Do Now:1. Read the planned agenda (daily log) for today’s class found on the white board on the left2. Set up your paper in the following format, and complete the journal assignment. Name Date Title: Daily Logs and Journals 1st Period 9 weeks Daily log 8-20-’12 •Complete journal •Two truths and a lie •Class rules & procedures hdouts and ppt •HW: Return Class rules/info sheet Signed & bring Materials (Fri) Journal #1: What is your definition of Chemistry and what are your expectations of this course? What are you hoping to learn?
Two Truths and a Lie• Think about two facts about you that you would like to share with your classmates.• Think of a lie that is plausible• When ready students will take turns telling their “3 facts” the class will guess what is the lie.
I My Goals & Expectations• I am committed to ALL of you and hope to engage you in a challenging, fun and safe classroom.• I want you to become responsible and accountable individuals.• I will teach the importance of intrinsic motivation, achievement, inspire you to become lifelong learners and pursue your dreams.• I will be a patient but assertive teacher, always try to portray a good attitude and meet your needs.• You will always try your very best, think, ask questions and never give up! Effort! Effort! Effort!
II DisciplineA. Rules 1. Respect all individuals in the class & school property (i.e. keep your hands, feet, objects, and all negative comments including curse words to yourself).
II Discipline cont.2. Follow school rules (no eating or drinking), Dress Code, and Conduct Code.3. Eyes and Ears must be visible (no sleeping)4. Nothing goes airborne!
II Discipline IMPORTANT!!!5. Keep radios, cell phones, I Pods, PSPs, playing cards, and other electronic devices or games at home or where they ARE NOT SEEN or heard by the teacher. • If they are confiscated I will keep them until the end of the day/ given to administration
II DisciplineB. Consequences 1. Verbal warning (3) 2. Seat change and notation on grade book. 3. Student conference, Action Plan or written assignment. 4. Parent/ guardian contact or meeting. 5. Referral to administration and parental contact. 6. SEVERE DISRUPTION or DISRESPECT immediate referral to administration.
II DisciplineC. Rewards 1. Positive verbal acknowledgement 2. Outstanding performance letter 3. Free homework pass 4. Allowed to sit next to a friend 5. Listen to music
III Procedures and RoutinesA. Starting the ClassTeacher will take attendance while students do the following: 1. Students are to be in their seats and ready to work by the time the tardy bell rings. 2. Copy the objectives and agenda for the day including any homework assignments on the “Daily Log” portion of their notebook. 3. Have Green Periodic table out on your desk 4. Complete bell ringer, puzzle or journal that will be on the board. Make sure to date logs and continue on the same paper as previous journal until FRONT and BACK are used
III Procedures & Routines• Daily logs & Journals ex: Name Date Period Title: Daily Logs and Journals 1st 9 weeks Daily log 8-22-’11 •Complete journal •Two truths and a lie •HW: Return Class rules/info sheet Signed & bring Materials (Fri) Journal #1: What is your definition of Chemistry and what are your expectations of this course? What are you hoping to learn? Daily log 8-24-’11 •Complete journal •Metric system notes Journal #2:
III Procedures & RoutinesB. Ending the Class 1. ONLY the teacher dismisses the class. The bell DOES NOT dismiss the class. 2. Students MUST be in their assigned seats. 3. Students MUST be quietly waiting for teacher dismissal. 4. Room and aisles MUST be clean of papers, pencils, wrappers etc.C. During class entry and exit procedures 1. WHEN GIVEN PERMISSION, student will be given a hall pass and quietly leave the class. 2. After student returns, they must give the pass back to the teacher. 3. Students can only ask permission to leave the classroom when all students are in the room. 4. Only one student is allowed to leave the class at a time. 5. Passes are not given during the first/last 15 min of class. 6. 2 passes per nine weeks
III. Procedures and RoutinesD. Movement within the class 1. Remain in your seat unless you have permission to do otherwise. 2. Hold any papers or materials that need to be discarded until the end of the class. 3. If necessary raise your hand to be recognized BEFORE speaking.E. Getting and storing materials and personal items 1. Book bags and other personal items should be stored NEATLY next to the student’s desk without blocking the aisle. 2. If books are not being used (i.e. during tests or quizzes) they are to be placed under the student’s seat.
III. Procedures and RoutinesF. Quieting the class and getting attention 1. Raising hand 2. Standing in front of class means that I need your attention and all eyes MUST be on me.G. Responding to interruptions from visitors 1. Students will remain in their seat. 2. Students should continue working, it is NOT free time. 3. Students will make sure to be quite if they were not already working quietly until the visitor leaves.H. Calling on students 1. Students will be called at random to answer class review questions. 2. If student does not know the answer, the teacher will ask another student and then come back to the previous student. 3. All students will have a chance to participate within one to two class periods.
III. Procedures and RoutinesI. Collecting and returning homework 1. Homework assignments are turned in at the beginning of class in designated tray before they get to their seats. 2. Assignments turned in after this are considered late and will receive 10 points off (1-letter grade deduction).J. Assignments that are not graded 1. teacher will check assignments and initial the top right hand corner. 2. These “checked assignments” will be collected for an extra credit grade. Accumulation of four (4) “checked assignments” is an A. Three is a B and so on. 3. For assignments to be “checked”, students must be present in class and have completed the assignment by the time that it is due. 4. “Checked assignments” cannot be made up.
III. Procedures and RoutinesK. Make up assignments and tests 1. Students are responsible for any missed work assignments including notes . 2. Students are to refer to a classmate’s “Daily Log” and pick up any handouts they may have missed. 3. A class or school absence does NOT excuse the student from obtaining the notes and/or assignments. 4. Only students with excused absences will be allowed 48 hours to make up assignments. 5. Helping another teacher is NOT an excuse tardy or absence. 6. Students cannot make up assignments if the student was in school at any point during the day the assignment was due. 7. When making up a test, students are allowed one week to make up the test. 8. Students will not be permitted to make up projects or labs unless prior arrangement is made at least 48 hours or a medical emergency has occurred and can be documented.
III. Procedures and RoutinesL. Tardiness 1. A student is deemed late if they are not in their seat by the time the tardy bell rings or while teacher is taking attendance. 2. Late students must show a pass from their previous teacher. 3. If you are tardy, you will be given a warning. 4. After 2nd tardy an action plan will be written. 5. After 3rd tardy, a conduct grade will be deducted and parents will be notified. 6. If problem does not improve, student will be referred to an administrator in addition to parental contact.
III. Procedures and RoutinesM. Cheating Policy 1. CHEATING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. 2. Students are expected to complete all assignments on their own unless otherwise assigned by the teacher. 3. Copying or allowing someone else to copy off of their paper is considered cheating. NO PLAGIARISM 4. Students who allowed someone to copy from their assignment will receive a double F for that assignment and the copier will receive the grade for the assignment. 5. Students caught copying or allowing someone else to copy during tests or quizzes will receive a double F for that assignment. BOTH students will receive a double F.
III. Procedures and RoutinesN. Fire Drill and/or movement to other areas in school 1. Students will line up inside the classroom parallel to the hallway and wait for teacher indication to leave the classroom. 2. Students are to remain quiet while walking in the hallway. 3. Students must stay with their class once they arrive to the destination.
Grading Policy & Materials• Look at Class Rules paper for grading policy• Materials: – Must have a scientific calculator by latest Friday – Coloring pencils and markers if desired – 5 dividers 1. 1st nine weeks 2. 2nd nine weeks 3. 3rd nine weeks 4. 4th nine weeks 5. Handouts/ references• Due next class Signed Class Rules & Procedures/ Materials• Class Website: herrerachemistry.blogspot.com