WELCOME TO WORLD HISTORYHONORS!Getting to know a little bit about the classroom andMs. Herzl.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME I was born in NY, later moved to VT, where I lived until I came to MA. This is my fifth year at Triton. I graduated from the University of Vermont. I like James Bond movies. I have a dog named Thor.
COURSE EXPECTATIONS Everyone received a copy of the course expectations which they should read over carefully tonight with a parent/guardian. Then have them fill out the form provided on paper or on the website. Your grade is broken down as follows: Tests 40%, Quizzes 10%, Projects 20%, Writing 25%, Class Participation 5%. Your class will receive a lot of materials (aka: paper) so it is highly recommended that you have a three ring binder of at least 1” thickness to keep track of everything and some loose leaf paper or a notebook to take notes in.
DAILY EXPECTATIONS I expect you to come to class prepared with your materials (textbook, pen/pencil, and binder) everyday and ready to learn. I expect you to work to the best of your abilities during class time. I expect you to be respectful of your peers and teacher – this means not doing anything that would disruptive to the classroom learning environment. I expect you to be mature and take responsibility for your actions.
Basic Student Class Rules Responsibilities 1. Cooperate with and 1. Come to class respect your teacher prepared and ready to learn. and classmates. 2. Start your work on time 2. Respect the rights and allow time to finish. and property of others. 3. Ask for help when you 3. Carry out your basic need it. student responsibilities. 4. Do your own work. 4. Follow the rules as 5. Turn your work in on time. outlined in the student 6. Accept responsibility handbook. for grades and other consequences.
CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS/ASSIGNMENTS I write general information (due dates and upcoming tests) on the bulletin board. I also post information about the current unit we are studying (and the unit outline) on the bulletin board. I update the assignment calendars on my wiki page daily. I highly suggest you check there for updates or sync the calendar with your own (more on that later . . .)
SIGNING OUT If you are going to the bathroom/locker/water fountain you need to sign out on the clipboard and take the pass with you. When you return please write the time of your return and place the pass back on the hook. If you need to go to the nurse you will need a written pass from me, not the clipboard.
FOOD AND DRINK You may have food only during snack period (the beginning of 3rd period). Please be considerate and clean up your trash. You may bring a beverage as long as it’s in a re- sealable bottle (no cans!). If you finish your beverage please recycle the container. You may chew gum as long as you don’t stick it on the desks! We will always take 2nd lunch.
ELECTRONIC DEVICES Phones, laptops, I’m for learning only! netbooks, and tablets are permitted when being used for class activities. Ipods, gaming devices, and other electronics are never allowed. If I see you using an electronic device at an inappropriate time or for a non-class activity it will be confiscated and turned over to the office.
EVERYDAY NEEDS Handouts for the day can always be found on the front table. Markers, glue, and scissors for in class use are in the drawers and available for you to borrow and use in class. I expect you to come to class prepared everyday, but I do keep some extra pens and pencils on top of the markers container.
EXTRA COPIESThe extra copies binder is on the front table. If you needanother copy find the binder for your class and what youneed should be available. If not, please see me.
THE PIGEON The pigeon is a joke gift that is on loan from a friend. He is very delicate so please avoid touching him and be gentle if you do.
OTHER I’m here everyday at 7AM and several days a week after school. I’m always happy to provide extra help, so don’t hesitate to ask. I don’t accept “I don’t understand” as any excuse for not completing an assignment. If you don’t understand something ask for help! You can call or text me at this number if you need extra help on an assignment: 978-566-9335, this is my GoogleVoice number and I check it every evening. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for extra help too, I usually check it at least once in the evenings. All assignment materials are posted on the wiki: http://msherzlworldhistory.wikispaces – you can go visit it tonight if you’d like to see this PowerPoint again!