Introduction August 20, 2011
Dear Parents and Students,
I want to introduce myself to you as we prepare the 2011-2012 school year at Benjamin Logan Middle School! My name is Polly Pohlable. I obtained my bachelor's degree from Kent State University and my master's degree from the University of Dayton. I went to Bluffton College and Bowling Green State University for my Early Intervention Validation. I have taught various grade levels in my 26+ years of teaching in Ohio.
I came to Benjamin Logan in the fall of 2005 as the autism intervention specialist and I was part time Intervention/Resource Room Specialist until the fall of 2009. In 2009 I moved to Benjamin Logan Middle School. I was one of the 5th grade resource room teachers. Since then I have been teaching a combined 5th-6th grade Resource Room class for Reading and Language Arts and I will working as an inclusion Math, Social Studies and Science teacher. Your child may have me for some or all of these subjects. I will be working closely with your child's home room team and the other 5th and 6th grade intervention specialist, to provide any needed modifications students might need to be successfully included in the regular classrooms.
For those students entering 5th grade this year, welcome to Benjamin Logan Middle School!
READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS HOMEWORK
Students will be given a spelling homework packet at the beginning of each week. For a typical 5 day week, the homework will be due each Thursday. I give the packet on Monday so that students who have after school activities can adjust their schedules to make sure the packet is completed and ready to turn in on Thursdays. It is designed with a special activity due each day of the week, but if your child is involved in other afterschool activities he/she may choose to complete more activities on nights when he/she has more time. Each student is expected to read for a minimum of ten minutes each night. This can include reading done to complete homework in other areas and/or reading for pleasure. Students are to use the monthly calendar in their agenda books to record reading minutes each month. At the end of the month the calendar will be graded. Parent signatures are required for each day of the school week. Weekends can be used to make up missed time. Students will receive 20 points at the end of each month when the calendar is graded. Spelling homework will be worth 20 points and will be graded each week. Spelling homework will receive points based on number of correct responses. Spelling homework sentences should be written on notebook paper and should be double spaced.
Book-It activites are optional but encouraged. Please see the attaced information. The attaced book report form may be used for Book-It reports.
Mrs. Pohlable's Classroom Rules
1. Be in your room and seat and ready to work when the bell rings.
2. Be considerate of others.
3. Be prepared for class.
4. Be on task.
1. A verbal warning.
3. Isolation and Plan of Action
3. Parent contact
5. Trip to the office.