5Houghton Mifflin Reading Series District-Wide Adopted Reading Series.We read different stories each week and complete different types of activities that correlate with the story read.The activities pertain to the academic subject areas of reading and language arts.We read from different themes.The themes are used to address FCAT benchmarks as well as to better help you experience reading different types of literature.
6Discussion Topics Classroom Rules Consequences for breaking the rules Classroom Procedures
7Our Classroom Rules hand and then wait to be acknowledged. 1.) If you have a question to ask raise yourhand and then wait to be acknowledged.2.) Stay in your seat unless you havepermission to do otherwise.3.) Never use vulgar or offensive languagein our classroom.4.) Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself.5.) ALWAYS FOLLOW OUR CLASSROOMRULES!!!
8Consequences For Breaking The Classroom Rules 1stVerbal warningYour cloth pin will stay on the green light.2ndMy Consequence Resolution Plan, Reflective EssayYou will move your cloth pin to the yellow light.- 3rdParental ContactDetention after schoolYou will move your cloth pin to the red light.- 4thReferral and to the principal’s office*** A student will also be issued a detentionIf he/she fails to complete three consecutivehome learning assignments.
9Obeying the rules and procedures Traffic LightGood Time Ticket/Yellow Post-It
10Traffic Light Always obey the rules and procedures!!! The traffic light is located in the teacher’s corner, which is next to my desk.Red Light. If I call your name 2 times or you break 2 or more rules and procedures, you will move your cloth pin to the red light. You receive no good time ticket or yellow post-it for the day.Yellow Light. If I call your name 1 time or you break 1 rule or procedure , you will move your cloth pin to the yellow light. You will receive a yellow post-it for the day.Green Light. If you follow the rules/procedures your name will remain on the green light. You will receive 1 good time ticket for the day.***By following the rules and procedures, you will be ableto redeem your good time ticket or yellow post-itfor a treat in Mr. Sanchez’s treasure chest. ***
11Good Time Ticket/Yellow Post-It Write your name on the good time ticket or yellow post-itALWAYS WORK AT FOLLOWING THE RULES AND PROCEDURES!!!Once writing your name on the good time ticket or yellow post-it, place it in the cup according to your class period.Good Time Ticket = (Green Light)Yellow Post-It = (Yellow Light)NO GOOD TIME TICKET/YELLOW POST-IT = (Red Light)
12Good Time Ticket/Yellow Post-It Raffle is held at the end of the weekGood Time Ticket = Mr. Sanchez’s Treasure Chest TreatYellow Post-It = Treat from the filing cabinet
13What happens if I do not do my home learning? Student Responsibility CardOh, No You’ve Been Green Slipped(Found on the tray on top of the filing cabinet)
14Fill out the card Sign and date it Turn it in to Mr. Sanchez Student Responsibility Card/ Oh, No You’ve Green Slipped Card This is for students who do not have the assigned home learningFill out the cardSign and date itTurn it in to Mr. Sanchez
16Mr. Sanchez what do I need to do if I have a question to ask? Raise your hand and wait to be acknowledged.Once I call on you, ask your question.Wait until I respond to your question before you begin to talk.I want to hear your questions, but I canonly answer one question at a time.
17Entering the room Please enter quietly Have a seat Take out your materialsBegin bell work assignmentCopy the home learning assignment(s) in your home learning agenda.
18Getting your attention/ Quieting down I will:Raise my hand, this means that everyone in the roommust stop what they are doing.1st Clear your hands of any materials2nd Stay still3rd Look directly at me4th Be prepared to listen to what I have to say to youI’m trying to get your attentionI will begin to speak
19Using the bathroom/water fountain When you need to use the bathroom, use the sign language symbol for t.When you need to use the water fountain, use the sign language symbol for w.YOU MUST WAIT until I give you the sign, by shaking my head up and down, to use the bathroom or water fountain.
20Exiting the room Make sure that your desk is cleared of any materials. Look around your desk and pick up any trash from the floor.Take all the materials that you will need to your next class.Line up in the line quietly.No one should ever talk while in the line.
21Standing in line Always look ahead of you Never look to the sides Standing in line is NOT THE TIME TO TALK WITH FRIENDS OR OTHERS THAT PASS YOU BYAlways make sure you are quiet, you need to be able to listen to my instructions.
22Entering and exiting the cafeteria You are to always enter the cafeteria quietly.Only I will dismiss you from the cafeteria.DO NOT GET UP from your seat until I tell you to do so.You will line up quietly against the wall, once we have exited the cafeteria.
23Special Guideline This classroom is a “No Whining Zone.” That means that there will be no whining, for ANYreason.This is a time for you to receive an education that will help you achieve your future goals.This is, however, a “Learning Zone.” You will bebe able to learn in a classroom that is caring andrespectful.
24Guideline InfractionYou will be writing a reflection essay, using the “My Consequence Resolution Plan” handout I gave you.You will need to fill out a student responsibility card.
25Following Guidelines will result in: Verbal PraiseA Stress free learning environmentAn enjoyable and orderly classroom atmosphere
26Not Following Guidelines will result in: 1stVerbal warningYour cloth pin will stay on the green light.2ndAction Plan, Reflective EssayYou will move your cloth pin to the yellow light.- 3rdParental Contact30 minute detention after schoolYou will move your cloth pin to the red light.- 4rdReferral and to the principal’s office
28Attendance and Tardies It is very important that you come to class!!!If you come to school after 8:30, you are late!!!1st tardy-free pass2nd tardy- warning3rd tardy-500 word essayIt is very important that you come to school on a daily basis. If you miss school then you miss out on learning valuable information.
29When you are tardyEnter quietlyPlace the tardy slip my deskYour tardy slip must have the time you arrived at my class on itHave a seat and take out yourmaterials
30Make Up Work Fill out the student responsibility card. If you are absent it is your responsibility to make up the work you missed.Go to the absent tray, located next to the sink, and look for your name. Your name will be labeled on the material(s) you missed in my class.If is not made up and turned in on the assigned date, your grade will be a zero.Tests/quizzes missed will be made up before or after school the following day.You have 24 hours to make up all work.
31GREAT STUDENTS WANTED!!!Great students ALWAYS follow the rules…
32YOU 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.
33Discussion TopicsGrading ScaleGrading PolicyConduct and Effort
34Grading Scale 90-100% A Outstanding Progress 80-89% B Above Average 70-79% C Average Progress60-69% D Below Average Progress0-59% F Failure
36Conduct and Effort Conduct is your behavior in class. A,B,C,D,F Effort- how much intensity you put into class including home learning, class work, tests, and participation.1 (the best), 2 (satisfactory), 3 (unsatisfactory)If I speak to you more than once each day, your conduct grade will be reduced.
37Discussion TopicsPaper HeadingTurning in PaperClassroom Materials
38How Should You Head Your Paper? Joe Alvarez # 1 DateMr. Sanchez Room 208Reading/Language ArtsHeading of AssignmentOn the center of the paper should be the heading of the assignment.***Make sure that you use loose leaf paper without any spiral ends. Always write the assigned number I gave you on your papers.
39Turning in papers Each student will be assigned a special number. When you hear me calling out your special number, I will collect your paper.
40Classroom Materials Silent Reading Book Loose leaf paper (2 packs) Dividers (1 pack)2 inch 3 ring binder (1)Number 2 Pencils (1 pack)Pencil Pouch (1)Pencil sharpener with cover (1)Black or blue ink pens (1 pack)Red pen (1)Index cards (1 pack)Glue stick (1)Scissors (1)Markers (1)Highlighter (2)Dictionary/Thesaurus (1)Journal Composition notebooks (2)
44Home LearningIs your responsibility to do the home learning everyday!!!The home learning helps you learn and improve on the lessons we are learning in our class.If you do not do your home learning assignment(s) you will need to fill out the form Oh, No You’ve Been Green Slipped.You will receive a strike on the home learning chart.*** A student will also be issued a detentionIf he/she fails to complete three consecutivehome learning assignments. Three strikes
45Home Learning Folder The home learning folder is red. All of your home learning will be in your home learning folder.On the left hand pocket of the folder is the “Out” section. All of the home learning that is complete goes in this section.On the right hand pocket of the folder is the “In” section. The home learning that needs to be completed will go in this section.
47Interactive Classroom (Smart Board) I will be using the interactive smart board to provide you instruction in reading and language arts.You are NOT ALLOWED to touch the smart board screen without my permission.Never look directly at the projection lamp while the projector in on. This can cause serious injury to your eyes.Failure to follow these rules will cause you not be able to use the smart board in our class.
48Classroom Library Library day in our classroom is every Tuesday. You are allowed to check out two books from our classroom library.All books are due the following Tuesday.You must check out the book by completing the classroom library check-out binder procedures.In the classroom library check-out binder, you must write the name of the book, the class period of your class, and the genre of the book.If you need help, please see our appointed classroom librarian.If you do not follow these procedures,you will not be allowed to check out books.
49Entering and exiting the computer lab You are to always enter the computer lab quietly.DO NOT USE THE COMPUTER UNTIL I instruct you do so. You need to listen to the learning activity for the day.Always follow our classroom rules while at the computer rules.Failure to adhere to these rules will cause you not to participate in the computer lab activity for the day.
50Discussion Topics Existing Mr. Sanchez’s Class A message from Mr. SanchezStudent/Parent Signature Page
51leaving at the end of the day) Class DismissalThe teacher dismisses you, not the bellDo not start packing up prior to the end of the classWait until the teacher finishes and officially dismisses you with:“Have a fantastic day”* All chairs are to be stacked up next to thesink cabinet, in front of the television, whenI say “Stack them up, please”*(Applies to the classleaving at the end of the day)
52A Message From Mr. Sanchez… I look forward toward a productive schoolyear. I know that all of you all possess thegift of learning. I look forward to being yourteacher and watching you growacademically in our classroom.Here’s to an awesome school year!!!
53STUDENT AND PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE Student’s Name:____________________________Class Period:_______________________________I have read with my parent/guardian thecontents of Mr. Sanchez’s PowerPoint andunderstand it. I promise to follow theclassroom rules, procedures, and guidelines._____________________ _______________Student Signature DateI have read with my child thehave helped he/she understand it._______________________ ________________Parent/Guardian Signature Date