Mrs. Stavinoha Katy High School  West dstavinoha@khs.katy.isd.tenet.edu Algebra I & Block Room #D221 This site contains classroom expectations, procedures, and a schedule of assignments. Conference Period  5th period ******Schedule of Upcoming Events****** PROGRESS REPORTS GO HOME ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 Mon.  Jan. 21 STUDENT/STAFF HOLIDAY Tues.  Jan. 22 81 Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing HW  WKS 81 Wed.  Jan. 23 82A Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution HW  WKS 82A Thurs.  Jan. 24 82B Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution HW  WKS 82B and study for Quiz 8A Fri.  Jan. 25 QUIZ 8A HW  none Mon.  Jan. 28 83 Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination (+/) HW  WKS 83 Tues.  Jan. 29 84A Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination (MULT.) HW  WKS 84A Wed.  Jan. 30 84B Solving Word Problems using Systems of Equations HW  WKS 84B Thurs.  Jan. 31 84C Solving Word Problems using Systems of Equations HW  WKS 84C and study for Quiz 8B Fri.  Feb. 1 QUIZ 8B HW  none Mon.  Feb 4 81 to 84 Mixed Review HW  WKS 81 to 84 Mixed Review Tues.  Feb. 5 85A Graphing Systems of Linear Equations HW  WKS 84A Wed.  Feb. 6 85B Graphing Systems of Linear Equations HW  WKS 84B Thurs.  Feb. 7 Review Day for Chapter 8 Test HW  Review Sheet (and study all chapter 8 assignments, quizzes and notes to prepare for test). Fri.  Feb. 8 CHAPTER 8 TEST HW  none Students have a Homework Assignment every night with the exception of some Quiz and Test days. Notes are given over each section. The notes taken in class should be used as a guide to help with homework. Classroom Rules 1. Be in your seat, quiet, and working when the bell rings. 2. Bring your supplies everyday. 3. Follow directions the first time given. 4. All work that is to be turned in NEEDS to be in PENCIL ONLY. 5. Respect others, including their possessions and their learning environment. 6. Raise your hand and wait to be called on before speaking. 7. No GUM at ANYTIME. Consequences 1st Offense: Warning 2nd Offense: Warning/Conference with Teacher/Counselor 3rd Offense: Warning/Parent Phone Call 4th Offense: Discipline Referral to Assistant Principal Severity Clause: Severe disruption/behavior will result in an automatic referral to the Assistant Principal. Tardy Policy You ARE tardy if you are not in your seat when the bell rings. You will not be permitted to leave the room once the bell rings. Take care of going to the restroom, sharpening your pencil and getting all supplies to class BEFORE the bell rings. Emergency Hall Pass Each student will be issued one emergency hall pass per six weeks. This pass may be turned in and used to go to the restroom or back to your locker. It MAY NOT be used to excuse a tardy. Unused passes may be redeemed for a small reward at the end of each six weeks. Classroom Procedures Warmups There will be a warmup on the overhead at the beginning of every class period. They may be collected at anytime for a grade. Warmups are a great way to review previous lessons. Notes/Notebook  Note taking is VERY important. Notes should be neat and should include the date, title, and all examples given. Use your notes as a guide in completing homework. Keep all notes, homework, and graded assignments neatly organized. You will be referring back to these when preparing for QUIZZES or TESTS. There will be a notebook quiz when the need arises. Absences/Makeup Work  The day you return from being absent check the folder on the wall by the door to obtain assignments missed. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to check for and turn in any makeup work, including any notes we take in class. You may need to borrow the notes from a classmate. I WILL NOT REMIND YOU OF THE WORK YOU OWE ME. The district allows 2 days for each day absent to get any makeup work turned in. I suggest you get it in as soon as possible so you don’t fall further behind. If you miss the day of a test or quiz, you will take it the day you return. Homework Homework is necessary for practice and mastering the material and will be given nearly every day. Homework is due at the beginning of the period. Please have your homework out on your desk during the warmup. I will be checking the HW at this time. Homework needs to be done neatly IN PENCIL with WORK SHOWN, and answers boxed. ***NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED. (even from your locker) Grading The following system will be used for determining grades. HOMEWORK/DAILY WORK 15% QUIZZES 25% TESTS 60% Tutoring  Tutoring will be offered on Tuesdays from 2:40  3:30. Other days may be arrange if requested by the student in advance. Responsibilities of the Student Follow the rules Participate in your own education Be willing and patient success is not far away Ask when you are not sure Take responsibility for your accomplishments and your setbacks Respect everyone in the room Don’t give up or you will be taking Algebra I again next year in a class full of freshman. If you think one year of Algebra is drag, just think of two years. Supplies for Algebra I Algebra I textbook as a resource paper pencil red pen or pencil 3ring Notebook (pockets are good) 5 dividers for the notebook (pockets are not necessary) *Each class period will be assigned an item for the classroom use. ** Consider buying a TI83 Plus Graphing Calculator. It will be used in Geometry and Algebra II. Calculators will be available for the student to use in the classroom only. They will not be taken home. We will not be using calculators at all during the first couple of chapters. Exemptions As a 9th grader, you will be allowed one exemption during final exams each semester. Exemptions will be determined according to absences, grades, discipline, and conduct. More information will be given throughout the year. Something to be aware of is the number of absences excused or unexcused from each class period. For example, A grade of “A” will no more than 3 absences  could get you an exemption from the final exam.

