Classroom Procedures and Expectations
8th Grade Math Supplies:
*loose leaf paper
In order for students to get the most out of their time in the classroom, it is very important for students to follow the procedures listed below.
Tardy: You need to be in the room when the bell rings. If you are not, you will receive a lunch detention. This is a school wide policy.
Tones and Bells: When the tone or bell rings at the end of the period, remain seated. You will be dismissed by me.
Bathroom: The last ten minutes of class will be available for students to take a restroom or drink break. You will be allowed to leave 3 times each quarter. You will need to sign out on the clipboard and take the pass with you. If you have to leave more than 3 times, then you may still go, but a parent will be notified about the amount of times you are leaving the classroom.
Attention Grabber: If you are working in groups or teams and you hear the bell, you should immediately stop talking and look at me for directions or instruction. Students who continue to talk after the bell rings will receive a warning in the behavior management plan.
Teacher Instruction: If I am talking, you should be sitting quietly, LISTENING. I will tell you when it is time to work together.
Student Responsibilities: When working with a team, you should always do your part and participate in the activity. You should be helpful and respectful to your peers and your teacher.
Entering Room: You are not to enter the room unless a teacher is inside.
Collecting Homework: When an assignment is collected, please make sure your name and date is noted in the upper right hand corner of the paper. Then place your paper in the designated paper tray for your class. I will then collect the papers.
Preparation: Please make sure you come to class with all necessary materials (binders, pencils, paper, and agenda mate). If you are missing any supplies, please check with a friend or the supply tub before asking me.
Parent / Teacher Communication
It is very important for parents and teachers to communicate throughout the school year. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have a question or concern, or simply want to know how your child is doing at school. The best way to contact me is through email. My email address is in the left column on my webpage. You will get the quickest response if you contact me through email. If you prefer to talk to me on the phone, I will be available 2nd hour each day. If I am in class when you call just leave a message with the office and I will get back to you as soon as I can. If you prefer to meet in person, just let me know and we can schedule a time that works for both of us. I look forward to working with your child this year!
8th Grade Math Information
•There will be daily problems completed each day at the beginning of class. It is to be kept in the daily problem section of your binder until it is collected. It is your job to put the date of the problem and to show the work necessary. Please correct it if you have made an error. Each day's problem is work two points. The problems will be collected at the end of each week. It is your responsibility to complete any problems that were done while you were absent. The problems will be available to you if you are absent.
•Each day you will have a goal for the day's class. This is to be written in the correct place on your daily problem sheet.
•Notes are taken almost daily in math class. They are to be dated and kept in the notes section of your binder. If you are absent you are expected to get the notes from another student.
•You should expect to have homework almost every night. It is very important that your homework is completed daily. Math needs to be practiced and the concept and skills that you are learning today will be needed for what you will be learning tomorrow.
•All homework is to be kept in the homework section of your math binder. The date of the assignment and the page number should be present on each entry. You should write neatly and use the lines of the paper in order to keep your work organized and easy to review.
•Homework will be checked for completion on a regular basis. On the day that an assignment is due, if you have completed it, you will receive 3 points. If it is not completed, you will receive zero points. If you complete this assignment and show it to me the next day, instead of a zero you will receive 2 points. It will be 1 point the next day and will remain a zero after that.
•If you do not understand how to complete a problem you may not just skip it. You must explain what you tried to do and what you do not understand. You will only receive credit for having completed your work if this is done.
•There will be times when an assignment is collected and graded based on your performance on that particular assignment. Point values will range from 20-40 points.
•There will be a vocabulary section in your binder. All vocabulary for different units is to be kept there.
•Each week you will be given a journal prompt. You will keep these prompts in the Journal section of your math binder.
•Quizzes and projects will be given periodically. Some of these will be partner quizzes, some will be notebook quizzes, and some will be individual quizzes. They will be worth 50 points.
•Tests will be given at the end of a unit or chapter. They will be worth 100 points.
Math should always be done in pencil. Be sure you have one with you each day for class and for your homework. In addition, please bring your textbook, binder, and agenda mate to class every day.