Archive for June, 2015

Getting Injured At School

Injuries on school grounds are fairly common. One study cited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 80% of elementary school children visit the nurse because of injuries at school. Some accidents are unavoidable, but some injuries on school grounds are due to unsafe physical conditions or the actions of other students or staff. Some accidents can cause critical conditions in the future, so it is better to read some at www.NeuropathyReliefGuide.com for prevention on damage especially on nerves. You can also check out Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Philadelphia for more info about this topic. Read on to learn about the issues of legal liability.

Injuries Caused by Dangerous Physical Conditions
Schools have the responsibility to maintain a safe environment for students. School officials act in loco parentis, which is just a fancy way of saying “in the place of parents,” when children are in their care at school. They have the responsibility to prevent foreseeable dangers from harming students. Dangerous conditions on school premises may include hazards like unsafe playground equipment, frayed electrical wires in classrooms, slippery floors caused by leaking roofs, unsanitary cafeteria conditions, and mold or other toxic materials.

Injuries Caused by Others
Schools must take reasonable steps to keep students from harming one another. At the minimum, this responsibility includes hiring enough staff to supervise the students on the premises. Teachers, recess monitors, hall monitors, bus drivers, and crossing guards serve the purpose of ensuring student safety.

Additionally, schools must use care when hiring teachers, coaches, and other staff. They have a duty not to expose students to dangerous adults. For example, a school could be liable for the sexual abuse of a student if the school knew that the offending school official had a history of molesting children but continued to employ the official.

If you are hurt or injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you should seek the experience and help of a qualified New Jersey personal injury lawyer.

The Meaning of Premises Liability
A school’s responsibility for injuries occurring on its grounds is a type of “premises liability.” In premises liability, the person in control of the property is accountable for certain injuries that happen on the property, but an attorney like thisaccident attorney in Indianapolis will be able to give you more details. Premises liability cases involve three basic elements:

First, the person being sued must be in control of the property where the injury occurred. In school liability cases, the school district has authority over the school grounds.

Second, the person who was hurt must be the type of person that the landowner or possessor expected to be on the property. Schools obviously expect students to be on school property during school hours, so this is never an issue with injuries to students.

Third, the person in charge of the premises must have been negligent. Usually this means that the defendant knew or should have known of a danger but failed to take reasonable steps to protect the people on the premises. In the case of an injury on school grounds, the school may have failed to properly supervise the students or failed to maintain a safe environment for them. If you want further information click here.

The Importance of Foreseeability
Often cases involving injuries on school grounds turn on whether the injury was foreseeable. Negligence on the part of the school is most apparent in cases where the school knew of a specific danger but failed to take any precautionary measures. For example, a school that knew its monkey bars were structurally unsound but failed to do anything about it could be liable if a child broke an arm while playing on the bars during recess.

Similarly, a school that knew of a notorious bully could be liable if teachers and staff failed to supervise that aggressive student and he beat another student in the cafeteria. Even if a school is unaware of a specific bully, it could be liable for an injured child hurt by a fight on the playground if the school provided no supervision for the children there. The school has a duty to protect its students from foreseeable harm on its premises.

Uncategorized on June 17th, 2015

Procedures for 6/9/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (6/9/15)

Objectives: 1) (4P) I can provide my feedback to Ms. Chang regarding my learning experiences in Chinese I class. 2) I can gain cultural knowledge about China through viewing an authentic movie. 3) (4P / 8P) I can have fun playing games and enjoy tasting Chinese breakfast items.
Homework: 1) Download your eWork, please. 2) Please check your e-mail account for a list of websites and YouTube videos for summer review.
Procedure:
1. 1) Daily greeting routine. (4P) Return papers. 2) Take home your kite. Return Ms. Chang green string handle, if not needed, please. 3) Review pictures from Chinese martial arts class. (4P) Return your textbook (1P: Alena, Chris; 4P: Ethan P., Eric W.; 8P: Charlie, Andrew C., Ada, Jareth, Matt), please. (4P: Jack, Emily, Ben, Ethan M., Ethan P., Annabelle, Caroline, Kylie V., Eric W., Jessy), complete class survey, please.
2. 1) (4P/8P) Game time / movie time / Enjoy Chinese breakfast items until 2:30 pm for a walk to HS.

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P / 5P (6/9/15)

Objectives: 1) I can gain culture knowledge about Chinese students’ extracurricular activities, popular pastimes for teens in China and Chinese fengsui. 2) I can have fun playing games. 3) I can.
Homework: N/A
Procedure:
1. 1) Makeup quiz (3P: Niko; 5P: Juliana—return paper and take pictures). 2) View pictures of art project from current sections (Ann, Hailey) and (3P) pictures from Chinese class’s field trip.
2. 1) Video clips: fengsui + (5P) Chinese garden. 2) Culture reading: fengshui / Popular Pastimes for Teens in China / Extra-curricular School Programs. 3) Game time: Follow the Leader. 4) Final review of Chinese terms learned in class.

Front Page on June 9th, 2015

Procedures for 6/8/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (6/8/15)

Objectives: 1) I can self-assess my growth in learning Chinese. 2) I can provide my feedback to Ms. Chang regarding my learning experiences in Chinese I class. 3) I can gain cultural knowledge about China through viewing an authentic movie. 4) (1P) I can have fun playing games.
Homework: 1) Download your eWork, please. 2) Please check your e-mail account for a list of websites and YouTube videos for summer review.
Procedure:
1. 1) Daily greeting routine. (HR) Pass out Kick-It T-shirt. Put it into your locker right away, please. 2) Take home your kite. Return Ms. Chang green string handle, if not needed, please. 3) Review pictures from Chinese yo-yo and jian zi. (4P) Return Kite-making project checklist. 5) Return your textbook, please.
2. 1) Go over 3rd and 4th quarters’ self-assessment + Complete Chinese I end-of-the year survey. 2) Movie time. 3) Game time.

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P / 5P (6/8/15)

Objectives: 1) I can understand the importance of learning a world language and the significance of learning Chinese in American schools. 2) I can gain. 3) I can.
Homework: N/A
Procedure:
1. 1) Makeup quiz (3P: Jay, Niko; 5P: Juliana—quiz #1 / oral presentation, Ian). Any one is interested in retake of oral presentation? 2) View pictures of art project from current sections and pictures from Chinese yo-yo, jianzi and kites in Chinese I class.
2. 1) Video clips: (5P) Bilingual Cat / (5P) Barking Fish / Being Tough / Chinese program in Chinese school / Kites / Abacus. Showcase kite and abacus. 2) Culture reading: Dress Code and Etiquette in Chinese Schools / Student life outside the Classroom / Social Networking in China.

Uncategorized on June 8th, 2015

Procedures for 6/5/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (6/5/15)

Objectives: 1) I can review my final grades for accuracy. 2) I can have fun exploring Chinese yo-yo, jian zi (shuttlecock), and flying my kite.
Homework: 1) Return textbook, if you have not done so today. 2) Download eWork for summer review, please.
Procedure:
1. 1) Daily greeting routine. Dress down money? Return PPT and Making Kite project papers. 2) Pass out final exam answer documents and go over final exam grades. 3) Return your textbook.
2. Outdoor fun: Dunk tank, Chinese yo-yo, jian zi, and kite.

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P / 5P (6/5/15)

Objectives: I can talk about myself in Chinese.
Homework: N/A
Procedure:
1. 1) Makeup work-quiz #2 (5P: Jared, Micaiah). 2) Complete oral presentation. 3) While Ms. Chang checks on each student’s art project  Practice oral presentation. + Work on your other homework assignment / prepare your other tests / quizzes / Browse through Chinese cookbooks.

Front Page on June 5th, 2015

Procedures for 6/4/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (6/4/15)

 

Objectives: I can showcase my mastery of second semester materials in my final exam.

Homework: 1) Download eText today and return textbook tomorrow, please. 2) (4P / 8P) Complete all PPT by the end of today and before school tomorrow. 3) Bring in your workbook today or tomorrow for downloading your eWorkbook procedure.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Sit on your seat.  (HR) Dress-down money?? 2) Write your name on the scantron card and answer sheet on grammar corrections / scrambled sentences. (1P / 4P) No markings on the test packet. 3) Return papers. 4) (1P: Chris; 4P: Annabelle, Kaitlyn) report to Ms. Chang at E/I today. (8P: Charlie, Matt, Andrew C.) report to Ms. Chang before school tomorrow. (8P: Jonathan) talks to Ms. Chang, please.
  2. Second semester exam (day 2).

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P / 5P (6/4/15)

 

Objectives: I can talk about myself in Chinese. .

Homework: Practice your oral presentation, if you have not done so today.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Return papers. Makeup work—quiz #1 (5P: Jared, Julianna, Micaiah). Makeup art project (3P: Jay, Niko, Annie, Hailey, Caitlin; 5P: Zachary K., Micaiah, Ian). (5P: Micaiah, Ian) reports to Ms. Chang at E/I or 8P today. 2) Present a music art project by Stephen Pilat.
  2. While Ms. Chang listens to individual student’s oral presentation ó students can practice oral presentation, work on your homework assignment, or prepare your other tests / quizzes.

Front Page on June 4th, 2015

Procedures for 6/3/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (6/3/15)

Objectives: I can showcase my mastery of second semester materials in my final exam.
Homework: Study for your semester exam part II.
Procedure:
1. 1) Sit on your seat. Write your name on the answer sheet document. You have 45 minutes to complete your test. Never discuss and/or share with other Chinese I students questions and answers until after Thursday. 2) Makeup work—Reflection on Making Kite (1P: Chris; 4P: Evan, Ethan M.—rubric, Ethan P., Julia, Kylie S.; 8P: Jareth). 3) Makeup PPT presentation work (4P: Caroline, Kylie V.; 8P: Shuhashith) report to Ms. Chang at 6B today, please. 4) (4P: Kaitlyn, Annabelle, Jeremy, Emily; 8P: Jonathan) talk to Ms. Chang, please.

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P / 5P (6/3/15)

Objectives: 1) I can apply what I have learned in class to create an art project. 2) I will know the importance of learning Chinese and other world languages in America.
Homework: Oral presentation starts on Thursday, 6/4/15.
Procedure:
1. 1) Bring in your work to do tomorrow. No locker break. 2) While Ms. Chang checks on each individual student’s work  work on your homework assignment + study for your test / quiz + work on mindbender puzzles + tangram worksheet, if interested.
2. 1) Clean your Chinese folder and return color flash cards, handouts, culture reading article, etc. 2) (3P) Video clips: barking fish + bilingual cat.

Front Page on June 3rd, 2015

Procedures for 6/2/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (6/2/15)

 

Objectives: I can present my year-end PPT and showcase my Chinese proficiency.

Homework: 1) (4P) Rehearse your PPT presentation if you have not done so today. 2) Final (day 1, listening + writing): tomorrow. 3) All retakes need to be completed by Friday, 6/5/15. 4) Reflection on Making Kite is due at the end of today, 6/2/15.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Daily greeting routine. Return PPT papers. (Evan B., Eric C., Hannah L., Joey) report to Ms. Chang at E/I or after school today. (4P: Alec, Jessy) talk to Ms. Chang, please. 2) Questions about final?? 3) Go over Summer Review assignment from Mrs. Chen to download eTextbook. Start to return your textbook on Friday, 6/5 and end on Monday, 6/8/15.
  2. 1) PPT presentation. Any volunteers? 2) (1P) Chanting time / Song time / Movie time.

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P / 5P (6/2/15)

 

Objectives: I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese signature food, Chinese table etiquettes, and Chinese cooking.

Homework: 1) Art project is due tomorrow. 2) All retakes need to be completed by Friday, 6/5/15. 3) Bring in your work to do tomorrow. No locker break.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Return makeup / retake papers. Makeup quiz (5P: Stephen). (3P: Allison; 5P: Justin, Ian, Stephen) talk to Ms. Chang, please. 2) Video clips: Chinese hot pot / dumplings / Chinese Table Etiquette. 3) Culture reading: Chinese cooking + Chinese Mealtime Customs.
  2. Game time (tangram day 2 / mind bender).

 

Front Page on June 2nd, 2015

Procedures for 6/1/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (6/1/15)

 

Objectives: I can present my year-end PPT and showcase my Chinese proficiency.

Homework: 1) Rehearse your PPT presentation if you have not done so today. 2) Study for final. 3) All retakes need to be completed by Friday, 6/5/15. 4) Reflection on Making Kite project is due at the end of tomorrow.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Daily greeting routine. (1P: Bella; 4P: Cameron, Liliana, Kylie S.) report to Ms. Chang at E/I today, please. (4P: Ben, Leon, Jeremy) talk to Ms. Chang, please. Check PB for accuracy, please. 2) Show pictures from flying kites. 3) Questions about final?? 4) Pass out summer review work from Mrs. Chen. Will go over procedure tomorrow.
  2. PPT presentation.

 

 

 Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P / 5P (6/1/15)

 

Objectives: I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese marital arts (weapons), Chinese signature food, and international food and drink franchises in China.   .

Homework: All retakes need to be completed by Friday, 6/5/15.

Procedure:

  1. 1) (5P: 8th graders) please complete your quiz #1 by Friday, 6/5/15. (5P: Justin, Micaiah, Ian, Kiara, Jordan) talk to Ms. Chang, please. Sign up your presentation order. 2) Read sentences #1-#10.
  2. Video clips: Chinese martial arts w/weapons + tofu / roast ducks / noodles. 3) Culture reading: Lunch Time for Students + (3P) International Food / Drink Franchises in China.
  3. Showcase miniature Chinese martial arts weapons / lunchbox / Mahjong / Chess set.

Front Page on June 1st, 2015