Please place this at the front of your binder.
for Earth Science
Class will begin at the bell with contemplation. We’ll view an earth image silently for about 30 seconds, and then discuss our observations and inferences. Students who are not inside the classroom door when the bell rings will be counted tardy. You should be in your seat and ready when I turn off the light. Please be still and silent during contemplation.
After contemplation while you answer some review/preview questions, I will either collect homework or give an effort grade on a homework sheet that will be collected each Friday.
Please remain seated and quiet during all announcements so we can all hear information that may pertain to us.
Each student will have 3 hall/bathroom passes per 9 weeks. They may be taken during individual or small group work. You must present a filled out agenda for me to initial.
Please stay seated and working until I give permission to pack up about 1 minute before the bell.
Missed assignments and work
It is the student’s responsibility to get missed work and notes. Daily assignments will be posted each afternoon on my website. In class you may access it on the computer at lab station 8. Missed notes need to be copied from a trusted classmate. Worksheets need to be picked up from the “While You Were Out” binder on lab station 8. Please come see me if something is missing or you don’t understand an assignment.
Turning in work
If work is not collected or checked on the homework sheet, it should be turned in to the “Inbox” tray on lab station 8. Also, all missed work should be turned in to the inbox.
Lab clean up
After all activities at the lab tables, the table should be left clean and dry. The sink and cubbies should be free of trash, and stools should be pushed under the table in their proper spots. All computers should be turned off.
Mrs. Britainy Dearman
Tutoring: Thursdays 3:15-4:00
School phone: 704-876-4191
Information for parents and daily assignments will be posted on my website, accessible from the “Our Staff” page on the NIHS homepage.
Essential learning requirements for Earth Science
Students must be able to:
Bring these with you to class everyday.
Textbook (Prentice Hall Earth Science)
Loose leaf paper
3-ring binder (at least 1”) with 3 dividers labeled:
Notes, Work, Study Guides/Quizzes
This includes their property, their space, and most importantly their ideas.
Come to class prepared, ready, and on time. Work toward success with a positive attitude.
Please be quiet and remain seated while I am speaking to the class.
Do your own work on individual assignments. Do your fair share in group work.
Consequences for negative behavior:
1. Verbal warning and/or loss of classroom privileges
2. Bounce to SRC or lunch detention
3. Parent Conference/Behavior Contract
4. Discipline Referral
Rewards for positive behavior:
Verbal praise, homework passes, classroom recognition, unassigned seating, more activities, and an overall more enjoyable experience for all of us
Each unit will consist of approximately 200 points according to the following estimates:
Tests 100 points
Labs 40 points
92.5 – 100% A
Classwork and Homework 40 points
84.5 – 92.4% B
Quizzes 20 points
76.5 – 84.4% C
69.5 – 76.4% D
Approx. Total per unit 200 points
Below 69.5% F
Absence and Tardy Policy:
Students may not miss more than 3 days per 9 weeks or 6 day per semester and pass the class. Time may be made up during ASD, BSD, or