The bellringer is a daily assignment graded to asses classroom participation. There are two questions posted on the board when students walk in. One is titled bellringer and is something students should know when the bell rings. The other is called a before you go and students should be able to complete that question before they leave class that day.
Their paper is set up in two columns one for the Bellringers and one for the Before you go. Students are to respond to the questions using a complete sentence that encompasses the question and an appropriate answer.
The paper containing a week's worth of bellringers and before you go is to be submitted on Friday. Students should submit the paper to the appropriate class period bin the back of the room.
Each bellringer and Before you go is worth 1 point, provided it is written in a complete sentence.
If a student is concerned about what he may be doing wrong he is welcome to check the graded work bin and we can discuss his/her concerns.
If he/she is absent they must see me during homeroom in order to get the missing questions.
After each notebook check students may meet with my before school or during homeroom to either contest their earned score, show improvement in the notebook or both. Full credit is available for any student taking this option. This meeting must occur within one week from the original notebook due date, unless otherwise stated.
Due to the quick turn around of the notebook scores, mistakes are inevitable and students are welcome to show errors for full credit.
Students are also welcome to take that time to fix any issues with their notebook for full credit.
WOWs are assigned weekly, exepct for test weeks. They are assigned the first day of the week and are due on Thursday.
How to W.O.W
Word of the Week Directions
- Put your heading (First and Last Name, Date, Period #) on the back of the paper.
- Write the word across the page. Try to make the word look like what it means if possible.
- Illustrate the word of the week.
- Definition: Look up the definition in your science book or a dictionary. Do not use google.
- Part of Speech: Is the scientific form of the word an adjective, adverb, noun or verb?
- Sentence: Use the word of the week in a meaningful sentence. Underline the word.
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