• Classroom Expectations

    1. Listen while others are speaking. Wait your turn to ask questions or share opinions.

    2. Use professional and appropriate language. Avoid swear words, derogatory language, and/or insults. Be positive and supportive.

    3. Be in your seat when the bell rings. I expect you to be ready to complete a bell-ringer activity at the start of class every day.

    4. Cell phones and other electronic devices should not be used unless otherwise instructed by Ms. Muse.

    5. No food or drink (with the exception of water) is allowed in the classroom.

    6. First grade rules still apply: Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself. Listen and follow directions. Mind your own business. Stay in your seat. Treat others as you would like to be treated.


    Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism

    Bottom line: Cheating is the worst kind of academic and personal dishonesty. You are better than that. Don’t cheat.

    What is plagiarism? Plagiarism is the theft of another's intellectual property, and plagiarism is a serious form of academic misconduct. If you do not acknowledge the work of others, you are implying that another person's work is your own, and such actions constitute plagiarism. If you are ever in doubt, err on the side of caution and acknowledge the source.

    What is academic misconduct? Academic misconduct includes:

    • providing or receiving information during a test, quiz, assignment, or exam
    • using unapproved notes or aids (e.g. cell phone) during a test, quiz, assignment or exam;
    • copying the work of another student (including siblings); and/or
    • disclosing information concerning a test, quiz, or exam to another student.

    Academic misconduct and plagiarism violate the school’s honor code and will result in a grade of zero (0) on the assignment and disciplinary action.


    Make-up Work

    For students who have missing work based on absences, the district policy will be enforced. For every day missed, the student has an equal number of days after his or her return to turn in the work. This policy extends to homework, classwork, tests/projects, and quizzes. Please see Ms. Muse and/or our class website to see what you have missed and how you can make it up. All work from the week is stored in file folders on my cart. Please get copies of what you have missed.


    Late Work

    Outside of excused absences (see “make-up work”), I will accept late work for partial credit up until the end of the unit for which the work was assigned. I will not accept late work after the final test for that unit.