to be Successful in Class
a course demanding concentration in the classroom, with homework and studying
at night. Don’t fall behind!
notebook (large - 200-500 pg., hard, plastic cover)
cards & ring (use for vocabulary words)
– blue & black
should be prepared everyday, so bring all your materials to class. Get
will be stamped showing you completed it on time. No late homework
is accepted. No stamp, no credit. When you arrive for class, immediately
get your homework out on the table. I will start stamping as soon as the
bell rings. If it is not out, when I pass by, you will not receive a stamp.
reports, projects, and homework packets will be accepted late, but a one-point
penalty per day for a maximum of 5 days, excluding weekends will be deducted
from your total score. Again, no stamp on the homework, no credit (even
if done late). After the fifth day past due, I will not accept the assignment.
will be turned in at the end of each unit on test days. It must be turned
in before the test begins. You must keep track of all assignments
in your notebook.
will be given at the end of each unit or at the end of a chapter. You will
have a 1-week advance notice of an upcoming test. It will be posted on
the board and on the homework hotline.
Short quizzes may be given at any time, so come to class prepared each
day. Attendance is important.
Attendance is important,
but people do get sick. If you do get sick or are unable to attend class,
being absent does NOT excuse you from any assignment. You are expected
to call the homework hotline for missed assignments and when you return
you are to pick up any missed handouts and complete them. I DO NOT excuse
anyone for missed assignments because you were absent.
will have one day to make up worksheets, but workbook assignments must
be done when you come back to school. Remember I will stamp your work for
credit only if done in the correct time frame.
Lecture notes will be written in the science notebook (spiral notebook)
using the Cornell style
grades will be posted frequently, so keep track of your progress and there
will be no
surprises. If you think I made a mistake on your grade you must let me
know immediately after school. Please keep all graded assignments in case
I make a mistake (I’m not perfect!!!!).You must know your student identification
number because I post grades with only your id number.
NOT give grades, you earn your grade. Grades will be based on your
accumulation of points (tests, quizzes, homework, projects, labs, etc.)
and will be figured using the following standard percentage scale:
90% = A
– 80% = B
– 70% = C
– 60% = D
– 0% = F
A 2% adjustment
may be made based on attendance and participation. I keep track of everything
in my classroom (good and bad). If your grade falls below a C, I recommend
that you go get tutoring. Ask your parents or me for help. Tutoring is
available on campus. Talk to Mrs. Stone.
credit is offered periodically in my class, but I would not rely on that
to help bring your grade up a full letter grade. It will help if you are
close to the next higher grade.
credit sheet. This sheet is usually available on Thursday’s unless
I chose to do something else or I feel it is not necessary for the week.
for Parent Involvement (from the CTA & PTA)