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The Rules Show up. Everyday. On time. Show up. Everyday. On time. Be prepared. Be prepared. (pencils, paper, notebook, read notes on the board) Participate.

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1 The Rules Show up. Everyday. On time. Show up. Everyday. On time. Be prepared. Be prepared. (pencils, paper, notebook, read notes on the board) Participate fully in each activity. Participate fully in each activity. Don’t whine! Don’t whine! (If you have a problem, come with a solution in mind.)

2 The most important rule… Choose to reach beyond your potential! It is our choices… that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities. It is our choices… that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities. ~ Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – JK Rowling) I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. ~Thomas Jefferson "Aim higher in case you fall short." "Aim higher in case you fall short." ~ President Snow (Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins)

3 The Consequences Positive: Positive: Personal satisfaction, praise, special privileges or activities, and other things I think are cool. Personal satisfaction, praise, special privileges or activities, and other things I think are cool. Negative: Negative: Warning correction Warning correction Removal from group & activities Removal from group & activities Office Referral / Call home Office Referral / Call home

4 Classroom Procedures Entering: Entering: Enter quietly Enter quietly Find your seat quickly Find your seat quickly Get out any item needed for class. Store unused items under your desk Get out any item needed for class. Store unused items under your desk All bathroom & personal needs should be arranged before the tardy bell at start of class, you must have your agenda book to go anywhere. All bathroom & personal needs should be arranged before the tardy bell at start of class, you must have your agenda book to go anywhere.

5 Classroom Procedures (cont.) Learning: Learning: Give me and/or your assigned activity your full attention. (Eye contact please!) Give me and/or your assigned activity your full attention. (Eye contact please!) Focus and work diligently to complete the goals for the day. Focus and work diligently to complete the goals for the day. Ask permission before speaking and listen closely as others speak. Ask permission before speaking and listen closely as others speak. Treat your peers and your teacher that way you wish to be treated. Treat your peers and your teacher that way you wish to be treated.

6 Classroom Procedures (cont.) Exiting: Exiting: Please clean up your area and put away class materials as directed and return to your seat. Please clean up your area and put away class materials as directed and return to your seat. When dismissed to exit the room, be efficient in your travels to the next class. When dismissed to exit the room, be efficient in your travels to the next class.

7 Classroom Procedures (cont.) ALWAYS: ALWAYS: Use proper manners (please, thank you, you’re welcome, etc.) Use proper manners (please, thank you, you’re welcome, etc.) COMMUNICATE!!!! COMMUNICATE!!!!

8 Grading Policy For each 9 week average: For each 9 week average: Tests will count as 70% of your grade Tests will count as 70% of your grade Homework/Classwork and other daily assignments will count as 30% of your grade Homework/Classwork and other daily assignments will count as 30% of your grade A comprehensive exam will be given in December and May A comprehensive exam will be given in December and May This exam will be a separate grade from your 9 weeks grade & will show on your report card. This exam will be a separate grade from your 9 weeks grade & will show on your report card. Exam grades will be averaged in with your 9 weeks grades as one sixth of you final grade. Exam grades will be averaged in with your 9 weeks grades as one sixth of you final grade.

9 Make Up Work As stated in the handbook you will have 2 days upon your return from an excused absence to acquire all make-up assignments and 5 days from your return to complete the work. As stated in the handbook you will have 2 days upon your return from an excused absence to acquire all make-up assignments and 5 days from your return to complete the work. I will not come to you or nag you – it is YOUR responsibility to take care of make up work. Missed work will show as a “0” until completed, graded, and entered. I will not come to you or nag you – it is YOUR responsibility to take care of make up work. Missed work will show as a “0” until completed, graded, and entered. To prevent any possibility of falling behind in this class I am asking you to take this a step further… To prevent any possibility of falling behind in this class I am asking you to take this a step further… When you know you will be absent (school trip, dentist appointment, etc) acquire your work BEFORE your absence and have it prepared upon your return. When you know you will be absent (school trip, dentist appointment, etc) acquire your work BEFORE your absence and have it prepared upon your return. If you miss a single test day, be prepared for the test on your return. If you miss a single test day, be prepared for the test on your return. Keep up with the web/homework resources and start work BEFORE being asked. Keep up with the web/homework resources and start work BEFORE being asked. Communicate with me during any extended absence. Communicate with me during any extended absence.

10 REQUIRED MATERIALS REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR BIOLOGY WITH MRS. ALLEN REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR BIOLOGY WITH MRS. ALLEN 3 Ring Binder - dedicated to Biology 3 Ring Binder - dedicated to Biology Notebook dividers (16) Notebook dividers (16) Notebook Paper Notebook Paper #2 Pencils #2 Pencils Colored Pencils or other art supplies Colored Pencils or other art supplies

11 REQUIRED MATERIALS Internet access!!! (very helpful) Internet access!!! (very helpful) Home Home Public Library Public Library School Library School Library “Phone a Friend” “Phone a Friend” You will get a copy of the notes for each chapter, however you may want a color copy or larger print to aid your study. You will get a copy of the notes for each chapter, however you may want a color copy or larger print to aid your study. If you loose your copy of the notes you are required to obtain a new copy If you loose your copy of the notes you are required to obtain a new copy Notes will be posted on my teacherweb all year long Notes will be posted on my teacherweb all year long

12 Handbook Read it!!!! Read it!!!! Points of special interest… Points of special interest… Check out policy Check out policy Graduation Requirements Graduation Requirements Absences/Tardies Absences/Tardies Chain of Command Chain of Command Textbooks Textbooks Dress Code Dress Code Don’t Cheat! Don’t Cheat! Referrals/Violations Referrals/Violations

13 In case of impending doom… (laugh – the title is a joke – the information is not)… Fire Fire Exit room (in an orderly fashion) and turn right. Exit room (in an orderly fashion) and turn right. Go strait out the doors and walk strait ahead until you reach our assigned spot. Go strait out the doors and walk strait ahead until you reach our assigned spot. Stay together and count heads to be sure we are all there, roll will be taken, missing children will be reported! Stay together and count heads to be sure we are all there, roll will be taken, missing children will be reported! Tornado Tornado Take a bio book with you. Take a bio book with you. Exit room in a line and enter Senorita Chapman’s room across the hall. Exit room in a line and enter Senorita Chapman’s room across the hall. Stay QUIET! I need to hear instructions and so do you. Stay QUIET! I need to hear instructions and so do you. Other Emergency Other Emergency Remain in your seat and listen for instructions. Remain in your seat and listen for instructions. Cell Phone use during a drill or emergency… Cell Phone use during a drill or emergency… DON’T. DON’T. Rumors are our biggest obstacle to keeping you safe. Rumors are our biggest obstacle to keeping you safe. Parents are always free to call the office to get the FACTS of any emergent situation, the office staff are trained to help in these matters. Parents are always free to call the office to get the FACTS of any emergent situation, the office staff are trained to help in these matters.

14 Biology Text Biology: Principals and Explorations Biology: Principals and Explorations Holt, Rinehart, Winston Holt, Rinehart, Winston Yellow & Green with the Tiger on the front Yellow & Green with the Tiger on the front You will have a book to take home and we will have a classroom set You will have a book to take home and we will have a classroom set As long as the entire classroom set remains in the classroom YOU don’t have to carry a book back and forth. Get it??? As long as the entire classroom set remains in the classroom YOU don’t have to carry a book back and forth. Get it???

15 Recycle Please help with my recycling project. Please help with my recycling project. As students of the natural world, we will study the effects of humans on the ecology from time to time. As students of the natural world, we will study the effects of humans on the ecology from time to time. To help you gain first hand experience in protecting the environment I am asking you to recycle paper, cans and bottles in this room. To help you gain first hand experience in protecting the environment I am asking you to recycle paper, cans and bottles in this room. I will take the recyclable materials to the Oxford Recycling Plant periodically. I will take the recyclable materials to the Oxford Recycling Plant periodically.

16 Recycle Paper, Cans & Bottles Recycle Paper Recycle Paper Writing Paper, cardboard boxes (like cereal boxes), and copy paper should be placed in the “Paper” box. Writing Paper, cardboard boxes (like cereal boxes), and copy paper should be placed in the “Paper” box. Please do not crumple paper as more will fit if it is kept smooth. Please do not crumple paper as more will fit if it is kept smooth. No “icky” paper (like tissues, candy/chip wrappers or paper towels) please. No “icky” paper (like tissues, candy/chip wrappers or paper towels) please. Recycle Cans & Bottles Recycle Cans & Bottles Rinse out ALL containers before placing in the “Cans & Bottles” box. Rinse out ALL containers before placing in the “Cans & Bottles” box. Throw out bottle tops and lightly crush bottles & cans. Throw out bottle tops and lightly crush bottles & cans. No other trash should be put in these bins. No other trash should be put in these bins.

17 Biology Website and Contact Info… olaHighSchool/Allen,Rebecca/News Flash2.stm olaHighSchool/Allen,Rebecca/News Flash2.stm olaHighSchool/Allen,Rebecca/News Flash2.stm olaHighSchool/Allen,Rebecca/News Flash2.stm Here you will find class schedules, assignments, announcements, notes, study guides, and anything else I feel is important! Here you will find class schedules, assignments, announcements, notes, study guides, and anything else I feel is important! Contact me… Contact me… Call the High School counselors to make an appointment Call the High School counselors to make an appointment


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