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  1. 1. Adapted Earth and Space Science Class Expectations<br />No Excuses, Just Results!<br />Show-up, Engage & Produce<br />
  2. 2. Classroom Goals<br /><ul><li>Understand how critical thinking and scientific inquiry are used to solve problems and make informed decisions.
  3. 3. Understand how the universe formed at a specific time in the past and it has been expanding ever since.
  4. 4. Understand how there is observable change over different scales of time.
  5. 5. Understand how energy transfer drives geological and meteorological activity.
  6. 6. Understand how energy transfer drives geological and meteorological activity.</li></ul>No Excuses, Just Results!<br />Show-up, Engage & Produce<br />
  7. 7. Guidelines for Success<br />Learning<br />Respect<br />Responsibility<br />Relationships<br /><ul><li>Treat yourself, other students, the teacher and all property with courtesy, care and dignity.
  8. 8. Allow the teacher and other students to talk without interrupting or disrupting them.
  9. 9. Challenge yourself and others to obey all school rules.
  10. 10. Listen to what others have to say and respond appropriately.
  11. 11. Treat others the way they want to be treated.
  12. 12. Have a positive impact on others.
  13. 13. Be on time for class every day with all the materials you need to be "learning ready."
  14. 14. Complete all homework on time and request makeup work when absent.
  15. 15. Be productive whether working alone or in a group.
  16. 16. Be actively engaged in classroom activities.
  17. 17. Have pride in your work and advocate your own learning style.
  18. 18. Strive for perfection.
  19. 19. NO EXCUSES--JUST RESULTS!</li></ul>No Excuses, Just Results!<br />Show-up, Engage & Produce<br />
  20. 20. Classroom Rules<br />Be Polite. Respect the people and properties of South High School.<br />Be prepared.Bring a pen/pencil, your notebook and a calculator to class each day.<br />Be present.<br />Be in class every day that you are not sick.<br />Be prompt. Arrive to class on time. Students who are tardy more than 2 times will be sent to a Holding Room in the cafeteria.<br />Be Productive. Participate in classroom activities and complete all of your homework.<br />No Excuses, Just Results!<br />Show-up, Engage & Produce<br />
  21. 21. ACHIEVE<br />South High School<br />Activity<br />Conversation<br /><ul><li>Teacher/Student-led LearningBeginning & End of Class; Teacher Instructions or Directions; Lecture; Project/Research Presentations</li></ul>Help<br />Integrity<br /><ul><li>Be quiet unless called on.</li></ul>Effort<br /><ul><li>Raise your hand.</li></ul>Value<br /><ul><li>Listen to instructions, take notes and raise hand if youget behind.</li></ul>Efficiency<br /><ul><li>Sit up and stay involved by listening, writing and asking questions.
  22. 22. The information your teacher shares is the most important part of the assignment.
  23. 23. Make sure information is organized and neat so youcan use it later.</li></li></ul><li>ACHIEVE<br />South High School<br />Activity<br />Conversation<br /><ul><li>Independent Student WorkHomework; Lab Reports; Research…</li></ul>Help<br />Integrity<br /><ul><li>None. Do your work quietly.</li></ul>Effort<br /><ul><li>Raise your hand to get teacher's attention.</li></ul>Value<br /><ul><li>Do your own work to learn working independently!</li></ul>Efficiency<br /><ul><li>Complete the newest assignment before working on anything else.
  24. 24. Working on assignments in class lets you get more help from your teacher.
  25. 25. Stay focused! Assignments take longer when you are distracted.</li></li></ul><li>ACHIEVE<br />South High School<br />Activity<br />Conversation<br /><ul><li>Cooperative Group WorkFocus Questions, Notebook/Group Assignments</li></ul>Help<br />Integrity<br /><ul><li>Discuss questions/activities quietly within your group. </li></ul>Effort<br /><ul><li>Have one person raise hand to ask your teacher.</li></ul>Value<br /><ul><li>All will help to ensure ach person will contribute to discussion/activity.</li></ul>Efficiency<br /><ul><li>Sit up and stay involved by listening, writing and asking questions.
  26. 26. Working as a group helps you solve more complex problems/activities.
  27. 27. By dividing up tasks, your group can finish faster than if you work alone.</li></li></ul><li>ACHIEVE<br />South High School<br />Activity<br />Conversation<br /><ul><li>LabLab Activity</li></ul>Help<br />Integrity<br /><ul><li>Discuss questions/activities quietly within your group.</li></ul>Effort<br /><ul><li>What? Read the lab manual.
  28. 28. How? Ask your teacher. Raise hand.</li></ul>Value<br /><ul><li>All will ensure each member will be helped complete the lab/activity.</li></ul>Efficiency<br /><ul><li>Choose individual role and do your part: Read, Record, Equipment, etc.
  29. 29. Working as a group helps us complete complex problems & activities.
  30. 30. By dividing up tasks, group can finish faster than by working alone.</li></li></ul><li>Grades<br />Tests <br />50% <br />90 – 100%= A<br />Daily Work (assignments, homework, notebook)<br />80 – 89%= B<br />30% <br />70 – 79%= C<br />ACHIEVE & Meaningful Class Participation <br />10% <br />60 – 69%= D<br />79 & below= F<br />Final Exam<br />10% <br />_______<br />100% <br />No Excuses, Just Results!<br />Show-up, Engage & Produce<br />
  31. 31. Meaningful Class Participation and Effort<br />No Excuses, Just Results!<br />Show-up, Engage & Produce<br />
  32. 32. Homework Policy<br />There will be Homework to be assigned in this class from time to time. Homework includes any assignments that are completed outside of regular class time. Homework contributes toward building self-discipline, responsibility and life-long learning. It is a reflection of the classroom work which:<br /><ul><li>Enhances the academic growth of the student.
  33. 33. Prepares the student for the subject lessons.
  34. 34. Reinforces concepts and objectives taught in the classroom.
  35. 35. Develops independent study skills to foster initiative and self direction.</li></ul>The actual time required to complete assignments will vary with each student’s study habits, academic skills and selected course load. Students needing help completing their homework are encouraged to ask questions, get help during Titan Time or attend Pass the Class.<br />No Excuses, Just Results!<br />Show-up, Engage & Produce<br />
  36. 36. South High School Late Work Policy<br />No Excuses, Just Results!<br />Show-up, Engage & Produce<br />
  37. 37. Classroom Procedures<br />Entering the Classroom<br /><ul><li>Students are not allowed to bring food or drink into the classroom.
  38. 38. These items should be consumed outside of the classroom.
  39. 39. Students who bring food or drink into the classroom will be asked to take them to the hallway or to throw them away.</li></ul>No Excuses, Just Results!<br />Show-up, Engage & Produce<br />
  40. 40. Classroom Procedures<br />Tardy to Class<br /><ul><li>Students who enter the classroom after the bell rings are tardy.
  41. 41. Students who are tardy more than 2 times in a semester must report to a Holding Room in the cafeteria.</li></ul>No Excuses, Just Results!<br />Show-up, Engage & Produce<br />
  42. 42. Classroom Procedures<br />Supplies for class<br /><ul><li>Students should bring their notebook, a pen or pencil to class each day.
  43. 43. Students who do not bring these supplies are still expected to work in class.
  44. 44. Notebook assignments can be completed on separate paper and then attached to their notebook later.
  45. 45. Students may write with colored pencils or markers that are available in the classroom or may borrow a pen or pencil from another student.</li></ul>No Excuses, Just Results!<br />Show-up, Engage & Produce<br />
  46. 46. Classroom Procedures<br />Finding out Assignments<br /><ul><li>Daily activities/assignments/research are posted on the board in the classroom and on the fusion page.
  47. 47. Instructions and at times resources are also available on the Fusion Page. </li></ul>No Excuses, Just Results!<br />Show-up, Engage & Produce<br />
  48. 48. Classroom Procedures<br />Turning in Assignments<br /><ul><li>Assignments must be completed to be graded. Incomplete assignments will be returned to the student.
  49. 49. Any assignment completed after the original due date will be counted late.
  50. 50. Completed assignments must be turned in to the teacher.</li></ul>No Excuses, Just Results!<br />Show-up, Engage & Produce<br />
  51. 51. Classroom Procedures<br />Finding out Grade Status<br /><ul><li>Students will be shown their grades at least once each week by the teacher.
  52. 52. Students and parents may also access grades by using either Student Assist or Parent Assist.</li></ul>No Excuses, Just Results!<br />Show-up, Engage & Produce<br />
  53. 53. Classroom Procedures<br />Student Responsibilities after an Absence<br /><ul><li>Students who are absent can obtain a list of activities or assignments that were assigned or collected during class on the School Fusion calendar for this class.
  54. 54. Electronic copies of notes, notebook assignments, and homework assignments are also posted on School Fusion by chapter.
  55. 55. Students who do not have access to School Fusion should obtain missing assignments during Titan Time or before/after class. </li></ul>No Excuses, Just Results!<br />Show-up, Engage & Produce<br />
  56. 56. Classroom Procedures<br />Ending Class<br /><ul><li>Students should return 5 minutes before the time any supplies or textbooks to their appropriate place and be seated in their assigned seats before the end of class.
  57. 57. Once all students are seated and the bell has rung, students will be dismissed.</li></ul>No Excuses, Just Results!<br />Show-up, Engage & Produce<br />
  58. 58. Consequences for Class Rules Violation<br /><ul><li>Loss of Meaningful Class Participation point(s).
  59. 59. Parental contact.
  60. 60. Change in seating assignment.
  61. 61. Time owed after class.
  62. 62. Office referral.</li></ul>No Excuses, Just Results!<br />Show-up, Engage & Produce<br />
  63. 63. Additional Information<br /><ul><li>Students who receive less than 70% on any assignment may correct the assignment and receive up to a grade of 70%.
  64. 64. Students who receive less than 70% on a chapter/unit test may retake the test. These students must (1) correct their original test, (2) complete any missing assignments from that chapter/ unit, and (3) score at least 80% on the retake to raise their test score to 70%. Late tests and retakes can be taken until the late work cutoff date at the end of each semester.
  65. 65. Students who either copy/cheat, or represent themselves as copying/cheating, will be required to complete the assignment again OR be required to complete a replacement assignment.</li></ul>No Excuses, Just Results!<br />Show-up, Engage & Produce<br />
  66. 66. Contact Information<br /><ul><li>I am your teacher and I am here to help you. Pleasedo not be afraid to ask questions. Get help during Titan Time—get help before school—get help at lunch—get help after school. Please give me a day’s notice if you require help before or after school.
  67. 67. You may also contact me anytime by e-mail ( or by phone (973-5640) if you need any help or have any questions.
  68. 68. I am always glad to help.</li></ul>No Excuses, Just Results!<br />Show-up, Engage & Produce<br />
  69. 69. If you think nobody cares, Think again!<br />No Excuses, Just Results!<br />Show-up, Engage & Produce<br />