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Hoffner SED 322

Christian Iafrate

Course Information
Mr. Iafrate
Eleventh Grade American History: Colonization 1700sPresent

Contact Information
Front Office: (602) 971-6510
Email: Ciafrate@ymail.com
Curriculum & Class Organization
Hello class! I am extremely excited for this upcoming school year... It is
important to first note that my classroom is divided up into different
historical units and weekly lessons. These units will primarily
correspond to chapters out of your textbook. You will be given a unit
packet (note-taking packet), inside you will find learning goals and
grading scales that will be used to assess you during each specific unit.
This way you can look ahead at our class schedule if you would like to.
Throughout the course of the school year you will be given multiple
ways to practice your learning comprehension for every specific
objective that we tackle together. I promote a very active style of
learning in my classroom (as you will see soon enough) to help assure
that all styles of learning become present inside the class. Please be
sure to keep each individual handout and homework assignment with

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you through a unit as sometimes I will allow open note assessments at
the end of the chapter. Remember to remain active and try your best
to participate as much as possible through the school year! Yes,
participation points definitely do exist inside my classroom.
Classroom Procedures & Behavior
On most days when you come into class there will be music playing
and a bell work/warm-up question displayed on the project screen at
the front of the room. You are to write both the question & answer
inside of your notebooks at the beginning of class. Once I stop the
music that is your cue that the bell work question should be answered
in your notebook. At this time we will take a few brief minutes to go
over the question together before diving into the days lesson. Other
key procedure/behavior notes are as follows...
1. Enter the room quietly. Be in assigned seat by the time
that the final bell rings.
2. Look at the white board and see what materials will be
needed for the day.
3. Please assure that your backpack gets put under your
desk. We are quite active in our learning in this particular
class, there is movement around the room often.
4. The textbook under your desk is a classroom set. It is not
to be taken home.
5. All work on separate sheets of paper is to be signed in a
complete heading at the top right corner of your paper.
6. If at any moment you would like to get out of your seat or
ask a question, raise your hand and wait until called
upon.
7. Each quarter of the school year you will receive 4 restroom
passes. There is no bathroom use during the first and
last 10 minutes of class. Above all it is ultimately at Mr.
Iafrate's discretion as to whether or not you can use the
restroom.
Needed Materials
 1 spiral/composition notebook
 Colored pencils, standard pencils, pens, paper, at least 2
different colored highlighters
 Small binder/ folders are fine.
 Ear buds/ headphones
 Course Textbook
Grading Policy

Hoffner SED 322

Grade Scale:
A- 100-90%
& below

Christian Iafrate

B- 89-80%

C- 79-70%

D- 69-60%

F- 59%

80% of your overall grade will be weekly quizzes, projects, and
simulations/other assessments
20% of your overall grade will be handouts and homework. These
assignments should be thought as being practice and
preparation for assessments, and you are expected to give
your best effort in completing them.
Note that daily participation in the classroom will be accounted
for just as any other handout or homework assignment is in
regards to grade percentage.

Late/Make-Up Work


All assignments can be turned in for any given unit prior to the
end/chapter test. After the given unit is completed no more
homework for the given chapter will be accepted.
If an assignment is turned in and meets the criteria as stated
above, then a 5% point deduction will be added onto the
handout/homework for each additional day that it is late.
For any assignment that is turned in as make-up work with an
excused absence no points will be deducted. If unexcused
come talk to me before submitting the assignment.

Absent/Tardy Policy
 If absent come see me to discuss what was missed/what
homework needs to be made up. Do this regardless if your
absence is excused of unexcused.

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 Tardy:
1. 1st: Warning
2. 2nd-5th: 10 minute silent lunch detention and parent
notification
3. 6+: ISS and parent contact from admin. Parent- studentadmin meeting. Possible loss of school driving privilege.
4. Solution??? DONT BE LATE PEOPLE!!!

Extra Help
If at anytime throughout the school year you would like additional
help/tutoring, I will always make myself available either before or after
school. See me for details. There will be a class sign-up sheet to fill
out prior to our session with one another. I require students to sign up
for additional help/tutoring sessions so that I can be sure to distribute
my time evenly to all who are in need of it.
Any student that would like the opportunity to retake/redo an
assessment is more than welcome to do so at anytime during the
school year. Please be sure to sign up same as you would for tutoring.