Supplemental Math

Mr. McCarthy’s Classroom Expectations, Management and Procedures

6-8th Grade Pull-Out Math Class

North Middle School

 

Welcome to Mr. McCarthy’s Math Class! We are going to have a great year and learn the important basic math skills needed to be successful in middle school and high school~ while having some fun along the way! 

 

Mr. Matt McCarthy          

mmccarthy@portageps.org

(269) 323-5709

 

Classroom Expectations:            Demonstrate the “Jr. Huskie Way”

Our school wide guidelines for behavior will be reflected in this classroom.  We are embracing three key ideas throughout the curriculum and code of conduct: respect, responsibility, and relationships.

 

Respect yourself: Take care of yourself by asking questions when you don’t understand, telling an adult when you are having a problem, and giving your best effort.

 

Respect your peers: The classroom is a positive and encouraging learning environment.  Disruptions, inappropriate language, and teasing will not be tolerated. 

 

Respect property: Students will be held accountable for the destruction/misuse of classroom materials and school property.

 

Be responsible: Students will be on time and prepared for class, materials in hand.  Assignment notebooks should come to class every day, every hour.

 

Build Positive Relationships:  There are ample opportunities in this classroom to connect with other students and adults.  Find your voice, but keep it positive. Be an active listener when others are sharing.

 

Classroom Management:

Students will focus on the “Jr. Huskie Way” of Respect, Responsibility, and positive Relationships (friendly, helpful and kind).

Target Behaviors:

ü  Coming to class prepared and on time

ü  Following teacher directions

ü  Showing effort/Asking questions/Being Productive

ü  Participation

ü  Respecting peers and staff

If you choose not to follow classroom expectations:

1st-Warning

2nd-Move Seat

3rd- Alternate Classroom/Call home

4th-Office Referral


Tardy Policy

 Students must be in your seats and ready to learn when the bell rings!

1st Tardy =Reminder

2nd Tardy = Warning

3rd Tardy = Phone call home

4th Tardy = Referral to the office (automatic 60 minute detention)

 

Grading Policy

You will be graded on the following:

 1) Responsibility (Warm Ups- 25 points/week)

You will be expected to complete warm ups daily and keep their binder, locker, and work space organized.  Points will be deducted if you fail to bring your assignment notebooks to class every day.  Your assignment books will be checked daily.  If students are consistently unable to maintain their assignment notebooks, they will be asked to bring this back signed every day.

 2) Assignments (10 points/week)

Extension activities are designed to pre-teach, reinforce, or practice skills.  You will be required to show your best effort on these tasks throughout the week.  If you are absent, you will not be required to make up activities for days missed.

 3) Participation/On Task Behavior (10 points/week)

Participating in discussions, group activities, and independent work is expected. Asking questions and active listening are also important aspects of the learning process. Failure to participate in these activities will result in a deduction of points.


Evaluation: 
At the end of the marking period, the teacher will calculate students’ grades from tests, daily quizzes, specific assignments, etc.  Letter grades will be assigned by the scale below.  

Student scores that result in .05 or higher should be rounded up.  The following percentage scale applies.
 
100 - 91.5  = A
91.4 - 89.5 = A-
89.4 - 87.5 = B+
87.4 - 81.5 = B
81.4 - 79.5 = B-
79.4 - 77.5 = C+
77.4 - 71.5 = C 
71.4 - 69.5 = C-
69.4 - 67.5 = D+
67.4 - 61.5 = D
61.4 - 59.5 = D-
59.4 - 0      = E
 
Grades will be rounded up only to the tenth place during this calculation.  Students will only earn a passing grade for a marking period if they achieve at or above 59.45%, which rounds to 59.5%.