• Classroom Procedures for
    Mrs. Scherbaty
     
     
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    What are the behavior expectations for this class?
    Classroom expectations are communicated to students on the first day of school to provide for a conductive learning environment.  They are posted in my classroom as well.  My expectations of student behavior are as follows:
    • Be in your seat when the bell rings.
    • Stay in your seat unless you have permission to do otherwise.
    • Follow directions the first time they are given.
    • Raise your hand and wait for permission to speak.
    • Quiet when someone else is talking.
     
    What do you need for this class?
    Students are required to bring the following to math class daily:
      • pencil
      • notebook
      • textbook
      • agenda
      • folder 
    What are the daily expectations for learning in this class?
    Students must practice math skills and concepts daily to develop a solid understanding of the material.  Classwork, homework, class participation, quizzes, tests, and Study Island will be utilized to detemine each student's progress in class.
     
    Notes are  presented to students daily when introducing a new topic.  For visual purposes, notes are presented on the projector or the whiteboard.  A variety of colors are used while teaching in order to aid in my explanation as well.  Steps to each problem are always thoroughly explained during each lesson. 
     
    It is each students responsibility to keep a neat and organized notebook.  Students are to practice the daily assignment (classwork/homework) in this notebook and are instructed to do the following:
    • Write out each problem
    • SHOW YOUR WORK
    • Circle your answers   
    Obvioulsy, math is a skill you acquire by practicing...like riding a bike.  When learning to ride a bike, we fall off a couple times - but we eventually get it...with practice.
     
    Students must complete all classwork/homework assignments and can utilize the book to assist them as well.   Students must prepare/study for quizzes, tests, and exams.  In turn, they will acquire the new skills and concepts.
     
    Assignments are always written in a designated area of the classroom - the "Assignment Board."  Students are to record the assignments in their agenda.  Homework is consistently checked for completion.
     
     
    What if you are absent?
    Missing math class is difficult; you miss the teacher's explanantion of the new lesson.  However, you must still keep up!  The following is communicated to students and posted i n my room:
    • You are responsible for the work you miss.
    • You must get the notes and assignments you missed.
    • You must turn in missed work to earn credit.
     
    What about PSSA's?
    We  prepare for the PSSA's throughout the school year.  We use Study Island, PSSA Coach Books, and our textbooks to practice and learn required skills for the PSSA. 
     
    Study Island is a program that can be easily accessed at home on your computer (www.studyisland.com).  It provides students with practice problems like those found on the PSSA test.   I encourage students to practice this program at home in addition to the time they receive in school. 
     
    In addition, www.i-ready.com is another website that is valued-added to students in math.  It gives students an opportunity to work at their own level or practice topics related to our classwork.
     
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