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Teacher: Christopher Flores

United South Middle School - Room: 60

Email: cwflores@uisd.net

Tel. (956) 473-7700 Ext. 7773

Conference Time:  3rd Block - 10:09 am - 11:03 am

 

Course Description:

In 8th grade Mathmatics, students demonstrate critical thinking skills necessary to collect, evaluate, organize and disseminate word probelms to be used in real life situations.  

 

This course has three primary objectives:

  • Introduce you to the challenges of the constantly evolving world of math;

  • Provide you with the basics of good mathmatics skills;

  • Help you develop the skills to think critically about the math.

 

Supplies:

Pencil or Pen

 

Grades:

Grades will be given at the end of the six weeks according to school policy.  Progress reports will be issued during the third week of the six weeks. Students will be graded different ways:  daily grades and tests. Percentages are as follow:

Daily Grades (Class work): 50%

Tests: 50%

 

Class Assignments/Homework:

It is the student’s responsibility to ask for, to complete and to turn in work for excused absences. All students are required to participate with choral reading, writing assignments, reading assignments, and group projects.

 

Classroom Procedures:

Enter the classroom: Quietly, walk to your assigned seat, and start on classwork.

Restroom: Permission may be obtained during student work time to go to the restroom (not during instruction or the first/last 15 minutes of class).

 

Dress Code: Must follow school policy.

 

Technology: Must follow school policy.

 

Follow Instructions: Listen to directions, read assignments, and ask questions.

 

Teacher dismisses students: You will be dismissed by the teacher, not the bell. Wait silently to be dismissed.

 

Classroom Rules:

1.  IPADs will only be used when directed by the teacher. Students that do not abide will face consequences and may lose IPADs privileges. Parent notifications will be made.

2. Food or Drinks are NOT allowed in the classroom.

  1. Collaboration is welcomed, but giving answers or splitting work is not. 

4. Students are not allowed to change any IPAD settings (Student IPAD are always monitored by teacher).

5. Playing games will NOT be tolerated at any time in class.

 

Classroom Expectations:

Be Respectful: Use appropriate language.  Be respectful and wait for your turn.

Be Orderly:  Follow directions.  Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.

Be Accountable:  Be ready to learn.  Always have required materials.

Be Responsible:  Be on time. Complete all assignments.

 

Positive Behavior Supports:

1- Verbal and written praise

2- Positive call, note, e-mail to parent or legal guardian

3- Participation in school wide events (extracurricular activities, pep rallies, dances)

 

Behavior Interventions:

1- Reteach Expectations & Procedures

2- Teacher/ Student Conference

3- Parent/Guardian Conference

4- Withdrawal of Privileges

5- Discipline Referral to Administration

6- Severe Clause: Refer immediately to administration