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WELCOME TO MRS. SHAFFER’S SCIENCE CLASS ROSSFORD JUNIOR HIGH OPEN HOUSE Parent(s) – Please Sign In Parent Name Your Child’s Name _______________________________.

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2 WELCOME TO MRS. SHAFFER’S SCIENCE CLASS

3 ROSSFORD JUNIOR HIGH OPEN HOUSE Parent(s) – Please Sign In Parent Name Your Child’s Name _______________________________

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5 CLASSROOM RULES First and foremost, all RJHS rules/policies apply to this classroom. These are listed in your agenda.First and foremost, all RJHS rules/policies apply to this classroom. These are listed in your agenda. While in this room, make this class your priority. Come prepared every day physically : bring needed supplies and mentally: willing to focus, react and contribute to class. This class is an opportunity to LEARN.While in this room, make this class your priority. Come prepared every day physically : bring needed supplies and mentally: willing to focus, react and contribute to class. This class is an opportunity to LEARN. Avoid being or becoming a distraction!!Avoid being or becoming a distraction!!

6 No gum allowed NO FOOD, CANDY, BEVERAGES AND ESPECIALLY NO GUM IN THIS ROOM. WE HAVE NEW FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT AND YOU WILL TREAT IT WITH THE UTMOST RESPECT. The cubbies in your desk are NOT trash receptacles.

7 BEING PREPARED MEANS: Bringing the following items each and every dayBringing the following items each and every day Your agendaYour agenda A pen or pencilA pen or pencil Your notebook *Your notebook * CuriosityCuriosity Good attitudeGood attitude

8 * ABOUT YOUR NOTEBOOK You need a 1 inch three ring binder, preferably green.You need a 1 inch three ring binder, preferably green. Also needed, a set of 5 divider tabs.Also needed, a set of 5 divider tabs. Notebook paperNotebook paper You can trade for the above as a complete set for $2.50 or two boxes of kleenex.You can trade for the above as a complete set for $2.50 or two boxes of kleenex.

9 … more about notebooks Notebooks will be kept in the classroom so no one has the excuse of forgetting it.Notebooks will be kept in the classroom so no one has the excuse of forgetting it. Exceptions: You may take it home to study for a test or quiz, but if you forget it, you will be considered “unprepared” for class.Exceptions: You may take it home to study for a test or quiz, but if you forget it, you will be considered “unprepared” for class. We will keep everything in this notebook: treat it like it is irreplaceable because it is!!We will keep everything in this notebook: treat it like it is irreplaceable because it is!!

10 TEXTBOOKS You will not be assigned a textbook to take out of the room. You may check out a book for short periods of time. For instance, to study for a quiz/test.

11 HOWEVER... You will be assigned a number to use:You will be assigned a number to use: –For a textbook –For a calculator –For other identification purposes –This insures anonymity. (it keeps your identity a secret like Spiderman) –And it allows me to track items if they should come up “missiing”. You will be responsible!!!!

12 YOUR AGENDA It is your friend. It is your schedule. It is your hall pass. It is your homework log. Lose it or misuse it and you will be very sad.

13 Hall pass Due to misuse, I have a new system this year.Due to misuse, I have a new system this year. You will have three free hall pass/tardies per semester.You will have three free hall pass/tardies per semester. You must STILL have your agenda.You must STILL have your agenda. After your three are used, you will receive discipline.After your three are used, you will receive discipline. If caught without hall pass- you must explain it to Mr. Pierson.If caught without hall pass- you must explain it to Mr. Pierson.

14 Homework Assignments will be posted on my web page as well as given in class.Assignments will be posted on my web page as well as given in class. I hope to download the reading each section so that students can listen to it as a podcast.I hope to download the reading each section so that students can listen to it as a podcast. There may be homework that accompanies this reading.There may be homework that accompanies this reading. If you do not have access to a computer, you may make arrangements with Mrs. Shaffer.If you do not have access to a computer, you may make arrangements with Mrs. Shaffer. Mrs. Shaffer's Web PageMrs. Shaffer's Web PageMrs. Shaffer's Web PageMrs. Shaffer's Web Page

15 QUIZZES AND TESTS Usually on Fridays. Format similar to OAT Study guide/ Review on Thursday. This year I will be using the web for review, also.

16 IN YOUR PACKET Class policyClass policy Grade/Homework PolicyGrade/Homework Policy –10 points if returned by... Standards for science: What we will learn.Standards for science: What we will learn.

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18 “pretty good” There once was a pretty good student, Who sat in a pretty good class And was taught by a pretty good teacher, Who always let pretty good pass.

19 He wasn’t terrific at reading; He wasn’t a whiz-bang at math; But for him education was leading Straight down a pretty good path. He didn’t find school too exciting, But he wanted to do pretty well, And he did have some trouble with writing, And nobody had taught him to spell.

20 When doing arithmetic problems, Pretty good was regarded as fine; Five and five needn’t always add up to ten, A pretty good answer was nine. The pretty good student was happy With the standards that were in effect, And nobody thought it was sappy If his answers were not quite correct.

21 The pretty good class that he sat in Was part of a pretty good school, And the student was not an exception; On the contrary he was the rule. The pretty good school that he went to Was right there in a pretty good town, And nobody there ever noticed He could not tell a verb from a noun.

22 The pretty good student, in fact, was A part of a pretty good mob. And the first time he knew what he lacked was When he looked for a pretty good job. It was then, when he sought a position He discovered that life can be tough, And he soon had a sneaky suspicion Pretty good might not be good enough.

23 The pretty good town in our story Was part of a pretty good state Which had pretty good aspirations And prayed for a pretty good fate. There once was a pretty good nation, Pretty proud of the greatness it had. But which learned much too late, If you want to be great, Pretty good, is, in fact, pretty bad.

24 This poem, by veteran CBS newsman Charles Osgood, was written in He was concerned with Ohio’s Academic Standards. We have the standards in place. We have testing, NCLB, teacher accountability and many other tools to improve student achievement...

25 I want end “pretty good” attitudes and create “I can do better”, “I want to do my personal best”, “Let’s try harder” attitudes for all of my students. Because... “SHIFT HAPPENS” SAS Did you know

26 Importance Geospatial technology is the 3rd fastest growing career path in the USA reported by the Department of Labor Satellite remote sensing is the quickest growing area in the field of Geospatial technology

27 Need US students are not pursuing careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). In many inner-city schools, like Cleveland, students are not able to focus on learning. –Drop-out rates of 70% –Cleveland ranked worst among US city school districts in science.


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