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Biology 12016-2017Ms. Anna Carter, Instructor

All About Ms. CarterI was born in Jackson, MSI graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelors Degree in Nutrition and DieteticsI am currently pursing my Masters of Arts in Teaching from Belhaven UniversityThis will be my 1st year to teach 9th gradeIn my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and running.

Classroom Materials3-ring binder (at least 1 inch)Loose leaf paperPencils

ProceduresCome in and unpack quietlyTake out the previous nights homeworkCopy all homework into plannerBegin bellwork assignment

Classroom RulesRespect yourself, others, and me.Enter the room quietly once the bell rings.Students must work when assignments are given.Please wait to pack up at the end of class. I will let you know when it is time.Eating, drinking, and chewing gum are NOT allowed in class. Water is fine!Come to class prepared. Bring all materials everyday!Talking when the teacher or another student is talking is not permitted.

ConsequencesWarningParental contactDetentionPrincipal Referral

AttendancePLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE PRESENT AND ON TIME EACH DAY!Arrival = First bell 8:20am, Tardy bell 8:25amExcused Absences : illness, doctors appointment, or serious illness/death of a family member*Students must go to the teacher and request make-up work immediately upon their return. The number of days absent plus one will be allowed for completion of assignmentsUnexcused Absences: the student misses school and the absence does not qualify as excused. *The student will receive no credit (0s) for all class work missed. 5 or more unexcused absences will result in a parent teacher conference!

GradingA= 90-100B= 80-89C=70-79D=60-69F= below 60

% of gradeQuizzes5%Individual Assignment10%Papers20%Projects30%Exams35%Total100%

HomeworkHomework will be checked for completion daily Students will receive full, half, or no credit on homework assignments.

TestsTests will be given at the end of each unit. Students will know the date of a test at least one week prior to the test date.

Extra HelpTutoring is available every morning (7:30-8:10am) and after school (by appointment only)