My name is
Mrs. Anderson. I have been teaching English at Bowie High School for eight years. I am currently teaching English II and
English II Pre-AP. I am also the High-Q coach.
I hope that you find my page informative and helpful.
1. Opening doors for others. Don't slam the door in the face of those behind you, but hold the door until the
person behind can grab it. Also, if someone holds the door for us,
say “thank you."
2. Exiting/Entering etiquette.
Elevators: allow those in the elevator to exit first before
entering the elevator. Same with buildings or rooms - if someone is
exiting the building or room through the same door, let them exit
3. When entering into a building remove your hat and earphones. These actions relax others and show them that you are open and receptive.
4. Mr., Mrs., or Miss are to be used in front of all last names when responding to, or addressing adults. Referring
to me as “Anderson” is both informal and disrespectful. In our
class we show the level of respect we wish to receive.
5. Proper introductions are to be used when meeting new people. When
meeting someone for the first time: extend your hand an
appropriate distance, make eye contact, speak confidently, smile,
and shake their hand firmly for two seconds. A good introduction
can be the difference between getting hired or not.
6. No interrupting other people when they are speaking. Whether I or one of your classmates is speaking, we show respect by not having side conversations.
7. When a person is speaking, we pay attention. This entails: making eye contact, listening, responding when appropriate, and ceasing all other distractors.
8. No name calling.
Even if it's in "fun", name calling hurts and can lead to fights.
We must be a family that supports and feels comfortable with one
9. Say, "Please", "Thank you" and "You're welcome" every time there is an exchange. Whether we’re asking to borrow a pencil or receiving a compliment, this shows respect and appreciation.
10. Clean up after yourself at home, school or a friend's house. We always pick up any mess we create.
11. Good sportsmanship.
After playing a game (sports, cards, board games), no matter the
outcome, be pleasant. If you win, don’t gloat or show off, but be
kind. If you lose, don’t sulk or get mad, but be a good sport and
tell the other “good game”.
12. Take compliments courteously.
If someone praises us, be gracious and say, “thank you”. Avoid
putting yourself down or pointing out flaws. Finally, when
appropriate, return the compliment.
13. Respect differences.
When people do things differently from our family because of
diversity in culture, race, or religion, we practice respect. We
point out how interesting it is, or how different families do
14. Praise others for their achievements.
When someone contributes to our learning, whether it’s going up to
the SMARTboard or sharing their ideas, we praise them with
15. Always strive to be the best version of yourself. Whether or not anyone is around to see, maintain integrity at all times.
My Class Schedule
Blue Day (A):
Period 1 English II Pre-AP
Period 2 English II
Period 3 Conference Period
Period 4 English II Pre-AP
White Day (B)
Period 5 Conference Period
Period 6 English II
Period 7 English II Pre-AP
Period 8 English II