• Mrs.Kleva’s
    Classroom Rules and Course Information

     

     

    Classroom Rules/Etiquette:

    1. Be prepared
    2. Be respectful
    3. Be on time
    4. NO gum, food, drinks, hat, phone, or ipod

    *All school rules apply. Failure to abide by classroom rules will result in a detention. Repeated misconduct will be reported to the administration.   

     

    SUPPLIES

    1. 3 ring 1.5in or 2in binder
    2. reinforced loose-leaf paper
    3. Dividers for organization
    4. pencils
    5. colored pencils-optional
    6. highlighters
    7. red pens
    8. scientific calculator
    9. School Issued LapTop
    10. Earbuds
    11. Dry Erase Markers
    12. Dry Erase Eraser

    *I may check your Math binder/One Note Notebook  periodically to ensure that it is organized and up-to-date.  You may have a homework quiz at any time, so be sure to make up any missing homework.

     

    BOOKS: 

    Big Ideas Math 

    Textbooks will be issued upon request and should be kept at home as a resource, if taken. The text can be accessed digitally and will be referenced regularly.

     GRADING POLICY: 
    Grading is based on a point system.  To calculate the marking period average at any time, divide your Total Earned Points by the Total Possible Points.  See the Genesis Portal regularly for an update on your student progress.  The marking period grade is determined by completion ofHomework AssignmentsTests/Quizzes, and Class Work/Participation (see class participation rubric below).
     

     

    3

    Exceeds Expectations

    2

    Meets Expectations

    1

    Approaches Expectations

    0

    Does Not Meet Expectations

    Score

    Level of Engagement

    Student proactively contributes to class by offering ideas/ asking questions/ volunteering answers each class.

    Student often contributes to class by offering ideas/ asking questions/ volunteering answers in class.

    Student infrequently offers ideas/ asks questions/  volunteers answers in class.

    Student does not offer ideas/ ask questions/ or volunteer answers.

     

    Quality of Contributions

    A substantial majority of the student's contributions are relevant and reflect understanding of mathematics, provides insight regarding the material, build upon remarks of another student, or demonstrate critical thinking skills.

    Most of the student's contributions are relevant and reflect understanding of mathematics, provide insight regarding the material, build upon remarks of another student, or demonstrate critical thinking skills.

    Some of the student's contributions are relevant and reflect understanding of mathematics, provide insight regarding the material, build upon remarks of another student, or demonstrate critical thinking skills.

    Many of the student's contributions are not relevant or do not reflect understanding of mathematics or critical thinking, or my contributions are so infrequent that there is no basis for judgement of quality.

     

    Listening

    Student actively and respectfully listens to his/her peers and the teacher, maintaining full engagement throughout the class.

    Student listens to his/her peers and the teacher, maintaining engagement throughout the class.

    Student rarely fails to pay attention/ respectfully listens to peers and the teacher.

    Student does not pay attention / respectfully listen to his/her peers or the teacher.

     

    Preparation

    Student is always prepared for class with class materials out and ready to go at the bell.

    Student is nearly always prepared for class with class materials out and ready to go at the bell.

    Student is usually prepared for class; but may not have materials out and ready to go at the bell.

    Student is often unprepared for class without class materials out and not ready at the bell.

     

    Problem Solving

    Student actively seeks and suggests solutions to problems.

    Student improves on solutions suggested by others.

    Does not offer solutions, but is willing to try solutions suggested by other in class.

    Does not try to solve problems or help others solve problems.

     

      

    COURSE EXPECTATIONS:
    Students are expected to take responsibility for their own learning. Taking notes, asking questions, participating in class, and doing the required assignments/homework are necessary to achieve the best results. Being prepared with all necessary materials is part of class participation.  Points will be lost for missing assignments/materials.
     
    The One to One Laptop Initiative at the Middle School is new and exciting; however, please be mindful of the following:
    1.  Laptop should be charged every night and come to school ready to be used.
    2.  Laptop should be brought to class everyday.  All note-taking and access to materials     will be exclusively managed through One Note.
    3.  DyKnow will be used to monitor students on-task focus
    4.  The Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) will be enforced at all times.  
    5.  Off-task students, those caught surfing unauthorized sites, will be disciplined             according to the MS Handbook.
     
    When working in groups EACH student is responsible to be a cooperative/contributing group member.  Every student must write down all the group work.  Characteristics of a good group member include:  sharing ideas, communicating, listening, dividing responsibilities, and supporting each other.  Class participation is a key component of this program.  Each marking period a student will receive a class participation grade.
     
    When you are absent,  use School Wires/Email/One Note to access assignments.  You are responsible for ALL class-work and homework that you miss. 
     
    HOMEWORK:
    Homework will be assigned daily and be checked for completeness .  Each assignment must be labeled in your notebook date, page number, and problem numbers.  It is expected that student’s correct their homework for accuracy. 
     
    IXL, a web-based program, is utilized to practice necessary and prerequisite skills paramount to this course will be assigned on a weekly basis.  
     
    EXTRA HELP   

    Extra Help is available Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons from 2:40pm - 3:05pm in Rm. 112