TCI – Our Textbook
We have 1 classroom set of textbooks for our class. Therefore, they are not allowed to leave the classroom. If you are interested in having your own textbook, a digital online version can be purchased here - http://store.teachtci.com/Shopping/ProgramOrder.aspx?ID=55&EditionMode=Latest for $16.00.
I found this link on the internet to our US History textbook. The United States Through Industrialism It does not have the pictures but only the text. You might be even able to save it to your portable devices as it is a pdf file.
Flashback: Each day, students will begin the lesson by completing a short activity or answering a question. A “flashback” notebook will be kept and will be turned in when taking the chapter test.
The format each day will be to:
a. Write the date
b. Write the period
c. Write the Learning target as well as the “Flashback” question
d. Write the answer to the “Flashback” question
Supplies Needed for this Class
1. Wooden Pencils
2. Small pencil sharpener that catches shavings
3. Paper – loose leaf or in spiral notebook.
4. 3 Ring Binder / trapper to hold worksheets and other assignments
5. 3 Ring Binder to hold “flashback” questions
- Be to class on time in your seat and working on the “bell ringer” when the bell rings (this does not mean running into the classroom as it is ringing)
- Raise your hand to answer questions and to ask to move about the classroom.
- Be respectful, courteous, and polite to self, others and all things around you.
- Be responsible for all your own actions and respectfully accept guidance.
- Manage your own behavior.
- Put forth your best effort and do quality work.
- Use all materials carefully and correctly and clean up after yourself.
- Always bring book, pencil, “Flash Back” notebook, and paper to class unless otherwise instructed;
- Complete work on time (late assignments begin losing 20% of the grade);
- Copy all due dates and homework assignments written on the whiteboards into personal agenda book;
- Seek help from teachers, parents, and friends if experiencing difficulty with the materials.
- Do your own work.
- 20% – Homework – Processing – A Check Grade
- 20% – Homework – For Accuracy
- 30% – Tests, Projects, Open Response Questions
- 10% – Quizes
- 20% – A Mid-Term Test / Second Half Mid-Term Test
- Tests will be administered per chapter.
- Each test will contain a variety of sections including: Matching, Multiple Choice, Interpreting Graphs/Maps/Chart/Documents, Short Answer, and Open Response items.
Tests due to absence –
- Tests will be given immediately upon their return.
- Students will be able to receive full credit for their test.
- Students are fully aware of when tests are scheduled. If a student is absent before a test, they are still required to take the test on the day it was scheduled.
- Extra credit is not to be used to make up for low grades because of missing or late work.
- Work that students complete accurately and neatly that is above and beyond the teacher’s expectations.
- NO student will lose points for attempting to do extra credit work/problems
Here are the ways students can receive extra credit in either homework, tests/quizzes, or projects.
- “Extra effort gets extra credit” – this means that a student has gone well beyond the criteria set by the teacher.
- Extra credit opportunities given on tests/quizzes/projects by the teacher. – to receive credit – it must be correct and neat.
Homework must meet the five criteria below:
- on time
- followed directions
Any Homework not turned in when requested is late. Our school homework policy will then go into effect. Any homwork late will NOT recieve full credit. Points will be deducted based on the lateness of the assignment.
- As per school policy, after 2 homework assignments not being turned in, a call then will then be made to the pareent or guardian.
Absences Homework Policy
- Students will be given extra time if absent to get assignments in. Per school and district policy, you will have the same time given to get the assignment turned in as missed.
- Student is responsible for finding out what the assignments are and getting them done in the timeline the teacher and student have agreed upon.
- Handouts given the day the student was absent, can be found in the homwork folder.