Mrs. Cullyn Brooks
8th Grade Earth Science
Pitcher Junior High
Arrival to Class
You are expected to get your supplies ready and begin Daily Science Activity immediately. Do not wait for the bell or a signal from me to begin working.
$10 Science Lab Fee
1 Roll Paper Towels
1 Box of Kleenex
1 Bottle of Hand Sanitizer (10oz. or larger)
3 Ring Binder
2 packs of loose leaf paper
Composition notebook (for Daily Sciences)
1 Bottle of Elmer’s Glue All
In junior high, you are given number grades in the form of percentages, not letter grades. Your class grade is divided into two categories: daily activities (80% of your quarter grade) and the quarter exam (20% of your quarter grade). Daily activities include, but are not limited to: bell work, class work, homework, vocabulary, quizzes, tests, projects, and self-assessments. Assignments completed in ink will be penalized.
Headings for all Assignments
Students are expected to follow these guidelines when completing all assignments:
r Assignments will be completed neatly using the correct school heading and format that is posted in the classroom. If I cannot read it, I cannot grade it.
r All science work must be completed in pencil. Assignments will be posted on the board and must be written in the student's school agenda.
r Assignments are to be turned in on time. Late assignments will be penalized.
Homework/ Class work
Most homework or class work started in class but not completed in class may be check for completion, or it may be a graded assignment.
Tests / Quizzes
Chapter and unit tests will be given at the end of each section/unit. Tests are comprehensive – covering all skills and concepts taught within the period.
A required exam will be given at the end of each nine weeks period. It will include all material that was taught through the grading period. The exam is 20% of the final nine week grade.
All students are issued an agenda to record homework. I expect my students to use this valuable organizational tool to record all assignments, upcoming tests, and projects. It is your responsibility to have the agenda daily in class and use it accordingly. . Parents are encouraged to check the agenda daily.
If you are not in class, you cannot learn. It is very important that you are in class everyday. However, if you must be absent from class, you will be responsible to get the notes and assignments. It might be helpful to get the phone numbers from several reliable students for that purpose. Makeup work is the student's responsibility. Incomplete work could result in a 0% grade.
(See student Handbook)
mAKE UP WORK POLICY
· sTUDENT WILL HAVE 2 DAYS UPON RETURNING TO SCHOOL TO CONTACT TEACHER(S) TO ARRANGE FOR WORK TO BE MADE UP
· tEACHERS WILL ARRANGE A TIME FRAME FOR WORK TO BE COMPLETED
lATE WORK pOLICY
· ASSIGNMENTS will not be accepted six days after it is due
1 DAY LATE – 10%
2 DAYS LATE – 20%
3 DAYS LATE – 30 %
4 DAYS LATE – 40 %
5 DAYS LATE – 50%
6 day 0% grade
All classroom procedures are to be followed as usual. Assigned work will be checked and graded. I expect my students to treat the substitute with respect.
During the fifth week of each quarter, everyone will receive a progress report. All students with unsatisfactory grades (D’s or F’s) must get their agenda signed by the teacher and guardian each day.
If you are in need of extra assistance it is your responsibility to make arrangements with me for tutoring.
· Be on time to class.
· Have all necessary materials.
· Listen to directions.
· Stay on task.
· No food, drink, or gum is allowed.
· Respect others right to learn.
· Safety rules must be upheld at all times while in the science lab.
I believe in being available for my students and their parents. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I am available for conferences from 7:00-7:30am or 2:45 until 3:00 p.m. Parents may either call the Pitcher office at 892-3021 to schedule, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
School Website: http://pitcherjunior.stpsb.org