7th Grade Ancient History: Mr. Quinn
Classroom Behavior Expectations
1) Be aware that all students are entitled to an outstanding education.
2) Be active in your learning; ask questions, work together, and seek solutions.
3) Be on time to fulfill your daily commitments.
4) Be appropriate and considerate of your peers, the school and yourself.
5) Be honest; always speak the truth.
6) Be responsible and accountable for your choices.
(Adapted from Souhegan High School, Amherst, N.H.)
1) Report to class with your notebook, your history binder, previous night’s homework and your agenda book.
2) After entering the room, sit in your assigned seat and write down the homework for the next class.
3) Begin working on the warm up assignment located on the white board:
4) After completing your warm up, look up at me and be a STAR:
- S: Sit Up
- T: Track and make eye contact with the speaker
- A: Answer and ask questions like a scholar
- R: Respect all around you
Students will be assessed based on their performance on homework, quizzes and tests. Homework given over the course of a quarter is equal to one test grade (100 points). Students begin each quarter with 100 homework grade and will maintain that grade if they complete the homework throughout the quarter. Should they miss an assignment, his or her grade will drop 5 points. Partial credit will be given to partially completed assignments. Assignments may be collected and graded as a quiz.
Quizzes will be scored out of 50 points while tests will be scored out of 100 points. Small projects will be given several times throughout the year. Projects will be scored out of 100 points.
Make Up Policy
In the event that a student is absent from school on the day of a test or a quiz, he or she will have three days to make up the missed assessment. After three days, students will lose two points for every day they do not take the test until it is made up. As young scholars, it is the responsibility of the student to arrange a time to make up the test.
Projects are long term assignments and are expected to be turned in on the day in which they are due. If a student is absent on the due date, it is expected that he or she will have the project on the day that he or she returns.
Should extenuating circumstances arise, please approach me via email or phone to work out adjustments.
Learning Extensions with Social Media Experience (Optional, Non-Graded)
Recent events in Egypt, Libya and even San Francisco have shown the rising importance of social media with in our world. As the world changes, it is important that schools adapt to meet the needs of a 21st century students. We must teach our students how to use these new tools of communication in a responsible and ethical way so that these new technologies are used to benefit society.
This is an optional extended history learning experience, via Facebook, that will be accessible to your child with your permission. The objective of this page is to interact with students and parents for academic purposes. The responsible exchange of ideas is essential to promoting a free and democratic society that our ancient and American forefathers envisioned. The classroom expectations listed above apply to all posts within the Facebook forum. All “friend” requests must come from profiles with the student’s full name. Any inappropriate use of Mr. Quinn’s Facebook page may result in a student being blocked from the class page and/or further disciplinary action. Mr. Quinn’s Facebook profile can be accessed at www.facebook.com/KPMSMrQuinn
This FB page is for past and present students. This is not my personal FB page and no private information will be shared. Posts will not be a graded component of this class. The privacy settings for this page will be for friends-only, which enables only those parents and students approved by myself to view the site.
I have established a class website at: www.brown.digication.com/mrquinn. Here students and parents can find information regarding homework, class handouts, upcoming tests and quizzes as well as special events going on at KPMS. This website is provided as a courtesy to students and parents and should not be the primary source for homework or class documents.
Extra Help / Contact Info
Extra help is available from 2:20 -2:50 on Tuesday. Please feel free to contact me with any further questions, comments or concerns. I can be reached at Quinnd@kingphilip.org or by phone at 508-541-7324x125