It is always exciting to start a new school year! I am very anxious to apply the new skills and ideas I picked up over the summer to my 2016-2017 classes! This past week was devoted mainly to acclimmating all my students to the class they are in with me and getting housekeeping items taken care of ……. establishing Edmodo, PowerMyLearning, Typing Club etc. accounts. We also went over the “rules” in my room and the grading system I will be using. Here it is:

TESTS/PROJECTS–70% of total grade
DAILY ASSIGNMENTS/HOMEWORK–30% of total grade

Career Oriented Grade: Entered Weekly into JMC as a Test/Project Grade (70% of total grade)–5 pts total–1 pt per action listed below

Work Ethic Get the job done without prompts from the teacher. Encourages others to get the job done.
Punctual/Dependable Arrives to class, logs in, and starts the lesson plan before the bell rings.
Follow Directions–Written & Verbal Follows the lesson plan. Finds ways to be resourceful. Solves problems on their own or with a classmate’s help.
Appropriate Dress Follows the school’s dress code.
Taking Ownership Do not place blame on others. Accepts responsibility for own actions. Has self control.

Classroom Rules

Give 100% in ALL that you do ALWAYS.
Your thoughts become your actions—make them POSITIVE at all times.
You are ALWAYS setting an example—make a GOOD one at all times.

ALWAYS

NEVER

Pick people up Pass judgment
Treat others the way you want to be treated Place blame on someone else
Get along with everyone Whine
Find a way to make things better for everyone Complain
Find the best in everyone Create/respond to/feed DRAMA
Take responsibility for your actions Put people down

GRADING SCALE

PercentageLetter Grade
92-100A
90-91A-
88-89B+
82-87B
80-81B-
78-79C+
72-77C
70-71C-
68-69D+
62-67D
60-61D-
59 & lowerF

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