Syllabus

 

Academy of Warren

13943 E. Eight Mile  ~ Warren, MI 48089
Phone: (586) 552-8010

 

 

Class Information:

 

Welcome to Mrs. Durham’s Class!

 

Hello!  My name is Mrs. Durham and I will be your 6th/7th Grade Math teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.  I am very excited to be working with all of you. I have taught 6th through 8th grade math for the past 15 years and am very excited to be here.  This is my 11th year at Academy of Warren. My degree is from Wayne State University in Elementary Education with a major in Mathematics.

 

We will be studying math through our Chromebooks, i-Ready online platform, assignments, class projects, and tests. You will be participating in a series of activities that will require help from your parents as well as time spent home studying.  It is important for students, parents and teachers to work side by side to ensure you are getting the most out of your education. We will be spending a lot of time on basic facts along with other components of middle level math.

 

Materials:  

  • Notebook to keep in class (Composition works best, this will be your Interactive Notebook for the year.)

  • Pencils/ Erasers

  • Pencil Sharpener

  • Colored Pencils

  • Highlighters

  • Loose-leaf or spiral notebook for assignments

  • Folder


 

Grading:  

  • Grading will occur on a variety of assignments, including; writing, discussion, projects, group work, quizzes, tests, homework, presentations, participation and our online platform.

  • Scores will be recorded in a grade book (Power School) and returned to students accordingly. Some assignments may be kept as part of a student’s portfolio.



 

The grading scale is as follows:

A= 100-90%     B= 89-80% C= 79-70%  D= 69-60%     F= 59% and below

 

Absenteeism

Students who are absent must see the Absent Folder for missing handouts as well as get any missing notes.  You will be given as many days as you were absent to make assignments up.  

 

It is extremely important to be here on time every day.  Missing any amount of time from class disrupts your flow of learning and therefore making it harder.

 

Homework Policy:

Homework may be given Monday thru Friday and is always due the next day.   Most homework will be started in class to be finished at home. 

 

Classroom Rules:  

*RESPECT.  If you are respecting yourself and others, you can never go wrong.  This is for the classroom and for the hallway. To remind you of what it means to respect yourself and others, here are some basics:

  • Follow directions

  • Be kind

  • Be prepared

  • Be successful

  • Act appropriate

 

Consequences are:

  1. Verbal warning

  2. Conference with student

  3. Refocus desk

  4. Referral to Student Advocates

 

Detentions:

If a detention is warranted for inappropriate behaviors, parents will be notified when the detention needs to be served so transportation can be arranged.  If the detention is not served, a suspension may be given.




 

I am confident that we will have a great year. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you in advance for your continued support.