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WELCOME TO MS. DEGENSHEIN’S CLASS!. “ The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.” -Anonymous. Am I in the right place?. Ms. Degenshein or Ms. “ Deg ” Environmental Science Level 1. Who is this teacher as a person?. My favorites: Movie: Apollo 13

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welcome to ms degenshein s class


“ The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.”


am i in the right place
Am I in the right place?
  • Ms. Degenshein or Ms. “Deg”
  • Environmental Science Level 1
who is this teacher as a person
Who is this teacher as a person?
  • My favorites:
    • Movie: Apollo 13
    • Show: Friday Night Lights
    • Sport: Basketball
    • Sports Teams: Giants, Knicks, Seton Hall
    • Food: French Fries
  • About me:
    • TCNJ Class of 2011—2nd year at Edison High School
    • Jersey born and raised
    • Played soccer and basketball
    • And most importantly, I LOVE teaching science!
will ms degenshein treat me fairly
Will Ms. Degenshein treat me fairly?
  • I care about all of my students.
  • I will show you the respect you deserve but you also have to show me the respect I deserve!
how will i be graded
How Will I be graded?
  • Tests, Quizzes: 50%
  • Labs/ Projects/ Classwork: 40%
  • Homework: 10%
  • If you miss a test or a quiz, YOU must find me to come make it up.
  • Handing in a lab or project late will result in a one letter grade deduction for each day late.
  • I will NOT accept late homework unless you were absent.
classroom rules
Classroom Rules
  • Be respectful (of me and your classmates)
  • Be responsible.
  • Be reasonable.
  • Expectations:
    • Come to class ready to learn, take notes, ask questions, and participate in a positive manner.
    • Do your homework and class work.
    • Prepare for quizzes, tests, and assessments.
    • Come for extra help if you need it.
classroom guidelines guideline 1
Classroom GuidelinesGuideline #1
  • Be in your seat ready to work when the bell rings. There will be a DO NOW on the board every day which I expect you to answer in your notebook in a separate DO NOW section. These DO NOWs will be collected each week and will count as classwork.
classroom guidelines guideline 2
Classroom GuidelinesGuideline #2
  • Bring ALL materials (pencils or pens, binder, etc) to class and take them when you leave.
  • Ms. Degenshein is NOT a Staples.
classroom guidelines guideline 3
Classroom GuidelinesGuideline #3
  • Follow directions the first time they are given.
classroom guidelines guideline 4
Classroom GuidelinesGuideline #4
  • Clean up after yourselves!
  • We will be doing many labs and activities but that means we will be working with different materials.
  • Ms. Degenshein is not your maid.
  • You will lose participation points if you do not keep your area clean.
classroom guidelines guideline 5
Classroom GuidelinesGuideline #5
  • Treat Ms. Degenshein with respect.
  • Ms. Degenshein will always treat you with respect.
  • Treat your fellow classmates with respect.
  • Do not speak when Ms. Degenshein or another classmate is speaking.
  • Give an example of treating someone with respect.
classroom guidelines guideline 6
Classroom GuidelinesGuideline #6
  • Electronic devices are NOT to be used IN CLASS.
  • If I see them, I WILL take them.
    • First offense: You can pick up the item after class
    • Second offense: The item will be brought to the main office and a parent will need to pick it up at the end of the day.
classroom guidelines guideline 7
Classroom GuidelinesGuideline #7
  • Follow all procedures and policies as outlines in the EHS handbook.
classroom guidelines guideline 8
Classroom GuidelinesGuideline #8
  • If you are caught cheating on ANY assignment, you will receive a grade of 0 and a call or e-mail home.
  • Cheating is my #1 pet peeve. I am always available for extra help if you feel you do not understand the material. Please do not resort to cheating, you are only cheating yourself!
classroom guidelines guideline 9
Classroom GuidelinesGuideline #9
  • Every day, an Agenda of daily activities will be posted on the board.
  • If we do not get to everything on the agenda due to YOUR behavior, the remaining items on the agenda will be assigned as homework.
not following guidelines will result in
Not following guidelines will result in:
  • 1st offense: Warning
    • I will write your name on the board. Accept the warning and change your behavior!
  • 2nd offense: After School Detention
    • I will write a check next to your name on the board. Please see me after class to schedule your detention.
  • 3rd offense: Formal Write-Up
    • I will cross out your name on the front board and complete a formal write-up after class. You can expect a call or e-mail home as well. (Please don’t make me write you up, it’s obnoxious).
one last thought about discipline
One last thought about discipline
  • Any student who uses profanity, fights, damages school property (or property of other students or myself), or is disrespectful (as defined by me) will be sent to the office IMMEDIATELY.
  • Give some examples of behaviors that will get you sent to the office.
your expectations

What do you expect of Ms. Degenshein as a teacher?