Monday, September 1, 2014

Required Supplies for 2014-2015

Both Global II or US History courses for the 2014-2015 school year require these supplies in class each day:
  • A binder (loose-leaf.)  A 1-2 inch binder for just my class is fine, or you may have a section in a much larger binder for my class.  However, if you have no dividers in a binder you are using for "everything" you will be considered unprepared.
  • Plenty of loose-leaf paper.
  • Several black ball point pens (not gel pens, you cannot use those on the Regents Exam so you shouldn't use them in class.)  You can use blue if you choose, but black is best for the Regents Exam so you might as well start getting used to their rules.  Don't bother with pencils either - you can't use them on the Regents, so you can't use them for any graded work, in or out of class. 
  • A highlighter (any color, as long as it's a working highlighter.)

I have been to several different "dollar stores" in the area during the last week and each of them had the supplies listed above.  The paper, highlighters, & binders there are no different than they are anywhere else, so unless there is a great sales going on at Staples, Target, or any other larger store, don't waste extra money or time on line in those places.  In my experience "dollar store pens" don't always work well, so be sure to get an extra pack if you buy them from there.  No supplies will be handed out in class so be sure to have extras on just in case that happens!

All supplies are due in class no later than Monday, September 15th.  This will be a test grade.  Either you're in class with all required supplies as listed & described above or you are not -
100 or 0.

Please note:  It is not the responsibility of your classmates - or their hard-working parents - to supply you with a pen &/or paper in class.  I do not hand out any supplies.  I am asking you to have the basics you need for your other classes &, likely, things you already have at home.  Being prepared is one of your main roles as a student!

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