Expectations, Supplies and Class Policies and Procedures

My expectations are that everyone will earn a good grade in this class.  You can easily do this by coming to class everyday prepared to learn.  You should bring your text book to class everyday along with paper and either a pen or pencil.  You will receive a syllabus for the week every Monday.  This syllabus will show you what to expect for the week.  It will inform you of upcoming test and any homework assignments you may have.  You should keep the syllabus in your folder and write the objective on the back everyday.  At the end of the nine weeks you will turn these syllabus in for a grade. 
 I will use the following grading scale in my class.  100-90 = A   89-80 = B  79-70 = C  69-60 = D  59-0 = F
School policy states that when you are absent you have one school day for every day absent to make up missed work.  This is also true in my classroom.  However, I do not accept late work or missing work because of forgetfulness.
                The required materials for the year are:
                                 notebook paper---I prefer loose leaf paper
                                 pens and pencils--(you will need a red pen for grading)
                                something to color with (crayons or colored pencils--No markers)
                                3 ring Notebook for US History only or a binder with a specific space for my class only

                                3 dividers labeled Past, Present and Future

                                a container for supplies ie: pencil box or pencil bag
                The optional materials are:
                                white out, glue, ruler, scissors, post-it notes and hi liters,

I am looking forward to this year and hope you are also.


        Tips for Surviving Mrs. Stanley's History Class and Life in General

1.     Make eye contact.  When someone is speaking, keep your eyes on him or her at all times. If someone makes a comment, turn and face that person.

2.     If someone in the class wins a game or does something well, we will congratulate that person. Claps should be at least three seconds in length with the full part of both hands meeting in a manner that will give the appropriate clap volume.

3.     During discussion respect students' comments, opinions, and ideas.   When possible make statements such as, "I agree because"  or "I disagree because"

4.     Do not smack your lips, tsk, roll your eyes or show disrespect with gestures. (These are all non-verbal putdowns.)

5.   You will make every effort to be as organized as possible.

6.  While you are with a substitute teacher, you will obey the same rules that you follow when I am with you.  (I know this is hard, but it is important.)  You should have the mind-set that you are working for yourself and have pride in yourself and your work.  Students and classes that cannot abide by this rule will face severe consequences. (This is Personal Best.)

7.  You may bring a bottle of water (nothing else) and leave it on your desk.  Do not ask me if you can get a drink while I am teaching.  You can even have food at your desk as long as others don't see it and I don't hear you eat it.

                       6 Rules For Food

                1.     You must not make noise opening any packages.

                2.     No one in the class must be able to hear you chew.

                3.     You must not leave any crumbs or food remains around your desk.

                4.     You must put all trash into the trashcans.

                5.     No sharing.


8.  Listen to me when I'm talking and I'll listen to you when you are talking.

9. Stand up for what you believe in.  You shouldn't take no for an answer if your heart and mind are leading you in a direction that you feel strongly about.

10.  Be positive and enjoy life.  Some things just aren't worth getting upset over.  Keep everything in perspective and focus on the good in your life.

11. Accept that you are going to make mistakes.  Learn from them and move on. (This is also Personal Best.)

12.  Be the best person you can be.

13.  Live well.  Laugh often.  Love much.