1 WELCOME TO A NEW SCHOOL year ! EXPECTATIONS HONORS GEOMETRY/GEOMETRY 2017 - 2018 . ASSIGNMENTS: 1. Class Notes: Students are required to take class notes in pencil. Notes must be labeled with a date and title. 2. Home Learning: HL will be assigned approximately every day of the week. A large portion of HL will be computer based. Students will have 2 or more days to complete these assignments so as they have time to go to the SCHOOL library, Miami-Dade County Library, or a relative/friends home to finish the HL. Please note, if you do not have internet access at home, this will not be a valid excuse.
2 All other HL will be done in pencil (if done in pen, a zero will be given) and will be checked and corrected on the next day (if not next day, will be noted on website). Students are expected to ask and answer questions about the HL. To receive credit all work must be shown, and a check(A), check minus(C), or F will be noted, answers only will result in a grade of F. Also, ALL work must have an answer key in the right/left hand column of the work sheet/notebook paper; otherwise credit will NOT be given (Z). It is very important that you do your HL every time it is assigned; HL counts as part of your final grade, but also, more importantly, HL prepares you for the quizzes and tests.
3 LATE WORK IS NEVER ACCEPTED. unless you have an excused absence (see ATTENDANCE) 3. Notebooks: Students are required to have a notebook (3 ring binders). The notebook will be collected randomly at any time during each nine-week grading period. The notebook must have 5 sections (dividers) labeled HANDOUTS, NOTES, DSRs, VOCAB/POST/THEOREMS, and ASSIGNMENTS. All work MUST be hole punched and BEHIND the correct divider in chronological order. ATTENDANCE: Attendance: Attendance is of utmost importance. Even though work can be made up when absent, you will be missing out on the classroom explanation or group activity.
4 When you are absent it is your responsibility to read the material missed, retrieve make-up work ( ), and turn in the assignments. All students (when absent) may make up missing assignments; however any student who has an unexcused absence will receive a zero (0) for each assignment, quiz, or test missed. Any student with an excused absence has a maximum of two (2) days after returning to SCHOOL to ask for missed assignments, quizzes, and/or tests. You have three (3) days to complete the make-up work for a grade. The admit and make-up work must be signed/turned in by the third day (as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct).
5 Absolutely no late make up work will ever be accepted for any reason. If arrangements are not made within the two days, a zero (0) will be recorded, and the make-up work cannot be done. Tardy to class: Students will receive a detention for being late to class. BATHROOM POLICY: The 5 minutes in between classes are for using the restroom and getting to class on time. Only for a real emergency (my discretion) or due to a doctor's note will a bathroom pass be given. ACADEMICS: Mandated Schedule: Almost every day we will begin class by having a 5-10 minute DSR (Daily Strategic Review).
6 These will be graded, returned, and must be kept in your notebook. All DSRs must be completed in pencil and checked in pen. All DSR notes MUST be copied in pen. Grades: Grades are based on: DSRs, Class Work, Home Learning, Participation, Quizzes, Tests, Presentations, Computer Assignments, and the Lab. Home/Class Learning/Participation: 25%. Tests/Quizzes: 40%. Lab/Computer HL: 35%. GRADING SCALE: 90 100 = A (4 points) 80 - 89 = B (3 points) 70 - 79 = C (2 points) 60 - 69 = D (1 point). Below 60 = F (0 points). COMPUTER ACCESS: Most work will be computer based.
7 Internet access will be required to complete these assignments and students need access to a printer for some of the work as well. If this is an issue, please let me know immediately so that we can come up with a plan. LAB: 2-3 DAYS PER WEEK. Lab grade assigned weekly Absences and Tardiness will effect the lab grade, as well as conduct. Conduct can and will effect grade. Any student caught on any unauthorized site will receive a Z for the Computer/Lab grade. CONDUCT: 1. All basic SCHOOL policies & Dade county policies must be adhered to in class.
8 2. It has always been my belief that there exists one main rule in my classroom: I WILL NOT DISRUPT. THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT!!! 3. No food or drinks in the classroom, they disrupt the learning environment. 4. No talking when someone else is talking, it disrupts the learning environment. 5. Any objects that should not be in class will be removed & not returned until a Parent/Guardian comes to pick up the item (phones, makeup, Ipods, etc.) they disrupt the learning environment. 6. The bell doesn't dismiss you. I DO. Dear Parent/Guardian, I will be your child's Honors Geometry facilitator this year .
9 I have already discussed my guidelines/expectations with all the students in my classes. I have very high expectations for your child and need your assistance to reach these goals. There are materials required of each student in order to progress in the class. Please make sure that your child is supplied with the following: 1) 3 ring notebook (must be 2 or more). 2) 3 holed lined paper 3) 3 holed graph paper 4) Several number 2 pencils and a sharpener 5) Tabbed Dividers (labeled HANDOUTS, NOTES, DSRs, VOCAB/POST/THEOREMS, and ASSIGNMENTS).
10 6) Erasers 7) 2 ink pens, highlighters, and colored pencils 8) Calculator with the sin, cos, and tan features (TI-30XS MultiView Scientific Calculator is recommended). 9) Protractor and a CM/inch ruler 10) 3x5 index cards 11) Compass (metal is more durable and accurate). 12) USB Flash drive 13) Earbuds/Earphones (LAB days). 14) 2 Reams of Copy paper (1 for SCHOOL /1 for home use). 15) Tissues 16) Other project materials will be needed throughout the year such as, but not limited to: construction paper, cardboard, modeling clay/play dough These materials (1-12) are to be brought to class DAILY.