•  Liberty Middle School

    Mrs. J. Sutton: U.S. History Syllabus: Regular/Advanced

     

                                                                            Grade Weights

    Tests/DBQ’s                      40CW/Notebook/Projects:   50Homework:                        10

                                                                                                                        100 % TOTAL

     

    **Both Regular and Advanced students follow the same curriculum for 8th Grade US History. Advanced students will learn at an expedited pace, with additional homework and project assignment expectations**

     

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

    TEXTBOOKS/MATERIALS ISSUED TO STUDENTS:

    • Each student will be assigned the following materials:
    • Textbook (one to leave at home)
    • Workbook (at home) used for *weekly homework assignments*

     

    TEXTBOOK/WORKBOOK: Mcdougal, Holt. United States History: Beginnings to 1877 2013. S.l.: Holt Mcdougal, 2012. Print.

    CURRICULUM BY QUARTER:

    1st Quarter: Unit 1-2: Colonization and Revolutionary America

    2nd Quarter: Unit 3: Creating a Nation

    3rd Quarter: Unit 4-5: A New Nation and A Growing Nation

    4th Quarter: Unit 6-8: A Changing/Dividing Nation and A Nation Breaks Apart

     

    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!

     

    • You must have a spiral notebook OR a 3-ring binder for my class only (no other subject material should be in this notebook!).
    • plastic cover, at least 150 pages, perforated pages (preferred), pockets inside (preferred)
    • The following work will be done in your notebook (written in or glued in)
    • Bell ringers (assigned daily at the beginning of class)
    • Notes/Film Questions
    • Maps/Charts/Graphic Organizers

     

     ***All Bell-Ringers and Notes are located in a notebook on the back table. It is the responsibility of the student to borrow this book to record missing notes/bell-ringers when absent*** 

    • Notebooks will be set up in the following manner:
    • Title page (your name, subject, teacher name, period and subject related picture)
    • Syllabus and Notebook Guideline handouts glued/stapled in
    • A Table of Contents will be created for each quarter

     

     

    4. Notebooks will be graded in two ways:

    1. Spot checks/NB Quizzes (unannounced)

    • You will use your notebook and its content to answer questions
    • If you do not have your notebook on day of quiz, you will receive a zero

     

     

     

    II.) CLASSROOM PROCEDURES

     

    ENTERING THE CLASSROOM:

      • 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 every Monday and is due on the block day at the end of the week:

     

     ***P: 1, 3, 5 homework is due Thursday***

    *** P: 2, 4, 6 homework is due Friday***

    ****Because students have an entire week to complete homework, NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED (except in the case of an absence) ****

     

    ABSENCES and MISSING WORK:

    • It is the sole responsibility of the student to acquire and complete all missing work when absent (including getting missing notes and bell-ringers
    • Absent students have ONE WEEK to turn in missing work upon their return to school

     

     

    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

     

    TURNING IN PAPERS:

    • Assignments are due at the beginning of class--NO EXCEPTIONS!!

    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 daily

     

     

    LEAVING 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 (take pass if available)
    • Drinks from the water fountain are to be gotten before or after class

     

     

    DISMISSAL:

    • 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, OR GUM 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 TO ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

     

     

    REWARDS:

    • Appropriate student conduct and academic achievement will be rewarded in the following manner:
    • Special privileges including: seat choice, homework pass, computer time

     

     

    QUESTIONS:

    • 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 fabulous year US History! I hope you are too!! Welcome to my class. J Mrs. J. Sutton Jennifer.Sutton@marion.k12.fl.us

     

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