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Welcome to your success!

  1. 1. Welcome to YourWelcome to Your Success!Success! A guide to being successful inA guide to being successful in Mrs. Hohler’s Classroom!Mrs. Hohler’s Classroom!
  2. 2. You already have an A!You already have an A! Keep it that way!Keep it that way!
  3. 3. General Class RulesGeneral Class Rules  1. Remember PRO.1. Remember PRO.  2. RESPECT !2. RESPECT !  3. Follow all directions.3. Follow all directions.  4. Keep the room clean.4. Keep the room clean.  5. No food. Drinks with lids only.5. No food. Drinks with lids only. During labs, no drinks!During labs, no drinks!  6. Raise your hand.6. Raise your hand.  7. Use good language.7. Use good language.  8. DO NOT use electronic devices at8. DO NOT use electronic devices at inappropriate times! Lecture andinappropriate times! Lecture and tests.tests.
  4. 4. Electronics PolicyElectronics Policy  Many teachers prohibit all use.Many teachers prohibit all use.  In this classroom, devices may be used inIn this classroom, devices may be used in the following situations:the following situations:  Groupwork to help look up wordsGroupwork to help look up words  Listening to music QUIETLY while WORKING!Listening to music QUIETLY while WORKING! Don’t disturb others.Don’t disturb others.  To access lesson resources.To access lesson resources.  THEY ARE NEVER TO BE USED THIS WAY:THEY ARE NEVER TO BE USED THIS WAY:  During testsDuring tests  With music so loud everyone can hear even withWith music so loud everyone can hear even with headphonesheadphones  During lecture time, it’s rude not to pay attention.During lecture time, it’s rude not to pay attention.  So much that they interfere with your work.So much that they interfere with your work.  This policy can change depending onThis policy can change depending on how things go. REMEMBER, the mosthow things go. REMEMBER, the most important thing is to do your work andimportant thing is to do your work and learn while being respectful.learn while being respectful.
  5. 5. P- PreparedP- Prepared  What does being prepared lookWhat does being prepared look like?like?  Do I have all my materials forDo I have all my materials for class?class?  Did I do my homework lastDid I do my homework last night?night?  Did I put my phone/ipod in myDid I put my phone/ipod in my locker?locker?
  6. 6. R- RespectR- Respect  What does respect look like?What does respect look like?  Am I following my teacher’sAm I following my teacher’s directions?directions?  Am I using good language?Am I using good language?  Am I bothering other students?Am I bothering other students?  Did I keep my hands to myself?Did I keep my hands to myself?
  7. 7. O-OwnershipO-Ownership  What does ownership look like?What does ownership look like?  Am I keeping theAm I keeping the classroom/school clean andclassroom/school clean and orderly?orderly?  Do I take pride in myDo I take pride in my class/school?class/school?  Do I participate in school/classDo I participate in school/class activities?activities?  Do I do my best everyday?Do I do my best everyday?
  8. 8. What are your responsibilitiesWhat are your responsibilities in this class?in this class?  1. Do your work.1. Do your work.  2. Be nice and respectful to2. Be nice and respectful to everyone.everyone.  3. Go to class.3. Go to class.  4. Help keep everything in order4. Help keep everything in order and clean.and clean.  5. Follow teacher directions!5. Follow teacher directions!
  9. 9. What are Mrs. Hohler’sWhat are Mrs. Hohler’s responsibilities in this class?responsibilities in this class?  1. To teach you science.1. To teach you science.  2. To respect you as a person.2. To respect you as a person.  3. To help you when you need it.3. To help you when you need it.  4. To try to motivate you as much as4. To try to motivate you as much as I can.I can.  5. To provide you with a safe and5. To provide you with a safe and nice class environment.nice class environment.  6. To discipline you when needed.6. To discipline you when needed.
  10. 10. What do I need to bringWhat do I need to bring everyday?everyday?  Pencil or pen (available for a trade )Pencil or pen (available for a trade )  PaperPaper  Folder or binder (available in room)Folder or binder (available in room)  I.DI.D  BrainBrain  Good attitudeGood attitude  Warm-upsWarm-ups  Homework from previous dayHomework from previous day
  11. 11. At the beginning of everyAt the beginning of every class….even if there’s a sub…class….even if there’s a sub…  1. If it’s the beginning of the week,1. If it’s the beginning of the week, grab a warm-up sheet from the boxgrab a warm-up sheet from the box or by the door when you come in.or by the door when you come in. Warm-ups are picked up everyWarm-ups are picked up every Friday.Friday.  2. Look at the screen for the warm-2. Look at the screen for the warm- up.up.  3. Do warm-up. It will be checked3. Do warm-up. It will be checked within the first 5 minutes of class.within the first 5 minutes of class. You get a stamp if it’s completed.You get a stamp if it’s completed.  4. Get out your materials.4. Get out your materials.  5. If it’s homework check day, get out5. If it’s homework check day, get out your homework.your homework.
  12. 12. At the end of class…even ifAt the end of class…even if there’s a sub…there’s a sub…  1. Clean up your area and put stuff1. Clean up your area and put stuff away.away.  2. WAIT IN YOUR SEAT! The bell2. WAIT IN YOUR SEAT! The bell does not dismiss you…I DO!does not dismiss you…I DO!  3. 53. 5thth Hour: Chairs up please.Hour: Chairs up please. Designated trash person, emptyDesignated trash person, empty bins.bins.
  13. 13. Homework and Test ProceduresHomework and Test Procedures  Complete all homework on time. It’s due the next dayComplete all homework on time. It’s due the next day unless I say different.unless I say different.  Homework goes in the black bins at the front of theHomework goes in the black bins at the front of the class.class.  Late work accepted for ½ credit until a date to beLate work accepted for ½ credit until a date to be given by Mrs. Hohler. Except AP Biology!given by Mrs. Hohler. Except AP Biology!  If you are absent, you have 3 days to turn in the work.If you are absent, you have 3 days to turn in the work.  Past assignments are found in the box by the window.Past assignments are found in the box by the window.  Test retakes must be taken within 3 days of theTest retakes must be taken within 3 days of the original date. I take the best score.original date. I take the best score.  You will be informed of tests and quizzes about oneYou will be informed of tests and quizzes about one week ahead of time.week ahead of time.  Check lessons online if you are absent or if you wantCheck lessons online if you are absent or if you want to work ahead.to work ahead.  All tests, quizzes and concept checks are taken onAll tests, quizzes and concept checks are taken on bubble sheets or online.bubble sheets or online.  Anticipation Guides for the next unit should beAnticipation Guides for the next unit should be completed after each test.completed after each test.
  14. 14. Attendance/Tardy/PassesAttendance/Tardy/Passes  No passes the first 30 minutes or theNo passes the first 30 minutes or the last 15 minutes of class.last 15 minutes of class.  Hall sweeps are made at theHall sweeps are made at the beginning of class.beginning of class.  To be admitted, you must have yourTo be admitted, you must have your pass to class if tardy (show mepass to class if tardy (show me please)please)  Ask permission before you doAsk permission before you do anything.anything.  You are allowed 7 absences beforeYou are allowed 7 absences before you lose credit for the class.you lose credit for the class.
  15. 15. The bad part..The bad part..  What happens if you aren’t doingWhat happens if you aren’t doing what you are supposed to be doing?what you are supposed to be doing?  1. You get a warning.1. You get a warning.  2. You may be removed from class2. You may be removed from class for a bit and detention.for a bit and detention.  3. Another detention.3. Another detention.  4. Go to SRC with a referral.4. Go to SRC with a referral.  Keep in mind, it depends howKeep in mind, it depends how serious the situation is whether thisserious the situation is whether this is followed exactly or not. If you areis followed exactly or not. If you are in an advanced class, expectationsin an advanced class, expectations are higher and there will be noare higher and there will be no behavior issues period!behavior issues period!
  16. 16. Things that Annoy Mrs.Things that Annoy Mrs. Hohler….Hohler….  1. Talking while she is talking.1. Talking while she is talking.  2. Putting trash in the sink.2. Putting trash in the sink.  3. Playing with sink, drawers and3. Playing with sink, drawers and equipment.equipment.  4. Messing around on your phone.4. Messing around on your phone.  5. Not cleaning up after yourself.5. Not cleaning up after yourself.  6. Stuffing your face with food in the middle6. Stuffing your face with food in the middle of class.of class.  7. Being dishonest or disrespectful in7. Being dishonest or disrespectful in general.general.  8. People that are unwilling to try and help8. People that are unwilling to try and help themselves.themselves.
  17. 17. Lab AgreementsLab Agreements  Lab agreements must be signedLab agreements must be signed by a parent and yourself.by a parent and yourself.  You cannot participate in labYou cannot participate in lab activities without the agreementactivities without the agreement signed.signed.  You will be given an alternateYou will be given an alternate assignment in a differentassignment in a different location if necessary.location if necessary.
  18. 18. Lecture ProcedureLecture Procedure  Make sure to bring your lectureMake sure to bring your lecture notes daily or keep them in yournotes daily or keep them in your folder in the class.folder in the class.  You are expected to take notesYou are expected to take notes during lectures and payduring lectures and pay attention.attention.  After lecture, there may beAfter lecture, there may be vocabulary cards to fill out.vocabulary cards to fill out.
  19. 19. Concept Checks/SummariesConcept Checks/Summaries  Concept ChecksConcept Checks and vocabularyand vocabulary cards arecards are important practiceimportant practice for tests/quizzes.for tests/quizzes.  Keep yourKeep your vocabulary cardsvocabulary cards as they are dueas they are due the day of thethe day of the test/quiz.test/quiz.
  20. 20. Concept ChecksConcept Checks  These are quick 5-10 questions.These are quick 5-10 questions.  They contain actual test and quizThey contain actual test and quiz questions.questions.  You will be graded immediatelyYou will be graded immediately when finished.when finished.  You will receive feedbackYou will receive feedback immediately.immediately.  You should use these for studyYou should use these for study purposes.purposes.  They CANNOT be used onThey CANNOT be used on tests/quizzes.tests/quizzes.
  21. 21. Vocabulary CardsVocabulary Cards  The number will vary by unit.The number will vary by unit.  These are important words to knowThese are important words to know and learn for the unit.and learn for the unit.  You will not get all of the words theYou will not get all of the words the same day. It’s an ongoing thing.same day. It’s an ongoing thing.  They will be graded the day of theThey will be graded the day of the test as a quiz grade.test as a quiz grade.  They CAN be used on the test.They CAN be used on the test.  Note packets and previousNote packets and previous assignments CAN be used onassignments CAN be used on tests/quizzes. (Chemistry only!)tests/quizzes. (Chemistry only!)
  22. 22. The Good Part…The Good Part…  You will be rewarded for doing well inYou will be rewarded for doing well in class.class.  Club Hohler tickets can be put in aClub Hohler tickets can be put in a drawing for prizes at the end of thedrawing for prizes at the end of the week.week.
  23. 23. How do I get tickets?How do I get tickets?  1. Doing the assigned behavior.1. Doing the assigned behavior.  2. Being nice and respectful.2. Being nice and respectful.  3. Being on task.3. Being on task.  4. Being helpful.4. Being helpful.  5. Participating.5. Participating.  6. Turning in homework.6. Turning in homework.  7. Good test grades.7. Good test grades.
  24. 24. Lab SafetyLab Safety  We will be working with chemicals, glassWe will be working with chemicals, glass and flame.and flame.  Be sure to think twice before you doBe sure to think twice before you do anything.anything.  Look around before you get out of yourLook around before you get out of your seat during labs.seat during labs.  Secure all loose clothing and hair.Secure all loose clothing and hair.  Do not wear open toed shoes on lab day.Do not wear open toed shoes on lab day.  Avoid contact lenses on lab days ifAvoid contact lenses on lab days if possible.possible.  Inform the teacher if you are injured orInform the teacher if you are injured or don’t understand the safety rules.don’t understand the safety rules.  Lab Agreements are mandatory by stateLab Agreements are mandatory by state law.law.
  25. 25. Teacher Website ContainsTeacher Website Contains Extra study guidesExtra study guides Video tutorialsVideo tutorials Unit assignmentsUnit assignments Test prepTest prep Lesson plansLesson plans Powerpoint notes for the unitPowerpoint notes for the unit Written notes from the day’sWritten notes from the day’s lessonslessons
  26. 26. Helpful Characters (visualHelpful Characters (visual cues)cues) GRAPH GIRAFFE-We’re about to do some graphing! EVIL MONKEY FROM THE CLOSET-we are about to do math! START IT UP PUP-We are beginning lecture. (chemistry) SUM IT UP PUP- Lecture time is over, do your vocabulary cards and/or start assignment. B. ONE- New unit-lecture (anatomy)
  27. 27. I expect you to be goodI expect you to be good students.students. Don’t let me down.Don’t let me down.

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