Norwood Public School
Science Procedures -  organizing student binders

Introduction | Tab dividers | Exercises and homework | Procedures | Current Unit



Introduction

Organization is important for success in science. 
This life skill will be taught, stressed, teseted and graded during this school year.
This is more difficult for some students than for others, but every student can learn strategies and develop good habits.
Each student will be expected to bring his or her science binder to science class every class day.
The format for filing and organizing materials within this binder is very clear and specific. 
It would be very helpful if parents would assist their children in maintaining a neat, organized binder.
Parents and/or students may request a conference after school to obtain assistance with organization!






Tab Dividers


Parents would assist students greatly by setting up 5 tab dividers in each student's science binder. 

 
For all grades, each of five tabs should have one of the following labels: PROCEDURES, HOMEWORK, CURRENT UNIT, PROJECTS, AND BLANK PAPER.

Students will be given directions in class regarding where papers are to go.  The science header will also provide information on the location of student work.
 
The "HOMEWORK" section will be used to contain work the student must do for the next day (or Monday). Once students complete work, it should be placed in this section for submission when due. Please check this for material referenced in the student's assignment pad.

Students are responsible to bring (and replace) blank notebook paper to school.  There should be a ready supply in the
"BLANK PAPER" section of the student's binder.  Preparedness is graded in science.  Failure to have assigned materials will result in a zero - this is an ongoing homework assignment.







Exercises and Homework

This section of the binder (as noted in the "TAB DIVIDER" section) contains homework to be done each night.

It could take the form of a worksheet distributed to the students in class.  Another possibility might be a hand written question or questions to answer.  There could also be reading assignments from the text or another source.  For assignment specifics - consult the student's assignment pad. 

Students must be take care of their assignment pads!!!!  These cannot be lost or misplaced.  Your assistance in reinforcing the importance of this useful tool cannot be overemphasized!!










Procedures

This section of the binder tells the students "the way we do things in science." 
New pages will appear daily during the first few weeks of school. 
During the year, as new procedures are required, others may be added. 
Students will be expected to follow these; quizzes covering these procedures will occur frequently.

These pages are to remain in the student's binder all year long. 
Students will be expected to reinforce these pages so that they are not torn from the binder.

Sample topics to look for:  CLASSROOM RULES, VOCABULARY GUIDELINES, LAB PROCEDURES, ZION SCIENCE HEADER, GRADING POLICY, CRITICAL THINKING GUIDELINES, SCIENCE EXPO FORMAT AND DUE DATES & SCIENCE WEB PAGE.

The above can be located in the Homework Helps section of the science web page:

http://www.kathysnyderscience.com

Both students and parents should become familiar with the resources available here.








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This page was created and is maintained by K. Snyder, 2007


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