2 How to keep me happy Be here, be ready! Be respectful! Be positive! Be dressed for success!Be your best!
3 Be here, be ready! Please be on time Please be prepared with all of your materials
4 Be respectful!People may forget what you say, but they will NEVER forget the WAY YOU MADE THEM FEEL.Treat others the way you want to be treated!Take care of this campus– its your home away from home!
5 Be positive!Try to look on the bright side– it will make the learning experience much more fun
6 Be dressed for success!School is where you are working towards your future– dress appropriately!No flip- flops4 finger rule for tank topsNo short shortsIf your pants won’t stay near your waist– WEAR A BELT (or we’ll get you some zip ties! )When in doubt– cover it up!
7 Be your best!Don’t wait until you need your reputation to start thinking about building a good one!You will never get the RIGHT results by doing the WRONG thing!
8 Class Rules! No borrowing materials from anyone! No talking while the teacher is talking.Do not pack up before the teacher tells you to do so.No horseplay or roughhousing.No food, gum, candy or drinks allowed.Always have a #2 pencil with you on testing days.No planner = no pass!
9 Consequences for Breaking Rules Verbal WarningReflection PageBounced & Call HomeDetention & Call HomeReferral & Call Home
10 Class Procedures: Entering the Classroom Be SEATED, SILENT, and ON TASK as quickly as possible!Sharpen pencils before the late bell.Check your graded assignments folder once per week (Mon-Thurs)
11 Classroom Procedures: During Class If you need something, raise your hand.If you need a pass, fill out ALL the info BEFORE you ask meDo not talk at all unless the teacher has told you its okay to do so.
12 Class Procedures: Leaving Class Make sure your area is clean and tidy.Write down homework assignments in your planner.Wait for Ms. Lohman to dismiss class.I dismiss you, NOT THE BELL!
13 Class Procedures: Hallways and Walkways SilentSingle-file lineWalk to the right sideStay together as a group
14 Your Roster Number I will assign you a roster #/seat # Make sure that number is on EVERY PAPER you turn in!Class textbooks:Textbook # = seat #
15 Passes NO PLANNER = NO PASS If pass usage gets excessive, I WILL CALL HOME!Do NOT ask for a pass within the first or last 10 minutes of class, or while I am in the middle of teaching.
16 Restroom PassesYou get 3 restroom passes from me for each quarter– if you lose the red pass or if you use all three then you will not be leaving class!Must also have your planner (No planner = NO PASS)Must have pass filled outDo NOT ask for a pass within the first or last 10 minutes of class, or while I am in the middle of teaching.
17 Homework Is assigned every Monday Due every Friday. Must have homework in the basket by the time class starts on Friday.
18 Quizzes Quizzes are given every Friday. 7 questions Multiple choice I will drop the lowest score at the end of the quarter.If you are absent on a Friday– you have until Thursday of the next week to make up the quiz.
19 What will we learn this year? First Quarter (Big Ideas 1 &14)Nature of ScienceLab SafetyCell TheoryCharacteristics of Living ThingsMitosisSecond Quarter (Big Ideas 14 & 16)Human Body SystemsInfectious DiseasesHeredity and GeneticsMeiosisFourth Quarter (Big Idea 3,15, 2)ClassificationDifferentiation between Scientific models, theories, hypotheses, and lawsEvolutionary Processes (Natural Selection, Adaptation, Fossil Records)Characteristics of Scientific KnowledgeThird Quarter (Big Idea 16, 17, 18)Mendelian GeneticsPhotosynthesisCellular RespirationFood Chains, Food Webs and Energy Pyramids
20 Supplies COLMS Planner (given to each student by school) 100 page college-ruled spiral notebook3 inch binderColored pencilsGlue Sticks2 pens (any color)2 pencils (mechanical preferred)$10 lab donation
21 If You Are AbsentAs soon as you return, you check the make up work calendar and worksheet binder to get your missing assignments.DO NOT COME TO ME AND ASK ME WHAT DID I MISS?
22 Late WorkIf you cannot turn in an assignment on the day it is due, come talk to me so we can arrange a reasonable time frame for turning the work in.Last day for late work is the Friday before grades are due.
23 Grading Scale 100% - 90% = A 89% - 80% = B 79% - 70% = C 69% - 60% = D 59% or below = F
24 Advanced StudentsMust maintain a “C” average or higher to remain in advanced Science!Must complete a Science Fair Project– more info on this later.
25 Your success is your responsibility! In order to be successful in this course, it is necessary to be on time and in your seat when the tardy bell rings, prepared with materials for the class (paper, pens, pencils, notebook, planner, etc.), turn in your assignments on time, and do what is asked of you. If you don’t understand something, please ask me. I am here to help you!
26 Academic Integrity (Honesty in Learning Policy): Students are expected to maintain academic integrity. There should never be any plagiarism, cheating, or any other type of academic dishonesty. All potential cases of academic dishonesty will be settled by notifying administrators, notifying the parents of all students involved, and the student(s) will be given a zero for the assignment. There are NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
27 Classroom CourtesyAbove all, I expect the behavior in the classroom to be exceptional. There should never be any interfering with my initiative to teach. When you respect yourself and are committed to the learning experience, our classroom will function efficiently and pleasantly