• Guidelines & Procedures--All classes
    Classroom Procedures
     
    This class has very high expectations!
    1. Students will wait for Mrs. Sparlin when entering and leaving the classroom.

    2. Students will begin bell work immediately after the bell rings to start class.

    3. Students will request permission from the teacher to use the restroom or leave the classroom for any reason, sign out/in, and carry a pass at all times.

    4. Students will stay on task during class activities.

    5. Students will turn in all on-time work as they enter or exit class. All late/absent work will be turned in to the baskets for the correct class period.
    Procedures for Quieting the Class
     
    Mrs. Sparlin will say, "SLANT. Ladies and Gentlemen, I need your attention."

    Students will STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN for Mrs. Sparlin to make announcement or give other instructions.
    Classroom Expectations/Discipline Plan
     


    1. Behavior:

    You are expected to demonstrate respect for yourself and for your fellow classmates by being supportive and positive, by using appropriate language, by being prepared, by treating school property and each other�s property appropriately and by following school rules and policies. Practice �Cougar PRIDE� at all times!

    2. Materials:

    A college-ruled notebook is required for this class. There will be a model notebook in class at all times that will show assignments, notes and organization. It is located on the table at the side of class. Students may come in before school, during lunch or after school to look through the classroom notebook.

    Students also need blue or black pens, pencils, colored pencils/crayons/markers, glue, and scissors. These items will be used on a daily basis, so you need to carry them in your backpack. The classroom will have some art supplies, but most will need to be provided by the students.

    3. Student Responsibility for Learning:

    In order for your teachers to instruct, you must accept responsibility for your learning. You are being offered an excellent education! It is up to you to make the most of that education. Learning in a chaotic classroom is extremely limited. You are, therefore, expected to work quietly and pay attention in class.

    4. Discipline:

    Please, do not be disruptive and interfere with the learning of others. In the event that you are disruptive or your behavior warrants a consequence, you will be given a warning, a time-out, contact home, lunch detention, and/or a referral. I feel that most problems can be avoided through clear communication among teachers, students, and parents.

    5. Attendance and Make-up Work:

    You will be responsible for obtaining and completing all assignments and information you miss due to an absence. All assignments will be kept in the classroom notebook. On the bulletin board in the back of the classroom, there are boxes for each day of the week. The work that you missed will be in the box designated for the day you were absent. Extra copies of work will not be made; be responsible and do not lose work. You may ask any other student in the class to explain any work that was missed. Attendance is very important. Please try to limit absences to legitimate reasons. Research has proven that students who attend school on a regular basis learn more than those who do not.

    6. Homework/Second Chances:

    Students can expect approximately some type of nightly homework (15min). You will be given as many opportunities as you need to demonstrate mastery of a topic. However, you must complete the eligibility requirements, such as attending mandatory tutoring, or completing/redoing assignments in order to receive additional testing, etc.

    7. Final Grades consist of the following:

    Bell work/Homework 10%

    Class work 25%

    Quizzes 25%

    Tests/Projects 30%

    Finals 10%

    8. Most assignments are graded on the following basis:

    great effort + = 100 points

    satisfactory effort / = 80 points

    minimal effort - = 60 points

    unsatis effort/incomplete/late = 40 points

    missing/absent work = 20 points

    Heading
     

    This heading needs to be on all work that is handed in. Otherwise, your “Work Habits” grade may be reduced.

    Full Name (first and last)

    Complete date (month, day, & year)

    Period #

    Title (Page number or assignment)

    *Your heading should appear at the top of written work and on the back of artwork.

     

    Classroom Constitution & Resposibilities
     

    Classroom Constitution
    We, the people of Room 319, do ordain and establish this constitution for Room 319…

    Article One—

    The teacher has the right and responsibility to teach all members of her class. She will provide a learning environment that stimulates students’ minds and encourages them to use critical thinking skills. She will create a classroom where all students are comfortable, respected and safe.

    Article Two—

    The students have the right and responsibility of learning from the teacher. They will put forth all of their effort to be successful, productive students and citizens. Students will help maintain a safe, comfortable, respected classroom.

    Amendment One—

    Students will respect the right to teach and the right to learn.

    Amendment Two—

    Students will be a respectful audience and will give their full attention.

    Amendment Three—

    Students will not get out of their seats without permission.

    Amendment Four—

    Students will listen to directions, instructions, and procedures the FIRST time they are given.

    Amendment Five—

    This Classroom Constitution can be amended at any time as is necessary.

    Responsibilities for the 319

    My responsibilities as your teacher:

    1. Treat you with respect and care about you as an individual

    2. Provide you with an orderly classroom environment

    3. Provide the necessary praise/discipline and teach the required content

    Your responsibilities as my student:

    1. Treat me and your classmates with respect and care as individuals�no gum/food, h2o only, phones in backpacks (unless otherwise noted), backpacks along wall, no lotions or smelly sprays...Please!

    2. Attend class regularly and be cooperative and not disruptive

    3. Study and do your work (SUCCESS = EFFORT), so that you will master the required content

    8th Grade Social Studies Syllabus
    1st Quarter = Civics and American History
    Colonial America to Branches of Government

    2nd Quarter = Civics and Economics
    Branches of Government to Economic Concepts

    3rd Quarter = Civics, World & American History
    Great Depression to the Holocaust

    4th Quarter = World & American History
    Civil Rights to Modern America


    7th Grade Social Studies Syllabus
    1st Quarter = Westward Expansion & Slavery

    2nd Quarter = Civil War & Reconstruction

    3rd Quarter = Immigration & Industrial Revolution

    4th Quarter = World War I & Great Depression


    6th Grade Social Studies Syllabus
    1st Quarter = Early Civilizations

    2nd Quarter = Egypt & Greece

    3rd Quarter = The Middle Ages

    4th Quarter = Reformation & Renaissance