• Liberty Middle School

       Mr. Bordelon : U.S. History Regular & Advanced

     

    Grade Weights

    Tests/Quizzes:                                   40               CW/Notebook/Projects:                50

                                                                    HW:                                                  10

                                                                                             100 % TOTAL

     

    I.) MATERIALS: Students are responsible for bringing their notebook and a writing instrument with them to class EVERYDAY

     

    TEXTBOOK/WORKBOOK: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. United States History: Beginnings to 1877

     

    CURRICULUM BY QUARTER:

    1st Quarter: Modules 2-6: New Empires, English Colonies, American Revolution, Constitution

    2nd Quarter: Modules 7-10: Launching Nation, War & Expansion, Age of Jackson

    3rd Quarter: Modules 11-17: West, North, South, Slavery in U.S., Reform, Divided Nation

    4th Quarter: Modules: 18,19: Civil War, Reconstruction

     

    NOTEBOOK GUIDELINES:

    Your notebook is part of a 50% category regarding your grade!!! Students are expected to have their notebook in class with them every day!

     

    1. You must have a spiral notebook OR a 3-ring binder for my class only (no other subject material should be in this notebook!).

    pockets inside (preferred)

     

    1. The following work will be done in your notebook (written in)
      • Bell ringers (assigned daily at the beginning of class)
      • Notes/Film Questions
      • Maps/Charts/Graphic Organizers 
      • ***All Bell-Ringers are located in a notebook on the back table. It is the responsibility of the student to record missing notes/bell-ringers when absent***
    1. Notebooks will be set up in the following manner:
        1. Title page (your name, subject, teacher name, period and subject related picture)
        2. Syllabus included
        3. A Table of Contents will be created for each module1. NB will be turned in on day of assessments
        4.        4. Notebooks will be graded:
    • You will use your notebook and its content to answer questions at times
    • If you do not have your notebook on day of test, you will receive a zero   
    • ENTERING THE CLASSROOM:
    • II.) CLASSROOM PROCEDURES
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    • Immediately throw gum/candy in the trash upon entering the room
    • Remove necessary items from backpack and place directly under your seat
    • Turn off/put away all cell phones and electronic devices (or they will be confiscated according to LMS policy)
    • Sharpen pencils if necessary
    • Go to your assigned seat
    • Check front board for daily agenda
    • Begin bell-ringer activity quietly

     

    TARDIES:

    • You must be in the classroom preparing for class when the bell rings or you will be considered tardy
    • Any student that accumulates 4 or more tardies will receive a referral to the discipline office according to the school policy

     

    TAKING ATTENDANCE:

    • Attendance will be taken at the beginning of class

     

    HOMEWORK:

    • Homework is assigned periodically throughout a 9 week period

     

     

    ABSENCES:

    • It is the sole responsibility of the student to acquire and complete all missing work when absent (including getting missing notes and bell-ringers)

     

    PAPER HEADING:

    • The heading will be written in the upper right hand corner of your paper
    • All students will use the following LMS heading:

    Last Name, First Name

    Month, Day, Year

                                                                                                    Subject

                                                                                                    Period

     

    GRADES:

    • Students will receive grade printouts for the following reasons:
        • Report Card
    • By written parental request
    • Parents can sign up for MCSD Parent Portal and check grades dailyLEAVING THE CLASSROOM:
        • Class time is for learning, NOT for wandering the halls!
        • Students will leave class with a pass for the clinic, student services office, guidance and the front office as determined by the teacher
        • Students will only be allowed to use the bathroom one-at-a-time and are expected to follow Restroom procedures
    • Drinks from the water fountain are to be gotten before or after class
      • DISMISSAL:

     

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    • The teacher dismisses the class, NOT the bell
    • All students will be responsible for tidying up before leaving the classroom

     

     

    STUDENT CONDUCT: Students must follow class rules at all times!

    • ARRIVE ON TIME and BE PREPARED WITH ALL MATERIALS
    • LISTEN TO DIRECTIONS THE FIRST TIME
    • NO FOOD, DRINKS, CANDY IN CLASS
    • RESPECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS (Keep hands and feet to yourself)
    • RAISE YOUR HAND AND WAIT TO BE HEARD
    • Consequences for inappropriate student conduct include the following:
    • VERBAL WARNING
    • SEAT CHANGE/TIME OUT
    • PARENT CONTACT: PHONE CALL/NOTE
    • REFERRAL QUESTIONS:

     

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    • Feel free to ask questions. If you are uncomfortable raising your hand, see me after class or write down your concerns. I will be glad to help in any way that I can.

     

    I am looking forward to a great year in US History! I hope you are too!! Welcome to my class. J Mr. Bordelon Andrew.bordelon@marion.k12.fl.us