will be taking notes in selected subjects this year.  These notes will be prompted and they will be checked to show completion.  Notes will consist of important points written during class and items students write after.

Homework: Homework will be assigned after each lesson we cover.  There will be time in class to review the homework and learn as a class if needed. 

Late work: Late work will be permitted with a 25% decrease in points earned.  It is important to stay current and turn in all assignments. 

Classroom Expectations

REP

Mr. Serns and I both use REP.

R- RESPECT: The classroom is a place where respect is ALWAYS a priority.  Respect others and their opinions, skills, appearance and ideas.  This respect is for each student as well as for all teachers.  Respect also includes our school in name, equipment and desires.  Most important, respect yourself.  Having a positive self image is the key to success.

E- EFFORT: Students are expected to give all effort to what you are doing.  This includes working, studying, playing or supporting your ideas or the ideas of others.  If you put in the effort you will do well in life and in our class.

P- POSITIVITY: Students are expected to be positive to each other and to teachers.  Success starts with a positive attitude.  With a positive attitude toward yourself and others your school experience will be more enjoyable and we will all be able to learn together in fun and exciting ways.

 


 

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

Habit 1:  Be Proactive

I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

Habit 2: Begin with the End in mind

I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference.  I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision, and look for ways to be a good citizen.

Habit 3:  Put First Things First

I spend my time on things that are important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan.  I am disciplined and organized.

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want.  I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts.  When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas.  I look people in the eyes when talking.

Habit 6: Synergize

I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than any one of us alone. I am humble.

Habit 7:  Sharpen the Saw

I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep.  I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school.  I take time to find meaningful ways to help others.


Contact Information:

Laurisa (Lara) Logan

Laurisa.logan@mgak-12.org