MRS. BUTLER's OCEANOGRAPHY REQUIREMENTS

( this is to be kept in the front of the science notebook)

Planner will be used daily to record assignments, grades, tests, make up dates, transit, etc. COMMUNICATION

Web site for Oceanography................................................................................www.kellamhs.com

Grades will be posted on the web site every Monday, and other class information.

To contact me either call me after 2:00 p.m. at 757 648-5400, or Email (pabutler@vbschools.com)

 

SUPPLIES ( required for each class)

Textbook -Oceanography an Invitation to Marine Science by Garrison.

Binder with Five dividers ( Notes, Class work, Homework, Labs, & Tests & Quizzes)

Zippered pouch to hold pens, pencils, Ten colored pencils and an eraser

A theme notebook to write scientific journals each day..

 

ACADEMIC

Tutoring after school ( Tuesday-Thursday ) upon student request and teacher availability

Oceanography is a survey course of the study of the Earth's oceans and waterways as they relate to the geology, biology, meteorology, chemistry, hydrology and history of our planet.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES ( pertain to knowledge of the ocean)

1. To acquaint the student with relevant historical discoveries and marine instruments.

2. To familiarize the student with oceanic geography, and formations

3. To instruct the student about the winds, currents, hurricanes, volcanoes, and earthquakes within the oceans.

4. To encourage the student to link seawater chemistry to life in the oceans, and to life in an aquarium..

5. To develop student involvement in the protection and study of oceanic life.

 

1. HOMEWORK

Homework will be assigned for Tuesday, Wednesday , and Thursday. Projects will take more time.

Homework will be due the last day of the week. All homework will be checked.

Homework is due at the beginning of the bell. Work ( tests, homework, summaries) will generally be returned within a week of its submission. Some Labs will take longer due to details.

No late homework will be accepted.

 

2. MAKE UP WORK ( will only be accepted if there is a written parental excuse note)

All late work must be turned in within THREE CALENDAR days of the absence.

Missed Tests are essay only, and they must be made up the same day the student returns to school.

Make up quizzes will be given in a different format than the original quiz.

Chronic absenteeism will be referred to guidance , and then to the vice principal

OSS students may make up work upon return to the class room.

 

3. GRADING SYSTEM is based on a Percent of total points per nine weeks.

Example: If the First nine week possible total is 500 points, and the student earned 430 points he would get an 86 /B . Students should organize and keep all of their work in their notebook.

Assignment Percent Description An Estimate Amount

LABORATORY 40 % ( With data,charts,drawings,maps,written reports etc.) Six

TESTS & QUIZZES 30 % ( With true-false,multiple choice,matching, & essay ) Four

CLASS WORK 10 % (With work done primarily in class) Six

HOMEWORK 10 % ( With independent work done outside class & checked ) Nine

PROJECTS 10 % ( Complete information sheet given each nine weeks) One

MY TEACHING SCHEDULE

1A, 2A, 4A AND 1B, 4B I AM TEACHING IN ROOM 408.

3B I HAVE STUDY BLOCK THE SECOND HALF IN ROOM 408.

 

BEHAVIOR (extreme misbehavior may result in student's immediate referral to assistant principal)

THE KELLAM HONOR CODE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THIS CLASS

Student misbehavior , and repeated infraction of class rules will be addressed by;

1. Warning 2. Detention ( after school 2:10-2:45pm) 3. Call to parent 4. Referral

1. It is the Responsibility of the Student to;

1. Be Kind, Respectful, Considerate and Honest. Raise hand before speaking or standing.

2. Put forth his/her best effort, and inform the teacher if assistance is needed.

3. Be rested and alert. No student may lay on or put their head on the desk.

4. Go to guidance or the restroom or other destinations on their free time .

5. Tardiness will be handled as the new rules have outlined.

6. Never copy (plagiarize) any other student's work or any resources as if they were yours.

 

PROJECTED OCEANOGRAPHY SYLLABUS

TEXT, CHAPTER, TOPIC, S.O.L.

First Nine Weeks

Hand out Safety 1.1

Hand out Aquarium Set Up 1.2-1.3

Five, Seven ,Nine, & Eleven Oceanographic Instruments 1.4

One & Two Historic Aspects (Paper) 1.14

Ten ,Eleven, &Twelve Habitats 5.2-5.4

Ten ,Eleven, &Twelve Living Levels 5.1- 5.2

Four Ocean Sediments 2.5

Nine Formation of Shorelines 2.4

Nine Shoreline Features 1.6, 2.4

Second Nine Weeks

Three Plate Tectonics 2.1

Three & Four Topography of Ocean 2.2

Nine Barrier Islands 2.4

Nine Estuaries 2.3

Nine Chesapeake Bay (Paper) 2.3

Legislation Current Issues 6.4

Five Molecular Structure of Water 3.1

Five Chemical Composition 3.2

Third Nine Weeks

Five Physical Characteristics 3.1-3.4

Six and Seven Global Wind Patterns and Currents 4.1, 4.2

Eight Waves and Tides 4.3 4.4

Speaker & Paper Careers (Paper) 6.5

Hand outs Marine Heritage 6.6

Nine & Newspaper Conservation of Ocean Resources 6.1

Fourth Nine Weeks

Ten & Eleven Plankton 1.6-1.9, 5.1-5.3

Ten & Eleven Nekton ( Dissection Lab) 1.6-1.9, 5.1-5.3

Ten & Twelve Benthos 1.6-1.9, 5.1-5.3

Ten Food Relationships 1.6-1.9, 5.1-5.3

Eleven & Twelve Similarity & Differences of Structures 5.4

Two, Ten, Eleven, & Twelve Economic Importance and Navigation 6.1,6.3,6.4, 6.7

Speaker & News Shipping, Boating , and the Sea 6.2-6.7


AGREEMENT FORM

for Mrs. Butler's Oceanography Class

Please return this form to the teacher by the next class session.

This signed form is an indication that the Oceanography Requirements sheet has been

read by, and understood by the Oceanography student, and his/her parent. It is an

agreement that the student will abide by these requirements, and that the parent is

aware of these requirements.

Communication is essential in promoting understanding, and in helping your child

achieve his / her goal in Oceanography. Students who give a high priority to school

work tend to learn more and be more successful in their school work.

Please check the web site on a regular basis to follow your students progress

throughout this course...........................................................www.kellamhs.com

Please include the information requested below.

It is essential that both phone numbers, and E-mail are below for me to contact you about your child.

Parent Signature________________________________________

Home phone FATHER_____________________MOTHER_______________________

Work phone FATHER_____________________MOTHER____________________

Parent's Email FATHER____________________MOTHER________________________________

Parent Signature_____________________________________________

Student Signature_____________________________________________

Phone of another parent or guardian____________________________

 

GETTING TO KNOW YOU ..................................................................................Block________________



NAME________________________________________________________



BIRTHDAY__________________________________________________



What you hope to learn in Oceanography_____________________ ____________________________________________________________



FAVORITE CLASS____________________________________________



LEAST FAVORITE CLASS______________________________________



Sports you play ( enjoy watching)____________________________



Musical interests ( instruments played , chorus , etc)____________ __________________________________________________________



Favorite music to listen to _________________________________



If you could change one thing about the world it would be ______

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What do you like most about yourself ? ( not appearance, but a characteristic such as kindness) _____________________________

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What quality do you look for in choosing your friends?__________

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Who are the people in your Family?_____________________________

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What does your family enjoy doing together?__________________

PHONE NUMBERS

WORK Father Mother _________________________________

HOME Father Mother _________________________________

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Class Expectations