2Mr. DeLauder This is my 7th year teaching 4th grade. I have taught 4th grade previously at Berry Elementary SchoolI have lived in Charles County all of my lifeHow old do you think I am?I enjoy playing my guitar and anything done outside.
3Our Classroom Rules Always be respectful to others Raise your hand to get my attentionFollow all daily proceduresBe safe at all timesTry your hardest at all assignments
4Consequences There are no warnings in 4th grade!!! If you are not following the rules you will move your ballFirst Offense (B)10 minutes off recessSecond Offense (C)15 minutes off recessThird Offense (D)Note homeFourth Offense (E)Level II referral, and a phone call home.
5Obeying the Rules You have all of your recess There will be rewards (eating lunch with Mr. D, extra recess)PencilsSpecial Privileges
6Entering the Room in the Morning… Come into the room quietlyMake your lunch choice FIRST!!!Unpack your bookbagHand in all important notesSharpen two pencilsBegin your morning work
7How I will get your Attention: Stand in the front of the classroom silently.When you see this… Get silent immediately!! This means it is time to look at me and listen to what I am going to say.
8Classroom Sign Language: Sharpen your pencil – Hold it in the airI will either nod “yes,” which means you may sharpen it or I will shake my head “no,” which means you need to wait until I am finished talking.Water – 3 Fingers in a “W”Same as aboveBathroom – Thumb is placed under your first fingerTrash – Hold it in the airTissue – Cover your nose with your hand
9BathroomBe sure to sign out on the sign out sheet located in the yellow folder by the door.Be sure to put the date and timeSign back in when you return
10Leaving for Specials I will call you by table or row to line up. When called you will:Stand up QUIETLYPush in your chairWalk to your place in lineStand in line QUIETLYYou will face forward while keeping all body parts to yourself
11Walking in the Hallway We will walk QUIETLY down the hallway We will walk on the first white squareYou will face forward at all timesThere is NO talking or noise in the hallwayYou will keep your hands and feet to yourselfWe DO NOT lean on the wall
12SnackWe have a late lunch so you are responsible for bringing your own snack each dayYour snack must be a small healthy snackExamples: Piece of fruit, trail mix, bag of carrots, celery sticksAbsolutely No Candy, fruit roll-ups Pop-Tarts or chips.
13WaterYou may bring a water bottle in and keep it in the classroom at your deskIf you abuse this privilege, you will not be allowed to bring in a water bottle.At any time throughout the school year, I may take away this privilege.
14Lunch We will line up in line order We will walk to the cafeteria following the “Walking in the Hallway” procedureYou will wait in line for your lunchYou will keep your hands and feet to yourselfIf you are not following these rules you will have to move to the end of the lineThere is a mandatory quiet time at the beginning and end of lunchYou will dump your trays and wait in line SILENTLYIf not, you will move your ball and owe recess
15Recess You will line up with your class, in line order, in ONE line You will face forward and wait quietly to be called to go to recessThe quietest class is always called firstWhen the whistle blows 3 times, you will line back up QUIETLY in number order
16Dismissal We have SSR while we pack up at the end of the day You will get your book out and read until your table is calledYou will pack up and then continue reading until called to line up
17I am finished, now what?When you are finished with an assignment, you may:Read a bookWrite in your writing journalComplete a worksheet from the “Extra Practice” binComplete work that you have not finishedYou should never be sitting at your seat with nothingYou are not allowed to draw
18Absent or Tardiness If you come in late If you are absent Please collect the work off your desk.Place your name on all the papersYou may work on these assignments if you have time throughout the dayIf you are absentYour work will be in a folder for you or at your desk.Please complete ALL of your papers in the folderTurn in the ENTIRE folder when you are finishedYour work counts toward your grade!!!!
19You should always…Follow our classroom rules, procedures, and guidelines.Be prepared to learn.Be prepared for class. Bring with you to class everyday your pencil/pen, paper, notebook, and silent reading book.Read your silent reading book during silent reading.Ask questions!!!! There is no such things as silly questions.Be courteous and respectful to your fellow classmates.Use Black or Blue ink only.Use lined paper. Make sure that you have loose leaf paper.
20Grading Scale 90-100% A Outstanding Progress 80-89% B Above Average 70-79% C Average Progress60-69% D Below Average Progress0-59% E Failure
21How should I head my paper? Mr. DeLauder DateAssignmentYou will always use looseleaf paper and a pencilThe holes are always on the left side
22Turning in papers Work completed together: I will tell you to pass your papers to the front quietlyOr I will have a student collect your papersWork Completed Independently:You will need to place the paper in the appropriate basket facing the correct directionAny work not put in the basket will not be graded
23If you are not finished… Place your work somewhere safe, so you remember where it is. You should have a “work in progress” folder.When you have completed other assignments, you may work on thisAny work not completed, will be taken out to recessPlace your work in the appropriate basket
24Homework: It is your responsibility to complete ALL of your homework Math:You have homework every night (except Fridays)It is factored into your grade!Reading:Monthly Book ReportsNo recess until it is turned inDrops 1 letter grade every day it is lateSpellingWeekly ContractNo recess on Friday if it is not turned inLose 5 points for every day it is late
25Projector Screen & Blinds You are not allowed to pull down or put up the screen, so DON’T ASK!I am the only person allowed to touch the screenYou are not responsible for closing or opening the blinds, so don’t do itIf the light is bothering you, raise your hand and tell meDo not get out of your seat to close the doorIf it is too loud in the hallway, ask me to close it
26Classroom LibraryYou are allowed to read books from our classroom libraryThe books should always be in the book bin or on top of your deskYou should only have ONE book out at a timeYou can browse the books, but please put them back neatlyThere are no more than 2 people at each bookshelfThe books NEVER go home!