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Ms. Zavala. Life Science 2013. Born in Guanajuato Mexico in 1980. I was a student too!. Graduated College 2008. My family:. Dad Mom 4 sisters 2 brothers 2 nephews 2 nieces Tia chole. My family. Husband Miguel Son: Diego (3 years old). I love to:. Camp with my family Go to Disney

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Ms zavala

Ms. Zavala

Life Science 2013





My family
My family:

  • Dad

  • Mom

  • 4 sisters

  • 2 brothers

  • 2 nephews

  • 2 nieces

  • Tia chole


My family1
My family

  • Husband Miguel

  • Son: Diego (3 years old)


I love to
I love to:

  • Camp with my family

  • Go to Disney

  • Shop at the mall

  • Read

  • Bake

  • Sleep

  • Eat

  • Travel


My promise to you
My promise to you:

  • Respect you

  • Do my best to teach you the best that I can

  • Teach differently so that all can learn

  • Be a mentor when you need support

  • Help you achieve your goals




Before the bell rings
Before the bell rings

  • Line up against my wall in one single line facing the outside doors

  • Do not touch my board

  • Come in only after I let you in (do not knock or wiggle the doorknob)

  • Come in quietly

  • Go straight to your seat

  • Sharpen your pencils and take out all of your materials

  • Start the Do Now


What do i need for this class
What do I need for this class

  • Interactive notebook

  • Three sharpened pencils-no pens only to correct

  • Tape

  • Flashcards

  • Highlighter


If i forget my materials
If I forget my materials:

  • Ask a neighbor to borrow pencil/paper before the bell rings.

  • Use lined notebook paper and copy the notes at home that night.


Who get the materials
Who get the materials:

  • One person will be assigned from each table to get textbooks, workbooks, lab materials etc.

  • This same person puts everything back when instructed to do so.


Take care of our materials and classroom
Take care of our materials and classroom

  • DO NOT WRITE ON ANYTHING THAT BELONGS TO THE SCHOOL (Can be against the law)

  • Do now write on textbooks, workbooks, or desks (detention or referrals will be given)

  • Do not peel textbooks or take book covers off

  • Do not write on book covers

  • Place back all crayons and markers neatly

  • Keep materials box organized and free of trash


  • NO LEAD ON OUR FLOORS!

  • NO TRASH ON THE FLOOR!

  • NO TRASH ON THE SEATS!

  • NO TRASH IN THE CABINETS OR BEHIND FURNITURE!

  • This is our classroom keep it clean.


Restroom policy
RESTROOM POLICY

  • Must have a pass

  • Cannot go when instructions are given

  • If no pass is available to you, you will serve detention

  • One person at a time

  • Leave your backpack

  • No longer than three minutes

  • MUST sign in and out ( make sure you notify me when you’re back)


Not allowed
Not allowed:

  • Cell phones

  • I-pods

  • I-pads

  • Headphones

  • Recorders

  • Makeup

  • Cameras

  • Bad attitudes

  • Disrespect


Tardies and absences
Tardies and Absences

  • If you are not in your seat when the bell rings, you will be marked tardy.

  • If you are absent, start on the do now right away before you ask me if you missed anything. After I take roll I will give you any notes and assignments that you missed (it is your responsibility to let me know).

  • For every day you were absent you have the same amount of days to make it up. Exception if you were absent only one day

    1 day-2 days to make up 2 days-3 days to make up

    3days-4 days to make up.

  • Please see me if you need more time.

  • Check the absentee folder for notes or activities missed.


What if i want to share
What if I want to share?

  • Do not interrupt. Raise your hand and wait to be called on.

  • Wait until all the directions are given before you ask questions. I might answer it, if you let me finish.

  • If it is only a question that has to do with you ask me one-on-one.

    (Why does my dog bark?)


What if i need help
What if I need help?

  • Re-read your notes and directions.

  • Ask a partner if allowed to.

  • Raise your hand.

  • Skip the questions and come back to it later.


Group work
Group Work

  • Participate

  • Stay on task

  • Do your part

  • Be inviting

  • Motivate others to participate

  • Take everyone's ideas into consideration

  • Group roles must be obeyed


Bullying
Bullying

  • Laughing at answers

  • Excluding others

  • Moving away

  • Complaining about your team members

  • Spreading rumors

  • Ignoring teammates

  • Doing all the work because they don’t know anything


Headings
Headings

  • Name

  • Period

  • Date

  • Life Science

    Title

  • No names will be posted on my cabinet. For each day that it is not claimed it will be marked late.


Late work
Late Work

  • Will only be accepted one week late. It will drop a whole letter grade for each meeting date that it is late.


Retakes
Retakes

  • Only on Tuesdays

  • Will only be allowed to do up to two weeks after it is turned back to you.


Grading scale
Grading Scale

  • A 4.0-3.4

  • B 3.39-2.7

  • C 2.69-2.0

  • NP 1.9-below


Attention getters
Attention getters

  • Will count from 5 to 1 backwards.

    5-stop what you are doing

    4-go back to your seats

    3- put everything on your desk

    2- face me

    1- I have your attention

  • During group work I will ring a bell or sound a whistle to catch your attention


Dismissal
Dismissal

  • I will dismiss you not the bell.

  • 5 Minutes before the bell rings we will clean up and pack up.

  • First you clean up my materials, then you pack up your stuff.

  • I will check the floor, no one leaves until it is clean.

  • Pick up trash even if it is not yours.


Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous

  • Playing balls will be kept in a box in front of the class.

  • You can drink water in class ( no sugary drinks)

  • No eating in class, specially candy or chips

  • NO LEAD ON THE FLOOR!!!!!!!

  • No touching displays or projects.

  • Don’t take classroom supplies, if you take them accidently, bring them back.

  • Take backpacks off.

  • When you take out papers it is not time to socialize.


Miscellaneous part 2
Miscellaneous Part 2

  • Don’t play with the rulers

  • Talking during test will result in a zero which you cannot make up.

  • Making rude and distracting noises during class will get you a detention.


Classroom rules
Classroom Rules

  • 1. When the bell rings be in your seat.

  • 2. Be prepared.

  • 3. Respect yourself, classmates, and the teacher.

  • 4. Raise your hand to speak.

  • 5 Participate in all classroom activities and discussions.

  • 6. Strive to always be productive and an active learner.


Consequences
Consequences

  • 1. Warning

  • 2. Seat Change/Reflection

  • 3. Detention/Phone call home

  • Office Referral


Detention
Detention

  • If your homework is not done: You will do it during detention.

  • Period 1-4 Lunch that day –You have fifteen minutes to get your lunch and eat.

  • Period 6- Lunch the next day. Homework must be done at home and serve study hall detention. 15 to get lunch.

  • If you miss detention, you will gain an additional day of detention.


Party
Party!!!!!!

  • At the end of each quarter we will have a party. (PIZZA during lunch or ICE CREAM after school).

  • The class with the most stickers will win!

  • How to get stickers:

  • perfect attendance

  • Top three class averages on tests

  • Perfect homework completion

  • No step 2-4 on the consequence ladder in the class.

  • On task group work for the whole class


Group roles
Group Roles

  • Red: Make sure that all materials are in the material box (use list for items).

  • Yellow:

    Put textbooks/workbooks back

    Collect assignments/make sure the name is on them, organize assignments.

  • Green: Supervise that all lab/activity materials are returned and put away.

  • Blue: Monitor that tables and floors are clean at the end of the day.


Team work
Team Work

  • Material:

  • 10 pasta items

  • One marshmallow

  • Yarn

  • Paper bag


Directions
Directions

With your team you will plan for and then build the tallest free standing structure.

Restrictions:

  • Tallest

  • Free standing

  • 15 Min

  • Must use all materials

  • Whole Marshmallow goes on top

  • Cannot use additional materials


First on the front cover
First …(on the front cover)

  • Write your full name (first and last)

  • Write your subject/ period

  • Write teacher’s name/ room number

NAME (FIRST LAST)

Life SCIENCE/ PERIOD

Ms. Zavala/ ROOM # 117


Next add your title page
Next, add your title page

SUBJECT

Name (First and Last)

Period

*Feel free to decorate this page


Next add in the table of contents
Next, add in the Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Date Assignment Page #


Skip a few blank pages (~6) for your table of contents


How to set up your notebook
How to set up your notebook …

1L

Label the left side “1L” and the right side “1R” in the center of bottom margin

1R


How to set up your notebook1
How to set up your notebook …

1L

Date:

Date:

Make sure you put the date on each new page

1R


How to set up your notebook2
How to set up your notebook …

1L

Date:

Date:

Title

Title

Make sure you title your page and underline it in the center top margin

1R


Observe,

Question,

Comment

*Write your own reflections, and questions

Notebook Setup8/8/13

Notebook Setup 8/8/13

Questions/Cues/Main Ideas

Notes

Summary

Page 1L

Page 1R


Observe,

Question,

Comment

*Write your own reflections, and questions

Notebook Setup 8/8/13

Notebook Setup 8/8/13

Questions/Cues/Main Ideas

  • Notes

  • Right = Shared Space

    • class/lecture notes

    • lab activities

    • questions (as a class)

    • any activity we do together in class

  • Left = Personal Space

    • Do Now

    • brainstorming

    • Reflection

    • Individual Questions

    • any activity you do on your own

    • any questions or comments you have during an activity

Page 1L

Page 1R


Observe,

Question,

Comment

Notebook Setup

Reflection

Notebook Setup

08/08/13

08/08/13

  • All science notebook entries must include:

  • Date in the top right-hand corner.

  • Underlined title in the center of top margin.

  • Page number in the center of bottom margin.

  • ‘Observe, Question, Comment’ section on left-page margin.

  • Activity notes or reflection in the body of the page.

  • If you run out of space, continue the activity on the next right or left page. Label that page 1R Continued or 1L Continued.

1L

1R


Observe,

Question,

Comment

  • Check for Understanding

  • What four components must every notebook entry have?

  • 2. What is a right side page used for?

  • 3. What is a left side page used for?

1L Continued

1R Continued


Cornell notes
Cornell Notes

  • Every time when we take notes.

  • Always on the right side

  • Highlight topics/cues/questions

  • Highlight definitions to language of the discipline.



  • Next write the date

    (upper right hand side)

  • Write the title of the

    notes (Top line, centered,

    and underlined

  • Write the page number

    on the bottom of the

    page.




Observe, assignment

Question,

Comment

*Write your own reflections, and questions

Cornell Notes Setup 8/8/13

Cornell Notes Setup 8/8/13

Questions/Cues/Main Ideas

  • Notes

  • Highlight questions/Cues/Main ideas

  • Highlight language discipline words and their definition

  • Skip lines between main ideas

  • Summary at the end in your own words.

Summary

Page 2L

Page 2R


Miscellaneous part 21
Miscellaneous Part 2 assignment

  • Don’t play with the rulers

  • Talking during test will result in a zero which you cannot make up.

  • Making rude and distracting noises during class will get you a detention.


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