3Classroom RulesRespect yourself and others Just as I will treat you with respect, I expect you treat yourself, your classmate, any guests and me with respect.Come prepared for class You are required to bring a pencil, a book, and notebook paper to class each day.Be in class on time You are given three minutes between classes. If you are late, you will need a pass from another teacher or the office to be excused.
5Entering the Classroom Enter quietlyOnce you enter the room, do not exit the room without permissionGo directly to your seatThe first person into the room passes out the warm up folders, the second person passes out the IANs. They will be located on the bookcases under the windows.
6Warm UpSit quietly and do your warm-up. It will be on the written on the board.Work silently and independently.Complete each part of the warm- up.Hold questions until time for the warm up discussion
7Arriving Late Enter silently Begin participating in the class activity Hold onto your tardy slip and the teacher will get it from you when there is a break in the lessonDo not interrupt
8When the Teacher Wants Your Attention and Silence Watch for the signal; Teacher raising her handStop what you are doing and quietly raise your hand.Become Quiet.Listen without interruption.
9Class Discussions Please Participate Wait to be called on Be patient and do not interruptDo not blurtI want to hear what you have to sayMake all questions and comments relevant to the current discussion
10Collaborate Learning Groups Use OnlyACCOUNTABLE TALK
11ACCOUNTABLE TALK Make connections Questions/Wonderings “This reminds me…”Questions/Wonderings“I wonder why…”Listen to others“I see what you’re saying…”Add on to what others say“What you said made me think…”
12More Accountable Talk Use LOTS (Language of the Standard) Sound levels are appropriate for inside.Each person speaks one at a time.Each person in the group contributes.Everyone works to help each other.
13Independent Work Work silently on independent assignments Do not attempt to have discussions during time designated for independent workBe patient if you need help and use your wait time wisely
14Getting The Teacher’s Attention Raise your handBe patient and do not interruptWait to be acknowledged
15Finishing Assigned Work Before Time is Called Work on unfinished Science assignments in IANBegin tonight’s homework assignment –OR Read
16Moving Around the Room Do not interrupt Remain seated unless you have permissionRaise your hand and wait to be acknowledged.If your pencil needs to be sharpened, hold it up in the air and wait for permission to go to the sharpener.If you need a tissue, go quietly and get a tissue. If you need to blow your nose, please step out of the room.Please hold all trash at your desk, you can throw it away on your way out of the door.
17Leaving During Emergency If an alarm sounds or an announcement for evacuation is called, SIT QUIETLY at your deskREMAIN CALM! Panic creates chaosThe teacher will give directions after determining the type of emergencyFOLLOW THE TEACHER’S DIRECTIONS
18Turning in Assignments Keep completed assignments until I let you know what to do with itPass it to meSomeone will collect itPut it in the basket on the bookcaseIf you do not have your assignment, fill out a Personal Responsibility Form.
19Collecting Make Up Work Go to the makeup work case (on the bookcase beside the door)Collect YOUR makeup work from the folder for your class period, you have three days to turn in makeup workWhen makeup work is completed, turn it into me by placing it in the in basket for your class periodBe sure to write your name, date and period number on the top right hand corner the assignment
20Substitute TeacherIf there is a substitute teacher in the room, I expect you to be on your BEST behavior.Be polite and helpfulRemember…how you act reflects not only on yourself, but me and the schoolIf a substitute leaves a note with your name on it, you will have consequences!
21Special Guest Entering the Room All Adults are considered Special Guests: they are here for a reasonContinue on task as if there was not an interruptionBehavior will continue to be your best
22Class Dismissal The Teacher dismisses you, not the clock Do not start packing up until the teacher tells you toPick up all trashTake all of your materials with youTeacher will dismiss by tables.
23Grading Policy Test = 60% Homework, Daily, Classwork = 30% End of Year Final = 10%
24Required Materials Pencils (lead or wooden) IAN (will remain in class) Colored pencils
25How To Head A PaperOn the front (holes will be on the left side of the page), top right hand corner of your paper write: First and last name, date, and periodDylan WilliamsAugust 27, 20135th period
26RMS Bathroom PolicyStudents are encouraged to maximize their time throughout the school day here at RMS. Therefore, it is encouraged that students use the restroom at designated times (between classes or as teacher designates).However, this is not always possible; therefore, students will have the opportunity to go to the restroom in class three times per semester. After the third restroom break, students will serve lunch detention as a result.In order to ensure this policy is followed, students will initial next to their name on the teacher’s restroom log when they must go to the restroom during class.This policy does not pertain to students that have a medical condition that would create a need to use the restroom more frequently.
27If you refuse to follow the classroom rules and procedure there will be consequences.
28Consequences Warning Lunch Detention Morning/After School detention All consequences may result in parent contact.
29Severe InfractionsAny student who uses profanity, fights, threatens to harm others, treats others with cruelty, damages school property, property of the teacher, or others, or is disrespectful (as defined by the teacher) will be sent to the office office IMMEDIATELY.