1. Use respectful words and considerate actions.
2. Cooperatively work and share with one another. (time, ideas, and materials)
3. Do your personal best.
1. Beginning of Class
§ Have your notebook open, look at the board, and begin working on any assignment listed upon entering the room.
§ Turn in homework before the bell rings.
§ Promptly begin the warm-up activity. Check the board or the overhead for instructions.
§ Arrive to class on time. Being late requires a pass.
§ Meet deadlines. Hand in work on time.
§ Make timely transitions from activity to activity, following the directions the first time they are given.
3. Lavatory and Water Fountain
§ Ask me to use the restroom or to get a drink. Don’t take it personally if your request is declined at that particular moment. You may just need to wait for a more opportune time. Use the bathroom and get a drink prior to the beginning of class. Check in with me before the bell to get a pass to avoid being marked late and to hand in homework before using the lavatory and/or getting a drink.
§ While food is not permitted in class unless directed by me, you may always have water.
§ Take care of your personal grooming needs in the lavatory. (hair and make-up, perfume/body spray, etc.)
4. Necessary Materials for Class
§ Bring all textbooks, workbooks, notebooks, assignments, pens, and pencils to class daily.
§ You must have a notebook specifically for German class.
§ Textbooks must be covered at all times.
§ All materials must be in class to count as being present. Leaving class to retrieve these materials is not an option. Don’t take it personally.
§ Do your homework. Homework must be 100% completed to receive full credit for the assignment.
§ Upon entering class, all homework must be dropped off in the In-Box located on my desk. Homework that is not placed in the In-Box before the bell rings will be marked as late and will have points deducted. If you are late to class without a pass, points will be deducted from your homework.
§ If you are absent, put all make-up work in the In-Box.
§ Homework that is not turned in on its due date will receive a zero.
§ All work (class work, homework, tests, quizzes, projects, presentations, etc.) must be made up within time equal to the amount of days absent. See me to schedule a time to come in. Work not made up becomes a zero. Long-term assignments (like a project) that are due on the day you are absent must be turned in during the beginning of class the day you return to school or it will be marked late.
§ Ask a reliable classmate to borrow his/her notes. Copy all notes during directed study, at the end of class if time permits, or at home.
§ Missed work will be found in the assigned folder on the shelf by the door.
§ If you know you are going to be out of class, please give me advanced notice (a few days for school functions, at least a week for a family trip, etc).
§ Sit in your assigned seat daily.
§ Remain seated unless given permission to move/go to another area. (even at the end of class)
§ Wait till the end of class to get up and throw away trash or to punch holes in handouts.
8. Classroom Environment
§ Return all borrowed materials (art supplies, dictionaries, books, etc.) and desks to their proper places.
§ Clean up your personal space before leaving. (pieces of paper, water bottles, supplies, etc.)
§ If you see a wrapper, water bottle, or paper on the floor in the classroom, pick it up and throw it out. Take pride in your classroom.
§ Grades are based on a point accumulation of assessments (homework, projects, tests, quizzes, presentations, participation, class preparation, etc.) throughout each marking period. Grades will be entered on a weekly basis. Homework and class participation grades will be entered as separate cumulative grades for the week.
§ Keep track of your grades. Grades may be discussed at the end of the period or during extra help if I am not teaching during that time.
§ The final exam must be taken to receive credit for the course.
§ A final average of a 73% is required to progress level 2. A final average of a 75% or higher is needed to go on to level 3. A final average of 73% or higher is necessary to move on to level 4.