ABOUT YOUR TEACHER
Education has been my profession and passion for 22 years. I have a Master's degree from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor's degree from Northeastern State University. I am also a National Board Certified Teacher and the author of The Adventures of Gum: Bummer Summer. In addition to teaching for Owasso Public Schools, I am a health coach. Passing on mental and physical wellness is as important as the curriculum we teach.
I love teaching and learning. You will have a WONDERFUL YEAR if you keep an open mind, try, and practice respect. I will teach you skills that will help you in ALL of your other academic courses in addition to preparing you for your ACT and SAT exams after state testing.
WELCOME VIDEO FROM MRS. BROTHERS
OUR CLASS GOALS
As your teacher, my top priority is to prepare you for high school using extensive reading and writing opportunities through innovative approaches that will make learning fun and engaging. Most everything you need for my class can be accessed through this web page and Google Classroom. Most of what we do is done electronically. I am here to assist you and will do my best to help you reach your own personal goals.
This site is VERY BASIC as I have moved most content to Google Classroom. Its purpose is to introduce you to our classroom, to help you get started with Google Classroom, see a supply list. and parent newsletters. We will utilize Google Classroom daily. In the event you didn't get an invite, Google classroom codes are provided below. Parents should also join our classroom as a parent if they want to get notifications. Follow the instructions below in the parent section. This will add you for all classes that use Google Classroom.
2020-2021 Course Syllabus
CLICK HERE FOR SYLLABUS
Google Classroom Join Codes:
1st Hour Google Classroom Join Code: zivsezu
2nd Hour Google Classroom Join Code: s3dsyxm
3rd Hour Google Classroom Join Code: ihplimp
5th Hour Google Classroom Join Code: ktc6jdm
6th Hour Google Classroom Join Code: csuivxk
EVERYONE has been invited to join my class. All they have to do is sign into their email. If students are switched to my class last minute or do not see the invite in their Classroom portal, they can follow these directions.
Students must sign up first by going to their Google Classroom app, click the + sign and then use the join code above to join the correct hour.
If you are absent, you will not be given a written slip of all your work. Your work will be posted in Google Classroom under the "Classwork" tab under "Class Agenda and Recordings" and it is your responsibility to come ask for specific handouts during face to face sessions.
Parents Can Join Google Classroom for Notifications:
Parents can join by following the directions in THIS SLIDESHOW
created by the district. This will send you automatic updates daily regarding work posted in Google Classroom. It will automatically sign you up for all of your child's class notifications on a weekly basis. To change it to daily (recommended), just click on the settings in the email sent to you and you will be able to change it to daily. (As a parent, I found this helpful. I got ONE daily message that had all my child's notifications and it was nice to see it at a glance. I was able to verbally walk through his day with him to help.)
VIRTUAL DAYS: During "Pivot to Home", students should log into Google Classroom during their regular course time as if they were at school and click on the Google Meet link in the top left corner of the class page. I will be present and will take attendance. Class will be conducted as if we were in the classroom. Please adhere to school policy and practice modesty, take pride in presentation. If you are not appropriate in either dress or language, you will be removed from class and parents will be notified. The Pivot to Home Daily Schedule is below:
1st Hour - 8-8:50am
2nd Hour - 9-9:50am
3rd Hour - 10-10:50am
4th Hour - 11-11:50am
LUNCH - 12-12:50pm (EAT, go walk, get in some healthy motion)
5th Hour - 1-1:50pm
6th Hour - 2-2:50pm