2Credits: Credits should be earned every 3 weeks We will cover 1 chapter each week (2 to 3 chapters per credit)Assignments will be given dailyKeep up, you should be OKTests will be given at the end of each week: every Friday
3Daily Assignments: Vocabulary (number of words varies by chapter) Workbook Paragraph Questions are done with me as a class (either 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, etc.)Rest of Workbook: Vocabulary Review and Reinforcement & Word Wise will be done in small groups/teams. We may play the Workbook Game if time permitsWork Sheets will be given on occasionChapter Summaries for each chapter in creditChapter Test – Must be passed - at least 70%
4Rules: NO FOOD OR DRINKS NO CELL PHONES - PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bottled water OKNO CELL PHONES - PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!If it’s out & I take it, it’s your fault, office gets it, you get a referral, parent must pick it up!!!In your seats when bell ringsWhen the bell rings, it’s my time – You are QuietRespectWhen I am speaking, you are quietWhen another student is speaking be respectful to them, I take this very seriously!
5Rules (cont…) Gum chewing Hats / Hoods / Beanies NOT ALLOWED IN MY CLASSROOM!!PLEASE USE THE TRASH CAN BY THE DOOR ON YOUR WAY IN!!Hats / Hoods / BeaniesAbsolutely NO HATS, HOODS OR BEANIES may be worn in my classroom….I’m “old school!”Please take THEM off upon entering my classroomNo Headphones!! No I Pods!! No Cell Phones!!This is a School Rule: They will be confiscated if I see OR hear them!
6Classroom: Expectations Please clean up after yourselves I’m not your parents, it’s not my job to clean up after you.Please do not leave trash on the floorPlease put books away under desks once I tell you to clean upWhen I am absent all rules still apply!When I have a sub, you MUST be on your BEST BEHAVIOR, or face the consequences when you return!
7How the Class Works:White BoardsRight Board is Biology:Left Side of Right Board: Daily AgendaMiddle: Learning Goal / Standard for current chapterRight Side of Left Board: Credit AssignmentsPlease put your name on EVERYTHING!!!You will need to label and date each assignmentMY DESK AND DESK AREA ARE OFF LIMITS to students (except my TA’s), DO NOT REMOVE ANYTHING FROM MY DESK WITHOUT ASKING!
8How the Class Works: Class Period Boxes are kept on far cabinet Your Class Box is 4th Period ONLY!!!!!All other Class Boxes are for my US History classesYou MUST STAY OUT OF ALL OTHER CLASS BOXES!!!
9How the Class Works (cont.): You NEED to label your work so I know what is what when you turn in your packets!NAME ON PAPERS / ASSIGNMENTSNo name, I will throw it away!THERE WILL BE NO SLEEPING IN MY CLASS!SLEEP IN MY CLASS = AUTOMATIC REFERRAL!!
10Paper: We are very low on paper…DO NOT WASTE ! We will do all our assignments and tests on lined paperSometimes: Work Sheets will be availableAll Chapter Summaries will be done on Summary Sheets, unless I choose for them to be done on lined paper as wellLabel EVERYTHING! Put your name, date, and assignment title on every assignment!This will benefit both of us!
11Assignments: There will be a variety of assignments: Some Lecture Textbook Work (for Vocabulary & Chapter Reading)Workbook WorkSome Work SheetsGroup workGroup GamesChapter SummariesChapter Tests
12Tests: You need a 70% to pass You can use your assignments, for that credit, on your tests!So if you are missing a lot of assignments, that means you have not been working in my class, which will lead to serious consequences(detention, phone calls or s home, possible administrative disciplinary actionsThe better you do on the assignments, the easier the tests will be for youYou will take a test for every chapterI will rearrange desks on test day to create more elbow-room for youYou will always know in advance when tests will be givenYou get 2 chances to pass the Tests for each chapterYou will have 1 class period to take your test, if that is not enough time, you will come in at your lunchtime to finish, or I will make other arrangements for you
13Tests (cont…)The second time you take your test, you will go back and fix the questions you missedIf you do not pass after 2 times, you may have the following in place of test:Another test, Alternative Questions Test (A.Q)A.Q. test is VERY DIFFICULT!!Possible 3-5 Paragraph Essay, I DECIDE!!Study hard, keep up with me, and you WILL pass the tests on your first try for each chapter….IT’S UP TO YOU!
14Grading:All students have opportunities to earn” A’s” and “B’s”, not just a “C”In this class, your on time assignments and your test scores will be averagedThese averaged grades will be what you will earn70% = C80% = B90% = A
15Credit Packets:Credit Packets will be due on the day of the last test for that credit!!!What is a credit packet?It is all the work you have done for that credit, stapled with the cover page on top. Packet MUST BE IN ORDER, or you will get it back to arrange correctly.If the credit packet is not done when we take the test, you will still take the test.When you finish the assignments in your credit packet (and you have passed the test) you will receive your credit within 1 to 3 days
16Credit Packets (cont…) If you are missing work, we will go on to the next assignment…….AND……..This means that the credit packet now becomes YOUR HOMEWORK!We will be moving on to the next creditNew assignments will be given to you, that you will be responsible forYou will have to come in on your lunchtime or after school (I am usually here daily until 3pm) to work or to take tests until you finish your credit.
17Chapter Summaries:We will be using the “Jane Schaffer Writing Style” to complete your Chapter Summaries (you will be using this method in your English classes as well)Colored Pens / Colored Pencils will be used for your Chapter SummariesYou will follow the steps and methods to complete each SummaryYou will write a 2 Paragraph Summary for each Chapter using proper English in your own words!!!Chapter Summaries will be done prior to Tests
18DO NOT TAKE MY PENCILS OUT OF MY CLASSROOM!!!!! Other Notes:You will follow daily step by step instructions and assignmentsYou will keep up with the class paceYou can borrow pencils from me, but I expect them backDO NOT TAKE MY PENCILS OUT OF MY CLASSROOM!!!!!
19Seating:Obviously, I have assigned seating! It will be my choice to move you if you make me move you!Your first move will be to the “Isolation Seat” if you cannot handle being in the “General Population” of the classHere are some reasons for seating changes:Not workingTalking too muchDisruptiveTeacher Discretion
20Homework: There is no regular homework given in this class Daily assignments, that are not complete, will be your responsibility to complete during detention, after school detention, or at home and therefore be considered YOUR HOMEWORK. It will be my decision if I give you a detention for not doing your classwork.Credit packets that are not finished, will be automatic homework
21Taking home Life Science Text Books OR CDs: You may check out books from me and only me! You MAY NOT check out a Biology book from another teacher, sub, or Gina!Do not have the proctor or an administrator open the room for a book, it will not be allowed!Books will be returned when I am in the classroom!You lose one, damage OR TAG a book YOU WILL BE BILLED $78.47
22Discipline:“Classroom Rules” will be NO DIFFERENT than “School Rules and Expectations” as seen in the Ed Jones Educational Center’s Parent - Student HandbookPlease follow all Class and School RulesThe following steps will be taken if you are unable to follow and abide by the school rules:
23Discipline continued: Infraction # 1 – Documentation in Student Behavioral RecordInfraction # 2 – Phone call or home to Parent or GuardianInfraction # 3 – Seating ChangeInfraction # 4 - Lunch Detention or After School Detention with me in Room 8All Additional Infractions – Disciplinary Referral to Administration
24Keep Up With Me!! Do your Daily Assignments! When we go over the assignments, that is your time to make ACCURATE CORRECTIONS!!!Pass Chapter TestsYou’ve got 2 chances to pass your tests!You will make it much more difficult on yourself if you do not keep up with me!!At the end of each 2 to 3 week period, you should earn one Biology Credit!
25Listening: When the bell rings, you are to be quietly in your seat Once the bell rings you are on my timeThis means: WHEN I SPEAK, YOU ARE QUIET AND YOU ARE LISTENING!If there is something you are having difficulty with, please ask me!!I am always here to help you!!