Mrs. Schroeder's Classroom Syllabi and Classroom Rules

Mrs. Schroeder's Classroom Syllabi

and Rules and Expectations


Science 6
Math 6
Social Studies 6
Reading 6
Math 7

Cornell Middle/High School  (715) 861-6947 ext 1115


Topics covered:


Science 6

Mixtures and Solutions
Models and Designs
Levers and Pulleys
Environments

Students will understand that there are unifying themes: systems, order, organization, and interactions; evidence, models, and explanations; constancy, change, and measurement; evolution, equilibrium, and energy; form and function among scientific disciplines.

Students will understand that science is ongoing and inventive, and that scientific understandings have changed over time as new evidence is found.

 Students will investigate questions using scientific methods and tools, revise their personal understanding to accommodate knowledge, and communicate these understandings to others.

 Students  will demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics and structures of living things, the processes of life, and how living things interact with one another and their environment.

 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the physical and chemical properties of matter, the forms and properties of energy, and the ways in which matter and energy interact.


Social Studies 6

Mapping Skills
Ancient Civilizations--Incas, Aztecs, 

Students will learn about geography through the study of the relationships among people, places, and environments.

Students will learn about the history of the United States, and the world, examining change and continuity over time in order to develop historical perspective, explain historical relationships, and analyze issues that affect the present and the future. 

Students will  use a variety of geographic representations, such as political, physical, and topographic maps, a globe, aerial photographs, and satellite images, to gather and compare information about a place

Students will use an atlas to estimate distance, calculate scale, identify dominant patterns of climate and land use, and compute population density




Reading 6

Reading log on Google Docs
Time to read in class
Discussion to make connections/reflections.  
Reading Drills
We will also do a combination of independent reads, skills practice for academic reading and anchor text reading as a group 



Math 6

CPM envisions a world where mathematics is viewed as intriguing and useful, and is appreciated by all; where powerful mathematical thinking is an essential, universal, and desirable trait; and where people are empowered by mathematical problem-solving and reasoning to solve the world’s problems.

Students will:

Ratios and Proportional Relationships


• Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

The Number System

• apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.
 
• Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.
 
• apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.

Expressions and Equations

• reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.

• represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables

Geometry

• Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

Statistics and Probability

• develop understanding of statistical variability.

• Summarize and describe distributions.



Math 7

CPM envisions a world where mathematics is viewed as intriguing and useful, and is appreciated by all; where powerful mathematical thinking is an essential, universal, and desirable trait; and where people are empowered by mathematical problem-solving and reasoning to solve the world’s problems.

Students will:

Ratios and Proportional Relationships

• analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

The Number System

• apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.

Expressions and Equations

• Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.

• Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.

Geometry

• draw, construct and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them. 

• Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume. 

Statistics and Probability

• Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population. 

• draw informal comparative inferences about two populations. 

• Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.




Classroom Rules and Procedures/Expectations

Welcome to Mrs. Schroeder's Classroom!

Because I care about you and your right to learn, the following rules and policies will be enforced in this room. At first it may seem that I expect a lot from you, but I do this only because I know you can do it.


Classroom Rules

I have three general classroom rules. I expect that your behavior, statements, and actions will meet these three criteria at all times. As you consider your actions, simply ask yourself these three questions:

  1. ­ Is it safe?
  2. ­ Is it courteous?
  3. ­ Is it my best?

Mission Statement

My goal is to educate students who will:

  • ­ think critically,
  • ­ communicate effectively,
  • ­ value and demonstrate high ethical conduct,
  • ­ contribute to the community, and
  • ­ excel among people throughout the world.

 

Grading Scale:

A 93-100      A- 90-92      B+ 88-89      B 83-87      B- 80-82 C+ 78-79     C 73-77     C- 70-72       D+ 68-69     D 63-67       D-60-62     F 59&Below        

 

Calculating Quarter Grades

Assessments--60%        Daily Practice Activities = 40%  

 

Calculating Semester Grades

First Quarter Grade = 50%Second Quarter Grade = 50%


Classroom Materials and Technology Expectations

*textbook, writing tool/pencils, pens, eraser, paper, folder, lap tap computer

*Google Classroom


Other Procedures and Expectations

  • ­ Bring all necessary materials with you every day---textbook, notebook, folder, pencils, pens—black and red

 

  • ­ You are responsible for getting missed work and notes due to an excused absence.

 

  •  You have two class periods to submit missed work. See my web page for updated       assignments.

 

  • ­ If you wish to pre-arrange an absence, get all worksheets and assignments before your absence. Be prepared for the next class: all assignments are due and all tests must be taken as scheduled. If you have questions, see me before the start of the next class.

 

  • ­ Extra credit does not exist. The grade you receive is the grade you earn.

 

*A student may receive an extension on an assignment if unusual circumstances arise.  This must be done prior to the due date—once the due date arrives, it is too late to request an extended deadline.

 

  • ­ I expect high quality work from you.

 

  • ­ It is each student’s job to avoid the appearance as well as the act of cheating. Cheating will result in two things: a failure of that assignment and an office referral.

 

  • If you need assistance or have a concern that you wish to discuss, do not hesitate to talk to me. I can be reached before school, during my prep period, or after school.

 

Let’s have a positive and productive learning experience! 


Any questions or concerns please contact me anytime!

Available for phone conversations--10:22-11:15  and after school 3:21-4:00

Email--Anytime

 kschroeder@cornell.k12.wi.us


Cornell Middle/High School  (715) 861-6947 ext 1115


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