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Classroom Rules and Policy Sheet 8th Grade Social Studies

August 27, 2013 Leave a comment

Mr. Safranski’s 8th Grade Social Studies Classroom Policies

Classroom Conduct:

All school policies in the student handbook apply. In addition, I have the following classroom rules:

  • No inappropriate language
  • Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself
  • Respect the personal space and property of others
  • Stay in your seats until asked to do otherwise
  • Raise your hand to speak – do not interrupt others
  • Follow directions the first time
  • No complaining about learning requirements and student responsibilities

Violations of rules could result in a warning, special assignment, detention, parental contact or referral to the office depending on severity and frequency.

Social Studies Notebook:

Every student is required to have and to bring a spiral notebook dedicated to Social Studies every day to class. The notebook forms a record of what is learned, heard, read and discussed in each Social Studies unit. It is normal for a student to need a second notebook before the end of the year because the first one will be full. All students are required to take notes during lecture. Lecture slides are re-posted on the classroom blog after the lecture is finished for all classes and again at the end of the unit prior to the test.

Student Preparation, Grading System, Unit Tests:

All students are expected to arrive on time to class with all their materials and homework completed, ready to learn. The standard LJHS grading system applies (ie – 100-90% = A, 89 -80% = B etc.). Tests are announced 5-7 days in advance and a study guide for students is always provided.

Restroom Use/Hall Pass/IMC Pass:

Is a privilege allowed for reasonable use at reasonable times, not a “right”. The students who abuse it, will lose it.

Plagiarism:

Is academic misconduct and will result in a “0 %” F grade.

Smart Phones/Mobile Devices

Are not allowed to be used in class without permission including texting, recording video or audio, playing games, taking pictures, surfing the net or receiving calls and must be off or on silent.  Students will be given permission to use their smart phones for educational purposes at specific times.

Classroom Blog:

The LJHS Social Studies Blog can be found at the following URL : https://ljhs.wordpress.com/  or reached from the LJHS webpage.  The blog will have information on student project requirements, study guides, lecture slides, unit vocabulary and tests

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Welcome Back Class of 2014

August 27, 2013 Leave a comment

Make sure you have your Social Studies Notebook!

Notebook

You will be filling it with……

Lecture Notes
Sketches
Questions
Ideas
Diagrams
Quotations
Vocabulary
Concept Maps
Brainstorming sessions
Geographic Maps
Instructions
And much more!

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