Welcome to world history honors!


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Welcome to world history honors!

  1. 1. WELCOME TO WORLD HISTORY HONORS! Getting to know a little bit about the classroom and Ms. Herzl.
  2. 2. 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 six year at Triton.  I graduated from the University of Vermont.  I like James Bond movies.  I have a dog named Thor.
  3. 3. 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: Assessments (Test & Quizzes) 50%, 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.
  4. 4. 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 be disruptive to the classroom learning environment.  I expect you to be mature and take responsibility for your actions.
  5. 5.  1. Cooperate with and respect your teacher and classmates.  2. Respect the rights and property of others.  3. Carry out your basic student responsibilities.  4. Follow the rules as outlined in the student handbook.  1. Come to class prepared and ready to learn.  2. Start your work on time and allow time to finish.  3. Ask for help when you need it.  4. Do your own work.  5. Turn your work in on time.  6. Accept responsibility for grades and other consequences. Class Rules Basic Student Responsibilities
  6. 6. 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.  There is an assignment page on my wiki where all assignments will be posted.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. TARDY SLIPS  If you are late to class you will need to fill out a slip explaining why you’re late.  Tardy slips are saved, if this a repeated problem they are given to a principal and parents are notified.
  9. 9. FOOD AND DRINK THIS IS A NUT FREE ROOM!  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.
  10. 10. ELECTRONIC DEVICES  Phones, laptops, 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. I’m for learning only!
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. EXTRA COPIES The extra copies binder is on the front table. If you need another copy find the binder for your class and what you need should be available. If not, please see me.
  13. 13. 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.  The pigeon does not have a name. Any suggestions?
  14. 14. 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 lherzl@trsd.net 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!