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Economics, MAHS. Mr. Rennier, Spring 2013. Classroom Expectations. Economics is a challenging course Economics is required for graduation from MAHS Economics has an EOCT – End of Course Test. Class Preparation. Come to class everyday!!! Be on time to class

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Economics mahs

Economics, MAHS

Mr. Rennier, Spring 2013


Classroom expectations
Classroom Expectations

  • Economics is a challenging course

  • Economics is required for graduation from MAHS

  • Economics has an EOCT – End of Course Test


Class preparation
Class Preparation

  • Come to class everyday!!!

  • Be on time to class

    • In your assigned seat and working on warm-up by the tardy bell

  • Bring your dedicated Economics 3-ring notebook, paper, pencils and pen to class each day.

  • Be PREPARED TO WORK


Class activities
Class Activities

  • Economics class is mostly guided, interactive, lecture and guided practice.

  • Keep good notes!!! This is most important

  • There will be class discussions and problem practice; it is important that you participate at all times


Class behavior
Class Behavior

  • Only one person talking at a time. Raise your hand if you wish to ask questions or share your thoughts, you will be recognized.

  • NO SLEEPING OR PUTTING HEAD ON YOUR DESK—you will be asked to stand at the back of the room. If you are sick I will send you to the nurse.

  • NO FOOD, DRINK, CANDY, etc. Is allowed in my room. I already have enough pets and I don’t want any more.


Cell phones electronic devices
Cell Phones, Electronic Devices

  • TURNED OFF AND PUT AWAY IN POCKET OR PURSE

  • If you choose to bring it out or SNEAK it in anyway I will ask for it to be returned only to parent at the end of the day.

  • If you refuse to surrender a cell phone or other electronic device I will submit a discipline referral for “Failure to Follow Instructions”


Bags and purses
BAGS and PURSES

  • Place all bags and purses under your desk

  • The only material on your desk should be your economics notebook and textbook

  • Working on other class materials in not allowed

  • Bags and books are used as screens for prohibited classroom activity—AGAIN, PUT THEM UNDER YOUR DESK

  • I do and will walk the aisles so any bags or purses are a hazard…PUT THEM UNDER YOUR DESK


Behavior toward others
Behavior Toward Others

  • Profanity, rude, condescending, racial, or derogatory remarks are NEVER appropriate even if “just kidding.” These remarks WILL NOT be tolerated.

  • If you disagree with a statement someone makes during an economic class discussions then you better back up your own statements with FACTS.


Notebook
NOTEBOOK

  • You must keep an Economics NOTEBOOK in a 3-ring binder.

  • Your notebook MUST have 5 tab dividers—one for each unit.

  • Organize all papers, handouts, notes, EQ’s and Warm-ups, quizzes, etc. by UNIT

  • This NOTEBOOK counts as on-half of your final exam grade.


Attendance and tardy
Attendance and Tardy

  • If you are not in your assigned seat when the tardy bell rings then you are tardy—3 tardies will receive a verbal warning. After 3 tardies after school detention will be assigned.

  • I will contact home for the first 3 absences you incur in this class. If you come in after half the class you are absent for the entire class. After 3 absences I will refer you the the attendance committee.

  • If you are passing and have 10 or more unexcused absences you will receive a NC (no credit) for the course.


Make up work
Make-up Work

  • If you have one EXCUSED ABSENCE you have 2 days to make up any missed assignments.

  • If you have miss 2 or more days in a row due that is EXCUSABLE you have 5 school days to make up any missed assignments.

  • Assignments not made up in the allowed time will receive a zero (0) for the assignment.

  • Make-up tests will be ESSAY and Short Answer only.


Late work
Late Work

  • Late work is generally NOT ACCEPTED.

  • Each situation of late worked will be judged on a case by case basis, but must have a compelling reason to be accepted.

  • Acceptance of LATE WORK is ALWAYS at the teachers discretion.

  • ALL accepted late work will have 10 percent (one letter grade) deducted for each day late.


Assigned seats
Assigned Seats

  • You must always use your assigned seat unless directed to move someplace else by the teacher.


Class dismissal
Class Dismissal

  • Class dismissal is not by the BELL

  • I will dismiss class after the bell has rung, and ONLY if EVERYONE IS IN THEIR OWN ASSIGNED SEAT.

  • Failure to follow dismissal instructions will result in the class being held after the bell.


Assignments
ASSIGNMENTS

  • Your class grade will be made up of the following:

    • Weekly vocabulary quizzes on Friday

    • Weekly content quizzes on Wednesday

    • EQ’s and WARM-UP’s turned in on Friday

    • Unit Tests (5)

    • Mid-Term Exam

    • Final Exam

    • Notebook

    • SMG – Portfolio—major grade for Unit 5

    • EOCT – 20 percent of your final grade


Eq s and warm up s
EQ’s and Warm-Up’s

  • Each day there will be a posted warm-up; completely write the warm-up then answer it to best of your ability—you may use any notes, handouts, or the textbook to help you answer the warm-up

  • Essential Questions will be posted daily. Write these into the EQ paper provided and answer them at the end of the lesson.

  • Beginning on Friday of next week—January, 18th you will turn in you Warm-ups and EQ’s for that week and this week. These will be collected each Friday for a weekly grade.


Unit tests
Unit Tests

  • Each economics unit will have a unit test. These vary in length, but will normally be 40 to 50 multiple choice questions over material covered in class.

  • The dates for each unit test are posted in your syllabus.

  • The questions on the unit test are of the same type and level of difficulty as found on the EOCT.


Failing a unit test
Failing a Unit Test

  • If you fail a unit test you may retake the test for a higher grade.

  • To retake the test you must meet with the teacher after school to go over you tested deficiencies before retaking the test.

  • Retakes must be done AFTER SCHOOL and BEFORE the NEXT UNIT TEST DATE

  • Students will earn the higher grade of either the retake or the original score.


Extra credit work
EXTRA CREDIT WORK

  • There is NO EXTRA CREDIT WORK for this class.

  • The grade you have is the grade you earned.


Unit sequence
Unit Sequence

  • Each unit in Economics is matched to a domain in the EOCT

  • Each domain in the EOCT counts 20 percent of that grade.

  • If you are having difficulty understanding the concepts in a particular unit you will likely have trouble with that portion of the EOCT as well.

  • In other words—PLEASE ASK FOR HELP IF YOU NEED IT; I WANT TO HELP YOU SUCCEED


Work ethic
Work Ethic

  • You must stay focused and on task

  • Study your notes (use Cornell notes)

  • Write questions from your study to bring to class for assistance.

  • If you are struggling I will help you by reviewing the material with you.

  • I can’t help you if you don’t ask

  • BE SPECIFIC IN YOUR QUESTIONS

  • FIND A STUDY BUDDY

  • STAY FOR TUTORING—Tuesday and Thursday 3:00-4:00


Hall passes
HALL PASSES

  • You will only have three (3) hall passes per 8 weeks.

  • Hall passes are only for EMERGENCIES; take care of you business before class.

  • NO PASSES TO COUNSELORS OR OTHER TEACHERS—if you are needed they will contact the classroom.

  • NO SELF-CHECKOUT from class; if you are scheduled for checkout you must wait for the check-out call.

  • Passes are always at the TEACHER’S DISCRECTION and should not interrupt whole class instruction

  • NO PASSES will be given during the first 20 minutes of class or the last 20 minutes of class.


Cheating
CHEATING

  • NO COPYING

  • NO OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE

  • NO GROUP WORK ON ASSIGNMENTS (except SMG)

  • NO PLAGIRIZING

  • NO LOOKING ON ANOTHER STUDENT’s QUIZ or TEST

  • CHEATING HAS A ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY

  • You will be given a ZERO for the grade and a discipline referral


Grading percentages
GRADING PERCENTAGES

  • Grading is done by Unit; all assignments for the unit will comprise the Unit Grade.

  • Units 1 to 4 are each 15% of your final grade

  • Unit 5 is 10% of final grade (SMG GROUP PROJECT is the major grade for this unit).

  • Comprehensive Mid-Term and Final exams are each 5% of your final grade (notebook is one-half the Final Exam grade and is due on the Final Exam date).

  • The EOCT is 20 percent of you final grade.


Important dates
Important Dates

  • ALL UNIT, MID-TERM, FINAL, and EOCT test dates are listed in you syllabus.

  • STOCK MARKET GAME dates will be announced later.


Summary
SUMMARY

  • BE HERE

  • BE ON-TIME

  • DO YOUR WORK

  • STUDY DAILY

  • PARTICIPATE IN CLASS

  • BE ATTENTIVE IN CLASS

  • DON’T FALL BEHIND

  • ASK QUESTIONS

  • BE SUCCESSFUL


Final thoughts
Final Thoughts

  • It is your education, you get out of it what your are willing to put into it.

  • Hard work never hurt anyone

  • YOU CAN DO IT



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