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Mrs. Parnell`s Talking Points 

Parents and Students:

Block schedule allows for half the subjects at twice the speed of a traditional schedule.  This means you miss a great deal of instruction and notes each day you are absent.  The electives I teach are not extremely hard, but they do require you to reflect on your notes EVERY day so you are not lost and discouraged the night before and day of a test.  There is an incredible amount of information to absorb, especially in the first chapters of both psychology and sociology.  Feel free to ask questions and request clarification of the assignments and concepts presented in class.  You are required to be an active listener, note taker, and learner for success in my classes.  I promise, the rigor levels out and the topics get really interesting!  Active listening and note taking are essential for success in my class.  The most important considerations include a willingness to learn and a mutual respect for those who share thoughts and ideas during discussions.  Be sure to check the calendar on my website and the board in my classroom for updates and scheduled quizzes and tests.  The abstract Powerpoints are on my website, but success in this subject will come to those who take detailed notes in class, practice active listening, and review notes each night.


Please take a moment to sign up for Remind.  Simply text 417-717-0544  or 81010 and indicate which class you have in the message:
world geography: @iwgbp
psychology: @psybp
sociology: @socbp
ap psychology: @apsybp

 

A three-ring binder, three-subject spiral notebook, and a pen or pencil are required for class every day. One extra quiz grade is available for those who bring a box of facial tissue up to two times this semester.   


Sincerely,
Brandy Parnell
brandy.parnell@dcsms.org
662-893-3344 ext 345

 

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