Grades will be posted periodically on SchoolBrains. Parents/guardians should email Mrs. Weise (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions/concerns well before the last week of the term.
- 85% Assessments: Tests, Quizzes, Projects, Open Response, Assignments Graded for Accuracy
- Weighting of each type of assessment varies depending upon the length and difficulty. In general, one test will count about twice as much as a quiz or project.
- 10% Effort in the form of Daily Homework & Classwork
- 100% credit for homework turned in on time and done properly
- 0% - 75% credit for homework turned in on time but not meeting expectations
- often can be redone/finished by the next day for full credit
- 50% credit for homework turned in late (not because of absence)
- must be done properly, corrected by student, and completed before current log is due
- Various assignments, teacher observations, and possibly binder/book checks
- 5% Khan Academy Effort (80 minutes due every 2 weeks)
- No extra credit is given.
Homework Requirements (to obtain 100% credit):
- Pencil Only unless otherwise instructed
- First and Last Name and Math Period at the top of worksheets & loose leaf paper as well as name of worksheet or book pages and assigned problem numbers if done on separate paper
- Organized (If there is not enough room to show work neatly in book or on worksheet, number work on a separate sheet of lined paper, skip a line between problems, work down the page, and have no more than 2 columns of problems on each side of paper.)
- Show Work with Labeled Answers (no work = no credit)
- Complete sentences for word problems and problems that ask you to reflect, analyze or explain.
- Neat (not crumpled, ripped, doodled on, scribbled, stained by food/beverage, etc.) – something you can proudly present
- Corrected in something other than regular pencil (crayon, marker, pen, colored pencil) and do not erase your original work/answer
- Bring in a note from a parent if you were not able to complete the work because it was taking you too long (more than 30 minutes) or because you had extenuating circumstances
If Absent or out of class for some other reason (guidance, band, chorus, sports, etc.):
- It is your responsibility to find out what warm-ups, notes, assignments, handouts, etc. that you are missing.
- Check Google Classroom or ask a classmate for homework assignments.
- Copy warm-ups and notes from a classmate at the start of class, in homeroom or during ICE.
- Check for handouts from the “While you were Out” file for your class period or print it from Google Classroom/ConnectEd.
- You have one day plus the number of days you were absent to make-up work. (e.g. If you are absent on Tuesday, the work is due Friday because you return on Wednesday and have 2 nights to get it done.)
- Show completed make-up work to teacher when homework is being checked.
If Absent cont.:
- Please correct your make-up work using another student’s corrected homework or ask for the Teacher’s Answer Key.
- If you have questions about make-up work or errors you made, please see me at ICE or after school.
- Being absent the day before an announced test is not an excuse to not take the test. You should be ready unless there are extended absences.
Class Rules (support a safe and focused learning environment):
- Be READY with pencils sharpened, erasers, correcting “pen”, homework, math book, and binder with blank paper when class starts.
- Be RESPECTFUL by
- staying in your seat unless given permission to get up
- working quietly
- listening carefully
- raising hand & waiting for permission to speak
- asking to borrow an item you need instead of just taking it
- being kind with words & actions (e.g., speaking politely with an inside voice & recognizing the personal space of others)
- Be RESPONSIBLE by
- giving your best effort in class and on homework
- beginning warm-up independently
- taking good care of supplies & property (e.g., do not break pencils, do not tear up paper, book, & binder covers, do not write on desks or chairs, be gentle with dry erase markers)
- write down homework
- clean up room & grab all your materials before leaving
Specific Procedures & Expectations (in addition to class rules):
At Start of Class:
- Arrive On time
- Take out & fill in homework log (write reason for not having homework when applicable & take out any parent notes relating to the homework)
- Any parent note not relating to current homework is put in tray on teacher’s desk
Teacher needs everyone’s attention:
- I will say “Ears and eyes,” hold up my hand, ring the bell, or clap a rhythm; students stop speaking, touching, and moving, and focus their ears and eyes on me.
At the end of class:
- Wait until the teacher gives instructions for packing up
- Check to make sure you have any necessary handouts for the homework
- Wait at seat until the teacher dismisses you
- During warm-up or during independent, pair, small group time
- Not during Instruction, at the end of the period or during homework instructions
- Request permission to go by raising your hand
- Sign out and back in on the Sign-out sheet
- During warm-up or during independent, pair, small group time
- Keep a manual sharpener with shaving catcher in your supplies for sharpening during class
Need to borrow Supplies:
- Extra paper is in one of the bins under the TV
- Sign out sheet for pencils/dry erase markers (may affect class participation grade if repeat offender)
- Must return at end of class & Initial return
Forgot to write down homework:
- Check Google Classroom after 4pm (If it wasn’t posted for some reason, please email me.)
- Call a classmate and find out
- Know that most worksheets and all book pages can be downloaded/viewed on Google Classroom or ConnectED
Consequences for Poor Behavior Choices:
1) Reminder of Expectation (Verbal Warning)
2) Orange card (final warning/visual reminder to be respectful)
3) Teacher Session (during lunch or after school) – if after school, parents will be notified in writing at least one day in advance
4) Removal from class and/or administrative action for repeat offenders or serious violation
Tips for Success:
- Keep all notes, handouts, homework, and graded tests in binder until we have a binder cleanout day. It’s your study material and your proof of the work you’ve completed.
- Get organized and stay organized.
- Actively participate in class by taking notes, by trying to solve problems on your own first, and by asking questions to help you understand.
- Actively study. (Study tips will be forthcoming.)
- Find a responsible classmate from whom you can get help.
- Communicate with your parents and teachers.
- Complete your homework on-time and be sure to bring it to class.
- Pay attention at all times.
- Be an asset to the class by being a good listener and a responsible, respectful, and helpful student.
- Put in your best effort.