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Welcome back jackets syllabus

FIRST DAY OF HIGH SCHOOL WELCOME AND WORLD HISTORY SYLLABUS POWERPOINT

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Welcome back jackets syllabus

  1. 1. Welcome back Jackets…
  2. 2. And welcome to Miss Waters’ World History E!
  3. 3. It’s in the syllabus! Classroom Rules • Be respectful • Keep classroom clean • No food or drinks • Come to class prepared • Follow all school policies as outlined in student handbook. What does all of this mean?
  4. 4. Be respectful • Be respectful means there will be no cussing, yelling, or name calling.
  5. 5. It also means that there will be no talking during class unless authorized.
  6. 6. Keep classroom clean • Students will not leave trash on the floor. That being said, you should not get up in the middle of instruction to throw away trash.
  7. 7. You must return all supplies to their proper place. Text books should be stored neatly under your desk and not on the floor. Desks, textbooks and walls are not your personal canvas and should not be written, drawn, painted or plastered upon. This will ensure that everyone enjoys a clean and safe environment.
  8. 8. No food or drinks • Food, candy and any drinks are not allowed. It is distracting and unsanitary to have these things in the classroom.
  9. 9. Come to class prepared • Students must come with all books, notebooks and work to class each day. Hall passes will not be given to retrieve forgotten supplies. Paper and writing utensils are always needed.
  10. 10. This also means come to class on time and fully rested and ready to learn. There will be no sleeping in class. This will prevent delays in class and the student from falling behind in work missed because of lack of materials.
  11. 11. • All rules established by the school are to be enforced and follow. Consistency in school wide rules will leave little question in students’ minds as to what is appropriate and not appropriate.
  12. 12. JOIN REMIND FOR TEXT UPDATES AFTER SCHOOL
  13. 13. CELLPHONE POLICY IS ENFORCED AS DICTATED BY CADDO PARISH SCHOOL BOARD.
  14. 14. Byrd Classroom Management • 1st Warning = name on board • 2nd Warning = Check by name & detention • 3rd Offense = Code 2 and removal from class
  15. 15. TESTING • CHAPTER TESTS AND NINE WEEKS TESTS WILL BE WORTH 100 POINTS. THE WEIGHT OF SEMESTER AND FINAL EXAMS ARE SET AT 25% OF YOUR SEMESTER GRADE. • DURING TESTS, ALL MATERIALS, EXCEPT A CLEAN SHEET OF PAPER AND A WRITING UTENSIL, ARE TO BE CLEARED OFF OF YOUR DESK. EYES ARE TO BE KEPT ON YOUR PAPER. NO TALKING IS ALLOWED WHILE TESTS ARE OUT. WANDERING EYES AND /OR TALKING IS GROUNDS FOR A ZERO ON YOUR TEST. ALL TESTS WILL BE TAKEN UP ONCE THE LAST PERSON HAS FINISHED.
  16. 16. BONUS POINTS • A REPORT ON A HISTORICAL REFERENCE FROM POPULAR MUSIC CAN BE WRITTEN FOR 15 BONUS POINTS. THIS REPORT WILL CONSIST OF THE LYRICS FROM A POPULAR SONG HEARD ON THE RADIO (RING AROUND THE ROSEY IS NOT PLAYED ON THE RADIO) WHICH REFERENCES A HISTORICAL PERSON OR EVENT. YOU WILL NEED TO PRINT OUT THE LYRICS TO THE SONG AND THEN WRITE A ONE PAGE REPORT ON THE HISTORICAL PERSON OR EVENT THAT WAS MENTIONED IN THE SONG. THE REPORT IS ON THE HISTORICAL REFERENCE AND NOT THE SONG OR BAND. IT MUST BE HAND WRITTEN. TYPED REPORTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
  17. 17. A CURRENT EVENT IS AN ARTICLE FROM A NEWSPAPER, MAGAZINE OR THE INTERNET. YOU SHOULD CUT OUT THE ARTICLE AND PASTE, TAPE OR STAPLE TO A CLEAN SHEET OF PAPER. YOU SHOULD THEN WRITE A SUMMARY OF THE ARTICLE ON THE SHEET OF PAPER. THE SUMMARY SHOULD BE IN YOUR OWN WORDS. YOU WILL RECEIVE 5 BONUS POINTS FOR EACH CURRENT EVENT. I WILL ONLY ACCEPT THESE ON THE LAST CLASS MEETING OF EACH WEEK. HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE ABSENT OR WE ARE OUT OF SCHOOL, THEN I WILL ACCEPT YOUR CURRENT EVENT THE FIRST DAY BACK IN SCHOOL.
  18. 18. THERE WILL BE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO EARN BONUS BOTH IN THE CLASSROOM THROUGH PARTICIPATION AND BY STAYING AFTER SCHOOL FOR EDUCATIONAL FILMS.
  19. 19. CLASSWORK-HOMEWORK • ASSIGNMENTS DURING CLASS AND HOMEWORK WILL VARY IN POINT VALUE. LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
  20. 20. MAKE-UP WORK • AS DICTATED BY SCHOOL POLICY, MAKE UP WORK IS ALLOWED FOR EXCUSED ABSENCES AND FOR UNEXCUSED WITH A VALID NOTE ONLY. I WILL GIVE YOU 3 DAYS TO MAKE UP WORK. CHECK WITH YOUR PARTNER AND THEN YOU MUST COME TO ME TO GET MISSED WORK! I WILL DO MY BEST TO CATCH YOU UP TO SPEED. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING MISSED NOTES FROM A TEAM MEMBER. IF I HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR MAKE –UP WORK WITHIN 3 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF YOUR RETURN, THE MISSING WORK WILL RECEIVE A ZERO. MAKE UP TESTS MUST BE TAKEN IN CLASS ON THE FIRST DAY WHICH YOU RETURN IF YOU WERE PRESENT FOR THE REVIEW.
  21. 21. QUIZZES • DAILY QUIZZES ARE GIVEN ON HOMEWORK, MAPS OR PREVIOUS DAY’S WORK. THESE QUIZZES ARE 5 QUESTIONS WORTH 25 POINTS. THERE WILL USUALLY BE AN OPTIONAL 5 POINT BONUS. MAKE-UPS ARE NOT GIVEN FOR QUIZZES. THE NEXT GRADED QUIZ WILL COUNT FOR YOUR MISSED QUIZ GRADE(S).
  22. 22. RESTROOM BREAKS • RESTROOM BREAKS ARE TO BE TAKEN BEFORE OR AFTER CLASS ONLY. I DO NOT GIVE RESTROOM BREAKS. YOU SHOULD TAKE CARE OF YOUR PERSONAL BUSINESS ON YOUR PERSONAL TIME…NOT MINE. EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE IN THE CASE OF MEDICAL NECESSITY AND A DR.’S NOTE WILL BE REQUIRED.
  23. 23. NOTEBOOK • YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO KEEP A NOTEBOOK. THIS NOTEBOOK SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST 2 SECTIONS. YOU WILL HAVE ONE SECTION DEDICATED TO THE DAILY AGENDAS AND ANOTHER FOR OUTLINES AND NOTES. YOUR NOTEBOOK CAN BE SPOT CHECKED AT ANY TIME FOR A GRADE ON YOUR OUTLINES OR AGENDAS. YOU WILL RECEIVE A FINAL NOTEBOOK GRADE AT THE END OF THE
  24. 24. I WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR TUTORING EVERY MONDAY AFTER SCHOOL. YOU MAY SIGN UP ON THE LIST POSTED ON THE “WHAT’S NEW” WALL. HOWEVER, I WILL TRY TO WORK OUT MEETING TIMES WITH YOU IF NEEDED.
  25. 25. MOST OF ALL…
  26. 26. …AND
  27. 27. …AND FINALY, REMEMBER…

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