1. Come prepared with your French notebook and a writing utensil each day.
2. Raise your hand to speak and do not carry on conversations while the teacher is talking.
3. Do not throw anything in class, especially to throw things away. Use your legs and walk to the trashcan.
4. Keep your hands to your own belongings. Do not mess/take/turn inside-out other people's belongings, or the teacher's belongings around the room.
5. No cell phones, eating or drinking (other than water) in the classroom, other than when supervised by the teacher.
6. Be respectful and try your best.
7. Be on time and stay in your seats until the bell rings at the end of class.
Grading: Traditional & MYP (non-criteria items)
1. Assignments are weighted under 3 categories: homework/in class worksheets x 1
written/listening quizzes & oral dialogues x 2
projects & tests x 3
2. Grades are updated and posted on Fridays.
3. Progress reports are handed to students every 3 weeks in class. Please sign them and return, but they are not for points.
4. Homework/classwork is graded as such:
check minus = 70% (messy, only partially done)
check = 85% (only half done or some missing)
check plus = 100% (all done, on track, some may be incorrect but you tried)
5. Homework may be made up for only 70%.
6. Projects which are late are docked by 5 points a day. If there are questions about it, do NOT wait until the day the project is due to ask. Please plan ahead. Students almost always have a full week to get projects done, so do not wait until the night before to get started.
7. For ISP students (International Studies Program), criteria A - E are graded by rubrics. I assess their criteria based on the rubric to give them a criteria grade.
8. When quizzes and tests are returned, students may do test corrections. This is the procedure:
a. on notebook paper, write on top "test corrections" and your name
b. number & correct only the ones you got wrong ; you may use your notebook to make corrections
c. staple it to the original quiz/test (put quiz underneath) and turn in on tray in classroom.
d. only 1/2 point is rewarded for any corrections made, then it is added to the original grade and changed in the gradebook
e. test corrections must be made within a week
9. If anyone is caught supplying, sharing, or looking at notes or someone else's quiz/test, the quiz of the cheater and/or supplier will be taken away and a zero will be given. Parents will be called. No make-up test is allowed. To avoid this, students must remove any related notes to the test/quiz before the quiz is placed on their desk. Even underneath the desk all notes should be covered and put away.
10. Homework and/or classwork is to be done by the student alone, unless directed by the teacher to work together. Copied homework (such as rough draft paragraphs that should be written individually) will not be accepted.
DP / IB:
I will use Standards Based Grading. The five standards will be assessed three times within a marking period, giving them 15 grades, but with "trend" grading, there will only be 5 rubric grades on their report card. If a student has reached proficient (6 or 7) on a standard atleast twice, he may choose to skip the third assignment, with no penalty. Students are not given a zero for failing to turn in work; they are given a 60% which translates as a "non-scorable" on their rubric. If a student is absent the day an assessment is given, this is what he will receive. Any non-scorables may be made up, but only after school and within a week of the student's absence. The exact assessment may be altered for that one student, but the same standard will be used.