Science Nine Chemistry Syllabus:
Within these walls we laugh…we love…we live
We agree to live respectfully together to create a learning environment where everyone feels comfortable to learn. Moreover, we agree that we must maximize the opportunity to learn. To do this we must honor our behavior agreement, rules-consequences, policies, and procedures.
Our Behavior Agreement:
- Listen with respect and without interruption
- Participate fully
- Press for clarification
- Tackle issues, not people
- Honor time and equitable distribution of air time
- Take care of own needs
- Interact verbally non-verbally in a professional manner
- Silence all cell phones
- Think like we are a family and care for one another
- Keep communication flowing (email, text, face-to-face, check PowerSchool). Communication should flow through the student to the teacher. Parents and students may contact me at any time. Text and email work best. Second best is my cell phone, last resort my classroom phone
Our Rules and Consequences
Follow the 13 Behaviors for the Speed of Trust so that the environment for learning is uninterrupted l (Talk Straight, Demonstrate Respect, Create Transparency, Right Wrongs, Show Loyalty, Deliver Results, Get Better, Confront Reality, Clarify Expectations, Practice Accountability, Listen First, Keep Commitments, and Extend Trust)
- 1st offense: Reminder is verbal with a mention to which rule you broke
- 2nd offense: Stay after for a conversation and a task related to the misbehavior
- 3rd Offense: Stay after school for 30 minutes either that day or the next (if no show it will be turned into the office)
- 4th Offense: Stay after school for 60 minutes either that day or the next (if no show it will be turned into the office)
Immediate Removal from Class, Discussion with administration. Consequences determined at that time by the teacher and administration and any other responsibilities assigned. This will vary by day/week
- Enter the room and pick up a daily agenda. The agenda is designed to help keep you informed, organized, and focused on the most important thing, learning.
- Go to your seat and prepare for the day. You will need 3-ring binder, writing tool and a calculator
- Back-pack Free Zone: No packs are allowed out during class. They must be stored under the table. (Not the side, not on a chair, nor next to you) If you chose to ignore this classroom policy you will lose the right to bring your backpack to class.
Follow classroom rules and norms
- Expect to stay busy right up to the end of the class period: Pack up when told to not when you feel lead to.
- Perform your team responsibilities as stated below. Team responsibilities are based on your seat number:
- Push in chairs
- Collect all assignments that are due (GREEN folder = GO to Mrs. Karel)
- Clean/Organize all lab table tops
- Return all assignments that are corrected. Check every day (RED folder = STOP and returned from Mrs. Karel)
- Any other responsibilities assigned by the teacher
- Learning is continuous and learning through activities and homework is extremely important. That is why outside school work is assigned.
- Consequences: If you choose not to turn in an assignment on time the following policy and procedure will be followed:
- Homework must be completed on your own time but in my classroom. The reason is that most of the time you need help and the help needs to come from me. Plus, there has to be a consequence for the late work. Therefore, the amount of time it takes for each assignment is minimally 15 minutes.
- When must the late work be completed? At lunch or after school. Arrangement must be made with Mrs Karel. A calendar of available time will be posted in the classroom. (Most Monday’s I will have a meeting so Monday’s are not always an option.)
- Once turned in, the late work will be scored and all points will be awarded for the quality of the work completed. Because late work is “late” it may not go into PowerSchool until all current work is processed.
- Bottom-line: Full credit is given for late work once time is served.
Test Correctives for Continuous Learning
After every test you will complete a twenty point assignment. This includes an analysis and a topical review based on your test data. The purpose of the assignment is to help you understand “what you know and are able to do” based on test data. It is also designed to help you understand “what you do not know and are unable to do” so that you can continue to learn the information, and you can learn how to use the skill for the future. Moreover, it will provide you opportunities to analyze personal data in a meaningful way so that for the next unit, next test, next class, or life you can be successful. (A detailed document will be given close to the first assessment)