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1 Welcome to Mr. O’Brien’s Class Getting to know you and me! A little about me …  Robert Thomas O’Brien  Wife Colleen, daughter Rory, 12  Northeastern.

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2 1 Welcome to Mr. O’Brien’s Class Getting to know you and me! A little about me …  Robert Thomas O’Brien  Wife Colleen, daughter Rory, 12  Northeastern University - Masters degree in Engineering Management/Operations Research  State of Massachusetts Math Certification  Love to cook, read, play drums, play sports

3 2 Maybe sounds lame, but is true …* I believe in you. No matter what you've done...I believe in you. No matter what's happened to you...I believe in you. No matter what people say...I believe in you. No matter if you are rich or poor...I believe in you. No matter your age or size...I believe in you. No matter your IQ...I believe in you. No matter where you live...I believe in you. No matter your position or lack of one...I believe in you. No matter...no matter...no matter...I believe in you. No matter what you think … you can do it! No matter if you feel you want to give up … I will never give up on you! * Toss the veggie burglar!

4 3 Why Class Procedures?  So you know what to expect on a daily basis.  Help the class run smoothly.  Allow us to focus all of our attention on the wonderful world of math!

5 4 Your are in a “SAFE ZONE” Mr. O’Brien’s classroom is a Safe Zone. No one is allowed to say anything ugly about you or to you while you are here. You are not allowed to gossip about others, and others are not allowed to gossip about you. You are free to ask/answer questions, share your feelings, and be your true self. We are a team/unit in this class. Everyone supports everyone.

6 5 THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE RULE IN MR. O’BRIEN’S CLASS That rule is … MR. O’BRIEN MAKES ALL THE RULES! What are norms? Basically standards of behavior for the students AND the teacher. Four Norms for Our Class  Be Prompt  Be Prepared  Be Polite  Be Productive

7 6 Pushups – Period A If Mr. O’Brien makes a mistake on the front white board, and someone corrects the mistake, Mr. O’Brien will do 5 PUSHUPS! Here is the tally from your class

8 7 Pushups – Period B If Mr. O’Brien makes a mistake on the front white board, and someone corrects the mistake, Mr. O’Brien will do 5 PUSHUPS! Here is the tally from your class

9 8 Pushups – Period C If Mr. O’Brien makes a mistake on the front white board, and someone corrects the mistake, Mr. O’Brien will do 5 PUSHUPS! Here is the tally from your class

10 9 Pushups – Period D If Mr. O’Brien makes a mistake on the front white board, and someone corrects the mistake, Mr. O’Brien will do 5 PUSHUPS! Here is the tally from your class

11 10 YEAH BABY! If someone …  asks a great question  or gives a great answer they may get a YEAH BABY for the class. –Note, if someone asks for a YEAH BABY, then no YEAH BABY :-(

12 11 Class starts as soon as you enter the room! Enter the classroom quietly. 1. Greet Mr. O’B with a high-five or smile. 2.Assemble your materials for class (textbook, notebook, sharpened pencil). 3.Put the date in your notebook, copy and do the “As the Bell Rings” (warm-up on front easel). 4.Write the homework assignment in your planner. 5. Check your homework problems. “Entering Class” Procedure Any volunteers / test subjects?

13 12 “When Mr. O’B Wants Your Attention?” Procedure You will … 1. Stop what you are doing. 2. Take a breath. 3. Face Mr. O’B. 4. Listen without talking. 5. Continue working after instructions are given. When Mr. O’B wants your attention, he will say “High Five Please!”

14 13 “Last Three Minutes of Class” Procedure  Finish up what you are working on.  Do your Exit Ticket.  Put class materials back where they belong in the classroom.  Clean up trash around your desk.  Get your stuff together!  Wait to be dismissed by Mr. O’Brien (I’m sad …).

15 14 “Homework”  ALL math homework is done in pencil.  Late homework will not be accepted for credit.  You will receive full credit for homework if you at least try every problem. Write down any questions you have for class the next day.  The assignment is written on the board each day. You are responsible for writing it down in your planner. You may double check the assignment on my website. However, the website is intended to be a back up source of information for parents/guardians. There may be times when the website is down or has not been updated.  Usually once per week you will have a quiz based on your homework assignments.

16 15 Grades  Homework 10%  Quizzes 45%  Tests, Projects 45%

17 16 “Other” Procedures  There is NO talking during announcements.  Mr. O’Brien’s desk is off limits to students.  Do not enter the classroom if Mr. O’Brien is not in the classroom. Quietly wait in the hall for Mr. O’Brien to return.

18 17 Finally…  I very happy to be here with you.  You are all very important to me.  I will not give up on any of you.  When you get serious, the fun starts.


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