Ok, so here's the honest truth, I love everything about the lower grades. I love the bright colors; I love the fun clipart; I love their willingness to learn. I just don't enjoy little kids as much as other people do. *gasp* Hey, someone has to teach the "big kids". I absolutely love teaching high school. I do. No, really. I'm not just making this stuff up. I love their personalities, their sense of humor, their future aspirations. I enjoy this so much.
So, I had to find a way to have the best of both worlds. I have to be careful about clipart, but my students LOVE LOVE LOVE color, coloring, cutting, gluing, taping, etc. They're just 3rd graders in a bigger, less mature, body. :)
Enter my newest idea. I love me some foldables. What I wasn't loving lately was my syllabus. Don't get me wrong, it's fab, but the perfectionist in me squirmed a little with all the random shapes. I really loved it when I created it, I love the idea of it. I MAY even use it again when I "clean" it up. For right now though, this is my new syallbus!
Woo hoo! Isn't she gorgeous! Ok, so I know that what you really want is to read my syllabus. Don't laugh. I'm not your typical high school teacher. This is more of an idea of what's going to be going on in my class than specifics.
Management not Discipline board.
What I don't include in my "syllabus":
-Testing policies, homework policies, makeup policies, etc.: They're in the handbook. The kids know this and don't need it shoved down their throats again.
-Consequences for violations of rules: Also in the handbook
-Specifics about texts: Discussed in tab 6 (I like to change things up)
-Grading policy: In general it's points possible. The only thing we weight is the semester final.
-Specific dates: These are likely to change based on testing schedules, weather, unexpected emergencies etc.
If you have any questions about my syllabus, please leave me a comment below and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. For this and other templates with examples included, you can check out my creative syllabus templates set over at my TPT store. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!