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Welcome to 7th Grade Language Arts with Mrs. Amos!

Welcome to 7th grade and to Columbia Middle School!  I am so excited to have your child as part of my class this year.  As the 2020-2021 school year begins, I start my 11th year as a Language Arts teacher.  I graduated from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) with a degree in Fashion Merchandising.  After 4 years in retail management, I finally realized my calling to teach.  My passion for children and learning put me right where I need to be: in the classroom! 

I recently completed my Master's degree in Education, and I am certified to teach Language Arts, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Gifted Education, Early Childhood, and Special Education.  My other passion is teaching fitness classes at local gyms, and I love hanging out with my family and friends.  I am married to Justin, and we have two children: Declan who is 6 years old, and Tenley, who is 3 years old.  Please don't hesitate to contact me for any reason!  I look forward to working with your child this year!
 
 
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Table of Contents
On this main page, you will find:
     *Google Classroom Codes (You MUST utilize G.C. this year!)
     *Instructions for Creating a Parent Portal Account (super helpful!)
    *Schedule for 7th Grade
    *Columbia Middle School ELA Grading Scale
    *Where to find my WEEKLY PLANS! (Along with other important information :)) 
 
     **Please note the SYLLABUS on the right-hand side of the page.
    
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GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODES
7th ELA Amos 3rd: ndavqwp
7th ELA Amos 4th: y42qy7r
7th ELA Amos 5th: hom3dac
7th ELA Amos 6th: zqxn4fh
 
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Sign up for Parent Portal and check your child's grades online!  Here are the directions:


If you have not accessed parent portal, please be reminded that this is an excellent tool to stay informed of your child’s grades as well as any missing homework/classwork assignments.  I am attaching instructions on how to create your account.  If you have any questions or encounter any problems, please contact Mrs. Callie Pagerly in our guidance department: (706)541-1252, x-3020.


Please click on the following link to begin the Parent Portal process:

https://campus.ccboe.net/cparent/  - enter social security number/date of birth of any child currently enrolled

This will give you an activation key - (write it down – this cannot be copied and pasted)

Type in your (GUID) activation key at:
https://campus.ccboe.net/campus/portal/columbia.jsp?section=activate


You will be asked for login name and password (and confirmation of password) – write this down

https://campus.ccboe.net/campus/portal/columbia.jsp


Type in your chosen user name and password


Welcome to Infinite Campus Parent Portal! 
 
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Mrs. Amos' 7th Grade Schedule - 2020-2021

7:30 – 8:15           1st Period (Connections)

8:19 – 9:03              2nd Period (Connections)

9:06 – 10:21             3rd  Period  

10:24 – 12:04            4th Period 

11:30 - 12:00            LUNCH

12:07 – 1:20             5th Period

1:23 – 2:35            6th Period

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Columbia Middle School ELA Grading Scale
 
Summative Assessments (tests, projects, essays) = 60%
   (At the end of each 9 weeks, the lowest summative assessment will be dropped from the average.)
Formative Assessments (quizzes, classwork, short-constructed responses) = 40%
 
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Weekly Lesson Plans - Amos ELA
Please refer to your specific class in Google Classroom for all plans and assignments!
 
Referring to Google Classroom is the easiest way to keep track of everything we are doing.  The assignments will be under Classwork, by week, and there will also be a Weekly Calendar posted.  Thank you for utilizing this amazing resource!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Improve Your Writing Skills!  Ways to Improve Writing Skills
 
JOIN MY REMIND!
For my ELA Classes combined: text @amosela to 81010.
 
For 3rd Period Only: text @amoshr to 81010.
 
For 4th Period Only: text @amosfour to 81010.
 
For 5th Period Only: text @amosfive to 81010.
 
For 6th Period Only: text @amos6th to 81010.
 
I recommend joining my regular group AND your child's class period.  Then you will receive all important messages that I may send.  Thanks for your involvement!!