WELCOME TO Mrs. Matthews’ Class. Weekly planner board Performance Task section Spotlight Board Cubby Holes Diary Before the bell rings Between 2 & 2:30p.m. Teacherease Parent Connect Class webpage: http://mrsmatthewsclass.yolasite.com/. Mrs. Matthews’ Class. SUPPLY LIST:
Weekly planner board
Performance Task section
Before the bell rings
Between 2 & 2:30p.m.
Class webpage: http://mrsmatthewsclass.yolasite.com/
All supplies are due by Monday August 12th!
Five Star 5-Subject notebook
Blue inked Pen
1 Pack of graph paper
TI-83 or 84 Calculator (Optional, strongly recommended)
2nd Period: 3 Tennis balls (must be cut)
3rd Period: 3 Tennis balls (must be cut)
4th Period: 1 Box of tissue
7th Period: 2 Black Expo dry erase markers
You must be PROMPT!
You must be PREPARED!
You must be POLITE!
You must be a PARTICIPANT!
These are the 4 P’s of Mrs. Matthews’ class.
Take this time to write the rules down!
NOTE: Anything written in italics MUST be written!
Enter room quickly & quietly.
Any activity that requires you to stand must be done before the bell
rings, ex. pencil sharpening, getting materials, etc.
Begin the Bell Work!
Raise your hand to ask questions!
Raise your fist if you have a personal concern, ex. need materials.
Use restroom/drink water between classes!
You may drink water during class.
Reasons for leaving class:
called by the office, running an errand for me, or at my discretion
I DISMISS CLASS! The bell is a signal to teachers!
I will let you know when you are allowed to get up and leave the room.
CHEWING GUM IS FORBIDDEN!!
If you violate this or any of the 4 P’s your conduct grade will be affected.
E in conduct: No more than 1 class disruption, positive attitude,
respectful to Mrs. Matthews and other classmates, honest in actions, obeys classroom rules and policies.
S in conduct: No more than 3 class disruptions, good attitude, respectful to Mrs. Matthews and other classmates, honest in actions, obeys classroom rules and policies
N in conduct: No more than 4 class disruptions, mediocre attitude, disrespectful to Mrs. Matthews and other classmates, dishonest in actions, disobeys classroom rules and policies.
U in conduct: More than 4 class disruptions, unacceptable attitude, disrespectful to Mrs. Matthews and other classmates, dishonest in actions, disobeys classroom rules and policies.
*Plagiarism will result in conduct grade reduction to at least an ‘N’.
1. Student will be verbally warned.
Parent contact by phone, email or letter.
Office referral or write up.
Note: Dangerous, outrageous behavior will constitute an automatic jump to #3.
Assessments = 65%
Exams = 45%
Quizzes = 20%
Home-Work = 10%
Class-Work = 15%
Class Participation = 10%
Notebook Check = 5%
Materials Check = 5%
There will typically be 4-5 quizzes per nine weeks.
Some quizzes will require a signature.
There will typically be 2 exams per nine weeks.
An exam is more comprehensive than a quiz.
ALL exams must be parent signed.
There will be individual and group projects assigned.
Depending on the nature of the project, it will either be counted as a CW or Assessment grade.
Approximately 5 problems will be assigned 3-4 nights per week, and are due the next class period.
HW is peer graded.
HW is a completion grade!
Once HW is peer graded, full credit (5 points) is awarded. Otherwise, zero points will be awarded.
If you completed all the problems correctly, you will receive a star stamp!
If you made an error(s), you will receive a happy face stamp!
If you do not have your HW, you do not receive a stamp!
On Quiz/Exam day ALL HW problems, correctly solved will be collected and checked by me.
5 more points will be awarded if you have every problem correctly solved with your work shown.
You will receive an additional happy face stamp to indicate that you have completed all your corrections!
If you have a star stamp, no corrections are necessary!
2 happy faces = 1 star!
Only 2½ points will be awarded if you do not have every problem correctly with your work shown.
You will not receive an additional happy face stamp!
Zero points will be awarded if you have no corrections or if you turn in no work.
If you miss a day’s HW, you may do it and turn it in on Quiz/Exam day with the rest of your HW.
By doing so, you will be awarded 2½ points which will replace the zero you were previously awarded.
So there are 3 HW grades:
Full credit (5 points)
Half credit (2½ points)
No credit (0 points)
Having a zero on Parent Connect for HW means you were given an opportunity to make up your HW, but you refused to take advantage of that opportunity.
Note: If you have been absent, there is no penalty. **This does not apply to projects or Study Island.
You have 3 days after your return to make up your work.
Explain assignment coding:
First digit represents the Nine weeks
Second digit represents the number of the assignment
Therefore HW 2.3 means this is the second nine weeks and this is the third HW assigned.
TLW is an abbreviation for ‘The Learners Will’.
You will see this abbreviation used on the weekly announcements.
Go to www.mrsmatthewsclass.yolasite.com
Print and complete the Info sheet.
There will be weekly Study Island HW assignments.
Assignments are due on a Tuesday and credit will be assigned as follows:
Full credit (10 points) – you complete the stated number of problems and receive a ribbon by the due date.
Half credit (5 points) – you do not complete the stated number of problems and/or do not receive a ribbon by the due date.
No credit (0 points) – you do not do the assignment or the assignment is completed after the due date.
*Absence is not an excuse! Study Island is due EVERY Tuesday!
*You are advised to complete Study Island in advance as computer problems are not valid excuses.
*Make sure to read the lesson before trying to complete the assignment.
*There is no limit to the amount of attempts.
*You may send me an email request to reset any assignment.
Class-work assignments are typically given at the end of a lesson and are graded for accuracy.
You are allowed to use your notes on CW assignments!
Notebooks will be checked at the end of each nine weeks.
Notebooks will be comprehensively checked for all notes, assignments, assessments and other class related materials used during the nine weeks.
Each of the above will have a specified place in your notebook and you are required to keep all returned and graded materials in the specified place.
The projector will be heavily used and anything written in italicsmust be written. Anything else that is said or demonstrated that you deem important should also be written.
Spot checks for notebook, textbook, practice workbook, formative assessment packet, and other required materials.
*These must be brought to class EVERY day!
*This is an ‘all or nothing’ grade!
If you have all materials you earn 100%
If you are missing any materials you earn 0%
You must come between 2 & 2:30 p.m. to check your HW.
You must see me individually to arrange make up time.