Sterling, Laurie

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WELCOME TO WORLD HISTORY AND WORLD GEOGRAPHY!!!!

Laurie Sterling
Franklin High School 
Social Studies

WELCOME TO WORLD GEOGRAPHY and WORLD HISTORY!!!!

WGEO TEXTBOOK-  WORLD GEOGRAPHY

www.ck12.org for World History Book

EPISD World History Book


ABOUT THE CLASSES:
ALL CLASSES WILL TAKE NOTES FROM THE POWER POINTS WITH VIDEOS, READ, LISTENS TO LECTURES, WORK IN GROUPS, TAKE QUIZZES (ANNOUNCED AND UNANNOUNCED), TAKE TESTS (ALWAYS ANNOUNCED), WORK ON PROJECTS AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR LEARNING.
 
FREE ONLINE TEXTBOOK- WORLD GEOGRAPHY
www.CK12.org
Class code:
prb70
Laurie Sterling

Tutoring hours:
8:15-8:40 am
3:45-4:15 pm

No tutoring during lunch.  Please see me
if you have any questions.

CONFERENCE PERIODS:
 4th and 7th periods.
All conferences are by appointment only. I can also meet after school from 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm daily with advance notice.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A TO HAVE A CONFERENCE PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE AND LEAVE ME A MESSAGE OR PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT lasterli@episd.org.

*REMIND
Formerly know as Remind 101

Please sign up for www.remind.com . I can remind you about up coming assignments,
projects, maps, test,
 and quizzes. Parents can sign up too. Just text 81010 with the following code depending on which class the student is in.


PHONES:

PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY ARE ON SILENT.  

SCHOOL E-MAIL:
lasterli@episd.org

MY E-MAIL:
lauries711@gmail.com

ABSENCES:
If you are going to be absent, please have your parents call in your absence. 
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SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST:
Mini Stapler
Notebook paper
notebook (composition)
colored markers
colored pencils
pencils
glue sticks (no bottles)
pencil sharpers
two folders- one for late work and one for redo

Students must have all of these items. Please see me if you can't get these items.

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GRADING POLICIES:



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LATE WORK:
Assignments will be accepted one day late for 15% off your graded paper. You make turn in assignments one additional day late if you have a note from a parent.

Assignments below 70% may be redone and can be turned in one week from day the assignment  grade was posted. Students who receive a zero on an assignment can't redo the assignment. 

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PROJECTS AND MAPS:
All projects and maps are 20% of your grade. Please color with colored pencils not crayons. Students will do at least one extra project every nine weeks.


HOMEWORK/CLASSROOM WORK:
These assignments count for 30% of your grade.

QUIZZES AND TESTS: 
These will count for 40% of your grade. All tests/quizzes have corrections for half the points missed, except the nine weeks grades because grades are due the same day. Students must re-write the question with correct answer. Students will have a chance to do this during class time.
Note- Any student who scores a zero will remain a zero.


NOTEBOOKS and ACTIVE LEARNING:
Please buy a composition notebook. 
The notebook counts as a test grade. It will be checked at the end of each nine weeks.
Exit ticket will also count for 10% of your grade. Exit ticket counts for active learning grade.


All students can have corrections on assignments. Corrections will count for half the points missed on an assignment.  Corrections will be done in class, if the student
decides to do them. Example:
A students gets a 70% on an assignment.  They can make an extra 15 points for corrections.
Now the student has an 85%.

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

To create a positive learning environment for all students a classroom management plan has to exist. In addition to the rules found in the student handbook, please refer to the classroom rules in the classroom.

TARDY POLICY:
Just don't do it! You must be inside the classroom and in your seat, when the bell rings, or you will be counted tardy. Please refer to the handbook in regards to school discipline procedures regarding tardies. AFTER 3 tardies, the student will go to Saturday.

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I am looking forward to having a great year with each and everyone of you! If you have any questions or concerns about any of the policies listed above, please feel free to see me anytime during my conference. If you need help, please ask. DON'T get behind!!!

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Thanks in advance for being in my classes. I look forward to a great year!
Be Great! Be a FRANKLIN COUGAR!!!!

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MRS. STERLING