Mrs. Meera Singh » ELA 8th Grade

ELA 8th Grade

 

Dear students,

I am thrilled to welcome you to this English Language Arts for 2020-2021 school year. I anticipate a dynamic and exciting year together filled with rich learning. 

This is my 8th year teaching English. I went to a public school and college to receive my masters in English and teaching credential. One of my favorite activities to do when not teaching English is to spend time exploring the world around. I am an amateur photographer who likes to fiddle with light, focus and shutter speed. And, I am proud of the risks I take with my pictures.

I enjoyed writing and reading in school. Over the years, I began to understand how writing can be used as a tool to understand one’s own experiences, and how reading can broaden one’s perspective, and awareness of others. With this in mind, I look forward to sharing my love of learning as we read, write, draw, act and play (because what is education without games?).

I live in Castro Valley with my husband and three year old daughter Alia.

Yours Sincerely,

Meera Singh

  1. While we are not physically in a school, you must behave as if you are in a classroom prepared to learn and participate in your own designated learning space (so that you are prepared to learn.)
  2. Arrive on time to class everyday ready to learn with your video on and your microphone muted (so that the teacher can see that you are physically present in class.)
  3. Focus on your job as a student during synchronous instruction whether it is whole class or breakout groups (so you and everyone else can be successful.)
  4. Be a supportive, respectful classmate/group member even when disagreeing (so everyone feels valued in their contributions.)
  5. Use appropriate language and actions with each other (so everyone feels like they are respected.)
  6. Make sure that your face and eyes are visible (so the teacher can see that you are actively listening.)
  7. Make sure that food, candy, drinks, toys, phones, etc are not present during synchronous learning (so you and others are not distracted from reaching the learning objectives.)
  8. In an emergency, you or a parent/guardian must email the teacher(s) explaining why you missed class and how you will make up the lost time (because attendance is taken each day and you will be marked for missing class.)