Mike Hino Teacher - 8th Grade Social Studies Room U102 PH: 774-8565 Email:Mike_Hino@notes.k12.hi.us Big Idea: The study of History is an attempt to give meaning to facts by explaining the connection among them and us. To accomplish this, the students will learn to evaluate, organize, and interpret a wide variety of characteristic traits such as: imagination, empathy, self-reflection, attitude, responsibility, and so on, found in historical figures and how these traits influenced their decisions and actions in the historical context they found themselves. The students will explore how these traits are found in us and how these traits can influence our own decisions and actions today. Grading: All students will be graded on the same standards/targets (CCSS/HCPS III) Grades will be based on a Growth Model following the Hawaii State model. Your child is the first line of communication between the class and home. Parents should be able to successfully ask their child on their progress and grade which is reviewed daily in their class journal found in their google classroom. Students’ grades will be given upon request at any time. Otherwise parents will receive a Progress Report four times in the semester (two mid-quarter and two quarterly reports). Grades will be updated and accessible to students, parents, counselors, and administrators on: hawaii.infinitecampus.org and upon request to your child or myself.. Students will be aware of learning goals and targets which are being assessed through the use of: • Samples of work which exemplify proficiency. • Standards based rubrics that describe success criteria. • Student generated learning goals and individual academic plans. • Class discussions on what they learned. Class Assignments/Quizzes: Students are given an opportunity to be assessed formatively daily through class assignments and exercises. Teacher will provide students with the opportunity for feedback and to revise their work. based on timely completion of the assignments. Performance Tasks: The performance tasks will be Class assignments, Essays and Outlines that a student or group of students will complete that is related to the topics and/or standards being taught. A performance task may require a student to do research, analyze the information, prepare a written piece on the topic and/or create a presentation for the teacher and/or class. Excused Absences: Students will be allowed to make up work in a timely fashion. Class Discipline: if required, student will be separated from the distraction, first within the Class. Except for criminal offenses, all class discipline issues will first be conferenced and dealt with between your child and I. if your child and I are not able to negotiate a solution and further action is required or your child chooses to be uncooperative, your child will be notifying you via a phone call as close to the incident as possible of their choice of noncooperation. If your child chooses to remain noncompliant to both you and I or if efforts to contact you are unsuccessful, he/she may be referred to the Principal's’ office for administrative consequences. Student Responsibilities: • Cooperate and be respectful to other students and teacher • Attend and be prepared with materials • Actively participate in class discussions and activities, small group activities • Work hard to completed assignments, satisfactorily and on time • Communicate with the teacher and your parent when needed to solve issues interfering with your assessments and learning • Provide a “self-reflection on learning” each day student reflect on what his/her has done, what they have learned, how this can help them, and assess their daily grade. • Students are the first line of communication between the school and their parents. Students are expected to be able to clearly communicate with their parents on their progress when asked. Teacher Responsibilities: • Cooperate and be respectful to students, • Attend and be prepared with materials • Work hard to help students complete assignments, satisfactorily and on time by facilitating learning experiences using a variety of instructional strategies. • Provide consultation and advisement to help all students • Interact collaboratively and communicating with students, parents, other teachers and staff to support learning success of student. Parent Responsibilities: • Please contact me regarding any concerns you have about your child and I that you feel I should be known of. My number is 343-4755, If I do not pick up please leave a brief message and I will get back to you.
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