1 About Ms. Ritchie First Year at St. Mary’s 2nd Year Teaching Kent State GraduateLive in Perry Township2 cats and 1 dogLove cats, jigsaw puzzles, food, and obviously math and science.
2 Ms. Ritchie’s Website“If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.”Stmarymassillon.orgClick Ms. Ritchie
3 Classroom Tour Where can I find… Where do I put my… Kleenex Trash CoatsBook bagsLunch BoxesBooks/SuppliesWhere can I find…KleenexTrashPencil SharpenerCalendarHomeworkDaily TasksBooksTurn in traysAbsent WorkLab Supplies
4 Class Rules Be in your seat on time and prepared for class Do not talk while the teacher is talkingAlways raise your hand to speakFollow directions the first time they are givenRespect others and their things
5 Class Procedures When I need your attention When working in groups When taking a testTo leave the class (restroom, office, etc.)When asking a questionWhen giving a responseTurning in finished workSharpening a pencilWhen you finish earlyWhen you are absent
6 Classroom Consequences Consequence vs. PunishmentColor SystemPurple: Excellent Behavior (Small reward)Green: Good BehaviorYellow: WarningOrange: Home and Consequence(Sit alone for lunch, Extra Assignment, etc.)Red: Call Home, After School Detention, and Principal involvement.Fresh Start on Green DailyRecorded daily, Greens in NewsletterResults of severe or repeated behavior issues
7 Homework Policy MUST COMPLETE ALL HOMEWORK! Missing Homework is not being prepared for class and will be a clip moveMissing Homework:1- Warning2-Pink Slip (Signed)3-Lunch Detention (Call Home)4 and more- After School DetentionStarts Fresh Every Nine Weeks
8 I’m finished… Now what? Read a Book! (Please keep a book at all times) Start HomeworkTechnology FridaysNot applicable if missing work or have had your clip moved more than once.No cell phones
9 Math Class Procedures Assignment/Objective on front board Write down homework assignmentsMorning WorkHomework checkStart LessonStart homework
10 Math Supplies and Books Text:Holt: Middle School Math Course 2 (7th)Holt: Pre-Algebra (8th and 7th Honors)Simple Solutions1 folder1 notebookCalculatorPencil only!
11 Calculator Use Need Scientific Calculator Make sure your name is on it!Used only when teacher instructsMay always use to check homework
12 Math Homework Homework will be given Mon.-Thurs. You should check your answers in the back and WORK MUST BE SHOWN.Collected and graded once a week (surprise!)Write NEATLY!Name, Date, AssignmentSkip LinesCircle AnswersCheck Work!Mark problems you need help with
13 Science Class Procedures Assignment/Object on front boardWrite down homework assiginmentsHomework checkStart LessonStart homework last 5 min.
14 Lab SafetyIt is VERY Important that you FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS during lab times.Side tableLab Safety Contract
15 Science Supplies and Homework Text: Holt (Physical, Life, and Earth)Simple Solutions1 folder1 notebookPencil or Pen
16 Health Supplies and Homework Monday, Wednesday, Friday(Study Hall Tuesday and Thursday)7th Grade HealthNotebookFolderText: Glencoe Teen Health Corse 3Lots of Group work and projects8th Grade HealthOnline
17 Grading Grade will be based on: Grading Scale and Policy Handouts Weekly QuizzesChapter TestsHomework (Homework Policy)In-class assignmentsProjectsBehavior/ParticipationExtra CreditRe-Takes
18 Absent Work Absent Work Folders Absent Work Partners Number of Days to Make Up WorkSame as the number of days missed
19 Class Jobs Messenger Lunch Attendance Chalk Boards (2 Students) Erasers