Welcome to the WIS Middle School Language A Wikispace!



My name is Jill Craig and I am the Middle School Language A (English) teacher.

Through this wikispace, I will be keeping you up to date with what your child is doing in the Language A classroom. This should give you a better insight into classroom practices, activities and expectations and should allow you to support your child's learning more effectively.


More about Me

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For those of you who don't know me, please allow me to tell you a bit about myself - My name is Jill Craig and I come from England. I moved to Poland with my husband and two children 7 years ago and have been teaching at Wroclaw International School ever since. It has been a very exciting time at WIS and I have really enjoyed living here and watching the school grow and embrace the IB Middle Years Programme. Before moving to Poland I taught in Japan for about 10 years and then in London for 3 years.


I am the grade 9 & 10 Advisor, Middle School Language A (English) teacher and Personal Project Coordinator. I will also be working alongside the Student Representative Council as the supervising teacher.



I am really looking forward to working with your children this year and I hope that you will not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

My contact details are:

�craig@fem.org.pl


School Telephone Number:

071 782 26 27

School Fax Number:

071 782 26 20

If you want to see when I'm not teaching, please take at the document below. Please note that the ESL times are subject to change.







In order to ensure that we are all on the same page and can support each other, I have outlined expectations for students, teachers and parents.


Student Expectations

  • Be respectful
    • of yourself
    • of others
    • of the environment (classroom, school, and community)
  • Be resonsible
    • of our own leaning by
      • asking for clarification and explanation when necessary
      • catching up on missed work when absent
    • Be on time (for school and classes)
    • Be prepared for all your classes: pencil case, notebook, reading journal, writing journal, folder for handouts, homework diary and an English reading book
    • Keep mobile phones on silent mode
  • Be engaged
    • Record homework in homework diaries
    • Use class time appropriately
    • Actively participate in class

Consequences

1st Infraction Official warning/quiet chat
2nd Infraction Meeting with Advisor
3rd Infraction Student writes a reflection about what they did and how they can fix it
Email is sent to parents
4th Infraction Meeting with the School Counselor, email is sent to parents
5th Infraction Meeting with parents
6th Infraction Meeting with administrators, parents and advisor

Teacher Expectations

  • Be respectful

  • Be responsible

  • Be caring

  • Maintain dialogue with parents

  • Update class wikis regularly


Parent Expectations
  • Ensure that your child gets to school on time

  • Support student expectations

  • Maintain dialogue with teachers

  • Keep up to date with school events and activities via the wikis

  • Ensure that your child has the necessary school supplies





Language A Supplies
1xA4 notebook
2x A5 notebooks
Hard Folder
English reading book

All students should also have a homework diary, pen drive and writing materials for all classes













Last updated 10.06.2014