Zimmerman, Jenny - English

Mrs. Jenny Zimmerman                   
Room 5Mrs. Zimmerman sits outside her classroom.07
Phone ext. 507
jenny.zimmerman@bcsemail.org

CLICK HERE FOR OUR CLASS WEBSITE!  
Everything you need is on our separate website.  On our class Google Site, I post all the information you need to find out what is happening each week and each day in our class.    Thanks!

Fall 2018 Class Schedule:
1st Period - Planning 
2nd Period - Broadcast Journalism 
3rd Period - English 2
4th Period - English 2

School Leadership Roles:
Black Hawk Broadcasting Adviser
Poetry Out Loud
School Improvement Chair

Where you can locate course curriculum:
English 2 Course Overview 
See the document above for an overview of our course, texts, and curriculum.  Also check out the class website in order to see where we are and what we are working on!  

How can parents support students in English 2?
There are many ways to support your student in this class:
  • Check Power School regularly to see what your child's grades are.  Talk with them if you see anything of concern or email me with questions.
  • Make sure your child attends school every day!  Being present and active in class is important, and absences can cause students to get behind.  Make sure you check your child's attendance in Power School.  If your child goes over five absences, they need to attend after school Attendance Study Lab to make up their time.  
  • Encourage your child to READ, READ, READ!!!  The number one way that students become better readers and writers is for them to read and write.  In my class we read self-selected books every day.  You can support your student's reading achievement by having them read for 15-20 minutes every night.  They need a quiet space where they can read and focus.  Students should not be on their phones while reading.  Email me if you want any more advice or information on self-selected reading. 
  • Check my class website every day.  I post a weekly overview AND a Today in class... message every day.  Each day you can see what we worked on in class and what the homework is for that day.  
  • Ask to see your student's interactive notebook.  We work in the notebooks daily, so they are a record of activities.  Make sure your child is completing work and that their work in the notebook is neat and complete.  
  • Email me if you have any concerns!  I am happy to answer any questions you have, so don't hesitate to call or email me.