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Rules and Procedures Mrs. O’Keefe
Why Do We Need Rules and Procedures? To keep us safe Save valuable time Stop interruptions and minimize distractions Learning, learning, learning!
Class Rules S – Safety comes first C – Come to class I – Integrity is important E – Embrace your uniqueness N – No distractions C – Challenge yourself E – Engage your mind
Procedures There are procedures for everything in life! –Airport, dinner, elevator, etc… Every teacher wants things done a little differently These are our procedures
Coming into Class Come in quietly. None of this:
Be on Time What does that mean to Mrs. O? –Go to your team table –Get your supplies ready –Work on the science starter silently (unless it says otherwise) If you aren’t doing this when the bell rings you are tardy
Need to Borrow Something? If you need to borrow a pencil, paper, eraser, etc. you’ll need to leave something as collateral If you use a class book (textbook, dictionary, etc.) put it back nicely where you got it
How to Sit Face the speaker Feet under desk Chair legs on floor
Leaving Your Seat For things like sharpening pencils, getting a tissue, or throwing things away –Please wait until I am done talking, lecturing, etc. –Pencil sharpeners are at your station –Get tissues before class or at closest box –Always push your chair in
Speaking of Throwing Things Away First choice- recycling bin! Anything that is paper should go into the tote If it isn’t paper, find the closest garbage can
What if You Need to get a Drink or Go to the Restroom? You can bring water – nothing else If you need to use a hall pass you’ll need to use an Oops pass Only ask during independent/group work, not during instructional time Be quick and quiet
Instructional Time (When Mrs. O is talking) Listen (pretty obvious?) Follow all directions the first time they are given Do what you are supposed to be doing (like taking notes) If you write quickly wait silently for others to finish
Teacher’s Definition of Talking Your mouth is moving and any sound is coming out. This includes talking to someone else, talking to yourself, whispering, singing, etc.
Questions During Instructional Time?
Individual, Partner, and Group Work Follow the rules of the poster Stay on task Questions? Ask three then me
Getting Your Attention When I need your attention I will have a few cues –Stand at the front of the class and raise my hand –Say “My class in 3, 2, 1” – Ring the bell Please give me your attention immediately
Wait for you to stop talking?
Handing in Work Peer grading Baskets Interactive Science Notebooks
Fast Workers (What to do if you finish early) Check your work again Work on your ISN Read silently Anything on the “I’m done” shelf
End of Class Two minute countdown The bell does not dismiss you – I do Make sure your area is clean Push in your chairs every time you leave. Last class puts them on tables Do not loiter about the door!
Let’s work together to have a great school year!