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    Ms Alade

    Introduction:

    Welcome students and parents,

    Listed above are the subjects I am teaching this year.

    First, let me start by saying, I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be teaching your child this  school year. I will make it my duty to make this year a fun-filled educational school year.  

    Education Background:

    Mercy College: BS in Accounting

    Mercy College: MS in Childhood and Early Childhood Education with SPED Extension

    Hunter College: MS in SPED Adolescent Education 7-12

    Courses Syllabus:

    Geometry Regents:

    Student Supplies:

    3-ring binder for notes
    Pens
    Pencils and a sharpener

    Colored Pencils/Highlighters

    Scientific Calculator       

    Ruler/Drawing Compass

    Folder for handouts

    Protractor

    Pack of Graph Paper

    *See additional supplies on Weekly Outline 9.6.22

    About Geometry Regents:

    Geometry Regents is a high school level course that, upon passing the state examination in June, will provide one high school credit. Work is assigned once a week. Assignments are checked the following day at the beginning of class and students are held responsible and accountable for their work, as would any other high school course, while keeping in context that students are at their highest level in high school.

    Students are responsible for their work and are required to maintain an appropriate grade point average for the course.  A recommendation for guidance will be made to push for students who are unable to maintain the appropriate grade point average to attend regular lunch and learn and afterschool help.  A recommendation for guidance for course intervention will also be made if a student fails two consecutive unit exams, falls below a 65% quarter average, or owes excessive assignments. Students are also expected to maintain a minimum testing average of 85%, which demonstrates mastery of content for the unit.

    The NYS exam has questions that require the students to read and follow directions on their own. It’s critical that students learn to think independently. My objective is to structure our lessons and activities to help students achieve in this area.

    Course Overview

    Geometry involves the study of points, lines, planes and other geometric figures as they relate to our physical world.  Students will learn to measure geometric figures and their areas and volumes; develop their logic and inductive and deductive reasoning skills.  The relationship between figures and properties that make figures unique will be developed and applied to real world situations Constructions, Loci and Coordinate Geometry will also be studied.  This class will greatly help with earning a good score on the Regents, SAT or  ACT test for college.           

    Units of Instruction

    • Foundations for Geometry
    • Geometric Reasoning
    • Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
    • Triangle Congruence
    • Properties and Attributes of Triangles
    • Polygons and Quadrilaterals
    • Simliarity
    • Right Triangles and Trigonometry
    • Extending Permieter, Circumference, and Area
    • Spatial Reasoning
    • Circles
    • Transformational Geometry Methodology

     Geometry students will be instructed in a variety of methods, including, but not limited to:

    • Lecture
    • Class discussion
    • Group work
    • Individual work

    Every effort will be made to demonstrate the relevance of the material covered in this course. 

    Evaluation Criteria

    Students will have a variety of methods to display mastery of the subject area and to show their effort and overall contribution to the class.  The following are the criteria used to evaluate students.

     

    • Grading Policy:

      Tests – 25%

      Quizzes – 15%

      Class participation – 5%  

      Homework – 10%

      Classwork – 10%  

      Exit Ticket – 5%  

      Projects – 30%

       

    Materials 

    • Notebook (all students will have a notebook with them every day when class begins.  This notebook must be for taking notes, assignments, group work, or to store information that is distributed to the class.  A student who does not have their notebook with them is not prepared for class, and this will be reflected in their participation grade.)
    •  Pencil- all math homework must be done in pencil! 
    • Course book
    • Calculator- will be assigned to students and expected to bring to class each day

    Resources

    • Various handouts
    • Notes
    • Online book ( emath)
    • IXL

     

    Earth Science Regents

    NYS requires a minimum number of lab hours (i.e, 1200 minutes or 20 hours), therefore ALL labs are mandatory. 

    **REGENTS REVIEW MATERIALS BELOW COURSE OUTLINE – SCROLL DOWN**

    Course Outline and Expectations

    My email:  Jalade@yonkerspublicschools.org

    Student Supplies:

    3-ring binder for notes
    Pens
    Pencils and a sharpener

    Colored Pencils/Highlighters

    Scientific Calculator       

    Ruler/Drawing Compass

    Folder for handouts

    Protractor

    Pack of Graph Paper

    *See additional supplies on Weekly Outline 9.6.22

    About  Earth Science Regents:

     Earth Science Regents is a high school level course that, upon passing the state examination in June, will provide one high school credit. Work is assigned once a week. Assignments are checked the following day at the beginning of class and students are held responsible and accountable for their work, as would any other high school course, while keeping in context that students are at their highest level in a high school setting.

    Students are responsible for their work and are required to maintain an appropriate grade point average for the course.  A recommendation for guidance will be made to switch students who are unable to maintain the appropriate grade point average to a regular level on a general science course. A recommendation for guidance for a course switch will also be made if a student fails two consecutive unit exams, falls below an 85% quarter average, or owes excessive labs. Students are also expected to maintain a minimum testing average of 85%, which demonstrates mastery of content for the unit.

    The NYS exam has questions that require the students to read and follow directions on their own. It’s critical that students learn to think independently. Our objective is to structure our lessons and activities to help students achieve in this area.

     Earth Science Regents Curriculum

    The Regents Earth Science curriculum is based on the core curriculum of Intermediate Level Science as outlined by the NYS Department of Education. You can view this site at http://www.nysed.gov. The curriculum is designed chronologically so that one unit provides the necessary information for the following units:

    Prologue Unit

    ·         What is Earth Science?

    ·         Types of Graphs

    ·         Density

    ·         Percent Error

    ·         Observations & Inferences

    UNIT 1: Planet Earth    

    UNIT 2: Rocks and Minerals    

    UNIT 3A/B: The Dynamic Crust (Tectonic Plate)  

    UNIT 4: 3A/B: Weather and Climate  

    UNIT 5:Interpreting Earth’s History     

    UNIT 6: Weathering, Erosion, Deposition, and Landscapes (includes water cycle)   

    UNIT 7: Astronomy  

    Grading Policy:

    Tests – 25%

    Quizzes – 15%

    Class participation – 5%  

    Homework – 10%

    Classwork – 10%  

    Exit Ticket – 5%  

    Projects/Labs – 30%

    Homework Policy:

    Homework will be assigned  somewhat regularly.  All homework must be turned in on the day it is due.  Late assignments will only be accepted in the first marking period to allow students to adjust to the class routine and the flow of the subject.  Late assignments, however, will not be given full credit.  HW turned in on time = 10 points and late HW = 5 points.  Late homework will NOT be accepted after the unit test and in the second to fourth marking periods.

    Tests and Quizzes:

    A test will be given at the conclusion of each unit. Larger units may be broken down into a mid-unit exam and an end-unit exam. Smaller units may be combined into one unit test. Tests are always announced in the weekly outline with at LEAST one week in advance notice.Tests are written based on previous Regent’s exam questions. The reading level may be more difficult than students are accustomed to. We use previous Regent’s questions from the get-go so that students will get adjusted to this style by June.

    Tests and quizzes are reviewed in class, so students have the opportunity to ask questions and make corrections. ALL tests require a parent/guardian's signature.

    Tests and quizzes are kept in the student’s portfolio folder. In June, students have the opportunity to take home these exams and use them as a study tool for the Regents. Some quizzes are announced in the weekly outline. Occasional pop quizzes will be given.

    Absences:

    Since weekly outlines will be provided, students returning from an absence are still required to complete and turn in homework assignments when they return.  Whenever you are absent, you must call your homework buddy to find out what work you missed and arrange to copy notes from.  If extra time is needed to complete assignments due to illness or family emergencies, please make arrangements with me.   The day you return to school, make sure you have received all the work you missed.  Choose buddies who are responsible and good note takers.  Be wise in your decision.

    Student Classroom Procedures:

    1.   As you enter the classroom, pick up any handouts for the day.

    2.   Be in your seat at the start of the class period

    3.   Copy homework assignments into your planner from your weekly outline

    4.   QUIETLY START YOUR “DO NOW” RIGHT AWAY!

    Weekly Outlines:

    Posted on this site and in Google Classroom.

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    Lab Course Expectations

    22-23 Lab Course Outline 

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    Earth-Sun System

    http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/6h.html

     

    Chemical Studies:

     

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