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Ms. Nohlgren's Class  

Did you ever wonder what a student's daily routine is like in our 7th Grade Civics class?
Here's a checklist for the class:
  • Be seated and immediately focus on the chart board which contains the daily homework and daily class plan.
  • Take out your agenda, notebook, pencil, and other materials listed on the plan.
  • Copy the homework assignment from the chart board into your agenda.
  • Read the class plan. Check your mailbox.
  • Update your table of contents for your notebook, if needed.
  • Set up your paper: heading, title, assignment number, and mailbox number.
  • Listen to the teacher's presentation and directions.
  • If the daily work is an individual assignment, focus on your personal work and use your time wisely. Follow all directions completely and be neat.
  • If the daily work is a cooperative learning activity, do your part and be a dependable team player. Follow any guidelines given. Respect the knowledge and opinions of others. Be helpful to teammates.
  • Turn in any assignments, if requested.
  • Turn in late work or make-up work, if needed.
  • Leave your work area neat and clean, returning any borrowed materials to their proper location. Take your possessions with you.

From time to time, students are asked to give positive written comments (plus) about the week's lessons and constructive comments (delta) where improvements might be needed. Any concerns about any aspect of the class can appear on the plus/delta evaluation. The teacher reads all the plus/deltas, responding to new and creative viewpoints in a timely manner. There is always room for change!


After each test students are asked to give the test the "thumbs" assessment: thumbs up mean the test was easy, thumbs sideways mean the test was satisfactory, and thumbs down mean the test was a "killer." The assessment is quick but very indicative of student performance on the test. In addition, students can look around the room to see how classmates perceive the level of difficulty for the test. The teacher gives a quick appraisal of the "thumbs" verdict.


From time to time, class meetings are conducted to discuss class and school-wide concerns. These sessions help to "clear the air" and help students feel empowered. Their contributions are taken seriously and forwarded to the appropriate offices (guidance or administration) or utilized within the classroom to improve the classroom environment.

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Your Teacher Takes Note of Student Responses
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Student Input Makes The World Go Round!
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