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Welcome to Ms. Jones’ Class • Grab a piece of white paper and different color markers/colored pencils/crayons – Fold the paper like a hot dog – In the middle of the paper write your name – On each corner of the paper: • Draw your favorite food • Draw your favorite sport • Draw where your dream vacation would be • Draw your favorite Animal
Ms. Jones’ Classroom Expectations/ Procedures
Classroom Rules/Expectations • Come to class on time, prepared, and follow directions • Participate and contribute to classroom activities/discussions • Phones and electronic devices are out of sight unless directed by teacher. (More detail) • You may have food/drink as long as you ask the teacher first to see if it will interrupt with daily instruction. . • We respect each other, we try our best, we are a team, we learn from our mistakes… – What does each of these look like?
Cell Phones • Phones are out of sight unless directed by teacher – 1 st time- warning – 2 nd time- put phone on corner of the desk facing down not touching it (if refused there will be a Behavior Report written and the phone is sent to the house office) – If student touches phone while faced down then teacher will take the phone for the rest of the class period.
Consequences for Inappropriate Behavior • 1 st-Reminder of what is expected • 2 nd- Verbal Warning • 3 rd- Go to an area in the classroom to complete work or cool down • 4 th-parent phone call, lunch detention, sent out of classroom, meeting with parents. (Depends on severity and number of instances)
Positive Consequences Examples: • Verbal Praise • Star Student • Marble Jar (as a class) • Surprise drawings/food • Positive Call home • Breaks • Can sit at teacher’s desk
Classroom Procedures • Entering the Classroom: – Arrive to class on time – If an adult is not in the room, please wait outside of the classroom for an adult – Look at board for directions on what to do • Before you come to class please use the restroom and get a drink of water.
SSR-Sustained Silent Reading • Each class we will do 15 minutes of silent reading. Most of the time it will be in the beginning of the class. Continue to come into the classroom and look at the board for what you need to do. When your work is finished during class you should read silently.
Sustained Silent Reading Cont… • You should read for pleasure…that is, I do not require a certain genre. The book you use for SSR is to stay in the room. You can check out a different book from the library for Resource if you wish. When you finish your SSR book it is your responsibility to get another one from home or from the school library. Please ENJOY the book you choose. If you find that you’re not interested in it, please change it.
Restroom Procedure • Please try your best to use the bathroom BEFORE you come to class. • I understand at times that you have to go. If you miss instruction/activity while using the restroom then you will need to come make up • You will need to sign out when using the bathroom
Restroom Procedure There are bathroom passes next to the door with your name. There are only 6 bathroom passes that can be, once those are done you may not leave the classroom to use the restroom until a new quarter.
Clinic Procedure • When going to the clinic, you will take a pass to the House Secretary (Either in House B-7 th grade or House C-6 th grade)
Classroom Procedures Cont. • Homework – Turn in at the beginning of class. If you need an extension for an assignment please come talk to me BEFORE the due date of the assignment. – Late Work: – Classroom Discussion on late work • Participation: – Be alert in classroom activities/discussions and raise your hand if you have an answer or question
Procedures Cont. • Arriving Late: Students not in the classroom when the second bell rings are tardy. You are OKAY if you have a pass. Those who are late to class need to fill in the tardy slip by the door. Continued tardiness to class can result in a call home, detention, etc. • Leaving the Classroom: The teacher dismisses the class and we work from bell to bell.
Procedures Cont. • Absences: On the day you return from an absence students are responsible for making up work. • Arranged Absences: – Notify your teacher ahead of time if you know you will be absent so you can receive the work
Student of the Week The teacher will choose a student of the week based on classroom expectations – Chosen every 2 weeks and will be announced on the news show (only if you would like) – Student can bring in items that they would like to display on the bulletin board about themselves. – Student will get to choose a prize from the prize box and will have a positive note/call to your parents
Marble Jar • The marble jar is for class/team rewards: – If everyone in the class is on task (randomized), marbles will be put in the marble jar – This is a TEAM effort so we need to work together as a class to earn marbles. • As a team we will also choose the rewards and take votes on what we would like to have