On this page you will find information regarding expectations, policies and procedures in my Math classroom.
Students are expected to be in class, prepared to learn.
Every student in my classroom has the right to a safe learning environment.
Students are expected to turn in work in a timely manner.
Students are expected to contribute to class discussions in a respectful way.
Daily Supplies for Math
Students are expected to bring the following supplies to class every day. Failure to bring all supplies to class will result in a work habit mark.
Yellow Homework Folder
(should include pencils, red pens, scissors, glue stick, and colored pencils)
The Math textbook should to be brought to class everyday. Students use this textbook to record vocabulary, take notes in class, and reflect on learning. Students are encouraged to take home their textbook regularly as it will assist students in homework completion and preparing for class assessments and tests. Students should keep their textbook up-to-date at all times whether present or absent.
Students who receive a score below a 70 on any assignment, including tests, may make corrections. The highest grade a corrected assignment may receive is a 70.
Corrections will be sent home on Thursdays. Corrections are to be completed on the Corrections Form (provided when sent home) and must be signed by a parent. The completed corrections are to be turned in to the homeroom teacher's Corrections tray in my classroom by the following Thursday after the assignment is sent home. Grades will be entered in Skyward at my earliest convenience.
Late Work/Missing Work Policy
All late work/missing work will be accepted until a specific due date has been provided to my students. This is usually the Friday before the grading period ends. No points will be deducted from a student's grade if turned in late. Students who do not have homework on the due date, if present, will receive a work habit mark and are still responsible for turning their work in for credit.
Students are notified of missing assignments via the Missing Work cabinet located in my classroom.
Late work/Missing work is to be turned in to the homeroom teacher's Missing Work or Late Work tray in my classroom. Grades will be entered in Skyward at my earliest convenience.
While You Were Out
When a student is absent, it is the student's responsibility to collect all work/notes that were missed during the absence. Work and notes can be found in the Absent? Here's What You Missed trays in my classroom. They will need to look for any and all assignments with their name to be completed. Students will have one school day to complete make-up work per days absent.
Completed Absent? Here's What You Missed work must be turned in to the homeroom teacher's Absent Work tray in my classroom. Grades will be entered in Skyward at my earliest convenience.
No Name Papers
Papers turned in without names will be posted on the No Name Papers cabinet in my classroom. Students should check this cabinet regularly to ensure they receive credit for their work. Assignments turned in without a name will be recorded as a missing assignment in Skyward. This will result in a zero (0) until the assignment is completed, turned in to the homeroom teacher's No Name tray in my classroom, graded by myself, and updated in Skyward at my earliest convenience.
BYOD (Bring Your On Device)
BYOD has been added to our classroom to enhance, not hinder, the learning process. Students are encouraged, but not required, to bring their own device to math class when appropriate. I will inform my students in advance when their device will be needed for class. If a child does not have a device for instructional purposes, other arrangements will be made in class in order to complete the assignment. Students participating in BYOD will be instructed to access Pearland ISD's Wi-Fi during these activities. Your data plan should not be affected when your child is using the district's Wi-Fi.
Students may need their device for one, some, or all classes on certain days. Their device should not be out during class on a non-BYOD day. If a student is using a device in class on a non-BYOD day, they are subject to the school consequences.
E-readers will be allowed daily in class. However, if a student is using their e-reader to access items other than books on non-BYOD days, they are subject to the school consequences.
Devices are permitted in classrooms only. Students using their device in common areas (i.e.: gym, cafeteria, hallways, outside) before, during, or after school are subject to the school consequences.
Conduct, Work Habits, and Graded Assignments
Good discipline and work habits are essential for learning to take place. Marks are given by individual classroom teachers for inappropriate behavior and work habits that need improvement. A cumulative conduct grade for the week, Thursday through Wednesday, will be given on Thursdays in their blue conduct folder. Work habits are not considered part of the weekly conduct grade but will be noted on their conduct card. The school consequences and work habit/conduct codes are on the back of your child's conduct card in their blue Thursday folder. The conduct card is to be signed by a parent and returned to the homeroom teacher on Friday. The blue folder will also include graded assignments and corrections to be completed from that week and any additional information for you or your child regarding the school or classroom notes from the teacher(s).
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