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Please find the seat with your name card on it before the bell
Mrs. Talmage www.tracytalmage.com Common Core Math 8 2014-2015 Room 44
About Mrs. Talmage Before I was a teacher I: Graduated from UC San Diego Worked at SeaWorld as an Educator for 3 years Coached Competitive Gymnastics for 13 years
About Mrs. Talmage 3 rd Year at RVMS Kenilworth Middle School Casa Grande High School Petaluma High School My doggie, Bug, who is a Papillon (Butterfly!)
My Expectations 1. Students should come prepared to work hard each day! 0 Bring required materials to class each day 0 Be in your seat, with supplies, ready to begin!
My Expectations 2. Students must be respectful to themselves, their peers, my classroom and myself 0 During direct instruction, there is ONE person talking at a time 0 During direct instruction if you are not talking you are ACTIVELY listening 0 Each student is entitled to their right to learn, and any disruptive behavior that interferes with that will not be tolerated
My Expectations 3. Students should be willing to listen, assist, and engage with their peers (See Study Team Guidelines Poster) 0 We will work in groups or partners a majority of our class time 0 Each student in this class has unique and valuable talents and skill sets to contribute to this subject
Daily Required Materials 0 Pencils (many, all sharpened or mechanical) 0 Pen (no red ink) 0 Binder (contains: toolkit, graph paper, new work and current handouts) 0 Graph Paper ($1 for 50 sheets at the student store) 0 Scientific Calculator (recommended TI-30; NO graphing calculators) 0 Ruler 0 Highlighters 0 Colored Pencils 0 Composition Notebook with graph paper (for toolkit notes and warm-ups) 0 Planner
Homework and Corrections 0 Expect homework to be assigned EACH day in class 0 If we do not finish work in class, it becomes homework 0 Graded on a rotational schedule for neatness, accuracy, completion, and effort (check, plus, no mark) 0 Most assignments are worth 5 points 0 Graph paper is required for all assignments 0 Only neat work done IN PENCIL is accepted 0 Homework is corrected the day it is due and then turned in for grading/credit
Make-Up Work 0 Students are allowed one make-up day for each excused absence 0 Students are responsible for obtaining any missed assignments through any of the following sources: 0 Calling a study buddy, checking the homework hotline, reading the class assignment calendar 0 Late work is not accepted***
Toolkit Notes 0 Must be in a composition notebook with graph paper (sold at the student store and most office supply stores) 0 Will be a study resource and a place to organize warm-ups 0 Notes will be graded during Individual Tests (at the end of each unit) based on neatness, number of entries, single entries, and completion 0 At the end of each quarter there will be a warm-up test (open book) ***Toolkit setup is on MONDAY!
Team Tests 0 Team tests are usually given just before the individual test 0 Worth 10% of overall grade 0 Taken in teams of 4 0 Gives students a preview of what the test will look like and an opportunity to review Unit material with peers 0 Use as a practice test to study!
Individual Tests and Projects 0 There will be a test at the end of each unit and a project in every unit except unit 2 0 Tests, Projects, and quizzes make up 50% of overall grade 0 Test resources
Extra Help: Where can you go? 0 Homework club: Tuesdays and Thursdays afterschool from 3:10-4:10pm (you must be on time and stay for the whole hour) 0 SSRW 0 Afterschool help from Mrs. Talmage 0 Call a study buddy! 0 Go to Mrs. Talmage’s website: www.tracytalmage.com
Classroom Tour 0 Agenda and Assignment Board 0 Student Station and Team Boxes 0 Grades 0 Makeup Work Station (Calendar, handouts, turn-in) 0 Extra Credit Area
In your planner: Algebra Readiness Guidelines and Expectations paper is due on Monday 8/25 with a parent or guardian signature Materials Check on Monday 8/25 Extra Credit Opportunity: Visit Mrs. Talmage’s website and submit a contact form with your name and the link that you followed (Due Monday 8/25)
Index Cards 1. Math Goal: Choose one achievement that you would like to focus on this year (cannot be based on a grade) 2. Highlights about yourself as a learner: (don’t like to ask questions, love math, love English, like to build, tired in the morning, etc) 3. Hobbies: 2-3 interests or hobbies (sports, activities, clubs, favorite things to do in spare time, etc.) 4.Name of your math teacher last year : (if you did not attend RVMS, tell me what school you attended)
HW Today: Getting to Know You 0 Due tomorrow for 5 points!