ACT Prep Syllabus

ACT Prep Syllabus

 

Teacher:  Mrs. Jennifer Webb

Email:  jgmoore@mauryk12.org


 

COURSE OUTLINE:


  • We will focus on covering the science and mathematics portions of the ACT.

           

GRADING:

*80-85% of your grade will be determined by your class work

.                       -Bell Ringers                                       

                        -Daily Assignments/Homework                                  

                        - Tests 

                        - ACT test corrections                        

            *15-20% of your grade will be determined by your Final Exam

 

SUPPLIES:

  1. 3 Ring Binder
  2. Folder with prongs
  3. Pencils AND highlighters
  4. Calculator (Highly recommend a TI Graphing Calculator i.e. TI-84 Plus, or TI-84 Silver)
  5. At least 1 Dry Erase Marker
  6. Ruler
  7. 4 Dividers (Bell Ringers, Homework/Class Work, Notes, Tests/Quizzes)
  8. A GOOD ATTITUDE

 

DAILY ROUTINE:

            Each day will follow this basic format:

  1. Bell rings:Students are in their seats working on the Bell Ringer.
  2. Check and review bell ringer and homework.
  3. Lesson/Notes and Activities
  4. Begin Assignment:May be due in class or the next day depending on time remaining.
  5. Bell rings to end class:Students wait for teacher to dismiss class.Students must be in ASSIGNED seats to leave the room.

 


 

ACT Prep

Classroom Discipline Plan and Expectations

Mrs. Jennifer Webb


 

CLASSROOM RULES:

  1. Be Respectful:Show respect for yourself, fellow classmates, and your teacher

    at all times.  Follow directions and always be mindful of your manners with me as well as your classmates.  This includes, but is not limited to, not talking during lecture, not talking during announcements, using appropriate language, being considerate of others’ feelings, being honest, etc.  I will expect you all to act in such a manner at all times- no exceptions.

  2. Be Prepared:Please have your supplies, textbook, and notebook EVERY day.
  3. Be on Time:You are expected to be IN YOUR SEAT and working on your bell ringer/preparing for class when the tardy bell rings.DO NOT be late without a note.
  4. Be Responsible:Complete all assignments on time and turn in make-up work in a timely manner.Be sure to monitor your grades, and keep all papers in your binder, which will be checked periodically throughout each quarter.
  5. Use Class Time Wisely:You are expected to be an active participant in class.Sleeping, working on other class assignments, and socializing are not appropriate.Use the restroom between classes.In case of emergency, I will sign a bathroom pass.This will only be when I am not teaching.You will only be allowed 4 per quarter.

 

CONSEQUENCES:

            In addition to the above class rules, you are also expected to follow the rules established by Maury County Schools and Hampshire High School.  Failure to adhere to these rules will result in the following:

  1. Warning
  2. Detentions and/or Write-Off
  3. Removal from class
  4. Parent Contact
  5. Referral to principal

Severe Misbehavior:  Immediate referral to principal

 

RESPONSIBILITY OF THE TEACHER:

  1. To treat each student with respect as an individual.
  2. To provide each student with a safe learning environment.
  3. To be positive and work to my full potential.
  4. To provide the necessary and appropriate discipline.
  5. To teach the required curriculum.

 

RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT:

  1. To treat me with respect as an individual by following all class rules as well as treat all classmates with that same respect.
  2. To attend class everyday and keep all notes, assignments, and tests neatly in notebook.
  3. To be positive and work to your full potential.This includes taking advantage of your resources.I AM HERE TO HELP YOU!
  4. To be cooperative and not disruptive so that you as well as all your classmates will have a safe and functional learning environment.
  5. To do all you can to learn and master the required content.

 

ABSENCES:

            Attendance is very important!  When you are absent, follow these procedures:

  1. When you arrive to class, check assignment board and get missed assignments from fellow classmate and/or assignment folder.
  2. You are responsible for copying notes from a classmate and getting make-up work.
  3. ALL make-up work is to be turned into the make-up work box within 3 days of being absent.Any make-up tests should be completed within the same time constraints.

 

TEACHER CONTACT:

It is very important that the lines of communication stay open.  I encourage you to call me at school (285-2300 ext 4105 ) or email me (jgmoore@mauryk12.org) anytime!

                      

 

F.Y.I

 

Bell Ringers:  The bell ringer for the day will be up when you enter class.  I expect you to find your seat, put your homework on the corner of your desk for me to check, and begin working on your bell ringer.

 

Homework:  Must be completed each day for your understanding!  In completion, you MUST show your work!  It may be graded for effort, completion, or correctness.  Some time will be devoted each day to going over any questions.  At that time, I expect you to correct any wrong answers.  If you come to class with no homework, you will be given a zero for that assignment.  If your homework is turned in late, you can receive a maximum of 6/10 points.

 

Spiral Notebook:  You will keep one notebook that will hold the bell ringers, class notes, daily assignments, and homework.  Notes will be taken each day over each lesson.  You will be expected to take notes and examples.  Taking notes is part of the learning process.  If you get stuck on the homework at home, look back at the notes.  Do not quit!  The notes are there to help guide you through your homework. 

 

Folder:  This will hold all of your ACT Practice Test Corrections and Practice Test work.

 

Absences:  When you are absent, it is your responsibility to make up work.  When you return from being out, you are given three days to complete and turn in make-up work.  You will need to refer to the assignment notebook for any missing assignments and ask a classmate for missed notes and bell ringers.  Then, come to me with anything that is left unclear.

 

Bathroom Passes:  You will be allowed 4 passes per quarter.  These are to be used anytime you leave the classroom (bathroom, tissue, water fountain, etc.)  You must have a bathroom pass and your agenda book in order to leave the room.  If you do not have a bathroom pass at that time, you will not be allowed to leave the classroom.  *Be sure to be conservative with your bathroom passes. . . For every one you return to me at the end of the semester, you will be given 2 feathers.

 

Borrowing:  I do have a few pencils, pens, etc that you may use.  But in order to borrow anything from me, you must give me something of value to you.  This trade MUST be done at the BEGINNING of class.  When you return what you borrow, I will give you your item back.  **Do not get anything from my desk without my permission!

 

Food/Drink:  I will allow you to bring food/drink in my classroom. . . For the time being.  If I see that you all cannot clean up after yourselves or this is causing extra cleanup for me or anyone else, I will take that privilege away!

 

Complaining:  Do not do it.  It will not be tolerated in my classroom.

 

 

Dear Parents,

                I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for reading the Letter, Syllabus, and F.Y.I. Sheet.  I will be your child’s Bridge Math teacher this year.  I look forward to working with you and your child to make this a great year.

.               I want to answer the first question you probably have, what is Bridge Math? Bridge Math is a class that was recently created by the state of TN. This year’s juniors fall under the new graduation guidelines and must have four math credits to graduate. The four math classes are Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and either Bridge Math, Pre-Calculus, or Calculus. Bridge Math is a class that will help your child strengthen their math skills before they move on to Algebra 2 and beyond. By taking Bridge Math, your child will still be eligible to take Pre-Calculus next year if they so desire.

I will be working with your child this semester on the Bridge Math concepts using the I Can Learn program. You are probably familiar with it but there is one exception in my class. I will be doing the teaching and the students will be doing all of their work on the computer. If remediation is needed, either I will re-teach the lesson, or the student will be able to use the “lesson presentation” feature of the ICL program.

Math builds on itself daily.  Each lesson depends on the understanding of the previous.  Your child’s attendance in class is imperative for success.  Please help me convey this to your child.  If they must be absent for any reason, making up their work is very important.  I will be happy to schedule time after school for tutoring if need be.  Additional after school and before school help is also available. Lastly, homeroom tutoring is offered EVERY day that we are on regular schedule.  I encourage you and your child to take advantage of these opportunities if the need arises. 

You will be able to check your child’s progress through Parent Portal again this year.  However, I feel it is very important that we keep the lines of communication open at all times, so if at any point during the year, you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call, write, or email me.  When doing so, please be sure to identify yourself, identify your child, and leave a number to reach you as well as a good time to call.

Please sign below to let me know that you have received and reviewed the information I have provided.  Return only the stub!  Make sure your child keeps the syllabus and F.Y.I sheet in his/her notebook.  Please keep this letter for your records!  I look forward to a great year!

 

Sincerely,

 

Jennifer Moore

931.381.2222 ext. 1014

jgmoore@k12tn.net    

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