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1 CLASSROOM PROCEDURES Mr. Currys Classroom Room 20 – Piedmont Middle Revised

2 FOREWORD Welcome to Mr. Currys class. Welcome to Mr. Currys class. I am here to teach; you are here to learn. I will do my job; you will do yours, and we will together use this year wisely and beneficially. I am here to teach; you are here to learn. I will do my job; you will do yours, and we will together use this year wisely and beneficially. Positive attitude is the key of success. Lets keep it all the time. Positive attitude is the key of success. Lets keep it all the time.

3 WHY DO WE HAVE PROCEDURES? A procedure is the way that we do things. A procedure is the way that we do things. To do things right, we have to follow some simple procedures, for example: To do things right, we have to follow some simple procedures, for example: In PE, to open your locker, you have to select your combination as directed by the lock manufacturer. In PE, to open your locker, you have to select your combination as directed by the lock manufacturer. To cook a delicious meal, you need to follow the steps in the recipe. To cook a delicious meal, you need to follow the steps in the recipe. To place a call on your phone, you need to dial the number in the right order. To place a call on your phone, you need to dial the number in the right order. So, to be successful in learning, you need to follow some simple procedures. So, to be successful in learning, you need to follow some simple procedures.

4 ENTRANCE Make sure you have all necessary materials for the class. Make sure you have all necessary materials for the class. Enter the classroom quietly. Enter the classroom quietly. Go directly to your assigned seat. Go directly to your assigned seat. Get ready for your work. Get ready for your work.

5 RIGHT AFTER THE BELL RINGS Immediately start the bellwork that will be written on the board. Immediately start the bellwork that will be written on the board. Do the bellwork in your journal. Do the bellwork in your journal. When you finish, wait quietly for the next direction. When you finish, wait quietly for the next direction.

6 DURING INSTRUCTION Listen to the teacher with full attention. Listen to the teacher with full attention. No pencil sharpening, talking, or whispering. No pencil sharpening, talking, or whispering. Dont write anything during instruction, unless told otherwise. You will be given time for taking notes. Dont write anything during instruction, unless told otherwise. You will be given time for taking notes. Ask permission to speak by raising your hand. Ask permission to speak by raising your hand. Ask questions related to the subject. Other questions which are not related to the subject can be asked after instruction. Ask questions related to the subject. Other questions which are not related to the subject can be asked after instruction. After instruction, make sure you understand the concept. If not, ask questions by mentioning which part you didnt understand. After instruction, make sure you understand the concept. If not, ask questions by mentioning which part you didnt understand.

7 WHILE YOU ARE WORKING Make sure you read or listen to the directions about your work and understand them. Make sure you read or listen to the directions about your work and understand them. If you didnt understand, quietly ask help from other students sitting around you. If they also dont understand, ask to the teacher to explain it. If you didnt understand, quietly ask help from other students sitting around you. If they also dont understand, ask to the teacher to explain it. If you are asked to help, be polite and kind and offer your best. If you are asked to help, be polite and kind and offer your best. Talking to each other should be no louder than a whisper. The person sitting on the other side of the room should not be interrupted by your noise. Talking to each other should be no louder than a whisper. The person sitting on the other side of the room should not be interrupted by your noise. Respect each other and be friendly. Respect each other and be friendly. Use your time wisely. Put forth your best effort to finish your work on time. Use your time wisely. Put forth your best effort to finish your work on time.

8 KEEPING YOUR JOURNAL You should have a writing journal which will be used for only your language arts class. (A composition notebook is recommended.) You should have a writing journal which will be used for only your language arts class. (A composition notebook is recommended.) Use pen or pencil to write in your journal. Using two different colors, one for the titles and a different one for the body of the text, will make your journal look better and more organized. Use pen or pencil to write in your journal. Using two different colors, one for the titles and a different one for the body of the text, will make your journal look better and more organized. The first page should be the title page. Write your full name, section, and school name on it. The first page should be the title page. Write your full name, section, and school name on it. Number the pages in the right bottom corner. Number the pages in the right bottom corner. Always write the titles with capital letters. Always write the titles with capital letters. Each day, put the date first. Each day, put the date first. Keep your journal clean and organized. Keep your journal clean and organized. Your journal will be collected and checked from time to time. Turn it in on time when you are asked. Your journal will be collected and checked from time to time. Turn it in on time when you are asked. Take good care of your journal. Do not lose it. Take good care of your journal. Do not lose it.

9 IF THE TEACHER RAISES HIS HAND Stop whatever you are doing at that moment. Stop whatever you are doing at that moment. Face the teacher and wait silently. Face the teacher and wait silently. Notify any classmates who havent noticed that the teacher has raised his hand. Notify any classmates who havent noticed that the teacher has raised his hand. No talking or whispering. All of your attention should be given to the teacher. No talking or whispering. All of your attention should be given to the teacher.

10 AFTER YOU ARE DONE Check your work and the directions one more time to see if you missed anything or did something incorrectly. Check your work and the directions one more time to see if you missed anything or did something incorrectly. If the assignment is to be turned in, do so into the correct box for your class. If the assignment is to be turned in, do so into the correct box for your class. Silently read. (Read your book, magazine, etc.) Silently read. (Read your book, magazine, etc.)

11 DISMISSAL Clean your work area and take all garbage to the trash can. Clean your work area and take all garbage to the trash can. Wait for Mr. Curry to dismiss you. The ring of the bell does not dismiss you. Wait for Mr. Curry to dismiss you. The ring of the bell does not dismiss you. After you get permission to leave, push in your chair and leave quietly. After you get permission to leave, push in your chair and leave quietly.

12 HOMEWORK PROCEDURE You will be given homework on most days, M-Th. You will be given homework on most days, M-Th. You MUST write down all assignments in the binder reminder You MUST write down all assignments in the binder reminder For Spelling, the weekly packet is due by Friday, including puzzles, definitions, worksheets and sentences/paragraphs, and words missed on the pre-test written 5 X each. For Spelling, the weekly packet is due by Friday, including puzzles, definitions, worksheets and sentences/paragraphs, and words missed on the pre-test written 5 X each.

13 Classroom Supplies You are expected to have the basic supplies for class by September 2 nd. You are expected to have the basic supplies for class by September 2 nd. In Mr. Currys Class the Supplies are: In Mr. Currys Class the Supplies are: Several sheets of binder paper Several sheets of binder paper 2 sharpened or lead pencils 2 sharpened or lead pencils 2 black or blue ball point pens 2 black or blue ball point pens Notebook/journal and binder reminder Notebook/journal and binder reminder If you cant afford the supplies, ask Mr. Curry as I purchased some extras.

14 WHEN YOU ARE TARDY Stand by Mr. Currys desk. Stand by Mr. Currys desk. Inform him of your excuse or give him your tardy pass. Inform him of your excuse or give him your tardy pass. Go to your seat after you are given permission to do so. Go to your seat after you are given permission to do so. You will not be excused from any work you missed. Get the assignment from a classmate and do it at home. You will not be excused from any work you missed. Get the assignment from a classmate and do it at home.

15 WHEN YOU ARE ABSENT Get the assignments from your classmates or online at and the worksheet from Mr. Curry. Do the work at home. Get the assignments from your classmates or online at and the worksheet from Mr. Curry. Do the work at home.www.sjteach.org/20.html If you missed a test because of your excused absence, inform Mr. Curry and arrange a time to make up the test after school. If it is on you can take it at home or at the library. If you missed a test because of your excused absence, inform Mr. Curry and arrange a time to make up the test after school. If it is on you can take it at home or at the library.www.quizlab.com You will not be able to make up any work if you have an unexcused absence. You will get a 0 for those assignments. You will not be able to make up any work if you have an unexcused absence. You will get a 0 for those assignments.

16 Assignment Headings Bart Simpson August 29, 2008 Lang Arts B-25 Story Questions, Just Once, p. 31, # In the story, the main conflict was that Moose had to decide what to do. Would he follow the coachs in...

17 Class PROJECTS Among the most exciting activities in your Language Arts and Social Studies classes are individual and small group projects. Among the most exciting activities in your Language Arts and Social Studies classes are individual and small group projects. You are required to do several projects each year. Due dates will be announced later this year. You are required to do several projects each year. Due dates will be announced later this year. We are using Cooperative Learning groups this year. We will change groups every 6 weeks or so. We are using Cooperative Learning groups this year. We will change groups every 6 weeks or so.

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19 1. Students will pay attention and not cause distractions. 1. Students will pay attention and not cause distractions. Room 27 Class Rules

20 2. Students will show respect for all classmates, staff, themselves and respect property. Room 27 Class Rules

21 3. Students will quietly do their own work. 3. Students will quietly do their own work. Room 27 Class Rules

22 4. Students will complete their assignments on time and in all other ways be responsible. 4. Students will complete their assignments on time and in all other ways be responsible. Room 27 Class Rules

23 5. Students will follow directions and established procedures. Room 27 Class Rules

24 Consequences 1. Students will be given a verbal warning. 2. Students will be given a second warning and the name will be written down. 3. Students will need to talk to the teacher at which time the teacher may assign a written reflection assignment, which will need to be signed by their parent/guardian.. 4. Students will be given detention. 5. Students will be Referred to the Principal's Office. Depending on the seriousness of a problem, the teacher may skip any or all steps. Consequences 1. Students will be given a verbal warning. 2. Students will be given a second warning and the name will be written down. 3. Students will need to talk to the teacher at which time the teacher may assign a written reflection assignment, which will need to be signed by their parent/guardian.. 4. Students will be given detention. 5. Students will be Referred to the Principal's Office. Depending on the seriousness of a problem, the teacher may skip any or all steps.

25 GRADING Grades are entered by the teacher on-line at Grades are entered by the teacher on-line at You will be given a link, user name and password during the fist week. You will be given a link, user name and password during the fist week. If you or your parents dont have internet access, just ask Mr. Curry for a printout. Major recording of grades occur on Sunday and an is sent with a quick link to just your grades. If you or your parents dont have internet access, just ask Mr. Curry for a printout. Major recording of grades occur on Sunday and an is sent with a quick link to just your grades.

26 Test Taking Mr. Curry Many of our reading selection and Social Studies tests are done online at I often give you 2-3 chances to improve your grade. For Spelling, we have a pretest on Monday and a post test on Friday. If you score 100% on the pretest, you do not need to take the post test on Friday.

27 Our Class Website

28 Our Class Assignment Website

29 Our Class Assignment Website

30 Cooperative Learning MR. CURRY We are using cooperative learning groups throughout the year. Students will be assigned seating in small cooperative learning groups of 3-5. Seating groups will change every 6- 9 weeks. Cooperative Learning Groups will help each member of the group learn more by participating in fun and exciting teambuilding and class building activities.

31 Technology We use technology everyday. We have 10 working computers in our classroom because Mr. Curry is Mr. Technology Students use computers for research, writing, creating multimedia projects and much more! Mr. Curry got a grant from the Berryessa Education Foundation so we have our own LCD projector! Groups also can create their own iMovies in class! On line gradebook Students Publish Work on-line Reading Tests On Line Photo Search and sharing

32 Technology Projects Halloween Narrative Stories Country Reports Halloween Narrative Stories Country Reports E-PalsE-Pals Haiku PowerPoint Haiku PowerPoint E-PalsHaiku PowerPoint Time Travel Project Time Travel Project

33 HAVE A WONDERFUL, ENJOYABLE YEAR! MR. CURRY


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