8 th Grade Algebra can be successful ANYBODY ALBERT EINSTEIN DIDN 9T LEARN TO SPEAK UNTIL HE WAS FOUR. HIS PARENTS THOUGHT HE HAD A DISORDER. (STILL BECAME THE WORLD 9S MOST FAVOUS PHYSICIST.) Thomas Edison Teachers told him he would cnever learn anything. d (Still learned how to control light.) Werner Von Braun Flunked 9 th grade.
Still built a rocket shi . WALT DISNEY WAS FIRED FROM HIS NEWSPAPER JOB BECAUSE THEY SAID HE HAD cNO GOOD IDEAS. d (&YEAH&) Procedures What you need for this class& v / 3-ring binder (can be shared with other subjects) or 3 sections of accordion file and 1 spiral notebook v / 3 tab dividers for binder v / 1 for homework v / 1 for classwork v / 1 for journaling v / Plenty of paper in your binder v / Scientific calculator at home v / Pencils v / Red grading pens Procedures When you get to class each day& & there will be a short assignment called a bellringer waiting for you on the table or on the whiteboard. Please set your homework binder open on your desk and get to work on the bellringer quietly, so we ... more. less.
can begin our class right away.<br><br> Please do not come into class talking loudly or being disruptive. Procedures When you <nish your <rst assignment& & please stay quiet while others around you 2nish. You can use this 7me to get your class notes ready and organize your space. Procedures Homework assignments All homework assignments must be completed in pencil. If homework is completed in pen, it will have to be done over again in pencil. There are no excep7ons to this. When doing homework assignments, all work must be shown, not just the answer. Homework must be neat and easy to read. Homework that is messy or di&cult to read will be given back to be done correctly. Procedures Homework assignments & during the bellringer assignment, I will go around checking in homework. Make sure your binder is open to the correct page. You will get a stamp on your work to show it was checked in. If any part of the homework assignment is incomplete, only 1 point will be given for the assignment. Procedures Grading homework assignments AJer the bellringer, students will grade their own homework assignments. A red pen must be used for grading. Pencils must be put away during grading 7me. Students found chea7ng during grading 7me will receive no credit for the assignment and will be sent to the o&ce to call their parents. Procedures Homework assignment points: 3-2-1 Homework grades are given on a 3-2-1 scale as follows: v / 3 points are given if all problems are aQempted and at least half the problems are correct v / 2 points are given if all problems are aQempted and less than half are correct v / 1 point is given if any problems are missing v / 0 points are given if homework is not done Procedures Homework assignment points: 3-2-1 v / 0 and 1 point homework grades cannot be made up for a higher score. v / 2 point homework grades can be done over to reach a grade of 3. Procedures During the Lesson& & pay aQen7on and take notes, either on your own paper in your classroom work sec7on, or on handouts I will give you. Remember 3 it 9s okay to ask ques7ons! Most likely, someone else is wondering the same thing you are, and is secretly grateful you said something! Procedures During projects& & you 9ll be working with other students, so talking with your group is 2ne& as long as you do so quietly and are talking about the project. Procedures At the end of class& & don 9t pack up or get up and leave when you think it 9s 7me. Wait for me to dismiss you. If you start ge6ng ready to go ahead of 7me, you end up being a distrac7on for someone else, and you may not hear important informa7on about the next class or the assignment. You will also be asked to return to your seat or get your supplies back out. Procedures If you need to use the restroom& & please use the restroom before you come in to class. This may mean you need to arrive at school a few minutes early, so you have 7me. If you just can 9t wait un7l the end of class, you can ask to go to the restroom during student ac7vity 7me. Please do not ask to leave the room while I am in the middle of teaching 3 I don 9t want you to miss something important. Class Guidelines q / Be Productive q / Bring your materials to class q / Be ready to start learning when class starts q / Do your homework assignments on time q / Don 9t waste time in class q / Be Motivated q / Compete with yourself, not with your classmates q / Always do your personal best on any assignment q / Encourage your classmates to do their best q / Be Polite q / Respect your teacher, your classmates, and yourself q / Pay attention when someone else is talking. q / Refrain from using curse words in class 3 be a professional student Class Guidelines Things that will get you a warning& v / Goofing off during class time v / Having a cell phone or personal electronic device out v / Abusing or wasting classroom tools (this includes using white board markers for doodling) v / Not being encouraging to fellow students v / Not participating in class v / Using profanity v / Speaking out of turn v / Not being responsible for oneself Class Guidelines Things that will get you sent to the of<ce& v / Cheating or attempted cheating v / Being disruptive in class v / Dishonesty v / Destruction of property/vandalism (this includes writing in the textbook) v / Being disrespectful to the teacher or any school staff v / Carrying dangerous objects or weapons v / Written up twice for dress code Remember, at Literacy First, We live ABOVE the line Consequences Every action results in a consequence.<br><br> Some are good , some are not so good . The important thing to remember is that get to choose which consequences you want. Consequences: Homework Ac7on: You turn in your homework each day Consequence: You get homework credit and win a point for your team. Consequence: You pass the math class! Consequences: Homework Ac7on: You miss a day of homework Consequence: Even if you came to class that day, you do not get homework points. Consequence: You fall behind, and have to make up more homework in less 7me. Consequences: Disrupting the class Ac7on: You pose a distrac7on by talking or goo 2ng o9 during class 7me Consequence: You may lose points for your team. Consequence: You may be sent to the o&ce to call your parents. REMEMBER, You choose to be produc7ve in class or not. You choose to turn in your homework or not. You choose to be a posi7ve contributor in our math classroom or not. You choose your own consequences. Consequences<br><br>